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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Digital Technology: Sales more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the Consumer Rights Act 2015 rules for digital content purchased post-Brexit to include a 28-day refund rule. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17180 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Government has no plans to amend current legislation on digital content. However, the Government has committed to retaining strong protections for consumers post Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Z
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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 remove filter
1137962
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the ethnic minority pay gap in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17061 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 Government is committed to a cohesive society where everyone   can enter and progress at work and achieve on merit, whatever their background.</p><p>The Government consulted on how best to implement mandatory ethnicity pay reporting. We received over 300 detailed responses and will set out next steps in due course.</p><p>The Government has also launched the Race at Work Charter which commits signatories to effective practices that support fairness at work. Over 170 employers have signed up to date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T12:15:34.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T12:15:34.547Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
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1136438
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Civil Engineering more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the civil engineering sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16888 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s long-term commitment to drive productivity in the construction industry includes support for civil engineering through the UK’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which is worth over £400bn of planned public and private investment in nearly 700 projects, programmes and other investments. This includes around £190bn to be invested by 2020/21. It is estimated the next decade will see over £600bn of public and private investments in infrastructure. The National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) has also been increased to £37bn and has been extended by another year until 2023-24. The NPIF is the cornerstone of the Government’s plan to boost growth in areas critical to productivity.</p><p> </p><p>The investments we are making from the Construction Sector Deal to transform the sector’s productivity includes our commitment to invest £170m, matched by £250m from industry in the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in the Transforming Construction: Manufacturing Better Buildings programme. The programme will improve productivity through promoting the development and commercialisation of digital, manufacturing, energy generation and storage technologies for the construction and built environment sectors. The Transforming Construction programme will also promote a range of R&amp;D and demonstration projects through cross sector collaboration; and £72m will be invested in the Transforming Construction Alliance – a consortium of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, the Manufacturing Technology Centre and the Building Research Establishment to support collaboration. The sector deal will aim to create a new business model, driven by investment, and embedded throughout the UK.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T14:48:36.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:48:36.867Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
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1135753
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Directors: Females more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to require businesses to appoint equal numbers of men and women at board level. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16846 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to working with the business community to create more inclusive workplaces from the shop floor to the boardroom. The Government has commissioned and supports several business-led, independent reviews on promoting diversity, including the Hampton-Alexander Review to increase the representation of women on boards and in senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies to 33% by 2020 and the Parker Review to increase the ethnic diversity of FTSE 350 boards by 2024.</p><p>These reviews form part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy which aims to build an economy that works for all.</p><p>The statistics recently published by the Hampton-Alexander Review on 1<sup>st</sup> July, show that the business-led approach to creating more balanced boards is working, as the representation of women on FTSE 100 boards has risen to 32.1% from 12.5% in 2011. The number of all-male boards across the FTSE 350 is also down to four from 152 in 2011. The Government has no plans to introduce legislation to require equal numbers of men and women at board level.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T14:54:14.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:54:14.467Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
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1135754
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Supermarkets more like this
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25277
unstar 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 impact of Brexit uncertainty on any decline in retail sales in the UK supermarket sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16847 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government works closely with the retail sector both through bilateral engagement and also through the EU Exit Panel.</p><p> </p><p>This Panel, of which a number of key supermarkets are members, brings Government and the sector together to understand the sector’s issues as we near the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Figures from the Office of National Statistics show retail sales figures for spending in predominantly food stores show a growth of 1.9% in the three months to May, compared with the same period in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>On 28 November 2018, Her Majesty's Government released a detailed economic assessment of the effect of multiple EU Exit scenarios on the strength of all parts of the UK economy. It included associated costs for five broad sector groups across the economy, which together cover the majority of the UK economy and all traded goods and services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T13:28:59.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:28:59.71Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
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1134711
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries more like this
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25277
unstar 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 impact of a no-deal Brexit on just-in-time supply chains in the UK automotive sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16678 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>In February 2018, the Government published its assessment of the implications for business and international trade in the UK, if it leaves the EU without a deal on March 29. This assessment remains valid.</p><p>The UK and the EU share a strong commercial interest in maintaining the competitiveness of our automotive industries, which rely on highly integrated and sophisticated just in time supply chains. Under a no-deal outcome, the automotive industry would face additional costs and burdens as a result of new customs procedures, compliance requirements and reductions in traffic flows across the Channel.</p><p>BEIS ministers and officials regularly engage with the automotive industry, bilaterally, via trade associations, and through the Department’s participation in the Automotive Council, to discuss no-deal risks and mitigations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T15:32:41.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:32:41.833Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
