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1126864
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Service Industries: UK Trade with EU 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 recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU single market on the (a) strength of and (b) level of jobs in the UK service sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 254842 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>On 28 November 2018, Her Majesty's Government released a detailed economic assessment of the effect of multiple EU Exit scenarios on the strength of all parts of the UK economy, including the services sector.</p><p>The Government works closely with the sector through the industry-led Professional and Business Services Council (PBSC). The Council is made up of representatives from the PBS sector, with a number of working groups focusing on important issues and opportunities for growth and employment in the sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:56:57.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:56:57.8Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1126867
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Washing Machines: Waste Disposal more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a washing machine scrappage scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 254845 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to introduce a scrappage scheme for washing machines. However, some retailers do offer a recycling scheme on a voluntary basis for old appliances including washing machines.</p><p> </p><p>Electrical Products must be safe when placed on the market and producers must keep consumers informed of risks and take appropriate action to avoid risks once they are in use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:57:35.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:57:35.843Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this
1126872
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Trading Standards: Unfair Practices more like this
star 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 sanctions Trading Standards is able to apply to companies which are found to be operating in unacceptable ways; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 254724 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Given the wide variety of legislation which Trading Standards can enforce, I am limiting my answer to consumer law.</p><p> </p><p>Where a company has committed a criminal breach of consumer law under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008), Trading Standards can prosecute in the criminal court and the court can impose a fine or imprisonment for a serious offence.</p><p> </p><p>However, there are no equivalent sanctions available to Trading Standards in the civil courts and the Government has therefore committed to introducing court based civil sanctions for breaches of civil law. We are also considering further options to ensure that our system of consumer protection provides a robust response to both local and national threats following the Modernising Consumer Markets Green Paper in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:05:50.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:50.93Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1126885
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Parental Leave: Childbirth more like this
star 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, when the Government will publish its internal review of the rules on paid leave for parents of premature babies and sick babies and those that experience multiple births. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 254803 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently conducted a short, focussed internal review for the purpose of providing advice to Ministers. There are no plans to publish the advice that makes up this review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:31.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:31.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
1126909
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Horizon Nuclear Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) the Government of Japan and (c) representatives of Hitachi on that company's policy on the development of nuclear power stations in the UK through Horizon Nuclear Power; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 254726 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>This Government continues to believe that nuclear energy has an important role to play in the UK’s future energy mix, but it must provide value for money for taxpayers and consumers. Talks with Hitachi and the Government of Japan in relation to the Wylfa Newydd project are continuing at an official level. As my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has stated to Parliament, we intend to publish an Energy White Paper in due course which will include an update on our approach to financing new nuclear.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:05:57.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:57.967Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1126943
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to reduce greenhouses gases to zero by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254767 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is convinced of the need for urgent action on climate change, which is why we asked the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for advice last October on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emissions reduction targets, including on setting a net zero target.</p><p> </p><p>The CCC published their advice to Government on 2 May 2019. It sets out a path for the UK to become the first major economy to legislate to end our contribution to global warming entirely. We are studying the CCC’s comprehensive, ground-breaking report, and are committed to responding in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:55:14.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:55:14.347Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1126962
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Construction: Trading Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Trading Standards in protecting consumers from rogue and incompetent builders in the construction industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 254821 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>No such assessment has been made, but the Government is considering options to ensure that our system of consumer protection provides a robust response to both local and national threats for the Consumer White Paper.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has endorsed the TrustMark scheme to reduce the number of rogue and incompetent builders; and to identify local traders who have undergone independent checks for both trade competence and good trading practice. This scheme gives consumers increased confidence and ability to choose registered businesses including builders who adhere to and maintain high standards.</p><p> </p><p>TrustMark is actively involved with Trading Standards to provide further protection to consumers affected by rogue builders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:20:22.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:20:22.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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119032
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
1126963
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Construction: Trading Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) rogue and (b) incompetent builders in the construction industry; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce that number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 254822 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made an estimate of the number of rogue and incompetent builders in the construction sector. However, the Government has endorsed the TrustMark scheme to reduce the number of rogue and incompetent builders; and to identify local traders who have undergone independent checks for both trade competence and good trading practice. This scheme gives consumers increased confidence and ability to choose registered businesses including builders who adhere to and maintain high standards.</p><p> </p><p>TrustMark is actively involved with Trading Standards to provide further protection to consumers affected by rogue builders. Where a company has committed a criminal breach of consumer law, Trading Standards can prosecute in the criminal court and the court can impose a fine or imprisonment for a serious offence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:48:00.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:48:00.95Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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119033
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
1126964
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Construction: Trading Standards more like this
star 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 guidance his Department has issued to the public on identifying competent builders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 254823 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not issued guidance to consumers on identifying competent builders. However, the Government has endorsed the TrustMark scheme, which identifies local traders who have undergone independent checks for both trade competence and good trading practice. This scheme gives consumers increased confidence and ability to choose registered businesses including builders who adhere to and maintain high standards.</p><p> </p><p>Further information is available for consumers on the Citizens Advice website at: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.citizensadvice.org.uk%2Fconsumer%2Fget-more-help%2Ffind-a-trader-and-check-you-can-trust-them%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CDavid.A.Evans%40beis.gov.uk%7C5e108d5ef26c4fe5799d08d6d9e53d9e%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636935975928961375&amp;sdata=yiYErA%2BneSDju7p8BfPMbMPySqK5tc9zS7ArZpKBZrc%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/get-more-help/find-a-trader-and-check-you-can-trust-them/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>For free information on their rights and how to take a complaint forward, consumers should contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (<a href="http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.citizensadvice.org.uk/</a>).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:56:02.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:56:02.487Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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119036
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
1126965
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Consumers 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, when the Government plans to publish the White Paper on modernising consumer markets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 254824 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Consumer White Paper is due to be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:56:17.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:56:17.387Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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119037
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this