Results 41–60 of 1867 for speaker:Simon Kirby

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Data Protection (18 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: Our records show that (a) no official and (b) four Official Sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by HM Treasury since 8 May 2015.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland: Incentives (18 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Government’s stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is managed at arm’s length by UK Financial Investments (UKFI). UKFI is responsible for engaging with RBS to ensure that remuneration policies are designed to pay the minimum necessary to attract and retain the staff needed to advance the Government’s objective of managing the shareholding in a way that represents value for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures (18 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Treasury does not collect data relating to bank branch closures. 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. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Staff (18 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: The number of people employed by HM Treasury are published in the Workforce Management Information reports which can be found via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/workforce-manageme nt--2

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Business: Competition (18 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: In any modern economy improving competitiveness means boosting productivity, as it is the key long-term driver of economic prospects. This government has taken significant steps to tackle this issue, investing an additional £23bn in areas crucial to productivity through the National Productivity Investment Fund. At budget we went further, providing an additional £500m per year of spending...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Contingent Liability Notification (18 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: I can today confirm that I have laid a Treasury Minute informing the House of the contingent liability that HM Treasury has taken on in authorising the sale of a portfolio of Bradford & Bingley loans acquired during the financial crisis under the last Labour Government. This includes certain remote fundamental market-standard warranties which are capped at 100% of the final sale price. The...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Internet (3 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: Due to the manner in which access to individual website pages is recorded, the information requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Official Hospitality (3 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: The breakdown of costs for the last five years for hotels, hospitality, food and drink and transport in the last five years can be found in the table below. Financial year Hotel Hospitality Transport 2012-13 £111,255 £6,224 £1,003,825 2013-14 £154,516 £12,568 £1,095,945 2014-15 £149,207 £8,994 £1,097,983 2015-16 £159,673 £24,133 £1,164,983 2016-17*...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Bank Cards: Fees and Charges (30 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: Merchants currently pay a merchant service charge to process all card transactions. Part of this covers the fees that a merchant acquirer can be charged by a card issuing bank for processing transactions known as interchange fees. The Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR), which came into force in December 2015, caps the fees that could be passed on to consumers from merchants in the form of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Small Businesses: Loans (30 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: Treasury ministers and officials have discussions with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: ...

Breathing Space Scheme (29 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Turner. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rochester and Strood (Kelly Tolhurst) on securing this important debate. There have been many thoughtful contributions and I am particularly pleased that they are on the record. We all share an interest in helping people who have fallen into serious debt. We have heard...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Freedom of Information (29 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: I refer the hon. Member to my Answer of 23 March 2017 to PQ UIN 68052.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Debts (29 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: In its response to the Independent Review of the Money Advice Service (March 2015), the coalition government agreed to review the legal framework for debt administration, and to consider the impacts of additional statutory protections for consumers. The government is looking carefully at a breathing space scheme, and fully supports the principles of better debt management and lower levels...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Cryptocurrencies: Employment (28 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Treasury has not made an estimate of the number of jobs sustained by cryptocurrency trading and related services and does not currently have plans to do so.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Brexit (28 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Treasury has direct responsibility only for the European Investment Bank. The department engages with a wide range of stakeholders including EU agencies. . We do not disaggregate the time and resource spent on this engagement.

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive amendments JHA opt-in (28 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Government has opted in to the justice and home affairs (JHA) provisions within the European Commission’s proposal to amend the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. These provisions require sharing of data from registers between Financial Intelligence Units and law enforcement authorities, which we consider falls within the scope of Article 87 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016 (28 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA 2010), the Treasury is required to report to Parliament, quarterly, on its operation of the UK’s asset freezing regime mandated by UN Security Council Resolutions 1373 and 1452. This report covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016.[1] This report also covers the UK implementation of the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 (28 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA 2010), the Treasury is required to report to Parliament, quarterly, on its operation of the UK’s asset freezing regime mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 1373. This report covers the period from 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016.[1] This report also covers the UK implementation of the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Advertising (24 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Treasury does not hold the information requested.

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: I start by associating myself with the earlier comments about yesterday’s terrible events. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) and the hon. Member for Leeds North East (Fabian Hamilton) on securing this important debate. It is fair to say that their tireless work on this issue and their involvement in the all-party parliamentary group for justice for...


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