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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Ivory more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to close the UK ivory market; and if she will make a statement. more like this
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John Mc Nally more like this
star this property uin 46931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is deeply concerned by the continued poaching of elephants for their ivory, which is why we are committed to maintaining the current global ban on any international trade in new ivory. The UK has made no formal assessment of the impact of other countries’ additional measures to restrict trade in ivory. However, as a further step in delivering the Government’s manifesto commitment to press for a total ban on ivory sales, on 21 September the Secretary of State announced plans for a ban on sales of items containing ivory dated between 1947 and the present day, putting UK rules on ivory sales among the world’s toughest. We will consult on plans for the ban early next year. This will complement the existing UK approach not to permit the trade of raw ivory tusks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also successfully lobbied for the EU-wide adoption of the existing UK ban on sales of raw ivory tusks, which was advocated through the EU Council Conclusions on an EU Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking and adopted in June. This urged EU Member States not to issue export or re-export documents under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) for raw, pre-Convention ivory (pre-1990) and to consider further measures to put a halt to commercial trade in ivory from elephants.</p><p> </p><p>At the CITES Conference that took place from 24 September to 5 October the UK was involved in negotiations that successfully secured a strong agreement calling for the closure of domestic ivory markets where they contribute to poaching or illegal trade. This was agreed by all 183 Parties to CITES.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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47024 more like this
47071 more like this
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less than 2016-10-13T15:34:14.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T15:34:14.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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595624
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Ivory more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will register the UK's support for closing domestic ivory markets irrespective of the EU support of this position. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John Mc Nally more like this
star this property uin 46929 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 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>At the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) that took place from 24 September to 5 October, proposals on the closure of domestic ivory markets where they contribute to poaching or illegal trade were agreed by all Parties by consensus. The UK supported this outcome, negotiating on the basis of a common EU and Member State position.</p><p> </p><p>The agreement at CITES should form a strong basis for a global position on this important issue, which the UK will continue to support. It will not be revisited in the CITES context before the next Conference of Parties, which will take place in 2019. The UK will continue to comply with our EU treaty obligations, including our duty of sincere cooperation, until we formally leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 46930 more like this
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less than 2016-10-13T11:49:11.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T11:49:11.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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595625
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Ivory more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will commit the UK to voting in support of the closure of domestic ivory markets at forthcoming international conferences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John Mc Nally more like this
star this property uin 46930 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 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>At the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) that took place from 24 September to 5 October, proposals on the closure of domestic ivory markets where they contribute to poaching or illegal trade were agreed by all Parties by consensus. The UK supported this outcome, negotiating on the basis of a common EU and Member State position.</p><p> </p><p>The agreement at CITES should form a strong basis for a global position on this important issue, which the UK will continue to support. It will not be revisited in the CITES context before the next Conference of Parties, which will take place in 2019. The UK will continue to comply with our EU treaty obligations, including our duty of sincere cooperation, until we formally leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 46929 more like this
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less than 2016-10-13T11:49:11.28Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T11:49:11.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4424
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Musculoskeletal Disorders 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 Health, what steps he is taking to improve access to specialist psychology support for people with muscle-wasting conditions. more like this
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John Mc Nally more like this
star this property uin 25339 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 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>With regards to the National Health Service in Scotland, as healthcare is a devolved issue, the Department cannot comment.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England commissions specialised neurological services at a national level, including those with muscle-wasting conditions. The neurosciences service specification sets out what designated specialised providers must have in place to offer evidence-based, safe and effective care. Patients should have access to a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to assess, diagnose and provide support. The MDT will include neuromuscular consultants, neuromuscular physiotherapists, psychologists, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and other health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>The specification further sets out that neuromuscular clinics need to identify those at risk of respiratory problems and refer for specialist respiratory assessment and monitoring.</p><p> </p><p>The specification can be found at the following link:</p><p>www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/d04-neurosci-spec-neuro.pdf</p><p><br> A separate specification covers services for children.</p><p><br> <a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/e09-paedi-neurology.pdf" target="_blank">www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/e09-paedi-neurology.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
25340 more like this
25514 more like this
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less than 2016-02-05T14:35:17.967Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-05T14:35:17.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4424
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449872
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Musculoskeletal Disorders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of specialist respiratory care for people with muscle-wasting conditions; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John Mc Nally more like this
star this property uin 25340 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 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>With regards to the National Health Service in Scotland, as healthcare is a devolved issue, the Department cannot comment.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England commissions specialised neurological services at a national level, including those with muscle-wasting conditions. The neurosciences service specification sets out what designated specialised providers must have in place to offer evidence-based, safe and effective care. Patients should have access to a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to assess, diagnose and provide support. The MDT will include neuromuscular consultants, neuromuscular physiotherapists, psychologists, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and other health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>The specification further sets out that neuromuscular clinics need to identify those at risk of respiratory problems and refer for specialist respiratory assessment and monitoring.</p><p> </p><p>The specification can be found at the following link:</p><p>www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/d04-neurosci-spec-neuro.pdf</p><p><br> A separate specification covers services for children.</p><p><br> <a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/e09-paedi-neurology.pdf" target="_blank">www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/e09-paedi-neurology.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
