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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to UK Trade and Investment and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Lord Tugendhat more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I refer my Noble Lord to the answer as given for <strong>HL4840</strong></del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">As you will be aware, the Balance of Competences Review concluded in December. It was the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s relationship with the EU ever undertaken. The review involved a large number of Departments across Whitehall to produce 32 reports. The Review was based on the evidence and views received through widespread consultation with interested parties from across society. Across the whole review, departments received close to 2,300 evidence submissions. Departments held over 250 events, attended by around 2,100 stakeholders.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">It was important that what is an unprecedented examination of EU membership was done with appropriate time and care. But the government is also very conscious of the need to ensure value for money in everything it does.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">(1) Staff time</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Between 2012-2013, the Balance of Competences Review Team in the Department was staffed by the equivalent of one Grade 7 (salary range £47, 545 - £55,882), and one intern (salary range £23,869 – £27, 281) dedicating 100% of their time to the review to project manage 7 BIS led reports and 1 joint report. Between 2013 – 2014 this was reduced to one Grade 7. Between 2012 – 2014 one Deputy Director (salary range £62,000 - £117,800) dedicated 20% of their time as the senior reporting officer for the review. All other work on the review was allocated, according to need, to existing staff within the Department. Therefore, providing a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(2) Printing costs</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Printing and publication for the 8 Departmental reports, was coordinated centrally but paid for by the Department, with the exception of the Single Market Report which was printed in-house. Printing and publication costs for all 8 reports totalled £32,821.94. The costs for all 32 reports was £133, 053. This figure was a partial figure, covering the printing of some, but not all, reports across the whole review. </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(3) Running of Engagement events</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Each policy team in the Department held a wide range of engagement events over the 2 years; the department did not incur any costs for the running of these events. The facilities for hosting these events were either provided by other Government Departments or by business partners or were held on department premises at no extra cost to the department. </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(4) Witness </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>From centrally held figures, we understand that across the whole of the Balance of Competences Review witness expenses amounted to approximately £2,255.00.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(5) Publicity</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>The Department did not incur any publicity costs as we published the reports and the call for evidence via email, social media and the Government website.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(6) All other associated costs</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Between 2012 – 2014 the Department commissioned research and analysis to form part of the literature review to provide the reports with legal analysis to ensure the reports were neither too analytical or too speculative and political, but instead adhere to the agreed treaties. The cost for all 8 reports was £108, 738.28. </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong><br /> Department officials incurred some additional associated costs due to travel to meetings and stakeholder events in the UK. Some officials also incurred costs related to events in Brussels. We estimate that the additional travel costs incurred amounted to less than £300.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T16:52:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:52:27.987Z
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less than 2015-02-23T15:08:40.9Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T15:08:40.9Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1705
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tugendhat more like this
178697
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union 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 was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to UK Export Finance and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Lord Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin HL4846 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I refer my Noble Lord to the answer as given for <strong>HL4840</strong></del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">I refer the noble Lord to HL4847 for the combined answer.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T16:52:19.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:52:19.72Z
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less than 2015-02-23T15:09:02.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T15:09:02.177Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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45531
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1705
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tugendhat more like this
178691
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union 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 what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL4840 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p>As you will be aware, the Balance of Competences Review concluded in December. It was the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s relationship with the EU ever undertaken. The review involved a large number of Departments across Whitehall to produce 32 reports. The Review was based on the evidence and views received through widespread consultation with interested parties from across society. Across the whole review, departments received close to 2,300 evidence submissions. Departments held over 250 events, attended by around 2,100 stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It was important that what is an unprecedented examination of EU membership was done with appropriate time and care. But the government is also very conscious of the need to ensure value for money in everything it does.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(1) Staff time</p><p> </p><p><strong>Between 2012-2013, the Balance of Competences Review Team in the Department was staffed by the equivalent of one Grade 7 (salary range £47, 545 - £55,882), and one intern (salary range £23,869 – £27, 281) dedicating 100% of their time to the review to project manage 7 BIS led reports and 1 joint report. Between 2013 – 2014 this was reduced to one Grade 7. Between 2012 – 2014 one Deputy Director (salary range £62,000 - £117,800) dedicated 20% of their time as the senior reporting officer for the review. All other work on the review was allocated, according to need, to existing staff within the Department. Therefore, providing a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(2) Printing costs</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Printing and publication for the 8 Departmental reports, was coordinated centrally but paid for by the Department, with the exception of the Single Market Report which was printed in-house. Printing and publication costs for all 8 reports totalled £32,821.94. The costs for all 32 reports was £133, 053 </strong><ins class="ministerial"> This figure was a partial figure, covering the printing of some, but not all, reports across the whole review.