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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading RSPCA more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the Crown Prosecution Service has either taken over or forced discontinuation of a private prosecution brought by the RSCPA. more like this
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Viscount Astor more like this
star this property uin HL3581 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain an authoritative central record of the number of private prosecutions taken over. To identify the exact number of times the CPS took over or forced the discontinuation of a private prosecution brought by the RSPCA would require a manual exercise to review individual files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T15:17:29.83Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T15:17:29.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Astor more like this
387751
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Islamic State: Flags more like this
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25277
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 there have been as a result of displaying the ISIL flag in the United Kingdom. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1128 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 2015-07-17more like thismore than 2015-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Proscription is an important means of disrupting terrorist organisations in the UK. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as The Islamic State of Iraq al-Sham (ISIS) was proscribed as a terrorist organization in the UK with effect from 20 June 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000 provides that a person commits an offence if he, in a public place, wears an item of clothing or wears, carries or displays article in such a way or in such circumstances as to arouse reasonable suspicion that he is a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation. Flags would come within the definition of “article”. This is a summary only offence carrying a maximum of six months imprisonment or a fine.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date there have been no prosecutions in England and Wales as a result of displaying a flag in such a way or in such circumstances as to arouse reasonable suspicion that the person displaying it is a member or supporter of ISIL. A black flag of the type associated with ISIL has featured in a number of prosecutions of individuals for more serious terrorist offences.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2015-07-17T12:22:22.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-17T12:22:22.803Z
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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 Marquess of Lothian more like this
90903
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Ashya King more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General was consulted about the European Arrest Warrant issued for the parents of Ashya King. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL1829 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 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Both the police and CPS are independent of Government and save in cases which require his consent to prosecute the Attorney General has no role to play in the decision to apply to a court for a European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The alleged offence in this case did not require Attorney General’s consent and he was not, therefore, consulted prior to the application for a warrant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>After the EAW had been obtained, as superintending Minister for the CPS, the Attorney General did discuss the case with the CPS; but the decision to apply to withdraw the warrant remained entirely that of the CPS.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T11:11:31.827952Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T11:11:31.827952Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest available figures for the number of (1) men, and (2) women, employed in the Crown Prosecution Service. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4783 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 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
star this property answer text <p>At the 31 January 2015, there were 2,218 men and 4,201 women (headcount) employed in the Crown Prosecution Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-02-20T16:20:44.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-20T16:20:44.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
44173
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are aware of any plans to bring prosecutions in respect of the deaths of (1) Azelle Rodney, (2) Jimmy Mubenga, (3) Christopher Alder, (4) Sean Rigg, (5) Habib Ullah, (6) Ricky Bishop, and (7) Anthony Grainger; and what assessment they have made of the ability of the Crown Prosecution Service to pursue prosecutions in cases involving deaths in custody or during police operations. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL6129 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has robust processes for dealing with cases involving deaths in custody or in contact with police which follow the requirements of the then Attorney General's &quot;Review of the Role and Practices of the CPS in Cases Arising from a Death in Custody 2003&quot;.</p><p>All death in custody cases are dealt with by the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division to ensure consistency of approach and that they are dealt with by lawyers with the necessary skills and experience. Only very experienced senior lawyers, who are specifically designated, are permitted to review death in custody cases. The reviews carried out by the senior lawyer in cases involving deaths in custody are examined by their line manager and then by the Head of Special Crime &amp; Counter Terrorism Division (or her Deputy). They are then submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for final approval. In any case where the decision is not to proceed, unless the DPP is satisfied that it is &quot;plain beyond doubt&quot; that there is no case to answer, experienced external counsel will be instructed to advise.</p><p>The status of the specified cases is as follows:</p><p>(1) Azelle Rodney: Following the publication of the report of Sir Christopher Holland in relation to his inquiry Mr Rodney's death, the IPCC wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to ask that the CPS review the case. This review is underway and the CPS is working with the IPCC in order to determine whether any further investigation is required. Once the CPS is satisfied that it has received a full file, it will consider whether charges should be brought.</p><p>(2) Jimmy Mubenga: prosecutions were announced on 20 March 2014.</p><p>(3) Christopher Alder: prosecutions took place in 2002 – all defendants were acquitted.</p><p>(4) Sean Rigg: The CPS has provided investigative advice to the IPCCin relation to allegations of perjury. A charging decision has not been requested.</p><p>(5) Habib Ullah: The CPS has received a full file and is considering whether charges should be brought.</p><p>(6) Ricky Bishop: Mr Bishop died in 2001. The case has not been referred to the CPS within the last 3 years.</p><p>(7) Anthony Grainger: a prosecution was announced on 16 January 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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630
