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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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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 Economic Growth: Climate Change 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 What recent steps his Department has taken to promote clean growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 911258 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in clean growth – leading the G20 in cutting emissions while growing the economy.</p><p> </p><p>The recent Offshore Wind Sector Deal is a fantastic example of how this government and industry are partnering to create good jobs in new low carbon supply chains whilst further decarbonising our power sector.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working to support clean growth internationally, which is why we have bid to host COP26 in 2020, to demonstrate our commitment towards the Paris agreement and maintain momentum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:42.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:42.527Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1129294
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 STEM Subjects: Higher Education 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 Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure diversity in students studying STEM subjects at university. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 259218 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Widening access and participation in higher education (HE) is a priority for this government. This means that everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, or where they grew up.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (as the regulator for higher education in England) has a duty to promote equality of opportunity in relation to access and participation in HE and we expect to see further progress, particularly amongst the most selective institutions.</p><p> </p><p>Overall numbers of students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are rising. The share of students studying science subjects at English HE providers has increased from 41% in 2010/11 to 45% in 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>Despite rising STEM student numbers, we are far from complacent. The Department for Education is committed to tackling the gender imbalance in STEM subjects, and has invested in programmes to address female participation, particularly in subjects like computing and physics. This includes the Stimulating Physics Network which has a specific strand focusing on increasing the number of girls studying physics A level. A Gender Balance in Computing Pilot Programme will be launched this year to identify practical interventions that schools can implement to improve girls’ participation in computing.</p><p> </p><p>They are also funding a new £84 million programme to improve computing teaching and participation, and the Advanced Maths Premium which aims to support schools and colleges in tackling some of the financial barriers to increase participation in post-16 maths.</p><p> </p><p>The department is improving careers advice in schools so that young people are aware of the high quality options available for both technical and academic routes into STEM and that they have access to information about the variety of careers that STEM pathways have to offer. STEM activities, including employer talks and work visits, are built into school career programmes and the Careers &amp; Enterprise Company funds opportunities for young people to meet a wide range of STEM employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T15:43:16.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:43:16.763Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1129858
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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 Carbon Budgets 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 he plans to carry forward part of the second carbon budget in to the third budgetary period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb more like this
star this property uin 259905 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has a world-leading record in tackling climate change. We are rightly proud of our performance against our carbon targets, having overperformed for the second time, leading us to cut our emissions faster than any G7 country. We remain firmly committed to tackling the threat of climate change and to meeting our future carbon targets through the ambitious plans and policies set out in the Clean Growth Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>The decision to reserve part of the second carbon budget is a technical one which does not impact the Government’s commitment to taking strong domestic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has deposited letters in the Libraries of the House confirming its decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T16:11:48.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:11:48.717Z
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unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1129247
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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: Job Creation 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 steps his Department is taking to create more jobs in the renewable energy sector. 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 259056 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Clean Growth is at the heart of this Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. There are currently 400,000 jobs in the low carbon economy, with the ambition to have 2 million by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>We’ve injected £2.5 billion into low-carbon innovation and earlier this year struck a deal with the offshore wind industry, which will see up to £40 billion worth of infrastructure investment in the UK, creating clean, green electricity, good jobs and sustained growth across the UK. Under the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, industry aims to more than triple the number of ‘green collar’ jobs in the sector to 27,000 by 2030, up from the current figure of 7,200.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:37.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:37.79Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
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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 steps his Department has taken to support communities that wish to invest in renewable community energy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 260088 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>BEIS supports communities that wish to invest in renewable community energy. At the end of May, the Rural Community Energy Fund re-opened to support communities seeking to develop a wide range of low carbon activities. The £10m fund provides grants to communities for feasibility studies to scope out ideas, and where projects are viable, another grant to help develop the project to investment readiness.</p><p> </p><p>The Rural Community Energy Fund will be delivered through the Local Energy Hubs which were created as part of the BEIS Local Energy Programme. There are five Hubs across England, including one in the North West which is managed by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The Hubs also provide wider commercial, technical and project management support to enable communities and Local Authorities to develop low carbon energy projects.</p><p> </p><p>BEIS acknowledge the importance of a route to market for small-scale low-carbon generation for communities. On 10 June we launched the Smart Export Guarantee, which will ensure that small-scale low-carbon generators are paid for the power they export to the grid. The SEG provides space for innovative market solutions to come forward, and supports the uptake of flexible technologies such as batteries - reinforcing our smart energy agenda.</p><p> </p><p>Eligible community projects will be able to benefit from the SEG, however we recognise that it may be more suitable for some projects than others. We are continuing to consider what measures we could take to support the efforts of communities that wish to invest in low-carbon community energy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T15:49:24.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:49:24.187Z
