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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Digital Technology: Sales 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 reform the Consumer Rights Act 2015 rules for digital content purchased post-Brexit to include a 28-day refund rule. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17180 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Government has no plans to amend current legislation on digital content. However, the Government has committed to retaining strong protections for consumers post Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1139055
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Research and Innovation 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 whether participation by an individual or an organisation in an academic boycott is taken into account in funding decisions by UK Research and Innovation, based on their principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, and in compliance with the public sector Equality Duty; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL17140 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>UKRI funding decisions are made on the basis of the excellence of the proposals that are received, and any academic partnerships which strengthens applications and delivers such excellence are encouraged. UKRI does not ask applicants about their political views or activity, or those of the employing organisation. UKRI has clear eligibility criteria and EDI policy principles which the organisations we fund are expected to meet.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1137946
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Shareholders: Registration 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 require beneficial share owners to be included on shareholder registers. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL17045 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Companies Act (2006) requires companies to keep a register of members and enter the details of members in this register. In the UK, a shareholder is defined as the member on the company’s register of members. In some cases, the shareholder is also the beneficial owner of the shares. The Government has no plans to require beneficial share owners to be included on shareholder registers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:30:53.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:30:53.95Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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1651
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1137367
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity 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 of the reasons for the decline in UK productivity over the last three successive quarters; and of the comparative performance of other advanced economies whose productivity is increasing. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL16974 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The fall in productivity in 2019 Q1 was predominantly due to a fall in manufacturing productivity of -0.9%. Productivity in the services sector grew by 0.2% over the same period. A similar pattern was observed in 2018 Q4, with services productivity outperforming manufacturing; growing by 0.4% compared to a fall of -1.1% for the latter.</p><p>In terms of international comparisons, based on OECD data, all G7 countries excluding the US (for which data are not yet available) experienced a slowdown in productivity growth in 2018. The UK's productivity growth rate of just over 0.5% in 2018, was the second highest in the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1137962
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups 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 reduce the ethnic minority pay gap in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17061 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to a cohesive society where everyone   can enter and progress at work and achieve on merit, whatever their background.</p><p>The Government consulted on how best to implement mandatory ethnicity pay reporting. We received over 300 detailed responses and will set out next steps in due course.</p><p>The Government has also launched the Race at Work Charter which commits signatories to effective practices that support fairness at work. Over 170 employers have signed up to date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T12:15:34.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T12:15:34.547Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1137947
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading World Meteorological Organisation 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 changes, if any, they have advocated to the World Meteorological Organization about the changes to the organisation and funding of the hydrological work of that organisation; and what are the connections of that work with the hydrological programmes of UNESCO. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL17046 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), with support from the UK Hydrological Adviser, was actively engaged in discussions at the World Meteorological Congress in June 2019, promoting efficiency and transparency in the intergovernmental agreements on the budget and reform of WMO. The UK remain closely involved in the hydrological work of WMO, with the UK Hydrological Adviser promoting the establishment of appropriate links between WMO and UNESCO, supported by his role as vice-chair of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T11:24:23.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T11:24:23.817Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
1138302
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles 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 UK regulators are implementing to ensure continuity of electricity supplies from national and local grids to supply electric cars during rush hour journeys. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL17099 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure consumers have secure, affordable and clean energy now and in the future.</p><p>The Capacity Market secures the capacity required to meet peak demand, including demand for electric vehicles, in a range of scenarios through auctions held four- and one-year ahead of delivery. Although currently in a standstill period, the Capacity Market has already procured the bulk of the electricity capacity we need up to 2022.</p><p>In addition, the Government has taken powers in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 to mandate that charge points sold or installed in the UK must be smart enabled – allowing demand for charging of electric vehicles to be shifted, where appropriate, to off-peak times.</p><p>Finally, Ofgem regulates network companies to ensure that they deliver a safe, reliable network whilst investing for the future and providing value for money for consumers. This includes ensuring that networks can reliably deliver the energy that consumers need, including for charging electric vehicles.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T11:24:05.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T11:24:05.213Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1138278
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Storage 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 20 February (HL13575) and on 26 June (HL16396), and following the closure of the Rough gas storage facility, what assessment they have made of whether storing an average of seven days of UK natural gas consumption is a sufficient reserve to cope with any unexpected interruption of global gas supply. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL17075 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Government has published several assessments regarding the UK’s security of gas supply. The assessments include: CEPA’s Security of Supply report (2017), the Strategic Assessment and Review by BEIS (2017) and the UK National Risk Assessment on Security of Supply (2018), as well as the annual Statutory Security of Supply Report (most recent, 2018).</p><p> </p><p>These assessments conclude that current and forecast levels of GB supply and storage infrastructure are sufficient to meet demand in all but the most extreme cases of supply disruption.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T11:22:57.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T11:22:57.24Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1137102
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Disconnections 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 26 June (HL16573), what sources of data on the number of households who disconnect their energy supplies due to cost they use to inform their policy-making. more like this
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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara more like this
star this property uin HL16966 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The energy regulator Ofgem, monitors and publishes data on households who disconnect their energy supplies due to cost, which includes data from their annual Consumer Engagement Survey and from the Citizens Advice self disconnection consumer survey.</p><p> </p><p>Following a call for evidence, Ofgem is undertaking a review of households who disconnect their energy supplies due to cost and has requested that energy companies provide additional information and data to help their analysis. They will publish their response this summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:40:31.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:40:31.24Z
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2616
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4175
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevenson of Balmacara more like this
1137101
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Disconnections 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 26 June (HL16573), why they do not hold data on the number of households who disconnect their energy supply due to the cost; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the lack of such data on their fuel poverty policy. more like this
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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara more like this
star this property uin HL16965 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Government has given Ofgem, the independent GB energy regulator, a statutory duty to protect the interests of vulnerable consumers, with the regulator enforcing rules to protect consumers at risk of debt and disconnection.</p><p> </p><p>Following a call for evidence, Ofgem is undertaking a review of households who disconnect their energy supplies due to cost and has requested that energy companies provide additional information and data to help their analysis. They will publish their response this summer. Government will consider the findings of this review and the potential impact more detailed information about self disconnection could have on how we target fuel poverty policies, such as the Warm Home Discount and ECO Local Authority Flexible Eligibility<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:49.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:49.137Z
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2616
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4175
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevenson of Balmacara more like this