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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay (19 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: There are no direct employees in this Department paid less than the living wage, either nationally or in Scotland. We do not centrally hold details of the pay levels of staff working for companies contracted by the Department. However on 1 April 2014 my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills confirmed a requirement for companies contracted by the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Advertising (19 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...;4m. Full details of our spend will be published in our Annual Report and Accounts later in the year. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices (19 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: Since the landmark £20 million Post Office Community Fund started accepting applications in June 2014 more than 340 Community post offices have applied for funding. More than 250 of these proposals have been approved to date and of these more than 85 have been completed, bringing significant benefits to communities, customers and subpostmasters across the UK. The fund remains open for...

Equal Pay — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (18 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...from that. Sometimes people’s ideas about what certain careers entail are stuck in another time. We have also worked with the Institute of Physics and the Royal Academy of Engineering to get role models into schools. STEMNET ambassadors, 40% of whom are women, do a fantastic job in encouraging girls to aspire and to get involved and interested in the issues. Part of the problem is...

[John Robertson in the Chair] — Women Entrepreneurs (18 Mar 2015)

Julian Huppert: ...back. We have regressive attitudes in so many areas, and one of those attitudes implies that women cannot and should not be innovators in our economy, that women should not take risks and that women should go for a safer job. I come across that attitude all too often. It is not right, and it has no place in what we are doing. Another issue is imposter syndrome, which has been highlighted...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Advertising (18 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 17th March 2015 by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office (Francis Maude) to Question UIN 227295.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Surveys (18 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: In the 2014 People Survey, 15% of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) respondents declaring a long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability reported that they had personally experienced bullying or harassment at work in the past 12 months. 5% of BIS respondents declaring that they did not have a long-standing physical or mental health condition,...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Surveys (18 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: In the 2014 People Survey, 66% of Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS – which includes the Government Equalities Office) respondents declaring a long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability responded that they were treated fairly at work. 80% of DCMS respondents declaring that they did not have a long-standing physical or mental...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Policy (18 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Government Equalities Office has implemented all of the commitments in the Coalition’s Programme for Government that fall either wholly or in part to us. These were as follows: We will promote equal pay and take a range of measures to end discrimination in the workplace. We will look to promote gender equality on the boards of listed companies We will use our relationships...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Surveys (18 Mar 2015)

Jo Swinson: According to the 2014 staff survey, 9% of staff in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (which includes the Government Equalities Office) reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work. Due to the small numbers of staff involved, the data is not split between disabled or non-disabled staff for data protection purposes.

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)

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