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1110574
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Innovate UK: Grants 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April to Question 237126 on Innovate UK: Grants, what proportion of Innovate UK grant funding has been awarded to (a) SMEs and (b) large companies since 2004 in each sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 242858 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answer text <p>Since 2004, Innovate UK has allocated funding to the following sectors.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sector </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Large business</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SME</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aerospace</p></td><td><p>£840,714,248</p></td><td><p>£61,394,337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agri-Tech</p></td><td><p>£10,425,603</p></td><td><p>£90,178,915</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Energy</p></td><td><p>£140,484,835</p></td><td><p>£153,132,910</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Healthcare</p></td><td><p>£27,631,824</p></td><td><p>£268,619,252</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Life Science</p></td><td><p>£3,605,908</p></td><td><p>£28,233,769</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Materials and Manufacturing</p></td><td><p>£6,653,473</p></td><td><p>£37,208,881</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Space</p></td><td><p>£6,358,779</p></td><td><p>£14,382,838</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transport</p></td><td><p>£229,587,823</p></td><td><p>£221,127,202</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other sectors</p></td><td><p>£1,481,329,743</p></td><td><p>£1,306,782,393</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><strong>2,746,792,236</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,181,060,497</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-11T15:37:44.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T15:37:44.767Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1110715
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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
hansard heading Students: Plagiarism 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, how many students had their university degree award rescinded due to cheating or plagiarism in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 242789 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The Department for Education has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1110717
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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
hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals 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, whether EU nationals will remain eligible for home fee status at UK universities in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 242821 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The Department for Education has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1110757
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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
hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of international fees on the number of applications from EU nationals for (a) undergraduate, (b) Masters and (c) PhD study. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 242822 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The Department for Education has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1110795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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
hansard heading Students: 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 Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that maintenance loans are available to all students. more like this
tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Austin more like this
uin 242749 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>Eligible full-time students attending full-time undergraduate higher education courses qualify for maintenance loans. All such students, regardless of their income, qualify for a minimum loan with additional support for disadvantaged students.</p><p>For the current academic year, 2018/19, students on family incomes of £25,000 or less who are living away from the parental home and studying outside London qualify for a maintenance loan of £8,700, increasing to £8,944 for the 2019/20 academic year. Higher rates of loan are available for students living away from home and studying in London.</p><p>Since August 2018, new students attending part-time degree level courses have also qualified for partially means-tested maintenance loans. Information on student support for undergraduate students, including maintenance loans, can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/get-undergraduate-student-loan" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/get-undergraduate-student-loan</a>.</p><p>The government’s review of post-18 education and funding is looking at how we can ensure that the education system for those aged 18 years and over is accessible to all. The review’s focus includes how disadvantaged students and learners receive maintenance support, both from government and from universities and colleges.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-15T15:20:08.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:20:08.193Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
1511
label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
1110828
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Waste: Energy 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what investment his Department has made in university and other institutions researching into energy from waste with heat recovery. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 242707 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
answer text <p>UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funds high quality research and innovation as part of the Government’s wider ambition to increase the UK’s total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. UKRI works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.</p><p> </p><p>Current examples that relate to generating energy from waste include £1.7m from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council through the Global Challenges Research Fund for <a href="https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=BB%2FS011439%2F1" target="_blank">a project led by the University of Leeds</a> to facilitate the production of biogas, clean water, and the recovery of nutrients, from nutrient rich waste.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-17T15:43:22.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T15:43:22.263Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1110170
