Results 1981–2000 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Andrew Smith

Written Answers — Treasury: IT Procurement (16 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Legal advisers are consulted as necessary on the operation of the schemes. Such legal advice is both confidential to the parties and commercially sensitive. OGC has not received any formal representation from Government Departments or local authorities on the legal status of GCat and S-CAT.

Written Answers — Treasury: National Asset Register (16 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Shortly.

Written Answers — Treasury: Hidden Economy (13 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: No such estimates have been made.

Written Answers — Treasury: Private Finance Initiative (11 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: I am sorry that my written answer of 4 July to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) contained an inadvertent error. I mistakenly referred to a NAO report on PFI and value for money, when the information concerned was in fact set out in references to NAO value-for-money studies in the Arthur Andersen report that looked at value for money drivers in the private finance initiative. This...

Written Answers — Treasury: Crown Estate Commissioners (11 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: While the Crown Estate has, at the council's request, provided some historic information about its own mooring charges, it has afforded no assistance, financial or otherwise, to the council in the preparation of its case to the Court of Appeal. The Crown Estate has, however, sought leave to intervene in the hearing in its own right, given its legitimate interest in the matters of principle...

Written Answers — Treasury: Crown Estate Commissioners (11 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: The Crown Estate owns the foreshore and bed of the tidal stretch of the river, but has no statutory duty to maintain it and no expenditure has been committed. Maintenance of the river bed and foreshore is the responsibility of the Lymington harbour commissioners, who manage the river as a small trust port in accordance with the Lymington Pier and Harbour Order 1951. The Crown has assisted the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury Costs (10 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: The departmental final running costs limit under gross control area for 1999–2000 was set at £14,011,463,000 and Departments reported £13,614,958,000 as their final RC outturn, an underspend of £396,505,000 (2.8 per cent.). More information is given in the table. £000 Gross control area—Class/Departments Final RC limit Final outturn Final R/C under/over Class I ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Service Agreements (10 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Departments published performance against their 1998 public service agreement (PSA) targets in their departmental annual reports, so that people can judge for themselves how well they are doing. It is too early to make an assessment against Departments' 2000 PSAs.

Written Answers — Treasury: National Insurance (9 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: None. The reductions in employers' National Insurance contributions were and are to be recycled through the proceeds of the Landfill Tax, the Climate Change Levy and the Aggregates Levy, thereby protecting UK competitiveness and employment while helping the UK to achieve its environmental objectives.

Written Answers — Treasury: National Insurance (9 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: The estimated balance of the National Insurance Fund at the end of 2000–01 is likely to have exceeded the minimum level recommended by the Government Actuary by around £10.6 billion.

Written Answers — Treasury: Surveillance and Security Services (5 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: The level of expenditure by the three intelligence agencies, GCHQ, the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service, was first disclosed in 1994. As a consequence of the decision taken at the time not to disclose information for the years prior to 1992–93, I do not have that information. The available information is as follows: £ million Year Cash 2000–01 constant prices ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Pension Rights (Part-time Workers) (5 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Following the House of Lords ruling in February 2001, many part-timers, who made timely claims in the Employment Tribunals, may be eligible for back-dated access to public service pension schemes, once their cases have completed the legal process. In addition, there are many part-timers still in employment covered by public service schemes who may be eligible for back-dated access to their scheme.

Written Answers — Treasury: Private Finance Initiative (4 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: The information that has been requested is not kept centrally. The nature and diversity of PFI projects would make any global figure broken down in the way requested ambiguous. However, there have been two substantive reports on PFI, since its inception, which have indicated that PFI is delivering value for money. The independent Arthur Andersen and Enterprise LSE Report stated the average...

Written Answers — Treasury: Spending Plans (4 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: The latest Treasury projections for total managed expenditure for 1999–2000 to 2003–04 were published in Table C11 on page 199 of the March 2001 "Financial Statement and Budget Report". The assumptions underlying the real growth in total managed expenditure for 2004–05 and 2005–06 contained in the March 2001 Financial Statement and Budget Report are set out in paragraph C17 on page...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Expenditure (4 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Chapter 8 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2001–02 (Cm 5101) offers a full analysis of public expenditure by country and region.

Written Answers — Treasury: Contracts (Advertising) (4 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Contracting authorities/entities are required to call for competition for procurement contracts, above certain financial thresholds, in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC). This includes PFI/PPP contracts where appropriate. Advertising in other publications is not mandatory, but must not pre-empt advertisement in OJEC. This requirement arises from the EC...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Service Agreements (3 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Public service agreements (PSAs) focus on outcomes; the Cabinet Office has a specific PSA target to ensure that rigorous regulatory impact assessments (RIAs) are undertaken. Revised guidance on how to complete RIAs was issued to all Departments in August 2000 and followed up by a series of seminars for policy officials within each of the main regulatory Departments.

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Service Agreements (3 Jul 2001)

Andrew Smith: Public service agreements (PSAs) focus on outcomes; PSAs give Departments powerful incentives to deregulate and reduce administration, where sensible, in order to achieve those outcomes.

Written Answers — Treasury: Recreational Clubs (27 Jun 2001)

Andrew Smith: The Crown Estate has as its tenants a large variety of recreational clubs across its marine, rural and urban estates, including yacht clubs, golf clubs and athletic clubs. The rents paid by such clubs, and any increases, are dependent upon the terms of the lease, market conditions and comparable land uses, and are settled on a case-by- case basis.

Written Answers — Treasury: 2002 Spending Review (25 Jun 2001)

Andrew Smith: The 2002 Spending Review will roll forward existing spending plans and set budgets and outcome targets for Departments up to 2005-06. The aim of the Review will be to determine how best Departments' programmes can contribute to the Government's priorities of: delivery of high quality, efficient and responsive public services; raising productivity, in the public sector and outside, through...

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