Results 81–100 of 13188 for speaker:Mark Hoban

Free Schools and Academies ( 4 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: FE colleges’ debt used to be on the Government balance sheet; once the Secretary of State scrapped his controls over their borrowing, their debt moved away from the Government balance sheet and did not count towards Government debt and the deficit. The Department can make a simple change to remove the debt from the Government balance sheet and put it into the private sector.

Free Schools and Academies ( 4 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: I am sorry to be persistent, but having looked at the note from the ONS on the reclassification of FE colleges, it appears that one of the things that changed its view on whether the colleges’ debt should sit on the public sector balance sheet or a non-government sector balance sheet was control. When control in the FE sector was scrapped under the Education Act 2011, the ONS changed the...

Free Schools and Academies ( 4 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: I asked the Minister earlier why the Government had not set quotas on ethnicity, gender and social class but had chosen to single out faith. Will she clarify why that is the case?

Free Schools and Academies ( 4 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mrs Riordan. My interest in school choice is a long-standing one. On my bookshelf at home are pamphlets and books dating back to the ’80s and ’90s about the links between diversity, choice and standards. I helped to draft our education policy for the 2005 election, which had as one of its key tenets parents’ right to choose...

Written Answers — Treasury: State Retirement Pensions ( 4 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of exempting the state pension from income tax.

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Securities ( 3 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the issuance of Government bonds with a fixed maturity where the bondholder receives no capital on maturity but in return receives a higher coupon.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (30 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of (a) the cost to the Exchequer of the Government's contribution to an auto-enrolment pension scheme, (b) the number of people enrolled and (c) the average contribution by employees and employers in each year to 2018-19.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Allowances: Business (27 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the take-up of tax relief granted to businesses who have paid for financial advice for their employees.

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Fareham (22 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent general practitioners were employed in general practices in Fareham constituency in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14 to date.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Allowances: Pensions (20 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the distributional effects of tax relief on pension contributions; (2) what proportion of total tax relief on pension contributions is attributable to contributions to (a) defined benefit schemes and (b) defined contribution schemes; (3) what assessment he has made of the effect of the annual allowance for pension...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (20 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Government's annual contribution to an auto-enrolment pension scheme is for an employee earning (a) £10,000, (b) £20,000, (c) £30,000 and (d) £40,000 a year.

Written Answers — Education: Sixth Form Colleges (20 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many sixth form colleges have had their financial health graded as inadequate by the Education Funding Agency in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Allowances (15 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of tax relief on (a) pension contributions on the overall level of contributions and (b) income and capital gains from ISAs on the overall level of non-pension savings; (2) what assessment he has made of the effect on reductions of the (a) lifetime allowance and (b) annual allowance for pension...

Written Answers — Education: Sixth Form Colleges (14 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many sixth form college corporations have been dissolved in the last 10 years; and in each case for what reason the corporation was dissolved.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Annuities (14 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training on annuities and alternatives to annuities is provided to staff at the Pensions Advisory Service.

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Hampshire (14 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the per capita expenditure and size of each general practice in Hampshire was in each of the last four years.

[Jim Dobbin in the Chair] — Annuities for Pensioners ( 7 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: Is not the point that we can design legislation around inertia to benefit from it, and that we can also design out inertia? The default—acquiring an annuity from a pension provider—can be designed out through an effective open market option, which will ensure that consumers can shop around and have good-quality information. The mass engagement solution put forward by the hon. Member for...

[Jim Dobbin in the Chair] — Annuities for Pensioners ( 7 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: The code of conduct came into place only on 1 March last year, so it has run for less than a year. It is therefore hard for either of us to say that it has or has not worked.

[Jim Dobbin in the Chair] — Annuities for Pensioners ( 7 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: There is a fundamental difference between NEST facilitating the building up of pension pots and the state bearing additional longevity risk by providing annuities. The additional longevity risk would be borne by taxpayers if it were not correctly assessed. That would add to the existing longevity risk that taxpayers face through changing demographics and increased care bills and pension costs.

[Jim Dobbin in the Chair] — Annuities for Pensioners ( 7 Jan 2014)

Mark Hoban: One objective of the FCA is to promote competition. It is currently undertaking a thematic review of the annuities market. That would be a very good starting point for it to undertake a market study to look at the economics of the annuity industry, to see whether it is making excessive profits, and to understand the charging structures in order to help to inform what the next stage of the...


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