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- Written Answers — Wales: Devolution (25 November 2013)
David Jones: On 18 November, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the right hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Danny Alexander), and I, alongside the Welsh Minister for Finance, announced that the Government has accepted, either in full or in part, all but one of the 31 recommendations on fiscal devolution made to it by the Commission on Devolution in Wales in its first report....
- Written Answers — Wales: Fire Extinguishers (25 November 2013)
David Jones: Implementation of legislation passed in the National Assembly for Wales is a matter for the Welsh Government, and consequently I have no plans to meet with Carl Sargeant AM, John Griffiths AM or Ann Jones AM at this time.
- Written Answers — Wales: London Welsh School (25 November 2013)
David Jones: The Wales Office has always been supportive of the London Welsh School, which I have previously visited. I have recently been in contact with the school to offer reassurance about their eligibility for Free School status, in particular the requirement to demonstrate local demand. I would encourage the school to make an application which would be considered in the normal way.
- Written Answers — Wales: Railways (25 November 2013)
David Jones: The planned rail link between South Wales and Heathrow is a vital investment for businesses in South Wales that will cut typically 30 minutes off the existing journey time. This faster link to the UK's main air hub will make Wales a more attractive destination for businesses looking to invest in the UK. The benefits the Heathrow spur has to offer to Wales were outlined to me during my recent...
- Written Answers — Wales: M4 (21 November 2013)
David Jones: I have discussed potential improvements to the M4 around Newport with the First Minister on a number of occasions, most recently on 1 November with the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister. We were pleased to confirm to the First Minister that we will enable the Welsh Government to use its existing borrowing powers to help fund improvements to relieve congestion on this vital route...
- Written Answers — Wales: Severn River Crossing (21 November 2013)
David Jones: I have discussed tolling at the Severn crossings with both the First Minister and the Welsh Finance Minister, and with ministerial colleagues in the UK Government. I understand the concerns regarding the cost of Severn crossings tolls, particularly those of the haulage industry, which were most recently expressed to me when I was in Newport with the Prime Minister on 1 November. I intend to...
- Written Answers — Wales: NATO Summit 2014: Newport (20 November 2013)
David Jones: I am delighted that we will be hosting the NATO summit in Newport next autumn. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Wales on a global stage.
- Written Answers — Wales: Carer's Allowance (18 November 2013)
David Jones: According to the latest data (February 2013), the number of people receiving carer’s allowance in Wales was 39,170.
- Written Answers — Wales: Magistrates Courts (12 November 2013)
David Jones: I have regular discussions with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, my right hon. Friend the Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling) on a range of matters affecting Wales. A consultation on the proposed closure of the Neath magistrates court opened on 26 September 2013 and closed on 7 November 2013. The responses to this consultation will now be fully considered...
- Written Answers — Wales: UK Membership of EU (6 November 2013)
David Jones: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton North East (Emma Reynolds) on 29 January 2013, Official Report, column 709W. The Department has not made any plans for the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
- Written Answers — Wales: Armed Forces (24 October 2013)
David Jones: The Wales Office takes every opportunity to promote the work of the armed forces in Wales and to act as a Champion for our Service Personnel. I have regular bilaterals with Brigadier Napier the head of the Army in Wales. In addition, I regularly meet with armed forces personnel throughout Wales, for example, I will be attending and speaking at the Royal Welsh Regimental Museum Trusts in...
- Written Answers — Wales: Devolution (24 October 2013)
David Jones: We have made good progress in preparing the draft Wales Bill and intend to publish it for pre-legislative scrutiny later in the year.
- Written Answers — Wales: Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011 (24 October 2013)
David Jones: I have not had any discussions with the Welsh Government on this matter. The measure was brought forward by an Assembly Member, and I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave on 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 425W.
- Written Answers — Wales: Exports (24 October 2013)
David Jones: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne), has affirmed our target of increasing the value of UK exports to £1 trillion by 2020. It is vital that both the UK Government and the Welsh Government work together to achieve this, and I encourage all businesses looking to export to take full advantage of the services available through UK Trade...
- Written Answers — Wales: Official Engagements (24 October 2013)
David Jones: The hon. Gentleman will be aware that the Wales Office publishes on a quarterly basis our transparency returns of ministerial activity with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Written Answers — Wales: Politics and Government (24 October 2013)
David Jones: Over the past six months discussions with Welsh Government Ministers have taken place on a regular basis.
- Written Answers — Wales: Public Expenditure (24 October 2013)
David Jones: My priority is to promote economic growth and boost enterprise in Wales, the first objective in the Wales Office Business Plan. In recent months I have worked to bring a new prison to North Wales, which will boost the local economy by £28 million a year; announced during my visit to Toulouse a second round of bidding for National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme...
- Written Answers — Wales: Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (24 October 2013)
David Jones: None.
- Written Answers — Wales: Business Advisory Group (21 October 2013)
David Jones: Members of my Business Advisory Group do not receive any form of allowance or reimbursement for their role.