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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Admissions 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 Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring universities in England to use contextual admissions tools to widen participation in higher education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 278922 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Widening access and participation in higher education is a priority for this government. This means that everyone with the capability to succeed in higher education should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their background or where they grew up.</p><p>We have made real progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18 year olds in higher education. However, we are aware that more needs to be done to ensure that background isn’t a barrier to realising potential in higher education.</p><p>Many higher education providers are already using contextual admissions, to support widening access, and the government supports this.</p><p>It’s important that higher education providers use good quality and meaningful data to identify disadvantage and under-representation. We encourage institutions to use a range of measures to identify disadvantage and under-representation, including individual-level indicators, area data (such as POLAR, Index of Multiple Deprivation or ACORN), school data, intersectional data such as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service's (UCAS) Multiple Equality Measure and participation in outreach activities. The department is continuing to work with the Office for Students, UCAS and sector representatives to further explore how we can support universities to improve and enhance access to data.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T07:33:37.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T07:33:37.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1140389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the office for students on registration fees for further education colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 278910 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>All providers are being treated equitably.</p><p> </p><p>We consulted with all providers, including further education (FE) colleges, twice, on the introduction of registration fees (from December 2016 until March 2017, and from October 2017 until December 2017). The Office for Students (OfS) separately consulted on the model for deciding how student numbers should be determined to inform the fee levels. It published the outcomes of this consultation in October 2018. Following the consultation processes, a number of additional bands were added for smaller providers compared with the original proposal. The costs for a very small provider have decreased from the second phase of the consultation, where a provider with 0-50 full-time equivalent student numbers, the lowest band, was proposed to pay £18,200. Providers with full-time equivalent student numbers of no more than 25 will now pay £12,300, and providers with more than 25 but no more than 50 (full time equivalent) will pay £15,350.</p><p> </p><p>We also considered the impact of fees more widely and published an impact assessment in March 2019. The impact assessment considered higher education providers – including FE colleges – taxpayers, the government and students. The impact assessment report stated:</p><p>‘We have … analysed Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) college accounts data for 120 FE colleges with Higher Education Funding Council for England funded learners, that have applied to register and found that FE colleges would be paying on average 0.2% of their total income in registration fees. This ranges from 0.05% to 1.3% of total income but with just one provider paying more than 1%. … these proportions are very small and highly unlikely to impede competition in the higher education market.’</p><p> </p><p>We have committed to a full review of registration fees after 2 years, when the impact of the fees on all providers will be clearer.</p><p> </p><p>I meet regularly with the Chair and officials from the OfS to discuss a wide range of issues, including the financial health of all parts of the higher education sector, which is kept under constant review by the OfS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
278912 more like this
278913 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T07:17:32.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T07:17:32.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1140394
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the office for students registration fees on the financial viability of further education colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 278912 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>All providers are being treated equitably.</p><p> </p><p>We consulted with all providers, including further education (FE) colleges, twice, on the introduction of registration fees (from December 2016 until March 2017, and from October 2017 until December 2017). The Office for Students (OfS) separately consulted on the model for deciding how student numbers should be determined to inform the fee levels. It published the outcomes of this consultation in October 2018. Following the consultation processes, a number of additional bands were added for smaller providers compared with the original proposal. The costs for a very small provider have decreased from the second phase of the consultation, where a provider with 0-50 full-time equivalent student numbers, the lowest band, was proposed to pay £18,200. Providers with full-time equivalent student numbers of no more than 25 will now pay £12,300, and providers with more than 25 but no more than 50 (full time equivalent) will pay £15,350.</p><p> </p><p>We also considered the impact of fees more widely and published an impact assessment in March 2019. The impact assessment considered higher education providers – including FE colleges – taxpayers, the government and students. The impact assessment report stated:</p><p>‘We have … analysed Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) college accounts data for 120 FE colleges with Higher Education Funding Council for England funded learners, that have applied to register and found that FE colleges would be paying on average 0.2% of their total income in registration fees. This ranges from 0.05% to 1.3% of total income but with just one provider paying more than 1%. … these proportions are very small and highly unlikely to impede competition in the higher education market.’</p><p> </p><p>We have committed to a full review of registration fees after 2 years, when the impact of the fees on all providers will be clearer.</p><p> </p><p>I meet regularly with the Chair and officials from the OfS to discuss a wide range of issues, including the financial health of all parts of the higher education sector, which is kept under constant review by the OfS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
278910 more like this
278913 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T07:17:32.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T07:17:32.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1140395
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the introduction of a separate office for students registration fee banding for stand alone further education colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 278913 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>All providers are being treated equitably.</p><p> </p><p>We consulted with all providers, including further education (FE) colleges, twice, on the introduction of registration fees (from December 2016 until March 2017, and from October 2017 until December 2017). The Office for Students (OfS) separately consulted on the model for deciding how student numbers should be determined to inform the fee levels. It published the outcomes of this consultation in October 2018. Following the consultation processes, a number of additional bands were added for smaller providers compared with the original proposal. The costs for a very small provider have decreased from the second phase of the consultation, where a provider with 0-50 full-time equivalent student numbers, the lowest band, was proposed to pay £18,200. Providers with full-time equivalent student numbers of no more than 25 will now pay £12,300, and providers with more than 25 but no more than 50 (full time equivalent) will pay £15,350.</p><p> </p><p>We also considered the impact of fees more widely and published an impact assessment in March 2019. The impact assessment considered higher education providers – including FE colleges – taxpayers, the government and students. The impact assessment report stated:</p><p>‘We have … analysed Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) college accounts data for 120 FE colleges with Higher Education Funding Council for England funded learners, that have applied to register and found that FE colleges would be paying on average 0.2% of their total income in registration fees. This ranges from 0.05% to 1.3% of total income but with just one provider paying more than 1%. … these proportions are very small and highly unlikely to impede competition in the higher education market.’</p><p> </p><p>We have committed to a full review of registration fees after 2 years, when the impact of the fees on all providers will be clearer.</p><p> </p><p>I meet regularly with the Chair and officials from the OfS to discuss a wide range of issues, including the financial health of all parts of the higher education sector, which is kept under constant review by the OfS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
