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1083425
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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 M4: Lighting 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 overhead lighting on the M4 motorway will be replaced following the M4's conversion to a smart motorway between junctions 3 and 8/9; and whether that lighting will be extended to junction 12. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL14308 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answer text <p>Highways England is currently assessing the need for lighting on the M4 J3 to J12 smart motorway scheme against current standards. Where lighting is required it will be retained and junctions will remain lit. If any lighting is proposed to be removed from the scheme, Highways England will need to consult with affected local authorities as part of the process of discharging requirements set in the planning approval (Development Consent Order).</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-13T16:15:20.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:15:20.87Z
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
1083426
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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 Police: Recruitment 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 would be the net cost to (1) central government, and (2) local authorities, of providing an additional 20,000 police officers in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL14309 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answer text <p>The Home Office has responsibility for policing in England and Wales, where the size and composition of the police workforce is a local decision for Police and Crime Commissioners, working with chief officers. Policing in Scotland and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter.</p><p>The police funding settlement for 2019/20 in England and Wales increases funding by around £970 million, including additional funding for pensions, and income from council tax. PCCs have been setting out their plans to use this additional funding to recruit around 2700 additional police officers and 600 staff.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-20T16:13:45.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:13:45.98Z
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
1064619
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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 Taxation: EU Action 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 Written Statement by Lord Bates on 19 January (HLWS1308) concerning the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting of 12 February, what position was taken by the UK during the exchange of views on the European Commission’s proposal to move to qualified majority voting in EU taxation policy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL13938 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
answer text <p>As set out in an explanatory memorandum dated 5 February 2019,<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> the government does not support the use of qualified majority voting (QMV) in the field of taxation and this remains the case following the recent Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) discussion.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://europeanmemoranda.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/files/2019/02/Scan.pdf" target="_blank">http://europeanmemoranda.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/files/2019/02/Scan.pdf</a></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-06T12:34:25.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T12:34:25.37Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
attachment
1
file name hl13938.pdf more like this
title EM attached. more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1056485
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 January (HL12856), whether the €9.75 billion in pensions liabilities are part of the estimated £39 billion settlement or additional to it. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
uin HL13535 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>The financial settlement negotiated with the European Union includes the value of pensions liabilities incurred while a member state.</p><p> </p><p>We have reached a fair financial settlement with the EU, honouring commitments we made during our period of membership, and have ensured a fair deal for UK taxpayers. The Government was able to secure a number of successes in negotiations that reduced the size of the settlement from what it might have been under the Commission’s original proposal including provisions that enable future simplifications for the period over which we pay for pensions.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-20T12:37:35.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T12:37:35.377Z
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
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
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>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 Disinformation 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
answer
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
answer
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
answer
answer
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
answer
answer
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