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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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star this property hansard heading EU Grants and Loans 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 which United Kingdom organisations have received European Union funding in the last year from structural, cohesion or other funds. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom receives an allocation for the Structural Funds (the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund) but not the Cohesion Fund.</p><p> </p><p>A large number of United Kingdom organisations received European Funding under Structural Funds programmes in the last year. As these are too numerous to set down here, I have provided below details of websites which contain lists of beneficiary organisations.</p><p> </p><p>The links to the Structural Funds programmes are:</p><p> </p><p>ERDF Programmes in England: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/erdf-programmes-progress-and-achievements" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/erdf-programmes-progress-and-achievements</a>.</p><p> </p><p>ESF England and Gibraltar: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/european-social-fund-2007-to-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/european-social-fund-2007-to-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>Devolved Administrations (ERDF &amp; ESF)</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland: <a href="http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/index/finance/european-funding.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/index/finance/european-funding.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Scotland: <a href="http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/support/17404/StructuralFunds2007-2013" target="_blank">http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/support/17404/StructuralFunds2007-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>Wales: <a href="http://wefo.wales.gov.uk/programmes/progress/searchprojects/?lang=en" target="_blank">http://wefo.wales.gov.uk/programmes/progress/searchprojects/?lang=en</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In terms of other sources of EU funding that BIS is responsible for, this includes the Framework Programme 7 for Research &amp; Innovation with numerous participants from Higher Education, Research Organisations, Private Sector and Public bodies. Project information is not set out on the Commission website in such a way as to make it easy to identify UK recipients of EU funding in a calendar year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Another source of EU funding that BIS was responsible for was the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) under the Competitiveness of Innovation and Enterprises (CIP). The latest beneficiaries report is the 2012 version. The following link will provide more information about the recipients of the programme, <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/cip/files/cip/docs/beneficiaries-report-october-2012_en.pdf" target="_blank">Beneficiaries Report October 2012 Final Version</a> – <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/cip/files/cip/docs/beneficiaries-report-october-2012.en.pdf" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/cip/files/cip/docs/beneficiaries-report-october-2012.en.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-11-05T14:00:24.4236276Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:00:24.4236276Z
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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 Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Productivity more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 13 October (HL1890), what they consider to be the reasons for the differences between the output per worker per hour in the United Kingdom and those of the other G7 countries, as reported by the Office for National Statistics in its statistical bulletin <i>International Comparisons of Productivity—Final Estimates 2012</i>; and what plans they have to improve the United Kingdom’s relative position. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The most up to date productivity data for 2012 are in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Current Price Productivity, 2012, G7 countries, Index UK=100</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Japan</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Germany</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Canada</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Italy</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>France</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>US</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>UK</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>G7 excl. UK</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per worker</strong></p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>104</p></td><td><p>116</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per hour worked</strong></p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>129</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>109</p></td><td><p>128</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: International Comparisons of Productivity, First Estimates for 2013, ONS (Oct 2014)</p><p> </p><p>http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/icp/international-comparisons-of-productivity/2013---first-estimates/index.html</p><p> </p><p>Analysis undertaken by BIS (2012) to support Lord Heseltine’s Review of UK Competitiveness examined UK productivity in comparison to France, Germany and the USA. An analysis of productivity across all G7 countries has not yet been completed. The full analysis can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/34647/12-1207-benchmarking-uk-competitiveness-in-the-global-economy.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> but the main findings were:</p><p> </p><p>The analysis decomposed the productivity gap (measured by output per hour worked) into two components:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Sector productivity effect – the share of the gap arising due to productivity in a given sector being higher in another country than in the UK.</li><li>Sector mix effect – the share of the gap arising due to employment in another country being more concentrated in high productivity sectors than in the UK.</li></ul><p> </p><p>When UK productivity is compared to France, Germany and the USA, the sector productivity effect in each of the comparator countries fully explains the gap. As such, higher productivity across almost all sectors in each of these economies accounts for the entirety of their lead over the UK. In fact, the UK’s favourable sector mix went some way towards reducing the gap, particularly against France.</p><p> </p><p>Naturally, the factors driving the gap vary by country. However, at the aggregate level, the UK tends to have lower capital per head than France and Germany and a less efficient use of inputs in production (Total Factor Productivity) than the USA (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32101/10-1213-economic-growth.pdf" target="_blank">BIS, 2010</a>). There is also a (smaller) gap between the UK and its major competitors in terms of skills. This is generally characterised as a gap in intermediate skills with France and Germany, and a gap in higher level skills relative to the USA.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Plans to Improve UK Productivity</strong></p><p> </p><p>Government policy focuses on delivering growth which in turn depends on productivity in the longer term. In this sense, the majority of longer run Government economic policy is ultimately about raising productivity.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s industrial strategy and ‘The Plan for Growth’ are creating the right environment for businesses to invest and grow. This will continue to support UK long-term productivity growth.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Data Revisions</strong></p><p> </p><p>Recent changes to national accounts methodology have slightly reduced the productivity gap between the UK and other leading G7 economies. Data for 2012 were revised and are provided in the table above. In case it is of interest, the most recent data for 2013 is also included in the table below. A full decomposition of the productivity gap has not yet been undertaken using the revised data.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Current Price Productivity, 2013, G7 countries, Index UK=100</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Japan</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Germany</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Canada</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Italy</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>France</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>US</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>UK</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>G7 excl. UK</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per worker</strong></p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>103</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>139</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>119</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per hour worked</strong></p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>129</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>109</p></td><td><p>128</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: International Comparisons of Productivity, First Estimates for 2013, ONS (Oct 2014)</p><p> </p><p>http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/icp/international-comparisons-of-productivity/2013---first-estimates/index.html</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>References</p><p> </p><p>BIS (2010) Economic Growth, BIS Economics Paper No. 9</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32101/10-1213-economic-growth.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32101/10-1213-economic-growth.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>BIS (2012) Benchmarking UK Competitiveness in the Global Economy, BIS Economics Paper No. 19</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/34647/12-1207-benchmarking-uk-competitiveness-in-the-global-economy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/34647/12-1207-benchmarking-uk-competitiveness-in-the-global-economy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:31:53.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:31:53.887Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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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 Membership of EU more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions of <i>Where's the Insider Advantage</i>? <i>A review of the evidence that withdrawal from the EU would not harm the UK’s exports or foreign investment in the UK</i>, published by Civitas. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL2689 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Civitas report aims to identify whether there are advantages to the UK of being an ‘EU insider’ in terms of setting the rules of the Single Market. The report focuses on growth in UK exports as the measure of this benefit. It does not account for the broader positive impacts of the Single Market on the UK, including enhanced competition and innovation at home.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report refers to Switzerland as an example of a county that has negotiated Free trade Agreements (FTA) as a non-member of the EU. The impact on the UK’s exports of withdrawal from the EU would depend on whether the UK could negotiate similar trade agreements’ to those it currently has as a member of the EU. It would also depend on the FTA that it could negotiate with the EU itself. Switzerland has to pay to be part of the EU single market and to negotiate sector by sector, but does not determine the rules.</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 2014-11-19T14:58:58.26Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:58:58.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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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
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star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 29 October (HL 2219), whether they have any plans to amend the minimum wage legislation to include interns and others not currently covered by it including those subject to the terms of the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL2696 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Many interns are already entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker for minimum wage purposes.</p><p> </p><p>The National Minimum Wage applies to all workers unless a specific exemption applies. If an intern is a worker they will be entitled to the minimum wage. An applicable exemption would be students in further or higher education performing work-experience for a period not exceeding 12 months which is part of their studies. It can be legitimate for employers to offer unpaid or ‘expenses-only’ opportunities in some circumstances – in particular where the individual is acting as a volunteer.</p><p> </p><p>Given this dependency on employment status, it is vital that employers and workers understand how this is determined. This is why last month, the Business Secretary announced a review of employment status, looking at how the system could be clarified, providing transparency for both individuals and employers. This is an internal review and findings will be presented to ministers early next year.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to specifically consider individuals covered by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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
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star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the investor-state dispute settlement system in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will not be dealt with by United Kingdom courts. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL2753 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text The Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) will be an agreement with 28 EU countries and the US. In the case of the UK, it has over 90 existing bilateral investment treaties with other countries across the world, UK domestic courts and the UK legal system remain the main route for resolving the overwhelming majority of disputes that foreign investors may have with the actions of the UK Government. Investment protection provisions and Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses in trade and investment treaties are nonetheless valued by investors for providing certainty and protection from discriminatory action by host governments. Well-formulated investment protection and ISDS provisions have the potential to encourage investment while placing effective safeguards on the Government’s ability to regulate in the public interest. The Government believes it is in the UK's interest to create modern investment provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to both encourage investment and create a potential model for future trade and investment agreements with other countries. As such, we would want the ISDS mechanism in TTIP to be in line with best practice, including the new The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration.
