Results 141–160 of 2673 for speaker:Chris Skidmore

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Environment Protection: Employment (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Office for National Statistics publishes data on the low carbon economy in the UK, including direct and indirect activity, employees and turnover. Information on green jobs is publicly available in their report, ‘Low Carbon and Renewables Energy Economy, UK: 2017’, published on 31 January 2019. https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulleti ns/finalestimates/2017

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the role of local authorities in assessing both the suitability of areas for onshore wind development and whether onshore wind proposals have the support of the local community.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Environment Protection: Employment (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: This information is publicly available here: https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/uk-energy-prices-and-b ills-2017-report-supporting-research/.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Insulation (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The table below presents the number of loft insulations per year delivered through major Government schemes since April 2011. These include an estimate of the lofts insulated using DIY material provide as part of the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target up to December 2012. The total number of insulated lofts will be higher through DIY measures which are not recorded by BEIS. It is not possible...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Waste Heat Recovery (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The reasons that entries for products from two manufacturers have not been calculated in full accordance with the standard BRE methodology are specific to each product. They have been communicated to the relevant companies.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Waste Heat Recovery (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: This paragraph refers to a pre-processing (averaging) method that has been used by the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE) where raw test data cannot be entered directly into its methodology for assessing Flue Gas Heat Recovery Systems (FGHRS). BRE intends to publish a document that describes the averaging method shortly. The methodology used by BRE for assessing FGHRS for the Product...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Boilers: Standards (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: BEIS discussed the matter with BRE following release of their paper of February 2018. BRE do not agree with the interpretation of their paper that boilers sold in England do not meet the efficiency standards set by Government, and they have confirmed that they have never held this view.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Boilers: Standards (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: Condensing boiler efficiency is affected by water return temperature to the boiler. The design, efficacy and maintenance of the heat distribution system can impact this temperature. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 25th June 2019 to Question 266061 for further details.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions: EU Countries (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The UK was the first major economy to legislate for a net zero target. The action we are taking in setting this target will continue our proud tradition of climate leadership. Finland, Denmark, Germany and Portugal have all set out aspirations or proposals to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions or net zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, none has yet enshrined such a commitment in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Boilers: Standards (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: BEIS discussed the matter with BRE following release of their paper of February 2018. BRE do not agree with the interpretation of their paper that boilers sold in England do not meet the efficiency standards set by Government, and they have confirmed that they have never held this view.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Seabed Resources: Pacific Ocean (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is still consulting interested parties on whether to make the domestic deep-sea mining exploration licences, granted by the Government in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone, publicly available.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Seabed: Mining (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The UK Government sponsored two 15 year deep sea mining exploration licences. The licence holder has contracts of exploration with the UN’s International Seabed Authority (ISA) which obliges them to undertake a plan of work. We have not received any further applications for exploration licences and do not expect to be granting any further exploration licences at this time. There are no...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Boilers: Standards (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: We have not made an estimate of the number of new models of boilers introduced since October 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Design of UK Funding Schemes for European and International Collaboration Review (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: Sir Adrian’s interim findings will be presented to BEIS ministers in the Summer of 2019. We do not anticipate that this will be before Parliament rises. The Review will be published by BEIS in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The next EU Framework Programme, Horizon Europe, is still being negotiated through the EU Institutions and we are currently working with them to develop the Programme. There are a number of elements of this package yet to be agreed, including the provisions on third country association and the Programme budget. These elements need to be finalised before we can make an informed decision on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Heat Trust (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: I can confirm that my rt. hon. Friend the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth (Claire Perry) wrote to heat network suppliers in April 2019, reaffirming our intention to regulate the heat network sector in light of recommendations from the Competition and Markets Authority. In her letter, she encouraged all owners or operators of heat networks not currently signed up to the voluntary...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Investment (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 22nd July 2019 to Question 278489.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Expenditure (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 22nd July 2019 to Question 278489.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Sexual Offences (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The department does not collect information on the number of sexual offences committed on university campuses. The responsibility for this, and for meeting legal obligations, lies with individual higher education (HE) providers. The government expects HE providers to keep records of incidents disclosed to them and act swiftly to investigate and address them. It is important to recognise...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Admissions (23 Jul 2019)

Chris Skidmore: Widening access and participation in higher education is a priority for this government. This means that everyone with the capability to succeed in higher education should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their background or where they grew up. We have made real progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18 year olds in higher...


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