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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Offences against Children: Plea Bargaining more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 proportion of prosecutions for child sexual abuse involved the CPS accepting a defendant's guilty plea to lesser charges in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
unstar this property uin 229165 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of guilty pleas received and accepted to lesser charges in all cases, including defendants prosecuted for the offences created by sections (a) 5 to 9, (b) 16 and (c) 25 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost</p><p>However, data is available for the number of defendants whose prosecution was completed, where the case has been flagged as child abuse, and where the principal offence at finalisation is categorised as a sexual offence.</p><p>The CPS definition of child abuse covers any case where the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offence and allegations or crimes perpetrated by both adults and under 18s.</p><p>During each of the last three years, the number of defendants entering a guilty plea, in cases flagged as child abuse and whose principal offence was identified as a sexual offence, is as follows:</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>Guilty Pleas</p></td><td><p>3,578</p></td><td><p>4,127</p></td><td><p>3,689</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Guilty Pleas</p></td><td><p>57.6%</p></td><td><p>57.5%</p></td><td><p>57.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Prosecuted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6,217</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7,181</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6,378</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>It is not possible to disaggregate figures to show separately the volume and outcome of proceedings for individual offences within the Sexual Offences Category. A single defendant may be charged with more than one offence.</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 229166 more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T09:50:08.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T09:50:08.793Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1082630
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Offences against Children: Plea Bargaining more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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, in how many cases prosecuted under sections (a) 5 to 9, (b) 16 and (c) 25 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 the CPS accepted a defendant's guilty plea to lesser charges in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
unstar this property uin 229166 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of guilty pleas received and accepted to lesser charges in all cases, including defendants prosecuted for the offences created by sections (a) 5 to 9, (b) 16 and (c) 25 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost</p><p>However, data is available for the number of defendants whose prosecution was completed, where the case has been flagged as child abuse, and where the principal offence at finalisation is categorised as a sexual offence.</p><p>The CPS definition of child abuse covers any case where the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offence and allegations or crimes perpetrated by both adults and under 18s.</p><p>During each of the last three years, the number of defendants entering a guilty plea, in cases flagged as child abuse and whose principal offence was identified as a sexual offence, is as follows:</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>Guilty Pleas</p></td><td><p>3,578</p></td><td><p>4,127</p></td><td><p>3,689</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% Guilty Pleas</p></td><td><p>57.6%</p></td><td><p>57.5%</p></td><td><p>57.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Prosecuted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6,217</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7,181</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6,378</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>It is not possible to disaggregate figures to show separately the volume and outcome of proceedings for individual offences within the Sexual Offences Category. A single defendant may be charged with more than one offence.</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 229165 more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T09:50:08.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T09:50:08.837Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4267
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1083604
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Sentencing: Appeals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on weight given to victim statements under the unduly lenient sentencing scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 229766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Making a personal statement gives a victim of crime a voice in the criminal justice system. It enables them to explain the impact the crime has had on them in their own words so that it can be taken into account when an offender is sentenced.</p><p>The weight to be given to the impact a crime has had on a victim is a matter of discretion for the sentencing judge and will vary from case to case. It is one of several factors that the sentence judge will have to consider.</p><p>Where the case is one within the unduly lenient sentencing scheme and the a Law Officer considers that the sentencing judge has not given proper weight to the impact a crime has had on the victim, then they may decide to refer the case to the Court of Appeal as being potentially unduly lenient.</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 2019-03-14T17:10:09.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:10:09.533Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1086753
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Attorney General: Public Consultation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
unstar this property uin 230833 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office does not currently have any open consultations. There is one consultation that is closed awaiting a Government response. Three consultations have been initiated since 2016.</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 2019-03-14T11:06:05.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:06:05.967Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4397
star this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1088469
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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
unstar this property house id 1 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 change has been in the level of funding allocated to the Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
unstar this property uin 231891 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The change in the level of funding allocated to the Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2009 has been as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="11"><p><strong>CPS Funding</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total CPS funding</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>648</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>689.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>642.9</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>591.15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>562.6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>551.6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>508.55</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>488.19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>498.6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>528</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Change in funding</p></td><td><p>-0.4</p></td><td><p>41.2</p></td><td><p>-46.3</p></td><td><p>-51.75</p></td><td><p>-28.55</p></td><td><p>-11</p></td><td><p>-43.05</p></td><td><p>-20.36</p></td><td><p>10.41</p></td><td><p>29.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% change</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td><td><p>-7%</p></td><td><p>-8%</p></td><td><p>-5%</p></td><td><p>-2%</p></td><td><p>-8%</p></td><td><p>-4%</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>* Accounts not yet subject to audit</em></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 2019-03-18T14:19:54.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T14:19:54.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1104714
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 London Capital and Finance: Company Investigations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 timetable is for the Serious Fraud Office investigation into London Capital & Finance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
unstar this property uin 236382 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The criminal investigation into London Capital &amp; Finance Plc has only recently been announced by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) who acts independently in making such decisions.</p><p> </p><p>It is not appropriate for me to provide a running commentary on a live criminal investigation or estimate when it will be completed. Whilst the SFO does make every effort to ensure that it progresses its investigations as quickly and efficiently as possible, its cases are by their nature complex, lengthy and resource intensive.</p><p> </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 2019-03-28T11:01:25.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T11:01:25.25Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1104715
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Extradition: USA more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 The Attorney General, for what reasons three former Credit Suisse employees, Andrew James Pearse, Surjan Singh and Detelina Vaneva Subeva who are subject to an extradition request from US authorities, have not been charged under UK law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
unstar this property uin 236253 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Charging decisions are matters for the Directors of the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office, who act independently. Such decisions are made by applying the Code for Crown Prosecutors. I cannot comment on individual cases.</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 2019-04-02T10:30:50.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T10:30:50.58Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1104761
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Criminal Proceedings: Evidence more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to address failures relating to disclosure of evidence through the encouragement of early engagement between prosecution and defence in criminal cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
unstar this property uin 236509 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s <em>Review of the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in the criminal justice system</em>, published in November 2018, highlights the need for early engagement. The Review includes recommendations on pre-charge engagement and proportionate frontloading to ensure there is a better balance between streamlining work and performing disclosure obligations early. This National Disclosure Improvement Plan, which contains commitments made by the CPS, NPCC and College of Policing, also highlights the importance of engagement between the prosecution and the defence.</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 2019-03-28T11:03:49.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T11:03:49.357Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1104780
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Attorney General: Consultants more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 consultants his Department has hired in each year since 2016; and what the cost has been to the public purse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
unstar this property uin 236404 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office has not hired any consultants since 2016 to the present time.</p><p> </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 2019-03-28T11:05:07.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T11:05:07.957Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4397
star this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1108889
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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 Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 239331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property 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
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 2019-04-09T13:19:28.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T13:19:28.3Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this