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Angela Eagle

Labour - Wallasey

First elected: 9th April 1992


Angela Eagle is not a member of any APPGs
2 Former APPG memberships
Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax, Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights
Procedure Committee
15th Jun 2020 - 5th Dec 2023
Finance (No. 2) Bill
10th May 2023 - 18th May 2023
Financial Services and Markets Bill
12th Oct 2022 - 3rd Nov 2022
Treasury Committee Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations
20th Jun 2022 - 20th Jun 2022
Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill
9th Nov 2021 - 17th Nov 2021
European Statutory Instruments Committee
18th Jul 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
European Statutory Instruments
18th Jul 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
14th Sep 2015 - 27th Jun 2016
Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee)
16th Jul 2015 - 16th Sep 2015
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
7th Oct 2011 - 14th Sep 2015
House of Commons Commission
13th Jul 2015 - 14th Sep 2015
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
7th Dec 2011 - 30th Mar 2015
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
8th Oct 2010 - 7th Oct 2011
Shadow Minister (Treasury)
12th May 2010 - 8th Oct 2010
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th Jun 2009 - 6th May 2010
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee
1st Aug 2005 - 6th May 2010
Public Accounts Committee
19th Nov 2007 - 26th Oct 2009
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
29th Jun 2007 - 9th Jun 2009
Treasury Committee
27th Jan 2003 - 6th Nov 2007
Treasury Sub-committee
27th Jan 2003 - 11th Jul 2005
Public Accounts Committee
16th Oct 2002 - 3rd Mar 2003
Parliamentary Secretary (Home office)
11th Jun 2001 - 28th May 2002
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security)
28th Jul 1998 - 7th Jun 2001
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions)
6th May 1997 - 29th Jul 1998
Opposition Whip (Commons)
1st Jun 1996 - 1st May 1997
Public Accounts Committee
28th Nov 1995 - 11th Nov 1996
Employment
25th Apr 1994 - 17th Oct 1996
Members' Interests
27th Apr 1992 - 8th Nov 1995


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Angela Eagle has voted in 719 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Andrew Griffith (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
(33 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Independent)
(32 debate interactions)
John Glen (Conservative)
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
(23 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(211 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(55 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(54 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(31 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Financial Services Bill 2019-21
(13,180 words contributed)
Finance (No. 2) Act 2023
(9,403 words contributed)
Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
(9,306 words contributed)
Pension Schemes Act 2021
(3,455 words contributed)
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Wallasey Petitions

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).

Petition Debates Contributed

The Government must exercise its power under s.23 of the Gender Recognition Act to modify the operation of the Equality Act 2010 by specifying the terms sex, male, female, man & woman, in the operation of that law, mean biological sex and not "sex as modified by a Gender Recognition Certificate"

It has been reported that the Government may amend the Equality Act to "make it clear that sex means biological sex rather than gender." The Government has previously committed to not remove legal protections for trans people, an already marginalised group, but this change would do so.

Reform the GRA to allow transgender people to self-identify without the need for a medical diagnosis, to streamline the administrative process, and to allow non-binary identities to be legally recognised.

I would like the Government to:
• make running conversion therapy in the UK a criminal offence
• forcing people to attend said conversion therapies a criminal offence
• sending people abroad in order to try to convert them a criminal offence
• protect individuals from conversion therapy

Isolation essential to the Government’s strategy for fighting coronavirus, and UK citizens must remain healthy and exercise whilst keeping adequate distance between people. The Government should allow golf courses to open so families or individuals can play golf in order to exercise safely.

In the event of a spike we would like you not to close gyms as a measure to stop any spread of Covid. Also for gyms to not be put in the same group as pubs in terms of risk or importance. Gyms are following strict guidelines and most members are following rules in a sober manner.


Latest EDMs signed by Angela Eagle

4th March 2024
Angela Eagle signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 5th March 2024

Fracture liaison services and osteoporosis

Tabled by: Margaret Greenwood (Labour - Wirral West)
That this House notes 50% of women and 20% of men over 50 will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis; further notes 81,000 people of working age suffer fractures every year and that a third of sufferers will have to leave their jobs as a result; highlights the invaluable work …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29th November 2023
Angela Eagle signed this EDM on Thursday 30th November 2023

60th anniversary of Dr Who

Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House congratulates Dr Who on reaching its 60th anniversary; welcomes the inclusive and diverse nature of the 60th anniversary episode; notes the long history of Doctor Who breaking barriers in inclusion in gender and diversity including the recent positive representation of trans people; further notes the pleasure and …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Dec 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Angela Eagle, 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.


