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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, with reference to the Government announcement entitled New opportunities for young people on 27 February 2014, by what date he expects a new website providing information on training and apprenticeship opportunities for young people to be operational. more like this
tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
uin 192985 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Government's aim is to ensure that in every local area, young people aged 16 have access to an online portal that gives them access to a range of education and training opportunities.</p><p>Over the coming weeks, we will be discussing with local authorities and others interested in this area how this portal can most effectively be delivered and will make further announcements in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
4128
label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
45012
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, what steps he is taking to increase links between education and employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 193671 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answer text <p>The government's aim is to ensure that young people are equipped with the skills, experience and qualifications that employers want. The introduction of 16-19 study programmes will expand the provision of genuine work experience and work-related learning for all post-16 students. We have invested in new apprenticeships that are more employer-led than ever before, and introduced traineeships to give young people the skills and experience they need to compete successfully for a job. From September 2014, the Tech Level qualifications will provide a high-quality vocational alternative to A levels, leading to a recognised occupation.</p><p>These and other reforms arising from Professor Alison Wolf's 2011 review of vocational education have led to far-reaching improvements in vocational education. These include employer recognition of qualifications and simplified and better-funded arrangements for work experience.</p><p>Our reforms to GCSEs and A levels will secure rigorous, challenging qualifications which are responsive to the needs of students and employers. New GCSEs in English and mathematics, which will provide greater assurance of literacy and numeracy, will be taught from September 2015, with the first examinations in summer 2017.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
45851
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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, how many apprenticeships commenced in each sector in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Stephenson more like this
uin 194363 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship starts in the 2012/13 academic year by Sector Subject Area for Pendle parliamentary constituency and Lancashire Local Education Authority.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship Starts by Geography and Sector Subject Area, 2012/13</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Pendle Parliamentary Constituency</p></td><td><p>Lancashire Local Education Authority</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arts, Media and Publishing</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Business, Administration and Law</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>4,850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction, Planning and the Built Environment</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Education and Training</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>1,770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Health, Public Services and Care</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>3,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Information and Communication Technology</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Languages, Literature and Culture</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leisure, Travel and Tourism</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Preparation for Life and Work</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Retail and Commercial Enterprise</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>2,390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science and Mathematics</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,150</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13,930</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source: Individualised Learner Record</strong></p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p><strong>1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest ten</strong></p><p><strong>2) ‘-‘ indicates a base value of less than five</strong></p><p><strong>3) Local Education Authority and Parliamentary Constituency are based on the home postcode of the learner.</strong></p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
45856
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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, how many people applied to the 2014 Sirius Programme for young entrepreneurs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
uin 194417 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>The Sirius Programme, led by UK Trade and Investment, enables talented graduates with innovative start up ideas to start a business in the UK. Successful applicants receive support via a structured mentoring programme and participants requiring a visa, are able to access support through a dedicated visa route for the Sirius Programme. The current programme is a 2 year pilot - the first round was launched on 6 September 2013 and closed on 15 January 2014. A total of 1543 people applied.<br><br>A second round of the Sirius Programme will open shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
1586
label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
46172
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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, how many apprenticeships were started in the Brigg and Goole constituency in each industrial sector in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
uin 194612 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>Apprenticeship data are not available by industrial sector. Within an industry, a learner may undertake a wide range of Apprenticeship frameworks.</p><p> </p><p>Data are available by Sector Subject Area. Table 1 shows the number of Apprenticeship starts from 2008/09 to 2012/13 in Brigg and Goole constituency by Sector Subject Area.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship starts by Sector Subject Area in Brigg and Goole Parliamentary Constituency, 2008/09 to 2012/13</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sector Subject Area</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008/09</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Business, Administration and Law</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>310</p></td><td><p>280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction, Planning and the Built Environment</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Education and Training</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Health, Public Services and Care</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Information and Communication Technology</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leisure, Travel and Tourism</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Retail and Commercial Enterprise</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>210</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science and Mathematics</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 440 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 460 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 810 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 950 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 1,020 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Individualised Learner Record</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><ol type="1"><li>Geography information is based on the learners' home postcode</li><li>Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10</li><li>‘-‘ indicates a base values of less than 5</li><li>Figures for 2011/12 onwards are not directly comparable to earlier years due to the introduction of the Single ILR: <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140107201041/http:/www.thedataservice.