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Bill Presented — Video recordings bill: Flood and Water Management Bill (15 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Is that not why the Bill is called the Flood and Water Management Bill, rather than the flood defence Bill? Have the Government not already learned such lessons?

Bill Presented — Video recordings bill: Flood and Water Management Bill (15 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: The right hon. Member for East Yorkshire (Mr. Knight) referred to the fire and rescue service. Will the Secretary of State put on record his thanks for the work that it did in the summer of 2007 and, more particularly, the outstanding work that it has done in recent weeks in Cumbria, backed by a very influential local Member of Parliament?

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: The hon. Gentleman will remember the project to develop clean coal technology at Grimesthorpe-but it was closed by the last Tory Government.

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: It is perhaps a coincidence that Second Reading takes place on the opening day of the climate change conference in Copenhagen, which Lord Stern described as perhaps the most significant international conference since the end of the second world war. Britain will show leadership at the conference. There may well be difficulties, but I hope that, at the end, we will get some sort of political...

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: What is the position then? Is nuclear power still a sort of last resort, ranking behind renewables? What does the hon. Gentleman say to his errant colleague Mr. Goldsmith, who says that his position-and he has been an adviser to the Tory party-is a no to nuclear power.

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: We need new investment in generation capacity of £95 billion to £200 billion. Companies such as EDF want to know whether the policy framework will be secure into the future, because in a difficult capital market it is hard to see where those sums will come from. We must remember that of the big six players in the UK, four are truly international companies. It is far from clear that money...

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: And the need of the people of this country is to keep the lights on. There is a potential energy difficulty in 2015-17, and it is clear to me that we must encourage investment to ensure that we can keep the lights on. One way to do that, which my hon. Friend has always championed, is to bring on new nuclear generation. The Opposition may not like it, but they are Johnny-come-latelys to...

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: My hon. Friend makes the point. It is clear from the discussion in the Chamber, and from the policies announced by the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr. Clarke) and by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (David Davis), who used to be the shadow Home Secretary, that there are real difficulties about investment in the future. To put it simply, they just do not...

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I take your reproach, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Those words will be read down the coal pit in Welbeck in Edwinstowe, and the miners there will know what I am talking about, even if it offends some of the people in this Chamber. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has been a champion in the process of preparing for Copenhagen, but I am not confident that the discussions will produce that...

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: The hon. Gentleman has a long track record of following the subject of fuel poverty, and he is exactly right. I look forward to a more detailed discussion about how to tackle that problem. As I have said, we need to set social tariffs in a wider context. The Warm Front budget is clearly under real pressure, and there needs to be a discussion about its future. The Minister of State, Department...

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I am sure that that is right. Smart meters with a visual display will clearly be interesting for some people but a turn-off for others. Nevertheless, now that we have the technology to look at a minute-by-minute, second-by-second account of our energy use, it is clearly right that we structure the market to ensure that elderly people and those with visual handicaps know that they are getting...

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: As I understand it, the hon. Gentleman would make available a loan of £6,500 for every house to be insulated. That is a big programme with a big cost. What will the cost be, at a time when his colleagues are talking about reducing spending significantly, moving from a big-state approach-and this is it-to a small-state approach?

Energy Bill (7 Dec 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I welcome the announcement about mandatory social tariffs. The Secretary of State said that the poorest pensioners will benefit, but will he look at the case of people with long-term chronic illnesses and, in particular, the campaign run by Macmillan for people with cancer?

Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families: Hospital Trusts (Essex) (30 Nov 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Is it not the case that patient satisfaction at these two hospitals and across the acute sector as a whole is very high, with 90 per cent. of patients judging their care to be "good to excellent"? Despite that, what more can be done to put patients at the centre of the NHS so that they receive good-quality treatment rather than being merely the passive recipients of care?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sewers: Private Sector (25 Nov 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to enable private sewers to be transferred to water and sewerage undertakers; and if he will make a statement.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Grocery Supply Ombudsman (12 Nov 2009)

Paddy Tipping: It is very clear that small food producers face unfair competition with large retailers. The Competition Commission has made a recommendation. When are the Government going to make a decision and announce it?

Olympics: Energy National Policy Statements (9 Nov 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Should the Copenhagen summit not produce a robust price of carbon-the Secretary of State's plan A-will he look closely at other, domestic measures that will secure the price of carbon and secure new investment in new technology in this country?

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Oil and Gas (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: rose-

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Oil and Gas (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: What the Minister says is exactly right, but he must take the industry and the sector with him, whether that is BP, UK Coal or E.ON. Let me say to him very gently that there is real despair in the industry about the lack of progress. Unless the industry is confident that the Government are fully committed and will stick to the timetables that they have laid down, he will find that willing...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Oil and Gas (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I am delighted to speak about the first report of the Energy and Climate Change Committee. As the first report of this new Select Committee, it is the first bit of work that we have undertaken, and we now have a 100 per cent. record: we have produced a report and are having a debate about it in Westminster Hall. Perhaps I could just say a few words about the Select Committee's inquiry. It...

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