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1144098
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords more like this
answering dept id 92 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Ministers: Correspondence more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the protocol governing the timeliness and appropriateness of ministerial responses to communications from parliamentarians. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blunkett more like this
uin HL17586 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
answer text <p>The Government attaches great importance to the effective and timely handling of correspondence and written questions. The right of parliamentarians to take up issues directly with the Government is an important part of the democratic process and underlines the accountability of Ministers to Parliament. Each government department has their own protocol on the timelines for correspondence responses to be sent out, and parliamentarians should contact departments if they feel that responses they receive are not timely or effective. My private office is in regular contact with the private offices of my front bench team to ensure that the Lords front bench's correspondence to parliamentarians is answered promptly and effectively.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-26T12:37:10.297Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4329
label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
tabling member
395
label Biography information for Lord Blunkett more like this
1145247
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords more like this
answering dept id 92 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Non-domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill (HL) more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House when they intend to proceed with the Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill [HL]; and whether they will lay a carry-over motion for that bill before the end of the current session. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
uin HL17774 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
answer text <p>The Government currently has no plans to proceed with the Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill (HL), nor any plans to lay a carry-over motion before the end of the current session.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-26T12:38:17.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T12:38:17.477Z
answering member
4329
label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
tabling member
3785
label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
1146277
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept id 90 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
hansard heading Members: Travel more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how much money has been claimed by Members for travel costs to return to Parliament following the Supreme Court ruling on the Government's prorogation of Parliament. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 291022 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answer text <p>IPSA provides funding for MPs to travel in order to fulfil their parliamentary duties. This includes travel from anywhere in the UK back to Westminster, for parliamentary reasons. Following the Supreme Court’s judgement and the resumption of Parliament on 25 September 2019, IPSA also funded MPs’ travel costs from other countries where necessary, in order for them to return to Parliament.</p><p>In accordance with the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses, MPs have a period of 90 days from when they incur a cost to submit a claim for reimbursement, accompanied by evidence. It will therefore not be possible to assess how much money has been claimed by MPs for their travel back to Parliament as a result of the Supreme Court’s judgement until 90 days after the 25 September 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Sir Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-30T13:38:24.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T13:38:24.977Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1156262
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Churches: Theft more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of major property thefts from Churches in the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 4943 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Church of England does not hold data on thefts centrally, but it is kept by local police forces, Historic England and the insurance industry.</p><p>The most prominent form of property theft from churches is that of metal (mainly lead from roofs) and of historic building materials such as flagstones. These are items with a high resale value and which, once removed, can be difficult to identify as coming from a particular place. Because of the largely historic nature of the buildings targeted these thefts are counted as heritage crime. This issue does not just affect churches; it is so widespread that it is the subject of a joint project and Memorandum of Understanding signed by the National Police Chiefs' Council, the Crown Prosecution Service, Historic England and a growing number of local authorities, community safety partnerships and National Park Authorities. It is an agreement to work in partnership with each other to prevent and solve crimes against historic places.</p><p>The Church of England is an active partner in identifying and tackling heritage crime, especially metal theft. The church is part of Operation Crucible, the police-led initiative investigating metal theft, and it has become clear over recent years that this form of criminal behaviour is now being undertaken by organised gangs. The earlier changes to the law did initially lead to a drop in reported incidences, but recently the issue has again become more widespread. The Church of England submitted evidence to the review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act in 2017 asking the Government to tighten up the Act to better reflect the changing behaviour of both the scrap metal trade and the organised criminal activity.</p><p>Due to the highly mobile nature of this form of organised criminal activity and without increased resource, it is hard to see how police and heritage crime officers will be able to address the increase in thefts we are seeing across the country. Thefts are moving gradually west and north along the major transport routes. This year the Church has had the first reports of metal and stone theft in the Bath &amp; Wells Diocese and in the Yorkshire Dioceses. Tightening up of the law, therefore, needs to be accompanied by increased police resources and greater political will.</p><p>Parish churches are maintained by volunteers on behalf of the local community. Aside from the financial impact of these thefts, the impact on communities is significant. The social and community impact of the crime, as well as the criminal damage to listed buildings, needs to be addressed at sentencing, as even the theft of small amounts of lead or stone cost has a huge impact on local people. These buildings represent our country’s local and national heritage. Due to the highly mobile nature of criminal gangs, it is essential that police and local churches work together to ensure that heritage crime does not become a decreasing priority for police forces.</p>
answering member constituency Meriden more like this
answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T15:30:10.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:30:10.933Z
answering member
312
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
previous answer version
3752
answering member constituency Meriden more like this
answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
answering member
312
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1145624
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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 Crown Prosecution Service: Finance 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 plans he has for the distribution of the additional funding for the Crown Prosecution Service announced in August 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 290280 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
answer text <p>The Spending Round settlement for CPS for 2020-21 included £80m of additional funding.</p><p>This additional funding will enable the CPS to:</p><ul><li><p>Meet the increased demand pressures following the government’s investment in additional police resource</p></li><li><p>Deliver improved performance in meeting statutory disclosure obligations and</p></li><li><p>Fund any recommended changes arising from the current review of Bar fees</p></li></ul> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-02T14:35:29.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:35:29.597Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1145634
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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 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 estimate he has made of the number of people brought to trial for all categories of offences by the Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 290281 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of defendants subject to a trial hearing and collates the data collected in financial years.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of defendants subject to a trial hearing during each year from 2010-11 to 2018-19 in the magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Trial Defendants</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Crown Court (CC)</p></td><td><p>19177</p></td><td><p>18710</p></td><td><p>18133</p></td><td><p>16601</p></td><td><p>17356</p></td><td><p>17950</p></td><td><p>17636</p></td><td><p>16005</p></td><td><p>13597</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Magistrates' Court (MC)</p></td><td><p>62281</p></td><td><p>58460</p></td><td><p>53902</p></td><td><p>54200</p></td><td><p>54580</p></td><td><p>60309</p></td><td><p>55598</p></td><td><p>48522</p></td><td><p>42322</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National</p></td><td><p>81458</p></td><td><p>77170</p></td><td><p>72035</p></td><td><p>70801</p></td><td><p>71936</p></td><td><p>78259</p></td><td><p>73234</p></td><td><p>64527</p></td><td><p>55919</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-02T14:34:03.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:34:03.127Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1145730
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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: Finance 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, with reference to the additional funding for the Crown Prosecution Service announced in August 2019, what criteria he will use to decide how to distribute that funding across that Service. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 290624 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
answer text <p>The CPS will face additional demand, following the Government’s investment in 20,000 additional police officers, and the process changes required to improve performance on statutory disclosure obligations. As always the CPS will distribute funding to ensure it has the right levels of resource with the right skills and in the right geographical locations to handle future caseload volumes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-04T11:54:59.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:54:59.883Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1145959
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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 Prorogation: Legal Costs 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 was spent by the UK Government in undertaking legal action in the (a) Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland), (b) R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) in the Supreme Court, (c) case number CO/3385/2019 in the High Court, (d) reclaiming motion by Joanna Cherry QC MP and others against the Advocate General in the Outer Court of Scotland and (e) (First) Joanna Cherry QC MP and others for judicial review in the Outer Court of Scotland cases. more like this
tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
tabling member printed
David Hanson more like this
uin 290699 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
answer text <p>No estimate has been made of the total costs of the prorogation litigation, which only recently concluded. We expect to know the final figures in November.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-04T11:52:14.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:52:14.337Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
533
label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
1146057
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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 Prorogation: Legal Costs 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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the legal cases in relation to the prorogation of Parliament. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 290577 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
answer text <p>No estimate has been made of the total costs of the prorogation litigation, which only recently concluded. We expect to know the final figures in November.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-04T11:50:46.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:50:46.023Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1146089
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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 Exploitation: Children and Young People 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 recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Crown Prosecution Service's complaince with legislation and guidance relating to the avoidance of unnecessary prosecution of children and young people who have been groomed, exploited or trafficked as part of county lines criminal activity. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 290916 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
answer text <p>The exploitation, grooming, and trafficking of children and young people is abhorrent. The CPS takes great care to ensure the right people are prosecuted for the right offences in county lines cases, by training prosecutors to have an increased awareness of gang-associated exploitation and to scrutinise the evidence. This builds on clear CPS guidance which recognises the principle of non-prosecution of victims of trafficking or slavery.</p><p> </p><p>Early identification by investigators is essential, in order to avoid the criminalisation of victims. On 1 October 2019, the Home Secretary announced a surge of activity to crack down on county lines drugs gangs. The package of measures, underpinned by £20 million of Home Office investment, will intensify law enforcement efforts to disrupt the county lines model, including the provision of specialist support to victims and families in order to help children and young people exit their involvement in county lines.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-04T15:57:47.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T15:57:47.663Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
1583
label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this