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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the estimated cost to the House of (1) restoration, (2) repair, and (3) fire protection work underway in (a) the Palace of Westminster, (b) Fielden House, and (c) Millbank House. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property answer text <p>‘Restoration’ has been taken to include work currently underway on the Estate to restore or conserve areas of the historic building fabric, including but not limited to the restoration work in Westminster Hall and the Encaustic Tile project. It does not include the estimated costs of the Restoration and Renewal Programme. ‘Repair’ includes project works underway on the estate but does not include general day to day maintenance. Fire protection work costs are based on the Fire Life Safety Works Programme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster</p></td><td><p>Millbank House</p></td><td><p>Fielden House</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Restoration</p></td><td><p>External Courtyards Conservation work (Phase 1) current approved cost: £20.2m; Westminster Hall current approved cost: £12.1m (subject to review); Elizabeth Tower current approved cost: £61.1m (subject to review); Cast Iron Roofs current approved cost: £84.4m; Encaustic Tiles current approved cost: £14.3m.</p></td><td><p>There is no restoration work currently underway.</p></td><td><p>There is no restoration work currently underway.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Repair</p></td><td><p>Works to the Palace in 2017/18 totalled £2m; works in 2018/19 are forecast to cost £2.8m.</p></td><td><p>Works to 5 Great College Street and its integration into Millbank House total £42.9m.</p></td><td><p>Planning is underway for the refurbishment of Fielden House. Surveying work is expected to commence in December 2018. The surveying working is required to finalise the business case. Until it is finalised it is not possible to provide an estimate.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fire Protection</p></td><td><p>The approved business cases forecast expenditure of £90m for fire safety work underway in the Palace of Westminster. The forecast expenditure of a project within the Fire Safety programme is currently being revised.</p></td><td><p>The cost of fire protection in the Great College Street area of Millbank House has been integrated into the project itself and therefore is included in the repair figure above. The cost of Fire Protection in 1&amp;2 Millbank is currently forecast at £1.6m excluding risk and optimism bias (OB) and £2.1m including risk and OB.</p></td><td><p>The cost of making Fielden House Fire Life Safety compliant will form part of the refurbishment project. Therefore, it is not possible currently to confirm how much it will cost.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:10:58.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:10:58.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December 2017 (HL Deb, col 1051), whether Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to ask whether she agrees that the definition of hate crime is broader than what is in statute and on what authority any broadening was based; and if so, what reply she received. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL11726 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 13 December 2017. The DPP provided her response on 9 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In her response, the then DPP confirmed that the flagging definition for hate crime was agreed between the CPS and the NPCC (ACPO as it was then) in 2007 and that it is wider than the definition set out in legislation to ensure all relevant cases are captured.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS adopted the recommended definition in the Macpherson report published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson report also recommended that ‘this definition should be universally adopted by the Police, local Government and other relevant agencies’.</p><p> </p><p>The recommendations of the Macpherson report were welcomed by the Government at the time and the current Government remains in support of this position. The CPS has worked with police to implement the recommended definition across all strands of hate crime. The CPS takes tackling hate crime seriously and recognises the need to increase public confidence to report. The flagging definition is important in achieving this aim.</p><p> </p><p>In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). This means that not every incident that the victim or another person has perceived to be a hate crime will actually be a hate crime in law.</p><p> </p><p>In her letter, the then DPP also confirmed that the CPS legal guidance recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech against the duty of the state to act proportionately and to protect the rights of others.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fines have been levied against Scottish limited partnerships for failing to register a person of significant control. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 193520 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) have been fined since the People with Significant Control register came into force.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to her on 2nd July 2018 to Question 157783. Compliance is Companies House’s primary aim, rather than prosecution. It is taking action to ensure that all SLPs report their PSC information. Companies House is actively engaged with SLPs and their representatives to make them aware of their responsibilities, and in addition, it has issued reminder letters to all SLPs who have failed to file PSC information. Failure to comply with the requirement to report PSC information does not incur a civil penalty but it is an offence and may lead to a fine or imprisonment upon prosecution. Companies House is not a prosecuting body and will refer cases to a relevant prosecutor when all other avenues have been exhausted and an SLP has not complied with their obligations.</p><p>In April the Government consulted on a package of reforms which would limit the misuse of limited partnerships, including in their Scottish form. I anticipate that the Government’s response will be published in due course.</p>
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 2018-12-04T10:08:27.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T10:08:27.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Commerce 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 guidance his Department is providing to online vendors on the rules for online and distance selling after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 195054 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement recently agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union, current European Union rules relating to distance and online sales will remain in place in the United Kingdom until the end of the Implementation Period. This means businesses will be able to trade on the same regulatory terms as now up until the end of 2020.</p><p>Businesses can find regularly updated guidance on rules affecting distance sales on the Business Companion website: <a href="https://www.businesscompanion.info/en/quick-guides/distance-sales/consumer-contracts-distance-sales" target="_blank">https://www.businesscompanion.info/en/quick-guides/distance-sales/consumer-contracts-distance-sales</a></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 2018-12-04T17:17:11.