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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Pakistan 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 the Government has made to the Government of Pakistan about security threats and terrorism in the Quetta region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Derby North more like this
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Chris Williamson more like this
star this property uin 211132 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Pakistan remains a priority partner for the UK on a range of national security issues, including counter terrorism. We regularly discuss these themes with Pakistani officials at both the national and regional level.</p><p>On 19 September, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan met the Chief Minister of Balochistan (the province of which Quetta is the capital). On 12 September, he met the Governor of Balochistan. At both meetings, he discussed the security situation in Quetta and Balochistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:09:42.156357Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:09:42.156357Z
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1487
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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3976
star this property label Biography information for Chris Williamson more like this
100232
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 sentences were handed down to each employee of the Prison Service found guilty of criminal activity in the workplace in 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 211295 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not hold records of employees charged with all types of criminal activity.</p><p>Whilst the vast majority of its staff are honest and hard working, NOMS is committed to detecting, deterring and disrupting all corrupt behaviour by individuals working in prisons. A dedicated NOMS Corruption Prevention Unit was set up to ensure staff corruption is identified and tackled. As part of this work NOMS has compiled a central record of staff convicted of criminal offences which meet the NOMS definition of corruption.</p><p> </p><p>The NOMS definition is: Corruption occurs when a person in a position of authority or trust abuses their position for their or another person’s benefit or gain. This would include the misuse of their role in order to plan or commit a criminal act, or a deliberate failure to act to prevent criminal behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>The central record does not therefore include all types of criminality as not all offences meet the definition.</p><p> </p><p>There were 23 convictions for corruption-related offences during 2013. A breakdown of the different sentences is provided below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sentences</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 years 6 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 years imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 years imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year 9 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year 4 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year 1 month imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 month custodial sentence suspended for 2 years.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11 months custodial sentence suspended for a year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 months custodial sentence suspended for 12 months, 200 hours community service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 months custodial sentence suspended for 2 years and a 6 month residency order</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 months custodial sentence suspended for 2 years</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 months custodial sentence suspended for 2 years, 100 hours unpaid work</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 months Community Order, 150 hours unpaid work</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>100 hours community service and 12 months probation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community Order. Ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 to complainants</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number of convictions by year for corruption-related offences is shown in the table below. The number of convictions has remained broadly constant over the last five years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:49:47.1461112Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:49:47.1461112Z
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1453
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1577
star this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
100454
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Controls more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there was in the number of passengers refused entry at port and subsequently deported from 2009 to 2010; and what assessment she has made of the reasons for that change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 211431 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A total of 18,276 people were refused entry at port and subsequently departed in 2010 compared with 29,162 in 2009.<br><br>The number of people refused entry at port and subsequently departed has decreased since the beginning of the data series in 2004. The overall falls are likely to be due to a combination of factors, including: tighter screening of passengers prior to travel including upstream interventions by RALON; performance of carriers on their checks made in support of the Carrier’s liability requirements; effectiveness of visa regimes including the imposition of new visa regimes; for example, South African nationals have been required to have a visa for any length or type of visit to the UK since July 2009. <br><br>In the past couple of years, the figures have shown small levels of fluctuations. The number of passengers refused entry at port and who <br>subsequently departed has increased by 3% in the year ending June 2014, to 14,671 from 14,247 for the previous 12 months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:53:18.709044Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:53:18.709044Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
100479
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Abuse 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, how much his Department spends each year on legal aid to support women suffering from domestic abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 211432 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, when people applied for legal aid they were not asked to declare whether domestic violence had occurred. Since 2013, applications for legal aid do not routinely request this information as it is not required. Therefore the data requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>People seeking protective injunctions, like restraining orders, remain eligible for legal aid. Legal aid also remains available in private family cases that involve domestic violence. We have listened closely to any concerns about how the system has been operating, and made changes in response, such as making it easier to prove abuse and so get legal aid.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:08:52.1959293Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:08:52.1959293Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
100480
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Stalking more like this
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25259
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 further training is planned for (a) the probation service, (b) magistrates and (c) judges on the new stalking laws. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211540 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong>(a)</strong> The National Probation Service is a new organisation that has only been in existence since June 2014. The Professional Skills Training team are in the process of putting together the national training plan and stalking awareness will be part of this.</p><p> </p><p>(<strong>b</strong>) &amp; <strong>(c)</strong> The responsibility for judicial training for courts judiciary lies with the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary and is exercised through the Judicial College. Magistrates sit with legal advisers in court who advise them on the law.</p><p> </p><p>The new stalking laws came from the amendments made to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The Judicial College provides regular updates to judges and legal advisers on any changes to the law via a jurisdictional electronic internal newsletter, and did so in respect of these provisions in June 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office also issued a circular [Ref: 018/2012] on the new provisions in October 2012. This was issued to the Association Of Chief Police Officers (in England And Wales And Northern Ireland), Association Of Magisterial Officers, Central Council Of Magistrates Courts, Justices Clerks Society, Law Society, Magistrates Association, Ministry of Justice, and the Judicial College.</p><p> </p><p>In addition the Justices Clerks Society also issued a circular to their members outlining the new provisions in December 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College regularly assesses judicial training needs and how to meet them. Ultimately, judges use the law to make independent decisions based on the evidence and information provided to them in court.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:40:29.0494846Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:40:29.0494846Z
