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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Teachers: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to encourage (a) computer science graduates and (b) professional programmers to become teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 Teachers: Secondary Education 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, how many teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics there were in UK secondary schools in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
star this property uin 212006 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the number of science (by separate science subject), technology, engineering and mathematics teachers in service in publicly funded secondary schools in England in November of each year from 2011 to 2013: [1], [2]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Subject [3]</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Physics</p></td><td><p>5,900</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td><td><p>6,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chemistry</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>7,200</p></td><td><p>7,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biology</p></td><td><p>8,500</p></td><td><p>8,700</p></td><td><p>8,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Combined/General Science</p></td><td><p>34,700</p></td><td><p>32,700</p></td><td><p>32,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other Sciences</p></td><td><p>2,800</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td><td><p>13,800</p></td><td><p>13,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering</p></td><td><p>1,600</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mathematics</p></td><td><p>35,200</p></td><td><p>32,800</p></td><td><p>33,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Source: School Workforce Census</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] Figures are based on a large sample of over 70% of secondary schools.</p><p>[2] Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>[3] Each teacher is counted once under each subject they teach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the respective devolved administrations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 Primary Education: Free School Meals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential costs and benefits of the introduction of universal infant free school meals in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
star this property uin 213397 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is responsible for the introduction of the requirement that state-funded schools in England should offer universal infant free school meals, which came into effect on 1 September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2009 and 2011 the Department for Education and the Department of Health piloted the provision of universal free school meals in Durham and Newham. The independent evaluation of those pilots showed that there were a number of benefits arising from the provision of universal free school meals, including improved attainment, healthier eating habits and increases in the uptake of meals among children who would have been eligible for free school meals under the existing criteria. We also know, from research carried out by the School Food Trust (now Children’s Food Trust), that universal infant free school meals will save families who previously paid for school lunches up to £400 a year per infant child.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has used School Food Trust research into the costs of school meal provision, as well as feedback from local authorities and stakeholders, to inform the allocation of funding for this policy and the targeting of implementation support. In particular, this research informed the decision to allocate £2.30 of revenue funding per meal taken by newly eligible pupils.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 Schools: Standards 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 proportion of students are taught in schools rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding in (a) the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, (b) Berkshire and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
star this property uin 227516 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>As Ofsted is responsible for the requested statistics, this is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. A copy of his reply will be placed in the library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T14:27:09.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T14:27:09.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 Schools: Admissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children secured a place at their top-choice school in (a) the UK, (b) Berkshire and (c) Windsor constituency in the latest period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
star this property uin 206723 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Data on the proportion of children that were made an offer of their first choice school for England was published on 24 June 2014 as part of the Statistical First Release ‘Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2014’. This is published online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications</a></p><p>The latest data is for entry into school in September 2014. Data for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are produced by the devolved administrations.</p><p>The figures for England and the local authorities of West Berkshire and Windsor &amp; Maidenhead are given below. Data is provided by, and broken down as far as, local authority level. Therefore results by parliamentary constituency are not available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion of applicants who received their first choice<br>primary or secondary school place, September 2014 entry</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td><p>Primary</p></td><td><p>Secondary</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">England</td><td><p>87.7</p></td><td><p>85.2</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>West Berkshire</p></td><td><p>86.3</p></td><td><p>89.3</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Windsor &amp; Maidenhead</td><td><p>85.1</p></td><td><p>80.5</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Based on offers made on respective national offer days</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T11:53:44.7949909Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he has taken to help businesses and individuals to switch their gas and electricity suppliers more quickly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
star this property uin 211929 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We have worked with Energy UK, Ofgem, suppliers and other key industry partners to develop and implement proposals which will enable domestic customers to switch supplier 17 days, half the time it currently takes. The industry code changes to enable to this will come in to force on 6 November and Energy UK members have all committed to offering it by the end of the year. These code changes will also enable more streamlined switching of non-domestic customers.</p><p>The Department is also working with Ofgem to support their proposals for a longer term move to next day switching. A key element of this is the roll out of smart meters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:13:29.1307524Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:13:29.1307524Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 New Businesses: Windsor more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government has taken to support disabled people in Windsor constituency who want to start their own business. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>We are continuing to work hard to provide the right support to make life easier for everyone who wants to start their own business, including disabled people.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.greatbusiness.gov.uk</a> provides support and advice for anyone trying to grow a business as well as for entrepreneurs starting out. This includes a 'Business Finance and Support Finder' that can provide a customised source of government backed support and finance for business. In addition to on-line support, the Business Support Helpline (0300 456 3565) is available to provide a quick response on queries about starting a business, or a personalised and in-depth advice service for more complex needs. For those looking for start-up finance and advice there are Start-Up Loans: 10 loans worth a total of £47,500 have been drawn down in Windsor to date.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the New Enterprise Allowance helps people claiming certain out of work benefits to start up their own business. As of June 2014, 10,040 disabled people (from a total of 53,350) had started a new business with the help of the NEA.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T15:08:21.29Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T15:08:21.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Financial Services: ICT 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 assessment he has made of the value of the financial technology sector to the economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
star this property uin 214449 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>Financial technology is not separately identified within Official Statistics and there is at present no workable definition to identify business activity in this area from other financial or computer and information services. Therefore the employment and financial contribution of these specific activities cannot easily be assessed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T10:55:54.153Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T10:55:54.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Radio Frequencies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to encourage public sector users of the radio spectrum to share bands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
star this property uin 211326 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>All public sector spectrum users are subject to Administered Incentive Pricing (AIP) which serves to encourage spectrum to be used efficiently or released to other uses. This charge is set by HM Treasury with advice from Ofcom and the DCMS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:41:35.735982Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:41:35.735982Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 ICT more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to encourage growth of the big data industry in the UK; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has identified big data as one of the ‘eight great technologies’ that will propel the UK’s future economic growth. Since 2010, the Government has made a series of strategic investments to support the growth of the big data industry in the UK. These include:</p><p> </p><p>- a £159 million investment programme in the UK’s high performance computing and networks infrastructure announced in 2011.</p><p> </p><p>- £189 million investment announced in 2012 to support a programme of big data and energy-efficient computing projects across the UK co-ordinated by the Economic and Social Research Council.</p><p> </p><p>- £10.7 million announced in December 2013 to create a new Higgs Centre for Innovation at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh that will focus on big data and space technologies.</p><p> </p><p>- £42 million announced in March 2014 to establish a world-leading Alan Turing Institute, which will be established in 2015 to research the analysis and application of big data.</p><p> </p><p>- Investment of over £50 million to establish the Digital Catapult, based in London, which will bring researchers and business together to accelerate new innovative products to market.</p><p> </p><p>On 31 October 2013, the Government also published ‘Seizing the Data Opportunity: a strategy for UK data capability’, which examines the UK’s capability to make best use of all data including big data, public sector held data, research data, and data collected by companies. The strategy was developed in partnership with industry to place the UK at the forefront of extracting knowledge and value from data.</p><p> </p><p>Since the publication of the strategy, the Government has introduced new legislation on copyright exceptions in June 2014 to enable text and data-mining for non-commercial purpose, and has developed new UK Trade &amp; Industry marketing material to attract increased overseas investment and custom to the UK data centre market.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T10:42:59.51Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T10:42:59.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this