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star this property date less than 2013-11-04more like thismore than 2013-11-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding was allocated from Homes and Community Agency to (a) develop new affordable housing and (b) bring empty homes back into use in Harrow in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 174351 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Thursday 7 November 2013]</em></p><p>The figures for affordable housing are as follows for the London Borough of Harrow area:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£22 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£45 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£26 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£15 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£13 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Since April 2012, allocations from the Affordable Housing Programme have been overseen by the Greater London Authority rather than the Homes and Communities Agency. There have been no specific allocations on empty homes over this period.</p><p>As outlined to the hon. Member in the answer of 7 January 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 121W, I would note that the new Affordable Rent model now allows for more affordable housing to be delivered with lower levels of taxpayer capital subsidy and lever in more private investment.</p><p>As the National Audit Office has observed: “The Department selected the best delivery model open to it for the funds it had available” and “The Department has so far achieved its policy objective to maximise the number of homes delivered within the available grant funding” (National Audit Office, “Financial viability of the social housing sector; introducing the Affordable Homes Programme”, 4 July 2012, HC465, pp.6-7).</p><p>I also note that the Mayor's proposed Housing Strategy states: “£1.8 billion of public funding has been secured by the Mayor which will unlock an estimated additional £3.7 billion of other investment for London to enable 55,000 affordable homes to be delivered between 2011-15” (Mayor of London, “The Revised London Housing Strategy”, December2011, p.35).</p><p>Across England, 170,000 affordable homes have been delivered so far since April 2010, and a total of £19.5 billion of public and private investment is being spent on affordable housing over the current Spending Review period.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2014, Official Report, column 694W, on polling stations, what assessment he has made of the effect of foreign language translation by local authorities on integration of non-English speakers into their communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bromley and Chislehurst more like this
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Robert Neill more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In March 2013, my Department published new guidance for local authorities outlining how councils should stop translating into foreign languages. As outlined in the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 March 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 5WS, such translation weakens integration; discourages communities from learning English; undermines rather than strengthens equality goals; harms community relations; and is an expensive waste of taxpayers' money at a time when councils need to be making sensible savings. It is disappointing that councils like Tower Hamlets have disregarded that guidance, and reflects broader issues with the dysfunctional governance and divisive practices of the council.</p><p>I would add that in light of previous instances of electoral fraud, including impersonation in polling stations, postal voting irregularities and allegations of improper influence, Ministers in this Department have concerns about the practice of allowing foreign language translators/interpreters inside polling stations. The privacy of the ballot must be protected and voters inside a polling station should not be subject to any pressure or influence to vote in a particular way. In that context, the integrity of the ballot box and of the local democratic process requires independent and transparent scrutiny in polling stations by polling agents, council staff, the police and, indeed, passing members of the public who are also voting. This is undermined by polling room administration being conducted in foreign languages.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Neill more like this
39732
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Home Office more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases were awaiting decision for travel documents on 1 February 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 189239 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>We are unable to provide figures specific to asylum cases awaiting travel <br>documents. This information is only held within paper case files, which would <br>mean this question could only be answered through a disproportionately <br>expensive manual case search.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
26106
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star this property date less than 2013-11-22more like thismore than 2013-11-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita, (b) A4E, (c) G4S, (d) Serco, (e) GeoAMEY, (f) Sodexo and (g) Mitie; when each contract started; how much each contract is expect to cost over its lifetime; when each contract is due to end; whether there are any options in the contract for extension; whether any financial penalties have been incurred by each contractor to date; and whether each such contract has a break clause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 177489 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I undertook to write to you when the information had been received.</p><p> </p><p>The table contained within Annex A details the live contracts that the Department holds with Capita, G4S, Serco, GeoAmey, Sodexo and MITIE. The table provides you with details on the start and end dates of these contracts, the estimated value of the contract as advertised when the procurement process was initiated, extension options and whether there is a break clause. Where information pertaining to any of these questions is already in the public domain, you will find for ease of reference links to the Hansard extracts.