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star this property date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, for what reasons the Crown Prosecution Service made the decision that it would not be in the public interest to pursue a private prosecution on gender abortion charges against Dr Prabha Sivaraman and Dr Palaniappan Rajmohan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 228357 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with the two stage test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors, the CPS carefully considered the evidence submitted by the private prosecutor both on its own and in addition to the material already in its possession from the earlier decision. In both cases the CPS concluded that there was no realistic prospect of conviction for the charge selected by the private prosecutor.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition the CPS considered whether both sets evidence taken together might be sufficient to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for <strong><em>any</em></strong> abortion offence. It was concluded that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute an offence of using poison, instruments or any other means with intent to procure an abortion but that this was very finely balanced. It further concluded that the public interest considerations in not pursuing a prosecution outweighed those in favour for the same reasons as in 2013, most importantly the lack of professional guidance on how doctors should approach comparative risk assessments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The full reasons for the decision are available on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) website: <a href="http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/cps_decision_to_stop_private_prosecutions_of_doctors_charged_with_abortion_offences/" target="_blank">http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/cps_decision_to_stop_private_prosecutions_of_doctors_charged_with_abortion_offences/</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T17:04:15.643Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T17:04:15.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4342
star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
167673
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what support his Department provides to victim and witness support units. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 217105 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 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) continues to support the joint police/CPS Witness Care Units (WCUs) through the provision of staff and key case information that allows the unit to support victims and witnesses throughout the progress of their case. The CPS has also recently implemented Victim Liaison Units (VLUs) in every CPS Area. These dedicated units provide victims with clear explanations of CPS decisions about their cases, in line with our Victims’ Code commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-12-10T11:31:36.263Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T11:31:36.263Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
384835
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the number of cases which were not able to proceed to their conclusion in (a) Magistrates' and (b) Crown courts as a result of identifiable errors by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 3678 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of cases which were not able to proceed as a result of identifiable errors by the CPS. Obtaining this information would require a manual review of individual case files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:01:34.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:01:34.48Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland 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 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of cases in each year since 2010 is delayed as a result of CPS files not being handed over to the defence in time before the start of proceedings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 34591 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 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain centrally held data on the number of cases delayed as a result of CPS files not being handed over to the defence in time before the start of proceedings. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>The CPS is however committed to reducing unnecessary delays in the magistrates’ court, together with other CJS partners, through the Transforming Summary Justice initiative (TSJ). One of the principles of TSJ is to implement a more effective disclosure process to ensure the streamlining of disclosure to defence practitioners for first hearings.</p><p>The Better Case Management process (BCM) and the CPS Crown Court Strategy, which interlink with TSJ, also ensure that in cases destined for the Crown Court there is greater focus on Crown Court file build at the very outset to provide sufficient evidential material for the first hearing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T14:44:32.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T14:44:32.497Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of judicial orders and instructions were complied with by the Crown Prosecution Service (a) on time, (b) late and (c) not at all in each of the last 15 years. 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
star this property uin 205093 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 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has maintained a central record of the number of, and compliance with, judicial directions since April 2012.</p><p>Current CPS data on the number and proportion of judicial directions complied with by the CPS (and timeliness) is set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(a) Timely Compliance</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(b) Late Compliance</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(c) Not Complied With</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>TOTAL </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>44,006</p></td><td><p>54.8%</p></td><td><p>25,186</p></td><td><p>31.4%</p></td><td><p>11,090</p></td><td><p>13.8%</p></td><td><p><strong>80,282</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>89,955</p></td><td><p>74.0%</p></td><td><p>21,977</p></td><td><p>18.1%</p></td><td><p>9,575</p></td><td><p>7.9%</p></td><td><p><strong>121,507</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS is evaluating its compliance with Judge’s directions, including its processes for recording such data.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>No central record of judicial directions was maintained prior to April 2012. Obtaining the above information for periods prior to April 2012 would involve a review of individual case files incurring a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T14:23:33.6723047Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:23:33.6723047Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Administrative Scheme for the "On the Runs" Independent Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will publish the advice the Law Officers' Department gave to Lady Hallett on the lawfulness of the administrative scheme operated for the benefit of on-the-runs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Down more like this
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Lady Hermon more like this
star this property uin 206532 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The then Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, and a member of the Attorney General’s Office gave evidence to the Hallett Inquiry but did so as witnesses rather than legal advisers. Lady Justice Hallett reached her own view on the lawfulness of the administrative scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T10:10:37.4450952Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T10:10:37.4450952Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lady Hermon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the Law Officers' Departments' policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 205320 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>There is no prohibition of alcohol in the Law Officers’ Departments. This includes ministerial and official private offices.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T14:57:58.9353585Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T14:57:58.9353585Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland 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 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has carried out for (a) dog-fighting and (b) badger persecution in each of the last five financial years. 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
star this property uin 205066 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Prosecutions for dog-fighting and badger persecution are conducted under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and Protection of Badgers Act 1992 respectively. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number or prosecutions for ‘dog fighting’ conducted under the Animal Welfare Act. To obtain this information would require a manual file examination at disproportionate cost.</p><p>The number of offences charged under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Badgers Act 1992 { 1(1) }</p><p>Wilfully kill a badger</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Badgers Act 1992 { 1(1) }</p><p>Attempt to kill a badger</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Badgers Act 1992 { 1(1) }</p><p>Attempt to takea badger</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Badgers Act 1992 { 1(1) and 12 }</p><p>Wilfully taking a badger</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Badgers Act 1992 { 1(3) and 12 }</p><p>Possess a dead / part of a dead badger</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Badgers Act 1992 { 2(1) and 12 }</p><p>Digging for badgers</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Badgers Act 1992 { 3 }</p><p>Interfering with badger setts</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>26</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>43</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>70</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>These are offences which reached a first hearing in the magistrates’ court and the substantive charge when the case was finalised may have been different. It does preclude the possibility that other offences relating to badgers may have been charged under other legislation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T14:37:20.4080148Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T14:37:20.4080148Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Antisemitism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people were prosecuted for offences relating to anti-semitism in the UK in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newark more like this
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Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property uin 36029 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
star this property answer text <p>The Whilst the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does flag cases on its case management system that are identified as racial or religious hate crimes, it does not maintain a central record of prosecutions for offences specifically relating to anti-semitism. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-05-04T13:08:40.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T13:08:40.357Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many apprentices employed by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies are aged (i) 16 to 18, (ii) 19 to 24 and (iii) 25 years or older; and how many of those apprentices employed in each form of body and of each age group were previously employed by the Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 225060 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 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 31<sup>st</sup> January 2015 the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) employed 140 apprentices. A breakdown by age category is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Age Band</p></td><td><p>Headcount</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16-18</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>19-24</p></td><td><p>103</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>25+</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grand Total</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not centrally record how many of these apprentices were previously employed by the Government. To obtain this information would require a manual check of application forms which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are currently three apprentices working in the Serious Fraud Office and two in the remaining Law Officer’s Departments, however in order to protect individual’s personal data we are unable to provide any details of age or employment history, as the small numbers involved could lead to individuals being identified.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T15:53:09.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T15:53:09.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this