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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Fraud: Prosecutions 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 successful prosecutions have been made for non-benefit-related fraud in each year since 2009; and how many such prosecutions were for offences against an individual victim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Julie Hilling more like this
unstar this property uin 213310 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a separate record of the outcome of prosecution proceedings by specific offences, such as non-benefit frauds, or where the offences prosecuted concerned one victim. To obtain this information would involve undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-11T11:35:59.6418191Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:35:59.6418191Z
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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 Julie Hilling more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Fraud: Prosecutions 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 what steps his Office is taking to prosecute alleged frauds involving multiple persons who cannot afford to bring civil cases against the alleged perpetrators. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
unstar this property uin 379 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Both the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are responsible for prosecuting cases of fraud.</p><p> </p><p>They act in the public interest and can prosecute whether or not civil proceedings are in progress.</p><p> </p><p>The government has taken concerted action over recent years to reduce the costs of civil litigation, and that work continues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:30:30.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:30:30.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 Fraud: Prosecutions 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 cases have been prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last ten years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
unstar this property uin 291351 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The SFO exists to tackle the most serious and complex cases of fraud, bribery and corruption. The SFO’s remit is to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute those cases that fall within this remit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Please find a breakdown of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutions by case in each financial year:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Cases</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>52</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Please note we interpret the prosecution of an SFO case to begin from the date of the first charge brought against an individual or organisation in a case. More information about our cases is available online at <a href="https://www.sfo.gov.uk/our-cases/" target="_blank">https://www.sfo.gov.uk/our-cases/</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T11:43:54.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:43:54.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 Fraud: Prosecutions 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 Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) the Serious Fraud Office has entered into in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
unstar this property uin 291353 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have been available to prosecutors since February 2014. The SFO has agreed five DPAs with UK companies since the legislation came into force, three of which were for overseas corruption offences.</p><p> </p><p>Full details of all DPAs are available on the SFO’s website at: <a href="https://www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guidance-policy-and-protocols/deferred-prosecution-agreements/" target="_blank">https://www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guidance-policy-and-protocols/deferred-prosecution-agreements/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T11:35:18.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:35:18.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 Fraud: Prosecutions 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 fraud prosecutions were carried out in England and Wales in each Crown Prosecution Service business area. 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 214293 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of defendants prosecuted and finalised in 2013-14 by the Crown Prosecution Service in each business area and the Central Casework Division, where the Principal Offence was categorised as ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The category of ‘Fraud and Forgery, comprises a number of offences including offences prosecuted by way of the Fraud Act 2006, fraudulently evading income tax, VAT, excise duty or national insurance, bankruptcy offences, money laundering, forgery or using a false instrument and obtaining property, services or pecuniary advantage by deception.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>426</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>683</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>3,196</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>528</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>577</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>931</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>762</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>558</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames and Chiltern</p></td><td><p>802</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>449</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>824</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>933</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework Division</p></td><td><p>6,803</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong><strong> &amp; Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18,042</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Central Casework Division includes ‘Fraud and Forgery’ prosecutions previously undertaken by the prosecution function of the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Principal Offence Category is assigned at the end of a prosecution to indicate the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged at the time of finalisation. It is not possible to disaggregate the outcomes of individual offences, such as fraud, without undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-17T15:32:39.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T15:32:39.17Z
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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 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 Fraud: Prosecutions remove filter
