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  • Bankruptcy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the practices of credit companies in issuing statutory demands to debtors rather than...

  • Billing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Government will issue its response to the billing and metering consultation; and what the reasons are for the...

  • Bird and Bird

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what contracts were awarded by his Department to Bird and Bird solicitors in each year since 2005; and what the (a)...

  • Certification Officer: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what pension scheme is offered to staff joining the Office of the Certification Officer; what the rate of employer...

  • Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Arrests

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many arrests the Civil Nuclear Constabulary have made since 22nd July 2004, broken down by offence; and of those...

  • Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Firearms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform at which locations under the protection of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers are authorised to carry firearms.

  • Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Recruitment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications to join the Civil Nuclear Constabulary have been rejected because the applicant did not meet the...

  • Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Recruitment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications to join the Civil Nuclear Constabulary in a (a) policing and (b) administrative capacity have...

  • Community Interest Companies: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what scrutiny is undertaken of the rates of pay for senior executives of community interest companies to monitor...

  • Competition Commission: Euro RSCG Apex Communications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what payments the Competition Commission has made to Euro RSCG Apex Communications in each of the last five years; on...

  • Debt Collection: Licensing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will hold discussions with the Office of Fair Trading about the issuing of consumer credit licences to debt...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 75W, on departmental data protection, if he will...

  • Departmental Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department has taken to reduce its energy consumption in the last 12 months; and what his Department's...

  • Departmental Legislation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessors...

  • Departmental Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cash equivalent transfer value is of the public sector pensions of the 10 highest paid members of staff in...

  • Departmental Public Participation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many public consultations were held by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last three years; and how...

  • Departmental Sick Leave

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many of his Department's staff took more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35 and...

  • Departmental Temporary Employment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many full-time posts were filled on a temporary basis for a period in excess of six months in his Department in...

  • Employment: Immigration

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of immigration on the wages of low-skilled workers; and what steps he...

  • Energy: EC Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will visit a controls manufacturing plant Lot 1 of the Energy-using Products Directive before its implementation.

  • Energy: Meters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what his policy is on a smart meters mandate, with particular reference to provision at a regional level; (2)...

  • Export Credits Guarantee Department: Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what timetable he has set for the review of the statutory obligations, policies and operations of the Export Credits...

  • Export Credits Guarantee Dept: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the reviews of the Export Credits Guarantee Department's Case Impact Analysis Process and Business Principles...

  • Heating: EU Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether his Department has carried out an impact assessment of the Energy-using Products Directive on the UK heating...

  • Minimum Wage

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the rate of compliance by employers with national minimum wage...

  • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what mechanism he plans to put in place to fund the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board; and for what time...

  • Post Offices: Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what postal services may be offered by local shops affected by post office closures; (2) if he will make it his...

  • Post Offices: Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what estimate he has made of the likely cost of the outreach services to be provided as part of the post office...

  • Post Offices: Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what guidance has been given to shop owners who have agreed to stop providing post office services on the compensation...

  • Post Offices: Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he expects an announcement on post office closures in south-west Devon to be made.

  • Post Offices: Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) if he will instruct Post Office Ltd to provide Hampshire county council with a statement on the financial...

  • Post Offices: PayPoint Machines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received on the placement of PayPoint machines in the same premises as post offices; what...

  • Recruitment: Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make an assessment of whether the use of information on social networking sites by employers in their...

  • Regional Development Agencies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which regional development agencies were represented at one or more political party conference in each year since 2000.

  • Renewable Energy: Seas and Oceans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of (a) the potential to derive energy from ocean swell and (b) designs which are capable...

  • Renewable Energy: Severn Estuary

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the feasibility study into the options for generating renewable electricity in the Severn Estuary will include...

  • Renewable Energy: Severn Estuary

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will commission a small-scale trial of tidal lagoon technology during the Government's feasibility study into...

  • Renewable Energy: Severn Estuary

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the feasibility study into the options for generating renewable electricity in the Severn Estuary will take...

  • Renewable Energy: Severn Estuary

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the feasibility study into the options for generating renewable electricity in the Severn Estuary will...

  • Renewable Energy: Severn Estuary

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the feasibility study into the options for generating renewable electricity in the Severn Estuary will...

  • Small Businesses: Construction

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to provide loans to small and medium sized enterprises which are construction companies to assist...

  • UK/US Defence Technology Co-operation Treaty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will provide assistance to small and medium-sized businesses to enable them to take advantage of the UK/US...

  • Zurich Financial Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the...