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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Origin Marking: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions has he had with his counterpart in the Welsh Government on the maintenance of the EU geographical indication scheme in Wales after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon remove filter
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 270307 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p>UK Government recognises the crucial role that Geographical Indication (GI) products play in protecting the provenance and heritage of some of Wales’ best-loved food and drink products, and the economic benefit they bring to many communities and the UK as a whole.</p><p> </p><p>GIs represent about 25% of UK food and drink exports by value and play an important role as exemplars of our quality produce around the world. In 2018, GIs were worth over £5 billion in export value. Welsh beef and lamb contribute significantly to this value. Defra are currently undertaking research to obtain more robust data on the value of GIs to local economies across the UK and we will be happy to share relevant findings with the Devolved Administrations.</p><p> </p><p>Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. Under the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK commits to protecting all EU GIs until a subsequent agreement enters into force. This will help ensure a smooth transition to the future relationship.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to establishing UK GI schemes that ensure existing GIs such as Welsh Lamb Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and Traditional Welsh Caerphilly PGI continue to receive protection from imitation and evocation in the UK after EU Exit.</p><p> </p><p>In the event of a ‘no-deal’, the default position is that UK GIs will continue to be protected in the EU by virtue of being on the EU’s various GI registers. The current EU legislation means that EU GI protection is indefinite unless specific grounds for the cancellation of a GI are met. None of the grounds for cancellation relate to a change in status from Member State to Third Country. We therefore consider that under the current rules, the EU should not be able to remove the protection from UK GIs without reason.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, the UK must be prepared for all possible outcomes as we leave the EU. So it is right to advise UK GI holders to be prepared to apply as third country producers for recognition in the EU in the event that the EU does change its rules. This represents sensible contingency planning.</p><p> </p><p>If the EU took steps to remove UK GIs from their registers, the UK Government would provide support and guidance to GI producers on this process as set out in our technical advice on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>I have discussed the GI scheme with Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Environment and Rural Affairs, at the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) EFRA meetings held on 5 July 2018 and 17 September 2018. The Minister of State also discussed the scheme at the IMG EFRA meeting on 24 June 2019. Defra officials meet regularly with Welsh Government officials to discuss GI policy development.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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270303 more like this
270304 more like this
270305 more like this
270306 more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T09:41:48.023Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1134043
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide in cash terms the value of the charge levied upon visa and settlement applicants for having documents (a) scanned and (b) photocopied by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon remove filter
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 268423 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>There is no charge by the Home Office levied upon visa and settlement applicants for having documents (a) scanned and (b) photocopied</p><p><br>The vast majority of UKVI customers applying online have the option of uploading their supporting evidence themselves, for free. If customers choose not to use this self-upload function, then they have the option to have their documents scanned by the commercial partner at the visa application centre or service point when they attend their appointment. In most locations an additional charge is applicable for this service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:21:03.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:21:03.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1143161
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Crewe-Holyhead Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing infrastructure improvements to the rail line from Crewe to Holyhead to enhance regional connectivity with the High Speed two rail line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon remove filter
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 284598 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government has funded recent major signalling and track renewals to improve reliability on the North Wales Coast Line. Network Rail’s Welsh Route Study, published in March 2016, identified options for improving the North Wales main line. The Government has recently funded a strategic outline business case for journey time improvements on the North Wales line. Further development will be considered for progression through the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline. The Government’s proposals for HS2 do not preclude development of opportunities for future service enhancements including on the Chester and North Wales lines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:51:19.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:51:19.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1143162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Crewe-Holyhead Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of electrifying the railway line from Crewe to Holyhead and splitting High Speed 2 trains at Crewe with part of those split trains serving North Wales via Chester. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon remove filter
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 284603 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Network Rail Welsh Route Study, published in March 2016, identified options for improving the North Wales main line but the rail industry has not identified a robust business case for electrification of the North Wales Main Line to Holyhead. The Government’s proposals for 400m platforms at Crewe do not preclude development of opportunities for future service enhancements including those on the Chester and North Wales lines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:54:54.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:54:54.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1144239
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the benefits to Wales of providing interchanges to the High Speed 2 network at Crewe and Chester. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon remove filter
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 286139 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The department’s analysis shows that passengers in North Wales will benefit from an HS2 interchange at Crewe, with shorter journey times to London and improved cross-country journey times. An HS2 interchange at Chester is not feasible without electrification of the line from there to Crewe. The Network Rail Welsh Route Study, published in March 2016, identified options for improving the North Wales main line but the rail industry has not identified a robust business case for electrification of the line from Crewe to Chester. The Government’s proposals for HS2 do not preclude development of opportunities for future service enhancements including those on the Chester and North Wales lines.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:09:35.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:09:35.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1135315
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to replace the funding the Welsh Government receives from the EU for direct payments to farmers after 2022 if the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon remove filter
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 270302 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text The Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the parliament. It has also set out its plans for English agriculture policy after we have left the EU, including phasing down direct payments from 2021 over seven years. Agriculture is a devolved matter, so it is for the Welsh Government to decide whether to continue with direct payments in Wales. We will continue to engage with the Welsh Government on arrangements for domestic replacement funding after 2022, but have already committed not to simply apply the Barnett Formula to agriculture funding in England. This means that funding will not just be allocated according to the population of each nation. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T11:23:04.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T11:23:04.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1142828
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their (a) driving licence and (b) passport removed as a result of Child Maintenance Service enforcement measures. more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 284276 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>This information is not reported. However we do hold clerical data and can advise 15 driving licenses have been removed or suspended and 3 passports have been suspended.</p><p> </p><p>The information regarding committal orders, or sanctions as they are called in the Child Maintenance Service, are reported in our published statistics and can be on found table 11 of the tables document on the attached link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-march-2019-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-march-2019-experimental</a></p><p> </p><p>We reported enforcement activities in our CSA statistics until September 2017 when we reduced the number of tables published because most CSA cases had been closed or had begun the Case Closure process. The last publication including the enforcement activities can be found on table 22 of the attached link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-june-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-june-2017</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:45:51.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:45:51.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this