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Business, Innovation and Skills

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  • Apprentices: Kingston upon Hull

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) retail, (b) agriculture, (c) tourism, (d) construction, (e) education, (f) information and communication technology...

  • Apprentices: Lancashire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many retail apprentices in (a) Pendle and (b) Lancashire completed their apprenticeship programme in 2011-12.

  • Apprentices: Worcestershire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employees in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Redditch have worked with the Government's apprenticeship scheme since that...

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what occupation costs of each type are incurred for each property used by his Department.

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) total floor space and (b) floor space measured in square metres per full-time equivalent post is of properties used...

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the names and locations are of all properties used by officials of his Department; whether those properties are (a) owned by...

  • Business: Billing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage private businesses to sign up to a Prompt Payment Code; and what steps he plans to take...

  • Copyright

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reason the estimate of the maximum benefits over 10 years of the Hargreaves reforms has been reduced from £26...

  • Copyright

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he will consult on the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review into IP and Growth that (a) the UK should also promote at EU...

  • Cycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department is signed up to the Government’s Cycle to Work scheme.

  • Cycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills who his Department’s cycling champion is.

  • Cycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made on implementing the Cycle to Work guarantee.

  • Directors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has any plans to prohibit the use of nominee directors of UK companies.

  • Entertainers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will introduce an entertainment-specific definition of when a person is a worker.

  • Entertainers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the Government's provision of sector-specific guidance on the national minimum wage...

  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will adopt the carbon emissions factor calculated by the EU when determining the amount of compensation for...

  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether he will adopt the carbon emissions factor calculated by the EU when determining the amount of compensation to...

  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what comparative assessment his Department has made of the UK's proposed compensation for energy-intensive industries with...

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much EU transition funding the UK will receive in total; and how much each recipient region in the UK will receive in the...

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria he will use when allocating EU transition funding to regions of the UK.

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the recently announced EU transition funding will be delegated to local enterprise partnerships.

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the budget approved for the EU Transition Fund for 2013-14 the Government will retain through top-slicing.

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what proportion of EU transition zone funding to the UK the Government plans to ring-fence for specific purposes; (2) what...

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of regional state aid rules on the distribution of EU transition zone funding in the UK.

  • EU Grants and Loans: Devon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of (a) EU transition funds and (b) other EU funds the Government plans to distribute to Plymouth, Torbay and...

  • EU Grants and Loans: Kingston upon Hull

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of (a) EU transition funds and (b) other EU funds the Government plans to distribute to (i) Hull and (ii)...

  • EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the EU budget negotiations on regional funding for Northern Ireland.

  • EU Grants and Loans: South West

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the convergence funding in Cornwall on future distribution of EU transition funding...

  • Exports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to assist UK manufacturers of industrial fire safety and air extractor installations with sales in...

  • Exports: Arts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support the export of UK creative industry products.

  • Food: Waste

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much surplus food was thrown away by his Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

  • Foreign Investment in UK: Yorkshire and the Humber

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the amount of foreign direct investment in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire...

  • Helmets: Sikhs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on continuing the exemption for Sikhs from requirements to wear safety helmets on construction sites; and if...

  • Higher Education: Ethnic Groups

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the application rates were for UCAS' January deadline for each of the following UK-domiciled ethnic groups (a)...

  • Insolvency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to tackle the problems of people starting multiple limited liability companies and then...

  • Insolvency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many limited liability companies have been declared insolvent in (a) the UK, (b) Leeds and (c) Leeds North West constituency...

  • Intellectual Property

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure the IP framework encourages the creation of new content.

  • Means-tested Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what cash and non-cash means-tested benefits are provided by his Department; what the rules are in respect of means-testing for...

  • Mobile Phones

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his answer of 15 September 2011, Official Report, column 1357W, on mobile phones, what further progress he has...

  • Multinational Companies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many multinational companies have been given access to Ministers under the Government's strategic relations programme; and to...

  • Overseas Trade: Israel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to promote trade with Israel.

  • Overseas Trade: Israel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the value of the UK's bilateral trade with Israel.

  • Post Offices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2012, Official Report, column 276W, on post offices, what assessment he has made of (a) the...

  • Property: Ownership

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the recent sale of the Headquarters of Platinum Prime Property Investments Ltd in the British Virgin Islands,...

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) pursuant to his statement of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 33WS, on Regional Growth Fund: Update, whether the...

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) pursuant to his statement of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 33WS, on Regional Growth Fund: Update, what reason...

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has commissioned an independent analysis of the number of jobs (a) directly and (b) indirectly created and safeguarded...

  • Regional Growth Fund: Kingston upon Hull

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the Regional Growth Fund on job creation in (a) Hull and (b) Kingston upon Hull...

  • Regulation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made...

  • Regulation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; if he will list those regulations; and...

  • Reptiles

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many CITES and non-CITES listed reptiles as recorded under Eurostat have been imported into the EU in each year since 2001;...

  • Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff are based in each property used by his Department.

  • Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum...

  • Student Finance England

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff were employed by Student Finance England in each quarter from 2008 to 2013.

  • Student Finance England

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints were received by Student Finance England regarding lost documents in each of the last 12 months.

  • Student Finance England

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what compensation was paid by Student Finance England in respect of lost documents in each of the last three years; and how many...

  • Student Loans Company

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy that the Student Loans Company records all documents which it receives by recorded delivery and...

  • Students: Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made in implementing an alternative student loan system for those members of the Muslim...

  • UK Intellectual Property Office

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the statutory duties of the Intellectual Property Office is in relation to (a) trademarks, (b) patents, (c) copyright and...

  • Unfair Dismissal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure a balance between employer and employee rights in cases of unfair dismissal.

  • Yorkshire and the Humber

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff of his Department are employed in (a) Hull and (b) East Yorkshire.