Results 181–200 of 3326 for speaker:Sarah McCarthy-Fry

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Na h-Eileanan an Iar (2 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The latest information on the number of households benefiting from tax credits, by each parliamentary constituency, is available in the HMRC snapshot publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical Analyses. December 2009", available at: dec09.pdf As incomes and entitlements for 2009-10 have yet to be finalised,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: holding answer 24 February 2010 No such agreement has been entered into by the Department.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Redundancy (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Government's investments in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Northern Rock plc, Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc, and Bradford and Bingley plc are managed on a commercial and arm's-length basis by UK Financial Investments Limited. Decisions about business operations remain the responsibility of the directors of those banks. It is a matter for each company's management...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental ICT (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Spending on font licensing in the last three years was £14,268 for HM Treasury, £240 for HM Revenue and Customs and nil for the Valuation Office Agency and Debt Management Office.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Internet (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: No designs for the Department's website have been commissioned since 2005.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Plants (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Information on spending in the current financial year will be available once the financial year has been completed and the Treasury's Resource Account has been audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Written Answers — Treasury: Members: Correspondence (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: A reply was sent to the hon. Member on 23 February 2010.

Written Answers — Treasury: Mortgages (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Tripartite Authorities continue to engage in European proposals concerning mortgage markets and are themselves exploring changes to mortgage regulation at a UK level. The FSA issued a Discussion Paper in October 2009 reviewing the current regulations. Chapter 3 discusses prudential measures, and Chapter 4 considers product regulation. The paper is available online at:...

Written Answers — Treasury: State Retirement Pensions (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The information request is provided in the table: Total NI contributions (£) Men 130 217,900 Women 893 1,492,741

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Gambling (1 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Information about betting and gaming taxes revenue collected by HMRC is available at: The following table shows figures for revenue collected from betting duty in each of the last three years: £ 000 Total b etting 2007 418,459 2008 412,098 2009 353,347 Lottery Duty applies to lottery operators and is not a betting tax.

Written Answers — Treasury: Castle Point (26 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Neighbourhood Statistics Service provides a wide range of statistical information at parliamentary constituency level, taken from the 2001 Census and other sources. This service is available on the National Statistics website at: The Government have put in place a broad programme of reform since 1997. Over the decade to 2007, the economic...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Recruitment (26 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The accounting systems of HM Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, the Valuation Office Agency and the Debt Management Office do not separately identify spending on recruitment consultants from within general spending on recruitment and the information could not be supplied within the disproportionate costs threshold.

Written Answers — Treasury: Members: Correspondence (26 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: A response was sent to the hon. Member on 16 December.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Loans (25 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Government agreed lending commitments with Lloyds Banking Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in February 2009. Under these legally-binding agreements, Lloyds committed to lend an additional £3 billion and RBS an additional £9 billion to households on commercial terms (and subject to market demand) over the 12 months from March 2009. The Government will report annually to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Loans (25 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In England, the Government's key objective for housing is to ensure everyone has access to a decent home at a price they can afford. The Government remain committed to the delivery of affordable housing, including through both shared equity and shared ownership schemes. Since 1997 the Government have helped more than 110,000 households in England into low-cost homeownership through shared...

Written Answers — Treasury: Dunfermline Building Society (25 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the letter sent to him dated 11 January 2010 from Lord Myners, a copy of which will be placed in Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Local Government (24 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Financial Stability Update (24 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Following the successful legal and capital restructuring of Northern Rock, which took effect on 1 January 2010, the Government, in conjunction with the Financial Services Authority, have reviewed the guarantee arrangements applying to retail deposits held with Northern Rock. The restructuring has resulted in the formation of a strong, well-capitalised, highly liquid bank that remains in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Schedule 7 of the Counter-terrorism Act 2008 (24 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: As outlined in schedule 7 to the Counter-terrorism Act 2008, the Treasury has undertaken to report to Parliament following the end of each calendar year in which a direction under the powers has been issued. This is the first of these reports, and covers the 2009 calendar year. The Schedule 7 powers Schedule 7 provides the Treasury with powers to implement a graduated range of financial...

Written Answers — Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Fraud (23 Feb 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Estimates of expenditure on activity to tackle alcohol fraud in 2007-08 and 2008-09 total approximately £22 million. The projected cost for 2009-10, indicates an increase in HMRC and UKBA expenditure of around 12 per cent., to approximately £25 million. This reflects the introduction of new enforcement capabilities, such as specialist teams to carry out civil investigations of fraud, and...

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