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1016274
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate Service: Nottingham more like this
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25259
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 assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of the Probate Service in Nottingham on access to probate services for the bereaved; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 196684 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The probate sub registry at Nottingham has not closed and continues to offer a probate service. Access to Probate in Nottingham is directed via other locations and appointments are available for members of the public if required. Probate is currently undergoing significant reform, with services being placed online to make them more accessible for customers. Where customers need extra support to access these services that will be provided in a variety of ways, including face to face support where necessary. Probate Customers can now make personal applications via a statement of truth which removes the need for them to attend a probate office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:27:32.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:27:32.633Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1016275
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of the increase in probate charges from April 2019 on the (a) personal finances of the bereaved and (b) potential changes in the level of use of probate services; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 196685 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cost of the fee and reasonable expenses incurred by the executor are recoverable from the estate. Published HMRC data suggests that on average 25% of an estate’s assets are cash which suggests that these fees are affordable[1]. In exceptional cases where an executor cannot afford to pay the fee, there are safeguards in place, including the Lord Chancellor’s power to remit a fee.</p><p> </p><p>As stated in our published Impact Assessment, it is unlikely that demand will change in response to the planned fee changes.</p><p>[1] Inheritance Tax Statistics, available here:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/inheritance-tax-statistics-table-124-assets-in-estates-by-range-of-net-estate-and-tax-due</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T18:08:40.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T18:08:40.203Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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89720
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1015468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of the Executive Director, Prison Estate Transformation Programme, HM Prison and Probation Service of 13 November 2018 to the Justice Select Committee inquiry on Prison Population 2022: planning for the future, Question 495, HC 483, whether it is his Department's policy that running in-house bids for the operation of new-build prisons is divisive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 196267 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operators of the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva will be selected. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service will not be bidding in the competition. There will instead be a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. Where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds the public sector will act as the provider.</p><p>We have taken this approach as, rightly, our current focus is on getting the basics right by addressing the significant challenges we face in improving safety and decency in our prisons. We have learned from past experience that establishing an internal bid team was an unnecessarily complex way to manage a competition.</p><p>This approach will enable us to undertake rigorous financial and operational assessment of bids put forward by any existing or potential operator to ensure they are of sufficient quality, value and affordability compared to a public sector comparator.</p><p>The Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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196268 more like this
196269 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:48:17.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:48:17.187Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1015469
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of Simon Boddis, Executive Director, Prison Estate Transformation Programme, HM Prison and Probation Service to the Justice Committee on Prison Population 2022, planning for the future on 13 November 2018, Question 495, HC 340, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of the statement that running in-house bids for the operation of new-build prisons is a waste of money. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 196268 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operators of the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva will be selected. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service will not be bidding in the competition. There will instead be a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. Where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds the public sector will act as the provider.</p><p>We have taken this approach as, rightly, our current focus is on getting the basics right by addressing the significant challenges we face in improving safety and decency in our prisons. We have learned from past experience that establishing an internal bid team was an unnecessarily complex way to manage a competition.</p><p>This approach will enable us to undertake rigorous financial and operational assessment of bids put forward by any existing or potential operator to ensure they are of sufficient quality, value and affordability compared to a public sector comparator.</p><p>The Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
196267 more like this
196269 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:48:17.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:48:17.237Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1015470
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of Simon Boddis, Executive Director, Prison Estate Transformation Programme, HM Prison and Probation Service to the Justice Committee on Prison Population 2022, planning for the future on 13 November 2018, Question 495, HC 340, what estimate he has made of the cost of running in-house bids for the operation of new-build prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 196269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operators of the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva will be selected. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service will not be bidding in the competition. There will instead be a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. Where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds the public sector will act as the provider.</p><p>We have taken this approach as, rightly, our current focus is on getting the basics right by addressing the significant challenges we face in improving safety and decency in our prisons. We have learned from past experience that establishing an internal bid team was an unnecessarily complex way to manage a competition.</p><p>This approach will enable us to undertake rigorous financial and operational assessment of bids put forward by any existing or potential operator to ensure they are of sufficient quality, value and affordability compared to a public sector comparator.</p><p>The Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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196267 more like this
196268 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:48:17.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:48:17.267Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1015433
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Employment more like this
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25259
