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Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Bill: Clause 1 - Charge to tax (11 Jul 2022)

James Murray: ...candidates may like to support our plan for an immediate, fully funded tax cut to help people with the cost of living and tackle inflation. Later this evening, when we vote on new clause 3, we will find out what judgment they have made. We would also like to know what judgment those people have made about the Government’s decision to undermine the levy by shamefully giving a third or...

Economic Crime: Law Enforcement (7 Jul 2022)

Liam Byrne: ..., and it is also why we have to reform the suspicious activity reporting regime. Not only does the regime need widening so that it bites on more organisations such as estate agents but we have to find a way of pooling the intelligence that comes from suspicious activity reports and focusing on where we think the harm is greatest. Our Committee has heard that loud and clear, not least in...

Action on Climate Change and Decarbonisation (5 Jul 2022)

Jamie Stone: ..., perhaps in England somewhere, the nearby households that might be affected would be given a grant of £350 per household. In my constituency in the highlands, we already have a large number of onshore wind farms, so my first plea, which is a pretty obvious one, is that if the Government ever did consider some sort of grant like that, it should also be afforded retrospectively to homes in...

Energy Security Strategy — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

David Johnston: ...to support them. We have been world-leading in eliminating coal. I very much welcome the Government’s ambition to have 25% of our electricity capacity come from offshore wind and to trial onshore wind as long as there is local support for it. I look forward to seeing how much local support there is, given how many complaints I get about other planning issues. If the support is there, it...

UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (4 Jul 2022)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...by it. I am very happy if the Government want to look at using different terminology, but I point out that what I mean by “roads” is major stretches of roadway. I do not mean tracks up to new onshore windfarms, government enthusiasm for which we are finally seeing signs of in the media, which is greatly encouraging. If the Government wish to find another form of wording, I point out...

Global Energy Sector - Question for Short Debate (15 Jun 2022)

Baroness Blake of Leeds: ...short on where actions will be taken. In addition, plans made at COP 26 last November in my view fell short of what was needed, in spite of the modest progress. So when we look at the report’s findings, which I will turn to shortly, there is little if anything that no longer applies, and ensuring that our efforts towards net zero are on course is only more urgent given recent...

Future Hydrogen Economy (14 Jun 2022)

Chris Matheson: ...debate. I urged him not to make it into a beauty contest, but to spread the investment around. To be fair to the Government, they have done that, and I welcome the support that they have given. I find the debate on hydrogen somewhat depressing. Many people in what we might term the green lobby, with whom I share a lot of aims and values, look on the hydrogen project in my area with disdain...

Inshore Fishing Fleet — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Daniel Zeichner: ...I appreciate the need for data, but the way in which it is being introduced—adding extra cost for people working on fine margins, having time limits on possible financial support, and then people finding that some of the recommended systems are being withdrawn because of the type approval process—has just added to the stress people are feeling. The stresses and concerns around very...

Ofwat: Strategic Priorities (9 Jun 2022)

Luke Pollard: ..., which affects people who move between different water companies. We must also ensure that water poverty is properly understood as a key part of the cost of living crisis. Far too frequently, I find that this type of poverty, which belongs to DEFRA, is separated in Government thinking and leadership from those types that belong to the Department for Work and Pensions or the Department for...

Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases (17 May 2022)

Kenny MacAskill: ..., are now worth a fortune and the UK sees them being exploited for decades to come. However, it extends beyond that, because we have renewables: we have not simply been blessed with hydro and with onshore wind, but we now have offshore wind coming—we are the Saudi Arabia of wind, with 25% of Europe’s resource being in Scotland. Where are the benefits to our community? Where is our...

Scottish Parliament: Carbon Neutral Islands (17 May 2022)

Rhoda Grant: ...technologies come to market and we must ensure that, when they do, we have the skills to keep the manufacturing and production jobs in Scotland. That is something that we have failed to do with onshore and offshore wind. We in the Scottish Labour Party are not against the Government’s new initiative, but we are concerned that it might lack ambition. One need only look at the island of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (16 May 2022)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...The Bank of England has warned that, for many years, the cost of living crisis will feel more like a recession. While the Government like to talk of record numbers of vacancies, many businesses are finding that they are simply unable to recruit the staff that they need, holding back their potential and that of the wider economy. Rather than presenting a coherent set of measures to tackle...

Debate on the Address: [1st day] (10 May 2022)

John Redwood: .... I will not go into the details of the techniques needed for reservoir management, because that obviously depends on the structure, the flow rates and the nature of the stratum in which you find the gas, but a range of techniques can be used if gas or oil is shy in coming out of a reservoir that has been developed over many years. Of course, like the right hon. Gentleman, I want this to...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day): Motion for an Humble Address (10 May 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...today, the somewhat cynical words of Ernest Benn, who I understand is the great-uncle of my noble friend Lord Stansgate, came to mind. He said: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Will this Queen’s Speech be remembered as a programme for a Government who seek to address the major...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power: Seas and Oceans (6 Apr 2022)

Greg Hands: ...BEIS-led Offshore Transmission Network Review, National Grid Electricity System Operator will shortly publish a Holistic Network Design (HND) which brings together the coordinated planning of wider onshore network reinforcements and the connections for around 23GW of offshore wind, including over 3GW of floating wind. The objective of the OTNR is to ensure that the transmission...

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued): Amendment 197 (28 Mar 2022)

Lord Stunell: ...be something which the public would be suspicious about, even if we are far too knowing to believe that a party might be influenced by that. What about the difficulty in bringing offshore banking onshore? Could that have anything to do with where donors are starting from and where they are banking? What about getting a beneficial ownership register of all companies and making Companies...

Scottish Parliament: Ferries (23 Mar 2022)

Ariane Burgess: I find it disappointing that the member wants to turn the debate into a point-scoring blame game. Our communities need us to work constructively to provide the best lifeline services we can. That is the Greens’ approach. Retrofitting an electric motor to a diesel ferry is a win-win, as it cuts pollution, emissions, noise and running costs. On a recent trip to Orkney, I was pleased to see...

Onshore Wind Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (18 Mar 2022)

Lord Lilley: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness on her Bill, which I fully support. I have long opposed subsidies for wind, but I am not opposed to wind. As far as onshore wind is concerned, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and I find windmills quite attractive—although this was not a view universally shared by my constituents. In the current circumstances we must support the cheapest,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Finance (14 Mar 2022)

Virginia Crosbie: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of further increasing investment in (a) onshore wind, (b) solar, (c) tidal and (d) other renewable energy sources such in order to further diversify energy generation in the UK; what steps he is taking to support the development of energy storage facilities; and what...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill: Second Stage (8 Feb 2022)

Gordon Lyons: ...opportunity to respond to the debate on the private Member's Bill. I value the interest shown by the House in this important and current issue. I note with interest the Member's desire to prohibit onshore hydraulic fracturing. However, that is only one element of the much broader and more complex policy area of petroleum licensing. As Members debate the Bill today, I ask that they reflect...


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