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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to help businesses create more highly skilled jobs in (a) Gillingham and Rainham, (b) Medway and (c) Kent. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 244055 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The Government has invited all Mayoral Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England to develop Local Industrial Strategies. We aim to agree these with all places by early 2020. For Kent, the South East LEP will set out an ambitious long-term vision for the area to increase its productivity, build on its established strengths, and create new opportunities for people and businesses in emerging sectors and industries.</p><p> </p><p>The government know that regions across the UK have different skills needs, so will build on local strengths to deliver opportunities for people wherever they live. One way we will achieve this is through Skills Advisory Panels which bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs and work together to understand and address key local challenges. These Panels will be led by the Local Enterprise Partnership, and will influence Local Industrial Strategy development.</p><p> </p><p>In Kent, and the wider South East LEP area, the government is working in partnership with local business and civic leaders to grow skills and opportunities for workers across the area by:</p><p>- Delivering an increase of 198,900 jobs since 2010 and 31,080 apprenticeship starts last year.</p><p>- Investing £590 million of Growth Deal funding to the South East LEP since 2014. delivering 78,000 jobs, 29,000 homes and attracting a further £960 million extra investment into the South East, including £22 million spent on 29 skills projects.</p><p>- Investing £6.5 million for the Kent and Medway EDGE Hub. .</p><p>- Backing the Innovation Park Medway, within the Kent Enterprise Zone with £4.4 million funding to help attract high quality technology, engineering and manufacturing companies to the area.</p><p>Supporting the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Kent and Medway Growth Hub to help small and medium sized enterprises in the areas access the support they need to grow and thrive.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T16:29:21.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:29:21.923Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
1086654
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading ACAS: Languages more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to make (a) the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service and (b) other services more accessible for non-English speaking workers. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Norris more like this
uin 230889 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>Acas has a contractual relationship with ‘The Big Word’ to provide translation services. This commenced in July 2017 following the end of a contract with a previous provider. Acas are contacted by customers who require a translation service approximately 536 times per month, and the majority of these contacts are customers phoning their employment law Helpline for advice. Acas are supplied by ‘The Big Word’ with translators which cover many languages with Polish being the most popular, though they have used translators who are able to speak less common languages such as Turkmen.</p><p>The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, based in BEIS, provides support direct to agency workers and also offers translation facilities through ‘the Big Word’.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T12:02:03.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T12:02:03.327Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
107880
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4641
label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1140613
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Accountancy and Audit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by his Department, what parts of the plan for accounting and audit in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal have been implemented. more like this
tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
tabling member printed
Chuka Umunna more like this
uin 279462 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, UK registered auditors will be treated largely as third country auditors in the EEA. Similarly, UK companies will be treated largely as third country companies for accounting and audit purposes. EEA auditors and EEA companies in the UK will also be treated as third country auditors and third country companies in the UK under changes that will be made effective in part through amendments to UK legislation. However, the UK Government has put in place a framework that will allow some continuing market access for EEA auditors to the UK for a limited period in order to provide continuity for businesses in the period following the UK’s exit.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s technical notice on accounting and audit if there is no Brexit deal sets out the implications of No Deal for businesses operating across the EU/UK border. Almost all the legislative changes referenced in this guidance have been made via:</p><p>- the Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019;</p><p>- the Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019;</p><p>- the International Accounting Standards and European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T12:19:21.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:19:21.667Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4128
label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1011582
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Aerospace Industry more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, at the planned timescale is for agreeing an aerospace sector deal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
tabling member printed
Vernon Coaker more like this
uin 194085 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>We announced at Farnborough Airshow that Government would enter in to negotiations with the UK’s Aerospace Sector to agree a Sector Deal. Recognising that Aerospace is a leading sector in the UK, Ministers and Officials have been in negotiations with the sector since that time. We expect an ambitious Sector Deal to be agreed with industry in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T14:25:20.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:25:20.337Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
360
label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1060758
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Agency Workers: EU Law more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to replicate the Agency Workers Directive after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 220854 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>Employment law which derives from the EU is implemented in the UK, in statute if necessary. This includes the Agency Workers Directive and the Working Time Directive, which have been transposed into UK law. There is therefore no need to replicate them after the UK leaves the EU. We have committed not to roll back workers’ rights and that commitment includes the protections provided for by the Working Time Directive and the Agency Workers Directive. We also recently laid the Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2019 which if passed will increase protections for agency workers on pay between assignment contracts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 220853 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-19T16:19:14.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:19:14.337Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
102481
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1087281
