Results 41–60 of 3818 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Anna Soubry

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.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Retail Trade: Chambers of Commerce (13 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Future High Street Forum, a joint partnership between government and the retail, leisure and property industries, includes major high street retailers and Gloucester First – the Retail Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Forum supports town centres, including market towns, in meeting the changing needs of today’s consumer. The Forum leads a range of work, including a local...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cuba: Overseas Trade (13 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Data on the value of trade in goods between the UK and Cuba are available for the last 10 years from the HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics database. Figures are on a border basis. Data on the value of trade in services between the UK and Cuba are available for the years 2013 and 2014 in the ONS Pink Book 2015. Figures are on a balance of payments (BPM6) basis. Earlier years are not available on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Mark Samworth (13 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Details of Ministerial meetings are published quarterly alongside gifts, hospitality and travel on the GOV.UK website.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Construction: Industry (13 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The main aim of the Pye Tait research is to provide a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the costs and benefits of the contractual practice of holding retentions in construction. My Department is currently working with Pye Tait to finalise this research. It will be published alongside a consultation document later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Building Regulations: Water (13 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: My Department has no direct responsibility for Building Regulations Part G as this falls to the Department for Communities and Local Government and is enforced through local authorities who have a general duty to enforce Building Regulations in their area.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (13 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The thirteenth round of negotiations for the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took place between 20 and 24 April in New York. The next negotiating round is due to take place in July. We are making progress and our ambition remains to reach a political agreement during the Obama presidency. The UK is working for an ambitious agreement that removes remaining tariffs...


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