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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Textiles: Labelling (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: It is important that consumers have accurate information to enable them to make informed choices when they are buying textile products that contain non-textile parts of animal origin. The 2012 regulations on textile labelling replaced three separate Directives and simplified and improved a complex framework which was difficult to enforce and confusing for business. Responsibility for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: In the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the average hourly rate of pay for White or White British employees is £23.53. For BIS employees that are Black, Asian or other minority ethnic groups (including mixed race), the hourly rate is £20.07. Please note that the above figures reflect the different levels of seniority of the employees that have provided their...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: All of the increased resources in the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate have been allocated to front line posts We have recruited two additional EAS Inspectors and an Operations and Prosecutions Manager, all of whom carry warrant cards and carry out both complaint investigation and targeted enforcement operations in high risk areas.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The resources in Employment Agency Standards (EAS) have doubled this year and will increase again in the next financial year. All of the staff in the EAS Inspectorate carry out both complaint investigation and targeted enforcement operations in high risk areas.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agencies: Inspections (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: Across the agencies visited in Sheffield in February, the following potential breaches of the Conduct Regulations were found: Regulation 5 – Cannot make the provision of work-finding conditionally upon buying goods or services supplied by the agency Regulation 10 – Transfer fees for a temporary worker moving to a permanent position with a hirer or third party Regulation 13...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agencies: Inspections (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The most common breaches of the obligations under the Conduct Regulations are: Regulation 12 - Withholding payment for work undertaken Regulation 13 – Information to be given in writing about goods or services provided by the agency Regulation 14 – Terms to be agreed with a work-seeker Regulation 15 – Specific information to be contained in the terms agreed under...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The resources in EAS have doubled this year and will increase again in the next financial year. Since November 2014, three staff who were on loan to HMRC have returned to EAS. We are currently undertaking a recruitment exercise to further increase EAS resources and the remaining EAS staff on loan may apply to return if they choose.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Law (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: Since making the Reports on Payments to Government Regulations and the introduction of the Financial Conduct Authority rules in December 2014 the government has continued to have discussions with all stakeholders. The most recent meeting between the department, civil society and industry representatives was held in February 2015. I have since spoken to representatives from the Publish What...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arts: Pay (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: We are committed to improving compliance with the National Minimum Wage. We do not currently have plans to publish guidance for individual sectors; however we will carefully consider the Low Pay Commissions (LPC) recommendations. We continue to work with the LPC and HMRC to ensure we provide clear and comprehensive information on the minimum wage rules, particularly in those sectors...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Houses (26 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: This Government is committed to supporting a fair and flourishing pubs sector. We have scrapped the beer duty escalator, and in Budget 2015 we cut beer duty for the third year in a row. Through the Community Right to Bid, we are giving community organisations in England a better chance to save their local pub by listing it as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). And, from 6 April, we will...

Deferred Division: Infrastructure Planning (25 Mar 2015)

...The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Danny Alexander David Amess Stuart Andrew Mr James Arbuthnot Steve Baker Sir Tony Baldry Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay Gregory Barker John Baron Gavin Barwell Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Paul Beresford Jake Berry Andrew Bingham Gordon Birtwistle Bob Blackman Nicola Blackwood Nick Boles Peter Bone Peter Bottomley Karen Bradley...

Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 (25 Mar 2015)

...Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Danny Alexander David Amess Stuart Andrew Mr James Arbuthnot Richard Bacon Norman Baker Steve Baker Sir Tony Baldry Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay Gregory Barker John Baron Gavin Barwell Guto Bebb Sir Alan Beith Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry Andrew Bingham Brian Binley Bob Blackman Nicola Blackwood Crispin Blunt Nick Boles Peter...

Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 (25 Mar 2015)

Division number 185 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Diane Abbott Debbie Abrahams Mr Douglas Alexander Heidi Alexander Rushanara Ali Graham Allen David Anderson Jonathan Ashworth Ian Austin Adrian Bailey William Bain Ed Balls Gordon Banks Kevin Barron Hugh Bayley Margaret Beckett Dame Anne Begg Hilary Benn Joe Benton Luciana Berger Clive Betts Roberta Blackman-Woods Paul...

Bill Presented: New Clause 1 — Report on impact of value added tax (25 Mar 2015)

Division number 184 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Diane Abbott Debbie Abrahams Mr Douglas Alexander Heidi Alexander Rushanara Ali Graham Allen David Anderson Jonathan Ashworth Ian Austin Adrian Bailey William Bain Ed Balls Gordon Banks Kevin Barron Hugh Bayley Margaret Beckett Dame Anne Begg Hilary Benn Joe Benton Luciana Berger Clive Betts Roberta Blackman-Woods Paul...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Natural History Museum (25 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is in regular contact with the Natural History Museum and, following its recent collaboration with Marks and Spencer on a dinosaur-themed clothing line, the Museum has confirmed it is working with the retailer to expand the range to include products for girls. Products in the Museum shop are displayed without gender differentiation for children and...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (24 Mar 2015)

...-Brown Thérèse Coffey Damian Collins Oliver Colvile Geoffrey Cox Stephen Crabb Tracey Crouch David T. C. (Monmouth) Davies Glyn Davies Philip Davies Mr David Davis Nick de Bois Caroline Dinenage Jonathan Djanogly Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax James Duddridge Sir Alan Duncan Mr Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Michael Ellis Jane Ellison Tobias Ellwood Charlie Elphicke George...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Clause 41 — The Pubs Code (24 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...the officials who have worked tirelessly on this—not one of the more straightforward policy areas in the Department—over the last few months. I owe them a great deal of thanks for the wonderful job they have done. There are issues still to be wrangled over come the secondary legislation stage, but I do not know whether I will be the Minister or if somebody else will have the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff (24 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: Table 1 gives the proportion of staff in each ethnic group in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. These proportions are statistical estimates derived from the 2014 Civil Service People Survey. Table 1: Ethnicity of staff in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Ethnicity Estimated Proportion White or White British 77% Asian or Asian British 5% ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Easter (24 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills does not intend to bring the Easter Act 1928 into force in the near future. The Easter Act 1928 would set the date for Easter to fall on a Sunday between 9 and 15 April each year. The Easter Act 1928 remains on the Statute Book, but has not been brought into force. To do so would require an Order in Council, with the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Ict (24 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: Staff are not prevented from downloading any news applications for use on their work-provided phones and tablets.


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