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227700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Post Offices more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's announcement of 27 November 2013 on Post Office branch modernisation, how many Post Offices have benefited to date from the dedicated fund to support smaller community branches. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
uin 227769 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p /> <p>Since the landmark £20 million Post Office Community Fund started accepting applications in June 2014 more than 340 Community post offices have applied for funding. More than 250 of these proposals have been approved to date and of these more than 85 have been completed, bringing significant benefits to communities, customers and subpostmasters across the UK. The fund remains open for applications and the Government encourages eligible branches to apply for investment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227729
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Sanitary Protection: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will propose at an EU level (a) a review of the EU's classification of women's sanitary products as luxury items and (b) an end to the 5 per cent tax rate on such items. more like this
tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Dinenage more like this
uin 227738 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p>Female sanitary products are not classified as luxury items. Indeed, a reduced rate of VAT of 5 per cent currently applies to female sanitary products. This has been in place since 2001 and is the lowest rate possible under EU law.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:23:33.847Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
227688
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) how many people and (b) what proportion of the workforce were employed on zero hours contracts in (i) York Central constituency, (ii) City of York local authority area, (iii) England and (iv) the UK in 2010 and each subsequent year; and what the average number of hours worked each week by such people was in each such year. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227990 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading East more like this
answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:32:33.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:32:33.597Z
answering member
1556
label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
attachment
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file name PQ 227990 ONS 107.pdf more like this
title ONS Letter to Member - Zero Hour Contracts more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
227696
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Adult Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the level of funding his Department will provide to further education colleges for the provision of adult education in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227789 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The total budget for post 19 Further Education for 2015/16 is £3,741,472,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We do not have any budgets beyond 2015-16 as these will be agreed in the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:58:46.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:58:46.407Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227703
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Blackpool more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in Blackpool South constituency were on local authority housing waiting lists in (a) May 2010 and (b) February 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 227928 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Statistics on the numbers of households on local authorities' housing waiting lists in each local authority district, including Blackpool, are published in the Department's live table 600, which is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-rents-lettings-and-tenancies" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-rents-lettings-and-tenancies</a><br><br>These statistics are not available by parliamentary constituency.<br><br>In the Blackpool local authority area, housing waiting lists under the last Labour Government rose from 4,159 in April 1997 to 6,769 in April 2010. Under this Government, they have fallen to 4,843 as of April 2014.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:38:59.703Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:38:59.703Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
227707
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Corporation Tax more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there is a lower corporation tax limit for clubs, voluntary organisations and charities below which such organisations are not required to submit corporation tax returns. more like this
tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andrew Turner more like this
uin 227983 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Where the corporation tax liability of a club or an unincorporated organisation does not exceed £100, and where that club or organisation is run exclusively for the benefit of its members, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will not generally require that club or organisation to complete corporation tax returns. HMRC review such treatment every 5 years. This treatment does not apply to companies which are wholly owned by, or subsidiaries of, charities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC recognises that asking a charity to formally claim tax relief every year would be administratively burdensome and therefore they do not require every charity to file a tax return every year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, they do require every charity to file a tax return once every few years so that they can check that the charity is claiming any tax exemptions and reliefs in accordance with the law. In addition, charities have an obligation to complete a tax return where they have reason to believe that they should be paying tax on some of their income or gains.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>If HMRC send a notice to a charity to file a tax return, the charity must complete it and submit it within the time limits given on the forms or they may face a penalty.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T08:32:31.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T08:32:31.01Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
1426
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
227723
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the European Commission and his counterparts from other EU member states on the taxation of e-cigarettes. more like this
tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Garnier more like this
uin 227745 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>There are not been any ministerial level discussions with the European Commission or other EU member states on the taxation of e-cigarettes.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:52:21.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:52:21.293Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4074
label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
227724
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on proposals for EU-level harmonised taxation on e-cigarettes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Garnier more like this
uin 227748 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>There are no proposals for EU-level harmonised tax treatment of e-cigarettes.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:51:27.367Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:51:27.367Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4074
label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
227735
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing: Blackpool more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families were recorded as living in overcrowded conditions in Blackpool South constituency in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent date for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 227930 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The social housing reforms in the Localism Act have given local authorities and social landlords the tools they need to tackle overcrowding; while retaining the reasonable preference provisions in the allocation legislation which ensure that overcrowded families continue to get priority for social housing. HomeSwap Direct is there to make it easier for overcrowded social tenants to swap with those who want to downsize. The removal of the spare room subsidy also encourages the more effective use of social housing, by addressing the under-occupation of family homes.</p><p> </p><p>Our Affordable Homes Programme is on track to deliver 170,000 new affordable homes between 2011 and 2015, with £19.5 billion of public and private funding. A further £38 billion public and private investment will help ensure 275,000 new affordable homes are provided between 2015 and 2020.</p><p> </p><p><br><br>Data on occupancy at the local authority level from the 2011 Census is published at:</p><p><a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-and-quick-statistics-for-wards-and-output-areas-in-england-and-wales/rft-qs412ew.xls" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-and-quick-statistics-for-wards-and-output-areas-in-england-and-wales/rft-qs412ew.xls</a></p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:54:27.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:54:27.47Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
227736
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Affordable Housing: Blackpool more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built (a) for rent and (b) for purchase in Blackpool South constituency in each year from 2010 to 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 227929 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>From April 2010 to September 2014, 400 affordable homes have been delivered in Blackpool.<br><br>Statistics on total additional affordable housing provided in England and in each local authority district , including Blackpool, are published in the Department’s live table 1008, which is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply<br><br></a>They include both newly built housing and acquisitions and do not show separate figures for rent and purchase.</p><p>These statistics are not available by parliamentary constituency.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:35:56.5Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:35:56.5Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this