Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Second Reading opposed and deferred until Tuesday 6 May ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What recent steps he has taken to make saving more flexible.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of bank lending to businesses since May 2010.
What recent assessment he has made of growth in the economy.
What comparative assessment he has made of trends in the annual rates of inflation and growth in average earnings since May 2010.
What fiscal steps he has taken to encourage manufacturing in the UK.
What steps he is taking to secure funding for infrastructure projects.
What recent estimate he has made of how much the reduction in the additional rate of income tax to 45% will be worth each year for a person earning £1 million a year.
What steps he has taken to reduce the cost of living for people on low incomes.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of his fiscal policies on the level of child poverty.
What fiscal steps he is taking to help businesses to invest and export.
What recent representations he has received on reform of the Office for Budget Responsibility.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move, That the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Secretary Patrick McLoughlin relating to the High Speed Rail (London -...
We come now to the four motions on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, which it is appropriate to debate together—[Interruption.] I wondered whether guidance was being...
Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Select Committee to which the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill is committed to deal with the Bill as follows— 1. The Committee shall,...
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the practice of the House, the following provisions shall apply to proceedings on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Suspension at end of this...
Resolved, That the Chair of the select committee appointed to consider the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill is specified for the purposes of section 4A(2) of the Parliamentary...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Defence Reform Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 16 July...
Consideration of Lords Amendments
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.
Amendment (a) proposed to Lords amendment 7.— (Alison Seabeck.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The House divided: Ayes 220, Noes 285.
I rise to present a petition on behalf of the residents of Kingswood. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Kingswood, Declares that South Gloucestershire Council is now charging...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gavin Barwell.)
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