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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Packaging: Recycling 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 her Department is taking to strengthen links between manufacturers of packaging and recycling mills to ensure more packaging can be returned and reused. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 287552 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:07.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:07.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries: Government Assistance 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 her Department plans to provide cash flow support to manufacturers in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 284375 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that should the UK leave the EU without a deal, we would support businesses through whatever appropriate action is necessary.</p><p> </p><p>Programmes operated by the Government owned British Business Bank are currently supporting more than £6.6 billion of finance to over 89,000 SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>In particular, the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) facilitates business finance to smaller businesses that are viable but unable to obtain finance from their lender due to having insufficient security to meet the lender’s normal requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T08:45:11.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T08:45:11.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1143075
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Mineworkers' Pension Scheme 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 recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the share of the miners' pension scheme’s surplus that goes to former miners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 284467 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:31:11.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:31:11.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1143098
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 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, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the parental leave system supports men and women equally to take time out of the workplace to care for children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 284772 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Shared Parental Leave &amp; Pay scheme was introduced in 2015. This scheme gives eligible working parents more choice and flexibility around which of them cares for their child in the first year and when they do this.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently consulting on high-level options for how we can better balance the gender division of the parental leave and pay system. Responses to the consultation will be considered alongside our evaluation of the Shared Parental Leave &amp; Pay scheme which is already underway.</p> more like this
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 2019-09-09T09:49:14.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:49:14.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1138931
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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: Plastics 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 he is taking to (a) support the growth and (b) minimise the adverse environmental effects of the bioplastics industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 277119 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>This Government is building a globally competitive sustainable plastics industry through research and innovation. As announced in the recent Bioeconomy Strategy, the Department will provide up to £60 million, bolstered by considerable industry support, to establish the UK as the world’s leading innovator in smart sustainable plastic packaging. We will soon be launching a call for evidence on the impacts of bio-based and biodegradable plastics on the environment and their interaction with the circular economy.</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 2019-07-18T10:35:40.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T10:35:40.003Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Vegetable Oils 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 support businesses to develop new and more sustainable vegetation oils as a replacement for palm oil. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 276167 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to working with business and others to create a UK market for sustainably sourced palm oil for households and reduce the environmental impact of palm oil production overseas.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the Government convened an industry-led UK Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This brought together trade associations for palm oil-using sectors to improve reporting, traceability and understanding of supply chains to increase the use of certified palm oil. As a result the market share of sustainable palm oil in the UK has increased from 16% in 2010 to 75% in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Internationally, as a member of the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership, the UK is driving 100% sustainable palm oil supply chains in Europe. The UK also supports the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) which recently secured the Marrakesh Declaration on palm oil. The Declaration has seen seven African palm oil producing countries and major companies agree principles for responsible palm oil.</p><p> </p><p>This builds on earlier Government efforts to tackle non-household use of vegetable oils such as palm oil in sectors such as biofuels, by promoting waste-derived biofuels. Two thirds of biofuels in 2017-2018 were from such wastes.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that more remains to be done and will continue to explore opportunities to improve the sustainability of palm oil production.</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 2019-07-16T14:42:53.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:42:53.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1137844
