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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions and for what offences each Crown Prosecution Service business area has recommended that an offence be taken into consideration instead of charged separately in each of the last three years and in 2013-14 to date. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service holds no central records of the number of occasions, and for what offence(s), it has recommended that an offence is suitable to be taken into consideration. To obtain details would require a manual exercise of reviewing individual case files to be undertaken at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, against what corporate defendants the Serious Fraud Office has brought enforcement actions in the last 10 years; what the outcome of each such action was; what civil recovery was ordered in each successful case; what criminal fines were imposed in each successful case; and under what primary legislation each case was brought. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192848 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has brought enforcement actions against 11 corporate defendants in the last ten years, as set out in the table below.</p><p>Before 2008, all successful SFO prosecutions were of individuals. The following table shows the fines and civil recovery orders (CROs) in SFO cases involving corporates since then.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td><p><em>Case</em></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Penalty</em><sup>(<em>1</em>)</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2008</p></td><td><p>Balfour Beatty plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£2.25 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2008</p></td><td><p>Severn Trent Water Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£2 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td><p>AMEC plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£4.94 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td><p>Mabey and Johnson Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£3.5 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>BAE Systems plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£500,000 fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Innospec Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>$12.7 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>De Puy International Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£4.8 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>MacMillan Publishers Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£11.3 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>M W Kellogg Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£7 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Mabey Engineering (Holdings) Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£131,000 CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Oxford Publishing Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£1.9 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><sup> (1)</sup> Figures are rounded</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>The above proceedings marked “CRO” were commenced in accordance with Chapter 2 of Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.</p><p>Severn Trent Water Ltd pleaded guilty to an offence under the Water Industry Act 1991.</p><p>Mabey and Johnson Ltd pleaded guilty to offences under the Criminal Law Act 1977, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and United Nations Act 1946.</p><p>BAE Systems plc pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to maintain adequate accounting records under the Companies Act 1985.</p><p>Innospec Ltd pleaded guilty to an offence under the Criminal Law Act 1977.</p><p>In 2006, the SFO brought charges against five companies in relation to alleged price fixing of pharmaceutical products. The five companies were Kent Pharmaceuticals, Norton Healthcare Ltd, Generics (UK) Ltd, Ranbaxy (UK) Ltd, and Goldshield Group plc. In 2008, a judge ordered the acquittal of all five companies.</p><p>If a company is to be prosecuted, it is usually necessary cases to demonstrate that the controlling minds of a company were knowing participants in the criminality being alleged. This can be difficult to prove, especially in complex cases, and so most SFO prosecutions have been of individuals rather than companies. Other outcomes are also possible. In 2010, BAE Systems plc agreed to make a £29.5 million payment for the benefit of the people of Tanzania, following a settlement with the SFO and the US Department of Justice. Last year, Oxford University Press (owners of Oxford Publishing Ltd) unilaterally offered to contribute £2,000,000 to not-for-profit organisations for teacher training and other educational purposes in sub-Saharan Africa.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are aware of any plans to bring prosecutions in respect of the deaths of (1) Azelle Rodney, (2) Jimmy Mubenga, (3) Christopher Alder, (4) Sean Rigg, (5) Habib Ullah, (6) Ricky Bishop, and (7) Anthony Grainger; and what assessment they have made of the ability of the Crown Prosecution Service to pursue prosecutions in cases involving deaths in custody or during police operations. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has robust processes for dealing with cases involving deaths in custody or in contact with police which follow the requirements of the then Attorney General's &quot;Review of the Role and Practices of the CPS in Cases Arising from a Death in Custody 2003&quot;.</p><p>All death in custody cases are dealt with by the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division to ensure consistency of approach and that they are dealt with by lawyers with the necessary skills and experience. Only very experienced senior lawyers, who are specifically designated, are permitted to review death in custody cases. The reviews carried out by the senior lawyer in cases involving deaths in custody are examined by their line manager and then by the Head of Special Crime &amp; Counter Terrorism Division (or her Deputy). They are then submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for final approval. In any case where the decision is not to proceed, unless the DPP is satisfied that it is &quot;plain beyond doubt&quot; that there is no case to answer, experienced external counsel will be instructed to advise.