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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the social and economic consequences of restricting zero-hours contracts to students and pensioners. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1729 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave to question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2017-07-17/HL893/" target="_blank">HL893</a> that states that the government has not made an estimate of the social and economic consequences of restricting zero hours contracts to students and pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>The government has not assessed the social and economic consequences of restricting zero hours contracts to students and pensioners. The Matthew Taylor review found that zero hours contracts have a part to play in a modern, flexible labour market and benefit those who cannot or do not want to work in a regular contract.</p><p> </p><p>However, this government shares the concerns regarding flexible work arrangements. That is why in October 2016 my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister asked Matthew Taylor to carry out an independent review to consider employment practices and whether they need to change to keep pace with modern business models. We are now considering the report and will respond in full later in the year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-18T14:50:21.663Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:50:21.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the amount of electricity generated by onshore wind farms in each of the last six months. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL5024 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
star this property answer text <p>Monthly generation estimates are not available; however, the latest available quarterly estimates are published in <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-section-6-renewables" target="_blank">Energy Trends table 6.1</a>:</p><p><strong>UK electricity generation from onshore wind, Apr-Jun 2016 and Jul-Sep 2016<sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>GWh</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2016 Q2 (Apr-Jun)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016 Q3 (Jul-Sep)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Onshore Wind electricity generation</p></td><td><p>4,028</p></td><td><p>4,566</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Energy Trends 6.1, December 2016, available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-section-6-renewables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-section-6-renewables</a></p><p>(1) Generation figures for the latest quarter are provisional.</p><p>(2) Actual generation figures are given where available. Otherwise they are estimated using a typical load factor or the design load factor, where known. Generation from Feed-in Tariff schemes is estimated this way.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-02-09T14:32:59.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T14:32:59.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name Renewables.pdf more like this
star this property title Energy Trends 6.1 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct National Grid to review the system security rules specifying wind turbine Fault Ride Through, in the light of the final report by the Australian Energy Market Operator on the September 2016 blackout in South Australia. more like this
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Viscount Ridley more like this
star this property uin HL6646 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answer text <p>National Grid is responsible for specifying and reviewing the technical requirements for connection to, and use of, the National Electricity Transmission System. Wind turbine Fault Ride Through requirements were introduced by National Grid in June 2005 following consultation.</p><p>National Grid and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy continue to engage with the Australian Electricity Market Operator to understand the causes of the South Australia Blackout Event on 28<sup>th</sup> September 2016 and identify any learning relevant to the GB National Electricity Transmission System.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-04-19T10:17:08.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T10:17:08.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Ridley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-27more like thismore than 2017-01-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Whirlpool Corporation: Yate more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with representatives of Whirlpool Corporation regarding its plans to restructure its European operations and the possible loss of manufacturing jobs at its factory in Yate. more like this
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Baroness Janke more like this
star this property uin HL5063 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
star this property answer text <p>Whirlpool informed the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of their plans to restructure their manufacturing base ahead of the announcement made on 24 January.</p><p>The Government recognises the important contribution that the manufacturing sector makes to Britain's economy. The Department is supporting manufacturers by cutting corporation tax to 17% by 2020 and cutting red tape by a further £10billion. We are investing in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale by delivering on the £6.9bn science capital commitment in our manifesto, and at the Autumn Statement 2016 we announced that we will make the UK the global go-to nation for scientists, innovators and advanced manufacturing investors, by investing an extra £2bn a year in R&amp;D by the end of this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-02-09T13:05:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T13:05:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Janke more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Utilities more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish a Green Paper during the current Parliament which covers consumer protection in relation to third-party intermediaries which offer water and energy services. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL2138 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government will publish a green paper in due course that will closely examine markets which are not working for consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-23T13:39:39.507Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T13:39:39.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Utilities more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) consumer protections, (2) redress schemes, (3) requirements to provide information and (4) requirements to treat consumers fairly currently exist in UK law in relation to third-party intermediaries which offer water and energy services to consumers, including under the retail exit programme for water companies. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL2139 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
