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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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 Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 30 July (HL17215), whether it is their policy to prosecute brothel owners and managers when women are removed to detention centres from their premises, in view of the probability of offences of trafficking or slavery. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL17643 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.42Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1139568
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions of brothel owners or managers are (1) pending, and (2) completed, following the removal of women from their premises to Yarl's Wood and other detention centres. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL17215 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions of defendants charged with offences of keeping a brothel or of controlling prostitution. This information could only be obtained by a manual examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>While the CPS does not collect data on defendants prosecuted by specific offence or the outcome of any prosecution, information is available for the number of offences concerning the keeping or management of brothels and controlling prostitution, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts. The table below shows the number of these offences recorded on the CPS’s Case Management System in each financial year over the last ten years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></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>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33 }</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33A }</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 52 }</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 53 }</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>64</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>323</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>265</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>135</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>108</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>174</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>203</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>186</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>168</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same victim.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1137934
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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 Criminal Proceedings: Evidence more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes, if any, they plan to make to disclosure procedures operated by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that (1) trials are not disrupted by late or inadequate disclosure, and (2) incursions into the privacy of complainants and witnesses are material and proportionate. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
uin HL17033 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answer text <p>There has been unprecedented joint commitment and focus from the police and the CPS to finding solutions to the problem of getting disclosure right.</p><p> </p><p>Proper disclosure of unused material is vital if there is to be a fair trial. That is why in 2018 the Attorney General published his review, looking at the efficiency and effectiveness of the current disclosure system, including how sensitive data is handled. We are now working hard to implement the recommendations made in the review, and extensive action has already been undertaken to bring about necessary changes. The government remains committed to ensuring that errors in the disclosure process are driven down to their absolute minimum.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T14:20:54.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:20:54.123Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
1138
label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
1136100
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 Cybercrime: Rule of Law more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the application of the rule of law to cyber activities. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
uin 911731 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>I regularly meet ministerial colleagues to discuss important issues of common interest, including on matters relating to the rule of law. As my predecessor set out in his speech at Chatham House in May 2018, the UK has been clear that we consider cyber space to be an integral part of the rules based international order that we are proud to promote.</p><p> </p><p>Cyber space is not a lawless world. It is the Government’s view that there are boundaries of acceptable state behaviour in cyber space, just as there are everywhere else. Hostile actors cannot take action by cyber means without consequence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-04T11:10:59.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T11:10:59.777Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
4498
label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1148361
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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 Slavery: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of prosecutions for modern slavery. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 294705 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The CPS has had considerable success in increasing prosecutions of modern slavery cases involving the exploitation of vulnerable people. The number of modern slavery prosecutions increased from 284 in 2017-18 to 322 in 2018-19, an increase of 13.4%.</p><p> </p><p>These cases are handled by specialist units with prosecutors who have the training, expertise and experience to deal with this difficult casework.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS prosecutes offenders following an investigation by law enforcement, and referral to the CPS for advice and prosecution. Early engagement between the prosecutors and investigators is therefore central to a successful prosecution in all these complex cases. Prosecutors work closely with law enforcement to build robust cases, and provide early investigative advice, with the aim of lessening or removing the need to rely solely upon the evidence of vulnerable victims.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS works with international partners to disrupt modern slavery crimes, and to strengthen the prosecution response overseas. The CPS maintains an overseas network of Criminal Justice Advisors to improve mutual legal assistance and extradition co-operation and work with authorities in those countries to improve their local capability to counter serious crime affecting the UK.</p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:23:11.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:23:11.993Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4090
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148397
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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 Trials more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the average time taken was from referral to finalisation in each year from 2009-10 to 2011-12 where the CPS made a decision to charge and where a trial outcome was recorded in England. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 294696 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the average time to charge and the average time to prosecute in days.</p><p>The table below shows the total average time, in days, from referral to finalisation for each year from 2009/10 to 2011/12 where the CPS made a decision to charge and where a trial outcome was recorded in England.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Total average time (days) from referral to finalisation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>216.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>217.99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>225.27</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:18:09.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:18:09.597Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1148396
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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 Trials more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 4 October 2019 to Question 290946, what the average time taken was from referral to finalisation in each year from 2008-09 to 2018-19 where the CPS made a decision to charge and where a trial outcome was recorded in England for cases (a) relating to sexual violence or rape, (b) focusing on actual bodily harm charges, (c) focusing on grievous bodily harm charges and (d) focusing on burglary. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 294695 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the average time to charge and the average time to prosecute in days by Principal Offence Category and for cases flagged as rape.</p><p>The tables below show the total average time, in days, from referral to finalisation for each year from 2008/10 to 2018/19 where the CPS made a decision to charge and where a trial outcome was recorded in England.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>(a)(i) Sexual Offences excluding Rape Flagged</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Total average time (days) from referral to finalisation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-2009</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>294.50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>299.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>300.12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>304.01</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>306.78</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>285.63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>320.44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>343.78</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>347.83</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-2018</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>363.74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-2019</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>390.79</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a)(ii) Rape Flagged</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Total average time (days) from referral to finalisation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-2009</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>321.52</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>336.94</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>346.95</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>344.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>351.50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>338.36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>383.54</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>381.20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>412.84</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-2018</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>460.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-2019</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>495.24</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>(b) &amp; (c) Offences against the Person</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Total average time (days) from referral to finalisation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-2009</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>192.73</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>191.06</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>192.09</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>194.67</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>193.29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>183.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>194.20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>198.22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>192.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-2018</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>191.95</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-2019</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>209.96</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(d) Burglary</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Total average time (days) from referral to finalisation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-2009</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>200.99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>213.21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>195.38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>190.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>206.28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>202.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>226.71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>246.06</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>231.99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-2018</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>246.76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-2019</p></td><td colspan="5"><p>244.81</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The data provided above is for the more serious cases in which the CPS has been required to authorise charge and in which there has been a trial. MoJ data for all cases in 2018 report figures of between 185 days and 193 days for offence to completion</p><p> </p><p>The time taken from referral to finalisation has increased for all crime types. This is due to greater complexity and the increase in electronic material for the police, CPS and courts to consider. In addition the Police are now encouraged to seek early investigative advice more often and in particular in serious, sensitive or complex cases. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. With the increase in early investigative advice, CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings.</p><p> </p><p>There has also been an increase in the time taken for a case to pass through the courts which has also impacted on overall timeliness.</p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:16:34.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:16:34.477Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1147604
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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 Attorney General: Jainism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by his Department; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 292808 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>Britain’s Jain community makes a positive contribution to life in this country. This Government values its contribution immensely.</p><p>The Government is always keen to work with the Jain community on matters that are important to them, and we will continue to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:24:08.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:24:08.097Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1147332
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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 Attorney General: Official Hospitality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how much his Department spent on refreshments in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Ruth Jones more like this
uin 292429 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The following table shows how much the Attorney General’s Office spent on refreshments in 2017 and 2018 respectively:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Refreshments spending (£)</strong></p></td><td><p>0.00</p></td><td><p>603.44</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:02:23.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:02:23.29Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4716
label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1147315
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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 Attorney General: Travel more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Ruth Jones more like this
uin 292415 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The Government publishes data on ministerial overseas travel on a quarterly basis in arrears on GOV.UK. Information on costs on overseas travel from July to September 2019 is expected to be published in December 2019.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to calculate the amount spent on domestic Ministerial travel without incurring disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
grouped question UIN 292405 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:07:39.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:07:39.08Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4716
label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this