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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Legal Costs 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, how much the Government spent on legal fees in the case of Moore and Coates v the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which ruling was made on 21 January 2015. more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Planning casework is a quasi-judicial function of the Department, and as was the case under the last Administration, it attracts a high volume of legal challenges which end up in the courts. This is particularly the case in light of the long-term growth of judicial review and the growing creep of European Union directives, regulations and case law; equality law and human rights law.</p><p> </p><p>Costs to date in these two claims are £68,825 excluding VAT.</p><p> </p><p>The Government makes no apologies for seeking to safeguard Green Belt protection and trying to bring a sense of fair play to the planning system. The Government’s planning policy is clear that both temporary and permanent traveller sites are inappropriate development in the Green Belt. The judgment does not question that principle.</p><p> </p><p>Indeed, there have been a number of recent legal cases where the planning appeal decisions of the Secretary of State have succeeded in relation to traveller development in the Green Belt and awarded costs in favour of DCLG, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Mulvenna v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government</li><li>Barney-Smith v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government</li><li>Dear v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government</li><li>Connors, Connors, Sines, Lee, and Doran v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – five separate claims heard together.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Hence, any payment of costs in Moore vs Coates needs to be seen in this context as my Department has successfully defended the eight claims above and costs are due to my Department.</p><p> </p><p>To place the Department’s spending in context more broadly, I would observe that the Department spent £1.7 million in external lawyers’ fees in 2009-10 (excluding Treasury Solicitors), in 2013-14, the figure had fallen to £699,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T17:09:33.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T17:09:33.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing Associations: Finance 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 Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to consult on ways to increase the borrowing capacity of housing associations in relation to the valuation of properties transferred from local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 222688 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to issue a consultation document in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T17:20:48.933Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:20:48.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Regional Planning and Development: Greater London 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 Communities and Local Government, how many applicants there were for the Mayoral Development Corporation Old Oak Director position. more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 222747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information. <br><br>The Mayor of London is responsible for Mayoral Development Corporations and will be able to answer any questions relating to these bodies, including staffing matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T16:31:08.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T16:31:08.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Compulsory Purchase 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 Communities and Local Government, what the circumstances were of each occasion when his Department went against the advice of its independent inspector when approving a compulsory purchase order in the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 223452 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the Department’s National Planning Casework Unit took over responsibility for issuing Compulsory Purchase Order decisions in May 2012, the Secretary of State has issued decisions on 76 opposed Compulsory Purchase Orders. 73 decisions went along with the Inspector’s recommendation, and 3 did not.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of Liverpool City Council and Welsh Streets, the Secretary of State disagreed with the Inspector’s report that recommended confirming the Order. The reasoning is summarised in the Written Ministerial Statement of 16 January 2015, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 35WS.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of the Northumberland Development Project the Inspector recommended that the Order should not be confirmed or that, in the event that the Secretary of State is minded to confirm the Order, he should confirm the Order with modifications subject to receipt of a satisfactory Section 106 agreement. Following receipt of the Inspector’s Report the Secretary of State deferred his decision on the Order and in accordance with the Inspector’s recommendation wrote to all parties seeking representations. The Secretary of State subsequently confirmed the Order with modifications on 11 July 2014.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of the Shepherd’s Bush Market area the Inspector recommended that the Order should not be confirmed or, if the Secretary of State is minded to confirm the Order, it should be modified by deleting some of the Order lands. In confirming the Order the Secretary of State considered that the proposed purpose of the Order would significantly contribute to the wellbeing of the area and fitted in with the adopted planning framework for the area. He was satisfied that sufficient safeguards were in place to protect traders and shopkeepers and that the potential financial viability of the scheme had been demonstrated, and that no adequate alternatives existed in terms of achieving the purpose of the proposal, particularly in light of the urgent need to redevelop the Market. The Secretary of State confirmed the Order with modifications on 10 October 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Each case is considered on its individual merits, with due process.</p><p> </p><p>Copies of the Secretary of State’s decision letter and the Inspector’s Report in each case have been placed in the Library of the House.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223453 more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T17:34:32.8Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T17:34:32.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Compulsory Purchase 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 Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has gone against the advice of its independent inspector when approving a compulsory purchase order. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 223453 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the Department’s National Planning Casework Unit took over responsibility for issuing Compulsory Purchase Order decisions in May 2012, the Secretary of State has issued decisions on 76 opposed Compulsory Purchase Orders. 