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100092
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to help workers on zero hours contracts who desire regular, contracted employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211362 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>Under the Flexible Working Regulations, brought in on 30 June, all employees with 26 continuous weeks of service have the right to request flexible working from their employer. Individuals on zero hours contracts, who are employees, can request a change in their contracts, which could also include a request to move to a fixed hours contract.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100093
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading STEM Subjects: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to increase the participation of women in STEM fields. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211363 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>The Government is backing the three-year Your Life campaign, which aims to increase the number of people participating in a wide range of careers that need skills in science, technology, engineering and maths, particularly women. To date more than 200 organisations have pledged action to the campaign to boost the role of women in STEM fields. A publicity drive to encourage young people, especially girls, aged 14 to 16 to take STEM subjects, will launch in November 2014.</p><p>We fund the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering to run a joint STEM Diversity Programme to understand and address issues of diversity, including gender, in the STEM workforce. Actions include a 10 point plan to ensure that women in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing have the same opportunities to progress in their career as their male counterparts</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T15:01:24.3740832Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T15:01:24.3740832Z
answering member
1578
label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100094
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Low Pay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce the number of people in work who are in poverty. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211364 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>Work is the best route out of poverty. Universal Credit allows people who work to keep more of the money that they earn by introducing work allowances, which, in most cases, are more generous than the current system. The Department for Work and Pensions estimates that 2.4 million working families will be better off, potentially by £167 per month, as a result of Universal Credit. Furthermore, additional support for childcare costs for families on Universal Credit will see 500,000 working families getting more out of the money they earn.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T15:36:24.4977156Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:36:24.4977156Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100095
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Directors more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received about ensuring the presence of workforce representatives on Board of Directors of companies. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211365 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>I have received no recent representations about ensuring the presence of workforce representatives on Board of Directors of companies. Giving employees both a meaningful stake and a ‘voice’ in the business can lead to growth and productivity benefits. While what is right will vary from business to business, I therefore encourage employee ownership. Guidance, model documents and links to further expert advice for businesses and employees considering a move to employee ownership, are at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employee-ownership-company-model-documentation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employee-ownership-company-model-documentation</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employee-ownership-guide-for-employees" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employee-ownership-guide-for-employees</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Research also suggests a link between employee engagement and enhanced employee wellbeing. Initiatives such as Engage for Success (<a href="http://www.engageforsuccess.org/" target="_blank">http://www.engageforsuccess.org/</a>) support employers to bring these practices into their workplaces.</p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T15:22:41.6652078Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:22:41.6652078Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100096
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps the Government has taken to ensure continued investment into the manufacturing industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211366 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>Business is being encouraged to invest by a strong stable economy; competitive corporate tax rates; a good regulatory environment; strong legal frameworks; a dynamic labour market and a long-term sustainable industrial strategy. This provides stability for UK businesses and gives them the confidence to invest.</p><p>A £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is providing investment, across England, for projects and programmes such as capital investment, training and research &amp; development. Additionally, the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) has made £345 million available, over 5 national rounds and a regional scheme, to support the repatriation, anchoring and growth of supply chains in England.</p><p>The Government continues to support inward investment in the UK and, in Coventry &amp; Warwickshire, the local LEP successfully achieved 43 Foreign Direct Investment projects in 2013/14 (30 involving UKTI) - an increase on 2012/13 - creating 2,427 new jobs and safeguarding 719. The majority of these projects are spread across advanced engineering &amp; manufacturing and business, professional &amp; financial services.</p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T11:47:57.9568471Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T11:47:57.9568471Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100097
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase domestic sales in the manufacturing sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211368 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>Through Reshore UK, which brings together the expertise of UKTI and MAS, we are backing business every step of the way to bring back jobs and strengthen our manufacturing base. The Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) has made £345 million available to support the repatriation, anchoring and growth of manufacturing supply chains in the UK.</p><p>The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has a specific requirement to support manufacturing supply chain activity. £59.3 million has been allocated over 3 years and more than 17,250 manufacturing firms have already received specialist support from MAS, helping them improve and grow.</p><p>To support commercialisation of technology and innovation, Government has launched the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and 16 new university-based EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing. Budget 2014 included a further £74 million investment in the Catapult network.</p><p>Government has also created a Skills package that supports businesses in taking on apprentices and provides support for investment in higher level skills: providing an additional £85 million to extend Apprenticeship Grants for Employers Scheme; and £20 million for apprenticeships up to postgraduate level.</p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T11:18:04.9854828Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T11:18:04.9854828Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100098
