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  • National Finance
  • North Sea Oil (Revenue) (10 speeches)

    1. Mr. Dubs asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of North Sea oil revenues from corporation tax, petroleum revenue tax and royalties in 1980–81.

  • Economic Strategy (10 speeches)

    2. Mr. Kenneth Lewis asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is satisfied that his economic measures are working according to the Government's plans.

  • Minimum Lending Rate (12 speeches)

    3. Mr. Sever asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further measures he is taking to lower the minimum lending rate.

  • Exchange Controls (8 speeches)

    4. Mr. Parry asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what specific powers remain to him to regulate exchange control.

  • Inflation (10 speeches)

    5. Mr. Winnick asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects a substantial reduction in inflation.

  • International Monetary Fund (Substitution Account) (8 speeches)

    6. Mr. Hooley asked the Chancellor of the Exchequor when further talks will take place in the International Monetary Fund on the creation of a substitution account.

  • Exchange Controls (10 speeches)

    7. Mr. Dalyell asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his latest assessment of the effect of dismantling exchange controls.

  • Tax and Price Index (6 speeches)

    8. Mr. Ioan Evans asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the tax and price index.

  • European Community (United Kingdom Membership) (14 speeches)

    9. Mr. Marlow asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further discussions have taken place with European finance ministers concerning the total cost to the United Kingdom of European Economic...

  • Tax Evasion (10 speeches)

    10. Mr. McCrindle asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is satisfied that no further action is required to combat tax evasion.

  • Unemployment Costs (8 speeches)

    11. Mr. Straw asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he makes of the gross cost to the Exchequer of unemployment in the United Kingdom in (a) 1979, and (b) 1980 in terms of national...

  • Farmhouse Cider (4 speeches)

    12. Mr. Speller asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals are being considered within the EEC to require farmhouse cider of a strength above 8·5 per cent. to be treated for...

  • Inflation (9 speeches)

    13. Mr. Canavan asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current rate of inflation.

  • Prime Minister (Engagements) (36 speeches)

    Q1. Mr. Robert Atkins asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for 24 July.

  • Business of the House (77 speeches)

    Mr. James Callaghan: May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business for next week?

  • Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill (1 speech)

    I have a short statement to make. For the debate on Monday 4 August on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill hon. Members may hand in to my office by 9 am on Thursday...

  • European Community (Agriculture Ministers' Meeting) (66 speeches)

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the Council of Fisheries Ministers in Luxembourg on 21 July, at which I represented the United Kingdom, together with my right hon....

  • New Hebrides (19 speeches)

    With your permision, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement about the New Hebrides. As the House is aware, it has always been the objective of Britain and France to ensure that the New Hebrides...

  • MR. Tony Smythe (2 speeches)

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sorry to raise a point of order after we have had the Business Statement and two other statements. Speaking in the House on 20 December 1979, the hon....

  • Fishing Industry (2 speeches)

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c. (1 speech)

    By leave of the House, I propose to put together the two motions on the Order Paper.

  • Coal Industry Bill (108 speeches)

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

  • See Division 429 in col. 913

    Question accordingly negatived.

  • Business of the House


  • National Coal Board (Borrowing Powers) (2 speeches)

    I beg to move, That the draft Coal Industry (Borrowing Powers) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 17 July, be approved. I shall briefly explain the reasons why the Government have...

  • Magistrates' Courts Bill [Lords] (2 speeches)

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Wisley Airfield (2 speeches)

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Cope.]