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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Arts Council England (26 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: This question can be answered using publically available information at the following links; Letter from the Finance Director for the Department of Culture Media and Sport to the CEO of Arts Council England on 26 March 2014. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/310064/ACE_Revised_Allocation_Letter_2013_14_- _2015_16.pdf GDP deflators at...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Electronic Government (25 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: This work will be undertaken from within existing budgets at the Cabinet Office. The Government will engage as the sector draws up plans to help take advantage of the opportunities the new digital age presents – protecting frontline services whilst delivering efficiencies. If the sector is able to deliver these proposals, they could contribute towards our goal, as announced at Autumn...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Public Services (25 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: On 5 March 2015 I published the conclusions of HM Treasury’s second evaluation of departments’ compliance with the rules governing off-payroll appointments in central government. The evaluation raised a number of concerns regarding implementation of the guidance at UK Export Finance. I stated that I had asked the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury to commission the Government...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fiscal Policy (24 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: In line with the Ministerial Code, as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury I asked Treasury officials to calculate the impact on the fiscal aggregates of a set for alternative assumptions on tax and spend for the years beyond 2016-17. All costs were met from within existing budgets.

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: We have had a good debate with distinguished contributions from Members across the House, and like the shadow Chief Secretary I particularly wish to recognise the contributions of those who are not seeking re-election to this House. A number of hon. Members said that their speech would be their final contribution here, including the hon. Members for Sheffield, Heeley (Meg Munn) and for Thirsk...

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: It is fair to say that the current Prime Minister also discouraged this policy. In the television leaders debates in 2010 he said it could not be done and could not be afforded. We have shown in this Parliament that we can afford it. The difficult decisions we on the Government Benches have been willing to make in other areas have meant that we have been able to deliver the largest income tax...

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: It really is not that confusing. Even the shadow Chief Secretary ought to understand that two different parties in a coalition Government will have different views about the future direction of policy in this country. I would say—[Interruption.] If the hecklers would silence themselves, I would say that Labour signed up to £30 billion of deficit reduction in the first three years...

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: If the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne) had not been cavorting so loudly, the shadow Chief Secretary might have been able to listen to my speech on that occasion.

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: My right hon. Friend made his points so powerfully I did not see the need to repeat them, but I will certainly look into the matters he raises and respond to him. However, the Government have a very good record of investment in infrastructure, including the largest programme of rail investment since Victorian times; the largest programme of rail investment since the 1970s; and a huge...

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: No, I am not giving way. I am going to make some progress. The hon. Lady was not here for the debate, so I am certainly not giving way to her.

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: No, I am not giving way. I am going to finish. The income tax personal allowance will increase to £10,800 in 2016-17 and—

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: No, I will not. This is the most significant tax cut for working people in a generation. As a result of the increases to the personal allowance, a typical basic rate taxpayer will be £905 a year better off in 2017-18, and 27.2 million individuals will have benefited from increases to the personal allowance since 2010. As a result of these changes, over 3.7 million...

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: No, I will not give way. Opposition Members do not like to hear about tax cuts for working people because they did not deliver those cuts themselves. If they cared about cutting taxes for working people, they would be welcoming and celebrating the fact that 3.7 million working people on the lowest incomes no longer have to pay any income tax at all. That is something that Government Members...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) was formed during Spending Round 2013 so only has a budget from 2015/16, so there are no figures for 2014/15. The resources allocated in 2015/16 are £1,033m.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tourism: South West (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: The government has announced a number of policy measures to support tourism in the South West region including; On 26 January during a visit to Plymouth the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £10 million package for the South West from round 3 of the Coastal Communities Fund to support regional growth including the tourism sector. He also announced a £2 million challenge...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Broadband (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: In the specified Budget 2015 paragraph references, “available to” means that consumers should be able to access ultrafast broadband through a retail service, should they choose to take one up.

Energy and Climate Change: Fiscal Responsibility and Fairness (19 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: Frankly, the hon. Gentleman should know about farce—he has presided over the farce that is his own economic policy for the past five years. The hon. Gentleman referred to collective agreement. I can confirm that the publication of “An alternative fiscal path beyond 2016-17” has been collectively agreed by the Government as an alternative fiscal scenario. He may not like this...

Energy and Climate Change: Fiscal Responsibility and Fairness (19 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: Given that we have secured a substantial fall in the deficit, the strongest economic growth in Europe and the creation of jobs in numbers that are not being seen in the rest of the European Union, the hon. Gentleman ought to be congratulating me and my hon. Friends on our role in this Government, not criticising us.

Energy and Climate Change: Fiscal Responsibility and Fairness (19 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: I think that the hon. Gentleman is trying to make a serious point. Officials in HMRC have worked very carefully on writing a definition that is appropriate. I will certainly take his points back to HMRC and see whether they can be taken on board.

Energy and Climate Change: Fiscal Responsibility and Fairness (19 Mar 2015)

Danny Alexander: I wholeheartedly agree with my hon. Friend. I have championed action on that matter in the Treasury over the past five years, and today’s Government announcements show the next stage of that. As he says, this country does not and should not tolerate the abuse of the tax system that has gone on in the past.


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