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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there were of persons charged with smuggling offences along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the last two years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL966 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) records statistics for smuggling offences does not have that level of detail required to answer. Therefore without referencing individual cases it is not possible to identify which ones involved smuggling.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:36:54.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:36:54.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
753274
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what are the sources of funds for the additional £1 billon investment announced for Northern Ireland in June. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL962 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 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government routinely makes adjustments to public spending throughout the year and will deal with the cost of additional resources for the Northern Ireland Executive within our overall plans in this way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:33:11.963Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:33:11.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
753276
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which home heating oil is replacing red diesel as the main hydrocarbon fuel smuggled across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL964 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) do not have a breakdown of the level of smuggling or the value of smuggled items along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC publishes estimates of tax gap for fuel and other excise goods. The latest estimates are included at pages 33 to 49 of ‘Measuring Tax Gaps 2016’</p><p> </p><p>These estimates cannot be disaggregated by type of fraud, such as smuggling. The estimate of the market share for illicit diesel in Northern Ireland is 8%, which amounts to about £50m in lost revenue.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC continually reviews its approach to tackling tax fraud. In respect of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, HMRC plays a proactive role in the Organised Crime Taskforce, chairing the Cross Border Enforcement Groups on tobacco and fuel fraud.</p><p>HMRC continually monitors the threat from the smuggling of heating oil. There is currently no evidence to suggest that home heating oil has become the main hydrocarbon fuel smuggled across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T12:48:15.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T12:48:15.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
753275
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the level of smuggling of fuel and other items along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL963 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) do not have a breakdown of the level of smuggling or the value of smuggled items along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC publishes estimates of tax gap for fuel and other excise goods. The latest estimates are included at pages 33 to 49 of ‘Measuring Tax Gaps 2016’</p><p> </p><p>These estimates cannot be disaggregated by type of fraud, such as smuggling. The estimate of the market share for illicit diesel in Northern Ireland is 8%, which amounts to about £50m in lost revenue.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC continually reviews its approach to tackling tax fraud. In respect of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, HMRC plays a proactive role in the Organised Crime Taskforce, chairing the Cross Border Enforcement Groups on tobacco and fuel fraud.</p><p>HMRC continually monitors the threat from the smuggling of heating oil. There is currently no evidence to suggest that home heating oil has become the main hydrocarbon fuel smuggled across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T11:24:24.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T11:24:24.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
753277
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what were the volumes and nature of smuggled goods seized along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the last five years for which figures are available; and what estimate they have made of the amount of duty evaded. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL965 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 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) records statistics for smuggling seized goods does not have that level of detail required to answer. Therefore without referencing individual cases it is not possible to identify which ones involved smuggling.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:36:43.1Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:36:43.1Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
753279
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the last five years for which figures are available, what items have been seized from smugglers along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; and what was the value of those items. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL967 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) do not have a breakdown of the level of smuggling or the value of smuggled items along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC publishes estimates of tax gap for fuel and other excise goods. The latest estimates are included at pages 33 to 49 of ‘Measuring Tax Gaps 2016’</p><p> </p><p>These estimates cannot be disaggregated by type of fraud, such as smuggling. The estimate of the market share for illicit diesel in Northern Ireland is 8%, which amounts to about £50m in lost revenue.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC continually reviews its approach to tackling tax fraud. In respect of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, HMRC plays a proactive role in the Organised Crime Taskforce, chairing the Cross Border Enforcement Groups on tobacco and fuel fraud.</p><p>HMRC continually monitors the threat from the smuggling of heating oil. There is currently no evidence to suggest that home heating oil has become the main hydrocarbon fuel smuggled across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T12:48:45.917Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T12:48:45.917Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4216
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906008
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much the Northern Ireland Block Grant was reduced to allow the Northern Ireland Executive to set a nil rate of Air Passenger Duty on transatlantic flights from Northern Ireland in the last three financial years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL7936 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Reductions to the Northern Ireland Executive’ Block Grant to reflect the devolution of long haul Air Passenger Duty in Northern Ireland for 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/19 are set out in the table below :</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£2.269 m</p></td><td><p>£2.166 m</p></td><td><p>£ 2.224m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures are not cumulative.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T14:08:35.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T14:08:35.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1028323
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Libya: Freezing of Assets more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much interest has accrued to Libyan assets frozen by UN resolutions while in London; and what is the current total value of those assets. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL12397 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 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Treasury does not hold comprehensive information about how much interest has accrued or the current total value of that interest.</p><p> </p><p>The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) undertakes an annual frozen asset review requiring all persons or institutions that hold or control frozen funds in the UK to report to OFSI.</p><p> </p><p>At close of business on 29 September 2017 the approximate total value of frozen Libyan assets in the UK was £12.061 billion. The figures for 2018 have not yet been finalised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T13:44:05.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T13:44:05.573Z
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4216
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1037599
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been allocated to Northern Ireland in the current financial year as a result of Barnett consequentials. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL12656 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 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Barnett Formula was applied at the 2015 Spending Review to changes to each UK government department’s overall Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) budget. The 2015 Spending Review set the baseline block grant allocation for Northern Ireland in 2015/16 at £10.7bn. This is set out in 2015 Spending Review documents published on the gov.uk website</p><p> </p><p>In addition to that, HM Treasury’s Block Grant Transparency publication sets out the breakdown of changes in the Northern Ireland block grant since the 2015 Spending Review, including all further Barnett consequentials as follows.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£ million</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Barnett Consequentials</p></td><td><p>9.7</p></td><td><p>251.2</p></td><td><p>435.1*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* Any adjustments for 2018-19 will be presented to Parliament through the Supplementary Estimates Process</p><p>The Block Grant Transparency publication can be found on the gov.uk website</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL12654 more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T12:15:44.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T12:15:44.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4216
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1037598
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been returned to HM Treasury from Northern Ireland in each of the last three financial years. more like this
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Lord Empey remove filter
star this property uin HL12655 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Budget Exchange system, the devolved administrations can carry forward unallocated DEL budget from one financial year to the next, within previously agreed limits and with the consent of HM Treasury Ministers.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Statement of Funding Policy, a limit of 0.6% applies to Resource DEL underspends and 1.5% to Capital DEL underspends in any year. Any underspends in excess of these limits will be forfeited.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last three financial years, all underspends in non-ringfenced Resource DEL and Capital DEL (excluding Financial Transaction Capital) have been accessed under the Budget Exchange system in the following year, rather than being surrendered to HM Treasury.</p><p> </p><p>Any underspend not accessed under the Budget Exchange Scheme and returned to HM Treasury is either non-cash Resource or Financial Transactions Capital.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:25:25.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:25:25.493Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this