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Artificial Intelligence: Skilled Workers 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 plans to support industry-led initiatives to close the artificial intelligence skills gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 275134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s vision to make the UK a global centre for AI and data innovation, which includes developing the skills that will contribute to building the best environment for AI development and deployment. We have created the Office for AI (a joint unit between the departments: Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Digital Culture Media and Sport) to oversee that vision.</p><p>The AI Sector Deal brings together commitments from Government, Industry and Academia in a near £0.95bn package of support to promote the adoption and use of AI.</p><p>To date, some of the key Government investment in AI skills and talent has included:</p><ul><li>£100m for 16 New Centres for Doctoral Training at universities across the country, delivering 1,000 new PhDs over the next 5 years;</li><li>£50m of funding agreed at Autumn Budget for new prestigious AI fellowships to attract and retain the top AI talent; and</li><li>£13.5m government funding to build new conversion courses to expand pathways into AI and Data specialisms as well as scholarships to improve diversity</li></ul><p>Further, through the Government’s Office for AI, we are working with Industry and Academia to develop a new industry-funded AI Masters programme, in collaboration with the British Computer Society and the Institute of Coding. Partnerships between industry stakeholders and universities are being established that will produce the postgraduates industry partners need.</p><p>The Office for AI is in regular discussion with industry and continues to welcome other initiatives aimed at increasing artificial intelligence skills in the UK.</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 2019-07-15T15:43:28.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:43:28.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1137466
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 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 support the UK biomass energy industry to be completely sustainable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 274460 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government has introduced mandatory sustainability criteria for biomass for heat and power generation. These are some of the most stringent criteria in Europe.</p><p>The sustainability criteria ensure biomass reduces carbon emissions and is sourced sustainably. The criteria include a minimum 60% lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions saving, compared to emissions from an EU fossil fuel comparator for electricity. The calculation requires transport, growing and processing emissions to be included. Generators only receive subsidies for the electricity output which complies with our sustainability criteria.</p><p>We keep the sustainability criteria under review.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-11T13:18:33.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:18:33.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1137531
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Cars: 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 discussions he has had with car manufacturers in the UK on creating a battery gigafactory to make the UK less dependent on essential materials which are currently sourced abroad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 274462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is in regular dialogue with car manufacturers in the UK on a range of opportunities to support the transition to zero emission vehicles and to new supply chains, including batteries.</p><p>The UK is a highly attractive location for battery manufacturing. It is home to Europe’s first volume automotive battery production facility at Sunderland, owned by Envision AESC. In April 2019, the Advanced Propulsion Centre published a report showing the strength of the UK chemicals and materials supply chain for batteries, representing a £4.8bn a year supply chain opportunity by 2030.</p><p>Through our Industrial Strategy and landmark Automotive Sector Deal, we are placing the UK at the forefront of new automotive technology development. The Sector Deal which was developed in partnership with the industry, working through the Automotive Council, includes a joint ambition to establish battery manufacturing a scale, a “gigafactory”, in the UK. Central to this, government has committed £274m to the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC) to help businesses in the UK lead the world in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles.</p><p>Under the FBC government has invested £108m in the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) which will open in 2020 and provide a state-of-the-art pilot facility to test new cell technology. UKBIC will play a key role in laying the groundwork to secure a battery gigafactory. It will do this by allowing collaborative R&amp;D by UK cell manufacturers, battery pack assemblers and car makers to take place, proving out cell chemistries, formats and manufacturing processes at industrial rates.</p><p>This is an essential step to allow UK companies to quickly develop their capabilities to manufacture batteries, scale up and get them to market.</p>
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 2019-07-11T16:50:00.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:50:00.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1137225
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Domestic Appliances: Carbon Emissions 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 has taken to inform the public of the (a) need to de-carbonise heat and (b) potential changes required to domestic appliances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 273751 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Heating our homes, businesses and industry accounts for nearly half of all energy use in the UK and a third of our carbon emissions. Meeting our emission reduction targets implies decarbonising nearly all heat in buildings and most industrial processes. Given the diversity of heat demand, no one solution can provide the best option for everyone – a mix of technologies and customer options will need to be available, potentially bringing extensive change for consumers.</p><p> </p><p>Public awareness of the need to decarbonise heat, and the potential impacts of doing so, is currently low. This needs to change to enable a fully informed debate about long term options. In order to support this debate, BEIS officials have commissioned research to improve our understanding of current public awareness, attitudes and preferences for different approaches to decarbonising heat, and explore options for engaging stakeholders and the wider public in the development of heat policy. The Department will publish a new roadmap for policy on heat decarbonisation next year.</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 2019-07-10T11:23:47.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:23:47.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Boilers: Hydrogen 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 ensuring that new gas boilers are hydrogen-ready. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 272772 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers that hydrogen technologies have the potential to make an important contribution to decarbonising heating.</p><p>The Department commissioned Frazer Nash to prepare the report ‘Appraisal of Domestic Hydrogen Appliances’, published in 2018, which discusses the feasibility and merits of hydrogen-ready appliances as well as the adaption of existing natural gas appliances and new designated hydrogen fuelled appliances.