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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of the average claim for tax credit made by people who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
unstar this property uin 198956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Tax Year</p></td><td> </td><td colspan="3"><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'in work'</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'out of work'</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as self employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as both employed and self employed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£4,700</p></td><td><p>£6,500</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£5,000</p></td><td><p>£6,800</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td><td><p>£4,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£5,200</p></td><td><p>£6,900</p></td><td><p>£3,900</p></td><td><p>£4,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£5,600</p></td><td><p>£7,200</p></td><td><p>£4,500</p></td><td><p>£4,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£6,000</p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">7,600</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>7,500</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">6,300</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>6,200</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">6,400</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>6,000</ins></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £100.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The increase in average tax credit awards in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ in April 2012. This policy removed a number of higher income households from the tax credit population. As higher income households generally have lower tax credits awards, the effect of removing these households increases the average award.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T09:38:55.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T09:38:55.88Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:18.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:18.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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4031
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Working Tax Credit: Bolton 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid through working tax credits to people in Bolton North East constituency in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
unstar this property uin 199151 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Table 1: Bolton North East constituency Working Tax Credit entitlement</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td><p>Total WTC entitlement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£18 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1<del class="ministerial">7</del><ins class="ministerial">6</ins> million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £ million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value was of tax credits paid to claimants who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
unstar this property uin 199850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p><strong>The following table is </strong><strong>based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13. </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>£million</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Tax Year</p></td><td> </td><td colspan="3"><p>Total entitlement for households who are classified as 'in work'</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total entitlement for households who are classified as 'out of work'</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as self employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as both employed and self employed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£6,811</p></td><td><p>£2,376</p></td><td><p>£14,315</p></td><td><p>£1,615</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£7,486</p></td><td><p>£2,780</p></td><td><p>£15,260</p></td><td><p>£1,845</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£7,606</p></td><td><p>£3,036</p></td><td><p>£15,908</p></td><td><p>£1,992</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£8,138</p></td><td><p>£3,327</p></td><td><p>£15,730</p></td><td><p>£2,009</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">8,936</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>8,903</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">3,420 </del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>3,361</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">15,256</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>14,610</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">2,007</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>1,905</ins></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Data from ONS Labour Market statistics show that self employment as a proportion of total UK employment has been growing since around 2003 and is part of a long term trend.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:11:28.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:11:28.337Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:09.403Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:09.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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4031
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
64002
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Self-employed 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed people claimed (a) child tax credits and (b) working tax credits in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 202509 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Thousands</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of families in receipt of tax credits containing at least one member identified as self-employed</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Families benefitting from both WTC and CTC</p></td><td><p>Families benefitting from WTC Only</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>760</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>780</p></td><td><p>130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>750</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">170</del> <ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data from earlier years is only available at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The decrease in the number of self employed households in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ of tax credits in April 2012. This policy change removed a large number of higher income households from the whole tax credits population.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In general, there is and has been a long term trend of growth in the number of self employed people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T15:57:45.697Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:57:45.697Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:57:50.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:57:50.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: York 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) York Central constituency and (b) York Unitary Authority area received child and working tax credits in 2009 and in each year since. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Hugh Bayley more like this
unstar this property uin 202934 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The finalised annual award Child and Working Tax Credits statistics for 2012-13 are available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics-2012-to-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics-2012-to-2013</a></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins>Since </ins><ins>the original PQ answer was issued, HM Revenue and Customs</ins><ins> have revised figures for finalised Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics for 2012-13. As such, figures in the referenced publication of interest may </ins><ins>have </ins><ins>be</ins><ins>en</ins><ins> subject to change</ins><ins>.</ins></ins></p><p> </p><p>The finalised annual award Child and Working Tax Credits statistics for 2011-12 are available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-tax-credits-finalised-award-statistics-geographical-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>For the years 2009-10 to 2010-11, please refer to the archived publication webpage:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121106034103/http:/www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/final-award-geog.htm" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121106034103/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/final-award-geog.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Table 2 of these publications provide a breakdown of figures by local authority, including York.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table 3 of these publications provide a breakdown of figures by parliamentary constituency, including York Central.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:56:46.727Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:56:46.727Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:55:28.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:55:28.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what average value of tax credits were paid to claimants who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