73 decisions went along with the Inspector’s recommendation, and 3 did not.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of Liverpool City Council and Welsh Streets, the Secretary of State disagreed with the Inspector’s report that recommended confirming the Order. The reasoning is summarised in the Written Ministerial Statement of 16 January 2015, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 35WS.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of the Northumberland Development Project the Inspector recommended that the Order should not be confirmed or that, in the event that the Secretary of State is minded to confirm the Order, he should confirm the Order with modifications subject to receipt of a satisfactory Section 106 agreement. Following receipt of the Inspector’s Report the Secretary of State deferred his decision on the Order and in accordance with the Inspector’s recommendation wrote to all parties seeking representations. The Secretary of State subsequently confirmed the Order with modifications on 11 July 2014.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of the Shepherd’s Bush Market area the Inspector recommended that the Order should not be confirmed or, if the Secretary of State is minded to confirm the Order, it should be modified by deleting some of the Order lands. In confirming the Order the Secretary of State considered that the proposed purpose of the Order would significantly contribute to the wellbeing of the area and fitted in with the adopted planning framework for the area. He was satisfied that sufficient safeguards were in place to protect traders and shopkeepers and that the potential financial viability of the scheme had been demonstrated, and that no adequate alternatives existed in terms of achieving the purpose of the proposal, particularly in light of the urgent need to redevelop the Market. The Secretary of State confirmed the Order with modifications on 10 October 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Each case is considered on its individual merits, with due process.</p><p> </p><p>Copies of the Secretary of State’s decision letter and the Inspector’s Report in each case have been placed in the Library of the House.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223452 more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T17:34:32.967Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T17:34:32.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Refugees 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 Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy that local authorities each house 10 refugee families; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 9493 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friends, the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government are leading a Joint Committee to put in place the necessary arrangements to expand the existing Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to resettle up to 20,000 Syrians in need of protection during this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Secretary will provide an update to the House next week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T12:53:50.94Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:53:50.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Information Commissioner and National Archives 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on (a) data protection, (b) sponsorship of the Information Commissioner's Office and (c) sponsorship of the National Archives. more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 901738 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Policy responsibility for data protection policy, sponsorship of the Information Commissioner’s Office, and sponsorship of The National Archives transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on 17 September. My department is working with the Information Commissioner and other stakeholders to effectively deliver the Government’s objectives in these areas. The National Archives remains a non-ministerial department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-10-22T16:04:12.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T16:04:12.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-12more like thismore than 2014-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: G4S and Serco 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 Education, on how many occasions (a) Serco and (b) G4S have tendered for contracts let by her Department in each year since May 2010. more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 218568 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and an answer could only be provided at disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T16:41:51.627Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T16:41:51.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-12more like thismore than 2014-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department of Education: Capita 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 Education, on how many occasions Capita Group plc has tendered for contracts let by her Department in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 218566 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and an answer could only be provided at disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T16:44:42.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T16:44:42.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: G4S and Serco 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 Education, how many tenders from (a) Serco and (b) G4S for contracts let by her Department were successful in each year since May 2010; how much her Department paid to each of those companies for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2015 each company holds with her Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between her Department and each company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 218606 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The information, in the form requested, is not held centrally and a full answer could only be provided at disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From the information we do hold centrally we have a total of two contracts with Serco, both of which are due to expire on 31 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The amount paid to Serco and G4S since May 2010 is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Financial Year ending March</em></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Year</em></p></td><td><p><em>Serco</em></p></td><td><p><em>G4S</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£22,708,767.65</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£1,859,328.89</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£3,937,575.89</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£2,210,233.65</p></td><td><p>£12,458.31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£600,983.28</p></td><td><p>£466.20 <em>(up to end of November 2014)</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:53:56.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:53:56.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this