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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment he has made of the usefulness of the European Arrest Warrant as a prosecutorial tool. 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 212405 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government and the DPP are in agreement that the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) offers the best way of keeping Britain safe, particularly from serious criminals and terrorists.</p><p>The introduction of the EAW has resulted in much faster processing of extradition requests, meaning that we can secure the return of fugitives wanted for serious offending in this country often in a matter of weeks, not many months or even years as was the case under previous arrangements. The Arrest Warrant is also more effective. For example, under the previous regime, the European Convention on Extradition, some Member States can refuse to surrender their own nationals, including France, Germany and Spain, which is not the position in EAW cases. Furthermore, the EAW overcomes problems of time limitation in other countries. It also means that wanted people can now be extradited to face fraud and tax charges, which was not the case before.</p><p>The Government has recently made changes in the way that the EAW is processed through our courts. These changes are designed to offer greater protection to UK citizens and other UK residents against disproportionate requests and the risk of spending unreasonable lengths of time in pre-trial detention abroad. With those changes in place, the Government is convinced that the EAW provides an effective and cost-efficient tool in the fight against trans-national crime, and it is one which prosecutors and other law enforcement professionals are keen to see preserved.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 212406 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.1951661Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.1951661Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
101520
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants 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 the usefulness of the European Arrest Warrant as a prosecutorial tool. 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 212406 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government and the DPP are in agreement that the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) offers the best way of keeping Britain safe, particularly from serious criminals and terrorists.</p><p>The introduction of the EAW has resulted in much faster processing of extradition requests, meaning that we can secure the return of fugitives wanted for serious offending in this country often in a matter of weeks, not many months or even years as was the case under previous arrangements. The Arrest Warrant is also more effective. For example, under the previous regime, the European Convention on Extradition, some Member States can refuse to surrender their own nationals, including France, Germany and Spain, which is not the position in EAW cases. Furthermore, the EAW overcomes problems of time limitation in other countries. It also means that wanted people can now be extradited to face fraud and tax charges, which was not the case before.</p><p>The Government has recently made changes in the way that the EAW is processed through our courts. These changes are designed to offer greater protection to UK citizens and other UK residents against disproportionate requests and the risk of spending unreasonable lengths of time in pre-trial detention abroad. With those changes in place, the Government is convinced that the EAW provides an effective and cost-efficient tool in the fight against trans-national crime, and it is one which prosecutors and other law enforcement professionals are keen to see preserved.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 212405 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.4052267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.4052267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of all (a) Crown Prosecution Service and (b) Serious Fraud Office cases were prosecuted by external counsel in 2013-14 and each of the five preceding years; and what the cost to each agency was of such counsel in each such year. 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 205096 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 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cases are not prosecuted exclusively by self-employed advocates or in-house advocates. Many cases are transferred between self-employed and in-house advocates and therefore it is not possible to report on the number or proportion of cases prosecuted solely by one type of advocate or the other.</p><p>However, the CPS does record the proportion of work undertaken across the 13 CPS Areas in the Crown Court by self-employed advocates by value, in accordance with the graduated fee scheme (GFS). CPS records show:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Crown Court Advocacy (13 Area position)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SELF-EMPLOYED ADVOCATES</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>% of prosecutions by GFS value</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>72%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>69%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>70%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The cost to the CPS of fees paid to self-employed advocates in relation to Crown Court and Higher Court advice, preparation and advocacy for each of the last six years is:</p><p> </p><p>2013-14: £114,606,541</p><p>2012-13: £110,608,524</p><p>2011-12; £111,041,044</p><p>2010-11: £134,194,869</p><p>2009-10: £135,296,368</p><p>2008-09: £127,132,677</p><p> </p><p>Note: Figures include VAT and are all fees paid to self-employed advocates not just those paid under the graduated fee scheme.</p><p>All of the cases prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office in the Crown Court are prosecuted by external counsel. Costs associated with this are detailed in the following table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fees to counsel relating</strong></p><p><strong> to prosecution work</strong></p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£3,146k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£2,313k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£3,651k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£4,008k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£3,548k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£4,167k</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T14:06:48.6474302Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:06:48.6474302Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Magistrates' Courts 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, how many and what proportion of cases at the magistrates' court in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial years were subject to a (i) decision by the prosecution to discontinue the case, (ii) decision in committal proceedings to discharge the defendant, (iii) decision by the magistrate to dismiss the case on grounds of no case to answer and (iv) dismissal after trial. 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 205185 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the outcomes of prosecutions, on a defendant basis, at magistrates' courts. Prosecution outcomes comprise convictions; guilty pleas, convictions after trial and cases proved in the absence of the defendant. Unsuccessful outcomes represent all other outcomes and include prosecutions dropped (discontinuances, withdrawals, prosecutions stayed and no evidence offered), discharged committals, dismissals and administrative finalisations.</p><p>The table below shows the volume and proportion of defendants whose proceedings were discontinued by way of a written notice under Section 23 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, discharged at committal, dismissed no case to answer by magistrates and dismissed after a full trial, in each of the last six years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></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>(i) Discontinued</p></td><td><p>30,226</p></td><td><p>30,665</p></td><td><p>32,532</p></td><td><p>30,217</p></td><td><p>26,600</p></td><td><p>23,083</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Discontinued</p></td><td><p>3.3%</p></td><td><p>3.5%</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td><td><p>3.8%</p></td><td><p>3.8%</p></td><td><p>3.