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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action the Higher Education Funding Council for England has taken to restrain the growth in senior management pay in the higher education sector. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
unstar this property uin HL951 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753259
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether any Minister or official has met or written to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University or the Chair of the Council of Bath University to discuss the pay of the Vice Chancellor. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
unstar this property uin HL947 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 2017-08-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.737Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753260
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether any Minister or official has met the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England to express concerns about top management pay in the higher education sector; and, if so, what was the outcome of any discussion. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
unstar this property uin HL948 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 2017-08-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.797Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England has met or written to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University or the Chair of the Council of Bath University to discuss the pay of the Vice Chancellor of Bath University. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Adonis more like this
unstar this property uin HL949 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 2017-08-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
star this property question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.843Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753258
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Minister for Higher Education's advice to the Higher Education Funding Council for England that there should be restraint in senior management pay in the sector, whether they conside the salary of £451,000 paid to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University to be appropriate. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
unstar this property uin HL946 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 2017-08-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.673Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
750777
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Scotland 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on strategic initiatives to support small businesses in Scotland; and what the agreed steps to be taken were at those discussions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 4159 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As set out in my responses to PQ <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-06-21/411/" target="_blank">411</a> and PQ <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-07-03/2586/" target="_blank">2586</a> the UK and Scottish Governments have been in discussion at both ministerial and official levels.</p><p> </p><p>Business support in Scotland is largely devolved however, the department engages with all the devolved regions on a number of initiatives aimed at supporting small businesses. Government programmes, backed by the British Business Bank (BBB), the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (EFGS) and Innovate UK are investing over £700m to support around 4,500 Scottish companies including: -</p><p> </p><ul><li>BBB programmes are currently facilitating approximately £405m of finance in Scotland.</li><li>Over 2,600 loans totalling over £15m via the Start-Up Loans programme. The Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme is currently facilitating over £61m of finance to 700 businesses in Scotland.</li><li>The Investment Programme is currently facilitating over £214m of finance to over 1,000 businesses.</li><li>Innovate UK is committed to support some 206 innovation projects and to invest £28.8m.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T07:47:19.347Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T07:47:19.347Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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5113
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property answering member 4115
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4604
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
753640
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line: Iron and Steel 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of how much steel required for the construction of High Speed 2 will be sourced in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Don Valley more like this
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Caroline Flint more like this
unstar this property uin 5783 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is anticipated that around two million tonnes of steel will be used across the HS2 programme. Last December, the Government issued updated guidance to public sector contracting authorities on how to ensure that they take full account of the value provided by UK steel producers when conducting their procurement activities.</p><p> </p><p>To maximise British involvement in supply chain opportunities HS2 has engaged extensively with businesses of all sizes from a diverse range of sectors and across the UK; also working closely with UK Steel, British Constructional Steel Association, the Galvanisers Association and the Confederation of British Metalforming.</p><p> </p><p>HS2 Ltd’s recently announced successful Main Works Contractor Tenderers have all confirmed they will comply with works information and further the requirements and spirit of HM Government Procurement Guidance on steel. HS2 will continue to engage with any British business that is interested in supporting its supply chain, throughout the lifetime of the programme.</p><p> </p><p>This level of detail builds upon the work this Government has achieved in publishing details of upcoming steel requirements for national infrastructure projects which shows how the Government plans to use three million tonnes of steel until 2020 on infrastructure projects such as High Speed 2 (HS2), the construction of Hinkley Point, and the maintenance and upgrading of the UK’s motorway network. This steel-specific pipeline complements the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which set out over £500 billion worth of planned private and public investment.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T09:22:29.8Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T09:22:29.8Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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389
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Flint more like this
753641
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage UK companies to buy British steel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Don Valley more like this
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Caroline Flint more like this
unstar this property uin 5784 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 2017-08-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We have commissioned independent research into future market opportunities for UK steel, which has involved substantial dialogue with existing and potential steel consumers across the whole of the UK. We are actively encouraging the UK steel sector to identify the capabilities it will need to act on the findings, and use this information to ensure they are well placed to plan and bid for future work.</p><p> </p><p>This is further complemented by the Government publishing details of upcoming steel requirements for national infrastructure projects which shows how the government plans to use three million tonnes of steel until 2020 on infrastructure projects such as High Speed 2 (HS2), the construction of Hinkley Point, and the maintenance and upgrading of the UK’s motorway network. This steel-specific pipeline further builds upon the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which set out over £500 billion worth of planned private and public investment; both which enable UK companies to anticipate material demand.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T09:24:27.037Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T09:24:27.037Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
unstar this property tabling member
389
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Flint more like this
753642
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line: Iron and Steel 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether pipeline data will be made available to UK steel producers who may wish to meet steel requirements for High Speed 2; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Don Valley more like this
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Caroline Flint more like this
unstar this property uin 5785 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 2017-08-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>All of the procurement details specifically for HS2’s current and future pipeline of direct contracts are publically available via the HS2 Contract Opportunities Table, on the HS2 website. The HS2 Contracts Opportunity Table is a live document which is updated weekly, identifying the procurement status for each contract, including contact details to facilitate dialogue with potential bidders.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, this shows where organisations have been shortlisted and awarded, ensuring suppliers are appropriately informed regarding procurement and the programmes, and enabling sub Tier 1 contractors a direct access route into organisations that have been awarded work on the HS2 programme.</p><p> </p><p>This level of detail builds upon the Government’s published details of upcoming steel requirements for national infrastructure projects which shows how the Government plans to use three million tonnes of steel until 2020 on infrastructure projects such as High Speed 2 (HS2), the construction of Hinkley Point, and the maintenance and upgrading of the UK’s motorway network. This steel-specific pipeline complements the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which set out over £500 billion worth of planned private and public investment.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T09:26:36.353Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T09:26:36.353Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
unstar this property tabling member
389
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Flint more like this