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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Artificial Intelligence: Skilled Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to support industry-led initiatives to close the artificial intelligence skills gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s vision to make the UK a global centre for AI and data innovation, which includes developing the skills that will contribute to building the best environment for AI development and deployment. We have created the Office for AI (a joint unit between the departments: Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Digital Culture Media and Sport) to oversee that vision.</p><p>The AI Sector Deal brings together commitments from Government, Industry and Academia in a near £0.95bn package of support to promote the adoption and use of AI.</p><p>To date, some of the key Government investment in AI skills and talent has included:</p><ul><li>£100m for 16 New Centres for Doctoral Training at universities across the country, delivering 1,000 new PhDs over the next 5 years;</li><li>£50m of funding agreed at Autumn Budget for new prestigious AI fellowships to attract and retain the top AI talent; and</li><li>£13.5m government funding to build new conversion courses to expand pathways into AI and Data specialisms as well as scholarships to improve diversity</li></ul><p>Further, through the Government’s Office for AI, we are working with Industry and Academia to develop a new industry-funded AI Masters programme, in collaboration with the British Computer Society and the Institute of Coding. Partnerships between industry stakeholders and universities are being established that will produce the postgraduates industry partners need.</p><p>The Office for AI is in regular discussion with industry and continues to welcome other initiatives aimed at increasing artificial intelligence skills in the UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:43:28.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:43:28.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1137466
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Biofuels 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 steps his Department is taking to support the UK biomass energy industry to be completely sustainable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 274460 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government has introduced mandatory sustainability criteria for biomass for heat and power generation. These are some of the most stringent criteria in Europe.</p><p>The sustainability criteria ensure biomass reduces carbon emissions and is sourced sustainably. The criteria include a minimum 60% lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions saving, compared to emissions from an EU fossil fuel comparator for electricity. The calculation requires transport, growing and processing emissions to be included. Generators only receive subsidies for the electricity output which complies with our sustainability criteria.</p><p>We keep the sustainability criteria under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T13:18:33.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:18:33.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1137531
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Cars: Manufacturing Industries 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 discussions he has had with car manufacturers in the UK on creating a battery gigafactory to make the UK less dependent on essential materials which are currently sourced abroad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 274462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is in regular dialogue with car manufacturers in the UK on a range of opportunities to support the transition to zero emission vehicles and to new supply chains, including batteries.</p><p>The UK is a highly attractive location for battery manufacturing. It is home to Europe’s first volume automotive battery production facility at Sunderland, owned by Envision AESC. In April 2019, the Advanced Propulsion Centre published a report showing the strength of the UK chemicals and materials supply chain for batteries, representing a £4.8bn a year supply chain opportunity by 2030.</p><p>Through our Industrial Strategy and landmark Automotive Sector Deal, we are placing the UK at the forefront of new automotive technology development. The Sector Deal which was developed in partnership with the industry, working through the Automotive Council, includes a joint ambition to establish battery manufacturing a scale, a “gigafactory”, in the UK. Central to this, government has committed £274m to the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC) to help businesses in the UK lead the world in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles.</p><p>Under the FBC government has invested £108m in the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) which will open in 2020 and provide a state-of-the-art pilot facility to test new cell technology. UKBIC will play a key role in laying the groundwork to secure a battery gigafactory. It will do this by allowing collaborative R&amp;D by UK cell manufacturers, battery pack assemblers and car makers to take place, proving out cell chemistries, formats and manufacturing processes at industrial rates.</p><p>This is an essential step to allow UK companies to quickly develop their capabilities to manufacture batteries, scale up and get them to market.</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 2019-07-11T16:50:00.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:50:00.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1137225
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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 Domestic Appliances: Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to inform the public of the (a) need to de-carbonise heat and (b) potential changes required to domestic appliances. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 273751 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Heating our homes, businesses and industry accounts for nearly half of all energy use in the UK and a third of our carbon emissions. Meeting our emission reduction targets implies decarbonising nearly all heat in buildings and most industrial processes. Given the diversity of heat demand, no one solution can provide the best option for everyone – a mix of technologies and customer options will need to be available, potentially bringing extensive change for consumers.</p><p> </p><p>Public awareness of the need to decarbonise heat, and the potential impacts of doing so, is currently low. This needs to change to enable a fully informed debate about long term options. In order to support this debate, BEIS officials have commissioned research to improve our understanding of current public awareness, attitudes and preferences for different approaches to decarbonising heat, and explore options for engaging stakeholders and the wider public in the development of heat policy. The Department will publish a new roadmap for policy on heat decarbonisation next year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:23:47.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:23:47.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1136578
