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Carbon Budget Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (19 Jul 2016)

the Bishop of Salisbury: the implementation of the Paris agreement. I have taken on a preaching engagement in the autumn, about which I have been feeling some trepidation. It is to preach at the annual service for the Worshipful Company of Fuellers. I am now looking forward to that event and to trying to engage with that group of people on these issues. In 2015, carbon emissions in the UK fell by 3%, mostly in...

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Barry Gardiner: ...acknowledging that neither the warm home scheme nor the energy company obligation is sufficiently well targeted to reach those most in need—precisely how she proposes to address energy efficiency and tackle the fuel poverty experienced by 2.38 million of our fellow citizens. Let me correct that, Mr Speaker: 1 should have said “2.38 million households”, in England alone....

Written Answers — Wales Office: Rural Areas: Wales (11 Jul 2016)

Guto Bebb: ...Network Operators to deliver mobile coverage to 90% of the UK’s landmass and to 95% of premises in Wales. Recognising the importance of transport costs to rural communities, we have frozen fuel duty for six successive years, the longest freeze for 40 years.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Fuel duty regulator regime (7 Jul 2016)

Fuel duty regulator regime

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Fuel duties: aqua methanol etc (7 Jul 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: Clause 141 and schedule 17 provide for a reduced rate of excise duty for aqua methanol that is set aside for use or used as a fuel in any engine, motor or other machinery. That reduced rate, which is 7.9p per litre, will take effect on 1 October 2016. The stated aim of the clause is to incentivise the uptake of aqua methanol as a greener fuel relative to petrol and diesel. In the 2014...

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

Andrew Jones: ...period, and with further incentives through the tax system, there are clear financial benefits to assist consumers with the up-front costs of electric vehicles. The initial provision of charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for electric vehicles, which many Members have spoken about today, is also something with which the Government must assist. Continued growth is possible only...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Davies of Stamford: ...has been said on the economic impact. I think it will come home to people in the next few weeks. They will notice an increase in prices when they go to the supermarket, fill up with petrol or pay their fuel bills. Incidentally, the Brexit campaign told people that fuel costs would fall if people voted for Brexit because fuel duty would be reduced. In fact, the reverse is happening. People...

Department of Energy and Climate Change: Energy Spending Priorities: Investors and Consumers (4 Jul 2016)

Angus MacNeil: ... by aiming at certain groups, but unfortunately the target and those who get hit are very different, and the Government often miss that. Insulating draughty homes can save vulnerable people from fuel poverty—a problem that remains unacceptably prevalent across the UK. My Committee’s recent report concluded that the Government’s latest efforts to improve household energy...

Outcome of the EU Referendum (27 Jun 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: ..., pre-referendum, of a punishment Budget. Will the Prime Minister assure motorists, and businesses such as Cadzow Heavy Haulage in my constituency, that the Government will not enforce a large hike on fuel duty?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (14 Jun 2016)

John O'Dowd: ...ready and watching TV. I count the TV licence as a tax: we have no control, authority or power over that tax. I had my breakfast, I left the house and I got into my car. I pay vehicle excise duty on my car: we have no control or authority over that tax. I turned on the engine. I pay fuel duty: we have no control or authority over that. I pay VAT on new tyres and parts for the car: we...

Business without Debate: Excess Winter Deaths (6 Jun 2016)

Alex Chalk: The hon. Gentleman is making a powerful speech. Does he agree that is not just about the responsibility of Government or of local authorities? Fuel companies have a duty to ensure that as wholesale prices come down so too do the bills that people, including the most vulnerable people in our society, pay.

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (1 Jun 2016)

Claudia Beamish: ..., to bring about an award for an on-road segregated cycling scheme, which we had thought up and which was developed as the community links plus scheme. However, SNP plans to slash air passenger duty are fiscally and environmentally irresponsible, taking millions of pounds out of public services. With our amendment, Scottish Labour asks the Scottish Government to support a ban on fracking...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...across this country have access to good, affordable homes, but the houses will also deliver economic benefits. Their construction will support around 14,000 FTE jobs a year and generate around 1.8 billion in economic activity. We will also introduce a warm homes bill, making use of existing powers to tackle fuel poverty and new powers over energy efficiency. We will continue to take...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: ...parties of the right or to the progressive parties of the left. Here are Labour’s priorities: to protect our environment and our climate, and not to open up Scotland to fracking, which is another fossil-fuel development that our environment cannot cope with and which local people do not want; to prepare our national health service for the future, while ensuring that people can access...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 May 2016)

George Osborne: I will tell the hon. Lady what we have done in recent weeks: we have taken another million people out of tax; we have frozen fuel duty; we have cut business rates for small businesses; we have seen the deficit fall by another 16 billion; we have delivered a record number of jobs; and we have introduced a national living wage. That is what we have been up to. What has Labour been up to?...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Hywel Williams: ...such as electrification of the north Wales main line. We still, unfortunately, have not an inch of electrified rail in north Wales. It would also lead to the inclusion of Welsh rural areas on the UK’s list for the EU fuel duty rebate, which is another important matter in rural areas. There are several other matters that we would like to see dealt with, such as a major upgrade for the...

Bus Services - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Rosser: ...per cent of local authorities have cut support for bus services since 2010. In addition to the cut of nearly a third in funding for local authorities, the bus service operators grant, which provides a fuel duty rebate to bus service operators, has been cut. Local authorities have had to reduce funding for bus services by at least 15%, while bus fares have risen by a quarter over the last...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Petrol Alternatives (11 May 2016)

Damian Hinds: The Alternative Fuels Framework (AFF) was set out at Pre-Budget Report 2003, and focused on carbon emissions. Based on the evidence available at the time on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the AFF found LPG to result in greater natural environmental damage compared to other road fuel gases. It was determined that the environmental case for LPG was poorer than diesel and so its duty...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: My Lords, this amendment would place a statutory duty on the Government to undertake a review of minimum energy performance standards for new homes in England. It should be noted that there was very strong support in the other place for this new amendment, with a vote of 292 in favour of rejection compared to 205 against. We share a common goal of wanting new homes to be energy efficient and...

Tenant Farming (10 May 2016)

George Eustice: ...putting on farmyard manure, and adding fertilisers, sand or lime to bring the soil to its full productive potential. That takes time and if someone is there for only three and a half years it can fuel short-termism, which is not good for the quality of our soils. We should be concerned about soil in agriculture because it is at the heart of everything we do and we must protect it. We are...

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