Paul Scully: The Department engaged ACAS to gather evidence of how fire and rehire is being used and they have concluded their work. ACAS engaged with a range of groups, including employer bodies and trade unions, as well as professional bodies with advisory contact with employers, such as employment lawyers, accountants, and payroll services. Officials are now giving this evidence due consideration,...
Gareth Johnson: The government is committed to a free and independent media. The Ministry of Justice is currently developing reforms regarding the challenges which Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) present to journalists and others involved in freedom of expression relating to the public interest. Our recent Call for Evidence response, published on 20 July, sets out the Government’s...
Andrew Robathan: ...exercise, that our expenditure on legal services was in the region of £40 million in 2009-10. This figure includes the cost of the in-house legal team, and services provided by the Treasury Solicitor, Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel, private law firms and other legal consultants. The figure excludes the cost of non-Government Legal Service lawyers, such as the legal advisers to the three...
Lord West of Spithead: ...room for substantial further improvement in such cases through the use of intercept as evidence". The review's conclusion on this issue was informed by the views of a number of senior judges and lawyers. These included the Attorney-General's Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Treasury Solicitor, Sir Igor Judge, Sir Brian Leverson, the Lord Chief Justice, Nigel Sweeney QC and...
Baroness Warsi: On 31 March 2014, during a pre-planned and pre-advised live-fire exercise, a small number of artillery shells from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea landed in waters south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea. The Republic of Korea military responded with its own artillery fire into waters on the northern side of the NLL. There were no reported casualties. We have...
Dr Lynda Clark: ...administration for my Office, was #1,431,426. Approximately half of the costs of the Office relates to work on litigation and advisory work, including the preparation of Bills, carried out by lawyers from the Office of the Solicitor to the Advocate-General on behalf of Government Departments other than the Advocate-General. These costs were met from within the overall budget of the...
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the impact the lawsuit brought in the federal court of Alexandria (VA) against Mohamed Ali Samatar and Yusuf Abdi Ali in November 2004 (a) has had and (b) will have on the prosecution of alleged war criminals resident in the US; and if he will make a statement.
David Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many civil lawsuits have been brought against his Department and its predecessors based either wholly or partially on grounds provided by the Human Rights Act 1998; how many were settled out of court before a court judgment was delivered; and how much such settlements have cost the public purse since the Act came into force.
Michael Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many fires have occurred on vessels within 12 miles of the Scottish coastline in the last three years; and how many such incidents involved requests for assistance from coastal fire brigades.
Adam Ingram: No Royal Navy ships have had to be recalled from sea so that crew members can be trained in firefighting duties. However, the planned activities of the Fleet's ships have inevitably had to be re-prioritised due to the need to train and deploy personnel in anticipation of the Fire Brigades Union strike.
Ian Liddell-Grainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many missiles were fired out to sea in the UK in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.
Adam Ingram: All Principal Warfare Officers (PWO) in training and serving in PWO billets at sea will have conducted live firings since 1 January 2004 as part of their requirement to remain at Operational Performance Standard.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the notice required to fire missiles from (a) a Trident submarine on patrol and (b) a second submarine at its berth is; and what notice is required for submarines to take to sea.
Michael Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress in the development of the technology to enable the burial of carbon captured from coal-fired power stations under the North Sea; and what his most recent estimate is of the cost of such operations.
Greg Knight: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many fires requiring evacuation there have been at Flamborough Head coastguard station in the last 30 years.
Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the Government of Kenya following the fire in Deep Sea settlement in Nairobi.
Adrian Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she plans to take to ensure that (a) vessels in distress will be assisted, (b) pollution will be countered and (c) fires at sea will be tackled in British territorial waters after the removal of emergency towing vessels.
Philip Dunne: The Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyers fire the Sea Viper missile system from their Sylver Vertical Launching Systems (SVLS). There are currently no plans to procure other missile systems for the SVLS.
Alun Cairns: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the practice of Spain’s Guardia Civil firing rubber bullets into the sea and using similar tactics used to repel immigrants.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Health and Safety Executive plans to complete its investigations into the causes of the recent fires on the (a) Heather Alpha and (b) Tern Alpha North Sea platforms.