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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Albert Hall more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 February (HL13508), when the Attorney General expects to give a decision on the application by the Charity Commission to refer questions concerning the Royal Albert Hall to the Charity Tribunal. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL15878 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Last year the Charity Commission wrote to the Attorney General requesting his consent to refer five questions to the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences – i.e. the Royal Albert Hall, which is a registered charity. While the Charity Commission has the power to refer questions to the Tribunal, it may only do so with the consent of the Attorney General, as set out in section 325 of the Charities Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Written Answer HL13508, this is a complex case and careful consideration is being given to the detailed representations made by the Corporation and the Commission. While it is not yet possible to provide an estimate as to when a final decision will be made, a preliminary response from officials is being drawn up setting out initial views and inviting further discussion between the parties. This will be sent to the Commission and the Corporation shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1127872
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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 Regeneration: Grimsby 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, when he plans to start the implementation of phase one of the Greater Grimsby Town Deal, and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Melanie Onn more like this
star this property uin 257101 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The ground-breaking Greater Grimsby Town Deal was launched on 5 July 2018 beginning a stronger relationship between central government and local partners. The Town Deal meets a commitment to pilot a new approach to driving growth in our towns and was included in the Industrial Strategy, our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries, and infrastructure, as well as ensuring our places realise their full potential.</p><p> </p><p>The Town Deal is focused on four inter-related themes, namely:</p><p> </p><ul><li>driving economic growth</li><li>accelerating housing delivery</li><li>transforming Grimsby’s waterfront</li><li>improving skills and educational attainment.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Government has been working intensively with North East Lincolnshire Council, the Project Board, and the private sector on implementation since the launch of the Town Deal and there has been considerable progress.</p><p> </p><p>We have continued to support delivery of the Grimsby Heritage Action Zone and, in January 2019, announced a further £3.2m investment in heritage, culture and creative industries as a catalyst for economic growth in Grimsby through DCMS’s Cultural Development Fund. We are delivering in skills too. The Department for Education announced that the University of Lincoln-led Institute of Technology (IoT) proposal was one of 12 successful IoT proposals that will be established across the country. The IoT will operate across Lincolnshire, including Grimsby, and will be a key plank of the Town Deal.</p><p> </p><p>Progress continues to be made on implementation of the South Humber Industrial Investment Programme including starting important infrastructure works to get these strategic economic sites ready for market, including the Humber Link Road and highways improvements to Moody Lane.</p><p> </p><p>We have also been working closely with the Council and other partners to support regeneration of Grimsby’s town centre and reconnecting it with its waterfront and we hope to be saying more about this in the near future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:49:28.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:49:28.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Melanie Onn more like this
1128008
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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 Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 11 September 2018 (HL10265), whether the volumes of DecaBDE in existing upholstered furniture have been established; and what procedures are in place to safely dispose of such furniture. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15893 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold information on the volumes of DecaBDE in existing upholstered furniture. The Government is working with stakeholders and experts to assess the best routes for disposal of waste containing DecaBDE to protect the environment and human health.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:52:23.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:52:23.443Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1127834
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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 Research Fund for Coal and Steel 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, whether he plans to maintain the same level of funding awarded under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257085 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to ensuring that UK and EU researchers, universities and businesses in the steel sector will be able to continue to collaborate after the UK leaves the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s priority remains ensuring the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) is ratified. This would ensure that UK entities’ right to participate in the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) would be unaffected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU until the end of 2020: the WA envisages that UK participants will be eligible to bid for RFCS funding until that date.</p><p> </p><p>In the event the UK leaves the EU without an overall withdrawal agreement, the Government will guarantee the payment of awards for UK organisations which successfully bid directly to EU programmes, including RFCS, until the end of 2020, for the whole lifetime of projects agreed.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond 2020, the UK government is considering options for supporting R&amp;D in steel and will continue to work with the sector, unions and Devolved Administrations to develop a long-term viable solution for the UK steel industry.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will decide on science and innovation expenditure, including on R&amp;D for steel, in the next Spending Review. Science and innovation have been made a priority by the UK Government and is at the heart of the Department’s Industrial Strategy, in recognition of the strong economic benefits of public investment in science and innovation and its capacity to leverage private investment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257087 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:56:30.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:30.953Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1127836