</p><p>The status of the specified cases is as follows:</p><p>(1) Azelle Rodney: Following the publication of the report of Sir Christopher Holland in relation to his inquiry Mr Rodney's death, the IPCC wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to ask that the CPS review the case. This review is underway and the CPS is working with the IPCC in order to determine whether any further investigation is required. Once the CPS is satisfied that it has received a full file, it will consider whether charges should be brought.</p><p>(2) Jimmy Mubenga: prosecutions were announced on 20 March 2014.</p><p>(3) Christopher Alder: prosecutions took place in 2002 – all defendants were acquitted.</p><p>(4) Sean Rigg: The CPS has provided investigative advice to the IPCCin relation to allegations of perjury. A charging decision has not been requested.</p><p>(5) Habib Ullah: The CPS has received a full file and is considering whether charges should be brought.</p><p>(6) Ricky Bishop: Mr Bishop died in 2001. The case has not been referred to the CPS within the last 3 years.</p><p>(7) Anthony Grainger: a prosecution was announced on 16 January 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will instruct the Crown Prosecution Service to bring prosecutions relating to all cases of female genital mutilation reported in London since 2009. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6240 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is committed to tackling cases of female genital mutilation (FGM), however it can only prosecute cases referred to it by the police which meet both of the tests outlined in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.</p><p>The Code sets out a two stage test which must be applied when deciding whether a case should be prosecuted. The first stage is the evidential test which requires prosecutors to be satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction. If the evidential stage of the test is met prosecutors must then go on to identify the relevant public interest factors tending for and against the prosecution in order to form an overall assessment of whether a prosecution is in the public interest.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of the Law Officers' Departments in the current financial year. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 191801 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Law Officers' Departments have been actively reducing their estate running costs since 2010 in line with Government policy and have already made significant savings.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) estate rationalisation programme began in 2009 and is set to be completed in 2016, with most of the leases on empty property having expired by then. This programme has already led to a reduction in expenditure and increased efficiency. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has paid £320,178.38 in property business rates in the current financial year on the properties which are currently recorded as vacant on the ePIMS database as at 14 March 2014. The costs figure has been produced by DTZ who are CPS' managing agents and has not yet been audited.</p><p>The Treasury Solicitor's Department owns a lease on a building which has some vacant space. This building attracts full business rates in the current financial year. This lease is due to expire in 2016. The estimated business rates for the vacant proportion of the property for 2013/14 are £59 372.71</p><p>The remaining Law Officers' Departments do not have any vacant properties.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve 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 remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage cost over-run established by the management board for any budget in the Attorney General's Office to merit being tabled at the departmental management board; and how many times in the last 12 months that has occurred. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6219 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General's Office (AGO) does not have a cost overrun established by the management board above which it merits a budget being tabled at departmental Executive Board. No overruns have been reported to the AGO Executive Board in the last 12 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
44162
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Extended Ministerial Offices have been established; in which departments; and what is the number and provenance of advisers in each, broken down by (1) advisers with specialist knowledge, (2) special advisers, (3) career officials, and (4) others. more like this
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Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield more like this
star this property uin HL6118 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government will provide an update on Civil Service Reform, including on Extended Ministerial Offices, in the Two Year On Report expected later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield more like this
44563
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage cost over-run established by the management board for any budget in the Cabinet Office to merit being tabled at the departmental management board; and how many times in the last 12 months that has occurred. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6220 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Cabinet Office Board and the Executive Management Committee review the department's financial position on a regular basis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 March (WA 49), what steps they are taking to prevent civil servants from exposing to public view in the street classified government documents in their possession. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL6276 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Cabinet Office Security Policy Framework (SPF) provides guidance on all security matters.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Framework can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/security-policy-framework" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/security-policy-framework</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 March, whether they will now detail which specific and itemised duties were performed by each former Prime Minister in each year that the Public Duty Costs Allowance was awarded to them. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6222 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Public Duty Cost Allowance exists as a reimbursement of incurred expenses for necessary office costs and secretarial costs arising from their special position in public life. The allowance is not paid to support private or parliamentary duties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this