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Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance

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  • Egypt (Propaganda) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the Egyptian claim for £71 million for the events of last autumn, how much this country is claiming for the damage done as a result of the...

  • Bank Rate (8 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received respecting the possible effect of the recent increase in the Bank Rate on house purchase for occupation; and what steps...

  • Inflation (2 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent the figures at his disposal indicate that inflation is being checked.

  • Estate Duty (7 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why certain works of art and real estate were accepted from the executors of the late Duke of Devonshire in settlement of Estate Duty; what was the value of...

  • Council on Wages, Prices and Productivity (5 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will amend the terms of reference of Lord Cohen's Council on Wages, Prices and Productivity so as to allow the Council to inquire into and report on...

  • Ideal Bank, Limited (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to take under Section 4 of the Bank of England Act, 1946, to safeguard the position of the depositors in the Ideal Bank, Limited, in...

  • Wages and Salaries (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the total national income was represented by wages in the years 1948 and 1956, respectively.

  • Premium Savings Bonds (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the cost of administration, advertising, and prizes, respectively, to date, in connection with the Premium Bond Scheme.

  • Non-Sterling Area Securities (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an approximate estimate as to what proportion of the £150 million outflow of net private long-term investment in the balance of payments...

  • £ Sterling (Value) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the relative value of the £ sterling in February, 1956, and the latest available date.

  • Purchase Tax (15 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, as on a previous occasion, he will announce any proposed changes in Purchase Tax in January rather than in April.

  • Anglo-Indian Discussions (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what official requests for financial aid were made by Mr. Krishnamachari, Indian Finance Minister, on his recent visit to this country; and what reply was...

  • Farthings (5 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when farthings were last minted; and whether, in view of the ¾d. reduction in the price of petrol, he will now mint more farthings.

  • National Savings Certificates (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the increase of the Bank rate, he will agree to increase the maximum holding of the tenth issue of National Savings Certificates with a view...

  • Public Works Loan Board (Local Authorities' Applications) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Public Works Loan Board does not give specific reasons for the rejection of loan applications by local authorities; and whether he will issue an...

  • Pensions (5 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to introduce a new Pensions (Increase) Act.

  • Small Fixed Income Group (5 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, before the Bill proposing Local Government Reform is introduced, he will lay a White Paper indicating what steps are being taken to improve the...

  • Hire-Purchase Finance (Loans from Abroad) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that a British hire-purchase finance corporation has been advertising abroad for loans at high rates of interest; since this evades the...

  • Capital Issues Committee (5 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will strengthen the Capital Issues Committee and arrange for it to meet more frequently.

  • Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1889 (3 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the observations of the Court of Appeal in re Hodge's policy; and whether he will introduce legislation to amend...