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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-02more like thismore than 2017-10-02
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Dangerous Driving: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drivers were prosecuted in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016, for failure to stop after a collision. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL1658 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of drivers prosecuted for offences of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident.</p><p>The offence of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident is created by Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which imposes obligations on drivers of mechanically propelled vehicles who are involved in road accidents.</p><p>Although it is not possible to identify the number of <em>people</em> charged with particular offences, records are held by the CPS showing the overall number of <em>offences</em> in which a prosecution conducted by them commenced in the magistrates’ courts. The table below therefore shows the number of <em>offences</em>, rather than <em>defendants</em>, charged by way of Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 during 2015 and 2016. It should be noted that a single defendant may be charged with more than one offence.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 170 }</p></td><td><p>9,825</p></td><td><p>9,056</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>It should further be noted that failures to stop at the scenes of traffic accidents are specified proceedings. These are offences which the police prosecute in order to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and ensure swifter justice. The CPS will only prosecute a specified offence in cases where a not guilty plea has been entered. It may also be the case that the CPS will prosecute this offence when the defendant is charged with other more serious associated offences (for example, failing to stop and dangerous driving or driving under the influence of alcohol). The figures in the table above do not include those specified cases prosecuted by the police.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-16T16:55:40.96Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T16:55:40.96Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
764322
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-02more like thismore than 2017-10-02
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Driving Offences more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were killed or injured as a result of driving offences in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016; what was the victim’s road user mode in each case; and where those statistics are reported. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL1659 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
answer text <p>A number of offences under the Road Traffic Act 1988 involve causing death by driving, or may result in injury.</p><p>While the CPS does not maintain a central record of the number of people killed or injured as a result of driving offences, or the victim’s mode of transport at the time the offence or offences were committed, the table below shows the number of <em>offences</em>, (rather than defendants) charged under the relevant sections of the Road Traffic Act 1988 during 2015 and 2016. It should be noted that a single defendant may be charged with more than one offence.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 1 } <em>Causing death by dangerous driving</em></p></td><td><p>228</p></td><td><p>347</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 1A } <em>Causing serious injury by dangerous driving</em></p></td><td><p>392</p></td><td><p>504</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 2B } <em>Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving</em></p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 3A } <em>Causing death by careless driving: drink or drugs</em></p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 3ZB } <em>Causing death by driving: unlicensed or uninsured drivers</em></p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p>87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 3ZC } <em>Causing death by driving: disqualified drivers</em></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 { 3ZD } <em>Causing serious injury by driving: disqualified drivers</em></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Other road traffic offences can also involve death or injury which does not form part of the charge.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-16T16:50:32.963Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T16:50:32.963Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
782453
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government under what authority the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has agreed a definition of racially and religiously aggravated crime that is wider than the legal definition under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003, as indicated in the CPS Public statement on prosecuting racist and religious hate crime published in August. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Vinson more like this
uin HL2876 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
answer text <p>In order to charge and prosecute hate crimes, the CPS uses the legal definition provided by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003. The shared police and CPS definition of hate crime is based on the perception of the victim or any other person and allows for case flagging and monitoring as well as appropriate victim support, it does not affect the charge.</p><p>This flagging definition comes from the recommended definition in the Macpherson report which was published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson Report found a lack of confidence within communities that hate crime was being treated seriously by the police and Criminal Justice System and recommended that the definition of a racist incident should be, ‘any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person’. Putting the victim’s perception at the heart of the definition gives a clear signal that, once flagged as a hate crime, an appropriate investigation will follow and evidence to support the law on hostility will be proactively sought. The definition seeks to encourage victims to report and to increase confidence in the Criminal Justice System.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
previous answer version
22806
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
answering member 4538
tabling member
1807
label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
101519
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 212405 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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>
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
grouped question UIN 212406 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.1951661Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.1951661Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
101520
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 212406 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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>
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
grouped question UIN 212405 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.4052267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:02:26.4052267Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
106192
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Fraud: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many successful prosecutions have been made for non-benefit-related fraud in each year since 2009; and how many such prosecutions were for offences against an individual victim. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
tabling member printed
Julie Hilling more like this
uin 213310 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a separate record of the outcome of prosecution proceedings by specific offences, such as non-benefit frauds, or where the offences prosecuted concerned one victim. To obtain this information would involve undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T11:35:59.6418191Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:35:59.6418191Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
3925
label Biography information for Julie Hilling more like this
106349
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sexting: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many cases including the sending of a nude or sexually explicit electronic image of an individual under the age of 18 where the perpetrator of the crime is under the age of 18 have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service in the last three years; how many such cases have been taken forward for prosecution; and how many such prosecutions have been successful. more like this
tabling member constituency Basingstoke more like this
tabling member printed
Maria Miller more like this
uin 213364 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not collect specific data on suspects referred to the CPS for a charging decision where the sending of sexually explicit images of children is alleged. However, data is available to indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts, for offences of involving indecent images of children.</p><p> </p><p>The two main offence provisions for the prosecution of offences relating to indecent images of children are section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (making, distributing, showing or advertising indecent images of children) and section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (possession of indecent images of children).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the number of offences charged by way of the above legislation, in each of the last three years, in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Children Act 1978 { 1 }</p></td><td><p>15,599</p></td><td><p>14,694</p></td><td><p>15,574</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal Justice Act 1988 { 160 }</p></td><td><p>3,885</p></td><td><p>3,849</p></td><td><p>4,265</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to disaggregate offences which relate to indecent images sent by way of an electronic device as opposed to other indecent image offences, cases where a conviction was obtained or the age of the perpetrator without reviewing individual case files incurring disproportionate cost.</p>
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-07T11:21:16.4071204Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T11:21:16.4071204Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
1480
label Biography information for Mrs Maria Miller more like this
106388
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Cybercrime: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2014, to Question 212020, how many successful prosecutions were made for cybercrimes in each year since 2009. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
tabling member printed
Julie Hilling more like this
uin 213370 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not centrally record the number of prosecutions initiated, or those which resulted in a successful outcome, relating to cyber or cyber-enabled crime. A number of offences may involve the use of a computer or a network in the commission of the offence. To obtain details of the number of cases where defendants were alleged to have been involved in cyber or cyber-enabled crimes would require a manual review of individual case files to be undertaken which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T14:41:56.5621019Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T14:41:56.5621019Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
3925
label Biography information for Julie Hilling more like this
142062
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Buildings more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many buildings owned by the Law Officers' Departments have been sold in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
tabling member printed
Valerie Vaz more like this
uin 213770 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Law Officers’ Departments have not sold any buildings since 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T11:37:51.2052463Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:37:51.2052463Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
4076
label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
142064
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2014 to Question 208253, in what ways Hampshire Police has taken action and are taking the matter forward in respect of the letter from the hon. Member for Christchurch referred to in that Question. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 213821 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>My officials have discussed the concerns you raised in your letter with Hampshire Police and I have been advised that the police will be writing to you about the matter shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T11:34:08.2053195Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:34:08.2053195Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this