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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Warranties: Compensation (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The liquidation of the companies involved in the cashback scheme is ongoing. The liquidators have the right to take action against the company if they consider the cashback scheme created an obligation to fund any liabilities. My hon. Friend from Grantham and Stamford is meeting the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group to discuss their findings shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing Industries: Employment (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: We are creating a highly competitive business environment to make the UK an attractive location for advanced manufacturing investment, boosting skills and protecting spending on innovation and cutting edge manufacturing technologies. This drives the strong productivity growth, and exports, that will sustain the UK as a leading manufacturing nation.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 21 April 2016 There are 2439 core full time equivalent civil servants working in BIS, including Sheffield and other locations. The Northern Powerhouse is a key ambition of this Government which requires input from officials across BIS and other Government Departments, across a wide range of policy areas. This supports places across the North to work...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Under a contract-based approach, fees would still be prescribed in fee orders made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and set before Parliament. Under a regulator-based approach, fees would be controlled by the regulator.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tata Steel (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Tata Group plc is a Strategic Relationship-Managed company and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is the Contact Minister. He has had regular meetings with the company, including during the Prime Minister of India’s visit to the UK in November 2015. BIS Ministers have held discussions and corresponded with Tata Group plc on a regular basis...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: There are 2439 core full time equivalent civil servants working in BIS, including Sheffield and other locations. The Northern Powerhouse is a key ambition of this Government which requires input from officials across BIS and other Government Departments, across a wide range of policy areas. This supports places across the North to work collaboratively to direct and benefit from the Northern...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government’s position, set out in the answers to Questions 27493 and 27494, is based on the wording of the treaties (Article 52 of the Treaty on European Union, Article 355 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the 1972 Treaty of Accession of Denmark, Ireland and the UK to the European Economic Community) and the longstanding practice of the UK. Article 29 of the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: International Assistance (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government intends to produce a report in due course that will set out how the UK is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Under the 2009 Vehicle Scrappage Scheme (VSS) claims were made for 392227 vehicles. A breakdown of that figure by make and model is available on our website, gov.uk. In order for a claim to be made under the VSS, a Certificate of Destruction (CoD), issued by an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) for the old vehicle had to be provided by the car dealer to the manufacturer. Beyond the CoD, the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Helicopters (28 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: We are working with the UK aerospace industry to sustain and grow helicopter capability through the Aerospace Growth Partnership and the Defence Growth Partnership, both of which bring Government and industry together to tackle barriers to growth, boost exports and grow high value jobs. Through this work we are supporting the industry’s private investment in technology, competitiveness,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pubs Code Adjudicator (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 25 April 2016 The Pubs Code Adjudicator has been appointed by the Secretary of State to arbitrate alleged breaches of the statutory obligations set out in the Pubs Code. The Adjudicator will therefore be operating within the statutory framework provided in the SBEE Act and Pubs Code regulations. The parties to an alleged breach of the Pubs Code are not...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Women's Business Council (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 26 April 2016 The Government Equalities Office lead on supporting the work of the Women’s Business Council. We support the aim of the Council to maximise the contribution of women to economic growth and we are working to ensure we create the right environment for everyone, including women, to set up and grow their own businesses. Women are able to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Dumping (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Anti-dumping policy is agreed at EU level so all EU member states adopt identical trade measures to protect EU industry from dumping. These measures are only imposed following an investigation by the European Commission, which in turn must be prompted by a complaint from European industry. The EU currently has 37 anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures in place on steel and steel products. ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Driverless Vehicles: Lasers (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills believes that the General Product Safety Regulations should ensure that lasers used by driverless cars do not present an unacceptable health risk.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing Industries: Employment (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Data on the number and proportion of manufacturing employees in each region and constituent country of the UK is available from the Office for National Statistics Employee Jobs data. Please note that this covers employees only and excludes the self-employed. The data requested is given below. Employee Jobs in Manufacturing by Region and Country of the UK 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Defence: Procurement (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: My Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has regular discussions with my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Defence on a wide variety of issues. My department supports the Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), published last November, which set out the Government’s commitment to get the best value for money for the taxpayer in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Aerospace Industry: South West (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: We work closely with aerospace companies and their representative organisations, in particular the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), in the South West through the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) to tackle barriers to growth, boost exports and grow high value jobs. As part of this work we are investing heavily in the sector to support the industry’s private investment in technology,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: China (26 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: BIS officials have engaged with counterparts in China over the past three years to support the growing UK-China relationship and advance UK interests. During the course of those engagements they received at different times the standard hospitality associated with Government to Government exchanges. In 2010, Cabinet Office issued guidance on Civil Servant receiving gifts and hospitality, which...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses (26 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: It is an established convention that Ministers of one Administration cannot see the documents of a previous Administration. I am therefore unable to provide the information requested by the hon Member. However, the Department continues to improve its data collection so that the full extent of indirect spending with SMEs is captured, working closely with the Crown Commercial Service and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Dumping (25 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Any industry or business can potentially be affected by dumping. Companies in all goods sectors can therefore seek protection from dumping or subsidy through the EU’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy Regulations by providing evidence direct, or through a trade association, to the European Commission. Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy actions by the European Commission have been taken against a...


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