Ahead of COP28 next week, Philip Dunne asked Energy Minister Graham Stuart to confirm what measures in the Autumn Statement will advance UK progress towards meeting energy security and net zero Britain.
Philip Dunne secures confirmation from the Government that enabling works have been approved for the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust hospital transformation programme and funding has been provided for development of the full business case.
Philip Dunne MP asks the new Secretary of State when the Environmental Audit Committee will receive a response to their letter inviting the Prime Minister to put “flesh on the bone” of his more pragmatic approach to Net Zero that he made in his speech last month.
Philip Dunne backs Government action and mitigation measures to tackle the unintended impact of EU legacy nutrient neutrality laws on the delivery of new homes, which will help unlock planning blocks in special areas of conservation such as the River Clun catchment while preserving the quality of the river in the catchment.
Following the Government statement on the financial resilience of the water industry, Philip Dunne warned that Opposition plans to take all the water companies ’ profits to invest in capital expenditure would undermine the vital private capital for investment needed to tackle the sewage overflow problem.
Philip Dunne welcomed Government amendments to improve Lords Amendment 36, to reflect the substance to improve regulation in UK financial services of financing forest risk commodities overseas.
During the debate on Lord's Amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Bill, Philip Dunne secured clarification that the Government amendments to the Lords Amendment 7 put prioritising nature on the face of the Bill in a legislatively effective manner.
Following Water UK’s announcement that water companies will support applications for 100 sites on inland waterways to achieve designated bathing water standard status, Philip Dunne calls on the Government to ensure that resources are available to properly monitor these new sites.
Philip Dunne calls on the Government to develop a 27 year plan to provide clarity how the UK will decarbonise our economy during the path to Net Zero. He welcomes nuclear competition for SMRs; emphasises challenges for renewable projects in accessing the grid, being explored by new EAC inquiry; and urges support for community energy.