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1111045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their contingency preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement are complete. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lilley more like this
uin HL15182 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>The Government is continuing to prepare for all scenarios and we have taken appropriate steps to help mitigate the effects of no deal. We have passed critical legislation, signed international agreements, and guaranteed certain EU funding.</p><p>We are continuing to communicate with businesses and the public and this will increase as we approach EU Exit until we are confident that contingency planning is no longer needed.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T14:12:29.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T14:12:29.617Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
68
label Biography information for Lord Lilley more like this
1111056
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Bus Services: Concessions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to meet the £652 million funding gap, identified by analysis from the Local Government Association published on 9 February, required to cover the total costs of the National Concessionary Travel Scheme for bus passengers. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL15189 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>Funding for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) is provided to local authorities through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG’s) revenue support grant. This funding is not ringfenced, which enables local authorities to make spending decisions that more closely match local needs and circumstances. It is misleading to talk about the grant in isolation when local authorities have access to council tax, business rates and other local income to deliver their local services.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T10:27:52.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T10:27:52.74Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1111066
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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
hansard heading Renewable Energy more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the UK’s energy mix by 2030 will be delivered by (1) marine renewable energy, and (2) solar energy; and what steps they (a) have taken, and (b) intend to take, to achieve the delivery of that percentage. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill more like this
uin HL15196 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>On an annual basis BEIS publishes updated energy and emissions projections, which are located on the BEIS website. In the latest report published 11 April 2019, renewables are projected to form 59% of the UK's electricity generation by 2030 (under the reference scenario). Up to the early 2020s, the reference scenario reflects current power sector policies. Beyond the early 2020s, the reference scenario includes assumptions that go beyond current Government policy. The results do not indicate a preferred outcome and should be treated as illustrative.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2003 the Government has made £174m innovation and grant funding available to wave and tidal stream technologies with £80m of that since 2010. Wave and tidal stream projects benefitted from the highest level of support under the Renewables Obligation (5 RO Certificates/MWh) and are eligible to enter the forthcoming Contract for Difference allocation round. As set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, wave and tidal stream technologies could have a role in the long-term decarbonisation of the UK, but they will need to demonstrate how they can compete with other forms of generation.</p><p> </p><p>Solar PV is a UK success story: under the RO and Feed in Tariff schemes, both of which have now closed, a total of 12.3GW of solar PV capacity was delivered. We are now exceeding our historic projections on solar PV deployment. In 2013 we estimated that solar capacity would reach 10-12GW by 2020, but latest figures indicate that we already have over 13GW of solar capacity installed in the UK; enough to power over 3 million homes. Subsidy-free deployment of solar PV may be a viable option for developers in future, with two such sites having already deployed in the UK, and the planned construction of two more large-scale subsidy-free solar projects was announced in February 2019.</p>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T14:13:50.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T14:13:50.75Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
3125
label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill more like this
1111075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility that the UK may lose its right to veto EU proposals in the event of a further delay to Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15202 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>There is no conditionality attached to the Article 50 extension beyond existing Treaty obligations. The Prime Minister set out in her statement to the House of Commons on 11 April that the 10 April European Council (Article 50) conclusions are clear that during an extension the UK will continue to hold full membership rights, as well as be bound by its obligations.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T14:12:49.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T14:12:49.907Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1110672
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Hong Kong: Human Rights more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the government of China (1) the jailing of political protestors, (2) restrictions on free speech, (3) the abduction of booksellers who supply titles critical of China’s rulers, (4) the banning of a political party, and (5) the expulsion of a senior Financial Times journalist, Victor Mallet, in Hong Kong. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>The British Government takes extremely seriously our longstanding duty to uphold the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. We will continue to monitor closely events in Hong Kong, speaking publicly on issues of concern. We have raised a number of concerns with the Chinese and Hong Kong SAR Governments, including the banning of the Hong Kong National Party, the refusal of Victor Mallet's visa renewal, the abduction of the booksellers, and wider concerns about the erosion of rights and freedoms, including the right to free speech, guaranteed by the Joint Declaration. <br> <br>The Six Monthly Reports to Parliament contain a detailed analysis of developments, and clearly sets out where we have concerns. ​</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T13:45:29.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T13:45:29.947Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1110673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Hong Kong: Human Rights more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the new national anthem law in China, which applies at the high-speed rail terminus in Hong Kong, and which has made it an offence to insult China’s national anthem, while failing to define such insults, will have on the human rights of Hong Kong citizens; and what assessment they have made of the implications of (1) the new Chinese national security law, and (2) proposals to change Hong Kong’s extradition laws to enable extradition from Hong Kong to the mainland. