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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the future use of the Post Office Card Account; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 191493 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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191494 more like this
191495 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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42628
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 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 Work and Pensions, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the future use of the Post Office Card Account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 191494 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
191493 more like this
191495 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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42629
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 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 Work and Pensions, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Post Office Limited and (b) the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters on the future use of the Post Office Card Account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 191495 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
191493 more like this
191494 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3966
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47118
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property 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 category of investor Lansdowne Partners was with regard to the sale of Royal Mail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 195611 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>All investors in Royal Mail - whether individuals or institutions - have a reasonable expectation of privacy: therefore we have not disclosed the names of specific investors and their involvement in the IPO process.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
47657
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Justice, what plans his Department has to increase or lower the level of fees in the employment tribunal system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 195746 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Lord Chancellor is committed to reviewing the impact of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals system. The Ministry of Justice is currently finalising arrangements for the timing and scope of this review, to enable the impacts to be properly assessed, and we will be making an announcement in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196187 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
48104
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Justice, when his Department plans to carry out a review on its policy on fees in the employment tribunal system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 196187 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Lord Chancellor is committed to reviewing the impact of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals system. The Ministry of Justice is currently finalising arrangements for the timing and scope of this review, to enable the impacts to be properly assessed, and we will be making an announcement in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195746 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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3966
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48116
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property 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, who made the decisions and on what basis were the decisions made on how many shares would go to each priority investor, each institutional investor and each retail investor in respect of the privatisation of Royal Mail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 196282 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government set the overall allocation policy with the aim of getting the right balance between longer-term, stable investors, retail investors and shorter-term investors who provide liquidity in the market.</p><p> </p><p>Allocations were made to a number of institutions who in the early stages of engagement were willing to place non-binding orders despite the risks attached to the IPO such as the industrial relations situation. These investors gave us confidence that there was sufficient demand to proceed with the IPO.</p><p> </p><p>We had nearly three-quarters of a million retail applications so their allocations were scaled back as they were for institutional investors. Given this high demand, Ministers decided to prioritise smaller investors and put in place a cut-off above £10,000 and give everyone below that the same number of shares. Around 95% of retail investors were allocated shares.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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3966
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48899
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of how much the reduction in the additional rate of income tax to 45 per cent will be worth each year for a person earning £1 million a year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 903727 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 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave today to the hon. Member for Sefton Central (Bill Esterson).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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48627
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days were taken to process and grant each of the applications for remissions of employment tribunal fees that have been (a) granted and (b) partially granted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 196795 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 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The guidance document published by HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) explains that remission applications will be processed within five working days of the date that they are received, and that appeals will be determined within 10 days. The latest available information collated by HMCTS staff indicates that the applications received in respect of employment tribunal matters are currently determined within three working days. Appeals in respect of employment tribunal remissions decisions are currently determined within nine days.</p><p> </p><p>However, data on the time taken for each one of the remission applications determined so far is not readily available. To obtain that data would require significant work to interrogate the relevant HMCTS case management database. This work, if undertaken for the purposes of answering this question, would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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3966
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48721
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property 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, when the stabilisation period in respect of the privatisation of Royal Mail, as detailed in the engagement letter between his Department and the underwriting banks, ends; and how that period has been defined. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 196951 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 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The stabilisation period, also known as a &quot;greenshoe&quot; or &quot;over-allotment&quot; option, is a market-standard provision that allows the Initial Public Offering's (IPO) stabilisation manager to provide share price stabilisation (if required) for up to 30 days post-commencement of conditional dealings. In the case of the Royal Mail, the stabilisation manager was UBS and the stabilisation period ended on 8 November.</p><p> </p><p>In the engagement letter, the payment of the discretionary fee was linked to the ending of the stabilisation period. However, we informed the banks involved that a decision would not be taken in the timeframe set out in the engagement letter given the volatility of the Royal Mail share price after the IPO.</p><p> </p><p>We have not set a rigid timetable for the decision on the payment of the discretionary fee which remains unpaid.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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3966
