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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Palm Oil: Imports 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 International Trade, what meetings he has had with companies that source palm oil in their supply chain as part of preparing for future trade deals after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 190454 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade regularly meets with stakeholders including businesses to understand their views on our future trade policy. Palm oil is a commodity commonly sourced in food and other industry supply chains so this information could only be gathered at disproportionate cost to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:37:38.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:37:38.037Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
previous answer version
85283
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1010186
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Fees and Charges 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s consultation entitled NICE recommendations: charging and appeal panels which closed on 14 September 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the sustainability of the smallest businesses of (a) charging for NICE appraisals and (b) charging for NICE appraisals at a discounted rate. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 192827 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>The Government recently consulted on draft amendments to regulations that would enable the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to charge companies for the cost of developing technology appraisal and highly specialised technology evaluation recommendations relating to their products and to allow NICE to recruit appeal panel members representing the National Health Service from the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation included a draft Impact Assessment and sought views on allowing NICE to charge small companies less and permit small companies to pay in instalments. The charging model in the consultation document proposed a 25% discount for small companies. The Government is currently analysing the responses and will publish its response in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN 192828 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T15:08:39.663Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:08:39.663Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1010187
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Fees and Charges 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s consultation entitled NICE recommendations: charging and appeal panels which closed on 14 September 2018, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on exempting the smallest companies from the proposed appraisal charges. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 192828 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>The Government recently consulted on draft amendments to regulations that would enable the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to charge companies for the cost of developing technology appraisal and highly specialised technology evaluation recommendations relating to their products and to allow NICE to recruit appeal panel members representing the National Health Service from the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation included a draft Impact Assessment and sought views on allowing NICE to charge small companies less and permit small companies to pay in instalments. The charging model in the consultation document proposed a 25% discount for small companies. The Government is currently analysing the responses and will publish its response in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN 192827 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T15:08:39.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:08:39.71Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1010188
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading SecurMed: Fees and Charges 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to the European Medicines Verification Organisation’s report, NMVO’s Fee Models Status, published on 21 August 2018, what discussions his Department has had with the UK's National Medicines Verification Organisation on reducing the entrance fees for small companies in line with those of other European countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 192829 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>SecurMed, the not-for-profit company set up by stakeholders in the United Kingdom medicines supply chain, is responsible for setting the fee model and level of fees as the UK’s National Medicines Verification Organisation (NMVO). In their supervisory capacity, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Department’s aim is to ensure that SecurMed is complying with the regulation in a fair and proportionate way. As part of that role, the MHRA and the Department have been involved in discussions with SecurMed to challenge and seek to influence the pricing model to ensure that the UK’s fee structure is fair and proportionate.</p><p> </p><p>The European Commission has confirmed that the fee model being used by SecurMed is in line with the majority of other member states NMVO’s across the European Union. It is based on the number of users and cost per connection where larger organisations, which are more likely to have multiple marketing authorisations, pay more. An annual fee waiver scheme exists for micro Marketing Authorisation Holders which is designed to support start-ups and help ensure there is not a barrier to market entry.</p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T17:48:40.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T17:48:40.693Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1010542
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Economic Partnership Agreements 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 International Trade, with reference to paragraph 10 of the draft explanatory memorandum to the Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Economic Partnership Agreements and Trade Agreement) (Eastern and Southern Africa States, Southern African Development Community States, Ghana and Ecuador) Order 2018 published in July 2018, what assessment he has made of criticisms of economic partnership agreements. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 193421 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answer text <p>Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are development-focused trade agreements which aim to promote increased trade and investment and thereby contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction.</p><p> </p><p>I am satisfied that criticism raised during the negotiation of the EPAs is addressed in the agreements. For example, concerns about potential impact of competition with EU goods is addressed in various ways, including the provision of a wide range of safeguards to protect African domestic products for fledgling industries or for food security.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-23T14:04:53.39Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:04:53.39Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1010557
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Life Sciences 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, when he plans to publish the updated Life Sciences Sector Deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 193424 more like this
answer
answer
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 are continuing to work with partners across government and across the life sciences sector on an update to the Life Sciences Sector Deal and will publish it in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T14:26:50.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:26:50.383Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
previous answer version
86891
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1010558
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Life Sciences: Small Businesses 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 provisions his Department has included within the updated Life Sciences Sector Deal to support the growth of small businesses. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 193425 more like this
answer
answer
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 are continuing to work with partners across government and across the life sciences sector on this and all measures included in the update to the Life Sciences Sector Deal will be set out in full at publication.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T14:25:01.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:25:01.787Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
previous answer version
86892
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1024034
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Business: Regulation 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 estimate he has made of the cost to businesses the delegated legislation relating to the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal that have approved by Parliament. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 201670 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>On 28 November 2018 the Government published a robust, objective assessment of potential impacts on sectors, nations and regions of the UK. This included both an assessment of tariff and non-tariff barrier costs broken down by sectors in different scenarios, including no deal, and how the economy and specific sectors may adjust to these.</p><p>We will continue publishing individual Impact Assessments to accompany legislation, where appropriate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-18T16:02:56.66Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
92358
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
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
172430
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Estate Agents: Fees and Charges 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, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to protect consumers from double charging by estate agents. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 906866 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
answer text <p>We have worked closely with the Property Ombudsman on this matter. Last month he published specific guidance to estate agents underlining their obligations under the Ombudsman’s Code of Practice which is available at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.tpos.co.uk/members_index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.tpos.co.uk/members_index.htm</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These obligations include requirements for transparency of information, avoidance of conflicts of interest and fairness to ensure both buyer and seller have the information necessary at the earliest point possible to make the right decisions. Failure to adhere to the Code risks agents being removed from the redress scheme which would result in an estate agent not being legally able to operate.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-08T16:13:01.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T16:13:01.54Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
176013
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Employment Agencies 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, Innovation and Skills, how many staff in his Department were recruited through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 222243 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
answer text <p>The Department operates a delegated recruitment model with individual business units managing their own recruitment campaigns. Information on each campaign is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-02T15:04:19.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T15:04:19.287Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this