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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
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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 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 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, further to the reply by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December 2017 (HL Deb, col 1051), whether Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to ask whether she agrees that the definition of hate crime is broader than what is in statute and on what authority any broadening was based; and if so, what reply she received. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL11726 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 13 December 2017. The DPP provided her response on 9 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In her response, the then DPP confirmed that the flagging definition for hate crime was agreed between the CPS and the NPCC (ACPO as it was then) in 2007 and that it is wider than the definition set out in legislation to ensure all relevant cases are captured.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS adopted the recommended definition in the Macpherson report published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson report also recommended that ‘this definition should be universally adopted by the Police, local Government and other relevant agencies’.</p><p> </p><p>The recommendations of the Macpherson report were welcomed by the Government at the time and the current Government remains in support of this position. The CPS has worked with police to implement the recommended definition across all strands of hate crime. The CPS takes tackling hate crime seriously and recognises the need to increase public confidence to report. The flagging definition is important in achieving this aim.</p><p> </p><p>In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). This means that not every incident that the victim or another person has perceived to be a hate crime will actually be a hate crime in law.</p><p> </p><p>In her letter, the then DPP also confirmed that the CPS legal guidance recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech against the duty of the state to act proportionately and to protect the rights of others.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
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star this property hansard heading Royal Albert Hall 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 when they estimate that the Attorney General will give his definitive ruling on the points of law arising from the case of the Royal Albert Hall and the Charity Commission. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL13508 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>Last year the Charity Commission wrote to the Attorney General requesting his consent to refer five questions to the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences – i.e. the Royal Albert Hall, which is a registered charity. While the Charity Commission has the power to refer questions to the Tribunal, it may only do so with the consent of the Attorney General, as set out in section 325 of the Charities Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p>This is a complex case involving the application of modern day charity law to an organisation established over 150 years ago. Before making an assessment as to whether consent should be given to the Commission’s request, both the Corporation and the Commission were invited to make further representations to the Attorney General’s Office. It is important that these are considered carefully, taking into account all relevant factors. While it is not possible to provide an exact estimate as to when a decision will be made, the matter is being given careful thought with a view to reaching a decision as soon as possible.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T13:57:05.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T13:57:05.797Z
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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 Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Sir Philip Green 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 Sir Phillip Green or any company, trust or other entity associated with him, has obtained an injunction against Her Majesty's Government or any government departments, agencies or public bodies since May 2010; if so, when any such injunction was granted; and when it was withdrawn. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL13602 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 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government Legal Department (GLD) conducts civil litigation on behalf of most government departments and many (but not all) executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.</p><p>GLD has no record of any injunctions obtained by Sir Philip Green, or any entity known by GLD to be connected with him, against any of the departments, agencies or bodies to which GLD provides litigation services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T12:19:00.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T12:19:00.177Z
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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 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
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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 National Fund 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 hold information about the identity of the donor who set up the National Fund. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL14160 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The National Fund was set up by a trust deed in 1928. The Fund is held on trust for the purpose of reducing the National Debt.</p><p>The 1928 deed does not record who the founder was, and it is apparent from accompanying documents that they wished to remain anonymous.</p><p>Her Majesty’s Government therefore does not hold information about the identity of the donor who set up the Fund.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T17:12:40.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:12:40.857Z
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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 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1079620
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star this property date less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
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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 National Fund 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 the Attorney General’s application to the High Court to release the assets of the National Fund has now been concluded; and if so, how those assets are shown in HM Treasury’s accounts. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL14162 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The National Fund was set up by a trust deed in 1928. The Fund is held on trust for the purpose of reducing the National Debt. According to expert evidence, there is no realistic prospect of the Fund ever amounting to a sum sufficient to pay off the whole of the National Debt.</p><p>The application made by the then Attorney General to the High Court on 22nd May 2018, to release the assets of the National Fund in order to pay down national debt, has not yet concluded. In February 2019 the High Court Listing Officer allocated a three day hearing during a five day window starting on 18 November 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T17:10:09.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:10:09.403Z
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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 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Obscenity: 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 discussions they have had with the (1) Director of Public Prosecutions, and (2) Crown Prosecution Service, on whether an imported child sex doll falls within the definition of an obscene article under the Customs Consolidation Act 1876. more like this
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
star this property uin HL14452 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service has prosecuted the importation of child sex dolls under the provisions of the Customs Consolidation Act 1876, in conjunction with the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, where there is sufficient evidence to do so and a prosecution is required in the public interest. The CPS intends to issue guidance to assist prosecutors considering such allegations shortly.</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 2019-03-25T13:45:06.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T13:45:06.737Z
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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 Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Lord Janner of Braunstone 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 when the Crown Prosecution Service were first made aware of the omission in the report by Sir Richard Henriques, An Independent Review of the Metropolitan Police Service's handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations alleged against persons of public prominence, published on 8 November 2016, to refer to exculpatory unused material in relation to criminal offences, accusations, references to known persons with criminal records and other material held in Government records which might affect decisions in the case of Lord Janner of Braunstone. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL14520 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 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Sir Richard Henriques was commissioned by the Metropolitan Police Service to review their handling of Operation Midland; his report was published in November 2016.</p><p> </p><p>It would therefore have had no bearing on decisions made by the Crown Prosecution Service in the prosecution of Lord Janner, which concluded in March 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T13:26:11.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T13:26:11.857Z
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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 Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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 Lord Janner of Braunstone 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 when the Crown Prosecution Service were first made aware of the omission in the report by Sir Richard Henriques, An Independent Review of the Metropolitan Police Service's handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations alleged against persons of public prominence, published on 19 January 2016, to refer to exculpatory unused material in relation to criminal offences, accusations, references to known persons with criminal records and other material held in Government records which might affect decisions in the case of Lord Janner of Braunstone. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL14900 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>In 2015 the then Director of Public Prosecutions commissioned Sir Richard Henriques to conduct an Independent Inquiry into allegations made against Lord Greville Janner, which was published on 19 January 2016. Sir Richard was asked to conduct a thorough and independent review into the approach and decision making of the CPS in relation to past investigations by Leicestershire Police which concluded in 1991, 2002 and 2007. He made a number of recommendations with regard to CPS procedures and guidance. This inquiry was separate to and independent of the prosecution of Lord Janner which concluded in March 2016.</p><p> </p><p>As to the Independent Review of the Metropolitan Police Service's handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations in 2016, I refer the noble Lord to my previous answer [HL14520].</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T11:47:17.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T11:47:17.573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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499
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Mobile Phones: Evidence 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 answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HL Deb, col 1220), whether the Attorney General will personally supervise the review of the digital evidence consent form; and whether the views of police and crime commissioners were taken into account in the development of that form. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL15684 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 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The digital evidence consent forms are overseen by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, and they will continue to engage with victims’ groups and the Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure that the right approach is being taken. A draft of the form was issued to a number of stakeholders during development, and this included the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The Attorney General will be issuing new Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure in the winter. These Guidelines will assist prosecutors and investigators in ensuring that privacy and data protection considerations are properly considered in disclosure practice and procedure.</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 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Z
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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 Morris of Aberavon more like this