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star this property date less than 2013-11-19more like thismore than 2013-11-19
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of travel within the UK was for his Department in each year since 2010; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b) helicopter hire, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 176826 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Role of the Department</em></p><p>Reflecting our responsibilities for local government, housing, planning and communities across England, the work of the Department involves staff travelling to different parts of the country.</p><p>Improved procurement has reduced our average domestic hotel rate in the UK by 8% between 2009-10 and 2012-13. Moreover, domestic flights for longer journeys can avoid the need for paying for staff to stay in a hotel overnight.</p><p>Since 2011-12, the Department accepted responsibility for some new functions outside of London, including residual functions following the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions and then oversight of the European Regional Development Fund following the abolition of the Regional Development Agencies. As these business functions relate to work in areas outside of London and to the European Commission, this has therefore increased our travel spend compared to the base of 2010-11. However, this is far more than offset by the very significant savings to taxpayers of the abolition of these regional bodies.</p><p>Based on current estimates (which reflect accounting consequences from machinery of government changes) the DCLG Group is reducing its annual running costs by around 40% in real terms between 2010-11 and 2014-15. This equates to net savings of at least £532 million over this spending review period and includes savings of around £420 million from the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions.</p><p>In addition to this, I note that the Regional Development Agencies were spending in the region of £246 million a year on administration (as cited in 11 March 2009, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 592W).</p><p><em>Spending data</em></p><p>The tables below list spending on travel by financial year. Figures for 2009-10 are from July 2009, as this is when the department's current approved travel agent contract commenced; those figures are therefore only for three-quarters of the financial year, and the full year is likely to be proportionately higher.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Overseas Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£408,621</p></td><td><p>£19,847</p></td><td><p>£79,574</p></td><td><p>£508,042 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£56,304</p></td><td><p>£21,759</p></td><td><p>£27,798</p></td><td><p>£105,861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£69,463</p></td><td><p>£21,204</p></td><td><p>£19,946</p></td><td><p>£110,613</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£78,474</p></td><td><p>£29,224</p></td><td><p>£21,911</p></td><td><p>£129,609</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>UK Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£621,028</p></td><td><p>£309,260</p></td><td><p>£174,888</p></td><td><p>£1,105,176 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£434,467</p></td><td><p>£199,563</p></td><td><p>£81,315</p></td><td><p>£715,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£980,307</p></td><td><p>£162,544</p></td><td><p>£71,913</p></td><td><p>£1,214,764</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1,030,710</p></td><td><p>£166,149</p></td><td><p>£74,424</p></td><td><p>£1,271,283</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Explanatory notes:</p><p>- Overseas subsistence costs can include accommodation, meals and travel tickets purchased locally.</p><p>- The costs of internal travel abroad are not routinely recorded in the form requested and this information could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>- Data on cost per trip is not centrally held in the form requested.</p><p>- For car hire, the data from our finance systems do not separate out expenditure for domestic and international car hire and this could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>- For helicopter hire, our records show that the Department has incurred no expenditure on this since 2010-11.</p><p>- Figures contained in this answer may differ from previous answers to Parliamentary Questions, as the data extracts have been re-run and reflect ongoing accruals and data. Delays in billing or crediting transactions can sometimes have an effect on the spend data between the financial years.</p><p>Taken in the whole, we have reduced overall travel spending compared to the last Administration, and delivered substantive savings for taxpayers' from the abolition of regional government in England.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 175475 more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans remove filter
43632
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were employed as civil servants in (a) the most recent period for which figures are available, (b) 2004 and (c) 1994. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 192478 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 192478.pdf more like this
star this property title Employed Civil Servants - ONS Letter for Member more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans remove filter
43694
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent research has been commissioned into truancy in schools; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 192479 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>From the 2011/12 absence data, we know that pupils who have regular attendance at school are four times more likely to achieve five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths, than those pupils who are persistently absent. Persistent absence has fallen by 15 per cent under this Government, from 392,305 pupils missing 15 per cent of school time in 2010/11 to 333,850 in 2011/12. The former Government Adviser on behaviour, Charlie Taylor, published his report on improving school attendance in April 2012. It can be found at <a href="http://tinyurl.com/crt8nok" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/crt8nok</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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43700
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of school-age pupils who have been illegally excluded from school in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 192512 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education's statutory guidance makes clear that all exclusions from school must be lawful, reasonable and fair. The guidance sets out schools' responsibilities in relation to exclusion and includes examples of unlawful use of exclusion. There is no excuse for a school not to adhere to the correct process, and Ofsted takes seriously any evidence that a school has acted unlawfully in its use of exclusion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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50382
