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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that households unable to get energy smart meters are not (a) disadvantaged or (b) prevented from achieving the best energy rates when seeking the services of an energy provider.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Meters: Energy (3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of rural households which are able to have an energy smart meter installed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Meters: Energy (3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of properties (a) Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK that are unable to have an energy smart meter installed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Meters: Energy (3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to make alternative measures available for rural households who are unable to have a Smart Meter.

Points of Order (1 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I thank the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Kim Johnson) for making that statement in her point of order, but my understanding is that the use of language such as “apartheid” and “fascist” is not just insensitive but a breach of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. Mr Deputy Speaker, what advice...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Uranium (1 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that Iran has increased production of High Enriched Uranium at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Uranium (1 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s nuclear breakout time in light of reports of its increased production of High Enriched Uranium.

Holocaust Memorial Day (26 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: It is a pleasure to follow the new hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Andrew Western). I congratulate him on an excellent maiden speech, delivered in the very best traditions of the House. We wish him all the very best for his time serving his constituents. It is a privilege to speak in this debate to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, a date that has become hugely important in our national...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Grassroots Club Rugby: Recovery after Covid-19 (26 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: First, may I congratulate you, Mr Speaker, on last month becoming the new president of the Rugby Football League? I suspect that your form of the game will see a big influx of new players as the English Rugby Football Union seeks to rewrite the rules of the union game. Does the Minister agree that, given 75,000 players, coaches and supporters of the union game have already signed a petition...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: When I came to this debate I was not planning to make a contribution—I was planning just to make an intervention about green industries and the role that British Steel can play in them—but having listened to some of the contributions I would like to make two broad points, one looking backwards and one looking forwards. My backward looking point is in response to the remarks made by the...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I accept that point. I remember bringing representatives of Celsa Steel from the constituency of the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) to meet various Ministers at different points during that period of government. Celsa was incredibly open about opening its books and showing costs to Ministers. The point that Celsa made, when we put in place the support scheme for...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I thank my hon. Friend for that contribution. My other argument is about looking forward. I reiterate my remarks about the importance of new green technologies and green industries for the UK economy in the years and decades ahead. British steel has a crucial role to play in that, but that will not happen by accident; it will require deliberate choices on the part of Ministers. We will not...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for giving way; she is being very generous with her time. She made the very important point a few moments ago that steel is at the heart of many of our growth industries. Does she agree that a growth industry for the future is green energy, and that whether we are talking about floating offshore wind or other forms of marine renewables, steel will be at the...

Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Mental Ill Health (23 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I thank my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister for the leadership they are showing on this issue. They are exactly right: it is the increase in the number of, in particular, younger workers dropping out of the labour market owing to mental ill health that is driving the increase in economic inactivity. As he prepares the White Paper, will my...

Wales: Investment Zones (18 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I echo the congratulations to the hon. Member for Rhondda (Sir Chris Bryant) on his knighthood. One of the lessons of industrial policy over the last 30 years in Wales, certainly given the number of failed food parks, science parks and technology parks, is that taxpayers’ money alone does not create economic activity out of thin air. Does the Minister agree that whatever interventions we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions (16 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions (a) with and (b) without children had (i) up to five per cent, (ii) between six and 10 per cent, (iii) between 11 and 15 per cent, (iv) between 16 and 20 per cent, (v) between 21 and 25 per cent and (vi) more than 25 per cent of the Standard Allowance deducted in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions (16 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions who were (a) assessed and (b) not assessed to have (i) limited capability for work and (ii) limited capability for work and work-related activity had (A) up to five per cent, (B) between six and 10 per cent, (C) between 11 and 15 per cent, (D) between 16 and 20 per...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions (16 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions with (a) no one and (b) at least one person in work had (i) up to five per cent, (ii) between six and 10 per cent, (iii) between 11 and 15 per cent, (iv) between 16 and 20 per cent, (v) between 21 and 25 per cent and (vi) more than 25 per cent of the Standard...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Palestinians: Terrorism (30 Dec 2022)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Palestinian Authority on the payment of salaries to Palestinians convicted of terror offences.

International Trade: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2022)

Stephen Crabb: I start by thanking you, Mr Speaker, for leading us in the one-minute silence commemorating 80 years since this House recognised that the holocaust was taking place in Nazi-occupied Europe. It was a powerful moment for the House, and thank you, too, for the welcome you gave to the incredible holocaust survivors who are with us this morning. Following the Minister’s meeting with the French...


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