Imran Hussain Portrait

Imran Hussain

Labour - Bradford East

18,144 (41.1%) majority - 2019 General Election

First elected: 7th May 2015


Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)
5th Sep 2023 - 7th Nov 2023
Shadow Minister (Future of Work)
4th Dec 2021 - 5th Sep 2023
Carer’s Leave Bill
2nd Nov 2022 - 9th Nov 2022
Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill
26th Oct 2022 - 2nd Nov 2022
Shadow Minister (Employment Rights and Protections)
10th Apr 2020 - 4th Dec 2021
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Mar 2020 - 6th Jul 2020
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Mar 2020 - 6th Jul 2020
Shadow Minister (Justice)
3rd Jul 2017 - 10th Apr 2020
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Shadow Minister (International Development)
14th Jan 2016 - 3rd Jul 2017
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Regulatory Reform
12th Oct 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Imran Hussain has voted in 769 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Andrew Mitchell (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
(21 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(13 debate interactions)
Stephen Kinnock (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(26 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(25 debate contributions)
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Bradford East Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

We want the government to take action and create a Visa scheme that allows Palestinian individuals affected by war, to be allowed into the UK. Just like we did for Ukraine.

We want the UK to be neutral in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, and withdraw offers of support for Israel.

We want the Government to seek a ceasefire and also seek to address the root cause of the current conflict by promoting dialogue and advocating for the end of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The UK Government should urge the Israeli Government to stop the blockade of Food, Fuel and Electricity to the already impoverished city of Gaza

We demand the Government restore England’s publicly funded, publicly provided NHS by reversing all privatising legislation, ending ongoing PFI contracts, and scrapping plans for Integrated Care Systems and for-profit US-style ‘managed care’.


Latest EDMs signed by Imran Hussain

13th May 2024
Imran Hussain signed this EDM on Tuesday 14th May 2024

Scrutiny of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and arms exports to Israel

Tabled by: Mick Whitley (Labour - Birkenhead)
That this House expresses its deep concerns regarding the Israeli offensive on Rafah, which it believes will seriously worsen what is already one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises; reiterates its calls for an immediate and lasting ceasefire; further expresses its frustration at the Government’s continued refusal to suspend …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 22 May 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Workers Party of Britain: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
24th April 2024
Imran Hussain signed this EDM on Friday 26th April 2024

Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tabled by: Apsana Begum (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House marks that on 24 April it is 11 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed at least 1,132 workers and injured more than 2,500, a large proportion of whom were women in what was one of the worst industrial accidents …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 14 May 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Workers Party of Britain: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Imran Hussain, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Imran Hussain has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Imran Hussain

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Imran Hussain has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

1 Bill co-sponsored by Imran Hussain

Fireworks (Noise Limits) Bill 2023-24
Sponsor - Judith Cummins (Lab)


Latest 50 Written Questions

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16 Other Department Questions
17th May 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if their Department will publish an Ethnicity Pay Gap Report for financial year 2023-24 in line with the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance for employers published on 17 April 2023.

Although ethnicity pay gap reporting is voluntary, we are currently considering the best way to approach ethnicity pay gap reporting in the Civil Service. The Equality Hub is a business unit of the Cabinet Office and the pay data of their staff will be incorporated into any wider Cabinet Office figures, as is the case for gender pay gap reporting.

We are working with Civil Service HR colleagues and other government departments to work through the details of the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance that was published on 17 April 2023.

In line with gender pay gap reporting, the Civil Service is looking to develop a consistent methodology to be used in departments to produce the data.

The outcomes of this development work will inform whether we are able to publish a report for 2023/2024.

More generally the Civil Service is undertaking extensive work both centrally and within departments to promote diversity across its workplaces, including ethnicity.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of grass roots boxing clubs on the (a) physical and (b) mental wellbeing of participants in the sport.

Supporting grassroots sport is a key government priority. We recognise the positive impact participating in sport can have on individuals’ wellbeing and the benefits sport clubs have on local communities.

The government believes that sport has the potential to transform lives and that participating in sports such as boxing can teach valuable life lessons, and we believe everyone should have access to these opportunities.

