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Devolution (Public Expenditure)

Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the interdepartmental study on public expenditure needs in the four countries of the United Kingdom referred to in "Devolution: Financing the Devolved Services", Cmnd. 6890, has been completed; and if he will publish the results.

taxation convention with Norway which relate to the taxation of transmedian line oil fields.

The two protocols were signed on 16 October 1979 and it is intended to lay the draft Orders in Council before the House early in the new year. The protocols contain some provisions for which it will be necessary to provide supporting domestic legislation and this will be included in next year's Finance Bill.