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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Turkey more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on recent diplomatic relations between Turkey and Cyprus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text ​The UK is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue. We have therefore been following recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern and would like to see the situation de-escalated. The UK has made it clear to Turkey, both privately and publicly, that we oppose their plans to drill. We continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone. We believe it is critical for stability in the Mediterranean, and for the integrity of the Rules-Based International System, that disputes such as this are resolved through dialogue and in accordance with international law. We will continue to work with the Republic of Cyprus, Turkey and the wider region to that end. We also continue to suppot a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus as the best means of resolving the difficulties caused by the division of the island. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1131072
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for an award of employment support allowance to be made to an applicant suffering from cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 262244 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:12:54.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:12:54.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
1130450
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261180 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text The Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce – comprised of HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England – in 2018 to explore the risks and potential benefits of cryptoassets and the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT). The Taskforce’s final report<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> concluded that benefits associated with the use of cryptoassets may arise in the future, but that the most immediate priorities for the authorities are to mitigate the risks posed by cryptoassets to consumers and markets, and to prevent the use of cryptoassets for illicit activity. As part of this, the Government will consult on its approach to cryptoassets this year. In addition, the authorities continue to encourage the responsible development of legitimate DLT and cryptoasset-related activity in the UK.<p> </p><p>[1] Full version of the report is available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:40:32.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:40:32.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1127871
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Historic Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the recommendation by Historic Houses to reduce the income tax rate on heritage maintenance funds from 45 per cent to 20 per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 256952 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text The Government already supports historic buildings through a number of favourable tax reliefs for Heritage Maintenance Funds. The Government received representations from Historic Houses as part of a recent consultation on the taxation of trusts. The Government is considering responses to the consultation and will respond in due course. The Government makes tax announcements at fiscal events. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:17:49.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:17:49.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1198
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1131020
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Sudanese authorities on its response to pro-democracy protesters in that country; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
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Dame Louise Ellman more like this
star this property uin 262254 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text As we made clear alongside Troika partners (US and Norway) on 4 June, we condemn the violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan last week, which left many civilians dead or injured. The Foreign Secretary reiterated this in his statement on 6 June, which also called for the full restoration of the internet and freedom of the media. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected and for the resumption of the political process with the protestors and the opposition, and an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express the grave concerns of the United Kingdom at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:05:13.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:05:13.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
1129828
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) availability and (b) quality of education for adult prisoners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 259892 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We set out our intentions to reform prison education in the Education and Employment Strategy, published in May last year. Our new education programme, designed to improve the quality of prison education and give prisoners a better chance of gaining employment on release, commenced on 1 April. Prison governors are responsible for education provision in their prisons. They control the education budget, decide the curriculum, and have helped to choose the main providers. In addition, our prison education Dynamic Purchasing System allows governors to commission specific, short-term education provision to meet specialised learning needs of individual prisoners, and to commission training to address employers’ particular requirements. This will help prisoners to take full advantage of employment opportunities on release. The new contracts, and increased local and national management of the education providers, will provide better and more immediate information on the quality of the service being delivered and provide a better mechanism for governors to manage performance. We do not hold data on re-offending outcomes in relation to education engagement in the form requested, and could not obtain it without incurring disproportionate cost.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259893 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.653Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1198
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1129829
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of former prisoners who (a) attended and (b) did not attend education programmes in prison reoffended after release in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 259893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We set out our intentions to reform prison education in the Education and Employment Strategy, published in May last year. Our new education programme, designed to improve the quality of prison education and give prisoners a better chance of gaining employment on release, commenced on 1 April. Prison governors are responsible for education provision in their prisons. They control the education budget, decide the curriculum, and have helped to choose the main providers. In addition, our prison education Dynamic Purchasing System allows governors to commission specific, short-term education provision to meet specialised learning needs of individual prisoners, and to commission training to address employers’ particular requirements. This will help prisoners to take full advantage of employment opportunities on release. The new contracts, and increased local and national management of the education providers, will provide better and more immediate information on the quality of the service being delivered and provide a better mechanism for governors to manage performance. We do not hold data on re-offending outcomes in relation to education engagement in the form requested, and could not obtain it without incurring disproportionate cost.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259892 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.7Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1198
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1128369
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Tagging more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to extend the use of GPS tagging to assist with the supervision of certain categories of offenders in the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 257586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Secretary of State for Justice announced in February this year the roll out of GPS location monitoring. A wide range of offenders are eligible for the new tags, including those subject to court-imposed bail, community orders and suspended sentence orders, as well as those on Home Detention Curfew and indeterminate sentenced prisoners released by the Parole Board. We are monitoring the demand for and application of GPS location monitoring tags by decision makers and are considering whether there are additional categories of offenders who would be suitable. No decisions have been made to extend their use further at the current time.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:42:53.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:42:53.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1130704
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the average number of days taken from a report of rape to a decision to charge was in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 261501 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a record of the average number of days taken from a report of rape to the police through to a decision to charge. Data is, however, held on the average number of days from submission of a rape case by the police to the CPS through to the date of the decision to charge. The CPS works closely with police colleagues to ensure that where individuals are charged, cases have been thoroughly investigated and individuals are properly charged and prosecuted so that the interests of both victims and perpetrators are protected and cases do not collapse mid-trial. The figures provided in the table below include the end to end timeliness from submission to the date of the decision to charge. This comprises of the time when the case was with both police and the CPS. <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong> <strong>Average Number of Calendar Days </strong> <strong>Receipt to Decision to Charge</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Consultations per Suspect</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>1.71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>1.74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p>55</p></td><td><p>1.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p>1.80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>1.97</p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There are a number of reasons for the steady increase in the average number of days and average number of consultations per case since 2010/11. The number of consultations between CPS prosecutors and police investigators is important. Consultations allow for a close examination of the evidence thus ensuring the case is strong. Clearly, the more consultations that take place, the longer the time between receipt of the case and the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>Police are now encouraged to seek early investigative advice more often and in particular in rape and serious sexual offences cases. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. As a result, fewer cases are dropped after the defendant has been charged. With the increase in early investigative advice, CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings and this will invariably impact on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p><p> </p><p>There has also been an increase in the complexity of rape cases investigated by the police. Investigations often involve large amounts of electronic material (social media, emails, text messages, video and photographs) which needs to be reviewed by prosecutors before a charging decision can be made. This also impacts on the average number of consultations and timeliness of the pre-charge stage of the case.</p><p> </p><p>CPS prosecutors work closely with police colleagues to build strong cases which can be brought before the courts. Increased complexity has been evidenced over time by the rise in the average number of consultations with the police. Since 2010/11, the number has increased from 1.71 to 1.98 consultations per case, a rise of 16%.</p><p> </p><p>Changes have now been made to the Casework Management System to provide for a more sophisticated level of reporting. In future, CPS will be able to report the timeliness for each individual consultation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
1129873
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers Association more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Prison Officers Association's role in gross misconduct hearings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 260001 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>No assessment has been made.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Prison Officers Association have an independent and entirely legitimate role in representing members in grades for whom they hold recognition rights in disciplinary hearings. It is not for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service to make an assessment of how effective they are in discharging this responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:46:06.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:46:06.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this