Lloyd Russell-Moyle Portrait

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown

First elected: 8th June 2017


International Trade Committee
28th Sep 2020 - 26th Apr 2023
Committees on Arms Export Controls
3rd Feb 2021 - 26th Apr 2023
Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill
15th Mar 2023 - 23rd Mar 2023
Procurement Bill [HL]
25th Jan 2023 - 21st Feb 2023
Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill
7th Sep 2022 - 18th Oct 2022
Charities Bill [HL]
19th Jan 2022 - 25th Jan 2022
Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill
7th Sep 2021 - 22nd Sep 2021
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
10th Apr 2020 - 16th Jul 2020
Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
13th Jan 2020 - 9th Apr 2020
Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Joint)
19th Feb 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)
10th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
13th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
International Development Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committees on Arms Export Controls
10th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lloyd Russell-Moyle has voted in 823 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

31 Jan 2023 - Procurement Bill [ Lords ] (Second sitting) - View Vote Context
Lloyd Russell-Moyle voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Labour No votes vs 3 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 4 Noes - 11
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Jacob Young (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
(58 debate interactions)
Michelle Donelan (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology
(34 debate interactions)
Matthew Pennycook (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)
(30 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(211 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(67 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(52 debate contributions)
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Brighton, Kemptown 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

We believe kids shouldn't learn about this at an early age. I am sure there are many parents who do not want their or other children taught about LGBT in primary school.

We believe kids should learn about this at an early age. I am sure there are many parents who want their and other children taught about LGBT issues in primary school.

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.


Latest EDMs signed by Lloyd Russell-Moyle

26th March 2024
Lloyd Russell-Moyle signed this EDM on Monday 15th April 2024

Access to State Pension for people with a terminal illness

Tabled by: Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House notes that people with terminal illnesses cannot currently access their State Pension until their retirement age; recognises that this is the case even for individuals who have made full National Insurance contributions; acknowledges that poverty rates are disproportionately high amongst the terminally ill; commends research by Loughborough …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
7th March 2024
Lloyd Russell-Moyle signed this EDM on Monday 15th April 2024

Pre-1997 non-indexed company pensions

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Independent - Swansea West)
This House notes that over 500,000 former employees of 3M and other businesses including American Express, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron and Wood Group face massively-reduced pensions from their pre-1997 contributions, as current legislation only index-links contributions from 1997; further notes that, according to the Bank of England, between 2008 and 2023, former …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Lloyd Russell-Moyle

3 Bills introduced by Lloyd Russell-Moyle


A Bill to prohibit practices whose predetermined purpose is to change a person’s sexual orientation or to change a person to or from being transgender; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 1st March 2024
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Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 17th May 2024
Order Paper number: 12
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

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 establish a single custodial tenancy deposit scheme; to provide for that scheme to invest deposits; to require interest on such investments to be used for the provision of tenant advocacy, tenant support and arbitration services; to establish a mandatory arbitration service for the resolution of disputes between landlords and tenants; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 13th March 2019
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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 the Secretary of State to promote and secure youth services and provision of a requisite standard; to impose a duty on local authorities to provide youth services and establish local youth service partnerships with youth participation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Latest 50 Written Questions

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14 Other Department Questions
8th Nov 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many (a) public and (b) private meetings the Committee has held in the last four years.

The Committee last met on 8 November 2023. The Committee publishes minutes of all its meetings on its website. These record which meeting agenda items were taken in public and in private. Between November 2019 and 15 November 2023, 15 meetings were held of which 11 were wholly in private and four had public sessions.

8th Feb 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, by what proportion the staffing budget for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has changed in each of the last ten years.

