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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued on the treatment in the criminal treatment system of women experiencing domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
unstar this property uin 220702 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic abuse is the worst possible violation of the trust that those in close relationships place in one another. That is why tackling domestic violence and abuse has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are committed to ensuring that victims of this serious crime are considered in all aspects of the criminal justice system, and supported appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>The Victims’ Code was implemented in December 2013. It sets out to criminal justice agencies the enhanced services and support they must provide to victims of the most serious crimes, including victims of domestic violence. This includes providing information on pre-trial therapy and counselling and referral to specialist organisations for support.</p><p>As part of the current pilot of adult out-of-court disposals, the Ministry of Justice has issued guidance to the three participating police forces (Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Leicestershire) setting out how the framework should be used for low-level offences involving domestic violence. The guidance imposes a number of restrictions on the forces and requires them to obtain the victim’s consent for the matter to be dealt with out of court.</p><p>In addition, the National Offender Management Service’s framework <em>Supporting Women offenders who have experienced domestic or sexual violence</em>, published in September 2011, is designed to provide guidance to those working with female offenders in custody and the community. The framework intends to ensure that interventions and services take place within an environment in which women who have been victims of domestic violence are able to both disclose abuse and receive support and advice in a safe, female only environment.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these pieces of guidance, my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department has issued the <em>Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan</em>, which sets out the Government’s approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse, and is supported by guidance to victims, their friends, families, employers and colleagues.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
175968
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse: Sentencing 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 Justice, how many victims of domestic violence have been imprisoned for contempt of court in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
unstar this property uin 222123 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic violence and abuse is a dreadful crime and has no place in our society. Tackling it has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are determined to support victims in rebuilding their lives and reporting these crimes, and to make sure perpetrators are brought to justice. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies. More recently we have added an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill at Commons Committee stage to create a new offence of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the Court Proceedings Database does not include the circumstances behind each case beyond the description provided in the statute. It is not possible separately to identify from this centrally held information how many people imprisoned for contempt of court have also been victims of a crime. This detailed information may be held on court records but is not reported centrally to the Ministry of Justice. As such, the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4253
star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many specialist domestic violence courts have closed since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 218706 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 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>From April 2010 Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) took responsibility for the governance and performance management of the 143 accredited Specialist Domestic Violence Courts (SDVCs) across England and Wales. As of March 2014 there were 137 accredited SDVCs. However, the closure of SDVCs in some areas does not necessarily mean that provision in that area has ceased, as many of the SDVC systems cover a number of courthouses. Closure of an SDVC in one courthouse would simply mean that the case would be heard in another accredited courthouse within the Local Justice Area.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS remains committed to a partnership approach to supporting domestic violence victims going through the Criminal Justice Process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T17:14:11.517Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T17:14:11.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions 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 Justice, when he plans to answer Question 202782, on prisoner escapes, tabled on 26 June 2014 for answer on 30 June 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 211919 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I answered Question 202782 on 24 October 2014. The answer can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-06-26/202782/</p><p> </p><p>I apologise for the delay in answering this question.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:07:41.051664Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:07:41.051664Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions 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 Justice, when he plans to answer Question 217822, tabled on 9 December 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 220164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Question 217822 was answered on 13 January 2015. The answer can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-12-09/217822/</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T17:30:04.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:30:04.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to Question 217807, tabled on 9 December 2014, when he plans to answer Question 213688, tabled on 6 November 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Questions 217807 and 213688 were answered on 8 January 2015. The answers can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2014 to Question 200960, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for Coventry South to provide the information he omitted to provide in that Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 212532 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Honourable Member on 3 November with the information he requested in his Question 200960, and apologising for the delay in writing to him.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:21:31.7181985Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:21:31.7181985Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
