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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Lighting more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have applied for funding for LED lighting under the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Salix project. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL2172 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DECC funds the Salix energy efficiency loan scheme in England, with funding decisions on individual energy efficiency projects made by Salix Finance Ltd in accordance with objective criteria.</p><p>According to Salix Finance Ltd, Essex County Council has not made an application at any time to the scheme.</p><p>Salix publishes an annually updated list of organisations in receipt of funding on its website at:</p><p><a href="http://www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes" target="_blank">www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes</a></p><p> </p><p>Information provided by Salix Finance Ltd is that, from the start of the scheme in 2004 to 31 March 2014, 83 local authorities applied for and received funding for energy efficiency projects that include LED lighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2173 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:34:21.7183518Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:34:21.7183518Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
99958
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Lighting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Essex County Council has applied for funding for LED lighting under the Salix project from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL2173 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DECC funds the Salix energy efficiency loan scheme in England, with funding decisions on individual energy efficiency projects made by Salix Finance Ltd in accordance with objective criteria.</p><p>According to Salix Finance Ltd, Essex County Council has not made an application at any time to the scheme.</p><p>Salix publishes an annually updated list of organisations in receipt of funding on its website at:</p><p><a href="http://www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes" target="_blank">www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes</a></p><p> </p><p>Information provided by Salix Finance Ltd is that, from the start of the scheme in 2004 to 31 March 2014, 83 local authorities applied for and received funding for energy efficiency projects that include LED lighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2172 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:34:22.4666525Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:34:22.4666525Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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4170
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
99960
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many objections to fracking they have received in 2014. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2175 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The data is not collected in the format requested. We recognise that members of the public have concerns about the potential impact of development of shale gas and oil in the UK. The Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil (OUGO) addresses these concerns with our publicly-available information on the Gov.uk site:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/providing-regulation-and-licensing-of-energy-industries-and-infrastructure/supporting-pages/developing-shale-gas-and-oil-in-the-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/providing-regulation-and-licensing-of-energy-industries-and-infrastructure/supporting-pages/developing-shale-gas-and-oil-in-the-uk</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:35:42.1333301Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:35:42.1333301Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
100654
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the list of electricity generating plants that has pre-qualified to bid in to this year’s planned capacity auction, how many gigawatts of existing coal plant are eligible for contracts of over one year and how many gigawatts of new gas capacity have qualified to bid for 15 year contracts; what is the total gigawatt capacity of new plant qualifying for 15 year contracts that is under the current threshold for the application of emissions controls under the European Emissions Trading scheme; and what is the breakdown in terms of fuel type of these smaller pre-qualifying units. more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL2385 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>In total 67.3GW of capacity has prequalified to participate in the first Capacity Market auction in December this year.</p><p>This is extremely positive and indicates that the auction will be competitive, which will help to keep costs down while providing security of supply for consumers.</p><p>Information relating to the eligibility of each plant that has successfully pre-qualified is publicly available on National Grid’s website as the Delivery Body for the Capacity Market.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:46:25.4594656Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:46:25.4594656Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
100655
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the list of electricity generating plants that have pre-qualified to bid in to this year’s planned capacity auction, of the plants eligible for 15 year contracts, what proportion are new build compared to those subject to substantial refurbishments. more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL2386 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Information relating to the eligibility of each plant that has successfully prequalified and is eligible for a 15 year capacity agreement is publicly available on National Grid’s website as the Delivery Body for the Capacity Market.</p><p>It should be noted that E.ON, the owners of Ratcliffe-on-Soar, have publicly stated that they will not seek an agreement in excess of 3 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:14:40.7314991Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:14:40.7314991Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
100657