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/C05DCDD5-67EE-4AD0-88B9-BEBC8F7F3300/0/SILR_Effects_SFR_Learners_June12.pdf" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140107201041/http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/C05DCDD5-67EE-4AD0-88B9-BEBC8F7F3300/0/SILR_Effects_SFR_Learners_June12.pdf</a></li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3939
label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
46457
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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, when he expects to publish his Department's response to the consultation on Building a responsible payment culture. more like this
tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Debbie Abrahams more like this
uin 194885 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>We are currently analysing responses to the Government's discussion paper on building a more responsible payment culture and will publish the response shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
4212
label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
46020
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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 recent steps he has taken to support part-time entrepreneurs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
uin 194519 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answer text <p>People are setting up and growing different types of businesses all the time. We continue to work hard to provide the right support to make life easier for them all.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> is the home for Government services and information online. One of the tools available is the 'Finance Finder;' a searchable database of publicly-backed sources of finance. The website <a href="http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.greatbusiness.gov.uk</a> also provides support and advice for anyone trying to grow a business as well as for entrepreneurs starting out.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to on-line support, the Business Support Helpline is available to provide a quick response on queries about starting a business, or a personalised and in-depth advice service for more complex needs. For those looking for start up finance and advice there are Start-Up Loans: 7 loans worth a total of £37,000 have been drawn down in Windsor since the scheme began in 2012.</p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
1586
label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
46445
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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, how many people who are (a) under 18, (b) 18 to 21 and (c) 22 or over have completed an apprenticeship in each year since 2008. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 195016 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answer text <p>Information on the number of apprenticeship achievements by age are published in a supplementary table to the Statistical First Release:</p><p><a title="blocked::https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships--2" href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships--2</a><br> <br><a title="blocked::https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/296345/apprenticeship-achievements-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xlsm" href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/296345/apprenticeship-achievements-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xlsm" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/296345/apprenticeship-achievements-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xlsm</a></p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
46704
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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 estimate he has made of the number of people who run a small or medium-sized enterprise as a secondary form of income alongside another job. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 195098 more like this
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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>Information is not available to answer this question. However, data from the Office for National Statistics estimate that around 400,000 people describe themselves as self employed in their second jobs between October 2012 and September 2013.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock 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
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
46706
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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 steps he has taken to increase the availability of credit for small businesses in (a) Bolton North East constituency and (b) England in the last year. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Crausby more like this
uin 195045 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring businesses can access the finance they need for investment and growth.</p><p> </p><p>The Bank of England and HM Treasury announced in November that the Funding for Lending scheme would be focused on lending to businesses to reflect the success that the scheme has had with households. Lending under the Funding for Lending Scheme has totalled over £16bn according to the latest figures.</p><p> </p><p>The British Business Bank is being established to ensure that business finance markets work efficiently and effectively for smaller businesses, and its loan guarantee and investment programmes supported £660 million of lending and investment in 2013 across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A breakdown of the value of debt finance facilitated to businesses in Bolton North East constituency and England through British Business Bank programmes in the last year is detailed in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Enterprise</strong><strong> Finance Guarantee Scheme (drawn down)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Start Up Loans Scheme </strong></p><p><strong>(drawn down)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Lending facilitated by the Business Finance Partnership</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bolton North East Constituency</p></td><td><p>7 Loans with a value of £1.14m</p></td><td><p>24 loans with a value of £117 330</p></td><td><p>North West Region: 462 loans with a value of nearly £ 27m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>2857 loans with a value of £307.6 million</p></td><td><p>13432 with a value over £75m</p></td><td><p>3721 loans provided with a value of nearly £226m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock 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
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
437
label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this