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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Đuro Đaković 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on Duro Dakovic TEP and its treatment of its employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 48988 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
star this property answer text <p>DWP has received no representations on Duro Dakovic TEP and its treatment of its employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2016-10-20T16:17:47.48Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-20T16:17:47.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4037
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
672268
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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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
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star 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 whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with <i>thebigword</i>; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4606 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>All our new language service contracts contain robust performance and charging provisions which are designed to ensure the value for money and affordability of the services provided by the department's suppliers. However, we have not felt it appropriate to set a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters, which is a demand-led service, given the importance we attach to the provision of such support to those who most need it.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property tabling member
3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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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
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star 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 whether the contract with <i>thebigword</i> for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4607 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of high quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>Bookings are classified depending on their complexity level, namely: ‘standard’, ‘complex’ and ‘complex written’. These complexity levels were determined by each Commissioning Body.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that the contract sets out the minimum level of qualification and experience a language professional is required to have in order to work on each complexity level of booking. Details of these qualifications can be found at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137</a></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672273
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star 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 which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by <i>thebigword</i> to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4611 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>To ensure a high and consistent level of fulfilment across all geographical areas and in rare languages, thebigword have partnered with a number of subcontractors, namely: Global Language Services Limited, Cintra Translations Limited, Debonair Languages Ltd, Supreme Linguistic Services Ltd, Mango Spice Language Solutions, J-anne Interpreting and Translation Service Limited, Global Translation Services and Language River.</p><p> </p><p>Thebigword must ensure that its subcontracts contain obligations no less onerous on the sub-contractor than those imposed on them by the Ministry, including those relating to quality and performance standards. Thebigword are also responsible for carrying out audits to ensure subcontractor adherence to the contract service specification.</p><p> </p><p>All language professionals provided by thebigword, whether directly or via subcontractor, will be subject to ongoing quality assurance provided by The Language Shop. This includes a programme of 'spot checks' of interpreters undertaking assignments.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property tabling member
3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
754866
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-petitions 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 Leader of the House, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the e-petitions system; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 6576 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The new e-petitions system has been running for over two years now and the Government is pleased with the level of engagement that it has prompted among the public.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Parliamentary e-petitions site is jointly owned by the Government and the House of Commons, therefore any assessment of potential changes to the system would have to be agreed between the Government and the House. Individual Departments are responsible for the content and timeliness of responses to e-petitions and the Leader's office has general Government oversight of e-petitions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2017-09-08T16:30:03.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-08T16:30:03.843Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
756544
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-petitions 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 Leader of the House, for what reasons petitions on the e-petitions website were not carried over from the beginning of purdah on 3 May 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 8269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The new Petitions Committee will consider petitions which reached the 100,000 threshold for debate as soon as it is set up.</p><p> </p><p>As the petitions system is part of the official work of Parliament, it stops when Parliament dissolves. This applies not just to petitions but also to other kinds of business, such as parliamentary questions and early day motions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2017-09-08T16:28:50.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-08T16:28:50.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
756545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-petitions 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 Leader of the House, how many times the e-petitions website was visited between 3 May 2017 to 4 September 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 8270 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-08
star this property answer text <p>In the period of 3 May 2017 to 4 September 2017 the e-petitions website was visited 1,000,647 times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2017-09-08T16:28:59.87Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-08T16:28:59.87Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-Petitions 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 Leader of the House, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of Government responses to e-petitions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Dr Tania Mathias more like this
star this property uin 45404 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The new e-petitions system has been running for over a year now and the Government is pleased with the level of engagement that it has prompted among the public.</p><p> </p><p>Individual Departments are responsible for the content and timeliness of responses to e-petitions, however the Leader's office has general Government oversight of e-petitions. My predecessor reminded Cabinet colleagues of the importance of quality and timely responses to e-petitions at the beginning of the second session. I will be writing to Cabinet colleagues this week with a similar reminder.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:28:15.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:28:15.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
647057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-Petitions 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 Leader of the House, what steps his Department is taking to assess potential changes to the system for e-petitions to ensure petitions submitted have evidential basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 55276 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary e-petitions site is jointly owned by the Government and the House of Commons, therefore any assessment of potential changes to the system would have to be agreed between the Government and the House.</p><p>I have not had any discussions to assess such changes to the e-petitions system, however the hon. Member may find it reassuring to know that all petitions submitted are moderated by the staff of the Petitions Committee before being published and opened for signing by the public. The Committee staff ensure that all petitions adhere to the agreed standards which are clearly displayed on petition.parliament.uk. The final decision on the admissibility of an e-petition rests with the Petitions Committee itself.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T14:23:14.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T14:23:14.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
674901
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading c2c 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 Transport, what representations he has received on the legal basis for the proposed sale by National Express of the c2c franchise to Trenitalia; what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) external stakeholders on that proposed sale; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 60543 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has received a request from National Express Group to give his consent to a Change of Control for them to sell the Essex Thameside franchise to Trenitalia. The Secretary of State’s role is to give or withhold consent to the sale as provided for in the Franchise Agreement. This is at the Secretary of State’s discretion, and is exercised on a case by case basis. General guidance on process can be found on the GOV.UK website: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rail-franchise-change-of-control-policy-statement/rail-franchise-change-of-control-policy-statement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rail-franchise-change-of-control-policy-statement/rail-franchise-change-of-control-policy-statement</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has not discussed the proposed Change of Control externally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-01-25T14:18:22.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-25T14:18:22.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this