Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Second Readings opposed and deferred until Tuesday 31 January ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs on the operation of the COP26 process.
What progress he has made on implementation of the national infrastructure plan 2011.
What assessment he has made of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s most recent forecast of levels of unemployment in 2012.
What estimate he has made of the likely effect on the level of child poverty of the fiscal measures in his autumn statement.
What steps he is taking to encourage banks to charge competitive rates for loans to small and medium-sized businesses.
What steps he plans to take to ensure that the burden of taxation is fairly distributed.
What steps he is taking to tackle excessive executive pay.
What assessment he has made of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s most recent estimate of the size of the deficit in 2015.
What recent estimate he has made of the level of the UK’s current account balance with the EU.
What assessment he has made of the likely level of economic growth in 2012.
On what basis HM Revenue and Customs calculates surcharges levied for handling payments made by credit cards.
What steps he is taking to maintain the UK’s triple A credit rating.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Foreign Secretary if he will make a statement on EU sanctions relating to Iran and the threat from Iran to close the strait of Hormuz.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The International Monetary Fund has today revised its growth forecast for 2012 downwards, from 1.6% to 0.6%, and asked the Government to reconsider the pace of...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move amendment 3, page 16, line 29, at end insert— ‘(6A) Where the original calculations did not show that a relevant authority was to make a payment to the Secretary of...
I beg to move amendment 65, page 36, line 42, at end insert— ‘(2A) In determining whether or not to pay a grant to any authority named above the Secretary of State must satisfy him or...
Amendments made: 9, in page 44, line 14, leave out ‘12(8)’ and insert ‘12(8) or (8A)’. Amendment 10, in page 44, line 16, leave out...
‘(1) In any case where a relevant authority proposes a major redevelopment scheme resulting in a substantial loss of non-domestic rate income for a period exceeding one year, the authority...
‘The Secretary of State shall establish a mechanism to allow local authorities to make representations on whether they believe a re-set of the system is required. The Secretary of State...
‘(1) The Secretary of State shall be required to make arrangements for a “reset” of the non-domestic rates retention system every three years. (2) Any such reset must include...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft City of Bradford (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 5 December, be approved.—(Bill Wiggin.) The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the...
This is a petition on behalf of 1,000 residents of Bishop Middleham and Fishburn. It states: The Petition of residents of Bishop Middleham and Fishburn, Declares that the Petitioners believe that...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Crabb.)
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