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Robert Largan

Conservative - Former Member for High Peak

First elected: 12th December 2019

Left House: 30th May 2024 (Dissolution)


Assistant Whip
27th Oct 2022 - 5th Jul 2024
Finance (No.2) Bill
15th May 2024 - 21st May 2024
Finance Bill
10th Jan 2024 - 16th Jan 2024
Transport Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 21st Nov 2022
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
25th Oct 2022 - 1st Nov 2022
Business and Trade Committee
25th Oct 2022 - 1st Nov 2022


Division Voting information

Robert Largan has voted in 880 divisions, and 8 times against the majority of their Party.

1 Dec 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 53 Conservative No votes vs 290 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 291 Noes - 78
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 45 Conservative Aye votes vs 235 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 243 Noes - 238
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 104 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 136
2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative Aye votes vs 240 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 185 Noes - 242
20 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative No votes vs 265 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 268 Noes - 204
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 126
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Robert Largan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 72 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
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Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
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Department of Health and Social Care
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Department for Transport
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Leader of the House
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Cabinet Office
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1 Adjournment Debate led by Robert Largan

Wednesday 15th July 2020

1 Bill introduced by Robert Largan


A Bill to prohibit the use of disposable barbecues on open moorland; to give local authorities the power to prohibit the sale of disposable barbecues in their area; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

1 Bill co-sponsored by Robert Largan

Consumer Protection (Double Charging) Bill 2021-22
Sponsor - Huw Merriman (Con)


Latest 50 Written Questions

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1 Other Department Questions
7th Jul 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to respond to the enquiry of 30 April 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, referenced RL21902.

A response was provided to the hon. Member for High Peak on Monday 12 July.

Kemi Badenoch
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
23rd Nov 2021
To ask the Attorney General, how many senior civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 regions of the UK on (a) 1 March 2019, (b) 1 March 2020, (c) 1 March 2021 and (d) 1 September 2021.

All Attorney General’s Office employees are employed in one NUTS1 region, which is London (Inner London – West, Westminster).

The number of civil servants employed by the department in this region and on those specified dates are as follows:

(a) 1 March 2021 – 50 staff

(b) 1 June 2021 – 50 staff

(c) 1 September 2021 – 46 staff

The number of senior civil servants employed by the department in this region and on those specified dates are as follows:

(a) 1 March 2019 – 6 staff

(b) 1 March 2020 – 6 staff

(c) 1 March 2021 – 6 staff

(d) 1 September 2021 – 5 staff.

19th Nov 2021
To ask the Attorney General, how many civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1 September 2021.

All Attorney General’s Office employees are employed in one NUTS1 region, which is London (Inner London – West, Westminster).

The number of civil servants employed by the department in this region and on those specified dates are as follows:

(a) 1 March 2021 – 50 staff

(b) 1 June 2021 – 50 staff

(c) 1 September 2021 – 46 staff

The number of senior civil servants employed by the department in this region and on those specified dates are as follows:

(a) 1 March 2019 – 6 staff

(b) 1 March 2020 – 6 staff

(c) 1 March 2021 – 6 staff

(d) 1 September 2021 – 5 staff.

19th Jan 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for High Peak of 1 December 2021, reference RL26970.

The Government recognises the great importance of the effective and timely handling of correspondence, and the important points raised by the hon. Member on behalf of his constituent.

The Minister of State (Lord True) responded to the hon. Member’s letter on 7 January. A copy of this response has been passed to the hon. Member's office.

19th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many senior civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2019, (b) 1 March 2020, (c) 1 March 2021 and (d) 1 September 2021.

The table below provides headcount figures for the total number of Civil Servants, with detail of how many Senior Civil Servants, employed by the Cabinet Office in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on the dates requested.



