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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Insolvency 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, how many times the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service has made payments of protective awards due to failures on the part of the company or administrator to conduct a proper collective consultation in each of the last five years; to which companies such awards were made; and how much was paid out in (a) statutory entitlements and (b) protective awards in each such case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 202006 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service (RPS) only makes protective award payments to employees if their employer is insolvent and an employment tribunal has determined that there was insufficient consultation, by the company, administrator or liquidator, regarding redundancies and makes a protective award.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the last five financial years, the RPS has paid out the following in statutory payments for cases where a protective award was awarded:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· 2009-2010 £87,209,871.62</p><p> </p><p>· 2010-2011 £82,604,201.50</p><p> </p><p>· 2011-2012 £68,181,382.07</p><p> </p><p>· 2012-2013 £57,267,407.27</p><p> </p><p>· 2013-2014 £7,937,522.34</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The protective award payments made on these cases (in addition to the statutory payments) were as following:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>2009-2010 £28,808,241.65</li><li>2010-2011 £30,997,901.63</li><li>2011-2012 £23,437,557.92</li><li>2012-2013 £29,290,224.74</li><li>2013-2014 £16,581,330.05</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These figures include cases in administration and those in liquidation</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A breakdown of the individual cases is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:16:35.2382727Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:16:35.2382727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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1533
unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
63464
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many times the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service has made payments in cases where Deloitte was appointed the administrator in each of the last five years; how many such cases also involved payments made for protective awards; and how much was paid out for (a) statutory entitlements and (b) protective awards in each such case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 202007 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the last five years, the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Services have paid £77,233,534.54 in statutory entitlements, in 173 cases where Deloitte was appointed the administrator or liquidator.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Of these cases, 20 cases resulted in protective award judgments totalling £6,930,864.72 paid from the National Insurance Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Due to the number of cases, it is not possible to disclose how much was paid in each individual case so a total has been provided instead.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-06-30T15:18:20.4258852Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:18:20.4258852Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1533
unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
63465
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many times his Department has appeared at an employment tribunal to contest protective awards in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 202008 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 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has not appeared before an employment tribunal to contest a protective award.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Protective awards are determined by Employment Tribunals following applications made by former employees or their representatives.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS is sometimes joined as a respondent in protective award claims, because under legislation, the Secretary of State guarantees the payment of protective awards made in favour of employees whose employer is insolvent, up to a certain amount.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is for the Tribunal to establish the facts in each case, considering evidence of the actions taken by employers and their representatives, and decide whether there was adequate consultation on redundancies BIS is not in a position to know the extent to which an employer or their representative consulted with employees and does not give evidence on that point nor take any particular position.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS' responsibility is to establish what payments are due and who is entitled to receive them. We therefore make written representations to the tribunal on points of law or to seek clarification of who is covered by a protective award. We may appeal an award, but only if we consider that the tribunal has made the judgment based on an incorrect reading of the legislation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of cases where BIS has made representations to an employment tribunal regarding protective award cases in the last 5 years is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
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 2014-06-30T16:36:52.8147083Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T16:36:52.8147083Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1533
unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
63466
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many outstanding protective awards to be paid by the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Services are owed to firms in which less than 20 people are employed on one site. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 202009 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Under legislation, a protective award can be made where it is determined that there was insufficient consultation in situations involving 20 or more redundancies in one establishment. The Redundancy Payments Service makes payments, to affected employees, where an employment tribunal has made an award and the employer is insolvent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in the Woolworths case (USDAW v WW Realisations 1 Ltd and others), decided that it should remove the European test of ‘establishment' from UK law. The Department is appealing this judgment as we do not agree with this interpretation of the law.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We think the right interpretation of the law is that employers must consult employee representatives if making 20 or more redundancies at one establishment. In a dispute, it is for the employment tribunals to decide what is an establishment on the facts of each individual case.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Until the Woolworths appeal is determined, employment tribunals are staying (not deciding) claims from employees who worked on sites with fewer than 20 proposed redundancies and the RPS is unable to make payments to such employees.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of affected cases is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:23:19.5566941Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:23:19.5566941Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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1533
unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
63468
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the cost of medicine procurement for the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 202107 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>Previous trade agreements outline a number of high-level principles in relation to arrangements for controlling the prices of medicines. We do not expect the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to include any additional obligations in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T14:35:50.1041204Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T14:35:50.1041204Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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3943
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
63469
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what quality standards will be imposed on employers when apprenticeship funding moves directly to employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham Jones more like this
