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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cyprus: Turkey more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on recent diplomatic relations between Turkey and Cyprus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 262337 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text ​The UK is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue. We have therefore been following recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern and would like to see the situation de-escalated. The UK has made it clear to Turkey, both privately and publicly, that we oppose their plans to drill. We continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone. We believe it is critical for stability in the Mediterranean, and for the integrity of the Rules-Based International System, that disputes such as this are resolved through dialogue and in accordance with international law. We will continue to work with the Republic of Cyprus, Turkey and the wider region to that end. We also continue to suppot a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus as the best means of resolving the difficulties caused by the division of the island. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1126330
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Telephones: Fees and Charges 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cap on the cost of phone calls between EU member states will apply to UK consumers until the end of any transition period, in the event that a Brexit deal is agreed. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15690 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text Under the draft Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in the UK during the Implementation Period (subject to certain exceptions), including EU law that comes into force during the Implementation Period. That will include the Regulation that caps the cost of phone calls via landline and mobile phone or SMS made from one EU country to another.   more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:51:28.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:51:28.603Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1141934
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Banks: Loans 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the Prudential Regulation Authority monitor loans by smaller banks to related parties; and what assessment, if any, they have made of how Wyelands Bank complies in this respect with regulatory limits. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17478 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text This is a matter for the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the PRA. The PRA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:37:27.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:37:27.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1139297
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Islam more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of using sukuk to finance infrastructure projects; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 277781 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text The proceeds from the Sukuk, like the proceeds from the wider gilt programme, flow into the consolidated fund. This is used for general expenditure, including expenditure on infrastructure. The government considers the core gilt program rather than the Sukuk to be the most cost-effective way of raising money for expenditure, including that of infrastructure projects. The main purpose behind the decision to issue a second Sukuk is to reaffirm the government’s commitment to the UK being the Western hub for Islamic finance, whilst also providing high-quality liquid assets to UK-based Islamic banks. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277616 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.743Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
4470
star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1139321
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Islam more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of using Islamic financial certificates, sukuk to finance infrastructure projects without adding to Government debt on the public sector balance sheet; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 277616 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text The proceeds from the Sukuk, like the proceeds from the wider gilt programme, flow into the consolidated fund. This is used for general expenditure, including expenditure on infrastructure. The government considers the core gilt program rather than the Sukuk to be the most cost-effective way of raising money for expenditure, including that of infrastructure projects. The main purpose behind the decision to issue a second Sukuk is to reaffirm the government’s commitment to the UK being the Western hub for Islamic finance, whilst also providing high-quality liquid assets to UK-based Islamic banks. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277781 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.697Z
star this property answering member
4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1131072
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Support Allowance: Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for an award of employment support allowance to be made to an applicant suffering from cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 262244 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:12:54.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:12:54.3Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
1124896
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Private Equity 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decline in private equity investments in UK companies due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15571 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text The government is confident that the UK will continue to represent an attractive place to do business, and be a world-leading, global financial centre for asset management, including Private Equity.<p> </p><p>Investment is crucial for the economic future of this country, and the government is committed to ensuring that businesses can access to the finance they need as we leave the EU. In April 2019, the government provided the British Business Bank with an additional £200m to invest in venture and growth capital in 2019/20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1134520
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on reducing air passenger duty on domestic flights from Northern Ireland's airports; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Down more like this
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Lady Hermon more like this
star this property uin 269001 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text The government has established a technical working group that is considering the operational and legal context of APD in Northern Ireland. The group met in Belfast in March, and will meet again next month to continue discussions with stakeholders.<p> </p><p>For domestic journeys, airlines are liable on both outward and return leg domestic journeys as APD applies to all departures from a UK airport. It is not possible under current EU law to have different rates of APD on intra-UK flights than on flights from the UK to other European Union destinations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:27:12.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:27:12.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lady Hermon more like this
1134219
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with UK banks on the costs of running ATMs at their branches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 268598 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text The UK has over 60,000 ATMs, almost all connected to the LINK network. These ATMs are owned and operated by banks and building societies (40%), in addition to independent ATM operators (60%). According to the Access to Cash Review, of the estimated £5bn annual cost of the UK’s cash infrastructure, £1bn of this relates to the running and maintenance of ATMs.<p> </p><p>Regarding specific discussions, Treasury Ministers and Officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:25:31.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:25:31.277Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
4604
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
1134023
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dementia: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he will take to ensure that dementia care is adequately funded in the next Spending Review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 268511 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text The Spending Review represents an opportunity to consider public spending priorities in the round, and the Treasury will be working closely with departments on funding issues, and with a renewed focus on delivering outcomes. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T07:35:58.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T07:35:58.777Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1129583
