House of Commons debates

Thursday, 30 October 2008

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—

    • Small Businesses

      24 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effects of recapitalisation on the policies pursued by the recapitalised banks on providing credit to small businesses.

    • Mortgage Lending

      14 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the support being offered by banks recapitalised with public funds to mortgage holders.


      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the repossession policies of banks recapitalised with public funds.


      18 speeches

      What steps he is taking to ensure that his macro-economic policies support the provision of employment opportunities.


      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of audit in the regulation of financial institutions; and if he will make a statement.

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      8 speeches

      What plans he has to make an announcement on vehicle excise duty as part of the pre-Budget report.

  • Vat

    4 speeches

    If he will reduce the rate of value added tax on membership fees for health clubs and gymnasiums.

    • Counterfeit Currency

      38 speeches

      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.

  • Business of the House

    74 speeches

    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?

  • Points of Order

    5 speeches

    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...

  • Topical Debate

    • Businesses and the Regions

      47 speeches

      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...

    • Defence Policy

      95 speeches

      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...

  • Mole Valley (South East Plan)

    10 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Chris Mole.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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