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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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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 Prosecutions remove filter
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 assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Government's ability to prosecute criminals who have left the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 905128 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government's position is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off remaining in a reformed EU.</p><p>Through participation in the European Arrest Warrant, the UK is able to extradite foreign suspects and bring suspects back to the UK more quickly and economically. Since April 2011, it has enabled us to transfer around 5,500 suspects out of the UK and to bring back around 650 to face justice here.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2016-05-26T12:14:48.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T12:14:48.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prosecutions remove filter
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 bodies can prosecute without the approval of the Crown Prosecution Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Leicestershire more like this
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Andrew Bridgen more like this
star this property uin 215172 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Any private individual or entity who/which is not acting on behalf of the police or another prosecuting authority may bring a private prosecution. There are some organisations that regularly prosecute cases as a private prosecutor before the courts of England and Wales, for example the RSPCA. Furthermore, there are other prosecution authorities that bring prosecutions pursuant to statute, including the Serious Fraud Office and the Service Prosecuting Authority. Some offences can only be brought if the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions or the Attorney General is obtained.</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 2014-11-26T16:22:51.49Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:22:51.49Z
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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 Andrew Bridgen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Prosecutions remove filter
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 he has been asked to consent to a prosecution; and in how many of those cases he (a) granted and (b) refused consent in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 181270 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The Law Officers have received 705 applications for consent since 1 January 2013. Consent has been declined in 33 applications. Consent was declined on 14 occasions as there was insufficient evidence and on 19 occasions because a prosecution was not in the public interest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2018-10-25T08:42:15.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-25T08:42:15.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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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 Prosecutions remove filter
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, with reference to his power to grant his consent to a prosecution, whether he is required to make that decision in accordance with the 1972 Franks Committee memorandum criteria of (a) whether the charge is being brought in appropriate circumstances, (b) the five reasons for the requirement of consent, as set out in that memorandum and (c) the mischief at which the criminal law in question was addressed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 182735 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 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
star this property answer text <p>For certain offences, Parliament has decided that the Attorney General’s consent is needed to bring a prosecution.</p><p>The Home Office memorandum to the Franks Committee in 1972 gave guidance on the reasons for including a consent requirement when creating a criminal offence. It provided that the basic reason for including a consent requirement is that otherwise there would be a risk of prosecutions being brought in inappropriate circumstances and identified five broader overlapping reasons for including a consent requirement.</p><p>It is a constitutional principle that, when deciding whether to consent to a prosecution, the Law Officers will consider all relevant facts including why it is proposed to bring the prosecution and the mischief which the proposed offence was intended to prevent and apply the well-established prosecution principles of evidential sufficiency and the public interest test.</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 2018-10-31T14:56:17.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-31T14:56:17.193Z
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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 Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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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 Prosecutions remove filter
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 Deferred Prosecution Agreements the Serious Fraud Office is currently negotiating; and what recent progress has been made in each of those negotiations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 11438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon.Member to the answer given by the Solicitor General to question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-06-12/2337/" target="_blank">2337</a> on 17 June 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2015-10-15T15:34:50.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T15:34:50.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-12more like thismore than 2015-06-12
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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 Prosecutions remove filter
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 letters of invitation to companies to enter negotiations for a deferred prosecution agreement the Serious Fraud Office has issued. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 2337 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office has issued its first letters of invitation but it would not be appropriate to confirm numbers.</p><p>The process of reaching Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) happens in stages. Initial negotiations are confidential to encourage openness on the part of the company. Under the Criminal Procedure Rules, the Court determines whether any relevant hearings are heard in public or in private. Any DPA must be approved by a judge and publicised.</p><p> </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 2015-06-17T10:11:11.557Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T10:11:11.557Z
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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 Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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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star this property hansard heading Prosecutions remove filter
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 and what proportion of all (a) Crown Prosecution Service and (b) Serious Fraud Office cases were prosecuted by external counsel in 2013-14 and each of the five preceding years; and what the cost to each agency was of such counsel in each such year. 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 205096 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cases are not prosecuted exclusively by self-employed advocates or in-house advocates. Many cases are transferred between self-employed and in-house advocates and therefore it is not possible to report on the number or proportion of cases prosecuted solely by one type of advocate or the other.</p><p>However, the CPS does record the proportion of work undertaken across the 13 CPS Areas in the Crown Court by self-employed advocates by value, in accordance with the graduated fee scheme (GFS). CPS records show:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Crown Court Advocacy (13 Area position)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SELF-EMPLOYED ADVOCATES</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>% of prosecutions by GFS value</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>72%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>69%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>70%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The cost to the CPS of fees paid to self-employed advocates in relation to Crown Court and Higher Court advice, preparation and advocacy for each of the last six years is:</p><p> </p><p>2013-14: £114,606,541</p><p>2012-13: £110,608,524</p><p>2011-12; £111,041,044</p><p>2010-11: £134,194,869</p><p>2009-10: £135,296,368</p><p>2008-09: £127,132,677</p><p> </p><p>Note: Figures include VAT and are all fees paid to self-employed advocates not just those paid under the graduated fee scheme.</p><p>All of the cases prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office in the Crown Court are prosecuted by external counsel. Costs associated with this are detailed in the following table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fees to counsel relating</strong></p><p><strong> to prosecution work</strong></p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£3,146k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£2,313k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£3,651k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£4,008k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£3,548k</p></td><td><p> </p><p> </p><p>£4,167k</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </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
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less than 2014-09-01T14:06:48.6474302Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:06:48.6474302Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry 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 remove filter
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, 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 remove filter
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, whether the Serious Fraud Office has concluded any deferred prosecution agreements with any companies charged with fraud or corruption offences. 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 214476 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>Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) became available to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on 24 February 2014. To date the SFO has not concluded any DPAs.</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 2014-11-19T12:44:14.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:44:14.387Z
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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 Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Prosecutions remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many Crown Prosecution Service (a) pre-charge decisions, (b) decisions to take no further action, (c) decisions to caution and (d) prosecutions there were in cases of (i) rape, (ii) domestic violence and (iii) child abuse in each police force area in each of the last six years; and what the conviction rate for each such offence in each such area was in that period. 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 205151 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Tables containing the information requested have been placed in the Library of the House. <br> <br></p><p> </p><p>The volumes of pre-charge decisions, prosecutions and convictions rose in 2013-14 from the previous year, across rape, domestic violence and child abuse. The Crown Prosecution Service has worked with the police to address the previous fall in volumes which they identified in 2012-13; succeeding in an overall turnaround during 2013-14.</p><p> </p><p>The conviction rates for domestic violence and child abuse have risen to 74.6% and 76.2% respectively in 2013-14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In parallel, cautions fell to the lowest level ever for rape and domestic violence in the same time period; and decisions to take no further action also reached the lowest level ever for rape and child abuse.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For rape, the volume of pre-charge decisions rose by 8% compared with the previous year, reaching 5,850. Decisions to take no further action fell to the lowest level ever - by 15% as compared with a rise in the volume charged of 25%, reaching the highest volume ever of 3,621 defendants. Prosecutions rose by 5% to 3,891and the volume convicted has risen by 0.6%, reaching 2,348.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Director of Public Prosecutions addresses the regional variation across police force Areas through the bi-annual Violence against Women and Girls Assurance scheme, highlighting where specific actions are detailed and targeted for improvement.</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 2014-07-22T12:26:35.9740649Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:26:35.9740649Z
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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 charging decisions - CPS.xlsx more like this
star this property title CPS charging data - Rape, DV, Child abuse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this