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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading King Richard III 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 Justice, who will represent the Government at the service at Leicester Cathedral for the reburial of King Richard III. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 227783 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm that the Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, will be attending the reinterment ceremony on 26 March. The day marks a momentous occasion in English history, and I am pleased the ceremony will grant the late monarch a dignified and honourable burial.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T17:23:49.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T17:23:49.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review 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 Justice, when he expects that the Macur Review will report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 214637 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Lady Justice Macur’s Review is entirely independent of Government and its timetable is a matter for her . She is on record as saying that her Review would be thorough and that she would not draw any conclusions until she had considered all the evidence. I am, however, confident that good progress has been made and the Review is nearing its completion. The Government looks forward to receiving Lady Justice Macur’s Report next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T17:42:19.577Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T17:42:19.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Human Rights 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 Justice, what involvement his Department has had in plans to review the Government's Business and Human Rights Action Plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wigan more like this
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Lisa Nandy more like this
star this property uin 216003 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office and Business, Innovation and Skills Department jointly lead on the implementation of the UK National Action Plan in collaboration with a Steering Group made up of key Government Departments.</p><p> </p><p>My department is a member of that Steering Group and continues to be involved in the work to implement the UK’s commitments.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will review the plan in 2015 and report on progress in the Annual FCO Human Rights Report. My department will contribute to that work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T15:36:28.487Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:36:28.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lisa Nandy more like this
49663
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
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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 remove filter
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 Justice, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to expand the boundaries of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 903862 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government has already legislated to extend the Freedom of Information Act and brought more than 100 additional organisations within scope. We are currently considering ways in which the Act can be extended further to enhance transparency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
157017
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review 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 Justice, whether he plans to publish the Macur Report before May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 215377 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>I answered a similar question on 20 November from the hon. Member for Wrexham and the position has not changed.</p><p> </p><p>Lady Justice Macur’s Review is entirely independent of Government and its timetable is a matter for her. She is on record as saying that her Review would be thorough and that she would not draw any conclusions until she had considered all the evidence. I am, however, confident that good progress has been made and the Review is nearing its completion. The Government looks forward to receiving Lady Justice Macur’s Report next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T12:59:49.997Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T12:59:49.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Surveillance: Aircraft 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 Justice, what role the Information Commissioner's Office has in (a) the trial of the Aeroyn Skyranger drone around Gatwick Airport and (b) any other use of other surveillance aircraft operated by Government departments, agents or public bodies in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 199439 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Information Commissioner's Office has no specific role in the trial of the Aeryon Skyranger drone around Gatwick Airport. Members of the Information Commissioner's staff sit on the Cross-Government Working Group on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. They advise on any data protection compliance issues that arise.</p><p> </p><p>In addition the ICO is currently consulting on its revised CCTV code of practice which includes a section on remotely operated vehicles, or drones:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://ico.org.uk/about_us/consultations/our_consultations" target="_blank">http://ico.org.uk/about_us/consultations/our_consultations</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:19:24.3219144Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:19:24.3219144Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Jimmy Savile 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 Justice, if he will revise his decision to redact documents relating to Jimmy Savile in the PREM 19/878 file in the National Archives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 203322 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The majority of the information in the file has been disclosed. An application for closed information in the file is currently subject to a pending appeal in the First-tier tribunal. Therefore the Government cannot comment further in these circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T16:46:00.2261554Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T16:46:00.2261554Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Performance Appraisal 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 Justice, how many officials in his Department completed the Civil Service Employment Policy Performance Management System in 2013-14; how many and what proportion of those officials received the (a) exceeded, (b) met and (c) must improve performance mark; and how many and what proportion (i) did and (ii) did not qualify for a bonus under that process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
