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Results 1–20 of 951 for speaker:Colin Challen

Written Answers — Justice: Wills (30 Mar 2010)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase the number of people who make wills.

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: There is a great deal of truth in what the hon. Gentleman says. However, even with the small, state-of-the-art pilot project in Germany, people have to be convinced about having the carbon under their land. It is not always out in the North sea, which sounds very nice and offshore, as if it will never come back and bite us. In storing something like that underground, one has to find the legal...

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I entirely accept the urgency of this. I want an EPS to be in place at some point in the not too distant future. New clause 8 would allow for that and, as the Minister has said, existing legislation permits it. We will have this standard when we better understand the technology, legalities, disposal, transport and all the rest of it, and I do not think that that can be established in 12 months.

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: In that case, what has been amiss? Why does every country not have this standard right now, fully implemented, with 100 per cent. or 90 per cent. capture? The hon. Gentleman is talking about a different process, as I understand it. These might be emissions that are pumped back down to help to get oil out, or whatever-I do not know the exact circumstances. There are plenty of pointers to show...

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I thought that the right hon. Gentleman at one point in his career had something to do with deregulation. Now he is arguing for more regulation: is that really a convincing stance, or is it simply politically convenient for him to take it at the present time?

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham, South (Alan Simpson) on his excellent work. Even if he does not get new clause 15, he will get new clause 8, and, although that may not be entirely what he wants, it is better than nothing, because it points to a future in which an EPS may emerge. The Opposition Front Benchers have, to coin a phrase, something of the night about them....

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I am thoroughly enjoying this rant. My hon. Friend may wish to cite examples of established technologies to aid his argument, but what he proposes is not really the way to do it. Where were the standards governing fridges when they were first introduced around the time of, or just after, the first world war? Standards develop, because they must react to what we find. We cannot say that...

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I have a short question. I just want to know what the basis for that calculation is. How does it tie in with the carbon budgets and all the other things that we are doing?

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: The hon. Gentleman is a highly respected member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, but on this occasion his arguments have more holes than Swiss cheese. Will he confirm or deny the story in The Guardian this morning suggesting that although he and his Front-Bench colleagues will troop through the Division Lobby in support of the new clause, his Back Benchers are on a one-line whip?

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: It would help me in the debate to understand better whether the Government are concerned about the timing of an EPS or about whether it is right in principle to introduce it. I agree with my hon. Friend's argument about the nature of development. Putting the standard before the development is like putting the cart before the horse. Our railways would not have developed if the standards were...

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress (24 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I think that I was a second ahead, but I am sure that my hon. Friend the Minister will take both interventions. Will she spell out what decarbonisation means in the context of this debate? I know that the Government have had a consultation on the subject. When we talk about CCS, are we talking about 100 per cent. abatement, 50 per cent. abatement or somewhere in between? I hope that we are...

Written Answers — Olympics: Olympic Games 2012: Construction (10 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many construction vehicles were in use on all Olympic construction sites on 1 January 2010; and how many such vehicles were fitted with carbon particulate filters.

Climate Change (Bangladesh) (9 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I am grateful for the opportunity that this debate provides to raise my concerns about the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh and to say how we should respond to them. In large part, the debate arises out of a joint report published by the all-party climate change groups in the UK and the Bangladeshi Parliaments. The report is called "Climate change equity: is it a plan, an aspiration or...

Climate Change (Bangladesh) (9 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: I agree. I shall say something about that later. Substantial sums are involved, which is all the more reason why we must not pretend that they could be buried in normal ODA financing. I have no idea how Bangladesh will fare in securing a fair share of that help. It has not done very well so far. Let us consider, for example, what it has got out of the clean development mechanism. There seems...

Written Answers — Transport: Aviation: Security (2 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what categories of air passenger will be exempt from full body scans when departing from UK airports.

Written Answers — Transport: Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions (1 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce diesel carbon particulates emitted from (a) Government and (b) private sector vehicles.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Isle of Man (1 Feb 2010)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the net financial effect on the NHS of the withdrawal of reciprocal health arrangements with the Isle of Man.

Written Answers — Transport: Official Cars: Diesel Vehicles (29 Jan 2010)

Colin Challen: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of the Government Car and Dispatch Agency's diesel-powered vehicles are fitted with diesel particulate filters.


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