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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Digital Technology: EU Internal Trade (26 Aug 2016)

Lord Allen of Kensington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk to, and effect on, the UK economy and British businesses of the UK being left out of the development by the EU of a digital single market.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries (15 Aug 2016)

Nick Hurd: ...and with a range of organisations – including regional representatives, businesses, trade and research bodies, universities, and trade unions - to deliver this, to help ensure that the economy grows strongly in all parts of the country, and to support the UK’s global competitiveness. We will be engaging with all sectors, including the steel industry through the Steel Council,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Foreign Companies: Takeovers (15 Aug 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: As we build an economy that works for all, the Government will keep the law on takeovers under constant review.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage (10 Aug 2016)

Margot James: ...Living Wage in a variety of ways depending on their circumstances, but the Government does not consider it acceptable for companies to use it as an excuse to cut staff benefits. In a growing economy, the National Living Wage should represent an opportunity to invest in talented staff and improve productivity. Employers need to ensure their pay and reward packages are competitive to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Energy and Climate Change: UK Withdrawal From EU (4 Aug 2016)

Nick Hurd: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be responsible for helping to ensure that the economy grows strongly in all parts of the country, based on a robust industrial strategy. The Department will ensure the UK has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; encourage investment and innovation that fully utilises the UK science base; and enable a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Helford: Fish Farming (4 Aug 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The shellfish industry is an important contributor to the UK economy and is worth over 250 million annually. Government policy is to facilitate industry-led growth in this sector; it is for private enterprise and the owners of sites to consider the benefits of oyster farming on the banks of the Helford River in Cornwall. Public funds are currently available to support economic...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research (2 Aug 2016)

Jo Johnson: Holding answer received on 21 July 2016 The UK economy is fundamentally strong and our research and innovation are world leading. While the UK remains a member of the EU, current EU funding arrangements continue unchanged, including those that apply to students, researchers, and businesses. The Government intends to maintain and enhance the strength of our research base, which is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (2 Aug 2016)

Jo Johnson: The UK economy is fundamentally strong and our research and innovation are world leading. We have a long established system that supports, and therefore attracts, the brightest minds, at all stages of their careers. We fund excellent science wherever it is found, and ensure there is the freedom to tackle important scientific questions. While the UK remains a member of the EU, current EU...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (2 Aug 2016)

Jo Johnson: We are looking to provide a range of innovation finance products to meet the needs of businesses, which will include loans, grants, and other types of innovation finance. Some of our competitor economies (like France, Finland, and the Netherlands) use a variety of financial instruments to support innovative businesses. We have engaged with their innovation agencies to learn from these...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy (1 Aug 2016)

Jesse Norman: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will now hold responsibility for climate change issues. We are taking action across the economy to encourage the decarbonisation of energy and last month we set the fifth carbon budget in law in line with the recommendations of the independent Committee on Climate Change.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices (29 Jul 2016)

Robert Halfon: Some market and economic volatility can be expected as the process for leaving the EU unfolds. In recent years, however, the UK has been the fastest growing economy in the G7 and one of the strongest major advanced economies in the world. The Government has already outlined how this strength means that we are as well-placed as any economy could be to meet any economic challenges that lie ahead.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: International Monetary Fund (29 Jul 2016)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports have, since 2006, (1) commented on the state of the UK economy; (2) commented on the state of the UK economy and have been shown to be erroneous; and (3) made comments on the state of the UK economy that the IMF have had to revise or retract due to the inaccuracy of the forecast.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Free Movement of People (28 Jul 2016)

David Davis: Our economy is fundamentally strong, and the UK is open to business and investment. We will need to consider all factors carefully in implementing the decision of the British people.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Design and Technology (28 Jul 2016)

Lord Wills: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of Design and Technology studies to the UK economy.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Moths: Crops (26 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: ...high, there has been no significant damage reported in crops and a number of effective pesticides are available for farmers. Protecting our country from pests and diseases is important for our economy, the environment and our health. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with farmers to limit the damage to our valuable crops sector.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Parking: Fees and Charges (26 Jul 2016)

Stephen McPartland: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has he made of the effect of high car parking charges on the viability of town centre economies; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: EU Nationals (25 Jul 2016)

Robert Goodwill: Holding answer received on 21 July 2016 The Government recognises the invaluable contribution European nationals make to our economy, our society and to our daily lives and we continue to welcome them to the UK. The Government has repeatedly stated that there will be no immediate changes in the circumstances of European nationals and their family members entering or currently...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gibraltar (25 Jul 2016)

Alan Duncan: ...to ensure that all of its interests are taken properly into account. In the meantime, the Government will continue to take whatever action is necessary to safeguard Gibraltar, its people and its economy, including maintaining a well-functioning Gibraltar-Spain border.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting (25 Jul 2016)

Therese Coffey: ...planting by championing sector-led initiatives, such as Grown in Britain and the Roots to Prosperity strategy, in their work to grow demand for wood from ground level up, developing the woodland economy. We also support the Woodland Carbon Code to help to attract private investment in woodland creation. Grants are available from the Forestry Commission under the EU funded Woodland...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries: Fees and Charges (25 Jul 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: Yes. The Government recognises the benefits that free access to the national museums and galleries brings to the public and to the UK economy. The Spending Review 2015 committed to continued free access to the permanent collections of the national museums and galleries as part of a settlement that maintained funding in cash terms for museum and galleries over the Spending Review period....


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