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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Closures more like this
unstar 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, what discussions he has had with Post Office Ltd on the closure of Crown Post Offices; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 258990 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and officials engage regularly with representatives of Post Office Limited on a range of strategic issues of mutual interest. While the Post Office is publicly owned, it is a commercial business operating in competitive markets. The Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office – to maintain a national network accessible to all and to do so more sustainably for the taxpayer – and allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Therefore, issues relating to the Post Office network, including Crown Post Offices and franchising agreements with WHSmith, are all operational matters for Post Office Limited.</p><p>Most of the UK’s Post Office network of over 11,500 branches (almost 98%) already operates successfully on a franchise or agency basis. Research by Citizens Advice (June 2017) found that franchised branches are delivering to the same, or better, standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T12:59:58.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T12:59:58.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128918
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the public purse has been provided to Post Office Ltd in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 258991 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Government subsidy ensures that branches serving our rural communities that need additional support receive it so that they can stay open.</p><p> </p><p>Government subsidy has been declining in recent years; this reflects the progress that the business has made. Post Office Limited returned to profit after 16 years of losses and has thereby reduced its reliance on the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has provided the following funding to the Post Office over the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Network Subsidy Payment (£ million)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Investment funding</strong> <strong>(£ million)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>168</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:49:46.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:49:46.73Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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121125
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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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128919
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding from the public purse will be provided to Post Office Ltd in the next three years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 258992 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
unstar this property answer text <p><strong>Draft Answer</strong></p><p>Between 2010 and 2018 the Government provided nearly £2 billion to maintain and invest in our national network. This led to the most stable Post Office network in a generation, with 93% of the population living within 1 mile and over 99% within three miles of their nearest branch.</p><p> </p><p>The funding was split into investment funding to support the modernisation of the network and the business and subsidy payment to sustain those branches that are not sustainable on a commercial basis. Government investment has also enabled the modernisation of over 7,500 branches, added more than 200,000 opening hours per week and established the Post Office as the largest network trading on Sunday.</p><p> </p><p>The current Funding Agreement between BEIS and Post Office Limited runs until the end of March 2021. The funding provided by Government over FY 2019/20 &amp; 2020/21 is as per below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Network Subsidy Payment (£ million)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Investment funding</strong> <strong>(£ million)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T11:57:56.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T11:57:56.763Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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121126
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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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128920
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading WH Smith: Post Offices more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Post Office Ltd on the agreement they reached with WHSmith’s following the closure of Crown Post Offices; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 258993 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and officials engage regularly with representatives of Post Office Limited on a range of strategic issues of mutual interest. While the Post Office is publicly owned, it is a commercial business operating in competitive markets. The Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office – to maintain a national network accessible to all and to do so more sustainably for the taxpayer – and allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Therefore, issues relating to the Post Office network, including Crown Post Offices and franchising agreements with WHSmith, are all operational matters for Post Office Limited.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T08:50:41.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T08:50:41.293Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128921
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Post Offices more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Post Office Ltd on the retention of the existing network; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 258994 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and officials engage regularly with representatives of Post Office Limited on a range of strategic issues of mutual interest. While the Post Office is publicly owned, it is a commercial business operating in competitive markets. The Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office – to maintain a national network accessible to all and to do so more sustainably for the taxpayer – and allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Therefore, issues relating to the Post Office network, including Crown Post Offices and franchising agreements with WHSmith, are all operational matters for Post Office Limited.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T08:50:47.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T08:50:47.183Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1126617
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Parental Leave more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the review of shared parental leave is planned for completion; and at what stage of that review stakeholders will be called to give evidence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 254256 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>We expect to complete the evaluation of the Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme later this year.</p><p> </p><p>To date we have prioritised collecting empirical data from a variety of sources, including a large-scale survey of nearly 4,500 parents. We plan to hold meetings with interested parties during the later stages of the evaluation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:41.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:41.173Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4588
unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
1131396
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Performing Arts: Conditions of Employment more like this
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25259
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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 merits of regulating casting websites for performers to ensure that advertised roles comply with (a) the national minimum wage and (b) the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 263212 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to creating a labour market that works for everyone. Effective enforcement is a key element of the Good Work Plan, which sets out the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation.</p><p>Casting websites in the acting sector can already meet the definition of an employment agency, as set out in the Employment Agencies Act 1973. If they meet the definition, they need to comply with the current legislation, which includes specific regulations that cover acting and background extras agencies.</p><p>The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 includes certain requirements in relation to advertising by employment agencies and such requirements are enforced by the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate.</p><p>EAS work with other enforcement partners, such as HMRC who enforce National Minimum Wage legislation. EAS share information with HMRC where there is information to suggest non-compliance with National Minimum Wage legislation, as well as with other enforcement partners to protect vulnerable workers in the labour market.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T09:56:57.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T09:56:57.177Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4588
unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
1127518
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Billing more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on requiring companies using continuous payment authorities to contact customers in advance of the automatic renewal date to provide the option to cancel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 256261 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has received representations regarding companies using continuous payment authorities. In the Consumer Green Paper, ‘Modernising Consumer Markets’ published last year, the Government announced that it had asked the Consumer Protection Partnership to assess the issues with subscriptions and to recommend any further actions needed. The Government is considering the advice received and will publish a White Paper in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:57:17.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:57:17.477Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1135861
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Business: Public Holidays more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to businesses producing calendars of the alteration of the date of the 2020 early May bank holiday. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 271407 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government considered the implications of moving the early May bank holiday from 4 to 8 May 2020 very carefully and how this may impact business. Only after this process was completed were we in a position to make an announcement. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrew Stephenson MP set out the Government’s position on this in an Adjournment Debate on 18 June 2019.</p><p>The Government recognises that the decision has caused difficulties to some individuals and businesses. But on this historic occasion the Government wants to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to pay a fitting tribute to our heroes of the Second World War on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Representatives from businesses that publish printed calendars have contacted the Department and we have responded to them directly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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271408 more like this
271409 more like this
271410 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:00:01.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:00:01.493Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1135862
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Business: Public Holidays more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to compensate businesses producing printed calendars for the costs that they have incurred as a result of the alteration of the date of the 2020 early May bank holiday. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 271408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government considered the implications of moving the early May bank holiday from 4 to 8 May 2020 very carefully and how this may impact business. Only after this process was completed were we in a position to make an announcement. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrew Stephenson MP set out the Government’s position on this in an Adjournment Debate on 18 June 2019.</p><p>The Government recognises that the decision has caused difficulties to some individuals and businesses. But on this historic occasion the Government wants to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to pay a fitting tribute to our heroes of the Second World War on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Representatives from businesses that publish printed calendars have contacted the Department and we have responded to them directly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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271407 more like this
271409 more like this
271410 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:00:01.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:00:01.57Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this