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Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Unfair Dismissal: Compensation (11 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: The Department has not consulted on introducing compensated no fault dismissal. Instead, we issued a call for evidence as a preliminary stage in our evidence-based approach to this policy. In conjunction with this call for evidence, we published international case studies, which are available online at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/employment-matters/docs...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Work Experience: Minimum Wage (11 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: Before August 2011, the Government did not collect information on whether or not the complainant was an intern, volunteer or otherwise working for no pay or expenses only. Since then, this information has been recorded. Up to 31 August 2012, 61 complaints have been referred to HMRC that have been identified as potentially being of this nature. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC's) case management...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Iceland (10 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of an energy interconnector with Iceland; (2) whether his Department has made an assessment of the relative benefits for the UK of an energy interconnector between (a) Iceland and England and (b) Iceland and Scotland.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Internal Trade (10 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: Businesses are ultimately responsible for deciding who they trade with—it is not for the Government to determine the international trading positions of companies looking to export to or import from other countries. The EU is our largest trading partner in terms of both exports and imports, accounting for 47% and 51% respectively.(1) The single market provides British-based companies customs...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Postal Services (10 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: The Department has made a significant financial commitment of £1.34 billion over the current spending period to sustain and modernise the post office network, helping to ensure it can meet the future requirements of its customers, and has made an additional commitment that there will be no programme of closures. Alongside these commitments, Post Office Ltd has set out its ambition to provide...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Houses (10 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), has had no discussions within the last six months with Punch Taverns, Enterprise Inns or other pubcos on their relationships with the tenants and leaseholders of their pubs.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Unions (10 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: Employees in the UK are protected against blacklisting by the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010. The Regulations allow them to bring a case to a civil court or an employment tribunal if they suspect that they have been denied employment, suffered detriment or been unfairly dismissed as a result of the use of an illegal blacklist. As there is no evidence that the...

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

Jo Swinson: We are conducting a Parliament-long employment law review to remove unnecessary burdens on businesses and give them the confidence to grow and create more jobs. Of course, we also remain committed to providing protection for low-paid and vulnerable workers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employee Ownership (6 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: The Government have welcomed the excellent report by Graeme Nuttall, which provided a series of recommendations on how we can promote employee ownership. We will publish a full Government response to his recommendations this autumn. We have already published a call for evidence on the right to request employee ownership, and I encourage any Members who have ideas on it to get in quick as it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: I thank my hon. Friend for his comments; he is a strong campaigner for post offices which we all recognise lie at the heart of many of our communities. He asked me to comment on a live procurement contract, which I hope he will understand I cannot do. There are, however, some reasons to be cheerful. Over the past year, the Government’s services revenue for Post Office Ltd increased for the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Bereavement Benefits (5 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that those who are eligible for bereavement benefits take them up.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Bereavement Benefits (5 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many individuals have claimed bereavement benefit in each of the last five years; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who are eligible for bereavement benefit.

Written Answers — Health: Obesity: Children (5 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission an assessment of the research conducted by the Schools Health Education Unit into the number of girls and boys aged between 14 and 15 years who would like to lose weight; and if he will consider the implications of that research for public health policy.

Scottish Parliament: Humankind Index (5 Sep 2012)

Patrick Harvie: ...thanks to Ken Macintosh for bringing the debate to the chamber and for his recognition of the small role that I played, along with my colleagues Linda Fabiani, David Martin of the Labour Party and Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats, who I expect will be at the Westminster launch of the humankind index when that takes place next month. Over the years, Greens have been banging the drum in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Adoption (3 Sep 2012)

Jo Swinson: One of my constituents, who is here today, has spoken to me about her continued grief at having been forced to give up her son for adoption in the 1970s. Will the Secretary of State take a moment to read about the experience of my constituent, and give her the recognition that she is seeking of the fact that the forced adoption practices that used to exist in this country were traumatic and...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Steroid Drugs: Prosecutions (17 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions there have been under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations for supplying anabolic steroids in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Home Department: Steroid Drugs (17 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on the classification of anabolic steroids.

Written Answers — Health: Steroid Drugs (17 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent steps his Department has taken to inform the public of the health risks of anabolic steroids; how much has been spent to that end in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many people in each region (a) aged under 18 years and (b) in total were treated for poisoning by steroid in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society (13 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the administrators of the Equitable Life Payments Scheme will respond to the letters from the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire of 26 March and 19 April 2012.

Written Answers — Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society (13 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to establish a hotline for hon. Members for the Equitable Life Payments Scheme.


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