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Bank Services: Proof of Identity 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all existing banking customers must provide proof of identification to banks to check for possible money laundering; if so, under which regulations this policy was brought in; whether an impact assessment was carried out on the costs to customers, particularly those in rural areas, of any such requirements; and what estimate they have made of the total cost of any such policy. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL16068 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (‘the Regulations’) do not require banks to carry out customer due diligence – including identity checks—on all existing customers. The Regulations instead require banks to take a proportionate approach to applying customer due diligence checks commensurate with the risk of money laundering. The legal requirements on banks to carry out customer diligence for existing customers are set out in Regulations 27(8)(9) and 29(7). The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group’s guidance provides further detail on applying these requirements.<p> </p><p>The impact assessment for the transposition of the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive (which led to the most recent revision of the regulations) estimates the total cost of the changes made, while concluding that industry has difficulty in identifying costs caused by the money laundering regulations. This is particularly the case for customer due diligence as many of these are costs that a prudent business would take on in any case as a matter of commercial practice, to comply with UN or EU sanctions, or to protect themselves and their customers from fraud. The full impact assessment is available on gov.uk.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:20:03.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:20:03.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
1135702
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Freezing of Assets: Libya 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government how much revenue has been raised from frozen Libyan assets in London in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL16795 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text The Government’s response of 24 June to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee report (into Government support for UK victims of IRA attacks that used Qadhafi-supplied Semtex and weapons) set out the information the Government had obtained about tax receipts on frozen Libyan assets held in UK banks. The response states: “Around £17 million has been received in total since the start of the 2016-17 tax year. HMRC currently receives around £5 million each year.” more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:36:41.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:36:41.99Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1135315
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to replace the funding the Welsh Government receives from the EU for direct payments to farmers after 2022 if the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 270302 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text The Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the parliament. It has also set out its plans for English agriculture policy after we have left the EU, including phasing down direct payments from 2021 over seven years. Agriculture is a devolved matter, so it is for the Welsh Government to decide whether to continue with direct payments in Wales. We will continue to engage with the Welsh Government on arrangements for domestic replacement funding after 2022, but have already committed not to simply apply the Barnett Formula to agriculture funding in England. This means that funding will not just be allocated according to the population of each nation. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T11:23:04.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T11:23:04.133Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261180 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text The Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce – comprised of HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England – in 2018 to explore the risks and potential benefits of cryptoassets and the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT). The Taskforce’s final report<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> concluded that benefits associated with the use of cryptoassets may arise in the future, but that the most immediate priorities for the authorities are to mitigate the risks posed by cryptoassets to consumers and markets, and to prevent the use of cryptoassets for illicit activity. As part of this, the Government will consult on its approach to cryptoassets this year. In addition, the authorities continue to encourage the responsible development of legitimate DLT and cryptoasset-related activity in the UK.<p> </p><p>[1] Full version of the report is available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:40:32.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:40:32.78Z
star this property answering member
4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1134808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation on Off-payroll working rules from April 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 269595 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text The Government consulted on the detailed operation of the off-payroll reform earlier this year, and met over 100 affected businesses and their representatives. The Government is considering the responses to that consultation; these will be taken into account in the design of the draft Finance Bill legislation, to be published on 11 July. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T09:53:47.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T09:53:47.24Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Crispin Blunt more like this
1127871
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Historic Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the recommendation by Historic Houses to reduce the income tax rate on heritage maintenance funds from 45 per cent to 20 per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 256952 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text The Government already supports historic buildings through a number of favourable tax reliefs for Heritage Maintenance Funds. The Government received representations from Historic Houses as part of a recent consultation on the taxation of trusts. The Government is considering responses to the consultation and will respond in due course. The Government makes tax announcements at fiscal events. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:17:49.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:17:49.873Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1132189
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that independent governance committees (IGCs) monitor and provide effective oversight of the suitability of all the retail fund choices available to pension scheme members through the firm which an IGC oversees. more like this
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Baroness Drake more like this
star this property uin HL16350 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes. IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.<p><strong> </strong></p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:50:19.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:50:19.19Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Drake more like this
1134069
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2019 to Question 264333, how many and what proportion of individual claims for universal credit were not paid (a) on time and (b) in full in each for the last six months for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 268397 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text The Department intends to publish this data at household level in the near future as part of Official Statistics. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T16:40:51.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:40:51.083Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1140607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Counter-terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions the Government’s Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessment for the Counter Terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reforms Initiative programme in Pakistan has been reviewed; how many times the risk assessment for that programme has been revised; and on how many occasions a Minister in his Department has approved the continuation of this programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 279458 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text The Counter Terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reform Initiative programme does not manage cases through the Anti-Terrorism Courts in Pakistan. The programme supports the reform of the criminal justice system and the Government is confident it has been delivered in a way that is consistent with our opposition to the death penalty. <p /><p>All our capacity building work is carefully considered using our Overseas Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance, which ensures the assistance being provided is properly assessed against a comprehensive range of human rights risks, including possible indirect outcomes of our activity and what mitigations are being put in place. The Guidance instructs when OSJAs are prepared, that they should be regularly updated and when Ministers must be consulted. The OSJA checklist continues to be a live document and updated as necessary. Mr Field, the former Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the time, received regular updates on the risks associated with the Rule of Law programme’s activities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T16:28:35.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T16:28:35.63Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1132405
