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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Engineering: Vocational Education 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 assessment she has made of the performance of the Year of Engineering 2018 campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The Year of Engineering 2018 campaign was a success thanks to the support and enthusiasm of more than 1500 partners right across the sector.</p><p> </p><p>The efforts of our partners – scores of passionate individuals from businesses, professional institutions, charities, schools and colleges - helped the campaign deliver more than five million direct experiences of engineering to 7-16 year olds across the UK, well exceeding our set one million target.</p><p> </p><p>We have seen first-hand that when young people get the chance to enjoy problem-solving activities or meet an engineer face-to-face, they are more likely to consider it as a job. It was fantastic to see that for those young people aware of the campaign, desirability of engineering careers increased substantially – by 35 percentage points for 7-11s and 14 percentage points for 11-16s</p><p> </p><p>We aim to create a lasting and meaningful legacy for the Year of Engineering by continuing to show young people from different backgrounds what they can achieve in engineering. We will work together across the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Education and the Department for Transport and other departments to build on the success of the campaign through a long-term engineering legacy campaign and through continued collaboration across industry.</p><p> </p><p>We need more engineers to help us meet our Grand Challenges to ensure the UK leads the way on the AI and data revolution and the global shift to clean growth, harness the power of innovation to meet the needs of an ageing society and become a world leader in the future of mobility - the way people, goods and services move.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T08:08:15.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T08:08:15.333Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1142092
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Loneliness more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made against the commitment set out in the Loneliness Strategy to work in partnership with Campaign to End Loneliness, British Red Cross, the Association of Convenience Stores and others, to explore how businesses can provide community space out of business hours or engage with the wider community in other ways. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Employers can play an important role in tackling loneliness in their workforce and wider society.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to work with the Campaign to End Loneliness to run an Employers’ Leadership Group on Loneliness. The group strengthens cooperation and coordination between Government, business and other groups with an interest in tackling loneliness. The group, which includes the Association of Convenience Stores and the British Red Cross, is currently carrying out work to identify good practice and produce case studies and guidance to help employers tackle loneliness – both in the workforce and in the wider community.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 282314 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T07:41:34.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T07:41:34.617Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4031
star this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
1142093
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Loneliness more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made against the commitment set out in the Loneliness Strategy to capture and share the work businesses are doing to help tackle loneliness in the wider community and to promote that work and develop it further. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
unstar this property uin 282314 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Employers can play an important role in tackling loneliness in their workforce and wider society.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to work with the Campaign to End Loneliness to run an Employers’ Leadership Group on Loneliness. The group strengthens cooperation and coordination between Government, business and other groups with an interest in tackling loneliness. The group, which includes the Association of Convenience Stores and the British Red Cross, is currently carrying out work to identify good practice and produce case studies and guidance to help employers tackle loneliness – both in the workforce and in the wider community.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 282313 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T07:41:34.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T07:41:34.68Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4031
star this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
1142275
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Ascension Island 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 are being taken to ensure that the British air sampling station on Ascension Island remains operational. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Met Office staff collect samples of the air on Ascension Island as part of the Global Atmosphere Watch which helps scientists measure, track and understand the rise in CO<sub>2</sub> and methane around the planet. This is done on behalf of Royal Holloway, University of London and the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who fund the equipment.</p><p> </p><p>Ascension Island is a remote location which relies on limited air freight services to provide resupply of equipment. On occasion, equipment deliveries can be disrupted due to the essential prioritisation of other cargo, such as food, resulting in delays to the sampling schedule.</p><p> </p><p>The Met Office is working with the programme’s owners to investigate contingency measures to minimise disruption if supplies to the island are delayed again in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T08:07:39.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T08:07:39.43Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1142298
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
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star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress her Department has made on reviewing the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme; and when she plans to resume naming employers under that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to taking tough action against employers who underpay the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage (NMW). Our budget for enforcement and compliance stands at a record high and last year HM Revenue and Customs issued a record £17 million in penalties to employers who broke the rules.</p><p>We are in the process of concluding the evaluation of the NMW Naming Scheme. Any changes made to the Scheme will be made through an updated version of our published enforcement policy in due course, following which regular naming of employers who have breached NMW rules will resume.</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 2019-09-03T15:23:47.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:23:47.377Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1142311
