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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wind Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to support local community (a) ownership and (b) control of onshore wind farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s policy on onshore wind and explains that for new schemes to be acceptable they should be on a site allocated in a development plan and have community support.</p><p> </p><p>The NPPF also sets out that in principle local planning authorities should support community-led initiatives for renewable and low carbon energy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:24:49.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1131851
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on compulsory disability awareness training for all employers and employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263750 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and Officials talk regularly with OGD colleagues and disability and employment is part of those discussions. BEIS Ministers sit on the Inter-Ministerial Group on Disability which is chaired by the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:25:41.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:25:41.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1131252
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Cars: Sales 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on bringing forward the 2040 deadline to end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts in other departments on clean growth matters including ultra low and zero emission vehicle policy. We set out in our Road to Zero strategy published last year our mission to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on legislating for net zero, we will build on the strong frameworks of the Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on that target in all sectors of the economy, including transport. The Government is committed to supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles, which can cut carbon, reduce air pollution, and help us grow the economy as part of our Industrial Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Carbon Capture and Storage 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 262267 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government believes that carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) has the potential to play an important role in meeting the UK’s climate targets. CCUS can add value to the economy and help tackle hard to decarbonise sectors.</p><p>The Government published its CCUS Action Plan in November 2018, designed to progress CCUS in the UK, including enabling the UK’s first CCUS facility to be operational from the mid-2020s. The Government is investing over £50 million in CCUS innovation support between 2017 and March 2021.</p><p>CCUS is also likely to play an important role in achieving our Industrial Clusters Mission, creating the world’s first net-zero industrial cluster by 2040. This is supported by up to £170 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support the deployment of low carbon technologies and enabling infrastructure in one or more clusters. In addition, through our Industrial Energy Transformation Fund we are investing £315 million to support businesses with high energy use to cut their bills and emissions through increased energy efficiency and transition to a low carbon future through the use of lower carbon energy and processes. This may support CCUS projects.</p><p>In March this year, the Government launched the CCUS Advisory Group. Backed by government and industry support, the Group will provide advice on the potential incentives and regulations needed for the development of a new UK market in CCUS.</p><p>The Government is also working with other governments to promote the development of CCUS internationally. We hosted, with the International Energy Agency, the Global CCUS Summit in Edinburgh last November which brought together world energy leaders from governments and industry to accelerate the global progress of CCUS and co-lead the CCUS initiatives under both Mission Innovation and the Clean Energy Ministerial.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:36:08.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:36:08.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Short Time Working: Climate Change 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the merits of working shorter hours to tackle climate change. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259032 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in cutting emissions while creating wealth. Between 1990 and 2017, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40 per cent while growing the economy by more than two thirds. The Clean Growth Strategy sets out our plans to build on our progress in decarbonising the power sector, while looking further across the whole of the economy and the country. It includes ambitious proposals on housing, business, transport, the natural environment and green finance. We have not made any assessment of the impact of working shorter hours on climate change.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does, though, continue to support flexible working practices, as part of our commitment to ensuring that everyone can access fair and decent work as set out in the Good Work Plan. For example, all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service with their employer have the right to request Flexible Working. We have also committed to consult on a new duty on employers to consider when a job can be done flexibly, and make that clear when advertising.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:49:59.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:49:59.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Recycling 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a more sustainable steel industry with a focus on recycling steel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working with the sector, the unions and devolved administrations to support the UK steel industry to develop a long-term sustainable solution for the UK steel industry. The Department commissioned independent research to identify high value opportunities for UK steel, worth up to £3.8 billion a year by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2018 Budget, my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an Industrial Energy Transformation Fund with investment of £315 million to help businesses with high energy use to cut their bills and transition UK industry to a low carbon future. Through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, we are also providing up to £66 million, subject to industry co-funding, to transform foundation industries which includes steel, to develop radical new technologies and establish innovation centres of excellence in these sectors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:14.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:14.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1129131
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Hydroelectric Power: Capital Investment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing investment in pumped hydro storage facilities. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>We recognise that electricity storage technologies, including pumped hydro storage, provide an important source of flexibility to our energy system. We currently have around 3GW of storage capacity on our system, of which the vast majority is pumped hydro storage. The Electricity System Operator outlines that, by 2050, there could be 12-29 GW of total storage capacity on our system.</p><p> </p><p>In our Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, published in July 2017 (and updated in October 2018), Government and Ofgem set out a range of actions to remove barriers to electricity storage. Our work seeks to enable fair access to energy markets in order to create a best in class regulatory framework for the sector and includes several important reforms to our electricity market, including to the balancing mechanism, capacity market and balancing services, which serve to sharpen incentives to invest in storage.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage with storage developers, including those of pumped hydro projects, to understand how to facilitate these technologies whilst ensuring best value for consumers and fair competition between different flexibility technologies.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:28.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:28.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Job Creation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to create more jobs in the renewable energy sector. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259056 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Clean Growth is at the heart of this Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. There are currently 400,000 jobs in the low carbon economy, with the ambition to have 2 million by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>We’ve injected £2.5 billion into low-carbon innovation and earlier this year struck a deal with the offshore wind industry, which will see up to £40 billion worth of infrastructure investment in the UK, creating clean, green electricity, good jobs and sustained growth across the UK. Under the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, industry aims to more than triple the number of ‘green collar’ jobs in the sector to 27,000 by 2030, up from the current figure of 7,200.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:37.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:37.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Work Experience: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that interns are paid at least (a) the national minimum wage and (b) the national living wage. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 256245 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The law is clear that any individual performing work is entitled to receive the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW). The Government is committed to enforcing this right. In 2018/19 HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) identified a record £24.4 million in arrears for over 220,000 workers and issued over £17 million in penalties to non-compliant employers. The budget to enforce the NMW stands at its highest ever.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have contacted over 2,000 employers found to be advertising unpaid internships online to ensure they are compliant with the law. They have also issued over 15,000 letters to employers in industries where internships are common to remind them of their responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this month my hon Friend the Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy) (Margot James) and I co-hosted a roundtable on internships with employers and organisations in the creative industries. Discussion focused on how Government can work better with employers to raise the profile of existing rules and ensure that interns are paid in accordance with NMW law. The event provided important insight which will be used to improve compliance with the law across all sectors.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone who feels they are being underpaid the NMW should contact Acas for free impartial advice or make a complaint directly to HMRC through their online form. HMRC follow up on every worker complaint received, even those which are anonymous.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:54:49.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:54:49.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Consumers: Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2019 to Question 245672 on Consumers: Internet, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 are fully enforced. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255292 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2008 provides for a number of enforcers, such as Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority, to enforce consumer protection legislation, including the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Alleged breaches of legislation should be reported in the first instance through the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (<a href="http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.citizensadvice.org.uk/</a>). The helpline will refer on alleged breaches of legislation to the relevant authority for appropriate enforcement action.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:54:53.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:53.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this