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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Oral Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she will propose to the Procedure Committee a review of the system for tabling oral questions in the House of Lords in respect of the requirement for members to queue. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The process for tabling oral questions was considered in detail in the 2012-13 session. In response to concerns raised about the current “first-come-first-served” system - including a concern about the requirement to queue raised by my Noble Friend, Lady Sharples - the Procedure Committee proposed the introduction of a ballot in its place (Procedure Committee, 3rd Report, Session 2012-13). The House remitted the issue back to the Procedure Committee for further consideration (HL Deb 9 Jan 2013, cols 145-172). <br><br>That further review did not identify a clear consensus as to whether a ballot was preferred to the “first-come-first-served” system (see Procedure Committee, 5th Report, Session 2012-13; see also HL Deb 24 April 2013, cols 1406-1417). <br><br>I know that strong views persist on both sides of the argument about this issue. I will write to the Chairman of the Procedure Committee on my Noble Friend’s behalf to suggest that the matter might be discussed at a future meeting of the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
105860
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to his Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 213061 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has reduced staffing costs from £218 million a year in 2009-10 to £95 million in 2013-14. We have also completely overhauled and reformed the system of bonuses, in turn, reducing spending from £1.3 million in financial year 2008-09 and £1.2 million in financial year 2009-10 (£1.0 million in performance year 2009-10) to £440,000 in performance year 2013-14.</p><p> </p><p>For staff who are not Senior Civil Service, this included replacing the Annual Performance Bonus Scheme and the in-year Special Bonus Scheme, with an Exceptional Performance Scheme and in-year Instant Voucher Reward Scheme. The latter is designed to enable managers to provide immediate acknowledgment of exceptional performance for smaller scale achievements over a short period of time. Vouchers are given in values of £10 to £50.</p><p> </p><p>The types of work that may qualify for a nomination include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>identifying and taking actions that results in cost savings and efficiencies;</li><li>stepping in to support colleagues at short notice to deliver business goals;</li><li>delivering high quality work ahead of agreed timescales;</li><li>exceeding the expectations of colleagues or customers;</li><li>displaying exemplary behaviour which reflects DCLG’s values;</li><li>receiving outstanding feedback from colleagues or external customers.</li></ul><p> </p><p>From the scheme’s launch in June 2013 to December 2013, 360 staff received a reward with an average payment of £34. From January 2014 to September 2014, 285 staff received a reward with an average payment of £30.</p><p> </p><p>I am unsure of whether the hon. Member wishes to disparage such small-scale bonuses because they may involve giving out shopping vouchers, yet we believe that they are a cost-effective way of improving staff performance within Whitehall and delivering a better service to the public.</p><p> </p><p>Indeed, the vouchers given for saving taxpayers’ money have delivered at least £40,000 of quantifiable savings and further efficiency improvements on top. Under the Labour Government, the state congratulated those that regulated more, spent more and taxed more. We want to reward those who regulate less, spend less and tax less.</p><p> </p><p>I would hope the hon. Member, as a Co-operative Party MP, supports the underlying principles of staff involvement, economic participation and self-improvement which we are embracing.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:13:20.927Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:13:20.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
106147
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 hansard heading Education more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 23 October (HL2026), why students without grade C maths and English whose school leaving age was raised in 2013 will have to wait until September 2015 for the new core maths level 3 and will be without a special "stepping stone" qualification in English. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL2619 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new core maths qualification is designed for students who have already achieved a GCSE grade C and wish to continue studying maths but not necessarily at AS/A level.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Qualifications are already available for students that have not achieved a GCSE C grade in either maths or English but are not yet ready to retake their GCSE.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A list of 263 stepping stone qualifications for teaching from September 2014 was published on 17 July and is updated regularly. 178 of those qualifications are specifically for English, 79 for maths and 6 combined.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:48:59.577Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:48:59.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
100231
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases (a) magistrates' courts and (b) the Crown courts received in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 211296 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of proceedings held at magistrates’ court and at crown court in each year since 2010 are published on the Ministry of Justice website and can be viewed at the following link:-</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/358650/court-statistics-main-tables-april-june-2014.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/358650/court-statistics-main-tables-april-june-2014.xls</a></p><p> </p><p>The number of cases received by the magistrates' courts can be found in table 3.1 and the number of cases received by the Crown Court can be found in table 3.3.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:59:05.667Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:59:05.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
100238
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Ministers of Religion more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison service investigations there were into prison imams in each year since 2010; and what were the reasons for those investigations and the outcomes of such investigations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 211257 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The number of investigations into prison imams completed between 1 January 2010 and 30 June 2014 was 13, 9 of which resulted in disciplinary action. Figures have not been provided for individual years as the numbers in each year, other than 2013, are five or fewer. The detail cannot be provided to prevent identification or disclosure relating to individual cases. Similarly, information on the alleged breach of conduct and discipline is not being provided for the same reasons.</p><p> </p><p>There are 100 directly employed and also 120 sessional Muslim Chaplains. All employed Chaplains go through a robust recruitment process. Following a competency based application and panel sift there is a three part board consisting of sermon, role play and panel interview. A Chaplain also requires endorsement by their faith community - for Muslim Chaplains this would be the NOMS Muslim Adviser. Sessional Muslim Chaplains are required to have the appropriate Islamic credentials checked by our Muslim Adviser. A disciplinary investigation for an employed Chaplain follows the same process as that for any other NOMS employee.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:58:23.127Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:58:23.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