The majority of funding to grassroots sports projects is delivered through our Arm’s Length Body, Sport England. Work is currently underway with Sport England to better evidence the impact of the projects they fund.

Since 2019, Sport England has invested more than £11 million into projects and schemes in boxing, including £55,000 of support to boxing clubs in the Bradford East constituency. Clubs can contact Sport England directly to understand what funding pots they are eligible for at https://www.sportengland.org/contact-us.

We appreciate the impact rising energy prices are having on organisations of all sizes including sport clubs such as boxing gyms. That is why we announced the £18 billion Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) in September last year. The EBRS was always time-limited, and has now been replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). Under the EBDS, boxing clubs will continue to receive discounts on their gas and electricity bills during the 12-month period from April 2023 to March 2024.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the financial viability of grass roots boxing clubs.

Supporting grassroots sport is a key government priority. We recognise the positive impact participating in sport can have on individuals’ wellbeing and the benefits sport clubs have on local communities.

The government believes that sport has the potential to transform lives and that participating in sports such as boxing can teach valuable life lessons, and we believe everyone should have access to these opportunities.

The majority of funding to grassroots sports projects is delivered through our Arm’s Length Body, Sport England. Work is currently underway with Sport England to better evidence the impact of the projects they fund.

Since 2019, Sport England has invested more than £11 million into projects and schemes in boxing, including £55,000 of support to boxing clubs in the Bradford East constituency. Clubs can contact Sport England directly to understand what funding pots they are eligible for at https://www.sportengland.org/contact-us.

We appreciate the impact rising energy prices are having on organisations of all sizes including sport clubs such as boxing gyms. That is why we announced the £18 billion Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) in September last year. The EBRS was always time-limited, and has now been replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). Under the EBDS, boxing clubs will continue to receive discounts on their gas and electricity bills during the 12-month period from April 2023 to March 2024.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to make available any additional support to grass roots boxing clubs in response to increases in energy costs.

Supporting grassroots sport is a key government priority. We recognise the positive impact participating in sport can have on individuals’ wellbeing and the benefits sport clubs have on local communities.

The government believes that sport has the potential to transform lives and that participating in sports such as boxing can teach valuable life lessons, and we believe everyone should have access to these opportunities.

The majority of funding to grassroots sports projects is delivered through our Arm’s Length Body, Sport England. Work is currently underway with Sport England to better evidence the impact of the projects they fund.

Since 2019, Sport England has invested more than £11 million into projects and schemes in boxing, including £55,000 of support to boxing clubs in the Bradford East constituency. Clubs can contact Sport England directly to understand what funding pots they are eligible for at https://www.sportengland.org/contact-us.

We appreciate the impact rising energy prices are having on organisations of all sizes including sport clubs such as boxing gyms. That is why we announced the £18 billion Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) in September last year. The EBRS was always time-limited, and has now been replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). Under the EBDS, boxing clubs will continue to receive discounts on their gas and electricity bills during the 12-month period from April 2023 to March 2024.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to require that unlicensed white collar boxing events comply with the minimum (a) criteria, (b) standards and (c) requirements set by the national governing bodies for boxing.

The safety, wellbeing and welfare of everyone taking part in sport is absolutely paramount. There will always be risks associated with participating in contact sport, but it is important that robust measures are in place to reduce the risk of major injuries and health issues.

It is the responsibility of individual boxing event organisers to ensure that they protect the safety and wellbeing of their participants.

We urge all boxing event organisers to work with the sport’s governing bodies to ensure that robust competition standards are in place to protect the safety of those who take part.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to take steps to improve the safety of white collar boxing events.

The safety, wellbeing and welfare of everyone taking part in sport is absolutely paramount. There will always be risks associated with participating in contact sport, but it is important that robust measures are in place to reduce the risk of major injuries and health issues.

It is the responsibility of individual boxing event organisers to ensure that they protect the safety and wellbeing of their participants.

We urge all boxing event organisers to work with the sport’s governing bodies to ensure that robust competition standards are in place to protect the safety of those who take part.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to support grass roots boxing clubs with increases in their running costs over the next 12 months.

