Results 141–160 of 3823 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Anna Soubry

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tobacco: Retail Trade (10 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has not made an assessment of the impacts of introducing a tobacco licensing regime or an estimate of annual cost. Under the Government’s Better Regulation framework, where regulatory measures that impact on business are being considered, it is the responsibility of the Secretary of State of the Department...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Scottish Power: Misrepresentation (10 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government notes the APPG’s report on Scottish Power and the PowerPlan Cashback Promise. Two investigations have already been undertaken into the ‘cashback companies’ and Scottish Power. The first in 2002 was by the Office of Fair Trading, which made recommendations concerning the rules for customers to claim cashback and which the companies implemented. The second, in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (10 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The European Commission conducts trade negotiations – including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – on behalf of the EU and its Member States. In the UK, the Department, for Business, Innovation and Skills has the lead policy responsibility for TTIP. Ministers and officials are in regular formal and informal contact with officials from the European...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (10 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Investment protection provisions in trade and investment treaties such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aim to protect international investors from discriminatory or unfair treatment by a state. Their investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions allow international investors to bring claims if they think the obligations set out in the treaty have been...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Local Enterprise Partnerships (10 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: We’ve set out clear standards on transparent decision making, which Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) must comply with through their local assurance frameworks. These are verified by their accountable section 151 officers. We commissioned the Government Internal Audit Agency to review the quality of these frameworks, and keep the system under review through annual performance...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tata Steel: Port Talbot (9 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: This matter was addressed in the Oral Statement given by my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 11 April 2016 (Hansard Vol 608, Cols 50 and 51). The Department was informed in confidence by Tata in mid-February that the company was seriously considering the closure of the Port Talbot plant. The Government was not prepared to let that happen, and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Foreign Companies: Property (9 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government is currently analysing the responses to the discussion paper, with a view to announcing its next steps shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Foreign Companies: Property (9 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not hold the information requested. Paragraph 15 of the discussion paper refers to information from the 2015 Transparency International Report “Corruption on your Doorstep”. The Metropolitan Police’s Proceeds of Corruption Unit provided the information to inform the report prior to their joining the National Crime...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Counter-terrorism: Conferences (5 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Ministers had no involvement in the Security and Counter Terror Conference at Olympia. Although officials had no formal involvement in the organisation of the conference, the Export Control Organisation had a stand to gather feedback from exporters about the development of a new digital export licensing system. In addition a number of officials...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Antidumping: China (5 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The World Trade Organisation does not have a role in conducting anti-dumping investigations. Responsibility for anti-dumping investigations and imposing anti-dumping measures against imports into the EU and the UK lies with the European Commission. These investigations are driven by requests from EU producers. The Government makes regular representations to the Commission concerning...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: China (5 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The volume of rebar steel imported to the UK from China during the period 2011-2015 was as follows: Year Metric Tonnes 2011 6 2012 2 2013 47,803 2014 254,584 2015 365,449 Source:HMRC For 2016, data from the EU’s Steel Surveillance 2[1] Monitoring System indicates that 43 tonnes were imported to the UK during the first quarter. [1] The Surveillance 2 system collects data...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Directors: Misconduct (5 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: When a company enters into formal insolvency proceedings, the insolvency practitioner (IP) has to file a report on the conduct of the directors unless an official receiver is in office; and each of those reports is assessed by the Insolvency Service to determine if a more detailed investigation is appropriate. When a company enters into compulsory liquidation, although this is not itself an...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Companies: Registration (5 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Companies House does not hold the information requested. Newly incorporated companies are not categorised on the basis of whether they were formed directly or by a third party such as a Trust or Company Service Provider.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Directors: Misconduct (5 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The number of complaints received about live companies, and the number of reports received about insolvent companies from insolvency practitioners (IPs), is summarised in the table below. No records are kept of the total number of complaints received about insolvent companies and separate figures are not available for complaints received from regulators. Reporting year No complaints...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Self-employed: Adoption (5 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government is considering all the recommendations made in Julie Deane’s independent review of self-employment and will respond in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel (4 May 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 for the entire period given in his Question. I first met with Gareth Stace on 01 June 2015 and discussions with steel industry stakeholders continued thereafter to identify the policy...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: There are currently over 80 BIS members of staff working on steel policy. Around 75 are based in 1 Victoria Street, London and 3 at St Paul’s Place, Sheffield. A number of other staff are involved to a greater or lesser extent dependent on need.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: China (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Responsibility for anti-dumping investigations and imposing anti-dumping measures against imports into the EU and the UK lies with the European Commission. These investigations are driven by requests from EU producers. The Government makes regular representations to the Commission concerning allegations of dumping of steel. My Rt Hon Friend the Prime Minister pressed for more action on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Energy: Industry (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: UK industrial gas prices are among the lowest in Europe, while electricity prices are among the highest. Industrial energy use overall is split relatively evenly between electricity, gas and other fuels. We are addressing the fundamental causes of the UK’s relatively high electricity costs, through: Short-term cost control measures, including the Levy Control Framework actions on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Comet Group (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Insolvency Service investigated Comet under provisions of the Companies Act, which means it is not possible to publish the report. However, I can confirm that, after careful consideration of the facts obtained in this investigation, it has been decided that no further enforcement action will be taken at this time.


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