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Results 61–80 of 9745 for speaker:Lord Barker of Battle

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: I shall be relatively brief, not least because so much of what I wanted to say in this debate has already been expressed far more eloquently than I could hope to do. I am also chided by my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton South West (Paul Uppal), as I am a white, middle-aged male—

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: I would not say middle-aged either, but I get the gist. Over many years in the House I have had the great pleasure of listening to a number of speeches by the hon. Member for Brent North (Barry Gardiner), and I must say that the one he gave today was the best I have ever heard from him, not least because he quoted so approvingly a great Tory philosopher and statesman. If he wants to improve...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: Although I am struggling to agree with much of what my hon. Friend says, it is not right to say that the people of Kashmir do not have a say in their future. At the most recent state elections, 61% of them participated, and there will be elections again this year. There is a democratic process, and it forms part of the world’s greatest democracy.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: Given Britain’s legacy in India, I have to say that I find the assumption—presumption, rather—that we somehow have a role to play slightly offensive. It smacks of neo-imperialism, it is arrogant and we should respect the extraordinary achievements of India since 1947. Britain would have a role to play only if and when our advice or assistance were sought. Clearly, in this case, it is not.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: It is very difficult to follow the hon. Gentleman’s logic. Surely the terrorists, most of whom penetrate across the border from Pakistan, would like nothing more than the withdrawal of Indian troops, who are there to protect the border and the integrity of the frontier. If the troops withdraw, de facto the terrorists will have won.

Energy and Climate Change: Sustainable Energy (4 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: The record growth, the record deployment, the record investment in renewables under this coalition Government are hugely to their credit, but there is more that we can do. Solar is a particularly exciting opportunity, as my right hon. Friend says, and we are about to smash through 4 GW of solar deployed under this Government, but we need to do more to unlock the potential of roofs,...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (4 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: When my right hon. Friend travels to New York later this month for the climate summit, will he tell the strong story that in the UK, thanks to the Climate Change Act 2008, passed under the last Labour Government, and this coalition’s hitting of our carbon budgets, coupled with our economy having the strongest growth in the G8, it has been possible to have strong growth and to reduce...

Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Energy Company Licence Revocation (3 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: First, may I congratulate my hon. Friend on a fantastic debut at the Dispatch Box? She is going to make a great Minister. She is also absolutely right to draw the House’s attention to Labour’s knee-jerk reaching for regulation. We on this side of the House are committed to helping the consumer by creating dynamic competition and crowding in disruptive new entrants, whereas Labour will...

Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Energy Company Licence Revocation (3 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. He says that no one would oppose the digression in solar tariffs. May I point out that the entire Opposition Front Bench opposed it, and that their opposition would have forced up energy bills? He may not have been on the Front Bench at that time—it was some time ago—but I am sure that he would have been among the serried ranks of Labour...

Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Energy Company Licence Revocation (3 Sep 2014)

Gregory Barker: May I make one last point? The hon. Gentleman says that the digression that we imposed caused terrible damage. May I point out that since we reformed that feed-in tariff, more than 3 GW of solar have been added? Ours has been among the fastest-growing solar markets in Europe, and it is a legacy of which I am incredibly proud.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (14 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department does not collect data on when renewable project commences generation or when they start construction. It does however collect data, through the Renewable Energy Planning Database https://restats.decc.gov.uk/app/reporting/decc/monthlyextrac t on when renewable projects become fully operational. In terms of installed capacity, the figures for renewable energy projects that became...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (14 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department does not collect data on when renewable project commences generation. It does however collect data, through the Renewable Energy Planning Database: https://restats.decc.gov.uk/app/reporting/decc/monthlyextrac t on when renewable projects become fully operational and when they were consented. In terms of the installed capacity, of those projects that became fully operational...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (14 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department does not collect data on when renewable project commences generation. It does however collect data, through the Renewable Energy Planning Database: https://restats.decc.gov.uk/app/reporting/decc/monthlyextrac t on when renewable projects become fully operational and when they received planning consent. In terms of renewable sites, the number that became fully operational...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (14 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department does not collect data on when renewable project commences generation or when they start construction. It does however collect data, through the Renewable Energy Planning Database on when renewable projects become fully operational: https://restats.decc.gov.uk/app/reporting/decc/monthlyextrac t In terms of developed sites, the figures for renewable energy projects that became...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Schools: Renewable Energy (14 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government does not maintain statistics on the number of schools deploying renewable energy. However, we would hope that schools will increasingly take up the opportunity to install solar PV and other renewables. One of the priorities set out in the UK Solar PV Strategy which I published earlier this year is to promote the deployment of solar PV on the roofs of Britain’s schools. This...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Senior Civil Servants (10 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008. Since that date no political appointees who had been working in DECC have subsequently been appointed as senior civil servants in DECC. DECC does hold centrally any electronic records on the previous career history of its employees. To extract that information from paper files would incur disproportionate costs.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Apprentices (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department of Energy and Climate Change does not maintain records of apprentices employed by our contractors and sub-contractors.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Estimating the number of fuel poor households helped through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) would require us to know the equivalised household income and modelled energy bill of every household receiving support through the scheme. However, we anticipate a large number of fuel poor households have been assisted under ECO. This is because there is a strong correlation between the...


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