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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Ethnic Groups 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 Wales, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
uin 279154 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The number of staff working in the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales and declaring themselves as BAME as at 30 June 2019 are shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of staff reporting ethnicity </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>BAME</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) grade 7/6</strong></p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) grade 5</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(c) grade 3</strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total other staff grades</strong></p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:58:22.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:58:22.247Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4253
label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1138700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Social Media 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 Wales, how much his Department has spent on social media advertising in each month since July 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
tabling member printed
Deidre Brock more like this
uin 276557 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales has not spent any money on social media advertising since July 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T12:13:15.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T12:13:15.05Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4417
label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1137623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Brexit 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 Wales, if he will place in the Library a list of all (a) estimates, (b) reviews and (c) briefings his Department has (i) prepared or conducted and (ii) contributed to in relation to the effect on Wales of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 274569 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>EU Exit is an all-of-government operation, and the Government wants to see the UK leave the EU with a deal.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) has done detailed work with departments, including the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales on preparing for a No-Deal scenario.</p><p> </p><p>DExEU has already published detailed analysis of the effect of leaving the EU without a deal on gov.uk:</p><p> </p><p>ttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/760484/28_November_EU_Exit_-_Long-term_economic_analysis__1_.pdf</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T11:45:43.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T11:45:43.193Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1137633
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wylfa Power Station 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 Wales, what recent progress the Government has made on the future of the proposed Wylfa Newydd power plant. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 274449 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>Wylfa Newydd remains a suitable site for nuclear new build in the future. The site is still owned by Hitachi, and the UK Government remains in discussions with them regarding its future.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to creating a broad-based resilient economy through our modern Industrial Strategy and will continue to work with the Welsh Government and local partners to ensure that North Wales prospers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to the nuclear sector, giving the go ahead to the first new nuclear power station in a generation at Hinkley Point C and investing £200m through our landmark Nuclear Sector Deal, which was signed in North Wales.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T10:45:32.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T10:45:32.563Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1136930
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Overtime 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 Wales, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 273327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State encourages flexible working and uses flexible working policies to enable staff to have working patterns that suit both individuals’ and the Department’s needs. The Department has arrangements in place for monitoring hours worked and line managers are responsible for ensuring that employees are not working excessive hours and are compliant with the Working Time Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to the wellbeing of staff and regularly informs them about wellbeing-related topics, including maintaining good physical and mental health.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-10T10:54:03.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T10:54:03.617Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1135795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Iron and Steel 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 Wales, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the UK Steel Charter. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 271385 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>We have regular discussions with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on steel, including procurement. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has asked all Government departments to consider guidance on steel procurement and to notify of any upcoming opportunities for industry.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the UK Government is committed to supporting the steel sector to realise the broader commercial opportunities that are open to it, which could be worth an additional £3.8 billion a year by 2030.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T09:25:40.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T09:25:40.463Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1135796
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Iron and Steel 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 Wales, if he will make it his Department's policy to sign up to the UK Steel Charter. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 271386 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>The steel sector is hugely important to both the UK and Welsh economies, employing over 30,000 people across Great Britain, with around 9,000 of these employees based in Wales. While my Department typically does not directly buy or procure any steel, I am very supportive of the objectives of the charter.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T09:26:46.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T09:26:46.583Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1136041
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Brexit 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 Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Ruth Jones more like this
uin 271625 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>I engage frequently with Welsh Government Ministers on a range of issues including EU exit and No-Deal preparedness.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the First Minister of Wales as well as the First Minister of Scotland has been invited by the Prime Minister to attend relevant meetings of a Cabinet sub-committee that brings together work on preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU, spanning both deal and no-deal outcomes. In addition to this officials engage regularly with their counterparts in the Welsh Government to discuss preparations for no-deal.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T15:16:31.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:16:31.203Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4716
label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1134970
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Public Expenditure: Wales 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 Wales, with reference to the funding package announced for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, what assessment he has made of the Barnett consequential for Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 269651 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>The UK Government contribution to the 2022 Commonwealth Games budget is subject to the Barnett Formula which HM Treasury will apply in the normal way at the Spending Review, as set out in the Statement of Funding Policy.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-01T11:44:31.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T11:44:31.63Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1133740
