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1006125
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Unpaid Work: Minimum Wage more like this
star 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, whether he is taking steps to ensure that the November 2018 Government document Calculating the Minimum Wage includes guidance for people who are asked to complete unpaid work trials at the outset of employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
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star this property uin 190918 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Individuals on work trials who are asked to complete work for an employer are likely to be classed as ‘workers’ and are entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Work trials may only be unpaid if they are part of a genuine recruitment exercise. An unpaid trial work period lasting a few hours may be reasonable and legal, but an unpaid work trial lasting more than one day is probably excessive and therefore illegal in all but exceptional circumstances. The Government has consulted with employers and trade unions on how to ensure greater clarity and better practice over work trials. We have just finalised new guidance that will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </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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190917 more like this
190919 more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T08:49:27.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T08:49:27.727Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4461
star this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1006138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Unpaid Work: Working Hours more like this
star 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, what his Department's definition is of the word excessive in relation to the number of hours people are asked to complete for unpaid work trials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 190919 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Individuals on work trials who are asked to complete work for an employer are likely to be classed as ‘workers’ and are entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Work trials may only be unpaid if they are part of a genuine recruitment exercise. An unpaid trial work period lasting a few hours may be reasonable and legal, but an unpaid work trial lasting more than one day is probably excessive and therefore illegal in all but exceptional circumstances. The Government has consulted with employers and trade unions on how to ensure greater clarity and better practice over work trials. We have just finalised new guidance that will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN
190917 more like this
190918 more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T08:49:27.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T08:49:27.79Z
star this property answering member
4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
4461
star this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1006153
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment more like this
star 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, with reference to the article on the Guardian website on 8 November 2018 entitled Gig economy workers' rights to be given boost in overhaul, what legislative proposals he plans to bring forward on gig economy workers' rights; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 190908 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not respond to leaks.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 190909 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:43:11.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:43:11.6Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4418
star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1006154
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment more like this
star 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, with reference to the article on the Guardian website on 8 November 2018 entitled Gig economy workers' rights to be given boost in overhaul, if he will place in the Library copies of all documents provided to the media by the Government in relation to this article. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 190909 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not respond to leaks.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 190908 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:43:11.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:43:11.693Z
star this property answering member
4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4418
star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1006169
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Post Offices more like this
star 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, how many (a) Crown post office and hosted Crown post office, (b) franchise post office, (c) Main post office, (d) post office Locals, (e) traditional sub-post office and (f) other types of post office branches there were on 1 November 2018 by (i) region and (ii) Local Enterprise Partnership area in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 190965 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The Post Office branch network overall is reported annually in the Post Office Annual Network Report which is available at <a href="http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/modernising-post-office" target="_blank">http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/modernising-post-office</a>. The most recent information (June 2018) on the Post Office network by Government Office Region is below. Apart from the Directly Managed branches the rest of the network is operated on a franchise/agency basis and the groupings below reflect the branch models.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Government Office Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Directly Managed Branch</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Hosted Directly Managed Branch</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Main</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Local</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Traditional</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Outreach</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>277</p></td><td><p>204</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>889</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>355</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>1115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>334</p></td><td><p>187</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>667</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NI</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>112</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>487</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>167</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>486</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>446</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>184</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>1115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>506</p></td><td><p>361</p></td><td><p>234</p></td><td><p>1399</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>359</p></td><td><p>517</p></td><td><p>325</p></td><td><p>146</p></td><td><p>1384</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>360</p></td><td><p>341</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>1271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>167</p></td><td><p>305</p></td><td><p>241</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>915</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>346</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td><p>98</p></td><td><p>908</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire and the Humber</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>326</p></td><td><p>293</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>956</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>218</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>3353</p></td><td><p>3779</p></td><td><p>2634</p></td><td><p>1572</p></td><td><p>11592</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2018-11-19T15:14:11.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:14:11.74Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4571
star this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1006170
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Post Offices: Bank Services more like this
star 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, how many post offices offer Post Office Current Accounts in branch by (a) region and (b) Local Enterprise Partnership area in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 190966 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Post Office Current Accounts can be serviced across the UK-wide network of over 11,500 Post Office branches, for deposits, withdrawals and balance enquiries. Services can also be accessed over the phone, online and via the Post Office Money Current Account app.</p><p> </p><p>The most recent information available (June 2018) on the Post Office network is available by Government Office Region online: <a href="http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/sites/default/files/Network%20Report%202018%20FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/sites/default/files/Network%20Report%202018%20FINAL.pdf</a></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 2018-11-19T15:34:55.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:34:55.217Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4571
star this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1006171
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Post Offices: Bank Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial services the Post Office provides at (a) Crown post office and hosted Crown post office, (b) franchise post office, (c) Main post office, (d) post office Locals, (e) traditional sub-post office and (f) other types of post office branches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
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star this property uin 190967 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Financial services such as Everyday Banking, Bill Payment and Postal Orders are available in over 11,500 Post Offices around the UK. Additional Post Office Money services are available on-line, over the phone, and in selected Post Office branches.</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 2018-11-19T15:13:56.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:13:56.123Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4571
star this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1006870
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Fireworks: Regulation more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks to (a) further restrict the sale of fireworks and (b) restrict the use of fireworks to certain specified occasions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property uin 191262 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Promoting the safe and responsible use of fireworks, whilst taking robust action against those that break the rules, is the best way to reduce risk. We have reached more than a million people through social media, GP surgeries and post offices in our recent campaign on firework safety.</p><p> </p><p>Strict legislation is in place to regulate the supply and use of fireworks, including restricting their availability to the public via a licensing scheme for retailers which only allows for their sale without a license during the traditional firework periods of November 5th, New Year’s Eve, Diwali and the Chinese New Year.</p><p> </p><p>We have no plans to amend legislation to further restrict their sale or use.</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 2018-11-19T15:35:38.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:35:38.043Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1006885
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Public Sector: Disclosure of Information more like this
star 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, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of disability discrimination related to (a) mental health and (b) other disabilities against whistleblowers in the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 191439 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Employment Tribunal Statistics show that the number of claims related to Public Interest Disclosures brought to an Employment Tribunal hearing have increased from 1,489 in 2007/08 to 2,191 in 2017/18. Figures are not available to indicate how many of these claims related to public sector employers, nor to mental health or other disabilities.</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 2018-11-19T15:34:02.613Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:34:02.613Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1006920
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Offshore Industry: Carbon Emissions more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November to Question 186939 on British Petroleum: Offshore Industry, whether the Oil and Gas Authority (a) must or (b) may take into account the effect of oil and gas developments on the UK’s carbon emissions and commitments as a signatory to the Paris Agreement when making such decisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 191274 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 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The remit of the Oil and Gas Authority is to Maximise the Economic Recovery of Petroleum from the UKCS (MER UK). The Energy Act 2016 sets out matters to which the OGA must have regard whilst exercising its functions.</p><p> </p><p><em><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/20/section/8/enacted" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/20/section/8/enacted</a></em></p><p><em> </em></p><p>Greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the UK’s economy are taken into account when assessing our performance against the carbon budgets and the UK remains committed to the Paris Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this, we have requested that they provide evidence on how reductions in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations might be delivered in key sectors of the economy and we will consider their advice carefully when it is received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T17:03:15.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:03:15.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this