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48722
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property 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 the default rate has been on each of the Government's export guarantee funds since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 196948 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>UK Export Finance (UKEF) supports UK exports, principally through the provision of guarantees to banks extending loans to overseas buyers and insurance to UK exporters against the risk of non-payment. From 1 May 2010 to 31 March 2014, the percentage of guarantees and insurance policies issued by UKEF that have subsequently defaulted resulting in a claim being paid, or where a claim is currently under examination, is 0.2%.</p><p> </p><p>Given the tenor of transactions that UKEF typically supports, which can be up to 15 years, an in-year default rate does not give a clear indicator of the performance of UKEF's portfolio. In accordance with the financial objectives and risk measures agreed with HM Treasury, UKEF measures the Expected Loss of its portfolio. Expected Loss is the statistical estimate of the amount of UKEF's contingent liability which could be expected to turn into claims that are irrecoverable. Full details of UKEF's performance and risk management can be found in its Annual Report and Account which is available in the libraries of the House.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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88
star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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3966
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Ethics more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to publish the Government's framework for action on corporate responsibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 200004 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The intention to publish a framework for action on corporate responsibility was set out in the call for views on corporate responsibility (CR) which ran during 2013. The response to the call for views was published on 28 March 2014 and this notes that the voluntary, evolving and diverse nature of CR means success relies on a business led approach. We received 152 views from a wide range of stakeholders and, where relevant, these will inform future Government action.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:33:59.5273331Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:33:59.5273331Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with Royal Mail Group, Ofcom or officials or Ministers in other departments about invoking section 44(9) and section 44(10) of the Postal Services Act 2011 to ask Ofcom to report on the sustainability of the Universal Service Obligation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 200467 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>None.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Postal Services Act 2011, Parliament gave Ofcom the primary duty to secure the ongoing provision of the universal service and to this end Ofcom must also have regard for the provision of a universal service to be financially sustainable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom monitors market developments, including any impacts on Royal Mail's performance and operational efficiency, and has the regulatory powers and tools to intervene if the sustainability of the universal service is ever at risk.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of its monitoring regime, Ofcom publishes a report every year on Royal Mail's performance and the postal market, and this includes an update on the financial sustainability of the universal service. More information about Ofcom's regulatory regime can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:45:26.9880337Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:45:26.9880337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
62550
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with Royal Mail regarding the redirection notices it provides to other postal operators. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201400 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>None. Matters relating to its operations and services, which includes its Redirection Service, are the direct responsibility of Royal Mail's management.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T14:50:29.6083434Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T14:50:29.6083434Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
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62552
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading TNT 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 discussions his Department has had with Ofcom regarding the postal service standards provided by TNT. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201401 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ministers and officials in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) meet with officials from Ofcom, the independent regulator for postal services, on a regular basis to discuss a broad range of market issues. There have not been any specific discussions about TNT Post's service standards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All postal operators are subject to regulatory conditions set by Ofcom. These regulatory conditions cover such things as the security and confidentiality of the mail that operators handle and ensure that effective complaints procedures are in place for consumers. More information about Ofcom's regulatory regime can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T14:48:43.8514031Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T14:48:43.8514031Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the budget for enforcement of the National Minimum Wage was in 2013-14; and what that budget will be in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201385 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The National Minimum Wage enforcement budgets for 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 in principal were set out in Parliamentary Question 174284 on 7 November 2013, Official Report 7 Nov 2013, Col 351W.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 2014/15 budget was reviewed at the start of the financial year and will be considered again at mid-year and may be subject to change.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:50:18.5222978Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:50:18.5222978Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Mail 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, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, column 782W, on Royal Mail, what link was established in the engagement letter between the payment of the discretionary fee and the ending of the stabilisation period; and what targets or deadlines were set in the letter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201166 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The engagement letter between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the syndicate of banks involved in the initial public offering indicated that the payment of the discretionary fee would be determined 10 days after the end of the stabilisation period and paid 5 days after that.