Results 101–120 of 7141 for speaker:Lord Willetts

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Libraries (9 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Higher education institutions are independent, autonomous bodies. As such, they are responsible for their own procurement policies and the transparency of their processes. Universities are able to draw upon the Higher Education Procurement Academy, a sector-led initiative to improve expertise and capacity in UK university procurement.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Intellectual Property (9 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The Government is committed to protecting all Intellectual Property rights and has taken a number of steps recently to help rights holders protect and enforce their intellectual property. These include funding a dedicated police IP Crime Unit within the City of London police; making the intentional copying of registered designs a criminal offence; and introducing reforms to the Intellectual...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Intellectual Property: Brighton (9 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) provides support and information on how to make the most of all forms of intellectual property (IP) to businesses on a national basis. In 2013 the IPO launched IP for Business, a set of online training tools and advice to help businesses understand IP and how it can be used within a business to generate revenue. The IPO also funds 300 IP audits, targeted...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Technology (9 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The Information Economy Strategy published in June 2013 sets out the Government's plans to help digital technology-based businesses start up and thrive throughout the UK. This Department is supporting Tech City UK's work with the UK Tech Cluster Alliance network. A key role of the Alliance which currently contains 13 clusters located throughout the UK, is to promote and facilitate connections...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: Student Loans Company (8 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: I would like to update the House on the use by the Student Loans Company (SLC) of letters under the trading name of Smith Lawson and Company. Since 2005 the SLC has been issuing letters to graduates that fall into arrears when repaying loans or grant overpayments under the trading name of Smith Lawson and Company. The company has sent out letters to an estimated 309,000 customers under this...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Research (8 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The Higher Education-Business and Community Interaction survey showed that contract research from business carried out by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) amounted to £441 million in 12-13. However, information is not held on the precise terms of these contracts or the physical locations in which they are fulfilled. Where an HEI is in receipt of research grants from the science budget...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Arts (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, works with industry to support growth in the thriving UK creative industries, including through the Creative Industries Council. On 2 July 2014, industry published the Creative Industries Strategy, available at www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk which the Government has welcomed. Recent...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Higher education institutions have had specific duties to provide reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act since 2010. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is in regular contact with representatives of higher education institutions as part of the preparation of the new guidance on disabled students allowances, which will be available in the autumn.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Information on students awarded and paid disabled students’ allowance is published annually by Student Loans Company (SLC) in the Statistical First Release ‘Student Support for Higher Education England’. The latest statistics are available at the following link: http://www.slc.co.uk/media/694170/slcsfr052013.pdf A further breakdown by type of disabled students’ allowance has been...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Information on students awarded and paid Disabled Students’ Allowance is published annually by Student Loans Company (SLC) in the Statistical First Release ‘Student Support for Higher Education England’. The latest statistics are available at the following link: http://www.slc.co.uk/media/694170/slcsfr052013.pdf A further breakdown for England, Cumbria and South Lakeland has been...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Disabled students will continue to receive support through a combination of disabled students' allowances (DSAs) and reasonable adjustments made by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Each student's needs are unique. Some will receive more support through reasonable adjustments than previously experienced. Written guidance will be available. It is not possible to make an accurate estimate...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The Disabled Students’ Allowances Quality Assurance Group already holds a register of suppliers. These arrangements are now being formalised. No Government funding is provided for these arrangements.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: We have and continue to actively engage with a wide range of stakeholders following the laying of a written ministerial statement on disabled students’ allowances on 7 April 2014, Official Report, columns 1-2WS. A list of those who have submitted information or evidence for the Equality Analysis and Disabled Students’ Allowances Guidance for 2015-16 will be published as part of this...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is actively engaged in discussions with stakeholders to inform the DSA Guidance 2015/16 and the Equality Analysis and this will continue over the summer. Both documents will be published in the autumn.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances: Lewisham (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Information on students awarded and paid disabled students' allowance is published annually by Student Loans Company (SLC) in the Statistical First Release “Student Support for Higher Education England”. The latest statistics are available at the following link: http://www.slc.co.uk/media/694170/slcsfr052013.pdf A further breakdown for the London borough of Lewisham and Lewisham East...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances: North East (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Information on students awarded and paid disabled students’ allowance is published annually by the Student Loans Company (SLC) in the Statistical First Release “Student Support for Higher Education England”. The latest statistics are available at the following link: http://www.slc.co.uk/media/694170/slcsfr052013.pdf A further breakdown for the requested constituencies, local authorities...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: York (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The latest information is shown in the following table. UCAS have not released any data on applications to individual institutions for the 2014 applications cycle but the latest figures for total applicants to all UK institutions (published on 29 May 2014) show that they have risen by 4%, compared to the same point in 2013. UCAS main scheme applications to university of York and York St...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Students: Disability (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: Disabled students allowance (DSA) has not been removed. The maximum amounts for DSA were announced in March 2014 and are being maintained at current levels for 2015/16.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Students: Loans (7 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The RAB charge on student loans is updated when the Office for Budget Responsibility updates its macro economic forecasts, which normally happens two or three times a year. Another update happens annually, when the Student Loans Company provides the Department with updated loans data.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Copyright: Arts (3 Jul 2014)

David Willetts: The UK Government do not comment on ongoing legal proceedings. Any company, regardless of where it is registered, should act in accordance with the laws of the relevant EU member state.


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