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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 is ministerial correction false remove filter
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 thismore than 2019-07-24
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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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25259
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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3973
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 thismore than 2019-07-24
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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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3973
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 thismore than 2019-07-24
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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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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
1141794
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 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
1141358
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Radiotherapy 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, which public body is responsible for providing support to cancer patients to access radiotherapy when those people live long distances from radiotherapy centres. 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 280994 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>It is possible for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment to get a grant towards travel expenses. People on low incomes may be able to claim the costs from the Department for Work and Pensions through the Universal Credit or Personal Independence Payment schemes.</p><p>If a patient is referred to hospital or other National Health Service premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a primary care professional, they may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. Information regarding who is eligible for a refund as part of this scheme can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/" target="_blank">https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-09-03T16:23:10.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:23:10.64Z
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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
1141395
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to define the standard of competency required for landlords meeting their electrical safety obligation to tenants. 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 281003 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 Government is introducing a new requirement for electrical safety inspections to be conducted by a competent person at least every 5 years in all privately rented properties. The Government will produce guidance for landlords employing inspectors and testers to carry out the inspections. This will set out how landlords should determine the correct level of qualification and competence required to undertake the work of inspecting electrical installations in privately rented housing.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tatton more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:19:54.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:19:54.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1141396
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety 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 he will bring forward legislative proposals (a) to improve and regulate qualifications for PAT testing and (b) to ensure those qualifications cannot be gained through online only courses. 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 281004 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 Health and Safety Executive enforces the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. This legislation requires that any electrical equipment in the workplace has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition and anyone carrying out work on any electrical equipment to be competent for the work they are doing.</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 2019-09-03T15:28:04.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:28:04.223Z
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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
1141397
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Domestic Appliances: Repairs and Maintenance 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 he will bring forward legislative proposals for the certification of electricians with a specialism in the repair of white goods and small appliances. 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 281005 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 Health and Safety Executive enforces the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. This legislation requires that any electrical equipment in the workplace has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition and anyone carrying out work on any electrical equipment to be competent for the work they are doing.</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 2019-09-03T15:25:53.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:25:53.66Z
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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