star this property uin 209656 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice is unable to provide the data requested at this time. Performance marking figures for 2013/14 will not be available for publication until 30 October at the earliest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-10-17T10:06:02.4142809Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T10:06:02.4142809Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Powers of Attorney 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 Justice, what steps he will take to raise awareness among public bodies, companies and communities of the powers that may be exercised under a lasting power of attorney. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Watford more like this
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Richard Harrington more like this
star this property uin 214535 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans to run a communications campaign early next year to raise awareness amongst the public of future life planning options and encourage them to think about making provision for possible loss of mental capacity.</p><p> </p><p>It will focus on raising awareness of using lasting power(s) of attorney (LPAs), as well as associated issues such as making a will and organ donation.</p><p> </p><p>MoJ is working collaboratively with the Office of the Public Guardian, which is responsible for registering LPAs, other government departments and relevant partner organisations to deliver this campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T17:54:12.817Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T17:54:12.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
48492
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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 remove filter
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 Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the rate of return of Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service satisfaction surveys by children between the ages of five and eight. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 196593 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Cafcass does not carry out satisfaction surveys with the children it works with. They have other child-friendly ways of gaining feedback from children, which does include a feedback form. They have different versions of the form for children and young people. One encourages young people to write out their feedback to Cafcass in response to various questions, while the feedback form for younger children asks them to circle the feelings and emotions they have about Cafcass. These are therefore qualitative rather than quantitative. This feedback is collected and acted on at a local level rather than a national one. Complaints are monitored at a national level but addressed at the local level.</p><p> </p><p>Cafcass does not provide a return to the UK Statistics Authority; however they have published anonymised comments from feedback forms as part of their Annual Reports to draw out their direct work with children.</p><p> </p><p>Cafcass commissioned the Family Justice Young People's Board to review the means by which Cafcass encourages feedback from the children and young people it works with. This review resulted in four recommendations which Cafcass has taken forward including ‘feedback trees' and changes to the feedback forms.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196588 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
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 Justice, what advice he has received from the UK Statistics Authority on the required rate of return of Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service satisfaction surveys for younger children between the ages of five and eight before a reliable satisfaction figure may be arrived at. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 196588 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Cafcass does not carry out satisfaction surveys with the children it works with. They have other child-friendly ways of gaining feedback from children, which does include a feedback form. They have different versions of the form for children and young people. One encourages young people to write out their feedback to Cafcass in response to various questions, while the feedback form for younger children asks them to circle the feelings and emotions they have about Cafcass. These are therefore qualitative rather than quantitative. This feedback is collected and acted on at a local level rather than a national one. Complaints are monitored at a national level but addressed at the local level.</p><p> </p><p>Cafcass does not provide a return to the UK Statistics Authority; however they have published anonymised comments from feedback forms as part of their Annual Reports to draw out their direct work with children.</p><p> </p><p>Cafcass commissioned the Family Justice Young People's Board to review the means by which Cafcass encourages feedback from the children and young people it works with. This review resulted in four recommendations which Cafcass has taken forward including ‘feedback trees' and changes to the feedback forms.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196593 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
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 Justice, what estimate he has made of levels of satisfaction with Cafcass among younger children who do not complete formal feedback forms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 197639 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>While complaints made to Cafcass by children and young people are monitored nationally, it collects, monitors and acts on feedback at a local level. Cafcass has commissioned the Family Justice Young People's Board to review how children and young people provide feedback to Cafcass and advise on ways to encourage more feedback both via formal and informal routes. Cafcass now has various methods of obtaining feedback from the children and young people it works with which include more formal methods such as feedback forms and more informal and child-friendly methods such as ‘feedback trees'. Feedback trees encourage children to write out or draw their feelings on how Cafcass has worked with them, allowing Cafcass practitioners to build on this feedback. There is no central or national monitoring of this informal feedback.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes 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 Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Equality 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 Justice, what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid for commercial contracts or grants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 199954 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is committed to promoting equality and diversity in its procurements. Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 outlines the Public Sector Equality Duty. The following three duties which form the basis of Departments' policy and to which due regard must be given during the procurement process:</p><p> </p><p>1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act;</p><p>2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.</p><p>3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.