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star this property date less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
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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
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star this property hansard heading British Home Stores: Insolvency 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 Statement by the Business Minister, Anna Soubry, on 25 April (HC Deb, col 1174), what assistance they plan to offer BHS or Retail Acquisitions. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL7982 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
star this property answer text Workers and their families will be worried by the news that BHS has been placed in the hands of administrators. The Administrator must secure the best possible result for the business, starting with rescuing it if possible as a going concern. If this does not prove possible, then we stand ready to help those affected, including through Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service, to help people move into new jobs as quickly as possible. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T14:49:46.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T14:49:46.857Z
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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 Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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
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star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 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 why the investor-state dispute settlement system in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will not be dealt with by United Kingdom courts. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL2753 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 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text The Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) will be an agreement with 28 EU countries and the US. In the case of the UK, it has over 90 existing bilateral investment treaties with other countries across the world, UK domestic courts and the UK legal system remain the main route for resolving the overwhelming majority of disputes that foreign investors may have with the actions of the UK Government. Investment protection provisions and Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses in trade and investment treaties are nonetheless valued by investors for providing certainty and protection from discriminatory action by host governments. Well-formulated investment protection and ISDS provisions have the potential to encourage investment while placing effective safeguards on the Government’s ability to regulate in the public interest. The Government believes it is in the UK's interest to create modern investment provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to both encourage investment and create a potential model for future trade and investment agreements with other countries. As such, we would want the ISDS mechanism in TTIP to be in line with best practice, including the new The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration.
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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
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star 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 what are their reasons for proposing an extended three-year transition period from April 2015 for the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, in the light of the current extent of counterfeiting. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL2756 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 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text The Government’s reasons for proposing a three-year transition period for implementing s74 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 are set out in its recent consultation which concluded on 27 October 2014 (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transitional-provisions-for-the-repeal-of-section-52-of-the-cdpa). This does not represent an extended transition period but the Government’s provisional judgement as to the shortest reasonable period, taking into account the needs of both right owners and those using the current law to trade lawfully. The Government is considering the evidence it received and will make its decision on transitional provisions in the light of this. Current items made under the aegis of s52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 would not be considered counterfeits. Counterfeit products (i.e. goods which falsely carry the trade mark of a genuine brand without permission) are already subject to legal sanction under separate trade mark legislation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T13:06:54.63Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T13:06:54.63Z
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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 Clement-Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students 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 estimate of the export earnings which derive from foreign students attending United Kingdom universities. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL2848 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text In the Government’s International Education Strategy, published in July 2013, the value of international higher education students to the UK was valued at £9.7bn. The international education strategy can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity More recent data for the 2012/13 academic year is now available. Based on this, BIS estimates that UK exports attributable to international higher education students were £10.4bn. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T13:04:45.493Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T13:04:45.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: 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 why the UK retail sector is predicted by the British Retail Consortium to lose up to 900,000 jobs in the next decade. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6707 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <ul><li>The Government recognises the great contribution the retail industry makes to the economy, to employment and to communities. We are in regular touch with the British Retail Consortium and major retailers on a wide range of policy issues, including those raised in the report.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The report shows that the retail sector is going through a period of major adjustment as it is responds to developments such as changing demography and consumer preferences, and automation and digital technology.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Government has supported business, including retailers by taking action to help employers and workers to improve productivity, including raising the Annual Investment Allowance to £200,000 to its highest ever permanent level, reducing national insurance contributions for small firms, going further by cutting corporation tax to 18% in 2020 for all companies, and significantly increasing investment in apprenticeships.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>At the same time, the government is making sure workers in Britain get a pay rise by introducing the National Living Wage from April this year. Now is the right time to do this as we are seeing record employment rates and more than 2 million jobs created since 2010. And taking into account the National Living Wage the independent Office of Budget Responsibility expects employment to rise by a further 1.1 million by 2020.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T15:23:40.787Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T15:23:40.787Z
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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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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
