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Results 181–200 of 9000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Elliot Morley

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies (27 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: Ofwat is the economic regulator of the water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. It sets price limits for each water company at price reviews. These are the maximum by which average charges may change each year. Ofwat sets price limits that allow each company to finance and fulfil its functions. Dividends declared by the regulated companies are paid to their parent companies and are...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Climate Change Targets (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 24 April 2006 The new Climate Change Programme, published in March 2006, sets out a range of policies to support our national climate change goals. These include measures to support increased electricity generation from renewable sources, to encourage energy efficiency measures in households, and to provide more reliable consumer product information. The Programme will also...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Cuckmere Valley (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 25 April 2006 The Environment Agency confirms that the figure of £394,000 reported as spent to date on the Cuckmere Esturary Project in the parliamentary answer given on 1 December 2005, Official Report, column 651W, was split as follows: Cost £ External consultants 337,000 Internal staff 57,000 All costs for the project are included in the totals shown.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Cuckmere Valley (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 25 April 2006 I understand from the Environment Agency that the total expenditure to date on the Cuckmere Estuary Project is £440,000. This figure is split as follows: £ External consultants costs 375,000 Internal staff costs 65,000 The principal outputs from this project, namely the flood risk management business case and the environmental report, are...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Efficiency (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 24 April 2006 Only recently has work begun to develop proper" indicators of energy efficiency changes, rather than using energy intensity as a proxy. Existing information on whole economy energy intensity is published on a consistent basis across the 25 member states and is available at: http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int/portal/page?_pageid=1996,3914...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Efficiency (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 24 April 2006 The Government are fully committed to raising product standards and encouraging consumers to use the most energy efficient domestic appliances. Progress is being made by a combination of policy measures including product information (energy labels), minimum standards, and the promotion of best practice. These are taken forward by the Market Transformation...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Government Offices (Energy Consumption) (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: The Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government estate is the main vehicle for systematically assessing, reporting and improving Government performance in managing its own land and buildings in a sustainable way. It sets cross-Government targets in all key operational areas, including energy consumption. The Sustainable Development Commission's report, 'Leading by Example? Not...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Government Offices (Energy Consumption) (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 24W.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: House Building (West Chelmsford) (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 24 April 2006 All water companies have water resource management plans which look ahead 25 years and include projections of current and future demands for water. These are regularly updated to take account of factors including projections of household numbers, occupancy rates, and the implications of climate change. The management plan for Essex and Suffolk Water includes...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sporting Facilities (Drought Orders) (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 24 April 2006 I recognise that any drought order made to restrict use of water may impact on how sporting facilities and clubs maintain their grounds. However, serious drought is an exceptional event and provisions must be in place to allow water companies to fulfil their duty to supply water to domestic customers. Drought orders can be made only after careful consideration of...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Water Storage (South-east) (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 24 April 2006 Water companies rather than Government are responsible for considering new reservoirs as part of their duty to maintain adequate supplies of water. Water companies serving customers in the South East have identified a number of schemes to build new reservoirs or expand existing ones in their 25-year water resources plans prepared in 2004. Company Scheme...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Nuclear Waste (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: I have been asked to reply. The total amount of nuclear waste produced by research establishments that use nuclear material in the last 30 years is estimated to be about 80,000 cubic metres, excluding future decommissioning wastes of about 170,000 cubic metres.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Nuclear Waste (26 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: I have been asked to reply. The total amount of nuclear waste produced by nuclear power stations which is purely from the civil programme in the last 30 years is estimated to be about 60,000 cubic metres, excluding future decommissioning wastes of about 410,000 cubic metres.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flooding (25 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 18 April 2006 Funding levels for flood risk management are set by Defra following Treasury decision in the 2004 Spending Review on the overall spending limits for the Department for 2005–06 to 2007–08. An effective flood risk management service is a priority for Defra and funding for this was discussed with Treasury during the 2004 Review. There has been no specific...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: GM Crops/Food (25 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: It is generally recognised that if GM crops are to be grown commercially then coexistence measures will be needed. In Article 26a of Directive 2001/18/EC member states agreed that the Commission should develop guidelines on coexistence. However, member states have different views as to what precise form coexistence measures should take. The European Commission has recently published a report...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Southern Water (25 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: Defra has had no discussions with Southern Water concerning leakage from the two reservoirs at Halfway on the Isle of Sheppey. However, I understand that the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) has been contacted about this issue. CCW advised those concerned to contact Southern Water directly, who has a duty to maintain reservoirs under their ownership. Southern Water responded directly to these...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Pollution (24 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: holding answer 20 April 2006 UK net emissions of carbon dioxide—all sources minus all sinks—and total greenhouse gas emissions for 1990–2004 are presented in the table, along with the percentage change for each year compared to 1990 and 1997. The data exclude emissions from the overseas territories that are associated with the UK's ratifications of the UN Framework Convention on...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Efficiency (20 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: I and my ministerial colleagues have had a number of discussions with the Deputy Prime Minister and his ministerial team on the energy efficiency of households and other related issues.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Climate Change (20 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: A new climate change programme was published on 28 March. It will advance progress to tackle climate change domestically and to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (20 Apr 2006)

Elliot Morley: Following the floods in 2000, the Environment Agency has completed a flood risk management strategy for the Sussex Ouse and £1.8 million has been spent on reducing flood risk in the Mailing area of Lewes. The Environment Agency Regional Flood Defence Committee is planning further works between the Phoenix Causeway and Cliffe Bridge and in the Cliffe cell.


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