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star this property date less than 2020-07-23more like thismore than 2020-07-23
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Forced Marriage: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions were initiated in relation to forced marriage in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, (4) 2017, (5) 2018, and (5) 2019; and how many such prosecutions were successful in each year. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL7247 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-08-03more like thismore than 2020-08-03
unstar this property answer text <p>From 2014 to date, CPS data for the number of cases prosecuted and the outcomes is:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-2019</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019-2020</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Convictions</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-Convictions</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>53</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>50</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Between 2014 – 15 and 2017 – 18, this data included cases that included the forced marriage flag on the CPS’s case management system as well as cases charged as forced marriage. In 2018 – 19, the CPS conducted quality assurance checks on the guidance for applying the forced marriage flag. The data for that year does not include flagged cases but only cases charged as a forced marriage offence. The most recent data (2019 – 20) includes flagged cases but reflects the updated guidance on applying the flag which has resulted in improved accuracy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2020-08-03T13:26:48.38Zmore like thismore than 2020-08-03T13:26:48.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
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Attorney General more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse 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, with reference to his oral contribution at Attorney General Questions on 9 July 2020, Official Report, Column 1110, if he will publish the framework for the CPS's interim charging protocol for cases of domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Ellie Reeves more like this
star this property uin 76848 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 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p>It is essential that perpetrators, victims and their families know and understand that the criminal justice system remains open and operational during the covid-19 outbreak. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is working closely with colleagues across the Criminal Justice System to ensure that these offences continue to be brought to justice.</p><p> </p><p>The interim charging protocol <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/coronavirus-interim-cps-charging-protocol-between-national-police-chiefs-council-and" target="_blank">‘Coronavirus: Interim CPS Charging Protocol between the National Police Chiefs' Council and Crown Prosecution Service’</a> was published on 31st March 2020. The interim protocol sets out how charging for all cases including domestic abuse should be managed by the police and the CPS.</p><p> </p><p>The interim protocol specifies that priority must be given to the most serious cases to make sure dangerous offenders are dealt with quickly. The protocol aims to prioritise and focus demand so we are only putting the most serious cases into the courts system immediately. All non-custody domestic abuse cases have been categorised as Category B - High Priority cases. The CPS is committed to working closely with criminal justice partners and the third sector to ensure that victims and witnesses remain at the heart of the process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Fareham more like this
star this property answering member printed Suella Braverman more like this
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less than 2020-07-29T11:25:50.623Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:25:50.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Suella Braverman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
1226462
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star this property date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
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Attorney General more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals 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, with reference to the Victims Commissioner's annual report 2019/20, what steps the Attorney General is taking with the Lord Chancellor to promote the changes to the review into the unduly lenient scheme to ensure victims are aware of their right to request a challenge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Ellie Reeves more like this
star this property uin 76849 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 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Law Officers promote the unduly lenient sentence scheme and its extension, including in Parliament and on social media. It is important that those in contact with victims at the time of sentencing ensure those victims are aware of the right to request a review of the sentence in qualifying cases. The Lord Chancellor consulted on including this in the Victims’ Code which is due to be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-29T11:24:45.51Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:24:45.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Victims: Codes of Practice 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, with reference to the 2019-20 annual report of the Victims Commissioner, what steps the Attorney General is taking with the Lord Chancellor to (a) promote the updated changes to the unduly lenient scheme and (b) increase the awareness of those changes among victims as part of the upcoming launch of the new Victims’ Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Ellie Reeves more like this
star this property uin 76850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Law Officers promote the unduly lenient sentence scheme and its extension, including in Parliament and on social media. The Lord Chancellor, in the recent Victims’ Code public consultation, sought views on a requirement that witness care officers inform victims of the right to request a review of a sentence, at the time of sentence. The Ministry of Justice are currently analysing the responses to the consultation and aim to publish the revised Victims’ Code later this year. As set out in the consultation, raising awareness of the Victims’ Code will be an important part of the re-launch.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-29T11:23:59.06Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:23:59.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Sex Offences Review 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, with reference to the 2019-20 annual report of the Victims Commissioner, what progress has been made on the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate case study review as part of the Government’s end to end rape review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Ellie Reeves more like this
