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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Credit Unions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271325, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279361 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not currently have the facility to allow staff to join a credit union through payroll deductions. Staff can still make arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is aware that other public sector organisations offer this facility. The Department is looking to continually develop the offer to staff in terms of financial wellbeing, and acknowledge that this could be an option in the future.</p><p> </p><p>If the Department were to pursue this option, then a full and fair procurement exercise would be carried out in line with central guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-30T16:36:53.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T16:36:53.1Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1147606
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Jainism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by her Department; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 292810 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:57:30.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:57:30.677Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1150442
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Jainism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by her Department; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 1537 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answer text <p>Britain’s Jain community makes a positive contribution to life in this country. This Government values its contribution immensely.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is always keen to work with the Jain community on matters that are important to them, and we will continue to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-24T12:50:39.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:50:39.007Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1150916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
hansard heading Public Holidays more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of making (a) Diwali and (b) Eid national public holidays; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 2643 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answer text <p>We welcome the celebration of Diwali, Eid, Vaisakhi and other religious festivals. All faiths have a home in this country.</p><p>The Government regularly receives requests for additional bank and public holidays to commemorate a variety of occasions – such as cultural, history, military and religious events. The current pattern of bank holidays is well established and accepted.</p><p>There is a significant cost to business of creating additional public holidays. The estimated cost to the economy of the one-off bank holiday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was £1.2 billion.</p><p>The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to treat staff from a particular religious group less favourably than those from other religions when considering requests for leave, or requests to refrain from work on particular days.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-24T15:26:04.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T15:26:04.757Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1151057
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Jainism and Zoroastrianism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when representatives of the (a) Jain and (b) Zoroastrian community were invited to national events organised by her Department in each of the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 2656 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Department has invited representatives from both communities to participate in roundtable discussions where relevant issues are discussed.</p><p>The Jain and Zoroastrian communities of this country have made, and continue to make a positive contribution to life in the United Kingdom. The Government values this contribution enormously.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T11:09:54.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:09:54.913Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this