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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Economic Situation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment his Department has made of the short-term economic effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 911690 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>The Government has prepared extensively for a range of Brexit scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>But even with these preparations, leaving with “No Deal” would entail significant disruption in the short term. And in the long-term, the government’s analysis shows clearly that regions, nations and sectors of the UK would have lower economic output compared to today’s arrangements.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T14:11:29.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:11:29.8Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
1015509
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has he made on the effect of the tax-free childcare scheme on levels of employer engagement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 196283 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>Tax-Free Childcare provides an opportunity for all employers to engage with working parents about their childcare arrangements, regardless of whether or not they offer childcare vouchers. HMRC are working with employers so that they understand the government childcare support which is available.</p><p>Employers across the UK can pay directly into parents’ Tax-Free Childcare accounts. A factsheet entitled “Tax-Free Childcare: What Employers Need to Know” sets out details of how to do this and can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/communications-toolkit</p><p>Tax-Free Childcare is designed to be fairer and better targeted than the legacy system, childcare vouchers. We estimate that Tax-Free Childcare will provide support to nearly 1 million more families compared to the number using childcare vouchers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T13:36:17.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T13:36:17.523Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
1015510
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the financial status of people who (a) have benefited from the childcare voucher scheme and (b) will benefit from the tax-free childcare care scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 196284 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to previous answers I have given; on 9 October 2018 to the Honourable Member for East Kilbridge, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (176348), on 20 June 2018 to the Honourable Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (155282) and on 24 January 2018 to the Honourable Member for Batley and Spen (124882).</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T13:08:56.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T13:08:56.993Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
938522
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Mortgages: Repossession Orders more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish a hardship fund to help prevent home repossessions of people unable to switch to mortgages with lower rates. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 163107 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
answer text <p>The Government has already taken a number of measures aimed at helping people avoid repossession, including the Support for Mortgage Interest loan, which is available to help vulnerable homeowners meet their mortgage interest costs; and protection in the courts through the Pre-Action Protocol, which makes it clear that repossession must always be the last resort for lenders.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also has rules in place to protect existing borrowers who find themselves unable to remortgage. The rules prevent lenders from taking advantage of the customer’s situation, or treating them less favourably than other similar customers, including by offering less favourable interest rates or other terms.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the FCA has put in place exemptions, which allow lenders to waive affordability requirements for existing customers that are remortgaging but not increasing the size of their debt. This means that all borrowers should be able to access remortgage products at competitive rates from their existing lender.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-16T16:53:34.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T16:53:34.907Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
1027662
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has signed with consultancy firms advising the Government on preparations for the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 203385 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>The Government has non-disclosure agreements with some private sector organisations. Confidentiality requirements are a common element of contractual obligations and are used by departments to protect commercial considerations; to reflect the sensitive nature of some discussions; and to facilitate conversations that otherwise may not have been able to take place, due to concerns around sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, HM Treasury and the UK Government as a whole continue to engage with a wide range of stakeholders.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
grouped question UIN 203384 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T15:42:11.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:42:11.693Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
1027661
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has signed with banks advising the Government on preparations for the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 203384 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>The Government has non-disclosure agreements with some private sector organisations. Confidentiality requirements are a common element of contractual obligations and are used by departments to protect commercial considerations; to reflect the sensitive nature of some discussions; and to facilitate conversations that otherwise may not have been able to take place, due to concerns around sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, HM Treasury and the UK Government as a whole continue to engage with a wide range of stakeholders.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
grouped question UIN 203385 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T15:42:11.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:42:11.74Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
156173
