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1050554
registered interest false more like this
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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: West Midlands 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 many staff were employed in each Department in the CPS in the West Midlands on (a) 30 May 2010 and (b) 30 September 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 213935 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>(a) As of 30 June 2010* a total of 794 staff were employed within what was the Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands Group.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS Staffordshire</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>129</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS Warwickshire</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>35</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS West Mercia</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>133</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS West Midlands</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>497</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>794</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(b) As of 30 September 2018 a total of 422 staff were employed within the Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands. Each constituent Unit (Department) of the Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands is shown below:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Area Business Centre</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>14</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Complex Casework Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>23</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Crown Court Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>171</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Magistrates Court Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>158</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Management Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>17</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands RASSO Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>39</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>422</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Note</strong>: * CPS HR management information in relation to staff in post is only available from June 2010. (Data Source Trent HR Database as at 31.01.2019)</p><p> </p><p>Following an organisational restructure in 2011, the separate Areas of Crown Prosecution Service Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands combined under a single Chief Crown Prosecutor leadership to form the Area of Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T16:12:59.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:12:59.9Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1050551
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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, how many staff were employed in each department within the CPS on (a) 30 May 2010 and (b) 30 September 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 213934 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>(a) As of 30 June 2010*, the Crown Prosecution Service employed a total of 8,569 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions:</p><p> </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>574</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework</p></td><td><p>530</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>153</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>547</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>419</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West Group</p></td><td><p>772</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>1278</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>355</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>347</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside Group</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>439</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>441</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>368</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands group</p></td><td><p>794</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,569</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Note</strong>: *CPS HR management information in relation to staff in post is only available from June 2010. (Data Source Trent HR Database as at 31.01.2019)</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(b) As of 30 September 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service employed a total of 5,936 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>502</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Central Casework Divisions</p></td><td><p>706</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>181</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>275</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>318</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>258</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>456</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>476</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Mersey Cheshire</p></td><td><p>235</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>259</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>464</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>219</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>217</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>422</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>426</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5936</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T16:09:37.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:09:37.443Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1050448
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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
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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
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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
1050586
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 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 the change has been in the overall case load for the Crown Prosecution Service between May 2010 and September 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 213938 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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 and collates the data collected in financial years.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of finalised prosecution outcomes during each year from 2010-11 to 2017-18 and the year on year change in both volume and percent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Prosecution Caseload</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Volume Change</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Change</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>958,834</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>896,505</p></td><td><p>-62,329</p></td><td><p>-6.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>806,458</p></td><td><p>-90,047</p></td><td><p>-10.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>736,696</p></td><td><p>-69,762</p></td><td><p>-8.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p>664,490</p></td><td><p>-72,206</p></td><td><p>-9.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p>637,778</p></td><td><p>-26,712</p></td><td><p>-4.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p>588,021</p></td><td><p>-49,757</p></td><td><p>-7.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p>533,161</p></td><td><p>-54,860</p></td><td><p>-9.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>It is important to be aware that the types of cases prosecuted have changed significantly in the period between 2010 and 2018. The CPS is prosecuting more serious and complex cases as evidenced by a 38% increase in homicide, a 26% increase in fraud and forgery and a 26% increase in sexual offences cases. During this period, minor motoring cases have fallen by 67% across England and Wales. 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
grouped question UIN 213933 more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T16:04:38.19Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1050565
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing 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 discussions he has had with online platforms on preventing sales of counterfeit and substandard electrical goods on their websites. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
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Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 214120 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>BEIS officials are currently holding roundtable meetings with representatives from online platforms in an effort to identify and agree voluntary measures to reduce the availability of IP infringing goods on their platforms.</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 2019-02-06T17:43:17.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T17:43:17.627Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1050561
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing 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 his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals for further regulation to tackle online (a) platforms and (b) retail sites that allow the sale of counterfeit and substandard electrical goods. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 214116 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>The Government believes the existing legislative framework is robust and enables the appropriate action to be taken against online platforms and retail sites that allow sales of counterfeit and substandard electrical goods.</p><p>The UK was ranked 3rd in the world for its overall IP system by Taylor Wessing in their latest Global IP Index (GIPI) in 2016.</p><p>The UK’s IP enforcement regime specifically was ranked 2nd in the world in the US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) IP Index 2018.</p><p>The UK is regularly ranked among the top couple of countries in the world for IP protection. Online platforms that fall under UK law have clearly defined responsibilities to take down listings for illegal goods once notified, and the leading platforms have been proactive in developing systems to assist IP rights holders to request takedowns effectively. Examples include the eBay VeRO system, the Amazon Brand Registry, and Ali Baba’s AliProtect.</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 2019-02-11T17:20:21.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:20:21.747Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1050564
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing 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 recent assessment he made of the cost to the UK economy of the sale of counterfeit and substandard electrical products. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 214119 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>The Government does not hold data estimating the cost to the economy of counterfeit or substandard electrical products.</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 2019-02-11T15:18:44.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T15:18:44.83Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1050394
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Renewable Energy 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 plans the Government has to support community energy generation after the closure of the feed-in-tariff scheme in March 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 214049 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>The Government is considering its future approach and what measures might be taken to support the efforts of community organisations who want to invest in low-carbon energy installations as part of its consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee which was published on 8 January. The consultation is open until 5 March and can be assessed here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-small-scale-low-carbon-generation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-small-scale-low-carbon-generation</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T14:53:07.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:53:07.377Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1050562
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing 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 his Department has made of the potential merits of providing additional funding to Safety at Ports and Borders to prevent counterfeit and substandard electrical goods from being imported. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 214117 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is providing increased support for local authority led teams at ports and borders, including the National Trading Standards Safety at Ports project. This aims to improve the capacity and capability of local Trading Standards conducting checks on goods entering the country.</p><p> </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 2019-02-06T17:43:12Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T17:43:12Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1050553
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing 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 effectiveness of Safety at Ports and Borders to prevent counterfeit electrical goods from entering the UK (a) currently and (b) after the UK has left the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 214110 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answer text <p>This is done independently by National Trading Standards, and is publicly available here: <a href="https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/uploads/annual%20report%202017-18%20final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/uploads/annual%20report%202017-18%20final.pdf</a></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 2019-02-08T14:31:45.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:31:45.737Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this