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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Pollution Control 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, what steps he is taking to ensure that expansion at Heathrow airport is compatible with legal air quality limits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 189841 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Following designation of the Airports National Policy Statement, it is now down to an applicant for development consent to undertake a detailed assessment of the air quality impacts of the scheme, including during construction, and put forward to the Planning Inspectorate an appropriate package of mitigations that addresses air quality impacts and demonstrates compliance with air quality obligations.</p><p> </p><p>In order to grant development consent, the Secretary of State would need to be satisfied that, including any mitigations, the scheme would be compliant with legal obligations.</p> more like this
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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:25:48.063Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1003613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Transport: Private Finance Initiative 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, what his Department's definition is of private finance in relation to infrastructure projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 189687 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Private finance is a way to deliver infrastructure projects in which the private sector invests equity and/or lends in order to facilitate the development, delivery, acquisition, and/or operation of a project, asset or entity with the expectation of earning a return on the investment commensurate with the risk.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T10:47:53.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T10:47:53.447Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
156912
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: USA 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, on what occasions have (a) EU companies seeking to trade in the US and (b) US companies seeking to trade in the EU claimed to have been discriminated against by the courts of the host nation in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 215459 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 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Claims made by EU investors in third countries or vice versa may be made in a wide range of situations in which the UK government is not involved and about which it does not have access to relevant information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:57:50.487Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:57:50.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
156980
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will meet representatives of the Woodland Trust and Country Living magazine to discuss a register of England's most important trees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 215453 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 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Defra has received nearly 10,000 emails and letters in support of the campaign for a register of England's most important trees. Defra officials are already in contact with the Woodland Trust on this matter and a meeting has been arranged.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215454 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.983Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.983Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
156981
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the Woodland Trust and Country Living magazine's campaign for a register of England's most important trees; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 215454 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 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Defra has received nearly 10,000 emails and letters in support of the campaign for a register of England's most important trees. Defra officials are already in contact with the Woodland Trust on this matter and a meeting has been arranged.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215453 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.903Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.903Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: USA 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, in which countries in the proposed TTIP trading bloc domestic courts have failed to provide compensation to foreign corporations whose property has been unfairly confiscated or whose contracts have been unfairly terminated; and what the reasons were for compensation not having been given. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 216258 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not routinely hold information on, or assess the fairness or otherwise of, the compensation decisions of courts in other countries except for individual cases that are brought to our attention by British companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T16:30:38.53Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:30:38.53Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fishing Catches 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's letter, reference MC355113/RGW, how many tons of fish and shellfish (a) the 12 vessels from the UK using bottom trawler gear have caught below 600m and (b) the eight vessels from the UK using bottom trawler gear have caught below 800m in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 218171 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The information will be placed in the House Library</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218157 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T11:49:06.527Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:49:06.527Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fishing Catches 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to a letter sent from her Department, ref. MC355113/RGW, what proportion of overall catch of (a) the 12 vessels from the UK that use bottom trawler gear below 600 metres and (b) the eight vessels from the UK that use bottom trawler gear below 800 metres was caught by bottom trawling and not mid water trawl in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 218157 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The information will be placed in the House Library</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218171 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T11:49:06.35Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:49:06.35Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport 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, what discussions he has had on the ring-fencing of slots for domestic air services to Heathrow Airport in the event of a third runway being opened at that airport with (a) Heathrow Airport, (b) the Airports Commission, (c) ACL and (d) devolved and regional bodies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 220979 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Transport has had no discussions with Heathrow Airport, the Airports Commission, the slot co-ordinator ACL, or devolved or regional bodies concerning the ring-fencing of slots for domestic air services to London Heathrow Airport in the event of a third runway being opened at the airport.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T10:22:46.