Business, Innovation and Skills

– in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 17th February 2011.

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The Secretary of State was asked-

  • Apprenticeships (31 speeches)

    How many apprenticeship starts there have been in the academic year 2010-11 to date.

  • Local Enterprise Partnerships (11 speeches)

    What recent progress he has made in establishing local enterprise partnerships.

  • Entrepreneurship (6 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to encourage entrepreneurship.

  • Bank Lending (11 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What recent progress he has made in his discussions with representatives of the banking industry on increasing levels of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Low-emission Vehicles (8 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to encourage the manufacture of low-emission vehicles.

  • Regional Growth Fund (6 speeches)

    What criteria he used to determine appointments to the independent advisory panel for the regional growth fund.

  • Export Licences (4 speeches)

    what assessment his Department has made of the administrative burden on businesses of the process for issuing export licences.

  • Higher Education (13 speeches)

    what his policy is on widening access to higher education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds; and if he will make a statement.

  • Construction Sector (4 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the likely effects on the construction sector of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review.

  • Legal Aid (6 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the potential effects on requirements for support from his Department by citizens advice bureaux of planned reductions in the provision of legal aid.

  • Post Boxes (5 speeches)

    If he will take steps to require Royal Mail to ensure the retention of the (a) colour of and (b) royal monogram on post boxes.

  • Employment Growth Strategy (4 speeches)

    What his Department's strategy for employment growth is for areas that have a high proportion of public sector employment.

  • Apprenticeships (4 speeches)

    How many apprenticeship starts there have been in the academic year 2010-11 to date.

  • Small Businesses (Recruitment) (4 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking to make it easier for small businesses to recruit staff.

  • Topical Questions — Departmental Responsibilities (56 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Bahrain (24 speeches, 1 annotation)

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Bahrain.