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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Personal Care Services: Qualifications more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 encouraging hairdressers to obtain hairdressing qualifications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 8204 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer provided to the petition P002432, “The regulation of the Hair, Barber and Beauty industries”, 20 May 2019, Official Report, Volume 660, <a href="https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-05-20/debates/19052046000018/TheRegulationOfTheHairBarberAndBeautyIndustries" target="_blank">Column 6P</a>.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 8205 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T15:13:09.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:13:09.17Z
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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 Gordon Marsden more like this
1167674
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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Personal Care Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Hairdressing Council on the (a) regulation and (b) registration of hairdressers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 8205 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer provided to the petition P002432, “The regulation of the Hair, Barber and Beauty industries”, 20 May 2019, Official Report, Volume 660, <a href="https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-05-20/debates/19052046000018/TheRegulationOfTheHairBarberAndBeautyIndustries" target="_blank">Column 6P</a>.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 8204 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T15:13:09.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:13:09.2Z
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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 Gordon Marsden more like this
1167007
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Directors: Prosecutions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the letter of 23 September 2019 from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility to the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside, for what reasons it is the Government’s policy that it is rarely in the public interest to prosecute directors who abandon companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
star this property uin 7235 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>A prosecuting authority must ensure that any proposed prosecution meets the tests in the code for Crown Prosecutors. They are:</p><ul><li>That there is sufficient evidence an offence has been committed;</li><li>That there is a reasonable expectation that a conviction can be secured; and,</li><li>That the prosecuting authority must be satisfied that if a conviction is secured the Courts will impose more than a nominal penalty.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Abandoning a company as such is not an offence. A prosecution could only be for failing to file statutory documents: accounts or a confirmation statement. It is rarely the case that prosecuting the directors of a company that is no longer required meets the above tests.</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 2019-11-05T15:27:35.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:27:35.483Z
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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 Mark Tami more like this
1167009
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Zero Hours Contracts: Scotland more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Trades Union Congress on the effect of zero-hours contracts on the (a) income and (b) mental well-being of workers under the age of 18 in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 7198 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy engage regularly with trade unions on all labour market issues, including zero hours contracts. We were also pleased that representatives from the Scottish Trades Union Congress attended discussions with BEIS on the Good Work Plan in Edinburgh on 26 September.</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 2019-11-05T15:13:27.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:13:27.297Z
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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 Hugh Gaffney more like this
1167137
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to put the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority on a statutory basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 7054 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to putting the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority on a statutory basis as soon as Parliamentary time allows. This will be part of an overall and comprehensive programme of reform taking account of the CMA’s findings and in response to what Sir Donald Brydon may recommend in his Independent Review on the quality and effectiveness of audit.</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 2019-11-05T14:19:09.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:19:09.313Z
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4487
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1167140
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Office for Product Safety and Standards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding was allocated to the Office for Product Safety and Standards; and how many staff were employed in that organisation in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 7164 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>This information can be derived from the BEIS Main and Supplementary Supply Estimates and the BEIS Annual Report and Accounts which are publicly available at the following:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fcollections%2Fhmt-main-estimates&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cfinance.foipq%40beis.gov.uk%7C5eb90949f40743afdf1808d7611d4862%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C637084650701124548&amp;sdata=l1g1c6QWv6%2BhXFfGO9xUXrQBYx%2Bnh3Np4MhvlZMGhr4%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-main-estimates</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fbeis-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-to-2019&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cfinance.foipq%40beis.gov.uk%7C5eb90949f40743afdf1808d7611d4862%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C637084650701124548&amp;sdata=saIyeoRJe7npFIdo8YrMHJ76axjTG%2F87r7s53ZoW0IQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beis-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-to-2019</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fbeis-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cfinance.foipq%40beis.gov.uk%7C5eb90949f40743afdf1808d7611d4862%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C637084650701134542&amp;sdata=lkyNshhhBnsFTTDqOBwREh1RsXDzeFTAEoHb6tBP3Qg%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beis-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>The OPSS was formed in January 2018 and its funding up to 31 March 2018 is not separately identifiable.</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 2019-11-05T14:19:15.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:19:15.593Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1167144