unstar 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 Justice, when he intends to answer Questions 210325, 210324 and 210323 due for answer on 17 October 2014; and what the reasons are for the time taken to reply. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
unstar this property uin 212855 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>It was not possible to answer these questions within the timeframe for the original questions as the information was being assembled from a variety of statistical sources. It is still not ready, but I will write to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available. A copy of the letter will be placed in the House Library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:30:47.8511448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:30:47.8511448Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Abuse more like this
unstar 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 Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse access legal aid for family cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
unstar this property uin 222992 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Legal aid in England and Wales is available to victims of domestic violence where they need it to help break free from the abusive relationship. Access to legal aid for protective injunctions to prevent domestic violence remains identical to that prior to the legal aid reforms. These matters continue to be funded without the need for evidence. In private family law cases (such as child or financial arrangements) legal aid continues to be available where there is evidence of domestic violence or child abuse - the list of acceptable evidence is wide and comprehensive.</p><p> </p><p>In a recent judgment, the High Court found that the domestic violence evidential requirements are lawful and reflect the intention of Parliament in providing legal aid for those victims of domestic violence who require assistance because they will be intimidated or materially disadvantaged by having to face their abuser in court.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T17:37:33.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:37:33.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: G4S and Serco more like this
unstar 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 Justice, with reference to his Statement of 12 March 2014, Official Report, column 27WS, on G4S and Serco (Contracts Update), how much of the sums to be repaid by each company is outstanding; and what other debts each such company owes to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 213746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>On 12 March 2014 the Justice Secretary informed the House that G4S had agreed to repay £108.9m owed to Government on the company’s electronic monitoring contract and on two contracts for facilities management in the courts. This followed the Justice Secretary’s announcement on 19 December 2013 that Serco had agreed to repay £70.5m owed on the company’s electronic monitoring and prisoner escort contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The sums in question also included provision for the direct costs to Government arising from these matters.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Both companies have repaid all money requested in accordance with the settlement agreements.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any outstanding debts owed to this Department by the companies. We are managing all MoJ contracts robustly and would take swift action to recover any debt owed should we become aware of such an issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:43:25.5241558Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:43:25.5241558Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: G4S and Serco more like this
unstar 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 Justice, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 March 2014, Official Report, columns 27-8WS, on G4S and Serco (contracts update), what proportion of the penalties on (a) G4S and (b) Serco imposed have been enforced in each year; and how much is outstanding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 213725 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>On 12 March 2014 the Justice Secretary informed the House that G4S had agreed to repay £108.9m owed to Government on the company’s electronic monitoring contract and on two contracts for facilities management in the courts. This followed the Justice Secretary’s announcement on 19 December 2013 that Serco had agreed to repay £70.5m owed on the company’s electronic monitoring and prisoner escort contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The sums in question also included provision for the direct costs to Government arising from these matters.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Both companies have repaid all money requested in accordance with the settlement agreements.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any outstanding debts owed to this Department by the companies. We are managing all MoJ contracts robustly and would take swift action to recover any debt owed should we become aware of such an issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:42:13.6882785Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:42:13.6882785Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
unstar 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 Justice, when he plans to answer Question 213688, tabled by the hon. Member for Hammersmith on 6 November 2014 for answer on 11 November. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 217807 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Question 213688 was answered on 8 January 2015 but I have reproduced it here, for ease.</p><p> </p><p>Without incurring disproportionate cost it is not readily possible to distinguish those judicial review cases which were successfully brought against specific policies or measures from the total number of judicial review cases which were successfully brought against the Ministry of Justice.</p><p> </p><p>My letter dated 7 January 2015 answering Question 211301 (which can also be found in the Libraries of the Houses and on www.parliament.uk) sets out the numbers of judicial review cases successfully brought against the Ministry of Justice in each year from 2010 to 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T12:06:33.047Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:06:33.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse: Sentencing more like this
unstar 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 Justice, if he will review UK domestic violence sentencing guidelines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Annette Brooke more like this