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 recent estimate he has made of the proportion of offenders who are in paid work at the time of being sent to prison. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 196156 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We collect data on the pre-imprisonment status employment status of individuals within 72 hours of them entering custody using the Basic Custody Screening Tool (BCS). For the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, these figures are set out in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>BCS Q B4.12: Were you working before you came to custody?</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Count of Assessments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Employed</p></td><td><p>22177</p></td><td><p>21.77%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unemployed</p></td><td><p>61586</p></td><td><p>60.44%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unavailable for work</p></td><td><p>10797</p></td><td><p>10.60%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Retired</p></td><td><p>1168</p></td><td><p>1.15%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Self-employed</p></td><td><p>6161</p></td><td><p>6.05%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Count:</p></td><td><p>101889</p></td><td><p>100.00%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It should be noted that these figures are compiled from information the prisoners have provided the assessor to enter into the BCS, and include not only prisoners sentenced in respect of a criminal offence, but also those received into custody on remand. Given the information is provided by the prisoners themselves and is not assessed, there will always be a margin of error in the figures. A proportion of prisoners will enter custody multiple times each year and may provide different answers to these questions over time.</p><p> </p><p>Reoffending is costing society approximately £15 billion a year. Effective rehabilitation needs prisoners to be willing to commit to change, take advice, learn new skills and take opportunities to work. For those individuals willing to engage, the prison system must deliver. That is why we launched the Education and Employment strategy to create a system where each prisoner is set on a path to employment from the outset. We are empowering governors to commission education provision that leads to work, we are engaging with employers to take on ex-prisoners via the New Futures Network (NFN) and have consulted on proposals to increase the opportunities available to prisoners to gain experience in real workplaces through ROTL.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:42:17.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:42:17.35Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1016333
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Judgements more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment he has made of the effect on the UK's participation in the (a) Brussels and (b) Lugano Conventions on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 196740 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK and EU negotiation teams have agreed the terms of an implementation period running from 29 March 2019 until 31 December 2020, which will mean that the UK will continue to participate in the Brussels Ia Regulation and the 2007 Lugano Convention until the end of the period. The UK also remains committed to future civil judicial cooperation with the EU, recognising that it is in both our interests, as well as continued cooperation with our international partners.</p><p> </p><p>Of course, it is only right for a responsible government to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario. and in September of this year we published a Technical Notice dedicated to civil judicial cooperation, detailing how the existing rules will change in a ‘no deal’ scenario.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T18:04:53.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T18:04:53.157Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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1388
unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
1015353
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: Convictions more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people served a sentence of imprisonment for convictions under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 196140 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders sentenced to immediate custody for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, in England and Wales from 2015 to 2017 (the latest currently available data), can be obtained from the ‘Experimental Statistics: Principal Offence proceedings and outcomes by Home Office offence code data tool’ in the annual criminal justice statistics publication, linked below. Select the below offence codes from the ‘offence code’ drop down box:</p><p> </p><p>821 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place injuring any person</p><p>822 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to enter a non-public place and injure any person</p><p>11112 Breeding or breeding from a fighting dog</p><p>11113 Selling, exchanging, offering, advertising or exposing for sale a fighting dog</p><p>11114 Giving or offering to give a fighting dog or dangerous dog</p><p>11115 Allowing a fighting dog to be in a public place without a muzzle or a lead</p><p>11116 Abandoning, or allowing to stray, a fighting dog</p><p>11117 Possess or have custody of a fighting dog</p><p>11118 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place, without injury being caused</p><p>11119 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to enter a non- public place causing reasonable apprehension of injury to a person</p><p>11125 Owner / person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control - no injury</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2017</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:19:23.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:19:23.933Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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1409
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1015231
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health: Tribunals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 plans he has to reform mental health tribunals; and what steps he is taking implement those plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 195582 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are waiting to see the report of Sir Simon Wessely’s Independent Review of the Mental Health Act before we consider any reforms to the Mental Health Tribunal. We expect the report to be published shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:37:54.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:37:54.253Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1012510
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals were (1) cautioned, (2) charged, and (3) convicted as a result of non-payment of the BBC licence fee in each of the last three years; and how many Magistrate Court cases arose as a result of such non-payment. more like this
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Lord Borwick more like this
star this property uin HL11702 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No offenders have been cautioned by the police for television licence evasion: the TV Licencing Organisation, rather than the police are the prosecuting authority in these cases. The Ministry of Justice does not hold charge data. However, data on cases heard and convictions is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Television Licence Evasion Figures</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Cases Heard</p></td><td><p>Convictions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>190,336</p></td><td><p>166,695</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>172,957</p></td><td><p>152,713</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>138,698</p></td><td><p>129,245</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:46:16.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:46:16.75Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Borwick more like this