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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to help businesses create more highly skilled jobs in (a) Gillingham and Rainham, (b) Medway and (c) Kent. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 244055 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government has invited all Mayoral Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England to develop Local Industrial Strategies. We aim to agree these with all places by early 2020. For Kent, the South East LEP will set out an ambitious long-term vision for the area to increase its productivity, build on its established strengths, and create new opportunities for people and businesses in emerging sectors and industries.</p><p> </p><p>The government know that regions across the UK have different skills needs, so will build on local strengths to deliver opportunities for people wherever they live. One way we will achieve this is through Skills Advisory Panels which bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs and work together to understand and address key local challenges. These Panels will be led by the Local Enterprise Partnership, and will influence Local Industrial Strategy development.</p><p> </p><p>In Kent, and the wider South East LEP area, the government is working in partnership with local business and civic leaders to grow skills and opportunities for workers across the area by:</p><p>- Delivering an increase of 198,900 jobs since 2010 and 31,080 apprenticeship starts last year.</p><p>- Investing £590 million of Growth Deal funding to the South East LEP since 2014. delivering 78,000 jobs, 29,000 homes and attracting a further £960 million extra investment into the South East, including £22 million spent on 29 skills projects.</p><p>- Investing £6.5 million for the Kent and Medway EDGE Hub. .</p><p>- Backing the Innovation Park Medway, within the Kent Enterprise Zone with £4.4 million funding to help attract high quality technology, engineering and manufacturing companies to the area.</p><p>Supporting the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Kent and Medway Growth Hub to help small and medium sized enterprises in the areas access the support they need to grow and thrive.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T16:29:21.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:29:21.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
1086654
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading ACAS: Languages 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to make (a) the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service and (b) other services more accessible for non-English speaking workers. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 230889 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Acas has a contractual relationship with ‘The Big Word’ to provide translation services. This commenced in July 2017 following the end of a contract with a previous provider. Acas are contacted by customers who require a translation service approximately 536 times per month, and the majority of these contacts are customers phoning their employment law Helpline for advice. Acas are supplied by ‘The Big Word’ with translators which cover many languages with Polish being the most popular, though they have used translators who are able to speak less common languages such as Turkmen.</p><p>The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, based in BEIS, provides support direct to agency workers and also offers translation facilities through ‘the Big Word’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T12:02:03.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T12:02:03.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1087281
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Agency Workers: EU Law 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report, column 994, on the Swedish derogation, what representations he has received on the timing of the abolition of the Swedish derogation; and when he plans to respond to those representations. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 231538 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to upgrading workers’ rights as we leave the EU, not reduce them. The Good Work Plan represents a large part of this commitment and is the biggest upgrade in a generation. The Department regularly engages with stakeholders on the reforms announced in the Good Work Plan. Secondary legislation repealing the Swedish Derogation was laid on 17 December 2018 and approved by the House of Commons’ Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 6 March 2019. Subject to approval from the House of Lords, all agency workers will be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after 12 weeks in an assignment from 6 April 2020. This will allow time for businesses to realign their contractual arrangements, both with their workers and the end hirers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Agency Workers: Equal Pay 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 17 December 2018, Official Report,column 573, when the the repeal of the Swedish Derogation will be implemented. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 222749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to upholding and extending workers’ rights. We laid the statutory instrument to repeal the Swedish derogation on 17 December 2018 and, subject to parliamentary approval, it will come into force from 6 April 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T13:28:52.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T13:28:52.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1091216
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Agency Workers: Equal Pay 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report, column 994, on the Swedish derogation, whether he has finished reflecting upon the representations he has received from the trade unions on the timing of the abolition of the Swedish derogation; and what the outcome has been of his reflections. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 234197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Through the Good Work Plan, published in December 2018, the Government has committed to upgrading workers’ rights and protecting the most vulnerable workers. This represents the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in over 20 years. The Government has considered all representations made to it about the Swedish derogation and is committed to its repeal. Secondary legislation repealing the Swedish Derogation has already been approved by the House of Commons’ Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 6 March 2019. Subject to approval from the House of Lords, from April 2020 all agency workers will be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after 12 weeks in an assignment. This timeframe allows businesses to realign their contractual arrangements, both with their workers and the end hirers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T15:10:25.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:10:25.067Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1109712
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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Feed: Research 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) number and (b) extent of trials of animal feed in the UK and Canada; and what estimate he has made of the level of funding available for that research. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 241033 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made a commitment to increase overall investment in R&amp;D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, which would be the highest recorded level, and 3% in the longer-term. As part of this, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funds research into animal feed and agriculture more widely. However funding is not generally ringfenced for specific research areas and is decided based on the quality of the application.</p><p> </p><p>Innovate UK, now part of UKRI, has provided investment to the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) to cover the start-up costs required to bring together a research base of 12 leading UK academic institutions and over 45 industry partners. The Centre will meet its wider costs through funding obtained from competitively won collaborative research and development grants and industrial partner membership fees.</p><p> </p><p>CIEL has helped to co-fund the development of new research facilities such as the £9.4 million CIEL Spen farm at the University of Leeds to provide a new indoor facility to carry out pig nutrition, behaviour, welfare and production system research and deliver feed recommendations to keep pace with ongoing genetic improvements.</p><p> </p><p>CIEL is one of four Agri-Tech centres that were funded as part of the Agri-Tech Strategy that was launched in 2013 as part of a £160 million commitment to UK Agriculture .</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T08:54:41.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T08:54:41.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1124056
