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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Adult Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the level of funding his Department will provide to further education colleges for the provision of adult education in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227789 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The total budget for post 19 Further Education for 2015/16 is £3,741,472,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We do not have any budgets beyond 2015-16 as these will be agreed in the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:58:46.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:58:46.407Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227698
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Internet more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on requiring internet search engines to incorporate trust marks and warnings to signify legal content in their algorithms and the search results presented to the consumers. more like this
tabling member constituency Hove more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Weatherley more like this
uin 227845 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>Search engines play a valuable role in guiding consumers to sources of legitimate content online. They are well placed to work with copyright owners to explore ways to promote legitimate websites in search results, taking into account any competition issues. A series of round table discussions between search engines and copyright owners chaired by my noble Friend Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister for Intellectual Property, have been productive and work continues on these important matters.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wantage more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T12:57:11.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T12:57:11.2Z
answering member
1580
label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
tabling member
3984
label Biography information for Mike Weatherley more like this
227699
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Science: Research more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether (a) the Centre for Life in Newcastle and (b) other service centres are eligible for funding from his Department's Inspiring Science Capital Fund. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 227755 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Inspiring Science Capital fund is currently in an early stage of development. The eligibility for funding will be confirmed in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:00:31.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:00:31.873Z
answering member
1578
label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
228065
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Investment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to encourage asset owners to do more to engage with investee companies as part of their stewardship duties. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 228100 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Government has taken a variety of significant steps to promote stewardship and engagement on the part of institutional investors. A key focus has been to work closely with the investment industry on initiatives involving both institutional investors and asset managers, acknowledging that while some institutional investors engage directly with companies, many others delegate to asset managers to engage on their behalf.</p><p>Specific achievements include:</p><ul><li>a strengthening of the Stewardship Code to emphasise engagement on companies’ long-term strategy;</li><li>the creation of an Investor Forum to improve the amount and effectiveness of collective engagement by key institutional investors;</li><li>the development, by the National Association of Pension Funds, of a new Stewardship Disclosure Framework to encourage asset managers to report on their activities and to enable investors to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Government has comprehensively reformed the legislative framework for corporate reporting to boost transparency on company directors’ remuneration and ensure annual reports are more focused on long-term company strategy. In this way we are encouraging companies to report the information which is relevant to long-term stewardship investors.</p><p>The Law Commission’s report on the fiduciary duties of investment intermediaries, commissioned by the Government, concluded that fiduciary investors such as pension scheme trustees should consider whether and how to engage with companies to promote their long-term success, either directly or through their investment managers. The Government is now taking forward the Law Commission’s recommendations in a number of areas, including by consulting currently on whether the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005 should be amended to require trustees to state their policy on stewardship with reference to the Stewardship Code.</p><p>This work has been part of a broader commitment – in response to the Kay Review of equity markets - to address the longstanding concern that short-termism has impeded the creation of sustainable value by British companies. The Government published a comprehensive progress report on the implementation of the Review in October 2014. This is available online at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/367070/bis-14-1157-implementation-of-the-kay-review-progress-report.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/367070/bis-14-1157-implementation-of-the-kay-review-progress-report.pdf</a></p><p>The Government is now undertaking further work in a number of areas, including:</p><ul><li>supporting the work of the Financial Reporting Council to monitor how signatories to the Stewardship Code are delivering against their commitment;</li><li>supporting the work of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) to develop “Red Line Voting” – an initiative which will enable pension schemes and other investors to adopt common voting positions on a range of governance issues; and research to examine how shares are held by institutional and individual investors – to provide an insight into how the Government can encourage greater investment engagement.</li></ul>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T14:41:50.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T14:41:50.49Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
228070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Adult Education: Leeds more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what non-apprenticeship adult skills budget was allocated for Leeds City College in 2014-15; and what such allocation he plans to make in 2015-16. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 228113 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The non-apprenticeship adult skills budget allocated for Leeds City College in 2014-15 is attached.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:14:11.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:14:11.103Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
attachment
1
file name Leeds-City-College-non-apprenticeships-budget.docx more like this
title Leeds City College non-apprenticeships budget more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
228072
