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star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thismore than 2014-01-30
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local planning authorities in (a) improving the viability of brownfield sites and (b) restarting stalled developments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 185957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Kick-starting stalled developments</em></p><p>This Government has introduced a series of measures to support stalled house building. These include:</p><p>· The Get Britain Building investment fund, providing over £500 million of finance which has so far helped start 11,893 new homes on stalled sites (as of February 2014).</p><p>· The Growing Places Fund is providing £770 million to deliver the infrastructure needed to unlock stalled schemes that will promote economic growth, create jobs and build homes. The fund has been fully allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships and the devolved administrations to fund local projects.</p><p>· The £474 million Local Infrastructure Fund investment fund is supporting the delivery of upfront infrastructure for locally-supported, large scale housing sites and commercial development; it also provides capacity funding and brokerage support to local authorities to help them progress major schemes through the planning process. Nearly 80,000 homes have been unlocked on fifteen different sites. A further thirteen schemes are currently being assessed for investment, which we believe have the potential to deliver nearly 40,000 homes.</p><p>· The Autumn Statement committed an additional £1 billion of Local Infrastructure Fund funding to unlock locally-led housing schemes capable of delivering up to a further 250,000 new homes, and a second round prospectus will be published in due course.</p><p>· The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 enables developers with any Section 106 agreement to apply for a review of the affordable housing component to ensure development is not being made unviable by unrealistic requirements. Such unviable Section 106 agreements result in no development, no regeneration and no community benefits: a sensible review can result in more housing and more affordable housing.</p><p>· As the housing market has improved, we have ended the temporary measure (introduced by the last Administration) which allowed developers to roll forward their planning permissions; this ending of the measure will increase the incentive for developers to start on site before permission expires.</p><p>· We are also seeking to tackle the inappropriate use of planning conditions and speed up the process of gaining non-planning consents.</p><p>· The Budget announced a £525 million Builders' Finance Fund to assist small and medium sized developers to access finance to support the delivery of housing schemes of between 15 and 250 units, helping kick-start stalled sites and deliver around 15,000 units over four years.</p><p><em>Supporting development on brownfield land</em></p><p>Freeing up brownfield land for regeneration and development is a key priority for my department. Our actions include:</p><p>· We have amended planning regulations to make it easier to change the use of an existing building from commercial to residential use, retail to residential use and agricultural to residential use. Permitted development rights have been expanded, including for flats above shops and allowing for new temporary uses. The Budget announced our intention to further extend these flexibilities.</p><p>· The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that planning should encourage the effective use of land by re-using brownfield land provided that it is not of high environmental value, and that local councils can set locally appropriate targets for using brownfield land. We have also amended planning practice guidance to stress the importance of bringing brownfield land into use.</p><p>· We have abolished the last Government's Pathfinder programme which sought to demolish homes and instead we have focused on refurbishment and getting empty homes into use. We are investing £160 million specifically to bring empty homes back into use. The New Homes Bonus rewards long-term empty homes being brought back into use and we have given councils the flexibility to remove tax subsidies given to empty homes, and use the money to keep the overall rate of council tax down. The number of empty homes in England has fallen to its lowest rate ever according to the Empty Homes Agency.</p><p>· My Department has been supporting the Olympic legacy, driving renewal and regeneration in east London, replacing over 740 acres of polluted, low-grade industrial land and premises with new sports and community facilities, parks, homes, shops and transport infrastructure.</p><p>· We are working with the Mayor of London to unlock the construction of 11,000 new homes at Barking Riverside, and extend transport infrastructure.</p><p>· A new garden city will be delivered on brownfield land in Ebbsfleet, supported by an Urban Development Corporation and up to £200 million of public investment. The last Administration pledged in its 2003 Sustainable Communities Plan to regenerate Ebbsfleet but failed to deliver.</p><p>· The new Right to Contest builds on our existing Community Right to Reclaim Land, which lets communities ask that under-used or unused land owned by public bodies is brought back into beneficial use. This new Right applies to sites currently in use, but are not vital for operations. It gives businesses and members of the public an opportunity to challenge government on the best use of its estate.</p><p>· We have a comprehensive programme to sell surplus public sector land and property, freeing up taxpayers' money and providing land for new homes. As at the end of December we had released surplus government owned land with capacity for 68,000 homes to be built. We have strengthened the role of the Homes and Communities Agency through a targeted programme of transfers from other Government Departments and agencies. In addition, to ensure land is released efficiently, the Homes and Communities Agency will be Government's land disposal agency. This builds on the Homes and Communities Agency's expertise and experience of complex land remediation and disposals as well as their close relationships with local planning authorities.</p><p>· Through the Strategic Land and Property Review we have identified scope to generate £5 billion of receipts from government land and property between 2015 and 2020. This will put land and property into the hands of those who can exploit them for commercial purposes – creating opportunities for housing and economic development.</p><p>· Changes to Community Infrastructure Levy rules now provide an increased incentive for brownfield development, and extended exemptions for empty buildings being brought back into. We have recently published a consultation paper to lift Section 106 burdens on vacant buildings being returned to use.</p><p>· The Budget announced an Estate Regeneration fund which will provide £150 million to help kick start and accelerate the regeneration of housing estates.</p><p>I hope this outlines the decisive action that this Government is taking.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: EU Grants and Loans 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 the status of the UK will be in discussions for the next 9th EU RTD Framework Programme once the Government has triggered Article 50. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 68206 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-24more like thismore than 2017-03-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government wants the UK to be the go-to place for researchers, innovators and investors across the world, and we intend to secure the right outcome for the UK research base as we exit the European Union.</p><p>As my Rt Hon. Friend the Prime Minister has said, we would welcome an agreement to continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research, and technology initiatives. However it is too early to speculate on the UK’s future relationship with specific EU research programmes, including Horizon 2020 and successor programmes.</p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring the UK remains a world leader in international research and innovation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></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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68193 more like this
68194 more like this
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less than 2017-03-24T13:04:33.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-24T13:04:33.533Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
711553
