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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
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 people registered a business (a) online and (b) offline in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no register containing every business in the UK. The Companies House register provides information on a subset of businesses required to file information with the registrar of companies; for example, those businesses that incorporate as companies or limited liability partnerships or register as limited partnerships. Not all of the companies that register with Companies House are businesses or go on to becomeactively tradingbusinesses.</p><p> </p><p>Companies House statistics show that in the years in question the following numbers of companies were registered (a) online and (b) offline:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Online </strong></p></td><td><p>366,051</p></td><td><p>437,441</p></td><td><p>470,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Offline</strong></p></td><td><p>34,504</p></td><td><p>18,208</p></td><td><p>11,995</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>400,555</p></td><td><p>455,649</p></td><td><p>482,795</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
50011
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received on privatising a larger share of the radio spectrum; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197734 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Government is aware of the need to put more spectrum into the market to support innovation and growth and launched the Public Sector Spectrum Release Programme in 2011. This programme aims to release 500MHz of sub-5GHz spectrum from public sector use by 2020. One of the early actions was to gauge stakeholder demand at a series of events. The most recent Programme update was published on 10 March 2014. On the same day Government published the UK Spectrum Strategy which sets out a vision for efficient and flexible spectrum management, with specific actions and the goal of doubling the contribution of spectrum use to the economy by 2025. Both documents can be found on the GOV.UK website: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/spectrum-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/spectrum-strategy</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
50013
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on extending the list of investment products that individuals can use to qualify for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 197733 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on removing the requirement to top up investments held by individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the ability of Nigerian federal authorities to provide adequate security for young women in northern states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 197892 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>A team of UK experts who will advise and support the Nigerian authorities in its response to the abduction of over 200 school girls touched down in Abuja on the 9<sup>th</sup> May.</p><p>The team is drawn from across Government, including DFID, FCO and the MoD, and will work with the Nigerian authorities leading on the abductions and terrorism in Nigeria. The team will be considering not just the recent incidents but also longer-term counter-terrorism solutions to prevent such attacks in the future and defeat Boko Haram.</p><p>The team will be working closely with their US counterparts and others to coordinate efforts.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
49992
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of trends in the numbers of forced marriages in northern Nigeria over the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Data from the last, 2008, Demographic and Health Survey suggests that the median age at marriage for girls and women in the north is about 16 years. This compares with the national median age of about 20 years. The 2013, Demographic and Health Survey is expected to be released this summer and will enable us to assess if the situation is changing.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of progress by Nigeria towards meeting Millennium Development Goal 3A on eliminating gender disparity in education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The ratio of girls to boys in primary education in Nigeria has increased from 0.79 in 1990 to 0.91 in 2010. The regional average for Sub-Saharan Africa was 0.93 in 2011. Whilst some improvements have been made nationally, there remain significant challenges in the north to ensure that all children, girls and boys, have equitable access to a quality basic education.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the proportion of girls under the age of 16 years old in northern states of Nigeria who are in full-time education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>52% of primary-aged girls and 36% of secondary-aged girls were attending school in northern states of Nigeria in 2011.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
49995
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of school-age girls in Nigeria abducted by Boko Haram or similar groups in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>While abductions by Boko Haram are not new, the scale of this recent abduction of over 200 school girls from Chibok School on 14 April was unprecedented. As most of the reported abductions in the last few years have taken place in remote areas, where communication is difficult, we have been unable to verify the details of how many have taken place or how many children have been abducted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits and risks of commercial mobile networks providing the emergency services communications network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The potential benefits and risks have been considered in detail as part of the <br>Outline Business Case, which recommended this direction of travel and was <br>approved by the emergency services, lead departments and the devolved <br>governments of Wales and Scotland during March 2014. These risks and issues <br>will be updated as the Full Business Case is developed during the procurement <br>phase, which was launched on 14 April 14.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this