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The chancellor will present his budget statement at 3.30pm. ...
The chancellor will present his budget statement at 3.30pm.

Written announcements are expected on: protecting Scottish council tax payers; the 1996/7 Scottish & Welsh local government finance settlements; local authority debt in Scotland; the non-domestic poundage in Scotland and Wales; local government revenue spending in Wales; housing subsidy in Wales; tax relief for non-charitable housing associations in England and Wales; selling housing association loans to the private sector; stray dogs; social security benefit rates; three-year licences for TECs; department of education and employment spending.

The Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill is being presented and given a formal first reading.
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