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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the breakdown of departmental private office spending on Government Procurement Cards between 2005–06 and 2009–10. more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
star this property uin HL6300 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The breakdown of spend by Ministerial private offices in the departmental on Government Procurement Cards for 2005-06 to 2009-10 is in the table below. There are three types of spend within the definition of GPC, procurement, lodge and corporate cards.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>2009-10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Chancellor of the Exchequer </strong></p></td><td><p>220,787.69</p></td><td><p>239,967.84</p></td><td><p>141,155.09</p></td><td><p>95,124.66</p></td><td><p>94,773.45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Chief Secretary</strong></p></td><td><p>31,243.13</p></td><td><p>40,350.89</p></td><td><p>16,002.80</p></td><td><p>13,834.62</p></td><td><p>25,955.41</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Exchequer Secretary </strong></p></td><td><p>10,426.42</p></td><td><p>12,784.10</p></td><td><p>15,899.54</p></td><td><p>17,146.39</p></td><td><p>20,028.14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Economic Secretary</strong></p></td><td><p>14,807.79</p></td><td><p>80,689.90</p></td><td><p>21,329.00</p></td><td><p>14,060.81</p></td><td><p>7,961.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Secretary </strong></p></td><td><p>39,163.29</p></td><td><p>28,673.99</p></td><td><p>21,654.07</p></td><td><p>46,993.19</p></td><td><p>21,031.27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Services Secretary</strong></p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>16,187.33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>316,428.32</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>402,466.72</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>216,040.50</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>187,159.67</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>185,937.18</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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2097
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Seccombe more like this
44914
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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HM Treasury more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much they expect overall alcohol consumption to rise or fall across the United Kingdom as a result of the changes in alcohol duty announced in the Budget. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL6317 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Government expects that there will be a small increase in alcohol consumption as a result of the changes to alcohol duty announced at Budget 2014. The tables below provide estimates of changes in consumption in both percentage and volume terms for each type of alcohol consumed, relative to the previous alcohol duty rates policy.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated increase in consumption (%):</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Beer</strong></p></td><td><p>1.5%</p></td><td><p>1.5%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>1.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spirits</strong></p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>1.3%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Alcopops</strong></p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Cider</strong></p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wine</strong></p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>0.8%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated increase in consumption (thousand hectolitres of alcohol):</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Beer</strong></p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spirits</strong></p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Alcopops</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Cider</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wine</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
45763
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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HM Treasury more like this
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unstar 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Office for Budget Responsibility concerning explanations suggesting that there is a £20 billion shortfall in public finances. more like this
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Lord Barnett more like this
star this property uin HL6412 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The independent OBR publish a log of all substantive contact with Ministers, their offices and special advisers on their website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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1916
star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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star this property file name 3379LW 1314.pdf more like this
unstar this property title OFFICE FOR BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY CONTACT LOG more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Barnett more like this
45764
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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HM Treasury more like this
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unstar 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that an agreement between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England overrides the reserve powers given to HM Treasury in section 19(2) of the Bank of England Act 1998. more like this
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Lord Barnett more like this
star this property uin HL6413 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The powers set out in section 19 of the Bank of England Act 1998 cannot be removed or amended except by further legislation approved by Parliament which amends that section of the 1998 Act.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury may only make an order giving directions under section 19 after consultation with the Governor of the Bank of England, if the directions are required in the public interest and by extreme economic circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Monetary Policy Committee was given operational independence in 1997, covering the worst financial crisis in generations leading to the deepest recession since the Second World War, these powers have never been used.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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1018
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45992
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-31
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HM Treasury more like this
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unstar 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Deighton on 27 March to remarks by Lord Myners, Lord Higgins and Lord Flight (HL Deb, col 676) and the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 3 July 2013 (WA 143), whether they continue to consider that borrowing from the central bank is illegal under Article 123 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; and, if so, what options are available in respect of government debt and quantitative easing while the United Kingdom remains a member of the European Union. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
star this property uin HL6470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-11more like thismore than 2014-04-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The independent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England has operational responsibility for monetary policy. The MPC makes decisions on its policy tools, including quantitative easing (QE), in order to meet the 2% inflation target in the medium term.</p><p> </p><p>The separation of fiscal and monetary policy is a key feature of the UK's economic policy framework. To use monetary policy tools to meet fiscal objectives, such as financing government borrowing, could conflict with the MPC's objective of price stability and undermine confidence in the UK's monetary policy framework. Additionally, government borrowing from the central bank is illegal under Article 123 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
45994
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-31
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HM Treasury more like this
