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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to lay before Parliament the statutory instrument recommended by the Groceries Code Adjudicator to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the maximum level of fine that can be applied for a breach of the Code; and if so, when. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1759 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government intends to bring legislation before Parliament this autumn to set the maximum level of fine that the Groceries Code Adjudicator may impose in respect of breaches of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-09-08T12:18:45.2494683Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T12:18:45.2494683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ofcom has conducted any analysis of regulatory options to protect the universal postal service in the event of a significant increase in end-to-end competition. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1071 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The regulatory options to protect the universal service are set out in the Postal Services Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Parliament has given Ofcom the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service and the powers and tools its needs to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has carried out a consultation on end-to-end competition in the postal services sector and published a Guidance paper on the use of its regulatory options and the circumstances under which it would intervene to protect the universal service from any serious threat from competition. More information about Ofcom’s consultation on end-to-end competition and its Guidance (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”) can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it would take Ofcom to undertake a review of the impact of the increase in end-to-end competition on the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1072 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out its approach towards carrying out a full assessment of end-to-end competition in its Guidance published in March 2013 (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”). Although it has not set out a specific timescale for a full review, Ofcom has in place a continuous monitoring regime and access to key confidential data from Royal Mail and other postal operators which would enable it to anticipate any potential threat to the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has said that they are keeping market developments under close monthly review and if this monitoring identified cause for concern they would be able to carry out a review very quickly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More information about Ofcom’s regulatory framework can be found on Ofcom’s website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their calculation of the percentage of United Kingdom addressees needed to be reached by end-to-end postal delivery companies other than Royal Mail before there is a threat to the financial sustainability of the universal postal service. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL1073 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom as the regulator for postal services has the primary statutory duty of protecting the universal service and the regulatory powers to intervene if the universal service is ever at risk.b</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out the circumstances under which it would intervene to protect the universal service from any serious threat from competition in their publication: “Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom’s assessment would consider the financial sustainability of the universal postal service and the need for the universal service provider to be able to earn a reasonable commercial rate of return in connection with the provision of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The percentage of addresses covered by end-to-end competitors to Royal Mail would clearly be a factor that Ofcom would consider, but as a part of a wider range of factors. Ofcom has therefore not set a threshold of end-to-end delivery coverage by alternative postal operators to determine a threat to the Universal Service. At the present time, end-to-end competition accounts for less than 0.5% of letter volumes in the United Kingdom.</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 remove filter
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less than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing: Disability more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that estate agents are trained to help disabled people find suitable accommodation. more like this
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Lord Swinfen more like this
star this property uin HL872 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to provide training in this specific area. However, we understand the National Association of Estate Agents provides customer services training for those employed in this field including understanding the customer’s needs. It is in the interests of Estate Agents to understand the needs of all their potential customers, including the disabled customers, so that they can compete effectively to win new business and grow. The Government sets the open, market framework in which companies can compete for business on fair terms.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government does however encourage companies to make their businesses more accessible to disabled people and embrace the positive business opportunities presented by disabled customers; guidance is available on the gov.uk website for both employees and employers. It covers what businesses must do to comply with the law, to ensure that everyone they employ or serve is treated equally and according to their needs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-28T14:40:12.1123792Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:40:12.1123792Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Swinfen more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, and (3) 18 year-olds started apprenticeships in the academic years 2012–13 and 2013–14 in England. more like this
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Lord Smith of Clifton more like this
star this property uin HL2335 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship starts for 16, 17 and 18 year olds in 2012/13 and provisional full year apprenticeship starts for the same ages in 2013/14. Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship starts by age (2012/13 and 2013/14 provisional full year)</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Age</p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td><td><p>(provisional)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>25,080</p></td><td><p>25,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>35,810</p></td><td><p>38,320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>53,430</p></td><td><p>54,140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p> </p><p>1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>2) Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August.</p><p> </p><p>3) Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</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 remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:05:23.7910885Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: English Language more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance is given to successful asylum seekers who wish to learn English. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Refugees recognised by the UK Government, along with their husband, wife, civil partner and children, are eligible for funding to attend an English for Speakers of Other Languages course. The level of funding is determined by existing eligibility rules, which are set out in the Skills Funding Agency’s rules at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287917/Funding_rules_2014_15.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287917/Funding_rules_2014_15.pdf</a>. Education and skills funding is devolved and the eligibility criteria apply to England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Those isolated by their lack of English can also access pre-entry level English training through the Department for Communities and Local Government’s £6million Community-Based English Language programme, which offers tuition to 24,000 adults most isolated by their lack of English in 29 target areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-10-27T16:44:21.3307113Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:44:21.3307113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Directors: Equality more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with achieving diversity on corporate boards; and what percentages of (1) women, (2) disabled people, and (3) black and minority ethnic people there are on the boards of FTSE 100 companies. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL2023 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Government has been supporting Lord Davies’ voluntary business-led strategy for the advancement of all women, irrespective of ethnicity or disability. These measures are working. Women now account for 22.8% of board members in FTSE100 companies, up from 12.5% in February 2011.And there are no all-male boards in the FTSE 100 down from 21 in 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We do not collect statistics for, and FTSE 100 companies do not have to report on, the number of disabled or ethnic minorities on their boards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In September 2014 The Financial Reporting Council published an updated UK Corporate Governance Code, including changes to the preface highlighting the importance of diversity on the board. This includes gender, race and a wide range of other factors including difference of approach and experience.</p><p> </p><p>On 30 September the Secretary fo Business Innovation and Skills also announced his support for a business led initiative to support wider ethnic diversity on boards.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-10-23T16:37:38.7268947Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T16:37:38.7268947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Statutory Instruments more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1420 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has laid 71 statutory instruments<strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong>(SI’s) in this year to date. The table below shows those that have been identified as</p><p> </p><p>correcting errors in previous SI’s and the SI’s corrected.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The legal advisers in the Department for Business have this year reviewed and refreshed</p><p> </p><p>both the processes for the checking of SI’s and the training given to lawyers on drafting</p><p> </p><p>SI’s. This should reduce the incidence of drafting errors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances (Amendment) Regulations 2014 [2014/434]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2013/1782</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 [2014/578]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2007/3291</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) (No 3) 2014 [2014/787]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2014/271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) Order 2014 [2014/891]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2003/1592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014[2014/898]</p></td><td><p>Supersedes draft Statutory Instrument of the same title laid before Parliament on 5 February and published on 10 February</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2014 [2014/1771]</p></td><td><p>Corrects an error in SI 2013/3113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Convention on Internal Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment) Order 2014 [2014/1885]</p></td><td><p>Supersedes draft Statutory Instrument of the same title laid before Parliament on 11 March and published on 13 March</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table does not include drafts of affirmative instruments which were superseded by a further draft in identical form by reason of affirmative resolutions not having been obtained before the end of the 2013-2014 Parliamentary session and the identical draft being laid in the 2014-2015 session.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T12:46:50.5839621Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:46:50.5839621Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for future funding of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government provided £2.56m of seed funding to establish the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in 2013. This funding was provided on the understanding that from 2015, industry stakeholders would be encouraged to make future investments in the unit, as a result of its demonstrated success in reducing online Intellectual Property (IP) crime.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The unit has been well received by industry and early indications suggest that it will reduce online IP crime .</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently discussing options to ensure the future sustainability of the Unit with industry.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-07-29T10:53:50.0536377Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T10:53:50.0536377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this