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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to eliminate the use of zero hours contracts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129019 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Zero hours contracts were considered as part of the Review of Modern Working Practices and we agree with the review in concluding that banning zero hours contracts altogether “would negatively impact more people than it would help”.</p><p> </p><p>The review, and Government, recognises that zero hours contracts have an important part to play in a modern, flexible labour market and benefit those who cannot or do not want to work in a regular contract.</p><p> </p><p>We have published our response to the review which commits to firm action and future legislation where appropriate. This includes a commitment to provide a right to request a more predictable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours contracts. We have also agreed to ask the Low Pay Commission to consider higher minimum wage rates for workers on zero hours contracts for non-guaranteed hours.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading World War I: Anniversaries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made representations to the retail sector to allow Sunday shop workers to take part in the commemoration of the centenary of the 1918 armistice; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 133637 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Shop workers (except those employed to work solely on Sundays) have the right to opt out of working on Sundays, subject to a notice period, even if they have entered into a contractual agreement to do Sunday shop work. They are legally protected against dismissal or detriment for exercising this right.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-03-26T15:24:06.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T15:24:06.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is undertaking a review of the Working Time Directive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 130676 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is not undertaking a review of the Working Time Directive. The European Commission has recently undertaken such a review and the results are available on its website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-03-06T15:04:17.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T15:04:17.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has made an assessment of whether statutory minimum breaks remain sufficient for people working long shifts, including care workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 135403 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made such an assessment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-04-23T16:29:01.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T16:29:01.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when (a) he and (b) a Minister of his Department plans to meet the hon. Member for Glasgow South West to discuss the Workers (Definitions and Rights) Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 133092 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
star this property answer text <p>On 8 March my Private Office contacted the hon Member offering a meeting to discuss his Bill. They are still awaiting a response.</p><p> </p><p>As he will be aware, Government has launched four consultations in response to the Taylor review and intends to engage with as many stakeholders and interested parties as possible in order to inform our next steps. This includes a consultation that discusses issues around employment status and the worker status. I encourage him to feed in and respond.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-03-21T14:28:26.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T14:28:26.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the total number of (a) paid and (b) unpaid internships in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 124875 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate of the number of interns in the UK since 2010. The estimate produced in 2010 was based on evidence from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), combined with a number of other assumptions and should be treated as indicative only.</p><p> </p><p>If an intern is classified as a “worker”, they are entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage from day one of their employment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
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unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 7 February 2018, on the Taylor Review, Official Report, Column 1502, what steps his Department is planning to take to ensure that unpaid interns are not doing the job of a worker. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 127380 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The law is clear that interns must be paid at least minimum wage rates if they are doing the job of a worker.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC will make unpaid interns a priority for their targeted, intelligence led enforcement of the National Minimum Wage. This will build upon the work conducted to target sectors and employers advertising unpaid internships online. Since November HMRC investigators have issued more than 550 warning letters to employers advertising for unpaid interns through job websites.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Government will publish further guidance for employers to make it absolutely clear when they must pay minimum wage rates to interns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-26T11:07:30.05Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T11:07:30.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which private companies form part of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 125785 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth was set up in October 2013 as part of the What Works network to analyse which policies are most effective in supporting and increasing local economic growth. It is jointly run by the London School of Economics, Centre for Cities, and Arup and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Transport.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-02T14:11:03.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T14:11:03.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Washing Machines: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what regulatory standards are in place for filters in washing machines; and whether he has plans to review those standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 123336 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Washing machines placed on the market on or after the 8 December 2016 must comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and before that date with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994. As these regulations require manufacturers to ensure that washing machines they place on the market are safe, this means any filter used in the product must also be safe. There are no plans to review these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Manufacturers can create a presumption of compliance with the legislation by conforming to relevant Harmonised European safety standards.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is responsible for environmental protection policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-25T11:39:19.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T11:39:19.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Utilities: Regulation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policies on the regulation of privatised utilities of the report by Ofwat entitled Putting the sector back in balance – summary of Ofwat’s decision on issues for PR19 business plans, published on 3 July 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackburn more like this
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Kate Hollern more like this
