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star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Money Laundering: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions have been made by the Crown Prosecution Service under (i) Section 330 and (ii) Sections 327-329 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 181274 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">The official statistics relating to crime and policing are maintained by the Home Office. Official statistics relating to sentencing, criminal court proceedings, offenders brought to justice, the courts and the judiciary are maintained by the Ministry of Justice.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The number of prosecutions and convictions for offences under sections 327-330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 can be found <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/738814/HO-Code-Tool-2017.xlsx" target="_blank">here</a>.</ins></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Number of prosecutions and convictions for offences under sections 327-330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, 2013-2017</strong></ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2013</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2014</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2015</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2016</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2017</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Prosecutions</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 327</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">981</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">880</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,063</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">841</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">878</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 328</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">310</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">266</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">317</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">355</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">288</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 329</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,050</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">944</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">921</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">797</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">737</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 330</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">5</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Convictions</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 327</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">520</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">447</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">550</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">601</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">537</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 328</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">213</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">150</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">188</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">257</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">225</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 329</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">527</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">541</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">594</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">567</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">581</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Section 330</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">6</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">4</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">(1) The figures given in the pivot table relate to defendants for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">(3) A defendant who appears before both magistrates’ court and Crown Court may not do so within the same year, meaning for a given year convictions may exceed prosecutions or sentences may not equal convictions. Defendants who appear before both courts may be convicted at the Crown Court for a different offence to that for which they were originally proceeded against at magistrates’ court.</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">Data on prosecutions and convictions is published by the MoJ and can be found <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017-update.xlsx%20" target="_blank">here</a>.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">A breakdown of prosecutions and convictions for money laundering is as follows:</del></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Table 1. Number of prosecutions and convictions for money laundering, 2007-2017 (1)(2)(3)</strong></del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Money Laundering</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2013</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2014</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2015</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2016</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2017</strong></del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Prosecutions</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2,349</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2,095</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2,307</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1,998</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1,906</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Convictions</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1,269</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1,143</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1,336</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1,435</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1,347</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">(1) The figures given in the pivot table relate to defendants for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">(3) A defendant who appears before both magistrates’ court and Crown Court may not do so within the same year, meaning for a given year convictions may exceed prosecutions or sentences may not equal convictions. Defendants who appear before both courts may be convicted at the Crown Court for a different offence to that for which they were originally proceeded against at magistrates’ court.</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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 2018-10-23T10:41:57.98Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T10:41:57.98Z
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less than 2018-10-24T08:17:54.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-24T08:17:54.017Z
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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 South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Trials 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 the (a) prosecution cost per defendant, (b) overall spend per completed case and (c) overall spend per full-time equivalent staff member in (i) the Crown Court and (ii) magistrates' courts was in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 11888 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
star this property answer text <p>(a) The prosecution cost per defendant since 2010-11 is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£452</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£461</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£496</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>(b) The overall spend per completed case for each year since 2010-11 is as follows:-</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£477</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£470</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£503</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£550</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>(c) The overall spend per full-time equivalent staff member in (i) the Crown Court and (ii) magistrates' courts was, in 2014-15:</p><p>(i) Crown Court £96,532</p><p>(ii) Magistrates Court £58,924</p><br /><p>It is important to note that these are not staff costs but represent the full cost of prosecuting cases in the Magistrates and Crown Courts. These costs include administrative overheads.</p><br /><p>Prior to 2014-15 the CPS did not distinguish staff expenditure between Magistrates’ and Crown Court cases, so we are unable to apportion spend to full-time equivalents by these categories.</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 2015-10-21T15:58:28.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T15:58:28.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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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 Serious Fraud Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2015 to Question 11456, whether any additional blockbuster funding has been requested by the Serious Fraud Office for 2015-16; and what assessment he has made of the likelihood of that office making further requests for additional blockbuster funding in the remainder of this financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 14694 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>As I explained in my answer on 15 October, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) receives additional funding as part of the Main and Supplementary Estimates processes. The SFO received £10m of additional funding through the 2015-16 Main Estimates process.</p><p>The Supplementary Estimates process for 2015-16 has not concluded. The SFO does expect to request additional funding as part of this process and details will be published at the appropriate time.</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 2015-11-09T13:29:09.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T13:29:09.227Z
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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 Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Attorney General more like this
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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 Prosecutions 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 Deferred Prosecution Agreements the Serious Fraud Office is currently negotiating; and what recent progress has been made in each of those negotiations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 11438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon.Member to the answer given by the Solicitor General to question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-06-12/2337/" target="_blank">2337</a> on 17 June 2015.</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 2015-10-15T15:34:50.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T15:34:50.007Z
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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 Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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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: Expenditure more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of Crown Prosecution Service expenditure on (a) victim liaison units and (b) witness care units in real terms in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 15559 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 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to provide the actual expenditure on Witness Care Units (WCUs) and Victim Liaison Units (VLUs) without incurring a disproportionate cost since this information is not separately captured by the CPS. However, the total budget allocated for the administration of WCUs and VLUs in each year since 2010-11 is detailed in the following table;</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>WCUs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VLU’s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£5,500,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£4,000,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£4,000,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£4,000,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£2,500,000</p></td><td><p>£1,500,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>In each of the last four years the CPS has allocated £2.5 million of its Voted expenditure to WCUs. The remainder of the total CPS allocation was funded by income from the Ministry of Justice, via the Victims Surcharge up to and including 2013-14.</p><p>Witness attendance rates (which are used as a proxy for satisfaction) have remained above 80%.</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 2015-11-20T13:56:06.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T13:56:06.893Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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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 Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne 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 plans to implement any of the recommendations of the report, Joint Serious Case Review Concerning Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adults with Needs for Care and Support in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, published by the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board and Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 129969 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>On 23 February 2018, Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board and Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board published their joint serious case review (SCR) for Operation Sanctuary.</p><p> </p><p>Specifically, 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> </p><p>Child sexual exploitation is abhorrent and the crimes perpetrated in Newcastle have had a devastating impact on the lives of the victims. The Government acknowledges the seriousness of the issues raised in this serious case review and is committed to improving the national response to tackling sexual exploitation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government has already taken significant action to tackle this issue. In February 2017, the Government published its Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report and announced a £40m package of measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders. This included £7.5m for a new, ground-breaking Centre of Expertise that will identify, generate, and share high quality evidence of what works to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation. The recommendations of the review cover a wide range of issues, which we will consider carefully in the context of this existing programme of work.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2018-03-08T16:49:33.03Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T16:49:33.03Z
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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 more like this
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4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
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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, how many accountants have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for high-end money laundering by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 195059 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two people who was prosecuted but acquitted was a qualified accountant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:48:33.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:48:33.693Z
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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 Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
star this property legislature
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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 estate agents have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for high-end money laundering by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 195060 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018.</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 2018-11-28T09:49:33.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:49:33.973Z
star this property answering member
4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1012396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answering body
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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
star this property legislature
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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 (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions have been achieved by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service for high-end money laundering in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 194668 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</strong></p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two individuals unsuccessfully prosecuted was legally qualified.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194669 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.12Z
star this property answering member
4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1012397
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answering body
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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many lawyers have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted by the (i) the Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service for high-end money laundering in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 194669 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</strong></p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two individuals unsuccessfully prosecuted was legally qualified.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194668 more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.187Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this