Results 81–100 of 2112 for speaker:Paddy Tipping

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: G20 (31 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the agenda for the forthcoming G20 summit.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Coal Fired Power Stations (31 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on preparations for a public consultation on a UN framework for coal-fired power stations; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (26 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to ensure that assets of funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are invested in a manner (a) appropriate to expect future demands, (b) which minimises risk and (c) consistent with provisions of European Council Directive 2003/41/EC on...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (26 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will provide the European Commission with an implementation report of how the law applicable to the Local Government Pension Scheme complies with the provisions of the Activities and Supervision of Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision Directive in accordance with Article 22(2) of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (26 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether the Local Government Pension Scheme is an institution for occupational retirement provision under Article 6 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC; (2) whether the funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are institutions for occupational retirement provision...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (26 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons it was decided to exempt the Local Government Pension Scheme from the provisions of Articles 9 to 17 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (26 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to ensure that funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are legally separated from the administering authorities, in accordance with Article 8 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (26 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to ensure that the assets of funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are invested in the best interests of the scheme members, in accordance with Article 18 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Minimum Wage (25 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of people receiving a higher take home pay as a result of national minimum wage legislation in (a) Nottinghamshire, (b) the East Midlands and (c) nationally.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Broadband Providers (19 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: In his discussions with Ofcom and the providers, will the Minister ensure that the needs of businesses working in rural areas are met? High-quality broadband is essential in rural areas and sparsely populated areas, because people need to compete on a level playing field.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: National Parks (18 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — UK Energy (Coal) (17 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Mr. Anderson) on securing the debate, and I want to reinforce some of the points that he made. His central theme is that coal—particularly indigenous coal—is part of a balanced UK energy policy, and he is right to stress the importance of coal. The only plant being built at the moment, save for renewables, is a new gas plant. I am...

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — UK Energy (Coal) (17 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I am sure that that is correct, but I just add the caveat to say that things have gone backwards rather than forwards. Two challenges face the coal industry: the economy and the environment. I shall talk about both briefly. British miners are the most efficient in Europe. We ought to be backing them, not continuing to lay them off. There are immediate prospects for the UK deep coal industry....

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — UK Energy (Coal) (17 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: My hon. Friend has been a long-term advocate of Asfordby and opposed its closure vigorously. The point is simple: we can have a demonstration and reopen Harworth colliery, which will give a signal that it is possible to pursue other, more difficult prospects. The second issue that I want briefly to discuss, which has been the subject of much comment, is carbon capture and storage. I am told,...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax (17 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average council tax requirement levied per resident by each county council in England is for 2009-10, ranked from highest to lowest.

Written Answers — Justice: House of Lords Reform (17 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last met representatives of other political parties to discuss reform of the House of Lords.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (11 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of all governance compliance statements and general governance statements requested from Local Government Pension Scheme administration authorities and held by the Workforce Pay and Pensions Division of her Department.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Rents (9 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average council tax bill per resident issued by each county council in England was in 2008-09.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Databases (6 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) data matching and (b) data accuracy software his Department uses to ensure that databases used to support the benefit system are accurate.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Services: Essex (4 Mar 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment her Department has made of the likely effects of Transformational Services and Delivery Support, the procurement exercise being proposed by Essex county council, on service delivery; and if she will make a statement; (2) what discussions her Department has had with representatives of Essex county council...


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