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(ii) Discharged</p><p>Committal</p></td><td><p>1,984</p></td><td><p>2,252</p></td><td><p>1,690</p></td><td><p>1,308</p></td><td><p>1,270</p></td><td><p>308</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Discharged</p><p>Committal</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iii) Dismissed No</p><p>Case To Answer</p></td><td><p>1,707</p></td><td><p>1,605</p></td><td><p>1,525</p></td><td><p>1,362</p></td><td><p>1,224</p></td><td><p>1,433</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Dismissed No</p><p>Case to Answer</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iv) Dismissed</p><p>After Full Trial</p></td><td><p>18,682</p></td><td><p>20,322</p></td><td><p>19,517</p></td><td><p>17,681</p></td><td><p>17,168</p></td><td><p>17,805</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Dismissed</p><p>After Full Trial</p></td><td><p>2.0%</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td><td><p>2.2%</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL </strong></p><p><strong>PROSECUTED</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>928,708</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>872,585</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>840,983</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>787,547</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>700,423</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>633,306</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T15:24:05.9207027Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T15:24:05.9207027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Crown Courts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of cases at the Crown Court in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial years were subject to (i) a decision by the prosecution to offer no evidence, (ii) a judge-ordered acquittal, (iii) a judge-directed acquittal and (iv) an acquittal after trial. 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 205186 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the outcomes of prosecutions, on a defendant basis, at the Crown Court. Prosecution outcomes comprise convictions; guilty pleas and convictions after trial. Unsuccessful outcomes represent all other outcomes and include judge ordered acquittals (discontinuances, indictment stayed, charges left on file and no evidence offered), judge directed acquittals, acquittals after trial and administrative finalisations.</p><p>The table below shows the volume and proportion of defendants as a total of the 13 CPS Areas, where the CPS offered no evidence, where a judge ordered or directed an acquittal and where the defendant was acquitted after trial, in each of the last six years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></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>(i) Offer No Evidence</p></td><td><p>9,734</p></td><td><p>10,537</p></td><td><p>12,433</p></td><td><p>10,543</p></td><td><p>9,106</p></td><td><p>7,795</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Offer No Evidence</p></td><td><p>9.4%</p></td><td><p>9.6%</p></td><td><p>10.6%</p></td><td><p>9.8%</p></td><td><p>9.5%</p></td><td><p>8.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(ii) Judge Ordered</p><p>Acquittal</p></td><td><p>12,198</p></td><td><p>12,930</p></td><td><p>14,958</p></td><td><p>12,527</p></td><td><p>11,099</p></td><td><p>10,714</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Judge Ordered</p><p>Acquittal</p></td><td><p>11.7%</p></td><td><p>11.7%</p></td><td><p>12.8%</p></td><td><p>11.7%</p></td><td><p>11.6%</p></td><td><p>11.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iii) Judge Directed</p><p>Acquittal</p></td><td><p>990</p></td><td><p>1,048</p></td><td><p>1,101</p></td><td><p>857</p></td><td><p>774</p></td><td><p>620</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Judge Directed</p><p>Acquittal</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.8%</p></td><td><p>0.8%</p></td><td><p>0.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iv) Acquittal After Trial</p></td><td><p>5,703</p></td><td><p>6,316</p></td><td><p>6,810</p></td><td><p>6,290</p></td><td><p>5,998</p></td><td><p>5,584</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Acquittal After Trial</p></td><td><p>5.5%</p></td><td><p>5.7%</p></td><td><p>5.8%</p></td><td><p>5.9%</p></td><td><p>6.3%</p></td><td><p>6.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL </strong></p><p><strong>PROSECUTED</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>103,890</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>110,146</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>116,898</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>107,244</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>95,862</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>93,446</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T15:21:23.7972894Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T15:21:23.7972894Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Crown Prosecution Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he plans to take in response to the funding of HM Chief Inspectorate of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in his Annual Report 2013-14, page 4 that the background of continuing resource reductions is now having an impact on the ability of the CPS to deliver effectively across the whole range of its activity. 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 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has a comprehensive cost reduction strategy to 2015-16 that is fully aligned to, and supports, CPS priorities and objectives. The strategy will ensure that the department meets the SR2013 savings targets.</p><p>In their annual report for 2013-14 the Inspectorate acknowledged that CPS had improved its performance on serious and complex cases and also highlighted CPS success in hate crime cases and those involving violence against women and girls. The report was largely based on cases completed more than a year ago and more recent data shows performance improvements across the board since then. For example, magistrates' courts are seeing more guilty pleas and fewer cases dropped while the Crown Courts are showing increasing conviction rates – now at 81% across England and Wales. The challenges mentioned in the report are being addressed but they should be seen in the context of an improving prosecution service across the country.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T15:11:39.9803904Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T15:11:39.9803904Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright 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
star 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 and what proportion of local authorities in England and Wales have adopted the new information-sharing protocol between the Crown Prosecution Service, police and councils. 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 210546 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>Implementation of the measures in the national protocol is secured through agreement of local arrangements. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains no central records of the number of local authorities that have adopted the national 2013 Protocol. However, in a recent survey of Chief Crown Prosecutors, the CPS found that, following the publication of the national multi-agency 2013 protocol, 82 of the 174 Local Authorities responsible for children’s services have so far signed local disclosure protocols.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:10:41.8535605Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:10:41.8535605Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2014, Official Report, column 370W, on legal profession: industrial disputes, whether he (a) advised on the content of and (b) approved the letter that the Director of Public Prosecutions sent to members of the Independent Bar on action against cuts to legal aid. 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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>I neither advised on the content of, nor approved, the letter that was sent by the Crown Prosecution Service to members of the independent Bar about action against cuts to legal aid. I was however aware that the letter was to be sent. </p><p> I have said on more than one occasion that there is no justification for barristers failing to honour their professional obligations to the CPS because there is no dispute with the CPS about the level of prosecution fees. It was perfectly proper for the CPS to send this letter reminding barristers of these obligations.</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 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve 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
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star this property hansard heading Wonga more like this
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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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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