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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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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contacts and discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with the African National Congress regarding a possible successor to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 199309 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We have regular dialogue with South Africa on a range of issues, including regional interests, at both Ministerial and official level. The issue of political transition and that of successors to President Mugabe is a matter for the Zimbabwean people in line with the constitution of Zimbabwe. The UK remains keen to see a Zimbabwean government that delivers for its people and we will continue to do all we can to support a more democratic, stable and prosperous Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:34:57.7321467Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:34:57.7321467Z
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1393
star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
76507
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 replicate for victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism in Great Britain the support services available in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 204452 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I can confirm that in 2013 the Government published a revised Code of Practice for Victims of Crime which sets out the entitlements of victims to support including enhanced support for victims of more serious crime including families bereaved by crime.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is making available more funding than ever before to support all victims of crime, almost doubling current funding with a potential budget of up to £100m to help them cope and where possible recover from the impact that crime has had on their lives.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010, the Ministry of Justice has provided funding to Victim Support to run the national Homicide Service which provides tailored and intensive support to families bereaved by homicide after 2010 based on need. This includes practical support such as help funeral arrangements, bank accounts, forming employers and schools, preparing bereaved families to attend court and the provision of legal services. From October 2014, Victim Support will run a newly enhanced national Homicide Service for those bereaved after 2010 which in addition to providing of existing services will incorporate specialist trauma and bereavement counselling for both adults and children and for the first time peer support.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice also provides separate funding to a number of peer support and specialist therapy organisations which can support those bereaved by homicide.</p><p> </p><p>The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 is available to compensate blameless victims of violent crime. The Scheme is available for people injured in Great Britain and focuses on paying compensation to direct victims of a crime of violence. Northern Ireland has its own scheme, as do many other countries.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 October 2014, the majority of support services for victims of crime will be locally commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners. With their knowledge of local victims' needs and priorities, PCCs are uniquely placed to ensure that funding is targeted according to need.</p><p> </p><p>Individual victims and survivors of Northern-Ireland related acts of terrorism who are resident in England and Wales are able to apply for funding from the Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) in Northern Ireland. The VSS is the main funder of victims' groups in Northern Ireland and provides a tailored package to meet the individual needs of victims and survivors including counselling, physiotherapy and the purchase of equipment such as wheelchairs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T14:15:32.9727562Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T14:15:32.9727562Z
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194
star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
210
unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
76508
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what research the Government has commissioned on the educational, psychological, welfare, justice and related needs of victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism in Great Britain; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 204451 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm that the Government has not commissioned specific research into victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism who reside inGreat Britain. In 2012 the Ministry of Justice commissioned and published an Evidence and Practice Review which looked in depth at the needs of victims inEngland andWales. This has informed both the commissioning approach to national services for victims such as the Homicide Service and the development of an outcomes-based commissioning framework to be drawn upon by Police and Crime Commissioners when commissioning local services for victims.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that victims of the most serious crimes should receive enhanced entitlements to support from the Criminal Justice organisations in England and Wales, and this is set out in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime published in October 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204450 more like this
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less than 2014-07-15T16:42:25.5150361Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T16:42:25.5150361Z
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194
star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
76509
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support the Government provides to victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism in Great Britain; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 204449 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I can confirm that in 2013 the Government published a revised Code of Practice for Victims of Crime which sets out the entitlements of victims to support including enhanced support for victims of more serious crime including families bereaved by crime.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is making available more funding than ever before to support all victims of crime, almost doubling current funding with a potential budget of up to £100m to help them cope and where possible recover from the impact that crime has had on their lives.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010, the Ministry of Justice has provided funding to Victim Support to run the national Homicide Service which provides tailored and intensive support to families bereaved by homicide after 2010 based on need. This includes practical support such as help funeral arrangements, bank accounts, forming employers and schools, preparing bereaved families to attend court and the provision of legal services. From October 2014, Victim Support will run a newly enhanced national Homicide Service for those bereaved after 2010 which in addition to providing of existing services will incorporate specialist trauma and bereavement counselling for both adults and children and for the first time peer support.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice also provides separate funding to a number of peer support and specialist therapy organisations which can support those bereaved by homicide.</p><p> </p><p>The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 is available to compensate blameless victims of violent crime. The Scheme is available for people injured in Great Britain and focuses on paying compensation to direct victims of a crime of violence. Northern Ireland has its own scheme, as do many other countries.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 October 2014, the majority of support services for victims of crime will be locally commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners. With their knowledge of local victims' needs and priorities, PCCs are uniquely placed to ensure that funding is targeted according to need.</p><p> </p><p>Individual victims and survivors of Northern-Ireland related acts of terrorism who are resident in England and Wales are able to apply for funding from the Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) in Northern Ireland. The VSS is the main funder of victims' groups in Northern Ireland and provides a tailored package to meet the individual needs of victims and survivors including counselling, physiotherapy and the purchase of equipment such as wheelchairs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T14:11:34.4116204Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T14:11:34.4116204Z