star this property uin 160235 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Economic regulators are statutorily independent. It is for regulators to decide how to regulate the companies in the sectors for which they are responsible, in line with their duties. The Government is fully committed to a model of private ownership with strong independent economic regulation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-07-10T14:11:24.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T14:11:24.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hollern more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Utilities: Billing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making mandatory the provision of utility bills in accessible formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 129003 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>I would expect utility and other providers to be willing to supply bills in more accessible formats, such as in large print and braille upon request.</p><p> </p><p>In the energy sector, the Regulator Ofgem requires suppliers to establish and maintain a Priority Services Register of their vulnerable customers and provide them with appropriate mechanisms and arrangements including communications in an accessible format.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-28T14:18:01.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T14:18:01.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Urban Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the cumulative effect of the closure of (a) banks, (b) post offices, (c) building societies and (d) pubs on the sustainability of high streets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 122117 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not make assessments of the impact bank, post office, building society branch, or pub closures have on the sustainability of high streets. While the decision to close a branch remains a commercial judgement for individual banks and building societies, the impact on communities must be understood, considered and mitigated where possible.</p><p>The industry’s Access to Banking Standard, launched in May 2017, commits banks and building societies to ensure personal and business customers are better informed about branch closures and the reasons for them closing, along with the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help. The Access to Banking Standard is monitored and enforced by the independent Lending Standards Board.</p><p>99% of banks’ personal and 95% of banks’ business customers are now able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,600 branches. At Autumn Budget 2017, the then Economic Secretary to the Treasury wrote to the Post Office and UK Finance to ask them to raise public awareness of the banking services available at the Post Office for individuals and SMEs.</p><p>Since 2010, Government has invested over £2billion in to the Post Office network, with a further £370m announced on 20 December. This has led to the most stable number of branches in the network for decades.</p><p>The Post Office continues to meet its access criteria with 99.7% of the total population living within 3 miles of a Post Office.</p><p>The Government recognises the importance of pubs to communities and the high street. To support pubs and local industries, and recognising that alcohol duties already rose by inflation earlier this year, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor announced at Autumn Budget 2017 that he was freezing all alcohol duties. Pubs play an important role in local communities and help promote responsible drinking. Freezing beer duty rates this year helps pubs: the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) estimate around two thirds of the alcohol sold in pubs is beer. At Spring Budget 2017, the Chancellor announced a package of support for pubs in England with their business rates. This provided a £1,000 discount to all pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000. This scheme was extended by an additional year into 2018/19 at Autumn Budget.</p><p>Additionally, the Chancellor brought forward the planned switch in the indexation of business rates from RPI to CPI by two years to 2018. This will benefit all businesses on the UK high street and represents a cut in business rates every year from April 2018. In total, the switch from RPI to CPI is worth £4.1bn by 2023.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-19T10:04:56.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-19T10:04:56.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Unpaid Work more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of use of unpaid trial shifts at the outset of employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 134228 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>National Minimum Wage legislation provides that, if an individual is a “worker” for minimum wage purposes, he or she must be paid at least the national minimum or living wage. Short unpaid trials are permissible if they are part of a genuine recruitment exercise.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs take action against employers attempting to exploit workers by not complying with minimum wage legislation. They respond to all complaints and assess the facts of each case. Where they come to the view that unpaid work trials are in fact “work” under National Minimum Wage legislation, they will require the employer to pay any arrears to the worker and to pay a fine of up to 200% of the arrears.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s policy is that it is unacceptable to exploit workers through excessively long unpaid work trials. We are therefore preparing guidance that will bring clarity on the responsibility of employers to pay the National Minimum Wage. We will work with key business and worker stakeholders in developing that guidance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 134229 more like this
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less than 2018-03-29T15:54:12.03Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T15:54:12.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Unpaid Work more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have undertaken unpaid work trials in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 149681 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>I am meeting worker and employer representatives to discuss guidance on the limited circumstances when short unpaid trials as part of a genuine recruitment process are legitimate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-06-07T15:37:50.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T15:37:50.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Unpaid Work more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that people who have completed unpaid work trials are able to claim back payment for that work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 150184 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>HMRC inspectors consider work trials on a case-by-case basis. Where they come to the view that the arrangements constitute “work” under existing National Minimum Wage regulations, they will require employers to repay any arrears and will impose fines.</p><p>HMRC will respond to every complaint received from workers who are concerned about work trials.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-06-11T13:56:10.58Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T13:56:10.58Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property tabling member
4461
unstar this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Unpaid Work more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2018 to Question 149681 on Unpaid Work, when his Department plans to publish guidance for people who have undertaken unpaid work trials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 153881 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that exploitative unpaid work trials are unacceptable, and will take action against employers misusing them. HM Revenue and Customers respond to 100% of worker complaints received.</p><p> </p><p>Short unpaid work trials may be acceptable when they are part of a genuine recruitment exercise. On 13 June I met trade unions, employers and lawyers to seek views on a draft of new Government guidance on this subject. The Government plans to come forward with further detail shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-06-21T14:51:28.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-21T14:51:28.627Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property tabling member
4461
unstar this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading United Kingdom Accreditation Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on (a) international and (b) EU recognition of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 132977 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the UK’s National Accreditation Body. We are working closely with UKAS to ensure that its future relationships with international and European bodies continue to support a productive, open and competitive business environment in the UK. The UK Government recognises the valuable role of accreditation and conformity assessment in providing business confidence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-03-26T16:41:43.827Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T16:41:43.827Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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4368
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
930966
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on (a) Blackburn and (b) other regional areas of the UK of a no deal scenario when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackburn more like this
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Kate Hollern more like this
