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1010547
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Dangerous Driving more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of (a) car and (b) HGV drivers involved in an accident with a motorcyclist were charged with careless driving in each year from 2014 to 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 193490 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>Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 creates the offence of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or public place. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants charged with, or prosecuted for these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>As Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 is a specified offence large numbers of careless driving offences are charged and prosecuted by the police with no involvement from the CPS. The CPS only become involved if the defendant pleads not guilty to the offence after which, CPS prosecutors take responsibility for reviewing the case and preparing the trial. Figures on the number of people prosecuted and the outcome of the prosecution of careless or inconsiderate driving offences may be obtained from the official statistics held by the Ministry of Justice.</p><p>The CPS does however maintain records of the number of offences in which a CPS prosecution commenced, including offences of careless or inconsiderate driving. The table below shows the number of these offences during each year between 2014 and 2017.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Road Traffic Act 1988 { 3 }</strong></p></td><td><p>11,230</p></td><td><p>9,730</p></td><td><p>9,238</p></td><td><p>8,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is may be the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T17:33:19.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:33:19.34Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1010729
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Dementia: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what guidance he has published on laying criminal charges against people with dementia. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 193451 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>All decisions to prosecute made by the Crown Prosecution Service must meet the Full Code Test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. The Code makes it clear that there is a balance to be struck between the public interest in diverting a defendant with significant mental illness such as dementia from the criminal justice system and other public interest factors in favour of prosecution, including the need to safeguard the public.</p><p>The eighth edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors was published in October 2018. Prosecutors are asked to “have regard to whether the suspect is, or was at the time of the offence, affected by any significant mental or physical ill health or disability, as in some circumstances this may mean that it is less likely that a prosecution is required. However, prosecutors will also need to consider how serious the offence was, whether the suspect is likely to re-offend and the need to safeguard the public or those providing care to such persons.”</p><p>The existing CPS legal guidance on prosecuting ‘Mentally Disordered Offenders’ is currently being revised to include specific guidance on prosecuting cases where the suspect suffers from a condition such as dementia. This will be published for public consultation in 2019.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1011646
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
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: Staff more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175908, how many staff the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) in each region and (b) at CPS Direct as at (i) 30 September 2018 and (ii) 30 September 2008. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 194049 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>As of 30 September 2018, the CPS employed a total of 5,936 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions. A breakdown is provided in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>502</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework Divisions</p></td><td><p>706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>318</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>258</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>456</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>476</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mersey Cheshire</p></td><td><p>235</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>259</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>464</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>251</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>219</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>426</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5936</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>As of 30 September 2008, the CPS employed a total of 8,768 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions. A breakdown is provided in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>587</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework</p></td><td><p>233</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>596</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>432</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater Manchester</p></td><td><p>498</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lancashire &amp; Cumbria</p></td><td><p>331</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>1367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>385</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North &amp; West Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>415</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>462</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>444</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>370</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>311</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,768</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(Data Source Trent HR Database as at 22/11/2018)</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T11:39:51.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T11:39:51.817Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1011647
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
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: Staff more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175908, during the same period what the change has been in the overall case load for the Crown Prosecution Service. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 194050 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the volumes of completed prosecutions, or caseload, as a count of the number of defendants. The table below shows the number of prosecutions for both the 12 months ending September 2008 and September 2018 and the change in both volume and percent.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2008 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2018 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Volume Change </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Change % </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CPS Prosecution Caseload </strong></p></td><td><p>1,051,047</p></td><td><p>511,090</p></td><td><p>-539,957</p></td><td><p>-51.4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(Data Source: Case Management Information System)</p><p> </p><p>The types of cases prosecuted by the CPS have changed significantly in the period between 2008 and 2018. Prosecutions for more serious and complex cases have risen, including a 5% increase in homicide, a 17% increase in fraud and forgery and a 28% increase in sexual offences cases. During the same period, minor motoring cases have fallen by 74% as responsibility for prosecuting some of these cases has transferred to the police.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T11:45:47.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T11:45:47.67Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1010441
