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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that interns used for full-time work are paid at least the National Minimum Wage; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 218759 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker. If an internship meets the legal definition of a worker, then they must be paid at least the minimum wage from the start.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Given this dependency on employment status, it is vital that employers and workers understand how this is determined. We continue to carry out targeted awareness raising initiatives with interns and HMRC have been working with employers to identify potential non-compliance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should call the helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Determining an individual’s employment status can be complicated. This is why the Business Secretary announced a review of employment status in October this year, to help ensure an employment status framework in the UK that meets the needs of everyone. This is an internal review and will present findings to ministers early next year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T12:13:10.193Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:13:10.193Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces have reviewed all rape reports classified as no crime since the publication of HMIC's report on crime data integrity; how far back each such review went; and how many cases were re-classified as a result. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 218760 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Violent offences, such as rape, are devastating crimes that ruin lives. We expect every crime report to be taken seriously, every crime to be recorded, every investigation to be conducted thoroughly and professionally, and every victim to be treated with dignity. <br><br>Under this Government, the overall no-crime rate for rape has fallen year-on- year from 12.6% in 2009/10 to 7.3% in 2013/14. It is encouraging that a number of forces have stated a determination to further bring down no-crime rates for rape. <br><br>A specific sample of rape cases was collected and assessed by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) as part of its audit of crime recording quality. It found that 20 % of no-crime decisions in that sample for rape were incorrect and in 22 % of those cases there was no evidence that the police informed the complainant of their decision.<br><br>Whilst we do not hold data in the manner described in the question, the Government expects to see police and crime commissioners and chief constables using HMIC’s inspection findings to improve the way their force responds to rape and supports victims. It is encouraging that some forces have already announced reviews of earlier no-crime decisions, following the HMIC <br>inspections. Where HMIC has made recommendations for individual forces, we expect police and crime commissioners and chief constables to take them seriously and take every step to further improve recording in their force.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T17:51:12.857Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T17:51:12.857Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this