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1148762
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of higher electricity prices since 2016 on the steel industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 160 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>We have not made a specific assessment of the effect of higher electricity prices on the steel industry. The ability of our steel industry to compete globally and across Europe is a priority for this Government. We therefore provide electricity cost compensation and exemption support to maintain the UK’s reputation as an attractive location for these businesses. We also have a number of funds available, or in development, that support energy intensive industries, including steel, to help them increase energy efficiency and transition to a low carbon future. These funds include the £315 million Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme and the recently announced £250 million Clean Steel Fund.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T13:00:06.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T13:00:06.993Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1148756
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the benefits to the (a) economy and (b) steel sector of the UK steel sector’s commitment to increase capital investment in the UK by a quarter should steps be taken to reduce the price disparity on electricity costs between the UK steel sector and its international competitors. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 154 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>The ability of our steel industry to compete globally and across Europe is a priority for this Government. We therefore provide electricity cost compensation and exemption support to maintain the UK’s reputation as an attractive location for these businesses.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017, the Department commissioned independent research identifying high value opportunities for UK steel, worth up to £3.8 billion a year by 2030(1). To access these opportunities, as well as match funding grants for R&amp;D, significant investment will need to be made by the sector.</p><p> </p><p>We have a number of funds available to energy intensive industries, including steel, to help them increase energy efficiency and transition to a low carbon future. These funds include the £315 million Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme and the recently announced £250 million Clean Steel Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>1. Future capacities and capabilities of the UK steel industry: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-steel-industry-future-market-opportunities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-steel-industry-future-market-opportunities</a></em></p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T12:59:52.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T12:59:52.867Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1148755
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she will take to ensure there is no price disparity in electricity costs for the UK steel sector compared with its international competitors. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 153 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>The Government is committed to minimising energy costs for businesses to ensure our economy remains strong and competitive. The ability of our steel industry to compete globally and across Europe is a priority for this Government.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken steps to reduce the cumulative impact of energy and climate change policies on industrial electricity prices for the steel sector and other key energy intensive industries. This includes paying over £300m compensation to the steel sector since 2013.</p><p> </p><p>We have a number of funds available to energy intensive industries, including steel, to help them increase energy efficiency and transition to a low carbon future. These funds include the £315 million Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme and the recently announced £250 million Clean Steel Fund.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T12:59:47.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T12:59:47.27Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1148902
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading UK Research and Innovation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps UKRI are taking to support interdisciplinary working in UK research. more like this
tabling member constituency South Basildon and East Thurrock more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Metcalfe more like this
uin 221 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answer text <p>UK Research and Innovation has established several mechanisms to encourage and support multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and this is a central theme in the organisation’s recently published Delivery Plans. In addition to examples taking place across its Councils, UKRI supports a multibillion pound portfolio of cross-cutting funds demonstrating commitment to interdisciplinary research.</p><p> </p><p>The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Future Leaders Fellowships, for example, were both designed to encourage and support interdisciplinary projects. The Strategic Priorities Fund realises Sir Paul Nurse’s vision of a ‘common fund’ and is already investing in interdisciplinary projects that each bring together several of UKRI’s councils along with government departments to tackle shared challenges and opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these targeted programmes, quality-related funding awarded by Research England allows universities and researchers in England to address their research priorities as they identify them</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T15:23:47.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:23:47.707Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4092
label Biography information for Stephen Metcalfe more like this
1149077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Tees Valley more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to the SSI Task Force since the closure of SSI by programme; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the SSI Task Force in supporting (a) former employees and (b) the economy in the Tees Valley area following the collapse of SSI. more like this
tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
uin 373 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answer text <p>The SSI Task Force was set up in 2015 to support impacted workers after the liquidation of the company. We are working with the Task Force and Tees Valley Combined Authority on an evaluation of the economic impact on both affected workers and the local economy. This will be published shortly. Progress reports for the Task Force are available at <a href="https://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/SSITaskForce" target="_blank">www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/SSITaskForce</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:41:24.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:41:24.117Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4717
label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
1148978
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Housing: Carbon Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to reduce household carbon emissions through the use of hydrogen as a replacement for gas. more like this
tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Chalk more like this
uin 349 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answer text <p>Burning natural gas for heating accounts for a significant proportion of household carbon emissions. There is currently no clear consensus on the best approach to decarbonising heat at scale, and our December 2018 report on Clean Growth: Transforming Heating set out that using hydrogen as a replacement for natural gas, including for domestic heating, may play an important role.</p><p>Further work is required to better understand the potential for using hydrogen to replace natural gas in parts of the gas grid. Several projects relevant to this are currently underway. These include projects run by gas network operators, and the £25m BEIS-funded Hy4Heat programme, which is investigating the feasibility of using hydrogen for heating in residential and commercial buildings.</p><p>The Government has committed to publishing a Heat Policy Roadmap in mid-2020, setting out the next steps on heat decarbonisation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:41:17.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:41:17.59Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4481
label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
1148826
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to help ensure households that (a) don't want and (b) are unable to have a smart meter installed can access the cheapest available energy deals. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 303 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answer text <p>Customers with smart meters are cheaper to serve for energy suppliers, and the Government expects the associated savings to be passed on. We are already seeing some suppliers offering cheaper tariffs for customers with smart meters or those that agree to have them installed.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has acted to protect consumers regardless of meter type. That is why we introduced a market cap on energy prices which protects up to 11 million households on standard variable and default tariffs, in addition to the 4 million households protected by Ofgem’s Safeguard Tariff cap.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:41:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:41:10.777Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1149023
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Wind Power more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of blades on wind turbines are (a) recycled and (b) sent to landfill at the end of their lifespan. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 122 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>Onshore windfarms are generally expected to decommission or repower from the mid 2020s onwards and offshore windfarms from the 2030s onwards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:41:04.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:41:04.033Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1148836
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Mineworkers' Pension Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the share of the miners' pension scheme’s surplus that goes to former miners. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 80 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answer text <p>The Government does not intend to change the current surplus-sharing arrangements that have worked well for all parties. Instead, we are considering the Trustees’ proposals for changes to the scheme that include protection of bonuses already accrued and hope to reach agreement shortly. We will update the House in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:40:55.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:40:55.44Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1149392
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fracking: Earthquakes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether her Department has plans to review the traffic light system limits on seismic disturbance. more like this
tabling member constituency Colne Valley more like this
tabling member printed
Thelma Walker more like this
uin 702 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answer text <p>The Government has always been clear that it will only support the exploration of our shale gas resources in a safe and sustainable way. The Oil and Gas Authority is undertaking a scientific analysis of the data from Cuadrilla’s earlier operations in 2018 which will be published shortly. The Government will set out our future approach once we have considered the findings.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:40:48.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:40:48.273Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4649
label Biography information for Thelma Walker more like this