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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-05T21:08:13.170Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-05T21:08:13.170Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:14:01.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:14:01.407Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Food more like this
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star this property identifier HL92 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what proportion of the food used in the House of Lords is (1) grown in the home counties; and (2) drawn from organic and whole-food sources. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL92 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords does not draw any of its food from organic sources nor is any of the food offered categorised as “whole-food”. Fruit and vegetables used by the House sourced from the home counties are set out in the table below. Free-range chicken served in the House is mostly from Gloucestershire and Essex. The Salt Marsh lamb is from the Romney Marsh in Kent.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Produce</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Source county</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asparagus</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Beetroot</p></td><td><p>Bedfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bramley apple</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cauliflower</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Herbs (potted)</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jacket potatoes</p></td><td><p>Hertfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Raspberries</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Red potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spring greens</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Strawberries</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tomatoes (gourmet)</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vitelotte potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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less than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Z
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
61253
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-10T23:19:27.680Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T23:19:27.680Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:16:54.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:16:54.687Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Security more like this
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star this property identifier HL213 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will initiate a debate in the House of Lords before any decision is taken to privatise the security arrangements of the House. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL213 more like this
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star this property uin HL213 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The following information about decisions on the new security contract arrangements was published in March 2014:</p><p>“In March 2015, the current contract with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide armed protection, policing and security officer functions will expire. Over the last year, the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme (SARP) Board has been working to analyse options and make a recommendation on new contract arrangements to be introduced next year. That recommendation was endorsed by the Lords House Committee and the Commons Commission.</p><p>The agreed recommendation is that the two Houses should renegotiate with the MPS to continue to provide security officer functions, armed protection and policing, whilst moving the provision of the search and screening function for the three main public entrances (Black Rod's Garden, Cromwell Green and Portcullis House) to a specialist commercial provider. The Clerk of the House and the Clerk of the Parliaments have now written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner requesting new arrangements from 2015, and a commercial procurement for search and screening will start soon.</p><p>This is a major contract for Parliament, both in terms of its financial value and its central role in ensuring the security of parliamentarians, employees and visitors to the Parliamentary Estate. As well as continuing to benefit from the expertise and experience of the Metropolitan Police officers and staff, new search and screening arrangements at the busiest public entrances will be better able to provide the greater flexibility and scalability needed to meet Parliament's changing requirements for public access”.</p><p>Discussions with the Metropolitan Police Service on future arrangements are continuing. Security matters are not discussed on the floor of the House and the House Committee has agreed to the initial approach taken by the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme Board. That Committee will be further consulted during the process. I have no plans to initiate a debate on the floor of the House.</p>
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less than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Z
unstar this property answering member 2124
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-11T23:56:43.010Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T23:56:43.010Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:18:37.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:18:37.687Z
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Members' Bills more like this
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star this property identifier HL290 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:18:36.905295Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:18:36.905295Z
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what steps he will take to facilitate the passage of Private Members' Bills through the House of Lords. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL290 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Practice in recent years is well-established: Private Members' Bills introduced in the House of Lords are offered Second Reading slots in the order in which they receive their First Reading. Second Readings for Private Members' Bills introduced this session have been scheduled on Friday 27 June and Friday 18 July; further Second Readings will be arranged in due course. A ballot to determine the order in which Private Members' Bills receive their First Reading will be introduced from the start of the new Parliament (3rd Report of the Procedure Committee, Session 2013-14).</p><p>For Bills that receive a Second Reading, formal consideration of their remaining stages will be arranged where no amendments are tabled and where the Member in charge so requests. Where Bills receive a Second Reading but require further substantive consideration of amendments, they will be competing for time with Private Members' Bills that are received from the House of Commons and Private Members' Bills introduced in this House that are still awaiting a Second Reading.</p><p>My noble friend the Government Chief Whip will endeavour to facilitate the progress of bills in each of those categories.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-06-25T12:18:36.905295Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:18:36.905295Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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3335
