Results 61–80 of 3818 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Anna Soubry

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements (10 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Trade policy is an EU competence. The European Commission conducts trade negotiations on behalf of the EU and its Member States. It does this working closely with the Member States and the European Parliament. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) leads the cross-Whitehall effort to influence the EU’s negotiating position in trade negotiations and ensure this reflects...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries (9 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 23 May 2016 The information requested is set out below and covers the closures and sales of primary steel making plants in the UK. Steel Plant Closed (A) Steel Plant Bought by New Owner (B) Alphasteel, Newport (2007) Libala, Newport (2008) Teeside Cast Products, Redcar (2010) SSI, Redcar (2011) Thamesteel, Sheerness (2012) Liberty Group,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Houses (9 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Yes. Lease renewal and rent review will remain trigger points for the ‘Market Rent Only’ option procedure in the revised regulations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Houses (9 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government is working hard to bring the Pubs Code etc Regulations 2016 into force as soon as possible. We have drafted the necessary technical corrections, and will lay a revised draft as soon as possible. The Code will come in to force following Parliamentary scrutiny. The Pubs Code (Fees, Costs and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2016 will be laid at the same time.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Houses (9 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: No. The Government does not plan to make any material changes to the procedure of the ‘Market Rent Only’ option, once triggered, in the revised regulations. Some technical drafting improvements have been made to Part 6.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (9 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: A Government consultation seeking views on options to move Land Registry operations to the private sector closed on 26 May. We have received views from a large number of businesses and individuals. My department is analysing these responses and the Government will issue a response in due course. No decision has been taken on the future of Land Registry and, as such, no bids have been received.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (9 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 and the Government will issue a response in due course. Anti-fraud and corruption protections are amongst the factors being considered as the Government is committed to tackling corruption and increasing corporate transparency....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (9 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 and the Government will issue a response in due course. Transparency protections are amongst the factors being considered. No decision has been taken on the future of Land Registry.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (9 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: A Government consultation seeking views on options to move Land Registry operations to the private sector closed on 26 May. In that consultation, the Government set out its preference for a contract-based privatisation model, under which statutory fees would still be prescribed in fee orders made by the Secretary of State and set before Parliament. My department is analysing the responses to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (9 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 and the Government will issue a response in due course. Transparency protections are amongst the factors being considered. No decision has been taken on the future of Land Registry.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Sector: Audit (8 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: No such assessment has been made.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Audit: EU Law (8 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government does intend to implement provisions relating to increased tendering as part of the implementation of the EU Audit Regulation and Directive. This is in line with the recommendations of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The Government’s implementation of the EU Audit Directive and Regulation will include measures to require regular tendering of auditor...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Audit: Competition (8 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed its investigation into competition in the market for statutory audits of UK companies in the FTSE 350 in 2013. Since that investigation the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the CMA and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have been working to implement the remedies that the CMA identified to improve competition.The CMA...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing Industries: Employment (8 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government is creating a highly competitive business environment that makes the UK an attractive location for new manufacturing investment and drives strong productivity growth and export success. We have invested £300m over five years in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult to support the commercialisation of the innovation and new technologies that will be crucial to the future of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Directors: Disclosure of Information (7 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 25 May 2016 The Government considers that the date of birth of company directors is an important identifier for those searching the public companies register as it allows searchers to distinguish between individuals with the same, or similar, names. Following feedback from company directors about the availability of their full date of birth on the public...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia (7 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 06 June 2016 Information on arms export licences are published as Official Statistics in the Annual and Quarterly Reports on Strategic Export Controls. These reports contain detailed information on export licences issued, refused or revoked, by destination, including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Companies: Ownership (7 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 06 June 2016 UK companies have been required to keep a record of their people with significant control since the 6th of April and will be required to report this information to Companies House from 30th June.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Service: Corruption (7 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: At the International Anti-Corruption Summit in London on 12 May, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced that we will require foreign companies that own or purchase UK properties or bid on UK Government procurement contracts to provide details of their beneficial owners to a public central register. This will be the first register of its kind in the world. Additionally as of 6 April...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (7 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The next round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will take place in July. The UK reading room will be open in time to access documents related to this round and will be accessible to Members of both Houses and Whitehall officials. Parliamentarians and officials will be required to respect EU rules governing the protection of classified TTIP...


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