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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Appeals 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 plans they have to establish a nationwide appeals system for higher education students in the United Kingdom who wish to appeal on the basis of awarded grades or complain about alleged unfair treatment by university staff. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL567 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) operates a national complaints handling scheme for England and Wales, under provisions in the 2004 Higher Education Act. The OIA can review complaints made by students against Higher Education Institutions if they remain unresolved, once a student has completed the institution's own complaints procedures. This may include, for example, complaints from students about unfair treatment by university staff. The service is free of charge to students.</p><p> </p><p>Separate arrangements are in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland.There are, however, some complaints that OIA cannot consider. These relate to concerns about admission to a university and to academic judgement. In the latter case, OIA can look at whether an institution has followed its rules and regulations in making an award to a student.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T16:28:27.0473898Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:28:27.0473898Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
61271
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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 under what circumstances employers are legally allowed to pay workers less than the national minimum wage. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL231 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no circumstances where if a worker is entitled to the National Minimum Wage that an employer can pay less than the National Minimum Wage. However, under the legislation certain types of workers are not entitled to the minimum wage. These are:</p><p> </p><ul><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/selfemployed" target="_blank">self-employed people</a> running their own business</li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/director" target="_blank">company directors</a></li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteers</a> or voluntary workers</li><li>workers on a government employment programme, eg the Work Programme</li><li>family members of the employer living in the employer's home</li><li>non-family members living in the employer's home who share in the work and leisure activities, are treated as one of the family and aren't charged for meals or accommodation (eg au pairs)</li><li>workers younger than school leaving age (usually 16)</li><li>higher and further education students on a work placement up to 1 year</li><li>workers on government pre-apprenticeships schemes</li><li>people on the following European Union programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, Erasmus, Comenius</li><li>people working on a Jobcentre Plus Work trial for 6 weeks</li><li>members of the armed forces</li><li>share fishermen</li><li>prisoners</li><li>people living and working in a religious community</li></ul><p> </p><p>Additionally, people carrying out work experience and internships will not get the minimum wage if they are:</p><p> </p><ul><li>a student doing work experience as part of a higher or further education course</li><li>of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school" target="_blank">compulsory school age</a></li><li>a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteer</a> or doing voluntary work</li><li>on a government or European programme</li><li>work shadowing</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employers and workers with queries about the application of the National Minimum Wage can access free and confidential advice through the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
49921
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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 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 which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6891 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Committee PEX(ER) agreed that all Departments appoint a Senior Civil Servant level Head of Management Information. In the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills this responsibility is held by The Director of Finance, Planning and Performance, Charu Gorasia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
62481
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Land Registry 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 how many dwellings have had their prices or values recorded at the Land Registry since 1 April 2000; and what proportion of all dwellings now have a transaction price or value recorded with the Land Registry. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL410 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 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>Land Registry holds information on 23.9m title numbers. Title numbers are made up of residential properties, commercial properties and areas of land.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Price paid entries on the register were introduced on 1 April 1990 and since then 13.4m title numbers have at some point had a price paid entry on the register.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>From 1 January 1995 Land Registry also recorded information relating to11.8m residential properties sold for full market value. This equates to 49.8% of residential properties having a transaction price or value stated recorded.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><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 Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
58585
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 Public Appointments 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 appointments to public bodies the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has made in the last 12 months. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL110 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>For the 12 month period ending 31 March 2014 the Department made 126 appointments, including new, reappointments and extensions to OCPA regulated public bodies. The appointments were made as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Partner Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Chair</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Member</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Advisory, Conciliation &amp; Arbitration Service (ACAS)</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arts Humanities and Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biotechnology &amp; Biological Sciences Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Capital for Enterprise</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Competition Commission</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Competition Service</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction Industry Training Board</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1 (employee representative)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Futures</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Council for Science &amp; Technology</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering &amp; Physical Sciences Research Council</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Economic &amp; Social Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Higher Education Funding Council for England</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Pay Commission</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medical Research Council</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Environment Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Office of Fair Trading</p></td><td><p>2 (of which 1 was a short-term extension).</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science &amp; Technology Facilities Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Student Loans Company</p></td><td><p>2 (of which 1 was an interim appointment).</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology Strategy Board</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK Commission Atomic Energy Authority</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T12:00:22.3603914Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:00:22.3603914Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
