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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many liability orders have been obtained by the Child Maintenance Service to utilise their enforcement powers on the Collect and Pay scheme since they were introduced in (a) the UK (b) Scotland and (c) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information relating to liability orders obtained by the Child Maintenance Service in Northern Ireland and cannot therefore answer your question accurately for the UK.</p><p>Information on the number of liability orders obtained by the Child Maintenance Service in Scotland and the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>You may be interested in our routinely published data on the Enforcement Actions taken by the Child Maintenance Service in Great Britain. This includes the number of Liability Orders (Table 11 Enforcement Actions). These statistics are published online at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-the-2012-statutory-child-maintenance-scheme" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-the-2012-statutory-child-maintenance-scheme</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:40:41Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:40:41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1109782
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 hansard heading Working Links more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 on Working Links, if he will commission a public inquiry into the financial risk to sub-contractors undertaking work for her Department following the (a) collapse of Working Links and (b) difficulties Community and Voluntary Organisations are experiencing obtaining contractual payments more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 241020 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The DWP will not be undertaking a public enquiry into the failure of Working Links or the issues that this has caused to their supply chain partners. Ultimately, the failure of Working Links was caused by its subsidiary companies and their Community Rehabilitation Contracts. The DWP’s commercial Employment Category will seek to learn lessons and consider them when developing future commercial strategies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:46:42.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:46:42.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1109968
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial assessment she has made of the effect of writing off child maintenance arrears on (a) her Department's budget and (b) families who are entitled to claim child maintenance; and how much money has been transferred from the legacy system and is in the process of being written off. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 241424 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In December 2017 we published a public consultation document detailing the financial assessment of writing off child maintenance arrears owed to Government and arrears owed to parents. The consultation can be found through the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/667033/child-maintenance-compliance-arrears-consultation.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/667033/child-maintenance-compliance-arrears-consultation.pdf</a></p><p>New statistics will be published in June 2019 which will include arrears transferred from the legacy system or in the process of being written off. Information on the planned changes to the Child Support Agency Quarterly Statistical Summary to incorporate this information can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T12:08:41.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:08:41.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1109969
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of families affected by her Department's decision to write off child maintenance arrears of (a) £65.01 and £500, and (b) more than £500, and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 241425 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the “Child Maintenance: A New Compliance and Arrears Strategy” document which was published in December 2017, estimates were made regarding the number of parents who would be affected. There were estimated to be approximately 360,000 cases where parents would not be offered the opportunity to make representation (below £500 and less than 10 years old or below £1000 and over 10 years old) and approximately 475,000 cases where they would (over £500 and less than 10 years old or over £1000 and over 10 years old). This can be found here <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/child-maintenance-a-new-compliance-and-arrears-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/child-maintenance-a-new-compliance-and-arrears-strategy</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information for how many parents have currently had their arrears written off is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics, however we expect these new statistics to be published in June 2019. Information on the planned changes to the Child Support Agency Quarterly Statistical Summary to incorporate this information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:15:40.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1110004
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 hansard heading Universal Credit: Croydon more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on levels of homelessness in the London borough of Croydon . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 241435 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not track homelessness at Jobcentre level so the assessment asked for is not available, but statutory homelessness and rough sleeping figures for Croydon are available within Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s homelessness statistical release: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The causes of homelessness are numerous, varied and complex.. A joint study between the Department and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has shown that there is not a direct causal link between welfare and homelessness. This report was published on 25 March 2019 and can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/causes-of-homelessness-and-rough-sleeping-feasibility-study" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/causes-of-homelessness-and-rough-sleeping-feasibility-study</a>. Attributing homelessness to a single Governmental policy would simplify the issue, and this approach would wrongly deny it the multi-faceted approach which we’re committed to delivering.</p><p> </p><p>It is our priority to ensure that those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, get the appropriate support to stabilise their lives and move into work. We have provided around £1 billion in Discretionary Housing Payment funding since 2011 to protect the most vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>There is a range of support available for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, such as access to Alternative Payment Arrangements, easements to work-search requirements and partnerships between Jobcentres and homeless charities and housing services. By law, work coaches in England must offer a voluntary referral to claimants they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to a Local Housing Authority.</p><p> </p><p>Data on homelessness by local authority level, provided by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-statistics</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T12:03:09.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:03:09.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1109120
