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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 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 why the investor-state dispute settlement system in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will not be dealt with by United Kingdom courts. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL2753 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text The Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) will be an agreement with 28 EU countries and the US. In the case of the UK, it has over 90 existing bilateral investment treaties with other countries across the world, UK domestic courts and the UK legal system remain the main route for resolving the overwhelming majority of disputes that foreign investors may have with the actions of the UK Government. Investment protection provisions and Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses in trade and investment treaties are nonetheless valued by investors for providing certainty and protection from discriminatory action by host governments. Well-formulated investment protection and ISDS provisions have the potential to encourage investment while placing effective safeguards on the Government’s ability to regulate in the public interest. The Government believes it is in the UK's interest to create modern investment provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to both encourage investment and create a potential model for future trade and investment agreements with other countries. As such, we would want the ISDS mechanism in TTIP to be in line with best practice, including the new The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration.
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
147352
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Copyright more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their reasons for proposing an extended three-year transition period from April 2015 for the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, in the light of the current extent of counterfeiting. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL2756 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 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text The Government’s reasons for proposing a three-year transition period for implementing s74 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 are set out in its recent consultation which concluded on 27 October 2014 (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transitional-provisions-for-the-repeal-of-section-52-of-the-cdpa). This does not represent an extended transition period but the Government’s provisional judgement as to the shortest reasonable period, taking into account the needs of both right owners and those using the current law to trade lawfully. The Government is considering the evidence it received and will make its decision on transitional provisions in the light of this. Current items made under the aegis of s52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 would not be considered counterfeits. Counterfeit products (i.e. goods which falsely carry the trade mark of a genuine brand without permission) are already subject to legal sanction under separate trade mark legislation. more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T13:06:54.63Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T13:06:54.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
147375
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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
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star this property hansard heading European Union more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 October (HL2132), whether there are any similar investment protection treaties between the European Union and other countries. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL2779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>A large number of EU treaties offer some level of protection to investors or investment. All of these are publically available and can be found on the EUR-lex database of law at <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/" target="_blank">http://eur-lex.europa.eu</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T13:31:16.563Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T13:31:16.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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2568
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
147489
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance more like this
star 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, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to maximise drawdown of European research and innovation-related grants and other forms of investment for academic institutions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 214161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Our academic institutions had a strong track record in attracting European research grants under the previous Framework Programme 7 (FP7), taking 25% of the higher education pot. The Government is keen to maintain this leadership with the FP7 successor, Horizon 2020. In partnership with Innovate UK and Local Enterprise Partnerships, we will work with our Higher Education Institutions and their representative bodies to ensure that they are aware of the opportunities and that they are supported through the processes. Horizon 2020 is much larger than FP7, with an allocation of €89bn over its seven years (compared to €53bn in FP7), and the widening of its scope to cover innovation is a good fit with UK policies for a knowledge economy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T11:14:31.62Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T11:14:31.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
147415
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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
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star this property hansard heading Riot Control Weapons: Hong Kong 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, Innovation and Skills, which companies have received licences for the export of tear gas to Hong Kong since January 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 213989 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Seven licences have been granted to four companies for the export of tear gas for Hong Kong since 2010.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The names of the companies who were granted these licences are exempt from disclosure because this information was provided in confidence and such information is commercially sensitive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government will not issue an export licence if there is a clear risk that the proposed export might be used for internal repression.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T15:34:00.917Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T15:34:00.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
147425
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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
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star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: North Korea 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, what estimate he has made of the number of UK businesses (a) operating in and (b) contracting with the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 214138 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not hold any information on the number of businesses operating in, or contracting with, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T15:35:49.023Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T15:35:49.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
