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star this property date less than 2013-11-06more like thismore than 2013-11-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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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
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </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>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route and (b) Tier 1 (Investor) visa route on economic growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) advises the Government on economic issues relating to migration.<br><br>On 1 July 2013 the MAC published a &quot;Report on the economic and labour market impacts of tier 1 entrepreneur and investor migrants to the UK&quot; which it had commissioned from the Migration Observatory. The report made a number of findings, although it concluded that it was too early to make a full assessment of the economic contribution of the two routes without further research. The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants</a><br><br>More recently, on 25 February 2014 the MAC published its own report, &quot;Tier 1 (Investor) route: investment thresholds and economic benefits&quot; in response to a Government commission. The MAC concluded that the direct investment required by the route is of little or no benefit, but there is some benefit from indirect spending by investors and their families in the UK (although this is difficult to quantify). The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014</a><br><br>The Government keeps all routes under review and is currently considering its response to the MAC's report on the Tier 1 (Investor) route.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to recognise passports issued by Russia to residents of Crimea following the annexation of that territory from Ukraine as valid travel documents. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is clear that the UK does not recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea which we view as illegal.<br><br>Some residents of Crimea already hold Russian nationality, and were in possession of a valid Russian passport before Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. Subject to any travel ban imposed upon an individual, the UK will continue to recognise any legitimate holder of a Russian passport with a valid UK visa or entry clearance as eligible to travel and seek entry to the UK.<br><br>In terms of UK visa applications, those applying for visitor visas can apply at any location. Applications for visas in other categories should, in line with paragraph 28 of the Immigration rules, be made in the country or territory in which they are living. Therefore, Russian passport holders living in Crimea would be able to apply for a visit visa anywhere in the world, including Russia; but any non-visit applications would need to be made in Ukraine.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Lord Chancellor or any Minister in his Department last met the chief executive officer of the Legal Aid Agency; and whether they discussed (1) the issue of publicly funded representation at inquests for the families of deceased victims, and (2) the provision for publicly funded representation at the inquest of the family of Cherry Groce. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Chief Executive of the Legal Aid Agency has regular meetings with ministers at the Ministry of Justice.</p><p>Following a review of its decision in the Groce family's case, the Legal Aid Agency made a funding request to Ministers. Ministers have considered the request and have granted funding.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with their European partners concerning whether Israeli security personnel convicted of violating human rights law in the West Bank should be refused free visas in line with the policy of the United States State Department. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have had no such discussions with EU partners. Israeli nationals coming to the UK as a visitor for less than six months do not require a visa. All other routes, will need a visa before travelling, where the usual rules, including fees and checks will be applied.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much grant-in-aid his Department has provided to Tell MAMA since May 2010; and what further funding he expects to provide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 194862 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>TELL MAMA is the first service to record and monitor anti-Muslim hatred incidents and support victims. DCLG provided initial start-up grant funding to TELL MAMA of £395,500 between January 2012 and September 2013. TELL MAMA has subsequently received Big Lottery funding of £255,450 over two years from October 2013.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent progress he has made on the localism agenda; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This Government has been clear about its intention to devolve power, responsibility and decision-making down to the lowest possible level. This vision underpins significant elements of our policy agenda which are transferring power and freedom to both local councils and communities, some of which are noted below.</p><p>Nearly 1,000 assets of community value have been listed and we have helped 150 organisations to acquire a community asset or obtain significant investment towards doing so. 16 local campaigns for new parish councils are being supported covering local populations of more than half a million people. Over 100 new Our Place areas are starting work within their communities to transform neighbourhood level service delivery. Community share issues have raised over £24 million for community ventures.</p><p>Nearly 800 neighbourhood planning areas have been designated, and all 13 plans which have so far reached referenda have passed with significant majorities in favour.</p><p>Local authorities are now required to pass a proportion of Community Infrastructure Levy funding to local communities so that they can directly see the benefit of local development.</p><p>Over 2013-15 £14 million has been made available for community groups to develop their proposals for Community Right to Build orders or to progress community-led development. Groups can develop their ideas on the development that they want and need in their areas.Applications for this funding continue to rise with around 60 applications received.</p><p>In April 2014 four new combined authorities were established, on the request of the councils concerned. These will support the councils to collaborate and work jointly across the wider functional economic areas on economic development, regeneration and transport to support economic growth in the areas of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Greater Merseyside and Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.