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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
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
1012534
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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
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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
1056451
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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 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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
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star this property hansard heading Sir Philip Green 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 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
178348
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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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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 any plans to investigate the basis on which the Crown Prosecution Service brought charges against Donald Summersgill and joint-masters Rupert Andrews and David Greenwood of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4736 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 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) properly applied the Code for Crown Prosecutors to the available evidence when making a decision to charge the three individuals with offences under the Hunting Act 2004. Having applied the Code for Crown Prosecutors, the decision was that at that time there was sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for the charges laid against all three men.</p><p>Prosecutors must take account of any change in circumstances that occurs as a case develops, including what becomes known of the defence case. As a consequence of further information being made available it later became apparent that there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction. The case was duly stopped.</p><p>There is no reason to believe that the CPS in reaching the decision to charge these three individuals did anything which requires an investigation into its conduct of the case.</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 2015-02-25T13:22:13.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T13:22:13.4Z
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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 Blencathra more like this
178633
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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 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 what are the latest available figures for the number of (1) men, and (2) women, employed in the Crown Prosecution Service. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4783 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>At the 31 January 2015, there were 2,218 men and 4,201 women (headcount) employed in the Crown Prosecution Service.</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 2015-02-20T16:20:44.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-20T16:20:44.787Z
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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 Stoddart of Swindon more like this
178692
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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 European Union 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 was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Attorney General’s Office and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL4841 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office did not incur any costs in the Government’s Balance of Competence review.</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 2015-02-20T16:20:55.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-20T16:20:55.24Z
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630
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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518
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Quin more like this
178693
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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 European Union 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 was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Treasury Solicitor’s Department and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL4842 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 2015-02-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>As you will be aware, the Balance of Competences Review concluded in December. It was the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s relationship with the EU ever undertaken. The Review involved a large number of Departments across Whitehall to produce the 32 reports. The Review was based on the evidence and views received through widespread consultation with interested parties from across society. Across the whole review, departments received close to 2,300 evidence submissions. Departments held over 250 events, attended by around 2,100 stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It was important that what is an unprecedented examination of EU membership was done with appropriate time and care. But the government is also very conscious of the need to ensure value for money in everything that it does.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Lawyers in the Cabinet Office European Law Division of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department coordinated legal work on the Review. According to the Department’s time recording information, they spent a total of 192.5 hours on the Review between October 2013 (the earliest date from which this information is available) and December 2014. This consisted of 81 hours at Director level (salary range £85,000 to £162,500), 57 hours at Deputy Director level (salary range £62,000 to £117,800), and 54.5 hours at Grade 6 level (salary range £60,000 to £73,100).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Lawyers in other parts of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department provided legal services to a range of Government Departments in the course of the Review. They did so as part of their normal work, and did not separately record time spent on the Review. Providing a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department did not incur any other costs arising from the Review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-02-20T16:21:02.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-20T16:21:02.597Z
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630
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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518
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Quin more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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 Terrorism: 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 the Attorney General will ask HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out an inquiry into the decision not to prosecute for the Arndale Centre plot, and invite him to publish his findings. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5599 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General has no plans to ask HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out an inquiry into the decision not to prosecute for the Arndale Centre plot. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) concluded that there was insufficient evidence that was admissible in a criminal court in this jurisdiction to afford a realistic prospect of conviction. The Attorney General has no reason to doubt the CPS’s conclusion.</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 2015-03-24T13:50:45.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:50:45.997Z
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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 Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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 Charities 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 are the Attorney General's duties, as the guardian of public interests, in respect of the supervision of charities; and whether the Attorney General has had any discussions with the Charity Commission as regards the use of the finances of the Rowntree Foundations. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5600 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 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s responsibilities, on behalf of the Crown as parens patriae, include representing charity generally, or the beneficiaries of a particular charity, before the courts. The regulation of charities is a matter for the Charity Commission. The Attorney General’s Office does not hold any records of discussions between the Attorney General and the Charity Commission about the finances of the Rowntree Foundations.</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 2015-03-18T13:49:07.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T13:49:07.92Z
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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 Morris of Aberavon more like this