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1002569
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188845 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The quantity of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) and can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The figures are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>(MWh) Megawatt hours</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td><td><p>7,844</p></td><td><p>5,412</p></td><td><p>6,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p>3,115</p></td><td><p>3,579</p></td><td><p>5,586</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002570
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188846 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) which can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The costs are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gas Spend (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,080,192</p></td><td><p>113,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,008,263</p></td><td><p>96,623</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>968,829</p></td><td><p>83,167</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1003680
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Billing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 189562 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Wherever possible the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, The Government Legal Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate) let contracts over £10,000 using call-off contracts from frameworks procured by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). These frameworks include provision for payments to sub-contractors within 30 days of receipt of undisputed invoice.</p><p>Central records are not held for procurements partially, or fully, managed outside the procurement service. To confirm that these contracts include provisions for prompt payment of sub-contractor invoices would require a manual check of all procurement records, which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1005633
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Brexit: Northern Ireland 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 publish the legal advice prepared by the Attorney General for the Prime Minister on the Irish backstop proposals for the Brexit negotiations; whether the full advice was made available to members of the Cabinet; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL11404 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the legitimate desire in Parliament, from Members on all sides and in both Houses, to understand the legal implications of the final Withdrawal Agreement. The Government will therefore make available to all members of Parliament a full, reasoned position statement, setting out the Government’s agreed legal position on the Agreement, including the Irish backstop proposals. The Attorney will also make a statement to the House of Commons and take questions. This will help to ensure Parliament has all appropriate information ahead of the vote on the final deal.</p><p> </p><p>We expect the Attorney General’s statement to be repeated in the Lords, with questions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T13:40:39.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T13:40:39.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 191386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1007134
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Rape: Criminal Proceedings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 191416 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recent falls in the volume of suspects charged, prosecuted and convicted of rape. The 2017-18 Violence Against Women and Girls report highlighted a 9.1% fall in referrals of rape flagged cases from the police to the CPS and work is being undertaken to understand the reasons behind this trend. Prosecutors are increasingly using the process of Early Investigative Advice to work with the police early to see what can be done to strengthen the prosecution when it is needed.</p><p>Rape investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to a number of factors, including the growth in relevant digital communications evidence. To address the increasing complexity of cases the CPS have introduced new guidance to help police and prosecutors with reasonable lines of inquiry and communications evidence. There has also been a significant recruitment exercise, which was completed to ensure that RASSO units were equipped to meet the substantial increase in the volume of case referrals from the police. Between July 2015 and October 2018, the number of specialist prosecutors in RASSO units rose by 52% from 138 to 210, with overall staffing in these units increasing by more than a third.</p><p>There has been no change of approach or guidance to CPS prosecutors in their commitment towards the prosecution of rape offences. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape and serious sexual offences and that the Code for Crown Prosecutors is properly applied. This includes understanding victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes, and the particular difficulties of cases involving vulnerable witnesses and young people. In 2018-19 the CPS plans to embark upon a project to better understand the evolving nature of sexual behaviours and encounters amongst young people as there are particular challenges in cases involving young adults.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1007768
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the change has been in the number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last two years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 191883 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Details of the full time and part time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last two years are shown in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Full Time Personnel</p></td><td><p>Part Time Personnel</p></td><td><p>Totals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>4436</p></td><td><p>1548</p></td><td><p>5984</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>4417</p></td><td><p>1563</p></td><td><p>5980</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Difference</p></td><td><p>-19</p></td><td><p>+15</p></td><td><p>-4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>(Data Source CPS Trent HR Database as at 16/11/18)</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:27:50.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:27:50.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Dementia: Prosecutions more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what guidance he has published on laying criminal charges against people with dementia. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 193451 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>All decisions to prosecute made by the Crown Prosecution Service must meet the Full Code Test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. The Code makes it clear that there is a balance to be struck between the public interest in diverting a defendant with significant mental illness such as dementia from the criminal justice system and other public interest factors in favour of prosecution, including the need to safeguard the public.</p><p>The eighth edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors was published in October 2018. Prosecutors are asked to “have regard to whether the suspect is, or was at the time of the offence, affected by any significant mental or physical ill health or disability, as in some circumstances this may mean that it is less likely that a prosecution is required. However, prosecutors will also need to consider how serious the offence was, whether the suspect is likely to re-offend and the need to safeguard the public or those providing care to such persons.”</p><p>The existing CPS legal guidance on prosecuting ‘Mentally Disordered Offenders’ is currently being revised to include specific guidance on prosecuting cases where the suspect suffers from a condition such as dementia. This will be published for public consultation in 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1001934
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading UK Membership of EU: Referendums more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government was informed about allegations of violations of electoral law against (a) Vote Leave and BeLeave and (b) Leave.EU by (i) the police and (ii) any other public service. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 187981 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Any allegations of violations of electoral law are for the independent Electoral Commission to investigate. The Electoral Commission has published reports on its investigations into Vote Leave, BeLeave and Leave.EU, and transferred those cases to other organisations independent of government to investigate. As a matter of principle the Government does not comment on live law enforcement investigations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T14:31:40.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:31:40.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1002492
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Gulf National Security Secretariat Implementation Group 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 what role, if any, the Gulf National Security Secretariat Implementation Group (NSSIG) has within the Cabinet Office; and how the role and responsibilities of the NSSIG differs from those of the Integrated Delivery Board. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL11333 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The requested information is not readily available. The information requested can only be provided at disproportionate cost. </del></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong><em> </em></strong></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">National Security Strategy and Implementation Groups (NSSIGs) were established after the 2017 National Security Capability Review to support the delivery of national security priority programmes, including by better utilising the full range of national security capabilities. Each NSSIG is chaired by a Senior Responsible Official (SRO), who is accountable to the National Security Council.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Gulf Delivery Board has not met since the establishment of the Gulf &amp; Iran NSSIG, which subsumed its primary roles and responsibilities in April 2018. Cabinet Office officials are members of the Gulf &amp; Iran NSSIG and attend all meetings. The Cabinet Office also provides some secretariat support to the NSSIG, alongside that provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:57:28.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:57:28.727Z
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less than 2018-11-20T17:09:59.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T17:09:59.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this