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156813
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Business: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to address the gender pay gap in the financial sector and to increase female representation at board level in FTSE100 companies; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Diane Abbott more like this
uin 215168 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The gender pay gap in the UK is at an historic low. In the financial &amp; insurance activities sector, the overall gender pay gap is (including both part time and full time workers) down from 44.3% in 2011 to 40.2% in 2014. However, the sector still has a completely unacceptable pay gap of around twice the national average, so more needs to be done. We are strongly encouraging more girls to consider maths and science-related careers through the “Your Life” initiative. Women in the sector will also benefit from the many other measures we are taking to drive the pay gap down further, including extending flexible working to all employees; introducing Shared Parental Leave; and bringing in new childcare tax provisions. We are also providing free software to companies for them to calculate any pay gaps and to analyse the causes of them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK takes a voluntary approach increasing the numbers of women on boards. We are making progress with the Lord Davies business-led initiative to achieve 25% women on boards by 2015 and have moved from 12.5% to nearly 23% of women on the boards of the top 100 companies since 2011. For the first time, every board of Britain’s top 100 companies has at least one woman. Government will continue to work closely with investors, regulators, head hunters and businesses to implement his recommendation of 25% women on boards by 2015.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
172
label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
156796
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Post Office Card Account more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Department for Work and Pensions about the future of the Post Office card account after the current contract ends in March 2015; and when he expects a decision on this matter to be announced. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 215313 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>I regularly discuss matters relating to Post Office Ltd with colleagues, including those from the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is not involved in commercial negotiations between other Departments and Post Office Ltd. Post Office Ltd and the Department for Work and Pensions are currently discussing the future of the Post Office card account and an announcement will be made when these discussions are concluded.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-26T15:03:18.683Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T15:03:18.683Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
156917
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Post Office Card Account more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the future of the Post Office card account after March 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Colne Valley more like this
tabling member printed
Jason McCartney more like this
uin 215421 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Post Office card account is a matter for the Department for Work and Pensions. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not have a role in commercial negotiations between other Departments and Post Office Ltd.</p><p> </p><p>Post Office Ltd and the Department for Work and Pensions are currently discussing the future of the Post Office card account and an announcement will be made when these discussions are concluded.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-26T15:21:53.317Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T15:21:53.317Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
3953
label Biography information for Jason McCartney more like this
164115
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Scottish Power more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how he plans to keep the people who lost money following the failure of firms involved in Scottish Power's cashback warranty scheme updated on progress on the review of whether there will be further investigations of that matter. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 215591 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The outcome and recommendations of the review have just been passed to me and I will need to consider them. Any enquiry into this matter may be by way of a publicly announced inspection or a confidential investigation. If a public inspection is to be carried out this will be announced in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-26T15:22:25.18Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T15:22:25.18Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this