Tuesday, 29 November 2022
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the increase in the energy price guarantee in April 2023 on households.
What assessment the Government have made of the potential impact of Sizewell C on employment in the local area.
What steps his Department is taking to help support the growth of the community energy sector.
What steps his Department is taking to support off-grid households with their energy bills.
What steps he is taking to support innovation in the manufacturing sector.
What steps his Department is taking to support small business growth.
What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help support (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) other businesses to recruit adequate numbers of staff.
What steps he is taking to support (a) households and (b) businesses with energy bills in winter 2022-23.
What recent assessment he has made of the efficiency and effectiveness of his Department’s capital spending.
If he will publish a White Paper on the long-term structure of the UK energy sector after the energy price guarantee ends.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
We come now to the urgent question. I believe this is the first time Jim Shannon has had one.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on energy security. Over half the gas we use in this country is imported. A third of all our energy comes from other countries. Each click of...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Cat Smith presented a Bill to introduce a system of proportional representation for Parliamentary elections, for elections for...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I remind hon. Members of the decision in question and of the procedure on this motion. The decision before the House is whether to refer the matter to the Committee of Privileges. It will be for...
Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill:
(1)(a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance...
(2) When the Bill has been read a second time: (a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole...
(8)(a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly. (b)...
(10)(a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly....
(12) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been...
(13) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill. (14) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which...
Considered in Committee (Order, this day) [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair]
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Food and Feed (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 24 October, be approved.—(Scott Mann.) Question agreed to.
With the leave of the House, we will take motions 6 to 16 together. Ordered,
That Tonia Antoniazzi be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Ian Lavery be added.
That Angela Richardson be discharged from the Education Committee and Nick Fletcher be added.
That Saqib Bhatti be added to the Foreign Affairs Committee.
That Dr Luke Evans be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Paul Bristow be added.
That Ms Diane Abbott and Laura Farris be discharged from the Justice Committee and Janet Daby and Edward Timpson be added.
That Florence Eshalomi be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Bell Ribeiro-Addy be added.
That Florence Eshalomi be discharged from the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee and Nadia Whittome be added.
That Stephanie Peacock be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Tony Lloyd be added.
That James Wild be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts.
That Zarah Sultana be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Christian Wakeford be added.
That Theo Clark and Philip Davies be discharged from the Women and Equalities Committee and Dr Jamie Wallis and Mark Jenkinson be added.—(Sir Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)
I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents. The petition states: The petition of the residents of the United Kingdom, Declares that there are grave concerns about reductions of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Solloway.)
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