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Jonathan Reynolds

Labour (Co-op) - Stalybridge and Hyde

2,946 (7.0%) majority - 2019 General Election

First elected: 6th May 2010

Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade

(since September 2023)

Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy
29th Nov 2021 - 4th Sep 2023
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
6th Apr 2020 - 29th Nov 2021
Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury)
6th Oct 2016 - 6th Apr 2020
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
4th Dec 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
17th Oct 2016 - 31st Oct 2016
Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee
23rd May 2016 - 31st Oct 2016
Business and Trade Committee
17th Oct 2016 - 31st Oct 2016
Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
1st Feb 2016 - 17th Oct 2016
Shadow Minister (Transport)
18th Sep 2015 - 6th Jan 2016
Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)
7th Oct 2013 - 18th Sep 2015
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
12th Jul 2010 - 11th Jun 2012
Science and Technology Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 11th Jun 2012
Science, Innovation and Technology Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 11th Jun 2012
Finance and Services Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Jan 2012
Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons)
8th Oct 2010 - 7th Oct 2011


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Jonathan Reynolds has voted in 649 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Thérèse Coffey (Conservative)
(31 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(20 debate interactions)
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(17 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Work and Pensions
(76 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(37 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(36 debate contributions)
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Stalybridge and Hyde 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).

Jonathan Reynolds has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Jonathan Reynolds

6th July 2022
Jonathan Reynolds signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 6th July 2022

Trade Unions

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Liability of Trade Unions in Proceedings in Tort (Increase of Limits on Damages) Order 2022 (S.I., 2022, No. 699), dated 22 June 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 24 June 2022, be annulled.
7 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jul 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Green Party: 1
23rd March 2022
Jonathan Reynolds signed this EDM on Thursday 24th March 2022

P&O Ferries and DP World

Tabled by: Karl Turner (Labour - Kingston upon Hull East)
That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the decision of P&O Ferries to fire 800 staff without notice or consultation with their trade unions, the RMT and Nautilus; demands the immediate reinstatement of the sacked workers; condemns their replacement with agency workers earning as little as £1.80 per …
125 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 93
Scottish National Party: 12
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Jonathan Reynolds, 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.


1 Urgent Question tabled by Jonathan Reynolds

Wednesday 18th January 2023

Jonathan Reynolds has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Jonathan Reynolds


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 make provision that occupiers of dwellings owned by certain forms of co-operatives shall occupy those dwellings by virtue of their membership of the co-operative and not as tenants or under any other type of property interest; to make provision for co-operative tenure and for the respective rights and obligations of the co-operative and its members; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 30th March 2012

Jonathan Reynolds has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 50 Written Questions

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17th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the UK Tradeshow Programme.

The Government announced the UK Tradeshow Programme as a pilot programme and feasibility study in November 2021. The programme did not yield the successes we might have hoped, and was closed in March 2023.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to the answer of 19 April 2023 to Question 180116 on Audit: Reform, how many hours officials in her Department have worked on legislative proposals on reform of audit and corporate governance since the publication of the Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance white paper, CP382.

The Department does not keep records of work assignment at a project level, nor on an hourly basis. The table below sets out estimates of the number of officials in the Department who were working on legislative proposals for reform of audit and associated legislative reforms of corporate governance, in September of each year since the publication of the White Paper in 2021.

September 2021

c. 21

September 2022

19

September 2023

15

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
16th Oct 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many civil servants in her Department are currently working on negotiations for (a) free trade agreements with (i) India, (ii) Canada, (iii) Mexico, (iv) Israel, (v) the Gulf Cooperation Council and (b) memoranda of understanding with US states.

The Department for Business and Trade operates a flexible resourcing model to maximise efficiency across negotiations. The Department is currently delivering seven trade negotiations, alongside work on the US. The number of staff working on these will change depending on the stage and scale of the deal. Staff work across multiple negotiations so it is not possible to quantify the number for each workstream.

With the Machine of Government, Trade Negotiation Group increased its responsibility to cover wider trade policy and FTA implementation. In September 2023, DBT had 724 staff in the newly named Trade Policy, Implementation and Negotiations Group.

Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
14th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many civil servants worked on legislative proposals relating to audit reform in each of the last five years.

