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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
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star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 legislative plans his Department has to eliminate the use of zero hours contracts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129019 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Zero hours contracts were considered as part of the Review of Modern Working Practices and we agree with the review in concluding that banning zero hours contracts altogether “would negatively impact more people than it would help”.</p><p> </p><p>The review, and Government, recognises that zero hours contracts have an important part to play in a modern, flexible labour market and benefit those who cannot or do not want to work in a regular contract.</p><p> </p><p>We have published our response to the review which commits to firm action and future legislation where appropriate. This includes a commitment to provide a right to request a more predictable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours contracts. We have also agreed to ask the Low Pay Commission to consider higher minimum wage rates for workers on zero hours contracts for non-guaranteed hours.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
846328
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Warm Home Discount Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 126951 on the Warm Home Discount Scheme, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Ofgem confidence code of practice for energy comparison websites on alerting consumers that they may lose their support from Government energy schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 128990 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The energy regulator Ofgem, is responsible for ensuring accredited price comparison sites operate in accordance with the Confidence Code. Ofgem confidence code accredited comparison sites are required to alert consumers of the possibility that if they switch to certain suppliers, they could lose support from government energy support schemes such as the Warm Home Discount scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:35:21.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:35:21.713Z
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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 Gill Furniss more like this
846345
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Utilities: Billing 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 making mandatory the provision of utility bills in accessible formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 129003 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>I would expect utility and other providers to be willing to supply bills in more accessible formats, such as in large print and braille upon request.</p><p> </p><p>In the energy sector, the Regulator Ofgem requires suppliers to establish and maintain a Priority Services Register of their vulnerable customers and provide them with appropriate mechanisms and arrangements including communications in an accessible format.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T14:18:01.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T14:18:01.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
846071
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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
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star this property hansard heading Rothamsted Research: Bayer 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 information his Department holds on the (a) actual 2017 and (b) budgeted 2018 Rothamsted Research income and expenditure arising from and relating to Rothamsted's strategic framework agreement with Bayer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 128780 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Rothamsted Research is an independent organisation. We do not hold information on Rothamsted’s income and expenditure arising from and relating to their strategic framework agreement with Bayer.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:48:40.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:48:40.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
846358
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
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star this property hansard heading Research: International Cooperation 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 the timetable is for the launch of the International Research and Innovation Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Douglas Chapman more like this
star this property uin 129014 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>International collaboration is at the heart of this Government’s ambition to ensure UK remains one of the best places in the world for research and innovation. As outlined in the Industrial Strategy, we will publish an International Research and Innovation Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>In many areas, we are already delivering. Last September we became the first nation to sign a formal Science and Innovation agreement with the United States. We signed a similar agreement with Canada. In December 2017, UK became the first nation to develop a joint Science and Innovation Strategy with China. More will come throughout this year. These agreements will provide new opportunities for our researchers, innovators, institutions and business to strengthen and extend their activities with international partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T16:29:17.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T16:29:17.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this
846356
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Research: Finance 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, how much the UK has invested in research and development as a percentage of GDP in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Douglas Chapman more like this
star this property uin 129012 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) provides annual estimates of Gross Expenditure on R&amp;D (GERD) as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the UK. This is the preferred measure of R&amp;D activity by international standards, as defined in the Frascati Manual 2015 (see: <a href="http://www.oecd.org/publications/frascati-manual-2015-9789264239012-en.htm" target="_blank">http://www.oecd.org/publications/frascati-manual-2015-9789264239012-en.htm</a>). The latest data covers the period 2010 to 2015, this shows that GERD as a percentage of GDP has increased from 1.64% in 2010, to 1.68% in 2015. Further information can be found here: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/researchanddevelopmentexpenditure/datasets/governmentexpenditureonresearchanddevelopment" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/researchanddevelopmentexpenditure/datasets/governmentexpenditureonresearchanddevelopment</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T11:22:24.803Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T11:22:24.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this
846238
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Renewable Energy: Planning Permission 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 safeguards are in place to ensure that grants from his Department are not given to renewable energy projects which have been constructed or are being operated without the required planning permission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 128916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s main support schemes for renewable energy projects are based on providing revenue support based on generated output.</p><p> </p><p>The current main support schemes for renewable electricity projects are the Contracts for Difference and the Feed-in Tariff schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The Contracts for Difference scheme requires applicants to demonstrate that they hold the applicable planning consents when applying for support. In addition, it is a contractual obligation for generators to continue to hold the required planning consents for the duration of the support.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Feed-in Tariff scheme, the scheme’s administrator has powers to withdraw, suspend or alter an installation’s accreditation in certain scenarios, including when it has received notice from a relevant public authority that the construction or operation of the installation is in breach of any provision of legislation or of any licence or consent granted for the installation.</p><p> </p><p>Installations that are or were funded under the domestic RHI, Renewable Heat Premium Payment, and certain installations under the Feed-in Tariff schemes; are unlikely to require planning permission due to their scale.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends that all new Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) applicants have all necessary planning permissions in place before they are supported by the scheme. The Government has recently laid regulations in parliament to introduce this requirement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:11:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:11:26.937Z