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Consumers: Protection more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary for State of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse was of all departmental and non-departmental public body spending on (a) consumer protection, (b) product safety and (c) consumer enforcement from 2010 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 7166 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to ensuring consumers know and can exercise their rights and that there is an effective system to enforce them when things go wrong. Protecting public safety is a priority for this government and stringent legislation is in place which requires manufacturers to place only safe products on the market. The Office for Product Safety and Standards was set up in January 2018 to provide leadership on product safety issues.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year £M)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Consumer <strong>[i]</strong>Advice</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Consumer Advocacy<strong>[ii]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enforcement<strong>[iii]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Product Safety</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>1.4</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td><td><p>7.8</p></td><td rowspan="6"><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>8.5</p></td><td><p>3.9</p></td><td><p>8.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>15.8</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>10.8</p></td><td><p>3.7</p></td><td><p>14.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>4.2</p></td><td><p>14.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>11.0</p></td><td><p>4.2</p></td><td><p>14.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>10.6</p></td><td><p>3.7</p></td><td><p>14.4</p></td><td><p>0.67</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>9.7</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td><td><p>14.3</p></td><td><p>1.15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>9.5</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td><td><p>14.2</p></td><td><p>8.46</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It has not been possible within the timeframe to identify robust information on BEIS expenditure on product safety prior to 2016-17.</p><p> </p><p>[i] Telephone and online advice for consumers on general consumer issues. Increase in 2012-13 includes £5m in transition costs moving the service from Consumer Direct to the Citizens Advice consumer service.</p><p>[ii] Provision of general consumer advocacy only</p><p>[iii] 2010-11 and 2011-12 represents BEIS funding for specific enforcement projects such as Scambusters, Illegal Money Lending, Ports and Borders prior to the establishment of National Trading Standards and Trading Standards Scotland in April 2012 to deliver national and cross-border enforcement.</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 2019-11-05T14:25:44.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:25:44.907Z
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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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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4396
unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1167145
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Consumers: Protection more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse has been of all departmental and non-departmental public body spending on (a) consumer protection, (b) product safety and (c) consumer enforcement to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 7167 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>BEIS has allocated a total of £4.7m to Citizens Advice (including proportionate provision for Citizens Advice Scotland) to review and update advice provided across the advice spectrum, including consumer, to assist with EU exit. We have also allocated £0.4m to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute to update advice for businesses on consumer rights and training for Trading Standards Officers.</p><p> </p><p>On product safety, BEIS has spent a total of £3.1m in 2017/18 and 2018/19 to enable the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) to prepare for EU exit.</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 2019-11-05T14:25:51.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:25:51.347Z
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4487
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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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4396
unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1166698
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Asda: Conditions of Employment more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to ensure there is agreement between (a) Asda’s owners, (b) Asda’s employees and (c) trade unions on the terms of the new deal, known as Contract 6, being offered by Asda to its employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 6440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Government has regular engagement with retailers.</p><p> </p><p>A legal framework exists which ensures that employers should always treat their employees fairly.</p><p> </p><p>In general, the terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation and agreement between employers and employees (or their representatives).  Once agreed, however, they form a legally binding contract of employment.  While it is always open to either party to seek to renegotiate the terms of the contract, if the employer changes any of the terms without the employee’s agreement, the employee may be entitled to seek legal redress.</p><p> </p><p>Both employers and employees are strongly encouraged to follow the guidance available on GOV.UK at https://www.gov.uk/your-employment-contract-how-it-can-be-changed when considering changing their terms and conditions of employment.</p><p> </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 2019-10-31T09:37:19.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T09:37:19.83Z
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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 Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1166704
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Unpaid Work: Pilot Schemes more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of Brighton and Hove City Council’s public consultation on the scale of unpaid work trials; and if her Department will undertake a similar consultation at a national level. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 6441 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that all employers pay their workers correctly. HM Revenue and Customs considers all worker complaints and will take enforcement action in any cases of abuse.</p><p>We have clarified through guidance that unpaid work trials are not permissible if they are excessive or not part of a genuine recruitment process. They can play an important role in helping people into work opportunities.</p><p>The Government will consider the results of Brighton and Hove City Council’s public consultation once the consultation is concluded.</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 2019-10-31T09:39:05.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T09:39:05.327Z
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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 Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this