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star this property answer date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property date tabled less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property ddp created less than 2014-12-05T18:12:52.073Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T18:12:52.073Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T14:44:10.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T14:44:10.227Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 217408 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T14:58:40.62Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:58:40.62Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of his Department's executive board are disabled. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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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 title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 217408 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department is unable to provide the answer to this question as, in line with Cabinet Office guidance and ONS best practice, we redact sensitive personal information where the results may show less than four individuals, thereby compromising their anonymity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The membership of the Departmental Executive Team can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson 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 answer date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property date tabled less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property ddp created less than 2014-12-09T00:51:32.317Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T00:51:32.317Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T14:58:16.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T14:58:16.797Z
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansardheading Hospitals: Inspections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 217678 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:10:12.48Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:10:12.48Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monies have been set aside to fund litigation proceedings launched by independent practitioners in response to the recently acknowledged failings of the Care Quality Commission's Intelligent Monitoring methodology. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Mr David Blunkett more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 217678 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. As the CQC is responsible for developing its own methodology for assessing whether providers are meeting the registration requirements, the CQC would be responsible for any legal proceedings that arose in relation to that methodology.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CQC has advised that it will deal with any legal proceedings that may be brought against it. It has made no specific arrangements, as each case must be reviewed on its merits.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blunkett more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blunkett more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-09T21:52:03.273Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T21:52:03.273Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T15:58:49.760Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T15:58:49.760Z
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 204991 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T13:21:18.5467436Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T13:21:18.5467436Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the new electronic tagging system was not subject to a pilot before the decision to implement it was taken. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 204991 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The contracts have not yet been awarded. An announcement was made on 15<sup>th</sup> July.</p><p> </p><p>Yes we comply with the OJEU / EU procurement rules as well as cabinet office processes.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>The new electronic monitoring service has not been subject to a pilot as in the first instance we need to ensure continuity of service. However, there will be a significant period of testing and validation for the new system before introduction. There is also a robust programme of testing for the new tags themselves, and we will have to be satisfied that they meet our standards before they are introduced on the new platform. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Electronic monitoring using GPS was piloted in three probation areas in 2004 to 2005 and the evaluation found qualitative evidence to show that it:</p><p>o acted as a deterrent because offenders thought they would be caught if they were to reoffend;</p><p>o was a constant reminder which prompted offenders to ‘think twice' when a criminal opportunity presented itself and gave them the spur they needed to walk away;</p><p>o provided offenders with renewed determination to get their lives back together after a period of incarceration; and</p><p>o was perceived by offenders to help stop wrongful identification for crimes they hadn't done.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property date tabled less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property ddp created less than 2014-09-08T22:00:55.160Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T22:00:55.160Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T22:07:45.930Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T22:07:45.930Z
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 208533 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-09-12T11:43:12.415463Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T11:43:12.415463Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what targets the Government has set for tackling homophobia in sports; and what steps have been taken to achieve those targets in the last 12 months. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 208533 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Although the Government does not set specific targets for tackling homophobia in sports, all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) are expected to demonstrate equality in sport and many support specific programmes such as the FA with its “Football’s for Everyone” anti-discrimination plan. The Government is committed to ensuring this expectation of equality is upheld and in March 2011 called for an end to homophobia and transphobia in sport with the launch of <em>Tackling homophobia in sport: The Charter for Action</em>.</p><p>Since then over 40 NGBs and approximately 4,000 sports stars, fans and clubs from across the sporting world, including all professional football clubs, have signed up to the Charter.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.373Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.373Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:47:35.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:47:35.477Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 154017 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential risk of losses to the public purse arising from applying the current accounting officer conventions in the period leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 154017 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.</p><p>The UK Government is not planning for independence as it believes that people in Scotland will vote to remain within the UK. As such, the Government has made no assessment of the risk of losses to the public purse, and has no plans to change accounting officers conventions</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.450Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.450Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:47:36.380Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:47:36.380Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 154018 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with officials in his Department on how the accounting officers' conventions would apply to investment in Scotland in advance of the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 154018 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.</p><p>The UK Government is not planning for independence as it believes that people in Scotland will vote to remain within the UK. As such, the Government has made no assessment of the risk of losses to the public purse, and has no plans to change accounting officers conventions</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-14more like thismore than 2013-05-14
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:06:23.323Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:06:23.323Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T22:05:38.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T22:05:38.937Z
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property identifier 153906 more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 153906 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-07more like thismore than 2013-11-07
star this property date less than 2013-11-04more like thismore than 2013-11-04
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-04more like thismore than 2013-11-04
