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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 Tobacco: Packaging more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government from which companies and organisations, other than those involved in the tobacco industry, they have received representations since October 2013 regarding their plans to consider introducing standardised tobacco packaging. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL239 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The information cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T13:26:29.9463489Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T13:26:29.9463489Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
50228
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings have taken place in 2014 between British and French authorities to discuss homeless people living in the Calais area who seek unlawfully to board British vehicles travelling to Dover; and what has been the outcome of any such meetings. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL6946 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK works closely with the French authorities on matters of border security and cross border criminality to maintain the integrity of our joint border controls. <br><br>The Home Office and Border Force regularly meet the French at Ministerial, official and operational level to enhance our effectiveness in tackling irregular migration and organised immigration crime, including between Calais and Dover.</p><p> </p><p>Recent collaboration has resulted in a grant of £2 million from the UK to replace and upgrade the Passive Millimetre Wave Imaging (PMMWI) equipment currently deployed in the ports of Calais and Coquelles.</p><p>In respect of the UK response to increase our impact on Organised Immigration Crime in France (especially northern France) Border Force have established a UK Task Force (Op Groundbreaker) and assembled Intelligence /Investigation Officers from Immigration Enforcement, Border Force, National Crime Agency and Kent Police. The Task Force is able to provide a robust response to OIC and work closely with French colleagues in Police Aux Frontiéres (PAF) nationally and in particular with OCRIEST (Office Central de Répression de l'Immigration Irrégulière et de l'Emploi d'Etrangers sans Titre - a specialist PAF Unit dedicated to tackling organised crime groups in France and abroad).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
61932
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: ICT more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice has been issued to local authorities to make the required changes to their information technology services to remain connected to the gov.uk secure network. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL350 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Public Services Network (PSN) is a new and trusted single network for government. Ninety-eight per cent of local authorities have already transitioned to PSN, with the remainder due to transfer before the end of summer.</p><p>The Cabinet Office is supporting local authorities as they transition to PSN by providing guidance, project managers and information assurance specialists.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL349 more like this
HL351 more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:33:23.5286935Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:33:23.5286935Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
63806
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Investigators more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they plan to put in place to ensure that private investigation businesses are properly regulated and held to account. more like this
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Baroness Henig more like this
star this property uin HL590 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect the regulations to licence the activity of private investigations to come into force in 2015. <br><br>We also expect the introduction of the statutory licensing of private security businesses to come into force in 2015, followed thereafter by private <br>investigation businesses. We are continuing to work with the Security Industry Authority and industry on both regulations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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HL589 more like this
HL591 more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T14:07:36.3423557Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T14:07:36.3423557Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3679
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Henig more like this
61281
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 Consumer Goods: Marketing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Chantler Review's suggestion that there is a spillover effect, whereby the branding of consumer goods intended for adult consumption may also appeal to young people; and what assessment they have made of the implications for consumer goods other than tobacco that might be deemed to put children at risk. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL241 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Tobacco is treated uniquely in regulatory terms, because it is a uniquely harmful consumer good. All smoking is addictive and harmful to health. Around half of all regular smokers are eventually killed by a smoking-related illness, and on average, smokers who die from a smoking-related illness lose around 16 years of life. Smoking is the primary cause of preventable morbidity and premature death, accounting for almost 80,000 deaths in England each year, some 18% of all deaths of adults aged 35 and over.</p><p> </p><p>Regulatory controls on tobacco are commensurate with the potential harm to the health of smokers and others that it can cause. Over the past decade in particular, tobacco has become increasingly regulated and controlled as further evidence about the harm to health from smoking has emerged. Tobacco, therefore, is subject to greater levels of regulation than other consumer products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:34:08.8644858Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:34:08.8644858Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
61277
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 Tobacco: Packaging more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the challenge made via the World Trade Organisation to the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging in Australia, in the light of their plans to consider introducing a similar regime in the United Kingdom. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL237 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of the complaints made in respect of the Australian plain packaging legislation, within The World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute procedures. The Government continues to carefully consider all issues relevant to the introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products, including all legal aspects.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with normal practice, the Government is not intending to disclose legal advice received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T15:58:48.0328271Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T15:58:48.0328271Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
61280
