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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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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 15 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147430 on Nuclear Power Stations: Construction, what criteria his Department will use to decide for the release of future publications on value for money assessments of new nuclear power stations.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

Asked on: 13 June 2018
Department for Transport
Southern
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the training is for drivers to learn new routes on Southern services arising from the new timetable; and what proportion of the route learning time for a new route is (a) classroom based and (b) learning on the job.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

Asked on: 13 June 2018
Department for Transport
Govia Thameslink Railway
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Govia Thameslink Railway on that company's standards for driver training of new routes; what assessment he has made of the adequacy of safety planning and measures in place for learning of new routes; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking: Lancashire
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will postpone a decision on hydraulic fracturing at the Preston New Road well site until the conclusion of judicial review proceedings in respect of Cuadrilla Bowland Limited’s environmental permit for Preston New Road.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking: Lancashire
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for his decision on Cuadrilla Bowland Limited’s hydraulic fracturing consent application for their shale gas site at Preston New Road in Lancashire.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Cuadrilla Resources
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has instructed the Infrastructure and Projects Authority to begin conducting financial resilience tests on Cuadrilla Bowland Ltd; and if he will publish the (a) details of those tests and (b) timetable for their completion.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking: Public Consultation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Written Ministerial Statement HCWS690 of 17 May 2018, what the timetable is for (a) the consultation on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale exploration development should be treated as permitted development, (b) the consultation on the inclusion of shale production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime and (c) the consultation on the establishment of a new Shale Environmental Regulator.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2018 to Question 146305 on Fracking, and with reference to Written Ministerial Statement HCWS690, what discussions Ministers and Officials from his Department had with (a) shale gas industry trade bodies, (b) shale gas operators, (c) civil society organisations, and (d) local people in areas where fracking is proposed prior to making that Statement; and if he will publish details of those discussions.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Natural Gas
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications for his policies of the Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas Myth report of 11 June 2018 and (b) compatibility of the UK’s investment in the extraction of gas with its commitments on the Paris climate change agreement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Transport
Railway Stations: Brighton
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of people who use Preston Park Station on a (a) week and (b) weekend day at (i) peak times and (ii) off peak times; by what mechanism the footfall at Preston Park Station was estimated prior to the changes to the timetable; what estimate has been made of the number of people who commute between Preston Park and London with a ticket which has Brighton as their departure or destination station; if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the mechanisms for estimating station use at stations which do not have ticket barriers; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Companies Obligation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of whether the affordable warmth component of the Energy Company Obligation that will come into effect on September 2018 will be more focused on those living in fuel poverty in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Great Britain compared to the current eligibility criteria.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on its plans to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 11 June 2018
Home Office
Domestic Violence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the timetable is for further steps to be taken in relation to that Bill.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 23 May 2018
Home Office
Home Office: Written Questions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to answer Question 136368, tabled on 18 April 2018 by the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 15 May 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Opencast Mining: County Durham
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed Bradley open-cast coal mine in Pont Valley, County Durham on the Government’s commitment to restore the natural environment.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Home Office
Immigration
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department took steps in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016 and (d) since 2016 to implement the recommendations of the October 2014 Legal Action Group report on Chasing Status (i) on the creation of a specialist casework unit to fast-track cases of those living in the UK on 1 January 1973, (ii) on restoring legal aid for such cases, (iii) on maintaining applicants’ ability to work, claim social security benefits and access essential services such as the NHS and (iv) revising Home Office standards of evidence for proving residency.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 23 January 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavillion of 25 October 2017, Home Office ref: GWF034277488, on an urgent immigration case within Brighton, Pavilion.
 
Withdrawn
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 16 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Fracking: Ryedale
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many visits to Third Energy's KMA well site in North Yorkshire at which the integrity of the KM8 well was inspected have been conducted by the Health and Safety Executive since 6 June 2013.
 
Withdrawn
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 16 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Fracking: Ryedale
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether well notification has been given by Third Energy for its KM8 proposed hydraulic fracturing well in Ryedale, North Yorkshire under regulation 6 of the Boreholes, Sites and Operations regulations 1995.
 
Withdrawn
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 16 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his assessment is of the information provided by Third Energy relating to their hydraulic fracturing site in Ryedale, North Yorkshire as required by regulation 19 of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction) Regulations 1996.
 
Withdrawn
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