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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading New Businesses: Loans 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, how many Start Up Loans applications have been supported by each approved provider of Start Up Loans mentoring services in each region in which the new company was based or planned to be based. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
unstar this property uin 199740 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>All loan recipients in all regions receiving a start-up loan are offered mentoring, although take up of support services is not a mandatory condition of making the facility available. The number of loans made in each region will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</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 2014-06-16T16:49:08.733more like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:49:08.733
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less than 2014-06-17T14:06:28.4358216Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:06:28.4358216Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property file name aTTACHMENT TO 199740.docx more like this
star this property title Start up Loan applications more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property file name aTTACHMENT TO 199740.docx more like this
star this property title Start up Loan applications more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Fairs: Farnborough more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the net benefit to the UK export sector as a result of the recent Farnborough Airshow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
unstar this property uin 206009 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">Farnborough is an important showcase for the UK aerospace sector. The Department does not make estimates of aerospace exports arising as a result of the Farnborough Airshow. However, given the UK’s position as a leading supplier to the world’s aerospace industry, our industry is likely to be a major beneficiary of many of the new orders announced at the Show.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Recent data from the Aerospace Defence and Security trade association show aerospace exports grew by 12% in 2013 to £25 billion.</ins></p><p><br /><del class="ministerial">There has been significant interest in UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) Direct Lending Facility (DLF) since its enhancements were announced in the Budget. Since it was relaunched on 30 June 2014, the pipeline of potential export contracts has developed and now involves 28 UK-based exporters of varying size and export experience. As it stands, the pipeline has 35 potential export contracts that range from £3m to over £350m. Most importantly, the DLF pipeline is growing.</del></p><p> </p>
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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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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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:27:30.573Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:27:30.573Z
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less than 2014-10-29T14:19:01.5130846Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:19:01.5130846Z
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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 Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay 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 steps he is taking to tackle non-payment of the national minimum wage in the home care sector; and what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the estimate of the numbers not in receipt of the national minimum wage in paragraph 2.20 of the National Audit Office report, Adult social care in England: overview, HC 1102. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 209189 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and the effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has collaborated with care sector representative bodies to improve understanding of compliance risks and design controls within payroll systems that prevent workers being underpaid the minimum wage, in order to improve compliance.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on Gov.uk has been updated to make it as clear as possible that travel time and rest breaks between assignments must be paid at least the national minimum wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government will continue to work with the sector to ensure that understanding improves. This will include the Department of Health’s statutory guidance as part of the overall guidance on market shaping and commissioning the final version of which will be published in Autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered the National Audit Office report and note that their estimates come from a self-reported survey of care workers. Examination of surveys of individuals (such as the Labour Force Survey) find that some people tend to report longer working hours and a lower hourly rate compared to those reported by employers who pay the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The current best estimate of non-compliance is derived from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)[1]. The Low Pay Commission[2] published the proportion of jobs held by those aged 22 and over, paid below the NMW by sector. Figures show that non-compliance is relatively low in social care (0.8%) compared with other sectors. This is generally in line with non-compliance in the whole economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This estimate, as well as all estimates of non-compliance, has some limitations. However, there are no reasons to suppose that these limitations affect the social care sector more or less than the econom<ins class="ministerial">y</ins> <ins class="ministerial">as a whole.</ins></p><p> </p><p>[1] ASHE is a survey of employees completed by employers which we can use to look at workers earning at or below the NMW rate.</p><p>[2]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288841/The_National_Minimum_Wage_LPC_Report_2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288841/The_National_Minimum_Wage_LPC_Report_2014.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T14:26:37.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T14:26:37.067Z
