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Amber Rudd: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his work in this area, and I reassure him that there have been several meetings with Marie Curie on this subject. I will take an interest in the report that is coming out on Wednesday, and I can tell him that we are once more looking at this matter again.
John Cryer: Can the Minister answer the question asked earlier by the right hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd): what is the reason for not suspending the loan charge scheme until the inquiry is completed? It is a request not for a change of policy, but just to suspend the scheme.
Amber Rudd: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to tackle online deep fakes in political campaigning.
Amber Rudd: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to implement the recommendations of the Electoral Commission's 2018 report, entitled Digital campaigning: increasing transparency for voters, on the transparency of (a) political online advertising, (b) costs from political parties and (c) sources of campaign funding.
Damian Collins: ...End erosion and flood strategy, which is important for maintaining the sea defences along the Romney marsh coast, and to my constituency and that of my hon. Friend the Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd)?
Amber Rudd: The cities have been the victims of the violence and criminality, but is the Prime Minister aware that, throughout the country, such as in my community in Hastings, there were rumours and counter-rumours and social media activity about gangs meeting and that only the good work of community leaders and our local police stopped anything kicking off?
Amber Rudd: The Government have allocated a welcome £20 million to support advice agencies following changes to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. May I press my right hon. Friend for more information on that £20 million so that advice agencies such as mine in Hastings can find out more about when and how it will be allocated?
...in the Reserve Naval and Marines Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2014-15, HC 1077.—(Amber Rudd.)
Amber Rudd: Business Area 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 £(k) £(k) £(k) £(k) Unconventional Oil & Gas - - - 448 OCCS 1,419 1,762 2,515 2,570 HR 1,385 1,614 1,968 2,044 EMR Delivery Unit - - - 4,299 Communications (incl. Press Office) 1,764 1,408 1,643 2,384 Business Area 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 £(k) £(k) £(k) ...
Amber Rudd: The amount that deploys under Contracts for Difference (CfDs) will depend on the strike price at which CfDs are awarded (the auction clearing price), as well as the mix of technologies amongst the successful bidders. The allocation round is currently underway for CfDs and DECC is not in a position to predict the outcome of the CfD auctions.
Amber Rudd: The Department has taken the term Instant Rewards to mean non-pay awards. Non pay awards are used as a quick way of acknowledging achievements by members of staff. (a) During 2013, 623 awards were made with a total value of £15k. (b) In the period January to June 2014, 230 awards have been made with a total value of £5k.
Amber Rudd: Biomass is an important part of the UK’s energy mix, playing a central, transitional role in decarbonising the electricity grid. Our support for biomass is part of our wider ambition for a mix of renewable energy sources. Our 2012 Bioenergy Strategy analysis indicated that sustainably-sourced bioenergy could contribute 8-11% to the UK’s total primary energy demand by 2020.
Amber Rudd: Universal credit makes sure that payments reach those who need them most. Around 1 million disabled households will receive, on average, £100 more per month on universal credit than on the system it replaces. As a single system that integrates six legacy benefits, universal credit will enable 700,000 households to access approximately £2.4 billion of welfare that was previously unclaimed.
Amber Rudd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Kenya on (a) preventing the forcible return of those within its territories or at its borders into areas of insecurity and (b) ensuring punishment and prosecution of those of its agents who engage in human rights violations.
Amber Rudd: The Department reports the number of (a) new, (b) pending and (c) live Green Deal Plans in unique properties, in Table 3 of the monthly official statistics publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/green-deal-and-ene rgy-company-obligation-eco-statistics#monthly-statistics A breakdown of Green Deal Plans in each council tax band is not held centrally.
Amber Rudd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of public sector employment in the borough of Hastings; and if he will include that borough in the districts which are to be part of the three-year scheme to exempt businesses from up to £5,000 of class one employer national insurance contributions.
Amber Rudd: The Government strongly welcomed the UN Secretary General’s leadership in convening a Climate Summit in September in New York. It provided added momentum to international action on tackling climate change and showcased significant actions to address the issue. From the Department of Energy and Climate Change, I attended the Summit alongside my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State.
Amber Rudd: The Government and the Committee on Climate Change takes very seriously the need to ensure that board members have no conflicts in fulfilling their public duties. When appointing to the board, the Government follows Cabinet Office guidance about making public appointments that sets out the rules and transparency requirements which must be satisfied before public appointments can be made.
Amber Rudd: I can reassure my hon. Friend that the local transport police and local police forces will always work closely together. We are very mindful of where the likely places might be for any attack. He is right that that will often involve large transport hub areas, so we are careful to give specific advice to those areas where necessary.
Amber Rudd: Richard Horwell QC has submitted to me the report of his investigation into the collapse of the R v ‘Mouncher and others’ 2011 trial (HC 292). I have today laid the report before the House and copies are available from the Vote Office and on www.gov.uk. This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS62