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star this property answer date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property date tabled less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property ddp created less than 2017-09-05T23:13:28.990Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T23:13:28.990Z
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T23:37:00.896Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T23:37:00.896Z
less than 2017-10-12T18:05:05.583Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T18:05:05.583Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 8695 more like this
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star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T13:49:06.26Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T13:49:06.26Z
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less than 2017-10-12T17:33:19.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T17:33:19.17Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has (a) invited and (b) met with consumer groups to discuss negotiations on the UK leaving the EU and their implications for consumers in the UK. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 8695 more like this
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unstar this property uin 8695 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As part of our commitment to hear from every sector and region in the UK, Ministers and officials in the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and across government, have spoken to a range of civil society organisations, including consumer groups. Ministers and officials from DExEU <ins class="ministerial">and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy</ins> have met organisations including Which?, Money Saving Expert, the British Retail Consortium and Citizens Advice, and as part of our programme of cross-Whitehall engagement, we have plans to host a roundtable with consumer groups. We will draw on their expertise, understand their perspectives and work with them to test and validate positions as we prepare to leave the European Union.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-20T20:33:55.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T20:33:55.143Z
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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 more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T16:15:28.822Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:15:28.822Z
less than 2018-11-26T17:55:01.951Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:55:01.951Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 193477 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T17:23:36.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:23:36.29Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to respond to the Green Paper on modernising consumer markets. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
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Dominic Raab more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 193477 more like this
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unstar this property uin 193477 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring markets work in the interests of ordinary people and the Consumer Green Paper contained a number of provisions which safeguard consumer rights whilst ensuring competition benefits consumers. We will continue to develop policy options across the range of measures proposed in the green paper and will respond in due course.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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star this property publisher 25259
star this property tabling member 4007
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star this property human indexable true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-15T18:30:38.820Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T18:30:38.820Z
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T18:42:47.071Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T18:42:47.071Z
less than 2019-05-21T15:28:10.564Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:28:10.564Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 254824 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:56:17.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:56:17.387Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish the White Paper on modernising consumer markets. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
star this property tabling member printed
David Morris more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 254824 more like this
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unstar this property uin 254824 more like this
star this property version 1 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s Consumer White Paper is due to be published later this year.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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4135
unstar this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property date tabled less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property ddp created less than 2015-06-11T20:24:41.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T20:24:41.847Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-06-22T17:10:08.540Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T17:10:08.540Z
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 2141 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T16:38:14.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T16:38:14.39Z
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will respond formally to the Keep Me Posted campaign. more like this
star this property session
2015/16 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 2141 more like this
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star this property written parliamentary question type Ordinary more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes the firm view that consumers must be able to access clear and transparent information about their accounts with banks and other financial service companies, utility companies, media companies and other service companies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>With regards to banking, for example, the Government is continuing to drive forward a wide-reaching and ambitious programme of reforms to open up competition in the banking sector, including enabling innovation in the use of bank data so that customers are able to use online information more effectively. This includes initiatives like the Midata current account tool, which will help customers switch to the best current account for them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority is also currently reviewing cost-cutting initiatives that affect a significant number of customers, including the withdrawal of paper statements.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
528994
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star this property answer date less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
star this property date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
star this property date tabled less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
star this property ddp created less than 2016-06-28T12:40:13.657Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-28T12:40:13.657Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2016-06-28T16:08:47.733Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-28T16:08:47.733Z
less than 2016-07-04T12:57:06.000Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T12:57:06.000Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 905549 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-06-28T15:26:57.49Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-28T15:26:57.49Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to facilitate customers switching suppliers in consumer markets. more like this
star this property session
2016/17 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
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Jake Berry more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2016/17 905549 more like this
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star this property version 2 more like this
star this property written parliamentary question type NamedDay more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are taking action to make it quick and easy to switch suppliers. Last year, we published six switching principles, urging industry to improve their processes.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has challenged the mobile phone operators to unlock handsets for free, and the major operators have committed to doing so.</p><p> </p><p>We are also legislating for easier switching in the communications markets in the Digital Economy Bill.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property date tabled less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property ddp created less than 2016-11-08T22:05:58.153Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T22:05:58.153Z
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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 more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T22:16:20.890Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T22:16:20.890Z
less than 2016-11-14T11:14:03.564Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T11:14:03.564Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 52422 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-11-14T10:42:58.47Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T10:42:58.47Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 8 November 2016, what assessment he has made of which consumer standards will be considered by the Government to be necessary after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property session
