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Premier Motor Auctions (17 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries. I congratulate the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Austin Mitchell) on securing the debate. I recall, as he mentioned, that we debated this subject in November 2013. The fact that he has returned to it for discussion today is testament to his tenacity and willingness to pursue the matter raised by his constituent, Mr...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Protection from slavery for overseas domestic workers (17 Mar 2015)

...Damian Collins Oliver Colvile Geoffrey Cox Stephen Crabb Mike Crockart Tracey Crouch Mr Edward Davey David T. C. (Monmouth) Davies Glyn Davies Philip Davies Mr David Davis Nick de Bois Caroline Dinenage Jonathan Djanogly Nadine Dorries Richard Drax James Duddridge Mr Iain Duncan Smith Michael Ellis Jane Ellison Tobias Ellwood Charlie Elphicke George Eustice Graham Evans Jonathan Evans...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Surveys (17 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: In the 2014 People Survey, 71% of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) respondents declaring a long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability responded that they were treated fairly at work. 80% of BIS respondents declaring that they did not have a long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability responded that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Money Lenders (17 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold information relating to changes in the number of people using illegal lending sources as a result of new regulations and the annual levy on payday loan companies. However, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) works closely with the national Trading Standards Illegal Money Lending Teams (IMLTs) across the UK to monitor trends and police the market, and both have...

Delegated Legislation: New Clause 1 — TfL assets for development (disclosure) (16 Mar 2015)

Division number 177 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye David Anderson Katy Clark Paul Flynn Roger Godsiff John McDonnell Grahame M. (Easington) Morris George Mudie Dennis Skinner George Galloway (teller) Jeremy Corbyn (teller) No Stuart Andrew Mr James Arbuthnot Norman Baker Steve Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay Sir Alan Beith Paul Beresford Jake Berry Andrew Bingham Bob...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Advertising (16 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department has been responsible for running some major campaigns over the course of this financial year. These include promoting the take up and increasing awareness of apprenticeships via the Get in, Go Far campaign and increasing awareness of rights for flexible working and shared parental leave. We have also encouraged businesses to grow and take advantage of support that is available...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: LighterLife UK (16 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, has received no representations on LighterLife UK's business practices.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: LighterLife UK (16 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has received no representations from LighterLife UK franchise on that company’s business practices.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff (12 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: Employment status is a complicated issue affecting many areas of employment law. As such a number of teams from across the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been feeding into the employment status review.

Deferred Division: Public Health (11 Mar 2015)

...Rehman Chishti Greg Clark Katy Clark Mr Tom Clarke Ann Clwyd Vernon Coaker Ann Coffey Rosie Cooper Yvette Cooper Jeremy Corbyn Geoffrey Cox Mary Creagh Stella Creasy Mike Crockart Tracey Crouch Jon Cruddas Alex Cunningham Jim Cunningham Tony Cunningham Margaret Curran Nic Dakin Mr Alistair Darling Mr Edward Davey Wayne David Ian Davidson Geraint Davies Mr John Denham Frank Dobson Mr Nigel...

Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No.3): Clause 1 — Health and safety at work: general duty of self-employed persons (10 Mar 2015)

...173 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Debbie Abrahams Mr Douglas Alexander Heidi Alexander Rushanara Ali David Anderson Ian Austin Adrian Bailey William Bain Ed Balls Dame Anne Begg Joe Benton Luciana Berger Clive Betts Paul Blomfield Mr David Blunkett Mr Ben Bradshaw Kevin Brennan Mr Nicholas Brown Russell Brown Karen Buck Andy Burnham Mr Alan Campbell Ronnie Campbell...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Procurement (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Government has overhauled public procurement to open it up to businesses of all sizes. On 25 February 2015, we announced that central government spent an unprecedented £11.4 billion with SMEs in 2013-14, a record 26.1% of direct and indirect spend. This meets our aspiration, set in 2010, that 25% of government procurement spend would be with SMEs by the end of this Parliament. The...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Billing (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: In the period April 2014 to February 2015 the core Department paid 96% of undisputed invoices within 5 days. Figures for non-departmental public bodies are not held centrally and Departmental Agencies have been asked to respond separately. Their responses are attached. Responses from BIS agencies. (PDF Document, 1.11 MB)

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Billing (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not record or hold details, for itself or for its non-departmental public bodies, of the number of suppliers that are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code. Departmental Agencies have been asked to respond separately. Their responses are attached. Responses from BIS agencies. (PDF Document, 1.03 MB) Response from the Insolvency Service (PDF Document,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Money Lenders (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) and Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) have been responsible for tackling Illegal Money Lending since April 2012. They collect and report information on their work to the Department by financial year. Convictions for Illegal Money Lending since April 2012: Team 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 (to 4/3/2015) England 34 55 36 Wales 2 2 5 ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Billing (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department’s standard terms and conditions requires that where a contactor/supplier uses a sub-contractor a provision is included which requires the contractor/supplier to pay for any goods or services within 30 days of the contractor/supplier receiving a correct invoice from the sub-contractor. The Department fully supports the need for its suppliers to pay sub-contractors...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Billing (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold details, for itself or for its non-departmental public bodies, of the proportion of suppliers that pay subcontractors within 30 days. Departmental Agencies have been asked to respond separately. Their responses are attached. Responses from BIS agencies. (PDF Document, 1.18 MB)

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Directors (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...General (DG), Business and Local Growth Howard Orme – DG, Finance and Commercial Philippa Lloyd – DG, People and Strategy Rachel Sandby-Thomas – DG, Legal, Enterprise and Skills Sam Beckett – DG, Economics and Markets Sir John O’Reilly – DG, Knowledge and Innovation Mark Russell – CEO, Shareholder Executive Crispin Simon –...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Mental Illness (10 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: Since signing the Pledge the Department has been actively engaging employees at all levels in a wide range of positively regarded and innovative initiatives. Focussing on building awareness and capability, this has included: • introducing a mental health buddies scheme for managers; • running workshops on managing employees with mental health illnesses; • championing...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords]: Secondary ticketing platforms (9 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) and my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Mike Weatherley) on their tireless work on this issue. They should be pleased with the outcome that they have managed to achieve. I want to address two points that came up in the debate. The first was the question, “Why now?”, and the second was about the CMA....


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