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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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
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star this property hansard heading Young Offenders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of all defendants of charges of (a) rape, (b) sexual offences other than rape and (c) domestic violence have been aged (i) 18 to 24 and (ii) 14 to 17 in each of the last 10 financial 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
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion of prosecuted defendants, flagged as rape, sexual offences excluding rape and domestic violence, recorded in the age bands 18 – 24 and 14 – 17 in each of the last seven years:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(a) </strong><strong>Rape</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(b) </strong><strong>Sexual Offences</strong></p><p><strong> exc Rape</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(c) </strong><strong>Domestic</strong></p><p><strong> Violence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>(i) 14 - 17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(ii) 18 - 24</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(i) 14 - 17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(ii) 18 - 24</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(i) 14 - 17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(ii) 18 - 24</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2007 - 2008</strong></p></td><td><p>10.1%</p></td><td><p>21.5%</p></td><td><p>7.5%</p></td><td><p>16.3%</p></td><td><p>4.0%</p></td><td><p>24.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008 - 2009</strong></p></td><td><p>9.4%</p></td><td><p>22.5%</p></td><td><p>6.1%</p></td><td><p>16.3%</p></td><td><p>4.0%</p></td><td><p>25.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009 - 2010</strong></p></td><td><p>9.5%</p></td><td><p>22.5%</p></td><td><p>6.0%</p></td><td><p>17.0%</p></td><td><p>4.0%</p></td><td><p>26.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010 - 2011</strong></p></td><td><p>7.6%</p></td><td><p>21.9%</p></td><td><p>5.5%</p></td><td><p>16.9%</p></td><td><p>3.8%</p></td><td><p>25.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011 - 2012</strong></p></td><td><p>8.1%</p></td><td><p>21.3%</p></td><td><p>4.7%</p></td><td><p>16.6%</p></td><td><p>3.3%</p></td><td><p>25.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012 - 2013</strong></p></td><td><p>7.4%</p></td><td><p>22.6%</p></td><td><p>4.5%</p></td><td><p>16.9%</p></td><td><p>3.0%</p></td><td><p>25.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013 - 2014</strong></p></td><td><p>6.8%</p></td><td><p>21.4%</p></td><td><p>4.3%</p></td><td><p>16.8%</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td><td><p>23.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p>The CPS did not separately collect data pertaining to the ages defendants prior to April 2007.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T11:18:26.6973837Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T11:18:26.6973837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald 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 date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Written Questions 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 estimate he has made of the savings to the Law Officers' Departments from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems the Law Officers' Departments have introduced or plan to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
unstar this property uin 218771 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office has made an estimated saving of £164 in respect of stationery costs since June 2014. There may also have been some savings in staff time but it is not possible to quantify this without incurring a disproportionate cost. There have been no other identified savings.</p><p> </p><p>There have also not been any modifications made to existing ICT systems that were dependent on introduction of the Q&amp;A system.</p><p> </p><p>One of the benefits of the new system is the possibility for the reporting of the timeliness of answers to Parliamentary Questions to be delivered with greater consistency and accuracy across all answering bodies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It will be for the Procedure Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the new system in improving performance when it assesses the evidence following the end of the session.</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 2015-01-05T17:40:06.97Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:40:06.97Z
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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 Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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, how many parliamentary questions tabled to the Law Officers' Departments in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
unstar this property uin 200438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>None.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:47:31.5243948Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:47:31.5243948Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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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 Written Questions 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 proportion of named day written questions were answered by the Law Officers' Departments within the prescribed period in the (a) 2012-13 session, (b) 2013-14 session and (c) 2014-15 session to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
unstar this property uin 208417 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested is contained in the following table.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion answered on the named day </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>116</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>129</p></td><td><p>91%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15 (To date)</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February 2014 as HC1046. The report covering statistics relating to performance during the 2013-14 session will be published very shortly by the Procedure Committee.</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 2014-09-10T13:34:33.8547734Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:34:33.8547734Z
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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 Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
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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 Work Experience more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people undertook an unpaid work placement in the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many such placements lasted for longer than one month. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
