Results 141–160 of 3000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Written Answers — Cop26: UN Climate Conference 2021: Disability (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Inclusivity and accessibility were key priorities for the COP26 summit and the venue was designed to facilitate that. The SEC venue has been awarded the Gold Charter of Best Practice by the charity Attitude is Everything. The COP26 permanent structures were fully wheelchair accessible, and the venue holds gold level accessibility status. A complete accessibility audit for the temporary...

Written Answers — Cop26: Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK has long recognised the unequivocal threat that climate change and environmental degradation pose to the lives and wellbeing of individuals and communities across the world, including the most marginalised and vulnerable. The UK has been committed to amplifying the voices of young people from across the world through our COP26 presidency and domestic frameworks. In the Department for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Unmanned Air Vehicles (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are aware of reporting that drones are being used in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. We call for a ceasefire by all sides, including the Ethiopian Government, to end airstrikes. The indiscriminate targeting of civilians, no matter the weapon used, is against international law, and is entirely unacceptable. A joint investigation by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Aid Workers (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are concerned by recent reports of the detention of several UN staff in Ethiopia. Expulsions and detention of key UN personnel will have a direct impact on the ability of the international community to deliver vital humanitarian assistance. On 30 September the Minister for Africa called on the Government of Ethiopia to reverse the decision to expel UN officials from the country. Our...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Peace Negotiations (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are extremely concerned by the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. The Minister for Africa spoke at a Westminster Hall Debate on 3 November. She stated that there is no military solution and the UK has been clear on this from the start. We have consistently called on all warring parties to end hostilities and seek a political dialogue and peaceful solution. The Foreign Secretary spoke to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: During her most recent conversations with the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, on 14 June and 6 September respectively, the Minister for Europe and Americans urged both parties to work with the International Committee of the Red Cross to expedite the return of all prisoners of war. The Minister reiterated this message in her recent meetings with the Armenian and Azerbaijani...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government is closely monitoring the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border following an increase in tensions on the border and exchange of fire on 16 November. Through the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and bilateral engagement in Baku and Yerevan, UK officials continue to urge the Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities to settle all outstanding matters...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bahamas and Pacific Ocean Islands: Climate Change (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is committed to building global consensus to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the Bahamas, to address their unique vulnerabilities to climate change and build resilient green economies of the future. The UK led a High-Level Roundtable on SIDS Access to Finance and a call to action for global reform which brought together SIDS, development...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Visas: British Nationals Abroad (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The EU has legislated such that British citizens do not need a visa when travelling to and within the Schengen Area for short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This applies to all British citizens travelling to and within the Schengen Area for activities including attending cultural or sports events and tourism. In addition to this, a separate short stay of 90 days in any 180-day...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Solomon Islands: Sea Level (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Pacific Island Countries such as the Solomon Islands are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The UK provides a range of support across the Pacific to finance adaptation in order to increase resilience to climate change. Overall funding to the Pacific, including to the Solomon Islands, has grown. The UK supported the Solomon Islands with bilateral ODA of £112,000 in...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Azerbaijan: Nagorno Karabakh (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government is closely monitoring the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border following the exchange of fire on 16 November. Our Embassies in Baku and Yerevan have continued to urge de-escalation and a return to negotiations facilitated by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chairs. Through our Delegation to the OSCE, the UK has condemned...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Defra’s national air quality monitoring networks are made up of 300 sites across the UK and are managed by the Environment Agency. The reliability of the networks is ensured through a process of quality assurance and quality control prescribed in agreements with the monitoring network contractors to continuously improve air quality monitoring reliability and performance. The national air...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horticulture: Vacancies (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The England Trees Action Plan (ETAP) sets out our long-term ambition to increase woodland creation and management in England. As part of this, we want to support a thriving nursery sector, and are working with them to upskill and expand our domestic workforce and monitor labour requirements. Planting, establishing and managing trees in rural and urban settings requires skills, technical...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Sewage (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only. Working with water companies, the Environment Agency has concluded a programme to install Event Duration Monitors (EDM) on the vast majority of storm overflows, just over 80% of overflows in England, by the end of 2020. These monitors provide a robust and consistent way of monitoring how often and for...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Lake District (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: In the last Asset Management Plan (AMP) cycle (2015-2020), United Utilities (UU) delivered a number of schemes in the Lake District to reduce spills into Windermere and other lakes. UU also made improvements to reduce the frequency of storm spills into Lake Windermere from Glebe Road pumping station and into Lake Grasmere from Grasmere Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW). As a result, the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Corporation Tax (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The amounts of corporation tax paid by water companies since 1 March 2018 can be viewed in the water companies’ published annual reports and accounts, which are publicly available.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Pollution (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: In terms of releases to water, the relevant regulatory processes refer to hazardous substances rather than harmful substances; any substance could potentially be harmful. Within the context of this question, substances has been taken to mean chemicals. The Environment Agency (EA) reports against a range of measures which assess hazardous substances in the water environment. Chemical...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: ThomasLloyd (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: All investments made by Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) under the Mobilist programme to support Competition participants, including the ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust, are subject to prior review and approval by both FCDO's Finance and International Finance Division.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: ThomasLloyd (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The decision in principle to invest in the ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust is the outcome of an open competition. The 'Mobilising Institutional Capital in Public Markets' (MOBILIST) Competition was launched at a public event on 8th February 2021 and was publicised via HMG's website and through social media. All Expressions of Interest were subject to initial assessment and increasing levels...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: ThomasLloyd (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust proposal was assessed against the following 'Mobilising Institutional Capital in Public Markets' (MOBILIST) Competition criteria: i) scalability; ii) replicability; iii) commercial viability; iv) additionality; v) feasibility; vi) credibility. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's assessment of the investment trust universe currently listed on the...


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