</p><p>The Government wants local authorities to be more transparent and accountable to local people for how they spend money, deliver services and take decisions. We will shortly be publishing a revised local authority transparency code extending the breadth of data that local authorities must publish and will make regulations to make publication of certain data a legal requirement. Also, Regulations which will allow members of the public including professional journalists to film, photograph, audio-record and use social media to report the proceedings of meetings of local government bodies, and to access documents relating to decisions made by officers under delegation from their local government bodies, are now before Parliament.</p><p>Under the business rates retention scheme local authorities now directly retain nearly £11 billion of business rates, instead of returning it to Whitehall.</p><p>The Government has also reformed the outdated council housing finance system with the introduction of self-financing in 2012. This has given the 167 council landlords greater freedoms and the ability to plan for the long term to better meet the needs of their tenants and local area.</p><p><em>HomeSwap</em> Direct - the national home swap scheme which increases opportunities for social tenants wishing to move through mutual exchange – was launched in October 2011 and since then tenants have made over 18 million searches of ‘partner' data.</p><p>Social landlords are now free to match the length of tenancy to the needs of the household and to use their social housing stock in a way which best meets the needs of their local area. Councils have the freedom to decide who qualifies for social housing in their area and to find alternative solutions for those who do not qualify.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in his report on HMP Pentonville that Home Office input on immigration matters relating to foreign prisoners was inadequate. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office and the National Offender Management Service work closely together to ensure that foreign national prisoners are identified, and where appropriate, removed from the country at the earliest opportunity. Regular discussions take place between Governors and Home Office officials to assess the level of immigration support required to achieve this.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Chief Inspector's report, Home Office resources at HMP Pentonville have been increased. Immigration Officers now attend the prison on a total of 30 days per month and intend to be present on every weekday. Since 29<sup>th</sup> March they have also attended on Saturdays.</p><p> </p><p>Immigration Officers hold induction and documentation interviews and hold regular general immigration surgeries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons premises in Wales have not been included in the extension of licensing hours during the FIFA World Cup. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government consulted publicly on whether licensing hours should be relaxed during the FIFA World Cup 2014. A range of representations were made both for and against the proposal. We received a total of 1,468 responses to the online consultation. 77% (1,095 respondents) believed that any national relaxation of licensing hours should apply to England and Wales. However, only 2% (25 respondents) identified themselves as living or working in Wales. <br><br>While a majority of Welsh respondents favoured a relaxation for England and Wales, there was a difference between English and Welsh respondents about how the relaxation might be delivered. There was a clear majority of Welsh respondents who favoured using the Temporary Event Notice system, rather than a blanket relaxation, while of English respondents the majority (74%) favoured a blanket relaxation. This is consistent with what the Government has opted to do: a national blanket relaxation in England, with licensed premises able to use the Temporary Event Notice system in Wales.<br><br>Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 allows the relevant Secretary of State to make an order relaxing opening hours for licensed premises to mark occasions of ‘exceptional international, national or local significance'. The Government considers that the England football team's participation in the FIFA World Cup 2014 is an event of exceptional national significance in England. <br><br>The Government has therefore decided not to include Wales in the relaxation of licensing hours for the FIFA World Cup 2014. However, licensed premises in Wales wishing to remain open beyond their licensed hours will be able to do so by using the Temporary Event Notice procedure.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will include premises in Wales in the extension of licensing hours during FIFA World Cup matches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government consulted publicly on whether licensing hours should be relaxed during the FIFA World Cup 2014. A range of representations were made both for and against the proposal. We received a total of 1,468 responses to the online consultation. 77% (1,095 respondents) believed that any national relaxation of licensing hours should apply to England and Wales. However, only 2% (25 respondents) identified themselves as living or working in Wales. <br><br>While a majority of Welsh respondents favoured a relaxation for England and Wales, there was a difference between English and Welsh respondents about how the relaxation might be delivered. There was a clear majority of Welsh respondents who favoured using the Temporary Event Notice system, rather than a blanket relaxation, while of English respondents the majority (74%) favoured a blanket relaxation. This is consistent with what the Government has opted to do: a national blanket relaxation in England, with licensed premises able to use the Temporary Event Notice system in Wales.<br><br>Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 allows the relevant Secretary of State to make an order relaxing opening hours for licensed premises to mark occasions of ‘exceptional international, national or local significance'. The Government considers that the England football team's participation in the FIFA World Cup 2014 is an event of exceptional national significance in England. <br><br>The Government has therefore decided not to include Wales in the relaxation of licensing hours for the FIFA World Cup 2014. However, licensed premises in Wales wishing to remain open beyond their licensed hours will be able to do so by using the Temporary Event Notice procedure.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this