</p><p> </p><p>The level of due regard given to the three duties will vary depending on their relevance to each individual procurement. There will be greater significance for example where the procurement involves direct contact with the public or employees of the Department or where services are to be carried out in the Department's premises.</p><p> </p><p>Where a need to consider equality has been identified at the beginning of a procurement process, consideration to this is given at every stage of the process as detailed below:</p><p> </p><p>· Planning and preparation includes the consideration of whether the duties are relevant to the procurement.</p><p>· The Pre-Qualification stage of the tender process contains mandatory fields including questions to make sure that the bid is in line with legislation. Suppliers that do not pass these questions are not progressed onto the next stage.</p><p>· The Request for Information and Request for Quotation contain questions in line with legislation. These question are proportionate so as not to disadvantage smaller suppliers.</p><p>· The evaluation of tenders can include equality criteria if it formed part of the specification. However, if included, the criteria are given proportionate consideration to the bid as a whole.</p><p>· Contract award where the specification set out equality criteria can be used to determine the most economically advantageous tender</p><p>· Ongoing consideration is given to the equality duties in every review meeting for those relevant contracts.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these processes implemented during the procurement process, the Department reports annually its obligations to the Cabinet Office. All procurement staff within the Department are required to undertake mandatory Equality and Diversity Training which makes sure that the duty can be considered and applied correctly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T14:25:11.0414499Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T14:25:11.0414499Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Equality 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 Justice, what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 199933 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The MoJ has a longstanding commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and making sure that we are representative of the society we serve. The principle of appointment on merit is the foundation of Civil Service recruitment and enshrined in law.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ does not have any published targets but we annually review and publish the demographics of our workforce - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/diversity-report-2012-13" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/diversity-report-2012-13</a></p><p>This information is used to inform policy of action in the future and set out in the MoJ Equality Objectives-<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209087/moj-equality-objectives.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209087/moj-equality-objectives.pdf</a>#</p><p>We have made good progress in making the MoJ a more diverse place to work. For example, the MoJ's management board has an equal mix of women and men at Executive (50%) and Non-Executive level (50%) levels, and we are led by a female Permanent Secretary, Ursula Brennan.</p><p> </p><p>17% of MoJ staff members promoted last year were not white. This is an increase of 2% on the previous year. 10% more women were promoted in 2012/2013 than in 2011/2012.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:37:28.8816084Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:37:28.8816084Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Disciplinary Proceedings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years classed themselves as white British. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Staff within the Ministry of Justice (MoJ HQ), HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS), National Offender Management Service (NOMS), Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and Legal Aid Agency (LAA) can, but are not compelled to, declare their ethnicity. Consequently, definitive figures for the proportion of white British staff who have been dismissed or subject to formal disciplinary proceedings over the last five financial years cannot be provided.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ Diversity report for 2012/2013 provides an overview of information on staff grievances, investigations, conduct and discipline. This can be found at the following link: <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/279638/moj-diversity-data-report-2012-13.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/279638/moj-diversity-data-report-2012-13.pdf</a></em></p><p> </p><p>This information has not been collated or published in respect of earlier financial years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199912 more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:41:55.5167096Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:41:55.5167096Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Disciplinary Proceedings 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 Justice, what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years classed themselves as white British. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 199912 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Staff within the Ministry of Justice (MoJ HQ), HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS), National Offender Management Service (NOMS), Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and Legal Aid Agency (LAA) can, but are not compelled to, declare their ethnicity. Consequently, definitive figures for the proportion of white British staff who have been dismissed or subject to formal disciplinary proceedings over the last five financial years cannot be provided.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ Diversity report for 2012/2013 provides an overview of information on staff grievances, investigations, conduct and discipline. This can be found at the following link: <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/279638/moj-diversity-data-report-2012-13.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/279638/moj-diversity-data-report-2012-13.pdf</a></em></p><p> </p><p>This information has not been collated or published in respect of earlier financial years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199890 more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:41:55.7535833Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:41:55.7535833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answering body
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
