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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Raw Materials 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7669, what steps he is taking to ensure continued co-operation with the European Commission to address supply risks to the availability of (a) helium and (b) other materials on the European Commission's Critical Raw Materials list in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 118462 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We recognise the importance of helium and other raw materials to UK supply chains, and support key UK industrial sectors manage their critical resource risks. The UK’s future trade arrangements are currently being developed as part of the UK’s EU Exit negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T11:59:43.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T11:59:43.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
802222
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Coal Fired Power Stations 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, if he will rule out co-firing and conversion as an abatement option in the coal phaseout. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 117909 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are leading the world by ending unabated coal generation in Great Britain by 2025. The Department consulted on proposals on ending unabated coal generation last year and we will soon be publishing our detailed government response.</p><p>The positive example we are setting to the world will yield significant benefits and help put the world on track to meet the ambition agreed at Paris in 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:07:29.5Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:07:29.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
804304
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Helium 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 he is taking to support geological research into the discovery of new sources of helium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 118524 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We appreciate that helium is a key resource for some businesses and science laboratories and is critical for a number of products in sectors like health and defence.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy funds the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) over £400m per year. NERC is the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science.</p><p> </p><p>In keeping with the Haldane principle, decisions on specific research priorities and funding are taken by the Research Councils based on advice from the research community through peer review. NERC welcomes high quality applications for support into any aspect of geological research and these are judged in open competition with other demands on funding. Awards are made according to their scientific quality and importance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T15:08:30.87Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T15:08:30.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4656
unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
804506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change 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 the timetable is for his Department to begin the process of negotiating new climate change commitments with the UN; and how the devolved administrations will be engaged in those discussions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 118708 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) individually as well as through the EU and we are bound by all the obligations of the Paris Agreement under international law. This includes the requirement to prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined contributions.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is firmly committed to the Paris Agreement and to our emissions reduction and climate finance efforts under it. We have demonstrated our commitment domestically – we were the first country to introduce legally binding emissions reduction targets through the Climate Change Act, and we have recently published our highly praised Clean Growth Strategy, which is ambitious and robust in setting out how we will decarbonise the UK economy through the 2020s.</p><p> </p><p>Leaving the EU will not affect our statutory commitments under our own domestic Climate Change Act and indeed our domestic binding emissions reduction targets are more ambitious than those set by EU legislation. Our Clean Growth Strategy includes the commitment that our future approach to tackling climate change is at least as ambitious as the current schemes we have in place.</p><p> </p><p>The Devolved Administrations were consulted in the formulation of many of the policies in the Clean Growth Strategy and in the development of EU legislation. We will continue to work with the Devolved Administrations as we develop and implement the policies and proposals that we have set out.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T12:00:32.257Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T12:00:32.257Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
802547
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star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: North West 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 support his Department is providing to SMEs in the North West ahead of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
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Mark Menzies more like this
star this property uin 118097 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Northern Powerhouse is at the core of our work to spread growth across the entire country, including the North West and a key aspect of our national Industrial Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined to boost business growth and strengthen levels of trade and investment to ensure the North is well placed to take advantage of global business opportunities, both now and when we leave the European Union. The North West has seen 93,300 new SMEs created since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>In February this year, we launched the £400 million Northern Powerhouse Fund for small businesses across the North, ensuring they have access to the finance they need to start-up and grow. This fund has now made 62 investments/loans into businesses in the North West totalling £10.5m. That is over half of that invested across the whole of the Northern Powerhouse.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last three years, Government has invested and funded the establishment of 38 Growth Hubs (one in each Local Enterprise Partnership area) including a network of Growth Hubs across the North West, which are providing businesses with access to tailored local advice and support to help them grow.</p><p>Of these, Growth Hubs in the North West have supported over 25,793 businesses and helped 2,680 individuals to start a new business.</p><p> </p><p>For businesses in Lancashire, this support is provided by Boost Business Lancashire Growth Hub which acts as the first port of call for businesses seeking advice and support locally. Since its launch in November 2013, Boost has engaged and supported 5,294 businesses and helped 409 individuals to start up a new business.