star this property answer text <p>In energy the Confidence Code is a Code of Practice to govern independent energy price comparison websites. Ofgem accredits sites to the Code and these must follow key principles in order to operate their service. When customers are presented with options and prices, they have been calculated and are displayed in a fair and unbiased way.</p><p>Accredited price comparison websites must operate an effective complaints process. If a customer has a complaint, they should first contact the comparison site to tell them so that they can try to resolve it. If a customer is not satisfied with the outcome, they can then contact Ofgem who will then investigate the issue.</p><p>The business retail water market opened in April. Third party intermediaries such as water brokers play an important role in supporting many customers in finding the best deal for their business. The marketing activities of such intermediaries operating in the water market, as with intermediaries generally, are subject to regulation. The Competition and Markets Authority and trading standard authorities have roles in ensuring that customers are not misled when switching to alternative suppliers. The ‘Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008’ apply to marketing activities in the water retail market.</p><p>Ofwat acts as the independent economic regulator of the new market. The Retail Exits Regulations required Ofwat to introduce a code to apply to customers who are transferred via an exit setting out the contract terms that will apply. Additionally all retailers must follow Ofwat’s customer protection code of practice that contains key customer protection obligations, including a requirement for retailers to obtain written confirmation from customers who choose to use the services of a third party intermediary.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-26T13:54:04.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T13:54:04.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Unified Patent Court more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Brexit, whether the UK will continue to participate in the Unified Patent Court; and whether the central division dealing with pharmaceuticals and life sciences will continue to be based in London, in accordance with the announcement by Baroness Neville-Rolfe at the October 2015 EU Competitiveness Council. more like this
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Lord Cromwell more like this
star this property uin HL6595 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government confirmed in November 2016 that the UK will proceed with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. Those preparations are progressing. No decision has been taken on our future involvement in the court once we have left the EU. That will be part of the negotiations which have not yet begun. It would be wrong to set out unilateral positions in advance but the Government’s efforts will be focussed on seeking the best deal possible in the negotiations with our European partners.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-04-19T14:19:39.31Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T14:19:39.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Cromwell more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Triclocarban and Triclosan more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking action to encourage manufacturers of over-the-counter consumer goods such as soaps, toothpastes, and cosmetics to eliminate triclosan and triclocarbon from their products. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL2284 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The use of tricolsan and triclocarbon is restricted by Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products. Manufacturers may only use these preservatives at specified levels and triclosan is only permitted at those levels in a limited range of cosmetic products. Both ingredients have been examined by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety who considered them to be safe at these restricted levels and usages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-25T16:41:50.733Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-25T16:41:50.733Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Trading Standards more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of trading standards organisations to address consumer protection problems, including fraud; and whether they intend to increase the powers of such organisations to address those problems. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4906 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering carefully the findings of the National Audit Office’s recent report “Protecting Consumers from Scams, Unfair Trading and Unsafe Goods”, published in December 2016. National Trading Standards already work closely with the Home Office Joint Fraud Taskforce to promote closer cooperation between industry, law enforcement and Government in order to protect the public from fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The consumer protection regime will be further examined in the Consumer Green Paper to be published in spring 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-02-01T16:27:20.14Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T16:27:20.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Tidal Power: Swansea Bay more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what volume of electricity a Swansea tidal lagoon would produce per annum and at what cost per MWh; and what would be its contribution towards security of supply during the morning and evening peak demand periods. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4977 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>If built, the tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay is anticipated to generate approximately 0.5 TWh/year. The levelised cost of the project (in MWh) would depend on a number of factors including the capital costs, operating costs, operating profile, load factor and financing rates. For reasons of commercial sensitivity I cannot comment on the specifics of the developer’s latest proposal. Its contribution to security of supply would be subject to a number of factors including the state of the tides.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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less than 2017-02-06T15:19:20.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T15:19:20.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this