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194
star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
210
unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
76510
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 the Government has made of the number of victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism in Great Britain where such victims and survivors live in Great Britain; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 204450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm that the Government has not commissioned specific research into victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism who reside inGreat Britain. In 2012 the Ministry of Justice commissioned and published an Evidence and Practice Review which looked in depth at the needs of victims inEngland andWales. This has informed both the commissioning approach to national services for victims such as the Homicide Service and the development of an outcomes-based commissioning framework to be drawn upon by Police and Crime Commissioners when commissioning local services for victims.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that victims of the most serious crimes should receive enhanced entitlements to support from the Criminal Justice organisations in England and Wales, and this is set out in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime published in October 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204451 more like this
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less than 2014-07-15T16:42:25.4212692Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T16:42:25.4212692Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
58265
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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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the exercise of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy has been granted in Northern Ireland in the last 20 years by means of Letters Close (Litterae Clausae); and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 199281 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Since 1997, no Letters Patent or Letters Close have been issued in Northern Ireland in relation to the Royal Prerogative of Mercy (RPM). Where the RPM was used in this period by the previous Government, it was effected by means of a Royal Warrant.</p><p>As the Hon Member is aware, my department continues to seek information on the use of the RPM between 1987 and 1997, including through contacts with other parts of Government which might hold relevant information. On the basis of the work carried out on this so far, there is no indication that Letters Patent or Letters Close were issued between 1987 and 1997 in relation to the use of the RPM in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199279 more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T15:45:58.3673853Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:45:58.3673853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
58266
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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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, column 762W, on terrorism, what steps she is taking to recover information for the period 1987-97 for which records could not be found; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 199283 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The review of Departmental records I ordered in May is ongoing.</p><p>This includes seeking information on use of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy (RPM) for the years 1987 to 1997 from Departments where relevant material might be held.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T12:54:28.7696146Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T12:54:28.7696146Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
58267
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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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, by which (a) documents and (b) other means the recipients of a Royal Pardon, following the exercise of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy, are able to demonstrate to a court or any law enforcement agency, that they are the beneficiaries of exercise of the Royal Prerogative; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 199282 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Following a search of the records held by the Northern Ireland Office, no evidence has been found to indicate that between 1979 and 2002 the RPM was used to do anything other than to remit (i.e. shorten) the sentences of individuals who had already been convicted of offences. It is therefore the release from custody that demonstrates the exercise of the RPM.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T13:52:00.2465124Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T13:52:00.2465124Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
58268
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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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, column 762W, on terrorism, if the exercise of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy to which she refers was by way of Letters Patent; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 199279 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Since 1997, no Letters Patent or Letters Close have been issued in Northern Ireland in relation to the Royal Prerogative of Mercy (RPM). Where the RPM was used in this period by the previous Government, it was effected by means of a Royal Warrant.</p><p>As the Hon Member is aware, my department continues to seek information on the use of the RPM between 1987 and 1997, including through contacts with other parts of Government which might hold relevant information. On the basis of the work carried out on this so far, there is no indication that Letters Patent or Letters Close were issued between 1987 and 1997 in relation to the use of the RPM in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199281 more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T15:45:58.2892502Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:45:58.2892502Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter
58269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
star this property answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list the people who are known to have received the Royal Prerogative of Mercy by Letters Patent or under any other authority, in the last 20 years; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 199280 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Since 1997, no Letters Patent have been issued in Northern Ireland in relation to the Royal Prerogative of Mercy (RPM). Where the RPM was used in this period by the previous Government, it was effected by means of a Royal Warrant.</p><p>As the Hon Member is aware, my department continues to seek information on the use of the RPM between 1987 and 1997, including through contacts with other parts of Government which might hold relevant information.</p><p>As the Hon Member is also aware, the assessment of my department is that to release the names of individuals granted the RPM years ago would not be appropriate, given the time that has passed since the RPM was last used and the potential legal issues this would raise. There are of course means by which names of RPM recipients become public, including in the course of legal proceedings, which is a matter for the courts.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T15:39:26.3042557Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:39:26.3042557Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey remove filter