Thursday, 30 October 2008
Order for Second Reading read. To be read a second time on Thursday 6 November.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What assessment he has made of the effects of recapitalisation on the policies pursued by the recapitalised banks on providing credit to small businesses.
What recent assessment he has made of the support being offered by banks recapitalised with public funds to mortgage holders.
What assessment he has made of the repossession policies of banks recapitalised with public funds.
What steps he is taking to ensure that his macro-economic policies support the provision of employment opportunities.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of audit in the regulation of financial institutions; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has to make an announcement on vehicle excise duty as part of the pre-Budget report.
If he will reduce the rate of value added tax on membership fees for health clubs and gymnasiums.
What estimate he has made of the number of counterfeit pound coins in circulation; and what steps he is taking to remove them from circulation.
I welcome back the Leader of the House; we are very pleased that she has made a full recovery. Will she give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am sorry to raise this, but I have had to do so before. The Chair is the guardian of Back Benchers in this House, and business questions is an...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of businesses and the regions. It is right that we discuss how the current economic situation is affecting business in the great regions...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of defence policy. It is a great privilege for me to be able to open today's debate on defence policy, and I am very much looking forward...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Chris Mole.]
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