unstar this property uin 211159 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Sentencing guidelines are produced independently of Government, by the Sentencing Council. The guidelines are available on the Sentencing Council website. Any decision to review the overarching sentencing guideline on domestic violence is a matter for the Sentencing Council.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The overarching sentencing guideline on domestic violence makes clear that because an offence has been committed in a domestic context there are likely to be aggravating factors present which make it more serious. The guideline sets out in some detail certain aggravating, and mitigating factors, which are of particular relevance to offences committed in a domestic context. All courts must take this guideline into account, and they must also follow sentencing guidelines for individual offences. This makes sure that the courts have a consistent approach to the task of determining the appropriate sentence in each case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:51:48.9482509Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:51:48.9482509Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Annette Brooke more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
unstar 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 Justice, for which written questions tabled by the hon. Member for Shipley in 2014, and answered with a promise to write a letter, a letter has (a) been and (b) not been sent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 215747 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice takes its parliamentary correspondence very seriously, and every attempt is made to answer Parliamentary Questions on time. If this is not possible, Ministers commit to respond by letter once the necessary information has been obtained.</p><p> </p><p>The way this data is collected changed from 4 June 2014. To provide information before that date would incur disproportionate costs. Since 4 June, Ministers committed to respond by letter to questions from the hon. Member for Shipley 28 times.</p><p> </p><p>a) Letters have been sent to answer the following questions: 199722, 199724, 199725, 199726, 202556, 202782, 203440, 204455, 204505, 204641, 204642, 204652, 204653, 204660 and 205007.</p><p> </p><p>b) Letters in response are being prepared for: 204500, 204646, 204681, 211070, 213919, 213927, 213928 (linked to 213927), 213935, 214192, 214193 (linked to 214192), 215016, 215018, and 215019 (linked to 215018). Of these, 9 were committed to since 20 November 2014.</p><p> </p><p>These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T16:59:03.183Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T16:59:03.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse: Alternatives to Prison more like this
unstar 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 Justice, what community programmes are available in lieu of prison sentences for (a) female and (b) gay or lesbian perpetrators of domestic violence; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 3495 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The National Probation Service (NPS) and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) work with all offenders to address the factors associated with their offending, including factors associated with their violent behaviour. Depending on the individual offender’s needs, there are a wide range of services in the community to address their offending behaviour and the factors leading to offending. These include emotion management, treatment for substance misuse and mental health, relationship skills, dealing with own victimisation and stress management.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T12:22:02.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T12:22:02.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre: Martin Narey more like this
unstar 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 Justice, whether his permission was (a) sought and (b) granted for Sir Martin Narey's access to Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
unstar this property uin 8757 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 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Secretary of State discussed the Ofsted Rainsbrook inspection with Sir Martin Narey and fully supported his proposed visit to the Secure Training Centre. The Secretary of State discussed his assessment of the Centre when he visited Rainsbrook on 10 July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 8758 more like this
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less than 2015-09-09T11:19:34.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T11:19:34.343Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Family Courts: Domestic Abuse more like this
unstar 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 Justice, what practice directions are in place on the allocation of judges in civic and family courts to domestic violence cases; and how many judges on average are involved in such cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
unstar this property uin 220701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The allocation of judges in Family Court cases involving domestic violence is governed by Part 5 of the Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) Rules 2014, which came into force on 22nd April 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made</a></p><p>The allocation process for applications and proceedings in domestic violence cases (set out in Part 5 of the Rules) is governed by whether the application is being brought under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996.</p><p>Domestic violence cases brought to the Family Court under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996 can therefore be heard by any judge sitting in the Family Court. We do not collect data on how many of the Family Court judges are involved in domestic violence cases.</p><p>Practice Direction 12J (Child Arrangements and Contact Orders: Domestic Violence and Harm) sets out what the Family Court should do in any case in which it is “alleged or admitted, or there is other reason to believe, that the child or a party has experienced domestic violence or abuse perpetrated by another party or that there is a risk of such violence or abuse”;</p><p><a href="https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j" target="_blank">https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j</a></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
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less than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse: Lancashire more like this
unstar 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 Justice, how many domestic violence trials in each magistrates' and Crown court in Lancashire in 2014 (a) collapsed and (b) were postponed due to the complainant not being present. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mark Hendrick more like this