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Wales 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 Wales, what steps he will take to support the farming sector in Wales after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 267225 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to ensure that farmers in Wales and across the UK are supported as we leave the UK. That is why we have pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support for the duration of this Parliament, providing much needed certainty to the agricultural sector across the UK including Wales.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-28T10:28:49.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:28:49.417Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1132013
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Chief Scientific Adviser 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 Wales, how many meetings he has held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 264366 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>None. The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales does not have a Chief Scientific Adviser.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T08:54:49.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T08:54:49.8Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1131754
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Statistics 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 Wales, on how many occasions his Department has received representations from the UK Statistics Authority on his Department's presentation and use of statistics in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 263726 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>Details on the UK Statistics Authority’s interventions are published in the correspondence, publications, and issues log sections of their website since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The Authority’s Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) also carry out regular assessments and systemic reviews, details of which can also be found on the Authority’s website.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Authority published the first annual summary of its interventions for the financial year 2017/18. The report for 2018/19 will be published in the autumn.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T08:56:36.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T08:56:36.843Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1129594
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Radio Frequencies: Research 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 Wales, what start-up funding the Government has allocated to new National Spectrum Centre in Aberystwyth to (a) enable UK wireless technology innovation and (b) create highly skilled job opportunities in Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Wantage more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
uin 259917 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answer text <p>The UK Government has put research and innovation at the heart of its Industrial Strategy, setting an ambition for the UK to become the most innovative country in the world and increase its total R&amp;D expenditure to 2.4% of GDP by 2027.</p><p>The new National Spectrum Centre in Aberystwyth will be a part of this ecosystem of innovation across the UK and will have opportunities to access funds dedicated to supporting research in areas that are vital to our future economy. I visited Aberystwyth in September to discuss this project with key stakeholders and was hugely impressed with its ambitions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-12T16:43:21.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:43:21.37Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
1580
label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
1128822
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Children: Day Care 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 Wales, whether he has taken steps to enable English local authorities to claim back funding for childcare places for children living in England who access free childcare in Wales; and if he will make a statement . more like this
tabling member constituency Ludlow more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Philip Dunne more like this
uin 259118 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>Local authorities have a statutory duty to secure free early education in their area for children who are eligible. Education and the entitlement to free childcare for pre-school children in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, and I will be raising this issue with the Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T09:32:34.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:32:34.553Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
1128824
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Children: Day Care 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 Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of children living in (a) Wales accessing free childcare entitlement in England and (b) England accessing free childcare entitlement in Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Ludlow more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Philip Dunne more like this
uin 259119 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>As of January 2018, there were an estimated 495 children resident in Wales accessing free childcare entitlements of up to 15 hours a week in England. The provision of free childcare entitlements in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, and as such the UK Government does not hold this information.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T09:33:47.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:33:47.343Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
1128612
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Iron and Steel 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 Wales, what proportion of steel and steel products procured by his Department in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 was sourced from (i) the UK and (ii) Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 257730 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales did not procure any steel or steel products in 2017 and 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T09:56:45.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T09:56:45.067Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
1128330
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Economic Situation: Wales 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 Wales, whether his Department has (a) prepared, (b) commissioned, (c) collaborated on and (d) awareness of any quantitative future projections that show that any form of leaving the EU will be directly beneficial either in terms of improving (i) GVA in Wales, (ii) Welsh GDP growth, (iii) direct foreign investment in Wales and (iv) the quantity or value of Welsh goods and services that are exported from the Welsh economy. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 257569 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>In November last year, the UK Government published economic analysis of EU exit under different scenarios, bringing together evidence from across government. This analysis found that under the modelled White Paper scenario there may be a very small effect on the economy over a long period of time, with Welsh GVA estimated to be 0.1% lower compared to today’s arrangements.</p><p>This estimate does not include impact of domestic policies such as our Modern Industrial Strategy and the opportunities arising from additional regulatory flexibility, and these domestic policies can drive growth and productivity in Wales going forwards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T09:55:36.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T09:55:36.257Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126750
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Origin Marking: Wales more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment the Government has made of the economic effect on producers of protected geographical indications for Welsh products. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 910824 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>I recognise the economic and cultural importance of geographical indications to all parts of the United Kingdom. There are 16 current Welsh products covered by the scheme, ranging from Halen Môn sea salt to Welsh lamb.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T12:39:20.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:39:20.147Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1126751
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Tourism and Foreign Investment in UK more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent steps the Government has taken to promote (a) inward tourism and (b) foreign direct investment in Wales; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
tabling member printed
Michael Fabricant more like this
