Results 41–60 of 3326 for speaker:Sarah McCarthy-Fry

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In reforming air passenger duty (APD) in 2008 the Government sought to ensure that flying contributes fairly to the public finances and, by introducing distance bands, to strengthen the environmental signal of the tax. Rates are set after careful deliberation by Ministers, taking into account all relevant factors. Ticketing systems are mainly based on national territories, and as such it is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Finance (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Government announced the asset-backed securities (ABS) guarantee scheme in January 2009, as part of a package of measures to stabilise financial markets, support lending to the economy and promote the transition towards a sustainable unguaranteed market. The ABS guarantee scheme closed on 31 December 2009.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Finance (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Details of the financial support provided to UK banks are provided in Budget 2010 and the Treasury's Resource Accounts.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Loans (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: For the second year of the Lending Commitments, Lloyds Banking Group have agreed to lend £44 billion to businesses, and RBS have agreed to lend £50 billion to businesses. If the Government's judgment is that either bank has failed to meet their lending commitments for year two, or has seriously breached the behaviours set out under their SME Customer Charters, the Government will inform UK...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: York (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Using orders made under the Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008, the retail deposit business of the UK subsidiaries of Kaupthing and Landsbanki respectively, Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander (KSF) and Heritable, were transferred to ING. At the time of the transfer approximately £3.6 billion was paid to ING by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the Treasury to facilitate...

Written Answers — Treasury: Cheques (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The closure of cheque and credit clearing, the UK system that processes cheques, is a commercial decision for the Payments Council, an independent body that sets the strategy for UK payment systems, will take. However, the Government recognise that certain groups (in particular the elderly, small businesses and the Third Sector) still value and are highly dependent on the cheque as a method...

Written Answers — Treasury: Credit Unions (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Government have set aside almost £100 million as Growth Fund money for onward lending by credit unions and community development financial institutions. Over 240,000 credit union members have benefited from these loans to date with the average loan being around £450. The Legislative Reform Order for Industrial and Provident Societies and credit unions is currently passing through Parliament...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Advertising (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: HM Treasury has not spent any money on Google Adwords. HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency spent £550,000 and £37,000 respectively on Google Adwords in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Buildings (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: HM Treasury spending on rooms used for staff leisure is limited to standard maintenance costs and is therefore indistinguishable from spending on rooms used entirely for business purposes. The Office of Government Commerce spent £10,000 upgrading shower facilities in 2009, with no other separately distinguishable expenditure for earlier years. The UK Debt Management Office does not have any...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Buildings (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In 1 Horse Guards road, the Treasury Sports and Social Club allow the company Energy Fitness Professionals to run a gym and classes to which it provides no financial subsidy other than providing Energy Fitness Professionals with the free accommodation. Rosebery Court in Norwich has one gym, run by the Rosebery Court Sports and Social Club. Gym users pay to use this gym directly to the social...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Buildings (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 266W.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Energy (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In March 2009, HM Treasury Group was the first central Government Department to achieve the Carbon Trust's Carbon Standard for sustained improvement on a range of environmental indicators across its estate, and is committed to further improvements. It has achieved this without the installation of voltage optimisers or similar technology but keeps this under regular review.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Furniture (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: HM Treasury has not purchased any antique furniture in the past five years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Information Officers (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 23 March 2010, Official Report, column 190W, to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Mr. Shapps). Information on the cost of employing Press Officers in 1996-97 could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Internet (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: HM Treasury has received no complaints regarding difficulties operating its website in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Internet (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: HM Treasury has not spent any money on external website design consultants between 2006-07 and 2008-09.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Manpower (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Employees across the Treasury Group are kept informed of any forthcoming changes in organisational roles or functions, and full support is given to employees. Staff have six months' notice, more in the case of disabled staff, in order to find alternative employment. Information covering HM Treasury and the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is set out in the following table. The Treasury and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Official Hospitality (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In 2008-09, the Treasury spent £91,000 and the Office of Government Commerce £1,000 on official entertainment. For information on alcohol spending by the Treasury and the Office of Government Commerce, I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Angela Eagle) gave on 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 103W, to the hon. Member for Reading, East (Mr....

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Surveys (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Summaries of the results for HM Treasury and Office of Government Commerce have been placed in the Library. The Debt Management Office (DMO) will place a copy of the results of its survey results in the Library after they have been shared with DMO staff.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Temporary Employment (30 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: HM Treasury has used the following companies to provide temporary staff in 2008-09. Information on the numbers of temporary staff employed is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Year 2008-09 Supplier name £ Brook Street (UK)Ltd. 6,000 Huntress Search Ltd. 1,000 Kelly Services (UK) Ltd. 145,000 Office Angels - OSR Recruitment...


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