</p><p> </p><p>There are no contracts between the Department and A4E.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table within Annex A provides details on financial penalties where this information is already available in the public domain. To obtain this information for all the contracts listed would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>The details for the legacy Electronic Monitoring contracts between the Department and G4S and Serco have not been provided to you due to the ongoing criminal investigation into issues relating to these contracts.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property file name 177489.XLS more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-12more like thismore than 2014-02-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new criminal offences have been created in each year since May 2010; and what the predicted effect was on the number of prisoners for each such offence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I have set out below the number of criminal offences in England and Wales created by government departments. The numbers are collated by the Criminal Offences Gateway which scrutinises proposals on new and amended criminal offences for England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The numbers are based on offences put through the Criminal Offences Gateway during the period 1 June 2010 to 31 May 2013 (the latest available data).</p><p> </p><p>Further information can be found in the New Criminal Offences England and Wales <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-new-criminal-offences-statistics-in-england-and-wales-june-2009-may-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-new-criminal-offences-statistics-in-england-and-wales-june-2009-may-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>The numbers of new criminal offences, which include entirely new offences and existing offences which have been extended or amended in some way, are published annually by my department in the statistical bulletin <em>New Criminal Offence</em>s. The new criminal offences enforce Government policy in a range of areas, including to contain the spread of serious animal diseases and to criminalise squatting in a residential building.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Period covered</p></td><td><p>Number of legislative provisions (secondary &amp; primary) containing new offences</p></td><td><p>Total criminal offences created</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 June 2010 to 31 May 2011</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>174</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 June 2011 to 31 May 2012</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>292</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 June 2012 to 31 May 2013</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>327</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>712 criminal offences were created during the period 1 June 2009 to May 2010 which was the 12 months immediately prior to the establishment of the Criminal Offences Gateway.</p><p> </p><p>New offences are needed for a number of reasons, for example, to update legislation that is now out of date, to underpin delivery of government priorities and to set out clearly what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. The Government committed to putting in place a mechanism, an additional layer of scrutiny, for proposals to create new offences. This is the first time a Government has done so and committed to doing so publicly. The Government has repealed 140 offences in the 12 months ending May 2013.</p><p> </p><p>The information on the predicted effect on the number of prisoners for each relevant offence is not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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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
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, how many cases were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for pre-charge decision in 2013-14 and each of the five preceding years; how many of those cases were (a) subject to a decision to take no further action, (b) disposed of by way of a simple caution, (c) disposed of by way of a conditional caution, (d) disposed of by another type of out-of-court disposal, (e) prosecuted, (f) prosecuted successfully and (g) prosecuted successfully where the defendant contested the charge. 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
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star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of suspects (not cases) referred to prosecutors for a pre-charge decision and the number of defendants prosecuted, following a decision to charge.</p><p>The table below shows, in each of the last five years for which figures are available, the total number of charging decisions made against suspects and the outcome of decisions where the decision was to (a) take no further action, (b) caution, (c) conditionally caution or (d) recommend another out of court disposal. In addition, the table shows the number of defendants prosecuted at magistrates' courts and at the Crown Court, by the CPS following a decision to charge (e), the number convicted (f) and the number convicted after a contested hearing (g). The table does not include other outcomes related to pre-charge decisions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Total Pre-Charge</strong></p><p><strong> Decisions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(a) No Further</strong></p><p><strong> Action</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(b) Simple</strong></p><p><strong> Caution</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(c) Conditional</strong></p><p><strong> Caution</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(d) Other Out </strong><strong>of </strong></p><p><strong>Court Disposal</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(e) Prosecuted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(f) Convictions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(g) Conviction</strong></p><p><strong> after