61475
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the availability of skilled personnel to carry out the building work necessary; and what measures they are taking to train sufficient numbers to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL253 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There has been no specific assessment of the availability of skilled personnel for the home building sector. The Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) latest Construction Skills Network Report forecasts an annual recruitment requirement for the construction sector, including home building, of 36,400 a year for the 2013 – 2018 period.</p><p> </p><p>Under the auspices of the Construction Leadership Council, the house building industry is developing an action plan to address two immediate priorities: improving the image of house building and attracting back experienced workers who left during the recession, and other workers with relevant skills. More widely, the Government is making a number of reforms to the skills system to improve skills supply, putting employers in the driving seat and making providers more responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also currently undertaking a triennial review of the way the CITB operates and challenging it on the service it delivers to the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
61476
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the ability of the United Kingdom building supplies industry to provide bricks, timber and other materials; and what measures they are taking to encourage growth in the building supplies industry to provide sufficient materials to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL254 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has noted advice from the Construction Products Association that there is no general lack of capacity in UK products manufacturers. The Association advises that only 19 per cent of companies producing heavy building materials are currently operating at near capacity. As the products sector adjusts to the return to growth it expects that capacity will increase further in response to demand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Minimum Wage 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 enforce the National Minimum Wage, and in particular to protect the employees of agencies and those on zero-hours contracts from exploitation. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>HMRC enforces the National Minimum Wage for all workers. This includes agency workers and those on zero hour contracts. HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights helpline. In addition, HMRC conducts risk-based enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not getting paid the legal minimum wage.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is taking a tougher approach on employers that break National Minimum Wage law and has already made it simpler to name and shame employers that break NMW law. The Government has also increased the financial penalty percentage that employers pay for breaking minimum wage law.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T13:53:18.8439091Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T13:53:18.8439091Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
63795
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Domestic Service: Conditions of Employment 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 will take to end the abuse and exploitation of domestic workers in the United Kingdom, especially those from overseas; what means they will use to ensure that such workers have contracts of employment and are regularly paid at least the minimum wage; and whether such protection can extend to the employees of foreign diplomats. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL579 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 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK already provides comprehensive employment and social protections to domestic workers and as a rule, domestic workers in the UK are entitled to the same employment rights as workers generally – including the National Minimum Wage (unless they are treated as if they are a member of the family), statutory sick pay, paid annual leave, protections from discrimination and unfair dismissals as well as other protections.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to ensuring that domestic workers are able to access their rights. Anyone who believes they are being mistreated by their employer in any way has access to a number of organisations who can help including the police, the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and Employment Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also focused on ensuring that overseas domestic workers are informed about their rights and immigration and borders staff are trained to recognise potential victims of abuse. Overseas domestic workers must have been employed for 12 months before a visa will be granted and must have a signed statement of terms and conditions of employment in line with the National Minimum Wage legislation. Every overseas domestic worker is also provided with a letter informing them of their rights in the UK and where to get help if needed. This letter is provided in a range of languages as well as English.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, all foreign diplomats in the UK are required to respect our laws, including employment regulations. The FCO treats any allegation of mistreatment of staff in diplomatic households very seriously. Any allegations that the law has been broken are investigated by the police and the FCO will take appropriate steps to assist the investigation which may include requesting the withdrawal of diplomatic immunity.</p><p> </p><p> </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 Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T15:52:56.5967282Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T15:52:56.5967282Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
62428
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Copyright 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 progress they are making on their consideration of (1) protection of metadata, (2) remedies against lookalikes, and (3) equalisation of penalties for physical and digital copyright infringement. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL366 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong>(1)</strong> The issue of protection of metadata was considered as part of the industry-led Copyright Hub project, to which the Government contributed initial funding. This involved key players seeking cross-industry agreement to help keep metadata with copyright works and resulted in the publication of a voluntary Code of Practice on Creating and Maintaining Metadata in Images. It is clearly important for industry to take up that code of practice, before Government could consider whether or not any further action may be appropriate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(2) </strong>The Government is considering the case for granting a civil right of action to business against lookalike packaging, for which it launched a review of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs). The Review commenced this spring, and the initial call for evidence closed on 19 May. The Government is keen to continue engaging with stakeholders on this issue; a structured roundtable has been scheduled for 14 July. The final report is expected to be published in October.</p><p> </p><p><strong>(3) </strong>The Intellectual Property Office has commissioned Inngot Ltd to carry out a review of the use of copyright infringement sanctions. The review has commenced and is expected to report in November. Data gathering for copyright infringement sentencing is already underway, with a broad range of industry stakeholders being consulted including trade bodies; IP rights owners and IP legal professionals. The Government will consider what further action is needed once the final report has been published.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:32:44.7362771Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:32:44.7362771Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this