Supporting grassroots sport is a key government priority. We recognise the positive impact participating in sport can have on individuals’ wellbeing and the benefits sport clubs have on local communities.

The government believes that sport has the potential to transform lives and that participating in sports such as boxing can teach valuable life lessons, and we believe everyone should have access to these opportunities.

The majority of funding to grassroots sports projects is delivered through our Arm’s Length Body, Sport England. Work is currently underway with Sport England to better evidence the impact of the projects they fund.

Since 2019, Sport England has invested more than £11 million into projects and schemes in boxing, including £55,000 of support to boxing clubs in the Bradford East constituency. Clubs can contact Sport England directly to understand what funding pots they are eligible for at https://www.sportengland.org/contact-us.

We appreciate the impact rising energy prices are having on organisations of all sizes including sport clubs such as boxing gyms. That is why we announced the £18 billion Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) in September last year. The EBRS was always time-limited, and has now been replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). Under the EBDS, boxing clubs will continue to receive discounts on their gas and electricity bills during the 12-month period from April 2023 to March 2024.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to undertake qualitative research on the potential impact of community boxing clubs on (a) local communities and (b) wider society.

Supporting grassroots sport is a key government priority. We recognise the positive impact participating in sport can have on individuals’ wellbeing and the benefits sport clubs have on local communities.

The government believes that sport has the potential to transform lives and that participating in sports such as boxing can teach valuable life lessons, and we believe everyone should have access to these opportunities.

The majority of funding to grassroots sports projects is delivered through our Arm’s Length Body, Sport England. Work is currently underway with Sport England to better evidence the impact of the projects they fund.

Since 2019, Sport England has invested more than £11 million into projects and schemes in boxing, including £55,000 of support to boxing clubs in the Bradford East constituency. Clubs can contact Sport England directly to understand what funding pots they are eligible for at https://www.sportengland.org/contact-us.

We appreciate the impact rising energy prices are having on organisations of all sizes including sport clubs such as boxing gyms. That is why we announced the £18 billion Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) in September last year. The EBRS was always time-limited, and has now been replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). Under the EBDS, boxing clubs will continue to receive discounts on their gas and electricity bills during the 12-month period from April 2023 to March 2024.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment of the impact of grassroots boxing clubs on local communities.

Supporting grassroots sport is a key government priority. We recognise the positive impact participating in sport can have on individuals’ wellbeing and the benefits sport clubs have on local communities.

The government believes that sport has the potential to transform lives and that participating in sports such as boxing can teach valuable life lessons, and we believe everyone should have access to these opportunities.

The majority of funding to grassroots sports projects is delivered through our Arm’s Length Body, Sport England. Work is currently underway with Sport England to better evidence the impact of the projects they fund.

Since 2019, Sport England has invested more than £11 million into projects and schemes in boxing, including £55,000 of support to boxing clubs in the Bradford East constituency. Clubs can contact Sport England directly to understand what funding pots they are eligible for at https://www.sportengland.org/contact-us.

We appreciate the impact rising energy prices are having on organisations of all sizes including sport clubs such as boxing gyms. That is why we announced the £18 billion Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) in September last year. The EBRS was always time-limited, and has now been replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). Under the EBDS, boxing clubs will continue to receive discounts on their gas and electricity bills during the 12-month period from April 2023 to March 2024.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support is available to community boxing clubs in England.

Supporting grassroots sport is a key government priority. We recognise the positive impact participating in sport can have on individuals’ wellbeing and the benefits sport clubs have on local communities.

The government believes that sport has the potential to transform lives and that participating in sports such as boxing can teach valuable life lessons, and we believe everyone should have access to these opportunities.

The majority of funding to grassroots sports projects is delivered through our Arm’s Length Body, Sport England. Work is currently underway with Sport England to better evidence the impact of the projects they fund.

Since 2019, Sport England has invested more than £11 million into projects and schemes in boxing, including £55,000 of support to boxing clubs in the Bradford East constituency. Clubs can contact Sport England directly to understand what funding pots they are eligible for at https://www.sportengland.org/contact-us.

