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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
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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 remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192846 more like this
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unstar 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
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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 remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192845 more like this
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unstar 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
star 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 remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192879 more like this
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unstar 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
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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
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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 remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192878 more like this
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unstar 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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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will make it his policy to introduce the option of anonymity for victims of female genital mutilation in court trials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 193654 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service recognises that more needs to be done to encourage victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) to come forward. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said that the introduction of anonymity for victims of FGM should be considered to encourage more victims to come forward as, given the very personal nature of the offence, very few do so. However, any change of law on anonymity is a matter for the Ministry of Justice.</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
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star 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, when the next inspection of the Services Prosecuting Authority is planned by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are currently no plans for HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate to carry out an inspection of the Service Prosecution Authority</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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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star 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 steps he is taking to ensure that victims of female genital mutilation whose cases go to trial have access to the full range of support and special measures that are available to victims of other sexual offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 193653 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) recognises that appropriate support is vital to ensure that victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) are able to give their evidence effectively in court. The CPS legal guidance advises prosecutors that in all cases of FGM they must ensure that the complainant is aware of the special measures that can be applied for at court, and that applications are made in time. For all child witnesses there is a presumption that they will give their evidence in chief by recorded interview and any further evidence by live link unless the court is satisfied that this will not improve the quality of the child's evidence. Adult victims of FGM are also eligible for special measures on the grounds that they are likely to be intimidated witnesses in relation to testifying at court. However it is a matter for the court to grant the application.</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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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 question text To ask the Attorney General, for how many cases the Serious Fraud Office has sought additional funding from the Exchequer in the last two years; and on how many occasions such funding was granted (a) in part and (b) in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has sought additional funding in relation to three cases in the last two years, and this was granted in full on each occasion.</p><p>Some additional funding has also been provided in relation to other matters as set out in the recent report of the Justice Committee on the SFO's Supplementary Estimate for 2013-14.</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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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, against what corporate defendants the Serious Fraud Office has brought enforcement actions in the last 10 years; what the outcome of each such action was; what civil recovery was ordered in each successful case; what criminal fines were imposed in each successful case; and under what primary legislation each case was brought. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192848 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has brought enforcement actions against 11 corporate defendants in the last ten years, as set out in the table below.</p><p>Before 2008, all successful SFO prosecutions were of individuals. The following table shows the fines and civil recovery orders (CROs) in SFO cases involving corporates since then.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td><p><em>Case</em></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Penalty</em><sup>(<em>1</em>)</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2008</p></td><td><p>Balfour Beatty plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£2.25 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2008</p></td><td><p>Severn Trent Water Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£2 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td><p>AMEC plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£4.94 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td><p>Mabey and Johnson Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£3.5 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>BAE Systems plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£500,000 fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Innospec Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>$12.7 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>De Puy International Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£4.8 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>MacMillan Publishers Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£11.3 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>M W Kellogg Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£7 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Mabey Engineering (Holdings) Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£131,000 CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Oxford Publishing Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£1.9 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><sup> (1)</sup> Figures are rounded</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>The above proceedings marked “CRO” were commenced in accordance with Chapter 2 of Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.</p><p>Severn Trent Water Ltd pleaded guilty to an offence under the Water Industry Act 1991.</p><p>Mabey and Johnson Ltd pleaded guilty to offences under the Criminal Law Act 1977, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and United Nations Act 1946.</p><p>BAE Systems plc pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to maintain adequate accounting records under the Companies Act 1985.</p><p>Innospec Ltd pleaded guilty to an offence under the Criminal Law Act 1977.</p><p>In 2006, the SFO brought charges against five companies in relation to alleged price fixing of pharmaceutical products. The five companies were Kent Pharmaceuticals, Norton Healthcare Ltd, Generics (UK) Ltd, Ranbaxy (UK) Ltd, and Goldshield Group plc. In 2008, a judge ordered the acquittal of all five companies.</p><p>If a company is to be prosecuted, it is usually necessary cases to demonstrate that the controlling minds of a company were knowing participants in the criminality being alleged. This can be difficult to prove, especially in complex cases, and so most SFO prosecutions have been of individuals rather than companies. Other outcomes are also possible. In 2010, BAE Systems plc agreed to make a £29.5 million payment for the benefit of the people of Tanzania, following a settlement with the SFO and the US Department of Justice. Last year, Oxford University Press (owners of Oxford Publishing Ltd) unilaterally offered to contribute £2,000,000 to not-for-profit organisations for teacher training and other educational purposes in sub-Saharan Africa.</p><p> </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 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 question text To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) barristers, (b) solicitors and (c) witness care staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service at the end of (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury remove filter
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Emily Thornberry more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is contained in the following table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Barristers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Solicitors</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Witness Care</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>853</p></td><td><p>2,353</p></td><td><p>228</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>677</p></td><td><p>1,867</p></td><td><p>131</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>645</p></td><td><p>1,771</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>Notes:</strong>Data extracted from the CPS HR Database iTrent as at the 31<sup>st</sup> March in each year</td></tr><tr><td>Data may be subject to change due to retrospective changes in the HR database</td></tr><tr><td>Data may differ from previously published data due to differing specifications</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>.</p><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding the staff reductions, conviction rates have remained broadly unchanged since 2009/10.</p><p>Witness attendance remains constant over the last two financial years (to February 2014).</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 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this