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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Fuels (11 May 2018)

Guto Bebb: The volume and cost of fuel, from available records, over the last five financial years, were: Financial Year 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Volume (cubic metres) 173,572 152,584 147,260 173,967 156,872 Cost (£ millions) 110 75 41 40 44 Notes: This data represents consumption of diesel by ships, submarines and Naval Bases. Excluded is consumption of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Timber (9 May 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Forestry Commission’s 50 year forecast of softwood timber availability for Great Britain estimates that 16.5 million cubic metres of softwood was available for harvest annually in the period 2013–2016. In 2015 and 2016 12.6 million cubic metres of softwood timber was estimated to have been produced. Hardwood supply chains are relatively poorly developed, which makes it much...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Felling (9 May 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...approved for felling in Woodland Management Plans and Felling Licences in England for the most recent five years for which the information is available is given in the table below. Year Volume (Cubic Metres overbark) Area Licenced (Hectares) 2012 1,388,000 25,985 2013 1,299,000 23,641 2014 1,466,000 19,163 2015 1,734,000 23,856 2016 2,542,000 58,198 Total...

Scottish Parliament: Air Quality (17 Apr 2018)

Donald Cameron: ...for action, it is the effects of poor air quality on the next generation. It is very worrying that areas of Scotland’s three largest cities exceed the legal limit of 40 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre, including there being a level of 58 micrograms per cubic metre in Hope Street in Glasgow. To someone who represents the Highlands and Islands region, which has some of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Natural Gas: Weather (15 Mar 2018)

Claire Perry: ...25 February and 4 March 2018 saw temperatures across Europe fall well below their seasonal average, resulting in significant increases in gas demand. On 1st March, demand peaked at 418million cubic metres per day (mcm/d), which is about 40% higher than the demand normally expected at that time of year. Nonetheless, gas supplies into the UK were responsive, meeting demand throughout the...

Rivers Authorities (8 Mar 2018)

David Warburton: ..., for the last time. Members will remember that the winter of 2013-14 was the wettest in Somerset for 250 years, and 150 sq km of land was completely submerged for weeks. The Environment Agency said that 100 million cubic metres of water covered Somerset’s fertile soil. By my reckoning, that means that we were up to our necks in 40,000 Olympic swimming pools-worth of water. One...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Itchen (15 Feb 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...abstraction the EA is reviewing abstraction permits. Since 2007 this work has reduced the amount of water being abstracted from the River Itchen catchment each year by more than 5.35 million cubic metres. The EA is also reviewing discharge permits and has successfully reduced the levels of chemicals such as phosphates entering the river system.

Water: Developing Countries - Question for Short Debate (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: ...faster than we can control. Meanwhile, the situation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, where more than 1 billion people live, is not much better. In India alone they are extracting from their aquifers 100 cubic kilometres of water more than the recharge rate. Some agricultural areas of China, and even of the USA, have similar problems. According to a UN study, 50 million people will be...

Water Abstraction Regulations - Motion to Regret (15 Jan 2018)

Baroness Byford: ...noble Lords who are contributing today that one of the things that we did with that Bill was to exclude small businesses from having to have a licence control certificate if they took less than 20 cubic metres a day. I think that that is still the position today. I, too, pay tribute to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. When I was in the same position as the noble Baroness, Lady...

Forestry in England — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: ...single-site sawmill in Wales—BSW’s at Newbridge-on-Wye—which employs 148 staff. Over the past decade, BSW has invested more than £6 million in the site, which produces more than 150,000 cubic metres of saw and timber each year for the construction industry and for the fencing and landscaping markets. Given that I represent a large rural constituency in which forestry...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping (10 Jan 2018)

Therese Coffey: ...lawfully. The EA has the power to prosecute individuals, businesses and companies who fly-tip. The EA leads on large scale fly-tipping. This means incidents of: More than 20 tonnes (about 20 cubic metres); More than 5 cubic metres of fibrous asbestos or 75 litres of potentially hazardous waste in drums or containers; Possibly linked to criminal business activity or organised crime. ...

Sudan and South Sudan - Question for Short Debate (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Hussain: ...in a surge of investment and trade opportunities. A US Corporate Council on Africa business delegation visited Khartoum. An American gas company has already signed an agreement to help extract the proven 3 trillion cubic feet of reserves in central Sudan. An all-party group on Sudan has been established in the British Parliament—I declare an interest as one of the vice-chairs. A...

Scottish Parliament: Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (7 Nov 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...650 hectares of new woodland. That will include work with partners to identify areas of vacant and derelict land for restoration. We want to sustain the productive capacity of the estate, which is 3 million cubic meters of timber each year, but the estate delivers far more than timber. It plays a key role in tourism and leisure all across the country. Each year the estate welcomes 9...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Forestry Commission (12 Sep 2017)

Therese Coffey: The current Forestry Commission England production forecast for the public forest estate is an average annual volume of 1,263,000 cubic metres of softwood timber and 92,000 cubic metres of hardwood timber between 2017 and 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Nitrogen Dioxide: Pollution Control (10 Jul 2017)

Rosena Allin-Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of nitrogen dioxide levels exceeding the legal limit of 40 micrograms per cubic metre.

Road Infrastructure — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

James Cartlidge: ...—is to go into the countryside to some degree, but I think there is a trade-off. On the streets that the bypass would avoid, nitrogen oxide levels are very high—they are, in effect, illegal. The safe level is 40 micrograms per cubic metre of air; in Cross Street, the main road that we seek to bypass, the level is 59.4 micrograms. That is dangerous and unsafe. I therefore think...

Scottish Parliament: National Clean Air Day 2017 (14 Jun 2017)

Finlay Carson: ...where permitted air pollution levels are regularly breached rose from 33 in 2016 to 38 in 2017. The Scottish Government set out that, by December 2010, the air pollution level should be at 18 micrograms per cubic metre or less; it has missed that target. We must do more to ensure that the air that we breathe is not killing us—it is as simple as that—and it is incumbent on us as...

Petition - Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women Born in the 1950S: Diesel Fumes: Islwyn (26 Apr 2017)

Chris Evans: ...an average of five deaths per day. Nowhere in Wales is worse affected than my constituency. The European Union dictates that hourly levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide must not exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre of air, and it cannot exceed these levels more than 18 times a year. Hafodyrynys Road in my constituency alone had already surpassed this limit 60 times by the third month of this...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Natural Gas: Reserves (9 Mar 2017)

Jesse Norman: BEIS is guided by the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) estimate of UK gas reserves. The 2016 range of estimates of UK gas reserves is from 207 billion cubic metres (bcm) to 446 bcm with a central estimate of 333 bcm. In addition, there are contingent resources in significant discoveries where development plans are under discussion. These are estimated to range between 26 bcm and 89 bcm....

Shale Gas - Question for Short Debate (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Polak: ...Europe—and, maybe, Russia—and Qatar. By 2035 we may well have to import 90% of our gas. From a security point of view that is alarming. The British Geological Survey estimates that there is 1,300 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the north of England. Even recovering just one-10th of those reserves will be enough to supply us for at least 40 years as we currently use just...


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