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

Anna Soubry: The following EU Directives related to my Department’s responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law: Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 on recreational craft and personal watercraft and repealing Directive 94/25/EC Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive...

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

Anna Soubry: Plug-in vehicles are generally charged at home and overnight, and so the Government provides grants of up to £500 for the installation of domestic chargepoints. More than 60,000 have been installed to date. The UK also has over 11,000 publicly accessible chargepoints; in streets, car parks and motorway service areas. This includes almost 900 rapid chargepoints that can charge a car in...

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

Anna Soubry: The UK offers one of the most comprehensive packages of support for ultra low emission vehicles in the world, and has committed funding of more than £600m by 2020. This includes plug-in car and van grants, support for recharging infrastructure, a joint government-industry communications campaign, as well as substantial investment in R&D. In addition, the Government and industry are...

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

Anna Soubry: The Government already offers grants of up to £500 towards the cost of installing a chargepoint at home, through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. All available evidence suggests that electric vehicle drivers prefer to charge at home and at work. Reducing the cost of homecharging removes a potential barrier to uptake and allows owners to charge conveniently and at low cost....

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...


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