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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Science: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, how the Government Equalities Office pilot project to improve links between schools and businesses to raise the career aspirations of young people, which has been awarded to the British Chambers of Commerce, will be co-ordinated with the work in this area at (a) Engineering UK, (b) the Royal Academy of Engineering, (c) the Royal Society and (d) STEMnet. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Peter Luff more like this
uin 216327 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
answer text <p>The aim of the School-Business Partnerships pilot is to establish long lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships in which schools and businesses work together. The primary focus of the partnerships is on business, particularly local business, rather than national organisations. In addition, each partnership is focusing on the sectors best suited to the local area.</p><p> </p><p>Four out of the five partnerships have incorporated some element of STEM activity in their programme. For example, two have partnered with STEM Ambassadors to deliver activities in schools and one partnership is hosting an event with The Royal Academy of Engineering next year. In addition, Government has shared information on the activities of Engineering UK, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society and STEMnet with the British Chambers of Commerce.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-12-04T11:35:11.16Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T11:35:11.16Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
268
label Biography information for Sir Peter Luff remove filter
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Remembrance Day more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his Ministerial colleagues on the creation of a new bank holiday on 11 November to honour the armed forces. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Peter Luff more like this
uin 215232 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Government regularly receives requests for additional bank and public holidays to celebrate a variety of occasions. We have had many suggestions for the creation of a bank holiday after Remembrance Sunday, to celebrate the contribution of the armed forces. We fully understand the support for the idea, as our armed forces do a tremendous job and sadly some make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We believe however that Remembrance Sunday is the most fitting way to commemorate our armed forces, and so we have no plans to observe their achievements and their great sacrifices by means of a new bank holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We also have to bear in mind the costs of additional bank holidays. The most recent assessment for the Diamond Jubilee is that a bank holiday across the whole of the UK costs employers around £1.2bn.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T11:02:12.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T11:02:12.47Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
268
label Biography information for Sir Peter Luff remove filter