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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1561
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>As indicated in the debate on 12th February 2014, Official Report, column 858, both the <br>Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal <br>provide an avenue for investigating concerns in this area. <br><br>As a matter of long-standing practice, we do not routinely comment on the <br>detailed use of interception and surveillance, or provide a breakdown of the <br>number of warrants signed in relation to specific circumstances or <br>nationalities.<br><br>Figures for the overall number of interception warrants authorised by the Home <br>Secretary during the period 1989-1992 were published in the Annual Report to <br>the Prime Minister by the Interception Commissioner under the legislation then <br>in force (the Interception of Communications Act 1985). The published figures <br>are as follows:</p><p>Figures for the overall number of interception warrants authorised by the Home Secretary under the Interception of Communications Act 1985 during the period 1989-1992 are shown in the tables below. They provide separate figures for warrants covering telecommunications (which exclude letters), warrants covering letters (letters were relatively more important as a mode of communication than they would be today), and a total for both categories of these warrants.</p><p> </p><p>Warrants (a) in force on 31 December 1988 and b) issued during the course of 1988:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p>Telecommunications</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Letters</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warrants</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>225</p></td><td><p>412</p></td><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>460</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Warrants (a) in force on 31 December 1989 and b) issued during the course of 1989:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p>Telecommunications</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Letters</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warrants</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p>427</p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>291</p></td><td><p>485</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Warrants (a) in force on 31 December 1990 and b) issued during the course of 1990:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p>Telecommunications</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Letters</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warrants</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>225</p></td><td><p>473</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>227</p></td><td><p>515</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Warrants (a) in force on 31 December 1991 and b) issued during the course of 1991:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p>Telecommunications</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Letters</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warrants</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>239</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>732</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Warrants (a) in force on 31 December 1992 and b) issued during the course of 1992:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p>Telecommunications</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Letters</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warrants</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>(a)</p></td><td><p>(b)</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>265</p></td><td><p>756</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>337</p></td><td><p>847</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1530
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1561
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to helping UK businesses grow and create jobs. The NICs holiday was a temporary, targeted scheme to help start ups take on new staff within their first year of trading. Although take up was lower than expected, the holiday benefitted over 26,000 businesses and supported over 90,000 jobs.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the lessons learnt from the holiday, we are taking action to reduce the employer NICs burden on small businesses and have created the new Employment Allowance which is simple to administer, permanent and available to all business and charities in the UK, this is reducing their employer NICs bill by up to £2,000 each year. As a result, 450,000 employers will pay no NICs at all in 2014-15.</p><p> </p><p>According to the latest available figures the break down of employers that applied for the National Insurance Holiday by region, throughout the scheme is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Northern Ireland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1265</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3975</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1695</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Midlands</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2645</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North East</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1840</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North West</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4840</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South West</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3975</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>West Midlands</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3100</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Yorks</strong><strong>. And Humber</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3265</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>26600</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The NICs Holiday attracted around 26,600 applicants over a three year period. Further statistical information on the scheme is available on a factsheet at: <a href="http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/statistics/nics-hol.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/statistics/nics-hol.htm</a>. The factsheet only covers periods from the start of the scheme to December 2012.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 27 January 2014]</em></p><p>The Department does not collect constituency level data. A table has been placed in the Library of the House with data for Chelmsford City Council and Essex. To assist my rt. hon. Friend, I have provided quarterly data back for the last ten years; the table illustrates how there are fewer households in temporary accommodation than the average under the last Administration.</p><p>This Government has retained a strong homelessness safety net protected in law, supported by £470 million in the current Spending Review period to prevent and tackle homelessness, rough sleeping and repossessions. We are seeing this investment making an impact with households now spending on average 7 months less in temporary accommodation than at the start of 2010.</p><p>We have also made some changes to the rules under the Localism Act to enable local authorities to end the main homelessness duty by arranging an offer of suitable accommodation in the private rented sector. This means households are likely to spend less time in temporary accommodation waiting for social housing to become available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 4043
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Thursday 13 February 2014]</em></p><p>No estimate has been made of the number of small businesses in Chelmsford constituency that will benefit from the extension of the doubling of small business rate relief.</p><p>The Government estimates around 540,000 businesses in England will benefit from the extension of the doubling of small business rate relief announced at Autumn Statement 2013.</p><p>It is planned that next month some new local figures for small business rate relief by billing authority will be published.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-05-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-09T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Costing and Cost Management Strategy is an internal Ministry of Defence document and is not for external publication.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold centrally all of the information that the Honourable Member has requested. Although we can not provide all the data on spend for the periods requested we can provide the annual spend for interpreters sourced through the Capita-TI Contract for Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service as below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£7,940,128.79</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£15,537,821.29</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Off Contract bookings made by HMCTS are outside of these spend figures. The number of bookings made off contract has substantially decreased since the start of 2012 with those bookings moving onto the Capita TI contract. This move from off contract to Capita TI is reflected in the changing year on year contract spend.</p><p> </p><p>Spend for 2012 is based on an 11 month period as the contract did not go live until 30th January 2012. Expenditure has also increased in the second year of contract due to changes made to the contract in May 2013 and an estimated 20% increase on volume. £15m was saved in year one of the contract.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In this instance to provide the requested information on total annual spend and spend by language, would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £850.00 or 4 ½ working days.</p><p> </p><p>In order to provide the information we would be required toobtain a number of large reports from electronic databases. The relevant data must then be manually extracted and collated. It would also require comparison against additional financial data before analysis. We estimate that this process for the spend data would take approximately 6 working days given the volume of data involved.</p><p> </p><p>Defendants in criminal cases do not contribute towards the costs of interpreters that are provided by HMCTS. Charges for HMCTS provided interpreters in civil, family and tribunal cases are not passed directly to parties, although the costs may be recovered from court and tribunal fees in the jurisdictions where they apply.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I understand that, as of 13 May 2014, 36 of the 39 territorial police forces in <br>England - plus British Transport Police - are currently signed up to local <br>protocols for those detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. The other 3 <br>forces report that they are in the process of agreeing such protocols with <br>local partner agencies.<br><br>The agreement of mental health protocols by local agencies is promoted at <br>national level, including through the Mental Health Act 1983 Codes of Practice <br>and the new national Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, which states that:<br><br>‘Every area should have a local protocol in place, agreed by NHS commissioners, <br>the police force, the ambulance service, and social services. This should <br>describe the approach to be taken when a police officer uses powers under the <br>Mental Health Act'.<br><br>The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat can be found at: <br>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/281242<br>/36353_Mental_Health_Crisis_accessible.pdf<br><br>The Department of Health, supported by the Home Office and Mind, is encouraging <br>local areas to sign-up to the principles of the Concordat, with the expectation <br>that all areas in England will have signed local declarations by December <br>2014. The Department of Health will publish details of the areas that have <br>signed such declarations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this