We appreciate the impact rising energy prices are having on organisations of all sizes including sport clubs such as boxing gyms. That is why we announced the £18 billion Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) in September last year. The EBRS was always time-limited, and has now been replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). Under the EBDS, boxing clubs will continue to receive discounts on their gas and electricity bills during the 12-month period from April 2023 to March 2024.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of gender pay gap reporting by larger companies on gender pay discrepancies since that measure was introduced in 2017.

This Government is committed to the empowerment of women in the workplace. Over the last decade our work has seen the gender pay gap fall considerably with the reporting regulations helping to motivate employers to improve equality in the workplace and strong growth in the number of women in full-time work.

To drive forward this progress we have recently announced a groundbreaking pay transparency pilot, a new STEM returners programme and a Taskforce on Women-Led High-Growth Enterprises.

We are required to carry out a review of the regulations after they’ve been in force for five years; as is the case for many other business regulations. This is being prepared and will fully consider all of the available evidence to assess whether the regulations are achieving their intended impact. It will be published in due course.


14th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2022 to Question 3616 on Vacancies: advertising, for what reason a lack of clarity in pay processes can be a barrier to employers listing salary information on all job adverts.

In March the Equality Hub called on employers to include salary information in all job adverts and stop asking about previous salary during recruitment as part of a new drive on pay transparency. We additionally announced a pilot study to build the evidence on the impact of taking these steps. In order to ensure the results from the pilot are robust, we will be running it as a controlled trial; with specific employers recruited to take part, once the details of the trial have been decided.

The pay setting processes of employers vary widely, and are likely to have changed over the lifetime of the organisations. Many are unlikely to have established a fair and robust pay and reward process from the outset, or performed a job evaluation study. This in turn produces the conditions where unintentional pay disparities may open up. For this reason, for many organisations, moving immediately to a system of full pay transparency is likely to require a period of adjustment. That is why we also announced that we will work with employers to develop a methodology to support them to adopt these measures.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
14th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2022 to Question 3616 on Vacancies: advertising, for what reason historic pay decisions can be a barrier to employers listing salary information on all job adverts.

In March the Equality Hub called on employers to include salary information in all job adverts and stop asking about previous salary during recruitment as part of a new drive on pay transparency. We additionally announced a pilot study to build the evidence on the impact of taking these steps. In order to ensure the results from the pilot are robust, we will be running it as a controlled trial; with specific employers recruited to take part, once the details of the trial have been decided.

The pay setting processes of employers vary widely, and are likely to have changed over the lifetime of the organisations. Many are unlikely to have established a fair and robust pay and reward process from the outset, or performed a job evaluation study. This in turn produces the conditions where unintentional pay disparities may open up. For this reason, for many organisations, moving immediately to a system of full pay transparency is likely to require a period of adjustment. That is why we also announced that we will work with employers to develop a methodology to support them to adopt these measures.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
14th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2022 to Question 3616 on Vacancies: advertising, which employers have been approached to participate in the planned pilot schemes to list salary details on job adverts.

In March the Equality Hub called on employers to include salary information in all job adverts and stop asking about previous salary during recruitment as part of a new drive on pay transparency. We additionally announced a pilot study to build the evidence on the impact of taking these steps. In order to ensure the results from the pilot are robust, we will be running it as a controlled trial; with specific employers recruited to take part, once the details of the trial have been decided.

The pay setting processes of employers vary widely, and are likely to have changed over the lifetime of the organisations. Many are unlikely to have established a fair and robust pay and reward process from the outset, or performed a job evaluation study. This in turn produces the conditions where unintentional pay disparities may open up. For this reason, for many organisations, moving immediately to a system of full pay transparency is likely to require a period of adjustment. That is why we also announced that we will work with employers to develop a methodology to support them to adopt these measures.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
17th May 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department plans to impose a legal duty on employers to list the minimum salary on job advertisements.

On International Women’s Day this year, we called on all employers to provide salary information in all of their job adverts, and to stop asking about previous salary during recruitment.

