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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
unstar 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 Energy and Climate Change, what the estimated cost per household will be to suppliers of having to issue an in-home display as part of the smart meter home display. 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <br /><p>Energy suppliers are required to offer their domestic customers an In Home Display (IHD) for no upfront charge. Our latest Impact Assessment published in January 2014 estimates that IHDs will cost energy suppliers £15 per display.</p><br /><p>GB trials and international experience demonstrate that real time feedback from In Home Displays are instrumental to energy savings.</p><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T15:12:28.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:12:28.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227104
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
unstar 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 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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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 /> <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 more like this
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227253
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Patents more like this
unstar 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 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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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 /> <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 more like this
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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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 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
unstar 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 Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of in-home displays need to remain in operation after installation for the smart metering implementation programme to have the potential to deliver overall economic benefit for customers and energy providers. 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 16346 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We are supporting older and vulnerable people to keep warm through support including the Energy Company Obligation and the Warm Home Discount. Over 1.6 million measures have been installed in around 1.3 million households through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) alone.</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial">This year, over 2 million households will get help under the Warm Home Discount scheme– including an automatic electricity bill discount of £140 for over 1.3 million of the poorest pensioners. In winter 2014/15, Winter Fuel Payments were made to around 12.5million older people in around 9 million households. The Cold Weather Plan, published by Public Health England, helps to raise awareness of the harm to health from cold, and provides guidance on how to prepare for and respond to cold weather.</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial">The Government has also provided around £3 million to fund the creation of the ‘Big Energy Saving Network’ which focuses on helping consumers understand tariffs and switching options as well as how they could benefit from energy efficiency programmes available to them. As we approach winter, DECC officials will continue to maximise awareness of the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS –contact number 0300 123 1234), which also provides a referral service for ECO Affordable Warmth.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">DECC’s most recent Impact Assessment for the roll-out of smart metering, published in January 2014, estimates a positive net present benefit of £6.2 billion over the period to 2030, with total benefits of £17.1 billion and costs of £10.9 billion.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Of the £17.1 billion of overall benefits around one third stems from energy savings, for which the In Home Displays (IHDs) are a critical enabler. They are an important first step in wider consumer engagement and behaviour change that can unlock additional economic benefit, for example through the development of a smart grid and more flexible and resilient future energy system.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Smart metering also enables significant operational efficiency savings within the energy industry, so even without the energy savings benefits the Smart Metering Implementation Programme has the potential to deliver overall economic benefit for UK customers and energy providers.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T13:18:01.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:18:01.873Z
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less than 2015-11-30T11:12:29.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T11:12:29.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom 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 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading New Enterprise Allowance more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse has been of the New Enterprise Allowance in each of 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 170295 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Between April 2011 and December 2017, New Enterprise Allowance has supported over 113,000 people to start their own business.</p><p> </p><p>The Departmental spend on New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), comprising contracted mentoring costs and Allowance payments to participants who had started to trade from 2013/14 is set out in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total NEA spend</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>58.8</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>29.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22.1</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><p>The reducing spend reflects:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Rising employment rates</li><li>The introduction of the Link Up Start Up (LUSU) workshop in April 2017 (to assess the viability of a claimant’s business) prior to starting on NEA</li><li>A refund of costs in 2015/16 from suppliers from the Grant Funded phase of the NEA which ended in December 2014.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Thames Valley more like this
