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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) co-operatives, (b) mutuals and (c) social enterprises which provide public services. [R] more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the growth of the social economy. Across England, there are now more than 85 public service mutuals, up from just 9 in 2010. Collectively they deliver well over £1bn in public services.</p><p>Cabinet Office analysis from 2013 based on the BIS Small Business Survey estimated that 28% (c. 50,000) of SME social enterprises provide goods or services in the public sector. </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Speaker's Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what procurement process was conducted by IPSA in advance of the decision to engage Matrix Chambers to prepare and advise on High Court action in May 2013 in respect of their case against the hon. Member for Peterborough; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
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star 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 Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>Letter from Andrew McDonald, March 2013:</p><blockquote><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the engagement of Matrix Chambers.</p><p> </p>Counsel from Matrix Chambers were identified as one of IPSA's preferred legal Counsel as part of a tender exercise for legal services in 2010. Accordingly, Counsel from Matrix Chambers were instructed by IPSA's solicitors, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, in connection with the matter in March 2013.</blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
star this property uin 191025 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>[holding answer 20 March 2014]</p><p>The Department did not provide specific funding for staff to carry out trade union activities in 2011, 2012 or 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the amount of paid time spent on trade union activities by staff who are union representatives has only been centrally recorded since November 2012. Between November 2012 and September 2013 our central records show that 1,345 paid days were spent by union representatives on such activities. These central records are based on returns submitted by union representatives to account for the time they have spent on their union roles. Information on the amount of paid time spent on trade union activities prior to November 2012 could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Since October 2013 the Department has not permitted members of staff elected as union representatives to be granted paid facility time for any trade union activities and in future will only grant paid facility time for such activities in exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Secretary of State. In line with our legal obligations members of staff elected as union representatives are able to request time away from their work to undertake trade union activities but any time off granted for this purpose will be unpaid.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average annual salary and expenses paid to (1) members of the House of Commons, and (2) members of the European Parliament. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The determination and administration of the pay, pensions and expenses for Members of Parliament is the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). The current salary of a Member of Parliament is £66,396. IPSA publish the salary and total business costs and expenses paid to each MP.</p><p> </p><p>Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) paid by the European Parliament under the Statute for Members of the European Parliament are paid at 38.5%of the basic salary of a judge at the Court of Justice of the European Communities, which is currently € 7.956,87 a month before EU tax and accident insurance contribution. Those British MEPs who are not paid under the Statute for Members of the European Parliament are paid at the same rate as MPs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to answer Named Day written question 185520 tabled on 28 January 2014 for answer on 3 February 2014; and what the reasons are for the delay in answering this question. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>I replied to the hon. Member on 13 March 2014, Official Report, column 533W.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take in the light of the judgments of the Supreme Court in the case of Stott v Thomas CookTour Operators Ltd [2014] UKSC 15 to ensure that airline passengers have redress for violations of their fundamental human rights. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL5915 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is currently considering the decision of the Supreme Court Judgement on the Stott v Thomas Cook case and any actions that may be necessary as a result.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom aid has funded projects to combat climate change in South America, including a scheme to improve animal diets by cultivating trees and plants in such a way to reduce the amount of methane escaping through belching and flatulence; and, if so, how much was spent and what was the result of that project. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL5923 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports a number of projects which combat climate change in South America. These include support for a project to encourage the uptake of Silvopastoral Systems (SPS) by Colombian farmers. By introducing SPS, the project is protecting forests, improving the livelihood of farmers, increasing biodiversity and reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions through improved land management. It does this through SPS techniques which improve the grazing land by the planting of trees, shrubs and fodder crops, installing living fences and conserving existing forest.</p><p> </p><p>Participating small farmers, the majority of whom are living in conditions of rural poverty, are also able to raise more, healthier cattle on their existing land, increasing their income and reducing the need to clear forest. The resulting change in diet for the cattle that live on the farms may affect emissions from the cattle but this is not an objective of the project.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 February (WA 95), whether, in calculating the Local Government Finance Settlement, they have made any assumptions of the likely expenditure on electoral registration. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL5924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Funding for electoral registration is included within the local government finance settlement, and it is for the Local Authority to manage the non-ring fenced funding it provides to deliver statutory obligations, including electoral registration.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Government is funding the net additional costs to local authorities of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration in financial years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 via grants to local authorities in England and Wales and on invoice for the Valuation Joint Boards in Scotland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount of (a) tobacco and cigar products, (b) Class A and B drugs and (c) alcohol products were recovered by the Border Agency or its predecessor (i) in total value and (ii) from all ports and airports in the UK in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>[holding answer 17 March 2014]</p><p>Statistics on drugs, alcohol and tobacco seized at the border are published by the Home Office on a quarterly basis and can be found at the below links. We do not hold data on the total value of these seizures.</p><p>Tax revenue protected by the detention of undeclared goods - publications - http://<a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-revenue-from-undeclared-goods" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-revenue-from-undeclared-goods</a></p><p>Drug seizures by Border Force in the UK, 2011 to 2013 - Publications - <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/drug-seizures-made-by-border-force-in-the-uk" target="_blank">http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/drug-seizures-made-by-border-force-in-the-uk</a></p><p>Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, 2010 to 2011 - Publications - <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/seizures-of-drugs-in-england-and-wales-2010-to-2011" target="_blank">http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/seizures-of-drugs-in-england-and-wales-2010-to-2011</a></p><p> </p><p>Please note the 2010 to 2011 Seizure of Drugs statistics are for England and Wales only.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government in what areas they operate drones; and for what use. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence operates Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) globally for operational surveillance, precision attack and for training purposes.  Reaper RPAS is the only armed system.  It operates only in Afghanistan, and professional, qualified pilots follow the exact same Rules of Engagement as pilots of other aircraft types.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not used any RPAS, its Centre for Environment Fisheries &amp; Aquaculture Science, Food &amp; Environment Research Agency, Environment Agency, Natural England and Royal Botanic Gardens have used small RPAS to support work on flood defence and coastal erosion, and the monitoring of crops, plants and nature reserves.  All flights were carried out within the UK except for an aerial plant survey in Peru carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not itself operate RPAS and the only police force operationally using a system (albeit very occasionally) is Staffordshire. This system is mostly used for patrol sweeps of car park and camping areas at V Festival, security sweeps for VIP events at the National Arboretum, they have also carried out some missing person, search and rescue, and counter-poaching tasks.</p><p> </p><p>Sussex Police have completed formal training and are now in the process of gathering experience with their own RPAS system – although if an important operational task came up RPAS would be deployed. The formal start date for the trial is in the near future.</p><p> </p><p>Kent Police, as part of the 2 Seas project, have hosted some RPAS trial flights to assess the performance of the system. They are planning to host an event about the project in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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