Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

170297
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Scottish Power more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he received reports from the MacDonald Partnership in relation to mis-sold Scottish Power Power Plan warranties; what the titles of such reports were; and when he plans to respond to those reports. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218595 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answer text <p>The initial report from Mr MacDonald was received on 17 July 2014 for review by the Insolvency Service. Further information including another more detailed report was received from him during September and October 2014, and these again have been reviewed by the Insolvency Service. The reports are confidential.</p><p> </p><p>The reports themselves do not require a direct response but I can confirm that the Insolvency Service has completed its review of this material and is in communication with Mr MacDonald.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
1091213
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the H21 North of England report by H21 et al. published in November 2018, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the proposals in that report to convert the gas networks across the North of England to hydrogen. more like this
tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
tabling member printed
Anna Turley more like this
uin 234196 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
answer text <p>I welcome the contribution this study makes to the evidence base on the potential approaches to decarbonising how we heat our homes, businesses and industry. There is no clear consensus on how best to decarbonise heat at scale. Using the gas grid to transport hydrogen is one of several potential approaches, which include heat networks, heat pumps and biogas. The government's review of the evidence base on approaches to decarbonising heat is set out in our report ‘Clean Growth: Transforming Heating’.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-22T07:23:29.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T07:23:29.507Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4449
label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
1087077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading European University Institute more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of 11 March 2019, Official Report, column 20, by the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation on the European University Institute (EUI), what the evidential basis is for the Minister's statement that the UK cannot be a member of the EUI if it is not an EU member state. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 231491 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>The terms of the European University Institute Convention (EUIC) expressly refer to the contracting states of the Convention being EU Member States and limit future accession to the Convention to EU Member States. It is therefore not possible for a non-Member State to become a signatory to the Convention and participate in that capacity. Accordingly, when the UK ceases to be a Member State of the EU, it will also cease to be a party to the Convention. However, the UK will continue to be covered by the EUIC for the duration of the Implementation Period if the Withdrawal Agreement is passed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T18:25:57.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T18:25:57.623Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
previous answer version
108160
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1083526
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading European University Institute more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224488, what the evidential basis is the statement in that answer that the UK’s EU membership is inextricably linked to its current membership of the European University Institute Convention and that the UK’s membership of the EUIC will automatically cease on 29 March 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Lewis more like this
uin 229722 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>The terms of the European University Institute Convention (EUIC) expressly refer to the contracting states of the Convention being EU Member States and limit future accession to the Convention to EU Member States. It is therefore not possible for a non-Member State to become a signatory to the Convention and participate in that capacity. Accordingly, when the UK ceases to be a Member State of the EU, it will also cease to be a party to the Convention. However the UK will continue to be covered by the EUIC for the duration of the Implementation Period if the Withdrawal Agreement is passed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T18:23:01.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T18:23:01.013Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
previous answer version
107892
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4500
label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
1087290
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Priority School Building Programme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new school buildings have been built in phase one of the Priority Schools Building Programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 231541 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>253 of the 260 schools in phase one of the Priority School Building Programme are open in new or refurbished buildings. The remaining 7 schools have site specific issues causing the building projects to take longer.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T18:19:26.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T18:19:26.45Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
previous answer version
108136
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1091071
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Investment: China more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to help companies in the UK to take advantage of the recent decision by the Chinese Government to introduce it's foreign investment law. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 233484 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>We welcome the direction and messages in China’s Foreign Investment Law and look forward to seeing robust regulations giving improved protection for foreign IP, technology and access to procurement.</p><p>The Government, through our overseas network, HM Trade Commissioner, and through Ministerial visits, works actively to engage with China’s central and regional governments and businesses, to support trade and reduce barriers for UK companies looking to export to and invest in China,.</p><p>For example, in the past year we have secured market access improvements benefitting a range of UK industries, including the removal of the BSE ban on British beef, raising foreign equity caps in petrol stations and improved access for British dairy. Additionally, at the China International Import Exposition (CIIE) in Shanghai in November 2018, the UK showcased the best in British innovation, gaining significant media attention in China. UK firms secured more than £2 billion of commercial deals across a range of sectors including creative industries, healthcare, education, energy, mining and aviation.</p>
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T17:55:48.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:55:48.377Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1088267
