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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sick Leave more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254064 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The number of employees in the Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy (BEIS) during the calendar year of 2018 who were absent due to mental health reasons, including stress was 59, this represented 1.5% of the total workforce. The proportion of sickness absence related to mental health reasons, including stress, was 23% of the overall sickness absence for the department for the same time period.</p><p> </p><p>The estimated cost to the department over this period for employees taking sickness absence, is estimated at £1,421,738.30.</p><p> </p><p>BEIS is committed to supporting the wellbeing of its staff, including helping them to manage stress in the workplace, and has a Wellbeing Strategy that includes a specific focus on supporting good mental health in its employees. This strategy is based in part on the Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Strategy that also includes the promotion of good mental health for all as one of its five priorities. Through a programme of wellbeing events and speakers, a growing cohort of mental health first aiders, promotion and signposting of the employee assistance programme, and e-learning packages for staff on stress, resilience and wellbeing, the Department has seen continued awareness and engagement on wellbeing and good mental health.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:20:29.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:20:29.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126864
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Service Industries: UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU single market on the (a) strength of and (b) level of jobs in the UK service sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 254842 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>On 28 November 2018, Her Majesty's Government released a detailed economic assessment of the effect of multiple EU Exit scenarios on the strength of all parts of the UK economy, including the services sector.</p><p>The Government works closely with the sector through the industry-led Professional and Business Services Council (PBSC). The Council is made up of representatives from the PBS sector, with a number of working groups focusing on important issues and opportunities for growth and employment in the sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:56:57.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:56:57.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1126963
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Construction: Trading Standards 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 estimate he has made of the number of (a) rogue and (b) incompetent builders in the construction industry; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce that number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 254822 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made an estimate of the number of rogue and incompetent builders in the construction sector. However, the Government has endorsed the TrustMark scheme to reduce the number of rogue and incompetent builders; and to identify local traders who have undergone independent checks for both trade competence and good trading practice. This scheme gives consumers increased confidence and ability to choose registered businesses including builders who adhere to and maintain high standards.</p><p> </p><p>TrustMark is actively involved with Trading Standards to provide further protection to consumers affected by rogue builders. Where a company has committed a criminal breach of consumer law, Trading Standards can prosecute in the criminal court and the court can impose a fine or imprisonment for a serious offence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:48:00.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:48:00.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
1127480
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit 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, how many officials in his Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 256198 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>In the run-up to the 29<sup>th</sup> of March deadline, the Department temporarily reprioritised 532 people to further support critical EU-exit work. In light of the Article 50 extension to the 31<sup>st</sup> of October, the Department has revaluated its portfolio work and is in the process of deprioritising these people. Of the original 532 people, 167 continue to support this critical EU-Exit work as of the 28<sup>th</sup> of May. During this time BEIS continued, and still continues, to deliver on its diverse portfolio.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:13:51.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:13:51.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
1127621
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Iron and Steel more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of tonnes of coal required to produce steel at current levels in the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 256236 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Finished steel products are produced in the UK through a mixture of the blast furnace route, which requires coal and iron ore, and through the electric arc furnace route, which does not require coal. We have not estimated the tonnes of coal required for current production of UK finished steel products.</p><p>The Government has long supported the UK steel industry to exploit opportunities and plan for future demand with wide-ranging action.</p><p>For the first time this year we have published information from departments and their arm’s-length bodies on how much steel they have procured over the last financial year and how they have applied the steel procurement guidance.</p><p>The Government has also published details of upcoming steel requirements for national infrastructure projects. The data shows how the Government plans to use over three million tonnes of steel until 2021 on infrastructure projects such as the construction of Hinkley Point, and the maintenance and upgrading of the UK’s motorway network.</p><p>We recently as a Department signed up to the UK Steel Charter. We want to acknowledge and support this initiative from industry. We have been encouraging the UK steel sector to strengthen their engagement with all existing and potential domestic steel consumers, maximising opportunities to benefit from the £3.8 billion a year by 2030 high market value opportunities we have identified.</p><p>The Government has provided more than £291m in compensation to the steel sector since 2013 to make energy costs more competitive, including over £53 million during 2018. And last year we announced the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, worth up to £315 million, to support businesses with high energy use to transition to a low carbon future and to cut their bills through increased energy efficiency.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:14:00.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:14:00.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1127834