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:17:11.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Competition more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Ofgem’s plans to encourage competition amongst energy suppliers to help cut costs for customers. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL11811 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is supportive of Ofgem’s interventions to make the energy retail market more competitive, for example the disengaged customer database, their customer engagement prompts and their faster and more reliable switching programme.</p><p> </p><p>Customers can save around £300 if they switch from a Standard Variable Tariff to a cheaper market alternative.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will also be working with Ofgem on a joint review of the retail market to promote competition and drive innovation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T14:24:49.46Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T14:24:49.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Paternity Leave more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of men that have taken up full statutory paternity leave in each year for which information is available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 195661 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The most recent official data on length of family-related leave taken by parents is from the Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey in 2009, which collected data from parents of children born in 2008 across Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>This shows that in 2008, 73% of fathers who took some time off used paternity leave. Of fathers who took paternity leave, 50% took two weeks of leave, 16 per cent took more than two weeks and 34 per cent took less than two weeks.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently commissioning a new survey which will provide updated information on family related leave and pay entitlements including Paternity Leave.</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 2018-12-04T17:55:06.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:55:06.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Government Assistance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recent decision by the European Court of Justice on state aid clearance for the capacity market, whether energy company payments arising from arrangements made and to be made within the five-year period previously approved by the European Commission will be stopped. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 195571 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The recent State aid judgment by the ECJ against the European Commission in the Tempus case was decided on procedural grounds, holding that the Commission should have consulted more fully before granting State aid approval in 2014. It did not challenge the nature of the Capacity Market mechanism itself. The judgment removed State aid approval for the Capacity Market, preventing the UK Government from making any further capacity payments under existing agreements until re-approval.</p><p> </p><p>We are already working closely with the Commission to aid their investigation and seek timely State aid approval for the Capacity Market as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and National Grid will ensure that market participants are kept updated.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T10:05:27.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T10:05:27.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Electronic Tagging more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 191454 on employment: Electronic Tagging, what the Government's policy is on employers microchipping their employees. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 196266 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 26th November 2018.</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 2018-12-04T17:50:23.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:50:23.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Carillion: Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 September 2018 to Question 168999, if he will expedite the completion and publication of the investigation into the collapse of Carillon by the Official Receiver. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 196121 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A specialist investigation team was set up by the Official Receiver on the making of the winding-up order and, at the request of the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, the investigation into the company including analysis of company records, interviews with directors and close liaison with other investigating authorities is being expedited.</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 2018-12-04T17:56:44.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:56:44.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: Publications 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 economic impact assessment was conducted by his Department before United Kingdom Research and Innovation signed up to Science Europe’s Open Access Coalition Plan S. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 196277 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Plan S is a set of high-level principles which are in line with current UK Government policy and ambitions for Open Access (OA), and identify common ways to accelerate the implementation of OA to meet the European Competitiveness Councils target, set by ministers in 2016, of making all publicly funded research Open Access by 2020. For these reasons, an economic impact assessment was not carried out.</p><p> </p><p>UKRI was committed to a Review of OA policies before the announcement of Plan S, as part of its practice of monitoring and improving implementation of the policy. The purpose of the UKRI OA Review is to support delivery of UK government policy on OA to achieve the associated economic and social benefits and ensure the taxpayer secures maximum value for money from investment in publishing research. UKRI will consider Plan S principles within the broader aspects of the OA Review and where they support the delivery of UK OA policy.</p><p> </p><p>Any implementation of Plan S principles by UKRI will be subject to the OA Review. This includes the Plan S principle around the standardisation of publication fees and funding across Europe. Costs and benefits around OA models and impacts arising from proposed changes will be considered as part of the OA Review, including sustainability, with wider economic impacts considered by BEIS. The OA Review will report in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On 27<sup>th</sup> November, the Coalition of funders that are working on Plan S issued further guidance and clarifications. In this they stated that they will be commissioning an independent study on publications costs and fees. The new implementation details and guidance to clarify Plan S principles are open for public feedback.</p><p><a href="https://www.coalition-s.org/implementation-guidance-on-plan-s-now-open-for-public-feedback/" target="_blank">https://www.coalition-s.org/implementation-guidance-on-plan-s-now-open-for-public-feedback/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T14:46:36.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T14:46:36.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this