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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions there have been between the Director of Public Prosecutions and the head of the National Crime Agency about the capacity of both agencies to bring cases of downloading indecent images of children to justice; and what the conclusions of those discussions were. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 211050 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Director of Public Prosecutions has regular bilateral meetings with the Director General of the National Crime Agency. There have been no recent discussions about the capacity of both agencies to bring cases of downloading indecent images of children to justice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is currently working with the police to roll out nationally the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID). The introduction of the CAID will allow the police and CPS to identify and prosecute more perpetrators.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T11:02:28.5470618Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T11:02:28.5470618Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
93074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Freezing Orders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what value of asset freezing orders were applied for by the CPS in each of the last eight years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210507 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:38:54.5633773Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:38:54.5633773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
93075
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Protection from Harassment Act 1997 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the conviction rates for offences under Section 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 were in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210497 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a central record of the number or rate of convictions obtained by act and section. To obtain details of the conviction rate for offences charged by way of Section 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (stalking), would require a manual exercise of reviewing individual case files to be undertaken at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:37:44.5246474Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:37:44.5246474Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
93076
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Restraining Orders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how much the CPS has spent on defending appeals against asset restraining orders in each of the last seven financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210498 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:34:50.0656997Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:34:50.0656997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Harassment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions the CPS has prosecuted cases of racially or religiously aggravated harassment in each of the last seven years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210501 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ court under Section 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (racially or religiously aggravated harassment), rather than identifying the number of defendants prosecuted. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same victim.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows, in each of the last seven years, the number of offences, charged by way of Section 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (racially or religiously aggravated harassment), and which reached a first hearing at magistrates’ courts, in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Crime and Disorder Act 1998 { 32 }</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2007-2008</strong></p></td><td><p>556</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p>527</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p>494</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>536</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>379</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>317</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>335</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is no indication of the number of individual defendants prosecuted for these offences or the final outcome of the prosecution proceeding or if the charged offence was the substantive charge at the time of finalisation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The last five years have seen a year on year reduction in the overall number of cases referred to the CPS from the police, however the CPS do not hold data related to the number of police referrals of cases in which charges of racially or religiously aggravated harassment would be appropriate.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:08:19.7268085Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:08:19.7268085Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Newspaper Press: Telephone Tapping more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether costs from the convicted defendants in the phone-hacking trial that concluded on 25 June 2014 have been recovered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210502 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service applied for costs totalling £1.1m against all those convicted of phone hacking, save for Dan Evans who had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity. The trial judge ordered costs against James Weatherup in the sum of £5000 and the costs application against Andrew Coulson has been adjourned to await further information relating to his means.</p><p>Responsibility for enforcing Crown Court costs orders falls to HM Courts and Tribunal Service and the costs go to central funds. The Crown Prosecution Service does not monitor whether these are recovered.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T14:11:05.4743008Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T14:11:05.4743008Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Crown Prosecution Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many exit packages the CPS agreed in the last financial year that were of a value above £100,000; and what the total cost of such packages were to the public purse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210504 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The CPS agreed 35 exit packages in 2013/14 that were of a value above £100,000. The total cost of these exit packages was £4.4 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>CPS exit packages data are available in the CPS’s Annual Report and Accounts 2013-2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-17T09:14:15.9249428Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T09:14:15.9249428Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
93085
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Freezing Orders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many asset freezing orders the CPS applied for in each of the last eight years; and how many such applications were successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210506 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The CPS holds records of the number of asset freezing orders which it has obtained, but not the number of orders which it applied for during the last 8 years. On 30 June 2014, as part of work to tackle organised crime, the Director of Public Prosecutions launched a new service within the CPS which will work exclusively on recovering assets from criminals convicted in England and Wales. CPS Proceeds of Crime (CPSPOC) is responsible for all CPS restraint activity. CPSPOC will compile information as to how many asset freezing orders are applied for and how many are granted. This information will be available in future financial years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the total number of asset freezing orders obtained by the CPS in each of the last eight financial years. There has been a drop in the number of asset freezing orders obtained by the CPS since 2010-11. This is partly due to a fall in the type of investigations that lead to restraint orders being required and partly due to the decision in Windsor v CPS [2011] EWCA Crim 143, which tightened the evidential requirements needed with ex parte applications for restraint orders at the investigation stage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of asset freezing orders obtained </strong></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>855</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>1352</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>1567</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>1471</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>1730</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>1296</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>1246</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2014-Sep 2014</p></td><td><p>553</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T14:15:59.3204514Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T14:15:59.3204514Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
93086
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) pre-charge decisions, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there were in child abuse cases in each year since 2006-07. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210545 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 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of cases of child abuse, referred for a pre-charge decision or prosecuted, by way of a monitoring flag.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS definition of child abuse covers any case where the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offence and includes physical, emotional and sexual criminal offences, as well as neglect of a child and non-recent child abuse where the victim is now an adult. It The data is accurate only to the extent that the flag has been correctly applied.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>During each of the last eight years the number of pre-charge decisions made, against suspects alleged to have committed offences involving child abuse, is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Pre-Charge Decisions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2006-2007</strong></p></td><td><p>11,485</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2007-2008</strong></p></td><td><p>11,542</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p>11,094</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p>12,691</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>13,015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>11,610</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>9,379</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>11,187</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the same period, the number of defendants prosecuted and convicted, in cases flagged as child abuse is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total Prosecuted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Convictions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Convictions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2006-2007</strong></p></td><td><p>7,337</p></td><td><p>5,216</p></td><td><p>71.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2007-2008</strong></p></td><td><p>7,587</p></td><td><p>5,499</p></td><td><p>72.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p>7,381</p></td><td><p>5,479</p></td><td><p>74.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p>8,079</p></td><td><p>6,043</p></td><td><p>74.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>9,235</p></td><td><p>6,855</p></td><td><p>74.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>8,581</p></td><td><p>6,444</p></td><td><p>75.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>7,558</p></td><td><p>5,755</p></td><td><p>76.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>7,998</p></td><td><p>6,096</p></td><td><p>76.2%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This information is available within the CPS’s annual ‘Violence against Women and Girls Report 2013-14’.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-17T09:11:58.771532Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T09:11:58.771532Z
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Unfair Practices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether the police have contacted the Crown Prosecution Service in regards to whether the practice of payday lenders or others issuing legal demands through letters from fake solicitors constitutes a criminal offence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry remove filter
star this property uin 210566 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is aware that City of London Police, the national police lead in substantial fraud investigations, is currently considering the widely-reported case involving Wonga. To date the CPS have not been asked by the police as to whether the practice of issuing letters from fake solicitors constitutes a criminal offence.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any referral to the CPS will be made to the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, who would provide wider advice about whether such practices constitute a criminal offence if that was requested by the police.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T14:17:32.6177309Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T14:17:32.6177309Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this