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unstar 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines are followed by HM Revenue and Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service in determining whether to investigate or prosecute VAT carousel fraud. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6472 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seek to disrupt VAT carousel (Missing Trader Intra-Community - MTIC) fraud using both civil and criminal interventions.</p><p> </p><p>When using criminal action HMRC seek to investigate the 'guiding minds' behind MTIC fraud, as well as, selectively, other participants, including key enablers.</p><p> </p><p>Such cases are notified and referred to the relevant independent prosecutors. The final charging decision is made by the prosecuting agency, based on the evidence presented as a result of the HMRC investigation. Cases in England and Wales will be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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46011
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-31
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish a formal investigation, independent of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), into the FCA's handling of the announcement it made via the press on 28 March of an investigation into closed insurance funds; and whether they have made an estimate of the financial consequences of the creation of a possible false market in insurance securities as a result of the initial announcement and subsequent amendments. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL6489 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-11more like thismore than 2014-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Board has announced an investigation which will be independent of the FCA executive. A senior independent lawyer will investigate what went wrong and make appropriate recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor has written to the Chair of the FCA setting out the questions that the investigation should answer. This includes the question of to what extent a false or disorderly market was present in the period before the FCA issued its statement of clarification. The letter was copied to the Treasury Committee and has been published on the Treasury's website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Z
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1916
star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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star this property file name 3420LW 1314.pdf more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
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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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25259
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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 more like this
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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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4011
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
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25259
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 more like this
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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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4011
unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
31448
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
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-UK EEA nationals had dependants eligible to receive child benefit where the dependant is (a) in the UK and (b) outside the UK on 1 January 2014; and how much has been paid in such a fashion in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
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unstar 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>HMRC are not able to provide the information in the manner requested. HMRC do not record the nationality of the claimant receiving Child Benefit for children living in another member state.</p><p> </p><p>Published Child Benefit statistics provide annual estimates of the number of families and children claiming. The latest available (August 2012) show that there were 7.92 million families, responsible for 13.77 million children and qualifying young people receiving Child Benefit.</p><p>The main purpose of Child Benefit is to support families in the UK. Consequently, the rules generally do not provide for them to be paid in respect of children who live abroad.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, Child Benefit is a family benefit under EC Regulation 883/2004. This regulation protects the social security rights of nationals of all member states of the European economic area, including the UK, and Switzerland when they exercise their rights of free movement under EU law.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC holds information on the number of Child Benefit awards under EC Regulation 883/2004. As at 31 December 2013, there were 20,400 ongoing Child Benefit awards under the EC Regulation in respect of 34.268 children living in another member state.</p><p> </p><p>This is a fall of 3,682 (15.3%) awards in respect of 5,903 (14.7%) fewer children since 31 December 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The breakdown by member state is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>*We have withheld the number where it is fewer than 5, as there is risk that the information could be attributed to an identifiable person, which would prejudice their right to privacy and would therefore be a breach of Principle 1 of the Data Protection Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Child Benefit</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Country of residence of children</p></td><td><p>Number of awards</p></td><td><p>Number of children</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bulgaria</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td><p>245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Croatia</p></td><td><p>*5</p></td><td><p>*5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cyprus</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>203</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>789</p></td><td><p>1429</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>283</p></td><td><p>495</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>196</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland</p></td><td><p>*5</p></td><td><p>*5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>156</p></td><td><p>273</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Latvia</p></td><td><p>797</p></td><td><p>1091</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Liechtenstein</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lithuania</p></td><td><p>1215</p></td><td><p>1712</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malta</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norway</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>13174</p></td><td><p>22093</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>202</p></td><td><p>309</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Republic of Ireland</p></td><td><p>1231</p></td><td><p>2505</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Romania</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovakia</p></td><td><p>692</p></td><td><p>1232</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>1019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>95</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Switzerland</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>142</p></td><td><p>288</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Totals</p></td><td><p>20400</p></td><td><p>34268</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As announced in the 2014 Budget, to prevent EEA migrants claiming benefits they are not entitled to, the Government will increase compliance checks to establish whether EEA migrants meet the entitlement conditions to receive Child Benefit</p><p> </p><p>Under domestic law, in order to claim Child Benefit EEA Migrants must be present in the UK, ordinarily resident and have a right to reside in the UK and their children must live in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The recent changes to migrants' access to benefits announced by the Government sends a strong message that the UK benefit system is not open to abuse, as well as deterring those who may seek residence in the UK primarily to claim benefits.</p><p>Strengthening compliance checks will help prevent EEA migrants from claiming, and continuing to claim, benefits they are not entitled to. Checks will be applied to both new claims and existing awards.</p><p> </p>
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