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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Agency Workers more like this
star 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 steps he is taking to ensure that the employment of agency workers on drilling rigs in the offshore drilling industry is compliant with the provisions of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 265512 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Workers within the offshore oil and gas industry in internal or territorial waters, or working regarding exploitation of the continental shelf, are entitled to the same protections as UK workers. This includes receiving the National Minimum Wage for all their work on installation, construction and maintenance, regardless of nationality or where they ordinarily work. As with all other workers, their terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation and agreement between employers and employees (or their representatives). Once agreed they form a legally binding contract of employment. While it is always open to either party to seek to renegotiate the terms of the contract, if the employer changes any of the terms without the employee’s agreement, the employee may be entitled to seek legal redress.</p><p> </p><p>Agency workers’ rights conferred by the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 are self-enforced at an Employment Tribunal. The enforcement body for the recruitment sector, the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS), investigates every relevant complaint that falls under its remit as set out in the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and has a strong track record in upholding the rights of agency workers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265513 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:28:43.167Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1132449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Conditions of Employment 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of changes in employment practices of major drilling contractors in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 265513 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Workers within the offshore oil and gas industry in internal or territorial waters, or working regarding exploitation of the continental shelf, are entitled to the same protections as UK workers. This includes receiving the National Minimum Wage for all their work on installation, construction and maintenance, regardless of nationality or where they ordinarily work. As with all other workers, their terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation and agreement between employers and employees (or their representatives). Once agreed they form a legally binding contract of employment. While it is always open to either party to seek to renegotiate the terms of the contract, if the employer changes any of the terms without the employee’s agreement, the employee may be entitled to seek legal redress.</p><p> </p><p>Agency workers’ rights conferred by the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 are self-enforced at an Employment Tribunal. The enforcement body for the recruitment sector, the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS), investigates every relevant complaint that falls under its remit as set out in the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and has a strong track record in upholding the rights of agency workers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265512 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:28:43.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:28:43.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1134118
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Helicopters 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect on offshore oil and gas workers of flight speed restrictions imposed on H175 helicopters operating in the North Sea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 268482 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>A speed restriction on H175 helicopters was introduced by the manufacturer on 20<sup>th</sup> June 2019. This is a temporary measure until a European Aviation Safety Agency Emergency Air Worthiness Directive has been actioned, following which the restriction will no longer apply.</p><p> </p><p>During the period of flight speed restriction on H175 helicopters, alternative helicopter types are in operation to take workers to and from oil and gas platforms.</p><p> </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 2019-07-01T14:08:24.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T14:08:24.937Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1134126
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Capture and Storage 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the role that carbon capture and storage technology could play in reducing emissions in the (a) heavy industry, (b) transport, (c) power and (d) heating sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 268483 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting the development of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) in the UK. CCUS has the potential to support us in meeting our 2050 emissions target and support our Industrial Strategy.</p><p>Our CCUS Action Plan, published in November 2018, sets out our view that CCUS has a potentially essential role in supporting the decarbonisation of the UK’s economy, reducing emissions from the heavy industry, transport, power and heating sectors.</p><p>On 27 June we announced that nine companies have secured £26 million of government funding, in addition to industry backing, to advance the rollout of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the UK - a crucial step towards the UK’s net zero emissions and the end of the UK’s contribution to global warming. It is the next milestone for the Government’s ambition for the UK to be a world-leader in the field as laid out in the Clean Growth Strategy and the CCUS Action Plan.</p><p>One company, Tata Chemicals is being awarded £4.2m toward the construction of a facility to capture and utilise 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – the equivalent of 22,000 cars. When fully operational in 2021 it will be the largest carbon capture plant in the UK, removing 100 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than the country’s current largest facility.</p><p>Our Clean Growth Grand Challenge Mission sets an ambition to establish at least one low-carbon industrial cluster by 2030, and the world’s first net-zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040. The Mission is technology neutral but is focussed on technologies that can be delivered cost-effectively through the use of shared networks, and CCUS is one of the key technologies that could help to deliver the mission.</p><p>Also supporting the mission, the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund is a £315m fund aimed at helping industry to transition to a low-carbon future. The fund will help companies cut their energy bills and carbon emissions through investing in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. This could include supporting technologies that are strategically important to long-term emissions reductions such as CCUS and Hydrogen.</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 2019-07-01T14:08:30.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T14:08:30.94Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1134127
