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1002118
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Working Hours more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) Serious Fraud Office, (b) Government Legal Department, (c) Crown Prosecution Service and (d) HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 188197 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The contracted minimum hours (including meal breaks) for the highest paid member of staff from the Serious Fraud Office, the Government Legal Department, and Crown Prosecution Service are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>SFO</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GLD</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This is in line with the terms and conditions of SCS appointments.</p><p> </p><p>The highest paid member of staff from HM Crown Prosecution service is contracted to work 36 hours a week, not including meal breaks, plus additional hours as may, from time to time, be reasonable and necessary.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1002569
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188845 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The quantity of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) and can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The figures are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>(MWh) Megawatt hours</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td><td><p>7,844</p></td><td><p>5,412</p></td><td><p>6,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p>3,115</p></td><td><p>3,579</p></td><td><p>5,586</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002570
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188846 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) which can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The costs are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gas Spend (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,080,192</p></td><td><p>113,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,008,263</p></td><td><p>96,623</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>968,829</p></td><td><p>83,167</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1000220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of any potential increase in red tape from the proposed associate status of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187324 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answer text <p>The detail of the UK’s association to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU is part of ongoing negotiations. The UK and the EU have a mutual interest in maintaining our integrated chemical supply chains as the chemicals industry is an economically significant sector in both regions, and it underpins key downstream sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceuticals. In the White Paper on our future relationship with the European Union published in July, the UK has proposed that chemicals are part of a UK-EU free trade area on goods, with continued UK participation in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) underpinning this arrangement. This proposal is part of ongoing negotiation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000228
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading INEOS: Tees Valley more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government plans to provide to Ineos for choosing the South Tees Development Corporation site as the manufacturing location of that company’s Projekt Grenadier 4x4 vehicles. more like this
tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
tabling member printed
Anna Turley more like this
uin 187360 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Government has a long-standing programme of support to maintain the competitiveness of the UK automotive sector. This includes the Automotive Sector Deal. This is a joint strategic vision for how government and industry will work together to respond to the Grand Challenges of the Industrial Strategy, such as Clean Growth and the Future of Mobility.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has maintained close engagement with INEOS throughout their process and has met with the company and members of the South Tees Development Corporation on several occasions. We continue to promote UK options with INEOS, and stand ready to support in any way we can.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:26:04.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:04.187Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4449
label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
1000234
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of manufacturing companies that have (a) shortened their supply chains and (b) relocated their production to the UK from abroad in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 187311 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>No such estimates are available from official sources. Our ambitious Industrial Strategy comprises policies to build an economy fit for the future, helping to foster a competitive environment where businesses can have the confidence to invest in UK manufacturing and thrive.</p><p> </p><p>Around 20% of the 2,072 new inward FDI projects in 2017/18 were in the areas of advanced manufacturing and life sciences. Across the Automotive, Aerospace, and the Advanced Engineering Supply Chain over the same period, DIT supported 320 inward investments into the UK, creating or securing 7,500 jobs in the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:28:04.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:04.48Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1000270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Iron and Steel: USA more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect the US Steel tariffs have had on the UK steel sector since they came into place. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
tabling member printed
Gill Furniss more like this
uin 187382 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>We are working closely with affected companies across the UK steel industry to fully evaluate the impact of these measures on the UK. The total value of US imports of steel from the UK in 2017 was £360m which amounts to 7% of UK steel exports.</p><p> </p><p>We remain deeply disappointed that the US has decided to apply tariffs to steel and aluminium imports from the EU on national security grounds. The UK and other European Union countries are close allies of the US and should be permanently and fully exempted from the tariffs.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work closely with the EU and US Administration to seek a constructive, permanent resolution to avoid further escalation that would harm businesses and consumers in both the US and EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:26:15.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:15.247Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4571
label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1000278