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Artificial Intelligence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to invest in projects to improve the development of artificial intelligence in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Artificial Intelligence is one of the global trends which will transform our future, changing jobs and businesses across the country, and we want people to be able to capitalise on these opportunities.</p><p>The AI Sector Deal, announced in April 2018, outlines up to £0.95bn package of support for the sector, which includes Government, industry and academic contributions.</p><p>Since the Sector Deal launch the Government has invested in a number of areas. For example:</p><ul><li>Announcement of £20 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) support for Next Generation Services using artificial intelligence, and £210 million ISCF support for Data to early diagnostics and precision medicine which includes using AI to analyse medical images in digital pathology.</li><li>Funded up to £50m for five new centres of excellence for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using AI medical advances.</li><li>Funded £30m for the new Bayes Centre in Edinburgh, a world-leading centre of data science and AI in October 2018.</li><li>£3m for three new research projects to investigate how businesses can make best use of AI in insurance and law as well as analysing consumer attitudes to AI.</li><li>Announced up to £79 million of Government funding to study 5 million healthy people to develop new diagnostic tests using AI.</li><li>Announced up to £79 million for three new AI programmes to transform engineering, urban planning and healthcare.</li><li>Announced £600,000 funding for UK-Korea Health Sciences collaboration to focus on better diagnosis of dementia through the use of AI.</li><li>40 artificial intelligence and data analytics projects, backed by £13 million in Government, announced to boost productivity and improve customer service.</li></ul><p>Our ambition in AI and data will not stop at the Sector Deal. This is only the start of the UK’s plans to be recognised as a place where ingenuity and entrepreneurship can flourish, where technology follows the highest ethical standards and where the transformative potential of this technology is spread across the UK economy more widely and for the betterment of society.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:11:05.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:11:05.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1122453
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Artificial Intelligence and Computers: Research more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to support research into advanced computing and artificial intelligence. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 246446 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Research and development is fundamental to improving future living standards, as well as tackling some of the greatest challenges and opportunities, such as those identified in our Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges, which includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data. Through the Industrial Strategy, we have committed to reaching the target of 2.4% of GDP investment in R&amp;D by 2027 and 3% in the longer term, placing us in the top quartile of OECD countries.</p><p> </p><p>In April 2018, we announced a Sector Deal between government and industry that will put the UK at the forefront of the AI industry. As part of this, UKRI announced £100m investment in February 2019 in PhDs in AI at 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training based at 14 UK universities. UKRI has also announced four regional workshops to seek input to the current UKRI Review of AI.</p><p> </p><p>In advanced computing, my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £79 million funding for the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, in the recent Spring Statement. The supercomputer will be hundreds of thousands of times more powerful than a traditional desktop computer and will be used to run massive research simulations. This new resource will be housed at the University of Edinburgh's Advanced Computing Facility at Easter Bush, and will be integral in aiding discoveries in many areas of research including Materials Science, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry and Climate science.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T15:24:27.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:24:27.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1123518
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Artificial Intelligence: Employment 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to train and prepare workers for the impact of artificial intelligence. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 248599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s vision to make the UK a global centre for AI and data innovation, alongside measures to ensure our people are equipped to capitalise on those opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>We are improving the UK's system for training in digital skills and lifelong learning to ensure that working people have the support they need to navigate the challenge of automation to a higher-wage future. Through the Industrial Strategy we are delivering:</p><p> </p><ul><li>16 New Centres for Doctoral Training at universities across the country, delivering 1,000 new PhDs over the next 5 years;</li><li>New prestigious AI fellowships to attract and retain the top AI talent, underpinned by up to £50m of funding agreed at Autumn Budget</li><li>Industry-funding for new AI Masters places;</li><li>Invested £406m in maths, digital and technical education; and</li><li>Committed £100m for the first phase of developing the National Retraining Scheme to support people vulnerable to technological change.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Good Work Plan was published in December 2018 and will ensure that the labour market continues to work for everyone. The Plan commits to a wide range of policy and legislative changes to ensure that workers can access fair and decent work, that both employers and workers have the clarity they need to understand their employment relationships, and that the enforcement system is fair and fit for purpose.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T15:06:20.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:06:20.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Automation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 1.5 million jobs could be lost due to increased automation. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL14798 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s ambition to make the UK a global centre for AI and data innovation and to embed the power of these technologies across our economy.</p><p>The estimate does not consider the potential job creation resulting from automation. World Economic Forum estimate that automation will create 133 million new globally by 2022.</p><p>The Government recognises that demand for skills will continue to change, in part in response to automation. In order to equip the UK to capitalise on this opportunity, we have committed to improving the UK's system for training in digital skills, lifelong learning to ensure that working people have the support they need to navigate the challenge of automation to a higher-wage future. The Government are investing £406 million in maths, digital and technical education and have committed £100 million for the first phase of developing the National Retraining Scheme to support people vulnerable to technological change.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T15:29:54.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T15:29:54.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this