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less than 2014-10-13T15:49:32.4428772Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T15:49:32.4428772Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits to the UK of international students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 194285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government's International Education Strategy, published in July 2013, included an analysis of the value of international education to the UK. This analysis showed that international students across all parts of the education sector (higher education, further education, English language training, and independent schools) were estimated to contribute £13.6bn to the UK economy in 2011. More recent data indicates that this figure rose to £13.9bn in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>International students also bring indirect economic benefits to the UK, including: strengthening the quality, diversity and reputation of the UK education sector; providing a pipeline of prospective students who may study at higher levels in the UK; and improving overseas business, research, social and cultural links.</p><p> </p><p>The International Education Strategy and the accompanying analytical narrative can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the effect on higher education providers of charging fees to international students for use of the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 194286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office published an impact assessment on its website on the 11 October 2013 entitled ‘Regulating migrant access to health services in the UK', in which it estimates the impact of implementing a health surcharge as outlined in the Immigration Bill. The Home Office predicts that implementing a health surcharge could cause Tier 4 visa grants to fall by approximately 830, which will have an impact on higher education providers of approximately £11 million per year. The surcharge is £200 per annum for most migrants however, to reflect their contribution to UK growth, a concession was factored into the Immigration Bill for students - they will pay £150 per annum rather than the full cost.</p><p> </p><p>BIS will continue to work closely with the Home Office and the higher education sector to monitor the effects of the surcharge on student numbers and to ensure that the impact is manageable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the findings of the Oxford Economics report commissioned by the University of Sheffield entitled the Economic Costs and Benefits of International Students, January 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 194284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the benefits that international students bring to the UK as highlighted in theOxford Economics report entitled Economic Costs and Benefits of International Students, January 2013.</p><p> </p><p>In July the same year, we published our International Education Strategy which estimated that in 2011/12 international higher education students contributed £10.2bn to the UK economy through tuition fees and living expenses. The Strategy also recognised the wider benefits that students bring in boosting the local economy where they study, as well as enhancing our cultural life, and broadening the educational experience of the UK students they study alongside. It is because we value this contribution that there is no cap on the number of genuine overseas students who can come to the UK, nor do we have plans to introduce one.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>After completion of study, all students who can secure a skilled job from a licensed sponsor and are paid at least £20,300 are welcome to stay and work in the UK. Those who complete a PhD have up to a year to find a graduate level job and move on to Tier 2 or move on to the graduate entrepreneur or exceptional talent schemes in Tier 1.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any alternative learning providers have not met the standards he recently announced on (a) quality assurance, (b) financial sustainability and (c) management and governance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
unstar this property uin 194323 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>To date, 16 alternative providers that applied to have courses designated under the new specific course designation arrangements have not met the standards required. 3 applications were rejected because of quality assurance; 13 applications were rejected because of concerns over financial sustainability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department plans to take to monitor whether alternative learning providers are meeting the standards he recently set out on (a) quality assurance, (b) financial sustainability and (c) management and governance; and how he plans to facilitate the meeting of those standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
unstar this property uin 194324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>Under the new specific course designation arrangements alternative learning providers are required immediately to notify the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) of any material changes which may affect their financial sustainability or quality of provision. HEFCE will also run an annual monitoring exercise to collect information about the ongoing financial sustainability, quality of provision, and changes to management and governance arrangements at alternative learning providers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much of the £60 million provided to support proof of concept development of near-market agricultural innovations described in A UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies has been allocated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
unstar this property uin 194321 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>To date eleven feasibility studies have been agreed, which will be supported by £2.8 million of Government funding and £1.4 million of industry co-investment. A further tranche of funding will be announced shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships commenced in each sector in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
unstar this property uin 194363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship starts in the 2012/13 academic year by Sector Subject Area for Pendle parliamentary constituency and Lancashire Local Education Authority.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship Starts by Geography and Sector Subject Area, 2012/13</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Pendle Parliamentary Constituency</p></td><td><p>Lancashire Local Education Authority</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arts, Media and Publishing</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Business, Administration and Law</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>4,850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction, Planning and the Built Environment</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Education and Training</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>1,770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Health, Public Services and Care</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>3,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Information and Communication Technology</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Languages, Literature and Culture</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leisure, Travel and Tourism</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Preparation for Life and Work</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Retail and Commercial Enterprise</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>2,390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science and Mathematics</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,150</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13,930</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source: Individualised Learner Record</strong></p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p><strong>1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest ten</strong></p><p><strong>2) ‘-‘ indicates a base value of less than five</strong></p><p><strong>3) Local Education Authority and Parliamentary Constituency are based on the home postcode of the learner.</strong></p>
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 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Andrew Stephenson more like this