278910 more like this
278912 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T07:17:32.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T07:17:32.5Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1139771
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Energy: EU Grants and Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, which parts of the Government’s plan for Connecting Facility Energy funding in the event that the UK leaving the EU without a deal (a) have and (b) have not been implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 278495 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1139872
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Global Navigation Satellite Systems more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of a UK global navigation satellite system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 278448 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 6 December 2018 by the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Watford (Richard Harrington MP) to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-12-03/198212/" target="_blank">198212</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:03:05.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:03:05.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1139950
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July to Question 273388 and with reference to the 2015 report of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills entitled Research and development: relationship between public and private investment, whether his Department has conducted further analysis since the publication of that report on the finding that an extra £1 of public funding would give rise to an increase in private funding of between £1.13 and £1.60. 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 278489 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The 2015 report was commissioned and published by BEIS, and considered during the 2015 Spending Review, together with other evidence and analysis. It provides the most recent published assessment of leverage rates between public and private sector R&amp;D.</p><p>The Department is committed to continuously improving and developing a robust R&amp;D evidence base across the Department and its partner organisations, such as UKRI.</p><p> </p><p>New research on R&amp;D that meets the professional standards for analysis in Government is published on Gov.UK. Best practices in quality assurance are essential to ensure that partners and the public can have trust in Government analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:26:20.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:26:20.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1139951
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Science: 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 273388, what (a) discussions he has had with and (b) advice he has received from UK Research and Innovation on the quantitative relationship between (i) public and (ii) private sector investment in science. 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 278490 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>UK Research and Innovation leads on engagement with industry in developing the challenges under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and advises BEIS on projects. We are expecting to meet more than 1:1 match between industry and government funding for Wave 3 of the ISCF. Recently, we announced £220 million allocated from UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, which will bring in a further £500 million in private R&amp;D funding; and £153 million of government funding on quantum technologies, with an additional £205 million expected to be pledged by industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:04:11.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:04:11.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1139222
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 equity of the distribution of research and development spending for areas with poor health outcomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green more like this
star this property uin 277765 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah MP) on 9 May 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-04-30/249283/" target="_blank">249283</a>. Further to that answer, on 11 July 2019 the Government announced £135 million of funding to support National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs). The NIHR ARC scheme will support high-quality applied health and care research to make tangible improvements for patients, the public and to health and care services. NIHR ARCs will work with local partners and patients and the public from across the local communities they serve, and particularly with Academic Health Science Networks, to tackle local health and care priorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:18:24.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:18:24.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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4398
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1139223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the Government's target of increasing research and development funding to 2.4 per cent of GDP benefits the areas with the poorest health outcomes, particularly parts of the north of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green more like this
star this property uin 277766 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The 2.4% R&amp;D Roadmap will set overall direction for how we can achieve the 2.4% R&amp;D ambition by 2027, and 3% in the longer term, through the use of strategic public funding to leverage private R&amp;D investment.</p><p>It aims to transform R&amp;D intensity across all sectors of the economy, supporting the development of new technologies, industries, and products that bring growth, good jobs across the UK, and social improvements for all.</p><p>The 2.4% R&amp;D Roadmap will bring together Government, academia, and industry to collaboratively focus their efforts on increasing R&amp;D investment. In the area of health, this includes the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS R&amp;D activity, and work with industry in taking forward the Life Sciences Sector Deal. The 2.4% R&amp;D Roadmap will also align closely with the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges. This includes the Ageing Society Grand Challenge which will create new demands for technologies, products and services for an ageing population, and the AI and Data Grand Challenge which will use data, artificial intelligence, and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and dementia by 2030.</p><p>In order to achieve the 2.4% R&amp;D target, we need to accelerate the growth and build on R&amp;D strengths across the UK. The Government has put in place a number of initiatives to support every part of the UK to identify and leverage their R&amp;D strengths, from Science and Innovation Audits to the Strength in Places Fund. The Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is investing £237m up to 2021-22 in growing new and existing centres of excellence for research and innovation across the UK.</p><p>We are working with Local Economic Partnerships as they develop Local Industrial Strategies to identify science and innovation strengths and the action needed to unlock R&amp;D growth in places across the country.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:15:15.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:15:15.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this