David Rutley: On 10 May, the Minister of State for the Middle East, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, made clear the UK condemns the indiscriminate rocket fire from Gaza targeting innocent civilians in Israel, that attacks on civilians are unacceptable, and that violence must stop. The UK welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and militant factions in Gaza, brokered by Egypt. The ceasefire...
Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has had recent discussions with the International Seabed Authority on (a) the likelihood of the Authority agreeing to issue exploitation licences for deep-sea mining projects and (b) what assessment is required to examine the potential impact of such mining projects on deep-sea ecosystems prior to exportation licences being issued.
Graham Stuart: ...all potential hydrogen projects, such as that proposed at Bacton. The Government is working closely with the oil and gas industry to achieve a managed energy transition, including through the North Sea Transition Deal, which couldâ¯supportâ¯up to 40,000 high-quality direct and indirect supply chain jobs.
Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the International Seabed Authority on whether it would issue exploitation licences for deep-sea mining projects prior to the establishment of sufficient evidence about the potential impact on deep-sea ecosystems.
Alyn Smith: ...Affairs, whether he has held discussions with the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero on the installation of additional interconnectors to EU countries, including in the North Sea.
James Heappey: ...units nearby, such as North Norfolk, will inevitably see more military aircraft in the area, not least as they make their way to and from base to other training areas, including over the North Sea.
James Cartlidge: ...over a number of areas, including the North Wales Military Training Area and the Valley Aerial Tactics Area, which extend over a significant portion of north and mid-Wales, as well as the Irish Sea. Through its flight planning and daily tasking processes, RAF Valley works to distribute training flights to differing areas as equitably and fairly as possible. However, there is no requirement...
Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take legislative steps to prevent the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.
Andrew Griffith: ...independent MPC at the Bank of England, as they take action to return inflation to target. Secondly, making difficult but responsible decisions on tax and spending so we are not adding fuel to the fire. Third, tackling high energy prices by holding down energy bills for households and businesses this year and next, alongside investing in long-term energy security.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...infrastructure. Intentional damage to civilian infrastructure is reckless and irresponsible. The leaks not only caused risks to shipping but also substantial environmental damage in the Baltic Sea. The UK supports the investigations by Denmark, Sweden and Germany and stand ready to provide necessary support.
Robert Jenrick: .... Local Authorities are consulted prior to any accommodation being procured and have the opportunity to object to any proposed procurement. We engage extensively with Local Authorities, Police, Fire and other partners when establishing contingency accomodation, including using Multi-Agency Forums to ensure concerns are addressed promptly as the site operates. All our accommodation has the...
Alyn Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether it is his Department’s policy to seek closer collaboration with the North Seas Energy Cooperation beyond the terms of the NSEC-UK Memorandum of Understanding, published on 18 December 2022.
Andrew Mitchell: The UK Government are providing diplomatic support for efforts to secure a cease-fire, enable humanitarian access, scale-up aid delivery and address the impacts on neighbouring countries. As part of these efforts, I spoke with Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths on 30 April to discuss the UN's humanitarian response in Sudan and...
Mark Spencer: ...the MMO to ensure that industry understood the new obligations. Responsibility for enforcing licence conditions in Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for the Devolved Administrations. The Sea Mammal Research Unit have carried out monitoring of pelagic trawlers targeting herring and mackerel for a number of years and reported no bycatch of marine mammals in these fisheries in...
Alex Cunningham: ...and Aquaculture Science and (b) Environment Agency to provide an inventory of the remaining samples from the original events that took place in (i) October 2021 and (ii) June 2022 in the North Sea.
John Cryer: ...of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of not allowing owners of three or more properties to receive funding for fire safety works on the progress of remediating buildings with fire safety issues.
Emily Thornberry: ...Question 183361 on Home Office: Official Cars, whether her Department records data on the frequency with which the Ministers of State for (a) Security, (b) Immigration, and (c) Crime, Policing and Fire use ministerial cars provided by the Government Car Service.
Chris Philp: ...items which are made, adapted or intended to be used in connection with protest-related offences. In their 2021 report on the policing of protests, His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services agreed that such powers would have an operational benefit to police.
Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to strengthen police record and background checks on fire and rescue service personnel.
Robert Halfon: ...for a range of engineering occupations crucial to the offshore energy sector including level 7 system integration engineer, level 3 plate welder, and level 4 asset manager. In March 2021, The North Sea Transition Deal commited to supporting up to 40,000 direct and indirect supply chain jobs in decarbonising UK Continental Shelf jobs, and in Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and...