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(3) Running of Engagement events</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Each policy team in the Department held a wide range of engagement events over the 2 years; the department did not incur any costs for the running of these events. The facilities for hosting these events were either provided by other Government Departments or by business partners or were held on department premises at no extra cost to the department. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(4) Witness </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>From centrally held figures, we understand that across the whole of the Balance of Competences Review witness expenses amounted to approximately £2,255.00.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(5) Publicity</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>The Department did not incur any publicity costs as we published the reports and the call for evidence via email, social media and the Government website.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(6) All other associated costs</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Between 2012 – 2014 the Department commissioned research and analysis to form part of the literature review to provide the reports with legal analysis to ensure the reports were neither too analytical or too speculative and political, but instead adhere to the agreed treaties. The cost for all 8 reports was £108, 738.28. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><br /> Department officials incurred some additional associated costs due to travel to meetings and stakeholder events in the UK. Some officials also incurred costs related to events in Brussels. We estimate that the additional travel costs incurred amounted to less than £300.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T16:48:27.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:48:27.357Z
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less than 2015-03-10T16:18:58.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T16:18:58.87Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Quin more like this
387705
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star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that overseas students continue to consider studying in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL1082 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">The UK welcomes genuine international students and there is no cap on the number that can </ins>study here. The Government promotes study in the UK through the Britain is GREAT marketing campaign and through the British Council, which promotes UK education in over 100 countries, connecting millions of people with the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government also has major education agreements with overseas partners. Key programmes include the UK-China Partners in Education Programme, the UK-India Education Research Initiative and engagement in Brazil’s ‘Science without Borders’ scholarship scheme. It has also tripled funding (to £48m) in 2014/15 for Chevening scholarships for international students with leadership potential.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government also supports student exchange, such as through the Erasmus Scheme, which enables international students to take short placements in the UK and British students to gain valuable overseas experience.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T13:03:31.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T13:03:31.463Z
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less than 2015-07-17T10:31:32.473Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-17T10:31:32.473Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4284
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
418793
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star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Iran 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 what advice and clarification on trading sanctions they have given to United Kingdom businesses wishing to develop trading opportunities in Iran. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL2228 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-25more like thismore than 2015-09-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is working with Foreign Office, BIS, the Export Control Organisation, HMRC and HMT to provide coordinated communications to UK industry on sanctions. Activities include 1:1 meetings with major UK companies; group briefings held at the Foreign Office; clear sanctions guidance and FAQs on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UKTI has tailored its outreach to reflect the needs of business as reflected in its survey of over 1000 companies earlier this year. BIS Helpline operators and Trade Advisors have been briefed on the latest sanctions information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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less than 2015-09-25T11:33:06.183Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-25T11:33:06.183Z
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less than 2015-09-29T16:43:42.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-29T16:43:42.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
420561
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU 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 is their assessment of the result of the Federation of Small Businesses poll showing that 47 per cent of small businesses would vote to stay in the European Union. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2536 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Government is focused on delivering a successful renegotiation: it believes it can succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU. The reforms we have in mind will benefit business and investment, and we know that many businesses are supportive of them. As the Prime Minister made clear in his Bloomberg speech, this is about providing the certainty and reform that businesses have asked for.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is focused on delivering a successful renegotiation: it believes it can and will succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU and campaigning to keep the UK in the EU on that basis. Many of the reforms we have in mind will benefit business and investment, and we know that many businesses are supportive of them. As the Prime Minister made clear in his Bloomberg speech, this is about providing the certainty and reform that businesses have asked for.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T14:59:34.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T14:59:34.287Z
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less than 2015-11-02T11:52:17.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-02T11:52:17.767Z
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4284
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25636
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4284
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
447455
