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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 current impact of late payments on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and what steps they are taking to support SMEs to mitigate the impact of late payments. more like this
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Lord Barnett more like this
star this property uin HL1209 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 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government considered the impact of late payment on Small and Medium Enterprises in our discussion paper Building a Responsible Payment Culture. As a result we are working with industry to create greater transparency of payment practices and a more responsible payment culture. This will include a statutory requirement, via the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill, for large firms to publish their payment practices. In addition, we are committed to working with the Institute for Credit Management and businesses to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T16:56:25.245607Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T16:56:25.245607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Barnett more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Copyright 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 recommendations of the report by the Prime Minister’s intellectual property adviser, Mike Weatherley MP, what consideration is being given to the measures necessary to provide statutory underpinning of industry-wide codes and initiatives to tackle the funding of copyright infringement by advertisers and financial providers. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1296 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Government welcomes the work undertaken by Mike Weatherley MP in highlighting a ‘follow the money’ approach to assist in the battle against online Intellectual Property crime.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is collective agreement across Government, industry and law enforcement that influencing intermediaries is an effective approach. Initiatives such as the Infringing Website List online portal and the Intellectual Property Office supported WhiteBullet Intellectual Property Infringement Index are at the early stages of implementation and offer flexibility that wouldn’t be achievable under a statutory approach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-29T10:56:35.830848Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T10:56:35.830848Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
79136
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Copyright: Internet 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 plans the Intellectual Property Office has to monitor advertising on pirate websites. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Intellectual Property Office does not undertake any sort of monitoring role in respect of advertising on illegal websites and has no plans to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government does however support work undertaken by the Intellectual Property Office funded Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, who manage the Infringing Website List (IWL) online portal. The IWL provides the digital advertising sector with an up-to-date list of copyright infringing sites, identified by the creative industries and evidenced and verified by the City of London Police unit, so that advertisers, agencies and other intermediaries can stop advert placement on these illegal websites.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T16:57:51.3351962Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T16:57:51.3351962Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU Regional Policy 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 are their priorities regarding the European Union cohesion policy. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL1627 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 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The budget and main regulations governing European Union cohesion policy for the 2014-20 programming period were agreed formally in December 2013. The focus now is on effective implementation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:30:43.2993836Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Quin more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing: Disability 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 plans they have to ensure that estate agents are trained to help disabled people find suitable accommodation. more like this
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Lord Swinfen more like this
star this property uin HL872 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 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to provide training in this specific area. However, we understand the National Association of Estate Agents provides customer services training for those employed in this field including understanding the customer’s needs. It is in the interests of Estate Agents to understand the needs of all their potential customers, including the disabled customers, so that they can compete effectively to win new business and grow. The Government sets the open, market framework in which companies can compete for business on fair terms.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government does however encourage companies to make their businesses more accessible to disabled people and embrace the positive business opportunities presented by disabled customers; guidance is available on the gov.uk website for both employees and employers. It covers what businesses must do to comply with the law, to ensure that everyone they employ or serve is treated equally and according to their needs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T14:40:12.1123792Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:40:12.1123792Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Swinfen more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Intellectual Property 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 plans they have to co-ordinate action on intellectual property issues with equivalent industry and enforcement bodies overseas. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1298 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 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government works closely with the European Union Observatory on the Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights to share best practice with stakeholders – including industry bodies and European and international enforcement bodies – on the approach to tackling intellectual property (IP) enforcement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government also plays an active role in Europol and Interpol intellectual property enforcement action and undertakes direct bilateral action where operationally necessary.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through our network of overseas IP attachés the Government continues to build strong relations with government departments, industry bodies and enforcement agencies. For example, in September the Chinese Government will host the second UK-China IP Symposium which I shall be attending. The Symposium, which will have a clear enforcement component, is an opportunity for UK and Chinese companies to interact with senior policymakers from both countries on a range of intellectual property topics. The UK Government will be coordinating a range of activities in China that week, engaging with the Supreme People’s Court and the Ministry of Public Security.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T16:59:28.99477Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T16:59:28.99477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit 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 plans they have for future funding of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government provided £2.56m of seed funding to establish the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in 2013. This funding was provided on the understanding that from 2015, industry stakeholders would be encouraged to make future investments in the unit, as a result of its demonstrated success in reducing online Intellectual Property (IP) crime.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The unit has been well received by industry and early indications suggest that it will reduce online IP crime .</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently discussing options to ensure the future sustainability of the Unit with industry.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-29T10:53:50.0536377Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T10:53:50.0536377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition 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 whether Ofcom has conducted any analysis of regulatory options to protect the universal postal service in the event of a significant increase in end-to-end competition. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1071 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 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The regulatory options to protect the universal service are set out in the Postal Services Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Parliament has given Ofcom the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service and the powers and tools its needs to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has carried out a consultation on end-to-end competition in the postal services sector and published a Guidance paper on the use of its regulatory options and the circumstances under which it would intervene to protect the universal service from any serious threat from competition. More information about Ofcom’s consultation on end-to-end competition and its Guidance (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”) can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition 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 how long it would take Ofcom to undertake a review of the impact of the increase in end-to-end competition on the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1072 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out its approach towards carrying out a full assessment of end-to-end competition in its Guidance published in March 2013 (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”). Although it has not set out a specific timescale for a full review, Ofcom has in place a continuous monitoring regime and access to key confidential data from Royal Mail and other postal operators which would enable it to anticipate any potential threat to the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has said that they are keeping market developments under close monthly review and if this monitoring identified cause for concern they would be able to carry out a review very quickly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More information about Ofcom’s regulatory framework can be found on Ofcom’s website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition 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 is their calculation of the percentage of United Kingdom addressees needed to be reached by end-to-end postal delivery companies other than Royal Mail before there is a threat to the financial sustainability of the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1073 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom as the regulator for postal services has the primary statutory duty of protecting the universal service and the regulatory powers to intervene if the universal service is ever at risk.b</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out the circumstances under which it would intervene to protect the universal service from any serious threat from competition in their publication: “Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom’s assessment would consider the financial sustainability of the universal postal service and the need for the universal service provider to be able to earn a reasonable commercial rate of return in connection with the provision of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The percentage of addresses covered by end-to-end competitors to Royal Mail would clearly be a factor that Ofcom would consider, but as a part of a wider range of factors. Ofcom has therefore not set a threshold of end-to-end delivery coverage by alternative postal operators to determine a threat to the Universal Service. At the present time, end-to-end competition accounts for less than 0.5% of letter volumes in the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this