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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Brexit 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, if he will provide a written statement to the House on the legal implications of any potential changes the Government may negotiate to the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU in relation to the sovereignty of decision-making by Parliament on the Northern Irish backstop. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 206758 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the legitimate desire of Parliament to understand the legal implications of the Withdrawal Agreement. I have today written to the Prime Minister about an exchange of letters between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission. Given the exceptional circumstances surrounding the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Government's commitment to provide Parliament with information to assist it to understand the Agreement, I have agreed that this letter should be published</p><p>It is available online <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-the-attorney-general-to-the-prime-minister-on-the-northern-ireland-protocol" target="_blank">here</a> and copies have been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T17:37:33.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:37:33.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1046116
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the effective prosecution of criminals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 211357 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed the outline terms of a comprehensive future security relationship including law enforcement, criminal justice, and judicial cooperation.</p><p>I have regular meetings and briefings with the Director of Public Prosecutions and senior officials of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). A significant amount of planning for EU Exit has taken place and the CPS is making preparations for both for the implementation period or for an exit without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T14:47:55.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T14:47:55.007Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1054711
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading John Broadhurst more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the sentence delivered in the case of R v Broadhurst in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 216140 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office received a number of referrals under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) Scheme for the case of R v Broadhurst.</p><p> </p><p>The Law Officers can only refer a sentence as unduly lenient if there has been a “gross error” resulting in the sentence being significantly below the level that any judge could reasonably have imposed. The power is one that should only be used in exceptional circumstances and it is not an automatic prosecution right of appeal.</p><p> </p><p>After reviewing the case I am satisfied that the judge approached the sentencing in the correct way and I have concluded that the sentence was not outside the range of sentences that were reasonably available to the judge. It would therefore not be right for me to refer the sentence to the Court of Appeal.</p><p> </p><p>Sentencing is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice while charging decisions are an independent matter for the Crown Prosecution Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T15:18:29.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T15:18:29.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1056658
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will place in the Library his advice on the legal implications of any changes made to the Withdrawal Agreement text between the UK and the EU ahead of the forthcoming vote on that Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 218243 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the legitimate desire of Parliament to understand the legal implications of the Withdrawal Agreement and will look at what assistance it can provide the House. The Government has already published a collection of material to support public and parliamentary assessment of the deal. In addition, on 14 January, I agreed to the Government publishing a letter from me to the Prime Minister about the exchange of letters between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council and Commission.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T12:28:47.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T12:28:47.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
1109703
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading GPT Special Project Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, when did Department received a request from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to give consent to a prosecution in relation to the SFO's investigation into GPT Special Project Management and aspects of the conduct of that organisation's business in Saudi Arabia; and what his Department's response was to the SFO's request. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 240944 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>I am not able to provide any specific information about an on-going investigation by the Serious Fraud Office. I can confirm that I am aware of this case and I receive regular case updates in relation to it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:41:42.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:41:42.42Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1111211
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading GATT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has provided advice to the Prime Minister on whether the Government is able to trigger article 24 of the WTO General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 243322 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>I regularly meet ministerial colleagues to discuss important issues of common interest, including on matters relating to the UK’s exit from the EU. I am unable to disclose the legal content of those discussions because whether or not the Law Officers have given advice and the content of any such advice is, by convention, not disclosed outside Government. The Convention protects my ability as chief legal adviser to the Government to give full and frank legal advice about some of the most contentious and difficult issues the Government will be considering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T13:57:32.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T13:57:32.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
1124602
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading National Security Council: Disclosure of Information more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has been asked by the Cabinet Office to assess whether there was any illegality involved in the Huawei leak from the National Security Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 250479 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s role in respect of the Official Secrets Act is confined to granting consent to prosecute as defined in that Act.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T15:00:09.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:00:09.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
1124691
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Official Secrets Act 1989 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 recent alleged disclosure of information from the National Security Council, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Official Secrets Act. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 250769 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The policy responsibility for the operation of the Official Secrets Acts is a matter for the Cabinet Office.</p><p> </p><p>The Attorney General’s role in respect of the Official Secrets Act is confined to granting consent to prosecute as defined in that Act.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T15:01:08.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:01:08.22Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on legal protections for armed forces personnel and veterans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 257488 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>As a consequence of the long-standing Law Officers’ Convention, the Attorney General does not confirm whether advice has been provided to Ministerial colleagues on any particular issue, or the content of any advice that has been given. Policy responsibility for this matter lies with the Secretary of State for Defence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T08:32:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:32:56.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1134935
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism: 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, what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving individuals supporting terrorism abroad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 269685 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The CPS has a strong record of bringing successful prosecutions in terrorism cases, and works closely with Counter Terrorism policing and partners to help build strong cases.</p><p> </p><p>Where individuals provide support to terrorism abroad, for example by funding terrorism, they should expect to be investigated by the police and prosecuted by the CPS if the evidential and public interest tests in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met.</p><p> </p><p>Where crimes are committed abroad, Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2006 provides the courts with extra-territorial jurisdiction in relation to a number of terrorism offences so that if an individual were to commit one of these offences in a foreign country, they would be liable under UK law in the same way as if they had committed the offence in the UK. As the nature of terrorism has evolved, section 17 has been amended to include further offences. The CPS strongly supported these legislative provisions to strengthen our ability to prosecute offenders.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this