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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad 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 why they have not prosecuted the reported 350 Jihadis who have returned to the UK and are suspected of having fought in Syria or Iraq. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL8065 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 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
star this property answer text The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has successfully prosecuted 35 cases involving 54 defendants who have returned to the UK and are suspected of having fought in Syria and / or Iraq. It currently has 13 such ongoing prosecutions involving 30 defendants. The Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland (PPSNI) is also dealing with one ongoing Syria-related prosecution. If there is evidence that people are going abroad to engage in terrorist activity, they can be arrested and prosecuted. They can also be arrested and prosecuted if they return to the UK. There are a wide range of offences that can be used to prosecute such individuals but each case has to be considered individually on its merits and whether an arrest or prosecution can take place will depend on the evidence available. If the police refer a case to the CPS, they consider whether the test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors is met. That is, whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for any offence and, if so, whether it is in the public interest to prosecute.
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-05-11T11:30:49.547Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T11:30:49.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Games more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate matters related to the sale and purchase of BHS. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL561 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 2016-06-21more like thismore than 2016-06-21
star this property answer text In all cases decisions to investigate are made by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, who acts independently. In respect of BHS, the SFO has confirmed that it is reviewing material in its possession. If the Director considers there are reasonable grounds to suspect serious or complex fraud which meets his Statement of Principle, he will open a formal criminal investigation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-06-21T12:52:35.183Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-21T12:52:35.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how many cases under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service in each year from 2005 to date. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL1748 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 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
star this property answer text <p>While the Crown Prosecution Service and the police work with each other at an early stage on Female Genital Mutilation cases to ensure all avenues of enquiry can be pursued, the CPS only records data on the Case Management System following a positive decision to charge a case.</p><p>The Casework Management System records that one FGM case was charged in 2014 and resulted in an acquittal in 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-09-27T15:09:00.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T15:09:00.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 19 February (HL5998), whether there are any circumstances under which the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) may alter the speed at which video evidence is shown in court, and if so, whether the CPS is obliged to inform the court that the speed of the video evidence has been altered. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6238 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 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
star this property answer text <p>Video evidence is routinely examined in court during criminal trials either frame by frame or at different speeds in order to aid the court’s understanding. In the case of image stills, time stamps can be used to indicate the passage of time between images. Both defence and prosecution lawyers are under a professional duty not to mislead the court.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-03-04T12:04:10.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-04T12:04:10.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of cases in which the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS's) decisions not to initiate prosecutions in cases of domestic violence have been successfully challenged, whether they will commission an inquiry into the policy and practice of the CPS in relation to that issue. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL5071 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 2017-02-13more like thismore than 2017-02-13
star this property answer text <p>Victims of domestic abuse can challenge a CPS decision not to prosecute their case, under the Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) scheme. In 2015-16, the CPS made 41,503 decisions in domestic abuse cases. 520 of these cases were appealed through the VRR scheme; 49 of which were upheld. Of the total number of domestic abuse decisions, the upheld rate was 0.12%. Of the number of domestic abuse VRR appeals, the upheld rate was 9.4%. An inquiry is not required because these volumes and proportions are small and the CPS is, in the majority of domestic abuse cases, accurate in its decision making.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-02-13T14:24:37.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-13T14:24:37.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisons: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how many convictions (1) the Metropolitan Police Service, and (2) the Crown Prosecution Service, have secured for conveying prohibited items into prisons, since 1 January 2013. more like this
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Lord Knight of Weymouth more like this
star this property uin HL5787 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>These types of offences investigated by the Metropolitan Police will be prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).</p><p>Offences of conveying items into prison can be prosecuted under various pieces of legislation. Many are offences which are not specific to prisons and those which are can apply to circumstances where items are conveyed either into or out of prison. Specific offences of conveying prohibiting items into prison cannot therefore be identified from the CPS case management system without incurring disproportionate cost.</p><p>The official statistics relating to criminal court proceedings, including convictions, are maintained by the Ministry of Justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-03-16T15:15:19.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Knight of Weymouth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Death more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in respect of a death or deaths in custody. more like this
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Lord Knight of Weymouth more like this
star this property uin HL5641 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>There have been no cases to date in which the CPS has brought charges under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in respect of a death or deaths in custody.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-03-09T16:01:44.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T16:01:44.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Knight of Weymouth more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Police Interrogation 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 what are the implications of the police indicating to a person being interviewed under caution that no further action will be taken due to insufficient, or a lack of, evidence. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL5166 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The implications in such circumstances are detailed in a written answer on 31 March 1993 by the then Attorney General (Sir Nicholas Lyell), as outlined below.</p><p><em>The fundamental consideration remains that individuals should be able to rely on decisions taken by the prosecuting authorities. The policy of the Director of Public Prosecutions is that a decision to terminate proceedings or not to prosecute should not, in the absence of special circumstances, be altered once it has been communicated to the defendant or prospective defendant unless it was taken and expressed to be taken because the evidence was insufficient. In such a case it would be appropriate to reconsider the decision if further significant evidence were to become available at a later date especially if the alleged offence is a serious one.</em></p><p><em>Special circumstances which might justify departure from this policy include: </em></p><p><em>(1) rare cases where reconsiderations of the original decision show that it was not justified and the maintenance of confidence in the criminal justice system requires that a prosecution be brought notwithstanding the earlier decision; and </em></p><p><em>(2) those cases where termination has been effected specifically with a view to the collection and preparation of the necessary evidence which is thought likely to become available in the fairly near future. In such circumstances the CPS will advise the defendant of the possibility that proceedings will be re-instituted. (Official Report, Col’s 200-201).</em></p><p>Following this written answer and further written ministerial statements, the Crown Prosecution Service has produced guidance for prosecutors to follow concerning the exercise of the CPS discretion to institute, reinstitute or continue proceedings after a suspect has been informed by the police or CPS of a decision not to prosecute. The above mentioned Written Statements are detailed below and are published in the Official Report.</p><p><strong>WMS – Crown Prosecutors Code - 22 February 2010. Column WS64, Baroness Scotland of Asthal. </strong></p><p><strong>WMS - Reconsidering a Prosecution Decision (CPS Guidance) - 31 October 2012, Col 15WS, Rt. Hon Dominic Grieve </strong></p><p><strong>WMS – Victim’s Right to Review - 5 June 2013, Col 99WS, Rt. Hon Dominic Grieve</strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-02-02T14:51:25.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T14:51:25.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prosecutions: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 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 have an agreement or understanding with Sinn Fein (1) not to bring to court republicans on charges relating to tax fraud in South Armagh, or (2) to bring to court members of the Army who were on duty on Bloody Sunday and who now live in Great Britain. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL6430 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
star this property answer text <p>The government does not have any such agreements or understandings in place with Sinn Fein.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-03-04T12:11:00.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-04T12:11:00.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading FIFA 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 the Serious Fraud Office is currently investigating allegations of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption in the case of FIFA officials; and whether, in this context, they are actively and fully co-operating with American and Swiss law officers. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL1776 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 2015-07-28more like thismore than 2015-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has not opened a criminal investigation into allegations relating to FIFA.</p><p>The SFO is keeping the matter under review, but it can open an investigation only if there is reasonable suspicion of serious or complex fraud which can be prosecuted in this country.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO has been in contact with US and Swiss authorities. By international convention, we would not comment on what assistance, if any, is provided.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2015-07-28T15:59:39.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-28T15:59:39.687Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this