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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: Faversham more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposed construction of a solar farm near Faversham by Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd, in particular the impact of that development on the (1) local environment, in particular Graveney Marshes, (2) wildlife, and (3) availability of farmland; and what consideration they have given to the representations by local residents made to the Planning Inspectorate about such a development, in particular the 98 per cent of such representations which objected to the development. more like this
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Earl Cathcart more like this
star this property uin HL16348 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Cleve Hill Solar Park proposal is the subject of an application for development consent under the Planning Act 2008. The application is currently being examined by The Planning Inspectorate with members of the public and other interested parties able to take part in the Examination. The Planning Inspectorate has published an Examination Timetable on its web-site. The Examination will consider a range of issues including biodiversity and nature conservation.</p><p>The Examination will last for up to six months with completion scheduled for 29 November 2019. The Planning Inspectorate then has three months to produce its report and recommendations for my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who has up to three months to consider them, and all relevant matters that are drawn to his attention, before determining whether consent should be granted or refused.</p><p>The Secretary of State’s role in the decision-making process is quasi-judicial, so it is not appropriate for him or his Ministers to comment on the merits or otherwise of the solar park proposal at this stage.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:58.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:58.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Cathcart more like this
1131900
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Capture and Storage more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 17 April (HL15078), when they will publish the details of the projects that have been successful as part of the Carbon Capture and Utilisation Demonstration Programme and the Call for Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage Innovation. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16318 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We will be announcing the details of the successful projects in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:41:06.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:41:06.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1131916
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Research more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the responsible development of materials for new energy technologies. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16334 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are in regular contact with the UK’s advanced materials sector, and seek to encourage regular engagement between advance material producers and potential end user sectors (including energy, transportation, construction, defence) to maximise the potential for collaboration, supporting the growth of advanced manufacturing in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:41:22.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:41:22.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1131923
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are currently involved in the negotiations over the Permanent Structured Cooperation and the European Defence Fund; if so, which government department is leading on those negotiations; and (1) when, (2) where, and (3) with whom, the last meeting was held. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL16341 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As a full EU Member State, the UK continues to participate in meetings and discussions regarding EU defence initiatives including Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the European Defence Fund (EDF).</p><p> </p><p>The UK has not joined PESCO but recognises its potential to support increased defence investment in Europe and the development of capabilities that contribute to NATO. As a non-participating Member State the UK has no voting rights on PESCO matters, but we do contribute to discussions where appropriate. Any future UK participation in PESCO projects will be subject to the rules governing third country access that are still being negotiated by PESCO Participating Member States.</p><p> </p><p>The Political Declaration provides the option for the UK to participate in capability projects through the EDF, subject to conditions in Union Law. The UK has contributed to discussions about the draft EDF Regulations. Any UK participation in EDF projects would need to be aligned with our requirements and represent value for money.</p><p> </p><p>EU Defence Ministers last discussed PESCO and the EDF at the May Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) in Brussels.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence is the Government department with responsibility for EDF and PESCO matters.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:29:44.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:29:44.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1131463
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Maintained Schools: Private Education more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether collaboration between maintained and independent schools will increase as a result of the Education and Skills Funding Agency funding, announced on 6 June more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL16257 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new partnerships grant funding announced on 7 June at the Schools Together Group annual conference, aims to raise the ambition for what schools can achieve together, and to remove a key financial barrier to new partnerships forming. It is designed to attract bids from both new partnerships who may benefit from seed funding, as well as existing partnerships looking to deepen and expand their collaborations. We will publish further details and invite schools to submit bids in the autumn.</p><p>As part of this programme, the department also plans to conduct evaluation on the success of this grant in increasing the quality and impact of partnerships. This will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:24:04.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:24:04.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1131489
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Registration of Overseas Entities Bill more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL16283 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government published a Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill on 23 July 2018.</p><p> </p><p>A Joint Committee was appointed to consider and report on the Draft Bill. The Committee made recommendations in a report to both Houses, published on 20 May 2019. The Government welcomes the Committee’s thorough and helpful scrutiny of the Bill. We are considering their recommendations and will publish a response in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to introduce the Bill to Parliament early in the second session. Following Royal Assent and the making of secondary legislation, the Government anticipates that the register will be operational in 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:41:36.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:41:36.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
1131490
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Shopping Centres more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support businesses increase footfall in shopping centres. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16284 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Retail Sector is changing, we are committed to helping communities adapt and support the retail sector during this change. The Government and the retail sector recognise that action is needed to ensure the sector thrives. The creation of the Retail Sector Council demonstrates this commitment to the continued success of the retail sector.</p><p>In Budget 2018, we set out Our Plan for the High Street, a £1.6bn package to support the sustainable transformation of our high streets, including a £675m Future High Streets Fund and a High Streets Task Force to support local leadership.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:41:54.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:41:54.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1131491
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Investment more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by KPMG 2018 Global CEO Outlook: UK, published on 11 June, in regard to business investment in the UK after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16285 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The report concluded that uncertainty had weakened CEOs’ confidence in their own country’s growth prospects since the 2017 report; which fell in 6 of the 11 top economies surveyed.</p><p>In the 2019 KPMG report, confidence in the UK economy improved and was matched in official statistics by a 0.5% expansion in business investment in the first quarter of 2019, according to the ONS ‘GDP first quarterly estimate’.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:42:10.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:42:10.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
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1130815
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that modules which promote freedom of religion or belief and religious tolerance are included in all future Department for International Development capacity building programmes in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16182 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All DFID programmes in Pakistan, including capacity building programmes, support the poorest and most excluded people and communities regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. The promotion of Freedom of Religious belief and religious tolerance is an important aspect of this approach. Since 2010, DFID’s skills Development Programme has trained over 332,000 poor and vulnerable people to improve their employment prospects, including people from religious minorities. We regularly raise the importance of religious tolerance at senior levels with the Government of Pakistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:28:36.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:28:36.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130816
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Eritrea: National Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Foundation Human Rights for Eritreans for the EU to cease funding aid projects in Eritrea that involve the use of national service conscripts; and whether any UK aid is directed through those programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16183 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is broadly supportive of the EU’s efforts to engage with Eritrea, and to create opportunities for greater engagement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, including through increasing development assistance where possible. We share concerns about human rights, particularly regarding Eritrea’s use of national service. However, it is clear that key elements of development cooperation in Eritrea, including recent cooperation on road building, will not be taken forward without the use of national service labour. We have therefore pressed the EU for enhanced efforts to ensure safeguards are in place. The EU has confirmed that the project implementer will monitor and assess whether workers are receiving an appropriate salary, and that basic health and safety standards are applied. Alongside those immediate measures, we, and the EU, will continue to encourage reform of the Eritrean national service system.</p><p> </p><p>Around 15% of all EU development funds, including those used for projects in Eritrea, are attributable to UK ODA. We are also providing a €3m direct contribution to the Horn of Africa programmes of the EU Trust Fund for Africa, whose programming includes the EU’s €20m road building project in Eritrea.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:29:36Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:29:36Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this