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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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: Billing 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 proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 189562 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Wherever possible the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, The Government Legal Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate) let contracts over £10,000 using call-off contracts from frameworks procured by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). These frameworks include provision for payments to sub-contractors within 30 days of receipt of undisputed invoice.</p><p>Central records are not held for procurements partially, or fully, managed outside the procurement service. To confirm that these contracts include provisions for prompt payment of sub-contractor invoices would require a manual check of all procurement records, which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1007043
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 Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders 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, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 191386 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1010547
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Dangerous Driving 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 proportion of (a) car and (b) HGV drivers involved in an accident with a motorcyclist were charged with careless driving in each year from 2014 to 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 193490 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 creates the offence of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or public place. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants charged with, or prosecuted for these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>As Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 is a specified offence large numbers of careless driving offences are charged and prosecuted by the police with no involvement from the CPS. The CPS only become involved if the defendant pleads not guilty to the offence after which, CPS prosecutors take responsibility for reviewing the case and preparing the trial. Figures on the number of people prosecuted and the outcome of the prosecution of careless or inconsiderate driving offences may be obtained from the official statistics held by the Ministry of Justice.</p><p>The CPS does however maintain records of the number of offences in which a CPS prosecution commenced, including offences of careless or inconsiderate driving. The table below shows the number of these offences during each year between 2014 and 2017.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Road Traffic Act 1988 { 3 }</strong></p></td><td><p>11,230</p></td><td><p>9,730</p></td><td><p>9,238</p></td><td><p>8,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is may be the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T17:33:19.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:33:19.34Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1010729
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 Dementia: 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 guidance he has published on laying criminal charges against people with dementia. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 193451 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>All decisions to prosecute made by the Crown Prosecution Service must meet the Full Code Test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. The Code makes it clear that there is a balance to be struck between the public interest in diverting a defendant with significant mental illness such as dementia from the criminal justice system and other public interest factors in favour of prosecution, including the need to safeguard the public.</p><p>The eighth edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors was published in October 2018. Prosecutors are asked to “have regard to whether the suspect is, or was at the time of the offence, affected by any significant mental or physical ill health or disability, as in some circumstances this may mean that it is less likely that a prosecution is required. However, prosecutors will also need to consider how serious the offence was, whether the suspect is likely to re-offend and the need to safeguard the public or those providing care to such persons.”</p><p>The existing CPS legal guidance on prosecuting ‘Mentally Disordered Offenders’ is currently being revised to include specific guidance on prosecuting cases where the suspect suffers from a condition such as dementia. This will be published for public consultation in 2019.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1011646
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Crown Prosecution Service: 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 Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175908, how many staff the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) in each region and (b) at CPS Direct as at (i) 30 September 2018 and (ii) 30 September 2008. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 194049 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>As of 30 September 2018, the CPS employed a total of 5,936 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions. A breakdown is provided in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>502</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework Divisions</p></td><td><p>706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>318</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>258</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>456</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>476</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mersey Cheshire</p></td><td><p>235</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>259</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>464</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>251</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>219</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>426</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5936</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>As of 30 September 2008, the CPS employed a total of 8,768 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions. A breakdown is provided in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>587</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework</p></td><td><p>233</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>596</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>432</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater Manchester</p></td><td><p>498</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lancashire &amp; Cumbria</p></td><td><p>331</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>1367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>385</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North &amp; West Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>415</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>462</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>444</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>370</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>311</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,768</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(Data Source Trent HR Database as at 22/11/2018)</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T11:39:51.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T11:39:51.817Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1011647
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Crown Prosecution Service: 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 answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175908, during the same period what the change has been in the overall case load for the Crown Prosecution Service. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 194050 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the volumes of completed prosecutions, or caseload, as a count of the number of defendants. The table below shows the number of prosecutions 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><strong>CPS Prosecution Caseload </strong></p></td><td><p>1,051,047</p></td><td><p>511,090</p></td><td><p>-539,957</p></td><td><p>-51.4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(Data Source: Case Management Information System)</p><p> </p><p>The types of cases prosecuted by the CPS have changed significantly in the period between 2008 and 2018. Prosecutions for more serious and complex cases have risen, including a 5% increase in homicide, a 17% increase in fraud and forgery and a 28% increase in sexual offences cases. During the same period, minor motoring cases have fallen by 74% as responsibility for prosecuting some of these cases has transferred 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 2018-11-26T11:45:47.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T11:45:47.67Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1006986
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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: Lancashire 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, if he will publish any reports provided by Cuadrilla Bowland Ltd to the Oil and Gas Authority on the four seismic events of greater than the red light 0.5ML threshold that occurred at the Preston New Road shale gas site between 26 October 2018 and 4 November 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 191377 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) monitors seismicity as part of their regulatory duties at shale gas sites. They review all information submitted to them by Cuadrilla and have assured the Government that events at Preston New Road are conforming to the pre-agreed Hydraulic Fracture Plan.</p><p>Information about the seismic events is displayed real-time on the British Geological Survey (BGS) site and Cuadrilla regularly update information on traffic light events on their web-site.</p><p>Within 30 days of completion of operations the operator must submit a Hydraulic Fracturing Operations Report to the OGA. The OGA will publish these reports six months after receipt.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T10:38:02.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T10:38:02.18Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1006992
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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: Electronic Tagging 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, if he will take steps to ban the microchipping of employees by employers. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
uin 191454 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>If an employer required or encouraged implantation of microchips among its employees, it would raise several legal issues. While I am not aware of any cases being brought to test the legal position, it seems unlikely that such an invasive approach to security or monitoring would be found to be justifiable. So, it is likely to be difficult for an employer to show that such a practice would be consistent with the requirements of data protection legislation, health and safety requirements, and other legal obligations to employees.</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 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1007769
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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: Electronic Tagging 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 assessment he has made of the efficacy of proposals for employers to be able to microchip employees. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 191950 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>We have not yet been asked to assess such proposals. However, it is not for Government to say what practices would be effective or beneficial for a particular employer. As long as their actions comply with all relevant legal requirements, an employer is free to decide what employment practices to follow.</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 2018-11-27T14:57:33.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:57:33.083Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1007785
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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 Fuel Poverty 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 information he holds on local authority spending plans to reduce fuel poverty over the next (a) five and 10 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
uin 191855 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) requires local authorities to prepare and publish reports every two years on their plans to achieve improved energy efficiency in their areas. These are not spending plans, but contain actions, policies, initiatives, grants, match funding and other measures offered in the local authority that encourage home energy efficiency improvements and tackle fuel poverty. Local authorities were last required to report in 2017, and their full reports are available on their websites. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be issuing guidance to local authorities on the content of their 2019 reports shortly.</p><p>Under the Energy Company Obligation local authorities are able to refer low income and vulnerable households for receipt of energy efficiency measures under ‘flexible eligibility’. Obligated energy suppliers can deliver up to 25% of their obligation by installing measures under this mechanism, which could be worth around £560m between now and March 2022.</p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-23T09:26:10.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T09:26:10.223Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this