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star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Boilers: Natural Gas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2019 to Question 245593 on Boilers: Natural Gas; what the evidence base is for the statement that in April 2018 the majority of boilers on the market met or exceeded the minimum efficiency requirement of 92 per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 250740 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>In 2017, BEIS undertook an internal assessment of the Products Characteristic Database, the database containing product performance data used in the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). This assessment found that 65 per cent of the 492 boilers added to the database between 2014 and August 2016 met or exceeded the minimum efficiency requirement of 92 per cent according to the Energy-related Product (ErP) standard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:02:41.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:02:41.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1124719
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Boilers: Natural Gas 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, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May to Question 245593 on Boilers: Natural Gas, what assessment his Department has made of the operational efficiency of domestic boilers once installed between 2005 and 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 250741 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Current standards require all new gas boilers installed in English homes to be A rated. Research on real-world boiler performance has been carried out to inform the representation of gas boilers in the government’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). Further information can be found on the Building Research Establishment (BRE) website. BRE deliver the SAP contract on behalf of the government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:28:44Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:28:44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1124931
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Space Technology: Investment 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, what steps he is taking to encourage investment in the space industry in (a) the UK and (b) rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 251334 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Britain has a vibrant commercial space sector and plays a leading role in international space science. Scotland has end-to-end capabilities from Satellite design and manufacture to the use of space data and services in day-to-day applications. Indeed:</p><ul><li>In 2015 &amp; 16, more satellites were manufactured in Glasgow than any other European city,</li><li>The number of space organisations in Scotland grew by 26% between 2014/15 &amp; 2016/17,</li><li>Scottish space organisations employ almost 1 in 5 of the UK space workforce.</li></ul><p><br> We want to ensure that our space industry, one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK economy, covers the whole of the UK. In July 2018, we announced £31.5 million in grant funding to support development of a new vertical spaceport in Sutherland, providing a much-needed boost to rural Scotland.</p><p>We are equipping the UK with the Space facilities we will need in the future. The National Satellite Test Facility now being built in Harwell with £99m of investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will provide crucial new test facilities for an expanding space manufacturing sector.</p><p>The UK Space Agency also co-invests with the Satellite Applications Catapult in a network of five regional Centres of Excellence in Satellite Applications across the UK, including the Scottish Centre of Excellence hosted by the University of Strathclyde. The Centres raise awareness of opportunities in the space sector, publicise funding calls and broker collaborative partnership, including with local universities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:45:14.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:45:14.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1125041
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Electrical Engineering: Research 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, how much funding has been allocated to research and development in the field of power electronics throughout the UK in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Argyll and Bute more like this
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Brendan O'Hara more like this
star this property uin 251389 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Our ambition is to raise total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, the biggest ever increase, and 3% in the longer-term.   Research and development into power electronics is funded by UK Research and Innovation primarily through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK. These councils have currently allocated £36.1m to active grants in power electronics. Of this, £35.2m is allocated to establishments in England; £0.6m in Scotland and; £0.3m in Wales. This includes grant funding to individual projects, a recently funded future electrical machines manufacturing hub at the University of Sheffield and a Centre for Doctoral Training in power electronics for sustainable propulsion at Newcastle University. The Centre will support the best and brightest PhD students from across the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 251390 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:45:22.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:45:22.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
1125042
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Electrical Engineering: Research 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 much funding has been allocated to power electronics research and development at establishments in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Argyll and Bute more like this
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Brendan O'Hara more like this
star this property uin 251390 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Our ambition is to raise total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, the biggest ever increase, and 3% in the longer-term.   Research and development into power electronics is funded by UK Research and Innovation primarily through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK. These councils have currently allocated £36.1m to active grants in power electronics. Of this, £35.2m is allocated to establishments in England; £0.6m in Scotland and; £0.3m in Wales. This includes grant funding to individual projects, a recently funded future electrical machines manufacturing hub at the University of Sheffield and a Centre for Doctoral Training in power electronics for sustainable propulsion at Newcastle University. The Centre will support the best and brightest PhD students from across the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 251389 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:45:23.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:45:23.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
