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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Judicial Review 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 many judicial reviews there were involving Government departments according to records held by the (a) Treasury Solicitor and (b) Administrative Court Office in each of the last four years; and how many such reviews were upheld in whole or in part in each such year. 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 211271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury Solicitor’s Department holds records relating only to those cases in which it has acted. The Treasury Solicitor represents most, but not all, government departments in litigation. For example, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs normally conducts its own litigation. According to records held by the Treasury Solicitor, the number of judicial reviews involving government departments in which it has acted in each of the last four years is as follows:</p><p>2010 – 8,566</p><p>2011 – 9,603</p><p>2012 – 10,274</p><p>2013 – 16,449</p><p>Information relating to how many of those reviews were upheld in whole or in part in each year is not held centrally and could not be created without incurring disproportionate cost.</p><p><del class="ministerial">The Administrative Court Office does not collate the information requested centrally and determining the number of reviews and how many such reviews were upheld in whole or in part would incur a disproportionate cost.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The information requested in respect of the Administrative Court Office is published online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/267408/additional-court-tables-2012.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/267408/additional-court-tables-2012.xls</a> . The 2013 data is not currently available.</ins></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 2014-10-28T15:10:43.167Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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less than 2015-01-05T17:35:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:35:17.82Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland 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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Attorney General: Working Hours more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) Serious Fraud Office, (b) Government Legal Department, (c) Crown Prosecution Service and (d) HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 188197 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The contracted minimum hours (including meal breaks) for the highest paid member of staff from the Serious Fraud Office, the Government Legal Department, and Crown Prosecution Service are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>SFO</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GLD</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This is in line with the terms and conditions of SCS appointments.</p><p> </p><p>The highest paid member of staff from HM Crown Prosecution service is contracted to work 36 hours a week, not including meal breaks, plus additional hours as may, from time to time, be reasonable and necessary.</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 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1002569
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Attorney General: Energy 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 the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188845 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The quantity of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) and can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The figures are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>(MWh) Megawatt hours</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td><td><p>7,844</p></td><td><p>5,412</p></td><td><p>6,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p>3,115</p></td><td><p>3,579</p></td><td><p>5,586</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</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 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Attorney General: Energy 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 was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188846 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) which can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The costs are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gas Spend (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,080,192</p></td><td><p>113,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,008,263</p></td><td><p>96,623</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>968,829</p></td><td><p>83,167</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</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 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Attorney General: Billing 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 proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 189562 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Wherever possible the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, The Government Legal Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate) let contracts over £10,000 using call-off contracts from frameworks procured by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). These frameworks include provision for payments to sub-contractors within 30 days of receipt of undisputed invoice.</p><p>Central records are not held for procurements partially, or fully, managed outside the procurement service. To confirm that these contracts include provisions for prompt payment of sub-contractor invoices would require a manual check of all procurement records, which would incur a disproportionate cost.</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 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Z
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4106
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Crown Prosecution Service: Wales 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, whether the Government has plans to close the Crown Prosecution Service office on (a) Greyfriars Road, Cardiff; (b) Wrexham Road, Mold and (c) Grove Place, Swansea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 189821 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service has no plans to close its offices on (a) Greyfriars Road, Cardiff; (b) Wrexham Road, Mold and (c) Grove Place, Swansea.</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 2018-11-15T14:53:10.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:53:10.4Z
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4106
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Brexit: Northern Ireland 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 intend to publish the legal advice prepared by the Attorney General for the Prime Minister on the Irish backstop proposals for the Brexit negotiations; whether the full advice was made available to members of the Cabinet; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL11404 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the legitimate desire in Parliament, from Members on all sides and in both Houses, to understand the legal implications of the final Withdrawal Agreement. The Government will therefore make available to all members of Parliament a full, reasoned position statement, setting out the Government’s agreed legal position on the Agreement, including the Irish backstop proposals. The Attorney will also make a statement to the House of Commons and take questions. This will help to ensure Parliament has all appropriate information ahead of the vote on the final deal.</p><p> </p><p>We expect the Attorney General’s statement to be repeated in the Lords, with questions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T13:40:39.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T13:40:39.573Z
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unstar 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 Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Domestic Violence: Court Orders 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, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 191386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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: Criminal Proceedings 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 assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 191416 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recent falls in the volume of suspects charged, prosecuted and convicted of rape. The 2017-18 Violence Against Women and Girls report highlighted a 9.1% fall in referrals of rape flagged cases from the police to the CPS and work is being undertaken to understand the reasons behind this trend. Prosecutors are increasingly using the process of Early Investigative Advice to work with the police early to see what can be done to strengthen the prosecution when it is needed.</p><p>Rape investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to a number of factors, including the growth in relevant digital communications evidence. To address the increasing complexity of cases the CPS have introduced new guidance to help police and prosecutors with reasonable lines of inquiry and communications evidence. There has also been a significant recruitment exercise, which was completed to ensure that RASSO units were equipped to meet the substantial increase in the volume of case referrals from the police. Between July 2015 and October 2018, the number of specialist prosecutors in RASSO units rose by 52% from 138 to 210, with overall staffing in these units increasing by more than a third.</p><p>There has been no change of approach or guidance to CPS prosecutors in their commitment towards the prosecution of rape offences. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape and serious sexual offences and that the Code for Crown Prosecutors is properly applied. This includes understanding victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes, and the particular difficulties of cases involving vulnerable witnesses and young people. In 2018-19 the CPS plans to embark upon a project to better understand the evolving nature of sexual behaviours and encounters amongst young people as there are particular challenges in cases involving young adults.</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 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
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4106
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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: Staff 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 the change has been in the number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 191883 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Details of the full time and part time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last two years are shown in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Full Time Personnel</p></td><td><p>Part Time Personnel</p></td><td><p>Totals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>4436</p></td><td><p>1548</p></td><td><p>5984</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>4417</p></td><td><p>1563</p></td><td><p>5980</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Difference</p></td><td><p>-19</p></td><td><p>+15</p></td><td><p>-4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>(Data Source CPS Trent HR Database as at 16/11/18)</em></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 2018-11-20T12:27:50.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:27:50.023Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this