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T10:22:46.667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many foreign UK-based and locally-engaged staff of his Department worked (a) part-time and (b) full-time on tackling the illegal wildlife trade in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15 to date; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221604 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, work on the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was handled by individual geographical departments and figures on staffing are not available without disproportionate cost. In 2013 a dedicated illegal wildlife trade team of three full-time staff, including one funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was set up in the FCO. This team was responsible for organising the London Conference on IWT in February 2014, working closely with Defra, the lead government department. Following the London Conference, this team was reduced to one full-time staff member. Since July 2014, in the run up to the Botswana Conference, two staff members in the FCO have been working predominantly on IWT, supported by a number of others working part-time.</p><p> </p><p>In the FCO’s overseas network, several UK based and locally engaged staff work part time on IWT. It is not possible to provide a breakdown without disproportionate cost. From January to March 2015, there has been one UK based member of staff working full time on the IWT temporarily seconded to support the government of Botswana.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:20:57.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:20:57.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the implementation of commitments made by (a) the UK and (b) partner nations at the London Conference on the illegal wildlife trade in February 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221605 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 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to playing its part in ending the scourge of the global illegal wildlife trade, which is why we hosted the London Conference on the illegal wildlife trade in February 2014. The London Conference Declaration contained 25 commitments to action on enforcement and criminal justice, eradicating the market for illegal wildlife products and sustainable livelihoods.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A report describing the UK’s progress on delivering the commitments made in the London Conference Declaration will be published this spring. We have also designed a £10 million package, over four years, to support international action to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, focused on the themes discussed at the London Conference. As part of this package, 19 projects around the world will receive over £5.3 million through the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is producing a progress report on behalf of all the countries and Intergovernmental Organisations which adopted the London Conference Declaration. This report will be based on their contributions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T17:46:01.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T17:46:01.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
175074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funds his Department allocated to tackling the illegal wildlife trade in each financial year since 2010; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221602 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, work to tackle the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) was handled by individual geographical teams working with Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) posts across the world. Therefore, an aggregate figure for funds allocated to this matter during this time is not available. In 2013, a dedicated IWT team was established. £113,000 was allocated in financial year 2013-14 towards the costs of the London Conference on IWT held in February 2014. Funds were also contributed towards the conference by other government departments. No specific stand-alone project funds have been allocated by the FCO in financial year 2014-15, on top of staff costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:35:18.047Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:35:18.047Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which British embassies and high commissions include tackling the illegal wildlife trade in their business plans; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>A small number of posts include tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in their business plans. Posts also respond to specific pieces of work as required by the central IWT team based in the Prosperity Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Our efforts are focussed in Asia and Africa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:31:25.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:31:25.027Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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, what assessment he has made of the effect of the illegal wildlife trade on UK national security. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221601 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Wildlife crime, including the illegal wildlife trade, is included in the National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime (NSA). The NSA is produced by the National Crime Agency on behalf of UK law enforcement and <br>states that the two main current threats relate to illegal import, export and internal trade in certain species and the persecution of wild birds of prey across the UK. Wildlife is sought globally for illegal trade because of the <br>high demand for products, and those most valued are covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The NSA provides the single, comprehensive picture of serious and organised crime <br>affecting the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T16:36:27.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T16:36:27.847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of links between the illegal wildlife trade and (a) conflict and (b) terrorism in Africa; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221600 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is an organised and widespread criminal activity, involving transnational networks. The proceeds are in some cases used to support other criminal activities, and have been linked to armed groups engaged in internal and cross border conflicts. There is a risk that terrorist and insurgent groups could benefit from this multi-billion dollar trade and that it fuels insecurity in fragile states.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:38:30.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:38:30.663Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to change the number of UK-based and locally-engaged staff of his Department working on tackling illegal wildlife trade; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to change the number of staff working on the Illegal Wildlife Trade. We intend to review the arrangement after the Botswana conference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:40:41.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:40:41.377Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Conflict of Interests more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements are in place in his Department to manage potential conflicts of interest of civil servants in relation to their previous employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of arrangements in place; including the Civil Service Code, which refers to an individual’s integrity in putting the obligations of public service above their own personal interests and forms part of the contractual relationship between a Civil Servant and their employer.</p><p> </p><p>Contracts of employment issued to a new member of staff also refer to the subject of Conduct and conflict of interest:</p><p> </p><p>‘As a Civil Servant you are required to conduct yourself in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Code, a copy of which is available within the Staff Handbook. It is essential that you are, and are seen to be, honest and impartial in the discharge of your duties. You must not allow your judgement or integrity to be compromised in fact or by reasonable implication. The detailed requirements governing the avoidance of conflicts of interest, the receipt of gifts and hospitality and the standards of conduct expected of you are set out in the Staff Handbook.’