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Business of the House (6 Jan 2022)

Matt Western: May I ask the Leader of the House for a debate on the merger of councils and local democracy? I am sure he would be concerned if there was suddenly an announcement that Somerset and Bristol were to merge. In Warwickshire, the Conservative-controlled county council is arguing for a unitary authority. Meanwhile, we have Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils voting to merge themselves,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (6 Jan 2022)

George Freeman: VMIC is a private company. Mergers and acquisitions of private companies are primarily commercial matters for the parties concerned and the Government does not comment on the details of individual transactions. We remain strongly committed to support UK leadership in vaccines.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Newport Wafer Fab: China (20 Dec 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply of Lord Callanan on 6 December (HL Deb, col 1635), whether the purchase of Newport Wafer Fab has been referred to the Competition and Merger Authority; and if so, what was the outcome.

FCDO Staffing - Commons Urgent Question (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: My Lords, I think that everyone knows that morale in the FCDO is low, that the merger of the two departments was handled poorly and that the report of the whistleblower mentioned is only one example—a public example—of the reality. The Minister wants us to believe that, in two years, that department will be able to plan, implement and deliver an extra £5.2 billion of development spend...

International Development Strategy - Motion to Take Note (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: My Lords, we have been repeatedly told by this Government that global Britain policy is a result of a fully integrated policy-making process, but the integrated review came after the FCO-DfID merger. It did not inform it. Spending decisions on co-operation and overseas assistance came, and will come, after a much-delayed development review that we still have not had, rather than being decided...

FCDO Staffing (16 Dec 2021)

Chris Law: Over the past two years, the Prime Minister has frequently talked about global Britain, but the reality is that it has been nothing but a nasty little Britain. For example, we have seen the merger of the Department for International Development and the Foreign Office—a merger that has yet even to integrate the IT and email systems—the ideological death sentence cuts imposed by...

Scottish Parliament: General Practitioners and Surgery Provision (North-east Scotland) (15 Dec 2021)

Liam Kerr: Last week, Carden medical centre announced its imminent closure due to inability to recruit GPs, which will displace nearly 9,000 patients. A proposed merger was abandoned due to a continuing reduction in the number of permanent GPs across Aberdeen. The Government’s failure to carry out workforce planning and to train and recruit GPs is a disgrace. Who will take responsibility for that, and...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (14 Dec 2021)

Lord Callanan: ...and prosperity. Of course, it is worth saying that, where necessary, the Government have statutory grounds for making interventions. The Enterprise Act 2002 enables the Government to intervene in mergers or acquisitions on media plurality and financial stability grounds and, recently, in relation to public health emergency. I say to my noble friends Lady Neville-Rolfe and Lord Lansley, for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (14 Dec 2021)

George Freeman: ...entities and assets that have given rise to or may give rise to a risk to national security. In addition, the Enterprise Act 2002 was amended in 2020 to allow the Secretary of State to intervene in mergers and takeovers on the public interest grounds of maintaining in the United Kingdom the capability to combat, and to mitigate the effects of, public health emergencies.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Lithium: China (13 Dec 2021)

Greg Hands: Mergers and takeovers are primarily commercial matters for the parties involved. The Government has powers under the Enterprise Act 2002 to intervene in transactions which raise national security concerns. The Government has recently strengthened those powers through the National Security and Investment Act 2021.

Petition - South Warwickshire Mega-Council (8 Dec 2021)

Matt Western: ...change levy in Spring 2020 and so is open to referendums in theory; and further that before any decision is made, a citizens assembly should be set up to outline arguments for and against the merger and that this should be followed by a referendum on the final verdict. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to make it a requirement for a range of...

Health and Care Bill - Second Reading (7 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: ...future workforce. We anticipate publication in spring 2022. Supporting all this work is our recent announcement of our intention to formally merge Health Education England with NHS England. Such a merger will help to ensure that workforce is placed at the centre of NHS strategy. I now turn to some of the wider issues raised during this excellent debate. I beg your Lordships’ indulgence,...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 26 - Further education in England: intervention (7 Dec 2021)

Alex Burghart: ...administrative processes set out in the published guidance, “College oversight: support and intervention”. The Government are not seeking these powers in order to implement a new wave of mergers across the college sector—that is not the purpose of intervention. However, there is good evidence that structural change can, in the right circumstances, play a valuable role in securing...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 27 - Further education bodies in education administration: application of other insolvency procedures (7 Dec 2021)

Toby Perkins: ...we recognise that there may be financial collapse as a result of their geographic isolation, that should not necessarily mean that the provision their students rely upon disappears with the merger of the college. It is important to have scrutiny at both a local and national level. We believe that it should be parliamentary scrutiny, to ensure that the Secretary of State commits to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Reorganisation (7 Dec 2021)

James Heappey: The regiments that will comprise the 1st Deep Recce Strike Brigade Combat Team (BCT) are already equipped and operational; they will be brought together through the merger of 1st Artillery Brigade and 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade in Summer 2022. The Integrated Review has set the Armed Forces on a course of transformation to meet the threats of the future and as part of this process equipment...

Newport Wafer Fab - Question (6 Dec 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...silicon chip factory, what account has been taken of these things; the National Security and Investment Act, which will come into effect in January; the integrated review; and the Competition and Mergers Authority’s position?

Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, etc.) Bill (3 Dec 2021)

George Freeman: ...widely understood. It was the lifestyle, the surfing and the music that laid the foundations for what is now the world’s greatest technology cluster. Similarly, in Cornwall we are seeing the merger of lifestyle and recreation tech entrepreneurs linked to surfing and music. Music is not just in a silo. I am also here in a personal capacity. My family has substantial interests in the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Babcock International: CHC Helicopter (2 Dec 2021)

Paul Scully: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is responsible for assessing the risks and benefits of mergers and acquisitions in relation to competition in the UK, is a non-ministerial department which works independently from BEIS.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Walsall (25 Nov 2021)

Maria Caulfield: ...were 847 full time equivalent doctors in general practice working in the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This CCG was established on 1 April 2021 following the merger of Dudley CCG, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Walsall CCG and Wolverhampton CCG. The data is not held for Walsall South as general practice workforce figures are not collected by...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business: Employment (25 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: ..., if his Department will make an estimate of the potential number of (a) business exits, (b) insolvencies in 2022-23; and what assessment he has made of (i) the potential extent of business mergers and consolidation in 2022-23 in (ii) the effect of (A) business exits, (B) insolvencies and (C) business consolidation on employment rates.

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