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170297
registered interest false more like this
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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 Scottish Power 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, when he received reports from the MacDonald Partnership in relation to mis-sold Scottish Power Power Plan warranties; what the titles of such reports were; and when he plans to respond to those reports. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton remove filter
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218595 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answer text <p>The initial report from Mr MacDonald was received on 17 July 2014 for review by the Insolvency Service. Further information including another more detailed report was received from him during September and October 2014, and these again have been reviewed by the Insolvency Service. The reports are confidential.</p><p> </p><p>The reports themselves do not require a direct response but I can confirm that the Insolvency Service has completed its review of this material and is in communication with Mr MacDonald.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
170298
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Scottish Power 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, what meetings he has had with his ministerial colleagues on what steps to take in response to allegations that Scottish Power mis-sold cashback warranties in the 1990s. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton remove filter
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218620 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>No meetings have been held between myself, my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills or other ministerial colleagues concerning this matter. The Secretary of State and I have both met with the Insolvency Service for briefing on their conclusions following review of material submitted by liquidators of two companies involved in administering the cash-back warranty scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-18T12:11:50.527Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:11:50.527Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
170299
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Scottish Power 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 he plans to keep the people who lost money following the failure of firms involved in Scottish Power's cash back warranty scheme updated on progress on the review of whether there will be a further investigation of that matter. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton remove filter
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218621 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Investigations conducted under section 447 Companies Act 1985 are confidential, therefore it is not possible to announce whether or not such an investigation is taking place, or to report on the investigation outside of strict statutory gateways.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Whether or not an investigation under section 432 Companies Act 1985 is being undertaken is something which can be announced, and I am able to confirm that such an investigation will not be commenced at this stage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Because the liquidation of the companies involved in the scheme is still under way, I do not propose to make a public announcement about the outcome of any review. However the creditors of those companies will receive reports from the liquidators if they are to be paid further dividends.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-18T12:10:36.33Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:10:36.33Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
170300
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Company Investigations 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, whether the Insolvency Service plans to conduct any inquiries under sections 432 or 447 of the Companies Act 1985 in the next six months. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton remove filter
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218622 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>For the financial year 2014-15 The Insolvency Service anticipates conducting between 140 and 160 investigations under section 447 Companies Act 1985. This is part of the normal function of the Insolvency Service so I can confirm that investigations will be conducted using this power in the next six months, though it is not possible to say how many.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The circumstances giving rise to an investigation using section 432 Companies Act 1985 are much less common, and I cannot at present state whether any such investigations will be commenced within the next six months.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-18T12:08:00.46Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:08:00.46Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
170314
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Flanagan Group more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contribution by the Exchequer Secretary, of 4 December 2014, Official Report, column 518, on the FCA redress scheme, if he will investigate the case of the Flanagan Group in Liverpool, Walton constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton remove filter
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218619 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority is best placed to consider individual cases. As such, I have recently written to the FCA requesting that the cases raised in the debate on 4 December are considered as part of the wider lessons learnt exercise that the FCA will be undertaking shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T17:32:33.833Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T17:32:33.833Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
170445
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Christmas 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, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies plan to spend on Christmas (a) cards, (b) postage, (c) parties and (d) decorations and trees in 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton remove filter
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218618 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>The Department has identified there is no planned expenditure set aside to fund Christmas cards, postage and parties in 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For decorations and trees, as separately identified from our Facilities Management suppliers (EMCOR), there are no plans to purchase Christmas decorations or trees from them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Spend as identified from the Department’s non-departmental public bodies and its agencies is separately reported below:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>NHS England confirm they hold no planned expenditure for any of these categories.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Monitor’s planned 2014 expenditure is contained in the table below:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Christmas cards</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Postage</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parties</p></td><td><p>£4,695.50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decorations and trees</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£4,695.50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Care Quality Commission confirm they hold no planned expenditure for any of these categories.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Public Health England confirm they hold no planned expenditure for any of these categories.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s planned 2014 expenditure is contained in the table below:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Christmas cards</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Postage</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parties</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decorations and trees</p></td><td><p>200 (+vat)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£200 (+vat)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s planned 2014 expenditure is contained in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Christmas cards</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Postage</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parties</p></td><td><p>£1,556</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decorations and trees</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£1,556</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency confirm they hold no planned expenditure for any of these categories.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority confirm they hold no planned expenditure for any of these categories.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Human Tissue Authority’s planned 2014 expenditure is contained in the table below<strong>:</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Christmas cards</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Postage</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parties</p></td><td><p>£1,155</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decorations and trees</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£1,155</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T17:12:13.98Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T17:12:13.98Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
170296
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Scottish Power 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, what progress has been made on implementing the findings of the original report compiled by the Office of Fair Trading and Department of Trade and Industry regarding the collapse of Scottish Power's Power Plan. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton remove filter
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218594 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
answer text <p>Statutory investigations by the Department of Trade and Industry (now Business, Innovation and Skills) using Companies Act powers are confidential and their findings cannot be disclosed outside strict statutory gateways.</p><p> </p><p>The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) did not directly investigate the collapse of Scottish Power’s Power Plan. In 2003 an investigation was undertaken by the OFT into the terms and conditions used in contracts with consumers purchasing goods under the PowerPlan scheme sold by Scottish Power plc. As a result a series of recommendations regarding those terms and conditions were made to the companies who operated the scheme, and I understand that the recommendations were implemented by the companies before they entered insolvency.</p><p> </p><p>More generally, the OFT investigated the market for extended warranties in the UK in 2002 and, having found that competition in the market did not appear to be working effectively, referred the market to the Competition Commission (CC). Following the CC’s report in 2003, the DTI implemented the Supply of Extended Warranties on Domestic Electrical Goods Order which came into force in April 2005. The OFT undertook a further study of the market for extended warranties in 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-06T17:15:43.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T17:15:43.73Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this