We recognise that some employers may find it challenging to take these steps, due to historic pay decisions and lack of clarity in pay processes. That is why we also announced that we will work with employers to develop and pilot a methodology to support them to adopt these measures.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
17th May 2023
To ask the Attorney General, if their Department will publish an Ethnicity Pay Gap Report for financial year 2023-24 in line with the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance for employers published on 17 April 2023.

The Government Legal Department [GLD] is currently considering the best way to approach Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting in the Civil Service and is working with Civil Service HR colleagues and other government departments through the details of the reporting guidance published on 17 April 2023.

The Civil Service is looking to develop Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting in line with current Gender Pay Gap Reporting. The outcomes of this development work will inform whether we are able to publish a report for 2023/2024.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
17th May 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish an ethnicity pay gap report for the Prime Minister’s Office for financial year 2023-24 in line with the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance for employers published by the Department for Business and Trade on 17 April 2023.

The Prime Minister's Office is part of the Cabinet Office for management and staffing purposes.

Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting is voluntary. The Cabinet Office is working with other government departments to consider the details of the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance published in April. More generally the Civil Service is undertaking extensive work both centrally and within departments to promote diversity across its workplaces, including ethnicity.

17th May 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if their Department will publish an Ethnicity Pay Gap Report for financial year 2023-24 in line with the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance for employers published on 17 April 2023.

Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting is voluntary. The Cabinet Office is working with other government departments to consider the details of the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance published in April. More generally the Civil Service is undertaking extensive work both centrally and within departments to promote diversity across its workplaces, including ethnicity.

2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to publish the report of the Future of Work Review.

On 12 May 2022, the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, asked Matt Warman MP to lead a review into how the government can best support a thriving future UK labour market. Matt Warman MP’s response was published on GOV.UK on 1 September 2022. This response is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-work-review-matt-warman-mp-response

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
5th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many indirectly employed by the Government who are based outside London are paid less than £9.90 per hour.

As at 31 March 2021 there were an estimated 1,440 civil servants based in London earning less than £11.05 an hour.

As at 31 March 2021 there were an estimated 29,100 civil servants based outside London (including overseas) earning less than £9.90 an hour.

Pay for civil servants below the senior civil service is delegated to individual departments to determine. In April 2022, the National Living Wage increased to £9.50 an hour, however at the reference point for these figures (31st March 2021) it was £8.72 an hour.

The Government has committed that the National Living Wage will reach 66% of median UK earnings by 2024. Departments must ensure that they apply the legislative increase to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage.

These figures are estimates based on full-time equivalent gross salary earnings, working hours, and location information collected as part of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey as at 31st March 2021. A small proportion of civil servants do not have a reported location or salary in this centrally held data, and have not been included in these figures. Information on earnings of the broader public sector and all those indirectly employed by the Government is not held centrally.

These estimates may differ from those calculated by aggregating figures directly requested from individual departments.

5th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people directly employed by the Government who are based outside London are paid less than £9.90 per hour.

As at 31 March 2021 there were an estimated 1,440 civil servants based in London earning less than £11.05 an hour.

As at 31 March 2021 there were an estimated 29,100 civil servants based outside London (including overseas) earning less than £9.90 an hour.

Pay for civil servants below the senior civil service is delegated to individual departments to determine. In April 2022, the National Living Wage increased to £9.50 an hour, however at the reference point for these figures (31st March 2021) it was £8.72 an hour.

The Government has committed that the National Living Wage will reach 66% of median UK earnings by 2024. Departments must ensure that they apply the legislative increase to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage.

These figures are estimates based on full-time equivalent gross salary earnings, working hours, and location information collected as part of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey as at 31st March 2021. A small proportion of civil servants do not have a reported location or salary in this centrally held data, and have not been included in these figures. Information on earnings of the broader public sector and all those indirectly employed by the Government is not held centrally.

These estimates may differ from those calculated by aggregating figures directly requested from individual departments.

5th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people directly employed by the Government who are based in London are paid less than £11.05 per hour.

As at 31 March 2021 there were an estimated 1,440 civil servants based in London earning less than £11.05 an hour.

As at 31 March 2021 there were an estimated 29,100 civil servants based outside London (including overseas) earning less than £9.90 an hour.