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Agency Workers: EU Law more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report, column 994, on the Swedish derogation, what representations he has received on the timing of the abolition of the Swedish derogation; and when he plans to respond to those representations. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 231538 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answer text <p>The Government is committed to upgrading workers’ rights as we leave the EU, not reduce them. The Good Work Plan represents a large part of this commitment and is the biggest upgrade in a generation. The Department regularly engages with stakeholders on the reforms announced in the Good Work Plan. Secondary legislation repealing the Swedish Derogation was laid on 17 December 2018 and approved by the House of Commons’ Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 6 March 2019. Subject to approval from the House of Lords, all agency workers will be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after 12 weeks in an assignment from 6 April 2020. This will allow time for businesses to realign their contractual arrangements, both with their workers and the end hirers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
108017
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1063814
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Agency Workers: Equal Pay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 17 December 2018, Official Report,column 573, when the the repeal of the Swedish Derogation will be implemented. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 222749 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answer text <p>The Government is committed to upholding and extending workers’ rights. We laid the statutory instrument to repeal the Swedish derogation on 17 December 2018 and, subject to parliamentary approval, it will come into force from 6 April 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-27T13:28:52.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T13:28:52.65Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
103722
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1091216
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Agency Workers: Equal Pay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report, column 994, on the Swedish derogation, whether he has finished reflecting upon the representations he has received from the trade unions on the timing of the abolition of the Swedish derogation; and what the outcome has been of his reflections. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 234197 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>Through the Good Work Plan, published in December 2018, the Government has committed to upgrading workers’ rights and protecting the most vulnerable workers. This represents the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in over 20 years. The Government has considered all representations made to it about the Swedish derogation and is committed to its repeal. Secondary legislation repealing the Swedish Derogation has already been approved by the House of Commons’ Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 6 March 2019. Subject to approval from the House of Lords, from April 2020 all agency workers will be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after 12 weeks in an assignment. This timeframe allows businesses to realign their contractual arrangements, both with their workers and the end hirers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T15:10:25.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:10:25.067Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
109562
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1022891
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Aircraft: Electric Motors more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of hybrid-electric aircraft. more like this
tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
tabling member printed
Steve Double more like this
uin 200683 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answer text <p>As set out in our Industrial Strategy Government backs aerospace through its Aerospace Growth Partnership, which tackles barriers to growth, boost exports and grows high value jobs in the UK. This includes committing £1.95 billion to aerospace R&amp;D until 2026.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a global leader in aviation and aerospace innovation and, is already developing exciting new forms of transport. As announced at the Farnborough Airshow in July the Government is backing a £58m partnership between Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens to develop a flight demonstrator for hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.</p><p> </p><p>On 6<sup>th</sup> December as part of a new Sector Deal for Aerospace, the Government launched the Future Flight Challenge, which will provide up to £125 million of additional funding, which industry will match to support the development of new aircraft technologies and transport concepts – including hybrid-electric, electric and autonomous aircraft - to transform the future of transport as we utilise our airspace to ease congestion.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge and alongside the Department for Transport’s forthcoming Aviation Strategy, we are exploring how these new technologies will change the way we travel, helping create the right conditions for the success of the UK’s aerospace and aviation industries.</p>
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
grouped question UIN
200684 more like this
200685 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T14:42:54.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:42:54.19Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4452
label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1022894
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Aircraft: Electric Motors more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of battery-electric aircraft. more like this
tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
tabling member printed
Steve Double more like this
uin 200684 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answer text <p>As set out in our Industrial Strategy Government backs aerospace through its Aerospace Growth Partnership, which tackles barriers to growth, boost exports and grows high value jobs in the UK. This includes committing £1.95 billion to aerospace R&amp;D until 2026.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a global leader in aviation and aerospace innovation and, is already developing exciting new forms of transport. As announced at the Farnborough Airshow in July the Government is backing a £58m partnership between Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens to develop a flight demonstrator for hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.</p><p> </p><p>On 6<sup>th</sup> December as part of a new Sector Deal for Aerospace, the Government launched the Future Flight Challenge, which will provide up to £125 million of additional funding, which industry will match to support the development of new aircraft technologies and transport concepts – including hybrid-electric, electric and autonomous aircraft - to transform the future of transport as we utilise our airspace to ease congestion.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge and alongside the Department for Transport’s forthcoming Aviation Strategy, we are exploring how these new technologies will change the way we travel, helping create the right conditions for the success of the UK’s aerospace and aviation industries.</p>
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
grouped question UIN
200683 more like this
200685 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T14:42:54.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:42:54.237Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4452
label Biography information for Steve Double more like this