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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ethiopia (4 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: When my right hon. Friend next meets representatives of the Ethiopian Government, will she make clear the widespread concern in the House and country about the escalation of the civil war in Ethiopia? In particular, will she express our deep concern about the way in which aid and relief agencies are being treated, particularly the United Nations and the Red Cross, the latter of which has been...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Abolition of Aggregation of Income (9 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I am grateful for this opportunity to take part in the debate on clause 31, although I feel that I am in a sense guilty of tokenism before I even start, surrounded as I am—the only male Member on the Government Back Benches—by Tory ladies. Nevertheless, I shall press on. The Government's decision to end the system of taxation which has blatantly discriminated against married women must...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Abolition of Aggregation of Income (9 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: The two are not anomalous, but it would probably he better, Mr. Walker, if I did not try your patience by going down that route and talking about the community charge.

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Abolition of Aggregation of Income (9 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend has made an excellent point in her usual graceful and cogent manner. Under the new arrangements stemming from this clause, it is not only well-off married couples who will benefit. The Treasury calculates that 75 per cent. of the 1990–91 cost will go to basic rate taxpayers or indeed to those who pay no tax at all. That is an important statistic. In particular, the position...

Adjournment (Spring) (25 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House (26 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: In view of the concern and considerable number of questions about European competition policy and the large number of policy aspects that are affected in the run-up to the single European market, will my right hon. Friend consider making time available for a wide debate on the implications of 1992?

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: National Union of Mineworkers (13 Jun 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: When my hon. Friend next meets officials of the National Union of Mineworkers, will he tell them that miners in Nottinghamshire have five times broken their own productivity record? Will he point out what a tremendous tribute that is to the collieries' men and management, and that such an achievement gives the best possible guarantee for the long-term future of the British coal industry?

Mining Subsidence (13 Jun 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I congratulate the hon. Member for Mansfield (Mr. Meale) on winning the ballot and on selecting this subject, which is locally of great concern in his constituency and peripherally of concern in mine. I recognise the hon. Gentleman's worry. He will recall that, just before the Easter adjournment, at 5 am in the debate on the Consolidated Fund Bill, we debated this and a number of other...

Mining Subsidence (13 Jun 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I readily accept what the hon. Gentleman says, as I am no expert in these matters. However, those in the industry tell me that the point I am making is an example of a more sensitive mining technique which makes a great deal of difference to the degree of subsidence. Perhaps that is why there is evidence of progess in respect of the number of claims. In Nottinghamshire, I understand, there...

Prayers: Top Incomes (16 Jun 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Is not my right hon. Friend's response and the figures that he used of particular interest, because they put the final nail in the coffin of the suggestion that sky-high taxation raises extra revenue for the Exchequer?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Service Men (Pensions) (28 Jun 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when service men will be able to purchase additional voluntary contributions for pension purposes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Service Men (Pensions) (28 Jun 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Does my hon. Friend accept that his answer will be widely welcomed in the armed forces, not only because it will maintain the quality of the pension, as is the case in civilian life, but because it will be especially good for morale? It will also help in the matter of retention.

Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts: British Library (4 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Minister for the Arts how much Government funding has so far been given to the British Library project.

Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts: British Library (4 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I thank my right hon. Friend for that encouraging answer. Is he aware that this exciting new project is welcomed not only by scholars and academics but by the general public, who will be able to use the magnificent new facilities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Joint Funding Scheme (11 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which organisations receive grant assistance from his Department under the joint funding scheme; and what criteria are applied to applications from organisations seeking assistance under this scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Joint Funding Scheme (11 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Will my hon. Friend draw public attention, not only to the substantial increase in public funds forthis important scheme, but to the clearly targeted developmental work that it does? In particular, will he note that the sum available from public funds has quadrupled during the past six years and that it goes on a pound-for-pound basis to match the work that major national charities are doing...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill (14 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: It was a very good one.

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill (14 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I do not wish to detain the House overlong, but I do wish to make six brief points. Before I do so, I wish to say how much I enjoyed serving as a member of the Committee that considered the Finance Bill. I found it a worthwhile and interesting experience. Much of the debate in Committee was more constructive than some of the debate to which we have listened tonight. It seemed that there was...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill (14 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I must confess that I missed that article in The Guardian on Monday. Although I have not seen the evidence that the hon. Gentleman cited—I try to avoid many articles written by American economists because I find them so difficult to understand—it flies in the face of most other economic evidence that is published in our great newspapers regularly.

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill (14 Jul 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I was fortunate enough to hear much of the hon. Gentleman's speech. However, I do not accept his interpretation of that evidence. We are now all familiar with the effect of that policy. The hon. Gentleman has misinterpreted the parliamentary answer that he was given and has therefore drawn an erroneous conclusion. I believe that the lowering of the top rates of tax will mean a tremendous...


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