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e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.
If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.
If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).
These initiatives were driven by Alok Sharma, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Alok Sharma has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Alok Sharma has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
To make provision in connection with the internal market for goods and services in the United Kingdom (including provision about the recognition of professional and other qualifications); to make provision in connection with provisions of the Northern Ireland Protocol relating to trade and state aid; to authorise the provision of financial assistance by Ministers of the Crown in connection with economic development, infrastructure, culture, sport and educational or training activities and exchanges; to make regulation of the provision of distortive or harmful subsidies a reserved or excepted matter; and for connected purposes.
This Bill received Royal Assent on 17th December 2020 and was enacted into law.
A Bill to make provision about companies and other entities in financial difficulty; and to make temporary changes to the law relating to the governance and regulation of companies and other entities.
This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th June 2020 and was enacted into law.
A Bill to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.
This Bill received Royal Assent on 22nd July 2020 and was enacted into law.
Alok Sharma has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
The UK has adopted early and ambitious measures to tackle methane emissions. Between 1990 and 2020, UK methane emissions dropped by 62%, more than any other OECD country.
The Government recognises the urgency to do more, including to meet the Global Methane Pledge as a global target, and is pursuing efforts to secure further emission reductions in line with the Net Zero Strategy, Net Zero Growth Plan, and Carbon budgets. The Government does not have plans to produce a separate methane focused plan.
The consultation on improving the energy performance of privately rented homes closed on 8th January 2021. The Government is continuing to refine the policy design to ensure the costs and circumstances relating to energy efficiency improvements are fair and proportionate for landlords and tenants. The Government will publish a summary of responses by the end of this year.