</p><p> </p><p>Over the past few years, we have also invested over £1.5 billion through the Local Growth Fund in the North West for projects to boost local economies .The Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership have now received over £320m as part of their Local Growth Funding to give businesses the support and opportunities they need and drive economic growth.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T11:32:37.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T11:32:37.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Menzies more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Industry: Urban Areas 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 benefits he plans to accrue to town economies as a result of implementing the Industrial Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 117798 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government’s ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting the regeneration of our towns across the country. The Government is currently working with a range of local partners to explore new approaches, including on a pilot Town Deal with Grimsby. This approach is based on a very strong private-public sector partnership.</p><p> </p><p>The Industrial Strategy also recognises the importance of infrastructure investment, particularly in transport, to improve productivity. The Transforming Cities Fund will provide £1.7bn to support investment programmes targeted at improving connectivity between cities and their neighbouring towns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T11:29:00.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T11:29:00.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
804307
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity: Prices 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, which stakeholders his Department has held discussions with on national fixed pricing for electricity distribution; when the meetings took place, and if he will publish details of those discussions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
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Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
star this property uin 118529 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government undertakes a triennial review of the Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme. As part of the last review which completed in July 2016, we concluded that there was not a good case for a national fixed tariff for distribution as the move away from cost reflective charging risked increasing overall network costs for consumers across GB. Ofgem’s assessment of regional differences in network charges, which was published in October 2015, concluded that there was no compelling case from a regulatory perspective for a national fixed tariff. Ofgem found that it would have left 16 million households worse off, with only 11 million benefitting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118535 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:07:00.007Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:07:00.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
804309
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity: Prices 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 discussions he has had with representatives of the Scottish Government on proposals for a policy of national fixed pricing on energy distribution in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
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Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
star this property uin 118535 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government undertakes a triennial review of the Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme. As part of the last review which completed in July 2016, we concluded that there was not a good case for a national fixed tariff for distribution as the move away from cost reflective charging risked increasing overall network costs for consumers across GB. Ofgem’s assessment of regional differences in network charges, which was published in October 2015, concluded that there was no compelling case from a regulatory perspective for a national fixed tariff. Ofgem found that it would have left 16 million households worse off, with only 11 million benefitting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118529 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:06:59.96Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:06:59.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Sales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will make an assessment of the merits of lowering the net explosive content a person can obtain when purchasing fireworks without a licence; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Derby North more like this
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Chris Williamson more like this
star this property uin 117254 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to make such an assessment. Certain classes of fireworks (display fireworks) can only be supplied to a person with specialist knowledge. Experience has shown that the current regulations strike the right balance between the enjoyment of fireworks by the public and restricting the sale of fireworks for public safety reasons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:08:05.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:08:05.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Williamson more like this
802242
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Energy 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that all homes meet efficiency band C by 2035? more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 117929 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Clean Growth Strategy, published recently, sets out Government’s aspiration that as many homes as possible will be upgraded to an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C by 2035, where practical, cost-effective and affordable. In the Clean Growth Strategy, published in October this year, we set out a number of policies and proposals that will help us make progress against this aspiration, including:</p><p> </p><p>1. Investing around £3.6 billion to upgrade around a million homes through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). In addition, we will extend support for home energy efficiency beyond the current commitment to fund ECO to 2022 and out to 2028 with funding at least at current ECO levels.</p><p> </p><p>2. Developing a long term trajectory to improve the energy performance standards of privately rented homes, with the aim of upgrading as many as possible to EPC Band C by 2030 where practical, cost-effective and affordable</p><p> </p><p>3. Consulting on equivalent standards for social housing over this period</p><p> </p><p>4. Following the outcome of the independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety, and subject to its conclusions, we will consult on strengthening energy performance standards for new and existing homes under Building Regulations, including futureproofing new homes for low carbon heating systems,</p><p> </p><p>5. Seeking evidence on building a market for energy efficiency, including additional measures to improve energy performance of owner occupied homes through a Call for Evidence published alongside the Clean Growth Strategy. This Call for Evidence is currently open and closes on 9 January 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T11:30:12Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T11:30:12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this