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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Bahrain: Military Bases 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 Defence, how many full-time staff are currently stationed in the UK's Naval Support Facility in Bahrain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 100 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>There are more than 150 UK based military and Civil Service personnel deployed to the UK Naval Support Facility (UK NSF) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The facility provides support for our deployed naval force in the Gulf, enabling our maritime security commitment for Bahrain, the wider region, and the global economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:12:14Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:12:14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1149860
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Packaging: Waste Disposal 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve consumer education on using compostable packaging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1000 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that innovation into biodegradable and compostable packaging could help reduce the environmental impacts of packaging if it is disposed of in the right way. However, currently this is often not the case. If biodegradable packaging is put in the domestic waste bin, for example, it is likely to end up in landfill and can break down to release powerful greenhouse gases, such as methane. If biodegradable plastic is mistakenly recycled with other plastics, it has the potential to damage the quality of the new products made from the recycled plastic.</p><p> </p><p>As a consequence of these concerns, the Government published a call for evidence in July 2019 to help consider the development of standards or certification criteria for all bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics to better understand their effects on the environment and our current waste system. As we develop our proposals to reform the packaging producer responsibility system we will consider the role of composting, informed by the outputs of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Building on commitments in the Resources and Waste Strategy we launched a consultation earlier this year on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system, which proposed a mandatory UK-wide labelling system that provides clear information to help people to recycle. Defra officials are exploring how a mandatory labelling scheme can address consumer confusion about what to do with compostable packaging. We will take primary powers in the Environment Bill to enable us to implement a mandatory labelling scheme. The consultation closed on 13 May and the summary of responses and next steps can be found via the below link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
1001 more like this
1002 more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T10:22:11.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T10:22:11.92Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149861
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Packaging: Waste Disposal 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to (a) introduce and (b) enforce of European standards for compostable packaging in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1001 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that innovation into biodegradable and compostable packaging could help reduce the environmental impacts of packaging if it is disposed of in the right way. However, currently this is often not the case. If biodegradable packaging is put in the domestic waste bin, for example, it is likely to end up in landfill and can break down to release powerful greenhouse gases, such as methane. If biodegradable plastic is mistakenly recycled with other plastics, it has the potential to damage the quality of the new products made from the recycled plastic.</p><p> </p><p>As a consequence of these concerns, the Government published a call for evidence in July 2019 to help consider the development of standards or certification criteria for all bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics to better understand their effects on the environment and our current waste system. As we develop our proposals to reform the packaging producer responsibility system we will consider the role of composting, informed by the outputs of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Building on commitments in the Resources and Waste Strategy we launched a consultation earlier this year on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system, which proposed a mandatory UK-wide labelling system that provides clear information to help people to recycle. Defra officials are exploring how a mandatory labelling scheme can address consumer confusion about what to do with compostable packaging. We will take primary powers in the Environment Bill to enable us to implement a mandatory labelling scheme. The consultation closed on 13 May and the summary of responses and next steps can be found via the below link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
1000 more like this
1002 more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T10:22:11.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T10:22:11.997Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149862
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Packaging: Recycling 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reform the producer responsibility system for packaging to make composting recognised as a form of recycling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1002 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that innovation into biodegradable and compostable packaging could help reduce the environmental impacts of packaging if it is disposed of in the right way. However, currently this is often not the case. If biodegradable packaging is put in the domestic waste bin, for example, it is likely to end up in landfill and can break down to release powerful greenhouse gases, such as methane. If biodegradable plastic is mistakenly recycled with other plastics, it has the potential to damage the quality of the new products made from the recycled plastic.</p><p> </p><p>As a consequence of these concerns, the Government published a call for evidence in July 2019 to help consider the development of standards or certification criteria for all bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics to better understand their effects on the environment and our current waste system. As we develop our proposals to reform the packaging producer responsibility system we will consider the role of composting, informed by the outputs of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Building on commitments in the Resources and Waste Strategy we launched a consultation earlier this year on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system, which proposed a mandatory UK-wide labelling system that provides clear information to help people to recycle. Defra officials are exploring how a mandatory labelling scheme can address consumer confusion about what to do with compostable packaging. We will take primary powers in the Environment Bill to enable us to implement a mandatory labelling scheme. The consultation closed on 13 May and the summary of responses and next steps can be found via the below link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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1000 more like this
1001 more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T10:22:12.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T10:22:12.053Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149863
