Results 1–20 of 735 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Richard Harrington

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: The British energy market is one of the most liquid and developed markets in the world, and it provides security through diversity of supply. We enjoy cordial links with the EU in this field and expect that to continue after EU exit.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: As the hon. Lady will be aware, the Government are considering all aspects of their future relationship with the EU, including the arrangements for trading energy. Our priority is maintaining affordable, clean and secure energy supplies for businesses and households.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: I fully agree with my hon. Friend about the importance of the oil and gas industry, which supports more than 300,000 highly skilled jobs in regional centres of excellence across the UK. I understand from my recent visit to Aberdeen, where I was joined by him, that the sector is working on a compelling proposal for a deal, building on the unprecedented support we have already given to the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: I absolutely can confirm that maximum continuity of supply is very important to us. We have an excellent relationship with the EU on this, and it is the Government’s responsibility to make sure that it continues. I am sure that that will satisfy the hon. Gentleman.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: As I am sure my hon. Friend is aware from his former membership of the then Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, we are talking all the time to these organisations, and our priority is to maintain the maximum continuity of supply that everyone in this country has been used to and will continue to enjoy.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: I can confirm that the Secretary of State is very much in favour of the arrangements at Hinkley Point and that the Government are in favour of a mix of energy that includes nuclear and all its other sources. This has been very successful and ensured energy security and the continuity of supply that everybody enjoys.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: I thank the hon. Gentleman for effectively congratulating the Government on the results of the recent auction for energy prices—I, too, was delighted that the cost of offshore wind effectively dropped by half. I also remind him, however, that energy has to remain a mix. Nuclear is part of that mix, and as with all mixes aimed at maintaining continuity of supply, some are more expensive...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: It is the job of the hon. Gentleman—the Opposition spokesman—to be concerned about everything that the Minister says. I fully accept that. In this particular case, however, I can but reiterate that maintaining continuity of supply is our first priority. That is what my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State says we must do, and that is what we shall do.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: Yes, I can. Having met Lord Hutton and other members of the Nuclear Industry Association, I am delighted to say that the sector deal is at an advanced stage, and we hope it will be one of the first that we are able to announce.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: Interestingly, the overall balance of the existing peer-reviewed studies suggests that low-frequency sound and infrasound produced by wind turbines is not likely to affect human health significantly. I do, however, accept my hon. Friend’s premise that the potential impact on human health of these turbines is a topical issue, so it will attract further study, both in the UK and abroad,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Sep 2017)

Richard Harrington: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the news about the funding for the offshore wind farm in his constituency. I assure him that it is our ambition to have a strong industrialised supply chain. We have had great progress in attracting investment—for example, the UK’s first offshore tower manufacturing facility in Scotland is providing the UK’s first towers. I am pleased to say...

Euratom Membership — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: My apprehension before this debate was not about the content of it, which has been first class and very constructive, but about having to pronounce in front of you, Mr Gray, the constituency of the hon. Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen), who introduced it. I thank him and other right hon. and hon. Members from both sides of the House for their constructive comments. The hon. Gentleman...

Euratom Membership — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: I will, but it will cut my comments down.

Euratom Membership — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: I have never refused a meeting with anybody on any subject that I have ever been involved in, and I certainly have no intention of doing so to the hon. Lady. I really must make progress, but I am happy to arrange that meeting as soon as I possibly can. The Government are determined that the nuclear industry in this country should continue to flourish in trade, regulation and innovative...

Euratom Membership — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: I really cannot, but only because of time; I normally would. Instead, let me say a little about what my Department has been doing to advance the UK’s interests. We are pleased that engagement with the EU is about to begin in earnest. EU directives note that a suitable agreement will need to be reached in relation to the ownership of special fissile materials and safeguards equipment in...

Euratom Membership — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Imminently means imminently. [Interruption.] That was quite a good line, actually. We are ready and confident that we can find common ground as officials enter the first phase of negotiations, because there is a clear mutual interest in maintaining close and effective co-operation. We are also keen to ensure minimal disruption to civil nuclear trade and co-operation with non-European...

Renewable Energy Generation: Island Communities — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Sir David, it is as ever a great pleasure to serve under your constituency—under your chairmanship; I am sure your constituents feel the same about your activities on constituency days. In my first Westminster Hall debate, you were a mere Mr Amess. I am delighted you are here. The right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael)—I remember when he was my right hon....

Renewable Energy Generation: Island Communities — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. Time does not permit me to answer in full, but I would be happy to meet and discuss this subject with him on behalf of his constituents. Thirdly, we have to define what is meant by “island wind projects” in a legal context, and that is being done; we are working through the issues. The right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland is very...

Renewable Energy Generation: Island Communities — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: I can assure the hon. Gentleman that we are aware of that issue and we are fully on it. I am happy to meet him if he would like to discuss it separately, but I have only five minutes left now and I do not want to break into the time for the key points that I need to raise. There is a range of options for overcoming the issues that I have outlined, and I hope that by taking a pragmatic...

Renewable Energy Generation: Island Communities — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: I am very prepared to consider that point as the right hon. Gentleman has asked me to do. I hope that hon. Members will bear with us as I and my officials tackle the issues that I have outlined. I hope to come back very shortly with a decision. I say “very shortly” because I want that on the record and because of the respect in which I hold the right hon. Member for Orkney and...


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