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1002569
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188845 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002570
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188846 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1007134
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Criminal Proceedings more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 191416 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
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>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1002092
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fracking: Greater London more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has received applications to undertake fracking in (a) Ealing, Southall constituency, (b) Ealing local authority area and (c) Greater London. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 188080 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Before an operator can apply for planning permission from a local authority for any proposed oil or gas development, they need to apply for a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) from the Oil and Gas Authority. There are no current PEDLs within the Greater London area.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, under Section 50 of the Infrastructure Act 2015, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy must grant Hydraulic Fracturing Consent (HFC) before hydraulic fracturing can take place in the UK. The Department has not received any HFC applications relating to shale gas exploration in a) Ealing Southall constituency, b) Ealing local authority area or c) Greater London.</p><p> </p><p>The British Geological Survey has identified the main areas of shale prosperity in the UK, none of which lie underneath the Greater London area.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1002130
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Employment: Pregnancy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on consolidating guidance on legislation to protect people who are pregnant or on maternity leave as recommended by the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188083 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Last year, Acas published new comprehensive guidance on pregnancy and maternity discrimination and workplace rights and obligations.</p><p> </p><p>This summer we have reviewed the GOV.UK guidance material on the protections for people who are pregnant or on maternity leave and we are now updating and improving signposting.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002131
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Low Pay Commission: Public Consultation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Low Pay Commission will publish the response to its consultation on (a) the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and (b) alternative means for tackling one sided flexibility. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188084 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Low Pay Commission’s consultation, on the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and alternative means for tackling one-sided flexibility, launched in March.</p><p> </p><p>The Low Pay Commission will publish their report, containing the findings from this consultation, in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002132
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Industrial Relations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to further promote better employee engagement and workforce relations in response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188085 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>In February 2018, the Government consulted on workforce and employee engagement as part of preparing its response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. We are grateful to the stakeholders who have taken time to comment. We are considering those comments and will be publishing our response in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002540
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Employment: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government response entitled Good work: a response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices, published on 7 February 2018, when the first assessment of the quality of work in the UK is planned to be published. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 188755 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Developing better jobs for everyone in the British economy is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. We are proud to be the first Government to have taken responsibility for both quality and quantity of work, and are working to promote good work across the UK. We will be setting out our next steps for measuring and improving the quality of work in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 188920 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.377Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002571
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Competition and Markets Authority,, (iii) HM Land Registry, (iv) OFGEM, (v) Companies House and (vi) the Insolvency Service, in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188847 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The attached table shows the quantity of electricity and natural gas used by the named organisations for the last three complete financial years for which figures are available.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:10:51.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:10:51.49Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
attachment
1
file name Question 188847 Table.pdf more like this
title PQ 18847: Energy use by named organisations more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002572
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Competition and Markets Authority, (iii) HM Land Registry, (iv) OFGEM, (v) Companies House and (vi) the Insolvency Service in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188848 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The attached table shows the cost of electricity and natural gas for the named organisations for the last three complete financial years for which figures are available.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:11:08.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:11:08.447Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
attachment
1
file name Question 188848 Table.pdf more like this
title PQ 188848: Cost table for named organisations more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this