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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions (15 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Clean Growth Strategy sets out an indicative pathway to 2032 for meeting the fifth carbon budget through domestic action. This is one of a number of possible pathways. The route we ultimately take to meeting our targets will depend on a range of factors, in particular ensuring we are mindful of any impact on energy costs for households and businesses, and changes in costs as a result of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions (15 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Government published the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan in July 2017, which outlined a series of actions to support the transition to a smart energy system, which could save the UK an estimated £17-40 billion up to 2050. The Plan includes measures to increase the participation of industrial and commercial consumers in demand side response (DSR), which focuses on improving access...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Urban Areas (14 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Government’s ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK. The Government is committed to supporting the regeneration of our towns across the country. The Government is currently working with a range of local partners to explore new approaches, including on a pilot Town Deal with Grimsby....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Energy (14 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Clean Growth Strategy, published recently, sets out Government’s aspiration that as many homes as possible will be upgraded to an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C by 2035, where practical, cost-effective and affordable. In the Clean Growth Strategy, published in October this year, we set out a number of policies and proposals that will help us make progress against this...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Raw Materials (14 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: We recognise the importance of helium and other raw materials to UK supply chains, and support key UK industrial sectors manage their critical resource risks. The UK’s future trade arrangements are currently being developed as part of the UK’s EU Exit negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Helium: Prices (14 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change (14 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The UK is a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) individually as well as through the EU and we are bound by all the obligations of the Paris Agreement under international law. This includes the requirement to prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined contributions. The UK is firmly committed to the Paris Agreement and to our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Environment Protection (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Bioeconomy Strategy has been developed in partnership with industry, and sets out a framework for growth in the sector to develop new low carbon bio-based products and processes. This contributes to the Clean Growth agenda and I am aiming to publish the strategy early in 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Insulation: Housing (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: We do not hold data on the amount of money spent on cavity wall insulation. Most of the cavity wall insulation installed under Government sponsored schemes has been funded under supplier obligations (such as the current Energy Company Obligation) and not funded directly by Government. Over the last ten years around 3.5m cavity wall insulation measures have been installed under Government...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Insulation: Housing (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) is one of the main organisations providing consumer guarantees for cavity wall insulation installations and it has a complaints process including an independent dispute mechanism for consumers where cavity wall insulation may be defective. Each Home Counts was an independent review, led by Dr. Peter Bonfield, which published its report in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Insulation (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Energy Company Obligation is funded by energy suppliers through regulation, rather than from the public purse. For the installation of cavity wall insulation to be eligible for the scheme, it is required to come with a 25-year guarantee. This would cover cases where sub-standard or faulty insulation may be installed. The Government has received a number of representations, and is aware...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Insulation (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Since 2013, and estimated 1,321,000 unique homes have received insulation measures through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal schemes. The annual breakdown is shown in the table below. Table: Number of homes insulated through ECO and Green Deal: 2013 – July 2017. Year Homes insulated (000s) 2013 277 2014 524 2015 284 2016 189 2017 (Year to July) 62...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Insulation (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 require that, subject to certain exemptions, domestic and non-domestic private rented sector landlords improve any Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) F or G rated properties they rent to a minimum of EPC band E from April 2018. To reach this standard, landlords of poorly rated properties will be required to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Insulation (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: The following table provides additional breakdown of the percentage of homes rated EPC band D or below by: (a) owner-occupied, (b) private-rented and (c) social sector housing. As before, these data are calculated based on weighted English Housing Survey data: Table: Number of homes (000’s) in England rated EPC band D or below split by tenure of which: Number of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Automation (13 Dec 2017)

Claire Perry: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics will change jobs and businesses across the country, and we want people to be able to capitalise on these opportunities. Following a review of AI led by Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti, Growing the AI Industry in the UK, our Industrial Strategy will address the Grand Challenge of making the UK a global centre for AI and...

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.


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