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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading UK Research and Innovation: Grants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the diversity of UK Research and Innovation grant recipients by (a) gender, (b) ethnicity, (c) disability and (d) socio-economic group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) believes that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) – of people and ideas – is crucial for delivering excellence in research and innovation. It has made EDI a priority – as a national research and innovation funder, as an employer, and as an influential voice in wider research and innovation sectors.</p><p> </p><p>The seven Research Councils have historically collected information on applicants for and recipients of funding regarding age, gender, ethnicity, and disability. The councils do not collect information on social-economic group. Neither Innovate UK nor Research England collect diversity data of applicants or those in receipt of funding or loans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Successive UK Governments have supported the principle that funding for basic research should be awarded through competitive processes on the basis of excellence and likely impact - as assessed through peer review. This is widely considered to be a underpinning factor in the success of UK research, and a key enabler of value for money for tax payers money. Consequently, HM Government takes an arms length approach to research funding, in line with the Haldane Principle.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, initial analysis of 2018-19 funding data from the seven research councils by gender shows that:</p><ul><li>71% of funding from research council grants and fellowships in 18/19 were awarded to bids led by men and 27% of funds were allocated to bids led by women. The remainder are bids where gender is undisclosed or not known.</li><li>42% of the funding for Fellowships went to female Fellows, 52% of the funds went to male Fellows and 6% of the funds went to Fellows with undisclosed or unknown gender.</li><li>73% of the funding for research grants were awarded to projects led by male Principle Investigators (PIs), 25% of the funds were awarded to projects led by female PIs and 2% of the funds were awarded to projects with PIs of undisclosed or unknown gender.</li></ul><p><br> UKRI has appointed Professor Jennifer Rubin, Executive Chair, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as the UKRI Champion for EDI, and established an External Advisory Group for EDI. The group is working with UKRI to identify and prioritise areas.</p><p> </p><p>UKRI aims to publish a UKRI-wide EDI Strategic Framework in Autumn 2019, which will help UKRI to bring together and scrutinise evidence on what works, develop and prioritise actions, and ensure that EDI is considered and supported in all that UKRI does.</p><p> </p><p>Work is currently underway to improve data collection and analysis capabilities about the people UKRI funds. A detailed cross-UKRI analysis of funding data will be published in Autumn 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:05:02.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:05:02.877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment his Department has made of the equity of employment contract terms and conditions in the supermarket sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to upgrading workers’ rights and protecting the most vulnerable workers. Our legal framework already ensures that employers should always treat their employees fairly, and our Good Work Plan will introduce the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation.</p><p> </p><p>In the retail sector specifically, the industry-led Retail Sector Council has identified employment as a priority workstream and this will be discussed at our next meeting on 20 June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:22.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:22.323Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Economic Growth: Climate Change more like this
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star this property question text What recent steps his Department has taken to promote clean growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 911258 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in clean growth – leading the G20 in cutting emissions while growing the economy.</p><p> </p><p>The recent Offshore Wind Sector Deal is a fantastic example of how this government and industry are partnering to create good jobs in new low carbon supply chains whilst further decarbonising our power sector.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working to support clean growth internationally, which is why we have bid to host COP26 in 2020, to demonstrate our commitment towards the Paris agreement and maintain momentum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:42.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:42.527Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
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star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Business: North Yorkshire more like this
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star this property question text What recent steps he has taken to support businesses in North Yorkshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 911259 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Businesses across North Yorkshire are benefitting from this Government’s investment of over £840 million through the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding and Leeds City Region Growth Deals. This is providing financial assistance to local businesses, as well as improving infrastructure and skills.</p><p> </p><p>For instance, £47 million LGF award will release significant private sector investment in the York Central project. This £100 million urban regeneration will accommodate up to 7,000 jobs, and create more than 112,000 square meters of new retail, leisure and commercial space.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:06.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:06.23Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Business: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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star this property question text What recent steps he has taken to support businesses in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 911266 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>We’ve committed to invest up to £560 million through both the Borderlands Growth Deal and the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, demonstrating our commitment to supporting growth and prosperity in the Scottish Borders.</p><p> </p><p>As of May 2019, the British Business Bank’s Start-Up Loans programme has made 45 loans totalling over £340,000 for businesses in his constituency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:31.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:31.06Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
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star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Doctors: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the number of people undertaking doctoral training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 263056 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s target to reach a total of 2.4% of GDP invested in R&amp;D by 2027 will mean increasing the numbers of highly trained people working in research and innovation including those undertaking doctoral training.</p><p> </p><p>Business-academia collaborations, decisions by internationally mobile companies to locate their R&amp;D functions in the UK and the development of industrial clusters of companies all rely on access to pools of talented researchers. In addition, industrial clusters, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, are often co-located in regions where there are also high quality research intensive universities. This co-location enables the flow of graduates and post-graduates between institutions and companies.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, a 2015 review on the impacts of doctoral training found that the overwhelming majority of doctoral graduates continued to be involved in the creation of new knowledge, innovation and development of new products and processes, both in the academic and business sectors. Employers highly valued the specialists knowledge and problem-solving skills possessed by doctoral graduates. <a href="https://www.ukri.org/files/skills/full-report-idc-pdf/" target="_blank">https://www.ukri.org/files/skills/full-report-idc-pdf/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T16:37:28.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:37:28.67Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
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star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tidal Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on the development of tidal energy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State made a statement to the House on Monday 25 June 2018 setting out our position on the support for the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. The Department’s analysis of the project and the proposed follow-on programme of lagoons was that it did not represent value for money. This remains the Department’s position.</p><p> </p><p>In February, the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth met the rt. hon. member for Orkney and Shetland, along with a cross-party delegation of Members of Parliament and representatives of the sector, to discuss the potential for alternative methods of funding early tidal stream and wave energy deployment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T12:30:30.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T12:30:30.117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Tidal Power: Swansea Bay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the decision on funding for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State made a statement to the House on Monday 25 June 2018 setting out our position on the support for the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. The Department’s analysis of the project and the proposed follow-on programme of lagoons was that it did not represent value for money. This remains the Department’s position.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has said it is open to considering well developed, privately developed tidal range projects. However they must be able to demonstrate credibly that they would represent value for money.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T12:30:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T12:30:37.8Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Energy: Cooperatives more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of local energy co-operatives; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Community Energy is an important part of the energy system, generating clean energy and delivering energy efficiency, demand management and emissions reductions while engaging the wider community on the energy transition and climate change.</p><p> </p><p>Energy co-operatives are one of the business models that we support. For example, they are eligible for the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) which re-opened at the end of May. The RCEF is a £10m programme which supports rural communities who are looking to develop renewable energy projects. Grants are available for feasibility studies to test out ideas, and if viable, grants are also available to assist with pre-development of projects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T12:30:45.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T12:30:45.123Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1131239
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star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property hansard heading Climate Change: International Cooperation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on international co-operation to tackle climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 263203 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State and BEIS Ministers regularly meet with their international counterparts to discuss a range of issues including climate change. In discussions with US counterparts, the Secretary of State stressed that the UK would prefer the US to remain in the Paris Agreement. We work closely on a wide range of climate and energy issues, including renewables, innovation, CCUS and nuclear, and we will continue to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T12:30:54.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T12:30:54.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this