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the rules governing capacity market auctions, what measures have been included to guard against undue market dominance by any of the companies bidding in the capacity market mechanism; and whether OFGEM has a role in overseeing fair competition in the mechanism. more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL2388 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Capacity Market has been designed to mitigate the risks of gaming. We commissioned expert external advice from Charles River Associates on this issue and implemented the recommendations contained within that report which is available on the DECC website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/252746/CRA_Report_on_the_Capacity_Market_Gaming_Risks.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/252746/CRA_Report_on_the_Capacity_Market_Gaming_Risks.pdf</a>.</p><p>Anti-gaming measures include having in place an auction monitor who will ensure that the rules are properly followed by all participants during the auction. If the auction monitor were to find any irregularities, the Secretary of State ultimately has the ability to annul the auction after it has taken place.</p><p>Ofgem has the power to investigate any company bidding into the auction should they consider this necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:48:27.6534581Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:48:27.6534581Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property file name CRA_Report_on_the_Capacity_Market_Gaming_Risks.pdf more like this
star this property title CRA Report on the Capacity Market Gaming Risks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
100373
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total subsidy was to (a) power generation by biomass and (b) domestic combustion of biomass in the UK in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 211441 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The main mechanism of support for biomass1 power generation is the Renewables Obligation (RO). An estimate of support can be made by applying the share of RO certificates (ROCs) redeemed by suppliers, originating from biomass generation, to overall RO expenditure. This is given in the table below for 2011/12 to 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>RO total expenditure (£m nominal)</em></p></td><td><p><em>Biomass share of ROCs redeemed (%)</em></p></td><td><p><em>Estimated biomass support under the RO (£m nominal)</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2011/12</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1,458</p></td><td><p>33.5</p></td><td><p>488.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2012/13</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1,991</p></td><td><p>31.9</p></td><td><p>635.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2013/14 (P)</em></strong></p></td><td><p>2,599</p></td><td><p>27.9</p></td><td><p>725.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2013/14 data are provisional, Ofgem’s annual report will be published in February 2015.</p><p> </p><p>RO expenditure published in Ofgem’s RO annual reports, available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro</a></p><p> </p><p>ROCs redeemed by technology available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0" target="_blank">https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0</a> <em>(Compliance certificates report)</em>.</p><p> </p><p>Domestic combustion of biomass in the UK is currently supported by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), but was previously covered by the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) until April 2014. The table below gives figures for the amount of subsidy biomass boilers received in the last 3 years:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Spend on Biomass Boilers (Nominal Prices)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£1.9m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£1.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£0.9m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> There is no single category for “biomass” under the RO. In this answer, we have defined biomass as the following generation types: Anaerobic Digestion, ACT, bioliquids, dedicated biomass, biomass conversions, EfW, landfill and sewage gas and CHP technologies. </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:23:05.9690641Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:23:05.9690641Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T C Davies more like this
100697
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what modelling has been conducted to estimate the effect on UK employment levels of movements upwards and downwards in energy prices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Daventry more like this
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Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
star this property uin 211665 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DECC has not carried out any such analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:10:30.299012Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:10:30.299012Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
100699
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Reactors more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the economic viability of small nuclear reactors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
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Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 211762 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the potential for Small Modular Reactors (SMR) technology; in particular the potential for shorter delivery timescales and to reduce the costs of nuclear power for consumers. SMRs could also present high value commercial opportunities for the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has commissioned a feasibility study to assess the technical, economic and commercial case for SMRs. This will inform the evidence base for further decision making. The study, which is being led by the National Nuclear Laboratory with a consortium from academia and industry to provide a broad and balanced view, will be published in Autumn.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:23:30.867993Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:23:30.867993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
100799
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Performance Appraisal 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff in his Department (a) are currently on a persoanl improvement plan, (b) have been on a personal improvement plan for over one year and (c) have been on a personal improvement plan for more than two consecutive years; and what the grades are or were of such staff. 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 211828 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The response relates to formal personal improvement plans under DECC poor performance policy. The response to your question is in the table below, and the figures are out of 1579 civil servants working in DECC:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>(a) are currently on a personal improvement plan</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(b) have been on a personal improvement plan for over one year</p></td><td><p>None</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(c) have been on a personal improvement plan for more than two consecutive years</p></td><td><p>None</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>In relation to (a), the grades of such staff are: Grade 6, Grade 7, Higher Executive Officer (HEO) and Executive Officer (EO).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:11:09.0939361Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:11:09.0939361Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this