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Written Question
Armed Forces: Mesothelioma
Monday 29th February 2016

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reform compensation for armed forces veterans affected by mesothelioma.

Answered by Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave earlier today to the hon. Member for Daventry (Chris Heaton-Harris) to question number 903759.


Written Question
HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Tuesday 8th December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to modernise the courts and tribunals system.

Answered by Shailesh Vara

We have secured over £700m of funding to invest in our courts and tribunals. We have worked closely with the senior judiciary to develop a plan to reform our courts system so it delivers swifter, fairer justice for everyone in England and Wales at a lower cost. This is a once in a generation opportunity to create a modern, user focused and efficient courts and tribunals service.


Written Question
Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Research
Tuesday 8th December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Lord Vaizey of Didcot

Spending Review 2015 set out settlements for departments and showed how the government will deliver on its priorities, eliminate the deficit, and deliver security and opportunity for working people.


Final decisions on internal departmental funding allocations for future years, including for research and development, will be set out in due course.


Written Question
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Research
Monday 7th December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Lord Johnson of Marylebone

The Spending Review announced that we will protect the Science Budget in real terms throughout this Parliament, with resource funding of £4.7 billion per year, while delivering on our manifesto commitment to invest in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale: £6.9 billion up to 2021.

The Comprehensive Spending Review set out the high level budgets for my department. The total planned expenditure on research and development through to 2020 will be confirmed in due course following an internal allocations process.


Written Question
Northern Ireland Office: Research
Friday 4th December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much of her Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Ben Wallace - Secretary of State for Defence

My Department has no funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 for research and development expenditure. Funding for research and development expenditure in Northern Ireland is allocated to NI Executive Departments.


Written Question
Department for Transport: Research
Friday 4th December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Robert Goodwill

Spending Review 2015 set out settlements for departments and showed how the government will deliver on its priorities, eliminate the deficit, and deliver security and opportunity for working people.


Final decisions on internal departmental funding allocations for future years, including for research and development, have not yet been made.


Written Question
Government Equalities Office: Research
Friday 4th December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much of the Government Equalities Office's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Caroline Dinenage

The Spending Review set out settlements for departments and showed how the government will deliver on its priorities, eliminate the deficit, and deliver security and opportunity for working people.


Final decisions on internal departmental funding allocations for future years, including for research and development, have not yet been made.


Written Question
Attorney General: Research
Thursday 3rd December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Attorney General:

To ask the Attorney General, how much of the Law Officers' Departments funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Robert Buckland

Spending Review 2015 set out settlements for departments and showed how the government will deliver on its priorities, eliminate the deficit, and deliver security and opportunity for working people.

Final decisions on internal departmental funding allocations for future years, including for research and development, have not yet been made.


Written Question
Ministry of Defence: Research
Thursday 3rd December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Philip Dunne

I refer the hon. Member to para 6.44 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (Cm9161) for the proportion of our defence budget dedicated to science and technology.


Written Question
Department of Health: Research
Thursday 3rd December 2015

Asked by: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered by Alistair Burt


The Spending Review confirmed that the Government will invest more than £5 billion over the next five years in health research and development through the Department.