100504
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Veterans more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times officials conducting his Department's review of veterans in the criminal justice system have formally consulted the review's Advisory Committee since the launch of the review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211583 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Chair of the independent review of veterans in the criminal justice system, Stephen Phillips, has formally met the Advisors to the review four times. A number of the advisors have attended two visits and they are also being consulted on the text of the report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T16:59:58.19Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T16:59:58.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
106059
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Crime: Nature Conservation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there were for offences under wildlife protection legislation in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (b) Suffolk and (c) England and Wales in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
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Mr David Ruffley more like this
star this property uin 212879 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The coalition government recognises the devastating impact wildlife crime has on both the environment and in funding organised criminality, and we take the issue, both domestically and internationally, very seriously.<br> <br> We have changed recording practices to ensure that, for the first time, wildlife crime is reported as a separate item in police recorded crime. However, we recognise that the legislation could be modernised and simplified. That is why we have asked the Law Commission to consider the scope for reforming wildlife law.</p><p><br> Offenders found guilty of offences under wildlife protection legislation in the Suffolk Police Force Area and in England and Wales from 2009 to 2013 can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Information cannot be separately identified by parliamentary constituency</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:14:20.757Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:14:20.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property file name 212879 - Table.xls more like this
star this property title Offenders guilty of offences under selected Acts more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Ruffley more like this
106165
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prerogative of Mercy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times the royal prerogative of mercy has been exercised in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively in the past five years; and of that number, how many, if any, in each of the countries have been without consultation with the relevant police authorities. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The exercise of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy may currently take one of three forms:</p><p> </p><p>i) The grant of a Free Pardon;</p><p>ii) The grant of a conditional Pardon;</p><p>iii) Remission of all or part of a penalty by either a) a pledge of public faith, which most commonly occurs when an offender's release dates are incorrectly calculated or b) for meritorious conduct, such as saving the life of another offender/member of staff or coming to the aid of a member of staff.</p><p> </p><p>By Constitutional convention, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (in succession to the Home Secretary) is responsible, in England and Wales (and the Channel Islands), for recommending to Her Majesty the Queen the exercise of the prerogative of mercy to grant a Royal Pardon. In Northern Ireland the responsibility lies with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for reserved matters and the Justice Minister for Northern Ireland for devolved matters, and in Scotland it is devolved to the First Minister. The Secretary of State for Defence also has the responsibility in relation to members of the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>In the past five years, only two free pardons were granted by Her Majesty the Queen in England in 2009 and 2014 respectively.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to Remission Pardons the Royal Prerogative of Mercy has not been exercised on this basis. However, for England &amp; Wales no records are held for the period prior to 1 February 2013.</p><p> </p><p>In respect of the two free pardons that have been issued, the Police Authority was consulted in one of these decisions while the other pardon was granted posthumously and the Police Authority was not consulted.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T13:37:45.493Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T13:37:45.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
106355
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 213368 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The below table sets out the total expenses claimed by Special Advisers in the Department in each year from 2010. This is drawn from a search of records held, including the Ministry of Justice online system for claiming travel and subsistence expenditure.</p><p> </p><p>These expenses were necessarily incurred in the course of official business (including accompanying Ministers on visits and other engagements), in line with our policies.</p><p> </p><p>Records of expenses claimed by Special Advisers prior to April 2010 are not held.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4">Expenses incurred from April 2010 - October 2014</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Year</td><td>Total (£)</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2010</td><td>0</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2011</td><td>129.1</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2012</td><td>161.9</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2013</td><td>170.2</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2014</td><td>89</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Total</td><td>550.2</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T18:01:19.25Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T18:01:19.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Welsh Language more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the need to provide access to his Department's services in Welsh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 213418 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This Government is fully committed to the Welsh language and fully committed to providing Government services in the Welsh language where there is demand for them. It is important that in the non-devolved areas sufficient support should be given to the Welsh language, and the Government is committed to ensuring this is done.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice, and each of its main delivery arms conducting business or delivering services to the public in Wales, operate Welsh Language Schemes in accordance with section 5 of the Welsh Language Act 1993. These Schemes are used to ensure that Welsh language requirements are considered and delivered for the public and offenders in Wales, so far as is both appropriate in the circumstances and reasonably practicable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:30:02.77Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:30:02.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this