</p><p>The Department is also currently delivering the Hy4Heat innovation programme; an ongoing programme assessing the feasibility of hydrogen heating applications in buildings. This programme supports the design, development and testing of domestic hydrogen appliances, including investigating the potential for products, such as hydrogen-ready boilers, to facilitate conversion:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appraisal-of-domestic-hydrogen-appliances" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appraisal-of-domestic-hydrogen-appliances</a>.</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 2019-07-08T15:06:57.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:06:57.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Business: 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, with reference to the report entitled, The state of the nation: The UK Family Business Sector 2018-19 by Oxford Economics, published in July 2019, what steps his Department is taking to make it easier for family businesses to access external finance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>As the report notes, the family business sector is vital to the UK economy, employing over 13 million people and generating more than a quarter of the nation’s GDP. In May this year, I attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Family Business and discussed a range of issues including access to external finance. The authors of the Report, The Institute for Family Business, are also a member of the BEIS SME Advisory Board, who last met on 24 June.</p><p>As part of the modern Industrial Strategy, this Department’s aim is to improve access to finance for all UK businesses, including family-owned businesses. The Government-backed British Business Bank supports more than £6.4bn of finance to over 85,000 SMEs. The Bank’s online Finance Hub also helps small business owners identify potential sources of finance via the finance finder web tool.</p><p>The Business Bank has also established a UK Network, with team members based within each of the English regions and the three Devolved Nations. The UK Network works with small business finance intermediaries to enhance business finance ecosystems across the UK, so smaller businesses, wherever they are, can grow and prosper.</p><p>In addition, Government has actively supported and invested in the creation of 38 Growth Hubs (one in each Local Enterprise Partnership area), providing businesses across England support and advice via a free and impartial, local single point of contact. At the end of FY18/19, Government had invested £56.4 million in Growth Hubs.</p><p>The Government provides support and advice to all types of businesses through our core services including GOV.UK, the Business Support Helpline and Growth Hubs operating in England.</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 2019-07-16T15:34:53.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:34:53.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Investment 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 enabling investors to realise returns while solar power plants, onshore and offshore wind farms and hydroelectric power plants are being built to ensure that projects go ahead. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The existing renewable support schemes are designed so that payment is based on generation, and ensures that renewable assets are attractive to investors. Over 42GW of new renewables have been constructed through the Contracts for Difference, Renewables Obligation and Feed in Tariffs Schemes (to 2018).</p> more like this
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 2019-07-09T16:05:50.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:05:50.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Transport: Carbon Emissions 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 he has made of the potential merits of including (a) aviation and (b) shipping in the statutory regime for the Government's net zero carbon target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 267725 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear on the need for action to tackle emissions from the whole economy – including emissions from international aviation and shipping. Emissions from domestic flights and shipping are already covered by our existing domestic legislation and our carbon budgets provide “headroom” for the inclusion of international aviation and shipping emissions. This will continue to be the case for a net zero target.</p><p> </p><p>Emissions from international aviation and shipping are a global problem requiring a global solution. That is why we are working closely with the relevant international organisations, the International Maritime Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization, to ensure we and the rest of the world are taking ambitious action.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-26T14:00:42.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:00:42.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Wind Power 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, whether his Department has plans to support local community (a) ownership and (b) control of onshore wind farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 264736 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s policy on onshore wind and explains that for new schemes to be acceptable they should be on a site allocated in a development plan and have community support.</p><p> </p><p>The NPPF also sets out that in principle local planning authorities should support community-led initiatives for renewable and low carbon energy.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-19T09:24:49.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:24:49.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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: Disability 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 recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on compulsory disability awareness training for all employers and employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 263750 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and Officials talk regularly with OGD colleagues and disability and employment is part of those discussions. BEIS Ministers sit on the Inter-Ministerial Group on Disability which is chaired by the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-18T16:25:41.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:25:41.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Cars: Sales 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 discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on bringing forward the 2040 deadline to end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 263084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts in other departments on clean growth matters including ultra low and zero emission vehicle policy. We set out in our Road to Zero strategy published last year our mission to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on legislating for net zero, we will build on the strong frameworks of the Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on that target in all sectors of the economy, including transport. The Government is committed to supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles, which can cut carbon, reduce air pollution, and help us grow the economy as part of our Industrial Strategy.