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Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Batteries: Factories ( 2 May 2024)

Ian Lavery: ...Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department has taken to find an alternative producer of batteries for electric vehicles for the vacant Cambois site since the collapse of Britishvolt and Recharge Industries.

Autumn Statement 2023 - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2023)

Viscount Hanworth: ...powered vehicles. A precondition for a successful transition is the existence of an adjacent industry for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries. The Government failed to avert the collapse of the Britishvolt project to establish a mega-factory for manufacturing batteries. The project faltered for want of sufficient investment from the private sector—this is at a time when foreign...

UK Automotive Industry (18 Sep 2023)

Bill Esterson: ...off the pace. The news of a gigafactory from JLR is, of course, very welcome, but it does not address the demand from the rest of the industry. We still have the cautionary tale of the failure at Britishvolt as a reminder of the precarious nature of gigafactory development. The problem of the lack of gigafactory capacity is repeated with EV charge points: the Government target of 300,000...

Automotive Industry (12 Jul 2023)

Louise Haigh: ...production has already slumped by one-third since 2010. By 2025, Germany will manufacture 10 times more batteries than we do, and the US 30 times. We heard the whole sorry tale of the history of Britishvolt from my hon. Friend the Member for Wansbeck. He is right—it is an ideal site for a gigafactory, because it has the grid connections and supply chain in the north-east, but it has been...

UK Car Industry (17 May 2023)

Ian Lavery: Recharge Industries, the organisation that bought out Britishvolt, is committed to building a gigafactory on the Britishvolt site in Cambois in my constituency. However, there is a huge issue with Northumberland County Council relating to a buyback proposal on the land of the proposed gigafactory. Will the Minister please intervene to facilitate discussions between all parties to ensure that...

Automotive Manufacturing Sector: Support - Question (15 May 2023)

Lord Patel: My Lords, the Science and Technology Committee’s report published in November 2022 was concerned about the UK’s capacity for electric vehicle battery production. It now comes to pass that Britishvolt, one of our biggest possible producers of electric vehicle batteries, has failed. What effect will this have on our automotive industry, as we have no other UK production of batteries?

Cabinet Office: Public Procurement: Value for Money (11 May 2023)

Alex Burghart: ...money must always be used responsibly. Unfortunately, the conditions of the grant were not met and therefore no funds from the automotive transformation fund were paid out. We are pleased that Britishvolt has successfully been acquired and we will continue to work closely with the local authority to ensure the best outcome for this sale.

Funding for Major Infrastructure Projects — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] ( 3 May 2023)

Wera Hobhouse: ...will provide some clarification today. If other countries provide greater certainty for green investment, we will see investors and engineers leave. When he was Chancellor, the Prime Minister used Britishvolt as a success story. He said that the factory would produce enough batteries for more than 300,000 electric vehicles a year. The former Prime Minister, the right hon. Member for...

UK Car Production Since 2016 - Question (14 Mar 2023)

Baroness Randerson: ...will call it “declining”. But let us take his word: transitioning. In order to create the industry for electric vehicles, Britain needs a gigafactory. The Government pinned their hopes on the Britishvolt factory. That failed, the company is being taken over and it will now be used for a different purpose. Last week I asked how the Government’s ambitions for a gigafactory would be...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions ( 6 Mar 2023)

Chi Onwurah: As the recent Britishvolt investment shows, the north-east has real strengths in growing sectors such as battery technology, green energy and life sciences. Does the Minister agree that it is not possible for nationally controlled training programmes to really support people into employment in these emerging sectors? Will he therefore devolve responsibility to those in local areas who know...

Electric Cars: Export to EU - Question ( 2 Mar 2023)

Baroness Randerson: My Lords, there was news this week that the failed Britishvolt company has been bought by a newly established company based abroad and that the site will not be used as intended to create a much-needed gigafactory to supply manufacturers of electric vehicles. Can the Minister clarify how the new plans fit into the Government’s priorities for the industry? What funding has already been given...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Britishvolt: Insolvency ( 1 Mar 2023)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact of Britishvolt entering administration on the (a) competitiveness and (b) decarbonisation of the UK automotive industry.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Britishvolt: Insolvency (24 Feb 2023)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2023 to Question 140089 on BritishVolt: Insolvency, what agreed milestones had to be achieved for the company to draw down on any Automotive Transformation Fund funding.

Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure — [Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 Feb 2023)

Justin Madders: ...are encouraging signs, but I am afraid there are far too many other examples where we are missing out. Only a few days ago, Ford announced plans to axe 20% of its UK workforce. Not so long ago, Britishvolt announced that its plans to set up a gigafactory were on hold; I know there have been some developments with that, but it is still in the balance. BMW have announced that the electric...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: BritishVolt: Insolvency (15 Feb 2023)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the closure of Britishvolt.

Independent Review of Net Zero ( 9 Feb 2023)

Kerry McCarthy: .... The right hon. Member for Kingswood mentioned falling behind the curve—we are in danger of doing that. These missed opportunities are blindingly obvious to anyone paying attention. We have lost Britishvolt in Blythe, the electric Mini in Oxford and Arrival’s electric vans in Bicester, and we are losing our steel industry piece by piece. It was worrying to hear the new Business and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicles: Batteries ( 7 Feb 2023)

Lord Wasserman: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to Britishvolt entering into administration, what steps they are taking to ensure the secure and sustainable supply of electric vehicle batteries to British manufacturers.

EU: Trade in Goods (European Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 2 Feb 2023)

Baroness Wheatcroft: ...has committed €3 billion to open a new plant in Germany. We could have done with having that plant here. Last year Intel committed €17 billion to open a chip-making plant in Germany, but we had Britishvolt, which was to be the battery maker that was essential to the UK’s motor industry. We know what has happened since: Britishvolt has collapsed. One former Minister commented that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Britishvolt: Insolvency ( 2 Feb 2023)

Lord Truscott: To ask His Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from the collapse of Britishvolt; and what assessment they have made of the consequences for battery manufacturing in the UK.

UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Future of the Infrastructure Bank ( 1 Feb 2023)

Abena Oppong-Asare: ...a £1 billion cut from its budget; an energy system that sees fossil fuel companies making record profits while hard-working people’s bills soar; and just a fortnight ago, a crucial gigafactory, Britishvolt, went into administration, leaving the future of the British electric vehicle market in jeopardy. According to the Government, the purpose of the UK Infrastructure Bank is to provide...


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