Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

We are building an economy that works for everyone, so that there are great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow.

Secretary of State

Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Ministers of State
Rt Hon Joseph Johnson MP
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Jointly with the Department for Education)
Rt Hon Joseph Johnson MP
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Nadhim Zahawi MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Kelly Tolhurst MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

16 Aug 2019, 4:51 p.m.
Following last week's power cuts @KwasiKwarteng visited the National Grid's Electricity System Operator control centre @ng_eso to better understand how they manage the demands on our energy system https://t.co/Y0Aaqq2jJY https://t.co/Gd4xkwDyes - Link
16 Aug 2019, 4:17 p.m.
How are businesses in Berkshire preparing for #Brexit? Today Business Minister @KwasiKwarteng spoke to different businesses about steps they're taking to prepare for Brexit and beyond. Get ready for 31 October: https://t.co/WD5iSNpnz5 @Penningtonslaw @G_smatt @HorizonIntCargo https://t.co/QFgZknX5b0 - Link
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Jun. 11 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jun. 11 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Jun. 17 Urgent Questions Recall of Tumble Dryers
Jul. 23 Written Statements Parliamentary Question: Correction
Jul. 10 Westminster Hall Retail Strategy
Jun. 24 Adjournment Debate Smart Cities
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings) 19 July, 2018 7 Sep 2018, 1:19 p.m.
A Bill to make provision for the imposition of a cap on rates charged to domestic customers for the supply of gas and electricity; and for connected purposes.
European Union (Approvals) Act 2017 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 7 December, 2017 15 Dec 2017, 3:49 p.m.
To make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union on the participation of the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Serbia in the work of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and on the signing and conclusion of an agreement between the European Union and Canada regarding the application of their competition laws.
Smart Meters Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 23 May, 2018 24 May 2018, 11:05 a.m.
A Bill to extend the period for the Secretary of State to exercise powers relating to smart metering and to provide for a special administration regime for a smart meter communication licensee.
Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 26 June, 2018 27 Jun 2018, 10:26 a.m.
A Bill To make provision about nuclear safeguards; and for connected purposes.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee Home Page

Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.

At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.


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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
1 Aug 2019, 1:24 p.m. Research: Finance Lord Freyberg

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 July (HL17211), which government department will take the lead in developing the Roadmap referenced following the Spending Review.

Answer (Lord Duncan of Springbank)

Government alone cannot deliver the 2.4% target. The Department is working with UKRI and other key partners to develop a roadmap that sets out how government and industry will work together to achieve this ambition.

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