Results 1–20 of 4804 for speaker:Lord Henley

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (17 Jul 2019)

Draft Electricity Capacity (No. 2) Regulations 2019 – Lord Henley. Orders and regulations

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coal Fired Power Stations (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: The Government has a clear policy to close all unabated coal power generation by 2025. Decisions on the reuse of the sites of former coal-fired power stations will be for the commercial owners or operators.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Engineering (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: The Government’s long-term commitment to drive productivity in the construction industry includes support for civil engineering through the UK’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which is worth over £400bn of planned public and private investment in nearly 700 projects, programmes and other investments. This includes around £190bn to be invested by 2020/21. It is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Disconnections (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: Government has given Ofgem, the independent GB energy regulator, a statutory duty to protect the interests of vulnerable consumers, with the regulator enforcing rules to protect consumers at risk of debt and disconnection. Following a call for evidence, Ofgem is undertaking a review of households who disconnect their energy supplies due to cost and has requested that energy companies...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Disconnections (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: The energy regulator Ofgem, monitors and publishes data on households who disconnect their energy supplies due to cost, which includes data from their annual Consumer Engagement Survey and from the Citizens Advice self disconnection consumer survey. Following a call for evidence, Ofgem is undertaking a review of households who disconnect their energy supplies due to cost and has requested...

Space Science and Technology - Question for Short Debate (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, like virtually all other noble Lords —I exclude the noble Lords, Lord McNicol and Lord Ravensdale—I too can remember the grainy pictures on television 50 years ago of the landing on the moon in 1969. I am probably exactly the same age as the noble Lord, Lord Mawson—but it is not unusual in this House for our minds to go back that far. I begin by joining the noble Lord, Lord...

Space Science and Technology - Question for Short Debate (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, like virtually all other noble Lords —I exclude the noble Lords, Lord McNicol and Lord Ravensdale—I too can remember the grainy pictures on television 50 years ago of the landing on the moon in 1969. I am probably exactly the same age as the noble Lord, Lord Mawson—but it is not unusual in this House for our minds to go back that far. I begin by joining the noble Lord, Lord...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Directors: Females (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: The Government is committed to working with the business community to create more inclusive workplaces from the shop floor to the boardroom. The Government has commissioned and supports several business-led, independent reviews on promoting diversity, including the Hampton-Alexander Review to increase the representation of women on boards and in senior leadership positions in FTSE 350...

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, I will not follow the noble Lord on that point but I will pick up on his opening remarks, in which, in paying tribute to my noble friend for getting this debate together, he said that it reveals the complexity of the issues. I make that point because it would be rash of me to try to answer every single point that has been made. On some of the more detailed points, it might be...

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, I will not follow the noble Lord on that point but I will pick up on his opening remarks, in which, in paying tribute to my noble friend for getting this debate together, he said that it reveals the complexity of the issues. I make that point because it would be rash of me to try to answer every single point that has been made. On some of the more detailed points, it might be...

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, I will not follow the noble Lord on that point but I will pick up on his opening remarks, in which, in paying tribute to my noble friend for getting this debate together, he said that it reveals the complexity of the issues. I make that point because it would be rash of me to try to answer every single point that has been made. On some of the more detailed points, it might be...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has stated his intention to publish the energy white paper in the summer. We will provide more details in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Supermarkets (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: The Government works closely with the retail sector both through bilateral engagement and also through the EU Exit Panel. This Panel, of which a number of key supermarkets are members, brings Government and the sector together to understand the sector’s issues as we near the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show retail sales figures for...

Companies: Parental Leave Practices - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, this proposal was announced last October. The department has been engaging with business and those representing employees to gather their views on the proposal and how to make it work. A public consultation on the Government’s proposed measures will be published in due course.

Companies: Parental Leave Practices - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, the noble Baroness makes a very fair point. The purpose of requiring employers to publish parental leave and pay policies is so that applicants can make an informed decision about whether to combine a job with caring for their families. At present, as she will be aware, applicants must ask prospective employers for details of parental leave and pay policies. Many people are...

Companies: Parental Leave Practices - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, again it is fair to say that the noble Lord is right to highlight that there has been a low take-up of shared parental leave. We will want to look at this to make sure that people can benefit from it. We will work on that, but I give him an assurance that that is what the department is doing.

Companies: Parental Leave Practices - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: I am more than happy to look at that because there is no point in introducing new measures to assist new employees if the employers, HR departments and others do not know about them. I am not aware of the research the noble Lord has highlighted but I am happy to look at it.

Rural Post Offices - Question (9 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, in 2017 we committed to safeguarding the Post Office network and protecting rural services. The Government have invested over £2 billion since 2010 to ensure the long-term sustainability and resilience of the network. We believe that the Post Office network is delivering all services in accordance with the contractual requirements set by the Government.

Rural Post Offices - Question (9 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, I agree with my noble friend about the value that we place on the Post Office, and rural post offices in particular. That is why we made that commitment in the 2017 manifesto. Obviously, I cannot make any commitments for the future beyond 2021, when current agreements come to an end. But bearing in mind the commitment we have made and the value we see in the Post Office network, it...

Rural Post Offices - Question (9 Jul 2019)

Lord Henley: My Lords, I am not aware of that connection with the closure of banks in rural areas causing an increase in crime, but I am aware that there is a decline in bank services in certain areas. I think of my own small nearby town, where both the banks have gone. The important thing is that with the agreement that the banking industry has come to with the post offices, they can provide a great many...


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