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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading UK Export Finance 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, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance line of credit facility have been small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 211318 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Exporters do not apply for lines of credit. Lines of credit are umbrella buyer credit facilities put in place at the request of an overseas buyer to purchase goods and services from a number of UK exporters.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:00:10.3690713Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:00:10.3690713Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
100841
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading UK Trade and Investment more like this
star this property house id 1 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, Innovation and Skills, how many UK Trade and Investment staff worked in each of the industrial sectors on 1 April 2014; and what the budget for each such sector is in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 211850 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) works in line with the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The whole UKTI network works predominantly in these priority sectors to support UK exporters and attract foreign direct investment to the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of civil service staff working in our core sector teams in our HQ, and the budget allocated to each team[1].</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Staff</p></td><td><p>Budget, £m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Advanced Manufacturing</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Agri-Tech Organisation</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Automotive Investment Organisation</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction</p></td><td><p>10.5</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer &amp; Retail</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Creative Industries &amp; Global Sports</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Education</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Energy</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Financial Services Organisation</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Healthcare UK</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Information Economy</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Innovation Gateway</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Life Science Organisation</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Offshore Wind Investment Organisation</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI DSO</p></td><td><p>128</p></td><td><p>10.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] This core resource is supplemented by specialist contractors, sector teams in our global network, and our trade advisors in the English regions. The core budget is supplemented by funding for cross-cutting activity including trade fairs and missions, marketing, and the services provided by our 430 Trade Advisors in the English regions to help UK companies export to new markets.</p><p>It should be noted that UKTI DSO operates as a separate unit, whereas the other UKTI sector teams utilise more shared resource in addition to the numbers tabled below.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T15:17:07.428811Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:17:07.428811Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership more like this
star this property house id 1 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, Innovation and Skills, what progress he has made on the recent round of discussions on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 211894 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The seventh round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took place between 29 September and 3 October in Chevy Chase, Maryland. As expected, negotiations were largely focused on regulatory issues. Discussions also covered energy, intellectual property, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There was good technical progress, particularly on regulatory coherence, for example in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. This progress is crucial and prepares the ground for an ambitious and comprehensive agreement.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T13:58:22.816165Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T13:58:22.816165Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection: Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 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, Innovation and Skills, what definition the Government uses of a green or low carbon job for the purposes of collating official statistics and announcements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
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Jonathan Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 212324 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>Broadly, the green and low carbon area consists of goods and services designed for the protection of the environment; the production of renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions (either in the production of the relevant goods or services or in the use of the relevant goods or services).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is no internationally agreed definition of green or low carbon, however the government has previously collected and published information on the size of low carbon and environmental goods and services sectors in the UK and is currently considering ways in which our understanding of this area can be improved, including discussing the role that ONS can play.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T16:54:25.4490263Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T16:54:25.4490263Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Reynolds more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Video Games more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funds distributed by UK Trade and Investment were allocated to the video games sector in each of the last three years; and what proportion of the total funding from UK Trade and Investment that represented in each such year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) works with the video games sector, to support exports and attract inward investment. A new international strategy for the Creative Industries has been co-produced with the sector, and there is a joint commitment to its implementation. For example UKTI and the UKIE worked together to deliver the Digital Gaming event at the International Festival of Business in Liverpool in July this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UKTI supports sectorally-focused groups, including those from the games sector, through both the Trade Access Programme (TAP) and through the Events and Missions Programme. The amount allocated specifically to the video games sector under these two programmes are shown in the table below together with a figure which gives the value as a percentage of programme expenditure as a whole (across all sectors). In addition, video games companies enjoy the support of UKTI through general services available to all companies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total TAP Support for Video Games Sector</p></td><td><p><strong>£53,400</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£68,560</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£220,100</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of Total TAP Funding</p></td><td><p><strong>0.80%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.80%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1.40%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Video Games Events &amp; Missions Spend</p></td><td><p><strong>£69,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£25,000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of Total Events and Missions Spend</p></td><td><p><strong>0.82%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>n/a</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.18%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T11:47:46.0014715Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T11:47:46.0014715Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Met Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the new Met Office supercomputer will be better able to predict heavy storms such as the one in Castle Point on 20 July 2014; and whether that supercomputer will enable agencies listed as category one flood responders to obtain more accurate data about catastrophic weather events with more notice than they currently receive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Castle Point more like this
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Rebecca Harris more like this
star this property uin 212282 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The new supercomputer will enable the Met Office to predict small-scale, high impact weather features – such as thunderstorms – with greater detail and accuracy, and to provide earlier warnings of severe weather to emergency responders.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T14:10:23.0645117Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T14:10:23.0645117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Harris more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Brigg more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many start-up loans have been granted in Brigg and Goole constituency since that scheme's inception; and how much has been granted through such loans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 212263 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>In total more than 21,000 Start Up Loans have been issued to budding entrepreneurs across the country since the scheme launched in June 2012. 23 loans have been issued in Brigg and Goole with a value of £117,800.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T15:11:55.8665821Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:11:55.8665821Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Bahrain more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what arms the UK has sold to the government of Bahrain since 2010; what licence conditions were imposed on exporters; and what due diligence was undertaken to ensure those weapons would not be used on Bahraini citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 212305 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold data on actual arms sales, only on export licences that have been granted, which are available at: <a href="https://www.exportcontroldb.gov.uk/sdb/fox/sdb/SDBHOME" target="_blank">https://www.exportcontroldb.gov.uk/sdb/fox/sdb/SDBHOME</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All export licence applications are rigorously assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking into account all prevailing circumstances at the time of application.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Foreign Office posts overseas have a standing requirement to keep an eye on developments in human rights in their respective countries and to report back if there are any concerns that might affect licensing policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T11:45:58.3403033Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T11:45:58.3403033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Met Office more like this
star this property house id 1 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, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the increased accuracy in weather forecasting arising from the new Met Office supercomputer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Dr William McCrea more like this
star this property uin 212467 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The new supercomputer will enable the Met Office to improve the accuracy of its weather forecasts on all timescales. At short-range, for example, the Met Office expects that during the lifetime of the new supercomputer its 24-hour forecast will become as accurate as its 12-hour forecast is now. This will enable the Met Office to provide earlier, more accurate and more detailed warning of severe weather and help the UK to be more resilient and better prepared for high impact events.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T14:14:04.0754032Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T14:14:04.0754032Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading European Space Agency more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the time taken for the general release of data from European Science Agency (ESA) projects; and if he will make future UK contributions to ESA projects conditional on full and immediate release of all data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Martin Caton more like this
star this property uin 212454 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Data release from ESA missions is governed by agreements approved by all Member States. Release is normally after 6 months, allowing the scientists leading the mission –including many from the UK - to check the integrity of the data and undertake necessary calibrations. This is essential for the data to be scientifically useful.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK will continue to press for the best agreements to maximise the effective use of the data and ensure that images are available as soon as possible to inform the public about these exciting projects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T14:20:32.6554358Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T14:20:32.6554358Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martin Caton more like this