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1045458
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 River Severn: Tidal Power more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of concerns over the future of the Wylfa Newydd and Moorside nuclear power station projects, they will re-examine the viability of the Severn Barrage project. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12994 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The Department undertook a detailed study of the strategic case for a Severn Barrage in 2010 and concluded that there was no strategic case for Government investment in such a project. The Government remains open to considering well developed tidal range projects if they can credibly demonstrate that they represent value for money when compared to other forms of low carbon generation, such as offshore wind.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T15:59:33.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T15:59:33.35Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1045459
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Subversion more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in supporting the EU Joint Action Plan against Disinformation, they have confidence that no member state, including the UK, sanctions or tolerates the spreading of disinformation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12995 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>The Government welcomes the Commission’s ‘Joint Action Plan against Disinformation’ as an important step in efforts to counter this threat. All countries must take action to protect their societies against disinformation. By agreeing on the Action Plan, the EU has signalled that disinformation activity from any source will not be tolerated. The UK will do what is necessary to protect ourselves and work with our allies to do likewise.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-31T11:52:56.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T11:52:56.253Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1045460
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 EU Presidency more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the EU General Affairs Council meeting on 8 January, what assessment they have made of the presidency's priorities and focus on building a more cohesive EU. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12996 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Government is supporting Romania in its first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. We welcome the broad theme of cohesion which will underpin the Romanian Presidency’s four planned priority areas. On the priority of Converging Europe, the UK Government welcomes the Presidency’s prioritisation of these proposals and believes in the benefits of an open, flexible market with a regulatory framework that reflects the dynamic nature of the digital economy and increases cross-border e-commerce. On a safer Europe, the UK is unconditionally committed to ensuring European security. We support the Presidency’s desire to implement plans to counter terrorism, deliver on the European Agenda on migration and promote cyber-security. On Europe, a stronger global actor, the UK Government looks forward to cooperating with the Presidency on its work with the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions. Finally, on a Europe of common values, the UK places great importance in supporting the countering of misinformation.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T15:18:43.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T15:18:43.313Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1045461
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 Sleeping Rough: Immigrants more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of immigration on the increase in rough sleeping in England since 2013. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12997 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Government has not made an assessment of the impact of immigration on the number of people sleeping rough.</p><p>However, national street counts and intelligence driven estimates of people sleeping rough are conducted every year in autumn and these take account of an individual’s nationality. The most recent data (for England) is from the autumn 2018 annual street count and estimate, which returned a total figure of 4,677 rough sleepers in England - showing a fall in numbers for the first time in 8 years - 1,048 of these self-reported as non-UK nationals.</p><p>To tackle this issue, we are making £5 million of funding available to help local areas support non-UK national rough sleepers off the streets. This funding will complement the projects which we have already funded through the £100 million Controlling Migration Fund (CMF) for local authorities to work with non-UK nationals who sleep rough. Further CMF funding allocations will be announced shortly.</p><p>This Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why last summer we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy which sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all. The Government has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T16:02:23.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:02:23.987Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1045462
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Curriculum more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of non-curriculum activities on the teaching of the core curriculum in state schools in England. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12998 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The department has made no specific assessment on this matter as it is up to schools themselves to decide how to organise curricular and non-curricular activities.</p><p>All schools have to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Ofsted is currently consulting on proposals for a new inspection framework which has a strong emphasis on curriculm, alongside a focus on pupils’ personal development and extra-curricular opportunities.</p><p>The attached table, taken from the School workforce in England 2017 publication, indicates that in state funded secondary schools the proportion of all teaching time spent on core subjects has increased.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:11:48.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:11:48.583Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
attachment
1
file name Hl12998_School_Workforce_Census_2017_Table_11.xls more like this
title HL12998_Head_count_of_qualified_teachers_table more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1042116
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading General Elections: Deposits more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, when, they plan to bring forward legislation to abolish the deposit required to stand for election to the House of Commons. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12855 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>The requirement for candidates to pay a deposit of £500 in order to stand for election to the House of Commons is set out in primary legislation. The Government is not seeking to change this requirement at present.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T17:24:25.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:24:25.79Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1042117
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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 EU Staff: Pensions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the share of pension liabilities to which they have agreed as part of the UK's departure from the EU is based on (1) the full budget share of those liabilities, or (2) the number of British staff employed by the EU up to and until exit day. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12856 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>As set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, as part of the Financial Settlement, the United Kingdom shall be liable to the Union for its share of the financing of the Union's liabilities incurred until 31 December 2020, including pensions. The UK’s share, as set out under Article 139, shall be a percentage calculated as the ratio between the EU Budget contributions made available by the United Kingdom in the years 2014 to 2020 and those EU Budget contributions made available during that period by all Member States and the United Kingdom. The Office for Budget Responsibility in October 2018, estimated the UK’s share of the EU’s pension liabilities as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, at €9.75 billion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T14:45:17.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T14:45:17.073Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1042118
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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: Ownership more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what parts of the UK's railways, including tracks and trains, they own. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12857 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
answer text <p>The national rail infrastructure is held and managed by Network Rail, a Non-Departmental Public Body reporting to the Department for Transport. A number of privately owned lines and sidings are connected to the national rail network. Almost all rolling stock in operation on the national rail network is privately owned. The franchised passenger train operating companies are contracted out by the Department for Transport or devolved administrations. The Intercity East Coast franchise is currently operated by a publicly owned operating company, LNER Ltd, pending the letting of a new franchise. All these train services operate on the national rail network alongside privately owned freight and passenger train operating companies.</p><p> </p><p>The High Speed 1 infrastructure between London St Pancras and the UK Channel Tunnel portal is owned by the Department for Transport and let as a thirty year concession. Some UK cities own and operate their own rail networks, notably London, Newcastle and Glasgow.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-18T11:27:01.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-18T11:27:01.347Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1020304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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 Poverty more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK Poverty 2018, published on 4 December, that 22 per cent of the population are in poverty; and what action they intend to take to remedy the situation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12087 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The figure quoted by the Joseph Rowntree Trust in this report is taken from official national statistics on the number and proportion of people in low income published by the Department for Work and Pensions in March 2018. These statistics show that there are one million fewer people living in absolute poverty since 2010, including 300,000 children.</p><p><br>This Government believes that the best way of tackling poverty is by building a strong economy and getting people into work. Adults in workless families are around 4 times more likely to be in poverty than those in working families. Children in workless households are around 5 times more likely to be in poverty after housing costs than those where all adults work. Nationally, there are now over 3.3 million more people in work, around 964,000 fewer workless households, and around 637,000 fewer children living in such households compared with 2010. This is why we will continue with our reforms to the welfare system so that it encourages work whilst supporting those who need help.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T15:16:15.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T15:16:15.157Z
answering member
3349
label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1020305
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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 more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect net migration to reduce to under 100,000 per year. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL12088 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>We remain committed to reducing net migration to sustainable levels. Net migration has fallen since peaks in 2015 and 2016 and we will continue to reform our immigration routes to ensure that they work in the best interests of the country.</p><p>We will shortly be publishing an Immigration White Paper which will contain the principles for our new immigration system. We are ending free movement and designing a system that will work in the national interest. <br>We have been clear that the UK will always be open to those who bring valuable skills, experience and investment to the UK and our economy. We will continue to pursue immigration policies that are selective about who makes the greatest contribution to our country.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T15:16:13.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T15:16:13.197Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this