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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Speaker's Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what procurement process was conducted by IPSA in advance of the decision to engage Matrix Chambers to prepare and advise on High Court action in May 2013 in respect of their case against the hon. Member for Peterborough; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>Letter from Andrew McDonald, March 2013:</p><blockquote><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the engagement of Matrix Chambers.</p><p> </p>Counsel from Matrix Chambers were identified as one of IPSA's preferred legal Counsel as part of a tender exercise for legal services in 2010. Accordingly, Counsel from Matrix Chambers were instructed by IPSA's solicitors, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, in connection with the matter in March 2013.</blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Speaker's Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what criteria the IPSA Contingency Panel used to grant uplifts to hon. Members' staffing expenditure budgets in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 190930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Andrew McDonald, 3/10/2014 2013:</em></p><blockquote><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about IPSA's Contingency Panel.</p><p>The rules concerning the Contingency Panel are set out at Paragraph 10.12 of the MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses.</p><p>They set out that in relation to each application the Contingency Panel will consider:</p><p>a. whether there are exceptional circumstances warranting additional support;</p><p>b. whether the MP could reasonably have been expected to take any action to avoid the circumstances which gave rise to the expenditure or liability; and</p><p>c. whether the MP's performance of parliamentary functions will be significantly impaired by a refusal of the claim.</p><p>Given the significant increase in staffing budgets made in 2012/13, we have not provided contingency funding for MPs' staffing expenditure budgets on the basis of increased casework in 2013/14.</p></blockquote>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Speaker's Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the (a) highest and (b) lowest uplift allocated to hon. Members' staff expenditure budgets was in (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2013-14 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 190931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Andrew McDonald, 3/10/2014 2013:</em></p><blockquote><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about IPSA's Contingency Panel.</p><p>In 2012/13 the highest uplift approved by the Contingency Panel was £13,909 and the lowest was £600.</p><p>In 2013/14 to date, the highest has been £17,900 and the lowest £600.</p><p> </p><p>These figures do not include other uplifts to provide cover for staff on maternity, paternity, adoption and long term sick leave.</p></blockquote><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many staff were employed by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) at its London headquarters on 1 June 2010; and of those employees how many are currently employed by IPSA. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 195887 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p> </p><p><em>Letter from Paul Hayes, May 2014:</em></p><p> </p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the number of staff employed by IPSA.</p><p> </p><p>The below data include individuals on permanent and fixed-term contracts and on secondment. Data are not available for temporary staff, who in June 2010 made up the majority of our workforce.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Employed by IPSA on 1 June 2010</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which still employed</em></p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what levels of stock the Church Commissioners hold of (a) stationery, (b) printer cartridges, (c) treasury tags and other fasteners and (d) other office consumables. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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Mr John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 196198 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners do not keep inventories of stationery items and office consumables, to calculate the stock levels held would incur a disproportionate cost. The level of stock is monitored regularly, and replenished as necessary to meet staff needs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, when he was first made aware of the existence of the administrative scheme for on-the-runs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 190834 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>I was first made aware of the existence of the administrative scheme for on-the-runs when in opposition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of the Law Officers' Departments in the current financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 191801 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Law Officers' Departments have been actively reducing their estate running costs since 2010 in line with Government policy and have already made significant savings.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) estate rationalisation programme began in 2009 and is set to be completed in 2016, with most of the leases on empty property having expired by then. This programme has already led to a reduction in expenditure and increased efficiency. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has paid £320,178.38 in property business rates in the current financial year on the properties which are currently recorded as vacant on the ePIMS database as at 14 March 2014. The costs figure has been produced by DTZ who are CPS' managing agents and has not yet been audited.</p><p>The Treasury Solicitor's Department owns a lease on a building which has some vacant space. This building attracts full business rates in the current financial year. This lease is due to expire in 2016. The estimated business rates for the vacant proportion of the property for 2013/14 are £59 372.71</p><p>The remaining Law Officers' Departments do not have any vacant properties.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the total cost to his Department has been of challenging the decision of the Information Commissioner on the publication of letters from HRH the Prince of Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 192074 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>This case raises issues of constitutional significance, including upholding Parliament's intentions for the Freedom of Information regime and the Government's ability to protect information in the public interest. Litigation initiated by <em>The Guardian</em> newspaper has taken place over a four year period including hearings in the Upper Tribunal, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal. Eight government departments have had to work together on the Government's response, at a total cost of £274,481.16 (exc VAT). These costs encompass all costs billed by the Treasury Solicitor, including Counsels' fees and disbursements. If we are successful in the next stage of legal proceedings the Government would seek to recover a substantial proportion of these costs from the Guardian.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what plans the Crown Prosecution Service has to change or upgrade the tablet computers provided to its prosecutors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192846 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service is currently reviewing the options to ensure that all IT equipment remains fit for purpose.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many conditional cautions were issued by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years and in 2013-14 to date; how many such cautions were breached; how many prosecutions of such breaches there were; in how many cases the conditional caution was varied; and in how many cases no action was taken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192845 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) recommended the issuing of a conditional caution in the following number of cases:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Conditional Cautions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>6,935</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>4,982</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>3,781</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>478</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The number of breaches and the action taken by the CPS are shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Total Breaches</p></td><td><p>Non Compliance - Prosecution</p></td><td><p>Non Compliance - No Prosecution</p></td><td><p>Non-Compliance - Continue with Variation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>997</p></td><td><p>684</p></td><td><p>158</p></td><td><p>155</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>912</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>593</p></td><td><p>399</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>242</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Since 8<sup>th</sup> April 2013 the police are now able to authorise the offer of a youth or Conditional Caution in any summary or either way offence without reference to the CPS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this