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Results 21–40 of 2998 for speaker:Nadhim Zahawi

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Parental Leave: Childbirth (10 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not currently offer additional parental leave specifically to employees who become parents of premature babies. All employees can apply for paid special leave or unpaid parental leave, both of which are considered on a case-by-case basis. The Department does offer employees maternity leave, adoption leave, paternity leave, and...

Nuclear Energy Policy: Climate Change (5 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Virginia Crosbie) not only on securing this evening’s debate, but on her fantastic recent election result. I thank colleagues who have made interventions— the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Katherine Fletcher) and the hon. Members for Warrington North (Charlotte Nichols) and...

Nuclear Energy Policy: Climate Change (5 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Quite right, Sir. It has been over three decades since Ynys Môn elected a Conservative Member of Parliament and I look forward to working with her over the coming years to ensure that this Government deliver for the people of her constituency and across the entire region of north Wales. I am pleased that my hon. Friend has raised the important issue of nuclear energy, and I am eager to speak...

Nuclear Energy Policy: Climate Change (5 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that question. I am happy to write back to him on how much of the benefit has gone to businesses in Northern Ireland. A total of almost £4 billion in today’s money will go into the regional economy over the lifetime of the project, composed of about £1.5 billion during construction and about £2.4 billion during operations.

Nuclear Energy Policy: Climate Change (5 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her intervention. She is absolutely right and I hope to address that point in a few moments. EDF has informed us that Wales is already benefiting from work at the project; more than 1,000 Welsh residents have worked on it so far. Twenty-one apprentices who were previously employed at Wylfa are now working at Hinkley Point C, and more than 100 Welsh...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Government Assistance (5 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Regional Selective Assistance scheme is available in Scotland; it has been replaced by successor schemes elsewhere in the UK. For example, the Department’s Regional Growth Fund has provided £16.6m in 2017/18, £16.4m in 2018/19 and £2.7m so far in 2019/20 to support businesses.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Government Departments: Iron and Steel (5 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: This Government is committed to supporting the UK steel industry. The Department collates information from across Government where large amounts of steel are procured, including information about steel spend and origin, where known. This information is published annually at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/steel-public-proc urement

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Reviews (5 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Department is undertaking the following reviews on matters of public policy or delivery:A major review of research bureaucracy and methods, to free up the best researchers and establish the UK as a global science superpower.A review to understand the barriers that young people from all backgrounds face to starting and growing a business, led by The Prince’s Trust.The Magnox Inquiry, an...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Negligence (3 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Government is committed to achieving the right regulatory balance between supporting excellent business practice and protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him by my hon. Friend the Minister for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety on 22 January 2020 to Question 6799.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Railways: Manufacturing Industries (3 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy works closely with the Department for Transport regarding the current review of the UK’s railways, independently chaired by Keith Williams. Our work with DfT, through the Rail Supply Group Council and the Rail Sector Deal, brings the industry and government together to shape investment in our railways and encourage improvements...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices (3 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: As of 31st January 2020, there were 150 apprentices working at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This is 3.2% of departmental staff.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carillion: Insolvency (3 Feb 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Department has not made an estimate of the specific costs relating to construction projects. The hard work of the Government means the cost to taxpayers of Carillion’s collapse has been £62m rather than the originally estimated £148m. We have ensured the continuation of all day-to-day services supplied by Carillion, with more than 15,000 workers transferred to new contractors.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trains (30 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Through the Faraday Battery Challenge, run by Innovate UK and funded by the Department, we have facilitated work with a leading UK train manufacturer to develop battery technology for use on trains. Harnessing technology to drive innovation is one of the aims of the Rail Sector Deal, launched by BEIS and the Department for Transport in December 2018. The Rail Sector Deal is a partnership...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Construction: Billing (30 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Government is committed to improving payment practices; we fully understand the practice of cash retentions can create problems for contractors in the supply chain. To date, we have undertaken extensive analysis of the responses to the 2018 consultation exercise alongside wider stakeholder discussions. This includes ministerial roundtables, which bring together representatives from the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Iraq (29 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: We do not hold information on UK-based businesses operating in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. Advice for businesses wishing to do business in Iraq, including the Kurdistan region, is available on Gov.uk.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Members: Correspondence (29 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The correspondence referred to is currently receiving attention. A reply will be issued shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cummins UK: Cumbernauld (29 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Government regularly engages with manufacturers and manufacturing trade associations on opportunities to support the growth and competitiveness of manufacturing sectors in the UK. Ultimately, the proposed closure of Cummins’ Cumbernauld factory is a commercial decision for the company.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Self-employed: Free Movement of Labour (28 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Self-employed EU, EEA EFTA, Swiss and Turkish nationals will not be required to take any actions to comply with the Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. UK law currently imposes no restrictions on the ability of these nationals to establish or run a business, or to provide services in the UK. The Regulations, which come into force at the end of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Enterprise Partnerships: East Midlands (27 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) play an important role in providing a business voice to inform investment decisions and drive economic growth. The Leicester and Leicestershire LEP has supported Hinckley and Bosworth through a total of £13.1m of Local Growth Funds since 2014. This has included: £9.5m for the MIRA Technology Institute – training 2,500 learners per annum in advanced...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Maritime Enterprise Working Group (27 Jan 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: Membership of the Maritime Enterprise Working Group includes representatives from industry, government and academia. The Group reviews and selects representatives on an ad hoc basis as necessary. Government representation includes: Ministry of Defence; Department for International Trade; Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; and Department for Transport.


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