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1045474
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 Money Laundering: Criminal Investigation 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 adequacy of resources available to the Serious Fraud Office to undertake investigations into (a) Mukhtar Ablyazov and (b) other cases of large-scale international money laundering. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins more like this
uin 210428 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>The SFO has sufficient funding to carry out its work. Funding arrangements were reviewed in April 2018 when cost-neutral changes were made to the SFO’s core budget enabling it to work flexibly and efficiently. This allows the SFO to carry out its work, including money laundering investigations that fit within its statutory remit.</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 2019-01-28T12:47:13.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T12:47:13.37Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1045475
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 Serious Fraud Office 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 his powers are in relation to the Serious Fraud Office. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins more like this
uin 210429 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General superintend the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as set out in the Criminal Justice Act 1987 and are the ministers responsible to Parliament for the work of the SFO. The SFO was created and given its functions and powers by the Criminal Justice Act 1987; it exercises those functions on behalf of the Crown. It is a non-ministerial department headed by the Director. The SFO is therefore independent and makes its own investigative and prosecutorial decisions independently. Part of the role of the Law Officer is to protect that independence.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO also forms one of the ‘Law Officers’ Departments, and as such constitutes a public arm’s length body sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office. The terms of our sponsorship arrangement are set out in the Framework Agreement between the AGO and the SFO which was published on 22 January, replacing the 2009 Protocol document. The Framework Agreement is agreed between the Director of the SFO and the Law Officers.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-25T10:18:04.543Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1045980
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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: Cleaning Services 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, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive agencies; if he will list all of the services delivered by third party contractors to his (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies; and how many people working for those third party contractors are paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 211107 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) does not hold third party cleaning contracts. Cleaning services for the AGO are provided by Ministry of Justice contractors and the buildings’ landlords. The Attorney General’s Office holds no information on rates of pay for third party contractors. Specific rates of pay are a matter for each individual contractor.</p><p>The Government Legal Department (GLD) contracts with two service providers for the provision of its cleaning services; Mitie Cleaning Services for its offices at One Kemble Street (London) and Sussex Cleaning Services for Southern House (Croydon). GLD requires its contracted cleaning providers to pay the London living wage to all of their staff. HMCPSI staff located within One Kemble Street are covered by the same cleaning provision.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not hold third party cleaning contracts. The majority of buildings on the CPS estate are managed and maintained by the Ministry of Justice. Cleaning services are either provided by Ministry of Justice contractors or the buildings’ landlords. The CPS holds no information on rates of pay for third party contractors. Specific rates of pay are a matter for each individual contractor.</p><p>The Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) cleaning services are contracted out to Julius Rutherford &amp; Co Ltd who pay the London Living Wage to all of the staff providing cleaning services to the SFO.</p><p>A list of all services delivered by third party contractors to the Department is not held in a centralised location, the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T17:39:34.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T17:39:34.643Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1046116
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 Prosecutions 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 discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the effective prosecution of criminals. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 211357 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed the outline terms of a comprehensive future security relationship including law enforcement, criminal justice, and judicial cooperation.</p><p>I have regular meetings and briefings with the Director of Public Prosecutions and senior officials of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). A significant amount of planning for EU Exit has taken place and the CPS is making preparations for both for the implementation period or for an exit without a deal.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T14:47:55.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T14:47:55.007Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1046914
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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: Staff 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, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 206251, how many civil servants in his Department were working part or full-time on projects in the Government Major Projects Portfolio in (a) June 2016 and (b) December 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 211642 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office had no civil servants working part or full time on projects in the Government Major Projects Portfolio in June 2016 or December 2018.</p><p> </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 2019-01-30T17:40:58.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T17:40:58.407Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1047655
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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 Bhanu Choudhrie and Sudhir Choudhrie 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that SFO investigations into (a) Sudhir Choudhrie and (b) Bhanu Choudhrie are (i) compliant with legislation and (ii) receive all relevant information. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins more like this
uin 212291 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>As highlighted in the answer given on 24 January to PQ <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-01-21/210434/" target="_blank">210434</a> the SFO can neither confirm nor deny if these individuals are subject to any investigation. The SFO carries out all of its work in compliance with legislation.</p><p>The SFO also works collaboratively with law enforcement and regulatory partners to combat serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and share information, both in the UK and abroad. This includes membership of the newly launched multi-agency National Economic Crime Centre which was set up by the Government following the 2017 Economic Crime Review to ensure a more effective law enforcement response to economic crime.</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 2019-01-31T14:28:41.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:28:41.457Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1050177
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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: Brexit 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 progress he has made in laying statutory instruments related to EU exit preparedness; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Derbyshire more like this
tabling member printed
Lee Rowley more like this
uin 213444 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>The Law Officers Departments do not require secondary legislation in order to prepare for EU Exit. The Government Legal Department, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office continue to support, as necessary, other Government departments in preparing statutory instruments related to EU exit preparedness.</p><p> </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 2019-01-31T14:26:40.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:26:40.73Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4652
label Biography information for Lee Rowley more like this
1050284
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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: Trade Associations 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, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 213172 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Law Officers’ Departments do not have any regulatory functions imposed by legislation that are currently undertaken by trade associations.</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 2019-02-04T13:48:25.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T13:48:25.943Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1050448
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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: Brexit 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, how much of the £3 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2019-20 has been allocated to preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Vince Cable more like this
uin 213891 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>HM Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as:</p><p> </p><p>£412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016.</p><p> </p><p>£286m of additional funding for 17/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf" target="_blank">Supplementary Estimates 17/18</a>).</p><p> </p><p>Over £1.5bn of additional funding for 18/19. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13th March</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Over £2bn of additional funding for 19/20. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/" target="_blank">the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS1205, laid on the 18th December</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The funding provided is in addition to the Attorney General’s Office’s efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU. This funding is to support preparation for all scenarios.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T16:17:20.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:17:20.707Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
207
label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
1050545
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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 Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions 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, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194050 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what the figure was for prosecutions for minor motoring offences (a) at the beginning of that period (b) at the end of that period. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 213930 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of prosecuted defendants by twelve Principal Offence Categories, including the category of Motoring Offences.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of summary-only prosecutions at magistrates’ courts allocated to the Motoring Offences category for both the 12 months ending September 2008 and September 2018 and the change in both volume and percent.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2008</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Volume change</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Change</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Motoring Prosecution Caseload</p></td><td><p>367,905</p></td><td><p>95,726</p></td><td><p>-272,179</p></td><td><p>-74.0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: Case Management Information System</p><p>It is not possible to disaggregate figures to show separately the volume and outcome of proceedings for individual offences within the Motoring Offences category.</p><p> </p><p>While the number of overall prosecutions has decreased during the period, the highest fall in caseload has been in magistrates’ courts, where volumes reduced by 54.1%. This followed changes to the list of specified offences made in 2012 which transferred responsibility for prosecuting many low level motoring offences back to the police.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T13:54:19.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T13:54:19.447Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this