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Gratuities more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to (a) publish a response to the consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges which closed on 27 June 2016 and (b) bring forward legislative proposals on service charges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 282563 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>Through the Good Work Plan we have committed to legislate on a range of areas to enhance workers’ rights, including to ensure that all tips left to workers go to them in full.</p><p> </p><p>We expect over a million workers to benefit, many of whom are in low-paid jobs. Consumers will have reassurance that the money they leave in good faith is going to the staff, as they intended.</p><p> </p><p>The Good Work Plan set out an ambitious programme to take forward the vast majority of the recommendations made in the Taylor Review. We have already implemented key commitments, through secondary legislation to increase workers’ rights and protections, and improve transparency for workers, from day one. We will bring forward further measures when Parliamentary time allows.</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 2019-09-03T15:21:49.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:21:49.893Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1142403
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Passenger Ships: Employment more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she has made representations to the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential effect of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s plans for older passenger boats on the number of (a) skilled maritime jobs, (b) skilled boatyard jobs and (c) jobs in the tourism sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>BEIS works with the Maritime Coastguard Agency and industry to further understand the issues raised and remains closely engaged with DfT on the delivery of the recently published Maritime 2050 strategy and to support growth ambitions across the maritime sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T08:08:24.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T08:08:24.737Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142439
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Research: Finance more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 July (HL17210), whether they intend that two thirds of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, should come from private sources as announced by Chris Skidmore MP on 10 July. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
unstar this property uin HL17513 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>Reaching the 2.4% ambition will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Since 2010, businesses and overseas investors have been responsible for an average of two thirds of gross investment in R&amp;D. The Department is working with UKRI and other key partners to stimulate private investment in R&amp;D, harness the latest trends in innovation and make the UK a great place to grow an innovative business.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:06:34.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:06:34.68Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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1142451
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
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star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Rural Areas more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of rural communities that are not connected to the gas supply network. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL17525 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>There is no definitive source for the number of households that are not connected to the gas supply network; BEIS estimates these figures by subtracting the number of domestic gas meters from the estimated number of households.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest estimates of households not connected to the gas network by country of the UK. These estimates are also published down to GB local authority level within BEIS’ ‘Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network’ dataset, most recently published in 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Nation</p></td><td><p>Number of households<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Estimated number of households not connected to the gas network<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>23,229,000</p></td><td><p>3,024,000</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2,452,000</p></td><td><p>495,000</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>1,342,000</p></td><td><p>225,000</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>730,000<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>497,000<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>68%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>27,753,000</p></td><td><p>4,241,000</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: (1) Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network, BEIS, updated 2018, except for NI see footnote 3; (2) Live tables on household projections, United Kingdom, 1961-2039, MHCLG 2016 estimate; (3) Transparency Reports 2017, NI Utility Regulator</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:06:07.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:06:07.817Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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1142457
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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 Satellites: Grants more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK Space Agency grants for horizontal launch applications for small satellite launch programmes have been made; and what plans they have, if any, to provide additional grants for such programmes in the future. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>On 4 June 2019, the UK Space Agency announced its intention to award up to £7.85 million, subject to business case, to Spaceport Cornwall and US operator Virgin Orbit to develop facilities and operational capabilities that would enable small satellite launch from Cornwall in the early 2020s.</p><p> </p><p>In May 2019, the UK Space Agency also opened a £2 million Horizontal Spaceport Development Fund to assist future horizontal spaceports with their plans for small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight. The deadline for applications closed on 17 July, and the UK Space Agency is currently reviewing submitted proposals. Grant awards will be announced in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:24:10.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:24:10.527Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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