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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Scottish Power more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he received reports from the MacDonald Partnership in relation to mis-sold Scottish Power Power Plan warranties; what the titles of such reports were; and when he plans to respond to those reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 218595 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The initial report from Mr MacDonald was received on 17 July 2014 for review by the Insolvency Service. Further information including another more detailed report was received from him during September and October 2014, and these again have been reviewed by the Insolvency Service. The reports are confidential.</p><p> </p><p>The reports themselves do not require a direct response but I can confirm that the Insolvency Service has completed its review of this material and is in communication with Mr MacDonald.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Grant Thornton 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, columns 286-7W, on Grant Thornton, how many of the 70 recorded complaints about insolvency practitioners from Grant Thornton in respect to formal insolvency procedures were successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 205256 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
star this property answer text <p>According to information provided by the Recognised Professional Bodies, 18 of the 70 complaints recorded about insolvency practitioners from Grant Thornton between June 2013 and March 2014 and which were passed to a Recognised Professional Body for consideration have been closed with no further action taken. The remainder are ongoing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T13:46:01.2758963Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T13:46:01.2758963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Buildings 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many buildings owned by his Department have been sold in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 213769 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS Core) have not sold any buildings between 2010 and 2014. BIS Core do not own any freehold property to sell.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T15:21:57.9858723Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:21:57.9858723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Telephone Services 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, under what timetable his Department plans to phase-out use of telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, 0844 and 0843 in accordance with the Cabinet Office guidance on customer service lines published in December 2013 and (b) 03 and 08, where 03 is the primary number under a dual numbering system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 207450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>All of the Department’s 0845, 0844 and 0843 numbers have now been replaced with 03 numbers and the 08 numbers will cease to be operational by the end of 2014. Telephone lines with dual numbering will also revert to the 03 number at the same time.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T15:38:05.7274214Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T15:38:05.7274214Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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4076
unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Energy 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of his Department's consumption in kWh of (a) gas and (b) electricity in each month since June 2010; and what the cost of such consumption has been in each such month. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Tom Greatrex more like this
star this property uin 202700 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p>This information is currently being collated and I will arrange for this data to be deposited in the libraries of the House as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T15:15:38.6793166Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T15:15:38.6793166Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Greatrex more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Insolvency 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the costs to insolvency practitioners of holding a physical creditor meeting in an insolvency procedure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 213841 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The cost of holding a meeting varies according to the insolvency process and the nature of the meeting being held.</p><p> </p><p>Estimates of the cost of the initial meetings in various insolvency procedures are included in the Impact Assessment [“Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: proposed changes to the law governing insolvency proceedings impact assessment”, BIS/14/935, 30 October 2014] and range from £144 in a bankruptcy to £420 for an administration.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Process</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of meeting/£</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Creditors’ voluntary liquidation</p></td><td><p>294</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Administration</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Compulsory winding-up (official receiver)</p></td><td><p>144</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Company voluntary arrangement</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bankruptcy (official receiver)</p></td><td><p>144</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Individual voluntary arrangement</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:32:04.867Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:32:04.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
143350
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Insolvency 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the saving to the public purse made by removing the provision for insolvency practitioners to call a physical creditor meeting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 213842 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The savings to creditors identified in the first year from removal of the requirement to hold a meeting and abolition of final meetings in liquidations and bankruptcies where the official receiver is not the office holder, are estimated to be at least £9.2m (comprised of £2.9m for removal of requirement for meetings and £6.3m for abolition of final meetings).</p><p> </p><p>We have not sought to quantify the savings to the public purse, such as the specific benefit to HMRC as a creditor. We have however estimated that around 10% of creditors are not businesses, so approximately £0.9m of savings can be attributed to such creditors as Crown departments, employees and customers for deposits.</p><p> </p><p>The savings figures are based on 2013 costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:34:37.817Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:34:37.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Insolvency 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of (a) secured and (b) unsecured creditors who attend creditor meetings during an insolvency procedure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 213843 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There is no central record of how many creditors attend meetings in person, but evidence indicates that attendance at meetings is very low and that many meetings are not attended at all.</p><p> </p><p>The 2013 report, “Review of Insolvency Practitioner Fees” by Professor Elaine Kempson, estimated that only 4% of creditors attend meetings in person and that fully secured creditors seldom attend in person.</p><p> </p><p>The report goes on to say that two firms had actually calculated the percentage of creditors attending meetings in person. A large firm had calculated that 1% of creditors do so, and a smaller firm had calculated the amount to be 3.5%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:33:03.063Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:33:03.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on financial redress for creditors from April 2015 of changes to funding of insolvency litigation in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 215424 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Insolvency trade body, R3, commissioned research to try to measure the impact of the civil justice reforms on insolvency litigation. This research estimates that contingency fee arrangement backed insolvency litigation realises £150m-160m per annum.</p><p>When the exemption for insolvency proceedings was introduced in 2013 the impact assessment made the assumption that by April 2015 alternative funding arrangements would have been developed for insolvency cases. On that basis it was assumed there would be no major impact on the volume of insolvency cases which were pursued, or on the value of assets recovered in the long-run, although the risk of recoveries falling was acknowledged.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T15:41:30.097Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T15:41:30.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the effect of the changes to insolvency litigation in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on the Government's ability to tackle director misconduct. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 215435 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>Ministers are regularly in touch about matters in which they have a common interest.</p><p> </p><p>The changes in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 are not expected to have any impact on the c.1, 200 directors we disqualify every year as a result of actions brought by officials in The Insolvency Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T13:33:49.413Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T13:33:49.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this