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Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Infrastructure Planning Projects (14 Sep 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: This Statement concerns an application for development consent made under the Planning Act 2008 by AQUIND Limited for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the UK elements of a 2,000MW bi-directional subsea electrical power interconnector between Normandy in France and Lovedean in Hampshire. Under section 107(1) of the Planning Act 2008, the Secretary of State must...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Update (22 Jul 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: UK Innovation Strategy Today the Government is publishing both the UK Innovation Strategy, ‘Leading the future by creating it.’ Innovation is central to tackling the largest challenges the world faces, from climate change to global pandemics. The UK must be in the vanguard of the response to these challenges. That is why the Government has placed innovation at the heart of our Plan...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Update (20 Jul 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The National Security and Investment Act 2021 received Royal Assent on 29 April and provides for a new investment screening system to help protect our national security. Today I am publishing three sets of documents related to the Act: a consultation on the draft statement on the use of the call-in power (made under section 3 of the Act), the draft notifiable acquisition statutory instrument...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consumer Update (20 Jul 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Today I will lay before Parliament two consultation papers on competition issues which respond to proposals that have been put to Government in recent years from a variety of stakeholders. This includes those directly commissioned by Government from Jason Furman, John Penrose MP, Lord Tyrie and the Competition and Markets Authority. The consultation periods will end on Friday 1st October. ...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: The Future System Operator and Energy Codes Reform (20 Jul 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I am pleased to announce the launch of the consultations on the future system operator (FSO) and the energy codes governance reform. This is a key step that will contribute towards helping us achieve the government’s net zero targets and our commitment in the Energy White Paper “to ensure that the institutional arrangements governing the energy system are fit for purpose for the long...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Update (6 Jul 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I am delighted to welcome the confirmation by Stellantis of a transformational investment at its Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, which will see the site become the first mass volume, fully battery electric vehicle plant in the UK and Europe. Stellantis have committed to investing more than £100 million to transition the plant to produce a new generation of electric vehicles, safeguarding...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Update (1 Jul 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I am delighted to announce that Nissan has confirmed a significant investment into their Sunderland plant and a partnership with their battery supplier, Envision AESC, and Sunderland City Council to create a North East electric vehicle manufacturing hub. As Nissan’s second global electric vehicle manufacturing hub, Sunderland will produce battery electric vehicles at scale from 2024 with...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Subsidy Control Bill and Government response to the consultation on Subsidy Control (30 Jun 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Today the Government has introduced the Subsidy Control Bill and published the Government’s response to the consultation, “Subsidy control: designing a new approach for the UK”. The UK government has seized the opportunity presented by our exit from the European Union to develop a new, bespoke regime for subsidy control within the UK. This new regime has been designed to reflect our...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Clause 6 - Information (7 Jun 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. When it comes to the future of the United Kingdom, this Government are unapologetically ambitious, and one of our greatest ambitions is to secure the UK’s position as a science superpower. Through this Bill to create ARIA, a new agency to support the most ambitious research, we are really focusing on delivering on that agenda. The...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trade Remedies: Iron and Steel (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade and I have discussed this on several occasions. Trade remedies are an important mechanism to protect UK industry from unfair international competition and I support her plans to review whether the UK's trade remedies framework should be strengthened.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Electricity Generation (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: We are providing support for the delivery of renewable energy projects within rural communities in England through the £10 million rural community energy fund programme.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Electricity Generation (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: My hon. Friend correctly observes that there are two major rivers in Tewkesbury, the Avon and the Severn—very beautiful rivers, I might add. As far as hydroelectric power on rivers is concerned, we would have to look at the hydraulics and the power that can be generated, but we clearly appreciate that there is potential there, and we want to explore any ideas that can bring those projects...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Electricity Generation (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The hon. Gentleman makes a pointed and unfair observation at the end of his remarks, which I think is beneath his dignity. I know that he is referring to “Britannia Unchained”, a classic work published 10 years ago, but 10 years is a very long time and I do not want to revisit those battles. I will say what I have said to him before: this is an issue for Ofgem and we are discussing how to...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Levelling-up Agenda (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: We have made a commitment to level up all areas of the country. The plan for growth is a critical part of that, and we will go further with the publication of a levelling-up White Paper, led ably by my hon. Friend the Member for Harborough (Neil O’Brien), later this year.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Levelling-up Agenda (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: As my hon. Friend will appreciate, we are looking at many ideal locations at the moment. I was pleased to make an announcement last week about Darlington; that is a really good move for the Department. We are always looking at ways to create more employment and recruit really great talent for our Department across the country, and I am sure that his constituency will also—perhaps—be among...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Levelling-up Agenda (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: My hon. Friend is quite right. He was good enough to mention the fact that Ipswich has indeed been selected for a £25 million town deal, and he suggested that that was as a matter of course, but I think it is due to his keen advocacy and his eloquent and persuasive powers that the Government can provide help in that way. Clearly, skills are at the core of any levelling-up agenda, and I know...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen Economy (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The second point of the 10-point plan was all about hydrogen. The forthcoming hydrogen strategy will set out clearly what we hope to see and are committed to seeing for the hydrogen economy in 2030.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen Economy (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I will certainly continue to agree to meet the hon. Gentleman at any time. There are very important hydrogen projects in Northern Ireland. I speak to Mr Bamford and others, particularly in relation to Wrightbus, which I understand is in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency. There is a huge opportunity, and I would be happy to meet him and others to discuss the prospects at any time.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Steel Industry (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government are committed to a UK steel industry. I mentioned this repeatedly in my session with the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee this morning.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Steel Industry (25 May 2021)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The hon. Gentleman will remember that Mr Gupta asked me and the Department for £170 million. Many Labour Members—dare I say it?—were hollering and screaming and saying we should nationalise. In fact, I would say that my actions and those of officials have been vindicated. There were serious concerns about corporate governance with this company, and Labour Members would do well to...


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