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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Billing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current impact of late payments on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and what steps they are taking to support SMEs to mitigate the impact of late payments. more like this
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Lord Barnett more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government considered the impact of late payment on Small and Medium Enterprises in our discussion paper Building a Responsible Payment Culture. As a result we are working with industry to create greater transparency of payment practices and a more responsible payment culture. This will include a statutory requirement, via the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill, for large firms to publish their payment practices. In addition, we are committed to working with the Institute for Credit Management and businesses to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T16:56:25.245607Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T16:56:25.245607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Barnett more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Intellectual Property more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to co-ordinate action on intellectual property issues with equivalent industry and enforcement bodies overseas. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1298 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government works closely with the European Union Observatory on the Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights to share best practice with stakeholders – including industry bodies and European and international enforcement bodies – on the approach to tackling intellectual property (IP) enforcement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government also plays an active role in Europol and Interpol intellectual property enforcement action and undertakes direct bilateral action where operationally necessary.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through our network of overseas IP attachés the Government continues to build strong relations with government departments, industry bodies and enforcement agencies. For example, in September the Chinese Government will host the second UK-China IP Symposium which I shall be attending. The Symposium, which will have a clear enforcement component, is an opportunity for UK and Chinese companies to interact with senior policymakers from both countries on a range of intellectual property topics. The UK Government will be coordinating a range of activities in China that week, engaging with the Supreme People’s Court and the Ministry of Public Security.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T16:59:28.99477Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T16:59:28.99477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of employment practices in the United Kingdom supermarket sector. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1495 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have not made any specific assessment of employment practices in this sector.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T12:50:29.942776Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:50:29.942776Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Copyright more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the report by the Prime Minister’s intellectual property adviser, Mike Weatherley MP, what consideration is being given to the measures necessary to provide statutory underpinning of industry-wide codes and initiatives to tackle the funding of copyright infringement by advertisers and financial providers. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1296 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Government welcomes the work undertaken by Mike Weatherley MP in highlighting a ‘follow the money’ approach to assist in the battle against online Intellectual Property crime.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is collective agreement across Government, industry and law enforcement that influencing intermediaries is an effective approach. Initiatives such as the Infringing Website List online portal and the Intellectual Property Office supported WhiteBullet Intellectual Property Infringement Index are at the early stages of implementation and offer flexibility that wouldn’t be achievable under a statutory approach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-29T10:56:35.830848Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T10:56:35.830848Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers: Protection more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Jenny Willott, on 13 May (HC Deb, col 691), whether they will set out the additional guidance produced by the Trading Standards Institute in relation to the cited consumer regulations of December 2013. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL1741 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 2014-09-15more like thismore than 2014-09-15
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Guidance on the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 has been produced by the Trading Standards Institute, and is available at <a href="http://www.businesscompanion.info/" target="_blank">http://www.businesscompanion.info/</a>. This guidance is updated regularly, and we have asked TSI to consider providing clarification on ticket sales as part of these updates.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-09-15T11:10:30.4003089Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T11:10:30.4003089Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading National Careers Service more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of training in autism awareness National Careers Service advisers are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL1523 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>National Careers Service contractors are required to have a well qualified and professional workforce to underpin the delivery of impartial careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people and adults. In order to meet this requirement all advisers must hold qualifications which are appropriate to their role. For front line advisers this will include IAG qualifications at level 3 and above which includes assessments of an advisers ability to establish effective communication with all customers to help them make informed choices, including those individuals with conditions such as autism. Contractors are required to have workforce training and development plans in place to make sure staff are equipped to meet the needs of all customer groups, which will include awareness training about specific learning disabilities and difficulties.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T11:45:59.5667607Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:45:59.5667607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their calculation of the percentage of United Kingdom addressees needed to be reached by end-to-end postal delivery companies other than Royal Mail before there is a threat to the financial sustainability of the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1073 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom as the regulator for postal services has the primary statutory duty of protecting the universal service and the regulatory powers to intervene if the universal service is ever at risk.b</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out the circumstances under which it would intervene to protect the universal service from any serious threat from competition in their publication: “Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom’s assessment would consider the financial sustainability of the universal postal service and the need for the universal service provider to be able to earn a reasonable commercial rate of return in connection with the provision of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The percentage of addresses covered by end-to-end competitors to Royal Mail would clearly be a factor that Ofcom would consider, but as a part of a wider range of factors. Ofcom has therefore not set a threshold of end-to-end delivery coverage by alternative postal operators to determine a threat to the Universal Service. At the present time, end-to-end competition accounts for less than 0.5% of letter volumes in the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it would take Ofcom to undertake a review of the impact of the increase in end-to-end competition on the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1072 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out its approach towards carrying out a full assessment of end-to-end competition in its Guidance published in March 2013 (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”). Although it has not set out a specific timescale for a full review, Ofcom has in place a continuous monitoring regime and access to key confidential data from Royal Mail and other postal operators which would enable it to anticipate any potential threat to the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has said that they are keeping market developments under close monthly review and if this monitoring identified cause for concern they would be able to carry out a review very quickly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More information about Ofcom’s regulatory framework can be found on Ofcom’s website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Ofcom to undertake a review of the impact of end-to-end competitors on the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1276 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom is committed to carrying out a full review on end-to-end competition next year. It has also made clear that it would carry out an earlier review if market developments dictated the need to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out its approach towards carrying out a full assessment of end-to-end competition in its Guidance published in March 2013 (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has in place a continuous monitoring regime and access to key confidential data from Royal Mail and other postal operators which would enable it to anticipate any potential threat to the universal service. They are keeping market developments under close monthly review and if this monitoring identified cause for concern Ofcom has said that they would be able to carry out a review very quickly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-09-01T09:19:24.0915827Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T09:19:24.0915827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Statutory Instruments more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has laid 71 statutory instruments<strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong>(SI’s) in this year to date. The table below shows those that have been identified as</p><p> </p><p>correcting errors in previous SI’s and the SI’s corrected.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The legal advisers in the Department for Business have this year reviewed and refreshed</p><p> </p><p>both the processes for the checking of SI’s and the training given to lawyers on drafting</p><p> </p><p>SI’s. This should reduce the incidence of drafting errors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances (Amendment) Regulations 2014 [2014/434]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2013/1782</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 [2014/578]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2007/3291</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) (No 3) 2014 [2014/787]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2014/271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) Order 2014 [2014/891]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2003/1592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014[2014/898]</p></td><td><p>Supersedes draft Statutory Instrument of the same title laid before Parliament on 5 February and published on 10 February</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2014 [2014/1771]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2013/3113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Convention on Internal Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment) Order 2014 [2014/1885]</p></td><td><p>Supersedes draft Statutory Instrument of the same title laid before Parliament on 11 March and published on 13 March</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table does not include drafts of affirmative instruments which were superseded by a further draft in identical form by reason of affirmative resolutions not having been obtained before the end of the 2013-2014 Parliamentary session and the identical draft being laid in the 2014-2015 session.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T12:46:50.5839621Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:46:50.5839621Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this