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to engage with leaders of businesses of all sizes in every sector to ensure that they have information about the pros and cons of the UK remaining a full member of the EU. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL5357 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property answer text <p><em><del class="ministerial">No such assessment has been made.</del></em></p><p><del class="ministerial"><em>The Government is fighting hard to fix the aspects of our EU membership that cause so much frustration in the UK - so we get a better deal for our country and secure our future. We are confident that the right agreement can be reached.</em></del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Under Sections 6 and 7 of the European Union Referendum Act 2015, the Government has a duty to publish information on what has been agreed by Member States following negotiations on the UK’s request for reforms; the Government’s opinion on what has been agreed; the UK’s rights and obligations as a member of the EU; and examples of non-EU countries that have other arrangements with the EU. As stipulated in the Act, this information will be published before the beginning of the final 10 week period ending with the date of the referendum.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-02-08T15:40:41.537Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-08T15:40:41.537Z
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less than 2016-02-15T15:49:57.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-15T15:49:57.287Z
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4284
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44070
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4284
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
457378
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star this property date less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Students more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage universities to support students who have started, or plan to start, a business venture while at university. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6704 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-11more like thismore than 2016-03-11
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme supports people wanting to start a business and has provided over 35,000 loans worth over £200 million. We’re committed to supporting start-ups by cutting taxes on small businesses, extending rate relief and increasing the Employment Allowance.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">In Cambridge, Government has invested £4.8m in the establishment of the Sir John Bradfield Technology Centre to support business incubation on Cambridge Science Park. This is in addition to a range of other growth-enabling investments made through the £500m Greater Cambridge City Deal, the £109.1m Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Growth Deal and a three year funding package to support development of a local business Growth Hub</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Government fully supports and actively encourages students who wish to start a business. This commitment was reiterated in the recent grant letter from Ministers to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) where we welcomed the Council’s commitment to:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">The continued funding and support for the work of National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), which we see as key to promoting enhanced university and business activity. NCUB gathers evidence and brings together university and business leaders, sharing best practice. The NCUB’s work covers all aspects of the interaction between Businesses and Higher Education, including addressing skills shortages, work experience and graduate recruitment.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">To continue to promote knowledge exchange through the Higher Education Innovation Fund, which is focussed on promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise education, as well as the commercialisation of research.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial">In addition to this, the QAA issued guidance to Higher Education Institutions in 2012 to promote best practice in developing enterprise and entrepreneurship education.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">According to HESA, support provided by universities led to 4,600 graduate start-ups in 2013-14[1] an increase of 1,100 on the previous year.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> </strong></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">[1] HE-BCI (Higher Education – Business Community Interaction) survey</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-03-11T12:27:08.12Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-11T12:27:08.12Z
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less than 2016-03-16T16:22:13.613Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T16:22:13.613Z
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4284
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50700
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4284
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
445375
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Procurement 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 what assessment they have made of the recent report by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Sheffield which claims that supply chain audits fail to detect labour and environmental abuses. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Government has made no assessment of this report. There is no requirement for any UK business to audit its supply chain or what such an audit should include – this is a matter for individual businesses. UK businesses are, however, required to comply with all applicable laws, including those relating to labour and environmental matters. In addition, company law requires eligible businesses to report on social, environmental and human rights matters where this is necessary for an understanding of their business.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government has made no assessment of this report. UK businesses are required to comply with all applicable laws, including those relating to labour and environmental matters in the supply chain. In addition, company law requires eligible businesses to report on social, environmental and human rights matters where this is necessary for an understanding of their business.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-02-08T15:38:51.557Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-08T15:38:51.557Z
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less than 2016-03-16T16:46:44.593Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T16:46:44.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to implementing the EU Waste Electrical Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) in relation to internet search engines. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">No consideration has been given as internet search engines are not within the defined scope of the Waste Electrical &amp; Electronic Equipment Directive. The scope of the WEEE Directive is restricted to equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly or equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">No consideration has been given to either computer software or internet search engines because they do not fall within the definition of electrical and electronic equipment specified in the WEEE Directive. Software is normally either downloaded to equipment or purchased on CDs. It is the equipment that is used to run the software that would fall in scope since that equipment is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly. An internet search engine is a service, not a piece of equipment, and so is also outside the scope of the Directive.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T16:58:53.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T16:58:53.887Z
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less than 2016-03-21T11:38:31.47Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T11:38:31.47Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this