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star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading European Research Area 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 his Department has made of the feasibility of the UK becoming an associate member of the European Research Area after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 68193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-24more like thismore than 2017-03-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government wants the UK to be the go-to place for researchers, innovators and investors across the world, and we intend to secure the right outcome for the UK research base as we exit the European Union.</p><p>As my Rt Hon. Friend the Prime Minister has said, we would welcome an agreement to continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research, and technology initiatives. However it is too early to speculate on the UK’s future relationship with specific EU research programmes, including Horizon 2020 and successor programmes.</p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring the UK remains a world leader in international research and innovation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></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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68194 more like this
68206 more like this
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less than 2017-03-24T13:04:33.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-24T13:04:33.437Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
711554
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star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: EU Grants and Loans 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 role the UK will have in discussions and preparations for the 9th EU RTD Framework Programme during the process of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 68194 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-24more like thismore than 2017-03-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government wants the UK to be the go-to place for researchers, innovators and investors across the world, and we intend to secure the right outcome for the UK research base as we exit the European Union.</p><p>As my Rt Hon. Friend the Prime Minister has said, we would welcome an agreement to continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research, and technology initiatives. However it is too early to speculate on the UK’s future relationship with specific EU research programmes, including Horizon 2020 and successor programmes.</p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring the UK remains a world leader in international research and innovation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></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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68193 more like this
68206 more like this
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less than 2017-03-24T13:04:33.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-24T13:04:33.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Groceries Code Adjudicator more like this
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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 merits of extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to cover support for small businesses and farmers that supply supermarkets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 6863 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department is in the process of analysing the responses to the Call for Evidence to extend the Groceries Code Adjudicator remit. We will publish the outcome to the Call for Evidence, jointly with Defra, in the autumn.</p><p> </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 2017-09-11T13:25:08.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T13:25:08.81Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Groceries Code Adjudicator 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, when his Department plans to publish its response to its call for evidence on extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 6864 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We are planning to publish the Government response to the Call for Evidence on extending the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s remit in the autumn.</p><p> </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 2017-09-11T13:19:53.3Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T13:19:53.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking 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 representations he has received from the general public expressing concerns on fracking for shale gas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 110839 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department receives many letters from the general public regarding a wide range of issues. The Government continues to work closely with regulators and with the shale industry to ensure that any concerns the general public may be experiencing are appropriately addressed.</p><p> </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 2017-11-09T14:16:17.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T14:16:17.893Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Power: Finance 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 ensure the transparency of the terms of state-supported nuclear power projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 170855 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>Hinkley Point C benefits from a Contract for Difference, a mechanism that was introduced under Electricity Market Reform. The Government published the terms of the Contract for Difference and a Value for Money assessment at the time the contract was entered into. The Government will provide updates on the project where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>On the 4 June 2018, the Secretary of State confirmed to Parliament that the Government has entered negotiations with Hitachi with regards to Horizon’s proposed Wylfa Newydd project, based on Anglesey in North Wales. Negotiations are ongoing and no decision has yet been taken to proceed. In his statement, the Secretary of State stated that he would continue to keep the House informed during the negotiations.</p><p> </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 2018-09-14T13:51:33.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T13:51:33.917Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
968240
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions 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 he will make an assessment of the feasibility of a UK net emissions target of zero before 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 170860 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The Clean Growth Strategy made clear that the Government believes the UK will need to legislate for a net zero emissions target at an appropriate point in the future.</p><p> </p><p>We announced in April that we will seek the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) advice on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emissions reductions targets, once the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publish their special report on 1.5°C later this year. We will consider the CCC’s advice carefully when it is received.</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 2018-09-13T15:22:37.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T15:22:37.373Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change Convention 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 his Department is taking to ensure the UK meets its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 170861 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is making strong progress towards its commitments under the Paris Agreement. Between 1990 and 2016, we reduced our emissions by over 40 per cent while growing the economy by more than two thirds. Our Clean Growth Strategy, published last year, set out our policies and proposals for decarbonising the UK economy through the 2020s while maximising the advantages from the global shift to clean growth for UK businesses.</p><p> </p><p>We are also committed to helping developing countries meet their Paris Agreement commitments - the UK is among the largest contributors of climate finance, committing to provide at least £5.8 billion from 2016 to 2020, to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, reduce deforestation and support cleaner economic growth. Latest results of our investments are available from: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/international-climate-finance#our-results" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/international-climate-finance#our-results</a>.</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 2018-09-13T15:22:53.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T15:22:53.853Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this