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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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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 help businesses create more highly skilled jobs in (a) Gillingham and Rainham, (b) Medway and (c) Kent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government has invited all Mayoral Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England to develop Local Industrial Strategies. We aim to agree these with all places by early 2020. For Kent, the South East LEP will set out an ambitious long-term vision for the area to increase its productivity, build on its established strengths, and create new opportunities for people and businesses in emerging sectors and industries.</p><p> </p><p>The government know that regions across the UK have different skills needs, so will build on local strengths to deliver opportunities for people wherever they live. One way we will achieve this is through Skills Advisory Panels which bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs and work together to understand and address key local challenges. These Panels will be led by the Local Enterprise Partnership, and will influence Local Industrial Strategy development.</p><p> </p><p>In Kent, and the wider South East LEP area, the government is working in partnership with local business and civic leaders to grow skills and opportunities for workers across the area by:</p><p>- Delivering an increase of 198,900 jobs since 2010 and 31,080 apprenticeship starts last year.</p><p>- Investing £590 million of Growth Deal funding to the South East LEP since 2014. delivering 78,000 jobs, 29,000 homes and attracting a further £960 million extra investment into the South East, including £22 million spent on 29 skills projects.</p><p>- Investing £6.5 million for the Kent and Medway EDGE Hub. .</p><p>- Backing the Innovation Park Medway, within the Kent Enterprise Zone with £4.4 million funding to help attract high quality technology, engineering and manufacturing companies to the area.</p><p>Supporting the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Kent and Medway Growth Hub to help small and medium sized enterprises in the areas access the support they need to grow and thrive.</p>
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 2019-04-23T16:29:21.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:29:21.923Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL905 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Within the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators budget it is not possible to identify the membership costs for any individual member state. Details of their costs and the work they do are set out in their Programming Document[1] for 2017-2019.</p><p>In common with other EU agencies, as part of exit negotiations the government will discuss with the EU any potential future relationship with the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.acer.europa.eu/en/The_agency/Mission_and_Objectives/Documents/ACER%20Programming%20Document%202017-September%202016.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.acer.europa.eu/en/The_agency/Mission_and_Objectives/Documents/ACER%20Programming%20Document%202017-September%202016.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T15:26:25.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T15:26:25.34Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to preserve businesses' confidence as part of a transitional plan for Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL937 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>We need an economy that works for everyone and the Government is working to deliver a bold, long term Industrial Strategy that builds on our strengths and prepares us for the years ahead.</p><p>Government is engaged in extensive and diverse engagement with businesses of all sizes across the UK, having open and honest conversations about both the challenges that leaving the EU poses, but also the opportunities that will become open to us. As part of this, government is creating a new EU exit business advisory group to ensure business is not only heard but is influential throughout the negotiations.</p><p>We are also providing as much certainty and clarity as we can at every stage. For example the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims to maximise certainty for businesses by ensuring that the laws and rules that we have now will, wherever practicable, continue to apply once we have left the EU. This provides the basis for a smooth and orderly exit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T14:22:36.203Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T14:22:36.203Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they apply the business impact target (BIT) to regulations relating to fire safety in buildings; whether they intend to review the application of BIT to such regulations; and whether they intend to exempt such regulations from BIT. more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL926 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering how best to continue to deliver its commitment to regulate more efficiently and effectively over the course of this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T14:20:41.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T14:20:41.56Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the social and economic consequences of restricting zero-hours contracts to students and pensioners. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Government has not made an estimate of the social and economic consequences of restricting zero hour contracts to students and pensioners.</p><p>Further to my oral statement in the House on 11 July regarding the publication of the independent Review of Modern Working Practices by Matthew Taylor, the Review concluded that the UK has employment levels and rates that are at historic highs. It also concluded that the UK is widely recognised as having one of the most flexible labour markets in the world and many people working on atypical contracts value the flexibility that they bring and choose to work this way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T12:49:10.173Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T12:49:10.173Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert Regulation (EU) 1223/2009 on cosmetic products into UK law; and, if so, which UK body will assume the role of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety in providing the scientific analysis of products to be placed in the market; and who will replace the Commission's role in ensuring products using prohibited forms of animal testing do not enter the market. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL884 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Regulation (EU) 1223/2009 is directly applicable in the United Kingdom. The Repeal Bill will convert directly applicable EU law into UK law, and provide a power to correct parts of the law that no longer work. The Government is currently considering how to ensure functions currently carried out by the European Commission continue in the UK in an appropriate way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T14:18:04.563Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T14:18:04.563Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Euratom Supply Agency. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL1005 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The European Supply Agency forms part of Euratom Treaty arrangements. The UK will leave the European Supply Agency at the same time that it leaves Euratom.</p><p> </p><p>The nature of future arrangements with Euratom and the EU will be subject to negotiation which started this month. Our aim throughout the negotiations with the European Commission will be to maintain our mutually successful civil nuclear cooperation with Euratom and the rest of the world.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is keen to ensure that there is minimal disruption to civil nuclear trade following the UK’s withdrawal from Euratom. We have bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreements (NCAs) in place with several countries that we will continue to rely on after our exit from Euratom.</p><p>We intend to maintain continuity of cooperation with our international partners and will develop new arrangements as necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:33:39.583Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:33:39.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
753310
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase the use of rooftop solar power. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Solar PV is a UK success story. In 2013 we estimated that solar capacity would reach 10-12GW by 2020. We now expect Government support to bring forward around 13 GW by 2020. The Feed-in Tariff remains open to solar PV which provides an incentive for businesses to invest in rooftop solar.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:33:03.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:33:03.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the budget of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate for 2017–18; how many staff it expects to employ in 2017–18; and how many staff it employed in each of the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Jolly more like this
star this property uin HL984 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate currently employs thirteen members of staff and has a budget of £750,000 for the financial year 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>The table below details the number of staff employed by EAS in the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Full Time Equivalent Staff as of the 1st April for each year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2 (supported by an Administrative Officer)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:32:45.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:32:45.117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jolly more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Euratom Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL1006 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The EU’s Joint Undertaking for ITER (F4E) funds the €540m p.a. EU contribution to the ITER programme. This is funded primarily through the EU central budget with small additional membership fees from member states. The UK pays a €290,000 annual membership fee directly to F4E.</p><p> </p><p>UK membership of F4E gives UK scientists and engineers the opportunity to work at, and in partnership with, ITER on development of fusion as a clean, safe and virtually inexhaustible energy source. It also gives the UK access to intellectual property developed at ITER and helps the UK maintain its position as a world leader in fusion technology.</p><p> </p><p>F4E membership has enabled the UK to win high-value ITER construction contracts, with opportunities to bid for significantly more during the construction which has a current budget of €14.4bn overall and will be complete in 2025.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:32:12.907Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:32:12.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this