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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rights of Way (29 Jul 2015)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Government does not plan to introduce any new powers in primary legislation to specifically give local authorities the ability to alter the status of restricted byways or any other type of public right of way. The legal framework governing public rights of way has been reviewed by a stakeholder working group, which recommended a package of reforms which are now being implemented...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Ulster Bank (27 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: The Chancellor has previously set out his objectives for the banks in state ownership, including Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The government wants to maximise the ability of these important banks to support the British economy; get the best value for money for the taxpayer; and return them to private ownership. Following a strategic review in 2013, the RBS Group committed to...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Parades Commission (24 Jul 2015)

Lord Dunlop: .... Essential Skills Candidates for these demanding roles will need to demonstrate:- The courage and conviction to take difficult but fair decisions in high profile and controversial circumstances; The ability to build productive and respectful relationships with fellow Commissioners, colleagues and the communities which are impacted by the Commission’s decisions; and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards (23 Jul 2015)

Nick Gibb: The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which compares the reading ability of pupils in year 5 in England with their peers in comparable grades in participating countries. This is available online at: Northern Ireland also...

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015: Motion to Approve (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Dunlop: ...arrangements in Northern Ireland, noted in his response to the Secretary of State’s targeted consultation in 2015 that, “there remains clear evidence of residual dissident activity with some technical ability, access to weapons and explosives, and the ambition to undermine the democratic process in NI”. The noble Lord goes on to say: “It is rational and logical to...

Energy Bill [HL] — Second Reading (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Byford: ..., use of facilities, secondment of personnel and so on. When it comes to dealing with collaboration, will the OGA have a duty to ensure even-handedness in its dealings with all companies and persons that have an actual or potential ability to contribute to oil and gas activities? Will it, perhaps, have a role in ensuring that government departments do not fail to recognise the contribution...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Communities and Local Government: Research (22 Jul 2015)

Mark Francois: ...25 June 2015 Details of research reports commissioned between September 2010 and December 2014 are in the attached table. In addition, the Department commissioned several reports on the ability to respond to major incidents, such as potential terrorist incidents, which were not intended for publication. Table of Unpublished Data (Excel SpreadSheet, 31.5 KB)

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (22 Jul 2015)

David Lidington: Holding answer received on 21 July 2015 We are currently reconfiguring our work on human rights around three pillars to promite greater focus, boost our impact, and increase our ability to respond to international developments. These pillars are: (i) Democratic values and the rule of law; (ii) The rules-based international system and, (iii) Human rights for a stable world. These...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Data Protection (22 Jul 2015)

Dominic Raab: ...controller who is processing personal information to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) unless they are exempt. Failure to do so is a criminal offence. The ICO has the ability to prosecute data controllers who process personal data having failed to notify in accordance with the DPA. A successful prosecution could result in a fine being imposed. The length of...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the measures announced in the summer budget regarding social housing on the ability of local authorities and housing associations to build new housing on (1) brownfield sites, and (2) elsewhere.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Levy Control Framework (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: April 2010 to support sub-5MW solar, onshore wind, anaerobic digestion and hydro projects. Pre-accreditation was introduced in order to allow installations above 50kw to lock in their tariff level. Now that the sector has demonstrated its ability to deploy at scale, the Government believes that it is appropriate to look to transfer that risk back to industry. This could reduce future...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...;others also suggested this—in bemoaning the goal of moving towards a budget surplus, there appeared to be a contradictory concern about what would happen in the event of some of these shocks coming from the rest of the world, as we would not have the ability to respond. However, an additional reason for moving to a healthier set of public finances when the economy is on a reasonably...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Third Reading (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...been involved over the decades in joint committees between various levels of local authorities. They depend too often on the energy of one or two people. Unless they leave structures behind, although the need continues, the ability to meet it recedes. We will see whether the joint structures or joint committees which the Minister envisages, as opposed to a joint authority, will be strong...

Euro Area (21 Jul 2015)

Steven Baker: ...the wild ride to political union that my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) set out or the conservative, moderate choice of sticking with our Parliament, our British courts, our British Lords and our ability to govern ourselves in the way that seems fit to us and that is accountable to the British people.

Bill Presented — Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill: Finance Bill (21 Jul 2015)

Tommy Sheppard: ...about the public finances. The second detailed issue that I want to raise is that of the personal allowance. Members on both sides of the House will probably welcome the increase in the allowance and, as we are told, the ability of people to keep a little more of what they earn; but let us not kid ourselves.

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (Saudi Arabia) (21 Jul 2015)

Stewart McDonald: ...that has been bestowed on him, to which I will return, but because his writings represent the values of freedom and progress that inspire so many across the world. Human progress takes great strides forward when our ability to think, write, argue and present our ideas in an open discourse is honoured. However, Mr Badawi is being made to fight that battle with his life. Throughout history,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Overseas Students: Visas (21 Jul 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...their work rights into line with those at private colleges, and reduce the length of time that college students can spend studying further education courses. They also affect college students’ ability to extend their Tier 4 visa or switch to another visa route whilst in the UK, unless they are at an embedded college with a formal, direct link to a university.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Bankruptcy (21 Jul 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...are no targeted support schemes for entrepreneurs who are discharged bankrupts. However, they are still able to apply for finance from commercial sources and steps have been taken to improve the ability of all entrepreneurs to find the finance they need to start and expand a business. There is, for example the 'Finance Finder' tool on the website. This is a searchable database of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Bankruptcy (21 Jul 2015)

Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will assess the effect of discharged bankruptcy on the ability of entrepreneurs to set up new businesses.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Niger: Borders (21 Jul 2015)

Grant Shapps: In Niger, the UK is has an active role within the EU civilian training mission (EUCAP Sahel Niger) to deliver capacity building support to the Nigerien security services to strengthen their ability to combat terrorism and organised crime. The UK is also working closely with the EU and European partners to develop a programme of work to provide advice and training to the Nigerien...

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