star this property uin 157173 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to getting the best possible deal for the United Kingdom - a deal that works for all parts of the UK, including the North West. We do not want or expect a no deal outcome. However, a responsible government should prepare for all potential outcomes, including the unlikely scenario in which no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is undertaking a wide range of continuing analysis and preparatory work, across a range of scenarios, looking at the implications of UK withdrawal from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have a specific responsibility, which Parliament has endorsed, not to release information that would reveal our negotiating position and so the Government will not provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has confirmed that when we bring forward the vote on the final deal, we will ensure that Parliament is presented with the appropriate analysis to make an informed decision<em>.</em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-06-28T11:28:34.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T11:28:34.967Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hollern more like this
902163
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Tumble Dryers: Fire Hazards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Office for Product and Safety and Standards has taken steps in response to the Which? investigation which claimed some retailers are providing incorrect and unsafe advice on fire-risk tumble dryers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 143218 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring that consumers have access to information on the safety of products is a key priority for the Office for Product Safety and Standards and for this Department.</p><p> </p><p>In light of the claims made by Which?, I wrote to the British Retail Consortium on 1<sup>st</sup> May to ask them to raise the issue of consumer advice with all their members and to provide reassurance that their customer advice arrangements are fit for purpose and they are giving correct advice on safety.</p><p> </p><p>I also met with senior executives of Whirlpool on 1<sup>st</sup> May and have asked them to investigate the claims and take appropriate action to ensure that consumers receive the correct safety advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-05-16T12:56:31.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-16T12:56:31.577Z
star this property answering member
3936
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
921953
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Section H of Table 5 in the Director of Labour Market Enforcement’s 2018-19 Strategy, published on 9 May 2018, how many workers in each sector of the transport industry were recorded as being paid (a) at or (b) below the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 152133 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Table 4 lists some of the key stakeholders that the Director of Labour Market Enforcement consulted to gather evidence for his Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018-19. This is not an exhaustive list but illustrates the breadth of stakeholders connected to labour market enforcement, including those trade unions with whom the Director had most engagement in developing his 2018/19 Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>A full list of stakeholders who responded to the consultation, including trade unions, is located at the Strategy’s Annex C.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2016 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), 34,700 jobs in the Transportation and Storage sector were paid at or below the National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, it is not possible to further break down this figure for individual sectors within the transport industry.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will publish new evidence to the Low Pay Commission containing ASHE 2017 estimates of jobs below minimum wage rates and enforcement statistics for 2017/18 later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Director has built strong relationships with a range of organisations since his office was established in January 2017. The Government is supportive of the work the Information Hub has taken to promote greater information sharing amongst stakeholders and increase its knowledge of labour exploitation in the UK labour market.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no specific discussions at Cabinet-level on the contribution of regulatory bodies in the transport and offshore energy industries to the DLME’s Information Hub.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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152132 more like this
152134 more like this
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less than 2018-06-19T13:23:45.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T13:23:45.647Z
star this property answering member
3936
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
850665
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Unions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will take steps to encourage increased trades union membership. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Laura Pidcock more like this
star this property uin 129915 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Trade union membership is a matter for trade unions themselves.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-03-07T16:18:09.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T16:18:09.377Z
star this property answering member
3936
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
921952
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Unions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Table 4 in the Director of Labour Market Enforcement’s 2018-19 Strategy, published on 9 May 2018, what criteria were used to compile the non-exhaustive list of trades unions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 152132 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Table 4 lists some of the key stakeholders that the Director of Labour Market Enforcement consulted to gather evidence for his Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018-19. This is not an exhaustive list but illustrates the breadth of stakeholders connected to labour market enforcement, including those trade unions with whom the Director had most engagement in developing his 2018/19 Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>A full list of stakeholders who responded to the consultation, including trade unions, is located at the Strategy’s Annex C.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2016 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), 34,700 jobs in the Transportation and Storage sector were paid at or below the National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, it is not possible to further break down this figure for individual sectors within the transport industry.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will publish new evidence to the Low Pay Commission containing ASHE 2017 estimates of jobs below minimum wage rates and enforcement statistics for 2017/18 later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Director has built strong relationships with a range of organisations since his office was established in January 2017. The Government is supportive of the work the Information Hub has taken to promote greater information sharing amongst stakeholders and increase its knowledge of labour exploitation in the UK labour market.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no specific discussions at Cabinet-level on the contribution of regulatory bodies in the transport and offshore energy industries to the DLME’s Information Hub.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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152133 more like this
152134 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-06-19T13:23:45.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T13:23:45.583Z
star this property answering member
3936
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
933851
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the report, Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications, published by the IMF on 15 June, 2018; and whether he has plans to refer that report to the Competition and Markets Authority for review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 159530 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The research paper ‘Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications’ is an IMF working paper. While the paper provides detailed analysis and reaches a number of conclusions, it makes no recommendations to national governments. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s independent competition authority, is aware of the paper.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton