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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what average value of tax credits were paid to claimants who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 203325 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Tax Year</p></td><td> </td><td colspan="3"><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'in work'</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'out of work'</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as self employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as both employed and self employed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>£4,300</p></td><td><p>£5,800</p></td><td><p>£2,800</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£4,700</p></td><td><p>£6,500</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£5,000</p></td><td><p>£6,800</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td><td><p>£4,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£5,200</p></td><td><p>£6,900</p></td><td><p>£3,900</p></td><td><p>£4,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£5,600</p></td><td><p>£7,200</p></td><td><p>£4,500</p></td><td><p>£4,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£6,000</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£7,600</del> <ins class="ministerial">£<ins>7,500</ins></ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£6,300</del> <ins class="ministerial">£<ins>6,200</ins></ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£6,400</del> <ins class="ministerial">£<ins>6,000</ins></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £100.</p><p> </p><p>Data from earlier years is only available at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in average tax credit awards in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ in April 2012. This policy removed a number of higher income households from the tax credit population. As higher income households generally have lower tax credit awards, the effect of removing these households increases the average award.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T14:06:19.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T14:06:19.897Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:54:34.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:54:34.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: York 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) York Central constituency and (b) York Unitary Authority area received child and working tax credits in 2009 and in each year since. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 202934 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The finalised annual award Child and Working Tax Credits statistics for 2012-13 are available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics-2012-to-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics-2012-to-2013</a></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins>Since </ins><ins>the original PQ answer was issued, HM Revenue and Customs</ins><ins> have revised figures for finalised Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics for 2012-13. As such, figures in the referenced publication of interest may </ins><ins>have </ins><ins>be</ins><ins>en</ins><ins> subject to change</ins><ins>.</ins></ins></p><p> </p><p>The finalised annual award Child and Working Tax Credits statistics for 2011-12 are available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>For the years 2009-10 to 2010-11, please refer to the archived publication webpage:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121106034103/http:/www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/final-award-geog.htm" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121106034103/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/final-award-geog.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Table 2 of these publications provide a breakdown of figures by local authority, including York.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table 3 of these publications provide a breakdown of figures by parliamentary constituency, including York Central.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:56:46.727Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:56:46.727Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:55:28.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:55:28.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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HM 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
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star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Self-employed 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed people claimed (a) child tax credits and (b) working tax credits in each of the last 10 years. 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 202509 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Thousands</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of families in receipt of tax credits containing at least one member identified as self-employed</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Families benefitting from both WTC and CTC</p></td><td><p>Families benefitting from WTC Only</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>760</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>780</p></td><td><p>130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>750</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">170</del> <ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data from earlier years is only available at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The decrease in the number of self employed households in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ of tax credits in April 2012. This policy change removed a large number of higher income households from the whole tax credits population.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In general, there is and has been a long term trend of growth in the number of self employed people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T15:57:45.697Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:57:45.697Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:57:50.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:57:50.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury remove filter
star this property hansard heading Succession 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 there is any regulation of heir hunters in the way they operate or the fees they charge beneficiaries; if not, whether they have plans to introduce such regulations; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL303 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>There is no regulation in place that specifically covers the way probate researchers operate or the fees they charge beneficiaries.</p><p> </p><p>Relationships between probate researchers and their clients are normally contractual arrangements and subject to contract law.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is planning to introduce regulation of the activity of conducting private investigations, surveillance or inquiries, which could bring some probate and asset researchers into scope for statutory licensing by the Security Industry Authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T15:17:01.2324443Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:17:01.2324443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM 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
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star this property hansard heading Debts 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 figures for household debt in the United Kingdom were provided by the Office for Budget Responsibility in each year from 2010–11 to 2013–14 and estimated for 2014–15; and what is the percentage represented by such debt of (1) national income, and (2) disposable income, in each year. more like this
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Lord Kinnock more like this
star this property uin HL307 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p><strong>The OBR publish figures for household debt, GDP and disposable income on their website alongside their Economic and Fiscal Outlook. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>In 2010-11 total lending to households in the United Kingdom or debt liabilities was estimated to be £1.53 trillion in the National Accounts produced by the Office for National Statistics, this is equivalent to 102% of annual Gross Domestic Product and 152% of household disposable income in that year. In 2011-12 the figure was 1.53 trillion (99% and147% respectively), and in 2012-13 the figure was 1.54 trillion (98% and 143%). These data are not yet available for 2013-14. In their March 2014 Economic and fiscal outlook the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast these figures to be 1.66 trillion in 2014-15 (97% and 144% respectively).</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T15:13:23.5823152Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:13:23.5823152Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kinnock more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Official Visits more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what visits each of the Ministers in his Department have made since January 2013; and what the purpose of each such visit was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 200495 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Details of Ministers' visits overseas are published quarterly and can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T14:56:36.3441463Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T14:56:36.3441463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM 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
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star this property hansard heading Self-employed 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are registered as self-employed in each region and constituent part of the UK. 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 200518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the numbers of individuals with self employment sources for each region of the UK in the year 2011-12 are provided in the table attached.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Region </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Self-employed<br> (thousands)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> North East </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 158 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> North West and Merseyside </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 497 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> Yorkshire and the Humber </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 402 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> East Midlands </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 352 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> West Midlands </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 418 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> East of England </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 556 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> London </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 883 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> South East </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 844 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> South West </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 559 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> Wales </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 240 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> Scotland </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 368 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> Northern Ireland </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 177 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> Address abroad </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 34 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> All UK </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 5,490</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>These estimates are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes for 2011-12 which is the latest year available.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:01:36.8447337Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:01:36.8447337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury remove filter
star this property hansard heading Beer: Excise Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimates have been made for the net financial benefit to the pub industry of the reduction in beer duty in the 2014 Budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 200569 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Budget 2014 cut the tax on a typical pint of beer by one penny. This will support pubs as the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) estimate nearly two thirds of the alcohol sold in pubs is beer. After the beer duty cut at Budget 2013, a BBPA survey suggested 76% of their members increased their investment and 61% employed more staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Some pubs have diversified away from beer and these pubs will benefit from the duty on ordinary cider and spirits being frozen this year, as well as from ending the wine duty escalator.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T09:23:51.7797342Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T09:23:51.7797342Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Private Finance Initiative 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce a clause into private finance initiative contracts to limit the ability of contractors to move offshore. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dover more like this
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Charlie Elphicke more like this
star this property uin 200422 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to effective anti-avoidance rules to ensure that profits arising on UK activities are not artificially diverted to low tax jurisdictions. At the same time, it needs to ensure that the tax system is competitive for all companies and has set out its plans to make the UK an attractive place to do business while retaining proportionate anti-avoidance protection.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK resident PFI contractors regardless of their shareholders' registered jurisdiction will be charged UK corporation tax on profits earned within the UK. To limit the freedoms properly available to investors would be anti-competitive and contrary to European Union law. These points are not unique to the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) but apply equally to non-PFI companies and investors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
star this property answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:16:51.7993588Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:16:51.7993588Z
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star this property label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Charlie Elphicke more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury remove filter
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 200449 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>None.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T14:57:37.7261441Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T14:57:37.7261441Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this