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Stephen Kinnock

Labour - Aberavon

First elected: 7th May 2015

Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

(since February 2022)

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
19th Oct 2022 - 29th Nov 2022
Shadow Minister (Defence)
4th Dec 2021 - 3rd Feb 2022
Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
2nd Sep 2020 - 4th Dec 2021
Subsidy Control Bill
20th Oct 2021 - 18th Nov 2021
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
2nd Mar 2020 - 16th Jan 2021
Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
10th Apr 2020 - 2nd Sep 2020
European Scrutiny Committee
30th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on Exiting the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Welsh Affairs Committee
23rd Oct 2017 - 8th Jan 2018
Welsh Affairs Committee
1st Feb 2016 - 3rd May 2017
European Scrutiny Committee
9th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Stephen Kinnock has voted in 769 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(79 debate interactions)
Robert Jenrick (Conservative)
(33 debate interactions)
Tom Tugendhat (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)
(29 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(209 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(59 debate contributions)
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Aberavon 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

The Home office is charging almost ten times the actual processing cost of indefinite leave to remain application fee from overseas health care workers. The Government should stop making profit from foreign health workers and instead seek to retain those foreign doctors and nurses in our NHS.

Join other nations in providing a route to safety for refugees. Waive all visa requirements for Ukrainian passport holders arriving in the UK.

The Government must make a public statement on the #kissanprotests & press freedoms.

India is the worlds largest democracy & democratic engagement and freedom of the press are fundamental rights and a positive step towards creating a India that works for all.

The UK Government plans to introduce “Magnitsky law”, a law which targets people who commit gross human rights violations. Through this law or alternative means, this petition urges the UK Government to impose sanctions on China for their human rights violations on the Uyghur people.

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.


Latest EDMs signed by Stephen Kinnock

23rd March 2022
Stephen Kinnock signed this EDM on Monday 28th 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
23rd September 2021
Stephen Kinnock signed this EDM on Monday 18th October 2021

Campaign to secure the future of the Covid Memorial Wall

Tabled by: Afzal Khan (Labour - Manchester, Gorton)
That this House welcomes the creation of the Covid Memorial Wall on Albert Embankment by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice; notes that this memorial now includes over 150,000 hand-painted hearts to symbolise all those who lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic; praises the work of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 97
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

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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 Stephen Kinnock

1 Adjournment Debate led by Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


Latest 50 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
2 Other Department Questions
14th Jul 2021
To ask the President of COP26, whether any non-British trade unions will be participating in COP26.

The UK is committed to delivering an ambitious and inclusive COP26. We know that approaching our Presidency in a fair, inclusive and balanced way will lead to the most sustainable outcomes.

We are working with a diverse group of Friends of COP, leading figures from around the world who are sharing their expertise in support of a successful summit. This includes Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation. We are also engaging regularly with the UNFCCC constituency focal points, which include the Trade Union non-governmental organisations.

The Expression of Interest process for stakeholders such as Trade Unions to apply to put forward proposals for involvement in the UK-run areas of COP26 closed on Friday 5 March 2021. We have begun notifying organisations of the outcomes.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
14th Jul 2021
To ask the President of COP26, whether any British trade unions will be participating in COP26.

The UK is committed to delivering an ambitious and inclusive COP26. We know that approaching our Presidency in a fair, inclusive and balanced way will lead to the most sustainable outcomes.

We are working with a diverse group of Friends of COP, leading figures from around the world who are sharing their expertise in support of a successful summit. This includes Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation. We are also engaging regularly with the UNFCCC constituency focal points, which include the Trade Union non-governmental organisations.

The Expression of Interest process for stakeholders such as Trade Unions to apply to put forward proposals for involvement in the UK-run areas of COP26 closed on Friday 5 March 2021. We have begun notifying organisations of the outcomes.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
21st Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what critical infrastructure his Department is responsible for that is reliant on private wire networks for power supply.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my Rt Hon Friend, the Member for Chippenham, to PQ 58831 on 27 October 2021.

26th Jan 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure the removal of wrongful dismissal from employment records for LGBT people who have been dismissed from the armed forces.

As part of the new Veterans' Strategy Action Plan 2022-24, the Defence Secretary and I announced that we will commission an Independent Review into the impact of the pre-2000- ban on homosexual personnel in the Armed Forces. The Government will consider any further action in response to that Independent Review.

Leo Docherty
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)
30th Dec 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Great Britain to Northern Ireland movement of goods occupying UK-EU export quotas under the Northern Ireland Protocol.

