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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 the reasons for the decline in UK productivity over the last three successive quarters; and of the comparative performance of other advanced economies whose productivity is increasing. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL16974 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The fall in productivity in 2019 Q1 was predominantly due to a fall in manufacturing productivity of -0.9%. Productivity in the services sector grew by 0.2% over the same period. A similar pattern was observed in 2018 Q4, with services productivity outperforming manufacturing; growing by 0.4% compared to a fall of -1.1% for the latter.</p><p>In terms of international comparisons, based on OECD data, all G7 countries excluding the US (for which data are not yet available) experienced a slowdown in productivity growth in 2018. The UK's productivity growth rate of just over 0.5% in 2018, was the second highest in the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1133671
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a four day working week on productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 267170 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department is following trials of the four-day working week closely but has not yet conducted a robust assessment of the impacts.</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 2019-06-26T11:52:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T11:52:01.177Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1132000
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to boost productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 264346 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy is our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. ​​The Industrial Strategy is how we are creating an economy that works for everyone: highly innovative, highly skilled and high quality, supported by low taxation and smart regulation. ​</p><p> </p><p>Through a cross-government programme, Industrial Strategy focuses on:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Strengthening the Foundations of productivity – by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</li><li>Building long-term strategic partnerships with businesses through Sector Deals between government and industry.</li><li>Taking on Grand Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy, Clean Growth, Ageing Society and Future of Mobility - society-changing opportunities and industries of the future where the UK can build on its strengths and lead the world.</li></ul>
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 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1038756
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 steps they are taking to improve labour productivity in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL12721 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Raising labour productivity is at the heart of the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy. The strategy aims to improve labour productivity by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A year into the Industrial Strategy we have made significant progress towards these goals, including:</p><ul><li><strong>Investing substantially in skills </strong>– We are designing a National Retraining Scheme to support adults impacted by automation, investing £406 in STEM and technical education for people of all ages as well as introducing new T levels to provide a technical alternative to A levels, in addition to our reforms to apprenticeships.</li><li><strong>The biggest increase in R&amp;D funding ever</strong> – we have committed an extra £7bn by 2023/24, including £2.7bn already allocated to innovative programmes supporting industry and researchers through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.</li><li><strong>Record investment in infrastructure with £37bn committed through the National Productivity Investment Fund by 2023/24.</strong> This includes £2.45bn for Transforming Cities and £1bn in digital infrastructure.</li><li><strong>Publication of Nine Sector Deals</strong>, supporting billions in investment from the public and private sector and important sectoral reforms on issues such as technology diffusion and workforce diversity. A further three deals are being negotiated.</li><li><strong>Announcement of the first ‘missions’ under the Grand Challenges,</strong> aiming to galvanise action on ambitious and specific goals in AI &amp; Data, Clean Growth, the Future of Mobility and Ageing Society. This includes a second clean growth mission to decarbonise industrial clusters.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 were the annual growth rates of labour productivity in each year since 2000; and what rates they forecast for each year to 2022. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property uin HL12191 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p><strong>Growth in labour productivity, 2000 – 2022</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year </strong> <strong>(</strong><sup>f</sup><strong> – forecast)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Output per hour worked, % change on previous year, seasonally adjusted</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>1.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>1.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>-0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>-1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>-0.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>-0.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>0.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2020<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>0.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2021<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>1.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2022<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><ul><li>The table presents past and projected annual growth rates of UK labour productivity defined as output per hour worked.</li><li>The growth rates for the period 2000 to 2017 were obtained from the ONS (Labour productivity time series (PRDY), UK<em> Whole Economy: Output per hour worked % change per annum SA</em>, released 5th October 2018, <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/labourproductivity/timeseries/lzvd/prdy" target="_blank">link</a>)</li><li>The projected future growth rates (2018 – 2022) were published by the Office for Budget Responsibility in the <em>Economic and Fiscal Outlook – October 2018</em> (page 87, Table 3.10 Detailed summary forecast, <a href="https://obr.uk/efo/economic-fiscal-outlook-october-2018/" target="_blank">link</a>)</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T12:53:16.