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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many cases of (1) Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, and (2) fabricated or induced illness, have been prosecuted against parents of children diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome in each year since 2010 for which figures are available; how many of those cases were successful; how many were withdrawn; and how many resulted in an acquittal. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL274 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 2017-07-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Munchausen's syndrome by proxy and fabricated or induced illness are not of themselves criminal offences so cannot be prosecuted as such. They may, however, be of relevance to criminal offences which can be prosecuted.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of prosecutions where Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy or fabricated or induced illnesses may have been relevant. 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 printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T14:14:57.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T14:14:57.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
940109
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star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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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 Attorney General: Reviews 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 many independent reviews the Attorney General's Office has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was the total cost of those reviews. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Watts more like this
star this property uin HL9524 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 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In the last year, no independent reviews have been commissioned into the policy or administration of the Attorney General’s Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T16:42:01.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T16:42:01.067Z
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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 Lord Watts more like this
775999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Out-of-school Education: Prosecutions 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 guidelines they have issued to Crown Prosecutors on the prosecution of persons for operating unregistered schools. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL2407 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 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service has issued legal guidance for Crown Prosecutors on prosecuting criminal offences relating to unregistered schools under sections 96 and 97 of the Education and Skills Act 2008. CPS guidance is publicly available via the CPS website and can be accessed at: www.cps.gov.uk/legal/d_to_g/education/</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-15T13:20:49.5Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T13:20:49.5Z
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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 Lord Warner more like this
776000
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Out-of-school Education: Prosecutions 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 many successful prosecutions there have been for operating an unregistered school in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL2408 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 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The offence of operating an unregistered independent educational establishment is created by section 96 of the Education and Skills Act 2008. There is a related offence under section 97 of that Act of intentionally obstructing a person carrying out an inspection where it is believed that an offence under section 96 is being committed.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service has not prosecuted any cases involving either of these offences.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-06T16:57:15.953Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T16:57:15.953Z
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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 Lord Warner more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Out-of-school Education: Prosecutions 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 6 November (HL2408), whether there have been no prosecutions for operating unregistered schools because no cases have been put to the Crown Prosecution Service, or for evidential reasons. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL4333 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 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The offences under sections 96 and 97 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 came into force, as they relate to independent schools, on 5 January 2015. Since that date two cases have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for early investigative advice following which investigations were discontinued. Two further cases have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision. In both of these latter cases the evidential test under the Code for Crown Prosecutors was not met.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-01-05T12:56:41.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-05T12:56:41.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1732
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions 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 whether they have issued any guidance to the Crown Prosecution Service concerning the extent to which insults constitute hate crimes. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL1416 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 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
star this property answer text <p>In order for an offence to constitute a “hate crime”, first a “basic” crime has to be committed. There are a number of such possible offences which can be committed by way of an insult, particularly offences under the Public Order Act 1986, the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and the Communications Act 2003.</p><p>Such offences could be designated as a “hate crime”, if they meet the required criteria for the three strands of hate crime offences – (a) racially and religiously aggravated offences; (b) homophobic, transphobic and biphobic offences and (c) disability hate crime.</p><p>The Government does not issue legal guidance to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which is independent. The CPS hate crime guidance, which must be followed by all prosecutors, was reviewed and published in June 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-09-20T15:11:38.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T15:11:38.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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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 Hate Crime: 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 what assessment they have made of the impact on freedom of speech of the definitions used by the Crown Prosecution Service to identify racist or religious incidents and crimes and to monitor the decisions and outcomes, as detailed in their Racist and Religious Hate Crime Prosecution Guidance. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL2243 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 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The CPS legal guidance on prosecuting racist and religious hate crime recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The guidance recognises that not only is speech which is well-received and popular protected, but also speech which is offensive, shocking or disturbing. It is essential in a free, democratic and tolerant society that people are able to exchange views, even when offence may be caused. However, when making prosecution decisions the CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech and expression against the duty of the state to act proportionately in the interests of public safety, to prevent disorder and crime, and to protect the rights of others.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has agreed a shared definition of hate crime with the police in order to ensure that all relevant cases are captured as early possible. This definition is based upon the perception of the victim or any other person and is wider than the legal definition. However, in order for the CPS to bring a successful hate crime prosecution the CPS must present sufficient evidence to prove that the offence meets the definition of the crime set out in the relevant legislation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-01T16:07:00.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-01T16:07:00.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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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 Hate Crime: 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, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December 2017 that she would write to the Director of Public Prosecutions (HL Deb, col 1051), whether she has done so; and if so, what was the response. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL4576 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>I would refer his Lordship to the answer to HL4421 from Lord Pearson, which was tabled on 21 December 2017, a copy of which has been made available in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T16:55:41.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T16:55:41.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1807
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star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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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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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are employed by the Crown Prosecution Service; and how many (a) men, and (b) women, hold senior posts. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL6385 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 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>As at 28 February 2018 the Crown Prosecution Service employed (1) 2,083 men and (2) 3,987 women. In senior posts (graded at Senior Civil Service or equivalent) the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) 34 men and (b) 40 women, with women making up 54% of the workforce in these grades.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 Hate Crime: 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, further to the reply by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December 2017 (HL Deb, col 1051), whether Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to ask whether she agrees that the definition of hate crime is broader than what is in statute and on what authority any broadening was based; and if so, what reply she received. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL11726 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 13 December 2017. The DPP provided her response on 9 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In her response, the then DPP confirmed that the flagging definition for hate crime was agreed between the CPS and the NPCC (ACPO as it was then) in 2007 and that it is wider than the definition set out in legislation to ensure all relevant cases are captured.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS adopted the recommended definition in the Macpherson report published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson report also recommended that ‘this definition should be universally adopted by the Police, local Government and other relevant agencies’.</p><p> </p><p>The recommendations of the Macpherson report were welcomed by the Government at the time and the current Government remains in support of this position. The CPS has worked with police to implement the recommended definition across all strands of hate crime. The CPS takes tackling hate crime seriously and recognises the need to increase public confidence to report. The flagging definition is important in achieving this aim.</p><p> </p><p>In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). This means that not every incident that the victim or another person has perceived to be a hate crime will actually be a hate crime in law.</p><p> </p><p>In her letter, the then DPP also confirmed that the CPS legal guidance recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech against the duty of the state to act proportionately and to protect the rights of others.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Z
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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 Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this