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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Houses (30 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Pubs Code etc Regulations 2016 and the Pubs Code (Fees, Costs and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2016 were laid in draft before Parliament on 13 June 2016. The Regulations are available from the legislation.gov.uk website. The Regulations are now subject to Parliamentary scrutiny before they come in effect. This scrutiny begins with consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Investment: Treaties (30 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The UK is signatory to over 90 bilateral investment treaties (BITs). The objective of BITs is to provide investors with fair and equitable treatment, protection against discriminatory action and a commitment not to expropriate investments without compensation. The contents of BITs do not provide specific obligations to either investors or states regarding human rights, development or the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: EU Withdrawal (30 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has been keeping in close contact with business since the referendum. My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State made a series of calls on Friday immediately following the result including to the major business representative bodies. On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State held a business...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Recruitment (30 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: As my Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister announced during his statement to the House on 27 June, the Cabinet has agreed the creation of a new EU unit in Whitehall, which will bring together officials and policy expertise from across the Cabinet Office, Treasury, Foreign Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It will report to the whole of the Cabinet on delivering the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff (30 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: There are 40 civil servants in my Department primarily working on trade policy. They are assisted by officials in other Government Departments, notably the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as by other officials within my Department for whom trade policy is not their primary responsibility.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Thameslink Railway Line (29 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Derby Economic Task Force was wound up in July 2012. While a report was not produced, the Derby Economic Task Force completed a programme of work to support Derby during that period of uncertainty.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Investment: Treaties (29 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Treaties, including bilateral investment treaties, that are subject to ratification, approval, acceptance, accession or the mutual notification of completion of procedures are laid before Parliament for scrutiny purposes for a period of 21 parliamentary sitting days under the provisions of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (Part 2: ratification of treaties) which commenced on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU External Trade (28 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Over the last ten years, the EU has initiated, but not yet concluded, preferential trade negotiations with the following countries: United States of America; Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay); the Pacific Community (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu);...

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

Anna Soubry: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Ministers have held a number of meetings with Tata at which a wide range of issues impacting Tata’s business have been raised. These continue to be explored as part of our wider package of Government support for UK Steel. In addition, on 26 May 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions launched a consultation on the options for the British...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing Industries: Iron and Steel (28 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: This Government has taken unprecedented action to help our steel industry. We’re cutting electricity costs by hundreds of millions, tackling unfair trade and are the first EU country to introduce new flexibility in public procurement. We have also offered an unparalleled package of support to secure the long term future of Tata Steel’s UK operations. That is what the steel...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Property: Ownership (27 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: My Department is currently developing the policy detail to be included within the consultation, which we plan to publish later this year. I am not able to commit to a specific date for the consultation at this point.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Billing (27 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: We are implementing a package of measures to support a cultural change to tackle late payment, including the Small Business Commissioner, the duty for large businesses to report on payment practices and support for the voluntary Prompt Payment Code. The Regulations to give effect to the duty to report will be laid for debate early in 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (27 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) requires implementing countries to form a Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) consisting of industry, civil society and government, who work in partnership to implement EITI. The MSG meets every 2 months with the next meeting on 12 July. The UK MSG is currently reviewing the first year’s report and these recommendations form part of that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU External Trade (27 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Of the 596 officials, temporary staff and contract officials working in the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission, the statistical bulletin of the European Commission from February of this year shows that 32 of these were UK nationals, i.e. approximately 5.4%.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Canada: EU External Trade (15 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The EU–Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) could be worth up to £1.3 billion per year to the UK economy. The Government is therefore keen to see the agreement implemented as soon as possible. The Government considers, along with other Member States, that CETA is a “mixed agreement”. This means that CETA can only take full effect once the UK has...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: British Home Stores: Insolvency (14 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 13 June 2016 My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills recently announced plans to expedite this Insolvency Service investigation. It is not appropriate for details of the ongoing investigation to be made public as that may prejudice the outcome of any criminal or civil cases which arise from it. This is long standing...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation (14 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The decision was taken as part of our commitment to creating a department which is simpler, smaller, and better by 2020, including changing our business model and reducing our operating costs and associated headcount by 30 – 40%. The policy landscape will evolve over time and so we are unable to determine now exactly how the 1,500 policy staff we will have in 2020 will be deployed. What...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff (14 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The number of employees of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) headquarters, working in policy roles as at 31 May 2016, are shown in the table below. Some details have changed since the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36974 because of staff movements and people leaving under Voluntary Exit schemes. Policy staff includes all people working in policy directorates as well...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (14 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: No decision on the future of Land Registry has been taken and as such, no bids have been received. The consultation on moving operations of Land Registry to the private sector closed on 26 May and Government are currently reviewing the responses. Until this is completed, no decision will be made.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (14 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: A Government consultation seeking views on options to move Land Registry operations to the private sector closed on 26 May. My department is analysing these responses to help inform a Government decision. The effect on the public purse will also be considered as part of this decision.


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