All 3 results for column:1098 date:19941129 in the 'Commons debates'

Ways and Means: Ecgd (29 Nov 1994)

I laid stress at the beginning of my speech on our improved export performance. We need to build on this and not become complacent. Strong export growth will be essential if healthy recovery is to be sustained. My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade and I have taken a closer look at the services provided by the Export Credits Guarantee Department. We have agreed that a...

Ways and Means: Landfill Tax (29 Nov 1994)

As I said earlier, one of my main objectives for the tax system is that it should raise revenue in ways which do the least possible damage to the economy. In some cases, taxes do some good, by helping markets work better and by discouraging harmful or wasteful activities. Taxes can play an important role in protecting the environment. One major problem is the disposal of waste. I would like...

Ways and Means: Small Businesses (29 Nov 1994)

I have more measures to help small businesses in particular. The need to focus on smaller firms with growth potential has been an extremely important theme of the industrial finance initiative. It is absolutely essential that we have a healthy and vigorous small firms sector for the future economic well-being of the country and to achieve higher levels of employment. One important way in...

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