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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Agency Workers 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the employment of agency workers on drilling rigs in the offshore drilling industry is compliant with the provisions of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 265512 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Workers within the offshore oil and gas industry in internal or territorial waters, or working regarding exploitation of the continental shelf, are entitled to the same protections as UK workers. This includes receiving the National Minimum Wage for all their work on installation, construction and maintenance, regardless of nationality or where they ordinarily work. As with all other workers, their terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation and agreement between employers and employees (or their representatives). Once agreed 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>Agency workers’ rights conferred by the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 are self-enforced at an Employment Tribunal. The enforcement body for the recruitment sector, the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS), investigates every relevant complaint that falls under its remit as set out in the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and has a strong track record in upholding the rights of agency workers.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265513 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:28:43.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:28:43.167Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1132449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Conditions of Employment 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of changes in employment practices of major drilling contractors in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 265513 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Workers within the offshore oil and gas industry in internal or territorial waters, or working regarding exploitation of the continental shelf, are entitled to the same protections as UK workers. This includes receiving the National Minimum Wage for all their work on installation, construction and maintenance, regardless of nationality or where they ordinarily work. As with all other workers, their terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation and agreement between employers and employees (or their representatives). Once agreed 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>Agency workers’ rights conferred by the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 are self-enforced at an Employment Tribunal. The enforcement body for the recruitment sector, the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS), investigates every relevant complaint that falls under its remit as set out in the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and has a strong track record in upholding the rights of agency workers.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265512 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:28:43.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:28:43.22Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1132450
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Conditions of Employment 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to protect (a) employment and (b) skills in the North Sea drilling industry since January 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 265514 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to the long-term future of the oil and gas sector which supports over 280,000 jobs and has been one of our great industrial success stories over the past 50 years.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government established the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), which works hard to attract investment and jobs, helping to anchor valuable skills and expertise in the UK, and prioritises revitalising offshore exploration.</p><p> </p><p>In recent years, the Government has provided unprecedented levels of support to the offshore oil and gas sector to encourage investment in the sector and support jobs, placing the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) amongst the most competitive fiscal regimes in the world. Work is ongoing to ensure the fiscal and regulatory regime is appropriate to support the UKCS and ensure the basin remains open for business.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T15:41:49.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:41:49.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1122699
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Insolvency: Tax Collection 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department had with (a) HMRC and (b) the Treasury on the decision to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies (i) before and (ii) after the Chancellor announced the policy at the 2018 Budget . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 247036 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>Insolvency Service officials regularly meet with officials from HMRC and HM Treasury on a wide range of policy issues which has included, from time to time, the position of HMRC as a creditor in insolvency proceedings. Since the 2018 Budget, officials have had a number of discussions leading up to the publication of the “Protecting Your Taxes in Insolvency” consultation on 26 February this year. The consultation closes on 27 May.</p> more like this
unstar 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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less than 2019-05-01T16:03:38.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T16:03:38.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1122700
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Insolvency: Tax Collection 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) business lending and (b) business rescue of the decision at the 2018 Budget to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 247037 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government published an assessment of the impact of the decision to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies in the “Protecting Your Taxes in Insolvency” policy paper issued with the Budget on 29 October 2018. The Government is currently consulting on the detailed policy design for this measure to ensure the changes work as intended. The consultation closes on 27 May and the Government is encouraging financial services businesses, lenders and insolvency practitioners to respond.</p> more like this
unstar 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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less than 2019-05-01T16:03:49.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T16:03:49.613Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1122701
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Insolvency 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made in progressing its proposed reforms to the corporate insolvency framework; and when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on implementing those reforms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 247038 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>In August 2018 the Government published its response to the 2016 ‘Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework’ consultation and 2018 ‘Insolvency and Corporate Governance’ consultation. The Government outlined in its response its intention to proceed with a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at improving the prospects of company rescue for financially distressed companies, while improving corporate governance to ensure those affected by a company’s financial difficulties are treated fairly.</p> more like this
unstar 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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less than 2019-05-02T12:59:45.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T12:59:45.29Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1122702
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Insolvency 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what public consultation his Department is undertaking with the insolvency and restructuring profession on his Department’s proposed reforms of the corporate insolvency framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 247039 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government regularly consults with and discusses matters of policy with a wide range of stakeholders in order to deliver effective, evidence-based reforms. This reflects the Government’s commitment to open and consultative policy making.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018 the Government published its response to the 2016 ‘Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework’ consultation and 2018 ‘Insolvency and Corporate Governance’ consultation. The Government outlined in its response its intention to proceed with a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at improving the prospects of company rescue for financially distressed companies, while improving corporate governance to ensure those affected by a company’s financial difficulties are treated fairly.</p><p> </p><p>Since publication of the response, officials have continued to consult with a range of interested parties, including representatives from the insolvency and restructuring profession, on the detail of the proposed reforms.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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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less than 2019-05-01T16:03:59.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T16:03:59.92Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
992671
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star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Power Stations: Construction 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to facilitate parliamentary scrutiny of potential deals on a new nuclear power station before contracts are signed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 182134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>On the 4 June 2018, my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State confirmed to Parliament that the Government has entered negotiations with Hitachi in relation to Horizon’s proposed Wylfa Newydd project, based on Anglesey in North Wales. Negotiations are currently ongoing, and no decision has yet been taken to proceed. In his statement, the Secretary of State committed to continue to keep the House informed during the negotiations.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T17:39:16.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T17:39:16.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
988642
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star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading EU Emissions Trading Scheme 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for the use of Article 6.4 of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in any alternative scheme to the EU Emissions Trading System after the UK leaves the EU to allow international greenhouse gas mitigation projects to count towards UK emission reduction targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 180187 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 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering all factors in relation to the UK’s future participation, or otherwise, in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), in consultation with stakeholders. A range of long-term alternatives are currently under consideration including continued participation in the EU ETS after 2020, a UK ETS (linked or standalone) or a carbon tax. We welcome input from stakeholders and we intend to share more details on policy design in due course.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, I can assure you that the Government is engaging closely in The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations on Article 6, to ensure the underlying rules, modalities and procedures support ambitious global action under the Paris Agreement.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-10-24T16:51:42.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-24T16:51:42.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
944712
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Chevron Petroleum: North Sea 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Oil and Gas Authority on the effect on the terms and conditions of employment for offshore workers of Chevron’s sale of its oil and gas platforms and satellites in the Central North Sea; and what estimate he has made of the number of offshore staff will be affected by that sale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 166157 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Chevron has confirmed an intent to market its assets in the Central North Sea, however, this may not result in the sale of the assets. It would, therefore, be inappropriate to comment further.</p><p> </p><p>Issues surrounding the terms and conditions of employment for offshore workers fall outside of the remit of the Oil and Gas Authority.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:16:18.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:16:18.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this