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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Firearms: Licensing 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 the Home Department, what the estimated net cost to the public purse is of gun (a) licensing and (b) certification in England in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 237596 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring an efficient and effective firearms licensing system and to achieving full cost recovery for the police and Home Office. Fees for firearm and shotgun certificates issued by the police were last increased in 2015. The increase followed a public consultation which included an impact assessment setting out estimated costs, which can be found on gov.uk. The fee levels were calculated with a view to enabling police forces to move closer to full cost recovery when a police-led online licensing system is introduced. The police began trialling an on-line application portal in selected forces late last year. Delays with introducing online licensing make it difficult to accurately identify costs at this time but we will carry out a comprehensive review of the fees in 2020.</p><p>Applications for licences to possess prohibited firearms, for approved shooting clubs, and museums with firearms collections, are administered by the Home Office and Scottish Government. The Policing and Crime Act 2017 created a power to charge new fees for these licences. We sought views on proposals for the new fees in a public consultation in 2017. The consultation was accompanied by an impact assessment, which set out the estimated net costs of the system. We have reviewed the proposed level of fees in discussion with groups representing licensed firearms holders and we intend to announce the outcome shortly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 237597 more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T16:13:06.32Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1145498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Personation 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 estimate he has made of the number of reports of identity theft and fraud made to Action Fraud which were not recorded as crimes in each year from 2015 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 290288 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the Hon Member in the time available before Prorogation.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 290289 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:20:14.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:20:14.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1105514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Firearms: Licensing 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134808 on Firearms: Licensing, what steps he has taken since that Answer to ensure that the costs of gun licensing and certification are covered by the fees charged. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 237597 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring an efficient and effective firearms licensing system and to achieving full cost recovery for the police and Home Office. Fees for firearm and shotgun certificates issued by the police were last increased in 2015. The increase followed a public consultation which included an impact assessment setting out estimated costs, which can be found on gov.uk. The fee levels were calculated with a view to enabling police forces to move closer to full cost recovery when a police-led online licensing system is introduced. The police began trialling an on-line application portal in selected forces late last year. Delays with introducing online licensing make it difficult to accurately identify costs at this time but we will carry out a comprehensive review of the fees in 2020.</p><p>Applications for licences to possess prohibited firearms, for approved shooting clubs, and museums with firearms collections, are administered by the Home Office and Scottish Government. The Policing and Crime Act 2017 created a power to charge new fees for these licences. We sought views on proposals for the new fees in a public consultation in 2017. The consultation was accompanied by an impact assessment, which set out the estimated net costs of the system. We have reviewed the proposed level of fees in discussion with groups representing licensed firearms holders and we intend to announce the outcome shortly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 237596 more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T16:13:06.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:13:06.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1145499
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Personation 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 the Home Department, how many reports of identity theft and fraud made to Action Fraud were referred to trading standards departments for investigation in each year from 2015 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 290289 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the Hon Member in the time available before Prorogation.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 290288 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:20:14.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:20:14.353Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1121555
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Midlands Rail Franchise: Pensions 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 Transport, whether the current east midlands trains franchise was the first one to require bidders to cover pension costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 244026 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Railways Pension Scheme was established in 1994, replacing the previous British Rail scheme. Contributions in to the Railways Pension Scheme are split according to a shared cost arrangement, whereby employers (the Train Operating Companies) pay 60% and employees pay the remaining 40%. Train Operating Companies are and continue to be responsible for paying employer pension contributions during a franchise term, and in the vast majority of franchises, have been on full risk for changes to those contributions during their franchise term since the Railways Pension Scheme was established.</p><p>In the new East Midlands franchise, the operator is exposed to no additional risks or demands when compared to current franchisees. Indeed, the new franchise includes a risk sharing mechanism with the government, which reduces the risk that the operator will be exposed to. In this, the operator retains the risks that it is able to manage, which are the contributions which cover employee’s pension rights arising from future service.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T13:01:00.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T13:01:00.447Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1121975
