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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Crown Estate Commissioners: Assets (19 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: In accordance with The Crown Estate Act 1961, The Crown Estate is a body independent of government and the Monarch. The Crown Estate operates commercially at arm’s length from the Treasury. The Chancellor has therefore not made an estimate of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the value of The Crown Estate’s assets.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Cryptocurrencies (19 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: HM Treasury does not have any holdings of Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies. HM Treasury and the Bank of England publish details of the UK’s current international reserves, including foreign currency assets, on a monthly basis.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Transport: North of England (18 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The breakdown of central government transport investment per person in each English region between 2017/18 and 2020/21 was published on 6 December, in the Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s Analysis of the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline. The figures for each Northern region can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-infrastr...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Transport: Capital Investment (18 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Central government transport projects, programmes and other investments that fall within each English region are included in the 2017 National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline. A list of those allocated to the North East is attached. Analysis of investment in all regions includes an apportioned share of spending on nationally-managed projects and programmes. The methodology for this...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Bell Pottinger Group (14 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Government receives representations on a wide range of issues. It is not normal practice to release details of representations regarding specific cases

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Infrastructure: Leigh (14 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Greater Manchester will receive an allocation of £243 million from the Transforming Cities Fund which will benefit residents across Greater Manchester, including those in the Leigh constituency. Decisions on how this money is spent will be made at a local level, and so it will be for the Mayor and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to decide which transport projects to support.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Sugar: Taxation (14 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government is not currently minded to implement a general sugar tax and therefore has not made an assessment of the hypothecation of the revenue from such a tax.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Labour Turnover (14 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: HM Treasury leavers based on financial years and current year to date figures. Apr 2014 to Mar 2015 Apr 2015 to Mar 2016 Apr 2016 to Mar 2017 Apr 2017 to Oct 2017 Total leavers 267 271 327 171 All Government Departments are bound by legal requirements concerning the right to work in the UK and, in addition, the Civil Service Nationality Rules. Evidence of nationality is...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Crimes against Property (14 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Any costs or losses arising from theft or fraud against HM Treasury’s core department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies are reported each financial year in the department’s Annual Report and Accounts under Losses and Special Payments, which fall within the department’s Parliamentary Accountability Disclosures. For further reference, the Cabinet Office Centre of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Electric Vehicles: Finance (13 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Following the announcement of the Fund at Autumn Budget, the Government is already 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: Sovereign Grant (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The UK government transferred management of Scottish Crown Estate assets to the Scottish Government in April 2017 – there will be no changes made to the Sovereign Grant as a result of this. The revenues from the Scottish assets are retained by the Scottish Government. The UK government has made a corresponding deduction to the Scottish Government’s block grant funding, equivalent...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Offshore Industry: Scotland (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At the Autumn Budget, the government announced it would introduce a Transferable Tax History for oil & gas companies. This will give investors in UK oil and gas fields certainty that they will be able to get tax relief for decommissioning assets. This should encourage new investment in older oil and gas fields, keeping them producing for longer and supporting employment. This builds on...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: A Command Paper setting out the UK’s plans to ratify the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products will be laid before Parliament once legislation to implement the Protocol has been approved by Parliament. While the UK already has many of the Protocol’s requirements in place, the requirement to license tobacco manufacturing machinery has...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Soft Drinks: Taxation (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Following public consultation in 2016, primary legislation for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy was passed earlier this year as part of the Finance Act 2017. In October 2017 the government launched an 8 week public technical consultation on the secondary regulations, which closed on 8 December 2017. The secondary regulations will be laid early in the New Year, ahead of the levy coming into...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: ICT (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Electronic communications are passed across the internet via internet service providers and the routing of an email between an Hon Member and a Government department is dependent on which system and service an email is sent. Ministers’ Private Offices and correspondence teams routinely handle and respond to emails on behalf of their Ministers.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Pay (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: No HM Treasury employees are paid through trusts rather than through PAYE.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Plastics: Fees and Charges (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At the Budget, the Chancellor announced his intention to launch a call for evidence on whether the tax system or charges can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we waste. Once we have analysed the responses to this call for evidence, the government will outline how we intend to proceed.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employment: Disability (12 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 – where research by the OBR, IFS and others suggest there may be a relationship between overall employment rates across the population and average productivity - whilst being...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Life Sciences: Capital Investment (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At Budget, the Government announced the outcome of the Patient Capital Review, setting out an action plan to unlock £20 billion of new investment to finance growth in innovative firms. The Government will set-up a new £2.5 billion subsidiary of the British Business Bank, expand tax-relief schemes and remove regulatory barriers to encourage long-term investment from pension funds....

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: We have had a very comprehensive debate, as is fitting for a Finance Bill. I thank all Members who have contributed. Some Members mentioned the public sector pay cap. They might not have noticed that it was lifted on 12 September in a statement made by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. That was confirmed in the Budget on 22 November. Lots of Labour Members commented on the bank levy,...


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