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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Electric Vehicles 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans they have, if any, to enable the charging of electric vehicles in the House of Lords carpark. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17120 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>The Services Committee considered the possibility of introducing electric vehicle charging (EVC) points at its meeting on 14 March 2019. The Committee declined to agree a proposal to introduce EVC points to the House of Lords. Although the Committee recognised the benefits, it did not believe it was the appropriate time to implement the scheme.</p><p>Amongst other factors, the Committee considered the location and impact of the EVC points, the longevity of the proposed installation of charging points, which risked being decommissioned when Restoration and Renewal commenced, the need for a long term vision for EVC across the Estate, and concerns that the proposal did not provide value for money.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:06:37.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:06:37.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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1146330
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading British Business Bank: Crowdfunding 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 whether the British Business Bank independently vets every loan it makes through peer-to-peer lending platforms and similar agencies or relies on such platforms for conducting due diligence. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17825 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The British Business Bank operates indirectly through various delivery partners. Individual lending and investment decisions are fully delegated to these delivery partners.</p><p> </p><p>The British Business Bank has a thorough delivery partner selection process, which includes robust due diligence. British Business Bank also monitors existing delivery partners and their performance against contractual requirements or Service Level Agreements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:42:07.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:42:07.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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1149752
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency 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 what assessment they have made of the actions of financial and other advisers to Thomas Cook Group in seeking the payment of fees before the Group collapsed; what plans they have, if any, to launch an investigation into such actions; and whether such an investigation will examine whether these actions constituted an act of fraudulent preference to the disadvantage of UK taxpayers. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL45 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Business Secretary has written to the Insolvency Service to ask them to prioritize and fast-track their investigation into the circumstances surrounding Thomas Cook going into liquidation.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Insolvency Act 1986, the Official Receiver as liquidator may seek to overturn a range of transactions made prior to the liquidation, for example where preference payments have been made to a creditor/s or where a transaction is to the detriment of creditors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T12:45:47.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T12:45:47.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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1149755
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading British Business Bank 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 what proportion of loans made by the British Business Bank and sourced from peer-to-peer platforms have defaulted. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL48 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Since 2014, the British Business Bank has invested over £2.18bn via peer-to-peer platforms, benefitting over 19,617 SMEs (as at March 2019).</p><p>The default rate in the British Business Bank’s peer-to-peer platform investments is commercially sensitive information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T12:47:11.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T12:47:11.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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1138560
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles 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 steps they are taking to promote the use of electric vehicles. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17118 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s mission is to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>The Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to zero emissions. By 2030 we want at least half of new cars sold, and as many as 70%, to be ultra low emission, alongside up to 40% of new vans. To achieve this, we are investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug in vehicles, and schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes and workplaces and on residential streets. We have also put in place a favourable tax regime that rewards the cleanest vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>To accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all zero emission models will pay no company car tax in 2020-21; 1% in 2021-22 before returning to the planned 2% rate in 2022-23 – a significant tax saving for employees and employers. This adds up to one of the most comprehensive support packages in the world for the transition to zero emission vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been supporting vehicle manufacturers, technology companies and academia in delivering a major programme of R&amp;D into cleaner vehicle technologies. For example, we announced nearly £40m investment in 12 projects to support innovation in wireless and on-street charging technology to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister announced that we are also consulting on proposals for chargepoints to be installed with all newly built homes in England, where appropriate, and on the introduction of smart chargepoints. To improve the consumer charging experience, we want to see all newly installed public rapid and higher powered chargepoints to offer debit/credit card payment from Spring 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:31:40.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:31:40.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1138561
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points 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 what targets they have set, if any, to increase the number of electric car charge points on roads and motorways; and what steps they are taking to meet such targets. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17119 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s ambition is to have one of the best infrastructure networks in the world for electric vehicles, and we want chargepoints to be accessible, reliable, affordable and secure. We want the transition to 2040 to be consumer and market-led, supported by the measures set out in the Road to Zero strategy. We also want to encourage and leverage private sector investment to build and operate a self-sustaining public network supported by the right policy framework.</p><p> </p><p>Government funding and leadership, alongside private sector investment, has supported the installation of more than 20,000 public chargepoints. This includes 2,000 rapid chargepoints; one of the largest rapid networks in Europe.