In line with the practice of successive administrations, details of internal discussions are not usually disclosed.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
30th Dec 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of categories of goods that may face restrictions moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021; and what those categories are.

The Government has published comprehensive sector-specific guidance for businesses moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. There is a collated list of the applicable arrangements for goods movements available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/moving-goods-into-out-of-or-through-northern-ireland-from-1-january-2021.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Apr 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will classify private security workers as key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

Our message to the British public is clear: stay at home, in order to protect the NHS and save lives. The position remains, as outlined on gov.uk, that everyone who can work from home should do so.

Where that is not possible, people should go into work where it is safe and they are not symptomatic, isolating or shielding. Relevant guidance including from Public Health England should be followed.

In terms of the provision of education for the children of certain key workers, it is already the case that security officers and private security workers working in, for example, hospitals and social care could be eligible as long as "their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service". This is set out here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

The Government has placed restrictions on the operations of certain businesses as part of the strategy to ensure people stay at home and away from others. Separate guidance has been published on this and is also available on gov.uk.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when she expects the labour market enforcement strategy for 2023-2024 to be (a) completed and (b) published.

The Director of Labour Market Enforcement’s 2023-24 Strategy is due to be presented to Secretaries of State in Spring. Following this, it will be published in due course.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
13th Oct 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what role (a) regional job creation and (b) investment growth play in decisions relating to the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme assessment.

Value for money assessments for all applications will consider the wider economic benefits of applications including job creation, upskilling and wider regional investment.

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, what recent steps have been taken in relation to the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The application window for the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme closed on 27 August. Applications have been received and are currently being assessed.

The Department expects the initial assessment of applications to conclude towards the end of the year and will notify projects at that point if they have been placed on either the primary or reserve list. The Department will also notify unsuccessful applicants at that time.

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, what steps the Government is taking to maximise the opportunity of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.

The Government fully supports the Crown Estate's Leasing Round 5, which will make available seabed areas capable of supporting up to 4.5 gigawatts of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. The Crown Estate will set out next steps on the Round later this year.

The Department is currently assessing applications for the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme, worth up to £160 million, which will support investment in port infrastructure to deliver the Government's floating offshore wind ambitions.

The UK and Welsh Governments have also jointly announced two freeports in Wales, each backed by UK Government funding of £26 million.

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, what steps she is taking to ensure an objective and equitable approach to decision making for the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The Government is running a competitive process in line with the published scheme guidance.

The balance of funding across different parts of the UK, worth up to £160 million, will depend on the assessment of applications that the Government has received.

Any funding awards will be based on a project’s ability to demonstrate value for money and its ability to meet the strategic objectives of the scheme.

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, what steps the Government is taking to ensure an equitable allocation of funds between England, Scotland and Wales from the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The balance of funding across different parts of the UK, worth up to £160 million, will depend on the assessment of applications that the Government receives.

Any funding awards will be based on a project’s ability to demonstrate value for money and its ability to meet the strategic objectives of the scheme.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
18th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of fuel prices at (a) supermarkets and (b) other fuel retailers on the cost of goods.

The major impact of road fuels prices on the cost of goods will be from the impact on supply chain logistics and distribution. These will be only one of many different sources of cost and the proportion will vary from one product to another. In general, large hauliers involved in these activities will not purchase fuel at the retail prices quoted at forecourts of either supermarkets or other retailers.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
19th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when he plans to make further announcements on maximising the opportunity of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.

The Government supports The Crown Estate's Leasing Round 5 for floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea and worked with it to agree the spatial design set out in their market update on 4 July.

My Right Hon. Friend the then Secretary of State and I met with The Crown Estate in July and my officials are in regular contact with The Crown Estate to realise the opportunities from floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. The Crown Estate will set out the next steps on Leasing Round 5 later this year.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps the Government is taking to address spatial planning issues for floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea to maximise the long term potential of green energy generation in the Celtic Sea.

The Government supports The Crown Estate's Leasing Round 5 for floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea and worked with it to agree the spatial design set out in their market update on 4 July.

My Right Hon. Friend the then Secretary of State and I met with The Crown Estate in July and my officials are in regular contact with The Crown Estate to realise the opportunities from floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. The Crown Estate will set out the next steps on Leasing Round 5 later this year.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent discussions he has had with the Crown Estate on (a) the Celtic Sea floating offshore wind leasing programme and (b) maximising the long term potential of green energy generation in the Celtic Sea.

The Government supports The Crown Estate's Leasing Round 5 for floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea and worked with it to agree the spatial design set out in their market update on 4 July.