Pay for civil servants below the senior civil service is delegated to individual departments to determine. In April 2022, the National Living Wage increased to £9.50 an hour, however at the reference point for these figures (31st March 2021) it was £8.72 an hour.

The Government has committed that the National Living Wage will reach 66% of median UK earnings by 2024. Departments must ensure that they apply the legislative increase to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage.

These figures are estimates based on full-time equivalent gross salary earnings, working hours, and location information collected as part of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey as at 31st March 2021. A small proportion of civil servants do not have a reported location or salary in this centrally held data, and have not been included in these figures. Information on earnings of the broader public sector and all those indirectly employed by the Government is not held centrally.

These estimates may differ from those calculated by aggregating figures directly requested from individual departments.

21st Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants employed at Grade 7, or equivalent, and above in each Department identify as BAME.

The Declaration on Government Reform commits the Government to drawing on talent from all backgrounds. There are a number of initiatives aimed at supporting colleagues to reach the Senior Civil Service from a diverse range of backgrounds including the Future Leaders Scheme for our Grade 6/7s and Senior Leaders Scheme which is targeted on our SCS Pay Band 1.

The latest data on the Civil Service workforce is published in Civil Service Statistics 2021. This publication includes a breakdown by grade and department. The proportion of ethnic minority civil servants has risen from 9.2% in 2011 to 14.3% in 2021 (up from 13.2% in 2020). This exceeds 13.6%, the proportion of the UK’s economically active population who are from an ethnic minority.

The positive increase in representation has been a steady incremental change over the last four years, underpinned by a programme of work including:

  • a bespoke career progression offer for the G6/7 talent pipeline, including SCS application support, mentoring and sponsorship,

  • greater promotion of internal talent schemes such as the Future Leaders Scheme and Senior Leaders Scheme, supporting events organised by participants, and

  • accelerating work on the external SCS talent pool - by creating a Task and Finish group to oversee development of the pool and improve representation of disabled and ethnic minority senior leaders.

Representation is increasing and, whilst this trend is positive, we remain committed to improving representation across the broadest range of diversity, as outlined in the Declaration on Government Reform across our workforce and, in particular, at our most senior grades. To build on the progress made over recent years and target where improvement is still needed, the Government will take a holistic approach to SCS recruitment to identify and remove barriers to underrepresented groups entering and progressing in the SCS.

14th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is in the scope of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform to consider or recommend changes to the Employment Tribunal system.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to PQ174869 on 13 April 2021.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
22nd Apr 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether there are any extant export licenses for the supply of (a) R902W engines and (b) related components for use on (i) Hermes 450, (ii) Hermes 900 and (iii) IAI Heron unmanned aerial vehicles by (A) the Israeli military and (B) other entitles controlled by the Israeli government.

There are no extant licences which meet these criteria.

Alan Mak
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade) (jointly with the Cabinet Office)
22nd Apr 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what the model numbers were of drone engines that were authorised for export in the last 12 months; what the end (a) uses and (b) users were of each drone (i) aero-engine and (ii) other component; and what (A) Export Control Joint Unit and (B) other criteria were used to assess those applications.

We do not release confidential or commercially sensitive information provided by exporters as part of their export licence application. However, we do publish data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences.

All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria.

Alan Mak
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade) (jointly with the Cabinet Office)
7th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2023 to Question 196273 on Fireworks: Licensing, if she will publish a list of the (a) organisations and (b) stakeholders her Department has met with to (i) listen to and (ii) understand their views on inconsiderate use of fireworks between 2019 and 2023.

The Government engages with a wide range of stakeholders in relation to product safety, both in person but also through regular correspondence. We do not hold a full list of organisations and stakeholders that have been met where fireworks have been discussed. However, our engagement includes, but is not exclusive to, trade associations, animal welfare organisations, the industry, members of the public, parliamentarians and other government departments.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
1st Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing legislation to (a) reduce the noise levels of all categories of fireworks, (b) ban the sale of category 3 and 4 fireworks and (c) introduce licences for selling fireworks.

