Results 1–20 of 34 for speaker:Lord Varley

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Occupational Schemes (18 Feb 2008)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 16 October 2007 (WA 47), when they now expect the Pensions Regulator to issue draft regulatory guidance about the winding-up of occupational pensions schemes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Occupational Schemes (16 Oct 2007)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect the Pensions Regulator to publish a good practice guide to support trustees and administrators who are in the process of winding up occupational pension schemes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Annuity Contracts (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the 403 pension schemes which provided information on their assets to the Andrew Young financial assistance scheme review team have already made legally binding and irrevocable individual annuity contracts for their members with insurance companies; and which are the pension schemes concerned.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Occupational Schemes (16 Jan 2007)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether members of an occupational scheme that is in wind up may receive assistance from both the financial assistance scheme and the Pension Protection Fund.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Winding Up (8 Jan 2007)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures have been put in place since they accepted the Parliamentary Ombudsman's recommendation to speed up the winding up of occupational pensions schemes; and which schemes have been in the wind-up process for (a) one year; (b) two years; (c) three years; and (d) four years or more.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Winding Up (19 Dec 2006)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the number of occupational pension schemes in wind-up which (a) have applied for assistance under the financial assistance scheme; (b) are currently under assessment by the Pension Protection Fund.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions (9 Oct 2006)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Registered Pension Schemes (Modification of the Rules of Existing Schemes) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/364) prevent occupational pensions secured by the purchase of a contracted annuity before 6 April 2006 from being paid in full; and, if so, what the consequences are for the revenue received by the Exchequer; and Further to the Written Answer by the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions (26 Jun 2006)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the old limits of HM Revenue and Customs, which restricted the level of occupational pensions in payment prior to "A-Day" on 6 April 2006 and funded by annuities purchased by the trustees of registered pension schemes from insurance companies to discharge their liability to pay a pension, have been preserved in any form.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Community Forums (4 Apr 2005)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Standards Board for England has the legal authority to investigate complaints made against lay co-opted members of community forums established under the Local Government Act 2000, in particular where the lay co-opted members have no voting rights on matters decided exclusively by elected members of local authorities; and Whether lay co-opted...

Written Answers — House of Lords: BSE: Over Thirty Month Scheme (9 Apr 2003)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will announce the future of the over thirty month scheme (OTMS).

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq (14 Jan 2003)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What continuing preparatory activities are currently under way with regard to Iraq.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Entry Clearance: Over-age Applicants and DNA Testing (25 Jul 2002)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many successful applications have been made since 1999 under the concession for over–age applications for entry clearance, following DNA testing.

Pension Policy (15 May 2002)

Lord Varley: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, for introducing the debate. Everyone who has spoken so far is an expert in their field. The noble Lord, Lord Fowler, is a former Secretary of State. The noble Lord, Lord Freeman, still has day-to-day experience in the pensions industry and the noble Lord, Lord Oakeshott, has vast experience of occupational pension schemes as a fund...

Pension Policy (15 May 2002)

Lord Varley: I did not, my Lords. There was a bit of a row, but nothing like there is now. There was nothing like we see now in the press, where someone called Wheatcroft regularly writes about these issues. She was not writing at the time about these issues in the pages of The Times. However, I am ready to concede that there has been a significant deterioration of the stock market, and that the tax...

Retirement Annuities (11 Feb 2002)

Lord Varley: My Lords, would my noble friend like to comment on something that applies equally to men and women annuitants, namely, the application of the Inland Revenue rules, which at present on the one hand prevent the annuity contract being honoured and on the other deny to the Treasury millions of pounds in revenue? My noble friend has a quizzical look on her face, but those are the facts. If she...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Animal Procedures Committee Chairman (5 Feb 2002)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to reappoint Professor Michael Banner as chairman of the Animal Procedures Committee.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Compact on Relations between the Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector (5 Feb 2002)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the outcome of the second annual meeting to review the compact on relations between the Government and the voluntary and community sector.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Annuities Purchased by Occupational Pension Schemes (30 Jan 2002)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the tax revenue the Exchequer will forego in the current financial year as a result of the Inland Revenue imposing limits on the payments of annuities which were purchased in previous years by the trustees of some occupational pension schemes for the benefit on retirement of individual pension scheme members, and in particular where...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rural Task Force (13 Dec 2001)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will respond to the reports by the Rural Task Force and by Lord Haskins.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commission for Judicial Appointments (12 Dec 2001)

Lord Varley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What further progress has been made in establishing the Commission for Judicial Appointments since the First Commissioner was appointed in March 2001.


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