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Pesticides: Regulation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that renewals for approvals of (a) active substances used in plant protection products and (b) plant protection products cannot be extended indefinitely by the relevant public bodies in the event that UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 231978 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, the Government will retain the current EU regulations on plant protection products with only such changes as are required so that the regime can operate sensibly in a national context. Ministers will be more accountable for decision making than at present as this will be their direct responsibility (along with the devolved administrations), rather than being subject to voting by all EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>There will also continue to be effective scrutiny. For example, there will be a formal public consultation process on each active substance with full supporting documentation such as the draft assessment report published, in the same way as there is under the EU regime. In addition to our national regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we have put arrangements in place to ensure that we have access to independent scientific advice from exit day from the Expert Committee on Pesticides and we will continue to build on these arrangements in future. HSE will publish its assessment reports online (less any confidential data). The Expert Committee on Pesticides also routinely publishes its minutes online so its advice will be open and transparent.</p><p> </p><p>The powers to extend active substance approvals and product authorisations will be retained and repatriated to national level, with no changes to the provisions setting out how they can be used. These powers will therefore continue to be available under the national regime to be used where necessary, as the European Commission has done routinely under the current EU regime. It would clearly be inappropriate to attempt to extend approvals and authorisations indefinitely.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
grouped question UIN 231977 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.57Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1088265
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Pesticides: Regulation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the UK's future pesticide regime will provide equal levels of accountability and scrutiny to the EU pesticide regime in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 231977 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, the Government will retain the current EU regulations on plant protection products with only such changes as are required so that the regime can operate sensibly in a national context. Ministers will be more accountable for decision making than at present as this will be their direct responsibility (along with the devolved administrations), rather than being subject to voting by all EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>There will also continue to be effective scrutiny. For example, there will be a formal public consultation process on each active substance with full supporting documentation such as the draft assessment report published, in the same way as there is under the EU regime. In addition to our national regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we have put arrangements in place to ensure that we have access to independent scientific advice from exit day from the Expert Committee on Pesticides and we will continue to build on these arrangements in future. HSE will publish its assessment reports online (less any confidential data). The Expert Committee on Pesticides also routinely publishes its minutes online so its advice will be open and transparent.</p><p> </p><p>The powers to extend active substance approvals and product authorisations will be retained and repatriated to national level, with no changes to the provisions setting out how they can be used. These powers will therefore continue to be available under the national regime to be used where necessary, as the European Commission has done routinely under the current EU regime. It would clearly be inappropriate to attempt to extend approvals and authorisations indefinitely.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
grouped question UIN 231978 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.507Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1088264
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Pesticides: Regulation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to include independent scientific advice within the authorisation process for active substances used in plant protection products in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 231976 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>The Plant Protection Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will ensure the plant protection products regime can operate in a national context, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. These Regulations contain provisions enabling the UK competent authorities to take independent scientific advice, in areas where this was previously provided by the European Food Safety Authority in the EU regime. This includes the ability to seek independent scientific advice as part of the process for approving active substances used in plant protection products. Independent scientific advice would be sought from Defra’s existing Expert Committee on Pesticides from the day we leave the EU, and we would continue to build on these arrangements in the future.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working closely with the Expert Committee on Pesticides and its secretariat within the Health and Safety Executive to assess the Committee’s capacity in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal and to ensure that plans are in place to enable it to access both the scientific advise and resourcing it would need to deliver this expanded role.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
grouped question UIN 231975 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.41Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1088262
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Expert Committee On Pesticides more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will increase the (a) capacity and (b) operating budget of the Expert Committee on Pesticides in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 231975 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>The Plant Protection Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will ensure the plant protection products regime can operate in a national context, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. These Regulations contain provisions enabling the UK competent authorities to take independent scientific advice, in areas where this was previously provided by the European Food Safety Authority in the EU regime. This includes the ability to seek independent scientific advice as part of the process for approving active substances used in plant protection products. Independent scientific advice would be sought from Defra’s existing Expert Committee on Pesticides from the day we leave the EU, and we would continue to build on these arrangements in the future.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working closely with the Expert Committee on Pesticides and its secretariat within the Health and Safety Executive to assess the Committee’s capacity in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal and to ensure that plans are in place to enable it to access both the scientific advise and resourcing it would need to deliver this expanded role.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
grouped question UIN 231976 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.36Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this