In the past ten years, the IPSA staffing budget has been increased in each financial yearc, including a mid-year uplift to budget in 2020-21 in response to the coronavirus pandemic:

Financial year

Budget envelope (non-London)

Budget envelope (London)

2013-14

£137,200

£144,000

2014-15

£138,600 (1% increase)

£145,500 (1% increase from the previous year)

2015-16

£140,000 (1% increase)

£147,000 (1% increase)

2016-17

£141,400 (1% increase)

£148,500 (1% increase)

2017-18

£150,900 (6.7% increase)

£161,550 (8.8% increase)

2018-19

£153,620 (1.8% increase)

£164,460 (1.8% increase)

2019-20

£155,930 (1.5% increase)

£166,930 (1.5% increase)

2020-21

£177,550 plus mid-year £16,480 covid uplift (£194,030 or 24.4% if including covid increase)

£188,860 plus mid-year £18,270 covid uplift (£207,130 or 24.1% if including covid increase)

2021-22

£179,330 plus £24,970 covid uplift (£204,300 or 5.3% if including covid increase)

£190,750 plus £27,680 covid uplift (£218,430 or 5.5% if including covid increase)

2022-23

£221,750 (8.5% if incorporating covid uplift for 2021-22)

£237,430 (8.7% if incorporating covid uplift for 2021-22)

2023-24

£236,170 (6.5% increase)

£252,870 (6.5% increase)

3rd Feb 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, when staffing budget proposals for 2023-24 were presented to the board.

The IPSA Board considered market benchmarking, data, and MP and staff representations at it meetings of 19 October 2022, 7 December 2022 and 14 December 2022.

3rd Feb 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if the Authority will publish the findings of the March 2020 Hays recruitment report on comparable job roles and salaries.

IPSA conducts an external benchmarking exercise on MPs’ staff salaries every three years. In September 2019, Hays conducted a pay and job description review, which IPSA published in March 2020.

3rd Feb 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many meetings the Authority had with staff representative bodies before the announcement of staffing budgets.

Whilst IPSA cannot enter into formal negotiations that would have any binding effect on the individual decisions of MPs as employers, IPSA is happy to work in any effective way that it can with staff representatives to ensure that their voice is heard, and seen to be heard.

IPSA does not set MPs’ staff pay as MPs are the individual employers of their staff as a matter of law. IPSA has, however, proactively sought meetings and discussions with staff representatives and has significantly increased engagement with MPs’ staff over recent years. This has included regular meetings with its MP Staff User Group, joining the House of Commons’ Office Manager group, and through inviting staff representatives, such as Unite, the Members and Peers’ Staff Association (MAPSA), and Wellness Working Group, to IPSA Board meetings to share their insight and views. IPSA has also liaised in recent years with the GMB trade union.

IPSA is very grateful for the high volume of valuable feedback it has received through these series of feedback channels. This has enabled IPSA to survey MP staff on casework workload, budgets, and wellbeing, and check in at each House Office Manager meeting, with such engagement valuable to IPSA in proposing a staffing uplift during the covid-19 pandemic and in establishing an exceptional funding process for the pressures created during the Afghan withdrawal in August 2021.

In addition to the channels above, direct representations from staff groups were considered as part of the proposals which IPSA made on MPs’ staffing budgets. Specific examples for 2023/24 budgets include meetings with Unite and MAPSA on 26 May, 14 June, and 21 November 2022, and with the GMB union on 16 December.

31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on banning sexual orientation and transgender conversion practices.

The Government has been liaising with territorial offices and the devolved administrations including the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive on this important issue.

Officials will continue to work with their counterparts across the devolved administrations to discuss the UK Government’s approach to protecting everyone in England and Wales from conversion therapy practices.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recommendations made by the Ending Conversion Practices Expert Advisory Group in Scotland on 4 October 2022.

The Government has been liaising with territorial offices and the devolved administrations including the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive on this important issue.

Officials will continue to work with their counterparts across the devolved administrations to discuss the UK Government’s approach to protecting everyone in England and Wales from conversion therapy practices.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with her counterparts and legislators in (a) Malta, (b) France, (c) Canada, (d) New Zealand, (e) Greece and the relevant regional or state governments of the (i) US, (ii) Spain and (iii) Australia on their legislation on banning conversion practices and their protection of transgender people.

