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Consumer Rights Bill: Report (2nd Day) (24 November 2014)

Lord Taverne: ...it is advertised in square feet. The other example that I gave in Committee was that a retailer may offer in his showroom two comparable fridges—one whose capacity is described in litres and the other in cubic feet. It appeared that the present Government’s view is that descriptions and advertisements are covered by the Weights and Measures Act, but David Willetts, the previous...

Shale Gas and Oil (EAC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Verma: ...of shale gas will have on the UK. The Government look forward to reading its report. My noble friend Lord Shipley referred to the Bowland basin. The probable amount of gas in there is estimated at around 1,300 trillion cubic feet, so there is huge potential. We are at the exploratory stages. Noble Lords asked when we would see first drilling. We hope to see something happening in the new...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: A8:  Belfast to Larne (7 October 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...million,14-kilometre long A8 dualling scheme is 25 months through its 34-month programme.  Construction is progressing very well and is approximately 75% complete.  To date, approximately two million cubic metres of earthworks material has been excavated, including over 500,000 cubic metres of rock.  The road-paving operation is continuing, with around 180,000 tons of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Written Ministerial Statement: Environment (23 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...; ·     Strengthening of the presumption against the artificial modification of watercourses, for example through culverting. In addition, a new policy is now introduced that will carefully manage new or replacement development in proximity to reservoirs. This will apply to the potential flood inundation areas of reservoirs above a threshold size of 10000 cubic...

Affordable Homes Bill (5 September 2014)

Andrew George: ...be no savings for the Government in any case. If the purpose of Government policy is to ensure the proper, efficient and effective use of the social housing resource with no under-occupation, so that every cubic centimetre of every social property is fully occupied, there will be no saving in housing benefit. My point is that the policy is putting pressure on vulnerable people and they are...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (21 July 2014)

Edward Davey: ...Strategic Environmental Assessment for further onshore oil and gas licensing, carried out by AMEC on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, estimated that between 10,000 and 25,000 cubic metres of water would be required for hydraulic fracturing of each well and it is predicted that each well might be re-fractured once during its lifetime. In this context, Water UK, which...

Flooding (Somerset) (2 July 2014)

Dan Rogerson: ..., in other areas a much larger number flooded—as with the volume of the water and its duration, producing the longer term economic impacts on the communities affected. There was in excess of 65 million cubic metres of floodwater, covering an area of 65 sq km. Exceptionally, that floodwater stayed on the levels for more than 12 weeks. The Environment Agency did an excellent job in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Artefacts: Local Storage (17 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...Agency, which is responsible for the licensing of all excavations in the North, estimates that over 1,800 archives are held by commercial archaeologists on behalf of developers.  Those have a volume of 704 cubic metres, which is the equivalent of 10 40-foot shipping containers, stored at a range of locations across Ireland.  I understand that Minister Durkan is being advised on...

G7: Jobs and Work (11 June 2014)

Eric Ollerenshaw: ...and cheaper energy sources to exploit the available markets. While on potential, which my hon. Friend the Member for Tamworth (Christopher Pincher) also mentioned, we must consider the business potential of 1,300 trillion cubic feet of potential shale gas reserves in the Bowland shale in Lancashire. May I say that the constant trumpeting of possibly thousands of new jobs does not totally...

Bills Presented — Finance Bill: Cost of Living: Energy and Housing (5 June 2014)

Dominic Raab: ...and for decarbonisation. We must also bear in mind our unique national comparative advantage in relation to shale gas. In 2013, the British Geological Survey—hardly a Thatcherite body by disposition—estimated that there were 1,300 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the Bowland-Hodder basin alone. The reserves equate to 47 years of total UK gas consumption or 90 years of the...

Scottish Parliament: Energy and Climate Change (7 May 2014)

Jamie McGrigor: ...of the political events that have involved Russia in the past few months. We cannot ignore the fact that, 10 years ago, the UK was a net exporter of gas, whereas now we have to import billions of cubic tonnes of gas each year to meet demand. As Murdo Fraser pointed out, much of that comes from Pennsylvania to Grangemouth, which I am sure would like a more local supply. The chief executive...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Ukraine (28 April 2014)

William Hague: ...have signed an agreement for what is called a reverse flow of gas into Ukraine from European countries. Taken with other agreements, that means that Ukraine could now receive about 17 billion cubic metres of gas in total from the EU and other European countries. Changes are therefore already being made, but major changes in infrastructure will take years.

Written Answers — Transport: Consultants (10 April 2014)

Stephen Hammond: ...for periods 1 to 11 of financial year 2013-14 (£) Eversheds LLP 13,829,112 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 3,245,153 Systems Up Ltd 706,248 DTZ 414,077 Allen & Overy 236,786 Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd 234,598 Thompsons Solicitors 234,260 Nabarro LLP 200,614 Rowsell Wright Ltd 160,486 Boyes Turner LLP 160,000

Water Bill — Report (2nd Day) (31 March 2014)

Lord de Mauley: ...to amending legislation. To answer a question from the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, if operators want to extract water directly from local water sources for operational purposes and that exceeds 20 cubic metres a day, they would need a water abstraction licence from the Environment Agency. A licence would be granted only if the quantities proposed for abstraction can be taken in a way that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Reservoirs Bill (24 March 2014)

Ian Milne: ...a LeasCheann Comhairle.  Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire go dtí seo.  I thank the Minister for her answers thus far.  As the Minister is aware, the Bill sets the capacity of a reservoir at 10,000 cubic metres.  Will she be flexible in looking at the prospect of increasing it?

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (13 March 2014)

Michael Fallon: ...-re port-for-further-onshore-oil-and-gas-licensing On the assumptions of its high scenario, this report estimates that production on new licences over 20 years could be some 4 to 8 trillion cubic feet. In addition, the British Geological Society (BGS) published an estimate of the gas in place in the Bowland-Hodder shale that underlies northern England, last year. It estimated that the most...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Offshore Industry (11 March 2014)

Michael Fallon: ...online at: https://www.gov.uk/oil-and-gas-uk-field-data#uk-oil-and-gas- reserves For oil, the central estimate of reserves is 811 million tonnes (6.1 billion barrels); for gas, it is 461 billion cubic metres (2.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent [boe]). The Government website also contains estimates of possible reserves, potential additional resources and undiscovered resources. Taking...

Scottish Parliament: District Heating and Decarbonising Heating (6 March 2014)

Stewart Stevenson: ...it—it is a good thing to do. As we have heard from a number of members—and it is rather obvious—heat does not travel great distances very effectively. It is a bulky thing to carry. Water is usually the medium, and a cubic metre of water weighs a tonne, so we can see why moving it can be expensive. We have a variety of different ways to deal with heat. By way of a side...

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Supplementary Estimates 2013-14 — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Managing Flood Risk (3 March 2014)

Sarah Wollaston: .... There is confusion because some parts of legislation appear to give councils the ability in an emergency situation to go ahead and put in place these sea defences, but elsewhere there seems to be a measure saying that planning permission is required for sea defences over 200 cubic metres. We cannot afford to delay, because the implications for Beesands of another high tide and a...

Opposition Day — [Un-allotted day]: Flooding (26 February 2014)

Robin Walker: ...To give an example of the scale of the flooding, this afternoon, the gauge at Worcester stands at 1.4 metres. Just a couple of weeks ago, it was 5.5 metres. The Environment Agency estimated that 518 cubic metres of water per second was trying, and often unfortunately failing, to pass under Worcester’s central bridge. I welcome the debate and much of the motion, particularly the fact...

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