Results 1–20 of 1859 for speaker:Alun Cairns

Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: EU Law (17 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert European Union law into UK law as it applies in the UK at the moment of exit. This will ensure that, wherever possible, the same rules and laws will apply the day after exit as they did before. The Government is making a detailed assessment of what corrections will be required to make that law function appropriately on exit day. The...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Ports: Wales (17 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: Since the vote to leave the EU I, as well as a number of ministerial colleagues, have visited ports in Wales to discuss a number of issues, including their operational readiness for our leaving the European Union. The Government is committed to ensuring that withdrawal from the EU is a successful and smooth process for all parts of the UK, and we are conscious that a significant proportion...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Public Sector: Pay (16 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Chief Secretary to the Treasury set out the Government’s position on public sector pay in the House of Commons on 12 September 2017. A copy of this statement is available at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-quest ions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-09-12 /HCWS127 I have discussed this issue with other members of the Government, including the...

Written Answers — Wales Office: RAF St Athan (11 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: UK Government officials meet regularly with the Welsh Government on the future opportunities for St Athan. A light infantry unit will move to St Athan following the relocation of the RAF’s No. 4 school of Technical Training, maintaining St Athan’s role as an important military and civilian site.

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (11 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: 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 Government and other stakeholders across Wales and the UK.

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (11 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: 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 Government and other stakeholders across Wales and the UK.

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (11 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: As the Prime Minister set out in her speech in Florence, we want to continue to work together in ways that promote the long-term economic development of the continent, including continuing to take part in those specific policies and programmes which are of significant advantage to the whole of the UK and the EU, such as those that promote science, education and culture – and those that...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Migrant Workers: Wales (11 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: The table attached is a three year pooled data set of the Annual Population Survey produced by the Office for National Statistics. The table contains the number of non-UK EU citizens employed by each sector in Wales between 2013 and 2015. These are the most recent figures available. I will deposit the relevant figures in the Library of the house. Table PQ 105965 (Excel SpreadSheet,...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Brexit: Wales (11 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: My Rt hon Friend the First Secretary of State and I are meeting the First Minister today to discuss the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as part of our ongoing engagement on the Bill. We will give careful consideration to the changes to the Bill proposed jointly by the Welsh and Scottish Governments.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: 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. In doing this it is working very closely with other Government departments, including the Wales Office. The Wales Office has refocused its priorities following the United...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Chief Scientific Advisers (9 Oct 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales does not have a Chief Scientific Adviser.

Written Answers — Wales Office: South Wales Railway Line: Electrification (19 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: I hold regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss Wales’ rail infrastructure. From this Autumn, passengers travelling on the Great Western Main Line to and from Swansea will benefit from new, innovative bi-mode Intercity Express trains, experience faster journeys, with each train having an additional capacity of 130 seats. This will improve the travel...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Meat: Wales (19 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Government recognises the challenges and opportunities facing businesses across the UK, including in the red meat sector in Wales, and we’re committed to getting a deal that works for all parts of the UK. We do not seek membership of the Single Market after we leave the EU, but a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement as part of a new, deep and special partnership. We start from a...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Food: Wales (19 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: The Government recognises the challenges and opportunities facing businesses across the UK, including in the food processing sector in Wales, and we’re committed to getting a deal that works for all parts of the UK. We do not seek membership of the Single Market after we leave the EU, but a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement as part of a new, deep and special partnership. We start...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Coastal Communities Fund: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: Since 2012, the Coastal Communities Fund in Wales has provided £12,262,000 for 57 projects in Wales to help create new jobs and promote economic development on the Welsh coast. Descriptions and funding levels for each project are available on the BIG Lottery website: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/ccf

Written Answers — Wales Office: Tidal Power: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: I have had a number of discussions with Cabinet colleagues, including on tidal lagoons. I remain supportive of a tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay, however it is essential that we fully assess the costs and benefits of the project to ensure it represents value for money.

Written Answers — Wales Office: UK Trade With EU: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: The table below show the proportion of Welsh exports and imports that were traded with the EU between 2014 and 2016. Year Percentage of Welsh imports that come from EU countries Percentage of Welsh exports that go to EU countries 2014 42.9 64.3 2015 48.1 66.7 2016 48.6 67.1 Source: HMRC Regional Trade Statistics Data before this period is not available due to an...

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: The distribution of EU structural funds in Wales is the responsibility of the Welsh Government. The UK Government does not hold these figures.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Poverty: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: The poverty threshold as measured by the UK Government and the European Union is 60 per cent of median household income. Statistics are published as part of the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) Households below Average Income (HBAI) release. HBAI statistics are not classified by those who are in employment and those who are not on a regional basis. HBAI statistics are however...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Railway Stations: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Alun Cairns: No stations in Wales require remodelling to accommodate the bi-mode Hitachi Super Express trains.


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