The Government has engaged with a wide range of international counterparts including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Malta, to understand the approaches they have taken to ban conversion therapy. We will continue to engage with counterparts around the world that are committed to protecting everyone from conversion practices to share insight and develop our approach.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which accredited medical, counselling or psychological organisations support the Government’s plan to exclude transgender people from a ban on conversion practices.

The Equality Hub Ministers and officials have met with healthcare professionals in developing the policy approach to protecting all individuals from conversion practices. Many such organisations responded to the public consultation that closed in February 2022.

We will continue to meet with healthcare professionals to inform our approach and will respond to the consultation in due course.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has consulted (a) NHS England, (b) NHS Wales, (c) the Royal College of GPs, (d) the Royal College of Psychiatrists, (e) the British Psychological Society and (f) the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as part of its work to explore the issue of transgender conversion practices further.

The Equality Hub Ministers and officials have met with healthcare professionals in developing the policy approach to protecting all individuals from conversion practices. Many such organisations responded to the public consultation that closed in February 2022.

We will continue to meet with healthcare professionals to inform our approach and will respond to the consultation in due course.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what work has been undertaken by her Department on transgender conversion practices since the Government set out its plans on this topic in its background briefing to the Queen’s Speech in May 2022.

Since May 2022, the Government has launched a support service open to all victims or those at risk of conversion practices regardless of their background or circumstances. The Government has committed up to £360,000 over three years to this service. The service includes a helpline, instant messaging service, and website to enable people to get the support they need.

More widely, the Government remains committed to protecting everyone from these practices. We are carefully considering the responses to the public consultation which closed earlier this year and will respond in due course.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
9th Jun 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the National LGBT Action Plan 2018, which of the recommendations she has instructed her Department to implement.

The 2018 LGBT Action Plan was introduced by the previous administration. We have set out our plan for LGBT advancement for this Government and our priorities are banning Conversion Therapy and hosting the Global LGBT Conference. The objective was, and continues to be, to defend, extend and promote the rights and freedoms of LGBT people here and abroad.

We have achieved a great deal for LGBT people since 2018, including appointing the UK’s first National LGBT Health Adviser, more than doubling the number of places available on the PrEP Impact Trial, running a world-leading anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying programme in schools and working with the Home Office to update the Hate Crime Action Plan.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
9th Jun 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she has taken to ensure her Department’s consultation on banning so-called conversion therapy prioritises the voices of survivors of that practice.

Any ban we bring forward must work for those who need it most, especially victims and survivors. We have also already met with conversion therapy survivors, to hear about their experiences. We have committed to launching a consultation in September and this will be vital for ensuring the action we take is informed, effective and proportionate. I would encourage anyone who has been a victim of conversion therapy to respond to our consultation when it launches in September.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
14th Sep 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what franchise EU citizens with (a) pre-settled and (b) settled immigration status will have after 31 December 2020.

I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given to PQ 66206 on 6 July 2020.

28th Aug 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what new border infrastructure is being planned for Newhaven.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 13 July 2020 to Hywel Williams MP.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
26th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the guidance entitled Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do after 4 July updated on 24 June 2020, what the limited set of circumstances when groups of more than 30 people may gather are.

As stated in the guidance published at the link below, the limited set of circumstances under which gatherings in groups of larger than 30 people will be permitted will be set out in law before 4 July.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do-after-4-july

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 8 June 2020 to Question 54223 on Ministerial Responsibility, of 29 May 2020 to Question 48589 on Universal Credit: Coronavirus and of 11 May to Question 43737 on Ministerial Responsibility, and with reference to the oral contribution of 6 May 2020 of the Leader of the House, Official Report, column 583, what communication he has had with the Cabinet Secretary on the non-publication of that document since the 2019 general election.

Further to the answer given to PQ 43737 on 11 May 2020, it is taking longer than usual to compile a new List of Ministerial Responsibilities document including as a result of the challenges of Covid-19. An update will be published in due course.

