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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading International Science and Technology Centre more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to affirm their commitment to the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC); what consideration they have given to the UK’s future membership of ISTC as a state party after Brexit; and what plans they have to raise this future membership at the UK–Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission plenary meeting in London on 24 October. more like this
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Lord Browne of Ladyton more like this
star this property uin HL18043 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with the noble Lord.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:54:45.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:54:45.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Ladyton more like this
1148058
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the National Insurance Fund of the payments (1) made, and (2) which will be made, by the redundancy payment service and the insolvency service to Thomas Cook employees who are owed redundancy and notice pay. more like this
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Lord Browne of Ladyton more like this
star this property uin HL17986 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with the noble Lord.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:54:50.64Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Ladyton more like this
1148075
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Incinerators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of greenhouse gases the UK produced from incineration including through waste to energy incinerators in 2016. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL18003 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by source sector are published annually by the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) and are available on the NAEI website.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016, approximately 5.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent GHG emissions were emitted from incineration in the waste and energy supply sectors in the UK. Of this, 4.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent GHG emissions were emitted in the energy supply sector. Emissions from biogenic waste material are not included, consistent with domestic and international reporting of GHG emissions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:31:05.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:31:05.977Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1146930
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Voluntary Work: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend employment legislation to give volunteers in voluntary organisations the same protection rights as those available to paid employees. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL17904 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In general, employment law (for example through the Employment Rights Act 1996) provides protection to ‘employees’ or ‘workers’. Many volunteers are not employees or workers, and so do not have the same legal status and protections as paid employees or workers. However, depending on the details of the volunteering arrangement, it is possible for volunteers to be workers in some cases. Some guidance on the definition of a worker is provided on the gov.uk website..</p><p> </p><p>The government has consulted on whether volunteers are adequately protected by the protections within the Equality Act 2010, and responses to that consultation are currently being considered.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is also working with charities and the charity regulator to encourage safe cultures within charities that protect volunteers.</p><p> </p><p>The gov.uk website explains what rights a volunteer may have.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:44:29.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:44:29.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
1146945
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Hinkley Point C Power Station: Sea Level more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the projected sea level rise around the site of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant; and how this assessment varies from projections in 2009. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL17919 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Companies involved in the civil nuclear industry are required to meet robust standards overseen by independent regulators. In March this year, the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales jointly published guidance on how the Meteorological Office’s 2018 climate projections should be taken into account. It is for the regulated entities to plan for changes in sea-level and to demonstrate to regulators that their plans are adequate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:43:32.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:43:32.27Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1146947
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Sea Level: Forecasts more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what differences exist between the projections of sea level rises by (1) the Office for Nuclear Regulation, and (2) the Met Office; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any such differences. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL17921 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) have been produced by the Met Office as part of the Hadley Centre climate programme, co -funded by BEIS and Defra. The Office for Nuclear Regulation does not produce its own projections for sea level rise and considers that the use of the UKCP18 is relevant good practice in determining climate change allowances for applicable natural hazards at GB licensed sites.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:35:17.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:35:17.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1146953
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Postal Union more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government who represents the UK at the Universal Postal Union; which organisation any such representative is part of; and what steps, if any, they intend to take in regard to the current level of charges for postal packets from China to the UK. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL17927 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy represents the UK at the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Council of Administration. It attended the UPU Extraordinary Congress in September 2019 where an agreement on international remuneration rates for bulky letters and small packets was reached. Under this agreement most countries will move onto a single rate system in 2020.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:42:55.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:42:55.15Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1146737
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to ensure the correct transposition of Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, in the light of the reasoned opinion sent to the UK by the European Commission in July. more like this
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Lord Stunell more like this
star this property uin HL17879 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government will consult in due course on amending the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 to ensure the full transposition of Article 9 of the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive. The UK has a longstanding difference of interpretation with the European Commission in respect of Article 7 of the Directive, which we hope to resolve with our response to the reasoned opinion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:41:11.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:41:11.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stunell more like this
1146742
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there has been a fall in the number of UK business start-ups due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17883 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The number of businesses start-ups varies from year to year, and are affected by a number of factors, including consumer demand and competition, as well as the international economic context.</p><p>Fundamentally, the UK has a strong business environment and the Government is committed to making the UK the best place in the world to work and to start a business. There are currently around 5.7 million SMEs employing 16.3 million people. We are ranked in the top 10 in the world for ease of doing business by the World Bank. 1,000 businesses start here every day. We are now home to three of the top 10 fastest growing companies in Europe and are the number one destination in Europe for inward investment projects.</p><p>But we are not complacent. We are backing Britain’s entrepreneurs in a number of ways. The Government backed British Business Bank’s programmes are currently supporting over £6.6 billion of finance to over 89,000 SMEs (as at June 2019) Start-Up Loans, which since 2012 has delivered almost 66,500 loans worth over £527 million to small businesses (at end-August 2019).</p><p>The Rose Review into Female Entrepreneurship published in March explored barriers women face starting a business and what can be done to overcome them. Government have set a goal to increase the number of female entrepreneurs by 50% by 2030 – that’s an additional 600,000 female entrepreneurs.</p><p>We have asked the Princes Trust to carry out an independent review to better understand young entrepreneurs, the specific barriers and opportunities they face, and what more can be done to support them to start and grow a business.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:36:23.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:36:23.077Z
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every household that wishes to sign up for a Smart Export Guarantee from an energy company will be able to obtain a suitable smart meter from the day they start any such arrangement; and what consequences would result from being unable to obtain such a smart meter. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL17814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>Consumers who would like a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) export tariff can contact their energy supplier to request that a smart meter is installed. Consumers who want a smart meter sooner than their current supplier can provide one could switch to a supplier who may be able to meet their needs.</p><p> </p><p>There were 14.9 million smart and advanced meters operating in Great Britain at the end of June 2019 and the Government is committed to every home and small business being offered smart meters by the end of 2020.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government has introduced the New and Replacement Obligation (NRO) in energy suppliers’ licences which requires them to take all reasonable steps to install a smart meter where a meter is fitted for the first time, including in new build properties, or when an existing meter needs to be replaced.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T16:38:21.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T16:38:21.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this