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T12:53:16.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 analysis by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that the productivity gap between the UK and other developed countries is less than previously thought. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property uin HL12192 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>This analysis is a welcome initiative by the OECD to improve the international comparability of productivity statistics. It was initiated in response to a request from the ONS to examine how different countries go about measuring total hours worked (which are required to calculate output per hour worked).</p><p> </p><p>When calculating labour productivity there is a trade-off between using the best available data sourced from different countries’ national accounts, or data compiled on the most consistent basis. The OECD research finds that while for many countries this choice makes a minor difference, for the UK it has a larger effect and improves our performance relative to other countries.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS is examining how best to incorporate these findings into their international comparisons of labour productivity and plans to publish an article on this in January 2019; including more detailed breakdowns of how the UK compares with other developed countries on a more consistent basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T12:53:54.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T12:53:54.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 worker productivity in the UK; and what plans, if any, they have to increase productivity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL7953 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-29more like thismore than 2018-05-29
star this property answer text <p>According to the latest ONS estimates UK output per worker was 1.2% higher in 2018Q1 than it was a decade earlier. The UK has significant economic strengths on which we can build, but we need to do more to increase our productivity and to make the most of our untapped potential right across the country. The government’s Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.</p><p>My rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer recently launched a public call for evidence to support our Business Productivity Review, which will explore what actions could be most effective in improving firm level productivity. The review will look at the impact of management quality on productivity, and how we can most effectively spread best practice across the country to help boost earnings power.</p><p>Our Grand Challenges look to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, directing the focus of the government and engaging the private sector to ensure we take advantage of major global trends, which will improve people’s lives and the country’s productivity.</p><p>As announced at Autumn Budget 2017 we are investing £300m in the development of ultra-low emission vehicles, are supporting driverless cars and AI, and have provided a further £2.3bn in R&amp;D through extending the National Productivity Investment Fund.</p><p>Through Sector Deals, Government will work with entire sectors to support them to grow and become more productive. We have already announced deals with sectors such as Automotive, AI and Life Sciences with more deals under negotiation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-05-29T14:52:09.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-29T14:52:09.683Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the what3words geocoding addressing system for improving productivity in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 128955 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department is aware of a number of new addressing systems (such as what3words) and the huge economic opportunities offered by geospatial data in general. The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s commitment to putting the UK at the forefront of the data revolution. In support of this the Government announced in the Autumn Budget that it will establish a Geospatial Commission whose focus will be to unlock the economic opportunities of geospatial data to support the growth of the UK Digital Economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:33:55.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:33:55.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what productivity growth targets he has set for the Industrial Strategy over the course of the 2017 Parliament. 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
star this property uin 116287 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>It was not considered appropriate to set productivity targets for the Industrial Strategy under the course of the present Parliament. As announced in the White Paper, the Industrial Strategy Council will be responsible for putting the right evaluation and reporting structures in place to assess progress.</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 2017-12-05T11:26:36.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T11:26:36.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 assessment he has made of the potential benefits to productivity of increased (a) use of artificial intelligence and (b) machine learning. 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
star this property uin 112442 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The earliest adopters of new technologies can gain a first-mover advantage, allowing them to reap rewards in terms of additional jobs and increased revenue.</p><p>Artificial intelligence and machine learning are distinct technologies. ‘AI’ describes where computers are able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, decision-making and translation between languages; ‘machine learning’ comprises deeper learning where computers are able o learn without external programming, building on algorithms that can make predictions using data. However, for the purposes of identifying support for and development in the sector, it is useful to treat them as a group.</p><p>Government welcomes the independent review of Artificial Intelligence, “Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK”, published on 15 October. The report highlights how AI can boost UK productivity, and has the potential to add £630 billion to the UK economy by 2035.</p><p>The Industrial Strategy Green Paper, published in January, also identified AI as a major, high-potential opportunity for the UK to build a word-leading future sector of our economy.</p>
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 2017-11-15T16:13:48.577Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T16:13:48.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this