1125157
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Bullying 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, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 251308 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was created in July 2016. Bullying or harassment is not tolerated at BEIS. BEIS is taking active steps where needed to address any issues, and is one of the best performing departments in government with regards to creating an inclusive culture, as highlighted by the cross-civil service people survey results.</p><p>Below are the figures for the number of bullying and/or harassment cases recorded against members of BEIS staff where advice and guidance was sought from our HR Casework Services team. We do not hold information centrally on whether the staff against whom the allegations were made were managers at the time of the case being raised.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cases</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2016 – December 2016</p></td><td><p>1 (0.03% of BEIS)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2017 – December 2017</p></td><td><p>5 (0.13% of BEIS)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018 – December 2018</p></td><td><p>11 (0.28% of BEIS)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019 – end April 2019</p></td><td><p>4 (0.10% of BEIS)</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:02:35.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:02:35.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125333
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Fracking: Water 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 assessment he has made of effect of hydraulic fracturing operations on the economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 251959 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK has potentially significant shale gas reserves, but exploration is necessary to understand whether it will be possible to technically and commercially extract these reserves. The Government is supportive of shale gas exploration to understand the size of the UK opportunity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:02:27.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:02:27.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1125349
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Living Wage and Minimum Wage: Non-payment 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 248059, when the review of the NMW Naming Scheme began; and whether it his policy to suspend naming non-compliant employers until that review has concluded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 252048 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>As announced in the Government response of December 2018, the review of the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage (NMW) Naming Scheme commenced in response to recommendations made by the Director of Labour Market Enforcement in his 2018/2019 Labour Market Enforcement Strategy. No further naming of employers for NMW breaches will take place until the review has been completed.</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 2019-05-16T13:39:20.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:39:20.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1125665
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Cars: Hire Services 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 make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory membership group for car hire companies to (a) better protect consumers and (b) ensure adequate standards in the industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 252619 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made any assessment of introducing a mandatory membership group for car hire companies.</p><p> </p><p>There is strong consumer protection legislation in place that protects consumers when dealing with traders, including car hire companies, namely the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. In addition, the Competition and Markets Authority has considered and carried out enforcement action against certain car hire companies for breaches of consumer protection legislation and has produced guidance for businesses and consumers. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cma-leads-europe-wide-action-on-car-hire" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cma-leads-europe-wide-action-on-car-hire</a>.</p><p> </p><p>For further information on their rights, consumers should contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (<a href="http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.citizensadvice.org.uk/</a>). The helpline offers free advice to consumers on their rights and how to take their complaint forward. The helpline will also refer on complaints to the relevant authority for further enforcement action where appropriate.</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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less than 2019-05-16T13:39:28.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:39:28.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1125690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers 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 assessment his Department has made of whether Whirlpool has (a) implemented adequate product safety checks and (b) carried out satisfactory repairs on models of tumble dryer that had been found faulty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ross, Skye and Lochaber more like this
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Ian Blackford more like this
star this property uin 252626 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards has conducted a full review into Whirlpool’s modification programme for tumble dryers. This review concluded that the risk to modified tumble dryers was low. A decision letter was sent to Whirlpool, placing a number of requirements on the company.</p><p> </p><p>The Chief Executive of the Office for Product Safety and Standards met senior Whirlpool officials 2nd May to advise them of concerns regarding the adequacy of their response to the requirements placed upon them and advised them on steps necessary to fulfil their obligations.</p><p> </p><p>OPSS is closely monitoring the response of Whirlpool and further steps will be taken if the response is not satisfactory. Consumer safety is a key priority and the Government will hold the company to account.</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 2019-05-15T13:42:23.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:42:23.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Blackford more like this