</p><p> </p><p>Any Civil Servant who does not adhere to the Civil Service code is liable to disciplinary action including the possibility of dismissal.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, applicants are required to declare previous employment on job applications, so recruiting line managers will be aware of potential conflicts of interest. If a role requires security clearance, then an additional independent check is conducted as part of the security checking process.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-02-26T11:32:56.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T11:32:56.103Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Simon Baugh more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recruitment process was used when hiring Simon Baugh, Group Director of Communications for his Department; and what role Mr Baugh will have in his Department after the Airports Commission has made its recommendation on airport expansion in the South East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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star this property uin 224679 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The recruitment process for this role followed the legal principle that a person's selection must be on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as set out in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. The process was overseen at all stages by a Civil Service Commissioner and managed by executive search firm Odgers Berndston. The role was advertised nationally in September 2014, and the process that then followed comprised longlisting, shortlisting, psychometric testing and final interviews by a panel. The panel was chaired by the Civil Service Commissioner and otherwise comprised Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport; Alex Aitken, Executive Director of Government Communications, Cabinet Office; David Prout, Director General, High Speed Rail, Department for Transport; and Alison Rumsey, Group HR Director, Department for Transport. Prior to final panel interviews the shortlisted candidates met the Permanent Secretary and the Secretary of State for conversations in which the candidates had the opportunity to ask questions about the Department. The meetings with the Secretary of State were observed by representatives from the Civil Service Commissioner’s office in line with Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. As Mr Baugh was previously employed by Heathrow Airport Ltd, he will not be involved in advising Ministers on issues relating to the work of the Airports Commission for the 6 months following his appointment, which starts on 30 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-02-26T12:19:35.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T12:19:35.92Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is Government policy to support an EU action plan for improving governance and reducing deforestation in the agricultural sector in tropical forest countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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star this property uin 226351 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reducing tropical deforestation, including by improving governance, and supports the development of an EU action plan on deforestation, as outlined in the EU’s 7<sup>th</sup> Environmental Action Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T15:43:35.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T15:43:35.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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225488
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star this property date less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Restraining Orders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many restraining orders issued by the courts were breached (a) once, (b) twice and (c) on more than three occasions in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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star this property uin 226455 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I am replying as the Ministry of Justice has overall responsibility for this legislation. The Government is absolutely clear that stalking and harassment, which cause misery for victims, are totally unacceptable. That is why in 2012 we added to the existing offences in the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (harassment (section 2) and putting people in fear of violence (section 4)) two new specific offences of stalking (section 2A) and stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress (section 4A).</p><p> </p><p>The 1997 Act also gives the courts the option, upon conviction or acquittal for an offence under it, of making a restraining order for the purpose of protecting the victim of an offence, or any other person mentioned in the order, from conduct that amounts to harassment or that will cause fear of violence. Breach of such an order is a criminal offence carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison, or a fine, or both.</p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders convicted on one, two, or three or more occasions, in each of the last five years for which data is available, of breaching a restraining order can be viewed in the table below. These figures have been drawn from an extract of the Police National Computer (PNC) data held by the Department. The PNC holds details of all convictions and cautions given for recordable offences. As with any large scale recording system the PNC is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing so data provided may be subject to revision.<br></p><p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Number of offenders breaching restraining orders<sup>1</sup>, England and Wales<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of restraining order breach offences<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>12 months ending September<sup>4</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3 or more</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,655</p></td><td><p>211</p></td><td><p>71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2,738</p></td><td><p>456</p></td><td><p>138</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>3,638</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>216</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>4,086</p></td><td><p>710</p></td><td><p>221</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>4,822</p></td><td><p>767</p></td><td><p>244</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Data Source</strong>: MoJs copy of the Police National Computer</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><sup>1.</sup> Includes offences covered by:</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of a restraining order under s5 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of restraining Order under s5A of the Sex Offenders Act 1997 (Sexual Offences Prevention Orders replaced restraining orders under s.5A Sex Offenders Act 1997. However, it is possible for cases to still appear where an offender is subject to one of the orders that pre-date the Sexual Offences Act 2003)</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of a restraining order on acquittal under s.5A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><sup>2.</sup> England and Wales includes all 43 police force areas and the British Transport Police</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>3.</sup> Where the primary offence on a given occasion was a restraining order breach offence.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>4.</sup> The same offender may appear in multiple years.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p /> <p>The number of restraining orders issued and sentences given for breaches of restraining orders, from 2009 to 2013 (the latest available) in England and Wales, can be viewed in the table below. These figures are taken from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) court proceedings database.