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As I said in my previous answer (1 May 2014, Official Report, column 782W), we informed the banks that a decision would not be taken in the timeframe set out in the engagement letter given the volatility of the Royal Mail share price after the IPO. The share price remains volatile.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have not set any timetable for the decision.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T14:00:07.4001238Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T14:00:07.4001238Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Justice, if he will initiate an independent audit of his Department's employment tribunal statistics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201467 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice publishes quarterly official statistics on the tribunals which come under it, including Employment Tribunals. These are produced by statisticians in the Analytical Services Division using data produced by HM Courts and Tribunals Service. There are no plans for a review of the statistics at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T11:34:44.9721238Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T11:34:44.9721238Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, how many complaints about payment of the National Minimum Wage (a) were made, (b) were resolved within the required Departmental timescales and (c) were not resolved within the required Departmental timescales in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201382 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) enforces the National Minimum Wage (NMW) on behalf of BIS.</p><p>HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights helpline and deals with each NMW complaint on a case-by-case basis. The timescale for each case is dependent on a number of factors:</p><ul><li>the complexity of the issues</li><li>the size of employer</li><li>the cooperation of the employer</li><li>the enforcement route required</li></ul><p>In 2013/14, HMRC investigated 1631 cases. Of these, 1084 cases were closed; 565 cases were closed within 120 days; 519 cases were closed outside of 120 days and 547 cases are still open and yet to be concluded.</p><p>Please note that investigations may not commence and be completed in the same financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201383 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5005532Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5005532Z
star this property answering member
1497
star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the target timescale is for resolving complaints regarding non-payment of the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201383 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) enforces the National Minimum Wage (NMW) on behalf of BIS.</p><p>HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights helpline and deals with each NMW complaint on a case-by-case basis. The timescale for each case is dependent on a number of factors:</p><ul><li>the complexity of the issues</li><li>the size of employer</li><li>the cooperation of the employer</li><li>the enforcement route required</li></ul><p>In 2013/14, HMRC investigated 1631 cases. Of these, 1084 cases were closed; 565 cases were closed within 120 days; 519 cases were closed outside of 120 days and 547 cases are still open and yet to be concluded.</p><p>Please note that investigations may not commence and be completed in the same financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201382 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5786384Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5786384Z
star this property answering member
1497
star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the budget for the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate is for 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201394 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The budget for the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate is no longer devolved below branch level in the Labour Markets Directorate, and we are therefore unable to provide this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:41:23.5877831Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:41:23.5877831Z
star this property answering member
1497
star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, how much the Government spent on National Minimum Wage enforcement in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201395 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Final figures for the Government spend on National Minimum Wage enforcement during 2013/14 are not yet available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:39:07.4894122Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:39:07.4894122Z
star this property answering member
1497
star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU External Trade: Kenya 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, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effects on access of Kenyan products to the UK of (a) ratification and (b) non-ratification by the East African Region of an interim economic partnership agreement with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201546 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 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Ratification of either an interim or comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) would mean the European Commission undertakes procedures allowing Kenya to receive duty-free, quota-free access on its exports to the EU. Non-ratification of an EPA would mean that some Kenyan products would face tariffs when exported to the EU from 1 October 2014. Between 2008 and 2012, Kenyan exports to the UK had an average annual value of $520 million. Without an EPA, BIS officials have estimated that $300 million of Kenyan exports would remain duty-free. $220 million of Kenyan exports to the UK would face tariffs costing around $14 million per annum. These new charges would mostly affect exports of vegetables and cut flowers.</p><p>Negotiations of EPAs have been ongoing for the previous twelve years. UK Ministers are working closely with partners in Europe and East Africa to encourage urgent ratification of a development friendly agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T14:55:53.4411231Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T14:55:53.4411231Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement regulations on UK public services and businesses as a result of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; and what UK Government policy is towards such regulations in international investment agreements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 202532 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has commissioned research into Investor State Dispute Clauses (ISDS), reviewed academic research, consulted external experts and carried out its own internal analysis on investment provisions. The UK currently has over 90 investment protection agreements with other countries. There has been no successful action against the UK in respect of any of these agreements. ISDS provisions in investment and trade treaties can help to create a positive investment climate. The ISDS provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are still under negotiation. We believe these provisions must strike the right balance between protecting investors and the host nation's right to regulate and determine policy and also provide transparency of process. A balanced ISDS clause in TTIP could act as a model for future trade and investment agreements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T14:24:27.3720826Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T14:24:27.3720826Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
star this property previous answer version