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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 more like this
unstar 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 Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to increase apprenticeship places and support small businesses through greater use of government procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Pat Glass more like this
star this property uin 907598 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Under the industrial strategy, we encourage a long term approach to procurement, including training and apprenticeships.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pat Glass more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Higher Education: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to widen access to higher education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
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Jesse Norman more like this
star this property uin 907614 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p><strong>The most recent UCAS statistics show another record year for university entry for disadvantaged students. 18.2% of 18 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds obtained a university place via UCAS in 2014. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>By 2018/19, Universities expect to spend £735m on bursaries, outreach and supporting retention and student success through their agreements with the Director of Fair Access. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Our reforms have been fair, progressive and given our universities sustainable funding for the future.</strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable remove filter
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3991
unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Membership of EU more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of EU membership to business and the economy in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 908352 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The European Single Market gives British firms access to 500 million consumers and, as our largest trading partner, is responsible for almost half of this country’s exports. A wide range of economic studies demonstrate the benefits to the UK economy from EU membership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T14:31:59.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T14:31:59.61Z
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207
star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable remove filter
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4046
unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of migration on UK businesses which require highly-skilled employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reading East more like this
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Mr Rob Wilson more like this
star this property uin 903672 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>We recently published analysis proving that highly skilled migrants are not displacing UK workers. Indeed, in many sectors such as engineering and digital technologies, they're filling skills gaps and starting new companies.</p><p> </p><p>Business groups tell me that an open labour market helps foreign investment in the UK and that migrants foster innovation and growth by bringing in new ideas, language skills and assisting trade links overseas. So overall, it's a positive picture.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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207
star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable remove filter
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1556
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
91347
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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 Small Businesses: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of finance for small firms and the level of lending by banks to small businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 905314 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Recent data from the Bank of England shows some signs that bank lending to SMEs is starting to recover. Gross lending to SMEs in the first 7 months of 2014 was nearly £30 billion, up 21% on the equivalent period last year. Net lending was at zero or modestly positive in each of the last three months if overdrafts are excluded, reversing a long term negative trend. Credit conditions, however, remain tight for the smallest businesses in particular.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Z
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207
star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this