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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: ICT 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 hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 249206 on Members: Allowances, what the (a) forecast and (b) final cost was of the new IPSA IT system; and what assessment was made of additional costs that would be incurred by MPs' staff to work on the new system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 253492 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>The original April 2016 business case for IPSA’s new IT system, IPSA Online, estimated a cost of £4.641 million. At that time, IPSA expected the programme to be completed in 2017-18. The full costs of the system are now forecast to be £8.253 million.</p><p>The increase in cost was due in part to the unexpected General Election of June 2017 which diverted all IPSA work for up to nine months to supporting MPs who left or joined parliament, and increased supplier costs. Costs also increased following our change of suppliers in September 2018 to improve the quality of IPSA’s IT support. IPSA also spent longer than anticipated on testing the new system so that IPSA could have confidence that it would be fully secure and free of technical problems. The increases in cost have been partly mitigated by savings elsewhere in IPSA’s budget.</p><p>The new system administers MPs’ pay and business costs more efficiently and effectively, providing improved support to MPs and their staff while saving taxpayers’ money. MPs and their staff will benefit from these improvements by being able to access information and make changes to their staffing budget or office leases without needing to contact IPSA staff. They can now also access IPSA’s system directly through their secure parliamentary digital account without an additional logon. MPs and staff no longer need to send IPSA paper receipts and invoices through the post, but can scan and photograph them and upload them to IPSA digitally. The new system can also reimburse MPs’ staff directly rather than via the MP. On the basis of the experience so far, IPSA estimate that MPs will need to spend around 30 per cent less time overall on the new system than they did on the old one.</p><p>However, IPSA recognise that many MPs and their staff still need to get used to the new system. IPSA are therefore conducting group and one-to-one training in Parliament and have staff available on the phone to answer queries. IPSA are putting on more such training sessions in response to demand, with a regular presence in Portcullis House.</p><p>IPSA will shortly conduct a survey to gather more feedback about the new system, with plans for further improvements in due course. IPSA will report to the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA later in the year on the overall costs and benefits of IPSA Online.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T12:41:32.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:41:32.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1126072
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Buildings 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 hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the cost has been of the move by IPSA to new premises in central London; and what assessment was made of the potential merits of moving the organisation to a cheaper location outside London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 253493 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>IPSA moved into new office premises at 85 Strand in March 2019. The forecasted cost of this move is £732,900. This budget was approved by the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA in January 2018. IPSA’s Annual Accounts for the 2018-19 financial year are being finalised and will be laid in Parliament in November. The Speaker’s Committee will have an opportunity to scrutinise this and other expenditure.</p><p>After reviewing properties on the market, the offices selected met IPSA’s criteria and offered the best value for money to the taxpayer over the long term, with competitive running cost over the life of the lease after completing initial fit-out work. Locations outside of London were considered. IPSA concluded that basing IPSA’s office in London and within reasonable distance of Parliament would ensure that IPSA can provide a better support to MPs and their staff, including regular meetings between them and their IPSA account managers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T12:40:18.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:40:18.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1128446
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Buildings 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 hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 253493 on Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Location, how many staff are located in the new premises at 85 Strand; how much floor space those staff occupy; at what rate per square metre; which locations were considered outside London for new premises; and what the comparable cost would have been in locating those staff outside London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 257645 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>IPSA currently has 69 members of staff. It included in its office requirements space for up to 76 staff in order to provide flexibility for periods where there is a higher volume of work and therefore a need for additional temporary staff, such as General Election periods.</p><p>To disclose the size of the office or rate paid per square metre would be prejudicial to commercial interests. IPSA’s annual accounts are laid in Parliament and published each year, and will provide information about operational costs.</p><p>Before choosing its offices at 85 Strand, IPSA considered potential premises in Croydon and Milton Keynes, as well as Stratford and Canary Wharf in London, but determined that the selected location provided the prospect of better support to MPs and better value for money for the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T09:35:36.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T09:35:36.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1128813
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: ICT 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 hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 253492 on Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: ICT, what the evidential basis is for the assertion that the new system will save time for Members and their staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 258986 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>As the system is new, IPSA continue to work closely with MPs and their staff to help them understand how IPSA Online works, and how to realise the full benefits. We are continuing to hold group and one-to-one training in Parliament and have staff available on the phone to answer queries. IPSA are conducting a survey to gather more feedback about the new system, with plans for further improvements in due course. IPSA will report to the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA later in the year on the overall costs and benefits of IPSA Online.</p><p>During the development of the new system, IPSA Online, IPSA carried out usability testing to look at how long a range of tasks and functions would take, compared with the old claims system. Based on this testing, IPSA found that improvements in the new system would take MPs and their staff about 30 per cent less time, due to the simplification of processes and forms. Feedback collected at training sessions also indicated that MPs’ staff expected IPSA Online to be easier and quicker to use than the old system.</p><p>MPs and their staff members will also benefit from the following time-saving changes:</p><p>- ‘Single sign-on’ capability enables MPs and their staff to access IPSA Online directly through their secure parliamentary account without an additional logon.</p><p>- The new system allows claims from different budgets to be submitted on the same form, rather than having to submit multiple forms.</p><p>- Because MPs and staff no longer need to send paper receipts and invoices to IPSA, but can scan or photograph them and upload them digitally onto the system, we can process and reimburse claims more quickly.</p><p>- Staff members can now be reimbursed directly by IPSA for their own expenses, so that MPs no longer need to wait to pay staff once they themselves have been reimbursed.</p><p>- Additional information is available to them directly, for example on the amounts left in budgets and the status of any repayments or amounts owed, so MPs and their staff no longer need to wait for a monthly financial statement or contact IPSA staff to ask about these issues.</p><p>- MPs and their staff are now able to amend their personal details, including any change of name or address, on the new system themselves, without needing to submit a form to IPSA</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:53:00.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:53:00.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1128827
