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Business, Innovation and Skills

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  • Aerospace Industry: Research

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support research and development in the aerospace sector.

  • Apprentices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what sanctions exist for companies that do not fulfil their obligations in respect of young people enrolled on recognised...

  • Apprentices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the merits of subsidising wage costs from the public purse for apprentices aged 19 to 24 years.

  • Apprentices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the barriers preventing small businesses from recruiting apprentices; and if he will make a statement.

  • Apprentices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (1) new apprenticeships have been started in each year since 2008-09; (2) apprenticeship schemes in Great Yarmouth...

  • Apprentices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to reduce the barriers to taking on an apprentice for smaller businesses; and if he will make a...

  • Business

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) his Department, (b) UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and (c) the Science Innovation Network have spent on services and...

  • Business: EU Action

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution his Department has made to EU negotiations on future deregulation for micro-businesses.

  • Business: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to provide targeted support for businesses in areas where (a) the rate of long-term unemployment...

  • Economic Growth: North-east England

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his objectives are for business growth in the North East in the next five years.

  • Engineering: Prizes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department has provided for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

  • Environment Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what methodology is used in impact assessments across Government to assign a value to environmental (a) policies and (b)...

  • EU Structural and Cohesion funding

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the effect on UK exports of EU structural and cohesion funding expenditure in new member states...

  • Higher Education: Community Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with external organisations on the implementation of the Prevent strategy in universities.

  • Local Enterprise Partnerships: Liverpool

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what response he plans to give to the offer from Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership that its Employment and...

  • Manufacturing Industries: North-west England

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the proportion of the growth in manufacturing that took place between August 2010 and August 2011 that can be...

  • Mayors: Referendums

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Government's consultation on mayoral powers, entitled What can a mayor do for your city? A consultation,...

  • Medicine: Graduates

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students graduated with a (a) medical and (b) nursing degree in each of the last 10 years.

  • Metal Theft

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many illegal scrap metal yards have been identified in each year from 1990 to 2011.

  • New Businesses: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what advice and support his Department provides to young people who wish to set up in business.

  • Parking: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the impact on the economy of central London of Westminster city council's proposal to extend...

  • Post Offices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the capability of sub-post offices and post office locals to offer Government services to...

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether due diligence tests are conducted before Regional Growth Fund grants are approved.

  • Regional Growth Fund: EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful bids received for the second round of the regional growth fund sought to use...

  • Regional Growth Fund: Liverpool

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what approvals have been given to regional growth fund applications in respect of Liverpool.

  • Retail Trade: West Midlands

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to support the retail sector in the West Midlands.

  • Science: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria his Department uses to allocate further education science funding.

  • Science: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the funding was for the Learning and Skills Improvement Service STEM Programme in each of the last three years for which...

  • Students: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what modelling his Department has undertaken on the cost of access to higher education loans; and if he will publish any such...

  • Students: Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of further education student loans for access to education he expects to be repaid in full after 2013-14.

  • Trade Promotion: Olympic Games 2012

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants are working on the British Business Embassy project for the London 2012 Olympic Games; and from which...

  • Vocational Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total funding is for adult skills (a) in total and (b) per capita in (i) Birmingham, (ii) Newcastle, (iii) Wakefield,...

  • Vocational Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding bodies provide support for skills for post-16-year-olds in Birmingham; what funding such organisations have received...

  • Young People: Unemployment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people under the age of 25 years were not in education, employment or training in (a) Bolton and (b) England in the last...