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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 Poland 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 is their assessment for the last full year of the balance of trade between the United Kingdom and Poland. more like this
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star this property uin HL3123 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>In 2013 the UK had a trade deficit with Poland of £4.3 billion. This consists of UK exports to Poland of £5.2 billion and UK imports from Poland of £9.5 billion in 2013. These data are taken from The United Kingdom Balance of Payments 2014 (The Pink Book).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMG is actively seeking to encourage more exports to Poland, including through six UKTI regional strategic campaigns in key sectors designed to match Polish opportunities with UK capabilities. There is also a new British Business Centre run by the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, which provides a broader range of support to small and medium sized companies wanting to export to Poland.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T14:15:15.687Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T14:15:15.687Z
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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 Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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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 Poland 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 Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 16 December 2014 (HL3123), what action they are taking to correct the trade deficit with Poland. more like this
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star this property uin HL4021 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 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government is actively engaged in encouraging more exports to Poland. UKTI Poland is part of a nine country regional network, focussed on helping British firms secure business wins and benefit from high value opportunities in key sectors (energy, infrastructure, defence &amp; security, healthcare and life sciences, services and advanced engineering), together with FCO colleagues. The aim is to match Polish opportunities with UK capabilities, facilitate access to key Polish official stakeholders and, through, HMG’s accredited partner, the British Polish Chamber of Commerce Trade Team to provide tailored support to small and medium sized companies looking to export to Poland.</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 2015-01-14T16:48:56.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-14T16:48:56.75Z
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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 Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
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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
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star this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries: Foreign Companies 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 how many manufacturing companies in the UK employing more than 500 people are foreign-owned; and what is their assessment of the implications of such ownership for the development of indigenous management. more like this
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star this property uin HL4765 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-21more like thismore than 2016-01-21
star this property answer text <p><strong>Draft Answer</strong></p><p>There are 320 manufacturing enterprises in the UK with more than 500 employees that are foreign owned (i.e. have over 50% foreign control). This is 61% of manufacturing companies with over 500 employees. The UK welcomes foreign direct investment and enjoys the benefits of jobs and skills that it brings and UK manufacturing continues to be globally attractive and competitive. However, the Government is not aware of any evidence which indicates that foreign-owned companies treat UK management any differently to British-owned companies.</p><br /><p>We are taking a number of steps to increase indigenous management skills and capability. Apprenticeships standards are now available or being developed in senior level and management occupations. These include degree level qualifications and cover such areas as Manufacturing Engineer, Chartered Manager and Project Manager.</p><br /><p>The apprenticeships levy will come into effect from April 2017. It will apply to all UK employers with a pay bill in excess of £3 million and incentivise them to train their apprentices in the technical and professional skills their businesses need, including quality management and leadership.</p><br /><p>The Government is also supporting work being undertaken by senior industry leaders to examine ways to increase manufacturing productivity in the UK, which is part of the business-led action referenced in the Government’s Productivity Plan published in July 2015. This work will look at how indigenous performance could be improved in areas such as leadership, management and employee engagement, and will also consider what steps could be taken to develop a stronger culture that embraces innovation and new technologies such as digitisation. We will consider the findings when they are produced by industry later in 2016.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-01-21T12:21:39.243Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-21T12:21:39.243Z
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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 Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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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 Overseas Trade: Djibouti 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 is their assessment of the trade and other economic links between the UK and Djibouti. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL7531 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics report the value of UK trade in goods with Djibouti. In 2015 the UK exported £11.9 million of goods to Djibouti, in the same year the UK imported £1.4 million of goods from Djibouti.</p><p>Data on the value of trade in services and other types of economic transaction between the UK and Djibouti is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T12:27:53.547Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T12:27:53.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
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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 Universities: Antisemitism 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 is their assessment of anti-semitism within bodies representing students in English universities. more like this
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star this property uin HL8001 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 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that there is absolutely no place in higher education or anywhere else in society for bigotry, hatred or any form of racism such as anti-Semitism.</p><p>Recent reports of anti-Semitism are extremely concerning and must be met with a decisive response. We expect all bodies with a role in English higher education to be absolutely clear in their opposition to racism in all its forms, and to have robust policies in place to tackle such hatred and support victims.</p><p>At the Government’s request, Universities UK has set up a taskforce to examine what more can be done to tackle harassment and hate crime on campus, including anti-Semitism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-05-04T15:31:09.823Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T15:31:09.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
515950
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star this property date less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Poland 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 Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 21 April (HL7530), what is their assessment of the state of trade relations between the UK and Poland. more like this
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star this property uin HL8006 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>The UK-Poland trade relationship is strong and is set to get stronger. In 2014, the value of UK exports to Poland amounted to £3.84billion and UK imports from Poland £7.84 billion.</p><p>The Government’s focus on trade and investment with Poland is on 6 strategic sectors which we believe offer most opportunity for UK exporters. These are defence and security, energy, infrastructure, financial services, healthcare &amp; life sciences and advanced manufacturing.</p><p>Our Embassy in Warsaw works in close collaboration with a recently established Overseas Business Network (OBN) partner to identify business opportunities for British firms and then to help them make the most of them. In 2015-2016, they were directly involved in winning contracts worth almost £450 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T14:25:35.79Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T14:25:35.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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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 Gaza: Electricity 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 is their assessment of the comments by the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, quoted in The Sunday Times on 8 May, that "the Zionist bashing" at universities "has gone unchallenged". more like this
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star this property uin HL40 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that there is absolutely no place in higher education or anywhere else in society for bigotry, hatred or any form of racism such as anti-Semitism.</p><p> </p><p>Recent reports of anti-Semitism are extremely concerning and must be met with a decisive response. We expect all universities and all bodies with a role in English higher education to be absolutely clear in their opposition to racism in all its forms, and to have robust policies in place to tackle such hatred and support victims.</p><p> </p><p>At the Government’s request, Universities UK has set up a taskforce to examine what more can be done to tackle harassment and hate crime on campus, and this includes anti-Semitism within its remit.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-05-23T13:34:58.443Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-23T13:34:58.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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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 Gaza: Egypt 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 Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 4 May (HL8001), whether they have requested that the taskforce set up by Universities UK includes members of those minorities subject to harassment and hate crime, representatives of the relevant law and order agencies, and independent members with no direct university involvement. more like this
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star this property uin HL41 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 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The taskforce, established by Universities UK, is looking at all forms of violence and harassment affecting students. Its task is to bring together students, university experts and external organisations to consider the current evidence and what universities are currently doing to address issues of harassment and hate crime, including anti-Semitism, and what more needs to be done.</p><p> </p><p>The taskforce have had meetings with or received evidence from a wide range of organisations which includes the Union of Jewish Students, Rape Crisis, Tell Mama and Stonewall. In regards to anti-Semitism, the Taskforce has also received evidence from the Jewish Leadership Council, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Community Security Trust. In terms of law and order agencies, evidence has been received from a number of lawyers and from the police via PAHELO (Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-05-23T13:37:43.09Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-23T13:37:43.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this