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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Plastics more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) support the growth and (b) minimise the adverse environmental effects of the bioplastics industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 277119 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>This Government is building a globally competitive sustainable plastics industry through research and innovation. As announced in the recent Bioeconomy Strategy, the Department will provide up to £60 million, bolstered by considerable industry support, to establish the UK as the world’s leading innovator in smart sustainable plastic packaging. We will soon be launching a call for evidence on the impacts of bio-based and biodegradable plastics on the environment and their interaction with the circular economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T10:35:40.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T10:35:40.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1138940
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Heating: Rural Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the heat strategy on the (a) upfront costs of installing new technologies and (b) the costs of energy efficiency upgrades for rural (i) homeowners, (ii) landlords and (iii) businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 277211 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>I have committed to publishing a Heat Policy Roadmap in 2020 which will set out the programme of work required to enable key strategic decisions in the first part of the 2020s over the future of low-carbon heating. BEIS officials will be working closely with stakeholders, and will be considering the impacts of different technologies on different segments of the market as they develop its content.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:41:24.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:41:24.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1138942
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Heating: Rural Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government’s heat strategy will include proposals to remove the fuel cost element of the Energy Performance Certificate for rural (i) homeowners and (ii) landlords living off the gas grid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 277212 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>I have committed to publishing a Heat Policy Roadmap in 2020 which will set out the programme of work required to enable key strategic decisions in the first part of the 2020s over the future of low-carbon heating. BEIS officials will be working closely with stakeholders as they develop its content.</p><p>Following a commitment in the Clean Growth Strategy, we launched a Call for Evidence on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), which closed in October 2018 with 229 responses which we are currently analysing. In the Call for Evidence we asked for views on the current EPC cost rating and the results will inform our views on future EPC policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:42:16.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:42:16.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1138943
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Heating: Rural Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government’s heat strategy include a comparative assessment of the costs associated with improving an Energy Performance Certificate between (a) rural homeowners and landlords that are off the gas grid and (b) homeowners and landlords are on the gas grid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 277213 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>I have committed to publishing a Heat Policy Roadmap in in 2020 which will set out the programme of work required to enable key strategic decisions in the first part of the 2020s over the future of low-carbon heating. BEIS officials will be working closely with stakeholders as they develop its content.</p><p> </p><p>The annual running costs of a Band C rated home are £650 lower than the average Band E rated home. This is why we set out our aspiration in the Clean Growth Strategy that as many homes as possible should be EPC C Band C by 2035 where practical, cost effective and affordable. We estimate that between £35 - 65 billion of investment will need to be mobilised to meet that aspiration.</p><p> </p><p>There is not one ‘silver bullet’ policy that will drive uptake of energy efficiency amongst homeowners and so we are committed to building a vibrant and sustainable market through introducing a suite of mutually supporting policies and measures. These include a £5 million innovation fund to help mortgage lenders develop innovative green mortgage products in support of home energy efficiency and a £10m innovation fund to reduce the cost of whole house retrofit. Low income and vulnerable households are also supported in making energy efficiency improvements under the reformed Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. ECO is worth £640m a year and has already installed 2.5 million measures since 2013.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:43:25.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:43:25.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1138947
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the affordability of domestic energy costs as the UK transitions to a carbon neutral environment by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
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Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property uin 277191 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The transition to a clean, low carbon economy can help give us towns and cities with cleaner air and warmer homes with lower bills, while growing our economy and supporting new jobs in growing low carbon industries.</p><p> </p><p>But as our economy changes, we must make sure that this growth is inclusive, benefits people right across the UK, supporting workers as industries change and ensuring the costs as well as the benefits are shared fairly, protecting consumers, workers and businesses. That is why we have announced that HM Treasury will be conducting a review into the costs of decarbonisation, including how to achieve this transition in a way that works for households, businesses and public finances, and the implications for UK competitiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Energy efficiency will help keep costs down for consumers, while supporting the decarbonisation of the housing stock towards carbon targets. The annual running costs of a Band C rated home are £650 lower than the average Band E rated home. This is why we set out our aspiration in the Clean Growth Strategy that as many homes as possible should be EPC C Band C by 2035 where practical, cost effective and affordable. Low income and vulnerable households are supported in making energy efficiency improvements under the reformed Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. Eligibility for the new scheme includes around 6.7 million low income households, an increase from around 4.7 million from the previous ECO2t scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Domestic energy costs are also kept down through Ecodesign regulations which improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of energy-related products and appliances, and Energy Labelling regulations which allow consumers to choose the most energy efficient products. In 2020, the Government’s current estimates show that ecodesign and energy labelling requirements will save around £100 for the average dual-fuel household on their energy bills. Going forward, we will continue to support ambitious requirements which will further minimise energy bills for households and carbon emissions.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, smart meters are already reducing how much energy consumers use and saving them money. Smart meters will support the realisation of billions of pounds of benefits to Great Britain over the next few decades, through avoiding costly network upgrades, supporting more rapid integration of electric vehicles and renewable generation, and more efficient use of the national grid system. This will ultimately lower emissions, cut costs, and give households more control.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is reviewing the future energy retail market jointly with Ofgem to ensure all consumers secure a fair deal for their energy and are appropriately safeguarded in the future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T09:08:34.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:08:34.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
1138958
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading District Heating more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the public consultation on proposals for the regulation of district heating networks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 277236 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Heat networks are an important part of the Clean Growth Strategy and we expect them to play an important role in the long-term decarbonisation of heat. We are committed to this within a framework that protects consumers and supports market growth.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2018, the Government set out our intention to introduce regulation of heat networks and published our priorities for the sector – protecting consumers; building investment and maximising the decarbonisation benefits of heat networks. This built on recommendations by The Competition and Market Authority.</p><p> </p><p>We expect to consult on more detailed policy proposals later this year. Any subsequent legislation would be introduced when Parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:44:48.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:44:48.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1139034
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Coal: Imports more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal was imported for use in (a) UK coal fired power stations (b) UK steel works and (c) other industrial processes in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 277307 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>BEIS does not hold data identifying the source of the coal supplied to each consumer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T09:17:13.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T09:17:13.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1139035
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Coal more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal the UK has stockpiled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 277308 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Stocks of coal are held by producers, electricity generators and others. Total stocks at the end of 2018 were 5.2 million tonnes, which remains steady when compared with 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T09:08:57.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:08:57.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1139055
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
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star this property hansard heading UK Research and Innovation more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether participation by an individual or an organisation in an academic boycott is taken into account in funding decisions by UK Research and Innovation, based on their principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, and in compliance with the public sector Equality Duty; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL17140 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>UKRI funding decisions are made on the basis of the excellence of the proposals that are received, and any academic partnerships which strengthens applications and delivers such excellence are encouraged. UKRI does not ask applicants about their political views or activity, or those of the employing organisation. UKRI has clear eligibility criteria and EDI policy principles which the organisations we fund are expected to meet.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1139095
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
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star this property hansard heading Digital Technology: Sales more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the Consumer Rights Act 2015 rules for digital content purchased post-Brexit to include a 28-day refund rule. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17180 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Government has no plans to amend current legislation on digital content. However, the Government has committed to retaining strong protections for consumers post Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this