Results 81–100 of 2734 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Jo Swinson

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Telephone Services: Fees and Charges (19 Jul 2017)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on the planned review of the implementation of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations with regard to the provision of basic rate customer helplines.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Appeals (17 Jul 2017)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for the guidance given to Entry Clearance Officers of the recent Court of Appeal judgment relating to the admission to the UK of adult dependent relatives.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Prevention (26 Jun 2017)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he intends to respond to the consultation on Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes, which closed on 11 November 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Parental Leave (26 Jun 2017)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will commission research to determine the take-up of shared parental leave; and if he will make a statement.

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

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has been carefully analysing the responses to the consultation on the proposed amendments to certain test schedules in the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. The Government response to this consultation was published on 25 March 2015 and can be accessed at www.gov.uk/government/consultations/furniture-fire-safety-re...

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...

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...

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.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Ict (24 Mar 2015)

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


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