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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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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 Work Experience 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 assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
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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 Berridge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, and (3) 18 year-olds started apprenticeships in the academic years 2012–13 and 2013–14 in England. more like this
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Lord Smith of Clifton more like this
star this property uin HL2335 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship starts for 16, 17 and 18 year olds in 2012/13 and provisional full year apprenticeship starts for the same ages in 2013/14. Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship starts by age (2012/13 and 2013/14 provisional full year)</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Age</p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td><td><p>(provisional)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>25,080</p></td><td><p>25,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>35,810</p></td><td><p>38,320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>53,430</p></td><td><p>54,140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p> </p><p>1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>2) Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August.</p><p> </p><p>3) Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:05:23.7910885Z
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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 Smith of Clifton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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 Training 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 action, beyond the changes they are to make to apprenticeships, they intend to take in order to<b></b>prepare young people for the world of work and deliver businesses with a supply of<b></b>young people with appropriate skill sets for the business environment. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL1136 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is taking a range of actions to ensure young people have the skills and experience needed in the workplace.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government published a Careers Inspiration Vision in September 2013 calling on schools and colleges to work closely with employers to provide more inspiration and career insights for children and young people for example through workplace visits, inspiring speakers, coaching and mentoring. To help schools achieve this we have published revised Statutory Guidance which underpins their duty to secure independent careers guidance. This makes it clear that schools should inspire their pupils through more real-life contact with the world of work. We have also published new departmental advice, which provides examples of good practice and case studies, demonstrating how schools can build closer links with employers.</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 2014-07-30T16:48:18.2289171Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
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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 question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Ofcom to undertake a review of the impact of end-to-end competitors on the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1276 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom is committed to carrying out a full review on end-to-end competition next year. It has also made clear that it would carry out an earlier review if market developments dictated the need to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><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”).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>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. They are keeping market developments under close monthly review and if this monitoring identified cause for concern Ofcom has said that they would be able to carry out a review very quickly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-09-01T09:19:24.0915827Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T09:19:24.0915827Z
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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 Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
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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 whether Ofcom has conducted any analysis of regulatory options to protect the universal postal service in the case of a material increase in end-to-end competition. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1277 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 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The regulatory options for protecting the universal service are set out in the Postal Services Act 2011. Parliament has given Ofcom the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service and the powers and tools it 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.</p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More information about this consultation on end-to-end competition and the Guidance (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”) can be found on Ofcom’s 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 2014-09-01T09:16:18.3615686Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T09:16:18.3615686Z
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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 Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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 Statutory Instruments 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 many statutory instruments from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1420 more like this
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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 Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has laid 71 statutory instruments<strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong>(SI’s) in this year to date. The table below shows those that have been identified as</p><p> </p><p>correcting errors in previous SI’s and the SI’s corrected.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The legal advisers in the Department for Business have this year reviewed and refreshed</p><p> </p><p>both the processes for the checking of SI’s and the training given to lawyers on drafting</p><p> </p><p>SI’s. This should reduce the incidence of drafting errors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances (Amendment) Regulations 2014 [2014/434]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2013/1782</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 [2014/578]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2007/3291</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) (No 3) 2014 [2014/787]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2014/271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) Order 2014 [2014/891]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2003/1592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014[2014/898]</p></td><td><p>Supersedes draft Statutory Instrument of the same title laid before Parliament on 5 February and published on 10 February</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2014 [2014/1771]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2013/3113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Convention on Internal Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment) Order 2014 [2014/1885]</p></td><td><p>Supersedes draft Statutory Instrument of the same title laid before Parliament on 11 March and published on 13 March</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table does not include drafts of affirmative instruments which were superseded by a further draft in identical form by reason of affirmative resolutions not having been obtained before the end of the 2013-2014 Parliamentary session and the identical draft being laid in the 2014-2015 session.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T12:46:50.5839621Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:46:50.5839621Z
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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 Goodlad more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
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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 Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment 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 employment practices in the United Kingdom supermarket sector. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1495 more like this
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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> </p><p> </p><p>We have not made any specific assessment of employment practices in this sector.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T12:50:29.942776Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:50:29.942776Z
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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 Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
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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 National Careers Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of training in autism awareness National Careers Service advisers are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL1523 more like this
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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>National Careers Service contractors are required to have a well qualified and professional workforce to underpin the delivery of impartial careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people and adults. In order to meet this requirement all advisers must hold qualifications which are appropriate to their role. For front line advisers this will include IAG qualifications at level 3 and above which includes assessments of an advisers ability to establish effective communication with all customers to help them make informed choices, including those individuals with conditions such as autism. Contractors are required to have workforce training and development plans in place to make sure staff are equipped to meet the needs of all customer groups, which will include awareness training about specific learning disabilities and difficulties.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-08-11T11:45:59.5667607Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:45:59.5667607Z
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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 Uddin 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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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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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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less than 2014-08-11T10:30:43.2993836Zmore 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 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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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 Consumers: Protection 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, further to the comments by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Jenny Willott, on 13 May (HC Deb, col 691), whether they will set out the additional guidance produced by the Trading Standards Institute in relation to the cited consumer regulations of December 2013. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL1741 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-15more like thismore than 2014-09-15
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Guidance on the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 has been produced by the Trading Standards Institute, and is available at <a href="http://www.businesscompanion.info/" target="_blank">http://www.businesscompanion.info/</a>. This guidance is updated regularly, and we have asked TSI to consider providing clarification on ticket sales as part of these updates.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-09-15T11:10:30.4003089Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T11:10:30.4003089Z
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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 Hayter of Kentish Town more like this