Angela Eagle has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Angela Eagle has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Angela Eagle


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require pension providers to publish standardised information on charges for pension products; to make provision for a cap on such charges; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 8th May 2019
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Latest 50 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
1 Other Department Questions
30th Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government has made an assessment of the impact of the Autumn Statement 2022 on equality for (a) women, (b) Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, (c) LGBT+ people and (d) disabled people.

In developing proposals for fiscal events, such as the Autumn Statement on 17 November, the Treasury follows a rigorous process to ensure we carefully consider the equality impact on those sharing protected characteristics, in line with both its legal obligations and its strong commitment to promoting fairness. In interests of transparency HMRC will publish a summary of equality impacts for tax measures within the Tax Information and Impact Notes (TIINs) alongside the associated legislation.

Victoria Atkins
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
7th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2022 to Question 9843 on Investigation into Alleged Gatherings on Government Premises, on what date and at what time (a) the Rt Hon. Member for North East Cambridgeshire and (b) staff answerable to him in his role as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, were granted access to review the Sue Gray report entitled Findings of second permanent secretary’s investigation into alleged gatherings on government premises during covid restrictions.

I refer the hon. Member to my response to PQ 9843 on 7 June.

26th May 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date and at what time (a) he or and (b) staff in his private office were granted access to review the Sue Gray report entitled Findings of second permanent secretary’s investigation into alleged gatherings on government premises during covid restrictions.

The report was sent from the Second Permanent Secretary to the Permanent Secretary of No 10 Downing Street after 10am on the day of 25 May 2022 for the purposes of providing the report to the Prime Minister to enable publication.

I understand that prior to publication, letters were sent on a confidential basis from the Second Permanent Secretary to those in the report who may be perceived to be criticised in some way, including some who were intended to be named. The letters set out a gist of the factual findings proposed for inclusion in the report so that those individuals had an opportunity to make representations to the Second Permanent Secretary before publication.

I also understand that a small number of officials were made aware, in their roles as employers, of the identity of those intended to be named and those who may be potentially identifiable in the context of the report, so that they could consider any relevant duty of care to those individuals.

Neither I, nor my private office, accessed or reviewed the report prior to publication. My officials have informed me that no other Minister of the Crown was granted access to review the report prior to 10am on the day of publication.

26th May 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date and at what time (a) the Prime Minister, (b) his chief of staff and (c) other officials, Ministers and special advisers in Downing Street were granted access to review the report entitled Findings of second permanent secretary’s investigation into alleged gatherings on government premises during covid restrictions prior to its publication on 25 May.

The report was sent from the Second Permanent Secretary to the Permanent Secretary of No 10 Downing Street after 10am on the day of 25 May 2022 for the purposes of providing the report to the Prime Minister to enable publication.

I understand that prior to publication, letters were sent on a confidential basis from the Second Permanent Secretary to those in the report who may be perceived to be criticised in some way, including some who were intended to be named. The letters set out a gist of the factual findings proposed for inclusion in the report so that those individuals had an opportunity to make representations to the Second Permanent Secretary before publication.

I also understand that a small number of officials were made aware, in their roles as employers, of the identity of those intended to be named and those who may be potentially identifiable in the context of the report, so that they could consider any relevant duty of care to those individuals.

Neither I, nor my private office, accessed or reviewed the report prior to publication. My officials have informed me that no other Minister of the Crown was granted access to review the report prior to 10am on the day of publication.

26th May 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date and at what time (a) he or and (b) staff in his private office were granted access to review the Sue Gray report entitled Findings of second permanent secretary’s investigation into alleged gatherings on government premises during covid restrictions.

The report was sent from the Second Permanent Secretary to the Permanent Secretary of No 10 Downing Street after 10am on the day of 25 May 2022 for the purposes of providing the report to the Prime Minister to enable publication.

I understand that prior to publication, letters were sent on a confidential basis from the Second Permanent Secretary to those in the report who may be perceived to be criticised in some way, including some who were intended to be named. The letters set out a gist of the factual findings proposed for inclusion in the report so that those individuals had an opportunity to make representations to the Second Permanent Secretary before publication.

I also understand that a small number of officials were made aware, in their roles as employers, of the identity of those intended to be named and those who may be potentially identifiable in the context of the report, so that they could consider any relevant duty of care to those individuals.

