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International Development Policies — Question for Short Debate (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Barker of Battle: ...commitment to meet the UN target of spending 0.7% of GNI on official development assistance. Meeting it in the last Parliament during a period of retrenchment in public spending not seen since the war, and now sticking to it as our economy expands faster than any other in the G7, required real political courage. However, as a Minister I had seen at first hand how much this is appreciated...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Secondment (16 Jan 2014)

Gregory Barker: ...total Addleshaw Goddard LLP - - - 1 1 Bank of England - - - 1 1 Barclays Bank plc - - 1 - 1 Bright Futures NZ Ltd - 1 - - 1 Carbon Trust - 8 - - 8 Carbon War Room - - 1 - 1 Carillion plc - - 1 - 1 Central Office of Information - 1 - - 1 Centrica Energy - - 1 - 1 Committee on Climate Change - 1 - - 1 ...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Secondment (19 Nov 2013)

Gregory Barker: ...Ltd 1 Atkins Ltd 1 Bright Futures NZ Ltd 1 Baker Tilly LLP 1 Mount Wellington Mine Ltd 1 UCL Energy Institute 1 Parsons Brinkerhoff 1 Addleshaw Goddard LLP 1 Carbon War Room 1 Bank of England 1 RET—Australia 1 ESB International 1 RWE Npower Renewables 1 Freshfields Braukhaus Deringer LLP 1 Greenhill & Co. International LLP 1 UK...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Aviation: Exhaust Emissions (12 Dec 2012)

Gregory Barker: .... They may persist in the atmosphere for a period of a few seconds to several hours depending on atmospheric conditions, and the physics behind their formation has been understood since world war two. The Committee on Climate Change and the Inter- governmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report have both examined the effects of contrails on the atmosphere, drawing on the...

Opposition Day — [Un-Allotted Day]: Jobs and Growth in a Low-carbon Economy (5 Mar 2012)

Gregory Barker: ...green agenda will move up a gear. This is the year in which the coalition will move from ambitious green rhetoric to bold deployment. On a range of iconic programmes, we are taking huge strides forwards. We are delivering the same level of ambition, but at a lower cost to the consumer. More green for less cost—that is the challenge for the low-carbon economy in 2012; that is “Green...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (1 Dec 2011)

Gregory Barker: I should be happy to do so. It is true that older properties without damp courses, many of which were built before the first world war, are more difficult to treat, and much more research and development is needed to ensure that we do not unintentionally cause more problems than we solve.

Fuel Poverty — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (26 Oct 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...to heat in Europe. We urgently need to address this issue. We do not have the highest energy costs; we have among the highest energy bills, because we have to waste so much heating to actually keep warm. Both the carbon emissions reduction target and Warm Front, measures started under the previous Government are continuing, with work being done in the homes of some of those most at risk....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 10 — Green deal installation apprenticeships (14 Sep 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...apprenticeships. I hope that that satisfies the hon. Lady. Taken together, these are important measures in what will be the most ambitious home improvement programme since the second world war, and I hope that the whole House will support them. There are other amendments in the group that I have yet to address.

Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Market Reform (7 Jul 2011)

Gregory Barker: Demand-side measures have huge potential to help us to reduce emissions and cut costs. The coalition’s green deal will be the most ambitious demand-side programme since the second world war, but we must go even further. Our proposals for energy market reform will drive radical new ways of reducing demand on an industrial scale, and will allow demand reduction measures to compete on an equal...

Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Market Reform (7 Jul 2011)

Gregory Barker: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on his heroic efforts to reduce consumption. He is right: the best way of ensuring less exposure to rising gas prices, oil prices and fossil fuel prices generally is to reduce consumption. The green deal—the most ambitious roll-out of home energy efficiency since the second world war—will be a massive bonus for all our homes, and we hope to have applied...

Energy and Climate Change: Energy Efficiency (Housing) (7 Jul 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...5 million to more than 4 million—an absolutely catastrophic record bequeathed to the coalition. We will turn that around with the most ambitious energy-efficiency programme since the second world war and a far more effective way of delivering help to the fuel poor.

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: Clause 64 - Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and suppliers (16 Jun 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...to choose to lower their carbon emissions: many will not do it. That is the experience from the insulation measures. We must do the whole  thing, and within it, we can drive an aggressive war on fuel poverty. We will ensure that, wherever possible, we address the fuel-poor issue, which will have a strong priority, but I do not agree with the Opposition’s view that we should abandon the...

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: Clause 42 - Sanctions for the purposes of domestic energy efficiency regulations: England and Wales (14 Jun 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...that would have died in a ditch rather than share legal opinions, even when the whole country was clamouring to hear the advice that the Attorney-General gave the Cabinet about the Iraq war. We will not go down that rabbit hole just now [ Interruption. ] Perhaps we will.

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: Clause 40 - Power to make domestic energy efficiency regulations: England and Wales (14 Jun 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...summed up the nub of the argument when she said that we have to bear in mind that the private rented sector has been steadily contracting, more or less consistently, since the second world war—[Interruption.] Expanding since the second world war? I thought she said contracting—sorry, I do not mean to misquote her. The bottom line is that we are now in a fragile economy. We are in a...

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Terms of plan etc (9 Jun 2011)

Gregory Barker: That was a useful outing to remind us all of the importance of incentives. As I keep reminding the Committee, the green deal will be a lot more than simply what is in the Bill. I have no doubt that such an ambitious programme—the most ambitious roll-out of home improvements since the second world war—will require additional incentives. Later in Committee, we will introduce measures on...

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords] (7 Jun 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...; (3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 21 June. Thank you, Mr Leigh. I am delighted to see you in the Chair and I look forward to serving under you. The Committee is a particularly well-informed group of parliamentarians, and I look forward to the Bill having a constructive passage. It might be helpful if I provide...

Lip-reading: Energy Bill [Lords] (10 May 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...status. Further subsidy is available for hard-to-treat homes and, of course, the fuel-poor. The Bill will unleash the most far-reaching programme of British home improvements since the second world war. It will drive down family energy costs and will insulate consumers against further sharp rises in future. The Bill will unleash billions of pounds in new investment in our green economy and...

Energy and Climate Change: Housing (Energy Efficiency) (8 Apr 2010)

Gregory Barker: ...of energy-efficiency improvements for every home? Or, given that B&Q, Marks and Spencer, Tesco and leading energy companies have all embraced our approach, is this another issue where Labour is at war with business?

Orders of the Day: New Clause 17 — Regulations about reporting by companies (28 Oct 2008)

Gregory Barker: We are disappointed that the Government have not shown greater leadership and urgency on the issue of mandatory corporate reporting. There is, however, much in the rest of this group of new clauses and amendments of which we are in favour. For instance, Government amendment No. 44 brings forward the Secretary of State's reporting date by one year, which is extremely sensible. On the issue of...

Public Bill Committee: Climate Change Bill [Lords]: Schedule 5 (3 Jul 2008)

Gregory Barker: ...showing their children what they can put in the compost, the recycling bin and the waste bin. There is a certain generation that never lost the recycling habit, having grown up in the thrifty post-war years. It makes people feel that they can do something tangible and practical to lead towards a greener lifestyle. They feel that recycling is an inherently good thing, leaving aside the...


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