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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service 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, if he will review the position of the incumbent Director of Public Prosecutions in view of the recent decision to charge Lord Janner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochdale more like this
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Simon Danczuk remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">Decisions on whether or not to bring criminal charges are taken by prosecutors who are independent from government and independent from Parliament. I am confident of the independence and the integrity of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Alison Saunders, in making the difficult judgements the job of a prosecutor involves.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Victims’ Right to Review, which Alison Saunders helped to bring in, allows any victim of crime who is dissatisfied with a decision taken by a prosecutor not to proceed with their case to ask for the decision to be reviewed. This review has operated as it was designed to in the case of Greville Janner.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are world leaders in offering that safeguard for victims and since Alison Saunders has been DPP, the CPS has prosecuted and convicted more child sex offenders than ever before.</ins></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">In the year to 31<sup>st </sup>December 2014, the Law Officers personally considered 469 cases and referred 128 offenders to the Court of Appeal under the unduly lenient sentence scheme. Leave was granted by the Court in 95% of cases which included some of the most serious violent and sexual offences, including murder, rape and sexual assault.</del></p><p><br /><del class="ministerial">The Attorney General’s Office publishes statistics for unduly lenient sentences at the end of the calendar year. This is to ensure that the figures are released in a consistent format and are accurate and quality assured. Unduly lenient sentences statistics for 2013 and 2014 are published on the Attorney General’s Office website - <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office</a>. </del></p>
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 2015-07-09T12:58:22.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T12:58:22.593Z
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less than 2015-07-09T13:24:23.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T13:24:23.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Danczuk more like this