uin 910826 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>Last year, over 3000 jobs came to Wales through Foreign Direct Investment, through 57 projects of which 93% were supported by both my department and the Department for International Trade.</p><p>Between 2015 and 2018, the UK attracted more foreign direct investment in capital investment than France and Germany combined.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T12:38:15.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:38:15.39Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
280
label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
1126752
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Origin Marking: Wales more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment the Government has made of the economic effect on producers of protected geographical indications for Welsh products. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
tabling member printed
Carol Monaghan more like this
uin 910829 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>I recognise the economic and cultural importance of geographical indications to all parts of the United Kingdom. There are 16 current Welsh products covered by the scheme, ranging from Halen Môn sea salt to Welsh lamb.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T12:39:46.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:39:46.493Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4443
label Biography information for Carol Monaghan more like this
1126568
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Sick Leave 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 Wales, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 254077 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales is unable to disclose the number or proportion of officials in the Department citing stress as a reason for sick absence in the last twelve months as the data relates to fewer than five staff, and releasing the data would risk the identification of individuals.</p><p>Sick leave for reasons relating to stress amounted to 33% of total sick leave days in the Department in the 12 months to 31 March. The cost of officials taking sick leave was £14,117.</p><p>The physical and mental wellbeing of our staff is crucially important to the department and staff have access to all employee services that help to sustain physical and mental wellbeing, including Occupational Health and a 24-hour employee assistance helpline.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:24:23.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:24:23.933Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126661
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Poverty: Disability 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 Wales, on what dates (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met with counterparts in the Department for Work and Pensions to discuss poverty rates for disabled people in Wales in each of the last two years; and what the outcomes were of those meetings. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 254157 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Wales Office Ministers and I meet regularly with colleagues from the Department for Work and Pensions on an array of issues including those facing disabled people in Wales.</p><p>The percentage of working age adults in Wales who live in a household where there was someone with a disability that were in relative poverty has fallen 3 percentage points when compared with two years earlier.</p><p>We are committed to supporting disabled people across the UK, and under this Government around 1 million disabled households will gain on average around £100 more per month on Universal Credit than on legacy benefits.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:42:24.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:42:24.92Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1126048
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Former Ministers 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 Wales, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 253617 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
answer text <p>The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State role is unpaid. No Ministers paid by the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales have left under severance terms since 13 July 2016 and no payments have therefore been made. This is confirmed in the Department’s annual reports and accounts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T11:40:14.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:40:14.527Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126135
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Brexit 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 Wales, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 253464 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
answer text <p>No staff from the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales have been transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:22:45.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:22:45.18Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1125292
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Bullying 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 Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 252031 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (OSSW) has recorded no cases of bullying or harassment in the last five years.</p><p> </p><p>The Office is committed to ensuring staff are treated with dignity and respect, and that any concerns raised by staff are listened to and dealt with appropriately. We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying and harassment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T08:40:20.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T08:40:20.62Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125342
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Business: Wales 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 Wales, what recent steps he has taken to engage with businesses throughout Wales on preparedness for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 251966 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>I engage frequently with stakeholders from across Wales, including business on a range of issues including EU exit and preparedness.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently on 14 March and 11 April I held teleconference calls with my Expert Panel and Economic Advisory Board to discuss EU Exit. Representatives from the business community were on those calls including the CBI Wales, the South and Mid-Wales Chamber of Commerce and the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T12:55:49.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:55:49.987Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1124383
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Secondment 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 Wales, how many civil servants in his Department have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for International Trade in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 249915 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answer text <p>None.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-07T10:50:34.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T10:50:34.64Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1123910
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Contracts 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 Wales, how many companies based in (a) Wales, (b) the UK, (c) the EU and (d) the rest of the world had contracts or grants awarded by his Department in each of the last three years; and what the value of those contracts or grants was. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 249229 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales does not issue contracts directly. The Office buys goods and services under Government frameworks agreements and receives procurement services from the Ministry of Justice. The Office has not awarded any grants.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-07T10:49:06.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T10:49:06.32Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1123174
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Brexit 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 Wales, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 247556 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answer text <p>Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit and devolution work. EU exit work is funded from the Office’s £5.1 million budget for 2019-20.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-02T10:14:24.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:14:24.583Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1110564
