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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Archives: Fire Hazards more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of the fire risk to the Parliamentary Archives; and whether consideration is being given to moving them to fire-proof premises. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>The last fire risk assessment for Victoria Tower was carried out in 2016. It highlighted several fire safety issues, the majority of which have been dealt with as part of the Fire Safety Improvement Works Programme. This included the upgrade of the fire detection, new fire escape signage, emergency escape lighting and fire doors. There is also inherent fire compartmentation within the tower with the floors providing at least 30 minutes separation between the different levels. The fire risk assessment is scheduled for a review following the recent works and any issues highlighted in this review will be addressed.</p><p>Planning work is being undertaken to move the Parliamentary Archives ahead of Restoration and Renewal of the Palace, under the auspices of the Archives Accommodation Programme. The programme is developing requirements and designs for a range of options. The designs will take into account all known fire risks and will meet the necessary British Standards, both for fire mitigation and for archival storage, care and use of such important heritage collections.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T11:22:28.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T11:22:28.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1123887
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Stevenage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to increase support for businesses in Stevenage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
unstar this property uin 249273 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone. That’s why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will have invested £160m Growth Deal funding in Hertfordshire by 2021, and the LEP was allocated £16.2m Growing Places Funding. The LEP has prioritised spending on science, research and innovation, developing skills, cultivating world-leading sectors and supporting businesses to start up and grow. In Stevenage, this has included allocating £1.2m to the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2012, the Start-Up Loans Programme has delivered 71 loans in Stevenage, worth £487, 289 to small businesses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T12:33:14.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T12:33:14.957Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1124056
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Artificial Intelligence more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to invest in projects to improve the development of artificial intelligence in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL15438 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Artificial Intelligence is one of the global trends which will transform our future, changing jobs and businesses across the country, and we want people to be able to capitalise on these opportunities.</p><p>The AI Sector Deal, announced in April 2018, outlines up to £0.95bn package of support for the sector, which includes Government, industry and academic contributions.</p><p>Since the Sector Deal launch the Government has invested in a number of areas. For example:</p><ul><li>Announcement of £20 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) support for Next Generation Services using artificial intelligence, and £210 million ISCF support for Data to early diagnostics and precision medicine which includes using AI to analyse medical images in digital pathology.</li><li>Funded up to £50m for five new centres of excellence for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using AI medical advances.</li><li>Funded £30m for the new Bayes Centre in Edinburgh, a world-leading centre of data science and AI in October 2018.</li><li>£3m for three new research projects to investigate how businesses can make best use of AI in insurance and law as well as analysing consumer attitudes to AI.</li><li>Announced up to £79 million of Government funding to study 5 million healthy people to develop new diagnostic tests using AI.</li><li>Announced up to £79 million for three new AI programmes to transform engineering, urban planning and healthcare.</li><li>Announced £600,000 funding for UK-Korea Health Sciences collaboration to focus on better diagnosis of dementia through the use of AI.</li><li>40 artificial intelligence and data analytics projects, backed by £13 million in Government, announced to boost productivity and improve customer service.</li></ul><p>Our ambition in AI and data will not stop at the Sector Deal. This is only the start of the UK’s plans to be recognised as a place where ingenuity and entrepreneurship can flourish, where technology follows the highest ethical standards and where the transformative potential of this technology is spread across the UK economy more widely and for the betterment of society.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:11:05.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:11:05.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124609
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Scope’s report Disability Price Tag 2019, what assessment he has made of the effect of the higher energy costs faced by families with disabled children on those families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
unstar this property uin 250517 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is particularly important that those households with higher than average energy consumption are on a good value tariff and that their homes are energy efficient.</p><p> </p><p>Our work to increase switching and improve the switching process, alongside the price caps on default tariffs and prepayment meters, is helping to ensure that all households pay a fair price for their energy.</p><p> </p><p>Households in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment are eligible for energy efficiency measures under the Energy Company Obligation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T12:56:33.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T12:56:33.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1124628
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Bombardier: Belfast more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with Bombardier about its decision to sell its aerospace structures division, including its manufacturing facilities in Belfast. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
unstar this property uin HL15496 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has spoken to Alain Bellemare, the Bombardier President and CEO, and Michael Ryan, the Chief Operating Officer of Aerostructures and Engineering Services, about their plans to sell the Belfast Aerostructures and Engineering Services operations. This is a result of Bombardier’s decision to focus its aerospace division on business jets.</p><p>The Belfast plant, its expertise and its highly skilled and dedicated staff will be highly sought after. The Government will work with potential buyers to ensure this successful and ambitious business is positioned for future growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:30:07.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:30:07.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1124629
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Bombardier: Belfast more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, they are satisfied that they have sufficient authority to negotiate with, and offer financial or other support to, any potential buyer of Bombardier's aerospace structures division in Belfast. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
unstar this property uin HL15497 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Bombardier’s Belfast plant, its expertise and its highly skilled and dedicated staff will be highly sought after. The Government will work with Invest Northern Ireland (INI) to support potential buyers to take this successful and ambitious business forward.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:30:38.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:30:38.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1124649
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are provided in product safety legislation to ensure that flame retardants used in furniture and furnishings are safe for everyday use. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15517 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Chemicals, including flame retardants used in furniture and furnishings, are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). This aims to provide a high level of protection for health and the environment from the use of chemicals including those used in products.</p><p> </p><p>In order to comply with REACH, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substances can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can ban or restrict the use of substances.</p><p> </p><p>All furniture must also comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and be safe before it can be placed on the market.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:31:20.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:31:20.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124650
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the University of Central Lancashire paper Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than reduce fire growth rate, published in December 2017; (2) whether they consulted the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in making any such assessment; and (3) whether they intend to review the efficacy of flame retardants which are currently on the market. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15518 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently reviewing the operation of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)( Safety) Regulations 1988 and will take account of evidence from external sources such as academic papers as well as the views of experts from across government, including Chief Scientific Advisors.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure that any flame retardants they use are effective in meeting legal requirements for safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:35:15.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:35:15.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124651
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all flame retardants currently in use in furniture and furnishings are safe. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15519 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Flame retardant chemicals are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). To comply with REACH, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substances can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can ban or restrict the use of substances.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure that any flame retardants they use are effective in meeting legal requirements for safety.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:35:39.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:35:39.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124652
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of whether manufacturers not meeting the requirement to list the chemical constituents of flame retardants used in furniture and furnishings is a barrier to customers making informed decisions; and (2) whether by not meeting this requirement, the safe disposal or recycling of furniture which may contain banned chemicals is prevented. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15520 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is reviewing the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988 and has consulted on whether to introduce a specific requirement for furniture labels to stipulate any flame retardants used in their manufacture. The Government’s response to the consultation will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently conducting behavioural insights research to develop a comprehensive understanding of consumer attitudes towards product safety including what assumptions consumers make about risk and safety.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:36:21.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:36:21.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this