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Borders: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Border Delivery Group last met with representatives of (a) ports and (b) airports in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 265453 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text The Border Delivery Group runs a Northern Ireland Borders Steering Group, which includes representatives from ports and airports in Northern Ireland. The most recent Border Delivery Group engagement with this group was on 15 March 2019. The next Steering Group meeting is planned for early September. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:13:19.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:13:19.343Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
1409
star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1136973
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent young people from becoming addicted to gambling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
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Clive Lewis more like this
star this property uin 273451 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text Preventing children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed by gambling is a priority for government and a core licensing objective for the Gambling Commission.<p><br>Operators offering gambling services to people in Great Britain must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and must have effective policies and procedures designed to prevent underage gambling. Where there is a failure to do so, the Gambling Commission has shown it is willing to act using the range of powers to act at its disposal.</p><p>The Gambling Commission has taken action to strengthen protections for young people. In May this year it introduced stricter age and identity verification controls, requiring all consumers to be age verified before they are able to deposit money or access free-to-play demo games. Government has also worked positively with five major operators resulting in commitments to using online technology where available to target gambling adverts away from people showing signs of problem gambling behaviour. They will also further share further data with to protect problem gamblers from experiencing further harm.</p><p>From September 2020, health education will be compulsory for all pupils in state-funded primary and secondary schools. This will cover education on online harms, including the risks related to online gambling. The non-statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) programme of study, published by the PSHE Association, includes teaching about gambling and its psychological and financial impact. GambleAware, an independent charity which funds services to help to reduce gambling harms, is working with the PSHE Association to develop resources for schools to promote resilience and raise awareness around risk-taking and gambling.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:20:01.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:20:01.28Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
1133482
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 have taken to ensure that the UK financial sector (1) increases its diversity, and (2) ensures equal pay. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16517 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text It is the Government’s aspiration to see diversity across the UK economy, and HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter reflects our ambition to see an improved gender balance in the financial services industry. So far, over 330 financial services firms have signed the Charter, committing to implement strategic actions to improve their gender balance in senior positions.<p> </p>Regarding wider work to improve diversity in the UK labour market, we are supporting the government commissioned Hampton-Alexander review to push for 33% of all board and senior leadership positions to be held by women by 2020 in the FTSE 350. Government also fully supports the Parker Review, which recommends that FTSE100 and 250 boards should have at least one director of colour by 2021 and 2024, respectively. The Prime Minister also launched the Race at Work Charter and a consultation on mandatory ethnicity pay reporting as part of a package of measures to make the workplace fairer for people from ethnic minority groups. Over 150 employers have signed the Race at Work Charter, including a number of financial services firms.<p> </p>Equal pay for men and women doing the same work, equivalent work or work of equal value, has been a legal requirement since 1970. The Government remains fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010.<p> </p>In 2017, the Government introduced regulations requiring large employers across all sectors, including financial services, to publish the differences in what they pay their male and female staff in average salaries and bonuses annually. The gender pay gap is caused by many factors and does not necessarily mean an employer has breached equal pay laws. Transparency is key to highlighting gender-based differences in pay and enabling employees to hold their employers to account, particularly where equal pay law may have been breached.
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:02:39.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:02:39.73Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1132602
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 16 April 2019 on Sharia-compliant home purchase plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Matthew Pennycook more like this
star this property uin 265621 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text I replied to the hon. Member on 24 April and a copy has been sent by email. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T10:19:05.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T10:19:05.387Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
1126865
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Tax Avoidance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which public sector organisations HMRC have identified as engaging in paying workers through disguised renumeration schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 254876 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text HMRC is unable to provide information on specific taxpayers due to its legal obligation to uphold taxpayer confidentiality. HMRC is committed to tackling tax avoidance at all levels across all organisations, including public bodies. It works closely with public bodies to support them with their tax affairs and ensure they pay the right amount.<p> </p><p>It is possible for individuals to use disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes without the participation or knowledge of the entity that engages them. Individuals, working for public bodies, identified in the course of HMRC’s compliance work as using a tax avoidance scheme would be investigated in the same way as any other scheme user.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:43:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:43:04.767Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4657
star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1133668
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2019 to Question 261211 on Immigration: EU Nationals, for what reason the information requested is not recorded in a data set that that can be interrogated through the automated checks for the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 267306 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text HMRC and the Home Office have worked closely together to ensure that information provided for the automatic residence checks is sufficient to provide a response for the majority of applications. After taking account of the other information sources available to the Home Office, tax credit records have not been included as they would only be relevant to a small number of applicants. Individuals that received tax credits during a period of residence that is not validated automatically will still be able to provide documents directly to the Home Office as evidence of their residence.<p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:58:42.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:58:42.32Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this