Results 81–100 of 162 for speaker:Lord Davies of Abersoch

Written Answers — House of Lords: Norway: Trade (5 Nov 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The UK's trade with Norway for the past three years for which figures are available is as follows: UK Norway Trade in Goods 2004-08 Millions of Pounds Period Imports Exports Balance Total Trade 2006 14,791 2,174 -12,617 16,965 2007 14,595 2,750 -11,845 17,345 2008 20,646 2,755 -17,891 23,401

Written Answers — House of Lords: Norway: Trade (5 Nov 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: Trade between Norway and the European Union in the last three years for which figures are available has increased as follows: European Union, Trade with Norway Millions of Euro Period Imports Exports Balance Trade 2006 79,161 38,473 -40,687 117,634 2007 76,620 43,538 -33,083 120,158 2008 92,036 43,700 -48,335 135,736

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vehicles: Scrappage (5 Nov 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: There are over 1,700 sites in the UK classed as authorised treatment facilities and permitted to treat end-of-life vehicles, including those arising from the Government's scrappage scheme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vehicles: Scrappage (5 Nov 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: Authorised treatment facilities are required to carry out certain depollution activities on all end-of-life vehicles, including removal of the battery, tyres and fluids, and the removal or deployment of any airbags present. A certificate of destruction must also be issued to the last holder or keeper, and the vehicle may not be returned to the road. Authorised treatment facilities may then...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vehicles: Scrappage (5 Nov 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: A minimum of 85 per cent of the weight of end-of-life vehicles, including those arising under the Government's scrappage scheme, must be reused, recycled or recovered by vehicle manufacturers or authorised treatment facilities, as required by the End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulation 2005. A maximum of 15 per cent may be sent for final disposal. On average, around 75 per...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Economy: Regulation (2 Nov 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: This Government have always recognised the benefits that regulations can bring when there is a clear need for intervention and the rules are designed and implemented in the right way. Given that regulatory changes bring costs for business and society we will continue to make prioritised choices on regulation. This report shows through case studies how the Government's approach to better...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Global Entrepreneurship Week (29 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: This year, GEW runs from 16 to 22 November. This is the UK's second GEW an initiative inspired by BIS and co-founded with the Kauffman Foundation in the USA. There will be more than 80 countries taking part in this years entertaining and stimulating week. Highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship is crucial for the future aspirations of millions of young people and the economic future...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Risk and Regulation Advisory Council (28 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council (RRAC) was set up by the Prime Minister in January 2008 as a time-limited ad hoc advisory body to work with Government and stakeholders across society to develop a better understanding of public risk and how policy-makers and others should best respond to it. The council completed its work programme in April 2009. Meetings were held monthly during the...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Competitiveness Council (26 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: My honourable friend the Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform (Ian Lucas) has today made the following Statement. The following Statement provides information on the EU informal Competitiveness Council, which took place in Umeå in Sweden on 14 to 16 October. My officials Andrew van der Lem, head of EU strategy (at the industry and internal market sessions on 14 and 15 October), and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Grocery Market Ombudsman (21 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The Government have not yet made a decision. Ministers and officials are studying the Competition Commission's recommendation to establish a Grocery Market Ombudsman very carefully and will respond in due course.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Legal Aid (21 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: On 20 July, I tabled a Written Ministerial Statement in respect of our earlier consultation paper, Family Legal Aid Funding from 2010, published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Legal Services Commission (LSC) which set out proposals for legal aid payments for family work to apply from 2010 ( Official Report, col. WS 156). Although I remained convinced that it is right to proceed...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Banking: Credit Guarantee Scheme (20 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The ECGD, the UK export credit agency, today launched a letter of credit guarantee scheme to assist UK exporters by boosting the availability of short-term export finance. In the current economic climate, UK exporters are looking for secure forms of payment from their overseas buyers, particularly those in emerging economies. One of the most secure payment mechanisms for foreign trade...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: Overseas Students (5 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The department does not hold information separating private from non-private overseas students attending UK higher education institutions (HEIs) or English further education colleges. Table 1 contains figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on entrants to UK HEIs from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Figures for the 2008-09 academic year will be available in January 2010. ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Channel Islands: Food Supplements (5 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) selects cases to investigate in accordance with its prioritisation principles, having regard to issues such as the level of consumer harm and the wider effects of any action it may take. In considering whether to launch an investigation in the circumstances outlined, the OFT would also need to have specific regard to whether the claims being made are medicinal...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Framework for Excellence (5 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: All expenditure on the Framework for Excellence has been by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). Actual spending totals since 2006 are given in the table below. Financial Years 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 LSC £3,223,446 £5,697,262 £9,678,385 £430,604 LSIS Nil Nil £165,000 Nil Total £3,223,446...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Financial Services Authority: Takeovers (5 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The Takeover Panel is the authority designated to supervise and regulate takeovers in the UK. The panel’s statutory functions are set out in Part 28 of the Companies Act 2006 and include powers to make rules governing the orderly conduct of takeovers in the UK as set out in the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. It would therefore be for the panel to decide on issues of non compliance...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport: Consultation (5 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: The June 2009 consultations by the Department for Transport on the High Speed 1 charging framework and by HS1 Ltd on the High Speed 1 network statement and related arrangements were the culmination of a series of consultations about the High Speed 1 access and charging arrangements which began in October 2007. That preliminary consultation and those launched in September and October 2008...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Sustainable Construction (5 Oct 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: My honourable friend the Minister for Business, Regulatory Reform and Employment (Ian Lucas) has made the following Statement. This Government remain committed to the principles of sustainable development. The Strategy for Sustainable Construction is a joint industry and government initiative designed to promote real action on sustainable construction, and focuses upon the principles of...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Insolvency Service (20 Jul 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: My honourable friend the Minister for Business, Regulatory Reform and Employment Relations (Ian Lucas) has made the following Statement. The Insolvency Service is today publishing its first report on the operation of Statement of Insolvency Practice 16 (SIP 16). SIP 16 sets out required practice for insolvency practitioners who carry out pre-packaged administrations. The Insolvency Service's...

Financial Institutions: Auditors — Question (7 Jul 2009)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: My Lords, Part 42 of the Companies Act 2006 prohibits the appointment of an audit firm where a partner in that firm is also a director or employee of the audit client, its parent or a subsidiary.


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.