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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 hansard heading Universities: Racial Discrimination 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 Education, with reference to the article in the Guardian entitled A demeaning environment: stories of racism in UK universities, published 5 July 2019, if he will hold discussions with the Office for Students on their assessment of the scale and nature of racism in UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 276161 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE) for hatred or any form of harassment, discrimination or racism.</p><p> </p><p>The government is working closely with the Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students (OfS) to support work to address racism and other forms of harassment in HE, including implementation of UUK’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Taskforce’s recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials in the department meet regularly with the OfS, stakeholders and representative bodies about a range of student experience issues including racism, hate crime and harassment in HE. This includes specific quarterly meetings with the OfS to discuss how to tackle harassment and hate crime, including racism within the sector.</p><p> </p><p>In its ministerial guidance, the government has asked the OfS to support this work and to make campuses places of tolerance for all students, and over £2 million has been invested in projects addressing hatred and harassment in HE.</p><p>The government will continue to work closely with the OfS to prioritise tackling of all forms of harassment and hate crime in higher education.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:19:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:19:29.847Z
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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 Gordon Marsden more like this
1138419
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Vegetable Oils 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 his Department is taking to support businesses to develop new and more sustainable vegetation oils as a replacement for palm oil. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 276167 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to working with business and others to create a UK market for sustainably sourced palm oil for households and reduce the environmental impact of palm oil production overseas.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the Government convened an industry-led UK Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This brought together trade associations for palm oil-using sectors to improve reporting, traceability and understanding of supply chains to increase the use of certified palm oil. As a result the market share of sustainable palm oil in the UK has increased from 16% in 2010 to 75% in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Internationally, as a member of the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership, the UK is driving 100% sustainable palm oil supply chains in Europe. The UK also supports the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) which recently secured the Marrakesh Declaration on palm oil. The Declaration has seen seven African palm oil producing countries and major companies agree principles for responsible palm oil.</p><p> </p><p>This builds on earlier Government efforts to tackle non-household use of vegetable oils such as palm oil in sectors such as biofuels, by promoting waste-derived biofuels. Two thirds of biofuels in 2017-2018 were from such wastes.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that more remains to be done and will continue to explore opportunities to improve the sustainability of palm oil production.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:42:53.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:42:53.263Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
1138451
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Renewable Energy 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 assessment he has made of the contribution that (a) rooftop solar, (b) solar farms and (c) onshore wind can make to delivering the 2050 net-zero emissions target; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 276250 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Solar PV is a UK success story. Over 99% of the UK’s solar PV capacity has been deployed since May 2010, and now provides 13.5GW of renewable electricity. 13.8GW of onshore wind capacity has now also been installed in the UK, enough to power over 7.6 million UK homes. Renewable technologies have an essential part to play in meeting the 2050 net zero emissions commitment as part of a diverse energy system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:43:02.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:43:02.363Z
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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 Peter Kyle more like this
1138452
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Renewable Energy 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 was the capacity of (a) onshore wind and (b) solar PV installed in the UK in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017, (iv) 2018, and (v) 2019 to 11 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 276251 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>This information is publicly available at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811884/ET_6.1.xls" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811884/ET_6.1.xls</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:43:25.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:43:25.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4505
unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1138047
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Research: Finance 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 account he has taken of his Department's report entitled What is the relationship between public and private investment in R&D published July 2015 which stated that an extra £1 of public funding would give rise to an increase in private funding of between £1.13 and £1.60 in setting policy on the relationship between public and private investment in R&D. more like this
star 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 275748 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave her on 9 July 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-07-04/273388/" target="_blank">273388</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:30:26.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:30:26.873Z
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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
1138050
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Energy Performance Certificates 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, with reference to his Department's consultation, Energy performance certificate in buildings: call for evidence, published in October 2018, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of off-grid properties switching from lower carbon to higher carbon forms of heating in order to obtain a higher energy performance certificate rating. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 275644 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The replacement of a heating system must always be carried out in accordance with Building Regulations. Replacing an existing appliance with a less carbon efficient one is not compliant with Building Regulations and any suspected breaches of this should be reported to Building Control in the appropriate Local Authority. Replacing a heating system with a higher carbon option will not be given as a recommended measure to improve the building’s rating on an EPC as this would be contrary to Building Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>The Domestic Buildings Services Compliance Guide (2013) provides further information on this: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697525/DBSCG_secure.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697525/DBSCG_secure.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering the responses to our call for evidence on EPCs and will respond in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:00.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:00.487Z