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unstar this property hansard heading Islam: Marriage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she has taken to raise awareness amongst Muslim couples that Islamic marriages without a legal component are not recognised in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 201474 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text A small working group of internal and external stakeholders was established by the MoJ in 2012 to consider why so few mosques are registered for the purpose of conducting marriages. The working group has been exploring what more could be done in communications and guidance within the existing legal framework. The group is also examining how community led approaches could raise awareness of religious marriages which are not recognised by the state and the potential legal consequences. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T16:53:02.1569608Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:53:02.1569608Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Islam: Marriage 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 Justice, what steps she is taking to encourage mosques to register with the General Registry Office to perform civil marriages and partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 201462 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>A small working group of internal and external stakeholders was established by the Ministry of Justice in 2012 to consider the reasons why so few mosques are registered for the purpose of conducting marriages, and explore what more might be done by Government and others to raise awareness of registration and its benefits. The group is also exploring how community-led approaches could raise awareness of ‘marriages which are not recognised by the state and the potential legal consequences.</p><p> </p><p>The General Register Office is content to work with interested parties to see what might be done in the area of communications and guidance within the existing legal framework . The group is also raising awareness of religious marriages not recognised by the state and the potential legal consequences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T16:54:15.4422712Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:54:15.4422712Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Islam: Marriage 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 Justice, what steps he is taking to provide support for and protect the rights of Muslim women in unrecognised marriages in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 201476 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to the protection and promotion of the rights of women, families and children. This includes raising awareness of the legal consequences of 'religious only' marriages and encouraging mosques to register in order to be able to carry out legally recognised marriages in their various facilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:42:51.3642379Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:42:51.3642379Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Islam: Marriage 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 Justice, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Muslim Institute, (b) the Muslim Council of Great Britain and (c) the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain on the legal status of Islamic marriages in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 201473 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>I have not discussed the legal status of Islamic marriages with any of the organisations listed.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to change the law to recognise in English law Muslim marriages and divorces which do not conform to the Marriage Act 1949.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:45:57.710398Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:45:57.710398Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
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 Justice, if she will introduce legislative proposals to protect police dogs by recognising them as an extension of their handler as a police officer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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Mr John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 196315 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government agrees that attacks of any sort on police dogs, horses or any other police animal should be dealt with severely under the criminal law. However, it is not necessary to create a new offence in order to do this.</p><p> </p><p>An attack on a police dog can be treated as animal cruelty under s4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The maximum penalty is six months imprisonment, or a fine of up to £20,000, or both.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2014, Official Report, columns 649-50W on judges: housing, when he expects the review of the spend on judges' lodging to be completed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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Mr John Spellar more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect the review of spend on judges' lodgings to conclude before the summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Senior Civil Servants: Pay 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 Justice, what comparative information his Department holds on pay rates of the Information Commissioner's Office and other independent regulators and ombudsmen with similar functions for staff at the same grade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 225273 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice does not hold a comparative list on pay rates at the Information Commissioner’s Office and other similar bodies, and the information could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Information on salaries of senior staff in public bodies is published by the Cabinet Office and can be found on the GOV.UK website, or within relevant annual reports of individual bodies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T10:22:40.907Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T10:22:40.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Information Commissioner more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average percentage pay rise was of Executive Team staff at the Information Commissioner's Office since June 2014; and what average pay increase has been proposed for non-executive staff excluding buy-out of contractual progression. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In July 2014 the Executive Team of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was restructured and reduced from the Commissioner plus four Directors to the Commissioner plus three Directors. As a part of the restructure, the Remuneration Committee of the ICO’s non-executive Management Board reviewed the salaries of the remaining Directors and made recommendations to the Commissioner based on the changes to individual Director’s responsibilities that resulted from the restructure. The mean percentage increase was 11.7% but as a result of the restructure the overall spend on Executive salaries has been reduced.</p><p> </p><p>The ICO is subject to the 1% public sector pay cap but it is the ICO’s intention to focus the money available under the cap on those staff who will not benefit from the buyout of contractual progression, providing a pay increase of 3% for most of these staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T10:13:23.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T10:13:23.073Z
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