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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (24 May 2018)

George Eustice: ...knotweed is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it an offence to allow the plant to escape or cause it to grow in the wild. Whilst landowners are under no statutory obligation to remove Japanese knotweed from their property, where they are acting unreasonably and allowing Japanese knotweed to cause a nuisance to the local community, local authorities...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Policy (17 May 2018)

Greg Clark: .... The UK must have safe, secure and affordable supplies of energy with carbon emissions levels that are consistent with the carbon budgets defined in our Climate Change Act and our international obligations. We believe that gas has a key part to play in meeting these objectives both currently and in the future. In part as a result of the UK’s diverse range of energy sources, which...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Policy (17 May 2018)

James Brokenshire: .... The UK must have safe, secure and affordable supplies of energy with carbon emissions levels that are consistent with the carbon budgets defined in our Climate Change Act and our international obligations. We believe that gas has a key part to play in meeting these objectives both currently and in the future. In part as a result of the UK’s diverse range of energy sources, which...

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past (14 May 2018)

Karen Bradley: ...better outcomes for victims and survivors and ensure there is no unfair and disproportionate focus on former members of the Armed Forces and police officers. The new bodies will be under clear statutory obligations to operate in ways which are fair, balance and proportionate. Having discussed these proposals extensively with political parties in Northern Ireland, we believe that the time...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change and Electricity Interconnectors (10 May 2018)

Claire Perry: ...and we share the ambition to make energy trading easier by opening up new markets and increasing the level of interconnection between them. Leaving the EU will not change any of our domestic statutory commitments to reduce our emissions, as laid out in the Climate Change Act 2008. The UK remains committed to the Paris Climate Change Agreement and, whatever our future partnership with the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Principles and Governance after the United Kingdom leaves the EU (10 May 2018)

Michael Gove: ...Our new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill is designed to create a new, world-leading, independent environmental watchdog to hold government to account on our environmental ambitions and obligations once we have left the EU. When the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be under the jurisdiction of the EU institutions which currently provide oversight and enforcement of many of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Torture (2 May 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Government laid draft revised statutory guidance before Parliament on 21 March 2018, and the corresponding statutory instruments on 27 March, to implement a new definition of torture for the purposes of immigration detention. The new definition of torture and the revised statutory guidance give effect to the High Court judgment to which the hon. Member refers. Whilst there was no...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: EU Law (27 Apr 2018)

Greg Hands: As a result of EU obligations, the department has made nine statutory instruments since the referendum and currently anticipates that we will make another ten instruments, to implement EU obligations between now and the end of 2019. These nineteen instruments fall into two groups: regulations to implement export controls and regulations to ratify trade agreements which the EU will conclude...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly: Elections (27 Apr 2018)

Shailesh Vara: ..., so that a new Executive can take decisions on a range of strategic issues in the interests of the whole community. In the meantime the Secretary of State continues to keep under review her statutory obligation to set a date for an Assembly election.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Asbestos (23 Apr 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...Safety Executive (HSE) is the lead regulator on managing asbestos and publishes guidance on effective and safe management of asbestos in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage requires providers to keep children safe, ensure premises are fit for purpose, are able manage any risks and undertake risk assessments to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Overseas Territories: Homosexuality (20 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...same benefits as married couples. The Foreign Secretary has raised with the Premier of Bermuda his hope that the Domestic Partnership Act will be a stepping stone to putting same sex marriage on a statutory footing in the future. The European Court of Human Rights has not, so far, interpreted the Convention to include a right to marry for same sex couples and has stopped short of finding a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cayman Islands: Politics and Government (20 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...same benefits as married couples. The Foreign Secretary has raised with the Premier of Bermuda his hope that the Domestic Partnership Act will be a stepping stone to putting same sex marriage on a statutory footing in the future. The European Court of Human Rights has not, so far, interpreted the Convention to include a right to marry for same sex couples and has stopped short of finding a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Torture (18 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Government laid draft revised statutory guidance before Parliament on 21 March 2018, and the corresponding statutory instruments on 27 March, to implement a new definition of torture for the purposes of immigration detention. The new definition of torture and the revised statutory guidance give effect to a recent High Court judgment. Whilst there was no obligation to consult on these...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The new definition of torture and the revised statutory guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention give effect to a recent court judgment. Whilst there was no obligation to consult on these changes, officials have engaged with interested stakeholders. Officials will continue this engagement on the corresponding caseworker guidance and training. Additionally, the Detention Centre...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (16 Apr 2018)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with Ofsted since 2015 on compliance by schools with their statutory obligation to provide religious education in the curriculum.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Students (3 Apr 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...accommodation meets local standards set by a local authority and therefore should not necessarily provide an exemption from HMO licensing. Educational establishments have a duty of care defined by statutory obligations, for example through the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, that they must fulfil, both in the provision of education and accommodation to its students. They are also...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (26 Mar 2018)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) his Department and (b) other public bodies have commissioned research into the practices of schools in relation to their statutory obligation to provide religious education since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (26 Mar 2018)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers he has to require or encourage (a) academies, (b) maintained community schools and (c) schools with a religious character to fulfill the statutory obligation to provide religious education in the curriculum.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Veterans (22 Mar 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: ...provided by Transport for London (TfL) and funded by the Mayor as a discretionary enhancement. Concessionary travel is devolved in other administrations. There are no plans at present to introduce a statutory national bus travel concession for armed forces veterans across the UK, however, all local authorities in England have the powers to introduce concessions in addition to their...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Collective Worship (22 Mar 2018)

Nick Gibb: ...colleges or studio schools. Information about the complaint procedures for schools can be found at: www.gov.uk/complain-about-school. The Secretary of State has a range of powers to ensure schools comply with their statutory obligations. The exact powers used will depend on the nature of the statutory duty in question and the potential impact of any failure to comply. The powers used...


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