</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 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Carbon Capture and Storage 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 recent steps the Government has taken to promote carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 262267 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) has the potential to play an important role in meeting the UK’s climate targets. CCUS can add value to the economy and help tackle hard to decarbonise sectors.</p><p>The Government published its CCUS Action Plan in November 2018, designed to progress CCUS in the UK, including enabling the UK’s first CCUS facility to be operational from the mid-2020s. The Government is investing over £50 million in CCUS innovation support between 2017 and March 2021.</p><p>CCUS is also likely to play an important role in achieving our Industrial Clusters Mission, creating the world’s first net-zero industrial cluster by 2040. This is supported by up to £170 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support the deployment of low carbon technologies and enabling infrastructure in one or more clusters. In addition, through our Industrial Energy Transformation Fund we are investing £315 million to support businesses with high energy use to cut their bills and emissions through increased energy efficiency and transition to a low carbon future through the use of lower carbon energy and processes. This may support CCUS projects.</p><p>In March this year, the Government launched the CCUS Advisory Group. Backed by government and industry support, the Group will provide advice on the potential incentives and regulations needed for the development of a new UK market in CCUS.</p><p>The Government is also working with other governments to promote the development of CCUS internationally. We hosted, with the International Energy Agency, the Global CCUS Summit in Edinburgh last November which brought together world energy leaders from governments and industry to accelerate the global progress of CCUS and co-lead the CCUS initiatives under both Mission Innovation and the Clean Energy Ministerial.</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 2019-06-13T16:36:08.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:36:08.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Short Time Working: Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 he has made of the merits of working shorter hours to tackle climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 259032 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in cutting emissions while creating wealth. Between 1990 and 2017, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40 per cent while growing the economy by more than two thirds. The Clean Growth Strategy sets out our plans to build on our progress in decarbonising the power sector, while looking further across the whole of the economy and the country. It includes ambitious proposals on housing, business, transport, the natural environment and green finance. We have not made any assessment of the impact of working shorter hours on climate change.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does, though, continue to support flexible working practices, as part of our commitment to ensuring that everyone can access fair and decent work as set out in the Good Work Plan. For example, all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service with their employer have the right to request Flexible Working. We have also committed to consult on a new duty on employers to consider when a job can be done flexibly, and make that clear when advertising.</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 2019-06-06T15:49:59.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:49:59.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Iron and Steel: Recycling 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 he has made of the potential merits of creating a more sustainable steel industry with a focus on recycling steel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 259037 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>We are working with the sector, the unions and devolved administrations to support the UK steel industry to develop a long-term sustainable solution for the UK steel industry. The Department commissioned independent research to identify high value opportunities for UK steel, worth up to £3.8 billion a year by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2018 Budget, my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an Industrial Energy Transformation Fund with investment of £315 million to help businesses with high energy use to cut their bills and transition UK industry to a low carbon future. Through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, we are also providing up to £66 million, subject to industry co-funding, to transform foundation industries which includes steel, to develop radical new technologies and establish innovation centres of excellence in these sectors.</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 2019-06-11T15:54:14.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:14.667Z
unstar this property answering member
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Hydroelectric Power: Capital Investment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing investment in pumped hydro storage facilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 259048 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that electricity storage technologies, including pumped hydro storage, provide an important source of flexibility to our energy system. We currently have around 3GW of storage capacity on our system, of which the vast majority is pumped hydro storage. The Electricity System Operator outlines that, by 2050, there could be 12-29 GW of total storage capacity on our system.</p><p> </p><p>In our Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, published in July 2017 (and updated in October 2018), Government and Ofgem set out a range of actions to remove barriers to electricity storage. Our work seeks to enable fair access to energy markets in order to create a best in class regulatory framework for the sector and includes several important reforms to our electricity market, including to the balancing mechanism, capacity market and balancing services, which serve to sharpen incentives to invest in storage.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage with storage developers, including those of pumped hydro projects, to understand how to facilitate these technologies whilst ensuring best value for consumers and fair competition between different flexibility technologies.