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Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: BBC News (25 Jul 2022)

Munira Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the merger of BBC News and BBC World News on the effectiveness of public service news broadcasting (a) in the UK and (b) overseas; and what discussions she has had with representatives of the BBC on funding to maintain those services.

Private Equity: Economic and Social Risks - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2022)

Baroness Penn: ...large companies. As an open economy, overall we welcome foreign trade and investment where it supports UK growth and jobs and meets our stringent legal and regulatory requirements. The details of mergers and acquisitions are primarily a commercial matter for the parties concerned. However, the Government acknowledge that there are instances where such transactions might result in concerns...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Newport Wafer Fab: Nexperia (18 Jul 2022)

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the decision of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding the merger of Nexperia and Newport Wafer Fab will be taken prior to the publication of their Semiconductor Strategy.

BBC Charter: Regional Television News — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2022)

Jeff Smith: ...country that reaches half a billion people a week. Many questions remain on the future capability and ability of the BBC to continue as a world-class news broadcaster. It is still unclear how the merger between BBC News and BBC World News will look in practice and what effect that will have on how much it can cover, particularly when it comes to investigative international reporting. Our...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Question (11 Jul 2022)

Amanda Milling: ... xDFID 2010 [from May] 13 4 2011 24 3 2012 20 9 2013 23 6 2014 16 5 2015 18 6 2016 21 3 2017 24 3 2018 35 2 2019 20 1 2020 [Jan-Aug] 6 0 Post FCDO merger FCDO 2020 [Sept-Dec] 4 2021 18 2022 12 Ministerial visits as recorded on Gov.UK between May 2010-September 2021 (xFCO) FCO ministerial gifts, hospitality, travel and meetings -...

Strategy for International Development (6 Jul 2022)

Preet Kaur Gill: ...a previous Secretary of State, stated that when British leadership was needed the most, the Government chose the worst possible time to cut the aid budget. He said that everyone has recognised the merger with the FCO as a disaster, and of course I agree with him. I thank him for all his work and for speaking up for the world’s poorest. Like many Members, he also made a strong point on...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Update (6 Jul 2022)

Kwasi Kwarteng: ...electricity networks, delivering up to £1 billion savings for projects tendered over the next ten years.Protect consumers from increasing network prices in the event of energy network company mergers. We will enable the Competition and Markets Authority to review any relevant energy network company mergers under the Energy Network Special Merger Regime. We estimate this could save energy...

Police Act 1996 (Amendment and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve (5 Jul 2022)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...’s full geographical coverage and bring the force into line with the corresponding fire service, which rebranded as Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service following the recent merger of the island and mainland fire services. The names of police areas and the power to amend those names are set out in the Police Act 1996. Section 31A of the Act contains provisions that allow for...

Public Bill Committee: Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Clause 30 - Functions of mayors: policing (5 Jul 2022)

Tim Farron: ...are relatively small, in terms of population size, such as the vast rural nature of the area they serve, and it would seem wrong to go through a process of effectively deciding a police authority merger by default. I know there is more to it than that, but we need to be given clarity on how that might transpire, so I would be grateful for that clarification. While I am on my feet, I wish...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Media Policy Update (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay: ...and practicable, a sufficient plurality of views in newspapers in each market for newspapers in the United Kingdom or a part of the United Kingdom. In line with the statutory guidance on media mergers, the ‘minded to’ letter invited further representations in writing from the parties. I have now come to a final decision, which needs to be made on a quasi-judicial basis, on whether to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Media Policy Update (29 Jun 2022)

Nadine Dorries: ...and practicable, a sufficient plurality of views in newspapers in each market for newspapers in the United Kingdom or a part of the United Kingdom. In line with the statutory guidance on media mergers, the ‘minded to’ letter invited further representations in writing from the parties. I have now come to a final decision, which needs to be made on a quasi-judicial basis, on whether to...

Public Bill Committee: Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Examination of Witness (23 Jun 2022)

...use that word—on those three areas through their deals. When our deal was struck, it was subject to local agreement. Despite a public consultation that came out overwhelmingly in favour of a merger of the two roles, the board decided that that was not what was going to happen. I regret the fact that that board decision was split on party lines. I said earlier that we always try to find...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Forests (22 Jun 2022)

Andrew Stephenson: ...into alignment with each other, to ensure that both woodland creation schemes can continue to meet their objectives, whilst avoiding confusion for applicants. This is unlikely to result in a full merger of the schemes as there are some differences to be preserved - for example, the HS2 Woodland Fund differs from EWCO in that it also provides grants to support the restoration of degraded...

Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 79ZA (to Amendment 79) (15 Jun 2022)

Lord Shipley: ...as and when required, in order for the Secretary of State to exercise their functions under this Part.” Various examples are given, including “pupil numbers …; planned school closures and mergers; planned school expansions to meet basic need; and information on whether a school operates across split sites, to underpin split sites funding.” In the 2020-21 academic year, there were...

Public Bill Committee: Online Safety Bill: Clause 62 - Offence in relation to CSEA reporting (14 Jun 2022)

Barbara Keeley: ...and support will be made available to regulated services to ensure that they can fulfil their obligations. This is about how services are to provide evidence of such a link to the UK. Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions are commonplace in the technology industry, and many companies are bought out by others based overseas, particularly in the United States. Once a regulated service has been...

Social Housing and Building Safety (9 Jun 2022)

Bob Neill: ...first stock transfers to take place. The whole point of Broomleigh was that it was locally based, with local directors and local offices. What we have seen over a period of time is a series of RSL mergers, so they have become much larger.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Reorganisation (9 Jun 2022)

Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DfID), if she will publish the (a) cost of that merge as of 26 May 2022, (b) staffing retention rates among former DfID and former FCO staff and (c) details of progress on the integration of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Motorway Service Areas: Fuels (31 May 2022)

Lord Callanan: ...and is monitoring the evidence closely. The CMA will continue to work with BEIS to analyse developments. This work will build on the knowledge base the CMA has accumulated during some of the recent mergers it has intervened on in this sector.

FCDO Diplomatic Staff: Funding Levels — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (24 May 2022)

Chris Law: ...in the world is fundamentally more short-sighted, so that we go from one crisis to another. To add insult to injury, efforts to address global challenges have not been helped by the deeply mistaken merger of the Department for International Development into the Foreign Office. The fundamental fear that the expertise that had made DFID world-leading would be diminished as a consequence is...

Scottish Parliament: Health and Social Care (24 May 2022)

Jeremy Balfour: ...2013, more than 900 police officers have been cut from local divisions, and 140 police stations have closed, which has affected rural communities in particular. Far from benefiting communities, the merger has had the opposite effect. This Government has the opposite of the Midas touch. Every time that it takes it on itself to hoard power in a central bureaucracy, communities and...


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