unstar this property uin 66888 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>GLD has offered the following number of work experience placements in each of the last five. None of them lasted for longer than one month. The placements were unpaid but assistance was provided with travel and subsistence costs. The placements were aimed either at promoting access to the legal profession, or to provide work experience to those from disadvantaged or black or minority ethnic backgrounds.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Work Placements in GLD</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) does not undertake unpaid work placements.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO does enable school age students to undertake work experience varying between 1 day and a week. SFO central records indicate that 26 students have completed such a placement over the past five years, as detailed in the following table, but none was for longer than one week.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of students at SFO</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are no central records held in regard to unpaid work experience at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and to collect this information would be at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Nobody has undertaken an unpaid work placement at AGO and HMCPSI within this timeframe.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2017-03-16T14:20:10.427Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T14:20:10.427Z
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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 Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Wonga 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 consideration the Serious Fraud Office has given to investigating Wonga, for fraud by false representation under section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006. 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
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office is aware that City of London Police are reviewing whether a criminal investigation is now appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:36:56.6676316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:36:56.6676316Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve 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 date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Wonga more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether the Crown Prosecution Service has been contacted for investigative advice by any police force in England and Wales with regard to the possible criminal liability following the findings by the Financial Conduct Authority that Wonga has been threatening debtors with letters from fake law firms. 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 203477 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has not yet been approached for investigative advice, by any police force, in respect of possible criminal matters arising from the Financial Conduct Authority investigation of Wonga.</p><p>Following the announcement that Wonga would pay £2.6 million in compensation, after sending letters from non-existent law firms to customers in arrears, the CPS Deputy Head of the Specialist Fraud Division contacted the City of London Police, on the 26 June 2014, to enquire whether this matter was being criminally investigated.</p><p>City of London Police are the national police lead for serious fraud investigations. They are currently assessing whether the case merits a criminal investigation and have confirmed that they will refer any request for advice to the CPS Specialist Fraud Division.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:39:04.3227756Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:39:04.3227756Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve 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 false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Wonga 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 discussions have taken place between the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office on the recent finding by that regulator that Wonga sent letters to debtors from non-existent solicitors demanding payment. 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 203475 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has no records of any discussion with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in regard to this matter.</p><p>Press statements have been issued by both the FCA and the City of London Police concerning Wonga and their agreement to pay compensation.</p><p>If the SFO is approached by any law enforcement or regulatory bodies then any relevant matters will be considered for criminal investigation in line with the SFO's remit to investigate fraud, bribery and corruption.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:41:32.7245559Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:41:32.7245559Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve 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 date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Witnesses: Self-employed 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of reimbursing self-employed witnesses for loss of earnings when they are obliged to attend court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
unstar this property uin 9623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
star this property answer text <p>The payment of witness expenses and allowances to prosecution witnesses, where the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the prosecuting authority, is governed by the Crown Prosecution Service (Witnesses’ etc. Allowances) Regulations 1988.</p><p>The rates payable in accordance with the Regulations are designed to provide compensation to witnesses attending court but not necessarily full reimbursement of all costs incurred, including loss of earnings, whether the witness is employed or self-employed. The aim is to strike a balance between providing a reasonable level of compensation to witnesses and ensuring that public money is spent appropriately.</p><p>It is important that the allowances are set at a level that does not discourage the public from coming forward to give evidence and rates are subject to regular review. Nevertheless, limits on the amounts payable are necessary if the Government is to maintain control over public spending in order to direct limited resources to areas of greatest need.</p><p>The witness allowance rates are due to be reviewed shortly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-09-15T14:57:17.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-15T14:57:17.127Z
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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 Kate Hoey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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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 Witnesses: Older People 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 steps he is taking to ensure that the CPS deal sensitively with elderly witnesses who are afraid of giving evidence in court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 63426 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-15more like thismore than 2017-02-15
star this property answer text <p>For elderly people who are vulnerable or intimidated, the CPS supports them as witnesses to give the best evidence that they can. The CPS does this by applying for special measures to, for example, allow them to give evidence by video link, or behind screens. The CPS can also apply for the use of an intermediary and/or communication aids to assist the witness.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS published a policy statement and guidance on prosecuting crimes against older people in 2009. The CPS has committed to updating both documents during 2017 to take into account the larger numbers of older people in society and changes to the nature of crime, such as on-line fraud targeting. The revised guidance and policy statement will address the support available to older victims of crime. The policy statement will be subject to a public consultation to ensure that the CPS considers the views of interested parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2017-02-15T16:31:36.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-15T16:31:36.597Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this