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Science: Investment 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage commercial investment in deep science ventures; what incentives the Government has in place to support such investment; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 242221 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy sets out our plan to make the UK the World’s most innovative economy, building on our global leadership in science and research. We are supporting the Industrial Strategy ambition to raise the total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, and 3% in the longer-term. The Government will invest an additional £7bn in R&amp;D by 2020/2021. This will be the largest increase ever.</p><p> </p><p>The 2018 Budget allocated £1.6 billion of funding towards boosting transformative technologies, backing UK scientists and industry at the frontier of innovation. We are also supporting more companies to do research and development through the UK’s R&amp;D Tax Credits Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is supporting research commercialisation and collaboration between university, business and charities through several significant investments. These include:</p><ul><li>providing support for the creation of new research centres and facilities through the £900m UK Research Partnership Investment Fund; and funding for the Catapult network.</li><li>increasing Higher Education Innovation Funding to £250m pa by 2021 (to underpin universities capacity to work with business), and providing £100m for Connecting Capability Fund enabling universities to collaborate together, to pool resources and capability to make it easier for investors and business to access;</li><li>as well as through established Research Council and Innovate UK mechanisms.</li></ul><p>British Patient Capital Ltd, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank has been given resources of £2.5bn over the next 10 years to support venture and growth capital funds to make longer-term investments in innovative UK-based businesses with high growth potential.</p><p>We are encouraging long-term investment into R&amp;D, with £1.7bn invested in strategic research programmes through the first two waves of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. These challenges have been developed to broadly align with the Grand Challenges: Clean Growth, AI and Data, Ageing Society and the Future of Mobility, society-changing opportunities and industries of the future. We are also working in partnership with businesses to develop Sector Deals that will create significant opportunities to boost productivity, employment, innovation and skills.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T08:56:42.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T08:56:42.353Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1110208
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Company Accounts: Research 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring companies to publish reports on on their R&D spend. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 242131 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answer text <p>The ONS publish annual R&amp;D statistics, including Business Enterprise R&amp;D (BERD). BERD statistics are based on a business survey and include analysis of regional and sectoral trends. We use the ONS statistics to track progress towards our commitment of increasing overall investment in R&amp;D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027 and 3% in the longer-term.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-11T13:08:29.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T13:08:29.433Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1110356
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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
hansard heading Students: Plagiarism 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 his Department is taking to prevent essay mills businesses from targeting university students. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 242015 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answer text <p>The use of companies that sell bespoke essays to students who pass the work off as their own undermines the reputation of the education system in this country and devalues the hard work of those succeeding on their own merit.</p><p> </p><p>The government has a clear expectation that educational institutions do everything in their power to prevent students being tempted by these companies. In a university context that may be through introducing initiatives such as honour codes, as well as making sure their students are aware of the severe consequences they face if they are caught cheating.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the department published an Education Technology strategy on 3 April which challenges technology companies to identify how anti-cheating software can tackle the growth of essay mills and stay one step ahead of the cheats. This strategy can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/realising-the-potential-of-technology-in-education" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/realising-the-potential-of-technology-in-education</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The government is supporting the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to put pressure on technology companies who readily facilitate the use of essay mills.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 March, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, challenged PayPal to stop processing payments for ‘essay mills’ as part of an accelerated drive to preserve and champion the quality of the UK’s world-leading higher education system.</p><p> </p><p>PayPal is now working with businesses associated with essay-writing services to ensure its platform is not used to facilitate deceptive and fraudulent practices in education.</p><p> </p><p>Google and YouTube have also responded by removing hundreds of advertisements for essay writing services and promotional content from their sites.</p><p> </p><p>This supports and furthers the 2017 efforts of the QAA and National Union of Students and Universities UK who responded to the government’s request to develop guidance for higher education providers on how to combat the threat of “contract cheating”.</p><p> </p><p>This guidance includes advice to higher education providers to consider blocking access to essay mills from computers and Wi-Fi systems on their property and disrupting essay mills’ opportunities to advertise by asking pamphlet distributers to leave their campuses and using their own social media and email accounts to contact their students, warning them about any detected contact from particular sites and companies and re-stressing the need for academic integrity.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator of higher education in England. Through the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, the government has given the OfS the power to take action if higher education providers are found to be, in any way, complicit in cheating. This includes imposing fines or ultimately de-registration, the highest possible punishment. The government remains open to the future need for additional legislation and will continue to investigate all options available.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined to beat the cheats who threaten the integrity of our higher education system.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-11T15:59:58.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T15:59:58.573Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1110431
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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
hansard heading Higher Education: Fees and Charges 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, if he will hold discussions with the devolved Administrations on the setting of fees for higher education courses after the UK has left the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugo Swire more like this
uin 242033 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>The setting of fees for higher education courses is devolved. It is for each administration to decide how they deploy their resources and develop their higher education system. The approach followed after we have left the EU is a matter for each administration to determine, taking account of the provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement. There are no plans to hold discussions with the devolved administrations on this at present.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T09:11:43.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T09:11:43.267Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
tabling member
1408
label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this