Results 1201–1212 of 1212 for speaker:Lord Deighton

Written Answers — House of Lords: Taxation: Corporation Tax (22 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: The Government do not comment on the tax affairs of specific companies. Guidance for amending company tax returns is set out on the HM Revenue and Customs website1 1 amend.htm#2

Written Answers — House of Lords: Debt (17 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: The Bank of England produces monthly estimates1 of total lending to individuals (excluding student loans), including lending secured on dwellings, such as mortgages. Estimates are available only at a national level. The latest release for November 2012 indicated that 89% of household debt in the UK was secured on dwellings. 1

Written Answers — House of Lords: Economy (17 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: The Government have taken action to reduce the deficit and rebuild the economy. The Government's overriding priority is to return the UK to sustainable, balanced economic growth. The Government's actions have secured stability and positioned the UK as a relative safe haven, with interest rates near historic lows, benefiting families, businesses and the tax payer.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mexico: Money Laundering (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: The UK Government have regular discussions with the Government of Mexico, covering a range of issues.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mexico: Money Laundering (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: The issue of reparation to Mexico, in relation to HSBC, is not a matter for the UK Government. The anti-money laundering failings occurred in parts of the HSBC Group outside of the regulatory remit of the UK and Financial Services Authority.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Taxation: Tax Havens (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: On 7 December 2012, the Government announced that they would be entering into an agreement to move to automatic information exchange with the Isle of Man. This sets a new international standard in tax transparency. The Government will look to make similar agreements with other jurisdictions and are in discussions with the Channel Islands about enhanced information exchange, as part of their...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits ( 8 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: Nationality is not a condition of entitlement to child benefit, so it is not recorded or retained in the relevant computer system. The factors which HMRC take into account when it assesses whether a claimant is ordinarily resident and has a right to reside in the United Kingdom are summarised in public guidance which is published on the departmental website1. The criteria for being ordinarily...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Economy ( 8 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee's (MPC) macroeconomic policy tools, including bank rate and quantitative easing (QE), via the asset purchase facility (APE), are designed to affect the economy as a whole in order to meet the 2% inflation target over the medium term. The Bank of England has estimated that the first round of QE, between March 2009 and January 2010, raised...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Banking ( 8 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: I refer to Lord Sassoon's Answer of 21 December 2012 (HL4170), which set out the Prime Minister's Statement to the House of Commons on 17 December 20121 regarding the outcome of the December European Council and the Commission's proposal for a single supervisory mechanism. There are no proposals to confer responsibility for supervising banks on the European Banking Authority. 1...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Finance: Isle of Man and Channel Islands ( 8 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: The anti-money-laundering and counterterrorist financing regimes of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey (the Crown Dependencies) have been evaluated against the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards by the International Monetary Fund within the past four years, with all three territories achieving favourable assessments. In 2012, the UK facilitated the entry of the Crown Dependencies...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government: Ministerial Guidance ( 8 Jan 2013)

Lord Deighton: Treasury Ministers liaise closely with counterparts in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on various banking and business matters.

Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note ( 8 Nov 2012)

Lord Deighton: My Lords, I would like to thank all noble Lords and the staff of this House for their kind welcome. I am particularly grateful to those who helped with my introduction last week. It was a special occasion for me, my family and friends. I thank the doorkeepers, the attendants and the police on the parliamentary estate, who have also made starting here so much easier. It is a privilege to...

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