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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government how many cases of (1) Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, and (2) fabricated or induced illness, have been prosecuted against parents of children diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome in each year since 2010 for which figures are available; how many of those cases were successful; how many were withdrawn; and how many resulted in an acquittal. more like this
tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
uin HL274 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
answer text <p>Munchausen's syndrome by proxy and fabricated or induced illness are not of themselves criminal offences so cannot be prosecuted as such. They may, however, be of relevance to criminal offences which can be prosecuted.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of prosecutions where Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy or fabricated or induced illnesses may have been relevant. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-10T14:14:57.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T14:14:57.383Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
1861
label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1199276
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-02more like thismore than 2020-06-02
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Royal Albert Hall more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government when the Attorney General expects to give a definitive response to the request made three years ago by the Charity Commission in respect of the governance of the Albert Hall. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
uin HL4992 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-16more like thismore than 2020-06-16
answer text <p>In December of last year, the Charity Commission wrote to the then Attorney General requesting consent to refer six questions to the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Albert Hall, which is a registered charity. This is the third such request by the Commission since 2017. The then Attorney General granted, then subsequently withdrew his consent in relation to the first request. The second request was withdrawn, with consent then sought for the reference of an amended set of questions last December. While the Charity Commission has the power to refer questions to the Tribunal, it may only do so with the consent of the Attorney General, as set out in section 325 of the Charities Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p>The Corporation made further representations in relation to the Commission’s request earlier this year. The Attorney General is in the process of considering the request and representations with a view to issuing a decision in due course.</p>
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-16T13:08:22.577Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-16T13:08:22.577Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
1651
label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1203569
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-15more like thismore than 2020-06-15
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading National Fund more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 17 March (HL2334), when they first became aware of a request from a relative of the donor to return the money in the National Fund to the family; and whether they intend to make any change to the Attorney General's application to release the funds as a result. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
uin HL5676 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-29more like thismore than 2020-06-29
answer text <p>In October 2019 the Attorney General’s Office was contacted by representatives of an individual who claimed to be a descendent of the anonymous donor that established the National Fund. They also claimed that the trust was void ab initio and that unless the court finds that the donor had a “paramount charitable intent”, the Fund belongs to his residuary estate.</p><p> </p><p>The individual subsequently applied to join the proceedings initiated by the Attorney General in May 2018, in order to represent the interests of all persons who are or may be or become entitled to share in the residuary estate of the donor. In January 2020 the Court ordered that this individual be joined to the proceedings and that they serve evidence in support of their claim.</p><p> </p><p>The Attorney General remains of the view that the trust establishing the National Fund is valid and its purposes exclusively charitable.</p><p> </p><p>It is now for the High Court to determine the individual’s claims and decide whether the terms of the charitable trust should be varied as sought by the Attorney General. If the Attorney General’s application is successful the money in the fund will be paid over to the National Debt Commissioners towards the reduction of the national debt.</p><p> </p><p>The hearing in the High Court is scheduled for October 2020.</p>
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-29T11:16:41.393Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-29T11:16:41.393Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4159
label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1121273
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Terrorism: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text How many returning jihadist fighters have been prosecuted (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully in the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
uin 910352 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answer text <p>The CPS does not collate or publish data on categories of offender such as foreign terrorist fighters. However, latest figures from the Home Office for all types of terrorism cases (which includes Foreign Terrorist Fighters) show that last year 84 people were tried following charges brought by the CPS for terrorism-related offences, resulting in 76 convictions. The remaining 8 were found not guilty.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-11T12:21:10.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:21:10.067Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1537
label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
1171236
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text If he will hold discussions with the Home Secretary on defining the term Reasonable Excuse for missing the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
tabling member printed
Deidre Brock more like this
uin 900237 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
answer text <p>I regularly meet ministerial colleagues to discuss important issues of common interest, including of course on matters relating to the UK’s exit from the EU. It would be inappropriate for me to comment on the detail of those discussions.</p><p> </p><p>The question of the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is a matter for the Home Secretary, but I can assure the Member for Edinburgh North and Leith that the Home Office will publish guidance on what will constitue ‘reasonable grounds’ for missing the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-16T15:46:25.333Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T15:46:25.333Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
4417
label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1182889
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-03-04more like thismore than 2020-03-04
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Intestacy more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, referrals to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department have come from (a) local authorities, (b) hospital trusts, (c) coroners, and (d) other organisations and individuals, in (i) 2017–18, and (ii) 2018–19. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
uin HL2212 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-17more like thismore than 2020-03-17
answer text <p>In 2017-2018 there were 2770 estates referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department of which 33% were referred by local authorities, 4% were referred by hospital trusts, 63% by other organisations and individuals. There was one referral by a Coroner’s Office.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018-2019 there were 1974 estates referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department of which 29% were referred by local authorities, 3% were referred by hospital trusts, 68% by other organisations and individuals. There were no referrals by Coroners.</p><p /><p /><p><br></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-17T11:30:14.193Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-17T11:30:14.193Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4159
label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
862937
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are employed by the Crown Prosecution Service; and how many (a) men, and (b) women, hold senior posts. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
uin HL6385 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
answer text <p>As at 28 February 2018 the Crown Prosecution Service employed (1) 2,083 men and (2) 3,987 women. In senior posts (graded at Senior Civil Service or equivalent) the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) 34 men and (b) 40 women, with women making up 54% of the workforce in these grades.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
967447
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Attorney General: Families more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Attorney General’s Office policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Eaton more like this
uin HL9944 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Minsters. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office does not develop its own policy nor has responsibility for any Government policies. As such the department has not had to consider the guidance but would do so if appropriate.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-13T11:14:22.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T11:14:22.4Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4184
label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
1195941
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-05-14more like thismore than 2020-05-14
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Government Departments: Compensation more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many compensation claims have been brought against Government departments, except the Department of Health and Social Care, since 28 February; how many claimants there are; and what was the amount of damages sought in each case. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL4487 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-05-27more like thismore than 2020-05-27
answer text <p>Since 28 February 2020, 601 claims for damages have been brought against government departments, excluding the Department for Health and Social Care, in litigation conducted by the Government Legal Department (GLD).</p><p><br>GLD conducts most, but not all, litigation on behalf of government departments. For example, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs normally conducts its own litigation.</p><p><br>GLD is unable to give the amount of damages sought in each case because that information is not always available at the early stage of the case and whether such information is available could not be ascertained without examining every case file and thus incurring disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-05-27T14:35:35.3Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-27T14:35:35.3Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1169304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General remove filter
hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many council officials have been (1) charged with, (2) convicted for, and (3) are awaiting trial for, dereliction of duty for failure to support victims of grooming gangs since 1997. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
uin HL160 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answer text <p>Tackling the sexual exploitation of children remains a top priority for the CPS. Specialist CPS lawyers work closely with police investigators to build strong cases, resulting in many successful prosecutions of complex grooming cases for example in Rochdale, Rotherham, Oxford and Newcastle.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a central record of defendants’ occupations, nor of the specific circumstances under which a person has been charged with an offence. This information could only be obtained by an examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost. The CPS collects data to assist the management of its prosecution functions. The CPS does not collect data that constitutes official statistics as defined in the Statistics and Registration Act 2007.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-20T15:52:29.967Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T15:52:29.967Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3153
label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this