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Written Answers — House of Lords: Fuels: Tax Evasion (26 September 2014)

Lord Deighton: Legislative change enacted in, The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Review of Sentencing) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (SR 249/2013) allows the appeal of unduly lenient sentences for fuel fraud to the Court of Appeal. It came into force on 9 December 2013. All 22 convictions related to offences prosecuted under Section 170(2)(a) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 for fraudulent evasion...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diesel Fuel (26 September 2014)

Baroness Kramer: ...reducing carbon dioxide emissions from transport as part of targets set in the carbon budget. Successive governments have been hugely successful in this aim and consumers have benefited from more fuel efficient vehicles, including those with petrol engines. At various points in time successive governments have put in place different treatments of petrol and diesel vehicles under transport...

National Insurance Contributions Bill (8 September 2014)

Priti Patel: ...per year. We have also taken more than 3.2 million people out of tax altogether and cut income tax for someone on the minimum wage by nearly two thirds. There have been other effective measures such as the freeze in fuel duty and the freeze in council tax in every year of this Parliament. There is no doubt that more discussion will follow in Committee, but given that there is a great deal...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Excise Duties (8 September 2014)

Priti Patel: The current rural fuel rebate scheme is in place for the Scottish Islands and the Isles of Scilly. An evaluation of the scheme by HMRC found it to be effectively meeting the policy objective of reducing the pump prices faced by motorists. The evaluation report can be found at: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/research/rural-fuel-duty-relief.pdf

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market) (4 September 2014)

Anne Main: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. This debate is broad, and I am sure that there will be various takes on stamp duty. I wanted it to be broad because people will have different views on what we should be doing about stamp duty, which is incurred by many constituents throughout the country. Stamp duty land tax first appeared in its current form in 2003, and it is...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Warm Home Discount Scheme (4 September 2014)

Theresa Villiers: .... Although the responsibility for issues in this area are devolved, the Government is playing its part to address the problems we know people are encountering in Northern Ireland as a result of fuel prices. Notably, the Chancellor has frozen fuel duty for the remainder of the Parliament. Since home heating oil heats 68% of homes in Northern Ireland compared to 4% in Great Britain this has...

Written Answers — Transport: Large Goods Vehicles (4 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with his counterparts in HM Treasury about likely effects of the proposed methanol excise duty reduction to incentivise the increased use of methanol as a replacement for diesel in HGVs on (a) the wider fuel market and (b) the wider vehicle market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Duty (2 September 2014)

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Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Taxes on Households (2 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Philip Davies: The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has shown that a 3p cut in fuel duty would generate 70,000 new jobs, stimulate GDP by 0.2% and help to reduce inflation. The Centre for Economics and Business Research says that a cut would be even more beneficial to the economy and would be self-financing. Do the Government accept that a cut in fuel duty would be self-financing and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Growth in Average Earnings (2 September 2014)

Priti Patel: ...Government have taken decisive action in getting more people into work than ever before—cutting taxes for hard-working families through increases in personal allowances, freezing council tax and fuel duty, cutting energy bills, and providing tax-free child care up to 2,000.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Duty (2 September 2014)

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Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014)

Kenneth Gibson: ...overtake the North Sea as the UK’s biggest oil-producing region.” Only the no campaign would try to persuade Scotland that oil is a burden and that nuclear weapons, which, as Michael Heseltine admitted last week, have hindered exploration and exploitation of fossil fuels in the west, are an asset. Why do we have some of the highest levels of child poverty in the western world?...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL]: Report (29 July 2014)

The Bishop of Sheffield: ...own credit union—the Churches’ Mutual Credit Union. The Armed Forces, like the clergy and other groups, need a source of affordable credit for short and long-term needs. As a society we have duty of support and care to our Armed Forces. Recent research in a number of strands shows clearly that the ability to obtain credit at reasonable rates of interest is a vital element in...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Cost of Living (17 July 2014)

Dan Rogerson: ...and deepest recession since the war. We have taken action to elevate the impact on households. For example, rural households spend a large proportion of their income on travel. We have reduced fuel duty meaning pump prices are 13p per litre lower than they would have been under Labour’s plans. This means it is 7 cheaper for motorists every time they fill their tank.

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Robin Walker: ...are already helping to achieve that admirable aim by backing small businesses through scrapping the jobs tax, extending small business rate relief, introducing the employment allowance, cutting fuel duty and reducing the rate of corporation tax for small businesses, which, under the previous Government, was higher than the rate paid by some large corporations. That is why employment has...

Young Asylum Seekers (15 July 2014)

Jim Sheridan: ...forced to live well below the poverty line, because of the Government’s freezing of asylum support. We in the UK should be proud of our commitment to supporting legitimate refugees. We owe them a duty of care and a life of dignity, yet families that have fled from war or persecution are plunged into poverty when they reach the UK, a place they thought would be safe. The Home...

Written Answers — Treasury: Standard of Living (15 July 2014)

Nicky Morgan: ...has taken continued action to help hardworking families, including raising the personal allowance, which will take over 3.2 million individuals out of income tax altogether by 2015-16, as well as freezing fuel duty, council tax and reducing household energy bills. The best way to improve people's living standards is to boost productivity and jobs, and the labour market has continued to...

Bill Presented: Childcare Payments Bill (14 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Chloe Smith: ...is a slowdown in essential item inflation, particularly food, clothes and mortgage interest payments—another sign of a sounder economy. Petrol costs fell again, which eased the pressure on household finances—indeed, under this Government, fuel duty is now more than 13p a litre lower than it would have been without our action, so that the average family saves 7 every time...

Business of the House (10 July 2014)

Andrew Lansley: ...of economic value by Labour, which took 3,000 per household out of the value of the economy. We are cutting tax for over 26 million people, taking 3 million people out of income tax altogether, freezing fuel duty for the rest of this Parliament, helping local authorities to freeze council tax, delivering an average 50 reduction in energy bills, cutting 50 from some of the...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Housing Supply (9 July 2014)

Caroline Lucas: ...163;1 billion of Government grant spend, could be sufficient to get us building enough homes if it was combined with a package of reform. That would certainly be a good start. Serious consideration should be given to channelling some of the huge windfall increase in stamp duty revenues predicted by the Office for Budget Responsibility into building new council homes. That would be one way...

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