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Lord Vaux of Harrowden

Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 11th August 2017

Lord Vaux of Harrowden is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Blockchain, Dark Skies, Financial Technology, Vietnam
Restoration and Renewal Programme Board
31st Jan 2024 - 30th May 2024
House of Lords Commission
28th Jan 2021 - 31st Jan 2024
Finance Committee (Lords)
28th Jan 2021 - 31st Jan 2024
Restoration and Renewal Client Board
17th Oct 2022 - 31st Jan 2024
Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee
19th Jan 2022 - 31st Oct 2022
EU Services Sub-Committee
23rd Apr 2020 - 31st Mar 2021
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
15th May 2018 - 23rd Apr 2020

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Vaux of Harrowden has voted in 339 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Penn (Conservative)
Minister on Leave (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)
(29 debate interactions)
Lord Johnson of Lainston (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(26 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
(18 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Business and Trade
(47 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(31 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(26 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
(7,697 words contributed)
Pension Schemes Act 2021
(7,673 words contributed)
UK Infrastructure Bank Act 2023
(6,776 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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Lord Vaux of Harrowden has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Vaux of Harrowden has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 1 Written Question

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23rd Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of Seasonal Coefficient of Performance which is achieved by air and ground source heat pumps in real-life installations compared to those stated in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Product Directory; and what plans they have (1) to introduce a requirement that real-life performance and efficiency must be stated by manufacturers in advertising and technical literature, and (2) to ensure that purchasers and installers are able to make a realistic assessment of the likely running costs.

Based on historic evidence from trials we can assume that air source heat pumps have a Seasonal Coefficient of Performance of 2.4, while ground source heat pumps have a coefficient of 2.7. We are currently seeking to update our assumptions based on real-life data from the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project and the Metering and Monitoring Service Packages, installed as part of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

We understand that there may be a performance gap between stated efficiency and real-life efficiency. This is something we are seeking to address by working with the standard setting bodies to improve the accuracy of these measurements. We are also looking to develop a Home Suitability Model, as part of the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project, to more clearly communicate to the public the expected running costs of heat pumps based on real-life performance.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)