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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Oil: Prices 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 estimate he has made of the cost of a barrel of crude oil over the next 12 months. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Future oil prices are inherently uncertain. In their October 2018 Economic and Fiscal Outlook the OBR assumed oil prices would average 80.2 US dollars per barrel in 2019 based on forward market prices, although oil prices have subsequently fallen in recent weeks. See <a href="https://obr.uk/download/october-2018-economic-and-fiscal-outlook-supplementary-economy-tables/" target="_blank">https://obr.uk/download/october-2018-economic-and-fiscal-outlook-supplementary-economy-tables/</a> (Table 1.9).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:33:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:33:08.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy 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 support his Department has provided for low carbon and renewable technologies in the energy mix. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 220881 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Renewable electricity technologies are currently supported by the Contracts for Difference scheme, for which we have made up to £557 million available as announced in our Clean Growth Strategy. We are also investing £177 million in innovation funding to further reduce the costs of renewable technologies.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2018, we launched our landmark Nuclear Sector Deal, worth over £200 million, which will reduce costs, drive innovation and increase diversity across the sector. We are also investing a further £2.5 billion to support low carbon innovation up to 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been supporting low carbon and renewable heating through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) since 2011. The non-domestic RHI offers support to businesses, charities and public bodies for a range of technologies and fuel uses. The domestic RHI, introduced in 2014, supports householders in installing biomass boilers, air-and ground-source heat pumps and solar thermal installations.</p><p> </p><p>As of December 2018, the RHI has supported over 85,000 participants in transitioning to low-carbon heating: over 19100, through the non-domestic scheme and nearly 66,000 through the domestic scheme. Deployment data can be found on the <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> site.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T12:08:49.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T12:08:49.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Govia 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 Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of Govia in operating the Thameslink franchise. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 224595 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s senior officials attend four weekly meetings with the train operators senior management team, where all aspects of performance under the franchise agreement can be scrutinised and challenged. In terms of Govia Thameslink Railway's (GTR's) delivery of services to passengers, while operational performance on its Great Northern route is robust, performance on its Thameslink route has been poor.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials have held a number of meetings with Network Rail, GTR and the Office of Rail Regulation to discuss the poor performance on the Thameslink route. This has resulted in GTR and Network Rail publishing a high level improvement plan on their websites which sets out the actions they are taking to turn things around. They have also committed to updating the plan by the end of February with specific commitments on the outputs that will be delivered. Furthermore, the Department has secured a commitment that Network Rail and GTR shall provide a monthly report on progress towards their committed outputs and publish this on their websites, so that passengers have transparency on what is being delivered.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is determined to hold GTR and Network Rail to account for the delivery of their joint initiatives to improve Thameslink performance and, ultimately, provide the levels of service that passengers deserve.</p><p> </p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T11:21:58.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T11:21:58.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways 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 Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of co-ordination of work by the train operating companies and Network Rail in order to ensure the smooth running of the railway. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 225413 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p>While there will inevitably be occasions when things do not go to plan, Network Rail and the train operators generally work together well in ensuring the safe and reliable running of services. The effective co-ordination of their respective activities is also supported by the work of a number of cross-industry bodies such as the Rail Delivery Group and National Task Force.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T17:12:48.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T17:12:48.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: Procurement 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 Transport, what progress his Department has made on implementing plans for new IEP and Thameslink rolling stock. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 12850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Implementation plans for both fleets are making good progress. Hitachi Rail’s Class 800/801 IEP train manufacturing facility was opened by the Prime Minister on 3 September, IEP depot construction continues as planned and testing of the three IEP test trains continues on the East Coast Main Line. In terms of Thameslink, Siemens has delivered the first two Class 700 trains and the Secretary of State opened the new Thameslink Programme Three Bridges traincare facility on 15 October. The first Class 700s trains are planned to enter passenger service, as planned, in Spring 2016.</p><br /> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T09:38:22.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T09:38:22.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock 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 Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on implementing plans for new Intercity Express Programme and Thameslink rolling stock. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 23963 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>Both rolling stock programmes are on schedule with the first trains for each undergoing testing on the network as planned. Thameslink trains will enter passenger service this spring and IEP trains will enter service on the Great Western Main Line from 2017 and the East Coast Main Line from 2018. The investment in infrastructure together with these fleets of modern trains will deliver increased peak time capacity, reliability and improved connections that will transform journeys for passengers on routes in the South East, through London and out to Scotland and Wales.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2016-02-02T14:19:31.74Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T14:19:31.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
514136
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star this property date less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on the Thameslink programme; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 34670 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>London Bridge station works are progressing to schedule to enable the planned opening of part of the new concourse in late summer.</p><p> </p><p>The new Class 700 trains are undergoing testing on the network and are due to enter passenger service on the Brighton to Bedford Thameslink route this spring.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2016-04-27T14:38:08.06Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T14:38:08.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Infrastructure more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much will be spent on rail infrastructure between 2015 and 2020; and how much was so spent between (a) 2010 and 2015 and (b) 2005 and 2010. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 34671 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>Details of the annual grant funding for the years 2014 to 2019 (Control Period 5) which the Department is making available to Network Rail to meet its infrastructure commitments are in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Annual grant total (m)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£3,737</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£3,835</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£3,916</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£4,041*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>£3,741*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: Figures in the above table are given in cash prices.</p><p>* these are estimates - figures will be finalised following the publication of the Retail Price Index determined with respect to November 2016 and November 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Government grant support for the financial years 2005 – 2014 (which covered control periods 3 and 4) can be found in Network Rail’s Accounts, which are available here: <a href="http://www.networkrail.co.uk/Annual_report_archive.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.networkrail.co.uk/Annual_report_archive.aspx</a>. .</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Network Rail also has a £30.3 billion loan facility agreement signed on 4 July 2014 which covers Network Rail’s financing requirements for Control Period 5. Network Rail can draw down funds in different years, subject to business need and the Statement of Parliamentary Supply. In accordance with the terms of the agreement, the loan facility is subject to amendment and is currently set at £30.875 billion. This is the maximum Network Rail can draw down.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2016-04-27T14:54:26.313Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T14:54:26.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railway Stations: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made to increase the number of train stations with step-free access. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 34710 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>Under the £390m Access for All Programme, launched in 2005, 150 stations across Great Britain received an accessible route into the station and to and between each platform. A further £160m to extend the programme and deliver step-free access at an additional 68 stations. In addition, whenever infrastructure works are carried out at stations, they must comply with the relevant UK and EU accessibility standards. Each rail franchise also has a Minor Works budget of typically around £250,000 that can be used for small improvements to accessibility.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2016-04-27T15:00:57.717Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T15:00:57.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Responsibilities 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 priority has been accorded to the policy areas of (a) energy security, (b) action on climate change and (c) renewable energy since his Department took on responsibilities from the Department for Energy and Climate Change; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 155263 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring that the UK has secure, reliable and low carbon supplies of energy are key priorities for the Government. We are investing in new power generation technologies that are diversifying our electricity generation and reducing carbon emissions while ensuring security of supply.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010, supported by our investment of more than £52bn, renewable capacity has quadrupled, while the UK has had the highest rate of decarbonisation of any G20 country in 2016[i]. The Capacity Market has ensured that security of supply can go hand in hand with decarbonisation, having already secured the bulk of our electricity needs through to 2021/22.</p><p> </p><p>[i] PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-06-27T15:47:49.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T15:47:49.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this