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  • Postal Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to ensure that the Royal Mail's universal service obligation continues to be met.

  • Postal Services: Aberdeenshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of Royal Mail's effectiveness in meeting the universal service obligation in Aberdeenshire.

  • Disability: Discrimination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the awarding of costs against claimants on the ability and willingness of people...

  • Saudi Arabia: Festivals and Special Occasions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to tackle Hajj and Umrah tour and travel operators who break UK law and exploit people seeking to...

  • Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what target he has for the number of apprenticeship places to be taken by black and ethnic minority applicants; and if he will...

  • Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of apprenticeship applications is made by black and ethnic minority applicants.

  • Apprentices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices who started their apprenticeships since 2010 were already employed staff converted to apprenticeship...

  • Further Education: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his plans are for funding further education institutions.

  • Students: Work Experience

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what comparative assessment he has made of the amount charged by each university to students for years on industrial placement;...

  • Students: Work Experience

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of university charges for industrial placement years on take-up of sandwich courses.

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of funds from withdrawn awards under each round of the regional growth fund (RGF) (a) have been recycled into...

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been returned to HM Treasury from the regional growth fund programme in each financial year of that fund's operation.

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many successful bids to each bidding round of the regional growth fund have been withdrawn to date.

  • Nuclear Power: Apprentices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships in the nuclear industry.

  • Nuclear Power: Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the national nuclear college.

  • Research Councils

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects the independent review of the Research Councils led by Sir Paul Nurse to be published; and what deadlines and...

  • Industrial Strategy Council

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what dates the Industrial Strategy Council has met in the last year.

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last discussed the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Commission.

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last discussed the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the US government and when he next plans...

  • Industry: Reform

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has for reform of industrial sector strategies; and if he will make a statement.