Region

Civil Servants at 31 Mar 2021

Civil Servants at 30 Jun 2021

Civil Servants at 30 Sept 2021

Senior Civil Servants at 1 Mar 2019

Senior Civil Servants at 1 Mar 2020

Senior Civil Servants at 1 Mar 2021

Senior Civil Servants at 30 Sep 2021

East Midlands

20

30

30

0

[c]

[c]

[c]

East of England

120

120

110

[c]

[c]

[c]

10

London

6,500

6,580

6,510

470

700

624

640

North East

420

430

420

[c]

[c]

[c]

[c]

North West

450

460

500

0

0

13

20

South East

220

220

210

0

0

[c]

10

South West

190

190

200

[c]

[c]

18

20

West Midlands

50

60

80

0

0

12

10

Yorkshire and The Humber

740

710

700

[c]

[c]

14

10

Northern Ireland

10

10

10

0

0

0

0

Scotland

80

80

110

0

0

0

[c]

Wales

70

70

50

0

0

[c]

[c]

Overseas

[c]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Unknown

600

520

710

[c]

0

18

20

Total

9460

9470

9630

480

710

710

740

Notes:

- numbers shown are rounded to the nearest 10.

- [c] = confidential and suppressed due to small numbers of between 1 and 4 in the cell.

19th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1 September 2021.

The table below provides headcount figures for the total number of Civil Servants, with detail of how many Senior Civil Servants, employed by the Cabinet Office in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on the dates requested.



Region

Civil Servants at 31 Mar 2021

Civil Servants at 30 Jun 2021

Civil Servants at 30 Sept 2021

Senior Civil Servants at 1 Mar 2019

Senior Civil Servants at 1 Mar 2020

Senior Civil Servants at 1 Mar 2021

Senior Civil Servants at 30 Sep 2021

East Midlands

20

30

30

0

[c]

[c]

[c]

East of England

120

120

110

[c]

[c]

[c]

10

London

6,500

6,580

6,510

470

700

624

640

North East

420

430

420

[c]

[c]

[c]

[c]

North West

450

460

500

0

0

13

20

South East

220

220

210

0

0

[c]

10

South West

190

190

200

[c]

[c]

18

20

West Midlands

50

60

80

0

0

12

10

Yorkshire and The Humber

740

710

700

[c]

[c]

14

10

Northern Ireland

10

10

10

0

0

0

0

Scotland

80

80

110

0

0

0

[c]

Wales

70

70

50

0

0

[c]

[c]

Overseas

[c]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Unknown

600

520

710

[c]

0

18

20

Total

9460

9470

9630

480

710

710

740

Notes:

- numbers shown are rounded to the nearest 10.

- [c] = confidential and suppressed due to small numbers of between 1 and 4 in the cell.

8th Sep 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 11 June 2021, reference RL23222.

This letter was transferred to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 9 September 2021.

21st Jan 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the (a) reliability and (b) accessibility of the UK's official list of addresses.

Since 2010, addressing data from Local Authorities, Royal Mail, Improvement Service Scotland, Ordnance Survey, Land and Property Services Northern Ireland, and the Valuation Office Agency has been brought together within the National Address Gazetteer. The gazetteer contains over 40 million records and provides the most reliable and complete view of all property locations across the UK.

The gazetteer is managed by GeoPlace (a joint venture between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey) to ensure that the data is as up to date and accurate as possible.

Julia Lopez
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1st Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he will respond to the correspondence of 5 May 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL29291.

My rt. hon. Friend the Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth wrote to the hon. Member on 14 June about changes to schemes to support energy-intensive industries.

15th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 28 April 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL24042.

My rt. hon. Friend the Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth wrote to the hon. Member on 14 April about rising energy costs (RL37171) and about the Local Electricity Bill (RL24042), which was received by the Department on 12 April and not 28 April. Further copies of these responses have been sent to your office.

15th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 11 April 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL37171.

My rt. hon. Friend the Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth wrote to the hon. Member on 14 April about rising energy costs (RL37171) and about the Local Electricity Bill (RL24042), which was received by the Department on 12 April and not 28 April. Further copies of these responses have been sent to your office.

10th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak dated 3 March 2022, reference RL36091.

I wrote to the hon. Member on 8th March about the energy bills rebate (RL34520); on 17th March about the rising cost of energy bills (RL35234); on 18th March about the energy rebate scheme and the winter fuel allowance (RL32303); and on 12th April about heating oil (RL36156). Further copies of those responses have been sent to your office.

The Department apologises for the delay in replying to the hon. Member’s enquiry of 3rd March (RL36091), and a response will be issued shortly.

10th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak dated 15 March 2022, reference RL36156.

