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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Sustainable Development 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 Development, what the Government's policy is on the (a) number and (b) content of the Sustainable Development Goals produced by the UN Open Working Group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK maintains that a short set of goals and targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals would be ideal, but we recognise the strong consensus among UN member states to maintain the Sustainable Development goals and targets on the Open Working Group in their current form.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has consistently supported the content of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. We welcome in particular Goal 1 on ending extreme poverty, Goal 5 on Gender which strongly reflects UK priorities including ending female genital mutilation and early forced marriage, and Goal 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies, good governance, and access to justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T14:06:24.627Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T14:06:24.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
418624
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star this property date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postage Stamps 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 recent discussions he has had with Royal Mail on the continued issuing of Country definitive postage stamps. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 10191 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p>We have had no such discussions. Operational matters, which include decisions relating to Royal Mail’s postage stamps, are the direct responsibility of the company’s management (subject to an agreed convention and criteria governing the designs of postage stamps carrying an image of The Queen’s head, which are overseen by this Department).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The company maintains Country Definitives on an ongoing basis and has no current plans to change existing designs or its policy on such stamps. Country Definitives are available on an ongoing basis from post offices in the respective countries, and available direct from Royal Mail.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2015-09-17T09:39:20.66Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T09:39:20.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4432
star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
418868
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star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Expenditure more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition of gross national income he uses to calculate spending towards the Government's targets of (a) 0.7 per cent spending on overseas development aid and (b) two per cent spending on defence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 10252 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>A) The UK Government plans its spending on official development assistance (ODA) using independent GNI estimates published by the ONS and forecasts published by OBR at that time. The official definition of GNI used to calculate spend on ODA is as follows: Gross national income (at market prices) represents total primary income receivable by resident institutional units: compensation of employees, taxes on production and imports less subsidies, property income (receivable less payable), gross operating surplus and gross mixed income. B) Spending on defence is measured against GDP based on figures published by the OECD.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:39:28.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:39:28.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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4432
star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
418961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading House of Commons: Working Hours more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9407, what estimate the Commission has made of the cost of overtime payments to staff resulting from late sittings of the House in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 10253 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>A late sitting can refer to either an occasion when the House sits beyond its likely scheduled rise (i.e. 10.30pm on Monday, 7.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5.30pm on Thursday); or whenever the House sits beyond 10.00pm.</p><p>Two types of payments are made to staff in order to support evening sittings, including late sittings: the Unsocial Hours Payment (UHP), an annual flat-rate allowance paid across the year to staff required to work to an unspecified time during evening sittings; and the Evening Additional Hours (EAH) payment which reflects the number of additional hours worked after 6pm, paid at a standard rate from 1800 to 2230 and at a higher rate after 2230. Additionally, in certain circumstances overtime may be paid to staff which may or may not be related to the House’s sitting hours. These payments are not reflected in this answer as the records do not indicate in which circumstances they were made to support late sittings. A late night taxi service is provided to staff who are required to work late; this service is only available after 2300.</p><p>Security staff are employed by the Metropolitan Police Service and are paid in accordance with their terms and conditions of employment.</p><p>The costs of UHP, EAH and the late night taxi service in each year since 2010–11 was as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Unsocial Hours Allowance*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Evening hours payment*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Travel Costs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Cost</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010–2011</p></td><td><p>£373,409.48</p></td><td><p>£473,171.13</p></td><td><p>£376,892.69</p></td><td><p>£1,223,473.29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011–2012</p></td><td><p>£345,556.57</p></td><td><p>£503,810.57</p></td><td><p>£369,859.62</p></td><td><p>£1,219,226.77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012–2013</p></td><td><p>£334,516.90</p></td><td><p>£433,007.60</p></td><td><p>£264,314.70</p></td><td><p>£1,031,839.20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013–2014</p></td><td><p>£333,091.84</p></td><td><p>£412,079.02</p></td><td><p>£239,546.70</p></td><td><p>£984,717.56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014–2015</p></td><td><p>£367,756.14</p></td><td><p>£341,638.12</p></td><td><p>£141,814.10</p></td><td><p>£851,208.36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,754,303.93</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£2,163,706.44</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,392,427.81</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£5,310,465.18</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* Inclusive of NI and pension contributions</p><p>It is not possible meaningfully to equate these staffing costs related to evening sittings to an average overall cost per hour of late night sittings for two reasons: firstly, costs for other types of marginal expenditure related to late sittings, such as utilities charges, are not recorded separately; secondly, the staffing costs are paid to facilitate all sittings after 6.00pm, rather than “late” sittings specifically, whether defined as after 10.00pm or beyond the likely scheduled rise.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 10254 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-10-12T16:41:55.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
