Julie Elliott MP

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Julie asked the Minister for Skills and Enterprise what steps he is taking to strengthen relationships between local employers, schools and further education colleges. Julie pointed out to the Minister that a recent report from the University of Bath showed that 60% of school and college governors said that employers were not proactive enough about becoming school governors and thereby taking a formal role in education. Given the importance of employers in improving the employability of our young people, Julie asked what he is going to do about it.  

Education Oral Questions

Julie asked the Minister for Skills and Enterprise what steps he is taking to strengthen relationships between local employers, schools and further education colleges. Julie pointed out to the Minister... Read more

Julie asked the Secretary of State when the Elliot Review, which is looking into food fraud and the protection of consumers, on the back of the horsemeat incident last year, would be published. The Minister replied that it should be published shortly. 

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Oral Questions

Julie asked the Secretary of State when the Elliot Review, which is looking into food fraud and the protection of consumers, on the back of the horsemeat incident last year,... Read more

Julie visited EDF Energy's Hartlepool Power Station in her role as a Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change.   

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Julie visits Hartlepool Power Station

Julie visited EDF Energy's Hartlepool Power Station in her role as a Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change.    Read more

Julie Elliott MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, commenting on the Government’s proposed changes to support for solar pv, said:

“These Government leaks and briefs against the solar industry serve only to choke off investment and damage confidence. Investment in clean energy has halved on David Cameron’s watch, costing jobs and threatening our energy security.

 

Julie comments on the Government’s proposed changes to support for solar pv

Julie Elliott MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, commenting on the Government’s proposed changes to support for solar pv, said: “These Government leaks and briefs against the solar... Read more

Julie’s article in BusinessGreen today on how Tory-Lib Dem rows damage investment in clean energy.

 

Every week that goes by, it seems there is another Tory-Lib Dem row over energy policy. In Energy and Climate Change questions last Thursday, I questioned Ed Davey after it emerged that David Cameron, under pressure from his climate-sceptic backbenchers, was considering an effective moratorium on onshore wind developments. Onshore wind is, in the words of the Department for Energy and Climate Change, ‘by far the cheapest large-scale renewable energy source that can be deployed at significant scale’. Yet David Cameron was happy for it to be known that he wanted to cap it, and Nick Clegg was pleased for you to hear that he had blocked it.

 

 

Julie's article for BusinessGreen

Julie’s article in BusinessGreen today on how Tory-Lib Dem rows damage investment in clean energy.   Every week that goes by, it seems there is another Tory-Lib Dem row over... Read more

At Energy and Climate Change Questions on 3 April, I questioned Energy Secretary Ed Davey about the Government’s onshore wind policy.

Energy and Climate Change Questions

At Energy and Climate Change Questions on 3 April, I questioned Energy Secretary Ed Davey about the Government’s onshore wind policy. Read more

 

On the  1 April, I questioned Vince Cable on the sale of Royal Mail. It is clear taxpayers have been short-changed by £100s of millions, and that the Government sold a national asset at a knock-down price. My question and his answer are below:

 

 

Question to Vince Cable on 1st April

  On the  1 April, I questioned Vince Cable on the sale of Royal Mail. It is clear taxpayers have been short-changed by £100s of millions, and that the Government... Read more

Julie spoke at a debate on Wednesday 26 March on Competition in the Energy Market. The debate was dominated by the breaking news that morning, that SEE would freeze its energy bills and separate its generation and supply businesses.

 

Julie said:

 

“What is clear from today is that David Cameron’s argument against Labour’s price freeze has been totally demolished. For the last six months all we have heard from the Prime Minister, the Energy Secretary and the energy companies is that a price freeze is infeasible and unworkable. We welcome SEE’s announcement today, but let me be clear – Labour will legislate to set a price freeze that affects all the energy companies, alongside our proposals to reset the market by separating energy generation from supply, to make the market fairer, more  competitive and more transparent.

 

“This Tory-led Government has never stood up to the big energy companies. I am proud that Labour is leading on such an important issue for millions of people right across the country.”

Julie speaks in Westminster hall debate on energy charges

Julie spoke at a debate on Wednesday 26 March on Competition in the Energy Market. The debate was dominated by the breaking news that morning, that SEE would freeze its... Read more

At Energy and Climate Change Orals on 27 February, I raised the issue of the Eggborough Poiwer Station. In January it was revealed that the conversion of the power station to biomass will not go ahead after it failed to be shortlisted for Government support. This decision forced investors to pull out of the £750m project, costing 850 jobs and thousands more in the supply chain. I therefore asked the Minister what steps he is taking to ensure that his Government’s policies create jobs, not cost jobs, and safeguard, rather than threaten, our energy security.

The Government are failing to safeguard our future energy needs

At Energy and Climate Change Orals on 27 February, I raised the issue of the Eggborough Poiwer Station. In January it was revealed that the conversion of the power station... Read more

Today, Julie addressed the Dods Renewable Energy reception to talk about the importance of clean energy to jobs, growth and our future energy security.

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Julie addressed the Dods Renewable Energy reception

Today, Julie addressed the Dods Renewable Energy reception to talk about the importance of clean energy to jobs, growth and our future energy security.   Read more

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