Sarah McCarthy-Fry: holding answer 9 March 2010 The Government are clear that remuneration policies must be based on long-term sustainable performance in the interests of all shareholders, taking proper account of risk. Therefore, there must be an end to the short-term bonus culture in the banking sector. However, the Government also recognise that performance related pay is an important part of rewarding...
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Each child trust fund account that is opened receives a payment of £250 from the Government, with an additional payment of £250 to children in lower-income families. Statistics showing the level of child trust fund accounts opened in each local authority area is available at: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ctf/stats.htm This data shows that 10,760 child trust fund accounts had been opened in the...
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In 2008 the HM Treasury intranet underwent a redevelopment. The design costs associated with this were £38,634.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The number of full-time equivalent staff employed by HM Treasury to assist the special advisers and Council of Economic Advisers is 4.5, comprising of 2 full-time range Ds, 1 part-time range C and 2 full-time range Bs.
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: http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk./ The Government have put in place a broad programme of reform since 1997. Over the decade to 2007, the economic...
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Treasury Ministers and officials receive representations from 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 representations.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I have been asked to reply. Estimates of the net cost to the Exchequer of the Government's Climate Change Agreements are available in Table 7 of the pre-Budget report Tax Ready Reckoner.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Government have negotiated voluntary agreements with all the major UK banks to offer a basic bank account. Basic bank accounts do not offer overdrafts so new customers do not have to pass a credit check to qualify for an account.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: There has been no spending on the relocation of staff from either Essex or the Castle Point constituency in any of the last five years.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: holding answer 8 March 2010 Ministers and officials of the Treasury, its agencies, HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency undertake official visits throughout the UK and wider. A central record of the destination of such visits is not kept centrally, and compiling the information could not be achieved within the disproportionate costs threshold.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Estimates of landfill tax revenues are set out in Table B10 of the 2009 pre-Budget report.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Final outturns of climate change levy receipts are published at Budget in table C.6 in chapter C "The public Finances" for each fiscal year.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Government's response will be set out alongside responses to the other Committee of Public Accounts' conclusions and recommendations from its Fifteenth Report in a Treasury Minute in due course.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Enhanced Capital Allowances scheme for energy saving technologies is dynamic and kept under regular review. Updates and changes to the EGA schemes are normally announced at Budget.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In October 2008 HM Treasury announced comprehensive measures to ensure the stability of the financial system including capital investments in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) and Lloyds TSB totaling £37 billion. Ahead of this announcement the Tripartite Authorities (HM Treasury, the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England) collected relevant...
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Treasury's policy is to purchase paper and paper products that meet or exceed the Buy Sustainable-Quick Wins standards. In 2008-09 the Treasury bought copier paper from the following suppliers: From Office Depot Niceday A4 80gsm 80 per cent. recycled; Niceday A3 80gsm 80 per cent. recycled; Evolve A4 80gsm 100 per cent. recycled; and Evolve A3 80gsm 100 per cent. recycled. From Banner...
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The information requested has been deposited in the Library of the House.
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 http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk./. The Government have put in place a broad programme of reform since 1997. Over the decade to 2007, the economic...
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Information about lottery duty revenue collected by HMRC is available at:- https://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullbett The following table shows figures for revenue collected from lottery duty in each of the last three years for which final data is available. Lottery duty Calendar year £000 2006 605,426 2007 577,876 2008 628,447
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Details of departments' advisory non-departmental public bodies are published annually as part of the Cabinet Office's Public Bodies, copies of which are in the Library and can be accessed via: http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/ndpbs.aspx