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Results 1–20 of 5000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Ruth Kelly

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Children in Care: Child Trust Fund (25 Mar 2010)

Ruth Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities (a) ensure that the full £100 Child Trust Fund annual payments for looked-after children are put in their individual account and (b) have used all or part of these payments for other purposes.

Written Answers — Treasury: Child Trust Fund: Children in Care (22 Mar 2010)

Ruth Kelly: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the performance of stakeholder Child Trust Funds managed by the Official Solicitor or Accountant of Court on behalf of looked-after children.

Written Answers — Justice: Children in Care: Child Trust Fund (17 Mar 2010)

Ruth Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of Child Trust Funds managed by the Official Solicitor or Accountant of Court on behalf of looked-after children have been re-allocated to a different provider following concerns about investment performance.

Written Answers — Transport: Facilities for Cyclists (22 Apr 2008)

Ruth Kelly: I recently announced record funding of £140 million to Cycling England to support local authorities and others to improve cycling provision. The Department has also asked local authorities to develop cycling strategies through their local transport plans.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Tickets (15 Nov 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The Government welcomes the initiative announced in July by Eurostar, as part of Railteam, to give travellers seamless high-speed train travel across international borders. From 2009 their new distribution system will allow international travellers to purchase, make a reservation and receive tickets for Railteam members' services from any distributor of European rail tickets in one...

Written Answers — Transport: Airport Security (17 Jul 2007)

Ruth Kelly: Department for Transport Ministers regularly meet with ministerial colleagues in the course of performing their ministerial duties. Information relating to private meetings, discussion and advice is not normally disclosed as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of discussion. There is regular discussion at official level between this Department and the Home Office regarding security...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Tax Rates and Bands: Agriculture (28 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for the Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) on 28 June 2007, Official Report, (PQ 137436).

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund (27 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The £6 million funding for the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund was sourced from the New Ventures Fund.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: iGather (26 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The iGather project was awarded funding of £300,000 in March 2005. The project has developed a prototype to enable ready access to environmental, employment, housing and other data stored electronically to assist planners to carry out sustainability appraisals effectively and efficiently. The purpose of a sustainability appraisal, mandatory under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (25 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: We fully expect local authority trading standards officers to carry out their new statutory duties when home information packs are introduced on 1 August 2007. The Department has worked closely with the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS) throughout the development of this policy and is now working with them to ensure a smooth implementation. Trading standards have...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (25 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: In total we have received requests for more than 4,000 home information packs (HIPs) across all the trials. We are still analysing and compiling the data from Phase 2 of the trials. We will publish the findings later in the year. We are still receiving completed HIPs from pack providers and solicitors. MORI continues to conduct independent research with organisations involved in the trial and...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (25 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: Research conducted for the Department by Europe Economics suggested that had home information packs (HIPs) been implemented on 1 June for all properties there might have been a transitory impact on the volume of properties marketed for sale as consumers adjusted to the new duties. Any such impact was likely to have been small compared with the normal fluctuations in listings. The analysis...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (25 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: A copy of the agreement is available in the Library of both Houses.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Armed Forces (25 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: No information is held centrally about the number of service personnel and former service personnel applying to local authorities for social housing in England.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund (25 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The Guidance Note issued to Government Offices and local authorities in England in February 2007 which outlines the criteria used can be found on the Department's website at http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=l506075 Copies of the guidance have been placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Written Questions (25 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: I answered Questions 136471 and 136474 on 24 May 2007, Official Report, column 1528W. Question 136475 was answered on 25 June 2007.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Valuation (21 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The guidance is currently being updated to reflect feedback from customer working groups. A copy will be placed in the Library of the House when it is available.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Valuation (21 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The VOA has not undertaken a comprehensive exercise to gather value significant coding information on all domestic dwellings in England.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (21 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The court has granted permission for a full hearing on three of Shrewsbury and Congleton's four grounds. The court refused their application for interim relief and hence we will be continuing with our original restructuring timetable. As this matter is currently before the courts, it would not be appropriate to say more than that we believe we have acted entirely appropriately and within our...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Valuation Office: Contracts (20 Jun 2007)

Ruth Kelly: The Valuation Office Agency's published Annual Reports and Accounts for 2005-06 and 2006-07 show expenditure to date, net of recoverable VAT. Any anticipated future expenditure cannot be released into the public domain, as this would prejudice the commercial interests of both the VOA and Rightmove.co.uk plc.


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