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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Southern Africa: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many education projects have been supported by the British Council in (1) Swaziland, (2) Botswana and (3) Lesotho, in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL4591 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The British Council have advised that in each of the last five years the number of education projects the British Council has supported in each country is:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Country</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2013</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2014</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2015</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2016</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2017</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Swaziland</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Botswana</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Lesotho</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Country</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2013</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2014</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2015</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2016</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2017</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Swaziland</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Botswana</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Lesotho</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T16:25:50.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T16:25:50.87Z
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less than 2018-02-01T11:55:41.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T11:55:41.76Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4163
star this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
820507
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Charities: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by what specific process charitable organisations should apply for funds to be disbursed from the £330 million fund drawn from dormant bank and building society accounts, which was announced on 4 January. more like this
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Lord Farmer more like this
star this property uin HL4588 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 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The release of £330m of dormant accounts announced on 4 January will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, financial inclusion initiatives and other good causes in the UK over the next four years. The government will work closely with the Big Lottery Fund, as well as a range of social sector and private sector partners to develop these initiatives over the coming months, and further details on how these funds will be distributed will be announced this year. The government remains committed to a thriving and sustainable voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL4587 more like this
HL4589 more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T16:50:56.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T16:50:56.073Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4321
star this property label Biography information for Lord Farmer more like this
820515
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Shipping more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many transit visas were issued to non-EEA nationals to enable them to work (1) on UK-based fishing vessels, and (2) on cruise and other ships operating from British ports, in each of the years 2015, 2016, and 2017; and whether and how many seamans' discharge books were issued in addition to transit visas. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4596 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 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not routinely collate the specific information requested. To obtain this information would require the examination of individual records, and incur disproportionate cost</p><p>The Home Office publishes data on visa application volumes, including total numbers of transit visas issued, online at the following address: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2017 </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T16:08:28.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T16:08:28.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
820502
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Road Traffic Offences more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate it would cost a local authority, or local authorities acting together, in England to implement civil enforcement powers under the Traffic Management Act 2004, covering 100,000 people. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4583 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 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport does not produce estimates of this kind. Local authorities are responsible for considering the financial implications of civil enforcement when deciding whether to apply for these powers. Their estimates will reflect a range of local factors, such as geography, road use, parking demand, specific traffic issues and the proposed intensity of enforcement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T13:01:34.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T13:01:34.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
820527
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Scottish Limited Partnerships: Money Laundering more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they are taking to prevent the use of Scottish limited partnerships for money laundering and the avoidance of legal limits on financial activity. more like this
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
star this property uin HL4608 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government conducted a Call for Evidence on Limited Partnership law in 2017. We are actively considering options for reform and will announce next steps shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T14:31:11.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T14:31:11.683Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
820524
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Scottish Limited Partnerships more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they are taking to regulate the operation of Scottish limited partnerships. more like this
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
star this property uin HL4605 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government conducted a Call for Evidence on Limited Partnership law in 2017. We are actively considering options for reform and will announce next steps shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T14:32:43.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T14:32:43.543Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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672
star this property label Biography information for Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
820533
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the headline figures for net immigration into the UK for each of the last ten years; and what is the margin of error in thousands in each case. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL4614 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 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply and I will place a copy of their letter in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4615 more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T13:59:15.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T13:59:15.513Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property file name HL4614 & HL4615 Lord Sharkey.pdf more like this
star this property title UKSA Response more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sharkey more like this
820500
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Innovation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 Professor Mariana Mazzucato's recent evaluation of innovation-led growth and strategic public investment. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL4581 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 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Government does not tend to undertake assessments or comment on independent work such as that undertaken by Professor Mazzucato.</p><p>Innovation is about new ideas, new ways of doing things, new goods and services and new technologies that are central to driving productivity and a key driver of our modern Industrial Strategy.</p><p>Our Industrial Strategy will enable the UK to work more productively and boost earning power of people, businesses and places and the nation as a whole. To support UK priorities in key areas of innovation we will invest a further £725m in a second wave of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, turning our research into global industrial and commercial leads. We will ensure that the UK is the best pace for innovators and through our Grand Challenges we will invite business, academia and civil society to work together to innovate and develop new technologies.</p><p>We have committed to raise investment in R&amp;D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027; we will invest an additional £2.3bn in 2021, raising total public investment in R&amp;D to approximately £12.5bn. Increasing public R&amp;D spending as a share of GDP each year and making a total increase of £7bn over five years. This will be the biggest ever increase in public funding R&amp;D.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-01-17T15:46:07.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-17T15:46:07.42Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4564
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820514
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading India: Mining more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange are engaging in illegal land grabs in protected tribal lands in India. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL4595 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 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The FCO has not made an assessment. Nor has the FCO received any recent representation on this issue. The Government expects multinational enterprises to operate responsibly abroad, and encourages them to do so, in line with the domestic laws of the countries in which they operate, in the spirit of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and international standards including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T16:27:01.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T16:27:01.043Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
820539
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Skilled Workers: Vacancies more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 the results of the British Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic survey, published on 10 January, which reported skills shortages at “critical levels”. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4620 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 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>The government knows that the labour market is continually changing along with the demand for skills. We welcome Dr. Marshall’s request for employers to invest more in their training. The government is working with employers to design and deliver a skills system that is more responsive to their needs. We are taking steps to increase the supply of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills by supporting new institutions such as NMiTE, a new engineering university in Hereford, and the Institute of Coding, where a consortium of employers and universities will ensure Higher Education courses meet the needs of the economy. We are also funding interventions such as the Stimulating Physics Network and the new Level 3 Mathematics Support Programme to improve the standard of STEM education and engage more young people in these subjects. In 2017, there were 35,000 more entries to STEM A levels compared to 2010, an increase of 17 percent.</p><p>We are supporting the Institute for Apprenticeships, an employer–led body which is leading the development of apprenticeship standards and assessment plans. From April 2018, the Institute will assume responsibility for T level standards. 214 new employer-designed apprenticeship standards are now ready for delivery, with over 300 more in development. Take up of higher-level apprenticeships in 2016/17 was up by nearly 35 per cent compared to 2015/16 and there were 24,600 apprenticeship starts in 2016/17, increasing from 4,300 the year before. Before Christmas, over 3,000 higher and degree apprenticeships from over 40 high profile employers were being advertised.</p><p>We are introducing an ambitious ‘National Retraining Scheme’ to boost adult learning. This will bring together government, businesses and employees through the Confederation of British Industry and the Trade Union Congress. A set of sector-focused and employer-driven initiatives starting this year will target immediate skills shortages in key sectors, with £64 million for construction and digital skills.</p><p>Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) will help align skills provision with local employer demand. The first seven SAP areas are West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Leeds, Greater Lincolnshire, Thames Valley Berkshire, and Cornwall &amp; Isles of Scilly.</p><p>We are encouraging a high quality, viable and resilient Further Education sector comprised of a range of providers, capable of attracting outstanding teachers and leaders to deliver these changes successfully. The department has committed up to £500 million a year to support the delivery of T levels once all routes are available and announced an extra £20 million for colleges to invest in the workforce to deliver new T level qualifications.</p><p>The department is also investing in new Institutes of Technology and supporting National Colleges to address the need for specialist skills. <strong><br> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-01-25T17:32:45.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T17:32:45.587Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this