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1023201
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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 Legal Costs 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 costs were of all external counsel in the case of R v Brewer and others. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 201163 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) can only provide costs in respect of prosecution counsel.</p><p> </p><p>The Case of R v Brewer and others concerns 15 defendants who were convicted after trial of an offence contrary to section 1(2)(b) Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 at Chelmsford Crown Court on 10 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The case is ongoing and fees are only paid to counsel at the conclusion of the case. However, it is anticipated that the cost of counsel fees in this case, before the sentencing hearing, to be around £134,000. The case is a graduated fees case and therefore paid in accordance with that scheme. The figure is an estimate only and final fees will be subject to scrutiny in accordance with standard practices of the CPS.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1024819
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 Criminal Proceedings: Disclosure of Information 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 progress he has made on improving disclosure in the criminal justice system. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 202145 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s review of the disclosure system, published last month, sets out practical recommendations and a clear plan of action which will hold the leaders of the criminal justice system to account for delivering in their respective areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Attorney General’s Office is working closely with key agencies who are already delivering changes and improvements to both the system and culture in their respective organisations.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T12:03:01.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:03:01.51Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1023247
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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 Business: Scotland 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 the Secretary of State for Scotland on businesses in Scotland deploying no-deal contingency plans as a result of the Government deferring the meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsty Blackman more like this
uin 201183 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Ministers in BEIS regularly speak to Scottish ministers about a wide range of issues including contingency planning.</p><p> </p><p>We do not want or expect a no deal scenario. We have agreed in principle the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the EU, as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement. However, it is the duty of a responsible government to prepare business for a range of potential outcomes, and, as such, Government published 106 technical notices over the summer. Businesses have told us they will continue with no-deal contingency planning in light of these, and further guidance, until the agreement is finalised.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:45:18.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:45:18.223Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
92362
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4357
label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1024708
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 Post Offices: Luton 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 representations his Department has received on the closure of the main post office in central Luton. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
uin 202060 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office and allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business.  This strategy, backed by Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010, has delivered a branch network that is at its most stable and accessible in decades, with over 11,500 branches and 99.7% of the UK population living within 3 miles of their nearest branch.  This investment in the Post Office has also led to other benefits to the consumer including an extra 200,000 opening hours per week and over 7,500 modernised branches.</p><p>There is no Post Office closure or privatisation programme and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has not received any representations on the franchising of the Post Office in Luton. The Post Office ran a 6-week public consultation from 24 October 2018 to 5 December 2018 and will write to locally elected representatives, Consumer Advocacy Bodies and respondents to the consultation on its decisions and plans.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:55:01.663Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:55:01.663Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4013
label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1024709
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 Post Offices: Luton 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 economic effect on (a) local businesses and (b) local communities of the closure of dedicated high street post offices in Luton. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
uin 202061 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. There is no post office closure programme in Luton or across the UK, however, post offices are being franchised and this is an operational matter for the Post Office. I have therefore asked Paula Vennells, the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:53:34.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:53:34.22Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4013
label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1025304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
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 Research: EU Countries 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 comparative assessment his Department has made of the level of research and development expenditure in the UK and EU member states. more like this
tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
tabling member printed
Henry Smith more like this
uin 202309 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department regularly assesses comparative levels of R&amp;D expenditure in the UK and EU member states.</p><p> </p><p>The latest ONS data estimates that overall gross R&amp;D expenditure in the UK was £33.1bn in 2016, which was 1.7% of GDP in that year. 2017 data is due to be released in March 2019. The latest OECD international comparison of R&amp;D expenditure ranked the UK 10th among EU nations in 2016. More details can be found here <a href="http://oe.cd/msti" target="_blank">http://oe.cd/msti</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T10:58:58.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T10:58:58.107Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
3960
label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1027217
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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 Post Offices: Standards 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 whether post offices that have been integrated within other stores are providing the same level of service as dedicated post office branches. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
uin 202724 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Hosting or franchising of Post Office branches an operational matter for Post Office Limited. I have therefore asked Paula Vennells, the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:51:19.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:51:19.42Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4013
label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1027241
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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 Wylfa Power Station 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 discussions he has had with Hitachi on its investment in Wylfa nuclear power station; and if he will make a statement on the future of that project. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
tabling member printed
Rachel Reeves more like this
uin 202731 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>On the 4 June 2018, my rt. hon. the Secretary of State confirmed to Parliament that the Government has entered negotiations with Hitachi in relation to Horizon’s proposed Wylfa Newydd project, based on Anglesey in North Wales. The negotiations with Hitachi on agreeing a deal that provides value for money for consumers and taxpayers are ongoing. The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Hitachi, including during his visit to Japan in November. The Secretary of State will update the House on the status of negotiations at the appropriate point, in line with his commitment in June.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T10:02:34.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T10:02:34.043Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4031
label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
1027282
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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 Research: EU Countries 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, whether he has made a recent comparative assessment of the level of spending on research and development in (a) the UK and (b) EU member states; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Green more like this
uin 202830 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department regularly assesses comparative levels of R&amp;D expenditure in the UK and EU member states.</p><p> </p><p>The latest ONS data estimates that overall gross R&amp;D expenditure in the UK was £33.1bn in 2016, which was 1.7% of GDP in that year. 2017 data is due to be released in March 2019. The latest OECD international comparison of R&amp;D expenditure ranked the UK 10th among EU nations in 2016. More details can be found here <a href="http://oe.cd/msti" target="_blank">http://oe.cd/msti</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T10:58:02.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T10:58:02.197Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4398
label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1027283
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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 Research: Health Services 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, how much and what proportion of his Department's funding for research and development he allocated to the healthcare sector in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Green more like this
uin 202831 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>We do not currently hold data in the format which enables a direct answer to this question.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T12:59:09.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:59:09.253Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4398
label Biography information for Chris Green more like this