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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Artificial Sweeteners: Imports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of artificial sweeteners imported into the United Kingdom in 2013. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL3001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>According to HMRC, UK import figures for ‘artificial sweeteners’ are contained within HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics database code HS 21069092 (‘food preparations’, see full definition below). This captures a range of food preparations; it is not possible to split the data to show the amount (value or volume) of UK imports of artificial sweeteners in 2013 separately. The HMRC data shows that the UK imported £326.8 million (76,388,773 kilograms) worth of ‘food preparations’ in 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Note: definition of HS 21069092</em></p><p> </p><p><em>HS 21069092 - Food preparations, n.e.s., not containing milkfats, sucrose, isoglucose starch or glucose or containing, by weight, &lt; 1,5% milkfat, &lt; 5% sucrose or isoglucose, &lt; 5% glucose or &lt; 5% starch</em></p><p> </p><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T12:11:31.473Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T12:11:31.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
157097
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Teachers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of teachers in further education colleges are employed on zero hours contracts. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL3042 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business Innovation and Skills does not collect information about the terms and conditions of employment of individuals working in the further education sector. Further education colleges are independent organisations responsible for determining the terms and conditions of their employees.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T12:10:25.887Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
157098
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Directors: LGBT People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the action they have taken on gender and race, what efforts they are making to improve the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on corporate boards in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Browne of Madingley more like this
star this property uin HL3043 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Following Lord Davies’s Review on Women on Boards in 2011, we are now at 22.8% women on FTSE 100 boards (October 2014), from a starting point of 12.5% in 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Business innovation and Skills has also recently asked Trevor Phillips to start a new private sector led campaign which will look to address the lack of ethnic diversity in boardrooms, based in part on research that indicates the proportion of Black &amp; Ethnic Minority people in leadership positions is lower than expected compared to the wider population (estimated at 5.1% and 14% respectively).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Recruitment, appointment and promotion should always be on merit, irrespective or gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. We believe it is in the best interests of business to tap into the widest talent pool and that by definition means a diverse and representative leadership team.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect that through the progress made on gender and the planned work on ethnic diversity, the momentum will help to improve diversity on corporate boards for all people from different backgrounds, including those from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.</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 more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T16:07:22.003Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T16:07:22.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Madingley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading EU Internal Trade more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 19 November (HL2689), what evidence they have of the United Kingdom enjoying benefits which are derived from enhanced competition and innovation as members of the Single Market which it would not have enjoyed had it not been in that Market. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL3053 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Single Market encourages competition by removing barriers to trade between EU members. An increase in competition can be expected to reduce prices and increase choice for consumers, encourage firms to innovate, reallocate resources to more productive means, and boost macroeconomic performance. The European Commission have estimated that the competition and innovation impacts of the Internal Market Programme have boosted EU GDP by over 2%<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>.</p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] European Commission <em>Steps Towards a Deeper Integration: The Internal Market in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century</em>, 2007</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T12:28:58.707Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T12:28:58.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when assessing the Disabled Student's Allowance, previously diagnosed lifetime conditions will be considered sufficient criteria for qualification without a requirement for further assessment. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL3062 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Student Finance England will continue to consider medical evidence submitted by the student when assessing whether they are eligible for DSA.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T11:50:37.157Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T11:50:37.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
164233
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star this property date less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Counterfeit Manufacturing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to stop the sale of counterfeit goods online in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3063 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>This Government takes Intellectual property (IP) crime very seriously and is working closely with law enforcers and rights holders to tackle criminality, including the sale of counterfeit goods online. We recently announced an additional £3 million investment in the police IP crime unit (PIPCU), securing its future until 2017. PIPCU is an operationally independent law enforcement unit dedicated to tackling serious and organized IP crime affecting physical and digital goods.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to this, the Intellectual Property Office continues its coordinating role to ensure that industry, Government and law enforcement share intelligence, and that collaborative operations result in arrests. All this activity is supported by a range of education programmes and a government/private industry partnership to provide IP training to enforcement officers and brand representatives to help them tackle issues arising from counterfeit products.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T16:03:29.627Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T16:03:29.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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
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star this property hansard heading Sign Language: Interpreters more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the market for British Sign Language interpreters to meet the needs of the deaf community. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL3153 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business Innovation and Skills supports British Sign Language (BSL) provision in England through the Adult Skills Budget (ASB). Colleges and providers have the freedom and flexibility to use the ASB as best fits the needs of their local learners and businesses. This includes BSL qualifications, for those wishing to learn for their own use or to become an interpreter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Skills provision in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter and the assessment and adequacy of BSL provision is the responsibility of the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3154 more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T16:16:06.773Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T16:16:06.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sign Language: Interpreters more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are enough fully qualified British Sign Language interpreters to support the needs of the deaf community. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL3154 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business Innovation and Skills supports British Sign Language (BSL) provision in England through the Adult Skills Budget (ASB). Colleges and providers have the freedom and flexibility to use the ASB as best fits the needs of their local learners and businesses. This includes BSL qualifications, for those wishing to learn for their own use or to become an interpreter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Skills provision in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter and the assessment and adequacy of BSL provision is the responsibility of the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3153 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-03T16:16:06.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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
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star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total trade deficit or surplus with the European Union in goods and services between 2010 and 2013; and what is their estimate of any deficit in 2014 to date. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL3165 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>UK’s trade deficit with the European Union was £28.5bn in 2010, £21.7bn in 2011, £39.5bn in 2012 and £56.2bn in 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Currently, UK trade balance figures cover the period up to the second quarter of 2014. In the first half of 2014, UK’s trade deficit with the European Union was £25.5bn.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: ONS UK Economic Accounts 2014Q2</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:28:47.213Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:28:47.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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
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star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the eligibility criteria for young people who wish to undertake apprenticeships, but have prior academic qualifications such as A-levels. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL3181 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Having prior academic qualifications does not preclude a young person being eligible to do an apprenticeship. There are therefore no plans to change the eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Full details of the funding rules can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-rules</a> and cover both the current apprenticeship programme and for the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards</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 more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T16:11:28.787Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T16:11:28.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this