</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 2019-06-11T15:54:28.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:28.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Renewable Energy: Job Creation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 his Department is taking to create more jobs in the renewable energy sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 259056 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Clean Growth is at the heart of this Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. There are currently 400,000 jobs in the low carbon economy, with the ambition to have 2 million by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>We’ve injected £2.5 billion into low-carbon innovation and earlier this year struck a deal with the offshore wind industry, which will see up to £40 billion worth of infrastructure investment in the UK, creating clean, green electricity, good jobs and sustained growth across the UK. Under the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, industry aims to more than triple the number of ‘green collar’ jobs in the sector to 27,000 by 2030, up from the current figure of 7,200.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-11T15:54:37.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:37.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Work Experience: Pay 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 recent steps he has taken to ensure that interns are paid at least (a) the national minimum wage and (b) the national living wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 256245 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The law is clear that any individual performing work is entitled to receive the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW). The Government is committed to enforcing this right. In 2018/19 HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) identified a record £24.4 million in arrears for over 220,000 workers and issued over £17 million in penalties to non-compliant employers. The budget to enforce the NMW stands at its highest ever.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have contacted over 2,000 employers found to be advertising unpaid internships online to ensure they are compliant with the law. They have also issued over 15,000 letters to employers in industries where internships are common to remind them of their responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this month my hon Friend the Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy) (Margot James) and I co-hosted a roundtable on internships with employers and organisations in the creative industries. Discussion focused on how Government can work better with employers to raise the profile of existing rules and ensure that interns are paid in accordance with NMW law. The event provided important insight which will be used to improve compliance with the law across all sectors.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone who feels they are being underpaid the NMW should contact Acas for free impartial advice or make a complaint directly to HMRC through their online form. HMRC follow up on every worker complaint received, even those which are anonymous.</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 2019-05-23T13:54:49.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:54:49.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Consumers: Internet 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, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2019 to Question 245672 on Consumers: Internet, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 are fully enforced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 255292 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2008 provides for a number of enforcers, such as Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority, to enforce consumer protection legislation, including the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Alleged breaches of legislation should be reported in the first instance through the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (<a href="http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.citizensadvice.org.uk/</a>). The helpline will refer on alleged breaches of legislation to the relevant authority for appropriate enforcement action.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-21T14:54:53.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:53.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that the national minimum wage is enforced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 252839 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Enforcement of the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW) is a priority for the Government. Since 2015 we have doubled the budget to enforce the NMW and we are taking tough action against the minority of employers who underpay. In 2018/19 HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) identified a record £24.4 million in arrears for over 220,000 workers and issued over £17 million in penalties to non-compliant employers.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC proactively investigates employers where they identify a risk of non-compliance; this work accounts for around half of all investigations undertaken. In addition, HMRC responds to every worker complaint regarding NMW payment including those made anonymously.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to helping employers comply with NMW rules first time; in April we launched a £1 million communications campaign to raise awareness and understanding of NMW rules among both workers and employers.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-05-15T13:42:13.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:42:13.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Foreign Companies: Assets 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, whether he plans to require companies to disclose the proportion of their assets under management originating from countries with a poor record of human rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property uin 252519 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Companies registered in the UK are required to report the value of their global assets within their annual accounts but there are no plans to introduce requirements to report on their assets in relation to human rights.</p><p> </p><p>Government has introduced other requirements on companies in relation to human rights Quoted companies are required to report on human rights issues, as they relate to the company, within the narrative part of their annual report. Companies must include a description of their business model and of their policies, in relation to human rights, and the effectiveness of those policies. The information provided must be to the extent necessary for an understanding of the development, performance or position of the company’s business and the impact of its activities.</p><p> </p><p>These requirements are enhanced by voluntary guidance and standards, including the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this