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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 Sir Greg Knight more like this
846286
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Productivity 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 his Department has made of the potential effect of the what3words geocoding addressing system for improving productivity in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 128955 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department is aware of a number of new addressing systems (such as what3words) and the huge economic opportunities offered by geospatial data in general. The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s commitment to putting the UK at the forefront of the data revolution. In support of this the Government announced in the Autumn Budget that it will establish a Geospatial Commission whose focus will be to unlock the economic opportunities of geospatial data to support the growth of the UK Digital Economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:33:55.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:33:55.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
846163
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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
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star this property hansard heading Paternity Leave 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 any plans to extend paid paternity leave. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 128854 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not currently have any plans to extend the period of paid Paternity Leave.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the evaluation of Shared Parental Leave and Pay we are collecting information on the take up of paternity benefits, including survey data on the take up of paternity leave and pay, which will inform the development of policy in this area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T11:21:18.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T11:21:18.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
846170
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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 Parental Leave more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68339, on Parental Leave: Males, what the timetable is for his Department to publish the results of its review of Shared Parental Leave and Pay in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 128860 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>We have started to evaluate the Shared Parental Leave and Pay schemes and will gather and analyse information from a variety of sources.</p><p> </p><p>Subject to the progress of data collection, we anticipate publishing findings in Spring 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T11:23:20.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T11:23:20.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
846215
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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 New Businesses: Midlands 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 increase the number of business start-ups in (a) the Midlands and (b) Coventry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 128897 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Our Industrial Strategy aims to make Britain the best place to start and grow a business, and a global draw for the most innovative companies.</p><p>The British Business Bank (BBB) programmes are supporting £4 billion of finance to over 65,000 smaller businesses (as at end Sept 2017), whilst the Start Up Loans programme had lent £392.1m to more than 53,000 entrepreneurs (at end of January 2018). We will also offer support for SMEs in future sectors to tackle barriers growth. This will include a further £900m in the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for start-ups that are developing new propositions that respond to key global challenges</p><p>The Government also provides support to start-up businesses across England through GOV.UK and the Business Support Helpline. In addition we have funded the provision of tailored advice and support through the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub and across the Midlands via the establishment of a Growth Hubs in each Local Enterprise Partnership area.</p><p>The Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub provides support to businesses in Coventry and includes a number of bespoke business support schemes for start-ups. The Government supported British Business Bank also has start-up loans available for small businesses in Coventry and the Midlands, including through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:55:23.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:55:23.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
846347
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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
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star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Storage 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 plans the Government has to support an increase in UK-based gas storage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 129005 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK consistently has one of the largest and most liquid gas markets in Europe with extensive import infrastructure and a diverse range of gas supply sources. This includes domestic production, pipelines from Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands, and liquefied natural gas terminals which can bring in gas from anywhere in the world. We are therefore well placed to manage gas supply risks and the Government has no plans to directly support an increase in UK-based gas storage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T16:47:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:47:21.057Z
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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 Ruth Smeeth more like this
846357
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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
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star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: 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 plans his Department has to help reduce the likelihood of the UK experiencing future gas price spikes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 129013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Whilst there is in-year variability in comparisons between UK gas prices and other European states, UK wholesale prices are generally consistent with the EU average.</p><p>The UK benefits from a range of supply sources, including indigenous production, imports from Norway and the continent, storage and liquefied natural gas imports, all of which contribute to a diverse and liquid market. However, it is a normal and necessary market response for prices to rise in response to system tightness, driving a responsive and flexible supply response. The Government will continue to monitor our security of gas supply, including price volatility.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T16:02:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:02:02.757Z
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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 Ruth Smeeth more like this
846211