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Energy Supply 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 International Development, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290329 on Department for International Development: Energy Supply and to the Answer on 1 October 2019 to Question 290324 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1003 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s UK estate comprises two joint-headquarters, 22 Whitehall in London and Abercrombie House in Glasgow. DFID’s current energy supplier for both offices are EDF Energy for electricity. DFID’s energy is contracted via the Cabinet Office’s Crown Commercial Service Framework. DFID intends to take advantage of renewable energy options under the new Crown Commercial Service Framework when putting in place new energy supply arrangements. As highlighted in DFID’s 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.publishing.service.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fuploads%2Fsystem%2Fuploads%2Fattachment_data%2Ffile%2F815787%2FARA-2019.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ce-morrison%40dfid.gov.uk%7Ce3cc3ef490d645c1386508d753b4fdf6%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637069909125610289&amp;sdata=D%2FBYPJ4e4GehIlKrtyN00FZEADFoyFOwwluJho%2F4b%2Fw%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">link</a>), DFID has a strong record of improving environmental performance and is working towards meeting the Greening Government Commitment targets (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fgreening-government-commitments-2016-to-2020&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ce-morrison%40dfid.gov.uk%7Ce3cc3ef490d645c1386508d753b4fdf6%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637069909125620280&amp;sdata=Y1DHR7ZuwBrX%2FRT8cwP13Wp0cfKkdSB8%2Bi2khsred84%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">link</a>) in the UK by end of financial year 2019-20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:33.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:33.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149864
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Energy Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 291004 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1004 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Government departments are mandated to use Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Energy frameworks for the supply of electricity. EDF is the current supplier and the current arrangement lasts until March 2022.</p><p> </p><p>We are exploring with CCS how to increase the percentage of energy sourced from renewables. This includes the feasibility of changing the current percentage mix, the costs of securing matched renewable energy through obtaining Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origination (REGOs), and the timescales for doing so.</p><p> </p><p>To date the Department has prioritised energy efficiency and spend to save investment on its estate. But as part of the MoJ’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050 or sooner, the Department is exploring options for increased on-site renewable energy generation, and low and no carbon energy supply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:46:13.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:46:13.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149865
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290335 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1005 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The electricity used by the FCO across its UK estate is procured using the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). CCS is an executive agency and trading fund of the Cabinet Office of the British Government.</p><p>Through their competitively tendered Energy related commercial agreements, CCS ensure all legislation is adhered to including the environmental standards of suppliers. CCS is not able to dictate the sources of power to be supplied to the government departments as this is internal policy driven. The FCO is currently receiving electricity from the standard UK supply mix, however they have the option to access renewable energy from a variety of alternative routes, taking into account the additional financial commitment.</p><p>The current CCS framework under which the FCO procures its electricity expires in 2023. Under the CCS framework, the electricity is supplied by EDF. The electricity supplied is not solely from renewable resources. The CCS Framework does provide the ability to have electricity solely from renewable resources. The FCO is investigating this option.</p><p>The FCO actively seeks to manage its energy consumption as demonstrated by having reduced carbon emissions associated with its UK energy consumption from 9,485 tCO2e in 2017/18 to 7,357 tCO2e in 2018/19, a reduction of 22.44%.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:01:35.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:01:35.13Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149866
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290333 on Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324 on Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply, if she will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason her Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1006 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department is mandated by the Cabinet Office to use electricity agreements negotiated by the Crown Commercial Service for Central Government Organisations and therefore cannot set terms such as the use of renewable sources independently.</p><p> </p><p>To the Department’s knowledge Crown Commercial Service have no plans to create agreements to provide renewable resources only.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:37:12.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:37:12.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149867
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Transport: Energy Supply 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 Transport, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290331 on Department for Transport: Energy Supply, and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1007 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s response of 2 October 2019 to Question 290331 covered over 1,200 sites and not just our main headquarters building. However, I can confirm that the electricity supplied to our headquarters building has been sourced from solely renewable sources since 2010. The Department will consider further opportunities for increasing the proportion of energy that is sourced from renewable sources as and when contracts are renewed. We are encouraging our ALB’s to switch to renewable sources where they haven’t already.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:32:59.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:32:59.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149868
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Supply 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290327 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if she will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason her Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1008 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>In response to PQ290397 Defra Group already procures 88% of the energy used in 2018/19 from renewable sources. In the core Department this rises to 99.9%. The Core Department’s energy policy states it will purchase renewable electricity from the Crown Commercial Services Electricity Frameworks.</p><p> </p><p>The only reason the Core Department utilises non-renewable electricity is where the landlord purchases the electricity for a leased site and then recharges the Core Department.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T10:10:02.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T10:10:02.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this