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:11.017Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:11.017Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:21:53.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:21:53.297Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Access more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL431 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what are the arrangements for access to the House of Lords during weekends and other quiet periods; and whether there are any plans to change them. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL431 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>Members have access to the House of Lords estate 24 hours a day, including during weekends. Outside regular hours (advertised in the <em>Handbook on facilities and services for Members and their staff</em>), Members may gain access to the estate by use of their electronic pass at Carriage Gates.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property ddp created remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-19T18:57:29.690Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:23:02.440Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:23:02.440Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Spencer Perceval more like this
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star this property identifier HL482 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are plans to mark the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812; if so, what those plans are; and if not, why not. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL482 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords has no such plans. A series of events was held in 2012 to mark the 200<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. The House of Commons authorities plan to erect a plaque in St Stephen's Hall near the spot where Spencer Perceval was assassinated.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Z
unstar this property answering member 2124
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property date less than 2013-11-06more like thismore than 2013-11-06
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:40:56.267Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:40:56.267Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:25:48.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:25:48.577Z
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property identifier 174860 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, his Department made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence were of each trip. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 174860 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice has reduced the overall cost of air travel by almost half since 2009, and our total spend on all travel has fallen by more than 40 per cent in the same period – a saving of more than £9m.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, this year, the Justice Secretary toughened up the rules to ban first and business class travel for Ministers and officials in the department other than in exceptional circumstances where this is required to meet business need.</p><p> </p><p>Overseas travel makes up a small proportion of the Department's overall travel requirement. Flights and travel by Eurostar are booked through our contracted supplier, and whilst the MoJ records data on transactions, it does not hold details of the cost or destination of individual trips centrally. The cost of breaking down all travel in the ways requested would be disproportionate, as managers across the Department would have to create a breakdown of every trip taken, itemised by the different kinds of expenditure.</p>
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1496
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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25259
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422
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
19992
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-18more like thismore than 2013-11-18
star this property date less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:41:57.067Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:41:57.067Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:33:43.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:33:43.027Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property identifier 175475 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, his Department has made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence were of each trip. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 175475 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Role of the Department</em></p><p>Reflecting our responsibilities for local government, housing, planning and communities across England, the work of the Department involves staff travelling to different parts of the country.</p><p>Improved procurement has reduced our average domestic hotel rate in the UK by 8% between 2009-10 and 2012-13. Moreover, domestic flights for longer journeys can avoid the need for paying for staff to stay in a hotel overnight.</p><p>Since 2011-12, the Department accepted responsibility for some new functions outside of London, including residual functions following the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions and then oversight of the European Regional Development Fund following the abolition of the Regional Development Agencies. As these business functions relate to work in areas outside of London and to the European Commission, this has therefore increased our travel spend compared to the base of 2010-11. However, this is far more than offset by the very significant savings to taxpayers of the abolition of these regional bodies.