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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
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star this property hansard heading Copyright more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their reasons for proposing an extended three-year transition period from April 2015 for the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, in the light of the current extent of counterfeiting. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL2756 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text The Government’s reasons for proposing a three-year transition period for implementing s74 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 are set out in its recent consultation which concluded on 27 October 2014 (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transitional-provisions-for-the-repeal-of-section-52-of-the-cdpa). This does not represent an extended transition period but the Government’s provisional judgement as to the shortest reasonable period, taking into account the needs of both right owners and those using the current law to trade lawfully. The Government is considering the evidence it received and will make its decision on transitional provisions in the light of this. Current items made under the aegis of s52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 would not be considered counterfeits. Counterfeit products (i.e. goods which falsely carry the trade mark of a genuine brand without permission) are already subject to legal sanction under separate trade mark legislation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T13:06:54.63Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T13:06:54.63Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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
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star this property hansard heading European Union more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 October (HL2132), whether there are any similar investment protection treaties between the European Union and other countries. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL2779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>A large number of EU treaties offer some level of protection to investors or investment. All of these are publically available and can be found on the EUR-lex database of law at <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/" target="_blank">http://eur-lex.europa.eu</a>.</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 2014-11-24T13:31:16.563Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T13:31:16.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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
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star this property hansard heading Leasehold more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that residential leases are to be considered consumer contracts and therefore covered by the Consumer Rights Bill. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL2824 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Consumer Rights Bill applies to contracts between a trader and a consumer, for the trader to supply a service to a consumer. A residential lease itself is not considered a service, as it is an “interest in land”, and, as such, chapter 4 of the Consumer Rights Bill does not apply. Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Consumer Rights Bill applies to contracts between a trader and a consumer, for the trader to supply goods to a consumer. Goods are defined as “tangible moveable items”, so do not include land which is immoveable property.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Rights and protections specific to long residential leases are provided through landlord and tenant legislation, including the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, and the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Leases are also contractual arrangements between a landlord and tenant or leaseholder which defines each party’s interests, rights and obligations in respect of the leasehold and, as such, Part 2 of the Consumer Rights Bill on Unfair Terms would apply where the landlord is a “trader” and the leaseholder a “consumer”.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Part 1 and Part 2 of the Consumer Rights Bill will apply to contracts between a trader and a consumer entered into after the Bill comes into force.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-11-24T17:40:47.653Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:40:47.653Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 Students 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 are being taken to encourage foreign students to enrol in United Kingdom universities. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL2847 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The International Education Strategy recognised the huge contribution that overseas students make to the UK and all genuine overseas students are welcome to study in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government and the higher education sector are taking every opportunity to promote the UK’s offer and the warm welcome the UK extends to international students, including through using the ‘Britain is GREAT’ campaign. For example, the High Commission in Delhi began work last year (with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Trade and Investment and the British Council) to promote UK education at outreach events, exhibitions and road shows in some of India’s biggest cities. The ‘Britain is GREAT’ campaign is also promoting UK education across a range of other countries.</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 2014-11-27T12:28:29.703Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T12:28:29.703Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
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star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the export earnings which derive from foreign students attending United Kingdom universities. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text In the Government’s International Education Strategy, published in July 2013, the value of international higher education students to the UK was valued at £9.7bn. The international education strategy can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity More recent data for the 2012/13 academic year is now available. Based on this, BIS estimates that UK exports attributable to international higher education students were £10.4bn. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T13:04:45.493Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T13:04:45.493Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
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star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Cuba more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the level of trade between Cuba and the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years. more like this
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Lord Hutton of Furness more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Sources are:</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Data on trade in goods with Cuba is available from HMRC and trade in services from the ONS. Services data on the most recent basis are not available before 2007. The goods and services data are on a different basis as figures on the same basis are not available. This information has not been adjusted for inflation.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The data we have is as below. Please see notes for further explanation.</ins></p><p>Value of UK Trade (exports plus imports) with Cuba: current prices (£ million)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Goods</p></td><td><p>Services</p></td><td><p>Goods + Services</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>149</p></td><td><p>172</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>196</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>69</p></td><td><p>145</p></td><td><p>214</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>188</p></td><td><p>250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>138</p></td><td><p>213</p></td><td><p>351</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Sources are:</p><p>Goods: HMRC, Overseas Trade Statistics (OTS) database, figures are on a border basis, not seasonally adjusted.</p><p> </p><p>Services: ONS, special request from the ONS, figures are on a balance of payments (BPM6) basis, seasonally adjusted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data on trade in goods with Cuba is available from HMRC and trade in services from the ONS. Services data on the most recent basis (new balance of payments method) are not available before 2007. The goods and services data are on a different basis as figures on the same basis are not available. This information has not been adjusted for inflation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:31:48.833Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:31:48.833Z