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Disclosure of Information 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 Wales, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 242805 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>None.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T09:38:45.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T09:38:45.12Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1110846
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Stronger Towns Fund: Wales 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 Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239184 on 4 April on Stronger Towns Fund: Wales, on what date he held those meetings; and if he will publish the attendees at those meetings. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 242721 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>I have recently discussed the Stronger Towns Fund on several occasions with Cabinet colleagues in different forums.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-15T09:08:33.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T09:08:33.41Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1109319
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Economic Situation: Wales more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment the Government has made of the strength of the Welsh economy. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
tabling member printed
Naz Shah more like this
uin 910124 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
answer text <p>The Welsh economy is continuing to thrive. The employment rate in Wales is up 3.4 percentage points over the last year, over twice as high as the increase in any other part of the UK, with an extra 78,000 people in work. Unemployment also continues to fall. The rate of unemployment in Wales is now half the 2010 level, with 57,000 fewer people unemployed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-03T13:56:03.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T13:56:03.61Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4409
label Biography information for Naz Shah more like this
1109389
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales 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 Wales, if he will meet with Welsh MPs from all political parties to discuss the (a) design of and (b) consultation process for the shared prosperity fund. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 240517 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
answer text <p>I recently met the all-party group for post-Brexit funding for nations, regions and local areas to discuss the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. As I said at Wales Oral Questions on 3 April, I would be happy to meet with the honourable Gentleman and colleagues to discuss the Fund.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-08T09:40:09.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T09:40:09.677Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1109436
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Brexit: Wales 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 Wales, how many meetings he has had with Welsh Government in which preparations and readiness in Wales for the UK leaving the EU without a deal have been discussed. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 240580 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
answer text <p>I frequently meet with Welsh Government Ministers who attend the Joint Ministerial Committee (European Negotiations) and regularly attend the European Union Exit and Trade (Preparedness) cabinet sub-Committee to discuss these matters.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-08T09:39:15.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T09:39:15.097Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1108782
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Stronger Towns Fund: Wales 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 Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April to Question 237625, how many occasions he has met with Cabinet colleagues to discuss the Stronger Towns Fund; and what the outcome was of each such meeting. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 239184 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
answer text <p>I have a met with Cabinet colleagues on a number of occasions to discuss the Stronger Towns Fund. Ministers and officials will continue to work together to ensure that the fund delivers for communities across Wales and the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-04T10:10:19.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T10:10:19.037Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1105731
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Economic Situation: Wales 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 Wales, what forecasts the Government has made of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 237781 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the Government is continuing with our no deal preparations to ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality. It is the responsible thing to do.</p><p>The UK Government’s analysis shows that under the White paper proposals GVA for Wales will be 8.1 percentage points higher than in the no deal scenario.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T10:40:58.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T10:40:58.077Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1105735
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Stronger Towns Fund: Wales 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 Wales, what estimate he has made of the Barnett consequentials for Wales of the Stronger Towns Fund. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 237625 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>The UK Government will seek to ensure that towns in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can benefit from the Stronger Towns Fund and we will announce further details in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T10:39:28.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T10:39:28.367Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1104781
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Consultants 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 Wales, how many consultants his Department has hired in each year since 2016; and what the cost has been to the public purse. more like this
tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Dowd more like this
uin 236405 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales has spent £17,400 on one external consultant in 2019. The Office hired no other consultants in any other year since 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-28T12:14:27.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T12:14:27.277Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4397
label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1091053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Trade Unions: Wales 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 Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 232038, how many of his Department's meetings with trade unions in Wales were in relation to the UK leaving the EU; and what steps he has taken to consult with trade unions in Wales on the UK leaving the EU since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 233482 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>One of my two roundtable meetings was directly related to the UK leaving the EU. I am fully committed to an ongoing dialogue with trades unions in Wales on matters relating to the UK leaving the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T08:07:33.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T08:07:33.26Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1088766
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading UK Trade with EU: Wales 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 Wales, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on (a) Holyhead and (b) Pembroke Docks of the plan to have lower tariffs on goods entering the UK via Northern Ireland rather than via other UK ports. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 232598 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answer text <p>The UK Government is clear that the proposed approach is temporary. The re-routing of supply lines is therefore unlikely. Diverting goods through the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland solely to avoid tariffs and tariff rate quotas would be unlawful.</p><p>In a no-deal scenario, we are committed to entering into discussions urgently with the European Commission and the Irish Government to jointly agree long-term measures to avoid a hard border.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-19T14:56:04.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T14:56:04.867Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1088767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading UK Trade with EU: Wales 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 Wales, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) to make an assessment of the effect of the Government’s temporary tariff regime for the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on Welsh businesses. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 232599 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answer text <p>The temporary tariff regime is a balanced tariff policy which aims to minimise costs to business and mitigate price impacts on consumers. The UK Government has informally consulted with businesses and business representatives during the development of this policy. This tariff is a temporary policy that will apply for up to 12 months, at the end of which the UK Government will introduce a long-term tariff regime.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-19T14:56:53.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T14:56:53.807Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1088503