I wrote to the hon. Member on 8th March about the energy bills rebate (RL34520); on 17th March about the rising cost of energy bills (RL35234); on 18th March about the energy rebate scheme and the winter fuel allowance (RL32303); and on 12th April about heating oil (RL36156). Further copies of those responses have been sent to your office.

The Department apologises for the delay in replying to the hon. Member’s enquiry of 3rd March (RL36091), and a response will be issued shortly.

10th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 2 March 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL32303.

I wrote to the hon. Member on 8th March about the energy bills rebate (RL34520); on 17th March about the rising cost of energy bills (RL35234); on 18th March about the energy rebate scheme and the winter fuel allowance (RL32303); and on 12th April about heating oil (RL36156). Further copies of those responses have been sent to your office.

The Department apologises for the delay in replying to the hon. Member’s enquiry of 3rd March (RL36091), and a response will be issued shortly.

10th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 2 March 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL34520.

I wrote to the hon. Member on 8th March about the energy bills rebate (RL34520); on 17th March about the rising cost of energy bills (RL35234); on 18th March about the energy rebate scheme and the winter fuel allowance (RL32303); and on 12th April about heating oil (RL36156). Further copies of those responses have been sent to your office.

The Department apologises for the delay in replying to the hon. Member’s enquiry of 3rd March (RL36091), and a response will be issued shortly.

22nd Feb 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve productivity levels.

The Government is taking the opportunities offered by Brexit to increase productivity, cut red tape and strengthen the business across the UK. We are supporting businesses to grow by helping them access finance, improve skills, and adopt technology.

5th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 13 October 2021, referenced RL27050.

I thank the Hon Member for bringing this to my attention, a response has now been issued.

23rd Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many senior civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 regions of the UK on (a) 1 March 2019, (b) 1 March 2020, (c) 1 March 2021 and (d) 1 September 2021.

The Number of Civil Servants employed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the 31 March 2019, 31 March 2020, 01 March 2021, 01 June 2021 & 01 September 2021 by NUTS1 UK regions are presented below:

Region

31/03/2019

31/03/2020

01/03/2021

01/06/2021

01/09/2021

East Midlands

10

10

11

11

11

East of England

10

10

12

13

13

London

3740

4030

4834

5030

5122

North East England

10

20

30

31

35

North West England

20

20

16

36

84

Northern Ireland

0

0

1

1

1

Other

0

0

2

1

1

Scotland

90

90

96

100

105

South East England

0

0

2

2

2

South West England

20

20

19

19

17

Yorkshire and the Humber

20

10

0

0

0

Wales

50

70

76

76

79

West Midlands

110

140

155

166

181

Total

4080

4420

5254

5486

5651

19th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1 September 2021.

The Number of Civil Servants employed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the 01 March 2021, 01 June 2021 & 01 September 2021 by NUTS1 UK regions are presented below:

Region

01/03/2021

01/06/2021

01/09/2021

East Midlands

11

11

11

East of England

12

13

13

London

4834

5030

5122

North East England

30

31

35

North West England

16

36

84

Northern Ireland

1

1

1

Other

2

1

1

Scotland

96

100

105

South East England

2

2

2

South West England

19

19

17

Wales

76

76

79

West Midlands

155

166

181

Total

5254

5486

5651

19th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 12 August 2021, reference RL25724.

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change wrote to the hon. Member on 21 October, about climate change and the COP26 summit.

24th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter of 17 December 2020 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL16182.

I confirm that the Department received my hon Friend’s correspondence on 17th December (reference RL16182). A response was issued on 7th January, signed by my noble Friend, Lord Callanan. A copy of the response has been reissued.

24th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak dated 12 January 2021, referenced RL16885.

My hon Friend the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets replied to my hon Friend on 2nd June 2021.

24th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak dated 27 January 2021, referenced RL17479.

My Hon Friend the Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth replied to my hon Friend on 2 June 2021.

26th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 9 February 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak with the reference RL19001.

It has not proved possible to respond to my Hon. Friend in the time available before Prorogation.

1st Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what role the Government plans for the NHS to play as a delivery partner in the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

The NHS is an integral part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy and is a key partner for the life sciences industry. The two Life Sciences Sector Deals detail the strong partnerships between the Government, industry, universities, and charities, and demonstrate the pivotal role of the NHS as a central delivery partner, which is reaffirmed by the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Government will continue to work with the NHS to build a stronger innovation ecosystem in the UK, including through an enhanced Accelerated Access Collaborative.