Neither I, nor my private office, accessed or reviewed the report prior to publication. My officials have informed me that no other Minister of the Crown was granted access to review the report prior to 10am on the day of publication.

26th May 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the report entitled Findings of second permanent secretary’s investigation into alleged gatherings on government premises during covid restrictions, on what date and at what time officials in (a) his Department and (b) Downing Street, who were not involved in its production, were granted sight access to review that report. of the Sue Gray report entitled Findings of second permanent secretary’s investigation into alleged gatherings on government premises during covid restrictions before 25th May 2022.

The report was sent from the Second Permanent Secretary to the Permanent Secretary of No 10 Downing Street after 10am on the day of 25 May 2022 for the purposes of providing the report to the Prime Minister to enable publication.

I understand that prior to publication, letters were sent on a confidential basis from the Second Permanent Secretary to those in the report who may be perceived to be criticised in some way, including some who were intended to be named. The letters set out a gist of the factual findings proposed for inclusion in the report so that those individuals had an opportunity to make representations to the Second Permanent Secretary before publication.

I also understand that a small number of officials were made aware, in their roles as employers, of the identity of those intended to be named and those who may be potentially identifiable in the context of the report, so that they could consider any relevant duty of care to those individuals.

Neither I, nor my private office, accessed or reviewed the report prior to publication. My officials have informed me that no other Minister of the Crown was granted access to review the report prior to 10am on the day of publication.

15th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of all former and current Crown Representatives and strategic suppliers.

Crown Representatives help the government to act as a single customer. They work across departments to:

  • ensure a single and strategic view of the government’s needs is communicated to the market;

  • identify areas for cost savings or operational improvements;

  • act as a point of focus for cross-cutting supplier-related issues.

Crown Representatives cover all sectors of service provision including small and medium enterprises, voluntary sector organisations, mutually owned organisations, large suppliers and specific sectors. All Crown Representatives complete Conflict of Interest declarations every six months.

Information about the Crown Representative programme, including a list of the current Crown Representatives and strategic suppliers is available on GOV.UK here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-suppliers

We will write to the hon. Member with further information and place a copy of the letter in the House Library.



Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
15th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse is of the employment of Crown Representatives who with strategic suppliers.

Crown Representatives help the government to act as a single customer. They work across departments to:

  • ensure a single and strategic view of the government’s needs is communicated to the market;

  • identify areas for cost savings or operational improvements;

  • act as a point of focus for cross-cutting supplier-related issues.

Crown Representatives cover all sectors of service provision including small and medium enterprises, voluntary sector organisations, mutually owned organisations, large suppliers and specific sectors. All Crown Representatives complete Conflict of Interest declarations every six months.

Information about the Crown Representative programme, including a list of the current Crown Representatives and strategic suppliers is available on GOV.UK here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-suppliers

We will write to the hon. Member with further information and place a copy of the letter in the House Library.



Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
15th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any Crown Representatives or strategic suppliers are also employed by Francis Maude Associates.

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

14th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of all civil servants who hold advisory positions outside the civil service.

On 23 April, the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the management of outside interests in the Civil Service. The Committee published this letter on 26 April. It can be found here:

https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/5623/documents/55584/default/

The Cabinet Secretary’s letter sets out a series of steps to improve processes. This programme of work will also take account of any recommendations that emerge from Nigel Boardman’s review.

The Civil Service Management Code sets out, at paragraph 4.3.4, the requirement that civil servants must seek permission before accepting any outside employment which might affect their work either directly or indirectly. The applicable principles are those set out in the Business Appointment Rules. The Civil Service Management Code is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-servants-terms-and-conditions .

Where the civil servant is a member of the departmental board any outside employment, as well as other relevant interests will be published as part of the Annual Report and Accounts or other transparency publication.

2nd Mar 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has a policy of supplying union jack flags for use in the background of ministerial television appearances.

The Union Flag is the national flag of the United Kingdom. Departments fly a variety of flags, including as appropriate the Union Flag, the Saltire, the flag of Saint David, as well as any flag of Her Majesty’s forces and the Pride flag. Government departments are responsible for procuring their own flags.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
4th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has spent on the covid-19 public information campaign in (a) the North West, (b) the South East and (c) London.

I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given to PQ 33512 on 21 April 2020.

10th Mar 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless deaths in (a) the North West, (b) the North East, (c) Merseyside, (d) Wirral and (e) Wallasey in each year since 2010.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore requested the Authority to respond.

