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Results 1–20 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Charles Hendry

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Insurance: EU Law (9 Jan 2015)

Charles Hendry: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost has been to the UK of the EU's Solvency II Initiative to date; and what recent estimate he has made of the cost of full implementation of that initiative.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (28 Feb 2014)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mean average time taken to process an application for a personal independence payment from receipt of application to determination is; and what the longest time taken to determine any such application is.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Data Protection (22 Oct 2013)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people's records have been mislaid by his Department in the course of moving documents between storage offices since 1990.

Written Answers — Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation (4 Sep 2013)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out how his Department calculates the levels of settlements offered to each Equitable Life claimant.

Written Answers — Health: Childbirth (3 Sep 2013)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many births took place in each obstetric-led NHS maternity unit in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Health: Maternity Services (3 Sep 2013)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many serious incidents occurred in each NHS maternity unit in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what definition his Department uses of a serious incident.

Written Answers — Health: Midwives (3 Sep 2013)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in what proportion of cases during labour a 1:1 ratio of midwives to expectant mothers was achieved in each NHS maternity unit in the most recent year for which figures are available; (2) how many women transferred from each NHS maternity unit to another facility during labour in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: South East (9 Jul 2013)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the Terms of Reference for the South Coast Railway Study; and what progress has been made on that project since 9 May 2013.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power (14 Mar 2013)

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the total (a) number and (b) installed capacity of small solar schemes below the permitted development threshold in the UK.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Geothermal Power: Iceland (5 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: I signed a memorandum of understanding with the Icelandic Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism on co-operation in the energy sector on 30 May 2012. In this the two Ministries agreed, “inter alia”, to exchange information and co-operate to support the development of the deep geothermal sector in the UK, including in the supply of heat to district heating networks. Iceland has...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power Stations (5 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government are committed to ensuring that conditions are right for investment in new nuclear in the UK and continue to work with interested parties to secure this investment. We have completed our facilitative actions on planning, financing for decommissioning and waste disposal and reactor design and set out reforms to transform the power sector to enable future low carbon investment,...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Exploration (4 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department aims to invite applications for a new round of onshore licenses as early as practicable. However, this will depend on a number of factors, including consideration of the responses to the report of a panel of experts on the seismic events in Lancashire last year and consideration of the recommendations of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society in their report...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government published a smart meter Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy on 31 May 2012. This document sets out how the Government intends to monitor and report on supplier costs and efficiency savings arising from the smart meter roll-out, including those from early installations. We expect any costs to energy suppliers to be recovered through energy prices, but also the larger amount...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Retail Market (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The existing large energy companies will have a critical role in delivering the UK's security of supply and decarbonisation objectives. However, they cannot deliver all the investment we need—one of the key aims of electricity market reform is, therefore, to encourage new entrants to the wholesale market and new sources of finance. Wider participation and more diversity are key to a...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC Ministers and officials receive a number of representations from energy companies about a range of issues. Ofgem is responsible for the regulation of gas and electricity supply, including supply to the non-domestic sector. The use of a roll-over contract for non-domestic customers ensures there is no disruption to their electricity or gas supplies should they fail to notify their...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: Ofgem is responsible for the regulation of gas and electricity supply, including supply to the non-domestic sector. From January 2010, Ofgem has required energy supply companies to provide non-domestic customers with clear and transparent contract terms and conditions, and they must send their customers a reminder 60 days before the end of their contract. The non-domestic customer then has 30...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: We draw on a range of sources in order to improve our understanding of global energy reserves. These include the International Energy Agency, industry, and other research organisations. BP's Statistical Review of World Energy estimates global reserves as (2011 data): oil—1,652,600 million barrels; natural gas—208,400 billion cubic metres; coal—860,938 million tonnes; wind—239,485...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The introduction of smart meters should support competition and enhance efficiency in the energy market. Smart meters should facilitate switching between suppliers, through the availability of more accurate and detailed information which will help consumers to seek out better tariff deals; and through the rationalisation of the arrangements for handling the change of supplier process. The...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government are requiring the installation of smart meters by the end of 2019 through an obligation on gas and electricity suppliers. It is establishing a detailed regulatory framework to underpin the roll-out. This includes the development of a minimum technical specification for smart meters, the establishment of a central body to handle communications with smart meters, a consumer...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government have recently consulted on proposals which would make suppliers responsible for explaining clearly to their own customers what data will be accessed, for which purposes, and what choices those customers have. The Government has also proposed that suppliers should remind their customers annually about the data that is being collected and the choices that the consumer has. In...


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