Michael Moore: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which dates the Joint Exchequer Committee has met; which Ministers from the Government and the Scottish Government attended each such meeting; what the agenda was for each such meeting; and what other topics were discussed at each such meeting.
Michael Moore: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the date was of each meeting of the Finance Quad in each calendar year from 2010; which Ministers from the (a) Government and (b) devolved administrations took part in each such meeting; what the agenda was for each such meeting; and what other topics were discussed at each such meeting.
Michael Moore: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what dates the (a) Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) and (b) sub-committees of the JMC met in each calendar year from 2010; which Ministers from the (i) Government and (ii) devolved administrations took part in each such meeting; what the agenda was for each such meeting; and what other topics were discussed at each such meeting.
Michael Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which member states of the European Union are founding members of its predecessor organisation, the European Economic Community; and for those which were not founding members, what the (a) year was that the initial formal applications for member state status was made, (b) year was that application was formally accepted by the...
Michael Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which states, or parts thereof, have (a) applied for and (b) achieved member state status of the European Union under (i) Article 48 and (ii) Article 49 of the Treaty of European Union, or equivalent earlier treaty provision.
Michael Moore: I regularly meet with Scottish Government Ministers at events, such as the Scottish employability forum last week, where we discuss economic issues. This Government recognise the challenges faced by families and businesses, and is focusing on moving the economy from rescue to recovery.
Michael Moore: All papers in the Scotland analysis programme underline the value to business of Scotland being part of the UK. Our fourth paper, published in July, set out the benefits to business of being part of the UK’s domestic single market, and the shared framework which underpins this.
Michael Moore: All papers in the Scotland analysis programme underline the value to business of Scotland of being part of the UK. Our fourth paper, published in July, set out the benefits to business of being part of the UK’s domestic single market, and the shared framework which underpins this.
Michael Moore: Scotland Office Ministers have received no representations from the Scottish Government on the spending review.
Michael Moore: I hold regular discussions with energy generators in Scotland about a range of issues, including the important changes being delivered under the new Energy Bill.
Michael Moore: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave earlier today to the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Mr Roy).
Michael Moore: Last week I had extensive discussions with the Scottish farming industry at the Royal Highland Show. I am in regular discussions with DEFRA Ministers on implications of CAP reforms for Scotland.
Michael Moore: The latest available employment data, at a sub Scotland level, is for the period between January 2012 and December 2012. Data on full and part-time work is only available at Scotland level for the same period. The full set of employment data for all Scottish local authorities can be found at http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/contents.aspx including part-time jobs for the period up to 2008.
Michael Moore: Recent assessments of the economy in Scotland over the last year show that: there are 43,000 more people in employment; unemployment has decreased by 25,000 and 6,800 fewer people are claiming benefit. This is welcome news and the Scotland Office will continue to work with partners in Scotland to improve all areas of the labour market.
Michael Moore: Parliament will continue to be updated on the implementation of the Scottish rate of income tax as work progresses, including any changes to the cost estimates. HMRC expects to be able to provide an updated estimate of the operational cost of implementing the Scottish rate of income tax later in 2013-14 when planned work on designing the process for identifying Scottish taxpayers is...
Michael Moore: The non-seasonally adjusted regional monthly data on the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance for more than 24 months in Scotland, for the period up to May 2012, is publically available on the ONS website at: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.h tml?edition=tcm%3A77-268296 Official labour market statistics data predating this period can be obtained from...
Michael Moore: According to ONS data, the figures for zero hours contracts in the UK (non-seasonally adjusted) for October to December 2012 was 200,000. The ONS do not publish the below UK level data as the sample size is too small.
Michael Moore: During the development and implementation of the Scotland Act 2012, Scotland Office Ministers and Treasury Ministers have met regularly to discuss a wide range of matters relating to the new Scottish rate of income tax, including the costs of implementation. Scotland Office officials are represented on HMRC's implementation project and programme boards.
Michael Moore: The Scotland Office does not own any property. The Office's accommodation in Melville Crescent is leasehold property.
Michael Moore: The latest official labour market statistics show that overall Scottish labour market conditions improved over the three months from February to April 2013, including an increase in employment of 47,000. The Government remains focused on strengthening the economy and the employment opportunities that flow from that. As part of the Scottish Employability Forum work, Scotland's two Governments,...