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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Scottish Power more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he received reports from the MacDonald Partnership in relation to mis-sold Scottish Power Power Plan warranties; what the titles of such reports were; and when he plans to respond to those reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 218595 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The initial report from Mr MacDonald was received on 17 July 2014 for review by the Insolvency Service. Further information including another more detailed report was received from him during September and October 2014, and these again have been reviewed by the Insolvency Service. The reports are confidential.</p><p> </p><p>The reports themselves do not require a direct response but I can confirm that the Insolvency Service has completed its review of this material and is in communication with Mr MacDonald.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to increase apprenticeship places and support small businesses through greater use of government procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Pat Glass more like this
star this property uin 907598 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Under the industrial strategy, we encourage a long term approach to procurement, including training and apprenticeships.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pat Glass more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to widen access to higher education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
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Jesse Norman more like this
star this property uin 907614 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p><strong>The most recent UCAS statistics show another record year for university entry for disadvantaged students. 18.2% of 18 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds obtained a university place via UCAS in 2014. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>By 2018/19, Universities expect to spend £735m on bursaries, outreach and supporting retention and student success through their agreements with the Director of Fair Access. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Our reforms have been fair, progressive and given our universities sustainable funding for the future.</strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of EU membership to business and the economy in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 908352 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The European Single Market gives British firms access to 500 million consumers and, as our largest trading partner, is responsible for almost half of this country’s exports. A wide range of economic studies demonstrate the benefits to the UK economy from EU membership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T14:31:59.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T14:31:59.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of migration on UK businesses which require highly-skilled employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reading East more like this
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Mr Rob Wilson more like this
star this property uin 903672 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>We recently published analysis proving that highly skilled migrants are not displacing UK workers. Indeed, in many sectors such as engineering and digital technologies, they're filling skills gaps and starting new companies.</p><p> </p><p>Business groups tell me that an open labour market helps foreign investment in the UK and that migrants foster innovation and growth by bringing in new ideas, language skills and assisting trade links overseas. So overall, it's a positive picture.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Loans 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of finance for small firms and the level of lending by banks to small businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 905314 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 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Recent data from the Bank of England shows some signs that bank lending to SMEs is starting to recover. Gross lending to SMEs in the first 7 months of 2014 was nearly £30 billion, up 21% on the equivalent period last year. Net lending was at zero or modestly positive in each of the last three months if overdrafts are excluded, reversing a long term negative trend. Credit conditions, however, remain tight for the smallest businesses in particular.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of changes in the number of people in employment due to Israeli companies investing in the UK in 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 194652 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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>During the 2012-13 financial year UK Trade &amp; Investment recorded 18 inward investment projects from Israel landing into the UK. It is estimated that these investment projects have brought with them 246 new jobs and 12 safeguarded jobs for the UK.</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 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the standard individual export licence granted in May 2011 to permit tear gas ammunition to be exported to Turkey expired. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
star this property uin 195000 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The licence expired on 4<sup>th</sup> May 2012. Temporary export licences are issued for a period of 12 months, with a condition that the goods are returned to the UK within the validity of the licence. The goods were returned to the UK on 23 May 2011.</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 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Katy Clark more like this
46443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will investigate whether any tear gas exported to Turkey under the standard individual export licence granted in May 2011 was used on demonstrators in Turkey in 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
star this property uin 195001 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The licence granted in May 2011 was for temporary export of &quot;inert tear gas/irritant ammunition&quot; for exhibition purposes. It was a condition of the licence that the goods were returned to the UK within 12 months and they were returned on 13 May 2013 .The licence did not authorise the export of any tear gas or &quot;live&quot; tear gas ammunition.</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 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
46447
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2014, Official Report, columns 595-6W, on public sector: food, whether the Manufacturing Advisory Service is unable to give grant aid to the farming industry due to state aid restrictions relating to existing Common Agricultural Policy payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 195018 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The criteria for support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) do not include any reference to state aid restrictions related to Common Agricultural Policy payments. MAS delivers support to manufacturers, and is able to support land based enterprises such as farmers, which have formally diversified their agricultural business from their product manufacturing activities.</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 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this