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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Metals 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 assessment he has made of the security of supply of rare earth metals required by industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any formal assessment of the security of supply of rare earth elements. However, neodymium and dysprosium are included on the EU’s list of critical raw materials, because of their high economic importance and high supply risk. Tellurium is not on that list, but the Government is aware of its scarcity and importance to manufacturing of alloys and some electronic equipment.</p><p> </p><p>We enjoy strong relationships with a huge range of companies and business representatives and through those conversations we have not been made aware of any specific concerns regarding the supply of these materials.</p><p> </p><p>I can also confirm that I have not held specific conversations with any country regarding rare earth elements. However, the UK Government’s long-held approach to ensuring sufficient supply of materials is through lobbying for free, fair and open global markets. As my rt. hon Friend the Prime Minister has stated, we want to ensure that we promote the greatest possible trade with the world.</p><p> </p><p>Through our day-to-day contacts with industry, we will continue to monitor the situation.</p>
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unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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259819 more like this
259820 more like this
259821 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1129650
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Metals: China 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 the Chinese authorities on rare earth metals imports into the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 259819 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any formal assessment of the security of supply of rare earth elements. However, neodymium and dysprosium are included on the EU’s list of critical raw materials, because of their high economic importance and high supply risk. Tellurium is not on that list, but the Government is aware of its scarcity and importance to manufacturing of alloys and some electronic equipment.</p><p> </p><p>We enjoy strong relationships with a huge range of companies and business representatives and through those conversations we have not been made aware of any specific concerns regarding the supply of these materials.</p><p> </p><p>I can also confirm that I have not held specific conversations with any country regarding rare earth elements. However, the UK Government’s long-held approach to ensuring sufficient supply of materials is through lobbying for free, fair and open global markets. As my rt. hon Friend the Prime Minister has stated, we want to ensure that we promote the greatest possible trade with the world.</p><p> </p><p>Through our day-to-day contacts with industry, we will continue to monitor the situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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259818 more like this
259820 more like this
259821 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1129651
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Metals: Electric Vehicles and Wind Power 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 recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) reliability of supply of (i) dysprosium and (ii) neodymium for the manufacture of (A) wind turbines and (B) electric vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 259820 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any formal assessment of the security of supply of rare earth elements. However, neodymium and dysprosium are included on the EU’s list of critical raw materials, because of their high economic importance and high supply risk. Tellurium is not on that list, but the Government is aware of its scarcity and importance to manufacturing of alloys and some electronic equipment.</p><p> </p><p>We enjoy strong relationships with a huge range of companies and business representatives and through those conversations we have not been made aware of any specific concerns regarding the supply of these materials.</p><p> </p><p>I can also confirm that I have not held specific conversations with any country regarding rare earth elements. However, the UK Government’s long-held approach to ensuring sufficient supply of materials is through lobbying for free, fair and open global markets. As my rt. hon Friend the Prime Minister has stated, we want to ensure that we promote the greatest possible trade with the world.</p><p> </p><p>Through our day-to-day contacts with industry, we will continue to monitor the situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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259818 more like this
259819 more like this
259821 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1129652
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Metals 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 assessment he has made of the security of supply of (a) the rare earths neodymium and dysprosium and (b) tellurium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 259821 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any formal assessment of the security of supply of rare earth elements. However, neodymium and dysprosium are included on the EU’s list of critical raw materials, because of their high economic importance and high supply risk. Tellurium is not on that list, but the Government is aware of its scarcity and importance to manufacturing of alloys and some electronic equipment.</p><p> </p><p>We enjoy strong relationships with a huge range of companies and business representatives and through those conversations we have not been made aware of any specific concerns regarding the supply of these materials.</p><p> </p><p>I can also confirm that I have not held specific conversations with any country regarding rare earth elements. However, the UK Government’s long-held approach to ensuring sufficient supply of materials is through lobbying for free, fair and open global markets. As my rt. hon Friend the Prime Minister has stated, we want to ensure that we promote the greatest possible trade with the world.</p><p> </p><p>Through our day-to-day contacts with industry, we will continue to monitor the situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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259818 more like this
259819 more like this
259820 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:22:36.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1128898
