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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.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: British Nationals Abroad: Income (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The information requested is not available.

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

Anna Soubry: The Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments Service has paid out a total of £23,687,320.37 in statutory entitlements to 4,918 former employees of Comet Group Plc. It is not possible at present to estimate the total cost to the Exchequer of meeting all liabilities in this case. Further payments will depend on the findings of the Employment Tribunal regarding the employees covered...

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

Anna Soubry: The requirement for companies to have a register of people with significant control was commenced on 6 April. However, the requirement to disclose this information to the Registrar does not commence until 30 June 2016. In most cases companies will deliver this annually with their Confirmation Statement, which replaces the Annual Return.

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

Anna Soubry: The announcement that Austin Reed has entered administration will be worrying for all those affected. Administrators will be focusing on securing a buyer for the business and we are following the situation closely.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: We will publish details of the expenditure on advisers once a transaction is completed. Given that the privatisation of the Land Registry would be a significant commercial transaction for Government, it is expected that the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee will scrutinise fees incurred as part of any review into the conduct of the transaction. This is the normal process...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Driverless Vehicles: Lasers (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government, via Public Health England, has made an assessment of the health risks posed by different classes of lasers, and as a result my Department has advised Trading Standards to use their powers under the General Product Safety Regulations to remove laser pointers higher than Class 2 from sale. However, we are also aware that there is a second risk from the intentional directing of a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Exports (4 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Criterion 2c of the Government’s export licensing Criteria states that the Government will not grant a licence if there is a “clear risk” that the items might be used in the commission of a “serious violation” of international humanitarian law (IHL). Criterion 2c has been in force since the adoption by the EU of Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP on 8 December...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Industry (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: At the Science and Technology Select Committee on the science budget and spending review held on Tuesday 19 January my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills stated that he wanted to see sector strategies that were formed under the coalition Government’s industrial strategy refreshed, as those strategies were put in place a number of years ago. My...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Driverless Vehicles (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Government recognises that vehicle security is a priority to ensure the safety and security of the public and their data. Government believes connected and autonomous vehicles should be “secure by design” and handle data appropriately. We are working closely with industry to achieve these aims as part of a wider programme of activity to ensure that the significant opportunities of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade: Commonwealth (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Her Majesty’s Government is represented across the Commonwealth and, as one of its priorities, is committed to helping UK business succeed overseas. UK Trade & Investment itself is represented in around half of all Commonwealth countries. There is therefore a range of services that business can benefit from, dependent on the scale of the opportunities in each country. My right hon....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Carbon Monoxide: Alarms (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: We have no plans to further regulate the sale of black spot carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide detectors fall under the General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005 which states any product placed on the market must be safe. Trading Standards will remove products that do not meet the requirements of the GPSR. These types of carbon monoxide detectors are obsolete and no longer...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Carbon Monoxide: Alarms (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: We have no plans to bring forward regulations on the sale of black spot carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide detectors fall under the General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005 which states any product placed on the market must be safe. Trading Standards will remove products that do not meet the requirements of the GPSR. These types of carbon monoxide detectors are obsolete and no...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Austin Reed Group (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: I understand that the announcement that Austin Reed has filed for administration will be worrying for those affected. First and foremost, the Administrator’s focus will be on securing a buyer for the business. The Insolvency Service is in regular contact with the Administrators and we are keeping the situation under close review.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Shares (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The government introduced a ban on the issue of new bearer shares on 26 May 2015 through the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. The legislation provided a transition period to allow existing bearer shareholders to convert their shares into other types of shareholding or to realise their value. The transition period ended on 25 February 2016. Companies notify Companies House of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Redundancy (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government recognises the considerable impact that a closure of Tata Steel UK’s facilities at Llanwern would have on its employees, their families and the communities in which they live. That is why we are working closely with Tata to find a credible buyer for their entire UK operation. Our interests are to support Tata Steel and the wider industry, secure as many jobs as we can and...


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