Results 141–160 of 300 for "enterprise and regulatory reform bill"

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...

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...

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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: New Clause 12 — Equality Act 2010: third party harassment of employees and applicants (16 Oct 2012)

Steve Pound: On that point, this Bill is called the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, and in a spirit of generosity and open-heartedness I have been trying to identify the coalition Government’s motivation. I can only assume that they believe that industry is like a group of greyhounds, straining at the slips and longing to burst forward in a great explosion of entrepreneurial activity, that are...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Schedule 17 - Unnecessary regulation: miscellaneous (12 Jul 2012)

Iain Wright: ...to ask my hon. Friends to vote against schedule 17. I am confident that, in the face of the slowest recovery out of a global financial crisis and a double-dip recession made in Downing street, an Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill that repeals the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 to ensure that retailers are no longer obliged to notify TV Licensing of sales and rental of TV sets, and that...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Clause 7 - Conciliation before institution of proceedings (28 Jun 2012)

Ian Murray: ...that it is not intended to be. We heard the Government proudly declare before the Queen’s Speech that this Parliament was going to be focused on one thing and one thing only—growth. This Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill could not be less appropriately named. As we discussed in the Committee on Tuesday and earlier this afternoon, it is a ragbag of BIS proposals that have been...

Business of the House: Army 2020 (5 Jul 2012)

Geraint Davies: ...experts that the Welsh forces should not be the first to be considered in this programme. We should consider the ceremonial forces, the Gurkhas and the Scots. Alongside that, the provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will make it much more difficult to recruit people working in small businesses because of the end of tribunals. Does the Secretary of State accept that this...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Clause 57 - Directors’ remuneration: effect of remuneration report (17 Jul 2012)

Iain Wright: ...the Minister for saying that. However, are we setting a new precedent here when it comes to reporting requirements for companies legislation, particularly for quoted companies? We are discussing an Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, but is the Minister saying that to empower shareholders and to reduce reporting and regulatory burdens on companies, we will see a rise in three-yearly...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Contingency Fund (22 Oct 2012)

Lord Marland: ...for Business, Innovation and Skills wishes to recruit a chief executive officer (CEO) for the proposed Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) before Royal Assent has been received for the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which will create the CMA. The CMA CEO will play a critical role in leading the organisational design of the CMA and reform of its competition processes ensuring...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Royal Charter on Press Conduct (18 Mar 2013)

David Cameron: ...today will allow the Bills that had been blocked or amended with concepts of statutory press regulation to be unblocked, including the Defamation Bill, which makes important libel reform, and the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which sets up the green investment bank. As a result, the Government’s legislative programme will be able to proceed. I would therefore be grateful, Mr...

Business of the House (28 Jun 2012)

George Young: The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill is currently going through its stages, and it may be possible to debate the issue raised by my hon. Friend when it returns to the Floor of the House. My hon. Friend is right: the Chancellor and the Business Secretary have asked Lord Heseltine to undertake an independent review of how spending Departments and other relevant public sector bodies...

Defamation Bill — Commons Reasons (23 Apr 2013)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...in the Commons, and therefore I strongly support it. I have some difficulty with the reason, in a sense, because it says that, "the draft Royal Charter ... and ... the Crime and Courts Bill and the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will be sufficient to implement the recommendations in Lord Justice Leveson's report". I think that is completely true. Whether Lord Justice Leveson's...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Green Investment Bank (8 Jan 2013)

Michael Fallon: ...Friend the Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), has had discussions with Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of UK GIB, about the Bank's future ability to borrow. As set out during second reading of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill in the House of Lords, Lord Smith's focus is on building a well run organisation with a good track record worthy of the injection of more capital or...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (6 Mar 2013)

...for Thursday 7 March 2013— after followed by Scottish Government Debate: Integration of Adult Health and Social Care insert followed by Legislative Consent Motion: UK Government Amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill – UK Legislation followed by Public Body Consent Motion: The Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and...

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...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: New Schedule 1 (17 Jul 2012)

Iain Wright: It is entitled “Dated but not bettered”, and I cannot think of a better tribute to him. The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill is still, after 15 sittings, a ragbag Bill. It contains some things with which we agree but also missed opportunities, half-baked and ill thought-through ideas, and policy proposals dusted off the Whitehall shelf. The Bill’s scope to play a part in ushering...

Public Bill Committee: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Oct 2014)

50 Ian Murray: May I take you on to employment tribunals and the failure to pay sums? There was significant debate during the passage of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, about two years ago, about the number of employment tribunal awards that are not paid. Most of that was, of course, to do with insolvency, but some was to do with just not paying. The biggest concern about...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Employment Law (17 Jan 2013)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...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 Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: Competition and Markets Authority (8 Jan 2013)

Vincent Cable: ...of Lord Currie as chair-designate on 3 September 2012. Alex Chisholm will commence his appointment on 25 March 2013. His appointment will be subject to parliamentary processes including the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which establishes the Competition and Markets Authority, receiving Royal Assent and will be for a five-year term. The appointment has been made in accordance...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 1 — Future of intellectual property (12 Mar 2014)

Pete Wishart: ...Google is that we must deal with it. We must ensure that we address the matter. This Bill is good, but thin. I know that the Hargreaves process was dealt with in a number of ways. There has been the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, statutory instruments and of course this Bill. As I have said, this is the first dedicated intellectual property Bill. The response from the design...


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