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Research Fund for Coal and Steel more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to maintain the same level of funding awarded under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257085 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to ensuring that UK and EU researchers, universities and businesses in the steel sector will be able to continue to collaborate after the UK leaves the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s priority remains ensuring the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) is ratified. This would ensure that UK entities’ right to participate in the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) would be unaffected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU until the end of 2020: the WA envisages that UK participants will be eligible to bid for RFCS funding until that date.</p><p> </p><p>In the event the UK leaves the EU without an overall withdrawal agreement, the Government will guarantee the payment of awards for UK organisations which successfully bid directly to EU programmes, including RFCS, until the end of 2020, for the whole lifetime of projects agreed.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond 2020, the UK government is considering options for supporting R&amp;D in steel and will continue to work with the sector, unions and Devolved Administrations to develop a long-term viable solution for the UK steel industry.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will decide on science and innovation expenditure, including on R&amp;D for steel, in the next Spending Review. Science and innovation have been made a priority by the UK Government and is at the heart of the Department’s Industrial Strategy, in recognition of the strong economic benefits of public investment in science and innovation and its capacity to leverage private investment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257087 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:56:30.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:30.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1127836
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Research Fund for Coal and Steel 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 ring-fence for the steel sector the UK's €250 million share of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel returned due to the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257087 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to ensuring that UK and EU researchers, universities and businesses in the steel sector will be able to continue to collaborate after the UK leaves the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s priority remains ensuring the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) is ratified. This would ensure that UK entities’ right to participate in the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) would be unaffected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU until the end of 2020: the WA envisages that UK participants will be eligible to bid for RFCS funding until that date.</p><p> </p><p>In the event the UK leaves the EU without an overall withdrawal agreement, the Government will guarantee the payment of awards for UK organisations which successfully bid directly to EU programmes, including RFCS, until the end of 2020, for the whole lifetime of projects agreed.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond 2020, the UK government is considering options for supporting R&amp;D in steel and will continue to work with the sector, unions and Devolved Administrations to develop a long-term viable solution for the UK steel industry.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will decide on science and innovation expenditure, including on R&amp;D for steel, in the next Spending Review. Science and innovation have been made a priority by the UK Government and is at the heart of the Department’s Industrial Strategy, in recognition of the strong economic benefits of public investment in science and innovation and its capacity to leverage private investment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257085 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:56:31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1127845
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Scotland 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 recent discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the future of the Scottish steel industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257089 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State and Ministers for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy frequently meet steel industry companies and we are working closely with the sector, the unions and devolved administrations to support the UK steel sector develop a long-term viable solution for the UK steel industry. The Scottish Government have also been invited to participate on each occasion Ministers have convened the Steel Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:56:40.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:40.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1128210
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Research Fund for Coal and Steel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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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 economic effect on the UK steel sector of losing access to the Research Fund for Coal and Steel as a result of the UK leaving the EU; and what steps he is taking support that sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257509 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of R&amp;D to help transform the steel sector so it can play a vital role within our modern Industrial Strategy. Increasing investment in R&amp;D was one of the key recommendations in our 2017 <em>Future capacities and capabilities of the UK steel industry</em> study (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-steel-industry-future-market-opportunities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-steel-industry-future-market-opportunities</a>), which sets out how the industry can increase its profitability and sustainability.</p><p>The Government’s priority remains ensuring that the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified. This would ensure that UK entities’ right to participate in the Research Fund for Coal and Steel – including bidding for funding – would be unaffected until the end of 2020.</p><p>We are considering options for supporting R&amp;D in steel beyond 2020 and will continue to work with the sector, unions and Devolved Administrations to develop a viable long-term solution. The Government will decide on science and innovation expenditure, including on R&amp;D for steel, in the next Spending Review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T08:40:40.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:40:40.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1128211
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Fuel Cells 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 economic merits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 257443 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has plans to have high quality infrastructure to support economic growth and prosperity across all regions of the UK. The UK is well placed to be a global leader in hydrogen and fuel cell powered transportation due to our high-quality engineering and manufacturing capability in relevant supply chains. We will support the development of the infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, recognising that the market is at an early stage of development. We are doing this through initiatives such as the £23m Hydrogen for Transport programme, which will increase the uptake of fuel cell electric vehicles and expand hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>The Government set out its view on the relative environmental performance of different fuels in the Road to Zero Strategy. This was based on an independently verified assessment of the fuels and technologies available to consumers, with consideration given to both greenhouse gas and air-pollutant emissions over the period to 2050. This analysis suggests that hydrogen fuel cell technology could have a role in supporting the transition to zero emission transport alongside battery electric technology. In the long term, hydrogen may be more suited for use in HGVs and by fleets where range and fast refuelling are key concerns.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:00:53.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:00:53.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this