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All 17 results for "crown estate" in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Stephen Timms

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Written Answers — Treasury: Crown Estate Property (10 Jan 2005)

Stephen Timms: The Crown Estate has a 50-year lease agreement with the Earl of Wessex for Bagshot Park in Windsor. As a matter of principle the Crown Estate does not disclose details of the composition of any private residencies on which it has granted leases, as this is considered to be a confidential matter between the Crown Estate and the lessee.

Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Lodge, Windsor (10 Jan 2005)

Stephen Timms: As a matter of principle, the Crown Estate does not disclose details of the composition of any private residencies on which it has granted leases, as this is considered to be a confidential matter between the Crown Estate and the lessee.

Written Answers — Treasury: Crown Estates Properties (10 Nov 2004)

Stephen Timms: The Crown Estate has over 10,000 leases and licences covering both land and properties. (a) Approximately 1,900 leases are for over 75 years. (b) Approximately 1,000 leases are for between 50–74 years. (c) Approximately 1,800 leases are for between 25–49 years. The Crown Estate has 15 houses with leases valued at over £1 million.

Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Residences (1 Nov 2004)

Stephen Timms: Under the terms of which the Queen Mother occupied Royal Lodge, the internal works were the responsibility of her office while The Crown Estate was responsible for the maintenance of the exterior of the building and the surrounding grounds. Total Crown Estate expenses on all such maintenance (exterior building and grounds) over the last 10 years amounts to £711,087. During that time no...

Written Answers — Treasury: Marine Stewardship (21 Oct 2004)

Stephen Timms: Future levels of Crown Estate expenditure are a matter for the Crown Estate Commissioners. I am however informed by the Chief Executive that the Crown Estate has allocated around £800,000 for the Marine Stewardship Fund this year (2004–05), which does not include £300,000 per annum earmarked for this year and next to support salmon farming in Scotland.

Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Residences (11 Oct 2004)

Stephen Timms: The terms and valuation of the lease were negotiated between The Crown Estate as landlord and HRH The Duke of York as tenant. Agents were appointed by both parties and were required to agree the terms of the lease on a commercial basis for the lease period of 75 years. The rental valuation was to take into account the requirement of the landlord for the tenant to restore and modernise the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Residences (11 Oct 2004)

Stephen Timms: The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) were granted occupation of Royal Lodge by King George V in 1931, without charge. The property reverted to The Crown Estate on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 2002.

Written Answers — Treasury: Marine Stewardship (11 Oct 2004)

Stephen Timms: The Crown Estate formally established a marine stewardship programme in 2000 following allocation of funding by the Board of The Crown Estate. This provides funding for community initiatives, education programmes, aquaculture research, seabed research and the renewable communities fund. Prior to 2000, funding for stewardship initiatives was provided via a number of different programmes. The...

Written Answers — Treasury: Crown Estate (14 Sep 2004)

Stephen Timms: holding answer 22 July 2004 Since September 2003, The Crown Estate Fish Farming Research Committee has become part of the independent Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF). The Crown Estate has committed £100,000 per annum to SARF for 2004–05 and 2005–06. Additional marine based research funding is also available from The Crown Estate. This includes other aquaculture funding, the...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Wind Farms (1 Sep 2004)

Stephen Timms: ...impacts on the environment and on birds in particular. One of the outcomes of this close working is that applicants for consents for those offshore wind farm developments proposed under Round 2 of Crown Estate leasing, will be required to provide two years of bird survey data as part of the environmental reports that are submitted with consent applications.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Wind Farms (26 Apr 2004)

Stephen Timms: ...English Heritage or the National Assembly for Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales and Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments were consulted. Additional consultees included the Civil Aviation Authority, Crown Estate, Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Ministry of Defence, Radiocommunications Agency, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Chamber of Shipping (but not in the case of Scroby...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Wind Farms (26 Apr 2004)

Stephen Timms: ...Wash, outer Thames Estuary and the North West (from North Wales to the Solway Firth)—on a range of matters including maritime navigation. Following this consultation the Department asked The Crown Estate to arrange a bidding round for site leases in these three strategic areas, with the exception of a coastal strip of 8 to 13 kms wide, which was excluded because of the particular...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Crown Estate (18 Dec 2003)

Stephen Timms: The Energy Bill when enacted will enable The Crown Estate to licence areas of the seabed in the Renewable Energy Zone for the purpose of exploring and exploiting the UK's wind, wave and tidal resources for the production of energy. The Renewable Energy Zone will be established around the UK, adjacent to the territorial sea, in accordance with the provisions of the 1982 United Nations...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Wind Power (8 Dec 2003)

Stephen Timms: The process for obtaining approval for the development of an offshore wind farm falls into two main stages. First developers need to obtain a site lease from the Crown Estate. In July 2003, the Crown Estate invited bids for seabed leases for offshore wind in three strategic areas; Thames Estuary, Greater Wash and the North West. The criteria being used to assess bids include the financial...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Wind Farms (4 Dec 2003)

Stephen Timms: ...of the impact of wind turbines. The Bangor study is being carried out on behalf of COWRIE (Collaborative Offshore Wind Farm Research in the Environment), a body which includes members drawn from the Crown Estate, Government, offshore wind farm developers and environmental groups. Before any offshore wind farm can be developed, a number of statutory consents are required—especially under...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Offshore Wind Farms (14 Oct 2003)

Stephen Timms: The Crown Estate owns the seabed around the United Kingdom to the limit of the territorial sea. The Crown Estates Act 1961 requires The Crown Estate Commissioners to maintain and enhance the value of the Estate and the return obtained from it, with due regard to the requirements of good estate management. Companies entering into lease agreements for wind farm developments with the Crown...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Wind Farms (17 Jul 2003)

Stephen Timms: ...Ireland Electricity Order 1992. There is currently 115 MW in the application process and 62 MW have received consent and are commissioned. The DTI announced on 14 July 2003 that it had asked the Crown Estate to invite applications for sites for offshore wind farm developments in three strategic areas around the coast—the Thames Estuary, the Greater Wash and the north-west (which covers...


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