1st Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support domestic pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity during the covid-19 outbreak.

The Government continues to strongly support the vision set out in the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy to make the UK a top tier global hub for biomedical and clinical research, and medical innovation.

We recognise the importance of life sciences and medicines supply during this pandemic and the Governments recognition of this group as being key workers has ensured pharmaceutical manufacturing has continued throughout the outbreak. The Government is determined to protect lives and protect livelihoods.

Vaccine and therapeutics for Covid-19 are moving rapidly through clinical trials. Government is working closely with industry to assess UK manufacturing capability for a range of potential new vaccines. The type of capacity and the specific groups needed to take this further will be determined by the technology used to produce the vaccines and the type of vaccine produced.

We have also announced a further £93 million to accelerate the building of the new Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre so it can open in summer 2021, a year ahead of schedule.

While the centre is being built, the Government will establish a rapid deployment facility thanks to a further investment of £38m to begin manufacturing at scale from this summer.

10th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he will respond to the correspondence of 4 March 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL35365.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s correspondence team transferred your letter to the Home Office for a response, as the subject of the letter sits within their portfolio. We have been informed that Home Office colleagues responded on 8 April 2022.

Julia Lopez
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
23rd Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many senior civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 regions of the UK on (a) 1 March 2019, (b) 1 March 2020, (c) 1 March 2021 and (d) 1 September 2021.

The number of Senior Civil Servants employed by DCMS in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions has been listed in the table below.

NUTS1 Region

1 March 2021

1 June 2021

1 Sept 2021

Wales

0

0

1

Scotland

0

0

0

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

North East England

0

0

0

North West England

2

4

4

Yorkshire and the Humber

1

1

1

East Midlands

0

0

0

West Midlands

0

0

0

East of England

0

0

0

London

119

110

120

South East England

0

0

0

South West England

0

0

0

We plan to further increase our SCS presence across some of these regions by 2025:

  • North West; up to 20 roles.

  • North East; up to 9 roles.

  • Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland; a minimum of 1 role per nation.

We plan to retain at least 50% of our SCS in London for business critical and operational purposes.

Julia Lopez
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
19th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants employed by her Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1 September 2021.

The number of Civil Servants employed by DCMS in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions has been listed in the table below.

NUTS1 Region

1 March 2021

1 June 2021

1 Sept 2021

Wales

0

3

9

Scotland

7

9

18

Northern Ireland

2

2

3

North East England

5

9

14

North West England

45

68

88

Yorkshire and the Humber

3

3

7

East Midlands

0

3

7

West Midlands

0

6

7

East of England

0

0

0

London

1713

1708

1755

South East England

0

0

0

South West England

3

6

12

We plan to further increase our presence across some of these regions by 2025;

  • North West; up to 385 roles by 2025 to support our sectors.

  • North East; up to 191 roles by 2025 to support the Economic Campus.

  • Northern Ireland; up to 10 roles by 2025 to support all nations of the Union - we plan to maintain an equal presence in Wales and Scotland also.

We also plan to develop a smaller presence in the East Midlands to support the creation of SportPark and our Sport ALBs.

We plan to maintain a London presence, aiming to have no more than 50% of the workforce located in London and the South East by 2030, concentrated on operational and location specific business critical delivery.

Julia Lopez
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
27th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 9 July 2021, reference RL21341.

A response was issued on 28 October 2021 under the case reference MC2021/13876. We apologise for the delay in responding.

Julia Lopez
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
11th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to expand the Dormant Assets Scheme.

On 11 May, the State Opening of Parliament took place and the Queen's Speech set out the Government's agenda for the next session. It was announced that the Dormant Assets Bill is set to be introduced in the Second Session of Parliament, and on 12 May the Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords.

Once legislation has achieved Royal Assent, the speed at which it can be implemented and new funds will become available is dependent on regulator and industry readiness, as well as their voluntary participation in the Scheme. We anticipate that the estimated £880 million to be unlocked through the expansion of the Scheme will take several years to be released.

