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unstar this property date less than 2014-02-12more like thismore than 2014-02-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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
star this property uin 188279 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false 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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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of presumption for contact in relation to the role of fathers in the family courts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 194357 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I have been asked to reply. Section 11 of the Children and Families Act 2014 requires courts to presume that a child benefits from the involvement of each parent who can be involved in a way which does not put the child at risk of harm. This is subject to the principle that the welfare of the child must be the courts' paramount consideration. ‘Involvement' may be direct or indirect and it is for courts to determine the most appropriate way for a parent to be involved in the light of the individual circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Section 11 of the Act will be commenced in the autumn. One of the aims of the policy is to encourage parents to resolve disputes without the need for court intervention. The Government therefore intends to consider the impact of the policy as part of wider work to assess the impact of the family justice provisions in the Act.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 Mr Iain Wright more like this