Results 81–100 of 3326 for speaker:Sarah McCarthy-Fry

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Computer Software (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Disability Discrimination Act requires Departments to make their materials as accessible as possible and accessibility research suggests that serif fonts are more difficult to read. For the Treasury the existing fonts on the system were examined and none met the accessibility requirements. The core Treasury font was therefore changed to a sans serif font, Humanist 777, ensuring Treasury...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Food (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Meat and dairy products are provided to HM Treasury staff in London under a facilities management contract. In line with guidance from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, suppliers under this contract procure meat and dairy products which have been produced under industry welfare standards. Directly procured dairy products are also produced under appropriate industry standards.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Information Officers (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The number of full-time equivalent press officers employed by HM Treasury is nine. In addition HM Treasury employs 22 staff working directly on publishing, digital communications, internal communications and strategic communications. Information on the costs for each year could be provided only at disproportionate cost. For information on press officers for the previous five years I refer the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Publications (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: On the announcement of a General Election, the Cabinet Secretary issues guidance to Departments on their activities during the pre-election period. This will be published on the Cabinet Office website. Regular statistical releases and reports will continue to be issued and published during the election period on dates which have been pre-announced.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Visits Abroad (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: holding answer 8 March 2010 All travel undertaken by Ministers and civil servants is in accordance with the "Ministerial Code" and the "Civil Service Management Code" respectively. All spending on subsistence is made in accordance with the principles set out in "Managing Public Money". The Government published a list of all overseas travel by Ministers costing over £500 on 16 July 2009,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Members: Correspondence (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Our records show a reply was sent to the hon. Member on 7 January 2009, however, a scanned copy of the reply was not retained. I have provided a replacement to the hon. Member.

Written Answers — Treasury: Smuggling: Tobacco (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Data relating to the estimated value of smuggled tobacco products seized by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and latterly the UK Border Agency, are only available going back to 2003. Estimates of the total value i.e. the value of the goods and associated tax, in each year since 2003 are: Goods and tax values of tobacco seizures border Total (£ million) Financial year ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Alcoholic Drinks (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The average cash value of value added tax and alcohol duty charged on a pint of lager, pint of bitter and a litre of cider can be found in Section 3 of the HM Revenue and Customs Alcohol Factsheet, available at: https://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=factalcohol The latest available annual data relate to 2009.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Housing: Sales (23 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I have been asked to reply. The Government have extended the scope of FSA regulation to include the sale and rent back market. Regulation will bring important protection for consumers in this market, preventing exploitation of vulnerable homeowners and providing means of redress for those who experience problems. Full regulation of this market will commence in June 2010 but, in recognition of...

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

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: holding answer 17 March 2010 The Child Trust Fund legislation provides that the Official Solicitor for England and Wales and the Official Solicitor for Northern Ireland manage the Child Trust Fund accounts of looked-after children where there is no one with parental responsibility. It is part of their duties to review the Child Trust Fund accounts under their control to ensure they continue...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Air Travel (22 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Tickets for domestic flights are purchased through HM Treasury's travel management company for both officials and Ministers. Separate details of travel by officials and additional information relating to tickets purchased directly by the traveller are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Treasury: Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles (22 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: holding answer 16 March 2010 Differential first-year rates of vehicle excise duty (VED) will encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars, by providing a strong signal to the consumer at the point of purchase. There are 13 different standard rates of VED. From April 2010, under differential first-year rates: cars in bands A to D-emitting up to 130 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre...

Written Answers — Treasury: Housing: Leaseback Arrangements (22 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In February 2009, HM Treasury published a consultation on regulating the sale and rent back market. A summary of the 35 responses to the consultation was published in June 2009. This document is available on the Treasury website at http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/consultsalerent_response 020609.pdf A copy of has been placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (22 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Government's Treasury Minute response to the Committee of Public Accounts Report-HM Revenue and Customs: improving the processing and collection of tax was published as Cm 7818 on 11 March 2010.

Written Answers — Treasury: Carbon Emissions: EU Action (18 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: There is currently no EU Commission proposal for an EU-wide minimum tax on carbon.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Legal Costs (18 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The information requested could not be obtained within the disproportionate costs threshold.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Lost Property (18 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The following items of HM Treasury property were reported lost or stolen during the 12 months ending December 2009: Property lost or stolen in 2009 Number Lost BlackBerry mobile devices 3 Laptop USB tokens 4 Stolen BlackBerry mobile devices 2 Remote Access Unit 1 Laptop case 1 PC mouse 1 Filing cabinet key 1 The total cost of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Theft (18 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Guidance on taking precautions against theft is provided to staff on the Treasury intranet. Staff are reminded of the importance of locking away their valuables or departmental assets when they leave the office at the end of the day or while they are away from their desks for long periods of time. Reminders are issued periodically. Furthermore the importance of all aspects of security is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Smuggling: Alcoholic Drinks (18 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Data relating to the estimated value of smuggled alcohol seized by HMRC, and latterly the UK Border Agency (UKBA), are only available going back to 2003. Estimates of the total value of beer, wine and spirits seizures i.e. the value of the goods and associated tax, in each year since 2003 are: Estimated value (£) 2003-04 14,068,459 2004-05 5,718,224 2005-06 3,160,457 ...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Insurance (18 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I have been asked to reply. The Government do not prescribe the terms, conditions or price that insurance companies may set when offering insurance. The matter raised in this question is the responsibility of the Financial Services Authority, whose day-to-day operations are independent from Government. I have asked the FSA to write to my hon. Friend.


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