All 16 results for "enterprise and regulatory reform bill" speaker:Jo Swinson

Public Bill Committee: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Clause 136 - Financial penalty for failure to pay sums ordered by employment tribunal etc (4 Nov 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...and the proposed Opposition amendments to it. When I took over this role from my right hon. Friend the Member for North Norfolk, who has been referred to, we were in the middle of the passage of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which is now an Act. I recall having a meeting about employment tribunals and the awards that were made. I vividly remember being absolutely astonished...

Written Answers — Justice: Disclosure of Information (24 Apr 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...well overall and in keeping with a recent commitment, will shortly be issuing a call for evidence to establish if there is a case for making changes further to the ones already included in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: Clause 87 - Shared parental leave (23 Apr 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...appreciate the flexibility that you, Mr Havard, and Members have shown by allowing us to start this sitting a little later to enable me to deal with business on the Floor of the House regarding the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which happily has concluded slightly earlier than we had expected. I was responding to the hon. Member for Manchester Central on amendments 325 to 328 and...

Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Amendment): Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights (23 Apr 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...earlier this morning in relation to Lords amendment 37 on the issue of caste. I shall come to that issue in a second or two. We are returning to the discussion on the equality provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which were debated in the other place yesterday. We have paid regard to the strong views and concerns that were expressed in that debate, and have tabled...

Women and Equalities: Earnings: Gender (18 Apr 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...in pursuing this matter. Of course, we have not ruled out commencing that part of the 2010 Act at some future point, and we have also brought forward legislation—this measure is set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill—that will force organisations found guilty of breaching equal pay laws to conduct equal pay audits. I think that there is a clear message to be sent to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: Political Opinions (Dismissal) (14 Feb 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...or opinion. Having considered the judgment, the Government have decided not to appeal this decision. To bring our legislation into line with the ruling, we have tabled an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, currently before the House of Lords. This amendment exempts claimants who allege that their dismissal was on the grounds of political opinion or affiliation from the...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (13 Feb 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...Act 1988. There are no plans for the Secretary of State to make a statement on this letter. The Government's position on the repeal of section 52 has been set out in parliamentary debate on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Copyright (4 Feb 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...A modern, robust and flexible framework” the Government intends to introduce measures in the smallest possible number of statutory instruments. However, in the recent committee stage debate of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill the Minister for Intellectual Property, my noble Friend Viscount Younger of Leckie committed to look at how statutory instruments can be structured, when...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Law Review (17 Jan 2013)

Jo Swinson: ...regulatory framework for employment agencies and employment businesses. Our response to the ending the employment relationship consultation details how we will support the legislative changes in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill regarding the inadmissibility of offers of settlement in unfair dismissal claims at employment tribunal, and a power to increase or decrease the limit on...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Tribunals Service (7 Jan 2013)

Jo Swinson: While the Department is not able to prevent parties at an employment tribunal from making trivial justifications there are measures it is taking as part of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to improve the ability of the tribunal to take actions against parties that make claims or responses that have little or no reasonable prospect of success. Current legislation allows tribunals to...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Music: Licensing (24 Oct 2012)

Jo Swinson: ...and Growth, that collecting societies be regulated through codes of conduct that enshrine minimum standards of fairness and transparency and which govern their relations with licensees.” The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill currently being taken through Parliament would provide the Government with a power to enforce a statutory code of conduct if self regulation by Collecting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 2) (16 Oct 2012)

Jo Swinson: I beg to move, That the Order of 11 June 2012 (Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows: 1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted. 2. Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in two days. 3. Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table. 4. The proceedings shall (so...

Whistleblowing (11 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: ...best to answer her questions, but if there are any outstanding issues, I will be more than happy to write to her and engage with her in future. No doubt there will be further debate on Report of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which will return to the House of Commons in due course. Whistleblowing is an important issue. It is important to recognise why the Public Interest...

Whistleblowing (11 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: ...proper extra protections it offers, is concerned with a public rather than a private interest. In the autumn statement, we announced we would fix that specific issue, and it will be done through the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The hon. Lady raised a wide range of issues. There are no current plans to review the legislation more widely as the Act is generally operating well and...

Whistleblowing (11 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: ...in the Act are being properly applied, so I will look at the issue. On the whole, we believe that the Public Interest Disclosure Act continues to work well. The change we are making in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will provide clarity for individuals and employers. It will maintain protection for genuine whistleblowers and prevent misuse of the legislation. We remain convinced...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Law (Low-paid and Vulnerable Workers) (6 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: .... I also thank him for his advice. Of course he is right to point out that just removing employment rights is not the way forward. However, impact assessments have been published in respect of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. It is still progressing through this House and the Government intend to make further announcements next week on employment law reform.


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