Thursday, 7 July 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on skills and employment in the energy sector.
What representations he has received on his objectives for the reduction of carbon emissions by 2020; and if he will make a statement.
What estimate he has made of the number of jobs which could be created as a result of his plans for decarbonisation of energy supply.
What steps he is taking to promote community energy projects in co-operation with public sector organisations.
What recent assessment he has made of the potential contribution of demand-side measures to electricity market reform.
What assessment he has made of the performance of the Energy Saving Trust; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had on domestic energy bills with representatives of the six largest energy companies.
What steps he plans to take to increase energy efficiency in housing.
What steps he plans to take in response to the recommendation to his Department from Hayes McKenzie on the adequacy of guidance to developers and local authorities on best practice in the...
When he expects to announce a timetable for the additional carbon capture and storage demonstration projects.
If his Department will undertake an impact assessment of the effect of the carbon floor price mechanism on the competitiveness of energy-intensive industries.
If he will take steps to simplify energy tariffs for consumers.
What assessment he has made of the potential long-term benefits to the economy of expenditure on biogas technology.
What steps he is taking to provide support for underground coal gasification.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 56), That the Bill be now read a Second time. Question agreed to. Bill accordingly read a Second time. Question put forthwith, That...
I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Police (Detention and Bail) Bill: Timetable l.-(l) Proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on Consideration...
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 17 May, be approved.—(Mr Vara.) Question agreed to....
That the draft Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 9 June, be approved....
With the agreement of the House, we will take motions 9 and 10 together. I must tell the House that Mr Speaker has selected amendments (c) and (d) to motion 9 and amendment (b) to motion 10. The...
Ordered, That, further to the instruction to the Committee on Members’ Allowances of 12 May, it be an instruction to the Committee on Members’ Expenses to report to the House on the...
This is my first time presenting a petition in this place, and I did not expect to be doing it at this particular hour. I was hoping to do it a tiny bit later, because waiting for me in the Pugin...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Bill Wiggin.)
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