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347281
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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 Private 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, on how many occasions the Director of Public Prosecutions has (a) taken over and (b) discontinued private prosecutions in the last 10 years for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon more like this
uin 317 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain an authoritative central record of the number of private prosecutions (a) taken over and (b) discontinued by the Director of Public Prosecutions. To identify the number would require a manual exercise to review individual files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-06-03T13:06:32.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T13:06:32.647Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
347772
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
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 FIFA 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, whether criminal investigations are being carried out to determine whether UK financial institutions have been used to carry out illegal transactions related to FIFA. more like this
tabling member constituency Eltham more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Efford more like this
uin 626 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been aware of allegations relating to FIFA for some time and has kept the situation under active review. It would not be appropriate to go into the details of those allegations.<br><br>For the SFO to open an investigation, the Director must be satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to suspect serious or complex fraud within the UK's criminal jurisdiction.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
grouped question UIN 627 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-04T12:01:01.967Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T12:01:01.967Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
165
label Biography information for Clive Efford more like this
347774
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
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 FIFA 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, when the Serious Fraud Office first became aware that UK financial institutions may have been used to carry out illegal transactions relating to FIFA; what action was taken; and when he was first made aware of this possibility. more like this
tabling member constituency Eltham more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Efford more like this
uin 627 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been aware of allegations relating to FIFA for some time and has kept the situation under active review. It would not be appropriate to go into the details of those allegations.<br><br>For the SFO to open an investigation, the Director must be satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to suspect serious or complex fraud within the UK's criminal jurisdiction.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
grouped question UIN 626 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-04T12:01:02.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T12:01:02.043Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
165
label Biography information for Clive Efford more like this
347773
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
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 FIFA: Corruption 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 discussions (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) the Serious Fraud Office have had with (i) the Swiss authorities and (ii) the US Justice Department about the investigation of fraud, racketeering and money laundering at FIFA. more like this
tabling member constituency Eltham more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Efford more like this
uin 625 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office engages regularly with its overseas counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest, but it is not appropriate to comment on such casework discussions as might take place.</p><p> </p><p>It is not the practice for the Law Officers to comment upon live investigations, or to confirm or deny that Ministerial discussions about particular cases have taken place.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2015-06-08T12:56:44.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T12:56:44.667Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
165
label Biography information for Clive Efford more like this
348648
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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 FIFA: Corruption 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 assessment he has made of the recent report by the US Department of Justice containing indictments against several senior football officials for corruption, bribery and racketeering in the British Overseas Territories of British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands; and what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Justice and (b) the Serious Fraud Office about potential prosecution of people named in that report. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Flynn more like this
uin 1275 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office has been following closely the emerging allegations and holds material which it is actively reviewing.</p><p> </p><p>I meet the Director and other Ministers frequently to discuss a variety of issues. However, as was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government’s policy to provide details of all such meetings.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-06-09T10:30:17.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T10:30:17.293Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
545
label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
348620
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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 Attorney General: Families 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, with reference to the press release released by the Prime Minister on 18 August 2014, what steps he is taking to assess the impact of the Law Officers' Departments' policies on the family. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Burrowes more like this
uin 1188 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
answer text <p>The Family Test was announced by the Prime Minister in August 2014 and introduced in October 2014 through the publication of guidance for officials -<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/368894/family-test-guidance.pdf" target="_blank">Family Test Guidance</a></p><p>The objective of the Test is to introduce a family perspective to the policy making process, specifically to make the potential impacts on family functioning and relationships explicit.</p><p>The Law Officers’ Departments have not applied the Test to date, however where applicable they would work with the DWP to embed the Test in policymaking processes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-06-10T09:56:21.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T09:56:21.317Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1518
label Biography information for Mr David Burrowes more like this
348893
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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 Sentencing: Appeals 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 were referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
uin 1396 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
answer text <p>The number of offenders referred to the Court of Appeal in 2013 and 2014 are set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders referred to the Court of Appeal</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p>128</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders whose sentences were considered unduly lenient and whose sentences were increased by the Court of Appeal in 2013 and 2014 are set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders whose sentences were unduly lenient</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>109</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders whose sentence was increased</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>105</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Detailed information on the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme was published on the Attorney General’s Office website on Thursday 11 June 2015. The information can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
grouped question UIN 1397 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-15T12:15:55.843Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T12:15:55.843Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4030
label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
348894
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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 Sentencing: Appeals 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 referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 were successful. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
uin 1397 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
answer text <p>The number of offenders referred to the Court of Appeal in 2013 and 2014 are set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders referred to the Court of Appeal</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p>128</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders whose sentences were considered unduly lenient and whose sentences were increased by the Court of Appeal in 2013 and 2014 are set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders whose sentences were unduly lenient</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>109</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders whose sentence was increased</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>105</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Detailed information on the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme was published on the Attorney General’s Office website on Thursday 11 June 2015. The information can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
grouped question UIN 1396 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-15T12:15:55.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T12:15:55.953Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4030
label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
349630
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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 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 criminal prosecutions were undertaken by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the years 2010 to 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Sleaford and North Hykeham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Phillips more like this
uin 2029 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service publishes its casework statistics on a financial year basis. The number of criminal prosecutions finalised between April 2010 and March 2015 are as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>2014-2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finalised Prosecutions</p></td><td><p>958,834</p></td><td><p>896,505</p></td><td><p>806,458</p></td><td><p>738,064</p></td><td><p>664,493</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-06-17T10:14:06.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T10:14:06.993Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4054
label Biography information for Stephen Phillips more like this
353905
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-12more like thismore than 2015-06-12
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 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 letters of invitation to companies to enter negotiations for a deferred prosecution agreement the Serious Fraud Office has issued. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 2337 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-06-17T10:11:11.557Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T10:11:11.557Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this