unstar this property uin 203325 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Tax Year</p></td><td> </td><td colspan="3"><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'in work'</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'out of work'</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as self employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as both employed and self employed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>£4,300</p></td><td><p>£5,800</p></td><td><p>£2,800</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£4,700</p></td><td><p>£6,500</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£5,000</p></td><td><p>£6,800</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td><td><p>£4,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£5,200</p></td><td><p>£6,900</p></td><td><p>£3,900</p></td><td><p>£4,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£5,600</p></td><td><p>£7,200</p></td><td><p>£4,500</p></td><td><p>£4,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£6,000</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£7,600</del> <ins class="ministerial">£<ins>7,500</ins></ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£6,300</del> <ins class="ministerial">£<ins>6,200</ins></ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£6,400</del> <ins class="ministerial">£<ins>6,000</ins></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £100.</p><p> </p><p>Data from earlier years is only available at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in average tax credit awards in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ in April 2012. This policy removed a number of higher income households from the tax credit population. As higher income households generally have lower tax credit awards, the effect of removing these households increases the average award.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T14:06:19.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T14:06:19.897Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:54:34.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:54:34.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Torbay 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many visits were made by Ministers of his Department to Torbay constituency in the 12 months to 14 October 2014; whom the invitation for each such visit was issued by; and what the cost to the public purse was of each such visit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
unstar this property uin 210485 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Details of Ministers’ visits are published quarterly and can be found at <del class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications</a></del><ins class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel</a></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T12:19:24.667Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T12:19:24.667Z
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less than 2014-10-23T11:16:44.0020995Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T11:16:44.0020995Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Open Prisons 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 Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in an open prison have previously breached a licence condition while released on temporary licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 199722 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>Keeping the public safe is our priority. That is why this Government has taken action on both releases on temporary licence (ROTL) and absconds from prison.</p><p> </p><p>We commissioned a fundamental review of ROTL policy and practice last year and, in March, announced a package of measures to ensure that the public was properly protected. We have brought forward some of those measures so that they take effect immediately; particularly with more serious offenders, where the review concluded that an enhanced risk assessment approach should be taken.</p><p> </p><p>Absconds have reached record lows under this Government but each incident is taken seriously. Immediate changes have already been ordered to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. Prisoners will no longer be transferred to open conditions or allowed out on temporary release if they have previously absconded.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">My officials are currently working to provide the information requested. I will write to you in due course. </ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:59:29.377Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:59:29.377Z
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less than 2014-10-09T13:55:00.1025878Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-09T13:55:00.1025878Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Open Prisons 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 Secretary of State for Justice, how many indeterminate sentenced prisoners were held in open prisons in the years ending 31 March (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 206954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The number of indeterminate sentenced prisoners held in open prisons in England and Wales, for financial years 2012 - 2014, can be found in table 1.</p><p> </p><p>A life sentence is mandatory on conviction for murder. Under a life sentence, and an indeterminate sentence for public protection (IPP), the court determines the minimum period to be served in prison for the purposes of punishment and deterrence. Prisoners serving these indeterminate sentences have no automatic right to be released. If released they are subject to recall for the rest of their life or, in the case of an offender serving an IPP, for at least 10 years. Public protection is the priority and the release of indeterminate sentence prisoners once they have served their minimum term is entirely a matter for the Parole Board.</p><p>Progression to open conditions is never automatic and only follows a satisfactory assessment of risk, generally involving the independent Parole Board in the case of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences.</p><p>The Parole Board may recommend such prisoners for open conditions if, for example: they have successfully completed any offending behaviour programmes identified in their sentence plan as essential to the risk reduction process; their behaviour in custody is such that it is considered that a move is appropriate; and their risks are manageable in open conditions.</p><p>Once allocated to open prison, prisoners continue to be monitored and are returned to closed prison immediately if there are any concerns about their suitability for low security conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Open prisons have been used since 1936, because they are the most effective means of ensuring that prisoners are suitably risk-assessed before they are released into the community under appropriate licence conditions. When a prisoner moves to the less rigid structure of open conditions an assessment can be made in a relatively safe environment of how the prisoner will adapt to increasing responsibility. For many prisoners, in particular those such as life sentence prisoners, who have spent a considerable amount of time in custody; these are essential components for successful reintegration in the community and therefore an important factor in protecting the public.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T16:35:02.57Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:35:02.57Z
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less than 2014-12-04T11:34:33.497Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T11:34:33.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property file name PQ 206954 - table.pdf more like this
star this property title Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners in open prisons more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police Cautions 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 Secretary of State for Justice, for what types of indictable-only offence a caution was issued in each year since 2009; and how many cautions were issued for each type of offence in that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 206955 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial"></ins><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This Government has taken action to end the cautions culture and to make sure serious offenders do not receive penalties seen as soft options. The use of cautions is at its lowest point for thirty years.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are changing the law to ban simple cautions for all of the indictable only offences - the most serious criminal offences which must be tried in the Crown Court, including rape, manslaughter and robbery. We are also banning simple cautions for possession of a knife or offensive weapon, supplying Class A drugs and a range of sexual offences against children. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Further, we announced proposals in November 2014 for a new out of court disposal framework that would see an end to cautions and warnings and would require offenders to take actions to comply with their disposals. Elements of this new framework are being piloted in Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and Leicestershire before a decision is taken on whether to implement the new framework across England and Wales. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Ministry of Justice issues guidance on the process to be followed by the police when they are administering simple cautions for adult offenders. The latest guidance, issued in November 2013 following the Simple Cautions Review, states that the use of a simple caution for indictable-only offences, such as rape, should only be given following authorisation by a senior police officer of at least the rank of Superintendent and the Crown Prosecution Service. These will be cases where there are exceptional circumstances which would mean that it is not in the public interest to prosecute.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> Latest information on cautions issued by offence type is publicly available online at the Ministry of Justice’s statistics portal. This data is contained in Q2.3 of the Out of Court Disposals table: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-september-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-september-2014</a></ins></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Simple cautions are a non-statutory disposal available to the police to dispose of any offence committed by an adult and designed for dealing with low level, mainly first time offending. The Ministry of Justice issues guidance on the process to be followed by the police and the CPS when they are administering simple cautions for adult offenders. This guidance states that the use of a simple caution for indictable only offences should only be given following authorisation by the CPS. These will be cases where there were exceptional circumstances which would mean that it was not in the public interest to prosecute.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Since 2007 the overall number of simple cautions issued has halved. The cautioning rate, that is, the number of offenders cautioned as a percentage of offenders who were either cautioned or convicted, in 2013 was 20 per cent; which has declined from a peak of 31 per cent in 2007.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T15:19:10.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T15:19:10.067Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:55:13.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:55:13.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property file name 206955 - table.xls more like this
star this property title number of indictable only cautions issued 2009-13 more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this