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:40:11.650Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:40:11.650Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:18:48.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:18:48.343Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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star this property identifier 174351 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding was allocated from Homes and Community Agency to (a) develop new affordable housing and (b) bring empty homes back into use in Harrow in each of the last five years. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 174351 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Thursday 7 November 2013]</em></p><p>The figures for affordable housing are as follows for the London Borough of Harrow area:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£22 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£45 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£26 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£15 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£13 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Since April 2012, allocations from the Affordable Housing Programme have been overseen by the Greater London Authority rather than the Homes and Communities Agency. There have been no specific allocations on empty homes over this period.</p><p>As outlined to the hon. Member in the answer of 7 January 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 121W, I would note that the new Affordable Rent model now allows for more affordable housing to be delivered with lower levels of taxpayer capital subsidy and lever in more private investment.</p><p>As the National Audit Office has observed: “The Department selected the best delivery model open to it for the funds it had available” and “The Department has so far achieved its policy objective to maximise the number of homes delivered within the available grant funding” (National Audit Office, “Financial viability of the social housing sector; introducing the Affordable Homes Programme”, 4 July 2012, HC465, pp.6-7).</p><p>I also note that the Mayor's proposed Housing Strategy states: “£1.8 billion of public funding has been secured by the Mayor which will unlock an estimated additional £3.7 billion of other investment for London to enable 55,000 affordable homes to be delivered between 2011-15” (Mayor of London, “The Revised London Housing Strategy”, December2011, p.35).</p><p>Across England, 170,000 affordable homes have been delivered so far since April 2010, and a total of £19.5 billion of public and private investment is being spent on affordable housing over the current Spending Review period.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p>
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property date less than 2013-11-06more like thismore than 2013-11-06
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-06more like thismore than 2013-11-06
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:40:56.267Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:40:56.267Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:25:48.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:25:48.577Z
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property identifier 174860 more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, his Department made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence were of each trip. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 174860 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice has reduced the overall cost of air travel by almost half since 2009, and our total spend on all travel has fallen by more than 40 per cent in the same period – a saving of more than £9m.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, this year, the Justice Secretary toughened up the rules to ban first and business class travel for Ministers and officials in the department other than in exceptional circumstances where this is required to meet business need.</p><p> </p><p>Overseas travel makes up a small proportion of the Department's overall travel requirement. Flights and travel by Eurostar are booked through our contracted supplier, and whilst the MoJ records data on transactions, it does not hold details of the cost or destination of individual trips centrally. The cost of breaking down all travel in the ways requested would be disproportionate, as managers across the Department would have to create a breakdown of every trip taken, itemised by the different kinds of expenditure.</p>
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-18more like thismore than 2013-11-18
star this property date less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:41:57.067Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:41:57.067Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:33:43.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:33:43.027Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, his Department has made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence were of each trip. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Role of the Department</em></p><p>Reflecting our responsibilities for local government, housing, planning and communities across England, the work of the Department involves staff travelling to different parts of the country.</p><p>Improved procurement has reduced our average domestic hotel rate in the UK by 8% between 2009-10 and 2012-13. Moreover, domestic flights for longer journeys can avoid the need for paying for staff to stay in a hotel overnight.</p><p>Since 2011-12, the Department accepted responsibility for some new functions outside of London, including residual functions following the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions and then oversight of the European Regional Development Fund following the abolition of the Regional Development Agencies. As these business functions relate to work in areas outside of London and to the European Commission, this has therefore increased our travel spend compared to the base of 2010-11. However, this is far more than offset by the very significant savings to taxpayers of the abolition of these regional bodies.</p><p>Based on current estimates (which reflect accounting consequences from machinery of government changes) the DCLG Group is reducing its annual running costs by around 40% in real terms between 2010-11 and 2014-15. This equates to net savings of at least £532 million over this spending review period and includes savings of around £420 million from the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions.</p><p>In addition to this, I note that the Regional Development Agencies were spending in the region of £246 million a year on administration (as cited in 11 March 2009, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 592W).</p><p><em>Spending data</em></p><p>The tables below list spending on travel by financial year. Figures for 2009-10 are from July 2009, as this is when the department's current approved travel agent contract commenced; those figures are therefore only for three-quarters of the financial year, and the full year is likely to be proportionately higher.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Overseas Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£408,621</p></td><td><p>£19,847</p></td><td><p>£79,574</p></td><td><p>£508,042 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£56,304</p></td><td><p>£21,759</p></td><td><p>£27,798</p></td><td><p>£105,861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£69,463</p></td><td><p>£21,204</p></td><td><p>£19,946</p></td><td><p>£110,613</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£78,474</p></td><td><p>£29,224</p></td><td><p>£21,911</p></td><td><p>£129,609</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>UK Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£621,028</p></td><td><p>£309,260</p></td><td><p>£174,888</p></td><td><p>£1,105,176 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£434,467</p></td><td><p>£199,563</p></td><td><p>£81,315</p></td><td><p>£715,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£980,307</p></td><td><p>£162,544</p></td><td><p>£71,913</p></td><td><p>£1,214,764</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1,030,710</p></td><td><p>£166,149</p></td><td><p>£74,424</p></td><td><p>£1,271,283</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Explanatory notes:</p><p>- Overseas subsistence costs can include accommodation, meals and travel tickets purchased locally.</p><p>- The costs of internal travel abroad are not routinely recorded in the form requested and this information could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>- Data on cost per trip is not centrally held in the form requested.</p><p>- For car hire, the data from our finance systems do not separate out expenditure for domestic and international car hire and this could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>- For helicopter hire, our records show that the Department has incurred no expenditure on this since 2010-11.</p><p>- Figures contained in this answer may differ from previous answers to Parliamentary Questions, as the data extracts have been re-run and reflect ongoing accruals and data. Delays in billing or crediting transactions can sometimes have an effect on the spend data between the financial years.</p><p>Taken in the whole, we have reduced overall travel spending compared to the last Administration, and delivered substantive savings for taxpayers' from the abolition of regional government in England.</p><p> </p>
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