Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom told the Commons BEIS Committee that the Energy White Paper, which had originally be targeted for summer 2019, would not be released until Q1 2020. Speaking during an evidence session on the work of BEIS on Tuesday 15 October, she said the reason for the delay was that consultations on carbon capture, usage and storage and new nuclear have just closed and the department wanted to include its responses to those in the White Paper.