unstar 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 Transport, what steps he has taken to improve transport links in the Thames Valley. 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 216493 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government launched the Roads Investment Strategy on 1 December. The M4 Junction 3-12 smart motorway project to upgrade the M4 between Reading and Heathrow continues to be progressed. This month the Highways Agency is conducting a public consultation on the proposals, including exhibitions at 11 locations in the Thames Valley.</p><p> </p><p>Construction of Crossrail is now more than half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way. Electrification of the Thames Valley branch lines, including the Slough to Windsor line, is approved and will improve local connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>The transformation of Reading station was completed on time and under budget as part of the £850 million Reading Station Area Redevelopment programme and formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 17 July.</p><p> </p><p>The programme to increase passenger capacity on the Reading and Windsor to Waterloo railway by 25% is now under way and will be completed in early 2015. 60 additional carriages are being incorporated into an extended and refurbished fleet of trains to operate as a maximum 10 carriage train length.</p><p> </p><p>In July the Government announced £94.6m to support local transport projects across Berkshire as part of the Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, in addition to the £36.9m integrated transport block funding announced in March for the six Berkshire local authorities, covering the period 2015/16 to 2020/21.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK more like this
unstar 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 has taken to encourage more foreign direct investment in UK companies. 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 214745 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p><strong>In 2013-14 the UK attracted 1,773 foreign direct investment projects, giving a total stock of £1.6 trillion of such investments - more than any other country apart from the USA. During this Parliament the Government has taken action to make the UK a more attractive location to run a business including reducing corporation tax so that it will reach 20% next year – the lowest in the G20 - and investing in skills, science and infrastructure. The Government has also increased resources at UK Trade and Investment including for example establishing private sector-led teams in the Gulf, Central Europe, and South America dedicated to attracting inward investment into the UK. </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:43:50.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:43:50.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom 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 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Regional Airports more like this
unstar 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 Transport, with reference to Table 3.7 of the Department for Transport’s Updated Appraisal Report Airport Capacity in the South East and pursuant to his statement to the House of 5 June 2018 on Airports National Policy Statement, Official Report, column 169, what the evidential basis is that the measures in the Airports National Policy Statement would enable regional airports to increase their number of flights. 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 154666 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 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
star this property answer text <p>A Northwest Runway at Heathrow will improve the UK’s connectivity, with more frequent services to important destinations around the world, providing benefits for passengers and freight-operators across the UK. While Heathrow expansion will help to secure the UK’s status as a global aviation hub, we will also see airports across the country continuing to develop their point-to-point networks.</p><p> </p><p>The table referred to shows that passenger numbers at airports outside of London are expected to increase by 80 per cent between 2016 and 2050 with a third runway at Heathrow, with the equivalent increase in flights being 71 per cent. The Government recognises that all three schemes for expansion in the South East are projected to result in regional airports experiencing lower growth in flights than they would have otherwise seen without expansion, but there is still expected to be strong growth at non-London airports relative to today.</p><p> </p><p>Crucially, the Department’s forecasts do not take into account the ability of the scheme promoter and Government to strengthen specific routes, or other measures to enhance regional connectivity. In addition, the modelling does not take account of future commercial strategies that individual airports could employ to take advantage of the opportunities from both growing demand outside of London and the greater connections offered by an expanded Heathrow. Therefore, it is not surprising that Heathrow expansion is supported by a range of UK airports across all parts of the country, including Liverpool-John Lennon, Glasgow and Newquay.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2018-06-21T12:07:49.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-21T12:07:49.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman 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 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 NHS: Cost Effectiveness more like this
unstar 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 potential of machine learning to deliver efficiency savings in the NHS. 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 129993 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 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>A number of National Health Service providers are independently undertaking trials and test beds involving the use of machine learning techniques. As this work is at an early stage and focused on demonstrating clinical safety and effectiveness in a variety of use cases, we do not yet have an overview of the impact on efficiency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T17:40:34.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T17:40:34.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price 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 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Financial Services more like this
unstar 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to support (a) peer-to-peer lending and (b) challenger banks. 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 36256 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 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Access to finance on flexible, competitive terms is essential for growing businesses. Challenger banks and alternative finance providers have an important role to play in widening choice and promoting competition.</p><p>Government is bringing into effect provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which will require the largest banks - where they decline lending requests from small business customers - to offer those customers the opportunity for their details to be referred to a government-designated funding platform. These platforms will be brought into operation later this year and will allow SMEs to match their requirements with offers from peer-to-peer platforms and challenger banks.</p><p>During the last 12 months, the British Business Bank has supported 3,301 businesses through the peer-to-peer platforms Funding Circle, RateSetter and Zopa. The British Business Bank also supports the growth of challenger banks by providing wholesale funds alongside private sector investors.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T11:20:52.45Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T11:20:52.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this