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star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to his oral contribution of 18 April 2016, Official Report, column 712, on the national minimum wage, how many of the employers who approached his Department and requested not to be named and shamed for breaking national minimum legislation were named and shamed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Since the naming scheme began we have named 490 employers and received 107 representations from employers asking not to be named. Of these 107 employers 85 were ultimately named.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-04-29T13:45:33.48Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan remove filter
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star this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received on the potential merits of establishing a materials catapult for manufacturing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 41077 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
star this property answer text The Department refers proposals for new Catapults to Innovate UK, who have an established process for considering the case for new Catapult Centres. This includes proposals for Materials Centres. Innovate UK currently consider the broad materials needs of the manufacturing sector are well served by existing Catapults and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs). 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 2016-06-30T16:18:43.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-30T16:18:43.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan remove filter
518891
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which steel plants in the UK have (a) closed and (b) been bought by a new owner in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 37218 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out below and covers the closures and sales of primary steel making plants in the UK.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Steel Plant Closed (A)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Steel Plant Bought by New Owner (B)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Alphasteel, Newport (2007)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Libala, Newport (2008)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Teeside Cast Products, Redcar (2010)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SSI, Redcar (2011)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Thamesteel, Sheerness (2012)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Liberty Group, Newport (2013)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Libala, Newport (2013)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>SSI, Redcar (2015)</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>For A) owner at time of closing, plant (year of closure)</p><p>For B) new owner, plant (year of sale)</p><p> </p><p>There is no centrally collected information for downstream steel sites closures and sales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-06-09T06:53:00.317Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-09T06:53:00.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Agencies 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, Innovation and Skills, what information he holds on the number of private sector employment agencies in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 32343 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
star this property answer text <p>According to the Office for National Statistics the number of employment placement agencies and temporary agencies is given in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>22,445</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>19,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>18,180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>17,865</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>17,515</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>18,195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data on number of the employment agency businesses are not available on a consistent basis prior to 2010. This is due to changes in methodology and the industrial classification system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-05-03T15:49:34.98Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T15:49:34.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-15more like thismore than 2016-04-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what meetings he has initiated on steel in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>It is an established convention that Ministers of one Administration cannot see the documents of a previous Administration. I am therefore unable to provide the information requested by the hon Member for the entire period given in his Question.</p><p> </p><p>I first met with Gareth Stace on 01 June 2015 and discussions with steel industry stakeholders continued thereafter to identify the policy priorities for dealing with the considerable challenges facing the sector. We convened a Steel Summit on 16 October 2015 which brought together all the major stakeholders, including key Government and industry participants as well as constituency MPs, recognising the significant part steel companies play in local communities. This led to the formation of three Ministerial Working Groups which took the lead on our efforts to deliver on the five key ‘Asks’ put to us by our partners in the steel industry.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure a sustainable future we set up the Steel Council, co-chaired by my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to build on the achievements of the three previous Ministerial working groups, by looking at the longer term future of the sector and how we can strengthen the capability and competiveness of the UK steel industry both at home and globally. The Council met for the first time on 2 March.</p><p> </p><p>Since this Government took office, BIS Ministers have undertaken a number of visits to steel-producing sites across the UK, including: SSI Redcar; Tata Steel facilities at Port Talbot, Scunthorpe and Rotherham; Celsa in Cardiff and the former-Tata Steel site at Motherwell recently re-opened by Liberty Steel.</p><p> </p><p>To date we have made significant progress in addressing the challenges faced by the industry, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Paying compensation towards their energy costs: the Steel industry has received £80m in compensation since 2013;</li></ul><ul><li>Exempting the steel industry from renewable energy policy costs passed through in energy bills: this will save the steel industry hundreds of £millions over the course of this parliament.</li><li>Securing flexibility over EU emissions regulations.</li><li>Making sure that social and economic factors can be taken into account when Government procures steel;</li><li>Continuing to tackle unfair trading practices at an EU and an International level.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-05-04T15:28:06.927Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T15:28:06.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Industry more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last reviewed his Department's industrial strategy; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