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star this property hansard heading Aspartame 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 kilograms of aspartame were imported into the United Kingdom in each year from 2000 to 2013 inclusive. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL1193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Data showing the volume (kilograms) of UK imports of aspartame during 2000-2013 is given in Table 1 below. The figures are sourced from HMRC’s Overseas Trade Statistics database.</p><p><strong>Table 1: UK imports of aspartame (HS code 21069092)</strong></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><strong> </strong></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Year</td><td>Net mass (kgs)</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2013</td><td>76,393,895</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2012</td><td>85,600,024</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2011</td><td>63,298,987</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2010</td><td>54,483,436</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2009</td><td>51,466,542</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2008</td><td>58,734,046</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2007</td><td>50,538,317</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2006</td><td>59,274,993</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2005</td><td>56,112,033</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2004</td><td>63,320,625</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2003</td><td>61,259,916</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2002</td><td>43,939,777</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2001</td><td>40,554,490</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2000</td><td>29,438,869</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="4">Source: HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics database</td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">Note: HS 21069092 = Food preparations, n.e.s., not containing milkfats,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">sucrose, isoglucose starch or glucose or containing, by weight, &lt; 1,5% milkfat,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="5">&lt; 5% sucrose or isoglucose, &lt; 5% glucose or &lt; 5% starch&quot; only.</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:58:32.6543938Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:58:32.6543938Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
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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
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star this property hansard heading Local Enterprise Partnerships 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 steps they are taking to make local enterprise partnerships more accountable, without duplicating the work of local authorities. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-28more like thismore than 2015-09-28
star this property answer text <p>· LEPs are strategic partnerships made up of business, local authority leaders, and other public sector partners.</p><p> </p><p>· They are accountable for decisions they make, with democratic accountability provided through the local authority leader representation, and financial accountability through each LEP’s accountable local authority, which receive funds on behalf of their LEP.</p><p> </p><p>· To ensure basic accountability standards are upheld, Government has established a set of clear national standards and principles which are set out in the published Accountability Systems Statement for the local growth fund, and the underpinning LEP assurance framework. These standards are broadly equivalent to much of what we expect of local government, building on, rather than duplicating the existing local government framework set out in the Accountability Systems Statement for Local Government and for Fire and Rescue Authorities.</p><p> </p><p>· In line with this national framework, LEPs and their accountable local authorities have put in place local decision making systems to ensure funds are spent with regularity, propriety and value for money. These arrangements are published in each LEP’s own local assurance framework.</p><p> </p><p>· In parallel Government has also developed a coherent approach to the monitoring and evaluation of Growth Deals which LEPs are responsible for. LEPs will report against a range of data on inputs, outputs and outcomes providing clarity to Government and the public about what LEPs have delivered with their Local Growth Fund resources.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-09-28T17:24:37.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-28T17:24:37.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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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
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star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Degrees 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 any college or institution involved in the teaching of Degree Apprenticeships will have the same duty to provide reasonable adjustments and support to any candidate with a disability as a conventional university or institute of higher education. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL7385 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>Yes. The training for Degree Apprenticeships will be provided by many of the same universities as traditional degrees.</p><p>Under the Equality Act (2010), all employers and training providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for their employees and students. These same duties apply for apprentices, including degree apprentices in exactly the same way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:50:10.24Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:50:10.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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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
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star this property hansard heading Tickets: Touting 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 they are taking in the light of the 21 October Which? investigation reporting that listings on some ticket resale websites are in breach of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL2909 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
star this property answer text <p>Where there are alleged breaches of legislation, enforcement authorities have powers to take appropriate action. Consumers or their representatives should report any alleged breach through the Citizens Advice consumer helpline who will report substantive breaches to Trading Standards, or to the police, to take enforcement action as appropriate.</p><p>The Government has launched an Independent Review of consumer protection measures in relation to ticket resale and online Secondary Ticketing facilities under Professor Waterson, and Contributions and evidence from interested parties are welcome. This review will gather evidence on how well the Consumer Rights Act’s new ticketing provisions and wider consumer protections are working.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-11-02T14:09:04.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-02T14:09:04.72Z
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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 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
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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
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star this property hansard heading Tickets: Sales more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that primary and secondary ticket companies that are based abroad comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 when selling tickets in the UK. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL6469 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p>When selling to UK customers, primary and secondary ticketing platforms, whether based in or outside the UK, are required to comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) and mandatory UK consumer law protections.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty’s Government issued guidance to business when the new ticketing provisions, contained in the CRA, came into force.</p><p> </p><p>Trading Standards Services are responsible for enforcing the secondary ticketing provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and other relevant consumer protection legislation. Suspected or actual breaches of such legislation should first be reported via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline, following which Citizens Advice may refer cases to Trading Standards Services for appropriate action.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T12:42:22.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T12:42:22.497Z
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