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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Companies: Codes of Practice more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of companies they estimate will (1) appoint a director appointed from the workforce, (2) establish a formal workforce advisory panel, (3) appoint a designated non-executive director, and(4) do none of these, as a result of the UK Corporate Governance Code of July 2018. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL11398 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government did not set out a preferred option and has not made an estimate of how it anticipates companies will respond. It is for companies to decide which option, or combination of options, will work best in their particular circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is aware that boards are already giving careful consideration to their employee engagement arrangements and intends to monitor closely how companies respond to the new provisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:42:23.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:42:23.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Companies: Codes of Practice 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 by what process and criteria they will evaluate companies’ explanations for non-compliance with the revised UK Corporate Governance Code of July 2018; and what steps they plan to take when they deem explanations for non-compliances not to be satisfactory. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL11399 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Corporate Governance Code is the responsibility of the Financial Reporting Council. It is the responsibility of investors to assess the quality of reporting and engage with companies accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>The 2018 Code is a substantial revision and comes into force for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Reporting against the revised Code will therefore not be required until 2020 when companies publish their annual reports and accounts for the preceding year. However, the FRC intends to evaluate the extent of early adoption of the new Code in terms of reporting on the application of its Principles and compliance or otherwise with its Provisions and to publish its findings at the end of 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The FRC is the subject of an independent review being led by Sir John Kingman which is expected to report before the end of the year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:43:10.97Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:43:10.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Cars: Manufacturing Industries 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 Written Answer by Lord Bates on 26 November 2018 (HL11401), what plans they have to address the weakness in the domestic car industry cited by the ONS as contributing towards three consecutive quarter-on-quarter falls in UK business investment for the first time since the downturn of 2007–08. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL12899 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The automotive sector is undergoing a strategic transition to electric and connected and autonomous vehicles. Our automotive Sector Deal announced last year will ensure that the UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for automotive manufacturing. This includes a commitment of £246m to develop and scale-up world leading battery technology for electrified vehicles and a commitment of £1bn over 10 years to the Advanced Propulsion Centre to research and develop the next generation of low carbon technology to keep the sector at the cutting edge of innovation. Since it was announced in July 2013, APC has awarded 44 collaborative R&amp;D projects worth £770 million backed with £368 million from Government. We are also committed to investing over £250 million in public funding up to 2021/22, matched by industry, into R&amp;D and testing infrastructure to accelerate the development of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and anchor them in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is determined to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for automotive and other advanced manufacturing. The 2018 Budget further announced £78m million funding announced to support innovation in electric motor technology.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-01-23T14:38:22.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T14:38:22.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Patisserie Valerie: Insolvency 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 how many complaints the insolvency service has received about the collapse of Patisserie Valerie; whether they plan to launch an investigation into the role played by its directors and its corporate governance in its collapse; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL13237 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>No complaints have been received by the Insolvency Service to date.</p><p> </p><p>When a company enters administration, the administrators have to report to my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State within three months on the conduct of the directors.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of Patisserie Valerie the Insolvency Service will be making early contact with the administrators and other authorities to discuss the directors’ conduct, and to consider whether further steps, such as a detailed investigation, may be necessary.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T16:18:43.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:18:43.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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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 how many businesses they estimate are subject to the statutory duty to report payment practices and performance; and how many businesses have reported their payment practices and performance to date. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL13459 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>In the Impact Assessment that accompanied the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017, we estimated that around 15,000 businesses were in scope. Companies are required to report at individual company level and to date around 7,200 companies have reported.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:20:42.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:20:42.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 processes there are to audit data provided by large businesses subject to the statutory duty to report on their payment practices and performance; and who is responsible for auditing such data. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL13460 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Businesses in scope of the regulations have a legal responsibility to submit correct data and reports must be approved by a named company director or, for a Limited Liability Partnership, a designated member. We are currently analysing the first year’s set of data and considering compliance issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:21:05.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:21:05.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 provisions are in place to allow for whistleblowing concerning data submitted by companies under their statutory duty to report on their payment practices and performance. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL13461 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Anyone can submit a comment or complaint concerning data submitted by companies under the duty to report on their payment practices and performance. A contact email address is provided on the relevant page of the government website: <a href="mailto:paymentpracticesreporting@beis.gov.uk" target="_blank">paymentpracticesreporting@beis.gov.uk</a>.</p><p>Furthermore, the Small Business Commissioner can provide advice and signposting on payment issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:21:55.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:21:55.777Z
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions 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 risks and benefits of greenhouse gas removal technology; and what plans they have, if any, to increase funding of research into that technology. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL15075 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is continually monitoring the evidence base relating to Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies (GGRs). Additionally it commissioned a review by the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering on GGRs, published in September 2018, which includes specific assessment of the risks and benefits of the different GGR options.</p><p>BEIS is co-funding an £8.6 million GGR research programme with UK Research &amp; Innovation (UKRI) which will continue until 2021. In addition, projects for some GGR approaches are in scope for both our £20 million Carbon Capture and Utilisation Demonstration (CCUD) Programme and £24 million Call for Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Innovation. The details of these successful CCUS and CCUD projects will be announced in due course.</p><p>BEIS has held constructive discussions with UKRI about the possibility of new research funding for GGR demonstrators.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T14:15:05.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T14:15:05.813Z
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Climate Change more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the risks and benefits of solar radiation management technology; and what plans they have, if any, to increase funding of research into that technology. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL15076 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is continually monitoring the evidence base relating to Solar Radiation Management technologies (SRM). As set out in our public position statement on geo-engineering, our view is that SRM would produce changes in rainfall patterns and amounts. This would be likely to lead to winners and losers, with some regions suffering detrimental impacts.</p><p>The Government is not commissioning further research into SRM, but the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP’s) Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), is investigating the effects which SRM would have on the climate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-04-17T15:59:36.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T15:59:36.187Z
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Climate Change more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to promote improved global cooperation and governance of research and use of greenhouse gas removal and solar radiation management technologies. more like this
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star this property uin HL15077 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides a mechanism for global cooperation to assess research into Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies (GGRs) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM). These technologies are included in the scope of the upcoming 6th Assessment Report, due for publication in 2021.</p><p>The UK is a leading member of a number of multi-lateral initiatives focused on accelerating progress, and improving global cooperation, of Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) which is an important enabler of some GGRs. This includes the UK co-leading the Carbon Capture Challenge under Mission Innovation and the CCUS Initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial. The UK also co-hosted, with the International Energy Agency, a Global CCUS Summit in Edinburgh last November bringing together senior energy leaders from governments and industry on how to accelerate global progress on CCUS.</p><p>As a leading provider of International Climate Finance, the UK supports developing countries to restore degraded forest landscapes to support local livelihoods and restore carbon stocks as part of their contributions under the Paris Agreement.</p><p>We have no plans to increase global cooperation and governance of research on and use of SRM technologies. A resolution on SRM governance was recently put before the UN Environment Assembly by Switzerland, but did not gather enough support from other countries, and the resolution was withdrawn.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-04-17T16:01:06.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T16:01:06.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this