The table below gives the number of officials in the Department working on legislative proposals relating to reform of audit and associated legislative reforms of corporate governance, in September of each of the last five years. Figures for 2019-21 are estimates based on information readily available.

September 2019

c. 20

September 2020

c. 15

September 2021

c. 21

September 2022

19

September 2023

15

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
14th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether it is her Department's policy to support the renewal of the WTO e-commerce moratorium beyond 2024.

My Department supports the renewal of the WTO e-commerce moratorium. We are working with WTO Members and interested stakeholders to deliver this outcome at the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference. The moratorium underpins global digital trade and provides certainty that electronic transmissions will not be subject to customs duties. My Department is clear that we support a permanent prohibition of such duties, as outlined in our Digital Trade Objectives and the G7 Digital Trade Principles developed under the 2021 UK Presidency.

My Department is also committed to agreeing rules against customs duties on electronic transmissions in the UK’s bilateral trade agreements.

Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has met Royal Mail since becoming Secretary of State for Business and Trade.

As Minister responsible for postal services policy, I have met Royal Mail to discuss a range of issues relating to its role as the universal postal service provider.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many officials in her Department are working on legislative proposals on audit reform.

There are fifteen officials in the Department for Business and Trade working on legislative proposals on reform of audit and corporate governance.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2022 to Question 146960 on Small Businesses: Billing, when she plans to publish the findings of the Prompt payment and cash flow review.

As set out in the published terms of reference (www.gov.uk/government/publica-tions/prompt-payment-and-cash-flow-review/payment-and-cash-flow-review-terms-of-refer-ence), we will publish a conclusions document in 2023 which will:

• summarise our findings in response to the engagement undertaken, and next steps;

• respond to the consultation on the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017;

• set out the findings of the statutory review on the performance of the Small Business Commissioner.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when her Department plans to publish the list of ministerial responsibilities.

Ministerial responsibilities will be published in due course.

Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with which trade unions her Department has had discussions on legislative proposals relating to employment since she became Secretary of State.

The Government is supporting six Private Members Bills to increase workforce participation, protect vulnerable workers, and level the playing field, ensuring unscrupulous businesses do not have a competitive advantage. Relevant trade unions were consulted prior to and throughout the development of these reforms.

The Government regularly discusses legislative proposals with the trade unions and has recently engaged with unions on the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, which is currently progressing through the House of Lords.

I recently met with Trades Union Congress, and the Secretary of State is also scheduled to meet with the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress in April to discuss shared interests.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
27th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department has appointed a Ministerial Disability Champion.

The Department for Business and Trade has appointed Minister Hollinrake as Ministerial Disability Champion.

Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
24th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the compatibility of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill with the Windsor Framework.

The Windsor Framework protects the economic rights of the people of Northern Ireland and provides us with the basis to move forward together as one united country. The Retained EU Law Bill does not impact the Framework.

Furthermore, the Government has always been clear that we are committed to taking the necessary steps to uphold the UK’s international obligations after the sunset date, including those obligations in the Withdrawal Agreement and now in the Windsor Framework.

Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
22nd Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether compensation received by subpostmasters following the failure of the Post Office Horizon IT system will be treated as loss of earnings for tax purposes.

The Government is working with Post Office to ensure all victims of the Horizon IT scandal are returned to the financial position they should have been in had the wrongs not occurred.

Both Post Office and the Government want to see fair compensation for all victims and are looking at the tax issues raised so that if any unfairness is identified in individual cases, this can be addressed.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
21st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an assessment with her Cabinet colleagues of whether the interest portion of compensation given to subpostmasters impacted by the failure of the Post Office Horizon system is liable to tax.

The Government is working with Post Office to ensure all victims of the Horizon IT scandal are returned to the financial position they should have been in had the wrongs not occurred.

Both Post Office and the Government want to see fair compensation for all victims and are looking at the tax issues raised so that if any unfairness is identified in individual cases, this can be addressed.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
21st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an estimate of the number of subpostmasters who received compensation following the settlement of the civil court case on the Post Office's Horizon IT system who have sought tax advice on that compensation; and if she will make an assessment with her Cabinet colleagues of the potential financial loss that may be sustained by affected people who have not sought such advice.

The Government is working with Post Office to ensure all victims of the Horizon IT scandal are returned to the financial position they should have been in had the wrongs not occurred.

