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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to extend the remit of the Grocery Code Adjudicator to cover the dairy sector. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL916 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government published the statutory review of the Grocery Code Adjudicator on 19 July. This review considered the Grocery Code Adjudicator’s performance within the current remit.</p><p> </p><p>The Government separately launched a Call for Evidence to consider whether the remit should be extended. The Government is considering the evidence submitted through the Call for Evidence including considering the position of indirect suppliers within the dairy sector. The Government will respond in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Grocery Code Adjudicator can already investigate suspected breaches of the Code. It has published statutory guidance on how it will carry out investigation and enforcement functions on GOV.UK (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/511676/GCA_Statutory_Guidance_updated_March_2016.pdf" target="_blank">GCA Statutory Guidance on Enforcement and Investigations</a>).</p><p> </p><p>The review decided that the maximum level of fines the Grocery Code Adjudicator could impose would not be amended at this time.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL917 more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:31:33.023Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:31:33.023Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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384
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
752471
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the results of their review into the role and remit of the Grocery Code Adjudicator; and whether the Adjudicator will have powers to (1) investigate alleged breaches of the Code on her own initiative, and (2) increase the level of fines in the event of a breach of the Code. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL917 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government published the statutory review of the Grocery Code Adjudicator on 19 July. This review considered the Grocery Code Adjudicator’s performance within the current remit.</p><p> </p><p>The Government separately launched a Call for Evidence to consider whether the remit should be extended. The Government is considering the evidence submitted through the Call for Evidence including considering the position of indirect suppliers within the dairy sector. The Government will respond in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Grocery Code Adjudicator can already investigate suspected breaches of the Code. It has published statutory guidance on how it will carry out investigation and enforcement functions on GOV.UK (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/511676/GCA_Statutory_Guidance_updated_March_2016.pdf" target="_blank">GCA Statutory Guidance on Enforcement and Investigations</a>).</p><p> </p><p>The review decided that the maximum level of fines the Grocery Code Adjudicator could impose would not be amended at this time.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL916 more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:31:33.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:31:33.15Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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384
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
902279
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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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 Work Experience 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 when they expect to achieve their aim to “stamp out illegal unpaid internships”, as pledged in their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7805 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7806 more like this
HL7807 more like this
HL7808 more like this
HL7809 more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.83Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902280
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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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 Work Experience 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 they plan to raise awareness of existing legislation on the use of unpaid internships among employers and workers; and when they will issue updated guidance in this area, as pledged in the their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7806 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7805 more like this
HL7807 more like this
HL7808 more like this
HL7809 more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.923Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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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 Work Experience 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 will be involved in their intelligence-led enforcement against employers who use unpaid interns, as pledged in their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7807 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7805 more like this
HL7806 more like this
HL7808 more like this
HL7809 more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.987Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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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 Work Experience 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 when they will assess whether their approach to eradicating unpaid internships has been effective, as pledged in their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7808 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7805 more like this
HL7806 more like this
HL7807 more like this
HL7809 more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T15:21:25.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:25.063Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902283
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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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 Work Experience 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 whether they will publish a list of their (1) meetings held in the past year, and (2) forthcoming meetings with sector bodies or employers to discuss the use of unpaid internships, as pledged in their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7809 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7805 more like this
HL7806 more like this
HL7807 more like this
HL7808 more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T15:21:25.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:25.127Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
887318
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 Directors: Performance Appraisal 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 the framework for the regulation of corporate advisory firms undertaking board performance evaluations; and what assesment they have made of the effectiveness of that regulation. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7115 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Corporate Governance Code sets out that company directors must ensure that an evaluation of the effectiveness of the board is carried out at least every 3 years, which in turn is reported to the shareholders of the companies.</p><p> </p><p>The FRC’s recent consultation on the UK Corporate Governance Code included proposals to improve reporting and practice in this area. These included strengthened principles and provisions about board effectiveness and individual director responsibilities. The FRC expect to publish a revised Corporate Governance Code in July 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7116 more like this
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less than 2018-05-02T17:01:24.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T17:01:24.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
887319
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star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 Directors: Performance Appraisal 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, in light of Carillion’s claim in its 2016 Annual Report that the Board and Committee performance evaluation conducted by Linstock Limited “confirmed that the Board, each of its Committees and the Directors continue to be highly effective”, whether they plan to take steps to improve (1) the effectiveness and accountability of board performance evaluations and (2) regulation of firms undertaking those evaluations. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7116 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Corporate Governance Code sets out that company directors must ensure that an evaluation of the effectiveness of the board is carried out at least every 3 years, which in turn is reported to the shareholders of the companies.</p><p> </p><p>The FRC’s recent consultation on the UK Corporate Governance Code included proposals to improve reporting and practice in this area. These included strengthened principles and provisions about board effectiveness and individual director responsibilities. The FRC expect to publish a revised Corporate Governance Code in July 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7115 more like this
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less than 2018-05-02T17:01:24.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T17:01:24.53Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
884199
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star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading World War I: Anniversaries 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 whether they plan to commemorate the victims of the explosion at the Chilwell Shell Filling Factory that took place on 1 July 1918. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL6884 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
star this property answer text <p>In the last Parliament, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy worked with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Recognition for Munitions Workers to explore ways to ensure that the collective efforts of all those who worked in munitions factories were not forgotten. This included several positive steps such as the march past of former munitions workers in the Remembrance Sunday parade in 2012. While the All Party Parliamentary Group is no longer active, my Department is continuing to work with campaigners to establish how the valiant collective effort of former munitions workers could be recognised.</p><p> </p><p>BEIS has no plans for any specific local commemoration which are best determined at a local level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6885 more like this
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less than 2018-04-26T16:00:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-26T16:00:14.277Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this