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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 information his Department holds on the number of zero-hours contracts in the UK which bar any additional employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
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Mr Dominic Raab more like this
star this property uin 198782 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 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has not collected any quantitative information on the number of zero-hours contracts in the UK which bar any additional employment. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggested, in its report <em>Zero Hours Contracts: Myth and reality</em> that 9% of workers on zero hours contracts reported that they were never allowed to work for another employer when their primary employer had no work for them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-09T15:53:07.405935Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T15:53:07.405935Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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, how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 200437 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>Ministers and officials in this Department attach the highest priority to answering written Parliamentary Questions (PQs) accurately and on time. All PQs tabled in the last session of Parliament received a substantive answer from the Department by the time of the 2014 Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T14:53:14.5766935Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T14:53:14.5766935Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck 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 Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 proportion of named day written questions were answered by his Department within the prescribed period in the (a) 2012-13 session, (b) 2013-14 session and (c) 2014-15 session to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 208416 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>Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February 2014 as HC1046. The report covering statistics relating to performance during the 2013-14 session will be published very shortly by the Procedure Committee and will show that, for this Department, 938 of the 982 named day Parliamentary Questions (96%) received a substantive reply on the date stipulated by the Member.</p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills received 172 named day questions of which 151 (88%) were answered within the prescribed period during June – July 2014.</p> more like this
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 2014-09-11T16:14:51.0430823Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T16:14:51.0430823Z
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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 Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading World War II: Anniversaries 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 plans they have to recognise women who worked in munitions factories during the Second World War as part of the 70th anniversary commemorations marking the end of conflict. more like this
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Baroness Taylor of Bolton more like this
star this property uin HL304 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><br>The Government fully appreciates the efforts and the often very dangerous conditions experienced by those who worked in factories producing vital equipment for the armed forces that helped contribute to winning the Second World War. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has been working with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Recognition for Munitions Workers, which was set up in 2011 to explore ways to ensure that the valiant collective efforts of all those who worked in munitions factories are not forgotten.</p><p>Following the very successful commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day we will now be focussing in more detail across government on how the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2015 might be marked in an appropriate manner. No decisions have yet been made on how the anniversary will be marked, but we expect an announcement on the commemorations to be made by the Government later in the year.</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 2014-07-03T16:43:53.9269158Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:43:53.9269158Z
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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 Baroness Taylor of Bolton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Working Conditions 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 his Department plans to take to ensure that companies are held responsible for labour conditions throughout their supply chains. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 210900 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Companies are held accountable by investors, consumers and civil society as well as governments for the way in which they conduct their operations, including labour conditions, and how they report on their actions in this regard.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since October 2013, quoted companies have been required to provide information in their Annual Report about social, community and human rights issues, including information about any policies of the company in relation to those matters and the effectiveness of those policies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has negotiated at the European level to strengthen current human rights disclosure requirements and make them more specific. Provisions have now been agreed that will apply across all EU Member States from 2017 to large quoted companies and Public Interest Entities. My Department will shortly be consulting on the transposition of these measures into UK law.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Additional disclosure requirements will be introduced in the Modern Slavery Bill. Big businesses will have to publicly state each year what action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free. This requirement goes further than any similar legislation in the world by applying to businesses regardless of the nature of a company or what it supplies, whether goods or services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the UK was the first country to publish a National Action Plan implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Action Plan underlines the duty of businesses to respect the human rights of their employees and those in their supply chains. My Department is taking action to develop guidance for businesses reporting on this obligation, beginning with the retail sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In order to toughen up our enforcement of the National Minimum Wage my Department has made it simpler to name and shame employers that break the law on the National Minimum Wage and has increased the financial penalty that employers pay for breaking the law from 50 per cent to 100 per cent of the unpaid wages owed to workers. The maximum penalty has also increased from £5,000 to £20,000 and will be applied per worker not per firm.</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 2014-10-23T16:23:04.021098Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T16:23:04.021098Z
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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 Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Woolworths 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, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2014, Official Report, columns 464W, on insolvency, how much the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service paid in relation to the collapse of Woolworths; and how much of that amount was paid in respect of protective awards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 203335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service has paid out a total of £59,207,942.40 to the former employees of Woolworths, and of this, £18,188,224.54 was paid in respect of protective awards.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2014-07-07T13:51:18.9258728Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T13:51:18.9258728Z
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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 Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Wind Power: Seas and Oceans 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, when the Offshore Wind Industry Council last met; and what meetings of the Council have taken place since 16 May 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 200863 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>The Offshore Wind Industry Council last met on 16 June 2014. This was the Council's 4th meeting. The three previous meetings took place on 16 May 2013, 21 October 2013 and 24 February 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-06-19T15:45:44.6777424Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:45:44.6777424Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Wind Power: Seas and Oceans 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 how many United Kingdom jobs were created in 2013–14 as a result of investment in offshore wind projects by the Green Investment Bank. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL894 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Green Investment Bank has provided finance to five offshore wind farm projects. Estimated information about the number of jobs supported by these is provided to the Bank by the operators. Complete data is not currently available as one operator has yet to report. The data received in relation to the other four projects is set out below and indicates that these support around 1,330 construction jobs and 250 ongoing operational jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Project</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year of GIB investment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Construction jobs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Ongoing operational jobs</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Walney</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>40</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rhyl flats</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>19</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London Array</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>100</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gwynt y Mor</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>1,330</p></td><td><p>90</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Westermost Rough</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>Data not yet supplied</p></td><td><p>Data not yet supplied</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T11:42:28.1987804Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T11:42:28.1987804Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Wind Power 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, if he will bring forward plans to enable the Green Investment Bank to purchase equity in existing offshore projects to enable similar investment in onshore wind turbine construction; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ross, Skye and Lochaber more like this
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Mr Charles Kennedy more like this
star this property uin 202950 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The role of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) is to help finance green infrastructure projects. The terms of its state aid approval do not allow it to invest in specific supply chain companies or activities such as turbine manufacturing. GIB has already taken equity stakes in a number of operating offshore wind farms.</p> more like this
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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less than 2014-07-07T15:58:08.154151Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:58:08.154151Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Kennedy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Voluntary Work: Schools 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 encourage businesses to free up their staff to volunteer in local schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Mr David Blunkett more like this
star this property uin 201737 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In the Careers Inspiration Vision Statement, launched in September 2013, we stated that we believe employers and schools must do more in partnership together and that the best mentoring and motivation comes from people in jobs. The revised statutory guidance to schools on careers reflects this. We have been working with key organisations that deliver inspirational careers activity. This, alongside the improved National Careers Service, will make it easier for businesses to identify opportunities to volunteer in schools and to recognise the benefits such as a more well-informed future workforce.</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 2014-06-26T16:19:25.5281728Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T16:19:25.5281728Z
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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 Lord Blunkett more like this