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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of local councillors who will resign as a result of new arrangements to allow the press and public to film local authority public meetings; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton remove filter
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Miss Anne McIntosh 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>None. Council meetings are public meetings which already can be reported by the press. We are merely reforming the access rules to allow the press and public to report such meetings through digital and social media. It will help bring greater awareness of the good work that councillors do for their local communities.</p><p>I would observe that the cause of openness in council meetings was championed by Margaret Thatcher, in her maiden speech to this House. As a backbencher, she successfully introduced a Private Members' Bill – the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 – to open up meetings to the press and public, spurred on by the practice of the print unions getting Labour councillors to kick out journalists from council meetings who had crossed picket lines.</p><p>Whilst that the 1960 Act did not expressly permit filming, I note from perusing the Bill Committee Hansard that Mrs Thatcher was firmly of the view that broadcast journalists should have the same rights as other members of the press and public (<em>Official Report</em>, Standing Committee C, 13 April 1960). We are updating those analogue rights for a digital age.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 prosecutions there have been for (a) sheep rustling and (b) other crimes on farms in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton remove filter
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Miss Anne McIntosh 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database holds information on defendants proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for criminal offences in England and Wales. This database holds information on offences provided by the statutes under which proceedings are brought but not the specific circumstances of each case. It is not possible to separately identify from this centrally held information offences of sheep rustling from other offences of theft. Nor is it possible to separately identify which offences occurred on a farm. This information may be held on the individual court files, which can only be checked at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this