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  • Air Passenger Duty

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what (a) projections of numbers of flights and (b) economic data he used to inform his decision to reduce the rate of air passenger duty in Northern...

  • Bank Services: Switzerland

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has assessed whether a one-off deduction of between 19 per cent. and 34 per cent. of funds held by UK taxpayers in Swiss bank...

  • Bank Services: Switzerland

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is on full tax disclosure by UK taxpayers with Swiss bank accounts other than to the Swiss authorities; (2) what his policy is on the...

  • Bank Services: Switzerland

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the yield to the Exchequer in tax revenue attributable to the agreement with Switzerland on offshore tax evasion in (a) 2012,...

  • Bank Services: Switzerland

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the tax withholding rate to be applied to the accounts of UK taxpayers holding bank accounts...

  • Bank Services: Switzerland

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the application of the proposed UK-Swiss tax agreement to (a) trusts and (b) limited companies (i) established, owned, or...

  • Child Benefit

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 September 2011, Official Report, column 1268W, on child benefit, (1) by what means a higher rate taxpayer who is not...

  • Children: Day Care

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of allowing child care costs to be tax deductible.

  • Climate Change

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to ensure that progress is made on the developed world’s climate finance responsibilities when he meets his G20...

  • Credit: Low Incomes

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with high street banks on making affordable credit available to those on low and minimum incomes.

  • Departmental Billing

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in July and August 2010.

  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value of his Department's maintenance backlog and (b) time required to complete such maintenance.

  • Departmental Consultants

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedures his Department uses when engaging external consultants.

  • Departmental Fines

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many transport-related fines his Department has settled on behalf of its staff; and at what cost in each year since 2007.

  • Departmental Flags

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 274W, on departmental flags, whether his Department has flown the Union flag at the official...

  • Departmental Legal Opinion

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Departments in 2010-11; what guidance his Departments...

  • Departmental Procurement

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress his Department has made in eliminating pre-qualification questionnaires for procurements with a value of under £100,000.

  • Departmental Procurement

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts of a monetary value of (a) between £100,000 and £500,000, (b) between £500,000 and £1 million, (c) between £1...

  • Departmental Public Expenditure

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on new furnishings in the last year.

  • Departmental Sick Leave

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many days on average his Department’s staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2010-11.

  • Departmental Training

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many external training courses staff of his Department attended in the last 12 months; and what the cost to the public purse was of each course.

  • Duchy of Cornwall

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which (a) organisations and (b) individuals in Cornwall have been consulted on the proposals in respect of the Duchy of Cornwall contained in the...

  • Economic Situation

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral answer of 10 October 2011, Official Report, column 51, on the Eurozone, if he will place in the Library a copy of any economic...

  • Enterprise Zones: Lancashire

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with their counterparts in the Department for Business, Skills and Innovation on the enterprise zone...

  • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with former investors in Equitable Life on the length of the compensation scheme.

  • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether payments to Equitable Life policyholders under the 9 June 2011 scheme are being prioritised by (a) age, (b) years of investment or (c) any...

  • European Central Bank

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable he has set for his challenge to the European Central Bank Eurosystem Oversight Framework policy.

  • Excise Duties: Biofuels

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department plans to take to address duty avoidance in the production of biodiesel.

  • Excise Duties: Gaming Machines

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the effect of machine games duty on British seaside (a) businesses, (b) employment and (c) tourism; and if he will...

  • Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much vehicle excise duty was collected in (a) Wales, (b) England, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

  • Excise Duties: Petrol

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the tax payable on the average pump price of a litre of unleaded petrol was on 30 September 2011.

  • Financial Services Authority: Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction undertaken by the Financial...

  • Financial Services: Taxation

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the adoption of a financial transactions tax by the (a) G20 and (b) G77.

  • Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the future level of UK gold reserves.

  • Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the (a) purchase date, (b) transaction amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry if held for each individual...

  • Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Government Procurement Card transactions were made by his Department's officials withdrawing cash from automated teller machines from 2006-07 to...

  • Housing: Sales

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of homes in each price band in (a) London, (b) England and (c) the UK that were sold in the last (i) 12, (ii) 24, (iii) 36 and (iv) 48...

  • Income Tax

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people liable for the highest rate of income tax have ceased paying income tax in the UK since the introduction of the 50 pence income tax rate.