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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 Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1138086
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Climate Change 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, with reference to page 11 of the report entitled, Net Zero, published by the Committee on Climate Change in May 2019 on setting a target of net zero emissions by 2050 and if he will make it his policy to set an earlier target date for reaching net zero. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 275656 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Committee on Climate Change make clear in their report that they do not currently consider it credible for the UK to aim to reach net-zero emissions earlier than 2050.</p><p>We have considered their advice and legislated in line with it. The UK is the first major economy in the world to set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This world-leading target will bring to an end our contribution to climate change.</p><p>Having set this target, we are calling on other countries to similarly increase their ambition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:09.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:09.977Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1138095
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Offshore Industry 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 estimate he has made of the financial contribution of the oil and gas sector to the economy of (a) each region of the UK and (b) the UK; and how many jobs the oil and gas sector supports in each region of UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 275756 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department estimates that the oil and gas sector, defined as the combination of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 6 and 19, made a financial contribution of £23.9bn of Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy in 2018[1]. The latest release of the UK Business Register and Employment Survey indicates that there were 20,700 direct jobs in the sector, with a further 124,100 roles supported in the immediate supply chain.[2] While it is not possible to estimate the economic contribution of the oil and gas sector to each region of the UK with sufficient granularity, the latest Oil and Gas UK Workforce Report estimates that Scotland, Greater London and the South East of England account for three-fifths of total employment supported by the offshore oil and gas industry.[3]</p><p> </p><p>[1] ‘Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas’ and ‘Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products’ respectively. Note that as SIC code 19 includes coke oven products, this measure may lead to a slight overestimate. For context, the balance of GVA generated is £20.5bn and £3.4bn for SIC codes 6 and 19 respectively: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossdomesticproductgdp/datasets/ukgdpolowlevelaggregates" target="_blank">GDP output approach – low-level aggregates, ONS - June 2019</a></p><p>[2]<a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/industry235digitsicbusinessregisterandemploymentsurveybrestable2" target="_blank">Industry (2, 3 and 5 - digit SIC) - Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES), ONS - September 2018</a></p><p>[3] <a href="https://oilandgasuk.cld.bz/Workforce-Report-2018/12/" target="_blank">Workforce Report, Oil &amp; Gas UK - 2018</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T08:27:04.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T08:27:04.587Z
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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 Seema Malhotra more like this
1138096
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Boilers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new models of boilers introduced since October 2017 have been tested and submitted to the BRE to comply with the new Boiler Plus regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 275657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The testing and registration of new models of boiler by the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE) is not part of compliance with the Boiler Plus regulations.</p><p>In order to comply with the Boiler Plus regulations, the boiler unit must meet Energy-related Products (ErP) standards with a minimum ErP efficiency of 92%. Compliance is carried out by Notified Bodies, as defined by EU Directive 92/42/EEC: Hot Water Boilers. A list of Notified Bodies can be found at the following URL: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fec.europa.eu%2Fgrowth%2Ftools-databases%2Fnando%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Ddirective.print%26refe_cd%3D92%252F42%252FEEC&amp;data=02%7C01%7CRosalyn.Tandy%40beis.gov.uk%7C6619f9a1216a41569f5d08d6e8c8cd56%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636952346463943182&amp;sdata=gssTJ8R70WjIZLq8bys1I8226ZrXkxW4OvQngs%2BMl1Y%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/nando/index.cfm?fuseaction=directive.print&amp;refe_cd=92%2F42%2FEEC</a></p><p>The BRE maintains the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for the energy performance of homes. For the purposes of SAP, boiler efficiency values are derived using a calculation known as Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK (SEDBUK). This is the value that is recorded by BRE in the Product Characteristics Database.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:25.477Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1138185
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Optoelectronics 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, how much funding has been allocated to the optoelectronics industry in the UK in each year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 275690 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Our ambition is to increase total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, and 3% in the long term. Successive UK Governments have supported the principle that funding for basic research should be awarded through competitive processes on the basis of excellence and likely impact - as assessed through peer review.</p><p>UK Research and Innovation, a partner organisation of BEIS, primarily engages with industry through Innovate UK. The table below shows the amount committed by Innovate UK to projects involving optoelectronics in each of the last 5 years. These figures focus on funds to industry and, as such, exclude funding towards research-focused partners such as academics or charities.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Commitment Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grant Offered (Commitment)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£3,530,324</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£1,944,112</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£3,676,222</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£5,225,330</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>£822,952</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Note: as this is committed funding the 2018/19 figures do not include where an offer letter has been sent but no agreement has yet been reached. As such this will not reflect the full amount of funding committed in that year.</em></p><p> </p><p>Funding for research into optoelectronics is also provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:47:28.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:47:28.583Z
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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 Chris Ruane more like this