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1134328
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 Consumers: Protection more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to place a cap on the price paid in markets where there are rolling contracts for consumers. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16613 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The setting of prices is a commercial decision for the companies concerned, provided they comply with general consumer law, which requires that consumers are treated fairly, are not misled and are able to make properly informed choices, between products and between businesses.</p><p> </p><p>We have a robust legal framework that provides strong protections for consumers. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State set out in his recent letter to the Competition and Markets Authority, that we want to see greater enforcement against subscription traps and that ultimately roll-over contracts should be as easy to exit as they are to enter. In the Consumer White Paper, we will consider proposals to strengthen our system of public enforcement of consumer law while maintaining the benefits of the current landscape.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-01T14:21:57.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T14:21:57.317Z
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2616
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1796
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1133483
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 ICT: Innovation more like this
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25277
unstar 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 develop supercomputer technology in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16518 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>In the Spring Statement, the Government announced £79 million funding for the next national supercomputer ARCHER2. The supercomputer will be hundreds of thousands of times more powerful than a traditional desktop computer and will be used to run massive research simulations. This project is being delivered and supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Engineering and Physical Sciences, and the Natural Environment Research Councils.</p><p> </p><p>E-infrastructure, including supercomputing, is also a critical strand within UKRI’s national research and innovation infrastructure roadmap programme. This is seeking to increase our understanding of the UK’s current capabilities and future requirements with a final report expected later in 2019. We want to ensure that future investments in High Performance Computing will deliver benefits across research and innovation, including to tech start-ups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. (SMEs). The Government will be working with UKRI and Tech UK on UKRI’s e-infrastructure strategy which will be engaging with tech-SMEs on how they can access high-performance computing for the benefit of their businesses.</p>
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less than 2019-06-25T12:57:39.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:57:39.613Z
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2616
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1796
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1132657
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 Business: Higher Education more like this
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unstar 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 impact that Brexit could have on the ability of UK business schools to (1) recruit academic talent, and (2) attract research funding. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16435 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that institutions including UK business schools continue to be able to recruit academic talent and attract research funding after the UK has exited the European Union. Academic institutions in the UK recruit talent from within the UK and from overseas and an immigration system that supports this is an important component of their continuing success. The Government published the Immigration White Paper, outlining the future immigration system in December 2018 and is currently running an engagement programme with businesses and other stakeholders before publishing the Immigration Rules setting out the detail of the future system. In addition, since January 2018, the Government has implemented an extensive and wide-ranging package of changes to the immigration rules, aimed at supporting science, research and innovation including setting up a new Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) Scheme to make it easier to sponsor the temporary movement of international researchers.</p><p>Business schools attract funding for research from a range of sources including Horizon 2020, the EU’s flagship research and innovation programme. Until the UK exits the EU, the UK will continue to participate in Horizon 2020, as a Member State. If ratified, the Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement would ensure that following exit the UK could continue to participate in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 for the lifetime of projects. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal at the end of the extension period, the Government has confirmed that the funding commitments made under the guarantee and its extension still stand. Through these commitments, the Government will underwrite funding for all successful competitive eligible UK bids to Horizon 2020 that are submitted before the end of the Programme - including those involving UK business schools. This guarantee will apply for the lifetime of projects and will provide funding for UK participation in Horizon 2020.</p><p>Looking ahead, the Government would like the option to associate to the future excellence-based European research and innovation programmes, including Horizon Europe. We are actively engaging in the development of the Horizon Europe proposal in line with UK interests.</p><p> </p><p>BEIS is working with the National Academies, the Devolved Administrations and UKRI to develop ambitious and credible alternatives to association, through which we will enable world class collaborative research. BEIS has also commissioned Sir Adrian Smith to provide independent advice on international collaboration – specifically on potential future UK funding schemes in the context of the UK’s future ambitions for European and international collaboration on research and innovation. His advice will help inform the direction for the implementation of the Government’s ambition to ensure the UK continues to be a global leader in science, research and innovation, and an attractive country for individuals to study and work.</p>
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less than 2019-06-25T13:03:52.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:03:52.183Z
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2616
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1796
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1131916
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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: Research more like this
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unstar 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 encourage the responsible development of materials for new energy technologies. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16334 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>We are in regular contact with the UK’s advanced materials sector, and seek to encourage regular engagement between advance material producers and potential end user sectors (including energy, transportation, construction, defence) to maximise the potential for collaboration, supporting the growth of advanced manufacturing in the UK.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:41:22.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:41:22.833Z
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2616
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter