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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Prosecutions: South Yorkshire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the average number of days taken from the date of offence to a decision to charge an individual in South Yorkshire in each year since 2010 was. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 266094 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) works closely with the Police to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated before charges are brought. There has been an increase in the complexity of cases investigated by the police, with investigations often involving large amounts of electronic material (social media, emails, text messages, video and photographs) which needs to be reviewed by prosecutors before a charging decision can be made. This impacts on the average number of consultations and length of time taken for prosecutors to reach a charging decision.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a record of the average number of days taken from offence through to a decision to charge. However, data is held on the average number of days from submission of a case by the police to the CPS to the date of the CPS decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>Data relating to to all cases in South Yorkshire, summary only cases in South Yorkshire, and indictable only cases in South Yorkshire is shown in Annex A.</p><p> </p><p>The data in Annex A relating to summary only cases provides figures for only a minority of summary only cases. This is because the CPS is only responsible for charging a small minority of summary only matters, with the majority charged by the police. In 2017-18 the police charged 75% of all summary only matters with only 25% charged by CPS, while for indicatable only offences the CPS charged 95% of these cases.</p><p> </p><p>There are a number of reasons for the steady increase in the average number of days and average number of consultations per case since 2010/11. Police are now more regularly encouraged to seek ‘early investigative advice’ to help determine what evidence is required for a charge. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. As a result, the CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings which impacts on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
grouped question UIN
266095 more like this
266096 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T10:24:58.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:24:58.863Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
attachment
1
file name 266094, 266095 and 266096 - Annex A.docx more like this
title Annex A more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
1132831
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Prosecutions: South Yorkshire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the average number of days taken from the date of an offence to a decision to charge and individual for summary offences in South Yorkshire in each year since 2010 was. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 266095 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) works closely with the Police to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated before charges are brought. There has been an increase in the complexity of cases investigated by the police, with investigations often involving large amounts of electronic material (social media, emails, text messages, video and photographs) which needs to be reviewed by prosecutors before a charging decision can be made. This impacts on the average number of consultations and length of time taken for prosecutors to reach a charging decision.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a record of the average number of days taken from offence through to a decision to charge. However, data is held on the average number of days from submission of a case by the police to the CPS to the date of the CPS decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>Data relating to to all cases in South Yorkshire, summary only cases in South Yorkshire, and indictable only cases in South Yorkshire is shown in Annex A.</p><p> </p><p>The data in Annex A relating to summary only cases provides figures for only a minority of summary only cases. This is because the CPS is only responsible for charging a small minority of summary only matters, with the majority charged by the police. In 2017-18 the police charged 75% of all summary only matters with only 25% charged by CPS, while for indicatable only offences the CPS charged 95% of these cases.</p><p> </p><p>There are a number of reasons for the steady increase in the average number of days and average number of consultations per case since 2010/11. Police are now more regularly encouraged to seek ‘early investigative advice’ to help determine what evidence is required for a charge. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. As a result, the CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings which impacts on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
grouped question UIN
266094 more like this
266096 more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:24:58.927Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
attachment
1
file name 266094, 266095 and 266096 - Annex A.docx more like this
title Annex A more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
1133678
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Vagrancy Act 1824: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many charges have been brought under the Vagrancy Act 1824 in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 267315 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The data provided below shows the total number of offences in which a prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service commenced at magistrates’ courts under the Vagrancy Act 1824 and associated legislation.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Total Charges under the 1824 Vagrancy Act and associated legislation</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3686</p></td><td><p>3119</p></td><td><p>2660</p></td><td><p>3732</p></td><td><p>3850</p></td><td><p>2958</p></td><td><p>2249</p></td><td><p>1845</p></td><td><p>2146</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information Systems</p><p> </p><p>The figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. An individual defendant may be charged with more than one offence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T09:56:32.827Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133866
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of cases of suspected rape were given a No Further Action as a result of insufficient evidence to proceed in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 267760 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are devastating crimes that have a profound impact on victims, and are some of the most challenging and complex cases that the CPS deals with. Where evidence submitted by the Police is sufficient to bring charges, the CPS will not hesitate to prosecute these horrific crimes.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a central record to show the overall number of charging decisions where a decision has been made to take No Further Action in cases recorded as rape on the system. The data is shown below broken down by financial year:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>In 2015-16, 31.5% of cases of suspected rape were not prosecuted due to evidential issues (2,162 cases)</p></li><li><p>In 2016-17, 31.2% of cases of suspected rape were not prosecuted due to evidential issues (2,061 cases)</p></li><li><p>In 2017-18, 29.7% of cases of suspected rape were not prosecuted due to evidential issues (1,786 cases)</p></li></ul> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T10:19:33.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:19:33.747Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1131470
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Business: Billing more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to Creating a responsible payment culture: a call for evidence on tackling late payment, which closed 29 November 2018; and why it has not yet been published when Cabinet Office Government Consultation Principles state that responses to consultations should be published within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
uin HL16264 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The Creating a Responsible Payment Culture Call for Evidence received nearly 300 responses from a wide range of businesses, trade associations and individuals. This is the highest number of responses to a public consultation on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that have given those representations the consideration they deserve and use them to inform the action we will take on this important issue.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Response will be published shortly.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T13:04:09.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:04:09.157Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
4286
label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1131473
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 16 April (HL15075), what proportion of their £8.6 million Greenhouse Gas Removal research programme with UK Research and Innovation is targeted at the removal of greenhouses gasses other than carbon dioxide. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
uin HL16267 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>This information is publicly available on the Natural Environment Research Council website, from which the full list of projects funded by the Greenhouse Gas Removal research programme is provided in the attached document. One of the 13 projects is targeted at gasses other than carbon dioxide, specifically on new methodologies for removal of methane from the atmosphere. This project is receiving £223,782 in funding, or 3% of the programme total.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T13:05:01.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:05:01.273Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
attachment
1
file name GGR programme project list.pdf more like this
title Projects funded by the GGR research programme more like this
tabling member
4286
label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1132657
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Business: Higher Education more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that Brexit could have on the ability of UK business schools to (1) recruit academic talent, and (2) attract research funding. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL16435 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that institutions including UK business schools continue to be able to recruit academic talent and attract research funding after the UK has exited the European Union. Academic institutions in the UK recruit talent from within the UK and from overseas and an immigration system that supports this is an important component of their continuing success. The Government published the Immigration White Paper, outlining the future immigration system in December 2018 and is currently running an engagement programme with businesses and other stakeholders before publishing the Immigration Rules setting out the detail of the future system. In addition, since January 2018, the Government has implemented an extensive and wide-ranging package of changes to the immigration rules, aimed at supporting science, research and innovation including setting up a new Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) Scheme to make it easier to sponsor the temporary movement of international researchers.</p><p>Business schools attract funding for research from a range of sources including Horizon 2020, the EU’s flagship research and innovation programme. Until the UK exits the EU, the UK will continue to participate in Horizon 2020, as a Member State. If ratified, the Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement would ensure that following exit the UK could continue to participate in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 for the lifetime of projects. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal at the end of the extension period, the Government has confirmed that the funding commitments made under the guarantee and its extension still stand. Through these commitments, the Government will underwrite funding for all successful competitive eligible UK bids to Horizon 2020 that are submitted before the end of the Programme - including those involving UK business schools. This guarantee will apply for the lifetime of projects and will provide funding for UK participation in Horizon 2020.</p><p>Looking ahead, the Government would like the option to associate to the future excellence-based European research and innovation programmes, including Horizon Europe. We are actively engaging in the development of the Horizon Europe proposal in line with UK interests.</p><p> </p><p>BEIS is working with the National Academies, the Devolved Administrations and UKRI to develop ambitious and credible alternatives to association, through which we will enable world class collaborative research. BEIS has also commissioned Sir Adrian Smith to provide independent advice on international collaboration – specifically on potential future UK funding schemes in the context of the UK’s future ambitions for European and international collaboration on research and innovation. His advice will help inform the direction for the implementation of the Government’s ambition to ensure the UK continues to be a global leader in science, research and innovation, and an attractive country for individuals to study and work.</p>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T13:03:52.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:03:52.183Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1132811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Boilers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 258963 on Boilers, how the variables to which he refers affect the efficiency of the boiler itself as distinct from the whole heating system; and if will he make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 266061 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Of the variables referred to, those that impact the efficiency of the boiler itself are the heat distribution system, comprising emitters, pipes and pumps and the user controls.</p><p> </p><p>Condensing boiler efficiency is typically improved by a lower water return temperature. The design, efficacy and maintenance of the heat distribution system can impact this temperature. For example, an undersized system will require a higher flow temperature making it more difficult to achieve a low return temperature.</p><p> </p><p>User controls such as timers and thermostats can impact when the boiler turns on and off. The rate of this (cycling) can also impact the efficiency of the boiler with rapid cycling being potentially detrimental to efficiency. User controlled radiator valves can affect the flow rate through the system also impacting flow and return temperatures and cycling affecting boiler efficiency.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T10:26:35.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T10:26:35.107Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1132814
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Boilers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 258963 on Boilers, what steps he is taking to ensure that domestic boilers comply in situ with the 92 per cent efficiency rate as set out in the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide, pages 10 and 18. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 266062 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Local authorities have powers under the Building Act 1984 to enforce the building regulations, including fixed building services such as boiler installations, and have work altered or removed that does not comply. The Building Regulations and Gas Safe rules of registration require that Gas Safe registered businesses comply with their geographical area regulations by notifying any relevant appliances they have installed to the Local Authority. Failure to comply can result in disciplinary action and can ultimately result in traders being struck off the Gas Safe Register.</p><p> </p><p>An initial assessment of Boiler Plus planned for later this year will reveal if there are significant instances of non-compliance. To date, no evidence has come to light to suggest gas boilers below 92% ErP are being installed in English homes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T10:26:41.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T10:26:41.417Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1132815
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Boilers: Natural Gas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the statement in the Answer to Question 255264 on 24 May 2019 that there is no evidence that boilers with an efficiency below 92 per cent continued to be sold beyond the coming into force date of the current standards, with the statement in Answer to Question 245593 on 1 May 2019 that only the majority of boilers on the market met or exceeded the minimum efficiency requirement of 92 per cent when the new standards were introduced. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 266063 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The statements made with respect to these two questions are fully compatible. The 2016 consultation asked the boiler industry what would be an appropriate lead-in period to allow traders to make preparations, such as clearing old stock, ahead of new standards coming into force. A majority of respondents stated that three months would be sufficient. The government provided a six month lead-in period, to ensure that adequate time was allowed for all market participants.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T10:26:47.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T10:26:47.343Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this