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star this property date less than 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Science and Technology more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to encourage investment in innovative UK science and technology projects. 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 908969 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
unstar this property answer text <p>As my Rt Honerable Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced at Autumn Statement, the government is significantly increasing investment in R&amp;D, rising to an extra £2 billion a year by 2020-21; the largest increase in any parliament since at least 1979.</p><p> </p><p>This includes an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which will support collaborations between businesses and the UK’s world-leading science base.</p><p> </p><p>This will ensure the UK remains an attractive place for businesses to invest in innovative research, and that the next generation of discoveries are made, developed and produced in Britain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2017-02-28T15:04:15.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-28T15:04:15.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke 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 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Foreign Relations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support democracy in and (b) strengthen UK relations with countries in Africa. 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 908818 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 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK’s links with Africa are profound. We spend almost £5 billion a year supporting Africa’s stability and prosperity. My Rt. Hon Friend the Foreign Secretary (Mr Johnson) last week visited The Gambia which recently saw its first democratic transfer of power, and in May my Rt. Hon Friend the Prime Minister (Mrs May) will host a major conference to agree a new international partnership for Somalia, demonstrating UK leadership and commitment to democracy and stability in Africa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-02-21T15:18:23.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T15:18:23.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
662221
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star this property date less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health 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, what steps he has taken to increase access to electronic vaping devices for people giving up smoking. 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 907990 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 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>More smokers use e-cigarettes to help them quit than any other stop smoking aid.</p><p> </p><p>E-cigarettes are already very widely available for people who want to use them as part of their attempt to quit - indeed one in three smokers making a quit attempt are using an e-cigarette.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicola Blackwood more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T16:34:29.267Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T16:34:29.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford 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 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion: Exports 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 International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the potential role of the Prime Minister's Trade Envoys in increasing future levels of UK exports. 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 906167 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Trade Envoy programme has been in operation since 2012 and continues to go from strength to strength.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently 21 Trade Envoys covering around 50 markets. Trade Envoys support the drive for economic growth by building on the UK’s existing relations with these markets and maximising bilateral trade.</p><p> </p><p>It is crucial that we use all tools at our disposal to promote British trade across the world and Trade Envoys will be a key part of our Departmental strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Somerset more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Liam Fox more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T13:51:04.157Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T13:51:04.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Liam Fox 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 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Foreign Relations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to strengthen relations with Commonwealth partners. 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 900355 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Strengthening our relationship with the Commonwealth and all its members is a priority for the Government, as part of our vision for a Global Britain. We look forward to hosting an ambitious and dynamic Commonwealth Summit in 2018 and are working with Commonwealth partners to deliver it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:47:13.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:47:13.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Working Hours: EU Law 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to the British economy of the EU Working Time Directive in the most recent year for which data is available. 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 8197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Balance of Competence Review, published in July 2014, said that costs would dramatically rise if the flexibility afforded by the individual opt-out were no longer available. Respondents to the Balance of Competence Review’s Call for Evidence felt that the ECJ judgments surrounding on-call working, accrual and carry-over of annual leave as well as payment for annual leave posed further significant costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-09-08T15:49:16.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T15:49:16.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles 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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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
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 Energy and Climate Change, what the reason is for the difference between the estimated cost of the Smart Metering Implementation Programme of £10.9 billion included in her Department's Third Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters, December 2014 and the whole life costs of £19.25 billion included in the Major Project Authority's Portfolio data for her Department of June 2015. 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 8015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters and the Major Project Authority’s report use the same underlying data, taken from the Programme’s Impact Assessment:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment</a>.</p><p>The difference between the estimated costs is due to the two reports using different methodologies to present the same cost information of the Programme.</p><p>The Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters expresses information in real prices and present values. This follows Treasury guidance for policy appraisal and is aimed at providing future cost and benefit information in a way that is most meaningful for decision making.</p><p>The cost figures in the Major Project Authority’s report are expressed in nominal terms and are not discounted to present value terms. This is aimed at achieving comparability across Government projects but can result in different figures between Impact Assessments and the data reported by the Major Project Authority.</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 2015-09-08T15:55:21.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T15:55:21.817Z
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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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Radio Frequencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the increase in the amount of radio spectrum which will be made available to the private sector by 2020. 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 8014 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The current target is to release 500 MHz of spectrum below 5 GHz by 2020, of which 62 MHz has already been released. Ofcom expects to auction up to 190 MHz of additional spectrum at 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz in this financial year (2015/16).</p><p>The Productivity Plan published on 10 July announced that the Government had implemented a new model for the centralised management of public sector spectrum. Under this model a new Central Management Unit based in the Shareholder Executive will propose a new target for public sector spectrum release to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, along with a plan and timetable for achieving it.</p><p> </p><p>Terms of reference outlining how this new model works will be published on <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">gov.uk</a> in due course.</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 2015-09-07T14:11:08.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:11:08.337Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Radio Frequencies: Auctions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to announce a spectrum auction by 2020. 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 8013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
unstar this property answer text <p>UK spectrum auctions are managed by Ofcom. Ofcom expects to auction up to 190 MHz of spectrum at 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz in this financial year (2015/16). No decision has yet been taken by Ofcom as to whether an auction will be used to assign future spectrum released from public sector use or freed up by the clearance of the 700 MHz band, or the timing of any such auction.</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 2015-09-07T14:10:20.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:10:20.46Z
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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
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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 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 more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 7976 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this