Both Post Office and the Government want to see fair compensation for all victims and are looking at the tax issues raised so that if any unfairness is identified in individual cases, this can be addressed.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
20th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2023 to Question 113305 on Help to Grow Schemes: Costs, how much funding her Department provided for (a) setting up, (b) administration and (c) redemption of vouchers for Help to Grow: Digital between 1 March 2022 and 2 February 2023.


Data on the Help to Grow: Digital scheme will be released in Spring 2023 after the scheme has fully closed.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
20th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2023 to Question 113307 on Help to Grow Schemes, what the total business uptake was for Help to Grow: Digital when the scheme closed.


Data on the Help to Grow: Digital scheme will be released in Spring 2023 after the scheme has fully closed.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when her Department will publish the draft Audit Reform Bill.

The Government has not set a date for publication of a draft Audit Reform Bill. The Government is committed to legislating when Parliamentary time allows.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what her planned timetable is for the publication of the findings of the payment and cash flow review.

As set out in the published terms of reference (www.gov.uk/government/publications/prompt-payment-and-cash-flow-review/payment-and-cash-flow-review-terms-of-reference), we anticipate delivery of a conclusions document in 2023 which would:

  • summarise our findings in response to the engagement undertaken, and next steps;
  • respond to the consultation on the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017;
  • set out the findings of the statutory review on the performance of the Small Business Commissioner.
Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, which projects have received funding from the Clean Steel Fund.

The Government recognises the important role the steel sector plays in the UK economy and we continue to work with the sector to understand and support its decarbonisation investment plans. To this end, we have already established various funding schemes such as the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund and the Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Revenue Support. Further proposals, including the approach to the Clean Steel Fund, will be unveiled as soon as possible.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department plans to publish an industrial strategy.

Growth is one of the Prime Minister’s top five priorities. The Government has a plan to grow the economy, capitalising on both the UK’s world-leading position in the sectors of the future and the regulatory and trade opportunities of leaving the European Union. This Department plays a vital role in this cross-Government effort, and we are committed to working in partnership with the private sector.

For example, Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, is leading a review of regulation in five high-potential sectors – digital technology, green industries, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and creative industries – to identify barriers to innovation and catalyse growth.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the number of weighing and measuring equipment inspections conducted by local weights and measures authorities in the latest period for which data is available.

Section 70 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 requires Local Weights and Measures Authorities in Great Britain to report on their Weights and Measures enforcement work over a twelve-month period.

The most recent report for 2021-22 was published on GOV.UK on 31 October 2022 and includes information on staffing levels and numbers of inspections.

Local authorities make resourcing decisions relating to the delivery of their statutory duties and local priorities.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing levels at local weights and measures authorities.

Section 70 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 requires Local Weights and Measures Authorities in Great Britain to report on their Weights and Measures enforcement work over a twelve-month period.

The most recent report for 2021-22 was published on GOV.UK on 31 October 2022 and includes information on staffing levels and numbers of inspections.

Local authorities make resourcing decisions relating to the delivery of their statutory duties and local priorities.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
8th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many business deaths there were in each local authority in England in 2022.

Table 2.1d in Business Demography, UK shows the number of business closures by district, county, and unitary authority in England, and can be found here: www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/business/activitysizeandlocation/datasets/businessdemographyreferencetable.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
2nd Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, when her Department will publish the findings of the 2022 Nurse review.

The Independent Review of the Research, Development, and Innovation Organisational Landscape was published on 6 March 2023:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-development-and-innovation-organisational-landscape-an-independent-review.

12th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2022 to 2023 following the completion of its consultation in March 2022.

I am grateful to the Director of Labour Market Enforcement for their annual strategy. The Government did not respond to the 2020/21 and 2021/22 strategies. This is because Government agreed the recommendations ahead of publication. This was set out in a written ministerial statement in December 2021.

The Home Office and BEIS have recently reviewed the 2022/23 Labour Enforcement Strategy and it will be published in the new year.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
12th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to respond to (a) Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2020 to 2021 and (b) Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2021 to 2022.

I am grateful to the Director of Labour Market Enforcement for their annual strategy. The Government did not respond to the 2020/21 and 2021/22 strategies. This is because Government agreed the recommendations ahead of publication. This was set out in a written ministerial statement in December 2021.

