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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
star 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 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 more like this
star this property uin 5644 more like this
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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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Danczuk more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 3 September 2014 to Question 207315, whether a Shawcross exercise has been conducted in relation to Serious Fraud Office investigations since the date of that Answer; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Sir Menzies Campbell more like this
star this property uin 224413 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 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
star this property answer text <p>It is my department’s usual policy not to comment on any live investigation. In the period referred to there have been no Shawcross exercises in respect of any concluded SFO 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 2015-02-24T17:02:26.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T17:02:26.227Z
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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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
star 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 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 plans to take in response to the funding of HM Chief Inspectorate of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in his Annual Report 2013-14, page 4 that the background of continuing resource reductions is now having an impact on the ability of the CPS to deliver effectively across the whole range of its activity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 205211 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 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has a comprehensive cost reduction strategy to 2015-16 that is fully aligned to, and supports, CPS priorities and objectives. The strategy will ensure that the department meets the SR2013 savings targets.</p><p>In their annual report for 2013-14 the Inspectorate acknowledged that CPS had improved its performance on serious and complex cases and also highlighted CPS success in hate crime cases and those involving violence against women and girls. The report was largely based on cases completed more than a year ago and more recent data shows performance improvements across the board since then. For example, magistrates' courts are seeing more guilty pleas and fewer cases dropped while the Crown Courts are showing increasing conviction rates – now at 81% across England and Wales. The challenges mentioned in the report are being addressed but they should be seen in the context of an improving prosecution service across the country.</p><p> </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 2014-07-16T15:11:39.9803904Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T15:11:39.9803904Z
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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 remove filter
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 remove filter
star 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 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 plans to take in response to the finding of HM Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Inspector in his Annual Report 2013-14, page 12, that there was a considerable decline in performance of the CPS in that year in relation to how it handled its disclosure obligations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 205209 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 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The CPS is committed to the proper application of the disclosure provisions in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 and is already engaged in a range of activities that will improve performance in this area:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· A disclosure assurance regime is in place for Crown Court disclosure;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· The CPS contributed to the Kinch / Riddle review into disclosure in the magistrates’ courts and is implementing the recommendations as part of the cross-CJS efforts to transform summary justice. This will mean more targeted and effective disclosure at first hearing in magistrates’ courts; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· CPS has addressed the recommendations of the Gross reviews and the HMCPSI review of disclosure in R v Mouncher to further improve performance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS continues to look at how compliance with the disclosure regime can be improved and will actively consider further initiatives as necessary.</p>
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 2014-09-01T15:08:08.4920855Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T15:08:08.4920855Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland 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 remove filter
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this