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Commonwealth: Plastics more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government plans to allocate to research to help Commonwealth countries prevent plastic waste from entering the oceans. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187345 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In April, the Government set out its intention to work with other Commonwealth countries to develop a Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework and announced up to £25 million as part of the UK’s contribution. In addition, the Government announced several other Commonwealth programmes, totalling up to £41.4 million, that support capacity building, including research activities, to prevent plastic entering the world’s oceans and rivers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:28:12.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:12.69Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000313
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fireworks: Packaging more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce graphic warnings on fireworks packaging. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Smith more like this
uin 187354 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Government promotes the safe and responsible use of fireworks by consumers and there is strict legislation in place which regulates their supply and use. The Government is currently working with a range of stakeholders to raise consumer awareness on firework safety.</p><p> </p><p>Under current UK legislation, there are clear requirements on manufacturers to categorise and label fireworks according to their explosive content, safety distances, noise level, or similar. The label must include instructions on safety distances and means of ignition and safety messages.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend legislation on firework packaging.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:28:22.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:22.66Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1564
label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1000314
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fireworks: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure young children are protected from firework-related injuries. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Smith more like this
uin 187355 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Government promotes the safe and responsible use of fireworks by consumers and there is strict legislation in place which regulates their supply and use.</p><p> </p><p>There are age restrictions in place which prevent the sale of fireworks to those under the age of 16 or 18 dependent on the classification of firework. The law also prohibits those under 18 possessing any category F2 or F3 fireworks in a public place subject to very limited exceptions.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently working with industry, retailers, charities and others such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and Netmums to promote the safe and responsible use of fireworks and to raise consumer awareness on firework safety.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:28:32.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:32.303Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1564
label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1001920
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Iron and Steel: Tees Valley more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of providing support to to steel companies for the construction of electric arc furnaces on Teesside; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
tabling member printed
Anna Turley more like this
uin 188118 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Government continues to work with Mayor Ben Houchen and the Tees Valley Combined Authority to promote new investment in the Tees Valley, including in the materials sector. Discussions with potential investors are at various stages of maturity and remain commercially sensitive. Any proposals that request public funding will be assessed for their robustness and the value for money it would represent.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:26.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:26.317Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4449
label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
1001980
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fracking: Lancashire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment his Department has made of geological activity in Fylde (a) since the commencement of exploratory drilling at the Preston New Road Shale Gas site and (b) prior to such drilling. more like this
tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Menzies more like this
uin 188137 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>This is publicly available information:</p><p><a href="https://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/groundwater/shaleGas/monitoring/lancashire.html" target="_blank">https://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/groundwater/shaleGas/monitoring/lancashire.html</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:43:10.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:43:10.943Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
3998
label Biography information for Mark Menzies more like this
1001988
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fireworks: Noise more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks (a) to reduce the maximum decibel level of fireworks purchasable by the general public and (b) encourage the use of low noise fireworks. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 188142 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including RoSPA, to promote the safe, responsible, and considerate use of fireworks.</p><p> </p><p>There are already controls on noise levels for fireworks and it is an offence to supply fireworks exceeding 120 decibels to the public. There are no plans to amend the regulations to reduce this level.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1002084
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Offshore Industry: Carbon Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 184876 on North Sea Oil, what assessment he has made of the effect of continued investment in new oil and gas on compliance with the timeframes set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the transition to a low-carbon economy. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
