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Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: National Crime Agency (22 October 2014)

William McCrea: ...impact on the rural economy. We have seen audacious attempts by many gangs to carry out all sorts of crimes, including the exploding of ATMs on the forecourts of garages, the laundering and selling of illegal fuel, the stealing to order of valuable machinery, and the worrying trend in the theft of cattle, and the illegal slaughter and sale of those animals in the Republic of Ireland and...

Domestic Energy Efficiency (21 October 2014)

Graham Jones: ...system states: “If the score produces a Category 1 hazard, for example if there is a high risk of serious health implications”— such as damp— “from exposure to cold then the Authority have a duty to take action. If there is a Category 2 hazard, for example there is risk that exposure to cold may have an adverse affect on health, the Authority may take...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 October 2014)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: ...Benches. On Report, the House has before it in the next group amendments in the names of the noble Baronesses, Lady Browning and Lady Berridge, which would oblige courts to have regard to their duty under Section 44 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 when implementing this clause. That would mean that a court would have to have regard in every case to, “the welfare of the...

Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (15 October 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: I shall take the amendments in turn. Amendments 49 and 51A seek to include explicit provision in the Bill for fuel duty and air passenger duty to be devolved to the Welsh Assembly. First, I remind noble Lords that Clause 6 of the Bill already contains the power for further taxes to be devolved to the Assembly by Order in Council and therefore the Bill does not rule out in perpetuity any tax...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Roads Maintenance (7 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Joe Byrne: ...apparent to us. It is obvious, however, that the budgetary process is at the heart of the problem. Look, the reality is this: people drive cars. When they buy a car, they pay car tax, VAT and excise duties. Our motorists paid 927 million in fuel duty between 2011 and 2012, providing 18% — that is, 76 — more revenue per person annually than...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Deep Geothermal Energy (6 October 2014)

Steven Agnew: ...take on Mr Flanagan's point. I suspect that one of the problems with geothermal energy is not to do with some of the distraction that has been created around the idea of fracking but the fact that the Department has a statutory duty to promote the gas industry. To incentivise the exploitation of geothermal energy would be a threat to the gas industry because, of course, it...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: National Crime Agency (6 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

David Ford: ...to 160 organised crime groups are active in Northern Ireland and there are 800 active criminals. We have had descriptions from different parts of the House of the impacts of organised crime, whether it be drug dealing, fuel laundering, waste dumping or the increasing problem of cybercrime, on which there is a very limited pool of expertise to tackle it at the highest level. We...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014)

The Bishop of Coventry: ...like to draw on one figure from that period which I found helpful in thinking about the matters before us. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said that when a madman came down the street swinging an axe it was our duty to not just apply plasters to the injured but to stop the madman with whatever means were expedient. The Government are seeking to join with others to stop the madman swinging the axe of...

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)

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the fuel discount scheme for rural communities.

Written Answers — Health: Nurses: Car Allowances (5 September 2014)

Daniel Poulter: As with all staff covered by the Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions, nursing staff incurring motoring costs during their national health service duties will receive reimbursement of these costs at the published mileage rates to ensure that they are not out of pocket. The change in fuel allowance for NHS staff to 20p per mile for mileage over 3,500 came into force on 1 July 2014 following...

[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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