unstar this property uin 225139 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 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested in relation to both the magistrates’ courts and Crown Court is not held centrally and could only be provided by accessing and examining individual files at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Computerised data is available on the number of adult trials which did not proceed because a prosecution witness did not attend. However it is not possible to filter down that information to domestic violence trials or to the non attendance of the complainant in domestic violence cases as the computer recording systems for the magistrates’ and Crown court do not break down trial data into specific types of cases or types of witnesses (complainant or other).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-03-04T10:23:22.403Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-04T10:23:22.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse: Lancashire more like this
unstar 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 Justice, how many domestic violence courts sat at each magistrates' court in Lancashire in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mark Hendrick more like this
unstar this property uin 224736 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 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The table below sets out the number of domestic violence courts scheduled to be sat in each magistrates’ court in Lancashire in 2014:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Magistrates Courts in Lancashire</p></td><td><p>Number of half day sessions scheduled to sit on domestic violence during 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Blackpool Magistrates’ Court</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lancaster Magistrates’ Court</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Preston Magistrates’ Court</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chorley Magistrates’ Court</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ormskirk Magistrates’ Court</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Blackburn Magistrates’ Court</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burnley Magistrates’ Court</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T17:21:34.66Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T17:21:34.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Domestic Abuse more like this
unstar 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 Justice, how many and what proportion of cases in courts marked as domestic violence incidents related to (a) male perpetrators against female partners and (b) all other forms of domestic violence in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 214191 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>This government is committed to tackling domestic violence and abuse and to delivering a better response for the victims of these appalling crimes.</p><p> </p><p>We have ring-fenced £40 million for victims’ services; piloted and rolled out Clare’s Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learnt from individual tragedies; criminalised forced marriage and consulted on the creation of a single criminal offence of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice Court Proceeding Database holds information on offences provided by the statute under which proceedings are brought but not all the specific circumstances of each case. Data on those proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for offences involving domestic violence, such as threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults are not separately identified in the data reported centrally to the Ministry of Justice. Furthermore, it is not possible to separately identify the relationship between defendant and victim, and their gender. This detailed information is not reported to Justice Statistical Analytical Services due to their size and complexity and as such, it can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:41:48.917Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:41:48.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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star 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 Alternatives to Prosecution more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what offences and under what circumstances police officers of Staffordshire Police, West Yorkshire Police and Leicestershire Police will be required to seek permission of the Crown Prosecution Service before issuing the community resolutions and suspended prosecutions being piloted in those areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We plan to put an end to the cautions culture and to replace the conditional caution with the suspended prosecution. Before doing so, Staffordshire Police, West Yorkshire Police and Leicestershire Police are piloting a new, two-tier framework for out of court disposals based on the conditional caution and the community resolution.</p><p> </p><p>Police officers in these areas, as in other parts of England and Wales, may in exceptional circumstances administer a conditional caution for an indictable only offence and must seek the permission of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) before doing so. There is no requirement for police officers to seek the approval of the CPS before administering a community resolution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:52:07.3636797Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:52:07.3636797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Aiding and abetting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review and clarify the law on joint enterprise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Department has been considering the Justice Select Committee’s recommendation that the law in this area should be reviewed. The Department will respond formally to the Committee in due course.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T12:45:52.65Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:45:52.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 were (a) issued by the courts, (b) breached and (c) resulted in the imposition of a penalty 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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Zac Goldsmith 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>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 226455 more like this
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less than 2015-03-12T17:30:07.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T17:30:07.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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star 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the written Questions tabled by the hon. Member for Shipley where a letter was promised but has not yet been sent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm that the department has responded to all outstanding written Questions where a letter was promised and copies of the letters have been placed in the House library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T14:02:59.703Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T14:02:59.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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