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Wind Power: Seas and Oceans more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to support the offshore wind sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
tabling member printed
Melanie Onn more like this
uin 907706 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>Offshore wind is already bringing high value jobs to coastal communities like Grimsby, for example, from the Triton Knoll project.</p><p> </p><p>Hull has seen 1,000 direct jobs created from the £310 million investment in Siemens’ blade factory.</p><p> </p><p>We are moving to advance discussions with the offshore wind sector around a Sector Deal that ensures higher levels of local content, UK jobs and investment in supply chains, like those in the hon Member’s constituency.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:40.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:40.373Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4464
label Biography information for Melanie Onn more like this
1010442
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent steps he has taken through the Industrial Strategy to increase the number of high-quality, well paid jobs. more like this
tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Foster more like this
uin 907710 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>High quality, well paid jobs are a crucial part of our economy and are underpinned by productivity. Our Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term plan to boost productivity by investing in skills, industries and infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>We have overseen the biggest increase in R&amp;D funding in the last 40 years, committing £7 billion by 2023/2024; have the fastest growing infrastructure investment across the G7; and are providing £37bn of additional capital spending, all of which contribute to the creation of high-quality jobs across the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:19:51.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:51.38Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
1010443
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Lithium: Cornwall more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of lithium extraction in Cornwall to achieving the aims of the Industrial Strategy. more like this
tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
tabling member printed
Steve Double more like this
uin 907713 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>I am very aware of Cornwall’s contribution to the UK economy and I welcome any responsible exploitation of its natural resources including lithium which as my hon Friend knows is a key element in battery technology. That technology has great potential, which we are backing with £246m through a Faraday Challenge to boost expertise in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:22:05.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:22:05.23Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4452
label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1010537
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Climate Change: EU Action more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to maintain alignment with EU climate change policy after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 193484 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>UK government’s action to tackle climate change is framed by the Climate Change Act. This is domestic legislation and is therefore unaffected by exiting the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to international cooperation, including with the EU, on issues of shared interest including climate change.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T15:14:46.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:14:46.943Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1010538
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fracking: Carbon Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the level of UK carbon emissions of fugitive emissions from fracking. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 193485 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answer text <p>Management of fugitive emissions is covered by the Environment Agency permit. As part of the permit application, the operator will need to describe the management of fugitive emissions in an ‘emissions management plan’.</p><p>During operations the operator will be required to undertake environmental monitoring, including emissions monitoring, to demonstrate compliance with their permits. In some cases, depending on the risks presented by a site or community concerns, the Environment Agency may carry out extra monitoring themselves.</p><p>As a further safeguard, the Infrastructure Act 2015 makes it clear that hydraulic fracturing activities cannot take place unless appropriate arrangements have been made for monitoring emissions of methane into the air.</p><p>In addition, the Government is grant funding an environmental monitoring programme led by the British Geological Survey (BGS) in the Fylde (Lancashire) and Kirby Misperton (North Yorkshire), where applications for shale gas wells have been made.</p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-29T14:22:57.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T14:22:57.627Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1010554
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Energy: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the target of upgrading 200,000 homes per year with energy efficiency measures by 2022 will be met. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 193387 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>We estimate that around 1.2m homes will be treated under the current Energy Company Obligation between autumn 2018 and March 2022 on the basis of the lifetime bill saving targets that obligated energy suppliers have been set. This is set out on page 27 of the final impact assessment which can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/energy-company-obligation-eco3-2018-to-2022?6543" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/energy-company-obligation-eco3-2018-to-2022?6543</a>. Being a statutory obligation on energy suppliers to meet their targets, we have a high degree of confidence that the lifetime bill savings delivered through installing measures into homes will be met in full. Suppliers have flexibility as to how they phase delivery over the obligation period.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T17:20:19.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:20:19.167Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this