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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels and Wind Power: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy why Contracts for Difference (CfD), for what reasons strike prices have been higher for dedicated biomass technologies than for offshore wind during CfD allocation rounds two and three. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 234221 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>In CfD Allocation Round 2 dedicated biomass and offshore wind cleared at the same strike price of £74.75MWh for delivery year 2021/22.</p><p> </p><p>The Administrative Strike Prices (ASPs) set out the maximum support that the Government is willing to offer developers for each technology in a given delivery year. In setting the ASPs, the government has drawn upon the latest generation cost data, while also considering market conditions, policy considerations and other technology specific factors in order to encourage new investment whilst ensuring value for money for consumers.</p><p> </p><p>The methodology used to determine the draft ASPs for the third allocation round is published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/contract-for-difference-cfd-third-allocation-round-methodology-used-to-set-administrative-strike-prices" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/contract-for-difference-cfd-third-allocation-round-methodology-used-to-set-administrative-strike-prices</a></p><p> </p><p>CfDs are awarded in a series of competitive auctions, with the lowest price bids being successful as a means of driving cost reduction and project efficiencies.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:27:32.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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1091280
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Timber 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential carbon and economic value generated by restricting the amount and type of wood that biomass plants in receipt of subsidies can use as fuel; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 234228 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 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Biomass plants in receipt of subsidies must comply with the UK’s sustainability criteria. Plants with a capacity of 1 megawatt and above must also prepare an annual sustainability report, compiled by a third-party auditor, which will provide assurance that the biomass is from sustainable sources.</p><p> </p><p>Wood is a globally trade commodity. Prices are influenced by global demand, currency exchange rates and weather conditions. Our Wood Fuel Disclosure Survey concluded that most of the wood fuel used for electricity generation in the UK is imported and that the volumes of UK wood used are expected to remain constant.</p><p> </p><p>Energy markets have grown in recent years and this has benefited woodland owners and contractors who have increased harvesting rates. Availability forecasts suggest there is potential to increase production further if businesses are willing to invest in the supply chain and encourage more woodland owners to enter the market.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T15:06:59.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:06:59.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Non-payment 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 has been made of the effectiveness of the employment tribunal naming scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 226188 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government launched the scheme as part of the Good Work Plan in response to concerns that rates of employment tribunal payments are unacceptably low. Employers who have failed to pay a tribunal award of £200 or more at least 84 days after the original judgment will be eligible for naming.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme was launched on 18 December 2018 and the Government will publish the first list of employers in due course. Therefore, it is too early to have assessed the effectiveness of the scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T15:28:32.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T15:28:32.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Non-payment 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 ongoing estimate he is making of the number of people who have not received payments due to them following employment tribunals and mediation processes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 226189 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>It is right that people get what they are owed, and we know employment tribunal awards are not always paid promptly. Government commissioned research in 2013 found that only 53% of successful claimants received full or part payment without enforcement action. 35% had not received any payment at all.</p><p> </p><p>Following this research Government introduced the BEIS penalty scheme in 2016 and have since recovered over £1.5 million to workers of previously unpaid awards. We will now also name employers who do not pay employment tribunal awards within a reasonable period.</p><p> </p><p>We have also recently commissioned research on employment tribunals that will include payment rate information for employment tribunal awards, Acas conciliated and private settlements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T15:28:41.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T15:28:41.773Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Tuberculosis: Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of (a) treatment and (b) support for people with with tuberculosis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 224822 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>‘The Collaborative Tuberculosis (TB) Strategy for England 2015 to 2020’ was developed by Public Health England (PHE) in partnership with NHS England and aims to reduce suffering and harm caused by TB through lowering the incidence of the disease in England. The Strategy is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/403231/Collaborative_TB_Strategy_for_England_2015_2020_.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/403231/Collaborative_TB_Strategy_for_England_2015_2020_.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The strategy aims to tackle TB in under-served populations through the commissioning of integrated, multidisciplinary, case management and support for under-served groups. This multidisciplinary support, which may include third sector organisations, should provide targeted outreach interventions, informed by proven models such as ‘Find and Treat’ in London, including specific services for active case finding among homeless people and those attending substance misuse services.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published a clinical guideline that covers preventing, identifying and managing latent and active TB in children, young people and adults. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng33" target="_blank">https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng33</a></p><p> </p><p>In 2017, PHE and the National Health Service issued a ‘TB Service Specification and Clinical Policy’ for use by commissioners and TB services. This builds on the work of the strategy to:</p><p>- improve rapid diagnosis and treatment of active TB disease;</p><p>- prevention of TB by treating latent infections; and</p><p>- focus on complex cases with antimicrobial resistance and patients with other risk factors for poor treatment outcome, such as homelessness.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England is supporting those clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) with the highest burden of disease to provide latent TB testing and treatment programmes which are essential for reducing the incidence of active TB. In 2018/19, the 46 CCGs with the highest burden of disease were supported with £3,594,000 to provide this service.</p><p> </p><p>According to the latest annual report ‘Tuberculosis in England: 2018’ published by PHE, since the peak of TB incidence in England in 2011 the number of people notified with TB had fallen by nearly 40% in 2017. The incidence rate in 2017 was 9.2 per 100,000 population, the lowest recorded rate for England, which for the first time falls under the 10 per 100,000 World Health Organization definition of a low incidence country. The report is available at the following link:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/774091/TB_Annual_Report_2018_2.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/774091/TB_Annual_Report_2018_2.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T17:06:37.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T17:06:37.917Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Erasmus+ Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans the Government has for continued participation in the Erasmus scheme in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. The Political Declaration includes an agreement to establish terms and conditions for UK participation in EU programmes in areas of shared interest, including culture and, youth and education. It also contains a reference to wider dialogues and exchanges in culture and education, to allow us to share best practice and act together. The Government recently updated its technical notice that provides guidance to organisations and participants on the UK’s anticipated participation in the current Erasmus+ programme (2014 to 2020). The notice can also be found at: <a href="https://bit.ly/2GaP28y" target="_blank">https://bit.ly/2GaP28y</a>.</p><p>This states that, to prepare for the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK Government has been seeking to engage with the European Commission with the aim of securing the UK’s continued full participation in Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) until the end of 2020 and minimising the impact on projects in a no deal scenario. We are considering carefully the draft regulation the European Commission published on contingency for Erasmus+ on 30 January and are seeking to speak with them to seek clarification, and discuss further what they are proposing.</p><p>In addition, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the Government’s underwrite guarantee will cover the payment of awards to UK applicants for all successful Erasmus+ bids submitted before the end of 2020. Successful bids are those that are approved directly by the European Commission or by the UK National Agency and ratified by the European Commission. The Government will need to reach agreement with the EU for UK organisations to continue participating in Erasmus+ and ESC projects and, as mentioned above, has been seeking to hold these discussions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:47:23.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:47:23.857Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter