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  • Civil Service Pay Research Unit (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the findings of the Civil Service Pay Research Unit in order to provide a comparison of pay and conditions between private employment and...

  • Inland Revenue (Staffing and Working Methods) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is satisfied that the staffing and working methods of the Inland Revenue are adequate to meet all the demands of economic and social planning...

  • International Monetary Fund (Loan Repayments) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what loan repayments will be made during 1967 by Her Majesty's Government to the International Monetary Fund.

  • Rhodesia (Sanctions) (14 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what was the total cost to Great Britain, including loss of trade, loss of invisible earnings, loss of sterling balances, subsidies to Zambia, military...

  • Petrol Tax and Car Registration Fees (8 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the annual amount received from petrol tax for the years 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965; and what was the annual amount received from car...

  • Board of Customs (5 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation to enable the Board of Customs to be amalgamated with or taken over by the Board of Inland Revenue.

  • Tobacco (Taxation) (9 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce measures to provide a financial inducement to cigarette smokers to change to the smoking of pipes or cigars.

  • Economy (Reflation) (10 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he now has for reflating the economy.

  • Public Schools (Tax Rebates) (5 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax rebates have been made to public schools in each of the years 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966; and what is the estimate for 1967.

  • Registered Charities (Christmas Cards) (9 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of of the Exchequer what plans he has to exempt registered charities from Purchase Tax on Christmas cards.

  • Civil List Act, 1952 (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will introduce legislation to secure the posponement of any increases payable under the Civil List Act, 1952 until the end of the period of the...

  • Tax System (Simplification) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to simplify the tax system.

  • Public Office Rules (Revision) (2 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the revision of the Public Office Rules has now been completed; and when a Statutory Instrument will be made.

  • Bank of England (Blocked Gold Reserves) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what countries, Governments, former Governments and similar groups have blocked gold reserves in the Bank of England; and what sums are involved in each instance.

  • Decimal Currency (20 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has now had from members of the public and from trade organisations expressing a preference for a decimal currency based on a...

  • Balance of Payments (Immigrants) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has yet completed its study of the effect of the large-scale inflow of immigrants on Great...

  • Selective Employment Tax (8 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement as to the cost of administering the Selective Employment Tax as it affects agriculture and other industries entitled to a refund.

  • Income Tax Returns (Accountants' Fees) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the fee of an accountant for preparing the Income Tax return of a taxpayer is not allowed as an expense against the income which is declared in the return.

  • Savings Stamps (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will reinstate the 6d. denomination of savings stamps for the benefit of young savers.

  • Taxpayers (Investments) (7 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that Her Majesty's Inspectors of Taxes respectively at Willesden, Cheltenham and Stratford, E.15, have requested from taxpayers lists of...

  • United States Securities (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the value of the United States securities owned by British nationals when these were compulsorily acquired by the British Government during the last...

  • New Commercial Buildings (Depreciation) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the estimated cost to the revenue of allowing depreciation at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum to be written off for new commercial buildings.

  • International Liquidity (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been achieved within the Group of Ten towards an agreement on the present international liquidity problems, as a result of the recent...

  • Industrial Investment and Production (12 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking to increase industrial investment and industrial production.

  • Personal Savings (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he now has to encourage private savings.

  • Earned Incomes (Taxation) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of his earnings above £5,000, £8,500, £10,000, and £15,000 a year is retained after payment of income tax and surtax by a...

  • Foreign Exchange (Estimated Saving) (10 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an analysis of the estimated saving of £100 million in foreign exchange forecast on 20th July, 1966, together with a comparative...

  • Rhodesia (10 speeches)

    asked the Prime Minister what new efforts he has made to solve the Rhodesia problem.

  • European Economic Community (19 speeches)

    asked the Prime Minister if he will make a progress report on his visits to the European Economic Community countries; and if he will now make a statement of the Government's future intention on...

  • Minister of Labour (Speech) (10 speeches)

    asked the Prime Minister if the public speech of the Minister of Labour in Glasgow on 12th February on an incomes policy represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

  • The Press (15 speeches)

    asked the Prime Minister what steps he proposes to prevent the further shrinking of newspaper control into fewer hands; and if he will consider subsidising the supply of newsprint to the less...