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Written Answers — Treasury: Money Laundering (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 18 June (HL16068), what guidance they provide, if any, to banks and other businesses about ensuring that routine anti-money laundering checks do not cause stress to customers, particularly when those banks or businesses have not been made aware of any change to the circumstances of and have no concerns...

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Proof of Identity (18 Jun 2019)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all existing banking customers must provide proof of identification to banks to check for possible money laundering; if so, under which regulations this policy was brought in; whether an impact assessment was carried out on the costs to customers, particularly those in rural areas, of any such requirements; and what estimate they have made of the total...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Protection (16 Jan 2019)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Western Australia’s policy to exempt parents from a criminal records check when volunteering in certain cases to support and participate in their child’s education; and whether they intend to introduce a similar policy in the UK in view of the decline in overall voluntary activity.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 December (HL12096), whether the adoption of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration would not make any criticism of immigration a criminal offence; and if so, what plans they have to mitigate any such impact on freedom of speech.

Written Answers — Treasury: Shares: Sales (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the practice whereby shares lent for short selling are sold without the explicit knowledge of the beneficial owner, and (2) whether regulatory authorities are able to ensure that those using this practice comply with relevant legislation.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (17 Dec 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to adopt the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; and if so, what assessment they have made of the impact of such an adoption, particularly in relation to whether doing so would make any criticism of immigration a criminal offence; and whether they have any plans to mitigate any such impact on freedom of speech.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: European Space Agency: Finance (31 Oct 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek compensation for the UK's contributions to the European Space Agency for those EU programmes it will no longer be able to participate in after Brexit; and if so, how much.

Written Answers — Treasury: Charitable Donations: Tax Allowances (14 Sep 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the Exchequer of the tax foregone due to tax relief on charitable donations (1) in the last year, and (2) over the last five years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Charitable Donations: Tax Allowances (14 Sep 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the Exchequer of the tax foregone due to tax relief on charity investment income (1) in the last year, and (2) over the last five years; and what is the breakdown of the total cost over the last five years per taxpayer, per year.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession: Fees and Charges (8 May 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 28 March (HL6178), given that litigation costs are a minor proportion of legal fees, what plans they have, if any, to begin collecting data on the uniformity of hourly rates charged throughout the legal profession.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession: Fees and Charges (8 May 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the report from the Competition and Markets Authority Legal services market study published in December 2016, what plans they have, if any, to ask the Competition and Markets Authority to suggest to law firms that they should publish their hourly rates online.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (30 Apr 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 March (HL6520), why they have not estimated the number of tax residency self-certification forms that have been completed or will be completed annually in future; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which a full regulatory impact assessment can be prepared without such estimates.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost to the UK economy of the universal application of the Common Reporting Standards and consequent obligations on individuals, entities and controlling persons to complete tax residency self-certification forms, including for multiple institutions.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the costs to (1) banks, (2) insurance companies, (3) charities, and (4) other financial institutions, of the universal application of the Common Reporting Standards and consequent obligations on individuals, entities and controlling persons to complete tax residency self-certification forms, including for multiple institutions.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of tax residency self-certification forms completed by (1) individuals, (2) entities, and (3) controlling persons, since the introduction in the UK of the Common Reporting Standards; and how many such forms they estimate will be completed annually in future.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Costs (21 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the cost of litigation; (2) the extent to which this is related to fees charged by lawyers; and (3) the existence of a genuine competitive market to ensure that such fees are set at a level that is fair and reasonable.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Itchen (15 Feb 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take, through the appropriate agencies, to safeguard the unique Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest of the Upper River Itchen from threats of pollution and abstraction.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Hate Crime: Prosecutions (16 Jan 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December 2017 that she would write to the Director of Public Prosecutions (HL Deb, col 1051), whether she has done so; and if so, what was the response.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Tesco: Booker Group (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provisional finding by the Competition and Markets Authority that the anticipated acquisition by Tesco plc of Booker Group plc "may not be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition".

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Shares: Sales (5 Dec 2017)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the beneficial owners of shares held in collective investments are fully aware when those shares have been lent for shorting purposes and have given their permission accordingly.


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