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star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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star this property hansard heading 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 assessment he has made of the potential effect on manufacturing in (a) the North East and (b) the UK of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 128893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Industrial Strategy has set out a long term approach to boost the UK’s productivity growth and ensure that we’re building an economy fit for the future. The White Paper has set out a range of measures aimed at increasing investment from the private and public sector, which will both be vital in meeting the objective of increasing our productivity and earning power for people across the UK. This includes a commitment to increase total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027.</p><p>The EU will remain a major trading partner for us. Throughout our negotiations, we are constantly attentive to the voice of business. They have asked for an implementation period and we are close to securing it.</p><p>We remain committed to making the UK the best place in Europe to own and grow a manufacturing business by cutting business taxes, slashing red tape and investing in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale. Through our Industrial Strategy, we will make sure that we are using all the tools we have to stimulate growth in places such as the North East. That means using our record investments in infrastructure to unlock growth in every part of the country; using the major new investment in research to support innovative manufacturing businesses across the country; and encouraging inward investment into the parts of the country where we need to get growth going faster.</p><p>The North East LEP Growth Deal supported by £379.6 million of funding is will with an estimated will provide 8,000 new jobs. The Growth Deal includes funding for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) providing a world-class environment for high-tech industries and advanced manufacturing businesses. Sunderland Council estimates that it will bring £300 million of private sector investment into the region, helping support and grow the manufacturing sector in the North East.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T17:46:08.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T17:46:08.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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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 Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of Brexit on the manufacturing sector, in the light of the manufacturing examination performed by the UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-02more like thismore than 2018-03-02
star this property answer text <p>We have noted this report and will consider its findings alongside other evidence on the potential impact of EU Exit on the UK manufacturing sector when developing manufacturing policy, and work closely with industry to deliver the best possible outcomes for British manufacturers.</p><p> </p><p>Although we recognise the challenges faced by EU Exit, we remain committed to making the UK the best place in Europe to own and grow a business after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>This includes supporting businesses that trade with the EU and wider international markets, as well as continuing to encourage record foreign direct investment in the support of business and communities up and down the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-03-02T14:16:07.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-02T14:16:07.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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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
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star this property hansard heading Jaguar Land Rover: Halewood 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 held with representatives of Jaguar Land Rover on the future of its Halewood manufacturing plant after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle 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 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>We have regular dialogue with key stakeholders in the automotive sector such as Jaguar Land Rover about a wide range of matters, including the challenges that leaving the EU poses and the opportunities that will become open to us.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 128802 more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T15:51:55.5Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T15:51:55.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
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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 Jaguar Land Rover: Halewood 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 held with representatives of Jaguar Land Rover on the future of its Halewood manufacturing plant after the increase in fuel excise duty in April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 128802 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 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>We have regular dialogue with key stakeholders in the automotive sector such as Jaguar Land Rover about a wide range of matters, including the challenges that leaving the EU poses and the opportunities that will become open to us.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T15:51:55.58Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T15:51:55.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
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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
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star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish a full response to the feedback they received on their Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework consultation, published in May 2016. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull 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 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>In May 2016 the Government published its Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework consultation. The consultation contained a package of proposals to improve the rescue opportunities for financially-distressed companies in Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>A summary of responses to the consultation was published in September 2016.</p><p> </p><p>Following the publication of the summary of responses, the Government has continued to engage with a range of interested parties to further discuss and explore issues raised in responses to the consultation. This further engagement will ensure that any reforms, if necessary, will be fit for purpose and best achieve the Government’s aims of rescuing distressed but viable businesses, therefore preserving both value and jobs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of the insolvency and restructuring regime to the wider UK economy and the important role it plays in, amongst other things, creating strong conditions for growth and access to credit. The consultation stage impact assessment is available from <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p>A full response to the consultation will be published later this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5718 more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T15:32:02.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T15:32:02.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property file name Attachment to HL5718.pdf more like this
star this property title Impact Assessment more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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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 Insolvency more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential economic benefits of introducing reforms of the UK’s corporate insolvency framework. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull 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 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>In May 2016 the Government published its Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework consultation. The consultation contained a package of proposals to improve the rescue opportunities for financially-distressed companies in Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>A summary of responses to the consultation was published in September 2016.</p><p> </p><p>Following the publication of the summary of responses, the Government has continued to engage with a range of interested parties to further discuss and explore issues raised in responses to the consultation. This further engagement will ensure that any reforms, if necessary, will be fit for purpose and best achieve the Government’s aims of rescuing distressed but viable businesses, therefore preserving both value and jobs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of the insolvency and restructuring regime to the wider UK economy and the important role it plays in, amongst other things, creating strong conditions for growth and access to credit. The consultation stage impact assessment is available from <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p>A full response to the consultation will be published later this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T15:32:02.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T15:32:02.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property file name Attachment to HL5718.pdf more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading GKN: Melrose more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to block in the national interest the hostile takeover bid by Melrose for GKN. more like this