</p><p> </p><p /> <p><strong>Number of restraining orders issued and sentences given for breaches of restraining orders, England &amp; Wales, 2009 to 2013<sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p><p /> <p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders issued with a restraining order<sup>(3)(4)(5)</sup></p></td><td><p>5,074</p></td><td><p>10,761</p></td><td><p>19,551</p></td><td><p>20,067</p></td><td><p>20,304</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders convicted for breaching a restraining order</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Convicted</p></td><td><p>1,464</p></td><td><p>2,920</p></td><td><p>4,558</p></td><td><p>5,699</p></td><td><p>6,337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>1,329</p></td><td><p>2,798</p></td><td><p>4,431</p></td><td><p>5,608</p></td><td><p>6,194</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>904</p></td><td><p>1,594</p></td><td><p>2,101</p></td><td><p>2,236</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>178</p></td><td><p>381</p></td><td><p>507</p></td><td><p>667</p></td><td><p>822</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>371</p></td><td><p>779</p></td><td><p>1,299</p></td><td><p>1,461</p></td><td><p>1,563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>321</p></td><td><p>469</p></td><td><p>705</p></td><td><p>847</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>237</p></td><td><p>385</p></td><td><p>462</p></td><td><p>469</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with</p></td><td><p>84</p></td><td><p>161</p></td><td><p>158</p></td><td><p>184</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) Includes restraining orders issued on conviction or acquittal.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>(4) Issued under either S.5 Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or S.5A Sex Offenders Act 1997.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders replaced restraining orders under s.5A Sex Offenders Act 1997 and Sex Offender Orders under s.2 Crime and Disorder Act 1998. However, it is possible for cases to still appear where an offender is subject to one of the orders that pre-date the Sexual Offences Act 2003.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PQ: 226457</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p /> <p>Court proceedings data for 2014 are planned for publication in May 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Figures taken from the PNC database will differ from figures taken from the MoJ court proceedings database. Hence, police recorded crime and court proceedings data are not directly comparable.</p><p> </p><p>As the Violence Against Women and Girls Report (Home Office, 2015) notes: “Increases in reporting of domestic abuse incidents indicate that victims have more confidence in the criminal justice system. Prosecutions for domestic abuse have increased while out of court disposals for domestic abuse at the pre-charge stage have reached their lowest levels, and we have seen increases in the volume of prosecutions and conviction rate for all VAWG offences. These figures are showing that not only are victims more confident in coming forward – the criminal justice system is delivering improved outcomes for them.”</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226457 more like this
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less than 2015-03-12T17:30:07.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T17:30:07.77Z
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Non-molestation Orders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-molestation orders issued by the courts were breached (a) once, (b) twice and (c) on more than three occasions in each of the last five years. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of child arrangement orders (residence and contact), prohibited steps orders, specific issues orders, and non molestation orders are shown in table 1 below. Note that data is not available for 2010 as the FamilyMan court database did not include all courts at this time. This data covers England and Wales and give the number of children and young people involved in those orders made.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 – Number of specific Children’s Act orders; England and Wales; 2011 to 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Contact and Residence Orders*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Prohibited steps</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Specific issue</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>NMOs</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>155,528</p></td><td><p>18,757</p></td><td><p>5,957</p></td><td><p>19,556</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>158,112</p></td><td><p>19,788</p></td><td><p>6,515</p></td><td><p>19,406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>160,738</p></td><td><p>18,400</p></td><td><p>6,407</p></td><td><p>22,279</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*Note: Child Arrangements Orders replaced separate Contact and Residence Orders in April 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Data for 2014 will be published in Table 4 of Family Court Statistics Quarterly on 26 March at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><p>Details of how many of the orders included in Table 1 were breached or resulted in enforcement or contempt of court or a sequestration order can only be obtained by manually checking case files at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of enforcement proceedings in respect of contact orders and Child Arrangements Orders from 2011 to 2013 are shown in Table 2 – these comprise applications for an enforcement order for unpaid work and applications for an order requiring the payment of compensation for financial loss.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="8"><p><strong>Table 2 - Numbers of applications and orders of enforcement of Child Arrangement orders - 2011 to 2013</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>(a) Applications for enforcement order for unpaid work</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(b) All Enforcement orders made</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(c) Applications for second enforcement order</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(d) Second enforcement orders made</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(e) Applications for an order to pay financial compensation</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(f) Orders made for financial compensation </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>522</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>1126</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>331</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>7</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>680</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>1312</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>301</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>10</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>959</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>1750</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>406</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>8</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Notes</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>1) figures for column (b) and column (f) together make up total enforcement order as recorded in Family Court Statistics Quarterly publication - table 4.</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>2) second enforcement order - column (d) - includes &quot;breach of an enforcement order or order for increased hours.&quot;</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>3) figures for 2014 will only be available from 26th March 2014.