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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Working Hours more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) Serious Fraud Office, (b) Government Legal Department, (c) Crown Prosecution Service and (d) HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 188197 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The contracted minimum hours (including meal breaks) for the highest paid member of staff from the Serious Fraud Office, the Government Legal Department, and Crown Prosecution Service are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>SFO</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GLD</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This is in line with the terms and conditions of SCS appointments.</p><p> </p><p>The highest paid member of staff from HM Crown Prosecution service is contracted to work 36 hours a week, not including meal breaks, plus additional hours as may, from time to time, be reasonable and necessary.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1002569
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188845 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The quantity of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) and can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The figures are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>(MWh) Megawatt hours</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FY</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></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td><td><p>7,844</p></td><td><p>5,412</p></td><td><p>6,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p>3,115</p></td><td><p>3,579</p></td><td><p>5,586</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002570
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188846 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) which can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The costs are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gas Spend (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,080,192</p></td><td><p>113,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,008,263</p></td><td><p>96,623</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>968,829</p></td><td><p>83,167</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1003680
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Billing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
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
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 189562 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1003880
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service: Wales more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, whether the Government has plans to close the Crown Prosecution Service office on (a) Greyfriars Road, Cardiff; (b) Wrexham Road, Mold and (c) Grove Place, Swansea. more like this
tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
tabling member printed
Ben Lake more like this
uin 189821 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service has no plans to close its offices on (a) Greyfriars Road, Cardiff; (b) Wrexham Road, Mold and (c) Grove Place, Swansea.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T14:53:10.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:53:10.4Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4630
label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1007043
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 191386 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1007134
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Criminal Proceedings more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 191416 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recent falls in the volume of suspects charged, prosecuted and convicted of rape. The 2017-18 Violence Against Women and Girls report highlighted a 9.1% fall in referrals of rape flagged cases from the police to the CPS and work is being undertaken to understand the reasons behind this trend. Prosecutors are increasingly using the process of Early Investigative Advice to work with the police early to see what can be done to strengthen the prosecution when it is needed.</p><p>Rape investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to a number of factors, including the growth in relevant digital communications evidence. To address the increasing complexity of cases the CPS have introduced new guidance to help police and prosecutors with reasonable lines of inquiry and communications evidence. There has also been a significant recruitment exercise, which was completed to ensure that RASSO units were equipped to meet the substantial increase in the volume of case referrals from the police. Between July 2015 and October 2018, the number of specialist prosecutors in RASSO units rose by 52% from 138 to 210, with overall staffing in these units increasing by more than a third.</p><p>There has been no change of approach or guidance to CPS prosecutors in their commitment towards the prosecution of rape offences. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape and serious sexual offences and that the Code for Crown Prosecutors is properly applied. This includes understanding victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes, and the particular difficulties of cases involving vulnerable witnesses and young people. In 2018-19 the CPS plans to embark upon a project to better understand the evolving nature of sexual behaviours and encounters amongst young people as there are particular challenges in cases involving young adults.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1000224
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Government Departments: ICT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) timetable, (b) cost and (c) estimated savings are for the Foxhound IT programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Platt more like this
uin 187356 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>FOXHOUND is a Cabinet Office-led, cross-government IT programme to develop and deploy a new secure capability for managing sensitive information, including that which is classified up to and at SECRET. The aim is to bear down on the growing information and cyber risk, whilst improving scope for collaboration across the National Security community. The single platform this capability offers will enable some security related savings to be made and an outline Programme timetable and costs are published in Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) annual reports on Major Projects (<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721978/IPA_Annual_Report_2018__2_.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721978/IPA_Annual_Report_2018__2_.pdf</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infrastructure-and-projects-authority-annual-report-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infrastructure-and-projects-authority-annual-report-2018</a>)</p>
answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T09:57:43.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T09:57:43.8Z
answering member
4441
label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
tabling member
4673
label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1000225
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Public Sector: ICT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Public Services Network; and what estimate he has made of the savings to be accrued to the public purse of that Network. more like this
tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Platt more like this
uin 187357 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Each government department or organisation connected to the PSN is responsible for procuring its own connectivity services separately from a group of approved providers. Since almost 700 public sector organisations across central government, local government and other public agencies and bodies use the PSN, it is not possible for Cabinet Office to report on the total cost to the public purse.</p><p>The National Audit Office 2016 “Protecting information across government” report reported that the project saved £406 million across government over the 4 years between 2011/12 and 2014/15.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T09:49:38.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T09:49:38.157Z
answering member
4441
label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
tabling member
4673
label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1000229
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data breaches were reported by each Government department to the Government Security Group in each of the last four years. more like this
tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Platt more like this
uin 187361 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Cabinet Office does not require central reporting of data breaches by government departments.</p><p> </p><p>The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-minimum-cyber-security-standard" target="_blank">minimum cyber security standard</a> outlines the communications required by a department when there is a security incident that impacts on sensitive information or key operational services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Security Group would be involved in the response to a category one or two</p><p>cyber security incident impacting a central government department(s), however to date an incident of this type has not occurred.</p><p> </p><p>The <a href="https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/annual-review-2018" target="_blank">National Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Report (2018)</a> provides the total number of incidents it has dealt with over the past year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T09:37:31.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T09:37:31.903Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
tabling member
4673
label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this