Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What recent fiscal steps he has taken to support small businesses.
What recent steps he has taken to reduce income tax.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on introducing an additional tax on drinks with a high sugar content.
What steps he has taken to reduce the cost of living for those on low incomes.
What assessment has he made of the effect on the brewing industry of the reduction in beer duty announced in the 2013 Budget.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of child poverty.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of domestic energy prices on consumer price inflation.
What assessment he has made of the level of recent job creation in the private sector.
If he will extend eligibility for child benefit and tax credits to the households of young people who are undertaking apprenticeships.
What recent progress his Department has made on implementing the national infrastructure plan.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)
[Relevant documents: The Sixth Report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, Draft Consumer Rights Bill, HC 697 i-iii, and the Government Response, Cm 8796.] Second Reading
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Consumer Rights Bill:
(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.
(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 13 March 2014. (3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to...
(4) Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of the proceedings. (5) Proceedings on Third Reading...
(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Gavin Barwell.) Question...
Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Consumer Rights Bill, it is...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 80A(1)(a)), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Consumer Rights Bill have not been completed,...
That the draft Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) (Extension and Amendment) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 13 January, be approved.—(Gavin...
That the draft District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 18 December, be approved.—(Gavin Barwell.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gavin Barwell.)
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