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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
unstar this property uin 206680 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There has been, and continues to be, substantial investment in reviewing BIS Departmental Estates in order to reduce costs. We have made substantial investment which has proven most successful in delivering an Estates Transition Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T15:48:11.5714176Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T15:48:11.5714176Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property file name PQ UIN 206680 - Departmental Estate.docx more like this
star this property title Estates Transition Programme - Objectives more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 128W, on disabled students' allowances, whether his Department will provide supplemental funding to higher education institutions to support students likely to require extra reasonable adjustments as a result of changes to disabled students allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
unstar this property uin 205046 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is consulting stakeholders about the proposed changes. These consultations will help inform the Equality Analysis, which will include an estimate of the savings that might be expected from the proposals, once agreed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 205028 more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:08:18.4693Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:08:18.4693Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
77012
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 128W, on disabled students' allowances, how much money his Department will save as a result of the proposed changes to the disabled students' allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
unstar this property uin 205028 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is consulting stakeholders about the proposed changes. These consultations will help inform the Equality Analysis, which will include an estimate of the savings that might be expected from the proposals, once agreed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 205046 more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:08:18.5318102Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:08:18.5318102Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Correspondence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon. Members; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
unstar this property uin 206140 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Every effort is made to ensure that departmental correspondence is dealt with in an efficient and cost-effective manner.</p><p>Letters are sent on stationery printed in-house. If sending a ministerial reply to hon. Members at the House of Commons or House of Lords then no postage is incurred as mail is delivered twice a day from the Department, 1 Victoria Street on our van service.</p><p> </p><p>During recess, letters are sent via first class mail – the cost of stationery and postage during the most recent summer recess period is estimated at around £200. Figures for earlier time periods are not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:01:29.5610618Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:01:29.5610618Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Graduates more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase opportunities for university leavers and to ensure that university leavers in all regions and constituent parts of the UK benefit from his efforts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 206222 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is rebuilding, rebalancing and growing the economy to ensure that all university leavers in all parts of the country are given the opportunity to achieve their potential.</p><p>The economic plan is working, with over two million more private sector jobs and 400,000 more businesses.</p><p>To enable students to take advantage of these opportunities we are increasing the information available to them through the Key Information Set. This provides comparable information on over 37,000 undergraduate courses at universities and colleges across the country.</p><p>Our Graduate Talent Pool programme has played a valuable role in stimulating the UK graduate internship market, helping graduates to gain relevant work experience and improving their employment prospects.</p><p>Latest data, from the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey, show that these policies are working. 88% of full-time first degree leavers who graduated from UK universities in 2012/13 were in employment or further study 6 months after graduation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:04:19.2253573Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:04:19.2253573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports: Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will suspend all standard individual export licence and open individual export licences to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories until at least such time as a ceasefire in the present conflict in that region has been established. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
unstar this property uin 206224 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A ceasefire was announced on 26 August 2014 and remains in force. The Government continues to monitor the situation closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T15:55:51.4469302Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T15:55:51.4469302Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the number of roles advertised through the National Apprenticeship Service which pay below the apprentice national minimum wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
unstar this property uin 206269 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>All vacancies that are advertised on the Apprenticeship vacancy website by training providers and employers are quality checked by the Skills Funding Agency to ensure that employers are paying at least the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (NMW) of £2.68 per hour. Any vacancies that are found to be paying below this rate are not advertised until they can meet the NMW requirements.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:27:41.9938251Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:27:41.9938251Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much match funding has been allocated to firms under the Passport to Export Scheme; and what proportion of these funds have been withdrawn. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
unstar this property uin 206271 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Since 2010 for which data is readily available, the level of expenditure on match funding has been as follows:</p><p>2010/11: £1.1 million</p><p>2011/12: £907,000</p><p>2012/13: £774,000</p><p>2013/14: £2.1 million</p><p>2014/15: £1.9 million (April to July)</p><p>No companies with an offer of matched funding have had that offer of funding withdrawn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T15:58:22.8709829Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T15:58:22.8709829Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports 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 firms are participating in the Passport to Export scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
unstar this property uin 206275 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the Hon. Member to Parliamentary question 206276 that I have answered today. This indicates the numbers of companies signed to the Passport to Export scheme in recent years. Companies are signed up to the scheme over the course of each financial year and stay on the programme for a period of up to 12 months.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:58:34.1304294Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:58:34.1304294Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports 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 firms (a) applied and (b) were approved to take part in the Passport to Export scheme in each month of its operation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
unstar this property uin 206276 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Monthly data for companies signing up to the Passport scheme is not available for the full length of time Passport has been running. However, monthly data is available since April 2012, and this is set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Passport to Export Scheme Sign-ups</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>325</p></td><td><p>245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>262</p></td><td><p>255</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>214</p></td><td><p>248</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>208</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>192</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September</p></td><td><p>164</p></td><td><p>233</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October</p></td><td><p>132</p></td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>208</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>154</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January</p></td><td><p>129</p></td><td><p>269</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>319</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March</p></td><td><p>144</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1701</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2686</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>956</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>No data is retained on the numbers of companies which applied but were not approved to take part in the Passport to Export scheme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:58:04.4996413Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:58:04.4996413Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this