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unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
1129253
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Universities: Research 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 steps he is taking to support the future engagement of UK universities with European University Associations such as CESAER, LERU, EUA, the Guild, in order to maintain levels of collaboration in research, teaching and best practice. 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 259208 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As Chair of the High-Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation, I regularly engage with senior representatives from UK universities, academies and businesses to discuss issues of common interest regarding the UK’s exit from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>I continue to support positive discussions with representatives of these organisations on how best to maintain UK collaboration, including with a wide range of European umbrella organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 259207 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.37Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129246
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Universities: 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 steps he is taking to support the future engagement of UK universities with CESAER, LERU, EUA, the Guild, and other European University Associations, in order to maintain levels of collaboration in research, teaching and best practice after the UK leaves the EU. 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 259207 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As Chair of the High-Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation, I regularly engage with senior representatives from UK universities, academies and businesses to discuss issues of common interest regarding the UK’s exit from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>I continue to support positive discussions with representatives of these organisations on how best to maintain UK collaboration, including with a wide range of European umbrella organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN 259208 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.31Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129086
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Companies Obligation 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 steps he has taken to ensure that the Energy Company Obligation is targeted effectively at disabled people with conditions or impairments that are adversely affected by the cold. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259169 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the current iteration of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which began in December 2018, we have extended eligibility to include people in receipt of disability benefits. These benefits include: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits and their Ministry of Defence equivalents.</p><p>In addition, under an element of ECO called LA-Flex, obligated energy suppliers can meet up to 25% of their obligation by providing measures to households on low incomes and vulnerable to cold if they have been referred to them by a participating local authority. Some local authorities have used GP referrals to identify such vulnerable households.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:57.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:57.977Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129168
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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, what steps he has taken to ensure that boilers comply with the 2018 Boiler Plus regulations and are at least 92% energy efficient. 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 258960 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The 2018 uplifts to boiler installation standards were made through an amendment to the 2018 Building Regulations. Compliance with Building Regulations is enforced by Building Control.</p><p>Compliance with Energy-related Products (ErP) standards is carried out by Notified Bodies, as defined by EU Directive 92/42/EEC: Hot Water Boilers. A list of Notifying 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>In response to his question on the percentage of boilers sold after the introduction of the current standards, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 24th May 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-05-16/255264/" target="_blank">255264</a>.</p><p>The details of the research carried out on real-world boiler performance are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.bre.co.uk/sap2012/page.jsp?id=2768" target="_blank">https://www.bre.co.uk/sap2012/page.jsp?id=2768</a></p><p><a href="https://www.bre.co.uk/sap2012/page.jsp?id=2767" target="_blank">https://www.bre.co.uk/sap2012/page.jsp?id=2767</a></p><p><a href="https://www.bre.co.uk/sap2016/page.jsp?id=3619" target="_blank">https://www.bre.co.uk/sap2016/page.jsp?id=3619</a></p><p>Boilers operate within a household heating system comprising pumps, pipes, emitters and controls. The efficient operation of the system depends on the proper sizing, positioning and maintenance of these components to ensure how water is distributed as it should around the building. The heating system has a dynamic relationship with the fabric of the building such that efficiency is also affected by the level of insulation, ventilation, the extent to which doors and windows are kept open, and ambient heat from other household systems. Performance is also affected by the manner in which the consumer makes use of timers, thermostats and individual radiator controls, and by variation in gas content.</p><p>Boiler efficiency must be measured under test conditions to ensure comparability between products. There are too many variables in situ, as described above, to allow fair comparability.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
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258961 more like this
258962 more like this
258963 more like this
258964 more like this
258965 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:50:16.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:50:16.07Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1129296
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Science: Females 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 assessment she has made of female representation in scientific occupations as career levels progress. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 259220 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This is publicly available information.</p><p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publish data on employment by occupation, which is available by gender: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/employmentbyoccupationemp04" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/employmentbyoccupationemp04</a></p><p>The Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) publish data on academic research staff in UK universities, broken down by seniority, sex and ethnicity through the Higher Education Staff Data, Detailed Tables 13 and 15: <a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/staff" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/staff</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN 259219 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:56:02.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:56:02.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this