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Results 1–20 of 181 for speaker:Amanda Solloway

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Chief Scientific Advisers (27 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser ensures that the department’s policies are supported by the best science and engineering advice available by advising senior officials, as well as ministers, on science and engineering matters, and working with the wider community of Chief Scientific Advisers to share good practice and resolve cross departmental problems. The Secretary of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Research (26 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has funded a total of £23,694,655 for activities directly related to coronavirus between 2010 and the current COVID-19 crisis. This covers 34 projects across 23 organisations including the Pirbright Institute, the MRC Human Immunology Unit, and the University of Glasgow. UKRI, along with other government departments, also funds a large amount of research...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (26 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: This Government has made clear its ambitions in space through a new ministerial level National Space Council and by developing a Space Strategy to bring long term strategic and commercial benefits for the UK. The Government recognises the contribution the space sector makes to our economy, national security, global influence and in helping the nation to tackle the COVID crisis. The GNSS...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Publishing (21 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: As part of its Open Access Review, UKRI issued a consultation in February to seek views and evidence on its proposed policy, inviting responses from any organisation, group or individual with an interest in research and innovation. Originally closing on 17 April, the consultation has been extended to 29 May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 disruption. Further work is being undertaken to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Screening (19 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: There is a clear and unprecedented demand for testing supplies. The Department of Health and Social Care is leading on the government’s approach to testing for COVID-19 and the National Diagnostics Effort to scale up the UK’s diagnostics industry, as part of the government’s Testing Strategy. The UK has an innovative, but relatively small diagnostics industry, and both the Department...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Small Businesses (19 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: Further details on the £750m package of support for R&D intensive small and medium sized firms, to be delivered through Innovate UK, are now available on their website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-coronoviru s-business-innovation-support-package This includes guidelines on eligibility requirements and the full scope of competitions. In building this package Innovate...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Vaccination (19 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The Vaccines Taskforce is working with the BioIndustry Association Taskforce to review existing domestic capability to manufacture vaccines, in response to Covid-19. The Taskforce is also reviewing options for increasing this capacity. The Business Secretary recently announced that the government will accelerate building the UK’s first Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre, which is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus (18 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: There is a clear and unprecedented demand for testing supplies and companies, including UK manufacturers, are ramping up their capacity as quickly as possible. We are working closely with industry to obtain maximum possible supplies for the UK and with the scientific community to explore innovative new options for test kits. Where new testing solutions are developed, we are keen to ensure...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Arts: Finance (18 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: Officials in the Intellectual Property Office work closely with their counterparts in the Department for International Trade work, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world. Government Ministers and HM Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Life Sciences: Coronavirus (18 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: As shown in the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Update earlier this year, the two Life Sciences Sector Deals transform a significant part of the industry-led Life Sciences Industrial Strategy into government policy. The considerable government and industry investment in the Sector Deals was secured through extensive collaboration between government and the sector, working together...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: STEM Subjects: Higher Education (13 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The Government is aware of the impact of COVID-19 on the ability of STEM PhD students to complete lab-based work. I have written an open letter, encouraging the sector – where possible and fully in line with government advice – to continue with science- and research-related business. This sets out that universities and research institutes will be best-placed to make decisions themselves...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Temporary Accommodation: Fees and Charges (13 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The Government does not have the power to suspend fees for motion picture and music copyright licences. This is because copyright licensing is a private, commercial matter between the parties concerned in which the Government is not involved. However, certain licensing bodies, including some for film and music, have introduced voluntary measures to help mitigate the financial impacts of the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research and Science: Finance (12 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The UK has world leading science and research capabilities and we have already committed to utilising these to address the COVID-19 challenges, in close collaboration with the research and business communities in the advanced manufacturing sector. In April we announced a £1.25 billion package to help ensure innovative firms in some of the most dynamic sectors of the UK economy –...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Aviation: Volcanoes (11 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: Due to the significant reduction in flying associated with Covid-19, the Met Office will not receive the expected funding for its aviation services through the airline charging mechanism and, in coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), is reviewing and prioritising the aviation services it provides. Several options were considered in consultation with CAA and it was decided to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Space Technology (5 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The UK is investing to participate in future lunar activities including Cislunar space through our membership of the European Space Agency. This is an independent organisation and not part of the EU. In November 2019, the Government invested 218M€ in ESA’s exploration programme which covers our involvement in the International Space Station, and the exploration of the Moon and Mars. ESA...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Life Sciences and Vaccination (5 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The UK is home to one of the strongest, most productive health and life sciences industries globally, and the support of the sector is critical to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Government is working closely with the sector, including on the UK’s capacity to manufacture new vaccines at scale, where efforts are being overseen by the newly established Vaccines Taskforce. My Rt. Hon....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Space Technology: Coronavirus (5 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: The UK Space Agency, working with NHS England and the European Space Agency, has made £2.6 million available through a new, fast, contracting process enabling robust scrutiny, but swift development for ‘close to market’ ideas to manage pandemics. The UK Space Agency feeds information and data about the current state of the space sector into the wider Cabinet Office contingency planning...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Covid-19: New Ways of Working (4 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: I thank my hon. Friend for his question. We are engaging with businesses, business representative organisations and unions to get a shared view on how workplaces are made as safe as possible for when people return to work. We will work with industry and other key Administrations to help develop an understanding of how business can adapt to a world where restrictions may last for some time.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Covid-19: New Ways of Working (4 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: As the Prime Minister said, we want to get the economy moving as fast as we can, but we refuse to throw away all the effort and sacrifice of the British people and risk another major outbreak. We will be relying on science to inform us, as we have from the beginning. We will also be reaching out to build the biggest possible consensus across business, industry and all parts of the United Kingdom.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Covid-19: New Ways of Working (4 May 2020)

Amanda Solloway: We are engaging with businesses, business representative organisations and unions to come to a shared view on how to make our places as safe as possible for when people return to work. I can assure the hon. Gentleman that we are also involving Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.


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