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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Export Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance line of credit facility have been small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 211318 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Exporters do not apply for lines of credit. Lines of credit are umbrella buyer credit facilities put in place at the request of an overseas buyer to purchase goods and services from a number of UK exporters.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:00:10.3690713Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade and Investment 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, Innovation and Skills, how many UK Trade and Investment staff worked in each of the industrial sectors on 1 April 2014; and what the budget for each such sector is in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 211850 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) works in line with the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The whole UKTI network works predominantly in these priority sectors to support UK exporters and attract foreign direct investment to the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of civil service staff working in our core sector teams in our HQ, and the budget allocated to each team[1].</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Staff</p></td><td><p>Budget, £m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Advanced Manufacturing</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Agri-Tech Organisation</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Automotive Investment Organisation</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction</p></td><td><p>10.5</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer &amp; Retail</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Creative Industries &amp; Global Sports</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Education</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Energy</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Financial Services Organisation</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Healthcare UK</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Information Economy</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Innovation Gateway</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Life Science Organisation</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI Offshore Wind Investment Organisation</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UKTI DSO</p></td><td><p>128</p></td><td><p>10.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] This core resource is supplemented by specialist contractors, sector teams in our global network, and our trade advisors in the English regions. The core budget is supplemented by funding for cross-cutting activity including trade fairs and missions, marketing, and the services provided by our 430 Trade Advisors in the English regions to help UK companies export to new markets.</p><p>It should be noted that UKTI DSO operates as a separate unit, whereas the other UKTI sector teams utilise more shared resource in addition to the numbers tabled below.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T15:17:07.428811Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:17:07.428811Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection: Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 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, Innovation and Skills, what definition the Government uses of a green or low carbon job for the purposes of collating official statistics and announcements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
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Jonathan Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 212324 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>Broadly, the green and low carbon area consists of goods and services designed for the protection of the environment; the production of renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions (either in the production of the relevant goods or services or in the use of the relevant goods or services).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is no internationally agreed definition of green or low carbon, however the government has previously collected and published information on the size of low carbon and environmental goods and services sectors in the UK and is currently considering ways in which our understanding of this area can be improved, including discussing the role that ONS can play.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T16:54:25.4490263Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T16:54:25.4490263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Reynolds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Video Games more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funds distributed by UK Trade and Investment were allocated to the video games sector in each of the last three years; and what proportion of the total funding from UK Trade and Investment that represented in each such year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212362 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) works with the video games sector, to support exports and attract inward investment. A new international strategy for the Creative Industries has been co-produced with the sector, and there is a joint commitment to its implementation. For example UKTI and the UKIE worked together to deliver the Digital Gaming event at the International Festival of Business in Liverpool in July this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UKTI supports sectorally-focused groups, including those from the games sector, through both the Trade Access Programme (TAP) and through the Events and Missions Programme. The amount allocated specifically to the video games sector under these two programmes are shown in the table below together with a figure which gives the value as a percentage of programme expenditure as a whole (across all sectors). In addition, video games companies enjoy the support of UKTI through general services available to all companies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total TAP Support for Video Games Sector</p></td><td><p><strong>£53,400</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£68,560</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£220,100</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of Total TAP Funding</p></td><td><p><strong>0.80%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.80%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1.40%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Video Games Events &amp; Missions Spend</p></td><td><p><strong>£69,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£25,000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of Total Events and Missions Spend</p></td><td><p><strong>0.82%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>n/a</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.18%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T11:47:46.0014715Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T11:47:46.0014715Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Brigg 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, Innovation and Skills, how many start-up loans have been granted in Brigg and Goole constituency since that scheme's inception; and how much has been granted through such loans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 212263 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>In total more than 21,000 Start Up Loans have been issued to budding entrepreneurs across the country since the scheme launched in June 2012. 23 loans have been issued in Brigg and Goole with a value of £117,800.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T15:11:55.8665821Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:11:55.8665821Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
