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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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 Advisory Bodies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how scientists are appointed to their advisory committees; how they ensure that an appropriate range of expertise and experience is represented on those committees; and how they ensure that the best scientists apply for membership of the committees. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL573 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]) lays out the procedures for appointment to Committees.</p><p> </p><p>CoPSAC indicates that the arrangements for the appointment of Committee members and the lines of accountability should be set out in each Committee's Terms of Reference.</p><p> </p><br /><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:54.6005833Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:53:54.6005833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63787
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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 Advisory Bodies more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what quality control and audit procedures are in place to ensure that their advisory committees perform to the highest standards, that they are using up-to-date methodology and science, and that their advice is sound and accepted by the broader scientific community. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL571 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>All committees operate according to the guidelines and standards outlined in the </em>Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]). Any advisory committee that is classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) is also subject to <em>formal Cabinet Office procedures including a full triennial review. </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>CoPSAC is underpinned by The Principles of Scientific Advice to Government', published in 2010 (Annex A to CoPSAC), and the ‘Nolan' principles for public life (the “Seven Principles of Public Life” (Annex C).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The principles “provide a foundation on which independent scientific advisers and government departments should base their operations and interactions”. Members are also expected to abide by the Nolan Principles, which include the principles of objectivity and accountability.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any “issues of concern over the application of the Principles, or other guidance” should be raised to the Chief Scientific Adviser. “If the matter of concern cannot be effectively resolved or is especially serious CSAs should approach the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Ministers should approach the GCSA and the Minister for Science. The matter will be examined against a clear set of criteria, which include a breach of the Principles or CoPSAC.”</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:23:07.1810649Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63790
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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 Advisory Bodies 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 recourse is available to members of the public who wish to complain about the practice and outcome of scientific inquiries conducted by government advisory committees. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL574 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Members of the public may write to the Chair of the advisory committee. If necessary, complaints can be escalated in writing to the Chief Scientific Advisor for the department in question, or the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:32.2722204Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:53:32.2722204Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63788
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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 Advisory Bodies 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 whether their advisory committees, if they need to undertake a review for which they do not have the expertise, are permitted to commission organisations that specialise in that field. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL572 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>There is nothing in the Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]) that prevents a committee from commissioning additional advice from experts, and committees are encouraged to “seek a wide range of advice from the best sources, particularly when there is uncertainty”.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>CoPSAC states “Where a SAC lacks the relevant expertise for a particular project or task (as opposed to the committee's on-going work), the committee can co-opt appropriate experts or establish sub-groups to include such people on an ad hoc, time-limited basis”.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <br /> <p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <br /> <p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:13.261755Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:53:13.261755Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63783
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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 Higher Education: Appeals 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 plans they have to establish a nationwide appeals system for higher education students in the United Kingdom who wish to appeal on the basis of awarded grades or complain about alleged unfair treatment by university staff. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL567 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) operates a national complaints handling scheme for England and Wales, under provisions in the 2004 Higher Education Act. The OIA can review complaints made by students against Higher Education Institutions if they remain unresolved, once a student has completed the institution's own complaints procedures. This may include, for example, complaints from students about unfair treatment by university staff. The service is free of charge to students.</p><p> </p><p>Separate arrangements are in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland.There are, however, some complaints that OIA cannot consider. These relate to concerns about admission to a university and to academic judgement. In the latter case, OIA can look at whether an institution has followed its rules and regulations in making an award to a student.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T16:28:27.0473898Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:28:27.0473898Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
61271
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 Minimum Wage 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 under what circumstances employers are legally allowed to pay workers less than the national minimum wage. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL231 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no circumstances where if a worker is entitled to the National Minimum Wage that an employer can pay less than the National Minimum Wage. However, under the legislation certain types of workers are not entitled to the minimum wage. These are:</p><p> </p><ul><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/selfemployed" target="_blank">self-employed people</a> running their own business</li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/director" target="_blank">company directors</a></li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteers</a> or voluntary workers</li><li>workers on a government employment programme, eg the Work Programme</li><li>family members of the employer living in the employer's home</li><li>non-family members living in the employer's home who share in the work and leisure activities, are treated as one of the family and aren't charged for meals or accommodation (eg au pairs)</li><li>workers younger than school leaving age (usually 16)</li><li>higher and further education students on a work placement up to 1 year</li><li>workers on government pre-apprenticeships schemes</li><li>people on the following European Union programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, Erasmus, Comenius</li><li>people working on a Jobcentre Plus Work trial for 6 weeks</li><li>members of the armed forces</li><li>share fishermen</li><li>prisoners</li><li>people living and working in a religious community</li></ul><p> </p><p>Additionally, people carrying out work experience and internships will not get the minimum wage if they are:</p><p> </p><ul><li>a student doing work experience as part of a higher or further education course</li><li>of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school" target="_blank">compulsory school age</a></li><li>a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteer</a> or doing voluntary work</li><li>on a government or European programme</li><li>work shadowing</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employers and workers with queries about the application of the National Minimum Wage can access free and confidential advice through the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
49921
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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 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 which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6891 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Committee PEX(ER) agreed that all Departments appoint a Senior Civil Servant level Head of Management Information. In the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills this responsibility is held by The Director of Finance, Planning and Performance, Charu Gorasia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie 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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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
62481
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 Land Registry 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 dwellings have had their prices or values recorded at the Land Registry since 1 April 2000; and what proportion of all dwellings now have a transaction price or value recorded with the Land Registry. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL410 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 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>Land Registry holds information on 23.9m title numbers. Title numbers are made up of residential properties, commercial properties and areas of land.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Price paid entries on the register were introduced on 1 April 1990 and since then 13.4m title numbers have at some point had a price paid entry on the register.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>From 1 January 1995 Land Registry also recorded information relating to11.8m residential properties sold for full market value. This equates to 49.8% of residential properties having a transaction price or value stated recorded.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
58585
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 Public Appointments 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 appointments to public bodies the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has made in the last 12 months. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL110 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>For the 12 month period ending 31 March 2014 the Department made 126 appointments, including new, reappointments and extensions to OCPA regulated public bodies. The appointments were made as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Partner Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Chair</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Member</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Advisory, Conciliation &amp; Arbitration Service (ACAS)</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arts Humanities and Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biotechnology &amp; Biological Sciences Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Capital for Enterprise</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Competition Commission</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Competition Service</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction Industry Training Board</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1 (employee representative)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Futures</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Council for Science &amp; Technology</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering &amp; Physical Sciences Research Council</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Economic &amp; Social Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Higher Education Funding Council for England</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Pay Commission</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medical Research Council</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Environment Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Office of Fair Trading</p></td><td><p>2 (of which 1 was a short-term extension).</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science &amp; Technology Facilities Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Student Loans Company</p></td><td><p>2 (of which 1 was an interim appointment).</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology Strategy Board</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK Commission Atomic Energy Authority</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T12:00:22.3603914Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:00:22.3603914Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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 Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the ability of the United Kingdom building supplies industry to provide bricks, timber and other materials; and what measures they are taking to encourage growth in the building supplies industry to provide sufficient materials to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL254 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has noted advice from the Construction Products Association that there is no general lack of capacity in UK products manufacturers. The Association advises that only 19 per cent of companies producing heavy building materials are currently operating at near capacity. As the products sector adjusts to the return to growth it expects that capacity will increase further in response to demand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this