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Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Ordnance Survey Agency: Performance Targets (13 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My honourable friend the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumers and Postal Affairs (Norman Lamb) has today made the following Statement. I am today announcing that performance targets have been agreed for Ordnance Survey for the period 2012-13. Ordnance Survey will report externally against these targets as is required of all executives agencies in Government. The targets are: to...

Schools: Copyright Exemption — Question (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, the Government's recent consultation on copyright explored a number of options to update the current exceptions to copyright provided for educational establishments. None of the options considered has proposed a copyright exemption for schools. We are clear that any changes to the current exceptions should clarify the position for teachers but must not undermine the important...

Schools: Copyright Exemption — Question (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The noble Baroness was kind enough to give me an outline of what this Question was likely to be about. I know that there have been worries among writers, specifically of textbooks, who are people who do not make a great deal of money out of doing things. It is nothing to do with the fact that we do not want them to carry on writing. We absolutely want them to carry on writing these textbooks....

Schools: Copyright Exemption — Question (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My noble friend hits on a point that is absolutely right. In the other place at the moment, my honourable friend Norman Lamb is struggling with Clause 56, trying to clarify it and explain to people that they are worrying unnecessarily. The truth is that we know all about the questions that have been raised on this. As I look around today, I see people who represent those great societies. By...

Schools: Copyright Exemption — Question (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: I am very much aware of all the points that the noble Lord has made. Norman Lamb, my colleague in the other place, is also aware because those discussions are going on at this time. We must remember that the Hargreaves report was directly commissioned by the Prime Minister himself. He wanted to know whether we have an intellectual property office and system that is fit for purpose in the 21st...

Schools: Copyright Exemption — Question (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: This will all be discussed during proceedings on the Bill, which is in the other place at the moment. Of course it is important; that is why we have taken so much time to make sure that we get opinions from everybody, particularly on copyright. We know how important it is. We have other voices to listen to as well, including those of consumers and teachers. The original Question was about how...

Schools: Copyright Exemption — Question (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: I can only repeat again that nothing is under threat at the moment, certainly when it comes to schools. We are looking for teachers to take up the licences as they should but, at the same time, to be able to use the facilities that they have. At the moment, the law states that you can write something only on a blackboard-now called a chalkboard-although only 1% of boards in this country are...

Written Answers — House of Lords: House of Lords: Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: In my role as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment I have answered a total of 72 parliamentary questions-including two oral questions. On the 29 March 2011 I moved a motion on export control in Grand Committee, on behalf of my noble friend Baroness Wilcox, and on 9 February 2011 I repeated a Statement on trade and investment in the Chamber. On Thursday 5 July 2012 I responded to...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Higher Education: Loans (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My honourable friend the Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning (John Hayes) has today made the following Statement. Today we lay regulations before Parliament which will allow adults over 24 to benefit from loans for fees in further education: 24+ advanced learning loans. The regulations are made under the same powers as the Education (Student Support) Regulations,...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Regional Growth Fund (12 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My honourable friend the Minister for Business and Enterprise (Mark Prisk) has today made the following Statement. The regional growth fund is an important part of the Government's Plan for Growth and supports two of the main ambitions: to make the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business; andto encourage investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Intellectual Property (11 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are vitally important to the growth of the UK economy; IPRs protect innovation and encourage investment in our industries. In recognition of this the Government have already taken several key steps to improve the protection of intellectual property within the UK and to assist UK companies protecting their ideas abroad. These include reforming the legal...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Employment Tribunals (11 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My honourable friend the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumers and Postal Affairs (Norman Lamb) has today made the following Statement. In November 2011, Mr Justice Underhill, outgoing president of the Employment Appeals Tribunal was asked by Government to lead a fundamental review of the rules of procedure for employment tribunals. I am publishing Mr Justice Underhill's...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Companies: Directors (10 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Insolvency Service, which is responsible for the majority of disqualifications under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, does not maintain separate statistics of disqualifications against directors of public companies. There are disqualifications under Section 2 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 for which the Insolvency Service is not responsible but, again,...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Employment: Workplace Rights (10 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My honourable friend the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumers and Postal Affairs (Norman Lamb) has today made the following Statement. In October 2010, the right honourable Edward Davey announced to the House that the Government would examine how workplace rights are enforced and identify if government's enforcement activities could be streamlined. I am reporting our conclusions to...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Low Pay Commission: Triennial Review (10 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My honourable friend the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumers and Postal Affairs (Norman Lamb) has today made the following Statement. The coalition Government made a commitment to review public bodies, with the aim of increasing accountability for actions carried out on behalf of the state. The LPC, which advises the Government on national minimum wage issues, has been selected as...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Technology Strategy Board: Triennial Review (10 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My right honourable friend the Minister for Universities and Science (David Willetts) has today made the following Statement. We will shortly commence a triennial review of the Technology Strategy Board. The coalition Government made a commitment to review public bodies, with the aim of increasing accountability for actions carried out on behalf of the state. The Technology Strategy Board has...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Equal Pay (5 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government are committed to making full use of the skills and experience that women can bring to the economy. Raising the levels of skills and qualifications achieved by women improves their earnings and employability. The latest research shows that there continues to be a large and significant wage gain for most vocational qualifications at level 2 and level 3 while all qualifications at...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Apprentices (5 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: As at 1 June 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills had a total number of 54 staff employed within ministers' and the permanent secretary's private offices, including one apprentice.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Women (5 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government are committed to making full use of the skills and experience that women can bring to the economy. We are building a skills system that supports growth, extends social inclusion and promotes social mobility to ensure that we can draw on the talents and skills of all. We have removed top-down targets, and are continually monitoring the impact of our reforms, including the up...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: City Deals (5 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Decentralisation and Cities (Greg Clark) has today made the following Statement. The Government are committed to unlocking the full growth potential of our cities. We want powerful, innovative urban communities that are able to shape their own economic destinies, boost their surrounding economic areas and make a vital contribution to...


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