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Capture and Storage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the role carbon capture and storage technology can play in decarbonising the transport sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 268484 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government believes that carbon capture, usage &amp; storage (CCUS) has a potentially important role to play in meeting the UK’s climate targets and supporting our Industrial Strategy. CCUS can add value to the economy and help tackle hard to decarbonise sectors.</p><p> </p><p>This includes supporting the decarbonisation of the transport sector, including through enabling the production of low carbon electricity or hydrogen, which could power zero emission vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>On 27 June we announced that nine companies have secured £26 million of government funding, in addition to industry backing, to advance the rollout of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the UK - a crucial step towards the UK’s net zero emissions and the end of the UK’s contribution to global warming. It is the next milestone for the Government’s ambition for the UK to be a world-leader in the field as laid out in the Clean Growth Strategy and the CCUS Action Plan.</p><p> </p><p>One company, Tata Chemicals is being awarded £4.2m toward the construction of a facility to capture and utilise 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – the equivalent of 22,000 cars.</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 2019-07-01T14:08:37.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T14:08:37.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1134128
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of potential UK capacity to supply bioenergy that can generate negative emissions through bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 268485 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government believes that carbon capture, usage &amp; storage (CCUS) has a potentially important role to play in meeting the UK’s climate targets and supporting our Industrial Strategy. CCUS can add value to the economy and help tackle hard to decarbonise sectors.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that bioenergy with carbon capture and storage could be a key technology in helping us achieve net zero through generation of negative emissions. However, availability of sustainable biomass is finite and as such we need to decide how to best deploy this resource in our efforts to decarbonise across the economy.</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 2019-07-01T14:08:44.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T14:08:44.203Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1134129
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Capture and Storage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of supporting the export of carbon capture, usage and storage technologies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 268558 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s CCUS Action Plan sets out that we see an opportunity for the UK to become a world-leader in carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies, building on our strong domestic supply chain and established skills base.</p><p>In order to support this, we are investing in over £50 million in CCUS innovation programmes, supporting innovative technologies across the UK between 2017 and 2021.</p><p>On 27 June we announced that nine companies have secured £26 million of government funding, in addition to industry backing, to advance the rollout of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the UK - a crucial step towards the UK’s net zero emissions and the end of the UK’s contribution to global warming. It is the next milestone for the Government’s ambition for the UK to be a world-leader in the field as laid out in the Clean Growth Strategy and the CCUS Action Plan</p><p>One company, Tata Chemicals is being awarded £4.2m toward the construction of a facility to capture and utilise 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – the equivalent of 22,000 cars. When fully operational in 2021 it will be the largest carbon capture plant in the UK, removing 100 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than the country’s current largest facility.</p><p>We also recognise the significant potential opportunities from exporting CCUS technologies as part of realising this ambition, supporting the retention and creation of high-value jobs, creating inward investment opportunities and helping to support CCUS exports which could be worth multiple billions of pounds per year to the UK economy in the future.</p><p>In order to maximise the export opportunities, we are working closely with the Department for International Trade to map UK capabilities and identify international opportunities in order to support UK-based companies with CCUS expertise, services and products</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 2019-07-01T14:09:08.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T14:09:08.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Climate Change 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 he is taking to implement the policy recommendations made by the Committee on Climate Change in its report entitled UK housing: Fit for the future on adapting the UK’s housing stock to the impacts of climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 281102 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>Government is carefully considering advice received from the Committee on Climate Change as we develop our future policy on housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T15:18:57.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:18:57.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1135534
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Solid Fuels: Heating more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England, if he will place in the Library copies of all the data and reports his Department is using to inform the consultation in respect of non-PM2.5 toxic pollutants released when burning (a) smokeless briquettes, (b) wet wood, (c) dried wood and (d) house coal on open domestic fires in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 270774 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>I refer the hon. Member to the reply previously given to the hon. Member for Shipley, Philp Davies, on 20 June 2019, PQ UIN 263780.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T11:32:12.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T11:32:12.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1134115
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Helicopters: Offshore Industry more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Civil Aviation Authority and (b) European Aviation Safety Agency on the imposition by Airbus of flight speed restrictions on H175 helicopters used to transport offshore oil and gas workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 268479 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published an Emergency Airworthiness Directive, relating to the Airbus Helicopters EC175, which mandates inspections of the Horizontal Stabiliser main spar before the next flight, and thereafter at intervals not exceeding 10 flight hours.</p><p> </p><p>Airbus Helicopters issued an Emergency Alert Service Bulletin temporarily restricting EC175 helicopters to a maximum speed of 80 knots to facilitate a return to a maintenance facility for these inspections to be carried out. When the EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive is complied with, the speed restriction no longer applies.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK’s aviation safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) monitors all aspects of the operations of offshore helicopter companies and any risks to safe operation through its safety oversight programme and is in close contact with EASA and offshore helicopter operators on this subject. The Secretary of State has not had direct contact on this issue.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268480 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:50:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:50:37.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this