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
226477
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Prosecutions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General will ask HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out an inquiry into the decision not to prosecute for the Arndale Centre plot, and invite him to publish his findings. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5599 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General has no plans to ask HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out an inquiry into the decision not to prosecute for the Arndale Centre plot. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) concluded that there was insufficient evidence that was admissible in a criminal court in this jurisdiction to afford a realistic prospect of conviction. The Attorney General has no reason to doubt the CPS’s conclusion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T13:50:45.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:50:45.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Charities more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the Attorney General's duties, as the guardian of public interests, in respect of the supervision of charities; and whether the Attorney General has had any discussions with the Charity Commission as regards the use of the finances of the Rowntree Foundations. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5600 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 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s responsibilities, on behalf of the Crown as parens patriae, include representing charity generally, or the beneficiaries of a particular charity, before the courts. The regulation of charities is a matter for the Charity Commission. The Attorney General’s Office does not hold any records of discussions between the Attorney General and the Charity Commission about the finances of the Rowntree Foundations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-18T13:49:07.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T13:49:07.92Z
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630
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
227992
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Serious Fraud Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Serious Fraud Office. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5807 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The current Director has returned the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to its original role and purpose of tackling the topmost tier of fraud, bribery and corruption cases with a greater emphasis on those that harm the UK’s reputation as a safe place to do business.</p><p> </p><p>The follow-up report to the 2012 inspection carried out by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate was published in November 2014. It provides a snapshot of the SFO in 2013 and made clear that a “considerable amount of work had been done” to address the recommendations of the inspection, and that “There has been genuine commitment from managers and staff alike to review and update processes and structures and to improve every aspect of case handling, from intelligence gathering and analysis, to casework management and disclosure handling”.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T13:03:28.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T13:03:28.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
227993
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to prosecutions of high profile sex abuse cases, and (2) the financial resources available to the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out such prosecutions; and what, if any, plans the Crown Prosecution Service has to amend its procedures and practices in relation to such prosecutions. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5808 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) considers all cases that are referred by investigators according to the same test, as set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. In 2013/14, the CPS prosecuted 12,445 sexual offence cases, of which 9,104 resulted in a conviction, a conviction rate of 73.2%. This was an increase on the previous year when the conviction rate was 72.4% .</p><p> </p><p>In order to ensure that there are sufficient resources to prosecute sexual offence cases, the CPS continues to work closely with Her Majesty’s Treasury and criminal justice system partners to analyse and manage the impact of increasing volumes. This is in addition to a range of activity to further prioritise sexual offence cases such as the establishment of Rape and Serious Sexual Offence (RASSO) Units in every region and the publication of legal guidance to further support effective prosecutions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T13:10:44.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T13:10:44.4Z
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630
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Serious Fraud Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their supervision of the Serious Fraud Office is exercised; and what recent assessment they have made of the performance of the Office. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL1677 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 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s supervision of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is exercised principally through the Attorney General’s superintendence of that department, and in accordance with the Protocol between the Attorney General and the Prosecuting Departments of July 2009.</p><p>The Attorney General meets regularly with the Director of the SFO and receives reports on the SFO’s work. In addition HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has power to inspect the SFO under section 149 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which came into force on 2 June 2014.</p><p>HMCPSI conducted an inspection of the SFO at the request of the Director SFO in 2012, and reported in November 2012. It has carried out a follow up inspection and is due to report on that later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T10:44:38.6775441Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:44:38.6775441Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this