25339 more like this
25514 more like this
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less than 2016-02-05T14:35:18.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-05T14:35:18.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4424
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1029413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) guidance and (b) public awareness campaigns his Department has issued on the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 204526 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s approach to reducing risks from carbon monoxide poisoning covers all tenures and locations including communities not on the gas distribution grid.</p><p>A Cross-Government Group exists to ensure a joined–up approach across departments, the devolved administrations and non-departmental bodies. MHCLG is a member of this group. Each year, the group publishes a report with a summary of activities. The latest report can be seen at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/cross-government-group.htm" target="_blank">www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/cross-government-group.htm</a></p><p>In June 2018, MHCLG published a set of ‘how to’ guides for tenants, landlords and leaseholders to help ensure that a rented property is safe to live in. This includes guidance about carbon monoxide alarms.</p><p>MHCLG is also carrying out a review to establish whether carbon monoxide alarm requirements, currently limited to solid fuel burning appliances in the private rented sector, should be extended to social housing and to other fuel-burning appliances, including mains gas and liquefied petroleum gas and oil where mains gas is not available. The findings of this review are being considered alongside responses to the Social Housing Green Paper.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204527 more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T16:16:41.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T16:16:41.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4424
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1029414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in communities not on the gas distribution grid; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 204527 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 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s approach to reducing risks from carbon monoxide poisoning covers all tenures and locations including communities not on the gas distribution grid.</p><p>A Cross-Government Group exists to ensure a joined–up approach across departments, the devolved administrations and non-departmental bodies. MHCLG is a member of this group. Each year, the group publishes a report with a summary of activities. The latest report can be seen at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/cross-government-group.htm" target="_blank">www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/cross-government-group.htm</a></p><p>In June 2018, MHCLG published a set of ‘how to’ guides for tenants, landlords and leaseholders to help ensure that a rented property is safe to live in. This includes guidance about carbon monoxide alarms.</p><p>MHCLG is also carrying out a review to establish whether carbon monoxide alarm requirements, currently limited to solid fuel burning appliances in the private rented sector, should be extended to social housing and to other fuel-burning appliances, including mains gas and liquefied petroleum gas and oil where mains gas is not available. The findings of this review are being considered alongside responses to the Social Housing Green Paper.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204526 more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T16:16:41.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T16:16:41.133Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4424
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps Ofgem are taking to reduce electricity losses in the transmission and distribution systems; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those losses on Scottish (a) businesses and (b) consumers. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172550 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Transmission Owners have an overarching obligation to develop and maintain efficient, co-ordinated and economical systems. Ofgem has also placed specific licence obligations on them to ensure that losses are as low as reasonably practicable. Whilst Government and Ofgem are aware of potential approaches to minimising losses, including through the use of low resistance cables, network companies are not instructed exactly how to go about this. Instead, Ofgem sets incentives for network companies, including broader environmental incentives on losses and business carbon footprint. These incentives have encouraged the network companies to proactively manage losses on their networks to the extent to which this is possible. For example, it is now widespread practice across GB to replace ‘high-loss’ cables with newer ‘low-loss’ substitutes, where this is efficient. The DNOs are also undertaking a programme of replacing pre-1960s transformers with newer more efficient types.</p><p> </p><p>Neither Government nor Ofgem specifically records the effect of losses on Scottish consumers and businesses. However, as part of developing their business plans for future capital expenditure, Ofgem will require network companies (including the Scottish network companies) to take into account the lifetime costs including losses, when deciding between different equipment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 172551 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
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971393
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Electric Cables: Innovation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential role of innovative, low resistance cables in helping to (a) reduce electrical losses and (b) deliver more electricity to where it is consumed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172551 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Transmission Owners have an overarching obligation to develop and maintain efficient, co-ordinated and economical systems. Ofgem has also placed specific licence obligations on them to ensure that losses are as low as reasonably practicable. Whilst Government and Ofgem are aware of potential approaches to minimising losses, including through the use of low resistance cables, network companies are not instructed exactly how to go about this. Instead, Ofgem sets incentives for network companies, including broader environmental incentives on losses and business carbon footprint. These incentives have encouraged the network companies to proactively manage losses on their networks to the extent to which this is possible. For example, it is now widespread practice across GB to replace ‘high-loss’ cables with newer ‘low-loss’ substitutes, where this is efficient. The DNOs are also undertaking a programme of replacing pre-1960s transformers with newer more efficient types.</p><p> </p><p>Neither Government nor Ofgem specifically records the effect of losses on Scottish consumers and businesses. However, as part of developing their business plans for future capital expenditure, Ofgem will require network companies (including the Scottish network companies) to take into account the lifetime costs including losses, when deciding between different equipment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 172550 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.68Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
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1029412
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the CO2 regulations in Scotland in relation to private landlords. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 204525 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not made a specific assessment of the potential merits of the Scottish Carbon Monoxide regulations in relation to private landlords.</p><p>In England, a consultation was held to assess the effectiveness of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. The responses to this consultation showed that the regulations were working as intended. The results of this consultation will feed into the wider review of requirements for Carbon Monoxide alarms that was announced in April 2018. This review will consider if the regulations should be extended to include all fuel types as well as all tenures</p><p>In England the regulations require that private landlords install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room having a solid fuel heating appliance. Private landlords are also required to ensure that the alarms are in working order on the first day of the tenancy. Failure to comply with the regulations can result in a penalty of up to £5,000</p><p>The Scottish Carbon Monoxide alarm regulations are a devolved power and it would be for the devolved administration in Scotland to provide details of any assessments they have made of their regulations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T16:11:28.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T16:11:28.903Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally remove filter