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 prosecutions have been completed by the Serious Fraud Office in 2013-14 and each of the previous five 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 205092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>11 convictions were secured in 2013/14 and 16 prosecutions were completed in 2013/14 (including those with convictions).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates and, where appropriate, prosecutes cases of serious or complex fraud (including cases of domestic or overseas bribery and corruption) which, in the opinion of the Director of the SFO, call for the multi-disciplinary approach and legislative powers available to the SFO. Since April 2012, the SFO’s caseload has been recalibrated so that it is taking on fewer and more complex cases, as envisaged by the Roskill model.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The SFO’s Intelligence Unit will assess all matters referred to the SFO whether by the public, the police or other agencies or organisations and refer those considered suitable for acceptance to a Case Evaluation Board before submission to the Director for his decision to open a criminal investigation under the Criminal Justice Act 1987.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>SFO investigations are complex, and this can sometimes lead to investigations merging or splitting into different parts. For instance, the Libor investigation is into numerous financial institutions, and there are other large investigations which have been subdivided.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested for earlier years is contained in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008/09</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2007/08</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of investigations opened</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of individuals charged</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>57</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of corporates charged</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of convictions secured</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of prosecutions completed by defendant (including those convicted)</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Note 1: Two cases have been opened, closed, and then re-opened. These have been counted only once in the data above.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Note 2: Prior to April 2012 the SFO did not collate all of its casework data centrally and it is therefore possible that some records form this period may not have been identified. The SFO is currently carrying out a project to ensure that its reporting systems are more robust in the future.</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 2014-09-01T14:33:31.5220891Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:33:31.5220891Z
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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 false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
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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 Fraud: Prosecutions 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, whether he has issued a direction under 4(b) of the Protocol Between the Attorney General and the Prosecuting Departments to the Serious Fraud Office on a case under investigation by that office in the last four months; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Sir Menzies Campbell more like this
unstar this property uin 224228 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 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>It would not be appropriate to give a running commentary on SFO investigations. I am aware of the provisions within paragraph 4(b)4 of the Protocol, which state that if any such direction were to be made then I would make a report to Parliament, so far as was compatible with national security.</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 2015-02-23T12:46:02.613Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T12:46:02.613Z
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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 Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Fraud: Prosecutions 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 fraud prosecutions were carried out in each CPS business area in England and Wales in each year since 2005. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
unstar this property uin 34646 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the numbers of defendants and the outcome of prosecution proceedings, divided into twelve Principal Offence Categories, including ‘Fraud and Forgery’. The numbers of defendants prosecuted under this category are provided in the accompanying attachment.</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 2016-04-25T14:51:14.163Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T14:51:14.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property file name 34646 - Karl Turner (attachment).xlsx more like this
star this property title 34646 - CPS Fraud and Forgery Prosecutions more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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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 Fraud: Prosecutions 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 fraud prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in Crown Courts in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and what the outcomes of those prosecutions were. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
unstar this property uin 879 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 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the numbers of defendants and the outcome of prosecution proceedings, divided into twelve Principal Offence Categories, including ‘Fraud and Forgery’. The numbers of defendants prosecuted in Crown Courts under this category for each CPS Area and Casework Divisions are provided in the accompanying attachment along with the outcomes of those prosecutions.</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 2017-06-27T16:01:17.923Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-27T16:01:17.923Z
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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 Karl Turner more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Fraud: Prosecutions 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 prosecutions have been brought under the Fraud Act 2006 in each year since 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
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Richard Fuller more like this
unstar this property uin 23175 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 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions brought under the Fraud Act 2006. However, records are held showing the overall number of offences charged in which a prosecution commenced in the magistrates’ courts (the distinction being that some prosecutions involved multiple offences). These figures are detailed in the following table:</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of offences charged under the Fraud Act 2006 in which a prosecution commenced in the magistrates’ court*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>27,759</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>29,592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>28,164</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>26,581</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>25,832</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>26,113</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>* Data Source: CPS management information system</em></p><br /><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates and, where appropriate, prosecutes the topmost tier of serious or complex fraud cases. The SFO charges offences under the most appropriate legislation in each investigation, and not only the Fraud Act.</p><br /><p>The number of individuals charged by the SFO for offences under the Fraud Act (2006) is shown in the table below.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of individuals charged under the Fraud Act 2006*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>* This type of casework information for the years prior to 2012 was not collated centrally in the same way and so the information for these years reflects the records from the time. </em></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 2016-01-27T14:58:18.153Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T14:58:18.153Z
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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 Richard Fuller more like this