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 Tobacco: Packaging more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of introducing standardised tobacco packaging on the United Kingdom's ability to trade globally. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL240 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to carefully consider all issues relevant to the introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products, including aspects related to trade.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will shortly publish a final, short consultation that will contribute to final decision-making on whether standardised packaging will be introduced. The Government encourages anyone with an interest to respond to the consultation, which may include evidence on the impact of standardised packaging on trade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T12:16:24.3924801Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T12:16:24.3924801Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
76615
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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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 Disability Aids more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of producing internally at the Department of Health the report required under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 on the quality of research into areas of innovative assistive technology and the adoption of such technology; and what measures they intend to take prevent a decrease in both research into and adoption of such technology. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL957 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p><em>The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.</em></p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology, and this contract expired in June 2014. The annual cost was £72,268 (figure for final year). The contract was funded by the Department's Policy Research Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has to deliver change in a climate of continuing fiscal challenge and constraint on public spending, and the approach to reporting on assistive technology research and development is aligned with this. The Department does not therefore plan to invite tenders for production of Section 22 reports from 2014-15 and will produce future reports on a smaller scale and of sufficient quality to meet the statutory requirement. This will be done in-house at no additional cost.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government will continue to meet the statutory requirement, no formal consultation on Section 22 has been undertaken or planned.</p><p> </p><p>Reports produced under Section 22, together with other sources of information about Government-funded assistive technology research (including published outputs, project databases, trial registers, websites and other information published by research funders and organisations carrying out research) will continue to make information available that can be used to support the identification of innovation opportunities and the identification and adoption of technology.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL897 more like this
HL898 more like this
HL899 more like this
HL900 more like this
HL901 more like this
HL902 more like this
HL958 more like this
HL959 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.3559414Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.3559414Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
76556
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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 Disability Aids more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of producing internally at the Department of Health the report required under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 setting out the assistive technology research and development activity under way across the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL900 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p><em>The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.</em></p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology, and this contract expired in June 2014. The annual cost was £72,268 (figure for final year). The contract was funded by the Department's Policy Research Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has to deliver change in a climate of continuing fiscal challenge and constraint on public spending, and the approach to reporting on assistive technology research and development is aligned with this. The Department does not therefore plan to invite tenders for production of Section 22 reports from 2014-15 and will produce future reports on a smaller scale and of sufficient quality to meet the statutory requirement. This will be done in-house at no additional cost.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government will continue to meet the statutory requirement, no formal consultation on Section 22 has been undertaken or planned.</p><p> </p><p>Reports produced under Section 22, together with other sources of information about Government-funded assistive technology research (including published outputs, project databases, trial registers, websites and other information published by research funders and organisations carrying out research) will continue to make information available that can be used to support the identification of innovation opportunities and the identification and adoption of technology.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL897 more like this
HL898 more like this
HL899 more like this
HL901 more like this
HL902 more like this
HL957 more like this
HL958 more like this
HL959 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:49:07.9218478Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:49:07.9218478Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
76617
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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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 Disability Aids more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the potential internal production of the report required under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 on the identification of innovation opportunities, particularly for the manufacturing industry and small and medium-sized enterprises. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL959 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p><em>The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.</em></p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology, and this contract expired in June 2014. The annual cost was £72,268 (figure for final year). The contract was funded by the Department's Policy Research Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has to deliver change in a climate of continuing fiscal challenge and constraint on public spending, and the approach to reporting on assistive technology research and development is aligned with this. The Department does not therefore plan to invite tenders for production of Section 22 reports from 2014-15 and will produce future reports on a smaller scale and of sufficient quality to meet the statutory requirement. This will be done in-house at no additional cost.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government will continue to meet the statutory requirement, no formal consultation on Section 22 has been undertaken or planned.</p><p> </p><p>Reports produced under Section 22, together with other sources of information about Government-funded assistive technology research (including published outputs, project databases, trial registers, websites and other information published by research funders and organisations carrying out research) will continue to make information available that can be used to support the identification of innovation opportunities and the identification and adoption of technology.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL897 more like this
HL898 more like this
HL899 more like this
HL900 more like this
HL901 more like this
HL902 more like this
HL957 more like this
HL958 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.5797184Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.5797184Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this