147414
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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
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star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Risk Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what risk assessments employers taking on apprentices are required to undertake. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not direct employers to undertake risk assessments for the recruitment of apprentices. Employers are required to follow their own employment practices in the same way as they would for the recruitment of any other employee.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:58:10.497Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:58:10.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
147422
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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
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star this property hansard heading Business: Alcoholic Drinks 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, Innovation and Skills, at what stage during the progress of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill he plans to bring forward proposals to exempt independent family brewers from the provisions of the Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
star this property uin 214062 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s intention is that all pub-owning companies with tied tenants, including family brewers but not micro-businesses, should be in scope of the measures for a Pubs Code and Pubs Code Adjudicator in Part 4 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. The Government published a revised draft Pubs Code on 14 November which reflects a number of requirements we consider it would be proportionate to move to the enhanced Code and, as such, would not apply to pub-owning companies with fewer than 500 tied pubs, including family brewers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has tabled amendments that specify that the requirements to produce an annual Compliance Report, to have a Code Compliance Officer and rent assessments signed off by a RICS valuer, will apply only to large pub-owning companies. This is in addition to the Parallel Rent Assessment requirement which has always been in the enhanced Code. In addition, the revised draft Code also reflects a number of other requirements that have also moved to the enhanced Code. These are the requirement to ensure that tenants complete pre-entry training, requirements around Business Development Managers, and the requirement to provide a tenant with information about rent deposit arrangements. The Government has reached these conclusions following the discussions in Public Bill Committee and the constructive meetings with hon Members, including my hon Friend the Member for Faversham and Mid Kent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that the beer and pubs industry, including family brewers, makes a significant contribution to the UK economy. It is an industry we want to see grow and flourish and the measures in the Bill are intended to do just that. According to the British Beer and Pub Association, it is an industry that contributes £22 billion to UK GDP, generates £11 billion in tax revenue and supports almost one million jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 214063 more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T17:36:31.833Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T17:36:31.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
147423
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: Alcoholic Drinks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of independent family brewers to the UK economy; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
star this property uin 214063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s intention is that all pub-owning companies with tied tenants, including family brewers but not micro-businesses, should be in scope of the measures for a Pubs Code and Pubs Code Adjudicator in Part 4 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. The Government published a revised draft Pubs Code on 14 November which reflects a number of requirements we consider it would be proportionate to move to the enhanced Code and, as such, would not apply to pub-owning companies with fewer than 500 tied pubs, including family brewers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has tabled amendments that specify that the requirements to produce an annual Compliance Report, to have a Code Compliance Officer and rent assessments signed off by a RICS valuer, will apply only to large pub-owning companies. This is in addition to the Parallel Rent Assessment requirement which has always been in the enhanced Code. In addition, the revised draft Code also reflects a number of other requirements that have also moved to the enhanced Code. These are the requirement to ensure that tenants complete pre-entry training, requirements around Business Development Managers, and the requirement to provide a tenant with information about rent deposit arrangements. The Government has reached these conclusions following the discussions in Public Bill Committee and the constructive meetings with hon Members, including my hon Friend the Member for Faversham and Mid Kent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that the beer and pubs industry, including family brewers, makes a significant contribution to the UK economy. It is an industry we want to see grow and flourish and the measures in the Bill are intended to do just that. According to the British Beer and Pub Association, it is an industry that contributes £22 billion to UK GDP, generates £11 billion in tax revenue and supports almost one million jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 214062 more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T17:36:31.94Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T17:36:31.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1415
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
147419
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many contracts signed by his Department with suppliers of services or consultants include a clause providing that if the contract is abrogated by the Government, the provider or consultant will be compensated for lost income since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Austin Mitchell more like this
star this property uin 214000 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The maintenance of central records of all contracts let by the Department commenced from August 2012. Therefore, I can provide information on contracts let in the period August 2012 to date only.</p><p> </p><p>No contracts put in place for the Department using UK SBS terms and conditions include provision for compensation for lost income in the event of abrogation by the customer. Indeed, UK SBS terms and conditions include clauses specifically excluding such activity. Where the Department’s needs have been met through the use of Crown Commercial Service frameworks, the terms and conditions applied will be those required by the respective framework.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s contract opportunities with a value greater than £10,000 and all contracts subsequently awarded are published on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder" target="_blank">Contracts Finder</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T15:47:11.277Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:47:11.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Austin Mitchell more like this