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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Metals 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 assessment he has made of the security of supply of (a) the rare earths neodymium and dysprosium and (b) tellurium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any formal assessment of the security of supply of rare earth elements. However, neodymium and dysprosium are included on the EU’s list of critical raw materials, because of their high economic importance and high supply risk. Tellurium is not on that list, but the Government is aware of its scarcity and importance to manufacturing of alloys and some electronic equipment.</p><p> </p><p>We enjoy strong relationships with a huge range of companies and business representatives and through those conversations we have not been made aware of any specific concerns regarding the supply of these materials.</p><p> </p><p>I can also confirm that I have not held specific conversations with any country regarding rare earth elements. However, the UK Government’s long-held approach to ensuring sufficient supply of materials is through lobbying for free, fair and open global markets. As my rt. hon Friend the Prime Minister has stated, we want to ensure that we promote the greatest possible trade with the world.</p><p> </p><p>Through our day-to-day contacts with industry, we will continue to monitor the situation.</p>
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unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this