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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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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 Zero Hours Contracts: Unfair Dismissal 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 he plans to extend the employment rights of workers on zero hour contracts to cover unfair dismissal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 116592 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 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering the issues raised by Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which includes employment rights and zero hour contracts, as well as atypical work more generally. Matthew Taylor’s report is comprehensive and detailed and we have been giving the report the careful consideration it deserves and will respond in full shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-12-04T15:55:05.083Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T15:55:05.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics' Labour Force Survey showing that there has been a 20 per cent increase in the past year of workers on zero-hours contracts, what action they are taking to support those workers. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL1802 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 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The latest ONS survey shows that less than 3% of the UK workforce is on a zero hours contract with nearly 70% happy with the hours they work. These contracts have a part to play in a modern, flexible labour market.</p><p>Government made exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts unlawful in 2015, meaning individuals have more control over their lives and can work more hours with another employer if they wish. Government also created a route of redress for individuals whose employer mistreats them if they look for, or work elsewhere.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-09-19T09:45:51.833Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T09:45:51.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 Zero Hours Contracts 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 safeguards his Department has put in place to protect people employed on zero-hours contracts from exploitation by their employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 4889 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>This Government is clear that zero hours contracts should not be considered as an alternative to proper business planning or used as a permanent arrangement if it is not justifiable. They play a small but important part in the labour market, allowing flexibility for both employers and individuals. People on zero-hour contracts make up less than 3 per cent of the workforce and almost 70 per cent are happy with the number of hours they work, according to the latest ONS Labour Force Survey research (March 2015).</p><p>In May 2015 Government banned the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts so that people cannot be prevented from looking for or working elsewhere when their employer does not guarantee work.</p><p>Matthew Taylor in his Review of Modern Working Practices has proposed some reforms around zero-hour contracts and Government will consider the whole report carefully and make a full response later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:16:52.28Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:16:52.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the social and economic consequences of restricting zero-hours contracts to students and pensioners. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1729 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 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave to question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2017-07-17/HL893/" target="_blank">HL893</a> that states that the government has not made an estimate of the social and economic consequences of restricting zero hours contracts to students and pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>The government has not assessed the social and economic consequences of restricting zero hours contracts to students and pensioners. The Matthew Taylor review found that zero hours contracts have a 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>However, this government shares the concerns regarding flexible work arrangements. That is why in October 2016 my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister asked Matthew Taylor to carry out an independent review to consider employment practices and whether they need to change to keep pace with modern business models. We are now considering the report and will respond in full later in the year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:50:21.663Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:50:21.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton 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 Zero Hours Contracts 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 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 more like this
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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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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-05-01
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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 Zero Hours Contracts more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made the use of zero-hours contracts; and what steps they are taking to ensure that people who would like to work more hours have the opportunity to do so. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL7483 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 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Zero hours contracts were considered as part of the Review of Modern Working Practices. The review, and government, both recognise 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. Banning zero hours contracts altogether would negatively impact more people than it would help.</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 are currently consulting on how this would work in practice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-05-10T15:02:18.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T15:02:18.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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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 Xcite Energy 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 representations he has received from Xcite Energy Limited shareholders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 64263 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 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has received correspondence from Xcite Energy Limited shareholders in recent months, and I was sorry to hear of the impact the company’s recent insolvency has had on them. BEIS and the Oil and Gas Authority continue to monitor the situation. The arrangements surrounding the sale process and the marketing of the assets is a matter for the court-appointed liquidators who, I understand, have been in contact with shareholders to explain the position.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2017-03-02T12:35:58.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-02T12:35:58.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 Wylfa Power Station: Construction 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, if his Department is considering any funding options to support the new nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd, Wales, and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 136690 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 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
star this property answer text <p>As set out in our response to the NAO’s report on Hinkley Point C, which recommended that the Government should consider alternative options for financing new nuclear, the Government will assess a range of possible financing structures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-04-27T13:52:34.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-27T13:52:34.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 Wylfa Power Station: Construction 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 discussions he has had with his counterpart in Japan on the project finances for the proposed new nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd in Wales; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 136691 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 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government regularly engages with new build developers and has met counterparts in Japan on a range of issues relevant to delivering new nuclear projects, including financing. These discussions are commercially sensitive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-04-27T13:52:49.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-27T13:52:49.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 Wylfa Power Station: Construction 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 evidence his Department holds on the reliability of the performance of the advanced boiling water reactors being considered for the proposed new nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd in Wales; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 136693 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 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
star this property answer text <p>Nuclear power is a proven technology with modern reactors capable of reliably producing low-carbon electricity. Any new activity in the UK involving ionising radiation must first go through a process of regulatory Justification. This process requires that the overall societal benefits associated with the activity outweigh any potential health detriments. For any application involving a nuclear power station, the reliability of the proposed design and implications for energy security are carefully considered.</p><p> </p><p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State in December 2014 decided that the UK ABWR – the technology proposed by Horizon Nuclear Power for deployment at Wylfa Newydd – was Justified for use in the UK. This decision followed a robust assessment of the application, and periods of consultation on both the application and proposed decision. The full decision is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-justification-of-practices-involving-ionising-radiation-regulations-2004" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-justification-of-practices-involving-ionising-radiation-regulations-2004</a>, with Chapter 5 specifically addressing the topics of energy security and reliability. Further, in December 2017 the independent UK nuclear regulators granted design acceptance for the UK ABWR technology.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-04-27T13:53:08.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-27T13:53:08.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this