Results 1–20 of 3670 for speaker:Alan Whitehead

Smart Metering: Electricity and Gas — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (9 Feb 2017)

Alan Whitehead: I congratulate the Science and Technology Committee on its excellent report, which has been the subject of our discussions this afternoon. I also congratulate the hon. Member for South Basildon and East Thurrock (Stephen Metcalfe) on his success in obtaining the debate and on his presentation of the Committee’s concerns, which started an exceptionally well-informed debate about smart...

Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (1 Feb 2017)

Alan Whitehead: Would the hon. Gentleman perhaps like to add to his ask list the issue of local authorities that are grappling with air quality issues? Five local authorities are under infraction and, with the Department, are dealing with a plan for low-carbon development to counter poor air quality caused by transport. The Department’s response may well be to provide funding to, for example, convert...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Generation (31 Jan 2017)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) UK security of supply and (b) consumer costs of holding the early capacity auction prior to Ofgem reporting its final decision on charging arrangements.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Generation (31 Jan 2017)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of current charging arrangements on the ability of gas plants which already possesses capacity contracts to bid into the early capacity auction on 31 January 2017.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Tidal Lagoons (31 Jan 2017)

Alan Whitehead: The question was about the potential contribution of power generated by tidal lagoons to UK energy provision. My understanding is that a limited deployment of tidal lagoons in the Severn estuary alone would contribute about 8% or more of UK electricity demand. Can the Minister tell me if there is any other technology that can provide that sort of power in one location—as a clue,...

Green Investment Bank (25 Jan 2017)

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Green Investment Bank (25 Jan 2017)

Alan Whitehead: The Minister has been very generous in giving way. Before he concludes, will he briefly categorically deny that the story in the Financial Times has any truth in it at all?

Green Investment Bank (25 Jan 2017)

Alan Whitehead: The Opposition’s position on the sale of the Green Investment Bank is that it should not be sold. The reason for that is at the heart of what the Green Investment Bank is. It is, of course, not a bank. It does not have the full lending and borrowing facilities we would expect in a bank. Indeed, hon. Members may remember that after it was formed the Chancellor imposed conditions on when...

Backbench Business: UK Decarbonisation and Carbon Capture and Storage — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (24 Jan 2017)

Alan Whitehead: I was going to say that the debate had been characterised by a mighty cross-party alliance in favour of CCS, which I heartily concur with, but obviously there is this afternoon one exception to that. I want briefly to address that exception: the hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson). The issue is basically about the imperative to decarbonise our energy supplies, and it is an unashamed...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (13 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: After the latest capacity auction, the overall scores for the procurement of new combined cycle gas generation plant stand at one small buildable plant over three auctions, at a total cost so far of £3 billion and £12 a year on customer bills. Does the Secretary of State have any other good ideas up his sleeve to secure the procurement and building of new capacity up to 2020?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fuel Poverty (8 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the tenures of property were of the fuel poor households living in F and G rated properties in the last year.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (8 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many standard variable customers have switched tariff with their own supplier in the last two years.

Tidal Lagoons and UK Energy Strategy — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: We have had an excellent debate, with contributions from Members on both sides of the Chamber indicating almost unanimous support for the Swansea bay tidal lagoon. That outcome—the clash of ideas in the white-hot heat of full agreement—should be impressed on the Minister. Even though there was what might be regarded as one dissenting view from the hon. Member for Eddisbury...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Deal Scheme (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish a consultation on changes to the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 required as a result of the end of the Green Deal.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of Warm Home Discount recipients who are (a) British Gas, (b) EON, (c) nPower, (d) Scottish Power, (e) SSE and (f) Big Six customers overall are on their supplier's variable tariff.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fuel Poverty (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 7.5 of the Fuel Poverty Strategy, on what date the first annual fuel poverty debate in Parliament was held; and when the Government plans to timetable the next such debate.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Performance Certificates (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fuel poor households are living in properties that have been assessed for an energy performance certificate the result of which has been placed on the register.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of Priority Service Register customers of (a) British Gas, (b) EON, (c) nPower, (d) Scottish Power, (e) SSE and (f) the Big Six energy companies have been on their supplier's variable tariff for (i) three years or over, (ii) five years or over, (iii) 10 years or over and (iv) 15 years or over.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of Priority Service Register customers of (a) British Gas, (b) EON, (c) nPower, (d) Scottish Power, (e) SSE and (f) the Big Six energy companies on their supplier's standard variable tariff.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection (5 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how members of the public will be able to contribute to her Department's forthcoming consultation on the 25 year plan for the environment.


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