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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government under what authority the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has agreed a definition of racially and religiously aggravated crime that is wider than the legal definition under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003, as indicated in the CPS Public statement on prosecuting racist and religious hate crime published in August. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL2876 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>In order to charge and prosecute hate crimes, the CPS uses the legal definition provided by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003. The shared police and CPS definition of hate crime is based on the perception of the victim or any other person and allows for case flagging and monitoring as well as appropriate victim support, it does not affect the charge.</p><p>This flagging definition comes from the recommended definition in the Macpherson report which was published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson Report found a lack of confidence within communities that hate crime was being treated seriously by the police and Criminal Justice System and recommended that the definition of a racist incident should be, ‘any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person’. Putting the victim’s perception at the heart of the definition gives a clear signal that, once flagged as a hate crime, an appropriate investigation will follow and evidence to support the law on hostility will be proactively sought. The definition seeks to encourage victims to report and to increase confidence in the Criminal Justice System.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Z
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less than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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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 Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have issued any guidance to the Crown Prosecution Service concerning the extent to which insults constitute hate crimes. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL1416 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 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
star this property answer text <p>In order for an offence to constitute a “hate crime”, first a “basic” crime has to be committed. There are a number of such possible offences which can be committed by way of an insult, particularly offences under the Public Order Act 1986, the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and the Communications Act 2003.</p><p>Such offences could be designated as a “hate crime”, if they meet the required criteria for the three strands of hate crime offences – (a) racially and religiously aggravated offences; (b) homophobic, transphobic and biphobic offences and (c) disability hate crime.</p><p>The Government does not issue legal guidance to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which is independent. The CPS hate crime guidance, which must be followed by all prosecutors, was reviewed and published in June 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-09-20T15:11:38.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T15:11:38.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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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 Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on freedom of speech of the definitions used by the Crown Prosecution Service to identify racist or religious incidents and crimes and to monitor the decisions and outcomes, as detailed in their Racist and Religious Hate Crime Prosecution Guidance. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL2243 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 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The CPS legal guidance on prosecuting racist and religious hate crime recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The guidance recognises that not only is speech which is well-received and popular protected, but also speech which is offensive, shocking or disturbing. It is essential in a free, democratic and tolerant society that people are able to exchange views, even when offence may be caused. However, when making prosecution decisions the CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech and expression against the duty of the state to act proportionately in the interests of public safety, to prevent disorder and crime, and to protect the rights of others.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has agreed a shared definition of hate crime with the police in order to ensure that all relevant cases are captured as early possible. This definition is based upon the perception of the victim or any other person and is wider than the legal definition. However, in order for the CPS to bring a successful hate crime prosecution the CPS must present sufficient evidence to prove that the offence meets the definition of the crime set out in the relevant legislation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-01T16:07:00.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-01T16:07:00.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December 2017 that she would write to the Director of Public Prosecutions (HL Deb, col 1051), whether she has done so; and if so, what was the response. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL4576 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>I would refer his Lordship to the answer to HL4421 from Lord Pearson, which was tabled on 21 December 2017, a copy of which has been made available in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T16:55:41.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T16:55:41.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
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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 Migration more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that the net long-term international migration figure for the year ending September 2015 was 323,000 rather than their ambition of tens of thousands, what is the high migration assumption in the latest ONS population projections, and what they estimate will be the increase in the UK population over the next five years. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL6817 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 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
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> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2016-03-22T17:56:54.79Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T17:56:54.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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star this property file name HL6817 Referral Letter.pdf more like this
star this property title Referral Letter more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson 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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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 Political Parties more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request that the Electoral Commission review the rules governing the names of political parties. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL745 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission are responsible for registering party names and descriptions and they have stated where a candidate represents a political party, it should be clear to voters which party the candidate represents. The Government supports this principle and will continue to consider how best to ensure that information on ballot papers is clear to voters.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T16:29:25.1519583Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T16:29:25.1519583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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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 European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 8 July (WA 37), whether they consider that, at the 2014 European elections, it was clear to voters that the party called "An Independence from Europe", which used the tagline "UK Independence Now" on the ballot paper, was different from the UK Independence Party. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL1102 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 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission are responsible for registering party names and descriptions. Legislation permits the Electoral Commission to refuse to register a party name or description in certain circumstances, including, where it is the same as, or likely to result in electors confusing a party name or description with one that is already registered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T14:35:47.4230271Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:35:47.4230271Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 Electoral Commission more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 8 July (HL745) and 28 July (HL1102), and in the light of representations made about the names and descriptions of political parties appearing on ballot papers and allegations of electoral malpractice, whether they will review the powers and governance of the Electoral Commission. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL1992 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 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission has a statutory role in registering party descriptions, and already has the power to not register certain types of descriptions, including those which are either offensive or misleading to the voter. These duties are set out in legislation and it is important that the Electoral Commission fulfils these efficiently and effectively. Following an incident earlier in the year when the Electoral Commission mistakenly registered an extremely offensive party description, an independent review made some recommendations about future practice which the Electoral Commission accepted.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to review the powers and governance of the Electoral Commission. The 11th report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Review of the Electoral Commission, recommended that the role of the Electoral Commission should be streamlined and re-focused into two core roles as a regulator of (a) political party funding and (b) of electoral administration. This recommendation was accepted by Government and the Electoral Commission.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-22T15:40:08.4958265Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-22T15:40:08.4958265Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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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
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star this property hansard heading Public Sector Debt more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of servicing the UK's external debt (1) in total, and (2) expressed as an amount per UK taxpayer. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL1417 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T15:47:04.47Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T15:47:04.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property file name HL1417 LY .pdf more like this
star this property title UKSA response to HL1417 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Self-sufficiency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the strategic importance of self-sufficiency in energy for the UK’s national security. more like this
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Lord Vinson remove filter
unstar this property uin HL2071 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The security of the UK’s energy supply is an important factor in the national security of the country and featured prominently in the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, published last year. The government also produces an annual assessment of the security of the UK’s energy supply which considers the availability of electricity and gas to meet consumer demand in Great Britain over the next four years. The strategically important contributions of both domestic energy production and diversity of supply are included in this analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T11:11:48.24Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T11:11:48.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this