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Boilers: Hydrogen 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 potential merits of ensuring that new gas boilers are hydrogen-ready. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 272772 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government considers that hydrogen technologies have the potential to make an important contribution to decarbonising heating.</p><p>The Department commissioned Frazer Nash to prepare the report ‘Appraisal of Domestic Hydrogen Appliances’, published in 2018, which discusses the feasibility and merits of hydrogen-ready appliances as well as the adaption of existing natural gas appliances and new designated hydrogen fuelled appliances.</p><p>The Department is also currently delivering the Hy4Heat innovation programme; an ongoing programme assessing the feasibility of hydrogen heating applications in buildings. This programme supports the design, development and testing of domestic hydrogen appliances, including investigating the potential for products, such as hydrogen-ready boilers, to facilitate conversion:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appraisal-of-domestic-hydrogen-appliances" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appraisal-of-domestic-hydrogen-appliances</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:06:57.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:06:57.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1135843
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Renewable Energy: Investment 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 potential merits of enabling investors to realise returns while solar power plants, onshore and offshore wind farms and hydroelectric power plants are being built to ensure that projects go ahead. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 271403 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The existing renewable support schemes are designed so that payment is based on generation, and ensures that renewable assets are attractive to investors. Over 42GW of new renewables have been constructed through the Contracts for Difference, Renewables Obligation and Feed in Tariffs Schemes (to 2018).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:05:50.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:05:50.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133923
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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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 Transport: Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including (a) aviation and (b) shipping in the statutory regime for the Government's net zero carbon target. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 267725 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is clear on the need for action to tackle emissions from the whole economy – including emissions from international aviation and shipping. Emissions from domestic flights and shipping are already covered by our existing domestic legislation and our carbon budgets provide “headroom” for the inclusion of international aviation and shipping emissions. This will continue to be the case for a net zero target.</p><p> </p><p>Emissions from international aviation and shipping are a global problem requiring a global solution. That is why we are working closely with the relevant international organisations, the International Maritime Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization, to ensure we and the rest of the world are taking ambitious action.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:00:42.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:00:42.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Wind Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to support local community (a) ownership and (b) control of onshore wind farms. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 264736 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s policy on onshore wind and explains that for new schemes to be acceptable they should be on a site allocated in a development plan and have community support.</p><p> </p><p>The NPPF also sets out that in principle local planning authorities should support community-led initiatives for renewable and low carbon energy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T09:24:49.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:24:49.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1131851
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Employment: Disability 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 he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on compulsory disability awareness training for all employers and employees. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263750 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and Officials talk regularly with OGD colleagues and disability and employment is part of those discussions. BEIS Ministers sit on the Inter-Ministerial Group on Disability which is chaired by the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-06-18T16:25:41.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:25:41.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1131252
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Cars: Sales more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on bringing forward the 2040 deadline to end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts in other departments on clean growth matters including ultra low and zero emission vehicle policy. We set out in our Road to Zero strategy published last year our mission to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on legislating for net zero, we will build on the strong frameworks of the Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on that target in all sectors of the economy, including transport. The Government is committed to supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles, which can cut carbon, reduce air pollution, and help us grow the economy as part of our Industrial Strategy.</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 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this