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the impact assessments on the UK leaving the EU that he instructed NHS trusts to carry out in October 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The self-assessment exercise referred to related only to non-clinical goods and services received by National Health Service trusts from external suppliers. The Department does not intend to publish the details of this impact assessment, as it contains supplier specific information that is considered to be commercially confidential.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T10:33:43.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T10:33:43.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1109221
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Consultants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the pensions annual allowance tax on the availability of NHS consultants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 239952 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that the annual allowance may contribute to decisions from National Health Service consultants to retire early or limit their NHS commitments. We are also listening carefully to concerns raised by senior doctors and NHS employers about the impact of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>In listening to concerns, the Department has sought to make available to NHS Pension Scheme members all possible flexibility under Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs legislation and the current fiscal framework for public sector pension schemes. The scope of the voluntary ‘Scheme Pays’ facility, implemented by the NHS Pension Scheme to allow scheme members to pay annual allowance charges from the value of their pension benefits rather than upfront, has been extended to cover the payment of tax charges from breaches of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government keeps the impact of public sector pay and pensions policies under constant review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T10:36:39.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T10:36:39.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1109269
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to help NHS staff experiencing (a) stress and (b) depression. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 239989 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Supporting the mental health of National Health Service staff is the responsibility of NHS employers. NHS trusts are being supported to do this through the NHS staff health and wellbeing framework and NHS Improvement’s NHS staff health and wellbeing collaborative. Both incorporate the mental health standards in ‘Thriving at Work – a review of mental health and employers’ produced by Mind.</p><p> </p><p>Recommendations from the ‘NHS Staff and Learner Mental Wellbeing Programme’ report are being prioritised. The report contained recommendations to support improved mental wellbeing and address gaps or deficiencies in the system, including:</p><p>- the introduction of the Well Being Guardian in every NHS trust and for primary care at a local level to be determined;</p><p> </p><p>- the development of personal wellbeing supervisors for learners that are distinct from those assessing the learner and check-ins with those tutors within two weeks of placement;</p><p> </p><p>- a national NHS protocol implemented in every NHS organisation to independently examine the death by suicide of any member of NHS staff or a learner working in the NHS; and</p><p> </p><p>- the creation of/facilitating access to ‘safe spaces’ which are accessible to all to be used for reflection, learning and during breaks.</p><p> </p><p>The Workforce Implementation Plan (WIP) announced in the NHS Long Term Plan is prioritising recommendations from Health Education England’s ‘Mental Health Commission on NHS staff and learners’ which should give staff access to board level Well Being Guardians and personal wellbeing supervisors, complementing work with the Care Quality Commission and NHS Improvement to ensure staff have high quality supportive supervision and are not asked to work excessive hours. Staff now report any pressure to work excessive hours to the Guardian of Safe Working.</p><p> </p><p>The WIP is also expected to include proposals for making the NHS the best place to work with further commitments to improve staff health and wellbeing, tackling violence, abuse and bullying of staff and provide better opportunities for flexible working.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T10:35:45.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T10:35:45.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1109487
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Teenage Pregnancy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of the teenage pregnancy unit in each year since its creation; and how many civil servants were employed within it in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 240592 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Teenage Pregnancy Unit was established to drive delivery of national work to reduce under 18 conceptions by 2010. Details of staff numbers and the costs involved are no longer held. Since 2010 this work has been devolved to local authorities. Between 2010 and 2016, the latest year for which data is available, under 18 conceptions fell by 45%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T10:37:34.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T10:37:34.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1108891
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecution in cases involving knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239333 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The CPS continues to prosecute knife crime robustly. The Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and I have participated in discussions on delivering the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy. Both the CPS and AGO were represented by the Solicitor General at the Prime Minister’s recent Serious Youth Violence Summit between 1<sup>st</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup> April, and will be represented on the Prime Ministers Serious Violence Implementation Taskforce by the Law Officers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:46:49.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:46:49.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this