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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Serious Fraud Office on tackling economic crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine more like this
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Andrew Bowie more like this
star this property uin 903074 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
unstar this property answer text The Serious Fraud Office does vital work in tackling some of the most serious instances of economic crime. As the superintending Minister for the SFO, I regularly meet with the Director of the SFO to discuss key issues in relation to economic crime. more like this
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 2017-12-21T11:35:22.723Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T11:35:22.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Bowie more like this
172114
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star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
star this property hansard heading Service Prosecuting Authority more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many times the Law Officers met the Director of the Services Prosecution Authority in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 219886 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
unstar this property answer text The Law Officers have met the Directors of the Service Prosecuting Authority regularly since 2010. However, as has been the case with successive administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T12:20:09.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T12:20:09.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not prosecuted the reported 350 Jihadis who have returned to the UK and are suspected of having fought in Syria or Iraq. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL8065 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
unstar this property answer text The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has successfully prosecuted 35 cases involving 54 defendants who have returned to the UK and are suspected of having fought in Syria and / or Iraq. It currently has 13 such ongoing prosecutions involving 30 defendants. The Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland (PPSNI) is also dealing with one ongoing Syria-related prosecution. If there is evidence that people are going abroad to engage in terrorist activity, they can be arrested and prosecuted. They can also be arrested and prosecuted if they return to the UK. There are a wide range of offences that can be used to prosecute such individuals but each case has to be considered individually on its merits and whether an arrest or prosecution can take place will depend on the evidence available. If the police refer a case to the CPS, they consider whether the test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors is met. That is, whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for any offence and, if so, whether it is in the public interest to prosecute.
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-05-11T11:30:49.547Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T11:30:49.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Homicide and Sexual Offences: Foreign Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of (a) murder, (b) rape and (c) sexual assault cases were prosecuted where the defendant was a non-EU national in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 34464 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
unstar this property answer text The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain any centrally held data that would enable the identification of the nationality of any defendants, whether they are an EU national or not. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost. more like this
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 2016-04-21T11:00:53.99Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-21T11:00:53.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Eleanor De Freitas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the review into the death of Eleanor de Freitas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 216213 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
unstar this property answer text The Attorney General and I have regular discussions with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on a wide range of criminal matters and this has recently included the case involving Eleanor de Freitas. The DPP has made clear that she is looking at the detail surrounding the case and will be addressing the family’s concerns fully and directly. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:56:10.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:56:10.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Games more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate matters related to the sale and purchase of BHS. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL561 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-21more like thismore than 2016-06-21
unstar this property answer text In all cases decisions to investigate are made by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, who acts independently. In respect of BHS, the SFO has confirmed that it is reviewing material in its possession. If the Director considers there are reasonable grounds to suspect serious or complex fraud which meets his Statement of Principle, he will open a formal criminal investigation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-06-21T12:52:35.183Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-21T12:52:35.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Law: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to improve public legal education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 8850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
unstar this property answer text In July, I launched a Public Legal Education panel to support and drive forward legal education initiatives. Bringing together key organisations will mean a more joined up approach to Public Legal Education and will ensure that more people can reap the benefits of the good work being done. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T13:45:41.747Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T13:45:41.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Evidence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of hearsay evidence in court proceedings in reducing the number of unsuccessful cases due to victim or witness issues; and what estimate he has made of the number of cases where hearsay evidence has been used by prosecutors in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 16836 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
unstar this property answer text Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutors will apply to admit hearsay evidence where they consider it appropriate to do so and the legislation permits. However, the CPS does not record information on the number of cases where hearsay evidence has been used in the course of criminal proceedings. It follows, therefore, that no assessment of the effectiveness of the use of hearsay evidence in court proceedings in reducing the number of unsuccessful cases due to victim or witness issues is routinely conducted. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T09:36:38.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T09:36:38.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Volkswagen more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether the Serious Fraud Office is undertaking an investigation into defeat devices used by Volkswagen in emissions tests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 13688 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
unstar this property answer text As and when matters are brought to the attention of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) they are assessed in the context of the SFO's remit to investigate fraud, bribery and corruption. If appropriate, relevant matters will be considered for criminal investigation in line with SFO internal procedures. The SFO does not comment on its assessments or their status at any one time but does publish on its website details of those cases formally adopted for criminal investigation, when this is possible without prejudice to the investigation. more like this
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 2015-10-30T14:51:18.58Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T14:51:18.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the average number of days taken from a report of rape to a decision to charge was in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 261501 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a record of the average number of days taken from a report of rape to the police through to a decision to charge. Data is, however, held on the average number of days from submission of a rape case by the police to the CPS through to the date of the decision to charge. The CPS works closely with police colleagues to ensure that where individuals are charged, cases have been thoroughly investigated and individuals are properly charged and prosecuted so that the interests of both victims and perpetrators are protected and cases do not collapse mid-trial. The figures provided in the table below include the end to end timeliness from submission to the date of the decision to charge. This comprises of the time when the case was with both police and the CPS. <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong> <strong>Average Number of Calendar Days </strong> <strong>Receipt to Decision to Charge</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Consultations per Suspect</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>1.71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>1.74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p>55</p></td><td><p>1.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p>1.80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>1.97</p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There are a number of reasons for the steady increase in the average number of days and average number of consultations per case since 2010/11. The number of consultations between CPS prosecutors and police investigators is important. Consultations allow for a close examination of the evidence thus ensuring the case is strong. Clearly, the more consultations that take place, the longer the time between receipt of the case and the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>Police are now encouraged to seek early investigative advice more often and in particular in rape and serious sexual offences cases. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. As a result, fewer cases are dropped after the defendant has been charged. With the increase in early investigative advice, CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings and this will invariably impact on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p><p> </p><p>There has also been an increase in the complexity of rape cases investigated by the police. Investigations often involve large amounts of electronic material (social media, emails, text messages, video and photographs) which needs to be reviewed by prosecutors before a charging decision can be made. This also impacts on the average number of consultations and timeliness of the pre-charge stage of the case.</p><p> </p><p>CPS prosecutors work closely with police colleagues to build strong cases which can be brought before the courts. Increased complexity has been evidenced over time by the rise in the average number of consultations with the police. Since 2010/11, the number has increased from 1.71 to 1.98 consultations per case, a rise of 16%.</p><p> </p><p>Changes have now been made to the Casework Management System to provide for a more sophisticated level of reporting. In future, CPS will be able to report the timeliness for each individual consultation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this