11th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to (a) review the estimated value of assets that are dormant in each of the new asset classes to be included in the expanded Dormant Assets Scheme and (b) publish the methodology used to calculate those values.

The Dormant Assets Scheme is led by industry and backed by the government with the aim of reuniting people with their financial assets. Where this is not possible, this money supports important social and environmental initiatives across the UK.

As a voluntary Scheme, industry stakeholders have been at the forefront of efforts to bring assets from the insurance and pensions, investment and wealth management, and securities sectors into scope. This includes leading work to estimate the value of dormancy currently in each sector and using their experience and understanding of reunification processes to inform their estimates of how much could be reunited with their owners successfully. The government is grateful for their work on this and has no plans to review their estimates or methodology at this time.

The following table sets out estimated value of assets that are dormant in each of the new asset classes to be included in the expanded Dormant Assets Scheme, broken down by sector:

Sector

Dormant assets

Could be reunited with owners through enhanced tracing efforts

Could be transferred to RFL

Could be released to social and environmental initiatives

Insurance and pensions

£2.1bn

£1.17bn

£959m

£575m

Investment and wealth management

£1.4bn

£781m

£588m

£238m

Securities

£158m

£48m

£110m

£66m

TOTAL

£3.7bn

£2bn

£1.7bn

£880m

The government is now set to expand the Scheme through primary legislation, which was introduced in the House of Lords on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

10th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak, dated 26 October 2020, referenced RL13783.

A response was issued on 26 November 2020 under the case reference MC2020/23548/NB. A further copy of this response has since been issued to ensure receipt.

23rd Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 25 November 2020, reference RL15336.

A response was issued on 25 February under the case reference MC2020/26807. We apologise for the delay in responding.

2nd Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 26 November 2020, case reference RL4323.

A response was issued on 03 February (ref MC2020/26866), we apologise for the delay in issuing a response.

4th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many properties receive broadband with speeds less than 30Mbps in (a) High Peak constituency, (b) Derbyshire and (c) the UK.

In September 2019, Ofcom released their ‘Connected Nations Report’ which shows properties with speeds of less than 30Mbps to a variety of levels including constituency, county and across the UK: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2019/data-downloads.

This data is always posted to the House of Commons Library: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/science/technology/constituency-data-broadband-coverage-and-speeds/

Whilst DCMS does not endorse any particular coverage checker sites other than Ofcom Connected Nations, we would draw your attention to this site which provides a useful way to access constituency, county or national level coverage statistics. This is their coverage data for High Peak, but you can select Derbyshire and UK from the dropdowns: https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/E14000748. The data is updated more frequently than the Connected Nations data and is generally accurate.

Coverage data and “take-up” are not one of the same. We find areas of the UK where residents are complaining about internet speeds and on investigation we find that their area has been upgraded to Superfast (“coverage”) but residents have not asked their Internet Service Provider to upgrade them to the faster speeds (take-up”). Information on our Superfast funding for Derbyshire is available on the BDUK Programme Summary tab of the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hs00bNsyRV1WoOt-fow3rsNXzpcKg26AsOWvk1bvJRk/edit#gid=1411146266.

The spreadsheet shows that approx £19m of funding from central and local government was provided to provide connectivity to 103,755 premises. However in the Phase 1 contract 61.03% of premises have taken up that service, and in the Phase 2 contract only 41.64% of premises have taken up the service. This means there are many residents who could subscribe to a Superfast service but, for various reasons, have not done so to date.

There is also a very good paper at the HoC Library on the various Programmes that are underway to further improve connectivity https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8392/.

23rd Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many senior civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 regions of the UK on (a) 1 March 2019, (b) 1 March 2020, (c) 1 March 2021 and (d) 1 September 2021.

The information requested can be found in the attached table.

19th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants employed by his Department were based in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions on (a) 1 March 2021, (b) 1 June 2021 and (c) 1 September 2021.

The number of civil servants employed by the department in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions as at 31 March 2021 is available in the document ‘Statistical tables – Civil Service Statistics: 2021’ at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-service-statistics-2021.

The number of civil servants employed by the department in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions as at 1 June 2021 and 1 September 2021 is available in attached table.

26th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 2 June 2020, reference RL6297.

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

13th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in High Peak constituency were rated (a) good and (b) outstanding by Ofsted at their most recent inspection.