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aviation: Licensing 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 Transport, whether he plans to require all aircraft to display a notice detailing that they are licensed for such operations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 245614 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government currently has no plans to require all aircraft to display a notice detailing that they are licensed for such operations.</p><p> </p><p>Any individual, organisation or company that intends to undertake commercial air transport is required by law to hold an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and an Operating Licence (OL). It is an offence to operate a commercial air transport flight without an AOC or OL. There is no requirement for the AOC to be displayed in the aircraft. However, it must be available to be inspected upon request by passengers and authorities along with the appropriate licence, aircraft registration document and maintenance certificate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is ultimately the responsibility of the pilot in command of each flight to make sure it is operated legally. As part of their initial training a pilot studies, and is examined on, air law. This covers the regulations to be met to carry fare paying passengers. A private pilot will therefore know that they do not have the necessary approvals to undertake a commercial flight.</p><p> </p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has advised me that they do not believe that the introduction of a notice within the aircraft would be a deterrent to illegal activity taking place unless all passengers are aware of the legal requirements and potential impact of illegal public transport flying. Many aircraft can be used for both commercial and non-commercial flights and so on many occasions could be legally flown without the need for an AOC.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T10:02:03.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T10:02:03.57Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1121733
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Franchises 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 Transport, when the requirement was for companies to cover pension costs as part of the franchising arrangements was first introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 245609 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Railways Pension Scheme was established in 1994, replacing the previous British Rail scheme. Contributions in to the Railways Pension Scheme are split according to a shared cost arrangement, whereby employers (the Train Operating Companies) pay 60% and employees pay the remaining 40%. Since franchising arrangements were first introduced Train Operating Companies have been, and continue to be, responsible for paying employer pension contributions during a franchise term.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T11:35:04.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T11:35:04.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1121553
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when new trains will be provided for the Sheffield to London Service; by what date all such new trains will be running and how those trains will be powered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 244025 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 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>Brand-new trains, capable of operating under electric or diesel power, will be introduced into service by April 2022 with the full fleet required to be in service by the end of 2022. As an interim measure, from May 2020, modern diesel trains will begin to replace the current fleet on Midland Main Line intercity services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T15:24:57.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:24:57.723Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1124141
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Civil Aviation Authority more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the last date was on which the Civil Aviation Authority conducted a campaign to (a) raise awareness of the dangers of illegal public transport operations and (b) guide consumers on what to look for when chartering an aircraft to ensure the flight is legal; how many illegal operators were identified; how many successful prosecutions there were of illegal operators arising from that campaign; what the outcomes were; how many airfields were revealed to be hosting illegal activity; and what steps (i) he and (ii) the CAA has taken to place an obligation on airfield operators to report suspicions of illegal public transport operations to the (A) CAA and (B) police. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 249823 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The CAA last conducted a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal public transport operations, and to guide consumers on what to look for when chartering an aircraft to ensure the flight is legal, in 2013. The CAA is planning further work to educate consumers about the rules, and the potential risks of illegal charter flights.</p><p>It is not possible to link work aimed at raising awareness directly to specific enforcement actions. The CAA will prosecute people where there is sufficient evidence, and where it is in the public interest to do so, but enforcement action will vary depending on the circumstances of the incident. It includes educating individuals or organisations on the regulations to avoid breaches, a formal warning, the revocation of licences, approvals or certificates, or criminal investigations and prosecutions.</p><p> </p><p>The CAA publishes the detail and outcome of all successful prosecutions since 2005 on its website at <a href="https://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/Enforcement-and-prosecutions/.%20" target="_blank">https://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/Enforcement-and-prosecutions/.</a> These include successful prosecutions for illegal public transport. Earlier this year, the CAA assisted with the prosecution of an individual in the Manchester Crown Court for, among other things, illegal public transport.</p><p> </p><p>Both the CAA and the police encourage the reporting of potential illegal activity at airfields and provide a number of channels, including confidential reporting, for concerns to be reported.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T11:51:49.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T11:51:49.74Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1121551
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock 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 Transport, what steps his Department will be take to make all rolling stock on the East Midlands Trains service compliant with disability discrimination legislation by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts remove filter
star this property uin 244023 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>We take PRM compliance very seriously and will work with the Abellio in this regard. Abellio has committed to developing solutions with industry partners to deliver the most appropriate outcome for passengers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T13:20:29.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T13:20:29.557Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this