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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will place in the Library a table of Crown Prosecution Service child-abuse flagged (a) pre-charge decisions, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions for each financial year since 2006-07. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211679 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is contained in the attached table, a copy of which has been deposited in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS definition of child abuse covers any case where the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offence. This includes allegations or crimes perpetrated by both adults and persons under the age of 18. Child abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual criminal offences, as well as neglect of a child and historical child abuse where the victim is now an adult. The data provided is primarily used for monitoring performance on cases that involve allegations of child abuse. The data relies on the application of a monitoring flag and is accurate only to the extent that the flag is correctly applied.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS has published a breakdown of both pre-charge decisions and prosecutions for child abuse flagged cases within the annual ‘Violence against Women and Girls Report 2013-14’.</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 2014-10-28T13:05:17.726002Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:05:17.726002Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property file name 211679 - CPS child abuse data.xlsx more like this
star this property title CPS child abuse flagged data more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
100660
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will place in the Library a list of the local authorities who have adopted the information-sharing protocol launched by the Crown Prosecution Service in January 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not centrally record the number of local authorities that have adopted the national disclosure Protocol.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A survey of Chief Crown Prosecutors found that 82 local authorities have signed a local protocol as of 5 September 2014. The attached list of the local authorities identified in the survey has been placed in the library.</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 2014-10-28T13:10:13.5272744Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:10:13.5272744Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property file name 211680 - Table - information sharing Protocol.docx more like this
star this property title List: signatories - protocol more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
101519
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 European Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment he has made of the usefulness of the European Arrest Warrant as a prosecutorial tool. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212405 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government and the DPP are in agreement that the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) offers the best way of keeping Britain safe, particularly from serious criminals and terrorists.</p><p>The introduction of the EAW has resulted in much faster processing of extradition requests, meaning that we can secure the return of fugitives wanted for serious offending in this country often in a matter of weeks, not many months or even years as was the case under previous arrangements. The Arrest Warrant is also more effective. For example, under the previous regime, the European Convention on Extradition, some Member States can refuse to surrender their own nationals, including France, Germany and Spain, which is not the position in EAW cases. Furthermore, the EAW overcomes problems of time limitation in other countries. It also means that wanted people can now be extradited to face fraud and tax charges, which was not the case before.</p><p>The Government has recently made changes in the way that the EAW is processed through our courts. These changes are designed to offer greater protection to UK citizens and other UK residents against disproportionate requests and the risk of spending unreasonable lengths of time in pre-trial detention abroad. With those changes in place, the Government is convinced that the EAW provides an effective and cost-efficient tool in the fight against trans-national crime, and it is one which prosecutors and other law enforcement professionals are keen to see preserved.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212406 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.1951661Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.1951661Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the usefulness of the European Arrest Warrant as a prosecutorial tool. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212406 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government and the DPP are in agreement that the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) offers the best way of keeping Britain safe, particularly from serious criminals and terrorists.</p><p>The introduction of the EAW has resulted in much faster processing of extradition requests, meaning that we can secure the return of fugitives wanted for serious offending in this country often in a matter of weeks, not many months or even years as was the case under previous arrangements. The Arrest Warrant is also more effective. For example, under the previous regime, the European Convention on Extradition, some Member States can refuse to surrender their own nationals, including France, Germany and Spain, which is not the position in EAW cases. Furthermore, the EAW overcomes problems of time limitation in other countries. It also means that wanted people can now be extradited to face fraud and tax charges, which was not the case before.</p><p>The Government has recently made changes in the way that the EAW is processed through our courts. These changes are designed to offer greater protection to UK citizens and other UK residents against disproportionate requests and the risk of spending unreasonable lengths of time in pre-trial detention abroad. With those changes in place, the Government is convinced that the EAW provides an effective and cost-efficient tool in the fight against trans-national crime, and it is one which prosecutors and other law enforcement professionals are keen to see preserved.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212405 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.4052267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.4052267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, for which offences the Crown Prosecution Service routinely monitors the number and proportion of cases that fail because of victim issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212435 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>The CPS defendant case outcome records include an allocation of a reason for each unsuccessful outcome, including the number which did not proceed because of victim issues. These records are centrally collated under the following twelve Principal Offence Categories.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Homicide</p><p> </p><p>Offences against the person</p><p> </p><p>Sexual offences</p><p> </p><p>Burglary</p><p> </p><p>Robbery</p><p> </p><p>Theft and handling</p><p> </p><p>Fraud and forgery</p><p> </p><p>Criminal damage</p><p> </p><p>Drugs offences</p><p> </p><p>Public order offences</p><p> </p><p>Motoring offences</p><p> </p><p>All other offences</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 2014-11-19T12:38:15.123Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:38:15.