The Government endorses the considerate use of fireworks and believes that the existing regulatory framework strikes the right balance between allowing individuals to enjoy fireworks while reducing the risks and disturbances to individuals, animals and property. The majority of individuals who use fireworks do so in a responsible and safe manner and there are enforcement mechanisms in place to tackle situations when fireworks are misused.

The Department has no plans to i) reduce the maximum permitted noise level of fireworks for public sale, ii) ban the sale of category 3 and 4 fireworks or iii) amend the existing licensing scheme for selling fireworks but the Government continues to monitor the situation and engage with stakeholders to listen to and understand their views.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
17th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department plans to publish an Ethnicity Pay Gap Report for financial year 2023-24 in line with the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance for employers published on 17 April 2023.

  • We are currently considering the best way to approach Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting in the Civil Service.
  • Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting is voluntary.
  • In line with Gender Pay Gap Reporting, the Civil Service is looking to develop a consistent methodology to be used in departments to produce the data.
  • The outcomes of this development work will inform whether the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is able to publish a report for 2023/2024.
  • More generally the Civil Service is undertaking extensive work both centrally and within DBT to promote diversity across its workplaces, including ethnicity.
Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
17th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if their Department will publish an Ethnicity Pay Gap Report for financial year 2023-24 in line with the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance for employers published on 17 April 2023.

The Government is currently considering the best way to approach Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting in the Civil Service. The Civil Service is looking to develop a consistent methodology to produce this data. The Government is working with Civil Service HR to work through the detail of the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance which was published on 17 April 2023

17th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if their Department will publish an Ethnicity Pay Gap Report for financial year 2023-24 in line with the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance for employers published on 17 April 2023.

We are currently considering the best way to approach Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting in the Civil Service. The Civil Service is looking to develop a consistent methodology to be used in departments to produce the data.

We are working with Civil Service HR to work through the detail so the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting guidance which was published on 17 April 2023.

27th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses in Bradford East have received support under the Energy Bills Discount Scheme.
18th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential impact of the Economic Advisory Council on employment rights and protections.

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy meets regularly with my Rt. Hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss a wide range of policy issues. The Department welcomes the creation of the Economic Advisory Council, values the advice and expertise of the group, and looks forward to such expertise contributing to the Government’s prioritising of economic stability in a period of global economic challenge and volatility.

17th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 28 February 2022 to Question 125224 on Employment Tribunals Service: Data Protection, whether it is his Department's policy to take into consideration the outcomes of previous Employment Tribunal decisions during the recruitment of prospective candidates.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not consider the outcomes of previous Employment Tribunals in relation to the recruitment of prospective candidates. Personal data in relation to candidates is anonymised for selection panels in the early stages of selection.

17th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families, published on 19 July 2019, whether it is still his Department's policy to bring forward legislative proposals on flexible working; and when he plans to publish a response to that consultation.

The Government responded to the flexible working elements of the “Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families” consultation in September 2021. This document “Making Flexible Working the Default” consulted on a range or proposals to make flexible working more accessible. The government will publish its response in due course.

10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of revoking the Working Time Regulations.

We are proud of the UK’s record on employment standards, having raised domestic standards over recent years to make them some of the highest in the world. In leaving the EU we regained the ability to regulate autonomously, and the Government is therefore conducting a comprehensive review of all retained EU law to ensure that our regulations, including worker rights, are tailored to the needs of the UK economy and help create the conditions for growth and investment.

10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2022 to Question 45829 on Conditions of Employment: Enforcement, what his planned timetable is for bringing forward these legislative proposals.

The creation of a single enforcement body will be a significant undertaking which requires primary legislation. No decision has been taken on timing.

10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Growth Plan 2022, published on 23 September 2022, CP 743, what recent discussions his Department has had with trade unions on bringing forward legislative proposals to require unions to put pay offers to a member vote.

The proposals mentioned above will require Primary legislation. The Government intends to bring this forward when parliamentary time allows. The passage of any Bill will give trade unions the opportunity, via Members of Parliament, to share any concerns or constructive suggestion they may have on this policy.

