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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers (20 Mar 2017)

Owen Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when carrier strike capability will be operational.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Water Charges (27 Mar 2014)

Owen Paterson: The water price review is an independent process led by the economic regulator, Ofwat. We are firmly committed to this principle of independence and can make no assessment on the progress of the price review. Water companies submitted their business plans for the 2015-20 period to Ofwat in December. Nearly all are proposing flat or declining bills from 2015. Regular updates on the price...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: New Markets: British Producers (16 May 2013)

Owen Paterson: DEFRA continues to work with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and industry to promote exports and address market access barriers. We have opened the pork markets in China and Australia, expanded the beef market to Hong Kong, and opened poultry, beef and lamb markets in Russia. We continue to work hard to open and maintain markets for UK goods; we also champion British food at the world's key...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Broadband: Rural Areas (24 Jan 2013)

Owen Paterson: It is our absolute priority to achieve our target of providing 90% of premises with superfast broadband by 2015 to boost the rural economy. I raised the roll-out of the £530 million rural broadband programme in Cabinet last week and the Prime Minister chaired a meeting on it this week. Remaining premises will have a minimum standard broadband of two megabits-a-second. Our £20...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Motor Vehicles (3 Sep 2012)

Owen Paterson: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 7 February 2012, Official Report, column 171W. I have had no discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport, my right hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine Greening), or the Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne), on the devolution of vehicle licensing and motor taxation powers.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (3 Sep 2012)

Owen Paterson: I welcome the appointment of the new Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Dr. Michael Maguire, and look forward to meeting him soon. Any decision on the investigation by the Police Ombudsman's office into the police investigation of the 1994 attack in Loughinisland is an operational matter for the Police Ombudsman to determine in his independent capacity.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Ulster Bank (3 Sep 2012)

Owen Paterson: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 9 July 2012, Official Report, columns 21-22W. I have discussed the technical problems at Ulster Bank with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne), the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), and the Exchequer Secretary to the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Assisted Areas (17 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: I have discussed these matters with both the Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne) and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable). The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) has held discussions on this issue with...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (17 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: I discussed this matter with the Secretary of State for Transport, my right hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine Greening), on 10 July following a meeting I had with the Northern Ireland Minister of the Environment the previous day.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Parades Commission (17 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: The Parades Commission is an independent body. I have therefore not made any representations.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Publications (17 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: The majority of circulars, consultation documents and publications produced by my Department are issued via the internet. Some publications may incur a cost, though the expense of obtaining this information at this stage would be disproportionate.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Ulster Bank (17 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for South Down (Ms Ritchie), on 9 July 2012, Official Report, columns 21-22W, which reports on the discussions of the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), with the chief executive of RBS and the continued efforts the bank has undertaken to make in order to...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Corporation Tax (16 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: Arrangements under which such devolution might take place, with the agreement of the Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, are under consideration in the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Rebalancing the Northern Ireland Economy.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Corporation Tax (16 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: Ministers from the UK Government and the Northern Ireland Executive attended the Ministerial Working Group on Rebalancing the Northern Ireland Economy in Belfast on 25 June. Good progress has been made on some aspects of the group's work, including the potential shape of a devolved corporation tax regime, but there remain some crucial areas where significant differences of opinion still...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Ex Gratia Payments (12 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: My Department has made no such payments in the last two years.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Leaseback Arrangements (12 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: My Department has not sold or leased back any assets over the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Manchester Declaration (12 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: The Manchester Declaration of 2005 has been superseded by the Malmo Declaration and eGovernment Action Plan (2011-15) and the broader Digital Agenda for Europe. The UK contribution to the eGovernment Action Plan continues to be led by the Cabinet Office. My Department has two non-departmental public bodies: the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Parades Commission for Northern...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Public Expenditure (12 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: The OBR forecast underspends in Departmental Expenditure Limits as part of their Economic and Fiscal Outlook in the autumn. As part of the Transparency Agenda the Government publishes the full detail of plans and outturn for all Departments after the end of the financial year, usually in September. HM Treasury publish outturn data for all Departments from the COINS database, available on the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Public Sector Staff (12 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: My Department does not have any staff in the civil service redeployment pool.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Departmental Pay (11 Jul 2012)

Owen Paterson: The lowest hourly rate paid to staff by my Department is £8.00 per hour. No staff based outside London are paid less than £7.20 per hour. No staff based in London are paid less than £8.30 per hour.


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