9th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 3030 to Question 54223 on Ministerial Responsibility, the Answer of 2 May 2020 to Question 48583 the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 43737 and with reference to the oral contribution of 6 May 2020 of the Leader of the House, Official Report, column 583, on Business Statement, for what reason he has not published the directory of ministerial contacts.

Further to the answer given to PQ 43737 on 11 May 2020, it is taking longer than usual to compile a new List of Ministerial Responsibilities document including as a result of the challenges of Covid-19. An update will be published in due course.

9th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 8 June 2020 to Question 54223 and of 29 May to Question 48589 and of 11 May 2020 to Question 43737 on Ministerial Responsibilities, and with reference to the oral contribution of 6 May 2020 of the Leader of the House, Official Report, column 583, for what reason that document has not been published despite (a) six months having elapsed since the general election and (b) more than one month having elapsed since the first written question in relation to republishing that document.

Further to the answer given to PQ 43737 on 11 May 2020, it is taking longer than usual to compile a new List of Ministerial Responsibilities document including as a result of the challenges of Covid-19. An update will be published in due course.

3rd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 2 May 2020 to Question 48583 and of 11 May 2020 to Question 43737 and with reference to the oral contribution of 6 May 2020 of the Leader of the House, Official Report, column 583, on Business Statement, what the date is for the publication of Government Ministers and responsibilities.

I refer the Hon. member to the answer given to PQ 43737 on 11 May 2020.

18th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 43737 on Ministerial Responsibility, and with reference to the oral contribution of 6 May 2020 of the Leader of the House, Official Report, column 583 on Business Statement, on what date he plans to update the list of ministerial responsibilities published on GOV.UK, last updated in October 2019 and before the last ministerial reshuffle.

I refer the Hon. member to the answer given to PQ 43737 on 11 May 2020.

5th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish an update of the document entitled, Government ministers and responsibilities; and if he will make it his policy to publish that document in (a) CSV and (b) PDF formats.

Details of ministerial responsibilities can be found on GOV.UK. The List of Ministerial Responsibilities document was last updated in October 2019 and was made available in PDF and CSV formats. An update will be published in due course.

19th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an estimate of how much oil from Russia which has been refined in India has been imported as jet fuel since February 2022.

In line with WTO rules of origin, Russian oil which has been substantially processed (refined) in a third country is no longer considered to be of Russian origin.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
28th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps his Department is taking to tackle companies that provide misleading and fraudulent Individual Voluntary Arrangements.

The Financial Conduct Authority recently took action to ban providers of debt advice from receiving payments in exchange for referring debtors to Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) providers. In addition, the Insolvency Service introduced new regulatory guidance to the insolvency profession in relation to the take up of new IVAs.

The Government has announced that it will further strengthen the regulatory regime by introducing new legislation to regulate firms providing insolvency services, in addition to individual insolvency practitioners, which will include companies providing IVA solutions.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
23rd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to end the use of daylight saving time.

The Government has no plans to change the daylight saving arrangements. The Government believes that the current daylight saving arrangements represent the optimal use of the available daylight across the UK.

While there is the potential for some benefits from a change in the current arrangements, there is also a real risk of negative impacts. A change to permanent summertime or double summertime may also have significant impacts on certain sectors and businesses.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
13th Oct 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that legislation protecting plumbers, builders and carpenters affected by delayed payments from customers is adequate.

The Government believes that clients who commission work from small firms or individual tradespeople, should pay invoices as swiftly as possible. This ensures that they have the cash flow to enable them to continue to operate. Firms and tradespeople have recourse to the Small Claims Court, in cases where clients persistently refuse to pay. On 2 October, the Government announced new measures to back small businesses and tackle late payments as part of the Prompt Payment and Cash Flow Review, including extending and improving the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017. The full review will be published shortly.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
8th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will set an implementation date prior to 2025 of the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill.

We are committed to introducing Neonatal Care Leave and Pay as quickly as possible. Work is ongoing across Government to deliver these new entitlements.

Delivery requires updates to HMRC IT systems and parliamentary consideration of a significant amount of secondary legislation, which will take approximately 18 months.