star this property uin 202149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The 2013 consultation on Apprenticeship funding reform sought evidence on the feasibility and impact of three different mechanisms for giving employers more control over the funding. Following consideration of the responses to this consultation, the pure provider payment model was ruled out on the basis that it was the least likely to deliver the intended aim of giving employers true purchasing power.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The subsequent Technical Consultation published in March 2014 sought views on two models - a PAYE model and an apprenticeship credit model which are consistent with an employer-led Apprenticeships system. We are currently evaluating the responses to this consultation and will announce which payment mechanism we plan to pursue in the autumn.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have established a ministerial advisory panel on Apprenticeship standards, made up of experts to advise the Secretary of State on the approval or rejection of employer designed Apprenticeship standards and assessment approaches.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will refresh the Skills Funding Agency register of approved Apprenticeship training providers to ensure that only reputable providers are able to offer Apprenticeship training and organisations doing so will be subject to Ofsted inspection.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 202150 more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:34:25.2125153Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:34:25.2125153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
63470
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what factors he took into account in deciding not to adopt a pure provider payment model in reform of apprenticeship funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham Jones more like this
star this property uin 202150 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The 2013 consultation on Apprenticeship funding reform sought evidence on the feasibility and impact of three different mechanisms for giving employers more control over the funding. Following consideration of the responses to this consultation, the pure provider payment model was ruled out on the basis that it was the least likely to deliver the intended aim of giving employers true purchasing power.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The subsequent Technical Consultation published in March 2014 sought views on two models - a PAYE model and an apprenticeship credit model which are consistent with an employer-led Apprenticeships system. We are currently evaluating the responses to this consultation and will announce which payment mechanism we plan to pursue in the autumn.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have established a ministerial advisory panel on Apprenticeship standards, made up of experts to advise the Secretary of State on the approval or rejection of employer designed Apprenticeship standards and assessment approaches.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will refresh the Skills Funding Agency register of approved Apprenticeship training providers to ensure that only reputable providers are able to offer Apprenticeship training and organisations doing so will be subject to Ofsted inspection.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 202149 more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:34:25.0039652Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:34:25.0039652Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
63548
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Illegal Money Lending Teams: Finance 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 he allocated to the Illegal Money Lending Unit in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last four years up to the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 202104 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p>Since 1<sup>st</sup> April 2012 the National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) has been responsible for the Illegal Money Lending Units in England and Wales, and Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) has been responsible for the Illegal Money Lending Unit in Scotland. The NTSB and TSS decide what proportion of their total grant funding (provided by BIS) should be allocated for delivery of these functions. Before April 2012 Government directly funded all three of the Illegal Money lending Teams.</p><p>Below are the budgets allocated to the Illegal Money Lending teams over the last four years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>England</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Scotland</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>£3.60m</p></td><td><p>£0.63m</p></td><td><p>£0.4m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>£3.91m</p></td><td><p>£0.67m</p></td><td><p>£0.4m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p>£4.13m</p></td><td><p>£0.59m</p></td><td><p>£0.38m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p>£4.07m</p></td><td><p>£0.65m</p></td><td><p>£0.48m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p>£4.07m</p></td><td><p>£0.65m</p></td><td><p>£0.48m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trading Standards is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and so it is not possible to provide comparable data.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:42:10.5464652Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:42:10.5464652Z
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1497
star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3909
unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
63549
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Postal Services: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to ensure that the six days a week universal Royal Mail service continues in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 202198 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The one price six-days-a-week postal delivery service to all addresses in the UK is clearly set down under the Postal Services Act 2011 as part of the minimum requirements of the UK's universal service and can only be changed by Government with the approval of both houses of Parliament. The protection is exactly the same for rural areas as urban areas of the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Parliament has given Ofcom the primary statutory duty to protect the ongoing provision of the universal service throughout the country and ensured that Ofcom has the regulatory powers and tools it needs to intervene if the universal service is ever at risk. More information about the regulatory framework for postal services can be found on Ofcom's website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:24:41.8209667Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:24:41.8209667Z
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1497
star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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1409
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
63550
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many start-up loans have been granted to local businesses in (a) Thirsk and Malton constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) North of England in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 202142 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Start-Up Loans programme commenced in 2012.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Thirsk and Malton</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>North Yorkshire</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>North of England*</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Loan Volume</p></td><td><p>value of loans (£M)</p></td><td><p>Loan Volume</p></td><td><p>value of loans (£M)</p></td><td><p>Loan Volume</p></td><td><p>value of loans (£M)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0.01</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>0.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>0.10</p></td><td><p>414</p></td><td><p>2.26</p></td><td><p>2993</p></td><td><p>16.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014 – to date</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>0.05</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>3.29</p></td><td><p>5108</p></td><td><p>26.55</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>All values are loans drawn down.</p><p>*North England comprises of values for North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humber.</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 2014-07-01T14:30:46.7355741Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T14:30:46.7355741Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this