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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Teachers: Training 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 steps she has taken to encourage (a) computer science graduates and (b) professional programmers to become teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211327 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Berkshire 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 Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve transport connections between Windsor and Reading. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 208388 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On 27 March, the Government and Transport for London announced that Crossrail services will be extended to serve Reading from 2019. Once Crossrail services begin across the whole line in 2019, passengers travelling to London from Windsor, Reading and other Thames Valley stations will be able to travel to more destinations across London without the need to change at Paddington. Construction of Crossrail is now more than half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way. Electrification of the Slough to Windsor route is approved and will improve local connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>The transformation of Reading station was completed on time and under budget as part of the £850 million Reading Station Area Redevelopment programme and formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 17 July.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to progress the M4 Junction 3–12 smart motorway project, the next step for which is formal public consultation in the autumn. The Highways Agency is also taking forward a £2.5 million pinch point scheme to increase capacity at the M4/A329 (M) junction.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 July the Government agreed the £96.9m Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This includes £94.6m to support local transport improvements across the whole of Berkshire, including in and between Windsor and Reading.</p><p> </p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T13:49:18.9695852Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T13:49:18.9695852Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Spaceflight more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to encourage the growth of a space tourism industry in the the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 207535 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Robert Goodwill) announced at the Farnborough International Air show in July 2014 the Government's commitment to establish a spaceport in the UK by 2018. The Government is working to ensure that sub-orbital space participant and science flights are operated from this space port.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T14:00:42.4286856Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T14:00:42.4286856Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what the average (a) download and (b) upload speed in (i) the UK, (ii) the South East, (iii) Berkshire and (iv) Windsor constituency was on the latest date for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 207534 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom’s October 2013 Infrastructure Report reported that download modem sync speeds in May 2013 were 17.7Mbit/s for the UK, 17.6Mbit/s for South East England, 19.2Mbit/s for Berkshire, and 18.5Mbit/s for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Average upload speeds were not published in the infrastructure report. However in Ofcom’s UK fixed-line broadband performance report for November 2013 reported an average actual upload speed of 2.3Mbit/s for UK residential fixed-line broadband connections, but they did not publish a geographic breakdown.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T13:10:49.1688115Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T13:10:49.1688115Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services: Foreign Nationals 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 Health, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that foreign nationals pay for healthcare they receive in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 207406 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department is working to support the National Health Service to increase the recovery of costs from overseas visitors and migrants. We aim to recover £500 million annually by the middle of the next Parliament, which will be reinvested into the NHS to support the sustainability of NHS frontline services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department published its Implementation Plan on 14 July 2014 at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>www.gov.uk/government/publications/recovering-costs-of-nhs-healthcare-from-visitors-and-migrants</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This sets out how the Department will improve the recovery rates from overseas visitors and migrants over the next year. It announced a number of measures to support these efforts but also laid the foundations for additional areas to be looked at as the programme progresses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the programme the Department is starting a programme of financial incentives to support the NHS in identifying chargeable visitors and migrants using the NHS. These incentives recognise the administrative and financial burdens that can face NHS trusts in the recovery process and aim to counter balance these. The implementation plan provides the full detail of these schemes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T13:16:37.5869544Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T13:16:37.5869544Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Capital Allowances 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses received the annual investment allowance in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 205500 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) has been used to encourage investment in plant and machinery by all businesses. The number of unincorporated businesses and companies that received AIA is presented in the table below, and has been rounded to the nearest 1,000. The latest year for which figures are available is 2011-12.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number Of AIA Claims</p></td><td><p>1,203,000</p></td><td><p>1,222,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:31:01.7156657Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:31:01.7156657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of foreign direct investment generated since 2010 as a direct result of the lower rate of corporation tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 206722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, the Government has cut the main rate of corporation tax from 28% to 21%. It will fall further next year, to 20%, giving the UK the joint lowest rate of corporation tax in the G20. The Small Profits Rate has also been cut to 20%.