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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...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Environment Protection (28 Feb 2017)

Therese Coffey: protect and improve our water environment including chalk streams. The Agency has changed 63 abstraction licences relating to 15 chalk streams across England, which has returned 16 million cubic metres per year of water back to chalk streams. Further, as a result of River Restoration Strategies and Site Improvement Plans being implemented on Sites of Special Scientific Interest chalk...

Future Flood Prevention (27 Feb 2017)

Rebecca Pow: ...conditions in 2012, December 2013 and January 2014. The whole area effectively turned into an inland sea. It is my home area and I witnessed that at first hand. An incredible 11,500 hectares of land were under 65 million cubic meters of water, largely owing to the large build-up of silt in the rivers and drainage channels, which was not effectively dealt with over the many years since the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Somerset (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...Drain in spring 2017 and expects the scheme to be functional by the end of 2020. The scheme aims to increase the capacity of the River Sowy and King Sedgemoor Drain system by an estimated 7 cubic metres per second (m3/s). This will increase the estimated existing capacity of the system by 41%, from 17 m3/s to 24 m3/s.

Flood Defence Projects: South-west — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (7 Feb 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...of what happened in the winter of 2013-14, when communities on the levels experienced widespread flooding, particularly within the Parrett and Tone river catchments. The Environment Agency estimates that there were 100 million cubic metres of floodwater covering an area of 65 square kilometres. Following those floods, the Government provided more than £20 million to support actions in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...air pollution monitoring sites has recorded High or Very High against the Daily Air Quality Index (DAQI). Also, when Ozone is measured to have breached the Information threshold of 180 micrograms per cubic metre for 1 hour (as defined in Air Quality legislation) this is classified as an air pollution episode. Since the beginning of May 2014 there have been 27 air pollution episodes which...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...of air pollution monitoring sites has recorded High or Very High against the Daily Air Quality Index (DAQI). Also, when ozone is measured to have breached the Information threshold of 180 microgrammes per cubic metre for one hour (as defined in air quality legislation) this is classified as an air pollution episode.

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (24 Jan 2017)

Fergus Ewing: Scotland is growing steadily. In 2015-16, Scotland created 83 per cent of all new woodland in the UK. Timber production in Scotland has grown by 23 per cent since 2007 and timber availability is projected to expand further to 11.9 million cubic metres by 2025. The streamlining of processes is enabling that trend. The new forestry grant scheme has been well received. Since the scheme...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Crawley: ...industry and the safe disposal of nuclear waste across the continent. This might not seem a big story in itself, until one wonders—as the Financial Times did this week—what is to happen to the 3,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste to be left in the European Torus project in Oxfordshire? I declare an interest: I live near there. I must admit that I had not realised that there...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Titanic Quarter Development (18 Oct 2016)

Andy Allen: ..., providing space for 1,300 workers. The largest development is the £97 million Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, which holds the record for the island's largest-ever single concrete pour — 4,300 cubic metres for its foundations. The building opened on 31 March 2012. I acknowledge my colleague for East Belfast's contribution to that. I congratulate and thank him for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Chemicals: Health Hazards (14 Jul 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...of time, referred to as a time-weighted average (TWA). Two time periods are used; long-term (8 hours) and short-term (15 minutes). For acetaldehyde these are concentrations of 37 milligrams per cubic meter (mg.m-3) and 92mg.m-3 respectively. Substances that have been assigned a WEL are subject to the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). COSHH...

Olympic Games: Doping: Electric and Hybrid Electric Cars (6 Jul 2016)

Neil Parish: address air quality. Of course, we can probably now have our own directives, but most people in this country would agree that it is good to set a target to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels to 40 mg per cubic metre or less and to ensure that, particularly in our inner cities, not only our cars but our vans and lorries—the vehicles that are actually polluting—are electric or hybrid.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (1 Jul 2016)

Robert Goodwill: Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. It is anticipated that excavated material will be transported in rigid tippers (up to 33 tonne gross vehicle weight), and concrete will be supplied in 6 or 8 cubic metre capacity rigid lorries. Other materials are likely to be supplied by a mixture of rigid and articulated lorries of various sizes.

Finance Bill: Taxable benefits: application of Chapters 5 to 7 of Part 3 of ITEPA 2003 (27 Jun 2016)

Rob Marris: breach of EU legislation. In this case, the EU does make rules for the UK, and we have been in breach of these air quality standards for years. The World Health Organisation has ambient air quality guidelines, with which I am sure the Minister and his ministerial colleague are intimately familiar, that are based on micrograms per cubic metre. There are two ways of measuring these...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Woodburn Forest (6 Jun 2016)

Christopher Hazzard: ..., it will need to apply for full planning permission to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, or to my Department if the amount extracted exceeds 500 tons per day in the case of petroleum or 500,000 cubic metres per day in the case of gas. If the proposal involves the extraction of unconventional hydrocarbons, the application will be regionally significant development and will be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (17 Mar 2016)

Rory Stewart: The current objective is to focus on nitrogen dioxide thresholds and ensure that we reduce ambient air quality rates below 40 micrograms per cubic metre. Heathrow is a totally separate question that must be assessed independently by the Environment Agency and our air quality monitors, to see whether ambient air quality targets are met.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Consideration Stage (22 Feb 2016)

John McCallister: I am grateful to the Chair of the Health Committee for that intervention. There is a small volume, in cubic metres, of air in a car. Even with the windows open, smoke simply does not clear. That is where the risk comes from. I come back to the point that the big debate on the amendments is about what will be most effective. I would have preferred the Executive to table their own...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Emissions Standards: Fines (4 Feb 2016)

Rory Stewart: Air quality has also improved here. However, we will work very closely with individual local authorities on clean air zones to meet the level in the ambient air quality directive of 40 micrograms per cubic metre.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (21 Jan 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: ...,000 MW coal-fired power plant for 12 hours. In order to carry out hydraulic fracturing activities, an operator is required to seek an abstraction permit from the Environment Agency if more than 20 cubic metres per day of water is to be abstracted from surface or groundwater bodies. If water is instead sourced from a mains supply, the water company will need to ensure it can still meet the...

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