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1000313
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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Packaging more like this
unstar 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 plans he has to introduce graphic warnings on fireworks packaging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 187354 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government promotes the safe and responsible use of fireworks by consumers and there is strict legislation in place which regulates their supply and use. The Government is currently working with a range of stakeholders to raise consumer awareness on firework safety.</p><p> </p><p>Under current UK legislation, there are clear requirements on manufacturers to categorise and label fireworks according to their explosive content, safety distances, noise level, or similar. The label must include instructions on safety distances and means of ignition and safety messages.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend legislation on firework packaging.</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 2018-11-12T17:28:22.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:22.66Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1564
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1000314
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps he is taking to ensure young children are protected from firework-related injuries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 187355 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government promotes the safe and responsible use of fireworks by consumers and there is strict legislation in place which regulates their supply and use.</p><p> </p><p>There are age restrictions in place which prevent the sale of fireworks to those under the age of 16 or 18 dependent on the classification of firework. The law also prohibits those under 18 possessing any category F2 or F3 fireworks in a public place subject to very limited exceptions.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently working with industry, retailers, charities and others such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and Netmums to promote the safe and responsible use of fireworks and to raise consumer awareness on firework safety.</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 2018-11-12T17:28:32.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:32.303Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1564
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1001988
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Noise more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, whether his Department plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks (a) to reduce the maximum decibel level of fireworks purchasable by the general public and (b) encourage the use of low noise fireworks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 188142 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including RoSPA, to promote the safe, responsible, and considerate use of fireworks.</p><p> </p><p>There are already controls on noise levels for fireworks and it is an offence to supply fireworks exceeding 120 decibels to the public. There are no plans to amend the regulations to reduce this level.</p><p> </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 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1002130
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Pregnancy more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 progress he has made on consolidating guidance on legislation to protect people who are pregnant or on maternity leave as recommended by the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 188083 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Last year, Acas published new comprehensive guidance on pregnancy and maternity discrimination and workplace rights and obligations.</p><p> </p><p>This summer we have reviewed the GOV.UK guidance material on the protections for people who are pregnant or on maternity leave and we are now updating and improving signposting.</p><p> </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 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002131
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Low Pay Commission: Public Consultation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, when the Low Pay Commission will publish the response to its consultation on (a) the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and (b) alternative means for tackling one sided flexibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 188084 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Low Pay Commission’s consultation, on the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and alternative means for tackling one-sided flexibility, launched in March.</p><p> </p><p>The Low Pay Commission will publish their report, containing the findings from this consultation, in due course.</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 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002132
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Industrial Relations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps his Department is taking to further promote better employee engagement and workforce relations in response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 188085 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>In February 2018, the Government consulted on workforce and employee engagement as part of preparing its response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. We are grateful to the stakeholders who have taken time to comment. We are considering those comments and will be publishing our response in due course.</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 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Parental Leave more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 information his Department holds on the average amount of parental leave taken by (a) women and (b) men in (i) England, (ii) London and (iii) the London Borough of Lewisham in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 188224 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The most recent official data on average length of family-related leave taken by parents is from the Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey in 2009, which collected data from parents of children born in 2008 across Great Britain.</p><p>This shows that in 2008,</p><ul><li>mothers took an average of 39 weeks of maternity leave, up from 32 weeks in 2006.</li><li>amongst fathers who took some paternity leave, 16% took more than two weeks, 50% took two weeks and 34% took less than two weeks of leave.</li></ul><p>This does not contain information on average weeks of unpaid Parental Leave, nor of Shared Parental Leave which was introduced in 2015.</p><p>Information on the amount of leave taken at the regional or local level is not available.</p><p>The full Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey 2009/10 Research Report can be found here:</p><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214367/rrep777.pdf</p><p>We are currently evaluating the Shared Parental Leave and Pay schemes. As a part of this, we are commissioning a new survey which will provide updated information. Subject to the progress of data collection, we anticipate publishing findings in Summer 2019.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:43:25.83Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1002540
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Standards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, with reference to the Government response entitled Good work: a response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices, published on 7 February 2018, when the first assessment of the quality of work in the UK is planned to be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 188755 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Developing better jobs for everyone in the British economy is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. We are proud to be the first Government to have taken responsibility for both quality and quantity of work, and are working to promote good work across the UK. We will be setting out our next steps for measuring and improving the quality of work in due course.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 188920 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.377Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002543
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Acton 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 information his Department holds on (a) the average weekly number of customers and (b) revenue generated at Acton Post Office in the six months prior to its closure on 24 October. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 188894 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p>I have been informed that Acton Post Office has closed as the site is being redeveloped and that unfortunately the Post Office has not been able to establish an alternative service so far. As this is an operational matter for the Post Office I have asked Paula Vennells, the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to you on this matter setting out what steps the Post Office is doing to restore the service as soon as possible. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House<em>.</em></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 2018-11-12T17:27:00.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:27:00.337Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1002763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Standards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government response entitled Good work: a response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices, published on 7 February 2018, what steps he is taking to promote quality work through sector deals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 188920 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Developing better jobs for everyone in the British economy is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. We are proud to be the first Government to have taken responsibility for both quality and quantity of work, and are working to promote good work across the UK. We will be setting out our next steps for measuring and improving the quality of work in due course.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 188755 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.427Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this