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star this property date less than 2014-01-07more like thismore than 2014-01-07
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with UKAR regarding the potential effect on customers of a rise in interest rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 182195 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>This Government's long term economic plan has kept interest rates at record lows for hardworking people across the country.</p><p> </p><p>Many lenders impose affordability stress tests on their mortgage lending decisions to ensure that the mortgage will remain affordable should interest rates rise. The Financial Conduct Authority's Mortgage Market Review rules, which came into force in April this year will require all mortgage lenders to conduct such a stress test.</p><p> </p><p>Although UKAR does not engage in new lending, UKAR runs a range of modelling scenarios to understand the potential effects of interest rate rises on customers. This work helps UKAR to identify customers who may be susceptible to higher interest rates and to engage with such customers at an early stage.</p><p> </p><p>UKAR assists all customers who wish to switch mortgage providers.</p><p> </p><p>NRAM and Bradford and Bingley are managed by UK Asset Resolution Limited (UKAR) which was established in 2010 to manage the disposal and rundown of outstanding assets at Bradford &amp; Bingley and Northern Rock Asset Management in an integrated way, with a view to creating value for the taxpayer. UKAR is managed at arm's length from Government, on commercial principles.</p><p> </p><p>It is therefore not for the Chancellor to discuss detailed commercial matters with UKAR.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 182196 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
31322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-07more like thismore than 2014-01-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of an interest rate rise on customers whose mortgages are held by UKAR; and what support is available to assist such customers to switch providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 182196 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>This Government's long term economic plan has kept interest rates at record lows for hardworking people across the country.</p><p> </p><p>Many lenders impose affordability stress tests on their mortgage lending decisions to ensure that the mortgage will remain affordable should interest rates rise. The Financial Conduct Authority's Mortgage Market Review rules, which came into force in April this year will require all mortgage lenders to conduct such a stress test.</p><p> </p><p>Although UKAR does not engage in new lending, UKAR runs a range of modelling scenarios to understand the potential effects of interest rate rises on customers. This work helps UKAR to identify customers who may be susceptible to higher interest rates and to engage with such customers at an early stage.</p><p> </p><p>UKAR assists all customers who wish to switch mortgage providers.</p><p> </p><p>NRAM and Bradford and Bingley are managed by UK Asset Resolution Limited (UKAR) which was established in 2010 to manage the disposal and rundown of outstanding assets at Bradford &amp; Bingley and Northern Rock Asset Management in an integrated way, with a view to creating value for the taxpayer. UKAR is managed at arm's length from Government, on commercial principles.</p><p> </p><p>It is therefore not for the Chancellor to discuss detailed commercial matters with UKAR.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 182195 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-01-09more like thismore than 2014-01-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion and value of his Department's contracts have been let (a) under the restricted procedure, (b) by the open procedure, (c) via framework agreements and (d) via a tendering process involving the use of a pre-qualification questionnaire in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property uin 182696 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p>Since January 2011, central government departments have been required to publish on Contracts Finder information on the tenders issued and contracts they award with a value over £10,000 (excluding VAT) (www.gov.uk/contractsfinder).</p><p> </p><p>Public Procurement Regulations require that prescribed procurement procedures are used when procurements exceed the EU contract threshold values. This legal framework helps to ensure that public procurement is conducted in a fair and open manner both within the UK and across the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Less than two percent of all contracts were let under the restricted procedure in each of the last three years.</p><p> </p><p>In 2010/11 there was one contract let under the restricted procedure. This was for actuarial support to the independent commission on Equitable Life Payments that was set up by this government to recommend how best to fairly allocate funds provided for the Equitable Life Payments Scheme (ELPS) and had a contract value of £1million.</p><p> </p><p>In 2011/12 there were two contracts let under the restricted procedure. They were (i) Corporate Financial Advice framework contract (estimated contract value of £5 million over the 2 years but no guaranteed spend)and (ii) a contract for actuarial support for (ELPS) in making fair and transparent payments to Equitable Life policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of Government maladministration which occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life. The contract value was £5.4 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested for the proportion and value of HM Treasury contracts that have been let via framework agreements and where a tendering process involving the use of a pre-qualification questionnaire in each of the last three years is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-04more like thismore than 2014-02-04
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) contract staff in his Department as paid the living wage or above. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Mr David Ward more like this