My Right Hon. Friend the then Secretary of State and I met with The Crown Estate in July and my officials are in regular contact with The Crown Estate to realise the opportunities from floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. The Crown Estate will set out the next steps on Leasing Round 5 later this year.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including the former BP Chemicals plant site in Baglan Bay in the new nuclear siting strategy.

The Government is developing a new nuclear National Policy Statement (NPS), which will set planning policy for deploying new nuclear power stations beyond 2025 and support the UK in meeting the ambition of reaching up to 24GW of nuclear energy by 2050. As a first step towards developing the new nuclear NPS, later this year we intend to consult on how new nuclear developments could be sited in future prior to consulting on a draft NPS.

Andrew Bowie
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
12th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department is taking to support the commercialisation of science and technology research in green steel.

Science and technology research in green steel is still at an early stage of development and hence has not reached the point of commercialisation. But development of science and technology in green steel is being supported by a number of programmes including SUSTAIN (Future steel manufacturing research Hub) funded by £10m EPSRC funding and studies undertaken as part of the £55m NZIP Industrial Fuel Switching programme.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
7th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2022 to Question 86656 on Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme, what progress his Department has made on the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The Department is processing information provided to the department through the Request for Information process that ran over the summer for which there was significant interest. The Government will set out the next steps on the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme soon.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
3rd Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure energy firms exhaust all other options before forcibly installing prepayment metres in homes.

The Department is working with Ofgem to ensure that they take a more robust approach to the protection of vulnerable customers, and make sure energy suppliers are complying with the rules.

Ofgem has now asked suppliers to pause the installation of prepayment meters under warrant until they have assured Ofgem they are compliant with all relevant regulations and obligations.

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State has asked domestic energy suppliers to report back on the steps they have planned to identify customers who may have had a prepayment meter installed inappropriately, and confirm that appropriate action will be taken in these instances.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
3rd Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rules governing the forcible installation of prepayment metres in homes by energy companies.

Ofgem has stringent rules on force-fitting prepayment meters on customers. Suppliers are required to follow specific processes before switching a customer to a prepayment meter.

As part of efforts to increase greater transparency around prepayment meters, the Government has announced a five-point plan, calling on suppliers to stop voluntarily the practice of force-fitting prepayment meters on customers and make greater effort to help the most vulnerable, such as offers of additional credit and debt forgiveness.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of high energy prices on small and medium size businesses.

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme provides a discount on the wholesale element of gas and electricity bills to ensure that all eligible businesses and other non-domestic customers, who receive their energy from licensed suppliers, including Post Offices, are protected from high energy costs over the winter period. Following a HMT-led review, the new Energy Bill Discount Scheme, will run from April until March 2024, and will provide a discount to eligible non-domestic customers, including Post Offices. The new scheme strikes a balance between supporting businesses, charities and other non-domestic customer over the next 12 months and limiting taxpayer’s exposure to volatile energy markets, with a cap set at £5.5 billion.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help support Post Offices with increased energy costs.

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme provides a discount on the wholesale element of gas and electricity bills to ensure that all eligible businesses and other non-domestic customers, who receive their energy from licensed suppliers, including Post Offices, are protected from high energy costs over the winter period. Following a HMT-led review, the new Energy Bill Discount Scheme, will run from April until March 2024, and will provide a discount to eligible non-domestic customers, including Post Offices. The new scheme strikes a balance between supporting businesses, charities and other non-domestic customer over the next 12 months and limiting taxpayer’s exposure to volatile energy markets, with a cap set at £5.5 billion.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of higher energy prices on Post Offices.

The Government recognises that postmasters – like many small business owners – may be facing challenging financial circumstances. That is why the Government introduced the Energy Bill Relief Scheme which provides a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices for all non-domestic consumers, including Post Offices. The scheme came into effect on 1 October 2022 and will end on 31 March 2023. On 9 January, the Government announced the Energy Bill Discount Scheme which will run for 12 months from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. The new scheme will be available to everyone on a non-domestic contract and suppliers will automatically apply reductions to the bills of all eligible customers.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to help increase the uptake of support through the prepayment voucher scheme.

In the first 3 months of the scheme energy suppliers issued 6,020,560 (99%) vouchers to customers with traditional prepayment meters, of which 4,261,940 (71%) have been redeemed by end December. This is an increase from 66% in the previous month.

The Government works with suppliers, consumer groups and charities to communicate the scheme and the importance of checking post, emails and text for the vouchers and taking action to redeem them.

Suppliers have an obligation to make a minimum of three attempts by at least two different methods to contact customers who have not redeemed their voucher. Vouchers are valid for 90 days. Replacement vouchers can be issued but must be redeemed by the 30 June 2023.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
19th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department are taking to increase the speed of issuing prepayment vouchers.