20th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with trade union officials since taking up the post on 6 September 2022.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s relationship with the trade unions is essential to developing and delivering our policies. Ministers and officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy engage regularly with the trade unions on a variety of issues.

20th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the reforms to the Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment regulations on (a) pay and (b) working conditions.

Changes were last made to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations in 2014. The Regulations were improved to make sure that they continued to provide appropriate levels of protection for employees, while making the process of transferring employees from one organisation to another as smooth as possible for the businesses involved.

20th Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of revoking (a) the Working Time Regulations and (b) other EU regulations on worker rights.

We are proud of the UK’s record on employment standards, having raised domestic standards over recent years to make them some of the highest in the world. In leaving the EU we regained the ability to regulate autonomously, and the Government is therefore conducting a comprehensive review of all retained EU law to ensure that our regulations, including worker rights, are tailored to the needs of the UK economy and help create the conditions for growth and investment.

The UK has one of the best workers’ rights records in the world. In recent years, the Government has brought forward a raft of legislation on employment rights issues. In April this year, we made sure 2.5 million people across the UK received a pay raise by raising the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. We have extended the ban on using exclusivity clauses to contracts where a worker’s guaranteed weekly income is below the Lower Earnings Limit, which is currently £123 a week.

Numerous Private Members’ Bills have been introduced on the matter of employment rights, and we are working closely with these members on their proposals. The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill and The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill have both passed their Second Reading with Government support and will continue to progress through parliament before receiving royal assent and becoming law in England, Scotland and Wales.

29th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what impact assessment the Government has carried out for the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022.

The Government carried out a consultation on revoking the ban on using agency workers to cover strikes in 2015. It received a large number of substantive responses from a wide range of stakeholders, including employers, agencies and trade unions which have been carefully considered before deciding to proceed with removing Regulation 7 of the Conduct Regulations 2003. In addition, these regulations are subject to the affirmative procedure. Parliament will have the opportunity to debate them before they are made and provide further feedback for the Government to consider, including on their impact.

29th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what impact assessment he has carried out for the Liability of Trade Unions in Proceedings in Tort (Increase of Limits on Damages) Order 2022.

We do not consider that a full impact assessment is necessary as the impacts will be minimal. There will be negligible familiarisation costs for unions and businesses. The impact of raising the limits on damages does not apply to unions that comply with statutory industrial action balloting and other statutory requirements. The impact of raising the limits would therefore only apply to those non-compliant unions that carry out or endorse unofficial strike action.

14th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislation on the umbrella company market following his Department's recent call for evidence and consultation on that market.

The Government recently ran a Call for Evidence on the umbrella company market to ensure it has a detailed and up to date understanding of the market and how it is continuing to evolve. This Call for Evidence, which was issued jointly by HM Treasury, HMRC and BEIS, closed on 22 February 2022. Officials in the three departments are working closely together to consider the evidence submitted and the summary of responses will be published in due course.

6th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2022 to Question 3621, on Re-employment, by what date his Department plans to publish a draft for consultation of the proposed statutory code of practice on fire and rehire practices.

The Government remains committed to bringing forward a new statutory code on the practice of dismissal and re-engagement. As BEIS officials progress this work, they will be meeting with a wide range of stakeholders with relevant expertise.

We will publish a draft for consultation in due course.

6th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2022 to Question 3621, on Re-employment, with which stakeholders he and officials in his Department have met to discuss the proposed statutory code of practice on fire and rehire practices.

The Government remains committed to bringing forward a new statutory code on the practice of dismissal and re-engagement. As BEIS officials progress this work, they will be meeting with a wide range of stakeholders with relevant expertise.

We will publish a draft for consultation in due course.

6th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government’s response to the Women and Equalities Committee's fourth report of Session 2021-22 on Ethnicity pay gap reporting, HC 110, published on 13 May 2022, when his Department plans to publish the analysis of consultation responses to the mandatory ethnicity pay reporting consultation which closed on 11 January 2019.

The Government set out its support for a voluntary approach to ethnicity pay reporting in “Inclusive Britain”, the response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report. We will publish the analysis of the responses to the 2019 consultation in due course.