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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 what mechanisms are, or will be, in place to enforce their proposed new powers for the Small Business Commissioner to tackle late payments through fines, announced on 19 June. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16735 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We will be consulting on the provision of new powers, given the Commissioner’s powers are underpinned by Primary Legislation. Following the consultation, we will consider representations made to Government carefully – any new powers will require further work post-consultation on the best way to implement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:35:58.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:35:58.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
1133467
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15847), what recent assessment they have made of (1) the impact of Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021, and (2) other recent announcements by car manufacturers on (a) the regional economy, (b) the national economy, (c) regional GDP, and (d) national GDP. more like this
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Lord Livermore more like this
star this property uin HL16502 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment at this time. We have, however, set up the Honda Swindon Taskforce, chaired by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, which will look to support those affected and to continue Swindon’s record of attracting investment to create highly-skilled jobs that offer fulfilling careers for years to come.</p><p>Automotive manufacturing is a critical industry for the UK, contributing £16.6bn gross value added in 2018 (0.9% of the economy) and 165,000 jobs (0.5% of the UK Workforce).</p><p>Honda took the decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021 with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. The automotive manufacturing sector was last estimated to account for around 0.8% of the economy of the South West Region and around 8,000 jobs (0.3% of its total employment). The Secretary of State has been working closely with local partners, Honda and the Trade Unions to fully understand and mitigate the impact of this decision on the workforce, the local area and the supply chain. The Honda Taskforce last met for a third time on 19 June.</p><p>We are doing everything to support businesses, their workforce and communities affected by the announcements. We continue the strive to attract investment, creating highly-skilled jobs that offer fulfilling careers for years to come.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:30:49.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:30:49.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4559
star this property label Biography information for Lord Livermore more like this
1133468
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries 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 Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15847), what recent estimate they have made of the number of job losses that will result from (1) Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021, and (2) other recent announcements by car manufacturers. more like this
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Lord Livermore more like this
star this property uin HL16503 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment at this time. We have, however, set up the Honda Swindon Taskforce, chaired by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, which will look to support those affected and to continue Swindon’s record of attracting investment to create highly-skilled jobs that offer fulfilling careers for years to come.</p><p> </p><p>We are doing everything possible to support businesses, their workforce and communities affected by the announcements. We continue the strive to attract investment, creating highly-skilled jobs that offer fulfilling careers for years to come.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:31:06.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:31:06.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4559
star this property label Biography information for Lord Livermore more like this
1135415
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 how companies which are too small to have boards will be held accountable for supply chain payment practices under the proposed new powers for the Small Business Commissioner, announced on 19 June. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16736 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under current legislation the Commissioner can consider complaints about payment issues, including payment issues within the supply chain, between small businesses (with fewer than 50 staff) and their larger private sector customers (with more than 50 staff), and make non-binding recommendations.</p><p>We must first consult on the provision of any new powers, given the Commissioner’s powers are underpinned by Primary Legislation. Following the consultation, we will consider representations made to Government carefully – any new powers will require further work post-consultation on the best way to implement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:36:44.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:36:44.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
1135291
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sharing Economy 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 steps he is taking to support contracting and the flexible economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 270424 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Through our Good Work Plan reforms this Government is delivering the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation, and working to ensure that the UK labour market strikes the balance between flexibility and worker protections.</p><p>We have already taken significant steps to ensure that the UK's flexible economy works for all, We have passed legislation that means almost 300,000 workers, including people on casual or flexible hours contracts, will have a right to a payslip for the first time. This helps workers in the flexible economy to better understand their pay and identify if their employer is not meeting their minimum pay obligations.</p><p>We have quadrupled the penalty that Employment Tribunals can use where employers have shown malice, spite or gross oversight. This reform acts as an important deterrent against poor employment practices and is an important measure to protect the rights of those working in our flexible economy.</p><p>We have also helped agency workers by abolishing the Swedish Derogation, removing a legal loophole to secure equal pay for up to 120,000 agency workers.</p>
