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Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Retail Price Index (5 Dec 1977)

Sir John Hall: Will not the Minister agree that the increase in earnings is likely to be much nearer 15 per cent. or 16 per cent. than the 10 per cent. guideline? If that is so, how does he anticipate keeping inflation within single figures?

Oral Answers to Questions — Fire Service (Dispute) (21 Nov 1977)

Sir John Hall: While I have considerable sympathy for the firemen's case, is the Secretary of State aware that in the High Wycombe station there are some 12 members of the British Fire Service Federation who have remained on duty to give a vital service to a high-risk town? Is the right hon. Gentleman further aware that in consequence they have been subjected to vicious abuse and some violence by so-called...

Clause 4: Proposals to Investigate Price Increases (21 Jun 1977)

Sir John Hall: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker——

Clause 4: Proposals to Investigate Price Increases (21 Jun 1977)

Sir John Hall: The hon. Member who originally raised with you the point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker—the hon. Member for Sowerby (Mr. Madden)—based it on the fact that my hon. Friend the Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) had been repeating statements that had been made previously. It will be within your recollecton, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, that it is by no means unusual for hon....

New Writ: Poverty Trap (17 Jun 1977)

Sir John Hall: Does my hon. Friend agree that his aim would be achieved if we were to introduce the tax credit system?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Cambodia (15 Jun 1977)

Sir John Hall: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is now in a position to say what further action Her Majesty's Government propose to take to initiate international action to persuade the Cambodian Government to change their present policy of mass murder.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Cambodia (15 Jun 1977)

Sir John Hall: Does the Minister agree that to suggest deferring raising this matter until the next meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in February 1978 is to abrogate the responsibility of this Government? Is it not deplorable that we should be prepared to allow a Government like the Cambodian Government to continue their policy of genocide, resulting in the loss of many hundreds of...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: Both clauses deal with the benefits of employment and the assessment for private use of car mileage, as calculated under the Finance Act 1976. New Clause 3 is intended to give the taxpayer the option of being taxed either on the flat-rate cash equivalent laid down in Schedule 7 to the Finance Act 1976 or on a sum calculated by reference to the probabality of private use, whichever is the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: It is 15 per cent. of the total mileage covered by the car during a 12-month period. I hope I make myself clear. New Clause 3 is designed to restore that position in part. It reintroduces a variable basis by which the tax is based on the personal proportion of aggregate running costs defined by the proportion of private mileage to total mileage. The running costs include depreciation...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: My interest in companies is well known in the House. No personal benefit accrues to me from anything that I am now debating. I do not possess a company car, so I have no personal benefit.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: Perhaps I may make two points. First, many Opposition Members and, indeed, Labour Members frequently talk about matters of vital concern to trade unions without declaring that they are members of the unions concerned. Secondly, regarding the companies to which I was referring, I said that I was at one time personally concerned with them. I am no longer concerned with them. Indeed, I have...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: That is a little difficult, because the cars varied in size from 1,100 up to 3,000 I have not got the breakdown of the cost of individual cars. I cannot help the right hon. Gentleman in that way. In addition to those figures, one company has staff technicians and chemists who are regarded as trouble-shooters and advisers and who visit factories within the group and customers' plants. They...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: That does not invalidate my argument. Some 55 per cent. of the people with a company car must for one reason or another have a second car, because without it their families would be marooned. That situation exists in all parts of the country. All those who were classified as being among the higher paid, who were caught by the provisions of the 1976 Act and who had a second car, made little...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that it is difficult to calculate the actual private use of the car, because, although the business man involved might not be using the company car for private use, he might be using his second car or he might be driven around by his wife or another member of his family.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: The Chief Secretary is making a lot of this point. We are talking about the private use of a company car. It does not mean that another car may not be used privately for more than 20 miles a week. I am not sure where the Chief Secretary gets the figure of 20 miles, because my suggestion would give a private use of about 50 miles a week. The right hon. Gentleman should not keep emphasising...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: This is probably where the confusion has arisen. I was not relating that to the 12,500 miles in New Clause 4. The two clauses are alternatives. I am sorry I did not make that clear. I was utilising the CBI's investigation, which showed that those who had a business use mileage of over 15,000 miles did an average of 15 per cent. for private use. We are talking about 15 per cent. of a minimum...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: Perhaps I may explain by using words of one syllable. In putting forward New Clause 4, I was trying to stress that the real problem arose last year because of the confusion between the concentration of exceptionally high mileage and the exceptionally high business usage. The two are not necessarily the same. We are beginning to get down to 12,500 miles because we believe that there are many...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Benefits of Employment (Motor Car Mileage Option) (12 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: Before I seek leave to withdraw New Clause 3, I should like to make a brief comment. Referring to his previous incarnation, the Chief Secretary said that he accepted as completely true facts given to him about the very small private mileage in the use of company cars. Such cases must have been true, for otherwise he surely would not have been prepared to represent the people concerned, even...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 15 (10 May 1977)

Sir John Hall: Does my hon. Friend not agree that it is only by cutting the taxes of those who create the earnings that we shall have any chance of reaching the golden age about which my hon. Friend speaks?


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