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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Competition and Markets Authority: Public Interest 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of including a public interest test in the regulatory framework for decisions of the Competition and Markets Authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 120165 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>Under the Enterprise Act 2002, decisions on public interest interventions are matters for Ministers. Public interest interventions can be made in cases that raise concerns in relation to national security, financial stability and media plurality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-12-21T17:10:13.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T17:10:13.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Postal Services: Unfair Practices 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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility of 12 December 2017, Official Report, Column 156-7, what plans he has to tackle unfair competition in the postal services market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 118982 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom and the Competition &amp; Markets Authority have the powers to tackle unfair competition in regulated sectors.</p><p> </p><p>On employment standards, Matthew Taylor’s Good Work report raised a number of comprehensive and detailed issues. We are giving these the careful consideration they deserve and will respond shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-12-19T13:34:06.65Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T13:34:06.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-08more like thismore than 2017-12-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Tesco: Booker Group more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the proposed merger of Tesco and Booker wholesale, what representations he has received on the potential of a price advantage being gained by for Booker in the wholesale food sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 118422 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Competition investigations into mergers are a matter for the independent Competition and Markets Authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-12-13T15:46:18.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T15:46:18.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the corporate insolvency framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 118249 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>In May 2016 the Government published its Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework consultation. The consultation contained a package of proposals to improve the rescue opportunities for financially-distressed companies.</p><p> </p><p>Following the publication of the summary of responses to the consultation in September 2016, the Government has continued to engage with a very wide range of interested parties to further discuss and explore issues raised in responses to the consultation. This further engagement will ensure that any reforms, if necessary, will be fit for purpose and best achieve the Government’s aims of rescuing distressed but viable businesses, therefore preserving both value and jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-12-12T15:27:17.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T15:27:17.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Groceries Code Adjudicator more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December, 2017 to Question 116658, if he will list the legitimate grievances of direct suppliers of reporting potential breaches of the Grocery Code to the Grocery Code Adjudicator to which he refers in that answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 117975 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Under the Code the large retailers are obliged to deal fairly and lawfully with suppliers across a range of supply chain practices. These include: making payments on time; no variations to supply agreements without notice; compensation payments for forecasting errors; no charges for shrinkage or wastage; restrictions on listing fees, marketing costs, position payments and delisting; not to require suppliers predominantly to fund promotions; not to over-order at promotional prices and not to require suppliers to make unjustified payments for consumer complaints.</p><p> </p><p>The Strategic Goal will focus on encouraging suppliers to report potential breaches of the Groceries Code.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-12-11T15:49:40.03Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T15:49:40.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Groceries Code Adjudicator more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2017 to Question 115216, what changes he proposes to implement for the operation of the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) as a result of the review published on 19 July 2017; and what plans he has to extend the remit of the GCA to cover smaller suppliers in the grocery supply chain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 116658 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Following the Statutory Review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), the Government is working with the GCA to agree a strategic goal to address the reluctance of some direct suppliers to raise legitimate grievances with the GCA due to a fear of commercial consequences. The Government will continue to support the GCA in her work by also making it clear to retailers designated by the Code that it is not acceptable that direct suppliers face commercial consequences as a result of reporting potential breaches of the Code. We will also work with Trade Associations to help their members understand how the Code works and the role of the GCA.</p><p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been working closely with the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs to consider potential solutions to issues identified by respondents to the Call for Evidence on the remit of the GCA. We aim to publish a response to the call for evidence in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-12-04T14:18:17.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T14:18:17.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Construction: Billing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2017 to Question 113349, on construction: billing, when he plans to publish the results of the consultations on payment practices within the construction sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 115888 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The deadline for responses to both construction payment consultations is Friday 19 January 2018. Consultation outcomes will be published within 12 weeks of the close of the consultations or an explanation if this is not possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-11-30T12:03:36.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:03:36.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Competition and Markets Authority more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to evaluate the performance of the Competition and Markets Authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 115897 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>In line with Civil Service rules, the Department undertakes an annual review of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ensure that it is an accountable, high-performing organisation, delivering value for money. It also regularly monitors the CMA’s progress against its business plan. The performance of the CMA is set out in its annual report and accounts which can be accessed on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-11-30T17:44:21.8Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T17:44:21.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Business Commissioner more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the proceedings of the Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee of 21 November 2017, how many businesses will fall (a) within and (b) outside the remit of the Small Business Commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 115210 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Any business can use the information and guidance provided by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner. For the complaints service, the specifications are set out in the Small Business Commissioner (Scope and Scheme) 2017 regulations, under which businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be eligible to submit a complaint.</p>According to data on business population estimates published by the Department in October 2016, 99.3% of the 5.5 million private sector businesses were small businesses and 99.9% were small or medium-sized (SMEs).<p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-11-27T11:26:27.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T11:26:27.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Business Commissioner more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the proceedings of the Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee of 21 November 2017, whether the Small Business Commissioner has the capacity to name and shame those businesses which only pay their suppliers after a contractually agreed date; what plans his Department has to review the performance of the (a) Grocery Code Adjudicator, (b) Pubs Code Adjudicator and (c) Small Business Commissioner; and what progress with the Grocery Code Adjudicator was referred to during those proceedings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 115216 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Small Business Commissioner has the capacity to name and shame, or name and praise, businesses which have been the subject of an investigated complaint. The details of the complaints scheme, including factors that the Commissioner will consider when deciding whether to name a business, are set out in the draft Small Business Commissioner (Scope and Scheme) Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>(a) Under the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013, the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s performance will be reviewed every three years. The first was carried out in October 2016 and the findings were published on 19<sup>th</sup> July 2017. The next review will cover the period to 31 March 2019.</p><p>(b) Under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, the operation of the Pubs Code and performance of the Pubs Code Adjudicator will be periodically reviewed. The first review will cover the period to 31 March 2019 and each subsequent review period will cover three years.</p><p>(c) Under the Enterprise Act 2016, the Small Business Commissioner’s performance will be periodically reviewed. The first review will cover the period until 31 March 2020 and each subsequent review period will cover three years.</p><p> </p><p>For all of these statutory reviews, my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State will publish the findings of the review and lay a copy before Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>At the Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee on 21 November 2017, the progress with the Groceries Code Adjudicator I referred to was in relation to the first performance review of the GCA. It found that the Adjudicator is making effective use of her statutory powers and is effectively enforcing the Groceries Code through collaborative working with the large retailers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-11-27T11:23:41.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T11:23:41.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this