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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict 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 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
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star 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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unstar 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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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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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 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
star 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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unstar 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
167913
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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
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star this property hansard heading Fraud 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 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
star 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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unstar 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 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
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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 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
star 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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-18T15:17:29.83Z
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unstar 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
42638
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 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 what customer, user and satisfaction surveys were conducted in the last 12 months in the Attorney General's Office and the agencies that report to it; which of them have been reported to the management board in the last 12 months; and which were commissioned by the management board. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL5907 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury Solicitor's Department (TSol), which provides legal services to a number of government departments and bodies, conducted an annual client satisfaction survey in January 2014 The outcome of the survey was reported to the TSol Board and is one of the measures agreed with TSol by HM Treasury.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are conducting a survey of victims of crime who had received the revised victim communication and liaison scheme which is currently being piloted by three CPS Areas. The survey is still ongoing but will feed into the evaluation of the pilots later this year.</p><p>There have been no other external customer, user or satisfaction surveys conducted by the Law Officers' Departments during the past 12 months.</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 2014-03-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar 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 Mendelsohn more like this
44173
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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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 there are aware of any plans to bring prosecutions in respect of the deaths of (1) Azelle Rodney, (2) Jimmy Mubenga, (3) Christopher Alder, (4) Sean Rigg, (5) Habib Ullah, (6) Ricky Bishop, and (7) Anthony Grainger; and what assessment they have made of the ability of the Crown Prosecution Service to pursue prosecutions in cases involving deaths in custody or during police operations. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL6129 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has robust processes for dealing with cases involving deaths in custody or in contact with police which follow the requirements of the then Attorney General's &quot;Review of the Role and Practices of the CPS in Cases Arising from a Death in Custody 2003&quot;.</p><p>All death in custody cases are dealt with by the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division to ensure consistency of approach and that they are dealt with by lawyers with the necessary skills and experience. Only very experienced senior lawyers, who are specifically designated, are permitted to review death in custody cases. The reviews carried out by the senior lawyer in cases involving deaths in custody are examined by their line manager and then by the Head of Special Crime &amp; Counter Terrorism Division (or her Deputy). They are then submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for final approval. In any case where the decision is not to proceed, unless the DPP is satisfied that it is &quot;plain beyond doubt&quot; that there is no case to answer, experienced external counsel will be instructed to advise.</p><p>The status of the specified cases is as follows:</p><p>(1) Azelle Rodney: Following the publication of the report of Sir Christopher Holland in relation to his inquiry Mr Rodney's death, the IPCC wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to ask that the CPS review the case. This review is underway and the CPS is working with the IPCC in order to determine whether any further investigation is required. Once the CPS is satisfied that it has received a full file, it will consider whether charges should be brought.</p><p>(2) Jimmy Mubenga: prosecutions were announced on 20 March 2014.</p><p>(3) Christopher Alder: prosecutions took place in 2002 – all defendants were acquitted.</p><p>(4) Sean Rigg: The CPS has provided investigative advice to the IPCCin relation to allegations of perjury. A charging decision has not been requested.</p><p>(5) Habib Ullah: The CPS has received a full file and is considering whether charges should be brought.</p><p>(6) Ricky Bishop: Mr Bishop died in 2001. The case has not been referred to the CPS within the last 3 years.</p><p>(7) Anthony Grainger: a prosecution was announced on 16 January 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar 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 Ouseley more like this
44562
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage cost over-run established by the management board for any budget in the Attorney General's Office to merit being tabled at the departmental management board; and how many times in the last 12 months that has occurred. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6219 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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General's Office (AGO) does not have a cost overrun established by the management board above which it merits a budget being tabled at departmental Executive Board. No overruns have been reported to the AGO Executive Board in the last 12 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
44583
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will instruct the Crown Prosecution Service to bring prosecutions relating to all cases of female genital mutilation reported in London since 2009. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6240 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is committed to tackling cases of female genital mutilation (FGM), however it can only prosecute cases referred to it by the police which meet both of the tests outlined in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.</p><p>The Code sets out a two stage test which must be applied when deciding whether a case should be prosecuted. The first stage is the evidential test which requires prosecutors to be satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction. If the evidential stage of the test is met prosecutors must then go on to identify the relevant public interest factors tending for and against the prosecution in order to form an overall assessment of whether a prosecution is in the public interest.</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 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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630
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
45993
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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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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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 for VAT carousel fraud have taken place in the United Kingdom over the last six years. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6471 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service do not identify the number of prosecutions for fraud cases known as VAT carousel fraud. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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630
unstar 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 Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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 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 which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Attorney General's Office. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6889 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General's Office collects a range of performance data and management information, tailored to its different functions. This includes information for example about its litigation, casework, supervisory and advisory functions, covering timeliness, results and resources. This information is collated for management purposes at team level, and reviewed at Board level against business objectives and departmental priorities, as revised from time to time. Responsibility for collecting management information rests with teams. No individual official has exclusive responsibility for management information and the Executive Board has overall responsibility.</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 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar 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 Mendelsohn more like this