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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading ICT 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 he has taken to encourage growth of the big data industry in the UK; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has identified big data as one of the ‘eight great technologies’ that will propel the UK’s future economic growth. Since 2010, the Government has made a series of strategic investments to support the growth of the big data industry in the UK. These include:</p><p> </p><p>- a £159 million investment programme in the UK’s high performance computing and networks infrastructure announced in 2011.</p><p> </p><p>- £189 million investment announced in 2012 to support a programme of big data and energy-efficient computing projects across the UK co-ordinated by the Economic and Social Research Council.</p><p> </p><p>- £10.7 million announced in December 2013 to create a new Higgs Centre for Innovation at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh that will focus on big data and space technologies.</p><p> </p><p>- £42 million announced in March 2014 to establish a world-leading Alan Turing Institute, which will be established in 2015 to research the analysis and application of big data.</p><p> </p><p>- Investment of over £50 million to establish the Digital Catapult, based in London, which will bring researchers and business together to accelerate new innovative products to market.</p><p> </p><p>On 31 October 2013, the Government also published ‘Seizing the Data Opportunity: a strategy for UK data capability’, which examines the UK’s capability to make best use of all data including big data, public sector held data, research data, and data collected by companies. The strategy was developed in partnership with industry to place the UK at the forefront of extracting knowledge and value from data.</p><p> </p><p>Since the publication of the strategy, the Government has introduced new legislation on copyright exceptions in June 2014 to enable text and data-mining for non-commercial purpose, and has developed new UK Trade &amp; Industry marketing material to attract increased overseas investment and custom to the UK data centre market.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T10:42:59.51Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T10:42:59.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Cybercrime 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 assessment he has made of (a) the value of and (b) the number of jobs provided by the cyber-security industry in the UK in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227395 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Official statistics for the cyber security sector have been available since 2013. They indicate that in 2013 (the latest figures currently available) the UK cyber security sector was worth over £6 billion and employed around 40,000 people.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to the continued development of the cyber security sector, which is why we established the Cyber Growth Partnership as the primary vehicle for joint industry–Government initiatives to grow a vibrant sector, both domestically and in overseas markets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:08:43.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:08:43.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Patents 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 recent steps he has taken to reform statute pertaining to patent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>On 10 June 2014 the Government launched a Technical Review and Call for Evidence on the Secondary Legislation Implementing the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court and EU Regulations Establishing the Unitary Patent. On 1 October 2014 the Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014 and changes to patent law in the Intellectual Property Act 2014, and consequential amendments to the Patents Rules 2007, came into force. The details of these changes are available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/1-october-2014-changes-to-design-and-patent-law" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/1-october-2014-changes-to-design-and-patent-law</a>. On 26 February 2015 the Government issued its response to the Law Commission’s report on the law relating to the making of groundless threats to bring proceedings for infringement of patents, trade marks and design rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:46:13.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:46:13.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Intellectual Property 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 steps he plans to take to clarify intellectual property regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Intellectual Property Office as an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills leads on intellectual property issues. The Intellectual Property Office offers a comprehensive range of guidance, self help tools and educational seminars which bring clarity to existing regulations for businesses and consumers in the UK and overseas. Full details are available on gov.uk. Where the Intellectual Property Office receives feedback or evidence that regulations require clarification, it will consider this and set out an appropriate plan for action. We have no immediate plan for new regulations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T12:57:07.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:57:07.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Small Businesses 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 steps the Government is taking to improve broadband access for small businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 905555 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of broadband access throughout the UK for businesses of all sizes. Under the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme, over 50,000 SMEs across 52 cities took a connection voucher, with around 41,000 businesses already connected to super and ultra-fast broadband.</p><p>The Government is also undertaking a Review into Business Broadband, jointly led by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to explore the barriers faced by businesses, including SMEs, in accessing the affordable, high-speed broadband they need. That Review is ongoing and will report later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2016-06-28T15:23:26.647Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-28T15:23:26.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Email 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 assessment his Department has made of the financial advantages enjoyed by larger companies in preventing their marketing and promotional emails from being blocked by servers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Andrew Bingham more like this
star this property uin 205876 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-08-28more like thismore than 2014-08-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made an assessment regarding this issue.</p><p>If there is evidence that treating emails in this manner is driving anti-competitive behaviour by companies, this should be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s independent competition authority, for consideration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-08-28T15:43:56.7989475Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-28T15:43:56.7989475Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bingham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband 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 discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on improving (a) business and (b) personal access to broadband. 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 30047 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of broadband access throughout the UK for both businesses and individuals. I have regular discussions with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on how the UK can become a world leader in broadband, and on 24 February my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced a joint BIS/DCMS Review into Business Broadband to ensure that businesses are able to access the affordable, high-speed broadband they need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T16:02:16.027Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T16:02:16.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Publishing: EU Action more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the potential effect of the European Commission's Digital Single Market proposals on UK publishers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 13272 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Digital Single Market is a stated priority for the Juncker Commission, which could deliver significant gains for both consumers and businesses. As such, Ministers across Government regularly hold discussions in Europe and the UK with our European counterparts on the Digital Single Market including its potential effects on UK’s creative industries and publishers in particular.</p><p>Currently there are no Digital Single Market legislative proposals on the table, but we are encouraging the Commission to ensure that future proposals are carefully assessed to ensure that they do not damage incentives to invest in the production of creative content.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:50:26.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:50:26.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Equipment: Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the number of counterfeit electrical goods that are sold in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
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Carolyn Harris more like this
star this property uin 6743 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an assessment of the number of counterfeit electrical products product being sold in the UK. However, the IP Crime Group which is comprised of representatives from private sector, law enforcement agencies and government departments publishes an annual report into IP crime in the UK. The Crime Report contains a survey of Trading Standards departments and they report that in 2013/14 electrical items were the sixth most investigated product.</p><p> </p><p>IP Crime Report - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/annual-ip-crime-report-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/annual-ip-crime-report-2013-to-2014</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T13:49:07.283Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T13:49:07.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Counterfeit Manufacturing: Internet 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 he is taking to reduce the number of counterfeit electrical goods being sold online in order better to protect consumers; and whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to help reduce that number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
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Carolyn Harris more like this
star this property uin 38165 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-24more like thismore than 2016-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the issue of IP infringement seriously, including in relation to counterfeit electrical goods, and is working with industry and law enforcement agencies on a number of initiatives to tackle this issue.</p><p> </p><p>The Police IP Crime Unit was launched in September 2013 and has had significant impact having arrested over 60 people and suspended over 5,000 internet domain names. In 2014/15 Border Force detained over 1.6 million IP infringing items. If genuine the retail value of these items would have been in excess of £56 million. Ongoing enforcement initiatives include Operation Jasper, which is tackling the use of social media to sell counterfeit items, and work by National Trading Standards and the IPO Intelligence Hub to deal with the risks posed by ‘fulfilment houses’ that supply many items purchased online.</p><p> </p><p>The Government keeps the regulatory framework under review but believes the existing legislative framework enables the appropriate action to be taken against suppliers of counterfeit goods.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2016-06-24T09:24:55.68Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-24T09:24:55.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this