Canlyniadau 3681–3700 o 3759 ar gyfer speaker:Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprentices (27 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Provisional data for the 2013/14 academic year show there were 432,400 apprenticeship starts in England, 45,200 in the South West Region and 2,970 in Bristol Local Authority. It is not possible to directly compare 2013/14 estimates with figures from previous years. The Department does not collect Further Education information relating to the devolved administrations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Asylum: English Language (27 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Refugees recognised by the UK Government, along with their husband, wife, civil partner and children, are eligible for funding to attend an English for Speakers of Other Languages course. The level of funding is determined by existing eligibility rules, which are set out in the Skills Funding Agency’s rules at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Finance: Equity Markets (27 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Vince Cable) has today made the following statement. I would like to inform the House that the Government is today publishing a report on progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Kay Review of equity markets. Copies of the report will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. In July 2012, the Kay...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Directors: Equal Opportunities (23 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Government has been supporting Lord Davies’ voluntary business-led strategy for the advancement of all women, irrespective of ethnicity or disability. These measures are working. Women now account for 22.8% of board members in FTSE100 companies, up from 12.5% in February 2011.And there are no all-male boards in the FTSE 100 down from 21 in 2011. We do not collect statistics for, and FTSE...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I note and share the concerns that the noble Baroness articulated. As I have already said, we are trying to move forward in a situation where no closure has been announced—this is a change of ownership. I also agree with what she said about the great steps forward we have made in building cars and expanding our rail industry and rail networks, and their supporting supply chain. The steel...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, this announcement by Tata, which the Secretary of State in the other place has discussed, and on which we have had discussions with officials, relates entirely to the Long Products division in Scunthorpe and other areas.

Tata Steel — Statement (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My noble friend is right to mention that background but there is some good news in this area. As I said, we are introducing a £7 billion package, part of which is already paying out compensation for additional costs in the energy-intensive industries, including steel. I should also respond to the point that was made about cheap imports and dumping. That is something that we discuss with our...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Decisions on company ownership are of course commercial matters for the companies concerned. As a businessperson, I know that important rules on consultation exist in this country. I emphasise again that, at this stage, we are not talking about closures or job losses but about discussions about a possible change of ownership. As I have said, the workers and the unions that represent them have...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I thank my noble friend for making that point. Of course, if there are job losses and adjustments to be made, we will all share the concerns of the local communities concerned. Since this Government took office, the claimant count has fallen by 27%. In Scunthorpe, the long-term count has fallen by 22% in just the past year, so there are signs that the economy is recovering. However, I...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, we share the concern about the uncertainty for the communities, as I made clear in the Statement. Fortunately, we have done a great deal of work on skills, including providing a stronger steel industry, which makes the prospects of a good outcome much more likely. I understand that the unions were warned about the announcement, but clearly there were constraints relating to inside...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, with permission, I wish to repeat an Answer to an Urgent Question made in the other place by my honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy, Matthew Hancock. “Tata Steel yesterday announced that it is in negotiations to sell its Long Products division based in Scunthorpe. At the same time, it has committed to invest further...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Copyright (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The Government has not assessed the effects of recent legislative and regulatory changes on contractual relationships between collecting societies. This is because the policy objective of the regulations is to improve collecting societies’ conduct, rather than to regulate their contractual relationships. However, the impact of the regulations on the conduct of collecting societies will be...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Businesses: Street Trading and Pedlary (16 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following statement. I am today publishing the Government’s response to the consultation on reform of the street trading regimes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the pedlary regime across the UK. This will ensure compliance with the EU Services...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: National Minimum Wage (15 Hyd 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following statement. I am pleased to announce that the Government has written to the Low Pay Commission setting out what we would like the Commission to consider on the National Minimum Wage. The document contains the Government’s interim evidence on...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Broadband (26 Med 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the proposal to deploy smart meters requiring wifi in homes, what progress has been made with the rollout of broadband.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU Regional Policy (26 Med 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The budget and main regulations governing European Union cohesion policy for the 2014-20 programming period were agreed formally in December 2013. The focus now is on effective implementation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Careers Service (26 Med 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: National Careers Service contractors are required to have a well qualified and professional workforce to underpin the delivery of impartial careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people and adults. In order to meet this requirement all advisers must hold qualifications which are appropriate to their role. For front line advisers this will include IAG qualifications at level 3...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Orders and Regulations (26 Med 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has laid 71 statutory instruments(SI’s) in this year to date. The table below shows those that have been identified as correcting errors in previous SI’s and the SI’s corrected. The legal advisers in the Department for Business have this year reviewed and refreshed both the processes for the checking of SI’s and the training given to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment (26 Med 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: We have not made any specific assessment of employment practices in this sector.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Postal Service: Competition (26 Med 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The regulatory options for protecting the universal service are set out in the Postal Services Act 2011. Parliament has given Ofcom the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service and the powers and tools it needs to do so. Ofcom has carried out a consultation on end-to-end competition in the postal services sector and published a Guidance paper on the use of its...


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