Results 1–20 of 39 for disproportionate cost speaker:Baroness Jowell

International Money Transfer Charges (17 Dec 2014)

Tessa Jowell: ...reducing this “transfer tax” to 5%, but the deadline for international action has now passed and the target has not been achieved. People who seek to send relatively small amounts are being hit disproportionately by high fees; I am calling for concerted action to change that. Take, for example, Dorothy Mukasa, who arrived in the UK from Uganda 34 years ago and, like so many thousands...

Freedom of Information (Amendment): Superannuation Bill (7 Sep 2010)

Tessa Jowell: ...his tests in relation to the fairness and the affordability of our alternative. The Minister has made it clear that the civil service compensation scheme is in need of reform, and we agree. The cost of the scheme needs to be reduced. We fully recognise that, in the present climate, it provides over-generous and disproportionate benefits for some very highly paid people. I believe we are...

Written Answers — Olympics: Departmental Written Questions (8 Apr 2010)

Tessa Jowell: The Government Olympic Executive seeks to answer all parliamentary questions that do not incur disproportionate cost. Disproportionate cost is determined via a disproportionate cost threshold (DCT). The current DCT is £800, announced in Parliament by HM Treasury on the 20 January 2010.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Public Duty Costs Allowance (6 Apr 2010)

Tessa Jowell: I have been asked to reply. The public duties cost allowance, which is administered by the Cabinet Office, is paid in respect of office and secretarial expenses incurred by former Prime Ministers in connection with their public duties. All claims must be supported by documentary evidence. The allowance is not payable if the former Prime Minister is occupying the position of Leader of the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Communications (30 Mar 2010)

Tessa Jowell: ...best practice material is available on the GCN website and is updated on a regular basis by GCN members using community tools (wiki and forums). This detailed information could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Communications (10 Mar 2010)

Tessa Jowell: ...makes extensive use of community tools (wiki and forums) to allow members to share best practice across all areas of Government communications. This detailed information could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Olympics: Departmental Written Questions (24 Feb 2010)

Tessa Jowell: Information on the average time taken to answer parliamentary questions is not readily available in the format requested and could be only provided at disproportionate cost. However in my role as Minister for the Olympics, during 2009, I answered 28 per cent. of ordinary written and 45 per cent. of named day questions on time. These figures are unacceptable and were due to failings in...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Departmental Internet (9 Feb 2010)

Tessa Jowell: The information requested is as follows: Site URL Completion date Redesign cost (ex VAT) (£) Civil Service http://www.civilservice.gov.uk October 2007 15,000.00 Number 10-Prime Minister's http://number10.gov.uk August 2008 (1)- Civil Service http://www.civilservice.gov.uk 26 February 2009 (2)- UK Honours http://www.direct.gov.uk/honours (formerly...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Departmental Work Experience (3 Feb 2010)

Tessa Jowell: ...'s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office. Interns are recruited directly by Business Units. Information on role and salary level is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Olympics: Departmental Sick Leave (27 Jan 2010)

Tessa Jowell: ...these are available at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/reports/absence.aspx Copies are also available in the Libraries of the House. Information for absences from my office can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Central Office of Information: Finance (19 Jan 2010)

Tessa Jowell: ...of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on COI departmental Income (309831). This information could only be made available at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Central Office of Information: Finance (14 Jan 2010)

Tessa Jowell: ...hon. Member. Letter from Mark Lund, dated 7 January 2010: As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on COI Cost-benchmarking 2009/10 (309845). The COI Cost-benchmarking project is an internal project and as such any costs associated with this would be internal staff time. This information is not held...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Central Office of Information: Hotels (16 Dec 2009)

Tessa Jowell: ...year that is available, 2008/9. Central records for the preceding years do not specifically separate hotel accommodation from the rest of travel and subsistence and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. COI have offices throughout the UK. It also organises events nationwide as well as abroad which increases the need for overnight accommodation. This is undertaken in accordance...

Written Answers — Olympics: Olympic Games 2012: Business (11 Nov 2009)

Tessa Jowell: ...and workshops, including events in London for Welsh businesses to be briefed by its procurement team and tier one contractors. To source all other representations received by the ODA would incur a disproportionate cost, due to the large volume of engagement they have in this area. In all, London 2012 expects to directly procure £6 billion worth of contracts, generating tens of thousands...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Departmental Training (29 Oct 2009)

Tessa Jowell: ...-long learning and personal development for all its employees. Individual management units decide on appropriate training to meet individual need and provide funding. Information on attendance and cost is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Millennium Compliance (5 Oct 2009)

Tessa Jowell: ...by the then Minister for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Alexander) on 7 January 2003, Official Report, column 71W. The detailed information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Appointments Unit (1 Sep 2009)

Tessa Jowell: ...recommendations arising from the 2006 Capability Review of the Cabinet Office, rather than as a result of the Gershon Review, and its responsibilities transferred elsewhere within the Department. Costs would be available only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Departmental Information Officers (6 Jul 2009)

Tessa Jowell: The Prime Minister's Office forms part of the Cabinet Office. For the cost of Press Officers I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. Browne) and the hon. Member for South-West Surrey (Mr. Hunt) on 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1733W. Information dating back to 1997 on the cost of press officer staff other than press officers is not held...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Olympic Games 2012 (24 Jun 2009)

Tessa Jowell: ...as we move closer to Games operations. Information relating to DCMS's other non-departmental public bodies who are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Future staffing levels in the GOE will remain under review, within the overall budgetary settlement agreed with HM Treasury.

Written Answers — Olympics: Departmental Absenteeism (31 Mar 2009)

Tessa Jowell: .... Short periods of special leave with pay are authorised and recorded by managers and not held centrally. To obtain this information in relation to 2 and 3 February 2009 would represent a disproportionate cost.


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