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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 right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proportion of residential developments constructed since 2015 (a) on land owned by the Church of England under the direction of the strategic land team and (b) by private developers comprise affordable housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 259013 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Planning permissions have been granted across a range of geographies, from County Durham where the affordable housing requirement is currently 15%, to Wells in Somerset where the requirement is 40%.</p><p>On land owned by the Church Commissioners where planning permission has been received and sites sold since 2015, approximately 20% of the homes will be affordable dwellings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:25:40.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:25:40.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1126136
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Brexit 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 Attorney General, how many staff of his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other Departments and (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253465 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office had one employee who joined DExEU on loan to support work on preparations for the UK to leave the EU. The employee subsequently moved permanently to another department and will not return to the Attorney General’s Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126324
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Evidence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HL Deb, col 1220), whether the Attorney General will personally supervise the review of the digital evidence consent form; and whether the views of police and crime commissioners were taken into account in the development of that form. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL15684 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The digital evidence consent forms are overseen by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, and they will continue to engage with victims’ groups and the Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure that the right approach is being taken. A draft of the form was issued to a number of stakeholders during development, and this included the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The Attorney General will be issuing new Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure in the winter. These Guidelines will assist prosecutors and investigators in ensuring that privacy and data protection considerations are properly considered in disclosure practice and procedure.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
1126567
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Sick Leave 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 Attorney General, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254076 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has had officials take sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months. However, we are not in a position to release this data, as due to the small size of the office this could lead to individuals becoming identifiable.</p><p>The AGO is highly committed to the health and wellbeing of its staff, and works to help them to manage stress in the workplace. The AGO offers a range of guidance and services in place to support staff, including launching its own wellbeing statement and strategy, and receiving the commitment of the Executive Board to wellbeing. The staff volunteer led wellbeing group has organised numerous events for colleagues to help improve wellbeing and manage stress. The AGO also offers free counselling services for staff members.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:47:16.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:47:16.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126592
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prosecutions: West Midlands 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 Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 249931 on Prosecutions: West Midlands, what the average time was for the CPS to reach a decision in the West Midlands in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 254257 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), provide data showing the average time (in calendar days) from receipt of the pre-charge case to the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the average number of days from the date a charging decision is requested by the police to the date the decision to charge is taken for the West Midlands Area in each year from 2013/14 to 2017/18.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>10.54</p></td><td><p>10.95</p></td><td><p>11.65</p></td><td><p>14.41</p></td><td><p>17.31</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</em></p><p> </p><p>During this period there has been a shift in the type of pre-charge decisions referred to the CPS. For example, in the period between 2013/14 and 2017/18, there was an increase of over 26% in rape flagged pre-charge decisions referred to CPS West Midlands. Rape and serious sexual offences investigations can be highly complex in nature and typically involve the review of a large quantity of evidence resulting in an increase in the amount of time required for the CPS to come to a charging decision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:24:38.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:24:38.683Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1127993
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Albert Hall more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 February (HL13508), when the Attorney General expects to give a decision on the application by the Charity Commission to refer questions concerning the Royal Albert Hall to the Charity Tribunal. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL15878 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Last year the Charity Commission wrote to the Attorney General requesting his consent to refer five questions to the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences – i.e. the Royal Albert Hall, which is a registered charity. While the Charity Commission has the power to refer questions to the Tribunal, it may only do so with the consent of the Attorney General, as set out in section 325 of the Charities Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Written Answer HL13508, this is a complex case and careful consideration is being given to the detailed representations made by the Corporation and the Commission. While it is not yet possible to provide an estimate as to when a final decision will be made, a preliminary response from officials is being drawn up setting out initial views and inviting further discussion between the parties. This will be sent to the Commission and the Corporation shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this