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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consumers: Protection (5 Mar 2019)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the long-term protection of UK consumers after their financial support for the UK European Consumer Centre ends in March 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consumers: Protection (5 Mar 2019)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they to ensure that cross-border consumer protection data to inform national and international enforcement continues once funding for the UK European Consumer Centre ends in March 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consumers: Protection (5 Mar 2019)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to replace the UK European Consumer Centre’s role in sharing intelligence within the European enforcement network after March 2020, to ensure that cross-border criminal breaches and so-called "problem" traders are identified and dealt with appropriately.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pay (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the change in real earnings, calculated as nominal earnings growth minus inflation, over the last two years; and what was the change in 2008–10.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Direct Taxation (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much someone earning (1) £15,000, and (2) £150,000, a year would have paid in direct taxation, including income tax and national insurance, in (a) 2009–10 and (b) 2015–16.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Loans (24 Sep 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: We want to ensure that potential learners eligible for loans have the facts they need to make an informed choice. We will use a broad range of routes to communicate with potential learners, including the National Careers Service, colleges and training organisations, employers and trade union representatives. We will also use routes to communicate with specific groups such as prisoners and the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Private Sector: Investment (24 Sep 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government's deficit strategy has helped to deliver near-record low interest rates and our Plan for Growth outlines a comprehensive approach designed to stimulate private sector-led growth. Encouraging investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy is one of four ambitions through which the Government will achieve their economic policy objective of strong and sustainable...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Loans (13 Aug 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: We want to ensure that potential learners eligible for loans have the facts they need to make an informed choice. We will use a broad range of routes to communicate with potential learners, including the National Careers Service, colleges and training organisations, employers and trade union representatives. We will also use routes to communicate with specific groups such as prisoners and the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Private Sector: Investment (13 Aug 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government's deficit strategy has helped to deliver near-record low interest rates and our Plan for Growth outlines a comprehensive approach designed to stimulate private sector-led growth. Encouraging investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy is one of four ambitions through which the Government will achieve their economic policy objective of strong and sustainable...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: State Aid Modernisation (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government strongly support the European Commission's proposals to simplify and streamline the state aid process and to link state aid closely to the growth agenda. We shall engage co-operatively with the Commission on the revision of the individual frameworks and guidelines and ensure that the principles of market failure and proportionality are embedded in the rules.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: State Aid Modernisation (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The European Commission intends that the principal elements of the modernisation package will be in place by the end of 2013. The work will take place in stages. Work is already under way on revision of the regional aid guidelines, and initial work will begin over the autumn on other guidelines including those on risk capital, environmental aid and aid for research, development and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: State Aid Modernisation (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: We do not intend to hold a formal public consultation. We shall however, consult widely on an informal basis. This will include all levels of government and industry bodies. The European Commission will also hold full public consultations on all proposed revisions to frameworks and guidelines. There will therefore be plenty of opportunity for interested parties to have their points included...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: State Aid Modernisation (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: We anticipate that the modernisation process will include a proposal to increase the amount of aid available for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) investment and consultancy available under the general block exemption regulation (GBER). We also expect that the risk capital guidelines will be revised to help bridge the equity gap faced by SMEs. The UK shall also work with the Commission...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Metrication (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: Metric units of measurement were adopted as the primary system of measurement by the public sector and for the majority of trade uses on 1 October 1995. Failure to adopt the metric system would have had a negative effect on the UK's international competitiveness. However, imperial units can continue to be used as supplementary indications alongside metric units for as long as businesses or...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Mergers (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: In certain circumstances, where it would otherwise be uncertain as to whether the Enterprise Act 2002 general merger control regime for enterprises in the UK would apply to cases involving NHS foundation trusts, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 applies the Enterprise Act 2002 merger control provisions to NHS foundation trusts. These circumstances are where two or more NHS foundation trusts...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cleaning and Support Services Association (23 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: I am grateful to the Cleaning and Support Services Association for its recent report Employment Growth: The Case for Cleaning. Officials would be happy to discuss the paper further with the association. It covers a number of areas of policy, such as reviewing burdensome regulation, where the Government are already taking specific actions to support business growth.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Principal Regulators (23 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Secretary of State for Education was appointed as the principal regulator for sixth form colleges with effect from 1 August 2011. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is working closely with the Cabinet Office to identify and appoint a principal regulator for further education colleges. Due to the large number of exempt charities, the Cabinet Office has been working to a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Patents (23 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: UK patent legislation does not permit the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to apply different criteria to applications for patents according to the size of company involved. However, its patent granting processes are certified to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008, and the IPO does try to tailor how it delivers its services to meet the needs of its customers, including small...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Manufactured Goods (18 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government have no current plans to undertake a comprehensive formal assessment of UK legislation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Bogus Colleges (18 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: I assume the noble Lord is referring to the sudden closure last year of a number of independent colleges that recruited mainly international students following changes in the UK Border Agency's requirements for international recruitment. Privately-funded colleges, run as education businesses, are not required to register with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, neither are...


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