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Results 1–20 of 2956 for speaker:Nadhim Zahawi

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries (23 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: This Government recognises the economic benefits that securing a UK gigafactory could bring and made this a manifesto commitment. That is why last autumn we announced up to £1 billion of additional funding to develop UK electric vehicle supply chains, and for further electric vehicles research and development. This builds on the £274 million Government has already invested in the Faraday...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel (23 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: BEIS does not procure any steel directly, however, we are working hard to make sure that UK producers of steel have the best possible chance of competing for and winning contracts across all Government procurement. All Government departments and arms-length bodies are required to consider socio-economic and environmental factors when procuring steel. We also publish a Steel Pipeline,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small-scale Modular Nuclear Reactors (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: It is delightful to see you in your place, Mr Speaker; this is the first opportunity I have had to congratulate you. Small modular reactors have significant potential to reduce our carbon emissions, and help to achieve net zero by using advanced manufacturing techniques to unlock what is referred to as “fleet economics” and drive down costs in nuclear.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small-scale Modular Nuclear Reactors (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Rolls-Royce consortium has proposed a significant public-private joint innovation programme worth more than £500 million to design a first-of-its-kind SMR. The consortium expects a working model to be up and running in the early 2030s, that the SMR programme would create high-value export opportunities and, at its peak, 40,000 jobs, and that each SMR would be capable of producing enough...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small-scale Modular Nuclear Reactors (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: I am grateful for the hon. Member’s pertinent question. He is absolutely right; we do have discussions with the Ministry of Defence. The Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth and I are visiting Hinkley Point tomorrow, but the hon. Member raises an important issue that the nuclear constabulary is taking very seriously.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk: Business Support (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Government are committed to spreading prosperity to all parts of the United Kingdom. We are investing £565 million through the borderlands growth deal and the Edinburgh and south-east Scotland city region deal, demonstrating our commitment to supporting growth and prosperity in the Scottish borders.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk: Business Support (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Scottish textiles are, as my hon. Friend rightly points out, an important part of the Scottish economy, our overall economy and our heritage. We will do everything we can to protect this micro-economy. The Government are working closely with the EU and the United States to support a negotiated settlement to the Airbus-Boeing dispute, and the Secretary of State continues to raise this...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Yes, she does.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Since it launched in April 2016, Ceramic Valley enterprise zone has been a fantastic success: it has attracted private sector investment and has already secured 1,000 new jobs in Stoke. The Government are prioritising levelling up, as the Prime Minister continuously reminds us. We will want to reflect on those things, such as Ceramic Valley enterprise zone, that have worked and see how we can...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trade Unions (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The introduction of General Data Protection Regulation has not affected the right of recognised Trade Unions to bargaining information in accordance with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: We value the work of all staff, whether employed directly by the Department or employed by our contractors. All staff employed by our facilities management contractor are already paid above the rates of the National Living Wage for 2020. Our facilities management contract is sourced from the Crown Commercial Service Framework and reviewed annually in line with the Consumer Price Index and is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: This Government recognises the importance of the professional and business services sector, including legal services, and the valuable contribution it makes to the UK economy. During the Implementation Period trading terms between the UK and EU will remain the same and businesses will continue to have access to EU markets.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Stoke On Trent (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub has received more than £1m over five years and in the previous financial year supported over 5000 local businesses, including ceramics companies. Furthermore, £98m of Local Growth Funding is supporting projects across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire such as the Heat Academy at Stoke-on-Trent College to help businesses access the skills they...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Alcoholic Drinks: Exports (21 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Government provides a wide range of support to alcohol manufacturers – through trade shows, hosting bespoke ‘meet the buyer’ events in the UK and abroad, raising the sector’s profile at global events and tackling market access barriers. My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State would be happy to raise this issue with my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay (20 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is compliant with section 3.1.8 of the Civil Service Management Code - that Health and Safety representatives are entitled to reasonable paid time off to undertake relevant training. Time off for non-industrial staff is not set against the facility time allowed under existing arrangements unless the period of time also discharges a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay (20 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: This government is committed to paying people a decent living wage, which is being addressed through the statutory National Living Wage. In April 2020, the National Living Wage increases to £8.72 per hour. By 2024 the National Living Wage will rise to £10.50 per hour, reaching 66% of median UK earnings. The scope will be expanded to everyone aged 21 and over and is expected to benefit over...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Driverless Vehicles: Research (20 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Government has a long-standing programme of support to maintain the competitiveness of the UK automotive sector. Through the Automotive Sector Deal, we are working with industry to put the UK at the forefront of the next generation of new automotive vehicles and technologies. For example, together we have committed £1 billion through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) until 2023. As...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nissan: Import Duties (20 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 20 January 2020. The correct answer should have been: The Political Declaration establishes the parameters for an ambitious and flexible partnership across trade and economic cooperation through a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. A key objective is to ensure that there are no tariffs, fees or quantitative restrictions...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nissan: Import Duties (20 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Political Declaration establishes the parameters for an ambitious and flexible partnership across trade and economic cooperation through a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. A key objective is to ensure that there are no tariffs, fees or quantitative restrictions across sectors, with modern and accompanying Rules of Origin, and ambitious customs arrangements. We have not offered...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nissan: Import Duties (20 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Political Declaration establishes the parameters for an ambitious and flexible partnership across trade and economic cooperation through a Free Trade Agreement with the EU A key objective is to ensure that there are no tariffs, fees or quantitative restrictions across sectors, with modern and accompanying Rules of Origin, and ambitious customs arrangements. We have not offered...


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