2016/17 more like this
star this property session number 2 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2016/17 52422 more like this
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unstar this property uin 52422 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Great Repeal Bill will remove from the statute book the European Communities Act. As we repeal the European Communities Act, we will convert the body of existing EU law into British law. When the Great Repeal Bill is given Royal Assent, Parliament will be free – subject to international agreements and treaties with other countries and the EU on matters such as trade – to amend, repeal and improve any law it chooses. The Government will engage with business and other stakeholders for their views as part of this process.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
star this property date tabled less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
star this property ddp created less than 2017-10-06T18:23:13.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-06T18:23:13.113Z
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
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less than 2017-10-06T18:56:15.339Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-06T18:56:15.339Z
less than 2017-10-12T17:12:04.401Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T17:12:04.401Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 106304 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2017-10-12T16:40:26.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T16:40:26.977Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8695, on consumers, which consumer groups have been invited to the planned roundtable event; when the event is due to be held; and on which dates representatives of his Department met (a) Which?, (b) Money Saving Expert, (c) the British Retail Consortium and (d) Citizens Advice. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 106304 more like this
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unstar this property uin 106304 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials from the Department for Exiting the EU and the Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have engaged with a range of civil society organisations, including consumer groups, to understand their views and to ensure that their expertise continues to contribute to ongoing negotiations. This includes engagement through the Consumer Protection Partnership (CPP), an operational and strategic group, chaired by BEIS.</p><p>We will continue to speak to consumer groups as we move through the negotiation process to understand the impact on consumers of the UK's exit from the EU, and to have a complete picture of consumers’ concerns.</p><p>My Hon Friend the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility has recently invited consumer groups to a roundtable to hear their views on key EU Exit issues. A Minister from the Department for Exiting the European Union will also attend. Details of ministerial meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns, which are made publicly available on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>.</p>
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star this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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4571
unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property date tabled less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property ddp created less than 2017-11-03T17:05:45.940Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T17:05:45.940Z
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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 more like this
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less than 2017-11-03T17:16:06.514Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T17:16:06.514Z
less than 2017-11-10T10:22:02.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T10:22:02.523Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 111336 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2017-11-10T09:50:59.563Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T09:50:59.563Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on consumer purchasing power of the UK leaving the EU without having agreed a trade deal with the EU. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Patricia Gibson more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 111336 more like this
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unstar this property uin 111336 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has undertaken a significant amount of work to assess the economic and fiscal implications of leaving the EU as part of continued rigorous and extensive analytical work on a range of scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister has ‎made clear that the UK aims to agree an ambitious and comprehensive economic partnership with the EU that is of far greater scope and ambition than any existing free trade agreement.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patricia Gibson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patricia Gibson more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
star this property date tabled less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
star this property ddp created less than 2017-11-10T15:14:21.363Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T15:14:21.363Z
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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 more like this
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less than 2017-11-10T15:22:33.941Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T15:22:33.941Z
less than 2017-11-15T18:29:02.106Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T18:29:02.106Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 112225 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2017-11-15T17:57:20.417Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T17:57:20.417Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the level of consumer detriment in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 112225 more like this
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unstar this property uin 112225 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published an assessment of Consumer Detriment in 2014. The Government works with key stakeholders in the consumer landscape through the Consumer Protection Partnership<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> to better identify, prioritise and coordinate collective action to tackle the issues causing greatest harm to consumers.</p><p>Individual partners have produced assessments of consumer detriment such as the “Consumer Detriment” report published by Citizens Advice in September 2016.</p><p>The Government is committed to tackling consumer detriment and will be publishing a consumer green paper.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Members of the CPP are as follows: National Trading Standards (NTS), Citizens Advice, Citizens Advice Scotland, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland (DfE), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (CCNI), and the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
star this property date tabled less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
star this property ddp created less than 2018-01-05T17:04:13.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-05T17:04:13.333Z
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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less than 2018-01-05T17:10:03.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-05T17:10:03.713Z
less than 2018-01-11T15:12:01.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T15:12:01.973Z
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 121207 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-01-11T14:41:45.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T14:41:45.917Z
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to make consumer markets operate more fairly to reduce the costs of essential household items. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Laura Smith more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 121207 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
unstar this property uin 121207 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Competitive markets are the best way of delivering value and choice for consumers. Autumn Budget 2017 announced more resources for the Competition and Markets Authority to enable them to take more cases against companies who are not competing fairly. The government is also taking specific action to ensure that financial services markets work for consumers. For example, to improve access to affordable sources of credit, the government is increasing the number of potential members that a credit union serving a local area can have from 2 to 3 million.</p><p> </p><p>The forthcoming Consumer Green Paper will set out the government’s broader approach to ensuring that markets are working well for consumers and businesses.</p><p> </p><p>Where it can, the government is also taking direct action to help families with the cost of essential items. For example, the government has extended the fuel duty freeze for the eighth year. This freeze has saved the average car driver £850 over the last eight years compared to what they would have been paying under the pre-2010 escalator plans.</p>
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