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Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Nicholas Boles: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I am no cricket fan, but may I tell my right hon. Friend that that was a performance worthy of Geoffrey Boycott? May I ask her to clarify an important point? When it comes to the settling of the accounts—the second batch of payments—it is little understood among my constituents that these payments will be made over 20 or 30 years as they fall due, and that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homes: Construction (30 Oct 2017)

Nicholas Boles: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. It is good to be back. The Government have made remarkable progress in cutting the deficit from the 10.5% of GDP that we inherited in 2010 to 2.5% now. May I therefore urge everyone to back the Secretary of State’s call for special borrowing to put in place the infrastructure that will unlock the hundreds of thousands of extra houses that we need? This...

Baby Loss (13 Oct 2016)

Nicholas Boles: My hon. Friend is making a wonderful, wonderful speech and I am very glad to be involved in this debate. I am here because of my constituent Rolf Dalhaug, who lost one of his twin sons, Thor, due to some mistakes during birth. He is particularly concerned that we should take on board the messages in the report to which my hon. Friend has referred about the importance of learning and reviews....

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Leaving the EU (12 Oct 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Mr Speaker, I just hope that you did not reduce the time limit simply because you saw me standing up eagerly hoping to speak. This is my first speech from the Back Benches since leaving the Government, and I rise to contribute to what has been a good and interesting debate. I am pleased that the Government’s amendment makes it clear that they have no intention or desire to stop the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Staff Recruitment and Retention (11 Oct 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Staff shortages this summer led United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to introduce a temporary closure of Grantham A&E, causing huge concern to my constituents. Will the Secretary of State agree to meet me and Jody Clark, the founder of a local campaign group, to discuss how we can resolve this unacceptable situation?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (8 Sep 2016)

Nicholas Boles: 60 employers responded to the National Minimum Wage campaign announced by HM Revenue and Customs on 29 July 2015. Between them, these employers voluntarily disclosed arrears of £786,038 owed to 4869 workers. In 2015/16 819 employers were issued with a Notice of Underpayment (NoU), and of this number, 814 were issued with a penalty. The combined penalties issued to these employers...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (8 Sep 2016)

Nicholas Boles: In total 60 employers responded to the National Minimum Wage campaign announced by HM Revenue and Customs on 29 July 2015. Between them, these employers voluntarily disclosed arrears of £786,038 owed to 4869 workers. 56 employers voluntarily disclosed arrears of £742,587 owed to 4875 workers. A further 4 employers voluntarily also disclosed arrears of £43,451 owed to 36...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment: Young People (14 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The result of the EU referendum has raised many questions, for all our stakeholders and citizens. However, nothing changes in the immediate term. We will continue taking forward the important legislation that we set before Parliament in the Queen’s Speech, including the Higher Education and Research Bill. We will also continue with our further education reform programme. On Friday 8...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Adult Education (14 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is only able to provide information on overall funding made available for adult learning provision. It does not hold information on learners who pay for provision.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Greater Manchester (14 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Area reviews are about ensuring post 16 institutions are in the best state possible to meet the economic and educational needs of their areas and financially resilient for the long term. Colleges will be able to invest any savings created through implementation of area review recommendations in improved front line services, including better delivery of apprenticeships and higher level skills....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Taxation (12 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: An impact note on the apprenticeship levy is available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-le vy/apprenticeship-levy. The levy will apply to all employers in all sectors with a paybill above £3million with no exceptions. The Government will support all employers in using the levy funds to invest in apprenticeships and the Department for Business...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Post-16 Skills Plan (11 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: As a country, one of the most important challenges we face is reforming the skills system. Such reform is crucial if we are to ensure our country’s future prosperity and improve the life chances of millions of people. We have a critical need for highly skilled people, trained effectively, to grow the economy and raise productivity. Weaknesses in the UK’s skills base have...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Skilled Workers: Recruitment (7 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government is committed to ensuring that the UK remains open for business and continues to grow and thrive. On the domestic front we’re investing in boosting the skills of the workforce by increasing the quality and quantity of apprenticeships in England, to reach a commitment of 3 million new apprenticeship starts by 2020. An apprenticeship levy will be introduced from April 2017...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Work Experience (5 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: We want young people to have opportunities to engage with employers and the world of work throughout their education. This should be an age appropriate approach which begins with work discovery activities in primary school. We recognise that older children will benefit from an increasing range of employer interventions including inspiring talks, mentoring and work experience. That is why the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Work Experience (4 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has no current plans to quantify the number of paid and unpaid interns. There is no legal definition of an intern, but all those who qualify as ‘workers’ are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Work Experience (4 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has no plans to create a legal or standard definition of an internship. Depending on the reality of the employment relationship an intern could be classed as a worker, an employee or a volunteer.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Special Educational Needs (4 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Supported internships offer young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities a clear pathway into employment, including apprenticeships, by equipping them with the skills they need for work. Since September 2013, all qualified post-16 education providers in England can deliver supported internships. To encourage employers to hire apprentices, the Government funds apprenticeship...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Graduates (4 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Currently the apprenticeship funding rules allow a university graduate to take an apprenticeship standard at a higher level than their current qualification. Further detail on the proposed funding rules that will apply from 2017-18 will be published shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Young People: Minimum Wage (4 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The priority for younger workers is to secure work and gain experience so that they can compete in the labour market. The wages of younger workers will continue to be underpinned by the National Minimum Wage as recommended by the Low Pay Commission at the highest possible level without costing jobs. Earlier this year the Government accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Packaging: Electronic Equipment (29 Jun 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government concluded its review of the enforcement provisions of the Consumer Protection against Unfair Trading Regulations (2008) in respect of copycat packaging in October 2015, and the Minister of State for Skills discussed the review with the British Brands Group the following month. The Intellectual Property Office have subsequently been working with industry stakeholders to deliver...


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