Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th April 1999.

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked

  • Business Tax (12 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the change in the level of tax to be paid by business in 2001–02 as a result of the March 1999 Budget. [79443]

  • Real Interest Rates (10 speeches)

    When he last met business representatives to discuss the level of real interest rates. [79444]

  • EU Budget Abatement (10 speeches)

    If he will make a statement regarding the British abatement from the EU. [79446]

  • Millennium Compliance (4 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the Government's contingency plans in respect of a failure of systems at the new millennium in major financial institutions. [79447]

  • Self-employed (National Insurance) (6 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the increase in national insurance to be paid by the self-employed in 2000–01 as a result of the March 1999 Budget. [79449]

  • Environmentally Friendly Road Transport (11 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the impact of the measures in his recent Budget statement to encourage more environmentally friendly road transport. [79452]

  • Industrial Energy Tax (8 speeches)

    If he will make a statement about the implementation of the industrial energy tax. [79453]

  • Savings (8 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his plans to increase the savings ratio. [79454]

  • Debt Relief (8 speeches)

    What representations he has received from children with regard to debt relief. [79455]

  • Construction Industry Scheme (6 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the likely impact of the introduction of the construction industry scheme. [79456]

  • Shipping (Fiscal Regime) (4 speeches)

    What remit he has given to Lord Alexander's investigation of the fiscal regime for British shipping. [79457]

  • Single Currency (10 speeches)

    What recent representations he has received from business on the single currency. [79458]

  • Economy (4 speeches)

    When he next expects to meet the Governor of the Bank of England to discuss the state of the economy. [79459]