star this property uin 76851 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 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The case study referred to in the Victims Commissioners Annual Report was HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI)’s Rape Inspection Report published on 17<sup>th</sup> December 2019, which focussed on the role of the Crown Prosecution Service.</p><p> </p><p>The Inspection and Report were carried out as a part of the cross-Government end-to-end review of the criminal justice system response to rape. One of the recommendations from this report was that HMCPSI should carry out a joint inspection with the police inspectorate, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Rescue Services (HMICFRS), of the CPS and police response to rape allegations in order to delve deeper into this issue. That inspection is expected to commence in late August 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-29T11:18:53.763Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:18:53.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Rape: 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, with reference to the 2019-20 annual report of the Victims Commissioner, what progress has been made on the joint review by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services into the drop in rape prosecutions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Ellie Reeves more like this
star this property uin 76852 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 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Work on the joint inspection by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &amp; Rescue Services (led by the latter) has been delayed by COVID-19. However, a draft framework and methodology have been shared with stakeholders, including the Victims Commissioner, for consultation and an external reference group has been formed with the first virtual meeting to take place on 10<sup>th</sup> August 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Thereafter, it is envisaged that interviews with national leads can commence in August 2020 and fieldwork across six police forces will start in September and continue until the mid-November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-29T11:14:36.217Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:14:36.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Video Recordings: Victims 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 steps she is taking with the Lord Chancellor to increase the number of pre-trial video recordings of cross-examination of vulnerable victims in Crown courts; to which additional Crown court locations she plans to make available that capability; and when she plans to do so. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Ellie Reeves more like this
star this property uin 76854 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p>I am pleased that the Lord Chancellor has recently approved national rollout plans for pre-recorded cross examination, for Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, for vulnerable witnesses in Crown Court centres in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>This plan includes a focus on rolling out Section 28 to London and the South East in the first wave in August, followed by all remaining Crown Courts in England in Wales in the autumn. This is a crucial step to support vulnerable victims and witnesses to give their best evidence.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS’s intention has always been to complete a national rollout of this service to all Crown Courts by the end of this year and there is extra benefit in having this service available to support more victims and witnesses in light of COVID-19.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-29T11:28:41.23Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:28:41.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-07-17more like thismore than 2020-07-17
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Crime: Airguns 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 estimate she has made of the number of young people under the age of 18 charged with air weapons offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 76057 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 2020-07-22more like thismore than 2020-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The CPS does not maintain a central record of the age of defendants charged with offences relating to air weapons. This information could only be obtained by an examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-22T15:23:34.213Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-22T15:23:34.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Administration of Estates 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 estates of people who died without known entitled relatives and left a will were referred to the Bona Vacant Division of the Government Legal Department in (a) March, (b) April and (c) May in (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 68760 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 2020-07-10more like thismore than 2020-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Bona Vacantia Division (BVD) of the Government Legal Department (GLD) deals with the solvent estates of people domiciled in England &amp; Wales who appear to have died <strong>without</strong> leaving a valid will or relatives entitled to share in their estates in priority to the Crown. It therefore does not generally deal with estates where there is a valid will.</p><p> </p><p>If the referral contains information which suggests the deceased has left a valid will disposing of their entire estate, it will be returned to the person who referred it. The Division does not keep a record of these estates.</p><p> </p><p>If the deceased does not appear to have left a valid will or entitled relatives, the estate will be advertised on the Division’s website.</p><p> </p><p>Occasionally the Division determines that the deceased has left a valid will which disposes of the entire estate after it has been advertised. There were two such estates referred in March 2019; two in April 2019; none in May 2019; one in March 2020; one in April 2020 and one in May 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Estates where the deceased has left a valid will but it does not dispose of the entire estate are sometimes referred to the Division because the undisposed residue passes by intestacy to the Crown. One such estate was referred to the Division in March 2019 and one in April 2019. There have been no other referrals in the months concerned.</p><p> </p><p>During the corresponding period, the number of estates referred to the Division where there was no will or no will has subsequently come to light were: March 2019 = 296; April 2019 = 187; May 2019 = 160; March 2020 = 192; April 2020 = 204; May 2020 = 81.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-10T12:47:20.777Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-10T12:47:20.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-07-02more like thismore than 2020-07-02
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Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals 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, how many sentences have been extended under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme in each of the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd South more like this
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Simon Baynes more like this
star this property uin 68445 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-07-10more like thismore than 2020-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>A total of 27 individual sentences have been increased by the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Scheme in the last six months: four sentences in January, eight in February, five in March, one in April, three in May and six in June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-07-10T12:38:23.93Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-10T12:38:23.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Baynes more like this