In the first 3 months of the scheme energy suppliers issued 6,020,560 (99%) vouchers to customers with traditional prepayment meters, of which 4,261,940 (71%) have been redeemed by end December. This is an increase from 66% in the previous month.

The Government works with suppliers, consumer groups and charities to communicate the scheme and the importance of checking post, emails and text for the vouchers and taking action to redeem them.

Suppliers have an obligation to make a minimum of three attempts by at least two different methods to contact customers who have not redeemed their voucher. Vouchers are valid for 90 days. Replacement vouchers can be issued but must be redeemed by the 30 June 2023.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking fiscal steps with Cabinet colleagues to support (a) housing associations and (b) tenants with the cost of gas and electricity for communal spaces in (i) sheltered, (ii) extra care and (iii) nursing homes.

Communal residential spaces may be under a commercial energy contract, covered by the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS). This provides a price reduction to ensure that eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations are protected from excessively high energy bills over the winter period. If the communal area is covered by a domestic energy contract, it may be eligible for the Energy Bill Support Scheme. An intermediary that will or has received support from any of the above schemes is required to pass support on to end-users in a just and reasonable way.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of floating offshore wind on the economy.

Offshore wind is an important growth industry for the UK. We estimate the 50GW ambition outlined in the British Energy Security Strategy, including up to 5GW of innovative floating offshore wind, could support an estimated 90,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2030. The UK is already a world leader in floating offshore wind, with more installed capacity than any other country and a strong and growing pipeline of floating offshore wind projects. This includes an expected 4GW upcoming in the Celtic Sea leasing round, with the potential for up to an additional 20GW in the Celtic Sea by 2045.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) direct and (b) indirect jobs that could be created in floating offshore wind in (i) Wales and (ii) the UK in the next five years.

Offshore wind is an important growth industry for the UK. We estimate the 50GW ambition outlined in the British Energy Security Strategy, including up to 5GW of innovative floating offshore wind, could support an estimated 90,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2030. The UK is already a world leader in floating offshore wind, with more installed capacity than any other country and a strong and growing pipeline of floating offshore wind projects. This includes an expected 4GW upcoming in the Celtic Sea leasing round, with the potential for up to an additional 20GW in the Celtic Sea by 2045.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
22nd Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the Clean Steel Fund is allocated at the earliest opportunity.

The Government recognises the vital role that the steel sector plays across the economy of the United Kingdom. We will continue to work with the sector to support its decarbonisation efforts and we have already established various funding schemes such as the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) and the Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Revenue Support (IDHRS) in this regard. Further proposals, including the approach to the Clean Steel Fund, will be unveiled at the earliest possible occasion.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
18th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the £160 million funding for Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme will be maintained.

The Government understands the importance of ports for the development of floating offshore wind to support the opportunities that this new industry offers the UK. The Government is engaging with stakeholders and analysing feedback following the launch of the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme Request for Information earlier this year, and the next steps on the Scheme will be set out soon.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
16th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many members of staff at Companies House are currently working exclusively or primarily on processing registration applications for the Register of Overseas Entities.

There are 8 staff currently working exclusively on registrations. There are an additional 20 staff who are fully trained and offer flexible support according to workload.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
15th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to maintain funding for the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The next steps on the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme will be set out in due course, following the completion of the Request for Information process.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the expected phases will be of the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The Government has set an ambition to deliver up to 5GW of floating offshore wind by 2030. The Government is engaging with stakeholders and analysing feedback following the launch of the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme Request for Information earlier this year and next steps will be set out in due course.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the expected timescales are for the allocation of funding under the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The Government has set an ambition to deliver up to 5GW of floating offshore wind by 2030. The Government is engaging with stakeholders and analysing feedback following the launch of the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme Request for Information earlier this year and next steps will be set out in due course.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has been made with the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme.

The Government has set an ambition to deliver up to 5GW of floating offshore wind by 2030. The Government is engaging with stakeholders and analysing feedback following the launch of the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme Request for Information earlier this year and next steps will be set out in due course.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
8th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many entities required to register with Companies House for the Register of Overseas Entities by 31 January 2023 have not done so.

At the end of 2021, there were around 32,000 unique overseas company names attached to property in England and Wales and around 95,000 properties registered to overseas companies in England and Wales. As at 8 November, 3214 entities have registered. Existing entities have until the end of the transitional period to register. The overwhelming majority of existing overseas entities that must register hold property in England and Wales.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
8th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many entities registered with Companies House for the Register of Overseas Entities in (a) August 2022, (b) September 2022 and (c) October 2022.