2nd Mar 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who will lead the inquiry into alleged breaches of the Ministerial Code by the Home Secretary.

I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in response to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on 2 March 2020 (Official Record, Vol. 672, Col. 611/612).

25th Feb 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the life expectancy of (a) women and (b) men in each of the last 10 years in (i) the North West, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) Wirral and (iv) Wallasey.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore asked the Authority to respond.

30th Jan 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the titles of the reviews that his Department is undertaking.

The Cabinet Office is currently undertaking reviews on: Data Handling Practices in the Cabinet Office; the Inter-Governmental Relations Review; and the Integrated, Defence, Security and Foreign Policy Review. Lord Dunlop's Review of UK Government Union Capability has concluded and the Government is carefully considering its recommendations.

22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will ask Companies House for a planned timescale for its response to the correspondence of 2 November 2023 from the hon. Member for Wallasey on a company unknown to the resident registered at a residential address.

Companies House has issued a response to the hon. Member for Wallasey. Companies House regrets the delay in responding.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that people who have been employed by the United Kingdom Atom Engineering Authority receive their pension.

Members of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Pension Scheme, who currently work or previously worked for UKAEA, are entitled to receive their pension from the scheme based on the scheme rules in force. The scheme continues to pay pension benefits to eligible members.

The UKAEA Pension Scheme is audited annually by the National Audit Office and the latest set of audited accounts can be found on the gov.uk publications website.

Andrew Bowie
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent energy companies from attempting to recover debt that customers have inherited from previous tenants.

Residential tenants are responsible for paying energy bills from the start date of their tenancy only. Incoming tenants will not be responsible for any unpaid energy bills from a previous tenancy and can request a new bill from their supplier to reflect this if they have been billed incorrectly.

With regard to non-domestic tenants, Ofgem's recent non-domestic market review found some issues with changing of tenancies, including debt repayment issues from previous tenants. The Retail Energy Code Company is working on new rules in this area and aims to publish a solution overview and draft legal text by early December.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
24th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the reasons why some prepayment meter customers have not redeemed their entitlement of vouchers under the Energy Bill Support Scheme; and what steps he is taking to help people reedem those vouchers.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Birkenhead on 1st March to Question 149667.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
24th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring energy suppliers to credit prepayment meter customers with the value of the Energy Bill Support Scheme vouchers.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Birkenhead on 1st March to Question 149668.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
24th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the value of unclaimed Energy Bill Support Scheme prepayment meter vouchers in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey constituency.

The Government publishes data for the Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) for Great Britain at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-bills-support-scheme-payments-made-by-electricity-suppliers-to-customers. Households received EBSS support worth £66 for October and November and £67 for December – March. The Government does not hold data on voucher redemptions by month of issue so is unable provide a specific value. The data below shows October, November and December vouchers issued and redeemed. The percentage of EBSS vouchers yet to be redeemed is 31% in England, 29% in the North West and in Wirral and 30% in Wallasey.

Region

October, November and December 2022 number of vouchers issued

October, November and December 2022 number of vouchers redeemed

% redeemed

England

4,888,150

3,356,700

69%

North West

753,210

535,360

71%

Wirral (local authority)

41,080

29,090

71%

Wallasey (constituency)

13,380

9,390

70%

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
13th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she is taking steps to support families with increases in the cost of broadband.

We recognise this is a challenging time for households. The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology continues to work with Ofcom and providers to ensure provision of social tariffs for those on low incomes.

Social tariffs are available in 99% of the UK, from 23 providers starting from £10 per month. We are also engaging with industry to ensure they keep to their commitments to support customers struggling with bills, with payment plans, or penalty-free switching to cheaper tariffs.

17th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of equalising energy standing charges across regions of the UK.

The standing charge reflects the ongoing costs that fall on energy suppliers to provide and maintain a live supply, regardless of a consumer’s usage. One component of these costs relates to distribution. It costs more to distribute electricity to some regions than others, therefore there are regional variations in standing charges to reflect higher costs to serve.

Under the Energy Price Guarantee, average standing charges for customers on default tariffs remain capped in line with the levels set by Ofgem.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
17th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the extent to which regional differences in the energy price cap accurately reflect the variation in energy distribution costs between regions.

There are no plans for an assessment. Ofgem, as the independent regulator, is responsible for the operation of the price cap.