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less than 2014-11-24T16:42:00.423Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T16:42:00.423Z
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star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place to increase the proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises which take on apprentices. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL2918 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>The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers provides £1,500 to help smaller employers recruit a new apprentice aged 16 to 24. We have made £170m additional funding available over 2014-16 financial years to fund over 100,000 additional incentive payments. Provisional figures show that between Feb 2012 and July 2014 there were 95,200 apprenticeship starts for which a payment was made through the AGE Grant. A further 8,200 were in the pipeline (started but not yet paid).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Apprenticeship reforms are putting employers in the lead of designing apprenticeships, making it easier and more attractive for them to offer more in the future. Funding reforms will also provide a financial incentive to support smaller businesses taking on an apprentice.</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 2014-12-01T12:03:03.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T12:03:03.337Z
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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
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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
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star this property hansard heading Quindell more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating Quindell plc and its board of directors and financial advisers; and if not, whether they plan to do so. more like this
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Lord Myners 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>Quindell plc is Alternative Investment Market (AIM) listed which is controlled by London Stock Exchange and any enquiry relating to possible market abuse sits within the remit of the Financial Conduct Authority.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Insolvency Service has discretionary powers under the Companies Acts to conduct enquiries on behalf of the Secretary of State where it appears that there has been misconduct in relation to the affairs of any company, including those not subject to formal insolvency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the investigation process to be effective it is essential to maintain confidentiality at all stages and there is also a need to protect the commercial interest of companies against the danger of damage from malicious complaints. For these reasons there are legal restrictions on disclosing information obtained during an enquiry and The Service does not confirm or deny whether an investigation of a particular company is taking place.</p><p> </p><p>Where other regulators and investigating agencies are involved, the Insolvency Service would liaise closely to ensure public money is not wasted duplicating resources.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-01T12:09:55.55Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T12:09:55.55Z
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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
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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
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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
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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
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Further Education: Teachers 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 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 thismore than 2014-12-01T12:10:25.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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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
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Directors: LGBT People more like this
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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
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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>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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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
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading EU Internal Trade more like this
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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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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
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star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
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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 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
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star this property hansard heading Counterfeit Manufacturing more like this
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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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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
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star this property hansard heading Package Holidays: EU Action more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Package Travel Directive and what is their definition of Assisted Travel Arrangements. more like this
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Lord Harrison 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>Negotiations in the European Council are nearing completion. The proposal was discussed at the Competitiveness Council of Ministers on 4 December and a General Approach was agreed by Member States’ Ministers. We expect final agreement to be achieved in the New Year following the completion of the next stage in the negotiation; discussions between the Presidency of the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The definition of Assisted Travel Arrangements in the text agreed at Council is:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>'assisted travel arrangement' means at least two different types of travel services purchased for the purpose of the same trip or holiday, not constituting a package within the meaning of paragraph 2(b), resulting in the conclusion of separate contracts with the individual travel service providers, if a trader facilitates:</p><p> </p><p>(a) on the occasion of a single visit or contact with its point of sale, the separate selection and separate payment of each travel service by travellers, or</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(b) in a targeted manner, the procurement of additional travel services from other traders where contracts with such other traders are concluded not more than 48 hours after the confirmation of the first travel service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><br> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-08T16:42:09.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:42:09.043Z
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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
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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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Lord Patten 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 2014-12-08more 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 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
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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
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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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less than 2014-12-03T16:16:06.883Zmore 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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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
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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 this