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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
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star this property hansard heading Harassment 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, how many people have been charged to date under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a separate record of the number of people charged and prosecuted for stalking under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged for harassment using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4.</p><p> </p><p>The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 does not provide a definitive list of behaviors that would allow for a prosecution for either harassment or stalking and CPS prosecutors determine the most appropriate charges in any given prosecution based on the facts of the case.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2014-10-27T17:09:19.207728Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:09:19.207728Z
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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 Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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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 Sentencing: Appeals 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, on how many occasions he has received requests to refer an individual sentence to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency in each of the last five years; and on how many of those occasions was the request granted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 200706 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The following table contains the number of requests to refer an individual sentence to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency between 2014 and 2018:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018 to date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Requests to review sentences</p></td><td><p>676</p></td><td><p>713</p></td><td><p>837</p></td><td><p>943</p></td><td><p>1015*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Referrals CA</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>138**</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentences increased</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>102</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>79</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* 57 cases still under consideration</p><p>** 27 referrals to CA still to be heard</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 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Z
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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 Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Victims 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 steps he is taking to ensure that victims of serious crime receive regular updates on police and CPS progress on those crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 241068 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>In England and Wales, the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code) outlines the services victims are entitled to receive, including updates on the progress of their case during an investigation or prosecution. Bereaved families in homicide cases and victims of the most serious offences will receive information within 1 working day of key developments, such as when a suspect is arrested or released without charge. Victims will also be informed how often they will receive updates on the status of the case following discussion with the police.</p><p> </p><p>In the first cross-government Victims Strategy, published in September 2018, the Government committed to amend the Victims’ Code and we intend to consult on the changes shortly. We also committed in the strategy to hold agencies to account for compliance with the Victims’ Code through improved reporting, monitoring and transparency on whether victims are receiving entitlements.</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 2019-04-11T15:34:44.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T15:34:44.947Z
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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 Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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 Prosecutions 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, how many prosecutions for summary offences were discontinued as a consequence of delay in obtaining data from (a) social media companies and (b) the forensic examination of computers or mobile phones in the most recent year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 222188 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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a central record of prosecutions dropped as a result of delays in receiving data from social media companies or from the forensic examination of computers or mobile phones. Obtaining this information would require a manual review of individual case files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2015-02-02T13:51:51.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T13:51:51.327Z
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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 Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Crime: Victims 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, in how many cases since the introduction of the Victims' Right to Review Scheme have the Crown Prosecution Service changed a decision following a victim's request for a review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 225951 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 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)’s Victims’ Right to Review scheme came into effect on 5 June 2013. Between the date the scheme commenced and 31 December 2014, the CPS has reviewed 2,423 appeals of which 315 (13.0%) were upheld.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of decisions overturned represents a very small fraction of all the decisions made by CPS lawyers. During the period from 1 June 2013 to 31 December 2014, the CPS finalised 198,786 cases with a qualifying decision. This means that approximately 0.16% of cases that would qualify under the scheme resulted in an upheld Appeal.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 225952 more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T10:44:57.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T10:44:57.07Z
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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 Elfyn Llwyd more like this
224348
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star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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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 Crime: Victims 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, how many victims of crime have asked the Crown Prosecution Service to review a decision not to bring charges or to terminate proceedings since the introduction of the Victims' Right to Review Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 225952 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 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)’s Victims’ Right to Review scheme came into effect on 5 June 2013. Between the date the scheme commenced and 31 December 2014, the CPS has reviewed 2,423 appeals of which 315 (13.0%) were upheld.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of decisions overturned represents a very small fraction of all the decisions made by CPS lawyers. During the period from 1 June 2013 to 31 December 2014, the CPS finalised 198,786 cases with a qualifying decision. This means that approximately 0.16% of cases that would qualify under the scheme resulted in an upheld Appeal.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 225951 more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T10:44:57.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T10:44:57.313Z
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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 Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading 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 procedures are in place for informing victims of the reasons for delays in criminal matters relevant to their case being listed for court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 225839 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The joint police/Crown Prosecution Service Witness Care Units are responsible for updating victims on the progress of their case. This includes informing victims of hearing outcomes, and, in any case which cannot be listed within the usual timescales, providing them, where known, with relevant information about why the delay has occurred.</p><p>The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (the Victims’ Code) sets out the services to be provided to victims of crime. Under the Victims’ Code, victims are entitled to be informed of the date, location and outcome of any criminal court hearings in the case by their Witness Care Unit or by the police where they act as a single point of contact for victims. This information must be provided within 1 working day of the Witness Care Unit receiving it from the court. Where victims are due to attend court as a witness they are entitled wherever possible, to receive an explanation from the Crown Prosecution Service prosecutor or representative if there is a delay in proceedings on the day and how long the wait is likely to be.</p><p> </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 2015-03-09T16:43:51.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:43:51.663Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department plans to take in response to the recommendations in the report by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, entitled Thematic Review of the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Units, published in February 2016, (a) that a new protocol should be developed with each police force capturing early investigative advice and file quality and (b) in respect of training for lawyers and paralegal staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 25920 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The way in which the Criminal Justice System investigates and prosecutes rape allegations is changing and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is taking a leading role. In September 2015 the CPS and Police set up a joint National Rape Steering Group, supported by a joint Delivery Board, to drive forward a co-ordinated programme of work. This programme includes the development of an optimum model for working (in rape and serious sexual offence cases) between the CPS and the Police which will address early investigative advice and file quality.</p><p>It is a CPS priority that its staff have the tools and skills necessary to prosecute effectively. A detailed CPS/Police Joint National Rape Action Plan was published in June 2014 which identified a programme of training activity to deliver improvements in investigation and prosecution outcomes. This extensive programme, consisting of a range of face to face specialist training measures, is currently underway.</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 2016-02-09T15:45:38.003Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T15:45:38.003Z
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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 Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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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 Stalking: Sentencing 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 his policy is on offences under section 4A of the Protection from Harassment 1998 Act being referred to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 45950 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>Neither of these offences are covered under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme and therefore the Law Officers have no power to refer sentences for these offences to the Court of Appeal.</p><p>The Government has committed to extending the scope of the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme and is carefully considering its approach.</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
unstar this property grouped question UIN 45951 more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T16:17:34.083Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T16:17:34.083Z
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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 Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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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 Terrorism: Sentencing 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 his policy is on offences under section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000 being referred to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 45951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>Neither of these offences are covered under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme and therefore the Law Officers have no power to refer sentences for these offences to the Court of Appeal.</p><p>The Government has committed to extending the scope of the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme and is carefully considering its approach.</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
unstar this property grouped question UIN 45950 more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T16:17:34.147Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T16:17:34.147Z
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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 Liz Saville Roberts more like this