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Economic Growth more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that economic growth occurs across the country. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211369 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>The Government's economic policy objective is to achieve 'strong, sustainable and balanced growth that is more evenly shared across the country and between industries.' The economy is growing and unemployment falling in all regions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date significant progress has been made to achieve this. This includes:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· Industrial strategy, through which the whole of government is working in partnership with industry to set the long term direction needed to give business the confidence to invest. Industrial strategy has already helped to create jobs and encourage significant investment by industry. Notable examples include the announcements by Siemens and the UK’s Associated British Ports to invest a total of £310m in wind turbine factories in Hull and across the UK creating over 1,000 jobs and Balfour Beatty to spend a record £1bn in 2014 on contracts with SMEs across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· Growth Deals. These are a crucial part of the Government’s long term economic plan to secure a better future and stronger economy for our country. The first £6bn of local projects agreed under the first wave of Growth Deals were announced in July 2014. This includes £74.1million invested in the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership area, which will help to create at least 1,000 jobs and allow up to 1,000 homes to be built. It will also generate up to £30million in public and private investment</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· Finally, the Regional Growth Fund which is a competitive £3.2 billion government fund operating across England to provide grants to private sector projects and programmes with significant potential for economic growth and support particular areas and communities that are currently dependent on the public sector for employment. To date £2.9 billion has been allocated across England with over £1 billion going to projects and programmes in the north and £670 million to nationwide programmes. These investments have in turn generated £2.4 billion of private investment with a further £13.6 billion to follow over the next ten years.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T14:00:57.3815281Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:00:57.3815281Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100099
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase manufacturing sector exports. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211367 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>UK Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) staff are providing expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based manufacturing companies growing their business overseas and helping them trade successfully in foreign markets.</p><p>Exports of manufactured goods from the West Midlands region increased by over £4 million between 2012 and 2013.</p><p>UKTI involvement has directly assisted a number of West Midland companies increase exports and overseas sales; leading to bigger workforces, investment in new machinery and expansion of premises. Additionally, UKTI has helped West Midland companies attend international trade shows, raising companies’ profiles and significantly increasing the total business turnover. UKTI also provides overseas sales support enabling West Midlands companies to successfully acquire multi million pound contracts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T14:03:54.337516Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:03:54.337516Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1001936
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading World War I: Anniversaries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support he has made available to schools for the commemoration of the centenary of Armistice Day. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 187991 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Department has invested an extra £1.3 billion into core schools funding across 2018-19 and 2019-20, which is an increase from the plans set out in the last Spending Review. Core funding for schools and high needs has risen from almost £41 billion in 2017-18 to £42.4 billion this year and will rise further to £43.5 billion in 2019-20. The Department allows head teachers to use their funding in a way they feel achieves the best outcomes for pupils.</p><p> </p><p>From 2013 to March 2019, the Department is providing £5.3 million for pupils and teachers from state-funded secondary schools in England to participate in battlefield tours of the Western Front. The Department is also funding a series of roadshows from 2016 to December 2018, to enable pupils to debate the causes, conduct and consequences of World War I with a panel of experts.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, in the recent Budget the Government committed a further £1million for 2019-20 for further World War I battlefield visits for school students to mark the centenary of World War I Armistice and the sacrifices made.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:45:48.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:45:48.723Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1001937
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Financial Services: Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools on the amount of financial education that should be provided to students. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 187992 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In 2014 financial literacy was made statutory within the national curriculum as part of the citizenship curriculum for 11 to 16 year olds. Pupils are taught the functions and uses of money, the importance of personal budgeting, money management and the need to understand financial risk.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has introduced a rigorous new mathematics curriculum, which provides young people with the knowledge and financial skills to make important financial decisions. The Government has published statutory programmes of study for mathematics and citizenship that outline what pupils should learn about financial education from Key Stages 1-4.</p><p> </p><p>The Department trusts schools to use their professional judgement and understanding of their pupils to develop the right teaching approach for their particular school, drawing on the expertise of subject associations and organisations such as Young Money.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:32:54.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:32:54.287Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this