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Ouija Boards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for regulating the sale of ouija boards. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 228164 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Government has no plans to regulate the sale of Ouija boards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T14:43:25.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T14:43:25.27Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
228260
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Adult Education: York more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2015 to Question 226805, where in the weblinks provided the information requested can be found on how much the Government has made available in adult skills funding in (a) York Central constituency, (b) City of York Council and (c) all areas using York College in 2015-16; how much such funding was made available in each of the last six years (i) in cash terms and (ii) at current prices; and if he will place in the Library a table showing that information. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 228227 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to my previous answer of 12 March 2015 to Question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-03-09/226806/" target="_blank">226806</a>. Adult skills funding is made available to further education providers, not local areas. The funding system is demand led and money follows the learners.</p><p>Allocations for 2015-16 are available on the Skills Funding Agency website. Historic allocations are also available on the Skills Funding Agency website.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-allocations-to-training-providers-2005-to-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-allocations-to-training-providers-2005-to-2013</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-allocations-to-training-providers-2014-to-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-allocations-to-training-providers-2014-to-2015</a></p><p>To offer accountability as to how allocations money is spent we publish tables showing a summary of learning associated with each provider. For York College in 2012/13, see row 1,235 in the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/310265/feandskills-learners-by-provider-local-authority-learner-characteristics-1213.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/310265/feandskills-learners-by-provider-local-authority-learner-characteristics-1213.xls</a></p><p>It should be noted that in any given area, learners are supported by a range of different providers. For a summary of further education providers and their delivery in the York local authority in 2012/13, see rows 53,186 to 53,387 of the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/349344/Jan14_Learners_Delivery_Local_Authority_District_ProviderLevel_1213.zip" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/349344/Jan14_Learners_Delivery_Local_Authority_District_ProviderLevel_1213.zip</a></p><p>All provider and local authority tables are published in the FE Data Library:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-local-authority-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-local-authority-tables</a></p>
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:59:27.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:59:27.107Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
228261
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to increase the resources and staffing available to the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 228233 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) enforce the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (both as amended).</p><p>We have doubled EAS resource this financial year and will increase resource again for the financial year 2015/16. This additional resource is being used for targeted enforcement in high risk areas in order to protect the most vulnerable agency workers.</p><p>In February, EAS inspectors led a targeted enforcement operation in the Sheffield area. They were accompanied by officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC’s) National Minimum Wage (NMW) team and, on some visits, by the Pensions Regulator.</p><p>During the inspections of 15 employment businesses, EAS identified 32 potential breaches of the Conduct Regulations, as well as a potential breach of the Employment Agencies Act. Where breaches were identified, warning letters were issued and the agencies were required to change practices and demonstrate compliance or face further enforcement action.</p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T14:44:45.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T14:44:45.293Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
228339
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Offenders: Literacy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many literacy courses were enrolled on by offenders assessed as having a literacy need in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
tabling member printed
Alison McGovern more like this
uin 228241 more like this
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is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p> </p><p>Information for each academic year since 2010/11 on prisoner participation in English and maths is published in the FE data library (first link) as a supplementary table (second link) to a Statistical First Release.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of prisoners participating who were assessed as having a literacy need was not recorded for these years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fe-data-library" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fe-data-library</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/382079/feandskills-OLASS-participation-and-achievement.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/382079/feandskills-OLASS-participation-and-achievement.xls</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:14:59.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:14:59.343Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
4083
label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
227689
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 remove filter
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Staff more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of employees in his Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
tabling member printed
Gloria De Piero more like this
uin 227951 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p>Table 1 gives the proportion of staff in each ethnic group in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. These proportions are statistical estimates derived from the 2014 Civil Service People Survey.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Ethnicity of staff in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ethnicity</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Estimated Proportion</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>White or White British</p><p> </p></td><td><p>77%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asian or Asian British</p></td><td><p>5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Black or Black British</p></td><td><p>5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mixed or multiple ethnic group</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Any Other Ethnicity</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Undeclared Ethnicity</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source: Civil Service People Survey 2014</strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T11:26:54.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:26:54.24Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
3915
label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this