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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 279431 on Northern, what allowable Changes are permitted under the terms of the Arriva Rail North franchise agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 293527 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In common with all Franchise Agreements, the Northern Franchise Agreement sets out the many allowable Changes that are permitted under its terms. Those that have been triggered so far include changes to the timing and scope of infrastructure upgrades from those assumed at the bid, changes to the fares policy and changes to charges paid to Network Rail. The Northern Franchise agreement is publicly available at the DfT website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/northern-rail-2016-rail-franchise-agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:51:01.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:51:01.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1147813
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 279431 on Northern, what the net financial impact was of the allowable Changes made under the terms of the Arriva Rail North franchise agreement in 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 293528 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The net financial impact of the allowable Changes made under the terms of the Arriva Rail North franchise agreement in 2016-17 was £1,951,000 as valued at the time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:48:27.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:48:27.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1147814
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 279431 on Northern, what allowable Changes have been applied to the Arriva Rail North franchise subsidy in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 293529 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>For the years 2016/17 through to 2018/19, allowable changes that have been agreed and applied to their subsidy cover the remapping of services from TPE to Northern and a change in the fares policy changing the annual regulated fares increase assumed at bid from RPI+1% to RPI only</p><p> </p><p>Discussions continue with Northern on the impact of other allowable changes that will be applied to the franchise subsidy. These cover changes to Network Rail’s costs and changes to scope and timing of planned infrastructure upgrades.</p><p> </p><p>All these changes are in line with the terms of the Franchise Agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:28:17.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:28:17.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1142216
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Midlands Rail Franchise: Catering 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 Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from Abellio on Rail Gourmet’s failure to pay the Living Wage on the East Midlands franchise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 282293 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Abellio only took over the franchise on the 18<sup>th</sup> August so the Department has not yet held any discussions with Abellio regarding the catering contract with Rail Gourmet, however the Department regularly engages with franchises and will raise this at the next available opportunity.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T16:42:13.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T16:42:13.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1142218
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Midlands Rail Franchise: Catering 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 Transport, whether his Department’s contract with Abellio on the East Midlands franchise includes any restrictions that would prevent payment of the Living Wage by catering sub-contractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 282294 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s contract with Abellio does not contain any restriction that would prevent payment of the Living Wage by catering sub contractors. The National Living Wage was introduced by the Government in 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T11:24:39.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T11:24:39.877Z
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3977
star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1141721
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Rehabilitation Centres: North East 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 Health and Social Care, how many residential drugs treatment services have been made available for (a) men and (b) women in the North East in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 281705 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The number of residential drugs treatment services available for men and women in the North East is not collected centrally. Local authorities are responsible for assessing local substance misuse need, and commissioning services to meet that need, including rehabilitation services. Residential rehabilitation is usually purchased on a case-by-case basis by local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:26:12.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:26:12.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1141792
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make an assessment of the potential for pre-packaged administrations to be open to abuse as a way of passing on pension liabilities to the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 281706 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>A pre-packaged sale in administration, whereby the sale of all or part of the business is arranged prior to the company entering formal insolvency and realised on or immediately after the appointment of the administrator, is a valuable business rescue tool. Pre-pack sales help to avoid a deterioration of the value of the company’s business between appointment of the administrator and sale, meaning there is more money available for creditors, including the pension scheme. In most cases where pre-packs are used, the only alternative would be the collapse of the business and the loss of all employees’ jobs.</p><p> </p><p>The government is aware of concerns about the transparency of pre-pack sales, particularly where a business is sold to a person connected with the old company. It is currently evaluating whether legislative measures are necessary to regulate pre-pack sales to a connected person, following a review of a package of voluntary industry measures implemented in 2015 to improve creditor confidence in pre-packs. As part of the review the government liaised with the Pension Protection Fund, which made clear in its response to concerns raised by the Chair of the Department of Work and Pensions Select Committee, that it does not fundamentally take issue with pre-packs but where there are concerns, these are referred to the Pensions Regulator for investigation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:19:42.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:19:42.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1141793
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Johnston Press: Insolvency 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, if she will make an assessment of (a) the reasons for the collapse of Johnston Press and (b) whether additional powers for the Pension Regulator would help to safeguard pension funds and mitigate the potential financial loss to employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 281707 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Johnston Press Group entered administration on 17 November 2018 and its business and assets were sold to a company owned by the Group’s bondholders (JPI Media Group) under a pre-pack arrangement. The government cannot comment on individual insolvency cases. However, the Pensions Regulator in its report of March 2019 found no evidence that the insolvency of Johnston Press was avoidable and had no reason to use its anti-avoidance powers.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s White Paper 2018 “Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes” proposed a number of new measures to provide better protection for scheme members’ benefits, including giving the Pensions Regulator additional powers to enable it to be more proactive with tougher penalties to deter wrongdoing.</p><p> </p><p>A response to the consultation was published on 11 February 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:18:13.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:18:13.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1141794
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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, if she will review pre-packaged administration deals and make an assessment of the potential merits of preventing directors of a failed company becoming directors of the new company in cases where pension liabilities are passed onto the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 281708 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The government has recently carried out a review of the impact of voluntary industry measures introduced in 2015 to improve confidence in pre-packaged sales in administration. The review will inform a decision on whether further regulation is required where a business is sold via a pre-pack sale to a person connected with the old company. We expect to publish the outcome of the review shortly.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the review the Government liaised with the Pension Protection Fund, which made clear in its response to concerns raised by the Chair of the DWP Select Committee, that it does not fundamentally take issue with pre-packs but where there are concerns, these are referred to The Pensions Regulator for investigation.</p><p> </p><p>The government already has robust measures in place to prevent directors of insolvent companies who are guilty of poor behaviour from taking part in the management of companies in the future. When a company enters a formal insolvency procedure, such as administration, the insolvency practitioner has a legal duty to report to the Insolvency Service on the conduct of the directors and where wrongdoing is identified, action can be taken to disqualify them for up to 15 years.</p><p> </p><p>The government response to the 2018 White Paper “Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes” proposes additional powers for The Pensions Regulator with a tougher approach to the minority of employers whose irresponsible behaviour does put pension schemes at risk.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T07:37:17.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T07:37:17.093Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this