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star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Sexual Offences 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 the Services Prosecution Authority about its effectiveness in prosecuting rape and other sexual offences in the armed forces in the UK and overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 904727 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and I meet regularly with the Director of Service Prosecutions and discuss casework issues at these meetings. This includes the prosecution of rape and other sexual offences.</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 2014-07-08T14:17:46.225497Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:17:46.225497Z
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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 Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar 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 Crime: Nature Conservation 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 steps he has taken to improve prosecution of wildlife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Somerton and Frome more like this
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Mr David Heath more like this
star this property uin 904021 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The CPS views wildlife crime offences very seriously and will robustly prosecute cases referred by the police. In order to achieve this, the CPS has thirteen wildlife co-ordinators based in its regional Areas. They are supported by face to face training and legal guidance on wildlife offences, which is available to all prosecutors and to the public.</p><p> </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 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr David Heath more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar 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 Training 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 much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) him and (ii) Ministers in the Law Officers' Departments since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 205304 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers in the Attorney General's Office have not received any media or social media training which incurred expenditure from the public purse since the general election in 2010. There are no ministers in the other Law Officers' Departments.</p><p> </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 2014-07-15T09:18:10.5783499Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T09:18:10.5783499Z
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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 Andy Slaughter 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
unstar 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
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, in what proportion of cases in the (a) Crown Court and (b) Magistrates Court the Crown Prosecution Service complied with its disclosure obligations (i) on time, (ii) late and (iii) not at all in each of the last three 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
star this property uin 205212 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of compliance with disclosure requirements pertaining to the service of unused material. To obtain details of the number of cases where disclosure was made on time, late or not complied with, would require a manual search of records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </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 2014-07-15T09:19:49.8688164Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T09:19:49.8688164Z
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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 2014-07-10more 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
unstar 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 James Ibori 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, on what grounds the Serious Fraud Office declined to investigate reports referred to it by the Department for International Development that UK aid may have been channelled via CDC Group and Energy Capital Partners into companies linked to James Ibori; and if he will make a statement. 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
star this property uin 205210 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office continues actively to evaluate material referred to it by the Department for International Development alleging that UK aid may have been channelled to companies linked to James Ibori.</p><p>As part of that review it is examining whether there is any indication of an offence falling within the criminal jurisdiction of England and Wales as opposed to criminal jurisdictions overseas. No formal decision has yet been made in relation to this matter and no investigation has been opened.</p><p> </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 2014-07-15T09:21:24.0123428Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T09:21:24.0123428Z
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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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar 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 Ministers: Official Cars 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 journeys Ministers of the Law Officers' Departments have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for the transportation of a red box. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 204931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Law Officers have the use of one day and one evening car provided by the Government Car Service. The Attorney General's Office do not keep a record of the number of car journeys undertaken by the Law Officers, or of the number of journeys made specifically for transporting a red box.</p><p> </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 2014-07-14T16:36:20.7173902Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:36:20.7173902Z
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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 Lyn Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar 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 Armed Forces: Bullying and Suicide 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 he had with the Director of the Services Prosecution Authority on steps to prevent (a) bullying and (b) suicide in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 204881 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Neither the Attorney General nor I have had any such discussions with the Director of Service Prosecutions.</p><p>Any steps to prevent bullying and suicide in the armed forces are a matter for the Ministry of Defence.</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 2014-07-15T09:23:53.1149496Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T09:23:53.1149496Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar 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 ICT 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 mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by the Law Officers' Departments in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 204463 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is contained in the following table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p>Serious Fraud</p><p>Office</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Crown Prosecution</p><p>Service</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Treasury Solicitor's</p><p>Department</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Laptops</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mobile Phones</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Blackberry's</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Attorney General's Office and the HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate have not recorded any losses of IT or communications technology during this period.</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 2014-07-15T09:16:50.5780879Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T09:16:50.5780879Z
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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 Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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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
unstar 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, what proportion of unsuccessful Crown Prosecution Service prosecutions have been because of victim issues in each of the last seven 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
star this property uin 203936 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion of unsuccessful prosecutions due to victim issues in each of the last seven years. The data for 2013-14 is not directly comparable with previous years.</p><p>Victim reasons or issues are defined as non-attendance, retraction or the evidence of the victim does not support the case or come up to proof.</p><p>The CPS is continually striving to improve the quality of data used in both internal and external reports. The recording of the reasons for unsuccessful outcomes was changed in April 2013 leading to enhanced recording of victim issues. It is hoped that this may more accurately reflect the proportion of unsuccessful cases due to victim issues.</p><p>Previously victim reasons may have been recorded as ‘essential legal element missing' or ‘unreliable witnesses'. Following a change to clarify the definitions in 2013-14, The CPS has seen a fall in these reasons (from 13.7% to 4.0% and 2.2% to 1.4% respectively). In parallel there has been a rise in recording, of unsuccessful outcomes due to victim issues, with the figure rising from 15.8% to 18.8% of all unsuccessful outcomes, of which 8.1% was due to victim retraction.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Victim Issues/Reasons</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2007-2008</strong></p></td><td><p>13.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p>13.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p>14.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>15.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>15.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>15.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>18.8%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</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 2014-07-10T11:12:19.7095084Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T11:12:19.7095084Z
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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 2014-07-03more 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
unstar 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 Rape: Convictions 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 proportion of all unsuccessful outcomes in rape cases have been because of victim issues in each of the last seven 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
star this property uin 203935 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion of unsuccessful prosecutions in rape cases due to victim issues in each of the last seven years.</p><p>The recording of the reasons for unsuccessful outcomes was changed in April 2013 leading to enhanced recording of victim issues. It is hoped that this may more accurately reflect the rape victim issues the CPS is addressing through the National Rape Action Plan published in June 2014. The Plan includes a specific action to conduct research into the reasons behind victim withdrawals to help identify steps to encourage victims to engage with the court process.</p><p>Previously victim reasons may have been recorded as ‘essential legal element missing' or ‘unreliable witnesses'. Following a change to clarify the definitions in 2013-14, the CPS has seen a fall in these reasons (from 4% to 1.5% and 8.1% to 1.3% respectively). In parallel there has been a rise in recording of unsuccessful outcomes due to victim issues, with the figure rising from 12.5% to 18% of all unsuccessful outcomes, of which 10.8% was due to victim retraction.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Rape Victim Issues</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2007-2008</strong></p></td><td><p>18.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p>17.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p>16.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>13.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>11.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>12.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>18.0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</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 2014-07-10T11:15:10.8321222Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T11:15:10.8321222Z
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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