The number of accepted registrations for the Register of Overseas Entities in August 2022 was 221, with a further 958 registrations in September 2022, and 1,430 registrations in October 2022.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
1st Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what was the total value of financial penalties imposed on (a) company directors and (b) other company officers for offences related to registration requirements for People with Significant Control under 21A of the Companies Act 2006, as amended, in each year since 2016.

The total value of financial penalties imposed on (a) company directors for an offence related to the registration requirements for People with Significant Control under Part 21A of the Companies Act 2006 for each year since 2016 is:

2016 is nil

2017 is nil

2018 (from 1 March 2018) is £5,270.00

2019 is £42,421.00

2020 is £8,960.00

2021 is £51,978.00

2022 (up to 30th September) is £33,585.00

The total value of financial penalties imposed on (b) other company officers is nil.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
1st Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties were imposed on (a) company directors and (b) other company officers for an offence related to registration requirements for People with Significant Control under 21A of the Companies Act 2006, as amended, in each year since 2016.

The number of financial penalties imposed on (a) company directors for an offence related to the registration requirements for People with Significant Control under Part 21A of the Companies Act 2006 for each year since 2016 is:

2016 is nil

2017 is nil

2018 (from 1st March 2018) is 19

2019 is 134

2020 is 28

2021 is 95

2022 (up to 30th September 2022) is 71

The number of financial penalties imposed on (b) other company officers is nil.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
6th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) financial penalties and (b) criminal prosecutions there were for offences under the Employment Agencies Standards Regulations in each year since 2010; and how many and what proportion of prosecutions for such offences led to a conviction in each year since 2010.

The Employment Agencies Standards inspectorate (EAS) does not issue financial penalties as it’s legislation does not include provisions to do so. Below is a table setting out the number of prosecutions finalised in each year since 2010 and the proportion of convictions based on Financial Years. The number is low as there are other routes used by EAS to achieve compliance with the legislation and prosecution is considered as a last resort:

Year

Number of Prosecutions

Proportion resulting in conviction

2009/10

0

0

2010/11

0

0

2011/12

0

0

2012/13

4

50%

2013/14

2

100%

2014/15

2

100%

2015/16

1

100%

2016/17

0

0

2017/18

0

0

2018/19

3

100%

2019/20

2

100%

2020/21

3

100%

2021/22

5

100%

6th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the terms of reference are for the review of Operation Tacit by the Director of Labour Market Enforcement; what estimate he has made of when that review will be completed; and if he will publish the findings of that review.

The Director of Labour Market Enforcement is an independent statutory office holder. The terms of reference, timing, and publication of her review are matters for her.

6th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it remains the Government’s policy to establish a single enforcement body for employment rights, as stated in its response of June 2021 to a consultation on proposals for such an enforcement body.

The creation of this new body will be a substantial organisational change, so it is right that we take our time to thoroughly consider all aspects of this reform before proceeding.

6th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of all full-time equivalent staff employed by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate work in front-line roles involving site inspections as of 6 September 2022.

As of 6th September 2022, the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate employ 27.4 FTE staff in frontline roles involving site inspections.

2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of UK labour market inspection performance against International Labour Organization benchmarks for (a) the number of labour market inspectors per 10,000 persons employed and (b) the average number of labour inspection visits conducted per inspector.

This Government has an excellent record on enforcement of employment rights. As part of this we have more than doubled the budget for minimum wage enforcement and compliance, which is now over £27 million per year. In 2020/21 HMRC concluded over 2,700 minimum wage investigations, and returned more than £16.7m in arrears to over 155,000 workers. HMRC issued 575 fines totalling more than £14m to businesses who had failed to pay the minimum wage.

The Government also continues to invest in the work of the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS) and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) which protects vulnerable and exploited workers.

2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in each year since 2010.

The following table provides a year-on-year breakdown of full-time equivalent staff employed by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate:

Year

Number of Full Time Equivalent Staff as of the 1st April for each year (unless otherwise stated)

2010/11

29 (as of 1 May 2010)

2011/12

23

2012/13

16

2013/14

12

2014/15

2

2015/16

11

2016/17

11

2017/18

12

2018/19

12.6

2019/20

27.6

2020/21

17.5

2021/22

22.3

2022

30.4 (as of 31st August 2022)

2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the full-time equivalent staff employed by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate work in front-line roles involving site inspections as on 2 September 2022.

As of 2nd September 2022, the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate employ 27.4 FTE staff in frontline roles involving site inspections.