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Fraud: Wales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many fraud prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in Crown Courts in Wales in each of the last five calendar years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212436 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the numbers of defendants and the outcome of prosecution proceedings, divided into twelve Principal Offence Categories, including ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p>The category of ‘Fraud and Forgery, includes offences prosecuted by way of the Fraud Act 2006, fraudulently evading income tax, VAT, excise duty or national insurance, bankruptcy offences, money laundering, forgery or using a false instrument and obtaining property, services or pecuniary advantage by deception.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows, in each of the last five calendar years, the number of defendants prosecuted and finalised, in Crown Courts in Wales, where the Principal Offence was categorised as ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total Prosecutions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>163</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Principal Offence Category is assigned at the end of a prosecution to indicate the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged at the time of finalisation. It is not possible to disaggregate the outcomes of individual offences, such as fraud, without undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This table does not include those cases prosecuted by the DWP prosecution teams that merged with the CPS in 2012, as the DWP Cardiff team prosecutes cases in Crown Courts in England, as well as Wales. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of cases prosecuted solely in Wales without incurring a disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-05T15:53:50.8523458Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:53:50.8523458Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Marriage of Convenience more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought on breaches of immigration law arising from sham marriages in each of the last five financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212437 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Offences of breaching immigration law may be prosecuted by way of Section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971 (assisting unlawful immigration to a European Union Member State) or by way of Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act (conspiracy).</p><p>The offence created by Section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971 encompasses both the offence of assisting illegal entry (whether by smuggling someone in a vehicle or by providing false documents for presentation at a port) or by assisting someone to remain by deception (for example, by entering into a sham marriage) which facilitate a breach of the immigration laws. Conspiracies to facilitate breaches of immigration law are charged by way of Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.</p><p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts for assisting unlawful immigration or conspiracy. However it is not possible to disaggregate which of these offences relate to sham marriages rather than other immigration law breaches without reviewing individual case files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-04T14:31:53.3374111Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T14:31:53.3374111Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tesco 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 reports he has received on whether the Serious Fraud Office will apply for additional funding from HM Treasury to finance its investigation into Tesco. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has a core budget to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute the most serious and complex cases of fraud, bribery and corruption, and some exceptionally large cases will arise that require additional resources. However it is not in the public interest to specify in detail what resources the SFO intends to dedicate to each 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 2014-11-05T15:56:51.8028748Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:56:51.8028748Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 Fraud: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many fraud prosecutions were carried out in England and Wales in each Crown Prosecution Service business area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 214293 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of defendants prosecuted and finalised in 2013-14 by the Crown Prosecution Service in each business area and the Central Casework Division, where the Principal Offence was categorised as ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The category of ‘Fraud and Forgery, comprises a number of offences including offences prosecuted by way of the Fraud Act 2006, fraudulently evading income tax, VAT, excise duty or national insurance, bankruptcy offences, money laundering, forgery or using a false instrument and obtaining property, services or pecuniary advantage by deception.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>426</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>683</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>3,196</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>528</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>577</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>931</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>762</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>558</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames and Chiltern</p></td><td><p>802</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>449</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>824</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>933</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework Division</p></td><td><p>6,803</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong><strong> &amp; Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18,042</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Central Casework Division includes ‘Fraud and Forgery’ prosecutions previously undertaken by the prosecution function of the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Principal Offence Category is assigned at the end of a prosecution to indicate the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged at the time of finalisation. It is not possible to disaggregate the outcomes of individual offences, such as fraud, without undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-17T15:32:39.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T15:32:39.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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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star this property hansard heading Illegal Immigrants: Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions under section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 have been (a) brought and (b) successful in each year since the introduction of that offence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 214408 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts.</p><p> </p><p>Section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 creates the offence of knowingly employing an adult subject to immigration control who has not been granted leave to enter or remain or whose leave to remain is invalid, has ceased to have effect or is subject to a condition preventing him from accepting the employment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the number of offences in each year since the introduction of the offence, charged by way of Section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Offences Charged</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to disaggregate which of these offences resulted in a successful outcome without reviewing individual case files which would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-17T15:33:53.963Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T15:33:53.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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