Results 1–20 of 1981 for speaker:Margot James

Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (2 Nov 2017)

EU Internal Market Sub-Committee: Brexit: competition. 10:00 am; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10:10 AM) Ms Margot James MP, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (17 Oct 2017)

EU Justice Sub-Committee: Brexit: consumer protection rights. 10:30 am; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10:45 AM) Ms Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (13 Oct 2017)

Margot James: Holding answer received on 12 October 2017 The draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill was published for pre-legislative scrutiny on the 12th October 2017. Clause 2 (3) of the draft Bill requires Ofgem to consult certain stakeholders on the methodology. Clause 1 of the draft Bill sets out a requirement for Ofgem to modify the standard licence condition to impose a cap...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Services (13 Oct 2017)

Margot James: The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) oversees of the work of recognised supervisory bodies (RSBs) as the Secretary of State’s delegate and the UK’s competent authority for audit. The FRC is designated for these purposes by the Companies Act 2006 and certain secondary legislation. If the RSBs breach the requirements put in place under that legislation, the FRC can remove the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Utilities (13 Oct 2017)

Margot James: The marketing activities of third party intermediaries in all sectors are subject to regulation, with the Competition and Markets Authority and trading standards having roles in ensuring business customers are not misled, under the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008. We have no current plans to further regulate third party intermediaries for business customers in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: Twelve civil servants in the department are professionally part of the Government Commercial Function with two of those being employed by the Government Commercial Organisation. (a) Nil return. (b) Nil return.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Redundancy (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: In core BEIS, 99 men and 66 women have left the Department or former constituent Departments under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Devolution (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regularly discuss matters of mutual interest with their counterparts in the devolved administrations. The most recent meetings took place on 7 September 2017 when my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and my hon. Friend the Minister for Climate Change and Industry met...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Partnerships: Scotland (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: As I stated in the answer to Question UIN 10360, there are approximately 33,000 Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) registered with Companies House. All registered SLPs are eligible under the terms of the Scottish Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2017. The above regulations also require a Scottish qualifying partnership (SQP) to register with Companies...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Money Laundering (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: Companies House’s role is to incorporate and dissolve limited companies. It registers the information that UK companies are required to disclose and makes it available to the public. Companies House does not have a front-line role in combatting money laundering but it can support and assist law enforcement in their investigations. Company House carries out a number of checks on all...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Company Finance (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: The Department is not responsible for carrying out checks on dividends paid by companies to ensure that they do not exceed their distributable reserves.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Reporting Council (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: The Government has no plans to appoint such a committee. The work of the Financial Reporting Council has been reviewed by committees in both Houses of Parliament and we would expect this to continue.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Audit: Fines (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) agreed a disciplinary scheme with the accountancy professional bodies in 2004 meeting requirements in company law for it to have in place arrangements with the recognised supervisory bodies for the purposes of disciplining auditors. The funding basis for the scheme was that the professional bodies would fund the costs of disciplinary actions and that any...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Registration (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: Companies House does not have powers to verify the authenticity of company directors, secretaries and registered office addresses. However, it does carry out a number of checks on all information received; ensuring it is valid, complete, correctly formatted and in compliance with company filing requirements. The obligation to ensure the information is accurate lies with the company and its...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Registration (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: No action has been taken at this time against the promoters and officers of Magnolia Fundaction UK Ltd for filing inappropriate information in Italian at Companies House. The company has already filed documents providing appropriate information and terminating the inappropriate appointment.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Professional Organisations: Freedom of Information (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: None of the Recognised Professional Bodies who regulate insolvency are subject to Freedom of Information legislation.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Services: Freedom of Information (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: The following bodies are authorised to act as Recognised Supervisory Bodies under the Companies Act 2006: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Chartered Accountants Ireland; The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland; and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. They are independent private bodies and are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: British Home Stores: Insolvency (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: It would not be appropriate for details of the Insolvency Service’s ongoing investigation into BHS to be made public at this point, as that may prejudice the outcome of any criminal or civil cases which arise from it.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 19th September 2017 to Question UIN 10031.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Gratuities (12 Oct 2017)

Margot James: The Government is currently considering next steps in light of responses to the consultation.


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