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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less than 2019-07-03T15:43:23.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:43:23.037Z
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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 Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1135580
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Russia: Natural Gas 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, if he will make it Government policy to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 in accordance with the recommendations of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 270793 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This Government has significant concerns about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and we continue to raise this important issue in discussions with key partners. We judge that it is not necessary to meet future European demand for gas and could harm European energy security and the interests of Ukraine. This is one of the reasons why we supported amendments to the EU Gas Directive that will require the pipeline to be fully compliant with EU rules. While we are an EU member state, the UK will continue to be bound by EU sanctions, which do not currently encompass Nord Stream 2.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T07:54:52.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T07:54:52.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1135592
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Redundancy Pay 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, whether his Department has plans to reduce the minimum time served as an employee before entitlement to statutory redundancy pay begins. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 270804 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The two-year qualifying period for entitlement to statutory redundancy pay strikes the balance between providing fairness to employees who have demonstrated commitment to their employer and avoiding undue financial burdens on employers or the National Insurance Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The statutory redundancy scheme is intended to provide a minimum “safety net” of entitlement for vulnerable employees, and the legislation leaves the parties free to negotiate and agree improvements on the statutory entitlement according to their own priorities, needs and circumstances, and what can be afforded.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-07-03T16:13:17.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:13:17.807Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
1135206
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Climate Change 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 steps (a) he is taking and (b) proposes to take to ensure that energy efficiency in buildings is adequate to ensure that the target of net zero by 2050 is met. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 270245 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has a good track record in energy efficiency. In the latest International Energy Efficiency Scorecard[1], the UK is ranked 4th in the world and scores very highly on buildings. Since 1990 we have improved the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings, including public sector buildings, with respective emissions 18 per cent[2] and 40 per cent[3] lower in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Building energy efficiency policy forms a key part of our Clean Growth Strategy where we have set ambitious targets for non-domestic buildings:</p><ul><li>Non-domestic buildings are targeted as part of our commitment to reduce business energy use by 20% by 2030. Various schemes are in place for businesses to improve their energy use such as the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS),and the Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency (BASEE) and the Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management innovation competitions.</li><li>We already have regulations in place that set minimum energy performance standards for buildings in the private rented sector. A building is required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band E or better before being let. We are working to further tighten the minimum standards to deliver additional energy and carbon savings in the non-domestic sector.</li><li>We will look to take similar steps across the non-domestic owner occupier and new build stock. As part of that process, my Department is working with MHCLG to identify opportunities for driving further energy efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings through a consultation on Part L of the Building Regulations this year.</li><li>Following the launch of the Buildings Mission, we have commissioned research to understand how to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030 and to halve the cost of retrofitting existing buildings to the same standard in the same timeframe.</li><li>By 2025 the government will introduce a Future Homes Standard for new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world leading levels of energy efficiency, to create healthy homes that are fit for the future, have low energy bills, and are better for the environment. We will provide additional details of the planned introduction of the Future Homes Standard within the 2019 consultation on the energy efficiency standards of the Building Regulations.</li><li>We have committed to introduce a new scheme to help small businesses to improve the way they use energy and help them save money on their bills and reduce carbon emissions.</li><li>In response to a recommendation from the Green Finance Taskforce, we are working with partners to determine the steps necessary for landlords and businesses to understand and, potentially disclose operational energy use. This will not only help businesses reduce their energy use in the existing stock but will also be a key enabler in delivering the Buildings Mission.</li></ul><ul><li>We’re supporting a range of energy measures in public buildings through the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme. This funding, managed by Salix Finance, has delivered over 17,000 projects to date, improving energy performance in a range of buildings including schools and hospitals.</li></ul><p>Progress will be kept under review to ensure we achieve net zero by 2050 and consider what further action will be required across sectors to deliver this.