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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Attorney General more like this
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unstar 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 Rape: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the average number of days taken from a report of rape to a decision to charge was in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 261501 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a record of the average number of days taken from a report of rape to the police through to a decision to charge. Data is, however, held on the average number of days from submission of a rape case by the police to the CPS through to the date of the decision to charge. The CPS works closely with police colleagues to ensure that where individuals are charged, cases have been thoroughly investigated and individuals are properly charged and prosecuted so that the interests of both victims and perpetrators are protected and cases do not collapse mid-trial. The figures provided in the table below include the end to end timeliness from submission to the date of the decision to charge. This comprises of the time when the case was with both police and the CPS. <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong> <strong>Average Number of Calendar Days </strong> <strong>Receipt to Decision to Charge</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Consultations per Suspect</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>1.71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>1.74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p>55</p></td><td><p>1.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p>1.80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>1.97</p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table><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. The number of consultations between CPS prosecutors and police investigators is important. Consultations allow for a close examination of the evidence thus ensuring the case is strong. Clearly, the more consultations that take place, the longer the time between receipt of the case and the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>Police are now encouraged to seek early investigative advice more often and in particular in rape and serious sexual offences cases. 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, fewer cases are dropped after the defendant has been charged. With the increase in early investigative advice, CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings and this will invariably impact on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p><p> </p><p>There has also been an increase in the complexity of rape cases investigated by the police. Investigations often involve 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 also impacts on the average number of consultations and timeliness of the pre-charge stage of the case.</p><p> </p><p>CPS prosecutors work closely with police colleagues to build strong cases which can be brought before the courts. Increased complexity has been evidenced over time by the rise in the average number of consultations with the police. Since 2010/11, the number has increased from 1.71 to 1.98 consultations per case, a rise of 16%.</p><p> </p><p>Changes have now been made to the Casework Management System to provide for a more sophisticated level of reporting. In future, CPS will be able to report the timeliness for each individual consultation.</p>
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 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer 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 date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Jon Venables and Robert Thompson 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 Attorney General, with reference to the injunction granted by the Family Division of 22 June 2001 in respect of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, how many allegations for breach of that injunction have been received by his Department; on what dates and on behalf of whom such allegations were received; how communication of such allegations was funded; and what grounds were given in support of each such allegation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 167866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of referrals for alleged breaches of the order</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2003</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Allegations about breaches of the injunction protecting the identities of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson can be received from anybody, including members of the public, employers and law enforcement agencies. We are not aware of how they are funded if they are. Referrals are most often made on the basis that the injunction has been breached by the sharing of prohibited images or information purporting to identify Venables or his whereabouts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T08:43:37.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T08:43:37.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Attorney General: Honours more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of staff in his Department in receipt of each category of Honour in (a) December 2018 and (b) June 2019 were (i) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (ii) female aged (A) under 30, (B) 31 to 40, (C) 41 to 50 and (D) aged over 50. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 8586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>he Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on GOV.UK as is a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients is published on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on ages is not correlated with other diversity factors. We also publish the proportion of honours by independent committee on GOV.UK. The numbers of honours recipients in the Attorney General’s Office are very small and vary from year to year. Releasing the requested data would identify the individuals and they have given permission for their data to be used for statistical purposes only.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T16:25:42.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T16:25:42.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Crown Prosecution Service: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effect on the outcome of legal cases of the removal of case progression officers from Crown Prosecution Service magistrates departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 282470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
unstar this property answer text <p>With the introduction of the Transforming Summary Justice (TSJ) initiative in May 2015, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) moved to full case ownership with individual lawyers being responsible for each contested case in the magistrates’ court until its conclusion. Case progression managers were removed from magistrates’ courts units, as their responsibilities and functions were now dealt with by the allocated lawyer under the supervision of their legal manager.</p><p> </p><p>Since the introduction of TSJ case outcomes and CPS performance in the magistrates’ court has been maintained or improved.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows magistrates’ courts performance between financial year 2014/15 to 2018/19.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average Number of hearings per case - Guilty Pleas</p></td><td><p>1.87</p></td><td><p>1.80</p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td><td><p>1.67</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average Number of hearings per case - Contests</p></td><td><p>3.24</p></td><td><p>2.97</p></td><td><p>2.92</p></td><td><p>2.86</p></td><td><p>2.75</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dropped at third or subs</p></td><td><p>34.1%</p></td><td><p>30.5%</p></td><td><p>29.6%</p></td><td><p>28.4%</p></td><td><p>25.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conviction Rate</p></td><td><p>84.2%</p></td><td><p>83.8%</p></td><td><p>84.7%</p></td><td><p>84.8%</p></td><td><p>84.