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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment (22 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not hold centrally any information on the external recruitment agencies used by its non-departmental public bodies.

Delegated Legislation: UK Research Centre for Ceramics (21 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent South (Jack Brereton) on securing this debate. I congratulate other Stoke-on-Trent Members on their carefully crafted interventions, and I paid particular attention to the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on ceramics. Despite various party political comments with which I could take umbrage, it is right that most of this...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel (20 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: We will continue to work closely with the sector, the unions, the devolved nations and other partners on a sector deal as we seek to find a long-term viable solution for the steel industry.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Plastics (20 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: We have been working closely with the British Plastics Federation and other major stakeholders to promote the sustainability of the plastics industry and encourage its contribution to the circular economy. In the recent Industrial Strategy White Paper we committed to publishing a new UK Bioeconomy Strategy. This will provide a framework within which government, industry and the research...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Safeguards (20 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: The Contingency Fund advance was sought to enable the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to establish a new domestic civil nuclear safeguards regime ahead of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and Euratom on 29th March 2019. ONR has already begun some preparatory work to deliver the regime but requires this cash advance to move to its next phase of project implementation which...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EURATOM: Medical Treatments (20 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: The Government considers the continuity of supply of medical radioisotopes as well as other medicines to be a high priority matter following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The Government has made clear that Euratom imposes no restrictions on the export of medical radioisotopes outside the EU. A cross-Departmental effort has already been underway since the summer of 2017 to coordinate...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power: Consultants (8 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: The information requested is currently being researched. I will place this in the Libraries of the House as soon as the information is available.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Capita (7 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: BEIS holds 8 live contracts with Capita Business Services Limited with a total value of £8.5m.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel (6 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: We will continue to work closely with the sector, the unions, the devolved nations and other partners on a sector deal as we seek to find a long-term viable solution for the steel industry.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Child Care Vouchers (6 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: As at 31 January 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) had 258 employees enrolled in the childcare voucher scheme.

Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Ownership restrictions to successor licensees (5 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. I was trying to attract her attention while she was mid-speech. The type of sales proposal she has mentioned is totally unacceptable. It is not within the regulations, and if she would like to write to me or see me with specific examples, I will take the matter up with the regulators myself.

Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Ownership restrictions to successor licensees (5 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: May I say what a pleasure it is to see you in the Chair, Mr Deputy Speaker, even though it obviously means a higher level of behaviour from all of us, as well as our obeying your edicts on timekeeping and so on? I thank all Members who have contributed to the debate, particularly the shadow Minister, the hon. Member for Southampton, Test (Dr Whitehead); the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly...

Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Ownership restrictions to successor licensees (5 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: As the hon. Gentleman said, I am convinced that consumers will get the benefit from smart meters. In this day and age, it is absurd that people—I include myself—have to read their meters on their hands and knees, with a torch and a duster to remove the cobwebs and everything else. I think that the hon. Gentleman would agree that that is an intolerable situation and that smart...

Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Ownership restrictions to successor licensees (5 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: I will, but I will make some progress first. New clause 3 concerns the efficient removal and disposal of old meters. My officials have discussed this in detail with those from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as this falls within their remit. This point was brought up very eloquently by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak. I am satisfied that energy suppliers,...

Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Ownership restrictions to successor licensees (5 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: I totally give that undertaking to the hon. Gentleman, and I apologise for saying that I would take his intervention and then forgetting to do so. I hope he will forgive me. I said during previous debates that we would update our analysis if there were new and substantive evidence or changes in policy design. As a result of the representations that have been made in Committee and today, I am...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19 (5 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: The impact assessment on the Nuclear Safeguards Bill, prepared by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, was submitted to the Regulatory Policy Committee for approval on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Policy (2 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: I hereby give notice of the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s intention to seek an advance from the Contingencies Fund in the amount of £2,275,000 for FY 2017/18 to provide financial cover to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). This cash advance from the Contingencies Fund is required in order to enable ONR to establish a new domestic civil nuclear...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Voting Rights (1 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 31 January 2018 The Department will support and publicise a number of events being held across government to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918. In addition, the Suffragette Flag will be raised on Tuesday, 6 February at 1 Victoria Street to mark the occasion and show support for this important anniversary. The Department, in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Industries (1 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: Through our Industrial Strategy, we continue to take actions to boost manufacturing growth, across all parts of the UK. We are investing in innovation, in support for key economic clusters and in physical and digital infrastructure throughout the United Kingdom, including projects in partnership and in collaboration with Devolved Nations. We will ensure that every action we take impacts all...


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