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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the House Authorities were consulted on the decision to close College Green to the public; and whether broadcasters using the Green pay the House. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL12414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-03more like thismore than 2019-01-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Yes, Black Rod was consulted on the closure of College Green. The Green is owned by the House of Commons but day to day access is delegated by the Clerk of the House to Black Rod. Current policy is to allow public access to the Green to enable the public to pass through on the paths or to use it as a recreational space. It is also longstanding policy also to allow the media to use the Green for the contemporaneous news reporting of events within Parliament. Broadcasters are not charged to use the Green as is it considered to be in Parliament’s and the national interest that they should be facilitated to report on Parliament. As the Green is owned by the House of Commons, the question of charging would be a matter for them, not the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1028351
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Big Ben more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the progress of works being carried out on Elizabeth Tower, including Big Ben; and when he expects those works to be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL12425 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Elizabeth Tower refurbishment project, with a budget of £61 million jointly funded by the two Houses, is intended to conserve and prevent further deterioration of the Elizabeth Tower, including the Great Clock; ensure its fire safety compliance; improve the health and safety of the Elizabeth Tower for Members, staff and the public; improve the security and the efficiency of emergency evacuations; and improve the efficiency of the tours in the Elizabeth Tower. No works are required to be undertaken on the Great Bell (“Big Ben”) itself. The project is due for completion in 2021.</p><p><br>Work on the project is progressing well. For instance, all elements of the Great Clock, and all cast iron roof components, have been removed from the Tower for conservation work and glazing, gilding and paint stripping work are continuing. Work on restoring the original colour scheme for the clock dials is well advanced. Arrangements have been made to ensure the Great Bell is sounded to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, and to ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve. <br> <br>The Finance Committee receives regular updates on the progress of the project.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1027672
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what progress his Department has made in ensuring that the UK has adequate corporate criminal liability for economic crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barking more like this
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Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
star this property uin 203212 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Call for Evidence on Corporate Criminal Liability for Economic Crime contained a number of different options for reform, including a proposal to extend the failure to prevent offence to wider economic crimes other than bribery or tax evasion. The Government’s response is expected to be issued in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T09:00:07.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T09:00:07.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
1027522
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has contacted businesses by letter in the last three months to provide information on (a) the UK leaving the EU and (b) the Withdrawal Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 203318 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department uses several communications channels to reach a wide range of businesses to discuss a range of issues, including on EU exit. This includes regular meetings with businesses, such as Sector Councils and Growth Partnerships, media campaigns, phone calls, emails, letters, press releases and social media.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T15:41:30.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T15:41:30.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1027547
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to publish proposals on ensuring equitable reward for small scale renewable energy producers exporting to the grid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 203335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>We published a call for evidence on the future of small-scale low-carbon generation in the summer and we intend to follow this up with a consultation on proposals for future arrangements in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T12:05:30.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T12:05:30.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1027563
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Migrant Workers more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled status for EU nationals (a) employed by and (b) working as an outsourced worker in his Department; what estimate he has made of the total cost to his Department of paying those fees; and what assessment he has made of the risks that the EU Settlement Scheme poses to the retention of EU nationals (i) employed by or (ii) working as an outsourced worker in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 203252 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-31more like thismore than 2018-12-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government currently does not plan to pay the Settled Status Fee for its non-UK EU citizen employees. The fee is set at an affordable rate (£65), less than the cost of an UK passport.</p><p>Outsourced workers are not employees of the Department and therefore this would be a decision for their employers.</p><p>The number of non-UK EU citizens employed across the Civil Service is not consistently collected across Government. It is therefore not possible to estimate the cost of paying the settled status fee for non-UK EU nationals employed directly by the department.</p><p>We value the significant contribution made by EU citizens working in the Civil Service and we want these colleagues to continue to play a full role in the work of the Civil Service. We are committed to supporting our EU citizen employees across the Civil Service, the important engagement with EU national networks across government will continue over the coming months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-12-31T14:31:39.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-31T14:31:39.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1027593
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking: Earthquakes more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date the Oil and Gas Authority introduced the (a) traffic light system for monitoring seismic activity as a result of fracking and (b) the reduction in shut down time for fracking rigs from three days to 18 hours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 203198 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-31more like thismore than 2018-12-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The Traffic Light System was introduced by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and was announced in a Written Ministerial Statement of 13 December 2012 (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/written-ministerial-statement-by-edward-davey-exploration-for-shale-gas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/written-ministerial-statement-by-edward-davey-exploration-for-shale-gas</a>).</p><p>It was adopted on the advice of three independent scientists who conducted an expert review of information available following seismic events at Preese Hall near Blackpool. The independent Oil and Gas Authority are now the regulatory body responsible for monitoring induced seismicity at hydraulic fracturing sites.</p><p>The expert review recommended that operations should be paused if an event was detected above a precautionary threshold of a magnitude 0.5 but did not specify a pause period. Before hydraulic fracturing operations can commence, a Hydraulic Fracture Plan must be agreed between the operator and regulators and a minimum pause of 18 hours is required following an event above this threshold. This pause period has been in place for all hydraulic fracture plans so far and has been applied during the regulation of operations at Preston New Road.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-12-31T14:05:32.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-31T14:05:32.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1027595
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking: Risk Assessment more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of fracking to (a) aquifers and (b) gas leakage at the surface. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 203199 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-31more like thismore than 2018-12-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that the development of domestic energy sources such as shale gas must be safe and environmentally sound. The UK has a robust regulatory system which provides a comprehensive regime for exploratory activities.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency has carried out an assessment of the environmental risks associated with hydraulic fracturing and the measures that are needed to ensure that the local environment is protected. Based on this, the Environment Agency has developed and published detailed guidance setting out the conditions that fracking operations must meet.</p><p> </p><p>Businesses proposing to explore for oil and gas using hydraulic fracturing require environmental permits from the Environment Agency, which are subject to a detailed site-specific assessment. The permits set legally binding conditions on how activities are carried out so that the local environment is protected. The permit requires that the groundwater, surface water and air quality is monitored before, during and after operations. Extraction of shale gas takes place well below the aquifers that provide drinking water, which are usually located up to few hundred metres below ground. No fracturing is permitted less than 1,000 metres below the surface.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency carries out regular inspections, audits and unannounced spot checks to ensure compliance with the environmental permit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-12-31T14:05:45.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-31T14:05:45.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1027599
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Smart Data Communications Company more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria were used by his Department to determine the level of the (a) margin on internal costs and (b) bonus awarded in the contract with Data Communication Company for work on the Interim Centralised Registration Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 203200 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-27more like thismore than 2018-12-27
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Ofgem. I have asked Ofgem to write directly to the Honourable Member and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-12-27T13:17:29.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-27T13:17:29.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1027600
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many SMETS 2 pre-payment meters have been installed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 203201 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-27more like thismore than 2018-12-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specification (SMETS) requires that all meters are able to switch remotely from credit to pre-payment mode (and vice versa). As of 18 December 2018, industry information showed there were over 220,000 SMETS2 meters connected to the national smart metering communications network.</p><p> </p><p>We expect the number of SMETS2 meters to continue to ramp up as energy suppliers continue their transitions from SMETS1 to SMETS2 meters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 203202 more like this
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less than 2018-12-27T13:17:51.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-27T13:17:51.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this