Results 1–20 of 1949 for speaker:Richard Harrington

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Land Registry: Cybercrime (15 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: HM Land Registry has a strong security culture and works with colleagues from across government to protect the organisation from cyber threats. The land register is protected by a broad and effective range of security controls which are regularly verified and tested by experts inside and outside of the organisation. HM Land Registry implements all cyber standards published by the National...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries (15 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: The numbers employed by the automotive manufacturing industry have increased strongly in the last eight years – by nearly 34% since 2010. This compares favourably with the manufacturing sector overall which increased employment by 4% over the same period and the economy as a whole at 11%. Number employed in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry Employment (‘000s) 2010...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Independent Industrial Strategy Council: Public Appointments (14 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: We expect the council’s membership to be multidisciplinary and include leading business men and women, investors, economists and academics from across the country. The Chair and members will be invited to participate on a personal, voluntary and unpaid basis.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (13 Jun 2018)

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric vehicles: developing the market and infrastructure. 10:00 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minster for Business and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Richard Bruce, Director of Energy, Technology and Innovation, Department for Transport

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel (13 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: Sector Deals have proven to be a popular concept since suggested in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper in January 2017. A number of other sectors, including the steel sector, have expressed interest in a Sector Deal and, as set out in the White Paper, we expect to progress with further Deals that best meet the expectations set out in the White Paper, in due course. We continue to work...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel (13 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: We believe that multilateral action is the best way to resolve the problem of global overcapacity, and are working closely with the steel industry, the European Commission, and the G20 Global Forum on Excess Capacity to ensure overcapacity in the steel market is tackled on an international basis. In addition, to support of the UK steel sector the Government is providing compensation to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Industries: Employment (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: Manufacturing supports 2.7 million jobs (with estimates of 5 million across the whole manufacturing value chain) and contributed £188 billion to the UK economy in 2017. Employment statistics on smaller specific manufacturing sectors such as steel and sugar are available but tend to suffer from data availability issues due to the small number of firms involved. Those for cement are not...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hinkley Point C Power Station (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: On the 25th October 2016, my rt. hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury made a statement to Parliament approving the provision of a guarantee for up to £2 billion debt guarantee for HPC through the UK Guarantees Scheme. This £2bn guarantee has since been cancelled by EDF. The cancellation will be noted as a change to contingent liabilities in HMT's year-end report, and will...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Independent Industrial Strategy Council (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: We are finalising the terms of reference and membership of the council, and further details will be set out in more detail shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: Sector Deals have proven to be a popular concept since suggested in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper in January 2017. Four deals (with the Life Sciences, Automotive, Creative Industries and Artificial Intelligence sectors) have already been published and deals with Construction and Nuclear are expected in the coming weeks. A number of other sectors have expressed interest in a Sector...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sirius Minerals Polyhalite Project (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: The Sirius Minerals polyhalite project has the potential to create 1,000 skilled jobs at the mine near Whitby and on Teesside, with many more jobs in their supply chains. That is an important type of business that will benefit from our industrial strategy, creating skilled jobs in the north of England.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sirius Minerals Polyhalite Project (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: I agree with my right hon. Friend. This is a very important project for him, as the Member of Parliament for Whitby. It is an important developing business, and I agree that it is exactly the kind of business that would benefit from our industrial strategy.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sirius Minerals Polyhalite Project (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: I agree with the hon. Gentleman; this potash project is very exciting and very good for the UK. It is exactly the kind of business that he would want in his area, and it will help businesses throughout the United Kingdom.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: British Steel (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: In December 2017 we published Government-commissioned independent research that identified high-value market opportunities for UK steel producers worth up to £3.8 billion a year by 2030

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: British Steel (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: As the hon. Lady will know, because I met her the week before last, I am very conscious that Tata is in Port Talbot in her constituency. I promise that I will do everything in my power to ensure that Tata and other British steel companies, all of whom I meet regularly, are poised to act on these contracts.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: As you may well be aware, Mr Speaker, highland products are absolutely excellent and should well be distributed to all parts of the UK. The Government’s policy, with the industrial strategy to develop business by helping with research and development and through keeping fuel prices low, without the troughs and peaks that the Secretary of State mentioned, will help significantly.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: As I hope the hon. Gentleman is aware, I meet the steel industry regularly, and I am very interested to meet him to hear his views on the subject. I can assure him that everything that can possibly be done to deal with tariffs is being done. I had a meeting with all the chief executives of the steel business. I went to Brussels last week and met the director general of trade, as well as...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pubs Code Adjudicator: Standards (11 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: The Office of the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) has calculated that the average wait from the date of a referral to a case being accepted for arbitration is six days. There is no typical time a case takes to complete, as the duration of each Pubs Code arbitration turns on the facts of the individual case, on the issues in dispute and factors such as whether the case is stayed at the agreement...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Retirement (11 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: Over the course of the last year I have had a number of productive meetings with the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Civil Nuclear Police Federation on the issue of raising the CNC pension age. These have been of assistance in helping me exercise my statutory duty to understand the full equality impact of such an increase. I expect to be able to review...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Procurement (11 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: A mission-based approach is central to our modern Industrial Strategy. The Industrial Strategy set out four Grand Challenges where Britain can lead the global technological revolution: in artificial intelligence and the data revolution; the global shift to clean growth; the ageing society; and the future of mobility. To further the Grand Challenges, we will take a mission-oriented approach to...


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