uin 188001 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Oil and gas will continue to play an important role as part of the energy mix for decades to come. As we continue to move to a low carbon economy we need to ensure we have a balanced energy mix, so we have a reliable, clean and affordable energy system. This means that in the medium term there will be a role for oil and gas; currently over 85% of the population use gas for heating and around 65% for cooking, with UK Continental Shelf oil and gas production still equivalent to around half of demand.</p><p> </p><p>We are leading the world in our response to the special report on global warming of 1.5°C – commissioning the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for their advice on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emissions reduction targets, just one week after its publication. As part of this, we have requested that they provide evidence on how reductions in line with the CCC’s recommendations might be delivered in key sectors of the economy and we will consider their advice carefully when it is received.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of this, we have requested that they provide evidence on how reductions in line with the CCC’s recommendations might be delivered in key sectors of the economy and we will consider their advice carefully when it is received.</p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T16:39:27.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:39:27.547Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
304
label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1002092
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fracking: Greater London more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has received applications to undertake fracking in (a) Ealing, Southall constituency, (b) Ealing local authority area and (c) Greater London. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 188080 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Before an operator can apply for planning permission from a local authority for any proposed oil or gas development, they need to apply for a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) from the Oil and Gas Authority. There are no current PEDLs within the Greater London area.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, under Section 50 of the Infrastructure Act 2015, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy must grant Hydraulic Fracturing Consent (HFC) before hydraulic fracturing can take place in the UK. The Department has not received any HFC applications relating to shale gas exploration in a) Ealing Southall constituency, b) Ealing local authority area or c) Greater London.</p><p> </p><p>The British Geological Survey has identified the main areas of shale prosperity in the UK, none of which lie underneath the Greater London area.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1002093
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 182295 on Renewable energy: feed-in tariffs, what estimate he has made of the additional cost to consumer bills from (a) photovoltaic and (b) non-photovoltaic installations through the export tariff of the feed-in-tariff in the financial year 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
tabling member printed
Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
uin 188176 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Figures are not yet available for 2017/18, and are not split by technology. Total deemed export payments under the Feed-in Tariff scheme in 2016/17 were £48,790,253.</p><p> </p><p>More information can be found in Ofgem’s annual reports on the FIT scheme: <a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/feed-tariff-fit-annual-report-2016-17" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/feed-tariff-fit-annual-report-2016-17</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:40:58.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:40:58.41Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4396
label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1002128
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Working Hours more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) HM Land Registry, (b) Ofgem, (c) Competition and Markets Authority, (d) Companies House, (e) Insolvency Service, (f) Intellectual Property Office, (g) Met Office and (h) UK Space Agency. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 188202 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The highest paid members of staff across these organisations are members of the Senior Civil Service Each has a standard Senior Civil Service contract, where they are required to work a minimum (over a 5-day week) of 42 hours, including daily meal breaks of one hour. However, as a senior civil servant, they are required to work such additional hours as may from time to time be reasonable and necessary for the efficient performance of their duties.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:26:48.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:48.393Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1002130
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Employment: Pregnancy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on consolidating guidance on legislation to protect people who are pregnant or on maternity leave as recommended by the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188083 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Last year, Acas published new comprehensive guidance on pregnancy and maternity discrimination and workplace rights and obligations.</p><p> </p><p>This summer we have reviewed the GOV.UK guidance material on the protections for people who are pregnant or on maternity leave and we are now updating and improving signposting.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002131
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Low Pay Commission: Public Consultation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Low Pay Commission will publish the response to its consultation on (a) the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and (b) alternative means for tackling one sided flexibility. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188084 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The Low Pay Commission’s consultation, on the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and alternative means for tackling one-sided flexibility, launched in March.</p><p> </p><p>The Low Pay Commission will publish their report, containing the findings from this consultation, in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002132
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Industrial Relations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to further promote better employee engagement and workforce relations in response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188085 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>In February 2018, the Government consulted on workforce and employee engagement as part of preparing its response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. We are grateful to the stakeholders who have taken time to comment. We are considering those comments and will be publishing our response in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002149
