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  • Sterling (Floating Exchange Rate) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission a study to determine the advantages of a floating exchange rate for sterling.

  • Private Investment Overseas (9 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking to reduce the level of private United Kingdom investment overseas.

  • Tax System (Simplification) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what studies he is making of the simplification of the tax system.

  • Tax Relief (Spastic Children) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from organisations and individuals asking for additional tax relief to the parents of spastic children, and what reply...

  • Purchase Tax (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will vary the provision of Purchase Tax under Group 11(a) of the First Schedule of the Purchase Tax Act, 1963, so as to exempt school desks from...

  • Public Expenditure (14 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he has now taken to curtail public expenditure in 1968–69.

  • Valuations (Land Levy) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what directions were given to district valuers of the Inland Revenue as to the effect on valuations prior to 5th April, 1967, of the coming into operation on...

  • Selective Employment Tax (12 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the effect of the Selective Employment Tax on the cost of living.

  • Australia (Double Taxation Agreement) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what improvement in the liability for taxation of British war widows resident in Australia is expected to result under the new double taxation agreement now...

  • London Airport (Documentation and Control of Imports) (7 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what decision he has reached concerning the participation of Her Majesty's Customs in the proposed Scheme for the installation of electrical data...

  • Tax Revenue (Collection Costs) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the present annual cost of collecting all forms of tax revenue.

  • Decimal Currency (Scottish Banknotes) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are Her Majesty's Government's proposals, after the introduction of decimal currency, for the printing of Scottish banknotes by the Scottish banks; and...

  • Economic Forecasts (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now publish a revised short-term economic forecast in the light of the failure of exports to rise and unemployment to stabilise as previously forecast.

  • Balance of Payments Surplus (7 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the overall balance of payments surplus in 1967 after allowing for the year-end payments in respect of the post-war United...

  • Foreign Travel Allowance (46 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why he has decided to retain the limit of £50 for the foreign travel allowance for 1967–68.

  • Rhodesia (Sanctions) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated total cost direct and indirect to the British economy of the campaign of sanctions since Rhodesia's declaration of independence.

  • Gold Coins (8 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will bring up to date the figure of £100,000, which at 22nd November, 1966, represented sales of gold coins under Statutory Instrument 1966,...

  • Regional Employment Premiums (8 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will cause a survey to be made of localities suffering from acute economic difficulties, with a view to seeking to vary the rate of payment of regional...

  • Nationalised Industries (Capital Requirements) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will issue general directions to the nationalised industries for which he is responsible to finance capital developments in those in- dustries in the...

  • Oil Taxation (Revenue) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, having regard to his estimated revenue from all oil taxation of £877 million in 1967–68, of which approximately £600 million derives from...

  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office (Purchases) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the £26·3 million worth of purchases made by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in the financial year 1965–66 was incurred in Scotland.

  • Exchange Control (Rhodesia) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take action, under exchange control, to prevent the sending of money out of the country to pay for Ian Smith sterling silver medallions.

  • Bank of Rhodesia (Securities) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now instruct the directors of the Bank of Rhodesia appointed by the British Government to pay the dividends due to holders of Rhodesia...

  • Public Revenue (Direct Taxation) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on the public revenue of reducing all direct rates of taxation by 3d. and 6d., respectively.

  • Retirement Pensions (Income Tax) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to exempt the forthcoming increases in the retirement age pension from Income Tax.

  • Decimal Currency (Machine Conversions) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what criteria the payment of compensation will be made in special circumstances with respect to expenditure or losses incurred arising from machine...

  • Value Added Tax (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will expedite his consideration of the possible introduction of a value added tax in the United Kingdom.

  • Maintenance Payments (Remission to Rhodesia) (6 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is his policy towards the payment by divorced persons resident in this country of money for the maintenance of their children resident in Rhodesia;...

  • Income Tax Act, 1952 (Section 408) (4 speeches)

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what decision he has reached with regard to amending Section 408 of the Income Tax Act, 1952, in view of the comments in the Bates case.