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Lord Blencathra 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 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Public interest interventions under the Enterprise Act 2002 are quasi-judicial in nature and it is important that Ministers act, and are seen to be acting, impartially. For this reason, the Government does not comment on the use of these powers in individual cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T11:30:17.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T11:30:17.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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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 Energy: Prices 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, for what reasons Ofgem recently increased the level of the pre-payment metre price cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
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Mark Menzies more like this
star this property uin 128787 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The prepayment safeguard tariff (price cap) tariff was introduced by the Competition and markets Authority (CMA) following its investigation into the energy markets. The methodology set by the CMA, and administered by Ofgem, to calculate the cap is based on wholesale costs, network costs, policy costs, operating costs and costs specifically associated with prepayment meters. The recent change reflected changes in these underlying costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:47:02.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:47:02.677Z
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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 Mark Menzies more like this
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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 Energy: Prices 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 information his Department holds on the average cost of transmission and other network charges per MWh in (a) the UK, (b) France, (c) Ireland, (d) Norway, (e) Germany and (f) the Netherlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128948 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 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Eurostat collate data on the network charge component of electricity prices paid by different sized domestic and non-domestic customers in Europe[1]. For example, table 1 sets out the most recent available data on the amount paid on average by medium-sized domestic consumers towards network costs. This usage is consistent with the typical domestic consumption value used by Ofgem.</p><p><strong>Table 1: Electricity network cost paid by medium-sized domestic customers, July – December 2016 (£/MWh)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Electricity</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norway</p></td><td><p>58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In considering any international comparisons, it should be noted that the individual components of network charges can vary by country.</p><p>[1] Available online at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T15:22:07.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T15:22:07.633Z
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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 David T. C. Davies more like this
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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 Energy: 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 information his Department holds on average policy costs per MWh in (a) the UK, (b) France, (c) Ireland, (d) Norway, (e) Germany and (f) the Netherlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128953 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 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Eurostat collate data on the average gas and electricity prices paid by different sized domestic and non-domestic customers in Europe. <strong>[1]</strong> Table 1 below sets out the amount paid towards “environmental taxes and levies, and VAT” on the gas and electricity prices paid by medium-sized domestic customers. Data excluding VAT is not published.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Environmental taxes and levies, and VAT on gas and electricity prices paid by medium-sized domestic customers, January – June 2017 (£/MWh)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>UK</em></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>France</em></p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>52</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Ireland</em></p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Norway</em></p></td><td><p>Data unavailable</p></td><td><p>41</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Germany</em></p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>143</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Netherlands</em></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: BEIS <em>Quarterly Energy Prices</em>, available online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/international-energy-price-comparisons" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/international-energy-price-comparisons</a>. Data for Norway converted to £/MWh from Eurostat data available online at <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The data above focuses on the costs of policies. However, actions taken in the UK to tackle emissions have helped deliver savings on energy bills for households as energy efficiency savings have more than offset the cost of financial support provided for developing low-carbon technologies – delivering a net bill saving of £14 on average in 2016.</p><p> </p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> Available online at: <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database</a>. </em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T16:02:57Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:02:57Z
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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 David T. C. Davies more like this
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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 Energy Supply 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 proportion of UK energy supply the Government estimates will be comprised of interconnected capacity by (a) 2020, (b) 2030 and (c) 2040. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of electricity supplied by electricity imports in 2020 is expected to be 7.6%.</p><p> </p><p>Projections for the power sector up to 2035 are published in the BEIS Energy and Emissions Projections 2017, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017</a></p><p> </p><p>Up to 2020, the reference scenario reflects current power sector policies. Beyond 2020, the reference scenario includes assumptions that go beyond current Government policy. The results do not indicate a preferred outcome and should be treated as illustrative.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T15:25:34.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T15:25:34.13Z
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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 David T. C. Davies more like this
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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 Electricity Interconnectors 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 are being taken to assess the (a) short and (b) long-term effect on UK power generation of a growth in interconnection. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128950 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure consumers have secure, affordable and clean energy now and in the future, and the role of interconnection alongside other technologies in meeting this ambition in the short and long term was set out in our Clean Growth Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>Part of this strategy is ensuring that different technologies compete against each other. For example, the Capacity Market is delivering secure supplies of electricity to homes and businesses through technology neutral auctions that result in a mix of reliable capacity. As part of this, interconnectors help deliver energy security while reducing costs for consumers through increased competition. This year’s auction, in which around 2GW of new interconnector capacity cleared, saw the lowest price yet in the history of the capacity market. We assess the outcome of every Capacity Market auction to see what it means for Great Britain’s future energy security.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry