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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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 Scottish Power 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, 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
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Steve Rotheram more like this
uin 218595 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4035
label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
178814
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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 Government Departments: Procurement 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, if he will take steps to increase apprenticeship places and support small businesses through greater use of government procurement. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Pat Glass more like this
uin 907598 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
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
answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Z
answering member
207
label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
tabling member
4103
label Biography information for Pat Glass more like this
179400
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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 Higher Education: Admissions 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 steps he is taking to widen access to higher education. more like this
tabling member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jesse Norman more like this
uin 907614 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
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
answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Z
answering member
207
label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
tabling member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
229538
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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 UK Membership of EU 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 recent assessment he has made of the contribution of EU membership to business and the economy in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
tabling member printed
Bridget Phillipson more like this
uin 908352 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
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
answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-26T14:31:59.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T14:31:59.61Z
answering member
207
label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
tabling member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
47891
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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
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 assessment he has made of the effect of migration on UK businesses which require highly-skilled employees. more like this
tabling member constituency Reading East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Rob Wilson more like this
uin 903672 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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
answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
207
label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
tabling member
1556
label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
91347
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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 Small Businesses: Loans 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 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
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Blenkinsop more like this
uin 905314 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
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
answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Z
answering member
207
label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
tabling member
4037
label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
1000248
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Slavery: Gangs 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 the Home Department, with reference to the Answer to Question 183314 on Children: Death, if he will make an assessment of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) referrals and (ii) successful referrals that have been made to the National Referral Mechanism as a result of gang involvement in each of the past five years. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 187328 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The National Crime Agency (NCA) regularly publishes National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data but does not publish data about the number, proportion and referrals that have been made to the National Referral Mechanism as result of gang involvement. Latest statistics on NRM referrals and decisions are available at the following link: <a href="http://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/national-referral-mechanism-statistics/2018-nrm-statistics" target="_blank">http://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/national-referral-mechanism-statistics/2018-nrm-statistics</a></p><p>Further information is also available in the <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749346/2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf" target="_blank">2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery</a> which was published on 18 October 2018.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:51:49.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:51:49.943Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1583
label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1000290
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Greater London 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 the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on levels of violent crime in London. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187349 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Mayor of London is a member of the Serious Violence Taskforce, which is chaired by the Home Secretary, and he has spoken about and discussed action being taken on violent crime in London with the Taskforce.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:59:53.28Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:59:53.28Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000306
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Drug Seizures 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 the Home Department, what the volume was of seizures at points of entry of illegal drugs destined for the UK, in each of the last ten years, and what estimate he has made of those seizures as a proportion of the total amount of illegal drugs consumed in the UK in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
tabling member printed
Ronnie Cowan more like this
uin 187389 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>Data is publicly available on the volume of drug seizures by the Border Force in the publication <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/seizures-of-drugs-in-england-and-wales-financial-year-ending-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/seizures-of-drugs-in-england-and-wales-financial-year-ending-2017</a> - see Summary Table 2 of the data tables provided. The latest statistics for 2017/18 were published on 8th November 2018. This publication captures seizures made in England and Wales only. Consolidated data for the UK is not available for the last ten years, but is available from 2011/12 onwards in the publications.<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/border-force-transparency-data-august-2018" target="_blank"> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/border-force-transparency-data-august-2018</a></p><p>Information on the total amount of illegal drugs consumed in the UK in each of the last five years is not held by the Home Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-12T15:54:27.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T15:54:27.86Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4465
label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1001911
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Drugs: Misuse 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 the Home Department, with reference to his Department's Drugs Strategy, published in July 2017, whether a (a) National Recovery Champion and (b) Steering Committee has been appointed; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 188112 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>The Government is committed to preventing drug use in our communities and supporting people through treatment and recovery and we expect to make an announcement about the Recovery Champion in due course.</p><p>We have established a Drug Strategy Board which includes representation from Government departments and wider partners who are critical to the successful delivery of the Strategy, including those in education, health, criminal justice, housing and employment. The Board is chaired by the Home Secretary and its purpose is to oversee and drive implementation of the commitments in the 2017 Drug Strategy. The Board has met twice since the Drug Strategy was published, the next meeting will take place in early November.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T12:13:57.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:13:57.893Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this