House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Maldives

      12 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the Maldives; and if he will make a statement.

    • Russian Federation: EU Sanctions

      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of EU sanctions on the Russian Federation.

      EU Membership

      12 speeches

      What discussions he has had with Ministers in the devolved Administrations on renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the EU.

      Burma

      12 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Burmese Government on (a) the Rohingya community in Rakhine state and (b) democracy and human rights in that country.

      Colombia

      9 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Colombia.

      EU Reform

      11 speeches

      What further discussions he has had with his counterparts in EU member states on the issues relating to EU reform raised by the Prime Minister at the June 2015 European Council.

      EU Negotiations

      15 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Greek Government’s approach to negotiations with the EU; and what assessment he has made of the implications of that approach for his...

      Greece

      11 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the current situation in Greece and the effect of that situation on other EU member states.

      Raif Badawi

      6 speeches

      What progress is being made on diplomatic efforts to free the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.

      Tunisia

      10 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the security situation in Tunisia; and what support his Department is providing to British citizens affected by the recent terrorist attack in that country.

      Syrian Refugees

      6 speeches

      What discussions he has had with his counterparts in EU member states and others on (a) resettlement of Syrian refuges and (b) the UN’s response to the Syrian refugee situation.

      Topical Questions

      49 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

      Calais

      53 speeches

      I want to update the House on the action the Government are taking to tackle illegal immigration, particularly in the light of the current situation in the Mediterranean and the disruption caused...

  • Business of the House

    35 speeches

    Since this is a business statement rather than on the matter for tomorrow, I will answer the questions in more detail tomorrow. Suffice it to say that rather than publishing a draft order at the...

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Thank you for kindly allowing the House to respond to what became a supplementary business statement, but had it been advertised as such, many more Members would...

  • Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill

    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Duncan Smith, Secretary Sajid Javid, Greg Hands, Mr David...

  • 2. Future Taxation: Rates of Income Tax

    Question put, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session...

  • 3. Inheritance Tax

    Question put, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about inheritance tax. The House divided: Ayes 330, Noes 280.

  • 4. Banking Companies (Surcharge)

    Resolved, That provision may be made for and in connection with a new charge on the profits of banks and certain other companies.

  • 5. Controlled Foreign Companies

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending Part 9A of the Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010.

  • 6. Compensation Payments

    Resolved, That provision may be made for and in connection with restricting the deductions that may be made by companies in respect of certain expenditure incurred for purposes connected with...

  • 7. Pensions

    Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in connection with the taxation of pensions.

  • 8. Enterprise Investment Scheme

    Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about the enterprise investment scheme.

  • 9. Venture Capital Trusts

    Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about venture capital trusts.

  • 10. Meaning of “Farming” and Related Expressions

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending section 996 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (meaning of “farming” and related expressions in the Income Tax Acts).

  • 11. Expenditure on Research and Development

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending, or making amendments connected with, Chapter 6A of Part 3 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009.

  • 12. Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending Parts 5,6 and 7 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009 and section 151E of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.

  • 13. Intangible Fixed Assets

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009.

  • 14. Investment Companies: Currency to Be Used in Corporation Tax Calculations

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending Chapter 4 of Part 2 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010.

  • 15. Group Relief

    Resolved, That— (1) In section 133 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (claims for group relief: consortium conditions 2 and 3)— (a) in subsection (1)— (i) at the end of paragraph...

  • 16. Tax Avoidance Involving Carried-Forward Losses

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending Part 14B of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 for purposes relating to controlled foreign companies.

  • 17. Trade Profits

    Resolved, That provision may be made amending Chapters 11A and 12 of Part 2 of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005 and Chapters 10 and 11 of Part 3 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009.

  • 18. Carried Interest and Disguised Investment Management Fees

    Resolved, That provision may be made about sums arising to individuals who perform investment management services.

  • 19. Insurance Premium Tax (Standard Rate)

    Resolved, That— (1) In section 51(2)(b) of the Finance Act 1994 (standard rate of insurance premium tax), for “6 per cent” substitute “9.5 per cent”.(2) The...

  • 20. Aggregates Levy: Restoration of Exemptions

    Resolved, That— (1) The provisions of Part 2 of the Finance Act 2001 (aggregates levy) that were amended or repealed by section 94 of the Finance Act 2014 (removal of certain exemptions)...

  • 21. Climate Change Levy: Removal of Exemption for Electricity from Renewable Sources

    Question put, That in paragraph 19 of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000 (climate change levy: exemption for electricity from renewable sources), in sub-paragraph (3), before paragraph (a)...

  • 22. Relief from Tax (Incidental and Consequential Charges)

    Resolved, That it is expedient to authorise any incidental or consequential charges to any duty or tax (including charges having retrospective effect) that may arise from provisions designed in...

  • 23. Future Taxation: Other

    Questionput, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

    • 24. International agreements

      Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

    • Finance Bill

      Presentation and First Reading Mr David Gauke accordingly present a Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue,...

      Estimates 2015-16

      Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2016: (1) further resources, not exceeding £280,539,473,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 215, HC 219, HC...

      Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading Mr David Gauke accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2016; to authorise both the issue of sums out of...

  • Thomas Cook: Christi and Bobby Shepherd

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Barclay.)

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