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star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Service Prosecuting Authority more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many times the Law Officers met the Director of the Services Prosecution Authority in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 219886 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text The Law Officers have met the Directors of the Service Prosecuting Authority regularly since 2010. However, as has been the case with successive administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2015-01-12T12:20:09.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T12:20:09.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Eleanor De Freitas 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 discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the review into the death of Eleanor de Freitas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 216213 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text The Attorney General and I have regular discussions with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on a wide range of criminal matters and this has recently included the case involving Eleanor de Freitas. The DPP has made clear that she is looking at the detail surrounding the case and will be addressing the family’s concerns fully and directly. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2014-12-02T11:56:10.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:56:10.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Contempt of Court 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 recent steps he has taken to promote awareness of the laws on contempt of court among social media users. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 224010 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 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Where appropriate the Attorney General and I publish online the warnings about potentially prejudicial reporting that Attorneys General had previously only given to the mainstream media. My office also sends tweets warning social media users of the risks of being in contempt of court.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Attorney General has recently issued advice to social media users and others that identifying a victim in a sexual offence case is a criminal offence.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We continue to look at whether there is anything more that can be done to raise awareness in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2015-02-23T12:49:20.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T12:49:20.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Prosecutions 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, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce a right of appeal against a charging decision of the Crown Prosecution Service on the grounds that it is unduly lenient. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214940 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>Where a suspect is charged by the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) with a criminal offence, there are no plans to introduce a general right of appeal relating to the offence charged on the ground that it is too lenient. There are already a number of mechanisms in place to assess the quality of prosecutors’ decision making including external reviews by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and internal CPS processes such as Individual Quality Assessments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Every charging decision made by the CPS must be in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors (“the Code”). Unless the Threshold Test is applied, there must be sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and it must be in the public interest to prosecute every offence charged. The Code requires that charges are selected which reflect the seriousness and extent of the offending, enable the case to be presented in a clear and simple way and give the courts adequate powers to sentence. The Code also makes it clear that review is a continuing process and that prosecutors must take account of any change in circumstances that develops as the case progresses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Victims can currently exercise their rights under the CPS Victims’ Right to Review scheme. This scheme enables victims to request a review of a CPS decision made after 5<sup>th</sup> June 2013 not to bring charges, to discontinue proceedings, offer no evidence or leave certain charges to “lie on file”. In those cases where it has not been possible to resolve the issue to the victim’s satisfaction at a local level, the decision is independently reviewed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2014-11-25T11:43:01.09Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T11:43:01.09Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Euthanasia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the policy is of the Crown Prosecution Service in prosecuting cases of encouraging or assisting suicide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Montgomeryshire more like this
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Glyn Davies more like this
star this property uin 211043 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>When prosecuting cases of encouraging or assisting suicide, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutors make decisions in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the Director of Public Prosecutions Policy for Prosecutors in respect of cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following the recent Supreme Court Judgement in the case of ‘Nicklinson and others’, the policy was updated on the 16 October 2014 to clarify issues raised regarding healthcare professionals (and others with similar responsibilities for individuals).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A copy of the updated policy is available on the CPS website at: <a href="http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/assisted_suicide_policy.html" target="_blank">http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/assisted_suicide_policy.html</a></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 remove filter
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less than 2014-10-27T17:31:28.5736338Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:31:28.5736338Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Glyn Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Victims Liaison Unit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the functions of Crown Prosecution Service victim liaison units are; and how their performance is monitored. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington North more like this
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 221913 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 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Victim Liaison Units are responsible for:</p><p> </p><p>i. informing victims of decisions, made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), to stop proceedings or substantially alter a charge;</p><p> </p><p>ii. the administration of the Victims’ Right to Review scheme and other CPS victim focused schemes; and</p><p> </p><p>iii. managing complaints and feedback received.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Assurance processes are in place locally to ensure the quality of the service provided by each Victim Liaison Unit. Performance monitoring is undertaken using a number of bespoke IT systems.</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 remove filter
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less than 2015-01-29T16:38:43.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T16:38:43.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
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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
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
unstar 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, what the reason was for not pursuing each case of sentences considered to be unduly lenient but not pursued in the Court of Appeal in the last five years; and what the offence committed in each case was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214032 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>This information is not collated centrally and obtaining it would require my office to manually consider each file over the last 5 years which would involve 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 remove filter
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less than 2014-11-19T10:51:03.55Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T10:51:03.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
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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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unstar this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks 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 the Law Officers' Departments' policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 205320 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>There is no prohibition of alcohol in the Law Officers’ Departments. This includes ministerial and official private offices.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2014-07-21T14:57:58.9353585Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T14:57:58.9353585Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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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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unstar this property hansard heading National Fund 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 the future of the National Fund; whether he has considered the early application of the Fund to reduce the national debt; what other options for the future of the Fund he has considered and (a) dismissed and (b) kept under consideration; and what donations have been made to the Fund in each of the last 30 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewes more like this
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Norman Baker more like this
star this property uin 217758 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>There has been correspondence between the Charity Commission, the trustees and the Attorney General’s Office over the National Fund.</p><p>The Fund is operated in accordance with its rules and section 9 of the Superannuation and Other Trust Funds (Validation) Act 1927. It is accumulating as the original donors intended.</p><p>Options are being considered for the future of the Fund, consistent with its object of extinguishing or reducing the national debt. These include a possible application to the court for directions. The consideration of these options includes looking at the history of donations to the Fund. Whilst this work is on-going, it would not be appropriate to comment further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T16:01:37.003Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:01:37.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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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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unstar this property hansard heading Shoplifting: 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 there have been for shoplifting in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 218070 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Theft from a shop is one way in which the offence of Theft contrary to Section 1(1) &amp; 7 of the Theft Act 1968 is committed. There is no specific offence of that title. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of <strong>prosecutions</strong> for the specific offence of shoplifting. Identifying the number of prosecutions in which there was one or more charges relating to theft from a shop would require a manual exercise to review individual files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS does maintain a central record of the number of <strong>offences</strong> of shoplifting charged under section 1 of the Theft Act 1968 in which a prosecution commenced and reached a first hearing in magistrates’ courts. It is not possible to identify the number of defendants or cases prosecuted from this data. The table below shows the number of shoplifting offences that reached a first hearing for the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Theft Act 1968 { 1(1) and 7 }: Theft from a shop</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td><p>111,386</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>115,112</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>116,115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>113,258</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>124,621</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS’s offences data provides no indication of the final prosecution outcome, or if the charged offence was the substantive charge at the time of finalisation. It is also often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same victim.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T16:08:51.46Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T16:08:51.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this