  • National Insurance Contributions

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Ashfield constituency have participated in the national insurance holiday scheme.

  • Natural Gas: Exploration

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of tax revenues from fracking.

  • North Sea Oil: Tax Yields

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the proportion of tax revenue which would have come from green taxes if he had not introduced the carbon price floor or the increase in...

  • Office of Government Commerce: Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction undertaken by the Office of...

  • PAYE: Administration

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many incorrect PAYE codes have been issued by HM Revenue and Customs to taxpayers in the last 12 months, and what estimate he has made on the amount of...

  • Revenue and Customs

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish the Government’s response to the Treasury Select Committee’s Sixteenth Report of the session 2010-12, on the...

  • Revenue and Customs: Closures

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the planned closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices; and if he will make a statement.

  • Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to allowing small businesses to communicate with HM Revenue and Customs by email; and if he will make a statement.

  • Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to ensuring that small businesses have a named officer in HM Revenue and Customs with whom they deal.

  • Revenue and Customs: Finance

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings he has had with trade unions to discuss the effect of the comprehensive spending review on HM Revenue and Customs.

  • Revenue and Customs: Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction undertaken by HM Revenue and...

  • Revenue and Customs: Manpower

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the first 100 of the new anti-evasion and avoidance officers in HM Revenue and Customs to be in post.

  • Revenue and Customs: Manpower

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the proposed new anti-evasion and avoidance officers he expects to be redeployed from existing posts in HM Revenue and Customs.

  • Revenue and Customs: Manpower

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to HM Revenue and Customs of employing the proposed new anti-evasion and avoidance officers.

  • Shipping: Carbon Emissions

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his negotiating position is for the G20 Finance Ministers October 2011 meeting on proposals for an international levy on shipping to cut carbon...

  • Social Lending

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what support his Department plans to provide for social lending through credit unions and community-based initiatives in each of the next four financial years.

  • Stocks and Shares

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect on speculative activity of introducing higher capital requirements for financial institutions engaged...

  • Tax Allowances

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) employers and (b) employees have access to accurate and up-to-date information on types of tax relief available.

  • Tax Allowances: Commuters

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential use of incentives in the tax system to encourage employees to use more environmentally...

  • Tax Avoidance: Internet

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many incidents of illegal avoidance of tax, VAT and import duty in relation to the selling of products through online (a) businesses and (b) auction...

  • Tax Evasion (1 annotation)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individuals and (b) organisations have been (i) investigated by HM Revenue and Customs for tax evasion and (ii) prosecuted for such offences...

  • Tax Yields: Environment Protection

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of tax revenue which will come from green taxes in each of the next four years resulting from measures...

  • Tax Yields: Environment Protection

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of tax revenue came from green taxes in each year since 1997.

  • Taxation: Accountability

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on steps to increase global tax transparency.

  • Taxation: Carers

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes affecting kinship carers he has made to the tax system since 6 April 2011.

  • Taxation: Environment Protection

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the European Commission on the carbon floor price.

  • Taxation: Environment Protection

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely combined revenue to the Exchequer from the carbon price floor and the EU Emissions Trading System up to 2015-16.

  • Taxation: Football

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the sum owed to the Exchequer by football clubs in the Premier League and Football League (a) at the end of each of the...

  • Taxation: Football

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of tax receipts from income tax received from professional footballers in each of the last 10 financial years.

  • Third Sector

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much direct funding his Department provided to each civil society organisation it funded in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e)...

  • Vat

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what impact assessment his Department undertook on the likely effect on the express and mail industries of the reduction of low value consignment relief for...

  • Vat

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the administrative cost to businesses of charging and claiming back VAT between VAT-registered firms.

  • VAT: Exemptions

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to extending exemptions from VAT.

  • VAT: Housing Improvement

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will assess the (a) likely effect on the availability of housing and (b) the number of jobs which would be created by reducing the rate of VAT...

  • VAT: Tourism

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the tourism industry of the increase in the rate of VAT.

  • Working Tax Credit

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methodology he used to calculate the estimated savings to the public purse which he expects to arise from changes to the working tax credit; and if he...

  • Written Questions: Government Responses

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer Question (a) 68073, (b) 68074 and (c) 68075, tabled on 19 July 2011 for answer on 5 September 2011.