</p><p> </p><p>These cuts are a central part of the Government’s long-term economic plan. They are intended to make the UK more competitive, supporting business investment and job creation.</p><p> </p><p>Government modeling suggests that the corporation tax cuts introduced in this parliament will:</p><p>· increase business investment by between 2.5% and 4.5% (£3.6bn to £6bn in today’s prices) in the long term</p><p>· increase GDP by between 0.6% and 0.8% (£9.6bn to £12.2bn in today’s prices) in the long term</p><p> </p><p>Foreign direct investment decisions are influenced by a range of factors including skills, market access, and infrastructure. Consequently, it is difficult to isolate the exact impact of the corporation tax cuts from reform in other areas. But recently published data on inward investment has been very encouraging.</p><p> </p><p>In their 2013/2014 Inward Investment Report, UKTI said ONS data showed the value of FDI stock increased from £725.6bn in 2010, to £936.5bn in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>UKTI also reported that the UK attracted more inward investment projects last year than in any year since records began in the 1980s. UKTI recorded 1773 projects, creating 66,390 new jobs.</p><p> </p><p>This is supported by analysis from Ernst and Young, who use their own independent database to assess inward investment. Ernst and Young’s Annual Attractiveness Survey, published in June, showed the number of inward investment projects in the UK had risen by 15% in the past year, against the background of a European market that grew by just 4%.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As noted above, it is difficult to isolate the impact of tax policy on these trends, and UKTI does not have estimates of how much of the new investment has been a direct result of the lower rate of corporation tax. But it is clear that the corporation tax reforms have changed perceptions of the UK competitiveness. For the past two years, the UK has ranked highest in the KPMG survey on international tax competitiveness, ahead of countries including the US, the Netherlands and Switzerland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:21:34.2079866Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:21:34.2079866Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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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 Schools: 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, how many children secured a place at their top-choice school in (a) the UK, (b) Berkshire and (c) Windsor constituency in the latest period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 206723 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Data on the proportion of children that were made an offer of their first choice school for England was published on 24 June 2014 as part of the Statistical First Release ‘Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2014’. This is published online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications</a></p><p>The latest data is for entry into school in September 2014. Data for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are produced by the devolved administrations.</p><p>The figures for England and the local authorities of West Berkshire and Windsor &amp; Maidenhead are given below. Data is provided by, and broken down as far as, local authority level. Therefore results by parliamentary constituency are not available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion of applicants who received their first choice<br>primary or secondary school place, September 2014 entry</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td><p>Primary</p></td><td><p>Secondary</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">England</td><td><p>87.7</p></td><td><p>85.2</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>West Berkshire</p></td><td><p>86.3</p></td><td><p>89.3</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Windsor &amp; Maidenhead</td><td><p>85.1</p></td><td><p>80.5</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Based on offers made on respective national offer days</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T11:53:44.7949909Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T11:53:44.7949909Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of whether the accessibility online of energy usage and efficiency data means that in-home energy displays are no longer needed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 206721 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that online sources of energy usage information can be useful but does not believe that these can substitute for in-home displays in delivering the benefits of smart meters.</p><p>In home displays allow consumers and their family members to see immediately their current and historic energy use and its cost in near-real time and do not rely on consumers having internet access or smart phones. Current evidence shows higher energy savings from those with a smart meter and IHD compared to those with a smart meter only.</p><p>Energy suppliers are free to offer additional means for their customers to engage with their energy usage, which may be available online and offer different forms of analysis to the IHD. We expect that some consumers will want different information but believe that all should have the information provided by IHDs readily available.</p><p>We will continue to monitor the evidence in this area and emerging technical developments to ensure that our policy remains appropriate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T10:18:59.9387494Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T10:18:59.9387494Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices 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 Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps he has taken to make switching energy supplier quicker. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 205501 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Since our challenge to industry in the Annual Energy Statement to cut switching times, the Department has worked with Ofgem and the industry to bring forward changes to industry rules to enable and secured industry commitment to a halving switching time from 5 weeks to 2 weeks and 3 days by the end of this year.</p><p> </p><p>My ambition is to see switching times reduced to 24 hours and Ofgem has now brought forward a consultation on how this can be achieved. The Department will continue to work with Ofgem and industry to deliver this in a reliable and cost effective way as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:11:34.9623366Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:11:34.9623366Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this