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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Training 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 Education, what steps she has taken to encourage (a) computer science graduates and (b) professional programmers to become teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1586
unstar 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Secondary Education more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Education, how many teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics there were in UK secondary schools in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 212006 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the number of science (by separate science subject), technology, engineering and mathematics teachers in service in publicly funded secondary schools in England in November of each year from 2011 to 2013: [1], [2]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Subject [3]</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Physics</p></td><td><p>5,900</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td><td><p>6,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chemistry</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>7,200</p></td><td><p>7,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biology</p></td><td><p>8,500</p></td><td><p>8,700</p></td><td><p>8,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Combined/General Science</p></td><td><p>34,700</p></td><td><p>32,700</p></td><td><p>32,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other Sciences</p></td><td><p>2,800</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td><td><p>13,800</p></td><td><p>13,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering</p></td><td><p>1,600</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mathematics</p></td><td><p>35,200</p></td><td><p>32,800</p></td><td><p>33,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Source: School Workforce Census</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] Figures are based on a large sample of over 70% of secondary schools.</p><p>[2] Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>[3] Each teacher is counted once under each subject they teach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the respective devolved administrations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Free School Meals more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Education, what assessment she has made of the potential costs and benefits of the introduction of universal infant free school meals in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213397 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is responsible for the introduction of the requirement that state-funded schools in England should offer universal infant free school meals, which came into effect on 1 September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2009 and 2011 the Department for Education and the Department of Health piloted the provision of universal free school meals in Durham and Newham. The independent evaluation of those pilots showed that there were a number of benefits arising from the provision of universal free school meals, including improved attainment, healthier eating habits and increases in the uptake of meals among children who would have been eligible for free school meals under the existing criteria. We also know, from research carried out by the School Food Trust (now Children’s Food Trust), that universal infant free school meals will save families who previously paid for school lunches up to £400 a year per infant child.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has used School Food Trust research into the costs of school meal provision, as well as feedback from local authorities and stakeholders, to inform the allocation of funding for this policy and the targeting of implementation support. In particular, this research informed the decision to allocate £2.30 of revenue funding per meal taken by newly eligible pupils.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar 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 Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Education, what proportion of students are taught in schools rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding in (a) the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, (b) Berkshire and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227516 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>As Ofsted is responsible for the requested statistics, this is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. A copy of his reply will be placed in the library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T14:27:09.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T14:27:09.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle cyber crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 129989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Cyber security, including cyber crime, is a top priority threat to national security.<strong> </strong>This is why the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 is supported by £1.9billion of transformational investment. We have boosted the capabilities of the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit by increasing their ability to investigate the most serious cyber crime, and we are continuing to invest in the cyber teams within each of the Regional Organised Crime Units across England and Wales.</p><p>We have also established the National Cyber Security Centre which manages national cyber security incidents, carries out real-time threat analysis and provides tailored sectoral advice. We have invested in regional cyber crime prevention coordinators, who engage with SME’s and the public to provide bespoke cyber security advice based on the latest technical understanding from the National Cyber Security Centre.</p><p>Driving up cyber knowledge and expertise at the local policing level is also extremely important. The College of Policing provides a range of courses for police officers and staff on cyber crime. The College are also working on behalf of the Home Office to create the Cyber Digital Career Pathways project. This project will create a Cyber Digital Investigation Profession across all of law enforcement, providing a career pathway and professional certification for Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals.</p><p>The Home Office delivers the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign which encourages the public and small businesses to adopt simple behaviours which will help protect them against the majority of cyber threats. Most recent activity to educate the public on the cyber threat and how they can protect themselves includes the #OneReset campaign to encourage greater use of a strong and separate password for primary email accounts, and, launching on 1 March 2018, a new research report entitled “<em>A Call to Action: The Cyber Aware Perception Gap”</em>, which outlines the need for, and benefit of, a collaborative effort to increase the adoption of cyber secure behaviour.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T15:29:17.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T15:29:17.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Home Office, what steps she is taking to improve awareness of cyber fraud amongst the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 130001 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 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office delivers the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, and the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign, which is run in conjunction with UK Finance and supported by the UK’s banks. The Cyber Aware and Take Five campaigns are designed to help encourage the public and small businesses to protect themselves from cyber crime and fraud, providing advice on specific protective and actionable behaviours to increase resilience.</p><p>Cyber Aware and Take Five in particular have been developed jointly by industry and Government experts including the National Cyber Security Centre and the Joint Fraud Taskforce and have established consensus around a single set of authoritative advice to protect individuals from cyber criminals and fraudsters. This advice is deployed through a network of over 450 public, private and third sector partners, and through targeted media interventions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T19:26:11.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T19:26:11.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of electronic vaping devices on smoker mortality levels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 134903 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 2018-04-17more like thismore than 2018-04-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department has been clear that for smokers, quitting smoking completely is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However evidence continues to suggest that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than cigarettes and can aid in helping smokers to quit.</p><p> </p><p>Given that e-cigarettes are a relatively new product, there is no long term data available regarding the impact on mortality rates of smokers who opt to move to vaping as an alternative.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will continue to work with Public Health England (PHE) to monitor the evidence base around e-cigarettes. In the Tobacco Control Plan, published in July 2017, PHE committed to update their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems annually until the end of the Parliament in 2022.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-04-17T12:46:26.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-17T12:46:26.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department is providing to promote the growth of the FinTech industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 7976 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making the UK the leading global FinTech hub, and has announced a large number of policy initiatives, including more supportive regulatory regimes for peer-to-peer, digital currencies, and other innovative firms.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government built on this record at the Summer Budget. First, Eileen Burbidge was appointed as the UK’s ‘Special Envoy for FinTech’, where she will represent UK interests in FinTech at home and around the world. Second, an international FinTech benchmarking exercise was announced to measure the UK’s performance and identify areas of best practice from around the world.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T15:35:18.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:35:18.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Regulation more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to bring forward legislation to regulate (a) digital currencies, (b) crowdfunding and (c) peer-to-peer lending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 10491 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>At the March Budget, the Government said it would consult on how to regulate digital currency exchanges in the new Parliament.</p><p>Operating a P2P platform has been an activity regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) since 2014. Crowdfunding is also a Regulated Activity and is subject to FCA rules.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:17:54.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:17:54.447Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1586
unstar 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 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to attract international FinTech companies to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor remove filter
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 10494 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making the UK the leading global FinTech hub, and has announced a large number of policy initiatives, including more supportive regulatory regimes for peer-to-peer, digital currencies, and other innovative firms.</p><p>The Government built on this record at the Summer Budget. First, Eileen Burbidge was appointed as the UK’s ‘Special Envoy for FinTech’, where she will represent UK interests in FinTech at home and around the world. Second, an international FinTech benchmarking exercise was announced to measure the UK’s performance and identify areas of best practice from around the world.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:34:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:34:55.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this