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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
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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 date of answer remove maximum value filtermore 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 more like this
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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star 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore 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 more like this
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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star 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 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's latest assessment is of the likely timeframe within which International Monetary Fund funds will be released for the Ukraine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property uin 195125 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The IMF Board is expected to consider Ukraine's application for a financial assistance programme in April. The agreement of a programme and subsequent disbursement of funds is also dependent on the Ukrainian authorities adopting a set of reforms as set out by the IMF.</p><p> </p><p>The latest IMF statement, following staff level agreement with the Ukrainian authorities on a potential programme, can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2014/pr14131.htm" target="_blank">http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2014/pr14131.htm</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make personal debt charged at an APR of over 30 per cent unrecoverable; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Austin Mitchell more like this
star this property uin 195592 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government legislated in the Banking Reform Act 2013 to require the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to introduce a cap on the cost of high-cost short-term credit, including payday loans, in order to protect consumers from excessive costs. In designing the cap, the FCA will take into account the interest rate and other fees and charges which may be incurred in relation to a high-cost loan.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the FCA's powers to cap the cost of credit in the Financial Services Act 2012, the Government gave the FCA specific powers to prevent a lender enforcing a credit agreement and recovering the debt, if the agreement contravenes its rules on the cost of credit. It can also require that any money or property transferred under the credit agreement must be returned.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is currently conducting analysis to inform the design of the cap; it has committed to publishing its proposed rules which implement the cap in July. The FCA plans to publish final rules in the autumn and all lenders must be compliant with the cap by 2 January 2015. The Government supports the FCA's proposed timetable for implementing the cap: it allows the FCA appropriate time to conduct analysis, consult on its proposals and ensure that firms are fully compliant by January. It also allows the FCA to draw on the insight of the Competition and Markets Authority's study into payday lenders in designing the cap.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195597 more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Austin Mitchell more like this
47126
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if he will bring forward proposals to limit the interest rate payable on payday loans; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Austin Mitchell more like this
star this property uin 195597 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 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government legislated in the Banking Reform Act 2013 to require the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to introduce a cap on the cost of high-cost short-term credit, including payday loans, in order to protect consumers from excessive costs. In designing the cap, the FCA will take into account the interest rate and other fees and charges which may be incurred in relation to a high-cost loan.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the FCA's powers to cap the cost of credit in the Financial Services Act 2012, the Government gave the FCA specific powers to prevent a lender enforcing a credit agreement and recovering the debt, if the agreement contravenes its rules on the cost of credit. It can also require that any money or property transferred under the credit agreement must be returned.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is currently conducting analysis to inform the design of the cap; it has committed to publishing its proposed rules which implement the cap in July. The FCA plans to publish final rules in the autumn and all lenders must be compliant with the cap by 2 January 2015. The Government supports the FCA's proposed timetable for implementing the cap: it allows the FCA appropriate time to conduct analysis, consult on its proposals and ensure that firms are fully compliant by January. It also allows the FCA to draw on the insight of the Competition and Markets Authority's study into payday lenders in designing the cap.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195592 more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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372
unstar this property label Biography information for Austin Mitchell more like this
47157
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs have been transferred from the public to the private sector as a result of privatisations or outsourcing by his Department since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 195516 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 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury have not transferred any jobs to the private sector as a result of privatisations or outsourcing since May 2010.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
47162
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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, which five companies were used most often to provide temporary workers for his Department in the last financial year; and how much in agency fees was paid to each of them. 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 195563 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Under this Government's transparency programme, contracts are published on Contracts Finder which is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition all Departments publish details of transactions above £25,000. Data for HM Treasury can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/25000-spend" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/25000-spend</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star 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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect the introduction of seven-day bank account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195454 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 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Current Account Switching Service launched in September of last year, and has had a very positive impact. Early signs are positive, with switching numbers in Q4 of 2013 up by 17 per cent compared to Q4 of the previous year. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The Financial Conduct Authority will carry out a review in September of this year into the effectiveness of the Current Account Switching Service. This will include an assessment of the effect the introduction of seven day account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider. </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which 10 consultancy firms were paid the most by his Department in the last financial year; and how much each of those firms was paid. 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 195585 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 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Since January 2011, central government departments have been required to publish on Contracts Finder information on the contracts they award (<a href="http://www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/</a>).</p><p> </p><p>In addition, departments publish details of spend in excess of £25,000 at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/25000-spend" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/25000-spend</a> .</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of unresolved cases of mis-selling of mortgage endowment policies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 195851 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate of the number of unresolved cases of mis-selling of mortgage endowment policies.</p><p> </p><p>If a borrower feels the risks were not explained properly to them when they took out an endowment mortgage, in the first instance they should complain to the company through which they bought the product. Customers who then feel that their complaint has not been dealt with satisfactorily are able to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) - an independent body set up to provide arbitration in such cases, which is free for consumers to use.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195852 more like this
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less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this