Results 61–80 of 3199 for speaker:Andrew Jones

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Jones: My hon. Friend makes a very interesting point. It was reasonably hard to see that from the project in development, but the teams I met working in the colleges were absolutely clear that they will be drawing on as much talent as possible, which will obviously mean bringing more women into engineering. We have a huge shortfall in the number of engineers in the UK. Historically, we have failed...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Jones: My right hon. Friend makes an interesting point. I entirely agree with him. For those who have not yet had the opportunity to go to see Crossrail, the opportunity may well occur again as Crossrail has been taking people down to have a look at its sites. What Crossrail has achieved is fantastic. I hope that my hon. Friend the Member for Redditch will shortly be able to visit one of the HS2...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Jones: My right hon. Friend makes two points. We have previously discussed the issue of tunnelling in the Chilterns. I feel more optimistic about the project as a whole. I do not feel that the current skills gap will hinder the delivery of the project, and I am clear that that will not happen because of the actions taken to bring more people into the sector. The fact that we have to deliver skills...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Jones: I strongly support the Bill, and agree with my right hon. Friend’s comments about capacity in our rail network and the positive impact that HS2 will have on our northern economy. Can he tell us a little more about the impact on job creation in the north and elsewhere outside London?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employment: Disability (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Chancellor is extremely proud of our record of helping over 600,000 disabled people into employment over the last four years. At the Treasury Committee, he made a broader point about workforce productivity. Both the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Office for Budget Responsibility have suggested that increasing overall employment may have had an effect on measures of productivity. The...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: EU Nationals (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Thirteen non-UK EU nationals started employment in HM Treasury since 23rd June 2016.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Electric Vehicles (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Following the announcement of the Fund at Autumn Budget, the Government is engaging with the private sector to ensure that it is set up in the most effective way. Further details will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Data Protection (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: 11 data incidents were recorded in 2015-16 and 10 were recorded in 2016-17. None of the incidents involved personal data and none were reported to the Information Commissioner's Office. HM Treasury take security breaches very seriously. In every case where a breach is recorded, the scale of the breach is determined by assessing the circumstances of each case in line with our...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Data Protection (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Senior Information Risk Officer role has not been vacant since 2012

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Whisky: Excise Duties (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Government ministers regularly meet with Members of Parliament to discuss policy issues.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: ICT (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: HM Treasury currently has no IT contracts that fall within the threshold(s) set out in the “Exiting Major IT Contracts: Guidance for Departments” paper. HMRC has already implemented much of the guidance set out in the recent publication through the successful conclusion of the Columbus programme (which will reduce IT run costs by c£200m pa by 2020-21), which saw the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Treasury engages with a wide variety of organisations to understand policy impacts, including the impact on public health. Public Health England supports local authorities in commissioning effective alcohol prevention and treatment services by providing bespoke advice on good practice to help them meet the needs of their local population. In addition, the UK Chief Medical Officers have...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employment: Disability (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At the Treasury Committee, the Chancellor made a broader point about economy-wide labour productivity. Both the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Office for Budget Responsibility have suggested that increasing overall employment may have influenced measures of productivity. The Chancellor was not suggesting – and does not believe – that increased participation by people with...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Liverpool City Region (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Government is committed to ensuring that the Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has the appropriate powers to help promote local growth, and we are considering the most effective way to deliver those powers.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Private Finance Initiative: Corporation Tax (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The value for money assessment for a Public Private Partnership follows the Green Book in the same way as all other central government investment decisions, including where changes in tax may make a material difference to the decision.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Written Questions (21 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Out of a total of 1796 parliamentary questions answered by Treasury ministers during the current session, 17 have been responded to stating that that the requested information was not collected or collated centrally.

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Combatting fuel duty fraud - evaluation of the first two years of new fuel marker (20 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Government is committed to tackling fuel fraud. HMRC’s oils fraud strategy has seen the UK tax gap for fuels reduce from £1.5bn in 2002 to less than £100m in 2015-16. In Northern Ireland, where this issue has been a particular problem, the illicit market share has been reduced from 26% to 8% over the same period. However, the government recognises there is no room for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: Smuggling (20 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Legislation for the licensing of tobacco manufacturing machinery in accordance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Illicit Trade Protocol was included in the Finance (No 2) Act 2017. Draft implementing regulations were published for consultation on 7 November 2017 and will be laid before Parliament in the new year.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Written Questions (20 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Treasury have answered 39 written parliamentary questions explaining that the requested information was not available on the grounds of disproportionate cost during the current session. This is out of a total of 1796 parliamentary questions that have been answered.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (20 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Total Carbon Price is currently made up of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Price and the Carbon Price Support. In 2014, the Carbon Price Support was frozen at £18 per tonne of carbon from 2016/17 until 2020. In 2016, the Chancellor announced that the Carbon Price Support for 2020/21 will be uplifted with RPI. In Autumn Budget 2017, the Chancellor announced that the Total Carbon Price...


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