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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Military Aircraft (11 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The cost of overseas official journeys taken by the Chancellor using RAF aircraft and helicopters is published on a quarterly basis. It can be found within the Treasury’s transparency data on ministerial meetings, hospitality, gifts and overseas travel on www.gov.uk. The Treasury makes payments to suppliers, including other government departments, in line with published policies. The...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Brexit (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: A significant proportion of the Treasury’s work is in some way related to exiting the European Union and this fluctuates over time as it interacts with Treasury’s other priorities. Many staff will work both on EU Exit and other priorities so it is not possible to accurately estimate the number of Treasury officials who will be engaged on EU Exit work at any one time.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: As announced in Autumn Budget 2017, the government is confident that the Total Carbon Price, currently made up of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the Carbon Price Support, is set at the right level and will continue to target a similar carbon price until unabated coal is no longer used.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government will target a Total Carbon Price similar to current levels until unabated coal is no longer used in power generation. The Carbon Price Support rates have been legislated for up to April 2020, and indicative rates have been set until April 2021.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Total Carbon Price is currently made up of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme price and the Carbon Price Support. Membership of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme after EU Exit is subject to negotiation with the EU.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: For the purpose of the new Control, new low carbon electricity levies are defined as anything beyond our existing low carbon electricity levy contracts and commitments. Existing contracts and commitments include Contracts for Difference, the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariffs, as well as the commitment to up to £557 million for further Contracts for Difference. The government will...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Treasury officials work closely with BEIS officials on energy policy. In line with the practice of successive administrations, details of departmental discussions are not normally disclosed. This announcement provides visibility about future low carbon electricity levies for consumers and industry, as well as confirmation of up to £557 million for further Contracts for Difference...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Plastics: Waste Disposal (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At the Budget, the Chancellor announced his intention to publish a call for evidence to examine whether the tax system or charges can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we waste. The government will outline how it plans to proceed once we have analysed the responses to this call for evidence.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Biofuels: Excise Duties (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Support for bioethanol is informed by the provisions of the Renewable Energy and Energy Tax Directives. Together these have prompted support through a market based mechanism rather than the tax system. For further information about the government’s approach I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the member for Hereford and South Herefordshire (Jesse Norman) on 13...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Infrastructure: Leigh (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Addressing productivity across the country is at the heart of the government’s economic plan. Leigh is already benefiting from devolution to Greater Manchester, which has included an additional £30m per year over the next 30 years for local priorities, and a £300m housing investment fund. Greater Manchester has also received over £500m from the Local Growth Fund. We...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fuels: Northern Ireland (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: When the government proposed the rural fuel rebate scheme, it set out certain criteria for which areas would qualify, in order to present a robust case to the European Commission for state aid approval. The government has no plans to make changes to the mainland rural fuel rebate scheme, since amendments to the scheme now would require a further state aid approval process with the European...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I thank all Members who have contributed to the debate today. We have had 37 Back-Bench contributions or interventions. I have to say that there was remarkable knowledge from the hon. Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens) about the 1823 Act—194 years ago; I am not even sure the Conservative party existed...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: I will get going first, and then I will come back to the hon. Gentleman. Members also raised the paradise papers—the tax evasion papers. We have not actually seen those papers yet, because they would not be provided to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, but the point remains. Should we be bearing down on anybody who is not paying their fair share of taxes? Absolutely, and that is...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: I will come to the issue of payment. It is of course part of a balanced approach to delivering public services, but I will address the hon. Gentleman’s point later. I would like to re-emphasise the point that nobody on our side of the House in any way thinks that public sector workers are the enemy. I entirely agree with the hon. Lady’s point that modern economies have a mixture...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: I think that perhaps the hon. Lady is getting a bit carried away. We have no idea what the motives are for people being or not being at this debate. I have certainly been here in debates where there has been no Labour Member of Parliament, but I have not sought to make some kind of cheap political point off the back of it, because that is simply not appropriate and not reasonable. To recap,...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: I am not entirely sure that the Labour election manifesto, which claimed that their policies were fully funded, was 100% accurate. Perhaps we could go back to some of the rather awkward interviews that the shadow Chancellor gave in the media over the weekend.

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The hon. Gentleman asked whether the Government have done research on the size of the pay bill; I have just detailed the numbers. We are acutely aware of how public spending has an impact across the country. Any expenditure has an impact on the local economy as money recirculates round, so of course that point is understood.

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: I am being very generous, but I will give way to a fellow north Yorkshire Member.

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: I will come on to the process ahead. Despite the difficult economic circumstances from 2010, the Government have continued to invest in our public servants. We are helping them, alongside all others, to keep more of their money by increasing the personal allowance. That is a significant change. In 2010, the personal allowance stood at £6,475, but in the Budget only a few days ago, the...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: I do not accept that. I have looked at the distribution analysis and what the hon. Lady said is simply not the case. We have not just helped through the personal allowance. We have invested a further £100 million to recruit 2,500 extra police officers, and in July, my right hon. Friend the Education Secretary announced an additional £1.3 billion for schools to support the transition...


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