star this property uin 186697 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p>100% of permanent and temporary staff at HM Treasury are paid the Living Wage or above.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury fully complies with EU procurement directives and awards contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer. Nevertheless, we have encouraged contractors to commit to paying a living wage and expect all employers to pay at least the national minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The Government supports businesses that choose to pay the Living Wage however the Government's main policy on wages is the National Minimum Wage, which has continued to protect the relative wages of the low paid. This is independently set by the Low Pay Commission at a level that maximises their wages without reducing employment prospect. It is for workers and employers to decide the level of wages above the minimum wage based on current circumstances. This includes the Government as a procurer and an employer. Over 95%, around 20 million employees earn above the minimum wage and the majority of public sector workers currently earn above the Living Wage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Ward more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-12more like thismore than 2014-02-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the size, in square metres, of the offices assigned to each of his Department's Ministers is; and how many officials, at what grade, work in the private offices of each of his Department's Ministers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 188327 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm that Ministers have a total of 256.08 sq m of office space currently assigned to them.</p><p> </p><p>In total, there are 35staff working in ministerial offices, compared to 38 members of staff in 2009. This is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>Range B: 6</p><p>Range C: 8</p><p>Range D: 13</p><p>Range E: 5</p><p>Range E2: 2</p><p>SCS: 1</p><p> </p><p>These figures are based on the latest data available for staffing numbers for HMT Treasury as of May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Infrastructure: Planning more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will take steps to repeal the Infrastructure Planning Standing Order. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 110 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State does not plan to repeal the Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015, which brings development of geological disposal facilities, and the deep boreholes required to assess potential sites for these facilities, within the statutory definition of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in the Planning Act 2008.</p><p>The Government believes that the Planning Act 2008 represents the most appropriate planning regime for infrastructure of this kind<em>.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T13:33:42.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T13:33:42.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Efficiency Deployment Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on expanding the scope and budget of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office; and how many staff are employed in that Office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 101 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving energy efficiency. Work on energy efficiency has been carried out across several directorates in the Department over recent years. Following an internal reorganisation within the Department earlier in 2015, the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office no longer exists. The work it previously carried out is now undertaken in a number of different directorates, including those focused on home energy use and business and local energy use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T13:28:05.58Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T13:28:05.58Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the capacity margin for UK electricity generation during winter 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
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Jonathan Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 265 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Electricity capacity assessments by Ofgem and National Grid, as well as our own modelling at DECC, have consistently shown tight capacity margins in the years between now and the first Capacity Market delivery year (2018/19) if we did not have National Grid’s New Balancing Services.</p><p>Earlier today, National Grid announced the results of the second round of its competitive tender for New Balancing Services in winter 2015/16. They have announced that almost 1.9GW of capacity has been secured through the second tender round, bringing the total secured for this winter to 2.56GW. This is additional reserve capacity that will be kept on standby outside the market in case it is needed. The announcement is available here:</p><p><a href="http://media.nationalgrid.com/press-releases/uk-press-releases/corporate-news/additional-reserve-secured-for-winter-1516/" target="_blank">http://media.nationalgrid.com/press-releases/uk-press-releases/corporate-news/additional-reserve-secured-for-winter-1516/</a></p><p>We expect this to mean adequate margins to meet the reliability standard this winter, even in scenarios where the system is under stress, such as during exceptionally cold weather. Further information on the impact of NBS on the overall market position for winter 2015/16 will be published in July.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T15:58:49.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T15:58:49.07Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Reynolds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Historic Buildings: Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to make historic houses more energy efficient. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 320 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) offers a range of policies aimed at making houses, including historic houses, more energy efficient.</p><p>In addition, DECC is supporting the development of guidance from the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance to help reduce the risks of unintended consequences when retro-fitting insulation to buildings, particularly older ones, including moisture risk guidance and an online tool to help installers assess the suitability of retrofit measures for traditional buildings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T15:44:07.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T15:44:07.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Seas and Oceans more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has to encourage the development of off-shore wind combined with tidal generation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 345 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the world’s leader in offshore wind with over 4GW of capacity installed. The UK is also a leader and one of the most attractive markets in the world for investment in tidal stream energy. It will be for developers to bring forward proposals if they wish to attempt to combine the two technologies. We are aware that there is some research in this area which is at an early stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T13:29:02.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T13:29:02.417Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this