Results 1–20 of 1922 for speaker:Alun Cairns

Written Answers — Wales Office: European Investment Bank: Wales (5 Dec 2017)

Alun Cairns: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is one of a number of lenders to UK projects. The long-term relationship between the UK and the EIB will need to be resolved as part of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It may be mutually beneficial to maintain a relationship between the UK and the EIB after we leave the EU. The Government is looking to explore this as part of the negotiations with...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Brexit (5 Dec 2017)

Alun Cairns: As I have set out in previous answers, while the Department for Exiting the European Union has responsibility for overseeing preparations for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and conducting these withdrawal negotiations in support of the Prime Minister, the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales work closely with them and other Government departments on all issues relating to EU Exit....

Written Answers — Wales Office: Brexit: Wales (5 Dec 2017)

Alun Cairns: Discussions have covered a very wide range of issues related to the UK’s exit from the European Union, including, but not limited to, trade, citizens’ rights, and the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

Written Ministerial Statements — Wales Office: Macur Review Report (5 Dec 2017)

Alun Cairns: On 17 March 2016 my predecessor, the right honourable member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, announced the publication of the Report of Lady Justice Macur’s Independent Review of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the abuse of children in care in the former county council areas of Gwynedd and Clwyd in North Wales since 1974. Amongst other reasons, the Report was redacted to avoid prejudicing...

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (1 Dec 2017)

Alun Cairns: Historically West Wales and the Valleys, as one of the most disadvantaged areas in Europe, has been a net recipient of European Structural and Investment Funding, as has Wales as a whole. The UK’s exit from the European Union provides us with the opportunity to consider how funding for growth across the UK is designed and how we can deliver the best outcomes for the people of Wales.

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (1 Dec 2017)

Alun Cairns: I hold regular discussions with Cabinet Secretaries in the Welsh Government to discuss a range of issues, including the impact on Wales of the UK leaving the European Union. Our manifesto committed to creating the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and work is ongoing across Government to consider how best this can be achieved. As per our commitment, we will of course work with the Welsh Government...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Economic Situation: Wales (30 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Welsh economy approaches its departure from the EU in a strong position. Such strength is demonstrated in Wales’s ability to attract globally recognised brands such as Aston Martin and Qatar Airways. As we leave the EU we are seeking to take advantage of all opportunities available to us and build on this demand for Welsh goods and services. We will work with industry in Wales to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Wales Office: Regulations to Commence the New Reserved Powers Model for Wales (30 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: I have today laid regulations specifying that the new reserved powers model of devolution for Wales will come into force on 1 April 2018. I consulted the First Minister of Wales and the Assembly’s Presiding Officer before making these regulations. The new model places Welsh devolution on a firm foundation, with greater clarity on the boundary between matters that are reserved to...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Agriculture: Subsidies (28 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: As befits their importance to the Welsh economy, my ministerial team and I regularly meet with farmers’ unions and representatives of rural communities to discuss a number of issues, including the impact of the UK leaving the European Union. Most recently, the UK Government Minister for Wales, Guto Bebb MP, along with the Minister for Farming, George Eustice MP, met with the Farmers...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Infrastructure: Wales (27 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales continues to hold regular discussions with the Welsh Government on a range of issues, including EU exit. We do not want or expect a no deal outcome. However, we have a duty to plan for an alternative to the unlikely scenario in which no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Business: Wales (27 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: I positively engage with businesses in Wales via regular meetings, literature and phone calls organised by my Department. I regularly meet with business stakeholders at roundtables, seminars, fairs and other such events and have restructured my department to ensure we put stakeholders at the heart of everything we do and are responsive to their interests and needs. I also routinely meet with...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Valuation Office Agency: Wales (20 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: My officials were in contact with the agency, most recently last week, to carry forward discussions about the Valuation Office Agency’s plans for Wales. Ministers here will meet with the Financial Secretary to the Treasury shortly to discuss the plans further.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Economic Situation: Wales (20 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: I hold regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues, including the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on a range of issues, including the impact of EU exit on Wales. The Department for Exiting the European Union, working with officials across Government, including the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, is undertaking a wide range of analysis covering the entirety of...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Economic Situation: Wales (20 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Government is committed to the best possible deal for the United Kingdom; a deal that works for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all parts of England. It is not standard practice to provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work that is being carried out within government. We have also been very clear that we must not publish material that could undermine the UK position...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Economic Situation: Wales (20 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Department for Exiting the European Union, working with officials across Government, including the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, is undertaking a wide range of analysis covering the entirety of the UK economy, including Wales, to support the negotiations. It is not standard practice to provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work that is being carried out...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Economic Situation: Wales (20 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Department for Exiting the European Union, working with officials across Government, including the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, is undertaking a wide range of analysis covering the entirety of the UK economy, including Wales, to support the negotiations. It is not standard practice to provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work that is being carried out...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Employment: Wales (20 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Department for Exiting the European Union, working with officials across Government, including the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, is undertaking a wide range of analysis covering the entirety of the UK economy, including Wales, to support the negotiations. It is not standard practice to provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work that is being carried out...

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (16 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: I hold regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues and with the Welsh Government to discuss a range of issues, including the impact on Wales of the UK leaving the European Union. Our manifesto committed to creating a UK Shared Prosperity Fund and work is ongoing across Government to consider how best this can be achieved. As per our commitment, we will of course work with the Welsh...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Renewable Energy: Wales (15 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: I hold regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues and the Welsh Government to discuss a range of issues, including renewable energy. Wales plays an important role in contributing to the UK’s diverse energy generation mix, and I was pleased to see the wave testbed project in Pembrokeshire included in the Swansea City Deal signed earlier this year by the Prime Minister. The Welsh...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales and Borders Rail Franchise (15 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: I hold regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues and with the Welsh Government to discuss the operation of Wales’ rail network. The UK Government remains committed to devolving franchising powers to the Welsh Government as agreed in 2014 and is continuing to support their procurement for the next Wales & Borders franchise, including the development of the South Wales Metro.


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