101348
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what arms the UK has sold to the government of Bahrain since 2010; what licence conditions were imposed on exporters; and what due diligence was undertaken to ensure those weapons would not be used on Bahraini citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 212305 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold data on actual arms sales, only on export licences that have been granted, which are available at: <a href="https://www.exportcontroldb.gov.uk/sdb/fox/sdb/SDBHOME" target="_blank">https://www.exportcontroldb.gov.uk/sdb/fox/sdb/SDBHOME</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All export licence applications are rigorously assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking into account all prevailing circumstances at the time of application.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Foreign Office posts overseas have a standing requirement to keep an eye on developments in human rights in their respective countries and to report back if there are any concerns that might affect licensing policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T11:45:58.3403033Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T11:45:58.3403033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact of the network relocation programme on rural post offices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 212643 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed nearly £2 billion since 2010 to maintain a network of at least 11,500 branches and to protect and modernise the network by 2018, securing its long-term sustainable future. The Post Office is continuing to meet strict access criteria that see, for example, 99% of the population living within three miles of a Post Office outlet.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Post Office is also modernising and improving its national network, with thousands of branches benefiting from investment under the Government funded Network Transformation programme. To date over 3,300 post offices have already converted, to the new Local and Main models, delivering benefits to customers such as much longer opening hours and improved branch environments. In total, these modernised branches are providing over 85,000 additional opening hours a week; ensuring customers can access Post Office services at a time convenient to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Additionally, where a post office is “the last shop in the community”, which is the case in many rural communities, that branch is designated as a Community Branch, and is able to access and benefit from the £20 million Government funded Community Branch Fund.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T14:52:55.5449245Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T14:52:55.5449245Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Lighting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will issue guidance to higher and further education institutions on implementing a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting in their buildings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 212609 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>Higher Education Institutions are autonomous and responsible for managing their own estates.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 2008 the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has provided £61 million in repayable grants to HE institutions to support projects which save money and reduce carbon emissions. A further £34m is being made available over the next two years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions on which institutions will benefit from this support will be announced early in the New Year. A large number of the project applications are for LED lighting.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>FE colleges, as autonomous institutions, will make their own decisions on embracing sustainability principles across their estates. Criteria for funding from the Department included requirements for projects to achieve high levels of environmental performance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T14:46:00.6503269Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T14:46:00.6503269Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Lighting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout his Department's buildings and sites; if he will estimate the proportion of lighting in his Department which is LED; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 212617 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>Currently the Department are investigating replacing existing stairwell lighting at 1 Victoria Street with LED lighting. Unfortunately the department cannot afford to switch all lighting to LED due to the large investment needed to do this.</p><p> </p><p>However lighting is gradually being upgraded to LED throughout the estate such as the recent Conference Centre lighting project and LED lighting has also been introduced to lift cars and the underground car park.</p><p> </p><p>Another key factor to address is the lease expiry on buildings as the department do not own the buildings it occupies, a clear payback must be achieved before the lease expires. In the current economic climate the department faces significant funding cuts and must prioritise spending accordingly. This has resulted in a limited expenditure on estate services and a prioritisation on providing and maintaining key services.</p><p> </p><p>I would not be able to estimate the proportion of LED lighting without carrying out a comprehensive survey across all sites which would not be time or cost effective.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T11:49:03.9186699Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T11:49:03.9186699Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Biotechnology more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to promote the UK as a location of choice for life science investment in trade missions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
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John Glen more like this
star this property uin 212638 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The Life Sciences Organisation (LSO), sitting within UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), is responsible for promoting the UK as an investment destination for life sciences, as well as supporting UK companies to increase exports to other markets. The team comprises a mixture of industry specialists and experienced civil servants, who together provide a range of support to potential investors and exporters.</p><p> </p><p>The LSO has developed a suite of marketing materials that showcase the UK’s life sciences capabilities across a number of priority sub-sectors, including but not limited to pharmaceutical manufacturing, regenerative medicine and experimental medicine &amp; clinical trials. Within each theme the LSO promotes the UK through direct, in-market company visits and/or tailored events and activities around the world, and works with international companies that would be well placed to take advantage of the UK offer. In 2013/14, the Life Sciences Organisation delivered 136 FDI projects creating or safeguarding more than 3,500 jobs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T14:43:43.7021784Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T14:43:43.7021784Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this