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the situation for religious minorities in northern Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 198231 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Conflict in northern Nigeria has caused great suffering in communities of different faiths and ethnicities. Representatives of The Government maintain regular contact with religious and ethnic community leaders across Nigeria. We recognise there are tensions in many parts of the country, including in the north east, middle belt and the Niger Delta. Recent attacks by Boko Haram have been indiscriminate, but it is almost certain that these attacks have killed more Muslims than Christians.</p><p>We recognise the underlying issues of poverty and inequality, which lead to inter-communal tensions and conflict in Nigeria and we urge political, traditional and religious leaders to work together in order to resolve these issues. The Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) continue to fund a range of conflict resolution projects across Nigeria designed to address these problems. We currently have an expert team in Abuja to help Nigeria deal with the abduction of the school girls from Chibok and to also look at addressing longer term challenges, including inter-communal tensions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the situation for religious minorities in Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 198232 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>British officials regularly receive reports on a wide range of human rights issues, including the treatment of religious minorities in Burma. We share UN Special Rapporteur for Burma Tomas Ojea Quintana's concerns, as noted in his final report to the UN Human Rights Council on 2 April 2014, that the Burmese government is “not fulfilling its international human rights obligation to tackle incitement to violence based on national, racial or religious hatred”. We are particularly concerned by the rise in anti-Muslim attacks and hate speech over the last two years, continued intercommunal tensions in Rakhine State and the plight of the Rohingya. I raised our wider concerns about the situation in Rakhine State with senior Burmese Ministers during their visit in January and Baroness Warsi discussed the situation with the Burmese Minister of National Planning and Economic Development, Dr Kan Zaw, during his visit to the UK in March. During my visit to Burma in January, I also met the Kachin Baptist Convention, the largest religious organisation in Kachin State. We continue to encourage religious tolerance and dialogue and call on the Burmese authorities and community leaders to help create a conducive environment for this to take place.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the situation of Christian communities in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 198237 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The ongoing crisis has clearly had a devastating impact on Christians, and on all of Syria's communities. We remain deeply concerned by the situation for Christian communities in Syria, including in Raqqah and Kessab.</p><p>This reinforces the need for us to support the moderate opposition who, as the UN Commission of Inquiry has acknowledged, have a pluralist and democratic vision for Syria and who are fighting extremist groups such as ISIL which pose a grave threat to Christians and others.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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50662
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the level of trade undertaken by businesses in Wales with countries in the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 903939 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon Gentleman to the answer I gave to the members for Delyn, Cardiff West and Ogmore earlier today.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Clwyd West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Jones more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Accidents: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made on the effectiveness of the NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 198823 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>Since 1999, the Injury Cost Recovery scheme has recovered around £2.8 billion with annual recoveries currently around £200 million (£175 million in England, £15 million in Scotland; and £10 million in Wales). The money recovered goes directly to the trust providing the treatment.</p><p> </p><p>Each year, the Department updates the regulations to reflect any inflationary increase which maintains the real-terms value of income recovered on behalf of NHS trusts.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will continue to monitor income recovered by the Injury Cost Recovery Scheme each year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T12:28:33.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T12:28:33.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Accidents: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount recovered from third party insurers for NHS treatment under the NHS Injury Recovery Scheme in the last two financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 203376 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The Injury Cost Recovery scheme is a scheme in place for the recovery of treatment costs that applies to patients who subsequently go on to make a successful claim for personal injury compensation against a third party. Funds recovered come primarily from a third-party compensator or insurer.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested is provided in the following table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>England (£ million)</p></td><td><p>Scotland (£ million)</p></td><td><p>Wales (£ million)</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Ambulance Trusts (£ million)</p></td><td><p>Total (£ million)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>166.11</p></td><td><p>14.41</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>10.52</p></td><td><p>8.74</p></td><td><p>199.78</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>165.58</p></td><td><p>14.93</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>10.34</p></td><td><p>8.49</p></td><td><p>199.33</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Department recognises that treatment type and costs change and therefore we do keep the setting of the tariffs under close review. However, we believe the scheme currently strikes the right balance between risk and reward by having a simple to administer, low cost scheme that provides significant benefit for the National Health Service.</p><p> </p><p>Over 90% of cases recovered fall within the current tariff cap. Whilst increasing the level of the cap may lead to increased recoveries, this is likely to be offset by increased administrative efforts and costs, for example with more cases becoming subject to legal challenge.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s most recent assessment of the impact associated with the scheme is available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/141/memorandum/contents" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/141/memorandum/contents</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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203377 more like this
203378 more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T13:47:58.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T13:47:58.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans remove filter