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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will instruct the Crown Prosecution Service to bring prosecutions relating to all cases of female genital mutilation reported in London since 2009. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6240 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is committed to tackling cases of female genital mutilation (FGM), however it can only prosecute cases referred to it by the police which meet both of the tests outlined in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.</p><p>The Code sets out a two stage test which must be applied when deciding whether a case should be prosecuted. The first stage is the evidential test which requires prosecutors to be satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction. If the evidential stage of the test is met prosecutors must then go on to identify the relevant public interest factors tending for and against the prosecution in order to form an overall assessment of whether a prosecution is in the public interest.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this