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guilty Plea Rate (excl mixed pleas)</p></td><td><p>75.4%</p></td><td><p>74.8%</p></td><td><p>76.3%</p></td><td><p>76.3%</p></td><td><p>76.9%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System (14 CPS Areas)</em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T09:12:27.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T09:12:27.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-22more like thismore than 2018-06-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Crown Prosecution Service: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the reduction in the number of CPS staff on the number of criminal charges brought in England and Wales between 2010 and 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 156623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst the Crown Prosecution Service has seen a reduction of staff, this does not necessarily correlate to the decreasing caseload. During the same period, the volume of police charged cases and referrals for pre-charge decisions has declined. Importantly, the Crown Prosecution Service has maintained its conviction rate of around 84% throughout this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T13:33:25.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T13:33:25.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Attorney General: Billing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 189562 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Wherever possible the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, The Government Legal Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate) let contracts over £10,000 using call-off contracts from frameworks procured by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). These frameworks include provision for payments to sub-contractors within 30 days of receipt of undisputed invoice.</p><p>Central records are not held for procurements partially, or fully, managed outside the procurement service. To confirm that these contracts include provisions for prompt payment of sub-contractor invoices would require a manual check of all procurement records, which would incur a disproportionate cost.</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 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Z
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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 Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Jon Venables more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the injunction granted by the Family Division of 22 June 2001 in relation to Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, what policies and procedures his Department has put in place to ensure that officials responsible for authorising the release of information relating to Jon Venables are compliant with that injunction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 175993 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Through staff training and knowledge management, the Attorney General’s Office has policies in place to ensure compliance with all anonymity orders, including those related to Jon Venables and Robert Thompson.</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 2018-10-18T08:49:34.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-18T08:49:34.757Z
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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 Sir George Howarth more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Jon Venables and Robert Thompson more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the injunction granted by the Family Division on 22 June 2001 in respect of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, what costs were incurred by his and other government departments in respect of matters relating to that injunction, including any amounts paid by way of the fees of any counsel and other disbursements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 167867 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>This question refers to costs incurred over a considerable period of time. The Government Legal Department (‘GLD’) has carried out a reasonable and proportionate interrogation of its digital records and has ascertained that the following costs have been incurred (all figures given exclude VAT):</p><p>(1) On matters relating to applications to vary the Injunction:</p><ul><li>The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) incurred £16,767.40 on time spent by GLD, plus £19,990.01 on counsel’s fees and other disbursements.</li><li>The Ministry of Justice incurred £432.00 on time spent by GLD on matters relating to the current application to vary the Injunction.</li></ul><p>(2) On matters relating to breaches of the Injunction:</p><ul><li>AGO incurred £33,620.90 on time spent by GLD, plus £30,240.36 on counsel’s fees and other disbursements.</li></ul><p>(3) On matters relating to the application of the Secretary of State for Justice in 2012 to vary the Injunction:</p><ul><li>The Ministry of Justice incurred £2,479.10 on time spent by GLD, plus £8,546.40 on counsel’s fees and other disbursements.</li></ul><p> </p><p>These figures do not include any internal costs incurred by individual government departments in terms of time spent by their officials in matters relating to the Injunction.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T08:45:47.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T08:45:47.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 Attorney General: Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many staff of his Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements his Department places on contractors to pay the London Living Wage to London-based staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
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Matthew Pennycook more like this
star this property uin 6469 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
unstar this property answer text <p>This government is committed to paying people a decent living wage, which is being addressed through the statutory National Living Wage. In April 2019, the National Living Wage increased to £8.21 per hour, handing a full-time worker a further £690 annual pay rise. By 2024 the National Living Wage will rise to £10.50 per hour, reaching 66% of median UK earnings. The scope will be expanded to everyone aged 21 and over and is expected to benefit over 4 million low paid workers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will always award contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>No staff directly employed by the Law Officers’ Departments (Attorney General’s Office, Government Legal Department, Crown Prosecution Service, Serious Fraud Office and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate) are paid less than the Real, or London Living Wage for London-based staff. Contractors must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage, or the National Living Wage for workers over 25, in line with statutory requirements, but the London Living Wage is not a requirement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T15:17:19.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:17:19.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar 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 GPT Special Project Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what progress he has made on his plans to take forward a prosecution for bribery and corruption in the case of GPT Special Project Management Ltd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 7186 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>This case is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office which investigates and prosecutes allegations of the most serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption. These allegations are challenging to investigate. Their investigation is handled with great care and this necessarily takes time. This case is particularly complex and the investigation is still ongoing. For this reason, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:43:13.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:43:13.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this