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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Solicitors (11 Mar 2024)

Mike Freer: In responding to the Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review (CLAIR), we increased fees for solicitors by 15% in the police station and magistrates’ court, and uplifted the basic elements of the Litigators’ Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) by 15%. We chose not to uplift the pages of prosecution evidence and trial length elements of the LGFS, because we were considering reforms aimed at removing...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood Cancer: Drugs ( 7 Mar 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a statement in November 2023 that clarifies the circumstances under which it will not prioritise enforcement action against drug firms when they implement a specific negotiation framework, to make more combination therapies available on the National Health Service. The statement is available at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Families ( 7 Mar 2024)

Jo Churchill: ...Housing Allowance rates to the 30th percentile of local market rents in April 2024, benefiting 1.6 million low-income households. With over 900,000 vacancies across the UK, our focus remains firmly on supporting parents to move into and progress in work, an approach which is based on clear evidence about the importance of parental employment - particularly where it is full-time - in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Members: Correspondence ( 7 Mar 2024)

Beth Winter: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of August 2023 from the constituent of the hon. Member for Cynon Valley, Michael O’Brien, sent via his solicitor.

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank of England: Climate Change and Environment Protection ( 7 Mar 2024)

Bim Afolami: ...by ensuring the regulators must have regard to the government’s commitment to achieve these targets when discharging their functions. This principle does not create any specific requirements on firms. Rather, they are expected to inform the future work of the regulators.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Digital Technology: Small Businesses ( 6 Mar 2024)

Kevin Hollinrake: Since the closure of the Help to Grow: Digital scheme in 2023 we have been considering how best to help small businesses to adopt basic digital technologies. We know digital tools can improve firm-level productivity and a businesses’ ability to grow. This is why in the Autumn Statement we announced that we would be setting up an industry-led taskforce to rapidly explore how best to...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Dual Use Goods and Technologies: Russia ( 6 Mar 2024)

Nusrat Ghani: ...measures are effective. There are legal obligations on all businesses in the UK and all UK citizens to comply with the sanctions regime. HMG will not hesitate to act if it finds evidence that any firms are not complying. Officials in the Export Control Joint Unit, in collaboration with the Research Collaboration Advice Team in DSIT - which advises research institutions on national security...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Oil ( 6 Mar 2024)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: The UK, alongside the G7 and Australia, has banned the import of Russian oil and oil products. We have also created the Oil Price Cap which prohibits UK and G7+ firms from providing services facilitating the maritime transport of Russian oil and oil products to third countries above that Cap. Importers must provide proof of origin to relevant UK enforcement authorities, to demonstrate that...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Israel: Palestinians ( 6 Mar 2024)

Victoria Prentis: I visited Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories between 14 and 16 February 2024. In Israel, I met with the Israeli Attorney General, lawyers for the Israeli Defence Force, and the President of the Supreme Court. In the West Bank, I met with the Palestinian Attorney General and the Prime Minister. I held frank discussions in which I emphasised the importance of International...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising ( 6 Mar 2024)

Stuart Andrew: ...approach which tackles aggressive advertising that is most likely to appeal to children, while recognising that advertising is an entirely legitimate commercial practice for responsible gambling firms. Last year, HM Government published a White Paper on gambling which outlined a comprehensive package of reforms to make gambling safer following an exhaustive assessment of the evidence,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Small Businesses ( 5 Mar 2024)

Bim Afolami: ...evidence to help the Government understand where account closures and refusals are happening and why. The FCA published their initial findings on 19 September, and are doing further work with firms to verify the data and to better understand the reasons behind account refusals. In addition, the Treasury is continuing to engage with industry to understand any existing or emerging issues...

Written Answers — Treasury: Timesharing: Misrepresentation ( 5 Mar 2024)

Bim Afolami: ...body established to provide consumers and small businesses with a free, independent service that enables the proportionate, prompt and informal resolution of disputes with financial services firms. Although the Treasury sets the legal framework for the regulation of financial services, it has no investigative powers of its own and cannot intervene in individual cases. The Financial...

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Internet: Disinformation ( 5 Mar 2024)

Saqib Bhatti: Ofcom will have regular discussions with firms within its regulatory remit, details of those meetings are a matter for Ofcom as the independent regulator. Under the Online Safety Act, Ofcom will have responsibility for regulating in-scope companies to ensure they are effectively taking action against illegal disinformation online and disinformation which intersects with the Act’s named...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession: Trade Unions ( 4 Mar 2024)

Kim Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require law firms to recognise trade unions.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: New Businesses: Investment ( 1 Mar 2024)

Kevin Hollinrake: ...angel investments. Other options include self-certifying as a sophisticated investor through membership of an angel group or syndicate for at least six months, or accessing investments through a firm authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. HM Treasury sponsors the relevant legislation and hence the Department for Business and Trade has not sought to assess the equality impact of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Government Assistance ( 1 Mar 2024)

Jo Churchill: ...raising the Local Housing Allowance rates to the 30th percentile of local market rents, benefiting 1.6 million low-income households. With over 900,000 vacancies across the UK, our focus remains firmly on supporting people to move into and progress in work, an approach which is based on clear evidence about the importance of employment - particularly where it is full-time - in...

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Access (29 Feb 2024)

Bim Afolami: The Government believes that all customers, wherever they live, should have appropriate access to banking and cash services, and is monitoring this issue closely. It is imperative that firms recognise the needs of all their customers, including those who need to use in-person services. UK banking customers can access banking services through a number of different channels. This includes in...

Written Answers — Treasury: Companies: Stocks and Shares (29 Feb 2024)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...includes delivering on the recommendations of Lord Hill’s UK Listing Review, and the commitments in the Chancellor’s Mansion House and Edinburgh reforms. These reforms will make it easier for firms to list and raise more capital quickly in the UK. These reforms have been welcomed by industry and will ensure that the UK continues to support innovative firms to list and grow on UK markets.

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services: Climate Change (29 Feb 2024)

Baroness Drake: ...of the model ... [including the fact that] there is a higher number of independent transmission channels than previously thought and a lack of historical data", and the need to "anticipate a firm's reaction to climate change over the longer term".

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Palestinians: Internally Displaced People (28 Feb 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: The Government firmly rejects any suggestion of the resettlement of Palestinians outside of Gaza. Gaza is Occupied Palestinian Territory and will be part of a future Palestinian state. We support a two-state solution that guarantees security and stability for both the Israeli and Palestinian people. We want the fighting to stop now. We are calling for an immediate pause to get aid in and...


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