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15137 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>We believe that it is fitting to show respect to any National Anthem. Whether it is necessary to enforce such respect with legislation is a matter for the Chinese and Hong Kong SAR Governments to decide. In Hong Kong freedom of speech is guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and it is vital that such freedoms are fully respected</p><p>Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law requires that Hong Kong enact laws relating to national security. We are not, however, aware of any plans to enact such legislation at the present time</p><p>We are aware of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's proposals to change the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance. We have noted the concerns voiced by legal and business representative organisations and civil society groups in Hong Kong about both the content and the short consultation period allowed for the proposed changes. We have raised a number of issues with the Hong Kong Government, including the implications for both our joint security cooperation and our bilateral extradition treaty and the potential consequences for the UK business community and for UK citizens living in or travelling through Hong Kong. We will continue to seek clarity from the authorities on these points and to make clear that we would welcome a longer consultation period to allow the issues we and others have raised to be dealt with in a comprehensive way that maintains public and business confidence. <br> <br>It remains the British Government's view that, for Hong Kong's future success, it is essential that Hong Kong enjoys, and is seen to enjoy, the full measure of its high degree of autonomy and rule of law as set out in the Joint Declaration and enshrined in the Basic Law, in keeping with the commitment to 'One Country, Two Systems'. ​</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T13:33:45.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T13:33:45.817Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1110677
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Automatic Number Plate Recognition more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology is used only to detect and deter criminal activity rather than to enable the generation of parking fines. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Brady more like this
uin HL15141 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
answer text <p>The Government has prohibited the use of CCTV and ANPR for local authority on-street parking enforcement since 2015 under the Deregulation Act 2015 and the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2015. For reasons of child safety and congestion management, parking restrictions near schools, on red routes, in bus lanes, and at bus stand clearways are exempt from this ban. As part of its work to improve the safety of cycling, the Government intends to introduce another exemption that will enable the use of approved camera devices for enforcing parking restrictions in mandatory cycle lanes.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-12T10:06:54.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T10:06:54.093Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4339
label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
1110681
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing: Older People more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish guidance for local authorities under the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 on the provision of specialist housing for older people. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Greengross more like this
uin HL15145 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>In the revised National Planning Policy Framework, published in July 2018, we strengthened policy to create a clear expectation that all local authorities have policies in place for addressing the housing needs of older people. We will publish further planning guidance, to assist councils to put these policies in place, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Act commitment. We have undertaken extensive engagement in relation to the guidance. This includes discussions with a range of local authorities, charities, house builder representatives, and providers of specialist housing for older people, to identify and discuss the key issues. We will publish the guidance in due course.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
grouped question UIN HL15146 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-15T15:53:45.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:53:45.663Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
2518
label Biography information for Baroness Greengross more like this
1110682
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing: Older People more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have carried out with (1) local authorities, and (2) others, including providers of specialist housing for older people, about guidance to local authorities under the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 on the provision of specialist housing for older people. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Greengross more like this
uin HL15146 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>In the revised National Planning Policy Framework, published in July 2018, we strengthened policy to create a clear expectation that all local authorities have policies in place for addressing the housing needs of older people. We will publish further planning guidance, to assist councils to put these policies in place, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Act commitment. We have undertaken extensive engagement in relation to the guidance. This includes discussions with a range of local authorities, charities, house builder representatives, and providers of specialist housing for older people, to identify and discuss the key issues. We will publish the guidance in due course.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
grouped question UIN HL15145 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-15T15:53:45.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:53:45.637Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
2518
label Biography information for Baroness Greengross more like this
1110706
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Air Space more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend UK airspace regulations after Brexit; and whether any such plans would be affected by a no-deal Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15170 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>The Government is aiming to ensure that UK airspace remains interoperable with neighbouring EU airspace. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the provisions of the EU airspace and air traffic management regulations would be replicated in national law under the EU Withdrawal Act. The UK would also continue to be a member of the intergovernmental organisation, Eurocontrol, providing a mechanism to coordinate on airspace issues with other European States.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T10:25:30.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T10:25:30.91Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this