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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
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 remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 8850 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 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 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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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: Appeals 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 sentences have been successfully appealed under the Unduly Lenient Sentences Scheme in each year for which statistics are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 122735 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 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of sentences that have been successfully appealed during the last six years are:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AGO contacted</p></td><td><p>443</p></td><td><p>498</p></td><td><p>676</p></td><td><p>713</p></td><td><p>837</p></td><td><p>943</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Referred to Court of Appeal (CA)</p></td><td><p>82</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>173*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentence increased by CA</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>102</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>116</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* This includes 25 sentences passed in 2017 which have been referred to the Court of Appeal, but which it has not yet considered.</p>
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 2018-01-29T12:44:01.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T12:44:01.993Z
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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
757524
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud: Convictions 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 work of the Serious Fraud Office in investigating and securing convictions for fraud offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 8851 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 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has played an important role in the fight against serious and complex fraud, bribery and corruption. Between 2012/13 and 2016/17, 66 defendants were convicted from 94 who were prosecuted giving an overall defendant conviction rate of 70.2%. In terms of cases, 31 were successful out of 36. This gives a case conviction rate of 86.1%. In addition the SFO has concluded four deferred prosecution agreements.</p><p>The SFO also works closely with other justice partners on tackling serious fraud, as well as participating in a number of strategic delivery and working groups.</p><p>The SFO continues to work to improve performance and, following a report by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) in May 2016, progress has been made to bolster governance and ensure greater efficiency.</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 2017-09-12T07:53:55.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T07:53:55.143Z
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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 Justin Tomlinson more like this
757522
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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 Contempt of Court Act 1981 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 social media providers on user postings and the provisions of the Contempt of Court Act 1981. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 8839 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 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Law Officers have had no recent discussions with social media providers on users’ postings and the provisions of the Contempt of Court Act 1981. The Attorney General has, however, announced on 15 September 2017 a Call for Evidence to consider the impact of social media on the administration of justice. The Call for Evidence will assess the risks arising from social media to the fairness of criminal trials including contempt of court, the right to anonymity of victims and the integrity of judicial orders in criminal proceedings.</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 2017-09-18T11:39:12.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T11:39:12.807Z
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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 Justin Tomlinson 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
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 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 potential merits of extending the Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme to offences beyond those which are already covered by that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 8852 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 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
unstar this property answer text <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 month. We are considering with the Lord Chancellor how further to fulfil our commitment to extending the scheme.</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 2017-09-12T07:43:11.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T07:43:11.017Z
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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 Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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 Hate Crime: Prosecutions 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 progress has been made in increasing the prosecution rate for disability hate crime offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 67906 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is committed to tackling disability hate crime and is prosecuting, and convicting, more defendants for disability hate crimes than ever before. In 2015/16, the CPS completed 941 disability hate crime prosecutions, an increase from 666 the previous year and the conviction rate has remained steady at 75%.</p><p>The CPS delivered mandatory face to face disability hate crime training between September 2015 and January 2016 to support prosecutors to more effectively deal with disability hate crime cases.</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 2017-03-20T11:36:07.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T11:36:07.707Z
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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 Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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 Hate Crime: Disability 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 progress has been made on increasing the number of prosecutions for disability hate crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 3240 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has taken a number of steps to improve its prosecution of all strands of hate crime. Specifically they have delivered mandatory face to face disability hate crime training for all prosecutors to deal more effectively with disability hate crime cases.</p><p>As a result, the CPS is prosecuting, and convicting, more defendants of disability hate crime than ever before. In 2015-16, the CPS completed 941 disability hate crime prosecutions, an increase of 275 on the previous year.</p><p>The proportion of successfully completed prosecutions with an announced and recorded sentence uplift increased to 11.9% from 5.4% the previous year.</p><p>The CPS will shortly be publishing a public policy statement on disability hate crime and a Support Guide for victims and witnesses with disabilities.</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 2017-07-11T11:09:58.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T11:09:58.33Z
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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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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
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star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice 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 support his Department provides to victim and witness support units. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 217105 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) continues to support the joint police/CPS Witness Care Units (WCUs) through the provision of staff and key case information that allows the unit to support victims and witnesses throughout the progress of their case. The CPS has also recently implemented Victim Liaison Units (VLUs) in every CPS Area. These dedicated units provide victims with clear explanations of CPS decisions about their cases, in line with our Victims’ Code commitments.</p> 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 2014-12-10T11:31:36.263Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T11:31:36.263Z
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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 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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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 Hate Crime: Disability 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 progress he has made on increasing the number of prosecutions for disability hate crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 43668 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2015/16, the CPS completed 941 prosecutions for disability hate crime, an increase of 41.3% on the previous year when it completed 666 prosecutions.</p><p>The number of convictions rose from 503 in 2014/15 to 707 in 2015/16, an increase of 40.6%.</p><p> </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 2016-09-05T09:02:27.067Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T09:02:27.067Z
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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