It is also necessary to align the ‘go live’ date with the start of a tax year. This means April 2025 is the earliest date for the introduction of Neonatal Care Leave and Pay.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
26th Mar 2024
How many and what proportion of households have applied to the Great British Insulation Scheme.

The Department does not hold all of the data on who has applied to the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) through the different avenues. There have been over 120,000 referrals through the GBIS referral service up to March 2024.

However, the scheme is only a third of the way through, suppliers will have required time to adapt to changes and to accommodate new obligations imposed on them, and we expect the rate of installations to increase over coming months.

GBIS is one of a number of schemes improving the energy efficiency of homes across Great Britain. Its sister scheme ECO has installed 3.8m measures in 2.5m homes since 2013.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
16th Feb 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will take steps to ensure that people switching to heat pumps are not financially disadvantaged.

The Government increased Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) grant available for air source heat pumps (ASHP) by 50%. The £7,500 grant is available for both ASHP and ground source heat pumps, making it one of the most generous grant schemes of its kind in Europe. This is in addition to the 0% rate of VAT on the installation of heat pumps which is in place till March 2027.

BUS is part of a wider programme of measures supporting the deployment of heat pumps including the Home Upgrade Grant, Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
8th Feb 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make a comparative assessment of (a) the current number of employees and (b) the projected job growth by 2030,within the (i) oil and gas industry and (ii) renewable energy industry in the North Sea.

The oil and gas sector currently supports around 200,000 jobs. Research by Robert Gordon University predicts that the workforce may decline by 2030 as production from the North Sea declines, the scale of which depends on future commercial decisions.

The Offshore Wind Industry Council estimates that the total UK offshore wind workforce was 32,257 in 2022, and forecasts that the UK offshore wind industry could support over 100,000 jobs by 2030.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
23rd Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2024 to Question 9353 on Energy Charter Treaty, with which civil society stakeholders she has consulted as part of that review.

The UK is considering views from a range of stakeholders to inform its position on the Energy Charter Treaty, including civil society stakeholders such as non-governmental organisations, campaign groups, academia and thinktanks in the environment and development sectors.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
12th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent progress her Department has made on reviewing the UK's membership of the Energy Charter Treaty.

On 1 September 2023, the UK announced it would review its membership of the Energy Charter Treaty if the modernised Treaty was not adopted by November 2023. The Government is considering the views of stakeholders in business, civil society, and Parliament as part of this review.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
28th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department expects the proportion of heavy crude oil to increase as a proportion of the UK's North Sea oil production up to 2035.

The Department expects that the proportion of total UK oil production from heavy oil fields is likely to be broadly the same in 2035 as it is now.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
28th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department expects that new gas and oil produced in the North Sea will be allocated for domestic use.

The UK is a net importer of both gas and oil. Gas produced in the UK is the equivalent to about half of our demand; offshore crude production is equivalent to around 90 per cent of refinery demand (5-year average 2018-2022). However, due to UK refinery specifications and global market conditions, around 80% of the oil produced in the UK is refined overseas into the products demanded by the UK market. It is not desirable to force private companies to “allocate” oil and gas produced in the North Sea for domestic use.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
13th Oct 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether the Climate Change Committee was asked to comment on the risk tables created to support the delivery of the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan.

The Climate Change Committee was not asked to comment on the risk tables.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
13th Oct 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make an estimate of the potential impact of the changes announced in the Prime Minister's speech on Net Zero on 20 September 2023 on carbon emissions in (a) 2030, (b) 2040 and (c) 2050.

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State keeps under review the UK's progress towards net zero and its interim carbon budgets and will take further action, if needed, to ensure that there are sufficient proposals and policies in place to meet her legal duties.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
6th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will publish the risk tables which set out the estimated level of risk for each policy and proposal in the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan laid before Parliament on 29 March 2023.

The Department does not intend to publish the risk tables, which were internal documents created to support the development of the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan, published in March this year.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
13th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent discussions he has had with the National Grid on the NeuConnect project for an electricity interconnector between the UK and Germany.

