Thursday, 20 October 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of subsidies for onshore wind power on the levels of energy bills for consumers; and if he will make a statement.
What progress he is making on ensuring that off-grid households have access to affordable heating fuels in the winter of 2011-12.
What mechanism his Department has put in place to learn lessons on the safety of coal mining following recent deaths of miners.
What assessment he has made of the effect on carbon emissions of current economic conditions.
What recent discussions he has had with energy suppliers on the provision to consumers of information on how to access the cheapest tariff.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on steps to increase employment in the low-carbon energy sector.
What plans he has to support investment by small and medium-sized enterprises in energy efficiency schemes.
If he will take steps to simplify energy tariffs for consumers.
What recent discussions he has had on reducing fuel poverty; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to reduce the cost of gas and electricity for consumers.
What information Ministers in his Department gathered on the policies of other countries on maintaining the competitiveness of energy-intensive industries during recent visits to Europe.
What plans he has to involve local authorities in meeting the UK's targets for reducing carbon emissions.
What plans he has to provide support for households in meeting the cost of energy bills.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
[Relevant documents: Uncorrected evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee, Sustainable development in the National Planning Policy Framework, HC 1480-i; and uncorrected oral evidence to the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Angela Watkinson.)
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