Contest</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008-09</strong></p></td><td><p>532,427</p></td><td><p>140,895</p></td><td><p>9,596</p></td><td><p>8,378</p></td><td><p>4,520</p></td><td><p>357,785</p></td><td><p>288,996</p></td><td><p>31,049</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td><td><p>477,522</p></td><td><p>127,502</p></td><td><p>8,040</p></td><td><p>8,229</p></td><td><p>3,088</p></td><td><p>326,051</p></td><td><p>259,017</p></td><td><p>28,777</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p>468,656</p></td><td><p>120,144</p></td><td><p>6,595</p></td><td><p>6,935</p></td><td><p>2,390</p></td><td><p>332,935</p></td><td><p>261,539</p></td><td><p>28,186</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p>369,564</p></td><td><p>89,104</p></td><td><p>4,275</p></td><td><p>4,982</p></td><td><p>1,377</p></td><td><p>282,970</p></td><td><p>223,504</p></td><td><p>26,042</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p>309,315</p></td><td><p>73,916</p></td><td><p>2,993</p></td><td><p>3,781</p></td><td><p>863</p></td><td><p>233,594</p></td><td><p>185,176</p></td><td><p>20,872</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p>The data reported in the above table are inclusive of suspects referred to the CPS for a charging decision and defendants prosecuted by the specialised national divisions of the CPS including, from April 2011, proceedings formerly dealt with by the prosecution functions of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health.</p><p>Since 2011 the Police have been able to charge some offences without referral to the CPS, as outlined in the DPP's Guidance on Charging which can be found on the CPS website at <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/directors_guidance/dpp_guidance_5.html" target="_blank">https://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/directors_guidance/dpp_guidance_5.html</a></p><p>Data for the annual year 2013-14 are not currently available.</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 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
46167
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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, what the performance of each Crown Prosecution Service business area was on (a) pre-charge decisions, (b) decisions to take to further action, (c) discontinuances after charge, (d) prosecutions, (e) convictions and (f) convictions after a not-guilty plea for each of the flagged offence groups in 2013-14 and each of the five previous years. 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
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star this property answer text <p>Tables have been deposited in the Library of the House containing the following information for each of the last five years for which complete and validated data is available;</p><p>· Number of pre-charge decisions and the proportion that resulted in a decision to take no further action.</p><p>· Number of finalised prosecutions.</p><p>· Number of convictions and the conviction rate</p><p>· Number of prosecutions discontinued after charge</p><p>· Number of convictions in contested cases</p><p>The figures are broken down for the 13 regional Crown Prosecution Service Areas and by principal offence category of the cases concerned. The principal offence category indicates the most serious offence with which the defendant is charged at the time of finalisation.</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 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property file name 194784 - Data tables -Pre charge decisions.XLSX more like this
star this property title Tabels - CPS pre charge decisions more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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 jobs have been transferred from the public to the private sector as a result of privatisations or outsourcing by the Law Officers' Departments since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 195504 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Law Officers' Departments have not transferred any permanent jobs from the public to the private sector as a result of privatisations or outsourcing since May 2010.</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 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
47290
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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 cases of domestic violence have led to prosecutions for psychological abuse in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Swindon more like this
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Mr Robert Buckland more like this
star this property uin 195668 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The CPS flags all cases identified as domestic violence according to the revised Government definition implemented in March 2013. This includes the elements of coercive control, and behaviours which do not display visible injuries such as psychological abuse which were introduced in the revised definition. However the records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cannot separately identify the number of people prosecuted for each of these elements. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</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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195663 more like this
195667 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
47291
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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 domestic violence cases have led to prosecutions for non-injurious behaviours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Swindon more like this
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Mr Robert Buckland more like this
star this property uin 195667 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The CPS flags all cases identified as domestic violence according to the revised Government definition implemented in March 2013. This includes the elements of coercive control, and behaviours which do not display visible injuries such as psychological abuse which were introduced in the revised definition. However the records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cannot separately identify the number of people prosecuted for each of these elements. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</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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195663 more like this
195668 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this