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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Harassment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged to date under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
unstar this property uin 211307 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a separate record of the number of people charged and prosecuted for stalking under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged for harassment using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4.</p><p> </p><p>The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 does not provide a definitive list of behaviors that would allow for a prosecution for either harassment or stalking and CPS prosecutors determine the most appropriate charges in any given prosecution based on the facts of the case.</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 2014-10-27T17:09:19.207728Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:09:19.207728Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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549
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
91881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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 Harassment remove filter
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, how many stalking and harassment cases were recorded in each year since 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
unstar this property uin 209434 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 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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’ courts, rather than identifying the number of defendants prosecuted. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 created the offence of harassment and latterly, as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, stalking.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In each year since 2011-12 the number of offences charged by way of the stalking or harassment offences under the Act is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p><p>{ 2A(1) and (4) }</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>529</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p><p>{ 4A(1)(a)(b)(i) and (5) }</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p><p>{ 4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) and (5) }</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL - STALKING OFFENCES</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>91</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>743</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p><p>{ 2(1) and (2) }</p></td><td><p>7,713</p></td><td><p>7,159</p></td><td><p>8,303</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p><p>{ 4(1) and (4) }</p></td><td><p>1,632</p></td><td><p>1,398</p></td><td><p>1,489</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL - HARASSMENT OFFENCES</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9,345</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,557</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9,792</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL S2, S2A, S4 &amp; S4A PHA </strong></p><p><strong>1997 OFFENCES</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9,345</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,648</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,535</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><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. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same victim.</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 2014-10-14T09:59:21.3453786Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T09:59:21.3453786Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4050
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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, 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 more like this
unstar this property uin 210501 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 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 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many harassment cases were reported to the police in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
unstar this property uin 214310 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T16:40:15.187Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:40:15.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property file name PQ 214310 ONS 400.pdf more like this
star this property title ONS Letter to Member - Harassment Cases more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many reports of harassment have been recorded by police forces in England and Wales in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T16:11:05.35Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T16:11:05.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property file name PQ-22242.PDF more like this
star this property title ONS Letter to Member - Reports of Harassment more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many harassment warning notices were issued by police forces in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people who received such notices were subsequently prosecuted for harassment offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dartford more like this
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Gareth Johnson more like this
unstar this property uin 32982 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 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collected centrally. The issuance of Police Information Notices (PINs) is an operational matter for police forces. Responsibility for the publication of information relating to PINs rests with Chief Constables.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-13T16:09:01.137Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T16:09:01.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many harassment warnings each police force in England issued in the most recent financial year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 36661 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 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collected centrally. The issuance of Harassment Warning Notices, also known as Police Information Notices (PINs), is an operational matter for Chief Constables. Responsibility for the publication of information relating to PINs rests with Chief Constables.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T12:17:18.867Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T12:17:18.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the guidance on Police Information Notices in the Authorised Professional Practice guidance on harassment and stalking to be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
unstar this property uin 138564 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The College of Policing has produced updated guidance on investigating stalking and harassment, including the use of Police Information Notices by the police, which is currently being reviewed. It is expected that the College will publish this guidance shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T13:58:33.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T13:58:33.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel 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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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many stalking and harassment cases were reported to the police in each year since 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
unstar this property uin 210569 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect data on the number of offences that are reported to the police. Not all crimes that are reported to the police will be recorded. <br><br>The police started recording stalking offences from April 1st 2014 so at present there is only data for April-June 2014 for this offence. Data on stalking and harassment offences are available in Table A4 of ‘Crime in England and Wales’, published by the ONS each quarter. <br><br>The most recent is available at: <a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/period-ending-june-2014/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/period-ending-june-2014/index.html</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T14:18:09.6761904Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T14:18:09.6761904Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
99891
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police staff in each police area in England and Wales have received training in sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
unstar this property uin 211145 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 College of Policing sets standards and provides relevant training products and services to police forces. This includes a College of Policing training package on stalking which has been completed 56,748 times between October 2012 and 30 September 2014 by police officers and staff in England and Wales.</p><p><br>The Home Office does not hold information which breaks this figure down by police officers and staff for each police area in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T14:50:11.0510992Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T14:50:11.0510992Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this