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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Commission 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 under what articles in the Treaties of the European Union the European Parliament has the power to reject the candidatures of European Commissioners nominated by member states. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Article 17 (7) sub-paragraph three of the Treaty on European Union states that the Commission as a body is subject to a vote of consent by the European Parliament, and subsequently appointed by the European Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:53:19.7917741Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:53:19.7917741Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education 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 steps they are taking to promote education on careers and work in primary schools. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-25more like thismore than 2015-09-25
star this property answer text <p>The government wants to see improvements to the extent and quality of the careers advice, guidance and inspiration that young people receive throughout their education, helping them to be better prepared for the world of work and able to take advantage of the opportunities available to them. Children who can see the relationship between what they are learning and the possibilities it opens up for them in later life are likely to be far more motivated to achieve and we are committed to broadening their aspirations to do this.</p><p> </p><p>It is not easy for children of primary age to make a connection between what they learn in the classroom and how it relates to the world of work. The government is delighted to support Primary Futures, a programme which is intended to change that. The national initiative, led by the Education and Employers Taskforce and the National Association of Head Teachers, enables volunteers from a wide range of professions to visit primary schools to inspire pupils.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-09-25T13:30:41.197Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-25T13:30:41.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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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 Social Services: Minimum Wage 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 how many homecare workers and residential care workers are paid less than the minimum wage. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-19more like thismore than 2016-10-19
star this property answer text <p>Official estimates of jobs paid below the NMW derive from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). Table 1.7 (page 18) of the Low Pay Commission National Minimum Wage Spring 2016 Report (Cm 9207) shows the proportion of jobs held by those aged 21 and over paid below the minimum wage by sector using ASHE –</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-minimum-wage-low-pay-commission-report-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-minimum-wage-low-pay-commission-report-2015</a></p><p> </p><p>ASHE estimates are not a direct measure of non-compliance with the NMW legislation as it includes some jobs paid below the NMW for legitimate reasons (e.g. where employees receive free accommodation) and it may not account for all travel and sleeping time.</p><p> </p><p>Over the period from 1 April 2013 to 31<sup>st</sup> March 2016, HMRC opened 482 investigations into the social care sector. NMW underpayment has been found in 129 cases closed so far and resulted in the payment of over £702,000 to 3,868 workers. Employers have been charged penalties totalling over £150,500 for failing to comply with the law.</p><p> </p><p>We have increased the budget for HMRC, who enforce the minimum wage on behalf of the Department, to £20 million for 2016/17, up from £13 million last year. This will bolster HMRC’s resources and ensure that they continue to respond to every worker complaint.</p><p> </p><p>Any worker who is concerned that they have not received what they are entitled to should call the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100 for confidential advice. HMRC follow up every complaint.</p><p> </p><p>We will also continue to undertake targeted enforcement in this sector to ensure workers are paid what they are legally owed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-10-19T16:18:17.203Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-19T16:18:17.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property file name Attachment to HL2231.pdf more like this
star this property title Low Pay Commission National Minimum Wage Spring 20 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Sichuan Guodong Construction Group: Sheffield 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 risks they highlighted in their due diligence on the Sichuan Guodong Construction Group; and what information about those risks they then passed on to Sheffield City Council in the light of their investment deal with that Group. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2015 UK Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) considered the development track record and market capital of Sichuan Guodong Construction Group Corporation Limited, the parent company, and Sichuan Guodong Construction Ltd, a listed subsidiary company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in relation to their ability to make significant investments in Sheffield. This included a recommendation from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China that Wang Chunming, chairman of both companies, was included in the business delegation alongside President Xi for his October 2015 State Visit to the UK.</p><p>This consideration of this group of companies was in conjunction with UKTI taking a role in supporting the relationship that had emerged between this group of companies and Sheffield City Council.</p><p>On 28<sup>th</sup> June 2016 a co-operation signing document was signed between Sichuan Guodong Construction Group Corporation Ltd (the parent company) and Sheffield City Council.</p><p>In 2015 UKTI did not identify undue risks when considering whether they should take a role in supporting the relationship that had emerged between the Sichuan Guodong group of companies and Sheffield City Council. Therefore no risks were identified to Sheffield City Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL2230 more like this
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less than 2017-11-02T16:10:28.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T16:10:28.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this