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Climate Change: National Income more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of climate change on GDP in the next four decades. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 188092 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The 2007 Stern Review concluded that the impacts of unmitigated climate change could be equivalent to losing 5-20% of global GDP, with the higher range accounting for a wide range of impacts and risks. A range of scientific evidence also makes clear that the risks and impacts could be severe, with some potentially catastrophic. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report and 1.5°C Special Report show that human-caused climate change has had widespread impacts on human and natural systems, for example, heatwaves are longer, hotter, and more frequent, and the sea-level is rising at a rate of 2.6 – 2.9 millimetres per year.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) finds that climate change poses multiple risks to the UK. Communities, businesses and infrastructure will be affected by flooding and coastal change, domestic and international food production and trade could be impacted, and our natural capital (including ecosystems, soils and biodiversity) will be at risk. People’s health, wellbeing and productivity will be at risk from high temperatures, and people, animals and plants will be at risk from new and emerging pests and diseases. The CCRA also identified that there may be economic opportunities for UK business from an increase in global demand for adaptation-related goods and services like engineering and insurance.</p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:44:04.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:44:04.197Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1002150
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fossil Fuels more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the viability of removing fossil fuels from the UK's energy generation mix. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 188093 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>Our Clean Growth Strategy set out the Government’s ambition for a diverse electricity system that supplies our homes and businesses with secure, affordable and clean power.[1]</p><p>We have already committed to phasing out generating power from coal by 2025[2] and recognise that reducing emissions in the power sector means developing low carbon sources of electricity that are both cheap and clean.</p><p> </p><p>There is a number of decarbonisation pathways that balance the role of clean power sources with the use of fossil fuel generation such as from gas. These include those outlined in our Clean Growth Strategy[3], and the latest BEIS Energy and Emissions Projections.[4]</p><p> </p><p>[1] See: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-growth-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-growth-strategy</a></p><p>[2] See: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/coal-generation-in-great-britain-the-pathway-to-a-low-carbon-future" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/coal-generation-in-great-britain-the-pathway-to-a-low-carbon-future</a></p><p>[3] See: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-growth-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-growth-strategy</a></p><p>[4] See: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017</a></p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T16:59:27.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:59:27.917Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1002183
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Parental Leave more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the average amount of parental leave taken by (a) women and (b) men in (i) England, (ii) London and (iii) the London Borough of Lewisham in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
tabling member printed
Vicky Foxcroft more like this
uin 188224 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The most recent official data on average length of family-related leave taken by parents is from the Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey in 2009, which collected data from parents of children born in 2008 across Great Britain.</p><p>This shows that in 2008,</p><ul><li>mothers took an average of 39 weeks of maternity leave, up from 32 weeks in 2006.</li><li>amongst fathers who took some paternity leave, 16% took more than two weeks, 50% took two weeks and 34% took less than two weeks of leave.</li></ul><p>This does not contain information on average weeks of unpaid Parental Leave, nor of Shared Parental Leave which was introduced in 2015.</p><p>Information on the amount of leave taken at the regional or local level is not available.</p><p>The full Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey 2009/10 Research Report can be found here:</p><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214367/rrep777.pdf</p><p>We are currently evaluating the Shared Parental Leave and Pay schemes. As a part of this, we are commissioning a new survey which will provide updated information. Subject to the progress of data collection, we anticipate publishing findings in Summer 2019.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:43:25.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:43:25.83Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4491
label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1002540
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Employment: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government response entitled Good work: a response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices, published on 7 February 2018, when the first assessment of the quality of work in the UK is planned to be published. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188755 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Developing better jobs for everyone in the British economy is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. We are proud to be the first Government to have taken responsibility for both quality and quantity of work, and are working to promote good work across the UK. We will be setting out our next steps for measuring and improving the quality of work in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 188920 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.377Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002542
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support individual regions of the UK maximise opportunities in world markets once the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 188738 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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. Every region in the UK has a role to play in boosting the national economy.</p><p>As we leave the European Union and negotiate new trade deals we plan to build on our strong record of city, growth and devolution deals to ensure people and businesses in all regions of the UK can access markets and bring in the returns. To help make this a reality the government published a new vision for exports support in the Export Strategy recently. It sets a national ambition to transform our export performance and spread opportunities across all regions. We will achieve this by working with industry and partners in devolved and local governments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T18:00:34.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T18:00:34.107Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this