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100087
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading UK Export Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance buyer credit facility of credit guarantee scheme have been small to medium sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Ann McKechin more like this
uin 211335 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion, expressed as a percentage, of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the total number of exporters UK Export Finance (UKEF) has supported broken down by UKEF product for the last five financial full years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buyer Credit</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bond Support Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td><td><p>91%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Insurance Policy</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td><td><p>63%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Working Capital Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>83%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Letter of Credit Guarantee Scheme</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Supplier Credit Facility</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Products launched in 2011/12</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>SMEs are defined by the EU as companies that have fewer than 250 employees, and either a turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet total of less than €43m.</p><p> </p><p>Information on UKEFs Bond Support Scheme has been included given that it was introduced specifically to support to smaller exporters, especially SMEs.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
grouped question UIN
211331 more like this
211332 more like this
211333 more like this
211334 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T14:39:54.2643452Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:39:54.2643452Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
previous answer version
24216
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
1419
label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
100088
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading ACAS more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to evaluate the effect of the ACAS early conciliation service on keeping workplace disputes out of court. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 211244 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>Early Conciliation was introduced in April 2014 and it is too early to make any meaningful assessment on the effect of Early Conciliation on Employment Tribunal cases at this stage. However, officials in the Department and Acas are already monitoring the impact of Early Conciliation and I will make an announcement on evaluation in due course, once we have a sufficient evidence base to do so.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T11:30:02.3392087Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:30:02.3392087Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Sir Stephen Timms more like this
100092
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to help workers on zero hours contracts who desire regular, contracted employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>Under the Flexible Working Regulations, brought in on 30 June, all employees with 26 continuous weeks of service have the right to request flexible working from their employer. Individuals on zero hours contracts, who are employees, can request a change in their contracts, which could also include a request to move to a fixed hours contract.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100093
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading STEM Subjects: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to increase the participation of women in STEM fields. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 211363 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>The Government is backing the three-year Your Life campaign, which aims to increase the number of people participating in a wide range of careers that need skills in science, technology, engineering and maths, particularly women. To date more than 200 organisations have pledged action to the campaign to boost the role of women in STEM fields. A publicity drive to encourage young people, especially girls, aged 14 to 16 to take STEM subjects, will launch in November 2014.</p><p>We fund the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering to run a joint STEM Diversity Programme to understand and address issues of diversity, including gender, in the STEM workforce. Actions include a 10 point plan to ensure that women in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing have the same opportunities to progress in their career as their male counterparts</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T15:01:24.3740832Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T15:01:24.3740832Z
answering member
1578
label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
100102
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Video Games more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funds distributed by the Technology Strategy Board were allocated to the video games sector in each of the last three years; and what proportion of the total funding from that Board this represented in each such year. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 211397 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2011/12 Innovate UK did not provide any funds to organisations in the video games sector. In 2012/13, it provided £277k (0.06% of its core budget) to organisations in the video games sector and in 2013/14 it provided £1.9m (0.4% of its core budget).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures above do not include any awards made under Innovate UK’s Smart or Knowledge Transfer Partnership programmes, as this information can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wantage more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T06:55:43.7900866Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T06:55:43.7900866Z
answering member
1580
label Biography information for Lord Vaizey of Didcot more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
100103
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2014 to Question 201383, how much was spent on national minimum wage enforcement in 2013-14. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 211245 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>£7.5m was spent by HM Revenue and Customs on the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in 2013/14.</p><p>We have increased the budget allocation for National Minimum Wage enforcement in 2014/15 to £9.2m. This extra funding will enable HMRC to increase the number of compliance officers working in this area who, as well as continuing to respond to every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline, will also undertake targeted enforcement, focusing on the worst offending employers in the highest-risk sectors.</p><p>Anyone who believes they are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and has not received it should contact this free and confidential helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Sir Stephen Timms more like this
100118
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading VisitBritain and VisitEngland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the core funding for VisitBritain and VisitEngland was in 2010 and is now. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 211285 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>In 2010/11 Government funding for VisitBritain and VisitEngland was £40.323 million. In 2014/15 Government funding was £51.984 million. The table contains a breakdown of the funding:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VisitBritain GIA (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VisitBritain GREAT Funding (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VisitEngland GIA (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VisitEngland GREAT Funding (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VisitEngland Regional Growth Fund via BIS (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>40.323*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>40.323</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>19.883</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>6.364</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6.737</p></td><td><p>51.984</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*grant-in-aid for both bodies was recorded on a consolidated basis before 2011/12.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T12:43:25.5416684Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:43:25.5416684Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
100120
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Tourism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value to the economy of domestic tourism was in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 211253 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>Since 2010, domestic tourism spend in England has grown by 14.1% - from £56.7bn* to £64.7bn in 2013. Domestic tourism spend in 2012 was a record-breaking £67,956m. We will not have a final figure for 2014 until next year. Overall, Deloitte estimated that the tourism industry was worth £127 billion GVA to the UK economy in 2013, £58 billion of which is ‘direct’ contribution.</p><p> </p><p><em>Source: </em><a href="http://www.visitengland.org/insight-statistics/major-tourism-surveys/overnightvisitors/" target="_blank"><em>http://www.visitengland.org/insight-statistics/major-tourism-surveys/overnightvisitors/</em></a><em> ; </em><a href="http://www.visitengland.org/insight-statistics/major-tourism-surveys/dayvisitors/" target="_blank"><em>http://www.visitengland.org/insight-statistics/major-tourism-surveys/dayvisitors/</em></a></p><p>*this is based on an estimate as there was no day visit survey in 2010</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T12:41:38.9195595Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:41:38.9195595Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
100121
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Tourism Alliance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met the Tourism Alliance. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 211254 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>All DCMS Ministers’ external meetings are published quarterly on the following website:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/313639/Transparency_Declarations_Oct-Dec_2013_csv.csv/preview</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T12:42:37.8553133Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:42:37.8553133Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
100122
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Tourism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by local authorities on tourism development and promotion in each year since 2010; and what his estimate is of the amount that will be so spent in 2014-15. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 211247 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>Revenue and capital tourism expenditure by English Local Authorities is available on the Department for Communities and Local Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T12:44:23.2061499Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:44:23.2061499Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this