Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

HM Treasury: Self-employed: Tax Avoidance answered 21 January 2015

Pamela Nash: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many IR35 status enquiries HM Revenue and Customs has made in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU External Trade: USA answered 27 January 2015

David Nuttall: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Council of the European Union acted by unanimity or qualified majority when adopting the negotiating directives for the EU for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Councillors: Young People answered 26 January 2015

Peter Bone: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what guidance his Department provides to Returning Officers on the eligibility of 18 year olds to stand for election to a local council in a ward in which they go to school but do not live.

House of Lords: Milk answered 21 January 2015

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the long term sustainability of milk production in the United Kingdom.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Business: Rural Areas answered 27 January 2015

Huw Irranca-Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page seven of her Department's policy brief, How increased Connectivity is Boosting Prospects of Rural Areas, published in December 2014, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Skills and Knowledge Transfer Programme on business people in rural areas to date.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Business, Innovation and Skills: National Minimum Wage 22 January 2015
Jo Swinson: Today I publish the response document to a public consultation on the draft consolidated national minimum wage (NMW) regulations. The NMW regulations, which set out the detailed NMW rules, came...
Treasury: Double Taxation Agreement (Croatia) 20 January 2015
David Gauke: A double taxation agreement and protocol with Croatia was signed on 15 January 2015. The text of the agreement and protocol has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and made available...
House of Commons Commission: House of Commons Governance 21 January 2015
John Thurso: (Representing the House of Commons Commission): The House of Commons Commission discussed the report of the Committee on House of Commons Governance at its meeting on 19 January. In line with...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Ordnance Survey: Change in Operating Model 22 January 2015
Matthew Hancock: I am today announcing the Government’s intention to change Ordnance Survey from a trading fund to a Government company at the end of the financial year. The change is operational in nature,...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Council 21 January 2015
Dan Rogerson: My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Amber Rudd) and I attended the EU Environment Council in Brussels on 17 December. Mark H...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 22 January 2015
Elizabeth Truss: The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 26 January in Brussels. My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (George Eustice) will represent...
House of Lords: Environment Council 21 January 2015
Lord de Mauley: My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Dan Rogerson) has today made the following statement. My Hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Consular Services 23 January 2015
Philip Hammond: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) welcomes the scrutiny of its consular services by the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Command Paper laid today sets out the Government’s response to...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Records 21 January 2015
David Lidington: In line with the Lord Chancellor’s code of practice on the management of records, the FCO maintains an inventory of its record holdings and carries out regular file audits. In my statement...
House of Lords: Tobacco: Packaging 22 January 2015
Earl Howe: Following the announcement made by my Hon friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, in the adjournment debate yesterday on the introduction of standardised packaging...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Non-lethal Equipment: Jordanian Armed Forces 27 January 2015
Philip Hammond: I have today laid a departmental minute proposing the gifting of non-lethal equipment to the Jordanian armed forces. My right hon. Friend the former Secretary of State for Foreign and...
Prime Minister: Holocaust Commission 27 January 2015
David Cameron: Today I am publishing the report of the Holocaust Commission and copies of the report have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. On this poignant Holocaust memorial day, 70 years on from...
Communities and Local Government: Community Pubs 26 January 2015
Kris Hopkins: Pubs play an important role in our local communities. They provide valuable local hubs that strengthen community relationships and encourage wider social interaction, with each pub also being...
Cabinet Office: UK Statistics Authority 20 January 2015
Rob Wilson: The Cabinet Office wishes to report that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has been sought for the UK Statistics Authority (referred to as the Statistics Board in the Statistics and...
Home Department: Unaccompanied-Asylum Seeking Children 23 January 2015
James Brokenshire: The UK has opted in to the regulation that amends a single article in the Dublin Regulation (EU) No. 604/2013 (“Dublin III”) concerning its application to unaccompanied children. The...
House of Lords: National Minimum Wage 22 January 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following statement. Today I publish the response document...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Consular Assistance : Murder And Manslaughter 22 January 2015
David Lidington: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides consular support to bereaved families and friends in approximately 70 cases of murder and manslaughter annually. It is essential that the support...
House of Lords: Ordnance Survey: Change in Operating Model 22 January 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Rt hon Friend the Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy (Matthew Hancock) has today made the following statement. I am today announcing the Government’s intention to...
House of Lords: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 22 January 2015
Lord de Mauley: My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Elizabeth Truss) has today made the following statement. The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 26 January in Brussels. My hon. friend,...
Treasury: Ecofin 27 January 2015
George Osborne: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 27 January 2015. Ministers are due to discuss the following items: Investment plan for Europe The Commission...