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63464
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Insolvency 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 many times the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service has made payments in cases where Deloitte was appointed the administrator in each of the last five years; how many such cases also involved payments made for protective awards; and how much was paid out for (a) statutory entitlements and (b) protective awards in each such case. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 202007 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the last five years, the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Services have paid £77,233,534.54 in statutory entitlements, in 173 cases where Deloitte was appointed the administrator or liquidator.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Of these cases, 20 cases resulted in protective award judgments totalling £6,930,864.72 paid from the National Insurance Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Due to the number of cases, it is not possible to disclose how much was paid in each individual case so a total has been provided instead.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-30T15:18:20.4258852Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:18:20.4258852Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
63465
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Employment Tribunals Service 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 many times his Department has appeared at an employment tribunal to contest protective awards in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 202008 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has not appeared before an employment tribunal to contest a protective award.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Protective awards are determined by Employment Tribunals following applications made by former employees or their representatives.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS is sometimes joined as a respondent in protective award claims, because under legislation, the Secretary of State guarantees the payment of protective awards made in favour of employees whose employer is insolvent, up to a certain amount.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is for the Tribunal to establish the facts in each case, considering evidence of the actions taken by employers and their representatives, and decide whether there was adequate consultation on redundancies BIS is not in a position to know the extent to which an employer or their representative consulted with employees and does not give evidence on that point nor take any particular position.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS' responsibility is to establish what payments are due and who is entitled to receive them. We therefore make written representations to the tribunal on points of law or to seek clarification of who is covered by a protective award. We may appeal an award, but only if we consider that the tribunal has made the judgment based on an incorrect reading of the legislation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of cases where BIS has made representations to an employment tribunal regarding protective award cases in the last 5 years is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-30T16:36:52.8147083Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T16:36:52.8147083Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
63553
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Public Houses 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 steps his Department is taking to consult family and micro-brewery pub owners on the proposed mandatory code of practice. more like this
tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Tomlinson more like this
uin 202039 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consulted family brewers and micro-brewers as part of last year's public consultation on proposals for a Statutory Code and independent Adjudicator for the pubs sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We received 34 written responses to the consultation from pub companies and breweries with fewer than 500 pubs, and from micro-breweries. In addition to this, Ministers and officials met with family and micro-brewers and their representative bodies before, during and after the consultation to discuss our proposals to establish a Statutory Code and independent Adjudicator.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For further information on stakeholders that ministers have met, I refer my hon Friend to the reply my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff Central gave to the hon. Member for Chesterfield on 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 426W.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department will continue to take an even handed approach to discussions with stakeholders from all sides of the debate as legislation proceeds through Parliament. Stakeholders, including family and micro-brewers, will also be given a further opportunity to comment on the Statutory Code through a further consultation once legislation is in place.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-30T15:11:16.0588763Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:11:16.0588763Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
63556
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Educational Testing Service 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 current contracts (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies hold with the Educational Testing Service or any of that organisation's subsidiaries. more like this
tabling member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Nick Gibb more like this
uin 202232 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
answer text <p>The Department does not have any contracts with the Educational Testing Service or any of its subsidiaries.</p><p /> <p>I have approached the Chief Executives of the Department's Executive Agencies (Insolvency Service, Companies House, National Measurement Office, Intellectual Property Office, UK Space Agency, Ordnance Survey, Met Office, Land Registry and the Skills Funding Agency) and they will respond to my Hon. Friend directly.</p><p /> <p>Information for non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-01T14:12:38.2176926Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T14:12:38.2176926Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
attachment
1
file name Executive Agency letters - UIN202232.pdf more like this
title Executive Agency letters more like this
tabling member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
63554
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Performance Appraisal 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 proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by his Department received each level of performance rating in their end of year performance assessment for 2013-14. more like this
tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
uin 202047 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
answer text <p>In common with most other Government Departments, BIS currently has three performance categories; category 1 (top), category 2 and category 3. The following table sets out the percentage of employees who have declared a disability within each performance category, and the percentage of all other staff in each performance category for the 2013-14 reporting year. The percentage of all other staff includes those who have either declared that they do not have a disability, have chosen the option of ‘prefer not to say' or have not made a declaration. 6.5% of staff BIS have currently declared that they have a disability.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Percentage</p></td><td><p>Category 1</p></td><td><p>Category 2</p></td><td><p>Category 3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Those who have declared a disability</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td><td><p>30%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All other staff</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>59%</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS undertakes a number of activities to mitigate against the risk of discriminatory performance markings including training for managers and staff on unconscious bias and specific guidance on making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.</p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-01T14:16:54.3212437Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T14:16:54.3212437Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4277
label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this