Lord Vaux of Harrowden Portrait

Lord Vaux of Harrowden

Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary

2 APPG memberships (as of 6 Oct 2021)
Dark Skies, Financial Technology
1 Former APPG membership
Blockchain
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
15th May 2018 - 23rd Apr 2020


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 19th October 2021
11:30
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 16th November 2021
11:30
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 14th December 2021
11:30
Division Votes
Tuesday 12th October 2021
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]
voted No
One of 7 Crossbench No votes vs 22 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 193 Noes - 186
Speeches
Monday 6th September 2021
Pensions Regulator (Employer Resources Test) Regulations 2021

My Lords, it seems like quite a long time ago that we were last in this Room. In fact, I …

Written Answers
Thursday 1st April 2021
Renewable Energy: Heating
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of Seasonal Coefficient of Performance which is …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
None available
Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Vaux of Harrowden has voted in 126 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Altmann (Conservative)
(10 debate interactions)
Lord Sharkey (Liberal Democrat)
(3 debate interactions)
Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
(3 debate interactions)
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Commons initiatives

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MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Vaux of Harrowden has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Vaux of Harrowden has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Vaux of Harrowden has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Vaux of Harrowden has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


1 Written Question in the current parliament

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23rd Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of Seasonal Coefficient of Performance which is achieved by air and ground source heat pumps in real-life installations compared to those stated in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Product Directory; and what plans they have (1) to introduce a requirement that real-life performance and efficiency must be stated by manufacturers in advertising and technical literature, and (2) to ensure that purchasers and installers are able to make a realistic assessment of the likely running costs.

Based on historic evidence from trials we can assume that air source heat pumps have a Seasonal Coefficient of Performance of 2.4, while ground source heat pumps have a coefficient of 2.7. We are currently seeking to update our assumptions based on real-life data from the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project and the Metering and Monitoring Service Packages, installed as part of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

We understand that there may be a performance gap between stated efficiency and real-life efficiency. This is something we are seeking to address by working with the standard setting bodies to improve the accuracy of these measurements. We are also looking to develop a Home Suitability Model, as part of the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project, to more clearly communicate to the public the expected running costs of heat pumps based on real-life performance.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)