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Edward Davey

Liberal Democrat MP, Kingston and Surbiton , 1 May 1997 –

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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Featherstone: ...and Lord Colgrain, and I congratulate them. The Government were clearly in some trouble in bringing forward anything much from their manifesto into the gracious Speech, so in their hour of need I thought I would offer some ideas that might find a majority of support in this House and, who knows, maybe in the other. There were slim pickings for my own portfolio, energy and climate change,...

Green Investment Bank (11 Jan 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: The Minister is being very dismissive about speculation in the press. However, in the Financial Times the former Business Secretary Vince Cable has expressed concern about asset-stripping, which he thinks was Macquarie’s objective, and Ed Davey, the former Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has said he considers it unlikely that the golden share would give Ministers enough clout to...

Scottish Parliament: Renewables (6 Dec 2016)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...glad that there have been so many valuable contributions to this important debate from members across the chamber. Andy Wightman is right: there is consensus across the chamber in some areas. We need to work together to find out how we can share the agenda and find the areas of common ground. I welcome Liam McArthur’s implied support for the Government’s position and, indeed,...

National Minimum Wage (Workplace Internships) Bill (4 Nov 2016)

David Nuttall: My hon. Friend is entitled to his view, but as a former employer myself that is the view I would take—although others might come to a different view. In the Hudson case, as in the Vetta case, the tribunal determined that essentially this was not an internship, but was a job for which Ms Hudson should be paid, and it awarded her unpaid wages and holiday pay. I submit that on the basis of...

Online Gaming (Consumer Protection): Funding for the Arts (13 Sep 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ..., but very talented arts and heritage leaders. I pay tribute to the people I worked with at the Arts Council: people such as Liz Forgan and Peter Bazalgette as chairmen of the Arts Council and Alan Davey and Darren Henley as chief executives. I am incredibly pleased to see that Sir Nicholas Serota is taking over from Peter Bazalgette as the new chairman of the Arts Council. Again, that is...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...own area of the north-east of England. Of course, in Scotland the north-east is the area around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, but both areas are equally feisty and equally beautiful, and we all enjoyed her speech very much. I would have spoken in the debate on Monday, had I been here, because of my interest in international development and foreign affairs, but I was taking part in the World...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I am delighted to follow the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths. I share many of his concerns about the Government’s plans for academies, but I noted that he described the gracious Speech as a bouquet. Sadly, it is a bouquet with relatively few flowers, very many of them quite old, for relatively little is new in the gracious Speech. The soft-drinks sugar tax and plans to allow local...

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

Tim Farron: The hon. Gentleman earlier described himself as a convert to reform of the House of Lords. It is a pity he was not so in the last Parliament, when we could have done something about it. I will not take any lectures from him on Lords reform, given that the Liberal Democrats are the only people who have doggedly stuck with it for the best part of a century. We do not agree with first past the...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Strategy (15 Mar 2016)

Liam McArthur: I welcome the plans to develop a revised energy strategy, particularly an approach that integrates power—on which good progress has been made by successive Administrations since 1999—with transport and heat, on which I think that a great deal more needs to be done. In that respect, I would be grateful for more detail on how the £7 million will be used to support district...

Energy Security: Hinkley Point — Question (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, EDF has said that it is working hard to take a final investment decision in the near future with the full support of the French Government. We believe—along with the Minister who took the initial decision, Ed Davey—that the Government negotiated a good deal; he repeated that this week.

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (3 Mar 2016)

Peter Aldous: I beg to move, That this House has considered the offshore oil and gas industry. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker, for this important debate. I am grateful to the hon. Members for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon) and for Aberdeen North (Kirsty Blackman) for the work they did in helping to secure it. The North sea oil and gas industry is a significant employer in my...

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 — Motion to Annul (2 Feb 2016)

Lord Teverson: My Lords, I apologise to the House for not being in my place for the start of my noble friend’s speech. I was interested in the speech of the noble Lord, Lord Grantchester, who I admire and for whom I have a great deal of time. As has been said by Members on the Benches opposite, the whole point of feed-in tariffs is that they should come down in order to reflect the cost of investment...

Scottish Parliament: Jobs in Scotland’s New Economy (20 Jan 2016)

Liam McArthur: ...brief contribution and congratulate Patrick Harvie and his colleagues on bringing the debate to the chamber. It is unfortunate, however, that the first debate on oil and gas in almost a year is based on a premise that is unambiguous in calling for an acceleration of the sector’s demise. Those who work in the sector across Scotland, those who might have recently lost their jobs and...

Paris Climate Change Conference — Question for Short Debate (17 Dec 2015)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: My Lords, the Statement on Tuesday gave this House the opportunity to congratulate all those involved in the COP 21 talks: Laurent Fabius in particular and the French presidency in general, and of course our own UK team, including the noble Lord the Minister, and I am delighted that he is replying to the debate this afternoon. He has come back hot-foot from Paris, and I warmly repeat those...

Paris Climate Change Conference — Statement (15 Dec 2015)

Lord Teverson: ...for the past six years we have been rather on the defensive and pessimistic about outcomes. What we have here is an agreement not just between 196 nations but an agreement particularly that China, the United States, India and Europe have agreed to. That is quite something and it would have been unbelievable just a few years ago. We also have something else to celebrate. In 2014, the...

NHS: Food Banks — Question (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: It is interesting that the previous Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, said that there was no statistical link between the Government’s benefit reforms and the provision of food banks—so I am not sure that there is that link. It is also a paradox that we have this issue with food banks at a time when obesity is one of the biggest threats to the future. It...

Bill Presented: Paris Climate Change Conference (19 Nov 2015)

Helen Goodman: I beg to move, That this House notes the Pope’s Encyclical, entitled Laudato Si’, Our Common Home, on climate change and international justice which is an important contribution to discussions on this vital subject; further notes that the 2015 climate change conference will be held in Paris between 30 November and 11 December 2015; and calls on the Government to recognise the...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Storage Network (11 Nov 2015)

Fergus Ewing: ...: The Basics”, which sets the context and repays a close reading. It begins by stating: “Our demand for energy varies constantly throughout the days, weeks and months, and our energy system needs to be flexible and deliver electricity and heat at the right times.” Traditionally, delivering those things was achieved primarily through a combination of fossil fuels, with...

Electricity System Resilience (S&T Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2015)

the Earl of Selborne: ...of profound change over the coming decades. This change will be driven by technological development such as the increasing penetration of automation and intelligent systems, the deployment of advanced fast-acting control systems, dispersed generation and the transition to a smart energy system. This will increase complexity enormously. We will be increasingly reliant on electricity for...

Global Climate Change — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Lord Teverson: ...schemes. I know that in my own area, the south-west, community volunteers in the Exeter area have spent some two years building up these schemes. They have no chance of getting to where they need to be by 30 November, which will now be the cut-off date for taking advantage of that regime. That will really hit communities and volunteers—the people who do this because of their belief...

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