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227700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Post Offices 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, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's announcement of 27 November 2013 on Post Office branch modernisation, how many Post Offices have benefited to date from the dedicated fund to support smaller community branches. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 227769 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p /> <p>Since the landmark £20 million Post Office Community Fund started accepting applications in June 2014 more than 340 Community post offices have applied for funding. More than 250 of these proposals have been approved to date and of these more than 85 have been completed, bringing significant benefits to communities, customers and subpostmasters across the UK. The fund remains open for applications and the Government encourages eligible branches to apply for investment.</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 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227718
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Tourism: South West more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he has taken to support tourism in the South West. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 227780 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The government has announced a number of policy measures to support tourism in the South West region including;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 26 January during a visit to Plymouth the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £10 million package for the South West from round 3 of the Coastal Communities Fund to support regional growth including the tourism sector. He also announced a £2 million challenge fund as part of the GREAT Britain campaign to promote regions and cities including in the South West; and £100,000 government funding to support more Small and Medium sized Enterprises to attend a trade fair to promote South West tourism destinations to key international markets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 20 February in Bristol the Chief Secretary to the Treasury announced £5 million funding towards the transformation of Colston Hall in Bristol into the only international standard concert hall in South West.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 5 March the Deputy Prime Minister announced £5 million funding to boost tourism in the South West by creating a joined-up strategy for marketing the region.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:02:53.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:02:53.973Z
answering member
1535
label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227947
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Roads: Rural Areas 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 Transport, what steps his Department has taken to assist local authorities with the maintenance of rural roads. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 227781 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Government announced in December 2014 that we are allocating just under £6 billion for councils in England for local highways maintenance over the next six years for all local roads, including rural. This is in addition to the £4.7 billion we have provided to councils since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is providing Devon County Council with over £220 million from 2015/16 to 2020/21 based on a needs formula for maintaining the roads for which they are responsible, including rural roads in Torridge and West Devon. It is entirely for the Council to decide on how this funding is allocated locally based on sound asset management principles.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
grouped question UIN 227777 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T13:59:41.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T13:59:41.287Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227951
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Roads: Torridge 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 Transport, what support his Department is providing for the maintenance of rural roads in Torridge and West Devon. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 227777 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Government announced in December 2014 that we are allocating just under £6 billion for councils in England for local highways maintenance over the next six years for all local roads, including rural. This is in addition to the £4.7 billion we have provided to councils since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is providing Devon County Council with over £220 million from 2015/16 to 2020/21 based on a needs formula for maintaining the roads for which they are responsible, including rural roads in Torridge and West Devon. It is entirely for the Council to decide on how this funding is allocated locally based on sound asset management principles.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
grouped question UIN 227781 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T13:59:41.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T13:59:41.457Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227959
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Mesothelioma: Compensation 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending compensation to children who have been exposed to asbestos as a result of contact with parents who have mesothelioma. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 227876 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p /> <p>Children exposed to asbestos from their parents can already receive compensation in their own right if they are suffering from Diffuse Mesothelioma under Part 4: Lump Sum Payments: Mesothelioma etc., of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T14:41:46.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T14:41:46.99Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
228491
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading VAT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations his Department has received on the level of VAT applicable to small tourist businesses. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 228304 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p>The Government has received a number of representations from the ‘Cut Tourism VAT’ campaign.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I refer the Hon gentleman to my comments during the recent Westminster Hall debate on 17 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T17:52:47.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T17:52:47.157Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227744
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Mobile Phones: Torridge 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to address poor mobile network coverage in rural communities in Torridge and West Devon. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 227770 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p>The agreement announced on 18 December 2014 will improve coverage throughout the UK, and we expect coverage across Devon to improve dramatically. Under the agreement each mobile network operator (MNO) will provide voice and text coverage to at least 90% of the UK landmass by 2017, and we understand that data coverage will improve in many areas. This will lock in £5bn of investment in UK mobile infrastructure, halving partial not-spots and cutting complete not-spots by two-thirds. The MNOs have now made the agreed coverage obligations legally binding, by requesting that Ofcom vary their spectrum licences on a voluntary basis.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wantage more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T11:10:16.623Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:10:16.623Z
answering member
1580
label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
417623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
hansard heading Insulation: Industry 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 Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps she has taken to review the performance of (a) the cavity wall insulation industry and (b) the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 9388 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
answer text <p>The Government has commissioned an Independent Review, led by Peter Bonfield, to look at Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The scope of the Review will cover the performance of the cavity wall insulation industry and the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA).</p><p> </p><p>DECC officials have met several times with representatives from CIGA to discuss issues relating to cavity wall insulation. These actions include CIGA publishing their first ever annual report, improving their consumer handling processes and publishing a league table of installer performances in regards to dealing with consumer complaints.</p><p> </p><p>CIGA have also appointed a Consumer Champion with the remit to act as a focal point for consumer organisations and deal with consumer complaints. The Consumer Champion is currently conducting a review to gather stakeholder’s view of CIGA’s complaint handling processes.</p><p> </p><p>The Bonfield Review team will work closely with the CIGA Consumer Champion over the period of the Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-15T14:01:32.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-15T14:01:32.263Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
444139
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Churches: South West more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what grants the Church Commissioners have given to churches in (a) Devon and (b) Cornwall from the Roof Repair Fund in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 22084 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-15more like thismore than 2016-01-15
answer text <p>The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund grants are distributed by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, on behalf of the Government. There has been one round of grants to date, announced in March 2015,</p><p>(a) 22 churches in Devon were offered grants totalling £1,199,700</p><p>(b) 7 churches in Cornwall were offered grants totalling £492,700.</p><p /> <p>A second round to distribute a further £25 million allocated by the Treasury is currently open, with applications closing on Friday, 26 February.</p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency Meriden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-15T09:51:56.877Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-15T09:51:56.877Z
answering member
312
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
444292
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
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 Railways: Okehampton 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 Transport, what recent steps he has taken to extend railway network services between London and Okehampton. more like this
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox remove filter
uin 22085 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
answer text <p>We are absolutely committed to ensuring that the South West has the best infrastructure possible and we are determined to do everything possible to stop damage like we saw in 2014 happening again. That is why we have invested £31 million into improving the resilience of rail routes in the South West, and Network Rail spent £40 million on repairing and strengthening the line at Dawlish after the extreme weather.</p><br /><p>We are working with the rail industry and the Peninsula Rail Task Force as they explore the potential for longer-term improvements in the area, including the premise of additional routes to the current mainline route via Dawlish.</p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-19T16:32:39.653Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T16:32:39.653Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this