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star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Employment: Vetting 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will conduct a public inquiry into the practice of employment blacklisting; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 42792 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>Blacklisting is an unacceptable practice. The Government has to date, seen no evidence of this practice recurring since the introduction of the Blacklists Regulations in 2010. However, we understand the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is currently investigating some allegations of blacklisting.</p><p> </p><p>We will be paying close attention to the outcome of these investigations, and once they are known we will consider whether any further action needs to be taken as a result.</p><p> </p><p>Individuals who believe they have new evidence of blacklisting should provide this to the ICO so that it can decide whether there are grounds for an investigation using their powers under the Data Protection Act.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T16:41:51.813Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T16:41:51.813Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Expenditure more like this
star 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 estimate he has made of his Department's total budget in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 43020 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Following the Machinery of Government changes, budgets will be formally agreed and approved by Parliament through the relevant Supply Estimate process. The next Estimate will be published in early 2017. The Department is working through the budgetary implications of the recent MOG announcements in advance of this.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T15:59:33.363Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:59:33.363Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff more like this
star 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, how many Civil Servants employed by the Department for Energy and Climate Change he expects to move to employment in his Department; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 43021 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
star this property answer text <p>All the Civil Servants previously employed by the Department for Energy and Climate Change have moved to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. All of its functions, along with the business, industrial strategy, science and innovation functions of the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have come together to form the new Department.</p><p> </p><p>Details of staff numbers at the former Department for Energy and Climate Change were published in its Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16 on 13 July 2016</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T15:57:05.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:57:05.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment more like this
star 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 will be responsible for family-friendly employment policy and the right to request flexible working and shared parental leave. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
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Jonathan Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 43273 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Ministers, and therefore Departments’ portfolio of policy responsibilities, are being agreed and will be announced in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T16:03:13.343Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T16:03:13.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Reynolds more like this
535152
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star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Redcar 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which official engagements he has undertaken in Redcar since May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
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Anna Turley more like this
star this property uin 42349 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-10more like thismore than 2016-08-10
star this property answer text <p>My Rt hon Friend the Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid) visited Redcar on 2 October 2015 following the announcement of the liquidation of Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK (SSI).</p><p> </p><p>The then Secretary of State announced a support package worth up to £80 million for former employees affected by the closure. He was accompanied by the then Minister for Small Businesses, Industry and Enterprise, Anna Soubry.</p><p> </p><p>The Minister for Small Businesses, Industry and Enterprise then attended the Redcar taskforce on 21 March 2016.</p><p> </p><p>In his previous role as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my Rt hon Friend met the Mayor and Leaders of the five Tees Valley authorities on the following dates: 15 July 2015 (a joint meeting with James Wharton), 23 March 2016, 7 June 2016 (to launch Lord Heseltine’s report <em>Tees Valley: opportunity unlimited</em>) and 12 July 2016. These were regular catch-up meetings, which took place in Westminster.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-08-10T05:59:25.16Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-10T05:59:25.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4449
star this property label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
536108
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star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to ensure that companies do not offset the costs of paying the new minimum wage by reducing rates of pay for (a) some workers and (b) night and weekend working. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 42658 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-10more like thismore than 2016-08-10
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that employers will respond to the National Living Wage in a variety of ways depending on their circumstances, but the Government does not consider it acceptable for companies to use it as an excuse to cut staff benefits.</p><p> </p><p>In a growing economy, the National Living Wage should represent an opportunity to invest in talented staff and improve productivity. Employers need to ensure their pay and reward packages are competitive to retain and develop the people they need for their business.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-08-10T06:33:15.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-10T06:33:15.793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
536140
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star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Groceries Code Adjudicator 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to include primary producers' relationships with their suppliers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 42634 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-10more like thismore than 2016-08-10
star this property answer text <p>We will shortly be commencing a review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator and as part of that we will take account of the recent calls for its remit to be extended.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-08-10T06:50:10.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-10T06:50:10.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
536188
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the introduction of the new minimum wage on (a) evening and weekend working pay rates for women and (b) gender pay equality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 42657 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-10more like thismore than 2016-08-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government has published an impact assessment on the introduction of the National Living Wage here: <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2016/3/pdfs/ukia_20160003_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2016/3/pdfs/ukia_20160003_en.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, more recent HM Treasury analysis[1] shows that the National Living Wage is expected to eradicate the gender pay gap for the lowest paid (at the 10<sup>th</sup> percentile) by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/today-britain-gets-a-pay-rise-thanks-to-the-national-living-wage" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/today-britain-gets-a-pay-rise-thanks-to-the-national-living-wage</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-08-10T07:01:08.343Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-10T07:01:08.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether anyone over 25 who is participating in an apprenticeship is entitled to the National Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 42732 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-10more like thismore than 2016-08-10
star this property answer text <p>Apprentices aged 25 and over who have completed the first year of an apprenticeship must be paid at least the National Living Wage, currently set at £7.20.</p><p> </p><p>More information on the National Living Wage is available here - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-08-10T07:04:21.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-10T07:04:21.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-15more like thismore than 2016-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Companies House: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the oversight, operational procedures and response times of interactions with customers by Companies House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
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Drew Hendry more like this
star this property uin 42898 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-10more like thismore than 2016-08-10
star this property answer text <p>Companies House continually reviews its operational procedures and response times as part of its normal business strategy.</p><p> </p><p>Companies House endeavours to respond to customer queries within a maximum of 10 working days but aims to provide prompt responses well within this time. At present, Companies House is implementing a new finance system, including updating its debt collection process As a result, from February to August 2016, the response time for some enquiries is being extended to 21 days. Once this temporary work is concluded the response targets will revert back to the 10-day target. This is expected to be at the end of August.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-08-10T06:56:59.727Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-10T06:56:59.727Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Drew Hendry more like this