Results 161–180 of 3326 for speaker:Sarah McCarthy-Fry

Backbench Business Committee: Crown Estate (Proposed Sale of Homes) (4 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Frank Dobson) on securing this opportunity to debate a matter that is of great interest to some of his constituents. I understand that he has represented Holborn and St. Pancras for more than 30 years, and is an assiduous constituency Member. I recognise the worry and concern felt not just by his constituents but by...

Written Answers — Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Fraud (4 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: There are no figures available for the number of HMRC staff working on alcohol fraud strategy. This is because officers are deployed flexibly across a number of areas.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Manpower (4 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It is a matter for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to determine classification of employees in these banks and the impact that any such classification has on public sector pay over the next 12 months will be reflected in ONS statistics.

Written Answers — Treasury: Building Societies: Regulation (4 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The FSA made a statement on stress tests on 28 May 2009, available at: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Library/Communication/PR/2009/06 8.shtml Further to this, the FSA have set out their ongoing approach to stress testing in Policy Paper PS 09/20 (published December 2009, available at: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/About/What/international/stress_ testing/index.shtml More details are available on...

Written Answers — Treasury: Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008 (4 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Chancellor announced in pre-Budget report 2009 that the Co-operative Financial Services intend to submit an application to the FSA for authorisation to establish and administrate a Reclaim Fund, subject to work going ahead as planned, as part of the Dormant Bank and Building Societies Accounts Act 2008. Once established, dormant account funds will be transferred from banks and building...

Written Answers — Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society (4 Mar 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 Answers — Treasury: Members: Correspondence (4 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: A reply was sent to the hon. Member on 9 January.

Written Answers — Treasury: Presbyterian Mutual Society (4 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: holding answer 24 February 2010 The Ministerial Working Group on the Presbyterian Mutual Society (PMS) continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding its collapse, to consider the losses incurred by its members and to consider what, if any, action can be taken to mitigate members' losses, particularly those hardest hit by the collapse.

Public Bill Committee: Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 (3 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on bringing the Bill forward. The Government fully support  it and I am grateful to him for bringing it before the Committee. I am sure that it is all the better for the revisions to the previous draft. I commend it to the Committee.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banknotes: Forgery (3 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Bank of England is responsible for collating statistics on counterfeits of its own banknotes and these are available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/about/counterfeits. htm Scottish and Northern Ireland banknote issuers are responsible for collating statistical information on counterfeits of their own banknote issue. The Scottish banks publish their statistics on the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services: Advisory Services (3 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Government currently have no plans to provide financial advisory services specifically through the Post Office network. The Government however are committed to ensuring that people can access helpful, impartial information and guidance on money. This will help them make better-informed financial decisions, manage their money well and avoid getting into financial difficulty. As part of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Government: Assets (3 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Treasury has been kept informed of the current consultation taking place. Recent correspondence included the materials sent to residents of the estates. No decision has yet been made.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Gaming Machines (3 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The definition of a gaming machine for the purpose of amusement machine licence duty (AMLD) is provided by section 25 of the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 which, in turn, refers to section 6 of the Gambling Act 2005. HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs, in consultation with the Gambling Commission and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will undertake a review of Skill with...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Energy (2 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: HM Treasury supported the World Wide Fund for Nature's 'Earth Hour' initiative in 2009, and this year will also be encouraging staff to switch off non-essential electrical equipment and lights on 27 March.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Pay (2 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Non-consolidated awards are paid in two circumstances. First, performance awards are those linked to the annual staff appraisal system. Directorates are responsible for setting up performance review teams to award non-consolidated awards as part of the appraisal process. Secondly, special bonuses are those paid to recognise exceptional performance for specific contributions or pieces of work...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Theft (2 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The numbers of thefts from the Department recorded in the last two calendar years are four in 2008 and six in 2009.

Written Answers — Treasury: Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks (2 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Historical receipts of duty collected from cider can be found in Table 2 of the HM Revenue and Customs Beer and Cider Duties Bulletin, available at: https://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullbeer

Written Answers — Treasury: Insurance: Buildings (2 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Remedies already exist for leaseholders to establish whether or not the insurance premium they are asked to pay or contribute towards by way of service charges is reasonable. Where a leaseholder considers that a freeholder has overcharged in respect of the building insurance premium (or their contribution towards it), they have a right to take the case to a leasehold valuation tribunal for a...

Written Answers — Treasury: Pension Credit: Leeds (2 Mar 2010)

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: As part of the Taxback campaign announced at Budget 2009, HM Revenue and Customs have contacted all 3.4 million beneficiaries of pension credit to encourage those who are overpaying tax on their bank and building society interest to claim it back and, where eligible, to register to receive future interest payments without tax deducted. The latest information on the number of pension credit...

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Aberdeenshire (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: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-geog- dec09.pdf As incomes and entitlements for 2009-10 have yet to be finalised,...


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