The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero closely engages with developers and relevant stakeholders to help facilitate the delivery of interconnection projects as part of the Government’s energy security and net zero strategy.

In June, officials from the Department held a meeting with the National Grid Electricity System Operator and NeuConnect developers to discuss the progression of the project. Once completed, the interconnector would be the first direct link between the UK and Germany’s electricity grids.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
13th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on potential impact of the delivery of the NeuConnect electricity interconnector between the Isle of Grain and Wilhelmshaven, Germany on supply chain job creation in the next five years.

The Secretary of State regularly meets with Cabinet colleagues to discuss major updates and developments in the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, including progress made towards our electricity interconnection and energy security ambitions.

A cost-benefit analysis of the NeuConnect electricity interconnector shows that the project is set to create over £1.7bn in UK consumer benefits over 25 years and support up to 500 jobs across the UK and Germany during construction, including in the supply chain sector. Developers of the project have also committed to employing local contractors whenever possible.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
13th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the licensing agreement between the Crown Estate and the developers of the NeuConnect electricity interconnector.

The final licencing decision, including determining the terms of the licence, sits with The Crown Estate. The Secretary of State does not assess the adequacy of the licensing agreement.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
13th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what funding (a) his Department and (b) predecessor departments have provided to the NeuConnect project for an electricity interconnector between the UK and Germany.

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero does not provide direct funding for interconnectors. Electricity interconnectors can be supported by a cap and floor regime regulated by Ofgem which provides developers with a minimum return and a limit on potential earnings.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
13th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an estimate of the number of hours staff in (a) his Department and (b) predecessor departments have spent working on contracts associated with the NeuConnect electricity interconnector between the UK and Germany.

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero does not work directly on contracts for developing interconnectors. Ofgem is responsible for operating the cap and floor regime and licensing arrangements. Due to changes in staff over the length of this engagement, it is not possible to quantify the time my ministry and its predecessor has spent overseeing the work on NeuConnect.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
9th Jun 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 replacing Government and EU-funded low-carbon innovation projects to support small businesses which wish to transition to low-carbon practices.

Government support is needed both for net zero innovation and for small businesses to adopt low carbon measures.

Research and innovation is a key enabler for net zero, driving down the costs of key technologies and processes and creating economic opportunities for innovative UK businesses, including SMEs. This is underpinned by £4.2 billion of government support for net zero research and innovation for 2022-2025.

For supporting businesses to adopt low carbon measures, the Government has launched a campaign aimed at increasing the energy efficiency in businesses, charities and public sector bodies. It is also supporting UK businesses to meet their net zero commitments via the UK Business Climate Hub. SMEs are also encouraged to join the UN’s ‘Race to Zero’ initiative and over 4,200 UK small businesses have joined so far.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will bring forward proposals to decouple the pricing of the standing charge from energy prices.

The setting of energy tariffs, including the standing charge is a commercial matter for individual energy suppliers. The standing charge is decoupled from energy unit price. It is a flat daily rate that reflects the costs energy suppliers incur to provide a live gas or electricity supply, regardless of a consumer’s usage, and includes, amongst other things, transmission and distribution costs. 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)
11th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential options for providing support to people on low incomes who are excluded from the Warm Homes Discount due to their accommodation not meeting the required energy cost score.

I refer the Hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 17th January 2023 to Question 120076.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
10th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, of the potential merits of providing increased support to people on low incomes who are not eligible for the Warm Homes Discount as a result of their property or accommodation not meeting the required energy cost score.

The Government has expanded the Warm Home Discount scheme this year, providing the £150 rebate to over 3 million households, an increase of 800,000.

Energy suppliers can also provide additional support to households through the Industry Initiatives portion of the scheme, through measures such as financial assistance, debt write-off, benefit entitlement checks, energy advice and energy efficiency. This support can be provided to households, irrespective of whether they are eligible for a rebate.

The scheme comes on top of additional support the Government is providing this winter and next winter, including through the Energy Price Guarantee and Cost of Living Payments.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)