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Freezing of Assets more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for overseeing investigations into freezing assets of people suspected of funding international terrorism. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 214876 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p>The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Deighton, is the Minister who holds the financial sanctions portfolio and is responsible for making decisions in relations to terrorist asset freezes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are three counter-terrorism sanctions regimes in operation in the UK – the UN’s Al Qaida sanctions regime, the EU regime targeted at non-Al Qaida terrorists external to the EU, and the UK unilateral power to freeze under the Terrorist Asset Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“TAFA”). The Foreign Office lead UK input to the UN and EU regimes. The Treasury relies upon advice from law enforcement and security agencies when considering proposals to freeze the assets under TAFA of those believed to be involved in terrorist activity. Those agencies are best placed to judge which tools, including asset freezes, are most appropriate to disrupt terrorist activity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury acts to implement asset freezes under the UN and EU regimes once regulations giving effect to these freezes are promulgated by the EU. The FCO leads HMG work on listings under these regimes. The Treasury administers the domestic asset freezing regime with advice from law enforcement and security agencies who are best placed to advise on the necessity of an asset freeze.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is a high degree of overlap between UK and US terrorist asset freezing lists, though legislative differences mean that it will not always be possible for UK and US listings to be an exact mirror.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
grouped question UIN 214875 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T12:16:04.583Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T12:16:04.583Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
227475
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Remittances: Somalia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the safe corridor pilot for remittances to Somalia to open. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 227620 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Action Group on Cross Border Remittances will next meet on Friday 27 March 2015. Over the past year, the group has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve trust and transparency in the money service business (MSB) sector and give banks greater confidence to deal with MSBs – and crucially remittances continue to flow to Somalia and other developing countries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Working closely with the supervisors, the Action Group has initiated revised guidance to the MSB sector and for those banking MSBs. The National Crime Agency have worked collaboratively with the banking and MSB sectors to improve understanding of the risks and how they can be managed, and the Safer Corridor pilot has been initiated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Safer Corridor Pilot is implemented by the World Bank, and funded by the Department for International Development (DFID.) The World Bank is currently revising the design of the pilot based on feedback received from extensive consultation with key market players, including regulators, banks and MSBs. DFID expects the World Bank to complete the design by the end of April with a view to starting procurement soon after. Whilst this has taken time, it is also ensuring that the pilot will respond to the needs of all stakeholders and increasing the chances of the pilot achieving its desired impact.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
grouped question UIN
227619 more like this
227636 more like this
227637 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:08:41.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:08:41.953Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
227474
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Remittances: Somalia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the reasons are for the time taken to open the safe corridor pilot for UK-Somalia remittances. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 227619 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Action Group on Cross Border Remittances will next meet on Friday 27 March 2015. Over the past year, the group has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve trust and transparency in the money service business (MSB) sector and give banks greater confidence to deal with MSBs – and crucially remittances continue to flow to Somalia and other developing countries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Working closely with the supervisors, the Action Group has initiated revised guidance to the MSB sector and for those banking MSBs. The National Crime Agency have worked collaboratively with the banking and MSB sectors to improve understanding of the risks and how they can be managed, and the Safer Corridor pilot has been initiated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Safer Corridor Pilot is implemented by the World Bank, and funded by the Department for International Development (DFID.) The World Bank is currently revising the design of the pilot based on feedback received from extensive consultation with key market players, including regulators, banks and MSBs. DFID expects the World Bank to complete the design by the end of April with a view to starting procurement soon after. Whilst this has taken time, it is also ensuring that the pilot will respond to the needs of all stakeholders and increasing the chances of the pilot achieving its desired impact.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
grouped question UIN
227620 more like this
227636 more like this
227637 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:08:41.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:08:41.847Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
156172
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
hansard heading Freezing of Assets more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure harmonisation of the approaches of the UK, the US and the EU in freezing assets of people suspected of funding international terrorism. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow remove filter
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 214875 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p>The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Deighton, is the Minister who holds the financial sanctions portfolio and is responsible for making decisions in relations to terrorist asset freezes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are three counter-terrorism sanctions regimes in operation in the UK – the UN’s Al Qaida sanctions regime, the EU regime targeted at non-Al Qaida terrorists external to the EU, and the UK unilateral power to freeze under the Terrorist Asset Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“TAFA”). The Foreign Office lead UK input to the UN and EU regimes. The Treasury relies upon advice from law enforcement and security agencies when considering proposals to freeze the assets under TAFA of those believed to be involved in terrorist activity. Those agencies are best placed to judge which tools, including asset freezes, are most appropriate to disrupt terrorist activity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury acts to implement asset freezes under the UN and EU regimes once regulations giving effect to these freezes are promulgated by the EU. The FCO leads HMG work on listings under these regimes. The Treasury administers the domestic asset freezing regime with advice from law enforcement and security agencies who are best placed to advise on the necessity of an asset freeze.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is a high degree of overlap between UK and US terrorist asset freezing lists, though legislative differences mean that it will not always be possible for UK and US listings to be an exact mirror.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
grouped question UIN 214876 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T12:16:04.443Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T12:16:04.443Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this