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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Microgeneration more like this
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star 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 potential for microgeneration of electricity and heat to contribute to the goals of (a) decarbonisation and (b) net zero emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 275754 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government has supported the deployment over 6GW of small scale power generation, and we expect more to deploy now the Smart Export Guarantee has been announced.</p><p> </p><p>a) This contributes to the over 33% of power that comes from renewables and over 50% that comes from low carbon sources. Our low carbon power generation could need to increase four-fold by 2050.</p><p>b) Decarbonising the power sector is crucial to achieving a net-zero economy – what’s more, small scale generation, as discussed in the Smart Systems and Flexibility plan is an important part of a more flexible and decentralised future system. (<a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/upgrading-our-energy-system-smart-systems-and-flexibility-plan" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/upgrading-our-energy-system-smart-systems-and-flexibility-plan</a>).</p><p> </p><p>The generation of low carbon heat through technologies such as solar hot water, biomass, biomethane and heat pumps can all play an important role in decarbonising heat. These are all supported by the Renewable Heat Incentive. Through the Renewable Heat Incentive, the government is spending £2.8bn between 2018 and 2021 to incentivise the deployment of low carbon heating. (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Frhi-mechanism-for-budget-management-estimated-commitments&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpaul.chambers%40beis.gov.uk%7C0e662403256947479f4e08d709fc2afc%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636988850974629957&amp;sdata=4pWh0wADtAJzYuF0%2FwvyOxcSgqCglTFVK5%2Fpu79HcCo%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rhi-mechanism-for-budget-management-estimated-commitments</a>)</p><p>The Government made an assessment on the evidence on options to decarbonise heat in “Clean Growth – Transforming Heating” published in December 2018 (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fheat-decarbonisation-overview-of-current-evidence-base&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpaul.chambers%40beis.gov.uk%7C0e662403256947479f4e08d709fc2afc%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636988850974629957&amp;sdata=YgAaTgO2mHh6WjaNC6OmRzpsvw5XXtZNBc9Y73qIXz8%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heat-decarbonisation-overview-of-current-evidence-base</a>). There is no clear consensus on the best approaches to decarbonising heat at scale. Given the diversity of heat demand, no one solution can provide the best option for everyone – a mix of technologies and customer options will need to be available. We need to continue exploring and testing different approaches to heat decarbonisation. The Government has committed to publishing a heat roadmap by summer 2020 which will set out further details on plans for decarbonising heat.</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 2019-07-19T08:18:02.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T08:18:02.297Z
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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 Seema Malhotra more like this
1138931
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Plastics more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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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star 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
1139035
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Coal more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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, 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1138090
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings: Electricity and Heating more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 most popular models of (a) electricity and (b) heat microgeneration in buildings throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 275753 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) scheme supports solar, wind, hydro, anaerobic digestion and micro-combined heat and power technologies. On the basis of installations on Ofgem’s central FIT register, solar is the most popular method of electricity generation accounting for 99% of all installations (over 830,000) supported under the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) supports biomass only boilers and biomass pellet stoves, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal panels. The Domestic RHI has accredited over 69,000 applications for the residential microgeneration of heat. As of May 2019, air source heat pumps are the most popular method of heat microgeneration, making up 54% of total accredited applications. More deployment data can be found <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fcollections%2Frenewable-heat-incentive-statistics&amp;data=02%7C01%7Crhi%40beis.gov.uk%7Cfa7b3cc541414cf9723808d7093bce3f%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636988024779893273&amp;sdata=UgVLRJiE79jA7yueHkpeOrJ6TuQRfvB%2FFalGNGeltN0%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted that there are some forms of microgeneration not covered by the RHI or FITs scheme.</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 2019-07-18T09:08:49.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:08:49.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1138947
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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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star 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
1137752
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Yorkshire and the Humber more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 recent steps he has taken to increase employment in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) Haltemprice and Howden constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 275116 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy is our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. The Government is supporting businesses in both the Yorkshire and Humber and Haltemprice and Howden constituencies. For example, the Government-backed British Business Bank’s Start-Up Loans programme provides loans to entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow their own businesses. Since 2012, 5,482 loans have been issued in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, totalling over £45m, and with an average loan amount of £8,249. In the Haltemprice and Howden constituency, 103 loans have been issued, totalling £926,277 (as at end-June 2019).</p><p>The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which brings together world class UK research with business investment to develop the technologies that will transform existing industries and create entirely new ones, has allocated to date £49,970,387.29 grants to establishments registered within Yorkshire and Humber.</p><p>The Government is investing over £1.3 billion through Yorkshire and Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deals This is providing financial assistance to local businesses to help create jobs, as well as improving infrastructure and skills. It has also established Enterprise Zones across the region, including the largest award in the country to the Humber, which are attracting business investment and new jobs to the region.</p><p>Also, £13.6m has been awarded through Local Growth Funding for projects in this area to safeguard jobs from flood risks and for road improvements.</p>
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 2019-07-17T15:35:01.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:35:01.5Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1137946
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Shareholders: Registration more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star 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 require beneficial share owners to be included on shareholder registers. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL17045 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Companies Act (2006) requires companies to keep a register of members and enter the details of members in this register. In the UK, a shareholder is defined as the member on the company’s register of members. In some cases, the shareholder is also the beneficial owner of the shares. The Government has no plans to require beneficial share owners to be included on shareholder registers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:30:53.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:30:53.95Z
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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 Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1137367
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 reasons for the decline in UK productivity over the last three successive quarters; and of the comparative performance of other advanced economies whose productivity is increasing. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL16974 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The fall in productivity in 2019 Q1 was predominantly due to a fall in manufacturing productivity of -0.9%. Productivity in the services sector grew by 0.2% over the same period. A similar pattern was observed in 2018 Q4, with services productivity outperforming manufacturing; growing by 0.4% compared to a fall of -1.1% for the latter.</p><p>In terms of international comparisons, based on OECD data, all G7 countries excluding the US (for which data are not yet available) experienced a slowdown in productivity growth in 2018. The UK's productivity growth rate of just over 0.5% in 2018, was the second highest in the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Z
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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 Birt more like this
1137962
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star 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 reduce the ethnic minority pay gap in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17061 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to a cohesive society where everyone   can enter and progress at work and achieve on merit, whatever their background.</p><p>The Government consulted on how best to implement mandatory ethnicity pay reporting. We received over 300 detailed responses and will set out next steps in due course.</p><p>The Government has also launched the Race at Work Charter which commits signatories to effective practices that support fairness at work. Over 170 employers have signed up to date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T12:15:34.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T12:15:34.547Z
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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
1137947
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading World Meteorological Organisation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes, if any, they have advocated to the World Meteorological Organization about the changes to the organisation and funding of the hydrological work of that organisation; and what are the connections of that work with the hydrological programmes of UNESCO. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL17046 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), with support from the UK Hydrological Adviser, was actively engaged in discussions at the World Meteorological Congress in June 2019, promoting efficiency and transparency in the intergovernmental agreements on the budget and reform of WMO. The UK remain closely involved in the hydrological work of WMO, with the UK Hydrological Adviser promoting the establishment of appropriate links between WMO and UNESCO, supported by his role as vice-chair of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T11:24:23.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T11:24:23.817Z
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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 Hunt of Chesterton more like this