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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Scottish Power more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he received reports from the MacDonald Partnership in relation to mis-sold Scottish Power Power Plan warranties; what the titles of such reports were; and when he plans to respond to those reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 218595 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The initial report from Mr MacDonald was received on 17 July 2014 for review by the Insolvency Service. Further information including another more detailed report was received from him during September and October 2014, and these again have been reviewed by the Insolvency Service. The reports are confidential.</p><p> </p><p>The reports themselves do not require a direct response but I can confirm that the Insolvency Service has completed its review of this material and is in communication with Mr MacDonald.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-12more like thismore than 2014-12-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to introduce a scheme for naming and shaming employers who fail to pay an employment tribunal award. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 218531 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes very seriously the non-payment of employment tribunal awards. Currently, as part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, the Government is proposing a financial penalty for employers that fail to pay awards. We are also ensuring that enforcement options and consequences of non-payment are made clear throughout the dispute resolution process from early conciliation to the tribunal hearing itself.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will also look to learn the lessons of existing naming and shaming schemes and consider if such a scheme could further encourage prompt payment of employment tribunal awards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:16:21.57Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:16:21.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-12more like thismore than 2014-12-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Consumers: Protection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from (a) consumer organisations and (b) individuals on the effectiveness of Trustmark and NAPIT in protecting consumers from rogue traders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property uin 218544 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>TrustMark (2005) Ltd (TrustMark) operate the TrustMark Scheme. TrustMark aims to marginalise unscrupulous traders by identifying to consumers traders who have been inspected for both trade competence and good trading practice.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) receives a small volume of correspondence from individuals each year relating to TrustMark. These communications are passed to the TrustMark Board to investigate the actions of their Scheme Operators which would include NAPIT should the case arise. The Department does not hold records of communications about specific Scheme Operators as these are audited and monitored by TrustMark and not BIS.</p><p> </p><p>In 2011 a consumer body provided views about the scheme to the Department; those views were fed into a review of the scheme which the TrustMark Board undertook in 2013.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:24:39.21Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:24:39.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has sought external legal advice on EU state aid in relation to Broadband Delivery UK and broadband rollout. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 218010 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department engaged external commercial legal experts to provide legal advice on a range commercial related questions, including State aid. The external legal advisers worked with the DCMS Legal team, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills State aid team and the UK Government representatives in Brussels to support the UK's state aid notification.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:32:25.93Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:32:25.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Football more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) female and (b) BME participation in football at (i) player and (ii) management level. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 218036 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>As part of its Whole Sport Plan funding, Sport England is investing £2.4 million into a joint initiative with the Football Association, the Premier League and the Football League Trust. This initiative encourages more women and girls to play football, and a further £3 million to the ‘Women and Girls' Talent Pathway programme to develop the next generation of talented female football players.</p><p>As set out in the Autumn Statement, the Government will also be investing £10m in facilities and coaching that will boost grassroots participation across the country. Part of this funding will go to a bursary scheme to help open up the higher tiers of coaching to more people, with a particular emphasis on female coaches, and those from BME backgrounds.</p><p>I will also be bringing together key figures from across football for a meeting in the New Year to explore what more can be done to improve the numbers of ethnic minorities in leadership positions in the top tiers of English football.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:25:07.443Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:25:07.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Direct Selling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Nuisance Calls Action Plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 218037 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Tackling nuisance calls is a priority for the Department. We published the first ever Nuisance Calls Action Plan on 30 March 2014: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled</a>.</p><p>This set out our achievements to date, work underway and proposed actions for the future, which included both legislative and non-legislative measures. We are currently pursuing these measures which, as a combination are beginning to make a significant difference for the benefit of consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:03:00.54Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:03:00.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average (a) download and (b) upload speed in (i) the UK, (ii) the Southeast, (iii) Medway and (iv) Gillingham and Rainham constituency was on the latest date for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 218349 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom is responsible for monitoring the UK broadband market and provides regular updates. In its Infrastructure Report published in December 2014 it reported that in June 2014 average download speed in Medway was 31.8Mbit/sand the average upload speed was 3.8Mbit/s. These compare with the UK average download speed of 23.4Mbit/s and average upload speed of 3.2Mbit/s. Information is not available at a constituency level, but is available at a postcode level at <a href="http://infrastructure.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">http://infrastructure.ofcom.org.uk/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:05:35.09Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:05:35.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sports: Kent more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of adults in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham constituency that have taken part in at least one sporting activity each week in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 218350 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Sport participation data is from the Active People Survey which is the main measure of the number of people aged 16 and above taking part in sport in England. The 2013/14 data will be released in January 2015.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Gillingham and Rainham</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td><td><p>Medway</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 (APS7)</p></td><td><p>n/a¹</p></td><td><p>483,100 (34.3%)</p></td><td><p>71,600 (33.5%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 (APS6)</p></td><td><p>n/a¹</p></td><td><p>465,100 (33.3%)</p></td><td><p>69,600 (32.9%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 (APS5)</p></td><td><p>n/a¹</p></td><td><p>435,400 (32%)</p></td><td><p>48,700 (23.7%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 (APS4)</p></td><td><p>n/a¹</p></td><td><p>444,600 (33.1%)</p></td><td><p>67,100 (33%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 (APS3)</p></td><td><p>n/a¹</p></td><td><p>432,900 (32.4%)</p></td><td><p>59,400 (29.4%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>¹Sample size too small to provide figure</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:26:08.027Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:26:08.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading BBC: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the future of the BBC and the future of the licence fee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 218253 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>No such discussions have taken place. The Government has said that the right time to consider all questions around the BBC is the Charter Review; this will not be starting in advance of the Election in 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:04:05.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:04:05.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 215926, what the gap is between availability and actual take-up of superfast broadband in both (a) percentage and (b) absolute terms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 218400 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom’s Infrastructure Report 2014 stated that the availability of superfast broadband was 75% of UK premises in June 2014, that take-up of fixed broadband was 73% of UK residential premises, and that take-up of superfast broadband was 21% of UK premises.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T10:20:18.003Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T10:20:18.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this