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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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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 RSPCA 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 how many times in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the Crown Prosecution Service has either taken over or forced discontinuation of a private prosecution brought by the RSCPA. more like this
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Viscount Astor more like this
star this property uin HL3581 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain an authoritative central record of the number of private prosecutions taken over. To identify the exact number of times the CPS took over or forced the discontinuation of a private prosecution brought by the RSPCA would require a manual exercise to review individual files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T15:17:29.83Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T15:17:29.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Astor more like this
381611
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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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 Budgets: Northern Ireland 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 have sought legal advice or consulted the Law Officers regarding the budget passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 15 June. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL527 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is monitoring developments in relation to the finances of the Northern Ireland Executive closely. By long-standing convention, observed by successive administrations and embodied in the Ministerial Code, the fact that the Law Officers may or may not have advised or have been requested to advise on a particular issue, and the content of any advice, is not disclosed outside government.</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 2015-06-29T10:50:38.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T10:50:38.583Z
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4538
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 Empey more like this
387751
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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 Islamic State: Flags 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 how many prosecutions there have been as a result of displaying the ISIL flag in the United Kingdom. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1128 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 2015-07-17more like thismore than 2015-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Proscription is an important means of disrupting terrorist organisations in the UK. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as The Islamic State of Iraq al-Sham (ISIS) was proscribed as a terrorist organization in the UK with effect from 20 June 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000 provides that a person commits an offence if he, in a public place, wears an item of clothing or wears, carries or displays article in such a way or in such circumstances as to arouse reasonable suspicion that he is a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation. Flags would come within the definition of “article”. This is a summary only offence carrying a maximum of six months imprisonment or a fine.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date there have been no prosecutions in England and Wales as a result of displaying a flag in such a way or in such circumstances as to arouse reasonable suspicion that the person displaying it is a member or supporter of ISIL. A black flag of the type associated with ISIL has featured in a number of prosecutions of individuals for more serious terrorist offences.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2015-07-17T12:22:22.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-17T12:22:22.803Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
392013
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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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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 FIFA 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 the Serious Fraud Office is currently investigating allegations of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption in the case of FIFA officials; and whether, in this context, they are actively and fully co-operating with American and Swiss law officers. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL1776 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 2015-07-28more like thismore than 2015-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has not opened a criminal investigation into allegations relating to FIFA.</p><p>The SFO is keeping the matter under review, but it can open an investigation only if there is reasonable suspicion of serious or complex fraud which can be prosecuted in this country.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO has been in contact with US and Swiss authorities. By international convention, we would not comment on what assistance, if any, is provided.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2015-07-28T15:59:39.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-28T15:59:39.687Z
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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 Moynihan more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
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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 Barclays 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 ministers have had any discussions with the Serious Fraud Office on a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Barclays Bank regarding that bank’s rescue plan and fundraising in 2008; and if so, what was the nature of those discussions. more like this
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Lord Tunnicliffe more like this
star this property uin HL1842 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 2015-07-28more like thismore than 2015-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Law Officers frequently meet representatives of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to discuss a variety of issues. However, as was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government’s policy to provide details of all such meetings.</p><p> </p><p>The <em>Protocol between the Attorney General and the Prosecuting Departments</em> sets out the relationship between the Attorney General and the SFO. This is published on the Gov.uk website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protocol-between-the-attorney-general-and-prosecuting-departments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protocol-between-the-attorney-general-and-prosecuting-departments</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2015-07-28T16:00:29.81Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-28T16:00:29.81Z
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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 Tunnicliffe more like this
434104
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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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 Syria: Military Intervention 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 the Attorney General has approved the rules of engagement for the RAF bombing of Syria, and whether he will be consulted regularly to ensure that such military action is carried out in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL4223 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has repeatedly made clear, in carrying out any military action in Syria, the Government will at all times act in accordance with the law.</p><p>In line with the longstanding Law Officers’ Convention, reflected in both the Cabinet Manual and the Ministerial Code, I am unable to provide specific details as to the role of the Attorney General in this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T11:52:58.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T11:52:58.103Z
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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 Morris of Aberavon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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 British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict 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 intend to prosecute jihadis who have fought with ISIS and return to the United Kingdom; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2804 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
unstar this property answer text <p>If there is evidence that people are going to Syria to engage in terrorist activity they can be arrested and prosecuted. Each case is considered individually in accordance with the rules of the applicable criminal law jurisdiction. In England and Wales if the police refer a case to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), they consider whether the test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors is met; that is whether there is sufficient evidence of any offence, and if so, whether it is in the public interest to prosecute. A similar public interest approach is taken by the office of the Lord Advocate, the sole prosecuting authority for Scotland.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Whether an individual is arrested or prosecuted for a terrorism offence will always depend on the facts and circumstances of the case and is an operational decision for the police and responsible prosecuting authority. Safeguards are built in to our legislation and we rely on the professionals involved to make sure that prosecutions are pursued in appropriate cases. Whether any specific act falls within the definition of ‘terrorism’ and whether any individuals or groups have committed an offence will always depend on all facts and circumstances of the case. Depending on the specific circumstances, anyone who becomes involved with fighting overseas may be prosecuted under the applicable law on their return<strong>.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A very wide range of offences already exists on the statute books that can be used to prosecute such individuals and to manage the risk they may pose on return, including in the Terrorism Acts 2000 and 2006 which provide extra-territorial jurisdiction in relation to certain activities. In particular, where there is evidence that individuals are planning, promoting, funding, facilitating or participating in terrorist activities overseas - including involvement in fighting for terrorist groups - the relevant authorities will seek to prosecute them, before they go or on their return.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:26:25.463Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:26:25.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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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 Offences against Children: Rotherham 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 the Director of Public Prosecutions has any plans to bring cases against persons other than the five men convicted in respect of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL3371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
unstar this property answer text <p>South Yorkshire Police are currently conducting investigations relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. As these are ongoing it would be inappropriate to make further comment. The Crown Prosecution Service will consider all potential offences referred to it by the police in accordance with the two-stage test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T14:45:24.27Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T14:45:24.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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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 Fraud 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 how many prosecutions for phone scamming offences there were in each year from 2010. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3437 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service maintains a central record of the number of prosecutions it conducts for fraud and/or forgery offences; however, it is not possible to identify which of these offences were conducted, in whole or in part, through the telephone. To obtain this information would require a manual file examination which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T14:45:52.203Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T14:45:52.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
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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 Hunting: 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 whether they have any plans to investigate the basis on which the Crown Prosecution Service brought forward a prosecution against Terrence Potter and Paul Whitehead of the Lunesdale Hunt. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4733 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 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no plan to investigate the basis upon which this prosecution was brought.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The prosecution was brought following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police into the alleged commission of a wildlife crime. The two defendants were originally charged by the police to appear in Court on 5 September 2014. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) subsequently undertook a review of the case, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, and determined, firstly, that there was a realistic prospect of conviction and, secondly, that it was in the public interest to prosecute.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As the allegations were denied, the case was listed for trial before York Magistrates’ Court on 21 January 2015. On the day of trial, two key prosecution witnesses who produced video evidence of the offence were unavailable to attend court. The CPS had previously made an application to adjourn and reschedule the trial. Due to an administrative failing this application was made very close to the trial date and it was refused by the court. The trial then took place in the absence of these two witnesses and without their evidence being heard. The Court found no case to answer against each defendant.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T09:34:31.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T09:34:31.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this