Tuesday, 8 June 2010
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked-
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of the budget deficit.
If he will estimate Government expenditure on external consultants in (a) 1997 and (b) the last year for which figures are available.
What steps his Department is taking to increase economic growth.
What steps his Department is taking in respect of payment of compensation to Equitable Life policyholders.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the future of Government targets to eradicate child poverty; and if he will make a statement.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of growth in the UK economy compared with those of other OECD countries.
What his policy is on the mechanism for the provision of funding from the Exchequer to the devolved Administrations; and if he will make a statement.
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of tax avoidance.
What his policy is on taxation of the bingo industry; and if he will make a statement.
What recent representations he has received on the level of the budget deficit.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Stephen Crabb.)
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