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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Science: Finance (12 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Government announced the new Strength in Places Fund in the Industrial Strategy White Paper. This new competitive funding stream will be delivered by UK Research and Innovation and will support areas to build on their science and innovation strengths and develop stronger local collaborative networks. Exact details will be announced in due course, subject to the approval of a full business...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Ict (12 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: We will invest £725m in Wave 2 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund over the next four years. We announced six new Challenges in wave 2 and two Pioneer Challenges to build industry engagement and readiness for future funding. Up to £20m Pioneer funding has been allocated from the ISCF programme for a Challenge to develop the Next Generation of Services through the application...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fuel Poverty (12 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Data on households that spent more than 10 per cent of their income on fuel bills is only available for England and at the regional level and is not available for the UK in total or broken down further to Parliamentary Constituency, Local Authority or County level.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries (11 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: I met with the sector at the steel council in September to discuss the steel sector’s proposition for a sector deal, and met sector representatives again in November. We will continue to engage with industry, as well as with the unions, the devolved nations and other partners as we seek to find a long-term viable solution for the industry.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Independent Industrial Strategy Council (11 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Through the consultation on the Green Paper, over 2,000 organisations from all parts of the United Kingdom helped shape the industrial strategy. This included various informative representations recommending the creation of an independent body to help support its implementation. We will begin the process to establish the Council as soon as possible. Our aim is for it to start work in spring 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Chemicals: EU Law (11 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is working closely with the chemical industry to understand the impacts resulting from UK’s exit from the EU. We want to minimise the regulatory and market access barriers for UK businesses, including for those in the chemicals sector. We want to ensure that UK companies have the maximum freedom to trade with and operate within...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Biofuels (11 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The modelling used to derive the changes in annual final energy consumption in 2032, relative to the existing policies scenario did not differentiate between different types of biomass fuels. The figure in Table 11 of the Clean Growth Strategy can be taken to represent a mixture of biogenic fuels, including woody biomass, waste and other sources.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Intensive Industries: Renewables Obligation (7 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: This Order does not introduce a new levy. It makes an amendment to the existing Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme, to exempt energy intensive industries (EIIs) from some of the costs of the RO, providing real-time support, with increased certainty, to industries with a vital role to play in the UK economy. Therefore, as no additional levy is being introduced the Government’s decision...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Intensive Industries (7 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: This is not a new levy. The exemption for eligible energy intensive industries from up to 85% of the Contract-for-Difference supplier obligation is not a low carbon electricity levy and therefore not under scope of the Control for Low Carbon Levies.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK. We want to work with partners in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to develop local industrial strategies that build on the success of our on-going work to agree City and Growth Deals in each nation. We are supporting innovation across the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Essex (7 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Office for National Statistics has published data on the gross value added (GVA) allocated to local authorities in the UK. There are fourteen authorities that map to the county of Essex. The GVA for each in 2015 is contained in the table below. The total amount for all fourteen authorities is £38.1bn. Local Authority name £Million Southend-on-Sea 3,132 Thurrock...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Investment (7 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Industrial Strategy White Paper has set out a range of measures aimed at increasing investment from the private and public sector, which will both be vital in meeting the objective of increasing our productivity and earning power for people across the UK. This includes a commitment to increase total R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (6 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: It is my intention to implement the reforms announced in the 2016 Government Response, subject to their successful passage through Parliament. These reforms require the affirmative resolution procedure in Parliament. With regard to timing, the Department is required to submit regulations through a process of pre-legislative scrutiny by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (JCSI). I...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Companies Obligation (6 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: In the Clean Growth Strategy the Government committed to extend support for home energy efficiency improvements until 2028 at least at the current level of Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding. We will review the best form of support beyond 2022, including how it should be funded. We have committed to extend ECO at £640m per annum until 2022 and will be consulting on the next phase...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Housing (5 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Holding answer received on 01 December 2017 The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) requires energy companies to fund household energy efficiency improvements each year. 70% of ECO is currently focussed on improving the energy efficiency of low income and vulnerable households and we intend to consult on moving that to 100% for the next Obligation period. Combined with energy rebates...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Productivity (5 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Holding answer received on 01 December 2017 It was not considered appropriate to set productivity targets for the Industrial Strategy under the course of the present Parliament. As announced in the White Paper, the Industrial Strategy Council will be responsible for putting the right evaluation and reporting structures in place to assess progress.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Investment (5 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Over the five years from 2016/17 to 2021/22, public funding of R&D is set to increase from around £9.5bn to around £12.5bn in cash terms. Correcting for inflation, this is an increase of around £2.1bn in 2015 prices. This will be the largest five-year increase since records began, in absolute terms. Regarding comparative levels, I refer the hon. Member to the following...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Capture and Storage (5 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Department commissioned Pale Blue Dot Energy Ltd to undertake a study ‘CO2 transport and storage: Review of business models (Phase 1)’. This work has now been completed and the report will be published on gov.uk in January 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (5 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The UK was the first country in the world to set legally binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, under the Climate Change Act 2008. The Act requires us to reduce emissions by at least 80% against 1990 levels by 2050, with carbon budgets (caps on emissions over a five year period) to take us on steps down towards this target. Since 1990, we have cut emissions by 42% while our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Geoengineering (5 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 21 November 2017 to Question 113158. Geo-engineering is the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s natural systems to counteract climate change. A wide range of different geo-engineering techniques has been proposed, in two broad categories: those to remove greenhouse gases directly from the atmosphere and those to reflect...


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