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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Bridget Prentice) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
In response to an undertaking given to the Commons committee considering the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (TCEA) on 16 January, I published the consultation paper Administration and Enforcement Restriction Orders: Setting the Parameters.
This is a formal consultation exercise undertaken by Her Majestys Courts Service to seek views on the secondary legislation required to establish the constraints and limits that will set out the parameters of the administration and enforcement restriction order schemes introduced in the TCEA 2007. The administration order scheme is reformed, and the enforcement restriction order introduced, by the Act. Both are part of a package of measures designed to improve and extend the range of options available to assist the over-indebted.
The consultation document includes proposals covering debts that could be excluded from the schemes, the definition of debts that may be exempt from restrictions on legal action and the proposed total debt limit on administration orders. The consultation document also includes proposals covering the minimum amount of surplus income (the difference between income from all sources and allowed justifiable expenditure) and the amount of money debtors should be able to pay before they are permitted to enter the administration order scheme. It also seeks views on how often debtors should update information on financial circumstances as well as the amount of notice that should be given before assets above a fixed value are disposed of.
Copies of the consultation paper have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and are also available on the internet at www.justice.gov.uk/docs/cp0108.pdf. I will make a further Statement regarding the response shortly after the consultation period ends.
Slovenia took up the presidency of the European Council on 1 January 2008 and will present its proposed work programme for the Economic and Financial
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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Darzi of Denham): My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Ivan Lewis) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
I regret that the Answer given to the honourable Member for Aylesbury (David Lidington) on
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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (Lord Triesman): Today my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (John Denham) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Today I am publishing the terms of reference for the review of physics I asked Research Councils UK (RCUK) to commission as part of the science budget allocations announced on 11 December. I have placed copies in the House Library.
The Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-14 sets out the Government's commitment to nurturing key disciplines. The research councils, funding councils, and national academies have made significant progress. It is important that all key disciplines remain strong and vibrant. Research priorities will change over time, and in line with the
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As a next step, I asked Ian Diamond, as chair of RCUK, to organise a series of reviews on the health of key research disciplines in the UK. I announced that the first of these reviews would be on physics, and would be led by Professor Bill Wakeham, vice-chancellor, the University of Southampton.
RCUK will, as part of its continuing oversight of health of disciplines, commission a cross-council review of actions that might be taken to ensure the continued health of physics research and postgraduate training in the UK, as the first in a series of such reviews.
The review will make recommendations that will inform the medium-term funding of physics across the science base. It will report to RCUK during 2008. RCUK will then submit specific recommendations to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills. The names of the other members of the review will be announced shortly.
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