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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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 more like this
hansard heading Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the effectiveness of prosecution authorities of the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Andrea Leadsom more like this
uin 274530 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>The UK and EU agree that we need a comprehensive future security partnership that covers key areas of internal security cooperation. We have agreed the outline terms of a comprehensive future security relationship including law enforcement, criminal justice, and judicial cooperation.</p><p>In a no deal scenario, we would move co-operation to alternative, non-EU mechanisms. Broadly speaking, this would mean making more use of Interpol, Council of Europe Conventions, and other forms of co-operation with European partners, such as bilateral channels. Together the Attorney General’s Office, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office are working closely with the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Police, HM Courts and Tribunals Service and Judiciary to ensure that we have plans in place in event of a ‘no deal’.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T08:26:59.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T08:26:59.95Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
1108889
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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 more like this
hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecution in cases involving female genital mutilation. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 239331 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answer text <p>The CPS is determined to bring those responsible for Female Genital Mutilation to justice, and recently obtained the first conviction for such a case, in London. CPS prosecutors work closely with the police from the outset of these cases to address the challenges they raise, including legal questions concerning jurisdiction and expert evidence, and have assigned FGM leads for every CPS Area. Whilst prosecution alone will not end this appalling crime, this first conviction sends out a strong message that FGM is child abuse and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.</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 2019-04-09T13:19:28.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T13:19:28.3Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1108891
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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 more like this
hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecution in cases involving knife crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 239333 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answer text <p>The CPS continues to prosecute knife crime robustly. The Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and I have participated in discussions on delivering the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy. Both the CPS and AGO were represented by the Solicitor General at the Prime Minister’s recent Serious Youth Violence Summit between 1<sup>st</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup> April, and will be represented on the Prime Ministers Serious Violence Implementation Taskforce by the Law Officers.</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 2019-04-10T11:46:49.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:46:49.17Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1108892
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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 more like this
hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecutions in cases involving acid attacks. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 239334 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answer text <p>The Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and I have participated in discussions on delivering the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy, including tackling acid attacks effectively. We will also both be involved with the Prime Minister’s new Serious Violence Strategy Implementation Taskforce. The CPS continues to successfully bring these horrendous crimes to justice. Where there is sufficient evidence to prosecute, there is a strong public interest in doing so.</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 2019-04-09T13:26:19.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T13:26:19.303Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1108894
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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 more like this
hansard heading Forced Marriage: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps the CPS is taking to increase the rate of prosecution of people who are responsible for forced marriages. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 239336 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answer text <p>The CPS takes the prosecution of forced marriage allegations very seriously. Each CPS Area has an identified prosecutor to lead on or deal with these cases. The CPS keeps its legal guidance under review to assist prosecutors to meet these challenges. This will shortly be revised to address cases where the victim lacks capacity to consent to marriage because of a condition affecting their mental functioning. At a national level there exists a joint police and CPS forced marriage working group, which has developed a protocol for investigations and prosecutions as well as training for prosecutors.</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 2019-04-10T11:48:03.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:48:03.937Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1108896
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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 more like this
hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the role of the CPS in tackling serious violent crime amongst young people is. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 239337 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answer text <p>On 9 April 2018, the Government published a new Serious Violence Strategy to take action to address serious violence and in particular the recent increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide. The Serious Violence Strategy stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes of serious violence and to provide young people with the skills and resilience to lead productive lives free from violence. The CPS is working with its cross-government partners to deliver the Strategy, and welcomes a public health prevention strategy relating to serious violence reduction.</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 2019-04-09T13:23:57.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T13:23:57.837Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1134935
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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 more like this
hansard heading Terrorism: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving individuals supporting terrorism abroad. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 269685 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answer text <p>The CPS has a strong record of bringing successful prosecutions in terrorism cases, and works closely with Counter Terrorism policing and partners to help build strong cases.</p><p> </p><p>Where individuals provide support to terrorism abroad, for example by funding terrorism, they should expect to be investigated by the police and prosecuted by the CPS if the evidential and public interest tests in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met.</p><p> </p><p>Where crimes are committed abroad, Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2006 provides the courts with extra-territorial jurisdiction in relation to a number of terrorism offences so that if an individual were to commit one of these offences in a foreign country, they would be liable under UK law in the same way as if they had committed the offence in the UK. As the nature of terrorism has evolved, section 17 has been amended to include further offences. The CPS strongly supported these legislative provisions to strengthen our ability to prosecute offenders.</p>
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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 more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, how he will ensure that the Criminal Justice Board review of how rape and sexual violence cases are handled across the criminal justice system provides independent scrutiny of CPS case handling. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockport more like this
tabling member printed
Ann Coffey more like this
uin 272118 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are horrific crimes, which can have a significant and profound impact on victims.</p><p>I recognise that there is real current concern around the criminal justice response to rape and serious sexual offences. The Government’s Review provides an opportunity to identify areas, from the beginning to the end of the criminal justice process, where the police, CPS and HM Courts and Tribunals Service can improve practice and outcomes in cases involving these offences. The CPS will work with partners across the criminal justice system to address any issues that are highlighted as a result of the Review.</p><p>All those involved in the Review, including the AGO and the CPS, are committed to ensuring that the Review is conducted with the requisite degree of openness and independence as to enable the public to have full confidence in its final findings.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T14:52:47.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:52:47.887Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
458
label Biography information for Ann Coffey more like this
1135927
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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 more like this
hansard heading British American Tobacco more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the status is of the Serious Fraud Office investigation into British American Tobacco that was opened in 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 271596 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answer text <p>Progress is being made on the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into allegations of corruption in the conduct of business by British American Tobacco Plc, its subsidiaries and associated persons. It would not be appropriate to comment on the status of a live criminal investigation further at this stage.</p><p> </p><p>When it is appropriate to do so, the SFO will publish updates on the status of the investigation on their website. The most recent information can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.sfo.gov.uk/cases/british-american-tobacco/" target="_blank">https://www.sfo.gov.uk/cases/british-american-tobacco/</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-04T11:14:14.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T11:14:14.7Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1135935
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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 more like this
hansard heading Prosecutions: Hyperactivity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking with the legal profession to raise awareness of ADHD in the decision-making process on prosecutions. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 271599 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>The Law Officers superintend the Crown Prosecution Service which has recently held a public consultation on its legal guidance on prosecuting offenders with mental health conditions and disorders, to ensure the decision-making process is as well-informed as possible.</p><p>As part of that consultation, which closed on 4 June, the CPS will consider how best to reflect the responses received concerning ADHD in its legal guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T16:00:47.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:00:47.907Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this