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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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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 Scottish Power remove filter
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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 progress has been made on implementing the findings of the original report compiled by the Office of Fair Trading and Department of Trade and Industry regarding the collapse of Scottish Power's Power Plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p>Statutory investigations by the Department of Trade and Industry (now Business, Innovation and Skills) using Companies Act powers are confidential and their findings cannot be disclosed outside strict statutory gateways.</p><p> </p><p>The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) did not directly investigate the collapse of Scottish Power’s Power Plan. In 2003 an investigation was undertaken by the OFT into the terms and conditions used in contracts with consumers purchasing goods under the PowerPlan scheme sold by Scottish Power plc. As a result a series of recommendations regarding those terms and conditions were made to the companies who operated the scheme, and I understand that the recommendations were implemented by the companies before they entered insolvency.</p><p> </p><p>More generally, the OFT investigated the market for extended warranties in the UK in 2002 and, having found that competition in the market did not appear to be working effectively, referred the market to the Competition Commission (CC). Following the CC’s report in 2003, the DTI implemented the Supply of Extended Warranties on Domestic Electrical Goods Order which came into force in April 2005. The OFT undertook a further study of the market for extended warranties in 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T17:15:43.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T17:15:43.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this