Business, Innovation and Skills

– in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 4th March 2010.

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The Minister of State was asked-

  • Online Fraud (6 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking to protect individuals from organised fraudulent online schemes which solicit money and financial details.

  • University Funding (14 speeches)

    When he last met representatives of the Russell group to discuss university funding; and if he will make a statement.

  • Late Payments (4 speeches)

    How many small businesses which supply his Department did not have their invoices paid within his Department's target time in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Royal Mail (10 speeches)

    What plans he has for the future of Royal Mail's universal service obligation; and if he will make a statement.

  • Sector Skills Councils (11 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the work of the sector skills councils on the skills level of the work force.

  • National Investment Corporation (11 speeches, 1 annotation)

    On what date he plans to launch the national investment corporation.

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee (4 speeches)

    What progress is being made in preparing for the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.

  • Apprenticeships (West Midlands) (8 speeches)

    What recent steps he has taken to encourage businesses in Coventry and the west midlands to offer apprenticeships.

  • Business Credit (10 speeches)

    What recent representations he has received on trends in availability to businesses of credit from banks.

  • Higher Education (4 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to widen participation in higher education; and if he will make a statement.

  • Bank Lending (Businesses) (4 speeches)

    What recent estimate he has made of trends in availability to small and medium-sized enterprises of bank lending.

  • Science Budget (4 speeches)

    Whether his Department's science budget will remain ring-fenced after 2011-12.

  • Access to Credit (4 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to increase the level of access to credit by small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Euro (UK Membership) (6 speeches)

    What recent representations he has received from businesses on UK membership of the euro.

  • Insolvency Service (4 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to improve the performance of the Insolvency Service.

  • Topical Questions (42 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.