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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 Research Fund for Coal and Steel 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 ring-fence for the steel sector the UK's €250 million share of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel returned due to the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257087 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to ensuring that UK and EU researchers, universities and businesses in the steel sector will be able to continue to collaborate after the UK leaves the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s priority remains ensuring the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) is ratified. This would ensure that UK entities’ right to participate in the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) would be unaffected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU until the end of 2020: the WA envisages that UK participants will be eligible to bid for RFCS funding until that date.</p><p> </p><p>In the event the UK leaves the EU without an overall withdrawal agreement, the Government will guarantee the payment of awards for UK organisations which successfully bid directly to EU programmes, including RFCS, until the end of 2020, for the whole lifetime of projects agreed.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond 2020, the UK government is considering options for supporting R&amp;D in steel and will continue to work with the sector, unions and Devolved Administrations to develop a long-term viable solution for the UK steel industry.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will decide on science and innovation expenditure, including on R&amp;D for steel, in the next Spending Review. Science and innovation have been made a priority by the UK Government and is at the heart of the Department’s Industrial Strategy, in recognition of the strong economic benefits of public investment in science and innovation and its capacity to leverage private investment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257085 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:56:31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:31Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1127845
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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 Iron and Steel: Scotland 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 his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the future of the Scottish steel industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257089 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State and Ministers for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy frequently meet steel industry companies and we are working closely with the sector, the unions and devolved administrations to support the UK steel sector develop a long-term viable solution for the UK steel industry. The Scottish Government have also been invited to participate on each occasion Ministers have convened the Steel Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:56:40.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:40.987Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1127891
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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 Energy: Consumers more like this
star this property house id 1 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 steps his Department is taking to promote awareness of Ofgem's priority services register. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 256956 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem requires energy companies to promote and maintain a Priority Services Register (PSR), to provide non-financial help to certain groups of vulnerable consumers. Ofgem is responsible for ensuring compliance with these requirements.</p><p>In 2016, Ofgem introduced new requirements that companies take all reasonable steps to identify customers who may benefit from PSR services and introduced a broad “Vulnerability Principle” in 2017, which clarifies that suppliers need to make an extra effort to identify and respond to the needs of consumers in vulnerable situations, which can help identify those who could benefit from PSR services.</p><p>The number of consumers on PSRs has risen from 1.7 million electricity and 1.4 million gas consumers in 2010, to nearly 6 million electricity and 4.8 million gas consumers in 2017. Ofgem publish information on energy company performance, available online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2018/11/vulnerability_report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2018/11/vulnerability_report_2018.pdf</a></p><p>Ofgem is also working to promote PSR data sharing between energy and water companies in England and Wales (with the customer’s consent) following a successful pilot in Spring 2018.</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 2019-06-04T07:56:07.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:07.013Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1127906
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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 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 recent comparative assessment he has made of the cost of gas to British consumers relative to the cost to consumers in each of the other member states of the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 256957 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to regular and transparent reporting on the price of gas for UK consumers and currently publishes a price comparison with EU member states on a bi-annual basis. The latest statistical reports from this series are available here: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fstatistical-data-sets%2Finternational-domestic-energy-prices&amp;data=02%7C01%7CThomas.Lane%40beis.gov.uk%7Cb4196cc03ed84ca5ef4b08d6e36b7d91%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636946448136868794&amp;sdata=IDLG6f8mx8LSfW2pAo35UIjF3cPP%2FRahNB1X8F4%2FgGg%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/international-domestic-energy-prices</a></p><p>The UK has some of the lowest domestic gas prices in the EU. Average prices paid by consumers for the period January to June 2018 were the second lowest in the EU15 and were 31 per cent lower than the median average price.</p><p>Recent figures also show that gas prices for UK consumers has been consistently cheaper than the median average for all EU member states (EU28) since 2016 currently peaking at 15.5% cheaper in the first half of 2018.</p><p>These figures are for average domestic gas prices including taxes paid for by UK domestic consumers, with a consumption level of the EU’s definition of a ‘medium’ amount of gas per annum (5,557 – 55,557 kWh).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:56:13.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:56:13.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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534
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1128010
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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 British Steel: Loans more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they used external independent advisers in connection with the evaluation of British Steel's applications for financial support over the last three months; and, if so, (1) who those advisers were, and (2) how much they were paid. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15895 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government sought commercial and legal advice from external independent advisers. Exact costs have not been finalised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:05:40.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:05:40.227Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1128011
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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 British Steel: Loans more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurance they received that the terms on which they provided financial support to British Steel were at commercial rates. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15896 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The agreement between the Government and British Steel regarding their EU Emissions Trading Scheme compliance was fully commercial and state aid compliant, under Section 7 of the Industrial Development Act 1982.</p><p>The terms of the commercial agreement are set out in letters from the Permanent Secretary to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and the Comptroller &amp; Auditor General, copies of which have been placed in the libraries of both Houses.</p><p>The Government carried out all of the necessary checks and due diligence which a typical commercial lender would undertake in relation to the company before making a commercial offer, including working closely with legal and commercial advisors to scrutinise the terms of the transaction.</p><p>The Deed of Forfeiture contains the terms and conditions which would be required by a commercial lender.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:09:15.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:09:15.11Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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