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Unique Identifying Number – Every written question in the House of Commons has a UIN per Parliament. In the House of Lords each written questions has a UIN per parliamentary session.
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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 21 October 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Food: UK Trade with EU
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118358 on Agricultural Products: UK Trade With EU, what progress her Department has made on developing the UK’s system for the management of agri-food imports and exports with EU countries.
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Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 05 November 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 28 October 2019
Home Office
Emergency Services Network
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2019 to Question 1909 on Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ystradffin Farm, when negotiations on that lease were opened by his Department.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 05 November 2019

Initial discussions, followed by negotiations, for the ESN site at Ystradffin started in February 2018. The proposed annual leasing costs for the site are commercially sensitive and cannot be disclosed.

Grouped Questions: 6420 | 6421 | 6422 | 6423
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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 28 October 2019
Home Office
Emergency Services Network
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2019 to Question 1909 on Ystradffin Farm, what the annual leasing costs are of that site.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 05 November 2019

Initial discussions, followed by negotiations, for the ESN site at Ystradffin started in February 2018. The proposed annual leasing costs for the site are commercially sensitive and cannot be disclosed.

Grouped Questions: 6419 | 6421 | 6422 | 6423
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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 28 October 2019
Home Office
Emergency Services Network
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2019 to Question 1909 on Ystradffin Farm, what other properties were considered before that lease was entered into.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 05 November 2019

Initial discussions, followed by negotiations, for the ESN site at Ystradffin started in February 2018. The proposed annual leasing costs for the site are commercially sensitive and cannot be disclosed.

Grouped Questions: 6419 | 6420 | 6422 | 6423
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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 28 October 2019
Home Office
Emergency Services Network
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2019 to Question 2741 on Ystradffin Farm, what topographical considerations led to that location being chosen for a lattice mast.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 05 November 2019

Initial discussions, followed by negotiations, for the ESN site at Ystradffin started in February 2018. The proposed annual leasing costs for the site are commercially sensitive and cannot be disclosed.

Grouped Questions: 6419 | 6420 | 6421 | 6423
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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 28 October 2019
Home Office
Emergency Services Network
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2019 to Question 2741 on Ystradffin Farm, what tendering process was undertaken for that project.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 05 November 2019

Initial discussions, followed by negotiations, for the ESN site at Ystradffin started in February 2018. The proposed annual leasing costs for the site are commercially sensitive and cannot be disclosed.

Grouped Questions: 6419 | 6420 | 6421 | 6422
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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 29 October 2019
Prime Minister
Prime Minister: Written Questions
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, if he will provide Answers to Questions (a) 287656, (b) 287662 and (c) 287663 on Prorogation tabled on 5 September 2019.
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Answered by: Boris Johnson
Answered on: 04 November 2019

I refer the Hon Member to the statement given by my Rt Hon Friend the Attorney General on 25 September 2019 (official report ref).

https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-09-25/debates/F3541B98-D4E9-487F-BE17-D51C6EF870F2/LegalAdviceProrogation

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 29 October 2019
Cabinet Office
Brexit: Publicity
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 3606 on Brexit publicity, how much has been spent on the Get ready for Brexit campaign as of 29 October 2019.
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Answered by: Chloe Smith
Answered on: 01 November 2019

The cost of the public information campaign will be published monthly on a rolling basis, as part of routine government transparency arrangements.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 29 October 2019
Cabinet Office
Brexit: Publicity
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 3606 on Brexit: publicity, what steps he is taking to assess the effectiveness of Get ready for Brexit advertising campaign.
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Answered by: Chloe Smith
Answered on: 01 November 2019

The effectiveness of the campaign has been assessed regularly on an ongoing basis since the campaign launched at the start of September. Its impact has been evaluated by using the Government Communication Service (GCS) Evaluation Framework, which is based on the latest industry thinking and is seen as an example of best practice in evaluating the impact of communications.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 25 October 2019
Scotland Office
Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh Trunk Road (A87) Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing) Toll Order (Variation) Order 1999
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what records his office holds on the creation of the assignation statement for the Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh Trunk Road (A87) Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing) Toll Order 1999.
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Answered by: Mr Alister Jack
Answered on: 31 October 2019

The Skye Bridge Crossing is not a reserved matter under the Scotland Act 1998. Extant records on the Skye Bridge tolls, whether pre-devolution or post-devolution, are therefore held by the Scottish Government or the National Records of Scotland.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 October 2019
Cabinet Office
Brexit: Publicity
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his oral statement of 21 October 2019, Official Report, column 746, on Preparations for Leaving the European Union, what the additional costs are of increasing the no-deal public information campaign to reflect the renewed urgency of preparation.
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Answered by: Kevin Foster
Answered on: 28 October 2019

I refer the Hon Member to the answer I gave to PQs 290437, 290765 and 290970 on the 30th September 2019.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 21 October 2019
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice: Ystradffin Farm
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what interest his Department has in Ystradffin Farm, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery SA20 0PG; and what use is intended for that land.
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Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 24 October 2019

The Ministry of Justice provides a range of estates management services to other government departments, including the Home Office.

A lease, in the name of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has been taken, on behalf of the Home Office, to accommodate infrastructure for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The site at Ystradffin Farm was identified by the ESN Programme as a suitable location for a 22.5m Extended Area Service (EAS) Communications Tower (lattice mast). Planning for the site has been submitted but not yet granted.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 18 October 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ystradffin Farm
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons he has leased Ystradffin Farm, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery SA20 0PG.
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Answered by: Jake Berry
Answered on: 23 October 2019

A lease, in the name of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has been taken, on behalf of the Home Office, to accommodate infrastructure for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The site at Ystradffin Farm was identified by the ESN Programme as a suitable location for a 22.5m Extended Area Service (EAS) lattice mast. Planning for the site has been submitted but not yet granted.

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