</p><p>Based on current estimates (which reflect accounting consequences from machinery of government changes) the DCLG Group is reducing its annual running costs by around 40% in real terms between 2010-11 and 2014-15. This equates to net savings of at least £532 million over this spending review period and includes savings of around £420 million from the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions.</p><p>In addition to this, I note that the Regional Development Agencies were spending in the region of £246 million a year on administration (as cited in 11 March 2009, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 592W).</p><p><em>Spending data</em></p><p>The tables below list spending on travel by financial year. Figures for 2009-10 are from July 2009, as this is when the department's current approved travel agent contract commenced; those figures are therefore only for three-quarters of the financial year, and the full year is likely to be proportionately higher.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Overseas Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£408,621</p></td><td><p>£19,847</p></td><td><p>£79,574</p></td><td><p>£508,042 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£56,304</p></td><td><p>£21,759</p></td><td><p>£27,798</p></td><td><p>£105,861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£69,463</p></td><td><p>£21,204</p></td><td><p>£19,946</p></td><td><p>£110,613</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£78,474</p></td><td><p>£29,224</p></td><td><p>£21,911</p></td><td><p>£129,609</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>UK Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£621,028</p></td><td><p>£309,260</p></td><td><p>£174,888</p></td><td><p>£1,105,176 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£434,467</p></td><td><p>£199,563</p></td><td><p>£81,315</p></td><td><p>£715,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£980,307</p></td><td><p>£162,544</p></td><td><p>£71,913</p></td><td><p>£1,214,764</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1,030,710</p></td><td><p>£166,149</p></td><td><p>£74,424</p></td><td><p>£1,271,283</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Explanatory notes:</p><p>- Overseas subsistence costs can include accommodation, meals and travel tickets purchased locally.</p><p>- The costs of internal travel abroad are not routinely recorded in the form requested and this information could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>- Data on cost per trip is not centrally held in the form requested.</p><p>- For car hire, the data from our finance systems do not separate out expenditure for domestic and international car hire and this could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>- For helicopter hire, our records show that the Department has incurred no expenditure on this since 2010-11.</p><p>- Figures contained in this answer may differ from previous answers to Parliamentary Questions, as the data extracts have been re-run and reflect ongoing accruals and data. Delays in billing or crediting transactions can sometimes have an effect on the spend data between the financial years.</p><p>Taken in the whole, we have reduced overall travel spending compared to the last Administration, and delivered substantive savings for taxpayers' from the abolition of regional government in England.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 4009
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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25259
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422
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
25299
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-21more like thismore than 2013-11-21
star this property date less than 2013-11-19more like thismore than 2013-11-19
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-19more like thismore than 2013-11-19
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T23:30:50.963Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T23:30:50.963Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:55:12.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:55:12.753Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
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star this property identifier 176826 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of travel within the UK was for his Department in each year since 2010; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b) helicopter hire, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Role of the Department</em></p><p>Reflecting our responsibilities for local government, housing, planning and communities across England, the work of the Department involves staff travelling to different parts of the country.</p><p>Improved procurement has reduced our average domestic hotel rate in the UK by 8% between 2009-10 and 2012-13. Moreover, domestic flights for longer journeys can avoid the need for paying for staff to stay in a hotel overnight.</p><p>Since 2011-12, the Department accepted responsibility for some new functions outside of London, including residual functions following the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions and then oversight of the European Regional Development Fund following the abolition of the Regional Development Agencies. As these business functions relate to work in areas outside of London and to the European Commission, this has therefore increased our travel spend compared to the base of 2010-11. However, this is far more than offset by the very significant savings to taxpayers of the abolition of these regional bodies.</p><p>Based on current estimates (which reflect accounting consequences from machinery of government changes) the DCLG Group is reducing its annual running costs by around 40% in real terms between 2010-11 and 2014-15. This equates to net savings of at least £532 million over this spending review period and includes savings of around £420 million from the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions.</p><p>In addition to this, I note that the Regional Development Agencies were spending in the region of £246 million a year on administration (as cited in 11 March 2009, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 592W).</p><p><em>Spending data</em></p><p>The tables below list spending on travel by financial year. Figures for 2009-10 are from July 2009, as this is when the department's current approved travel agent contract commenced; those figures are therefore only for three-quarters of the financial year, and the full year is likely to be proportionately higher.