The information requested is published by Ofsted. The table shows the number of schools in High Peak that are rated as 'Outstanding', ‘Good’, ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Inadequate’. It shows that, as at 31 August 2019, there were 43 schools (80%) rated as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in High Peak constituency. Nationally, 86% of schools are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

All schools as at August 2019

Number of ‘Outstanding’ schools

Number of ‘Good’ schools

Number of ‘Requires Improvement’ schools

Number of ‘Inadequate’ schools

Total number of schools

Number of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools

% of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools

High Peak constituency

4

39

5

6

54

43

80%

England

4,332

14,420

2,261

792

21,805

18,752

86%

13th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department will allocate per pupil in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in High Peak constituency in (i) 2020-21, (ii) 2021-22 and (iii) 2022-23.

?The Department is increasing school funding in England by £14.4 billion over the next three years - by £2.6 billion in 2020-21, followed by increases of £4.8 billion and £7.1 billion in 2021-22 and 2022-23 respectively, compared to 2019-20. In 2020-21, primary schools and secondary schools in the High Peak constituency will attract, on average, £4,377 and £5,262 per pupil respectively through the national funding formula. We will confirm how the funding for the subsequent two years will be allocated in due course.

13th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to schools in High Peak constituency in each financial year since 2009-10.

The revenue funding allocated for schools for financial years 2009-2010 to 2019-2020 for Derbyshire local authority (LA) is shown in the table below. Schools funding is not allocated to parliamentary constituencies.

Financial Year

Derbyshire LA (£ millions)

2009-10

484.8

2010-11

502.1

2011-12

500.1

2012-13

504.6

2013-14

535.5

2014-15

551.4

2015-16

566.3

2016-17

566.2

2017-18

576.6

2018-19

593.7

2019-20

620.3

9th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 3 May 2022, referenced RL37157.

A reply was sent to the hon. Member on 16 June 2022.

10th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will respond to the correspondence of 7 March 2022 from the hon. Member for High Peak, , referenced RL35918.

A reply to the hon. Member is being prepared and will be issued very shortly. I apologise for the delay in responding to the hon. Member.

7th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he intends to respond to the enquiry of the hon Member for High Peak, dated 17 December 2021, reference RL31913.

A reply was sent to the hon. Member on 8 March 2022. I apologise for the delay in replying. Defra is currently dealing with high volumes of correspondence.

19th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for High Peak of 23 November 2021, reference RL30138.

I apologise for the delay in responding to the hon. Member. A reply is being prepared and will be issued very shortly.

14th Dec 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) farmers in the transition to net zero and (b) sustainable land management practices.

We are introducing three schemes that reward the delivery of environmental benefits: the Sustainable Farming Incentive, the Local Nature Recovery scheme and the Landscape Recovery scheme. Our approach to environmental land management is the cornerstone of our new agricultural policy and will be realised through a combination of schemes using public money to reward farmers and land managers for delivering environmentally sustainable actions. The schemes are intended to provide a powerful vehicle for achieving the goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan and commitment to net zero emissions by 2050, while supporting our rural economy.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) will pay farmers for actions they take (going beyond regulatory requirements) to manage their land in an environmentally sustainable way. Actions will be grouped into simple packages set out as standards, to make it as easy as possible for farmers to identify the actions that are best suited to their land and their business. From 2022, the initial SFI offer will consist of a soils standard, a moorland and rough grazing standard and an animal health and welfare review. The SFI 2022 offer will contribute to our efforts to reach Net Zero – assuming by 2028 the soil standards cover 50% to 70% of eligible agricultural soil in England, this could save approximately 330 to 460 thousand tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2028. Then, we will gradually expand the scheme until all elements are available from 2024/25 onwards.

The Local Nature Recovery scheme will reward farmers and other land managers for producing environmental benefits. It will empower land managers to build tailored agreements that help deliver our national environmental priorities in a locally responsive way.

The Landscape Recovery scheme will support the delivery of landscape and ecosystem recovery through long-term, large-scale projects, including projects to restore wilder landscapes in places where that is appropriate, large-scale tree planting and peatland restoration projects. These projects can deliver a wide variety of environmental outcomes and support local environmental priorities while making an important contribution to national targets.