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1054694
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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 USA: INF Treaty 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the security of the UK of the US suspension of its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 216390 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>We support the US decision to suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and start the treaty’s formal withdrawal process. A situation where the US was respecting the INF Treaty and Russia was not, was not sustainable.</p><p>Through the development and deployment of its SSC-8 cruise missile system, Russia has put European security at risk. We are working closely with all NATO Allies to review the security implications of Russian intermediate-range missiles and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the Alliance’s overall deterrence and defence posture. This was reaffirmed by NATO Allies on 2 February.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T16:28:05.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:28:05.1Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1054696
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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 Developing Countries: Trade Agreements 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 recent assessment she has made of the effect on the Everything But Arms Agreement of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 216392 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answer text <p>The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act enables the UK to put in place a UK trade preferences scheme for developing countries. The Act also enshrines into UK law the commitment contained in the UN Sustainable Development Goals to provide duty free quota free trade access for Least Developed Countries.</p><p>The UK trade preference scheme will provide the same level of access as the current EU trade preference scheme by granting duty-free, quota-free access to the 48 Least Developed Countries covered by the Everything But Arms tier.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-08T10:25:33.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T10:25:33.387Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1054746
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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 Trade Agreements: USA 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 recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the inclusion of the National Health Service in a future trade agreement between the US and the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 216405 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>The Government is prioritising UK-US FTA negotiations from April, having already laid the ground work for an ambitious agreement through joint working groups. Protecting the NHS is of the utmost importance and the UK Government’s position is that the NHS is not, and never will be, for sale to the private sector, whether overseas or domestic. The NHS is protected by specific exceptions and reservations in EU trade agreements, including the recent EU-Canada agreement (CETA). As we leave the EU, the UK will continue to ensure that rigorous protections are included in all trade agreements it is party to.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-12T16:40:55.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T16:40:55.83Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1050388
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answering body
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 Santander Group: Closures more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of Santander's proposal to close 140 branches in the UK on people's access to money. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 214048 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>The Treasury has not made an assessment. The decision to close a branch is a commercial issue for the management team of the bank. However, Government believes it is important the impact on communities must be understood, considered and mitigated where possible.</p><p> </p><p>The Government supports the industry’s Access to Banking Standard which commits banks to ensure personal and business customers are better informed about branch closures and the reasons for them closing. It also helps customers to understand the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help. The Access to Banking Standard is monitored and enforced by the independent Lending Standards Board.</p><p> </p><p>Government also considers it important that all customers, wherever they live and especially those who are vulnerable, can still access over the counter services. That is why we support the Post Office’s Banking Framework Agreement, which enables 99% of banks’ personal and 95% of banks’ small business customers to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,500 branches.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring that communities across the UK are fully aware of the important services that remain available to them at their local Post Office, even if their bank branch is closed. In response to my predecessor’s request, the Post Office and UK Finance have committed to work together to raise public awareness of the banking services available at the Post Office for individuals and SMEs.</p>
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T11:49:26.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T11:49:26.117Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1050464
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 the Home Department, what plans the Government has for the introduction of an appeal process to the EU Settled Status scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 214071 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>If the Withdrawal Agreement is agreed the Government will implement that agreement, including appeal rights, through the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T16:07:24.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:07:24.637Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1050507
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Fuel Poverty: Scotland 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 Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on tackling fuel poverty in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 214091 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>Fuel poverty policy is devolved and is therefore a matter for the Scottish Government. I have regular discussions with Scottish Government ministers on a range of issues, and recognise the importance of this issue, in particular for those who have difficulty in paying for essential energy costs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T16:35:23.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:35:23.333Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1046885
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Criminal Injuries 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 Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Victims' Commissioner's review of the criminal injuries compensation scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 211872 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>We welcome the Victims’ Commissioner’s report, ‘Compensation without re-traumatisation’, which was published on 23 January.</p><p>We will be considering carefully the report’s findings and recommendations as part of our ongoing review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The terms of reference for the review were published on 18 December 2018, and include consideration of how the Scheme can best reflect the changing nature of violent crime, and effectively support victims in their recovery. We intend to publish proposals later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T18:18:38.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T18:18:38.207Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1046891
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 Sony: Location 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, what recent discussions he has had with Sony on their plans to move their European Headquarters from the UK to the Netherlands. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 211873 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>There have been no such discussions with BEIS Ministers and officials. Sony have confirmed that they intend to set up a subsidiary in Amsterdam as part of their EU exit contingency planning. As has been widely reported, this will not result in any jobs being lost in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Department for International Trade teams in the UK and Japan actively promote and support increasing investment and trade between Japan and the UK and will continue to do so after we leave the EU. This was discussed by both Prime Ministers during PM Abe’s recent visit to the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T15:56:11.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T15:56:11.487Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1046899
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Brexit: Scotland 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 Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Trades Union Congress on the EU Withdrawal Agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 211874 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>I have extended an invitation to the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss issues around EU Exit.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T12:37:09.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T12:37:09.55Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1042207
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment he has made of the effect on low-income families of the roll-out of universal credit in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney remove filter
uin 908518 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answer text <p>Evidence shows that Universal Credit is working. It empowers people to move into work and I am pleased that the budget announced a £4.5 billion cash boost for it, including measures that will allow millions of families to keep more of what they earn.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-16T17:34:31.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:34:31.827Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this