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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Anna Soubry: My officials continue to work with HM Treasury on the establishment of an independent National Infrastructure Commission, including the basis upon which it will consider economic growth and the impact of UK infrastructure on the wider economy. On 30 October, we published guidance – Procurement Policy Note 16/15: Procuring steel in major projects, to ensure that Central Government...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Education: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (25 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: We have protected public services, including education, in all of our trade agreements and will continue to do so in the EU-US free trade agreement, also known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This is non-negotiable. The Government remains committed to providing the best quality education for all children and young people. TTIP will not change this. The government...

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

Anna Soubry: The industrial strategy was launched under the coalition Government in September 2012. The strategy was characterised by support for a number of sectors, in several areas where government action (via investment or otherwise) was identified to have an impact in promoting jobs and growth. These areas were access to finance, support for emerging technologies, creating a pipeline of skilled...

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

Anna Soubry: The Government has a clear strategy for increasing both the value of UK exports, as well as the number of British exporters. This is set out in the Government’s evidence to the BIS Select Committee inquiry into Exports in January 2016. Progress in delivering against the target is reported by the ONS.

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

Anna Soubry: The development of the Pubs Code and the appointment of the Pubs Code Adjudicator were overseen by the Pubs Code and Adjudicator Team. Due to departmental restructuring this team has sat within two different directorates in BIS: the Consumer and Competition Directorate (prior to July 2015 and currently) and Enterprise Directorate (from July 2015 to March 2016).

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

Anna Soubry: The Department is providing support to Mr. Newby to set up the Pubs Code Adjudicator office and prepare for the service it will deliver. The support includes finalising the office location and helping with logistical matters such as staff recruitment, IT provision, communication and stakeholder planning, financial modelling and service design. As the Pubs Code Adjudicator office becomes...

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

Anna Soubry: The Government has not carried out any modelling of the potential effects of a bilateral trade deal between the UK and India.

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

Anna Soubry: Land Registry is currently finalising the Annual Report and Accounts for 2015/16. Once the accounts have been finalised and audited by the National Audit Office, Any payments made will disclosed in their Annual Report and Accounts for 2015/16.

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

Anna Soubry: Reports from 2015 show that the percentage of customers rating Land Registry as good, very good or excellent was 90% in Q3 and 95% in Q4.

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

Anna Soubry: I can confirm that I met with PCS and FDA union representatives on Wednesday 3 February this year.


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