Electricity and gas distribution charges, which are incurred by suppliers and passed through to consumers, vary regionally. These variations reflect the costs of maintaining and upgrading the distribution network in a specific area and the number of consumers between whom those costs are spread. This cost reflective approach helps to minimise overall network costs across Great Britain by ensuring that each network company has to account to its local stakeholders for the costs it has incurred.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
5th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been in Wallasey has of 24 November 2022.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not hold a breakdown of Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding by constituency. Lists of all projects funded through the scheme can be found on the scheme’s gov.uk page: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/public-sector-decarbonisation-scheme.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
2nd Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which wards in Wallasey constituency have had external wall insulation fitted.

BEIS estimates that under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Homes Grant (GHG) Government schemes, some households in all wards in Wallasey constituency have had external wall insulation fitted.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
2nd Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises on Wallasey constituency are receiving the correct level of support from the Energy Bill Relief Scheme.

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme is set out clearly in legislation and will be applied in a uniform way by all licensed suppliers. The regulations include a robust compliance and enforcement regime to ensure requirements are being met. Suppliers are also required to inform customers about the details of support, including the amount of the discount and discounted supply price.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
2nd Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to increase funding for renewable energy sources in Wallasey constituency.

Grant funding for renewable innovation or community-based renewable schemes is open for both local authorities and private investors to bid for. The Contract for Difference scheme, the Government’s main mechanism for supporting low carbon generation, is awarded through a competitive process, ensuring that the most cost-effective projects are supported regardless of their location. We encourage projects in Wallasey to apply.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
30th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in Wallasey constituency have had heat pumps installed as of 31 October 2022.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme Installations Database shows that as of 31 October 2022, forty-four heat pump installations were registered in the Wallasey constituency.

The database does not include all heat pump installations, for example, those installed without Government funding support, such as in new buildings. These are not typically recorded in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Installations Database.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
30th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in Wallasey constituency have had under floor insulation installed as of 31 October 2022.

BEIS estimates that under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Homes Grant (GHG) Government schemes, around 1,500 cavity wall insulation measures, 1,700 loft insulation measures and 1,300 under floor insulation measures were installed in Wallasey constituency. Data for ECO covers January 2013 to September 2022. Data for the GHG schemes cover October 2020 to September 2022.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
30th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in Wallasey constituency with lofts have had loft insulation installed as of 31 October 2022.

BEIS estimates that under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Homes Grant (GHG) Government schemes, around 1,500 cavity wall insulation measures, 1,700 loft insulation measures and 1,300 under floor insulation measures were installed in Wallasey constituency. Data for ECO covers January 2013 to September 2022. Data for the GHG schemes cover October 2020 to September 2022.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
30th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in Wallasey constituency with cavity walls have been insulated as of 31 October 2022.

BEIS estimates that under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Homes Grant (GHG) Government schemes, around 1,500 cavity wall insulation measures, 1,700 loft insulation measures and 1,300 under floor insulation measures were installed in Wallasey constituency. Data for ECO covers January 2013 to September 2022. Data for the GHG schemes cover October 2020 to September 2022.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
8th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has in place to mitigate the current shortage of sodium hypochlorite.

The day-to-day supply of sodium hypochlorite is a commercial matter for industry. The Government works closely with industry to monitor supply and to encourage diverse and resilient supply chains to protect consumers and businesses.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
8th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure industries have sufficient access to sodium hypochlorite.

The day-to-day supply of sodium hypochlorite is a commercial matter for industry. The Government works closely with industry to monitor supply and to encourage diverse and resilient supply chains to protect consumers and businesses.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
7th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help alleviate the shortage of sodium hypochlorite.

The day-to-day supply of sodium hypochlorite is a commercial matter for industry. The Government works closely with industry to monitor supply and to encourage diverse and resilient supply chains to protect consumers and businesses.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
25th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure lending banks follow up potentially fraudulent claims made through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, before claiming the state guarantee.

The British Business Bank manages the Bounce Back Loan Scheme on behalf of the Government. However, lenders are responsible for managing the direct relationship with borrowers.

The Bank challenges lenders on discrepancies and ensures lenders are abiding by the scheme rules through its guarantee assurance and audit programmes. Where issues are identified through the Audit Assurance Programme, the Bank can take remedial action including the cancellation of a guarantee.

25th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of loans claimed through the Bounce Back Loans scheme were duplicates; and what the total value was of all duplicate loans.

To date, the British Business Bank has identified 22,900 Bounce Back Loan Scheme facilities which it suspects could be involved in a case of duplicate loans. This figure includes both original facilities and potential duplicates. The Bank is currently working with lenders to investigate these facilities and determine which are ineligible loans under the scheme rules.