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Recycling 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a more sustainable steel industry with a focus on recycling steel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working with the sector, the unions and devolved administrations to support the UK steel industry to develop a long-term sustainable solution for the UK steel industry. The Department commissioned independent research to identify high value opportunities for UK steel, worth up to £3.8 billion a year by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2018 Budget, my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an Industrial Energy Transformation Fund with investment of £315 million to help businesses with high energy use to cut their bills and transition UK industry to a low carbon future. Through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, we are also providing up to £66 million, subject to industry co-funding, to transform foundation industries which includes steel, to develop radical new technologies and establish innovation centres of excellence in these sectors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:14.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:14.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1131252
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Cars: Sales 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on bringing forward the 2040 deadline to end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263084 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts in other departments on clean growth matters including ultra low and zero emission vehicle policy. We set out in our Road to Zero strategy published last year our mission to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on legislating for net zero, we will build on the strong frameworks of the Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on that target in all sectors of the economy, including transport. The Government is committed to supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles, which can cut carbon, reduce air pollution, and help us grow the economy as part of our Industrial Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:25:36.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1131008
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Ford Motor Company: Bridgend 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 hold discussions with representatives of Ford UK on that company meeting 50 per cent of the tax deductions from redundancy payments to workers at Ford Bridgend; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 262301 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The terms of the separation packages for Ford Bridgend Engine plant workers have only recently been communicated by the company.</p><p> </p><p>Ford has indicated that they will seek to avoid compulsory redundancies. They have also stated that they will be offering generous voluntary redundancy packages and options for redeployment.</p><p> </p><p>United Kingdom Government and Welsh Government are working together to support Ford workers and the local community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:29:15.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:29:15.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1129396
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
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star this property hansard heading Railways: Procurement more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 17 of the Government's Industrial Strategy: Rail Sector Deal, published in 2018, what steps his Department is taking through the Rail Sector Deal to address the lack of innovation opportunity in contracts due to current procurement methodology, and to promote outcome-focused whole life supply contracts to increase system reliability and avoid risk averse behaviours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 259077 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>Strategic procurement of infrastructure which supports UK supply chains, skills and exports is a key part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy, and through the Rail Sector Deal we are working with industry to promote procurement practices that support an innovative, highly-skilled, and productive British rail supply chain.</p><p> </p><p>These improved practices may include more effective use by both public and private sector organisations of early contractor engagement, simplified tendering processes, and procurement balanced scorecards examining whole-life costs and benefits.</p><p> </p><p>The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is currently taking forward work on this element of the sector deal on behalf of the rail industry. Rail companies that would like to contribute should contact either RIA or the Rail Supply Group.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:50.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:50.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity 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 boost productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 264346 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy is our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. ​​The Industrial Strategy is how we are creating an economy that works for everyone: highly innovative, highly skilled and high quality, supported by low taxation and smart regulation. ​</p><p> </p><p>Through a cross-government programme, Industrial Strategy focuses on:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Strengthening the Foundations of productivity – by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</li><li>Building long-term strategic partnerships with businesses through Sector Deals between government and industry.</li><li>Taking on Grand Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy, Clean Growth, Ageing Society and Future of Mobility - society-changing opportunities and industries of the future where the UK can build on its strengths and lead the world.</li></ul>
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unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1130562
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage 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 proportion of organisations that hold contracts with his Department pay the National Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 261259 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>This question would be a disproportionate cost to answer, as we do not hold this information centrally. However, as this is a statutory requirement, our expectation is that 100% of organisations that hold contracts with the department will be paying the National Living Wage. If the department identified any organisation that was in breach, we would engage with them to ensure legal compliance.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:05:23.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:05:23.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this