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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
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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 more like this
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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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star 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
100290
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Stalking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many employees of the Crown Prosecution Service have been trained on the law on stalking to date; and what further such training is planned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211538 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) has developed two online e-Learning courses on all types of stalking. The “Cyber Crime: Cyber Stalking” course includes cyber stalking, non-cyber stalking and harassment. The “Stalking and Harassment” course (which was released in April 2014) deals specifically with stalking and harassment offences.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a central record of the number of employees who have been trained on the law on stalking by way of the e-Learning courses. 1581 of its employees in post on 23 October 2014 have completed all elements of either of the e-Learning courses in the period between 1 November 2012 (the month when the Cyber Stalking e-Learning module was revised to include the new stalking offences) and 23 October 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2014 the CPS issued follow-up, face-to-face training material on the Stalking and Harassment offences. It can be used flexibly at a local CPS level; accordingly, its delivery is not recorded on a central database.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Although there are no current plans for new training products to be launched, the CPS will continue to train its staff in this critical area of work.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:15:18.0854691Z
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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 Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100477
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Stalking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged under the provisions of section 4a of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 since 25 November 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 211469 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>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to the Hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd on 23<sup>rd</sup> October 2014 (questions, 211141, 211143 and 211144). The previous answer included tables detailing the number of offences charged under Sections 4A(1)(a)(b)(i), Sections 4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) and 2A(1) of the 1997 Act broken down by each police force in England and Wales.</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 2014-10-27T17:36:47.6085527Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:36:47.6085527Z
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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 Stella Creasy more like this
100659
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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
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star this property hansard heading Offences against Children 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, 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 more like this
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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 more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the total cost to his Department has been of challenging the decision of the Information Commissioner on the publication of letters from HRH the Prince of Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 192074 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>This case raises issues of constitutional significance, including upholding Parliament's intentions for the Freedom of Information regime and the Government's ability to protect information in the public interest. Litigation initiated by <em>The Guardian</em> newspaper has taken place over a four year period including hearings in the Upper Tribunal, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal. Eight government departments have had to work together on the Government's response, at a total cost of £274,481.16 (exc VAT). These costs encompass all costs billed by the Treasury Solicitor, including Counsels' fees and disbursements. If we are successful in the next stage of legal proceedings the Government would seek to recover a substantial proportion of these costs from the Guardian.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what plans the Crown Prosecution Service has to change or upgrade the tablet computers provided to its prosecutors. 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 192846 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service is currently reviewing the options to ensure that all IT equipment remains fit for purpose.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
43926
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many conditional cautions were issued by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years and in 2013-14 to date; how many such cautions were breached; how many prosecutions of such breaches there were; in how many cases the conditional caution was varied; and in how many cases no action was taken. 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 192845 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) recommended the issuing of a conditional caution in the following number of cases:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Conditional Cautions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>6,935</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>4,982</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>3,781</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>478</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The number of breaches and the action taken by the CPS are shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Total Breaches</p></td><td><p>Non Compliance - Prosecution</p></td><td><p>Non Compliance - No Prosecution</p></td><td><p>Non-Compliance - Continue with Variation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>997</p></td><td><p>684</p></td><td><p>158</p></td><td><p>155</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>912</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>593</p></td><td><p>399</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>242</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Since 8<sup>th</sup> April 2013 the police are now able to authorise the offer of a youth or Conditional Caution in any summary or either way offence without reference to the CPS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions and for what offences each Crown Prosecution Service business area has recommended that an offence be taken into consideration instead of charged separately in each of the last three years and in 2013-14 to date. 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 192878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service holds no central records of the number of occasions, and for what offence(s), it has recommended that an offence is suitable to be taken into consideration. To obtain details would require a manual exercise of reviewing individual case files to be undertaken at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
43930
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2014, Official Report, column 370W, on legal profession: industrial disputes, whether he (a) advised on the content of and (b) approved the letter that the Director of Public Prosecutions sent to members of the Independent Bar on action against cuts to legal aid. 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 192879 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>I neither advised on the content of, nor approved, the letter that was sent by the Crown Prosecution Service to members of the independent Bar about action against cuts to legal aid. I was however aware that the letter was to be sent. </p><p> I have said on more than one occasion that there is no justification for barristers failing to honour their professional obligations to the CPS because there is no dispute with the CPS about the level of prosecution fees. It was perfectly proper for the CPS to send this letter reminding barristers of these obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this