346957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Sustainable Development more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what response the Government has made to the Synthesis Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Post-2015 Agenda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 11 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomed the UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report as a useful contribution to the post-2015 negotiations when it was released in December 2014. In particular we welcomed his proposal for six ‘essential elements’ as a way to communicate the agenda in an inspiring and concise way to citizens everywhere. We were also pleased to note his suggestion that the UN System conducts a technical review of the Sustainable Development Goal targets to ensure that they are as implementable as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T14:06:41.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T14:06:41.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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4432
star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
348563
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star this property date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Conferences more like this
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25259
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, which of his Cabinet colleagues will represent the UK at the (a) UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa from 13 to 16 July, (b) UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in New York from 25 to 27 September and (c) Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 1124 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK delegation to each event will be finalised closer to the time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-06-11T13:20:13.64Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:20:13.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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4432
star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
348564
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Conferences 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, whether Scottish Government Ministers or officials will be invited to join the UK delegation to the (a) UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa from 13 to 16 July, (b) UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in New York from 25 to 27 September and (c) Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 1125 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK delegation to each event will be finalised closer to the time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-06-11T13:19:19.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:19:19.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
348733
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star this property date less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Glasgow North more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit recipients have been sanctioned in Glasgow North constituency in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The available information is published at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>:</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-11T13:15:43.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:15:43.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4432
star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
47472
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many times the industrial strategy sector council for the nuclear industry has met since it was formed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 195921 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government has worked with industry to establish Councils (where they did not already exist) for each of the eleven sectors. Each Council is a partnership that brings together industry representatives, Ministers and government officials but they operate in a way that best suits the individual needs of the sector. It is for each council to determine whether the membership and the minutes of meetings are published.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The International Education Council has met twice since it was formed. My Rt. Hon Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (David Willetts) co-chaired the meeting in September 2013 with my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise (Matthew Hancock) also in attendance. My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise co-chaired the meeting in February 2014. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/international-education-council" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/international-education-council</a></p><p> </p><p>The Construction Council has met three times since its formation. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has attended every meeting and I also attended the first. The membership for the Council is available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210099/bis-13-955-construction-2025-industrial-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210099/bis-13-955-construction-2025-industrial-strategy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Offshore Wind Industry Council has met three times and I attended on each occasion. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-infrastructure/offshore-wind-energy/working-with-us/offshore-wind-industry-council/" target="_blank">http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-infrastructure/offshore-wind-energy/working-with-us/offshore-wind-industry-council/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Life Sciences Sector Councils includes the Ministerial Industry Strategy Group (MISG) and the Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group (MMTSG). These groups have been in operation for many years. However, following the launch of the Industrial Strategy in September 2012, the groups have both met three times. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science and my Rt. Hon. and noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality (Earl Howe) have attended each meeting but there has also been attendance from my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) and my noble Friend the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) on occasions. The membership and minutes are available:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-industry-strategy-group" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-industry-strategy-group</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-medical-technology-strategy-group" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-medical-technology-strategy-group</a></p><p> </p><p>The Nuclear Industry Council has met four times and has been attended by at least one Minister on each occasion (including my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change (Edward Davey) and myself). The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/nuclear-industry-council#membership" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/nuclear-industry-council#membership</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Information Economy Council has met four times. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science has attended three of these meetings and my Hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) chaired the fourth meeting in his absence. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/information-economy-council/leadership" target="_blank">https://www.techuk.org/about/information-economy-council/leadership</a></p><p> </p><p>The Oil and Gas Council has met four times with Ministerial attendance from either my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills or myself at each meeting. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/175480/bis-13-748-uk-oil-and-gas-industrial-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/175480/bis-13-748-uk-oil-and-gas-industrial-strategy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Agri-tech Council has met four times and has also held a telephone conference. There has been Ministerial attendance from both my Rt. Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science and my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science (Lord De Mauley) at three of the meetings and attendance from my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science at the fourth. The Council's membership is available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/227259/9643-BIS-UK_Agri_Tech_Strategy_Accessible.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/227259/9643-BIS-UK_Agri_Tech_Strategy_Accessible.pdf</a></p><p>The Professional and Business Services Council has met six times since it was formed in December 2012. On each occasion at least one BIS Minister (my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, myself and/or my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Viscount Younger of Leckie) attended. The Council's membership is available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/211842/bis-13-922-growth-is-our-business-professional-and-business-services-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/211842/bis-13-922-growth-is-our-business-professional-and-business-services-strategy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Aerospace Growth Partnership has met seven times since it was formed in 2011 with each meeting co-chaired by myself.</p><p> </p><p>The Automotive Council has met on five occasions since the launch of industrial strategy. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has attended each meeting and I have attended on three occasions. Membership of the Council is available: <a href="http://www.automotivecouncil.co.uk/what-we-do/members/" target="_blank">http://www.automotivecouncil.co.uk/what-we-do/members</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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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, how many times the industrial strategy sector council for the information economy has met since it was formed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 195922 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government has worked with industry to establish Councils (where they did not already exist) for each of the eleven sectors. Each Council is a partnership that brings together industry representatives, Ministers and government officials but they operate in a way that best suits the individual needs of the sector. It is for each council to determine whether the membership and the minutes of meetings are published.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The International Education Council has met twice since it was formed. My Rt. Hon Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (David Willetts) co-chaired the meeting in September 2013 with my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise (Matthew Hancock) also in attendance. My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise co-chaired the meeting in February 2014. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/international-education-council" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/international-education-council</a></p><p> </p><p>The Construction Council has met three times since its formation. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has attended every meeting and I also attended the first. The membership for the Council is available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210099/bis-13-955-construction-2025-industrial-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210099/bis-13-955-construction-2025-industrial-strategy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Offshore Wind Industry Council has met three times and I attended on each occasion. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-infrastructure/offshore-wind-energy/working-with-us/offshore-wind-industry-council/" target="_blank">http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-infrastructure/offshore-wind-energy/working-with-us/offshore-wind-industry-council/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Life Sciences Sector Councils includes the Ministerial Industry Strategy Group (MISG) and the Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group (MMTSG). These groups have been in operation for many years. However, following the launch of the Industrial Strategy in September 2012, the groups have both met three times. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science and my Rt. Hon. and noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality (Earl Howe) have attended each meeting but there has also been attendance from my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) and my noble Friend the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) on occasions. The membership and minutes are available:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-industry-strategy-group" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-industry-strategy-group</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-medical-technology-strategy-group" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ministerial-medical-technology-strategy-group</a></p><p> </p><p>The Nuclear Industry Council has met four times and has been attended by at least one Minister on each occasion (including my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change (Edward Davey) and myself). The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/nuclear-industry-council#membership" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/nuclear-industry-council#membership</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Information Economy Council has met four times. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science has attended three of these meetings and my Hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) chaired the fourth meeting in his absence. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/information-economy-council/leadership" target="_blank">https://www.techuk.org/about/information-economy-council/leadership</a></p><p> </p><p>The Oil and Gas Council has met four times with Ministerial attendance from either my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills or myself at each meeting. The membership and minutes are available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/175480/bis-13-748-uk-oil-and-gas-industrial-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/175480/bis-13-748-uk-oil-and-gas-industrial-strategy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Agri-tech Council has met four times and has also held a telephone conference. There has been Ministerial attendance from both my Rt. Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science and my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science (Lord De Mauley) at three of the meetings and attendance from my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science at the fourth. The Council's membership is available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/227259/9643-BIS-UK_Agri_Tech_Strategy_Accessible.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/227259/9643-BIS-UK_Agri_Tech_Strategy_Accessible.pdf</a></p><p>The Professional and Business Services Council has met six times since it was formed in December 2012. On each occasion at least one BIS Minister (my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, myself and/or my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Viscount Younger of Leckie) attended. The Council's membership is available: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/211842/bis-13-922-growth-is-our-business-professional-and-business-services-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/211842/bis-13-922-growth-is-our-business-professional-and-business-services-strategy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Aerospace Growth Partnership has met seven times since it was formed in 2011 with each meeting co-chaired by myself.</p><p> </p><p>The Automotive Council has met on five occasions since the launch of industrial strategy. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has attended each meeting and I have attended on three occasions. Membership of the Council is available: <a href="http://www.automotivecouncil.co.uk/what-we-do/members/" target="_blank">http://www.automotivecouncil.co.uk/what-we-do/members</a>.</p><p> </p>
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