Results 101–120 of 1695 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Darling of Roulanish

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Nuclear Power Stations (14 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 4 December 2006 British Energy have put in safety submissions for the restart of reactor 3 at Hunterston B. NII is currently assessing these. NII will not allow restart of reactor 3 until a satisfactory safety case for further operation has been made. British Energy will need to apply to NII for the restart of reactor 3 at Hinkley Point B following its current periodic outage....

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fuel Poverty (12 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: Fuel poverty is devolved to the Scottish Executive, and falls within the portfolio of the Minister for Communities. According to the Scottish House Condition Survey around 328,000 households were living in fuel poverty in Scotland in 2003-04, which represents 14.5 per cent. of Scottish households. Scottish fuel poverty statistics are not available for North-East Fife for 2003-04. The 2002...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Electricity Supply (11 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: The expected electricity plant margin for winter 2006-07 as published in national grid's winter report http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/temp/ofgem/cache/cmsattach/16803_168 _06.pdf is 22 per cent. The best assessment of the expected electricity plant margin over the years 2007 out to 2013 is illustrated in the following table, taken from national grid's Seven Year Statement of May 2006...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Ministerial Travel (7 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: Since taking office as Secretary of State, when on ministerial duty I have used rail services on: Rail journey 15 May Derby to London 17 May London to Runcorn return 25 May London to Durham 2 June Luxembourg to Brussels 11 July London to Whitstable return 12 July London Marylebone to Banbury return 13 July London to Oxenholme 14 July Carlisle to Edinburgh...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Electricity Supply (6 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: The holders of electricity transmission licences have a licence obligation to ensure that sufficient transmission capacity is made available. There is a formal process overseen by Ofgem for those wishing to connect and use the electricity transmission system; this ensures that signals are provided on the future capacity requirements of the transmission system. Within this framework, Ofgem are...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Energy Policy (6 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 27 November 2006 My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and I have held regular discussions in the last 12 months with the Department of Communities and Local Government/HMT on a range of energy issues including the promotion of decentralised energy and combined heat and power technologies.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Franco-British Nuclear Forum (6 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: Details of the membership, structure and objectives of the forum can be found on the Department's website at http//www.dti.gov.uk

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Franco-British Nuclear Forum (5 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: The first meeting of the Franco British Nuclear Forum was on 29 November 2006 in Paris.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Wind Power (5 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: Industry figures suggest that a modern wind turbine produces electricity 70 to 85 per cent. of the time, but it generates different outputs dependent on wind speed. On average, it will generate about 30 per cent. of the theoretical maximum output over the course of a year.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Written Questions (5 Dec 2006)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 4 December 2006 No.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: UK Research Council (8 Nov 2006)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 6 November 2006 The UK Research Councils are planning to establish an office in Beijing, China, in 2007. The office will initially be funded from existing Research Councils budgets and plans to employ two UK nationals, assisted by two locally engaged staff. The office will explore topics that are of strategic interest to both Research Councils UK and Chinese partners which can...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Energy Policy (1 Nov 2006)

Alistair Darling: It is for industry to decide what type of fuel to use in any future reactor systems. Industry proposals for a commercial thorium-fuelled reactor would seem unlikely while there are ample supplies of uranium.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Ministerial Visits (1 Nov 2006)

Alistair Darling: I have no immediate plans to visit Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Treasury: Boilers (1 Nov 2006)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 30 October 2006 I have been asked to reply. There are two official Government lists of recommended renewable-energy fired boilers. Under the DTI's low carbon buildings programme, there is a list of approximately 100 accredited boilers that burn logs, wood chips or wood pellets, and a further 40 pellet burning stoves and room heaters. A full list of accredited products can be...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Balance of Payments (30 Oct 2006)

Alistair Darling: Regional statistics are not available on a balance of payments basis. HM Revenue and Customs publish regional data on international trade in goods. Their latest figures for 2005, combining European Union and non-EU trade on an overseas trade statistics basis, are: £ million Exports of goods Imports of goods Difference United Kingdom 211,756 272,287 (60,531) ...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: UK Trade and Investment (30 Oct 2006)

Alistair Darling: The published accounts for UK Trade and Investment, formerly British Trade International, show the spend (net resource outturn) over the past five years as follows: Financial year £000 2001-02 257,121 2002-03 278,863 2003-04 288,705 2004-05 285,672 2005-06 284,396 UKTI is a joint operation of the FCO as well as the DTI, and the expenditure figures above include...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Ministerial Visits (20 Oct 2006)

Alistair Darling: My predecessor and I have made the following visits as Secretaries of State to the Department of Trade and Industry on ministerial business in the last 12 months: (a) Scotland—four (b) Wales—none (c) Northern Ireland—none

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Royal Mail (9 Oct 2006)

Alistair Darling: Royal Mail has submitted proposals on an employee share ownership scheme and these proposals are currently under consideration by the Department. No decisions have been made on whether to introduce a share scheme.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Parliamentary Questions (4 Sep 2006)

Alistair Darling: According to the Department's parliamentary database the total number of unanswered parliamentary questions as at 25 July was 123. Of these 100 were tabled for answer within the last 10 working days. The number remaining unanswered for between two and four weeks is eight, of which only one was a named day question. The number remaining unanswered for between four and six weeks is six, of...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Correspondence (25 Jul 2006)

Alistair Darling: I responded to my right hon. Friend on 22 June.


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