27th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the creation of smallholder and community-led horticulture jobs in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey.

It has not proved possible to respond to the Hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

13th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2021 to Question 174728, on GFG Alliance: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, when he plans to publish details of the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme where required by the European Commission’s Transparency Aid Module.

Details of facilities made available under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will be published where required by the European Commission’s Transparency Aid Module in due course.

Our priority is to ensure borrowers are given notice before information about their loans is shared with the European Commission; we are working with lenders and the British Business Bank to facilitate this. A rolling programme of reporting will then publish details of aid granted within the preceding 12 months.

More information is available at https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-schemes/data-reporting/.

13th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) his Department and (b) officials at the British Business Bank had discussions with the Bank of England on the decision to give Greensill Capital accredited lender status for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Bank of England had no role in the British Business Bank’s decision to accredit Greensill Capital.

All decisions taken by the British Business Bank were made independently and in accordance with the Bank’s usual procedures.

13th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he had any discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, or Treasury Ministers or officials on the British Business Bank's decision to grant Greensill Capital access to the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

The British Business Bank (Bank) accredited Greensill Capital to offer finance via the Coronavirus Large Business Interruptions Loan Scheme.

All decisions taken by the Bank were made independently and in accordance with the Bank’s usual procedures. The then Secretary of State had no discussions with either a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, b) Treasury Ministers or c) Treasury officials about the Bank’s decision.

24th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many lenders have had their Government guarantee on loans made under the (a) Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and (b) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme removed; and what the reasons are for that removal.

All accredited lenders are subject to audit by the British Business Bank to ensure their compliance with scheme rules. If serious non-compliance is identified, the Bank is entitled to take remedial action. Such action might include termination of the Guarantee Agreement, or withdrawal of the Guarantee.

It would not be appropriate to comment on individual cases given commercial sensitivities.

24th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department received advice from (a) banks and (b) specialist advisors on identifying fraudulent applications for (i) bounce back loans and (ii) coronavirus business interruption loans.

The Department continues to work with other Government Departments, lenders, and law enforcement agencies to tackle fraudulent abuse of the schemes.

24th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of fraudulent applications under the (a) Bounce Back Loan Scheme and (b) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme to date.

As part of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) application process lenders are required to undertake fraud, Know Your Customer and Anti Money Laundering checks. In addition, the application form makes clear that any individual who knowingly provides false information is at risk of criminal prosecution.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme is operated on the same basis as fully commercial loans, with lenders conducting the full range of checks they would usually make, subject to the specific eligibility requirements of the scheme. The Department continues to work with other Government Departments, lenders, and law enforcement agencies to tackle fraudulent abuse of the schemes.

Further details of how we expect the schemes to perform, including an estimate of fraud losses, will be set out in the BEIS Annual Report for 2020-21 published later this year.

24th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of whether Coronavirus Business Interruption loans (CBILS) had been extended to companies that are part of or associated with the GFG Alliance; and whether those loans complied with the eligibility criteria set by the CBILS scheme.

We are unable to provide information relating to individual borrowers as it is commercially sensitive.

Details of facilities made available under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will be published where required by the European Commission’s Transparency Aid Module in due course.

24th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the British Business Bank has accelerated accreditation for some existing lenders; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent fraudulent applications for such accreditation.

The Recovery Loan Scheme ensures businesses of any size can continue to access finance they need once the existing Covid-19 loan schemes close.

All lenders will be subject to an assessment of their proposals, and subject to usual British Business Bank governance around approvals. Existing accredited Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme lenders have been invited to apply for accreditation. An accelerated process, for some of these lenders, will ensure that a broad range of lenders is in place to offer facilities as soon as possible.

24th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department made of the suitability of Greensill Capital to become an accredited lender under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Greensill Capital were approved by the British Business Bank (Bank) in June last year to provide finance through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), based on criteria set out in the CLBILS “Request for Proposals”.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy had no role in the Bank’s decision to accredit Greensill Capital. All decisions taken by the Bank were made independently and in accordance with the Bank’s usual procedures.

All accredited lenders are subject to audit by the Bank to ensure their compliance with scheme rules. If serious non-compliance is identified, the Bank is entitled to take remedial action. Such action might include termination of the guarantee agreement or withdrawal of the guarantee.

While the Bank looks into Greensill’s position it is not able to originate new lending that benefits from a Government guarantee.