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister has asked the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to go further and work with industry to set out a vision, by Autumn 2019, for a core infrastructure network of rapid and high powered chargepoints across England’s key road network. The Government’s grant schemes and the £400m public-private Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund will also see thousands more chargepoints installed across the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Highways England has committed £15m to ensure there is a chargepoint which is rapid where possible, every 20 miles on 95% of the Strategic Road Network by 2020. The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act gives Government powers to ensure appropriate provision of chargepoints at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers if needed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:00:58.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:00:58.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Monarch Airlines: Insolvency 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 what progress they have made in obtaining a financial contribution from Greybull Capital towards the cost of the return to the UK of passengers on Monarch Airlines consequent on the withdrawal of financial support by Greybull Capital; what is their assessment of whether Greybull Capital and associates are likely to make a profit on their investment in Greybull Capital; whether any such profit will be assessable to UK tax; and when Ministers last had contact with Greybull Capital. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17676 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Greybull Capital is not itself a shareholder in Monarch Airlines but it does perform an advisory and management role for the principal shareholder, Petrol Jersey Limited. There is no formal legal mechanism we can use to oblige Greybull to contribute towards the cost of repatriating passengers.</p><p> </p><p>However, Marc Meyohas, partner at Greybull, wrote to the Transport Select Committee acknowledging a moral obligation (if they make a profit) to contribute and help to defray the costs incurred by the Government in repatriating Monarch customers.</p><p> </p><p>The extent of any profit or loss from Greybull Capital and Petrol Jersey Limited’s investment in Monarch Airlines will depend on the outcome of the administration process, which is not due to conclude until October 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Profits made by corporations are subject to the tax laws relevant to their jurisdiction. Petrol Jersey Limited is a company which is incorporated in Jersey. It would be for HM Revenue and Customs to confirm whether any such profit would be assessable to tax in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Discussions with Greybull in relation to recovering the costs of the repatriation operation have been in writing. Ministers last wrote to Greybull on this matter on 5 December 2018.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:40:37.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:40:37.33Z
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency 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 whether they took steps, in the light of the collapse of Monarch Airlines and the expenditure of public funds in repatriating travellers, to ensure that public funds will not be irrecoverably spent in repatriating customers of Thomas Cook; and if so, what steps. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17824 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The failure of Thomas Cook is one of the largest travel company failures we have ever seen. A failure of this size, and the number of passengers affected, is unprecedented. In these circumstances, it is right that the Government should step in and help affected passengers return home as smoothly as possible. We are seeking to minimise the impact on the Government and taxpayers by recovering costs where appropriate through the ATOL scheme, credit card companies and travel insurance.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of Thomas Cook passengers are ATOL protected and the costs for repatriating those passengers will be covered by the ATOL scheme.</p><p> </p><p>An independent Airline Insolvency Review, chaired by Peter Bucks concluded earlier this year and the Government published the final report on 9 May 2019. The Review also acknowledged there was no “silver bullet or one-size-fits-all” solution, to ensure consumer protection in the event of airline insolvency. The recommendations are complex and represent an evolutionary, incremental policy approach over many years that takes into account an expected implementation period. The Government is actively considering the recommendations of the review and is committed to taking steps accordingly.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:07:57.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:07:57.827Z
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency 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 what estimate they have made of the cost to the taxpayer of repatriating customers of Thomas Cook to the UK; and what are the significant factors which are likely to determine whether that estimate is an (1) over, or (2) under, estimate. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Operation to repatriate customers of Thomas Cook is modelled on the successful repatriation of passengers after the collapse of Monarch Airways.</p><p> </p><p>The final cost of the Monarch operation to taxpayers was about £50 million and the repatriation effort with Thomas Cook is estimated to be about twice the size and far more complicated as Monarch was an airline based in Europe, whereas Thomas Cook was a global travel group.</p><p> </p><p>This is the biggest peacetime repatriation in UK history, involving more than 150,000 passengers, so any problems or delays could lead to additional costs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will, however, seek to minimise the impact on the taxpayer by entering into discussions with third parties with a view to recovering some of the costs of this large operation. We will also look to recoup some of the costs from relevant credit and debit card providers and travel insurers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:32:39.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:32:39.09Z
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1148317
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Monarch Airlines: Insolvency 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 whether their current estimate for the cost of repatriating customers of Monarch Airlines to the UK assumes a contribution from (1) the owners, and (2) any associate, of Greybull Capital; and when ministers or officials last contacted Greybull Capital about its willingness to make a contribution to that cost. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL18037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Greybull Capital is not itself a shareholder in Monarch Airlines but it does perform an advisory and management role for the principal shareholder, Petrol Jersey Limited. There is no formal legal mechanism we can use to oblige Greybull to contribute towards the cost of repatriating passengers.</p><p> </p><p>However, Marc Meyohas, partner at Greybull, wrote to the Transport Select Committee acknowledging a moral obligation (if they make a profit) to contribute and help to defray the costs incurred by the Government in repatriating Monarch customers.</p><p> </p><p>The extent of any profit or loss from Greybull Capital and Petrol Jersey Limited’s investment in Monarch Airlines will depend on the outcome of the administration process, which is not due to conclude until October 2020. Until then, we will not be able to confirm the final total that the Department has recouped.</p><p> </p><p>Discussions with Greybull in relation to recovering the costs of the repatriation operation have been in writing. Ministers last wrote to Greybull on this matter on 5 December 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:27:26.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:27:26.357Z
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