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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
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 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
1130704
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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
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Jon Venables and Robert Thompson 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, with reference to the injunction granted by the Family Division of 22 June 2001 in respect of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, how many allegations for breach of that injunction have been received by his Department; on what dates and on behalf of whom such allegations were received; how communication of such allegations was funded; and what grounds were given in support of each such allegation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 167866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of referrals for alleged breaches of the order</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2003</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Allegations about breaches of the injunction protecting the identities of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson can be received from anybody, including members of the public, employers and law enforcement agencies. We are not aware of how they are funded if they are. Referrals are most often made on the basis that the injunction has been breached by the sharing of prohibited images or information purporting to identify Venables or his whereabouts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T08:43:37.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T08:43:37.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Procurement 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 contractors have been employed by his Department for (a) up to one year, (b) between one and five years, (c) between five and 10 years and (d) over 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 146172 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Contractors Duration Data</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Duration</p></td><td><p>CPS</p></td><td><p>SFO</p></td><td><p>HMCPSI</p></td><td><p>AGO</p></td><td><p>GLD</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Up to 1 year</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Between 1-5 Years</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Between 5 -10 Years</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Over 10 Years</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table> 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 2018-06-06T11:12:52.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T11:12:52.657Z
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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 Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Official Cars 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 job titles are of civil servants in his Department who have been provided with (a) an official car and (b) a driver. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 141004 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>​No civil servant in the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Government Legal Department (GLD), Serious Fraud Office (SFO) or Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has been allocated an official car or a driver.</p> 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 2018-05-17T10:49:39.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T10:49:39.01Z
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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 Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effect on the outcome of legal cases of the removal of case progression officers from Crown Prosecution Service magistrates departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
unstar this property answer text <p>With the introduction of the Transforming Summary Justice (TSJ) initiative in May 2015, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) moved to full case ownership with individual lawyers being responsible for each contested case in the magistrates’ court until its conclusion. Case progression managers were removed from magistrates’ courts units, as their responsibilities and functions were now dealt with by the allocated lawyer under the supervision of their legal manager.</p><p> </p><p>Since the introduction of TSJ case outcomes and CPS performance in the magistrates’ court has been maintained or improved.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows magistrates’ courts performance between financial year 2014/15 to 2018/19.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average Number of hearings per case - Guilty Pleas</p></td><td><p>1.87</p></td><td><p>1.80</p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td><td><p>1.67</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average Number of hearings per case - Contests</p></td><td><p>3.24</p></td><td><p>2.97</p></td><td><p>2.92</p></td><td><p>2.86</p></td><td><p>2.75</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dropped at third or subs</p></td><td><p>34.1%</p></td><td><p>30.5%</p></td><td><p>29.6%</p></td><td><p>28.4%</p></td><td><p>25.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conviction Rate</p></td><td><p>84.2%</p></td><td><p>83.8%</p></td><td><p>84.7%</p></td><td><p>84.8%</p></td><td><p>84.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guilty Plea Rate (excl mixed pleas)</p></td><td><p>75.4%</p></td><td><p>74.8%</p></td><td><p>76.3%</p></td><td><p>76.3%</p></td><td><p>76.9%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System (14 CPS Areas)</em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T09:12:27.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T09:12:27.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne 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, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131392 on Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Spicer Review on his Department's existing programme of work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 145334 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>With regard to local programmes of work, CPS North East is working closely with Newcastle Crown Court and other partners within the Criminal Justice System to improve the experience of victims and witnesses when attending court and to ensure that the commitments to witness care set out in the Victim’s Code and the Witness Charter are properly delivered.</p><p>In line with the broader recommendations made, the CPS will be considering its guidance on the involvement of the Service with the changing local safeguarding arrangements. While the CPS has no prescribed statutory obligations under the new arrangements, they will ensure that prosecutors are aware of the changes and we will continue to make a positive contribution. The CPS will also continue to work closely with other agencies in order to contribute to any relevant cross-Government strategies pertaining to Serious Case Reviews.</p> 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 2018-06-05T12:48:29.803Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-05T12:48:29.803Z
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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 Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Procurement 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2018 to Question 146799 on procurement, how long that contractor has been employed by his Department at that daily rate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 154653 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>With reference to the previous question 146799 the Crown Prosecution Service currently has one contractor engaged whose fees exceed £1,000. The contract commencement date was 25th May 2018 with an estimated duration of 40 days in total to be carried out on an ad-hoc basis.</p> 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 2018-07-03T14:34:17.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T14:34:17.647Z
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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 Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-22more like thismore than 2018-06-22
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service: Staff 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 his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the reduction in the number of CPS staff on the number of criminal charges brought in England and Wales between 2010 and 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 156623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst the Crown Prosecution Service has seen a reduction of staff, this does not necessarily correlate to the decreasing caseload. During the same period, the volume of police charged cases and referrals for pre-charge decisions has declined. Importantly, the Crown Prosecution Service has maintained its conviction rate of around 84% throughout this time.</p> 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 2018-07-09T13:33:25.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T13:33:25.467Z
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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 Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sentencing 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 plans he has to extend the unduly lenient sentence scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dartford more like this
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Gareth Johnson more like this
star this property uin 150015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst in the vast majority of cases sentencing judges get it right, the ULS scheme is essential in ensuring that victims, family members and the public are able to request that sentences they think are unduly lenient can be reviewed.</p><p>The Government re-committed in our manifesto that we will extend the scope of the scheme. As a first step, an extension of the scheme to further terrorism offences came into effect last August.</p> 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 2018-06-14T10:39:06.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-14T10:39:06.763Z
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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 Gareth Johnson more like this