The Home Office and BEIS have recently reviewed the 2022/23 Labour Enforcement Strategy and it will be published in the new year.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
12th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the annual report of Labour Market Enforcement for 2020 to 2021.

I am grateful to the Director of Labour Market Enforcement for their annual strategy. The Government did not respond to the 2020/21 and 2021/22 strategies. This is because Government agreed the recommendations ahead of publication. This was set out in a written ministerial statement in December 2021.

The Home Office and BEIS have recently reviewed the 2022/23 Labour Enforcement Strategy and it will be published in the new year.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
21st Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he had discussions with representatives of the test and certification sector prior to the announcement of the decision to delay the implementation of the UKCA mark.

The Government has engaged regularly with industry, including the test and certification sector, on the implementation of the UKCA mark. Whilst recognising that providing additional time to transition to UKCA requirements may lead to reduced demand for the sector in the immediate term, this decision was taken to reduce immediate burdens and costs for businesses, given current cost of living and supply chain challenges.

The Government will continue to engage with the sector to understand the potential impacts of this change, and will consider whether targeted measures could be used to support a sustainable product testing sector.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
21st Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the decision to delay the implementation of the UKCA mark on the test and certification sector.

The Government has engaged regularly with industry, including the test and certification sector, on the implementation of the UKCA mark. Whilst recognising that providing additional time to transition to UKCA requirements may lead to reduced demand for the sector in the immediate term, this decision was taken to reduce immediate burdens and costs for businesses, given current cost of living and supply chain challenges.

The Government will continue to engage with the sector to understand the potential impacts of this change, and will consider whether targeted measures could be used to support a sustainable product testing sector.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department provides to Ministers on sending departmental information using personal email addresses; and whether his Department is taking steps to reissue guidance on that issue.

The Cabinet Office has published guidance to departments on the use of private email that covers how information is held for the purposes of access to information, and how formal decisions are recorded for the official record. This guidance is being updated to reflect changes in technology and ways of working, and will be published by the Cabinet Office in due course. It is Government policy not to comment on individual Ministers’ security arrangements. Ministers receive support and expert advice to help them meet their obligations in the most appropriate and secure fashion. That includes regular security briefings for Ministers, and advice on protecting their personal data and mitigating cyber threats.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any Minister in his Department has sent Departmental information from their personal email addresses since December 2019.

There is a place for the use of a variety of digital channels in fast moving modern environments. Ministers will have informal conversations from time to time, in person or remotely, and relevant content from such discussions is passed back to officials. They will also use a variety of digital communications channels for personal, political and Parliamentary matters.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
24th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the delays to completing the contract to execute the signed Head of Terms from June 2022 between the Government and Moderna for the manufacturer to open a vaccines research and manufacturing centre in the UK; and what assessment he has made of the impact of those delays on progress in delivering that centre.

The Government was pleased to sign the Heads of Terms agreement back in June, and since then has been working at pace with Moderna to negotiate a strategic partnership to support the UK’s vaccine resilience. During this time, relevant Ministers have been regularly kept informed of progress, and will continue to receive full briefings as the contract progresses.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
19th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the expected annual (a) current and (b) capital expenditure on Help to Grow: Management will be in each financial year of that scheme; and if he will place that information in the House of Commons Library.

We intend to publish data on costs of both the Help to Grow programmes on the GOV.UK website by Spring 2023.

19th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the expected annual (a) current and (b) capital expenditure on Help to Grow: Digital will be in each financial year of that scheme; and if he will place that information in the House of Commons Library.

We intend to publish data on costs of both the Help to Grow programmes on the GOV.UK website by Spring 2023.

19th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the expected annual (a) current and (b) capital expenditure on the new polar research vessel will be in each financial year of that project; and if he will place that information in the House of Commons Library.

The new polar research vessel was named Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough in 2019 and came into service in 2021. Annual operating costs are in the region of £20 million. The ship is operated by the British Antarctic Survey a wholly owned research centre of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). All UKRI’s budget is considered capital in the national accounts.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
19th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the expected annual (a) current and (b) capital expenditure on the Met Office Supercomputing 2020+ Programme will be in each financial year of that scheme; and if he will place that information in the House of Commons Library.