star this property answer text <p>At the Science and Technology Select Committee on the science budget and spending review held on Tuesday 19 January my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills stated that he wanted to see sector strategies that were formed under the coalition Government’s industrial strategy refreshed, as those strategies were put in place a number of years ago. My right hon. Friend has had meetings with many of the sector councils to discuss this and will continue to meet with sector councils and others, to consider what more the Government can do to support these industries and their growth.</p><p>My right hon. Friend also explained that there is an open door policy from his department to all industries, including newer industries and those that don’t yet have formal sector strategies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-05-03T15:10:21.76Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T15:10:21.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: China more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the Government's policy is on the granting of market economy status to China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes it is important that World Trade Organisation members meet their international obligations. But we are also committed to tackling unfair trade and ensuring that the Commission continues to have the necessary tools available to do this.</p><p>China’s 2001 Protocol of Accession to the WTO removes certain provisions after 15 years, so countries may need to alter the methodology for calculating dumping when conducting anti-dumping investigations involving China. In such an event, the EU would still be able to impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures against China, just as it does against Russia, the US and other market economies. We recognise there are real concerns about this. We are committed to discussing implementation of the Protocol's requirements with our international partners.</p><p>The European Commission is due to present its proposals in this area in the summer. Alongside its proposal, the Commission is expected to present a detailed assessment of the legal, economic and social impacts of this issue. It conducted a consultation earlier this year to collect evidence to inform its assessment and on possible measures to mitigate any adverse effects on EU industry. We welcome this and will examine the Commission’s proposal and impact assessment carefully before deciding our position.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-05-25T15:12:27.653Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-25T15:12:27.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value was of (a) private and (b) public sector investment in the British steel industry in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
star this property answer text <p>This information is not collected centrally. However, the following are examples of Government investments in the UK metals sector since 2008:</p><ul><li>£8.2 million from the Regional Growth Fund towards a new Tata Steel Europe R&amp;D Centre at Warwick University</li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) - £12.7 million comprising £6.47 million grant and £6.25 million loan to a consortium of which Tata Steel Europe is a key partner, to develop the “Proving Factory” which specialises in the industrialisation and low-volume production of advanced propulsion systems to automotive standards.</li><li>AMSCI – CASCADE project and consortia of 11 companies led by Tata Steel – awarded grant of £4.6m in April 2015 for development of metal powders and processes for additive manufacturing</li><li>Over £100m in capital projects in universities (through the Research Partnership Investment Fund) in steel, composites, automotive and aerospace, which has leveraged funding from businesses such as Tata, Rolls Royce and JLR.</li><li>Over £100m in EPSRC’s grant programme in metals and alloys</li><li>Innovate UK have provided just under £4m in grants to Tata Steel and a further £2m (with £2m from EPSRC) for SPECIFIC – an innovation and knowledge centre at Swansea University.</li></ul><p>Information on private sector investment in the steel industry is not available from official sources.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-05-23T09:58:59.78Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-23T09:58:59.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Intensive Industries: Trade Competitiveness more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what meetings he has had with the European Commissioner for Competition on EU state aid rules and support for energy-intensive industries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-27more like thismore than 2016-05-27
star this property answer text <p>Over the past year, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has met and called several times with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, to discuss EU state aid rules and energy-intensive industries. I as Minister of State for Business, Industry and Enterprise attended the energy intensive industries high level stakeholder conference in Brussels in February. Senior officials from the Department have also had regular meetings with Commission Competition officials to discuss these issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-05-27T13:53:08.037Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-27T13:53:08.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Research more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of innovation, research and development to the future viability of the British steel industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in advanced manufacturing sectors such as automotive and aerospace, which continue to grow rapidly. These industries all require high value, continually improving steel products in order to remain competitive, and therefore innovation will continue to play an important role in the future of the UK steel industry. The Steel Council recognises this; UK Steel are leading the Future Capacity and Capabilities working group which is currently undertaking work to better identify where innovation and R&amp;D is needed to meet future requirements for steel products, and how industry and Government can work together to support this.</p><p>Since 2010 we have been supporting the steel sector by offering grants totalling £29 million and loans totalling £33 million towards projects including:</p><p>o The development of facilities, such as the R&amp;D centre at Warwick University.</p><p>o Development of new products.</p><p>o And investment in training, skills and apprenticeships.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-05-26T15:35:59.007Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T15:35:59.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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