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Rupa Huq: Will the new Minister, whom I, too, congratulate, now publish the long-awaited inquiry of the previous Home Secretary, the right hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd), into the safety of women accessing abortion clinics? Will she also take up the recommendation of 160 parliamentarians, including David Steel, author of the Abortion Act 1967, to introduce buffer zones?
Amber Rudd: My hon. Friend draws attention to a real failing of the previous system. There was such a high rate of tax—sometimes up to £9 out of every £10—that there was no incentive for people to get into work. I thank him for reminding us that universal credit adjusts to such situations and ensures that work will always pay.
Amber Rudd: Domestic abuse is a devastating crime and my Department will always do what it can to support victims of domestic abuse. Departmental training and awareness is now better than ever, but I can confirm that, by the summer of this year, we will ensure that we have domestic abuse specialists in every jobcentre to help everybody who needs it.
Amber Rudd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people affected by thalidomide were alive in (a) the UK, (b) East Sussex and (c) Hastings and Rye constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; (2) what the average age was of people affected by thalidomide in the most recent period for which figures are available.
... Voting no: Caroline Dinenage, James Duddridge, Charlie Elphicke, Mark Garnier, David Gauke, Duncan Hames, Chris Heaton-Harris, Kwasi Kwarteng, Andrea Leadsom, Mark Menzies, Christopher Pincher, Amber Rudd, David Rutley, Alec Shelbrooke, Henry Smith, Heather Wheeler
... Voting no: Lorely Burt, Caroline Dinenage, James Duddridge, Charlie Elphicke, Richard Fuller, David Gauke, Duncan Hames, Chris Heaton-Harris, Kwasi Kwarteng, Nicky Morgan, Christopher Pincher, Amber Rudd, David Rutley, Alec Shelbrooke, Henry Smith, Ian Swales, Heather Wheeler
Amber Rudd: All countries are expected to come forward with their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) well ahead of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in December 2015. Countries are in most cases already taking action to reduce emissions. A credible assessment of the additional export potential related to INDCs is not possible, as INDCs that are yet to be determined.
Amber Rudd: The residents of Hastings and Rye are looking forward to cheaper energy bills following the implementation of the green deal. What plans does the Minister have to make sure that residents of social housing also get the benefit of that? May I also invite him, as Minister and constituency neighbour, to come to Rye to share that information with AmicusHorizon?
Amber Rudd: The RHI policy has been designed to provide renewable heat, which contributes towards the UK’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) target, in the most cost effective way. As such, we calculate value for money for the scheme in units of pence per kilowatt hour (p/kWh) of support, and look at comparative costs of producing renewable energy from other renewable sources.
Amber Rudd: Holding answer received on 02 March 2015 The attached table sets out information on compensation packages for consumers obtained by Ofgem since 2001. The table reflects cases where final notifications of fines and redress have been issued and so recent notices of intention to issue penalties and redress have not been counted. Compensation for consumers obtained by Ofgem ...
Amber Rudd: The Government announced a package of proposed cost control measures last year to tackle the projected overspend on renewable support schemes. As the costs of technologies come down, as they have, it is right that subsidies do so as well. We are fully committed to supporting renewable energy, but will do so at least possible cost to consumers and businesses.
Amber Rudd: I would be delighted to meet my hon. Friend, who I know is a strong champion for the china clay industry in his constituency. The EU ETS provides an important role in levelling out competitiveness within the EU to make sure that our intensive industries are protected. I will meet him to ensure that his industry receives a fair settlement.
Amber Rudd: We have acknowledged that issue. I have announced that work coaches now have access to the flexible support fund so that they can give that money in advance and do exactly what the hon. and learned Lady is suggesting—giving that money to the people who need it when they are ready to pay for childcare to get into work.
Amber Rudd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the difference is in the level of compensation payments for those affected by contaminated blood and blood products (a) in the Republic of Ireland and (b) in the UK under the settlement he announced on 10 January 2011; and for what reasons he considers that a difference in such levels is appropriate.
Amber Rudd: The latest monthly Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation National Statistic release reported that under release one of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, 11,061 vouchers had been paid (following installation of 13,613 measures), with a value of £54.3 million, by the end of December 2014: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/green-deal-and-ener...
Amber Rudd: The Government’s 2010 Severn Tidal Power feasibility study  assessed the potential for a tidal lagoon near Newport as part of 5 generic Severn Estuary tidal range schemes. No assessment has been made of the Cardiff tidal lagoon recently proposed by developer Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/1-severn-tidal...
Amber Rudd: We are currently considering the implications of the Paris outcome domestically and with our EU partners. Our 2050 target of at least an 80% reduction in emissions from a 1990 baseline is already set in statute. We are committed to meeting it, and I look forward to setting out this Government’s proposals and policies for meeting our carbon targets later this year.
Amber Rudd: I know that the Minister is aware of the importance to economic growth of the Hastings to Bexhill link road, which he is now considering. Is he also aware of the enormous lengths that its promoters have gone to in order to mitigate environmental concerns, including the proposed building of dedicated tunnels for dormice that might have to cross the road?
Amber Rudd: I am delighted that seven of the eight children’s centres in Hastings are rated good or outstanding, and that despite scaremongering by the Labour party, East Sussex county council has plans to expand the service. Will the Secretary of State join me in congratulating East Sussex county council on its focus on helping families at an early stage in children’s lives?
Amber Rudd: Although DECC has not undertaken an assessment of the effects of solar farms on wildlife, analysis recently published by the National Solar Centre indicates that they can have a positive impact on biodiversity: www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/pdf/Brochures/NSC-Biodiversity-Gui dance.pdf. (The BRE National Solar Centre Biodiversity Guidance for Solar Developments) We are continuing to monitor this work.