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1496
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100487
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Stalking 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, how many magistrates in England and Wales have been given training on the new laws on stalking to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211545 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The responsibility for the training of Magistrates lies with the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary and is exercised through the Judicial College.</p><p> </p><p>Magistrates sit with legal advisers in court who advise them on the law. The Judicial College is not responsible for teaching and updating Legal Advisers on the law. However, reference to any relevant law will be made at training events for the topics being covered.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College provides regular updates to Legal Advisers on any changes to the law via a jurisdictional electronic internal newsletter and did so in respect of these provisions in June 2012. In addition, the Home Office also issued a circular [Ref: 018/2012] on the new provisions in October 2012, and the Justices Clerks Society issued a circular to their members outlining the new provisions in December 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College regularly assesses judicial training needs and how to meet them. Ultimately, magistrates use the law to make independent decisions based on the evidence and information provided to them in court.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:34:59.5617791Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:34:59.5617791Z
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1496
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100488
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Stalking 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, how many judges in England and Wales have been given training on the new laws on stalking to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211546 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The responsibility for the training of judges lies with the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary and is exercised through the Judicial College.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College is not responsible for teaching and updating judges on the law; judges are professional lawyers and are expected to keep themselves up to date. However, reference to any relevant law will be made at training events for the topics covered. The Judicial College provides regular updates to judges on any changes to the law via a jurisdictional electronic internal newsletter and did so in respect of these provisions in June 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College regularly assesses judicial training needs and how to meet them. Ultimately, judges use the law to make independent decisions based on the evidence and information provided to them in court.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:12:46.7188301Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:12:46.7188301Z
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1496
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100486
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Pornography: Internet 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 discussions he has had with internet service providers about bringing forward legislative proposals to tackle revenge porn websites. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 211554 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is creating, in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, a new criminal offence which targets those who disclose private sexual photographs and films without consent and with intent to cause distress.</p><p>The Internet Services Providers Association took part in an online discussion hosted by the Ministry of Justice during its development. Mike Penning MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, has also discussed the issue of revenge porn with internet service providers during discussions of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, of which he is one of the joint chairs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:33:59.6806258Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:33:59.6806258Z
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1496
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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4040
star this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
100523
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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HM 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 Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to reduce waiting times experienced by (a) people on a low income and (b) other people using the HM Revenue and Customs tax credits helpline. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211582 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMRC is responsible for handling calls to the Tax Credits helpline but is unable to distinguish, at the point of contact with its telephone system, if a caller is on a low income or otherwise.</p><p> </p><p>To keep the cost of dealing with HMRC as low as possible, the department has made it cheaper to call in most cases by rolling out 03 telephone numbers and by introducing voice recognition technology to its telephone systems, this allows some customers to get the answer they need without waiting to speak to adviser.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC recognises that wait times across all lines of business are not where it, or its customers, would like them to be. Over the next few months HMRC will be migrating its existing telephone services to a new telephony platform. This will improve the way that the queuing systems work and over time, will lead to reduced wait times.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is also looking at a number of initiatives to improve customer service and wait times. These include: greater flexible working across HMRC to improve its response to particular peaks in demand and is investing in online and digital services for the future, opening up a wider variety of channels.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:50:04.3108469Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:50:04.3108469Z
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4066
unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4243
star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
100291
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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HM 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 Minimum Wage 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2014 to Question 209683 to the hon. Member for Stourbridge, what assessment he has made of the factors that resulted in there being no prosecutions for not paying the national minimum wage in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211604 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, HMRC undertake targeted enforcement on employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying NMW.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has increased the financial penalty percentage from 50% to 100% of the unpaid wages owed to workers, and the maximum penalty from £5,000 to £20,000. These new limits are now in force where arrears are identified in pay reference periods on or after 7 March 2014. The Government will also bring in primary legislation as soon as possible so that the maximum £20,000 penalty can apply to each underpaid worker.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of employers identified as paying below the NMW pay arrears on receipt of a formal Notice of Underpayment. Where they do not do so, HMRC pursues recovery through the civil courts. HMRC‘s approach to tackling underpayment of NMW through the civil courts is the best way to ensure that money is paid back to the person underpaid and provides the most effective resolution for tax-payers. Criminal investigations may not result in arrears being paid to workers and are therefore reserved for the most serious cases.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:32:50.2694548Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:32:50.2694548Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this