</p><p>[1] ACEE, ‘The 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard’, 2018 <a href="https://aceee.org/research-report/i1801" target="_blank">https://aceee.org/research-report/i1801</a></p><p>[2] BEIS (2017) Final UK greenhouse gas emissions national statistics: 1990-2015 <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/final-uk-greenhouse-gas-emissions-national-statistics-1990-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/final-uk-greenhouse-gas-emissions-national-statistics-1990-2015</a></p><p>[3] Compared to 2015 levels. Sustainable Development Unit (2016) Sustainable Development in Health and Care Report – Health Check 2016 <a href="https://www.sduhealth.org.uk/policy-strategy/reporting/sustainable-development-in-health-and-care-report-2016.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.sduhealth.org.uk/policy-strategy/reporting/sustainable-development-in-health-and-care-report-2016.aspx</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:42:06.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:42:06.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1133470
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15847), what recent estimate they have made of the number of job losses in the wider supply chain that will result from (1) Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021, and (2) other recent announcements by car manufacturers. more like this
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Lord Livermore more like this
star this property uin HL16505 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with the car manufacturers and key industry groups to identify and assess supply chain risks in all cases where car manufacturing operations are expected to cease or reduce. It is a complex picture and it is difficult to project the number of potential job losses. Every effort is being made to minimise job losses by supporting affected suppliers to identify new opportunities to sustain and potentially grow their businesses before the impact of these announcements comes to pass.</p><p>The Government has recently launched the £16m National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) supply chain programme, which is designed to improve competitiveness, raise workforce capability, and increase the productivity of automotive suppliers. The programme is open to Honda suppliers.</p><p>The Government will continue to assess UK wide supply chain risks have so far identified over 60 supply chain companies directly impacted by the Honda decision. We are working across all LEP areas and with the Devolved Nations to protect and support Honda supply chain businesses across the UK. As well as work across Government to measure the potential short and long-term economic shock from Honda and any supply chain closures on the UK economy (including within other sectors).</p><p>There are more than 2500 automotive supply chain companies in the UK, including 18 of the world's 20 biggest automotive suppliers, producing approximately £12.7bn worth of parts.</p><p>I am pleased to confirm that the Government announced this April that Swindon will be one of twelve new Institutes of Technology to be set up across the country to boost the nation's skills and set more young people on a clear path to high quality and well-paid jobs.</p><p>We are doing everything possible to support businesses, their workforce and communities affected by the announcements. We continue the strive to attract investment, creating highly-skilled jobs that offer fulfilling careers for years to come.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:30:28.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:30:28.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4559
star this property label Biography information for Lord Livermore more like this
1133469
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries 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 Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15847), what recent assessment they have made of the impact of (1) Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021, and (2) other recent announcements by car manufacturers, on the wider supply chain. more like this
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Lord Livermore more like this
star this property uin HL16504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with the car manufacturers and key industry groups to identify and assess supply chain risks in all cases where car manufacturing operations are expected to cease or reduce. It is a complex picture and it is difficult to project the number of potential job losses. Every effort is being made to minimise job losses by supporting affected suppliers to identify new opportunities to sustain and potentially grow their businesses before the impact of these announcements comes to pass.</p><p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy convened the latest meeting of the Honda Swindon Task Force on 19 June bringing together civic leaders, local partners and MPs, Honda, Unite the Union, sector representatives and leading government officials. I am pleased to confirm that the Government announced this April that Swindon will be one of twelve new Institutes of Technology to be set up across the country to boost the nation's skills and set more young people on a clear path to high quality and well-paid jobs. I strongly support this announcement, with Swindon being selected from a highly competitive field, which is testament to the hard work of Swindon College and the consortia involved in the bid. This will build on Swindon's reputation and heritage for world beating manufacturing and engineering, putting Swindon at the heart of the industries and jobs of tomorrow.</p><p>The Government has recently launched the £16m National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) supply chain programme, which is designed to improve competitiveness, raise workforce capability, and increase the productivity of automotive suppliers. The programme is open to Honda suppliers. The Task Force is expected to continue to meet on a regular basis to assess and mitigate impacts stemming from closure of Honda operations in Swindon.</p><p>We are doing everything possible to support businesses, their workforce and communities affected by the announcements. We continue the strive to attract investment, creating highly-skilled jobs that offer fulfilling careers for years to come.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:31:50.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:31:50.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livermore more like this