</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for breach of a non-molestation order in England and Wales from 2009 to 2013 are provided in Table 3. Data for 2014 are planned for publication in May 2015 in the Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Table 3 - Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for breach of a non-molestation order <sup>(1)</sup>, England and Wales, 2009 to 2013 <sup>(2)(3)(4)(5)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>1,933</p></td><td><p>2,257</p></td><td><p>2,339</p></td><td><p>2,467</p></td><td><p>2,777</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>2,279</p></td><td><p>2,626</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>2,650</p></td><td><p>2,976</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>2,174</p></td><td><p>2,550</p></td><td><p>2,566</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>2,951</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>321</p></td><td><p>353</p></td><td><p>362</p></td><td><p>388</p></td><td><p>452</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>337</p></td><td><p>409</p></td><td><p>407</p></td><td><p>491</p></td><td><p>640</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>741</p></td><td><p>851</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>249</p></td><td><p>285</p></td><td><p>267</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p>337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>493</p></td><td><p>567</p></td><td><p>463</p></td><td><p>503</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with <sup>(6)</sup></p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>862</p></td><td><p>927</p></td><td><p>994</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>(1) An offence under S42A Family Law Act 1996</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to make sure that data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(4) The number of defendants found guilty in a particular year may exceed the number proceeded against as the proceedings in the magistrates' court took place in an earlier year and the defendants were found guilty at the Crown Court in the following year; or the defendants were found guilty of a different offence to that for which they were originally proceeded against.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(6) The category Otherwise Dealt With (ODW) includes: one day in police cells; disqualification order; restraining order; confiscation order; travel restriction order; disqualification from driving; recommendation for deportation; and other miscellaneous disposals.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ref: PQ 226458</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders convicted of breaching a non-molestation order on one, two, or three or more occasions in each of the last five years for which data is available are provided in Table 4. These figures have been drawn from an extract of the Police National Computer (PNC) data held by the Department - they will differ from the figures taken from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) court proceedings database. The PNC holds details of all convictions and cautions given for recordable offences. Hence, police recorded crime and data court proceedings are not directly comparable.</p><p> </p><p>As with any large scale recording system the PNC is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing so data provided may be subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 4 - Number of offenders breaching non-molestation orders, England and Wales<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of non-molestation order breach offences<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>12 months ending September<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3 or more</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,854</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1,847</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>1,960</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2,559</p></td><td><p>308</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Data Source</strong>: MoJs copy of the Police National Computer</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><sup>1.</sup> England and Wales includes all 43 police force areas and the British Transport Police</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>2.</sup> Where the primary offence on a given occasion was a non-molestation order breach offence.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>3.</sup> The same offender may appear in multiple years.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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star this property answer text <p>I am replying as the Ministry of Justice has overall responsibility for this legislation. The Government is absolutely clear that stalking and harassment, which cause misery for victims, are totally unacceptable. That is why in 2012 we added to the existing offences in the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (harassment (section 2) and putting people in fear of violence (section 4)) two new specific offences of stalking (section 2A) and stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress (section 4A).</p><p> </p><p>The 1997 Act also gives the courts the option, upon conviction or acquittal for an offence under it, of making a restraining order for the purpose of protecting the victim of an offence, or any other person mentioned in the order, from conduct that amounts to harassment or that will cause fear of violence. Breach of such an order is a criminal offence carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison, or a fine, or both.</p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders convicted on one, two, or three or more occasions, in each of the last five years for which data is available, of breaching a restraining order can be viewed in the table below. These figures have been drawn from an extract of the Police National Computer (PNC) data held by the Department. The PNC holds details of all convictions and cautions given for recordable offences. As with any large scale recording system the PNC is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing so data provided may be subject to revision.<br></p><p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Number of offenders breaching restraining orders<sup>1</sup>, England and Wales<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of restraining order breach offences<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>12 months ending September<sup>4</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3 or more</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,655</p></td><td><p>211</p></td><td><p>71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2,738</p></td><td><p>456</p></td><td><p>138</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>3,638</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>216</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>4,086</p></td><td><p>710</p></td><td><p>221</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>4,822</p></td><td><p>767</p></td><td><p>244</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Data Source</strong>: MoJs copy of the Police National Computer</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><sup>1.</sup> Includes offences covered by:</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of a restraining order under s5 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of restraining Order under s5A of the Sex Offenders Act 1997 (Sexual Offences Prevention Orders replaced restraining orders under s.5A Sex Offenders Act 1997. However, it is possible for cases to still appear where an offender is subject to one of the orders that pre-date the Sexual Offences Act 2003)</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of a restraining order on acquittal under s.5A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><sup>2.</sup> England and Wales includes all 43 police force areas and the British Transport Police</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>3.</sup> Where the primary offence on a given occasion was a restraining order breach offence.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>4.</sup> The same offender may appear in multiple years.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p /> <p>The number of restraining orders issued and sentences given for breaches of restrain