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Overseas Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£408,621</p></td><td><p>£19,847</p></td><td><p>£79,574</p></td><td><p>£508,042 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£56,304</p></td><td><p>£21,759</p></td><td><p>£27,798</p></td><td><p>£105,861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£69,463</p></td><td><p>£21,204</p></td><td><p>£19,946</p></td><td><p>£110,613</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£78,474</p></td><td><p>£29,224</p></td><td><p>£21,911</p></td><td><p>£129,609</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>UK Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£621,028</p></td><td><p>£309,260</p></td><td><p>£174,888</p></td><td><p>£1,105,176 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£434,467</p></td><td><p>£199,563</p></td><td><p>£81,315</p></td><td><p>£715,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£980,307</p></td><td><p>£162,544</p></td><td><p>£71,913</p></td><td><p>£1,214,764</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1,030,710</p></td><td><p>£166,149</p></td><td><p>£74,424</p></td><td><p>£1,271,283</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Explanatory notes:</p><p>- Overseas subsistence costs can include accommodation, meals and travel tickets purchased locally.</p><p>- The costs of internal travel abroad are not routinely recorded in the form requested and this information could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>- Data on cost per trip is not centrally held in the form requested.</p><p>- For car hire, the data from our finance systems do not separate out expenditure for domestic and international car hire and this could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>- For helicopter hire, our records show that the Department has incurred no expenditure on this since 2010-11.</p><p>- Figures contained in this answer may differ from previous answers to Parliamentary Questions, as the data extracts have been re-run and reflect ongoing accruals and data. Delays in billing or crediting transactions can sometimes have an effect on the spend data between the financial years.</p><p>Taken in the whole, we have reduced overall travel spending compared to the last Administration, and delivered substantive savings for taxpayers' from the abolition of regional government in England.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita, (b) A4E, (c) G4S, (d) Serco, (e) GeoAMEY, (f) Sodexo and (g) Mitie; when each contract started; how much each contract is expect to cost over its lifetime; when each contract is due to end; whether there are any options in the contract for extension; whether any financial penalties have been incurred by each contractor to date; and whether each such contract has a break clause. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I undertook to write to you when the information had been received.</p><p> </p><p>The table contained within Annex A details the live contracts that the Department holds with Capita, G4S, Serco, GeoAmey, Sodexo and MITIE. The table provides you with details on the start and end dates of these contracts, the estimated value of the contract as advertised when the procurement process was initiated, extension options and whether there is a break clause. Where information pertaining to any of these questions is already in the public domain, you will find for ease of reference links to the Hansard extracts.</p><p> </p><p>There are no contracts between the Department and A4E.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table within Annex A provides details on financial penalties where this information is already available in the public domain. To obtain this information for all the contracts listed would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>The details for the legacy Electronic Monitoring contracts between the Department and G4S and Serco have not been provided to you due to the ongoing criminal investigation into issues relating to these contracts.</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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours per week was spent in (a) education or training, (b) work and (c) cells by prisoners in (i) each prison in England and Wales and (ii) each category of prison in each of the last three years. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested in parts (a) and (b) of the question is set out in Tables 1 and 2 below for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, which are the last three years for which this information was collected.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested in part (c) was provided in my earlier answer to the right honourable Member for Tooting on 6 June 2013: (<a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm130606/text/130606w0003.htm#13060674001141" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm130606/text/130606w0003.htm#13060674001141</a>).</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p><p> </p><p>Purposeful activity was formerly a performance indicator for prisons, but was discontinued at the start of 2012-13. The indicator was not used in the day-to-day management of prisons and NOMS had concerns over the burden on the frontline of collecting the information. Indicators introduced into prison SLAs in respect of rehabilitation, resettlement and work in prisons provide a better demonstration of the efforts to equip prisoners to be less likely to offend on release.</p><p> </p><p>Work in prisons is a key priority to ensure prisoners are engaged purposefully whilst they are in custody. It also gives them the opportunity to learn skills and a work ethic which can increase their chances of finding employment on release, a key element to reducing reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prisoners working in industrial activity in public sector prisons increased from around 8,600 in 2010-11 to around 9,700 in 2012-13. This delivered an increase in the total hours worked in industrial activities from 10.6 million hours to 13.1 million hours. The average hours per week spent in education has increased since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>In addition there are substantial numbers of prisoners who work to keep prisons running on tasks such as cooking, serving meals, maintenance and cleaning.</p><p> </p><p>Our reforms to the Incentives and Earned Privileges national policy framework came into effect in adult prisons on 1 November 2013. Prisoners will be expected to engage in purposeful activity, as well as demonstrate a commitment towards their rehabilitation, reduce their risk of reoffending, behave well and help others if they are to earn privileges.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Figures are published in the NOMS Annual Report Management Information Addendum: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225225/mi-addendum.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225225/mi-addendum.pdf</a></p>
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