The amount allocated to the Met Office Supercomputing 2020+ Programme over the 2022-2025 Spending Review period is £349.1 million. This is part of the total business case approved investment of £1.2 billion. The Programme is funded through the BEIS R&D Capital budget. The Met Office annual report and accounts are published on metoffice.gov.uk.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
22nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform independent report, dated 16 June 2021, which of the proposals contained in that report are Government policy as of September 2022.

The Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform’s (TIGRR) report shows how, with ambition and vision, the UK can deliver on the opportunities of Brexit. The Benefits of Brexit paper outlines how the government is driving forward our commitments in response to TIGRR, including forging ahead to reform our data laws, setting out a 10 year plan to make Britain a global AI superpower, building on the successes of the Vaccine Taskforce to ensure we have the world’s most innovative life sciences sector, as well as reforms to the financial services and agriculture sectors. These reforms will create a new pro-growth, high standards regulatory framework that gives businesses the confidence to innovate, invest and create jobs.

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, introduced to Parliament on 22nd September, will help to accelerate delivery of the recommendations from TIGRR.

22nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer on 21 September 2022 to Question 48327 on Help to Grow Schemes, when his Department plans to publish data on the take up of Help to Grow programmes.

We intend to publish data on take up of both the Help to Grow programmes on the gov.uk website by the end of December.

7th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his Department's policy to present information in internal documents and briefings using (a) imperial and (b) metric measurements.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy uses both imperial measures and metric units in internal documents and briefings.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
7th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made on levels of business investment in the UK compared to that in other countries.

The Office for National Statistics has calculated that the UK’s business investment was £207bn in 2021. This amounted to 14.3% of GDP, the lowest of all nations in the G7 by this measure.

The Government is committed to boosting business led growth and investment across all parts of the UK.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
7th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on audit reform.

The Government will prepare and publish a draft Bill on audit and corporate governance during this session of Parliament. The Government will bring forward legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.

7th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials in his Department are working on legislative proposals on audit reform.

There are 19 BEIS officials working on legislative proposals on reform of audit and corporate governance.

6th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's National Disability Strategy, what the planned timetable is for announcing a new Ministerial Disability Champion for his Department.

Given the recent changes in government, we are still in the process of finalising ministerial portfolios. We will make further updates in due course.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
6th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have successfully enrolled on (a) Help to Grow: Management and (b) Help to Grow: Digital.

We intend to publish data on take up of the Help to Grow programmes later this year on the GOV.UK website. Help to Grow: Management will support up to 30,000 small business leaders to improve their leadership and management capability and enhance their growth through world-leading business schools. Help to Grow: Digital could help up to 100,000 eligible SMEs adopt new digital technologies over three years as it offers businesses targeted financial support.

6th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish a response to the consultation entitled Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales.

The consultation ‘Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales’ closed on 26 August. We are reviewing the responses to the consultation and will respond in due course.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
5th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the potential impact of rising energy costs on the rate of business deaths.

The Government monitors the economy using a range of data sources. In a dynamic and competitive economy, a proportion of businesses will cease trading each year, for a range of reasons.

The recently announced Energy Bill Relief Scheme (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-outlines-plans-to-help-cut-energy-bills-for-businesses) all businesses and other non-domestic customers are protected from excessively high energy bills over the winter period. The Government will publish a review of the scheme after 3 months to inform decisions on future support after March 2023. The review will focus in particular on identifying the most vulnerable non-domestic customers and how the government will continue assisting them with energy costs. Continuing support to those deemed eligible would begin at the end of the initial 6-month support scheme, without a gap.

5th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of rising energy prices on energy intensive industries.

The Government remains determined to secure a competitive future for our energy intensive industries (EIIs), providing them with extensive support, including over £2 billion to help with the costs of energy and to protect jobs. As part of our British Energy Security Strategy we recently announced an extension of the EII Compensation Scheme for a further three years and its budget will be more than doubled.

The Government announced a new six-month scheme – the Energy Price Guarantee for Businesses (EPGB) – to protect all businesses and other non-domestic energy users from soaring energy costs. It will offer comparable support to that being provided for consumers and we expect the scheme to be available in the autumn. After this initial six-month scheme the Government will provide focused support for vulnerable sectors, targeted to make sure those most in need get support.