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Trade Unions: Wales 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 Wales, how many times he has met with trade unions in Wales since July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 232038 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answer text <p>I have held two specific official trade union roundtable meetings since July 2016.</p><p>I have also regularly engaged with the farming unions in Wales including through my Expert Panel, which has met 11 times since it was established in September 2017.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-18T10:21:58.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T10:21:58.147Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1086754
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Public Consultation 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 Wales, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Dowd more like this
uin 230834 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales has no public consultations open or closed awaiting a government response. The Office has published one consultation since 2016, on reducing toll prices on the Severn Crossings. The Office published this consultation jointly with the Department for Transport.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T11:30:54.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:30:54.687Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4397
label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1086766
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Earth Hour 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 Wales, what plans his Department has for participation in Earth Hour on 30 March 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 230656 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales supports the aims of Earth Hour and will be fully participating on 30 March. The Office will be turning off any non-essential electric lights at our London and Cardiff offices from 20:30 to 21:30 on that day.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T11:31:51.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:31:51.297Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1086767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register: Wales 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 Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on increasing electoral registration and voter turnout in Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 230657 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Minister for the Constitution on a range of issues, including electoral matters. The Government’s major reforms to the electoral registration system, including the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration have resulted in record levels of electors registering to vote in Wales and participating in our democracy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government set out its priorities for democratic engagement for 2019 and beyond in its report <em>Democratic Engagement: Respecting, Protecting and Promoting Our Democracy</em>, published in January. The report highlights the Government's commitment to ensuring everyone can make their voice heard free from abuse, making voting easier and more accessible for vulnerable and under-registered groups, and introducing measures to protect electors’ votes.</p><p> </p><p>The Wales Act 2017 devolved powers over National Assembly elections and local government elections in Wales. Officials from the UK Government and the Welsh Government are discussing areas for greater collaboration such as canvass reform and voter registration.</p>
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T17:29:37Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:29:37Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1086768
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Consultants 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 Wales, how much his Department has spent on external consultants in each of the last four years. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 230658 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales has to date spent £17,400 on external consultants in the current financial year. The Office spent nothing on external consultants in the previous three financial years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T11:33:44.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:33:44.583Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1086769
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Statistics 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 Wales, what proportion of statistical datasets collected or collated by his Department are made publicly available. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 230659 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>All statistical datasets collected or collated by the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales are published except datasets that include personal data.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T11:32:50.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:32:50.643Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1084440
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Chief Scientific Advisers 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 Wales, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 230067 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales does not employ a Chief Scientific Adviser.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-13T15:17:14.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:17:14.937Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1082724
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Wales 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 Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on trends in violent crime in Wales; and what the outcomes were of those discussions. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 229131 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answer text <p>The Home Secretary and I have regular discussions on a range of issues. Furthermore, ministers from my Department are members of the Inter-Ministerial Group on the Serious Violence Strategy.</p><p>The Government’s Serious Violence Strategy, published in April 2018, sets out the action we are taking to address serious violence and in particular the recent increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.</p><p>The Strategy outlines an ambitious programme of robust commitments and actions. It sets out a very significant programme of work involving a range of Government Departments and partners in the public, voluntary and private sectors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-11T12:34:52.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T12:34:52.84Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1082725
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 remove filter
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Domestic Visits 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 Wales, if he will list the (a) visits he has made to Welsh Parliamentary constituencies and (b) the purpose for each of those visits in each of the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 229132 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answer text <p>Office of the Secretary of State for Wales Ministers regularly visit Parliamentary constituencies in Wales. In each instance, the respective honourable Member is notified of the visit. Details of Ministerial visits and meetings are published on the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales website and in Quarterly Ministerial Transparency Returns. In addition, visits and meetings conducted in support of the Wales Office Business Plan are published in the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales Annual Report and Accounts.</p><p>Office of the Secretary of State for Wales Ministers are always keen to receive invitation requests from honourable Members.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-11T12:36:27.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T12:36:27.24Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this