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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prosecutions 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 action they are taking in response to the recent news that one in eight cases at Crown Court are not proceeded with by the Crown Prosecution Service, even though the defendants have been formally charged. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL7506 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>All cases are kept under constant review as they progress through the criminal justice system. If new evidence comes to light, a witness decides to no longer support a prosecution or a co-defendant pleads guilty to the offence, the CPS will then review the case. If there is no longer sufficient evidence or if it is no longer in the public interest, the CPS will stop a prosecution.</p><p>The Transforming Summary Justice (TSJ) and Better Case Management (BCM) initiatives, introduced nationally, are recent programmes which will have a material and positive impact on both levels and timing of discontinuance. These include earlier, pre-first magistrates’ hearing case review by prosecutors; an emphasis on early defence engagement; listing periods that support the time required to prepare the case; and improved processes to gather and serve evidential material and disclosure prior to court hearings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-04-25T15:44:17.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:44:17.04Z
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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 Condon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Shareholders: Russia 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 are aware of any action by the Serious Fraud Office against major Russian shareholders of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. more like this
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Baroness Falkner of Margravine more like this
star this property uin HL6445 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 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>As and when criminal allegations are brought to the attention of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) they are assessed in the context of the SFO's statutory remit to investigate, and where appropriate, prosecute the top tier of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption cases, particularly where such offending is capable of impacting on the UK's and City of London's reputation as a safe place to do business. If appropriate, any relevant matters would be considered for criminal or civil investigation/recovery. However, in line with its normal policy, which is designed to safeguard the investigative process, the SFO can neither confirm nor deny whether or not it is taking some type of action against any Russian shareholders.</p><p> </p><p>Whenever it is possible to release information without prejudice to an investigation the SFO will publish details on its website of cases formally adopted for criminal investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2018-03-29T11:16:57.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T11:16:57.45Z
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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 Falkner of Margravine more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service 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 (1) men, and (2) women, are employed by the Crown Prosecution Service; and how many (a) men, and (b) women, hold senior posts. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL6385 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 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>As at 28 February 2018 the Crown Prosecution Service employed (1) 2,083 men and (2) 3,987 women. In senior posts (graded at Senior Civil Service or equivalent) the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) 34 men and (b) 40 women, with women making up 54% of the workforce in these grades.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Z
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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 Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Military Intervention 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 the Attorney General has approved the rules of engagement for the RAF bombing of Syria, and whether he will be consulted regularly to ensure that such military action is carried out in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL4223 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 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has repeatedly made clear, in carrying out any military action in Syria, the Government will at all times act in accordance with the law.</p><p>In line with the longstanding Law Officers’ Convention, reflected in both the Cabinet Manual and the Ministerial Code, I am unable to provide specific details as to the role of the Attorney General in this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2015-12-14T11:52:58.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T11:52:58.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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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 Hate Crime: 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, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December (HL Deb, col 1051), whether the Baroness Vere of Norbiton has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions as indicated; and if so, what response has been received. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4421 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 13 December 2017. The DPP provided her response on 9 January 2018.</p><p>In her response, the DPP confirmed that the flagging definition for hate crime was agreed between the CPS and the NPCC (ACPO as it was then) in 2007 and that it is wider than the definition set out in legislation to ensure all relevant cases are captured.</p><p>The CPS adopted the recommended definition in the Macpherson report published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson report also recommended that ‘this definition should be universally adopted by the Police, local Government and other relevant agencies’.</p><p>This recommendation in the Macpherson report was welcomed by the Government at the time and the current Government remains in support of this position. The CPS has worked with police to implement the recommended definition across all strands of hate crime. The CPS takes tackling hate crime seriously and recognises the need to increase public confidence to report. The flagging definition is important in achieving this aim.</p><p>In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). This means that not every incident that the victim or another person has perceived to be a hate crime will actually be a hate crime in law.</p><p>In her letter, the DPP also confirmed that the CPS legal guidance recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech against the duty of the state to act proportionately and to protect the rights of others.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2018-01-09T17:10:42.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-09T17:10:42.713Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Genocide: 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, in cases blocked by the UK Courts’ extradition of alleged genocidaires to the countries requesting their extradition in order to prosecute them there, whether there has been any consideration of prosecuting those alleged genocidaires in the UK on charges of genocide under the principle of universal jurisdiction; if so, what were the challenges; and what has been done to overcome them. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL6857 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>Before a prosecution can take place, there has to be a police investigation. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has no powers to investigate allegations of crime. The war crimes team of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) is responsible for the investigation of all allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and torture. They decide whether an investigation is required and how it should be conducted. SO15 received a request from Rwandan authorities in January 2018 to investigate five individuals in the UK in relation to alleged genocide offences in Rwanda dating from around 1994. SO15 has not launched an investigation as it is currently assessing material provided from Rwandan authorities to determine whether it will be possible to carry out further scoping of the allegations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2018-04-30T16:18:26.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:18:26.573Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Genocide 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 the Attorney General has advised on whether any UK court of law can make a judgment on whether the crime of genocide has taken place as defined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 1948. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL5419 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>By longstanding convention, the fact that the Law Officers have or have not advised, and the content of their advice, is not disclosed outside Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-03-06T12:09:53.563Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T12:09:53.563Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Trials: Disclosure of Information 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, for the last available year, how many cases were not proceeded with in magistrates' courts on the date fixed for trial because of a failure by the prosecution to disclose evidence. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5298 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>CPS data for 2016-17 records that there were prosecutions of 499,816 defendants completed in the magistrates’ court, resulting in the conviction of 423,715 defendants, a conviction rate of 84.8%.</p><p>There are a number of reasons why a case may not be proceeded with after charge. Review of cases is a continuing process and prosecutors must take account of any change in circumstances that occurs as the case develops, particularly as details of the defence case become known.</p><p>Internal CPS case outcome recording data does not record cases by reference to the date on which the decision not to proceed was made. It is therefore not possible to provide data for cases that were not proceeded with on the date fixed for trial. Issues relating to the failure to disclosure unused material accounted for 1% of the cases that did not result in a conviction in the magistrates’ court in that year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2018-02-12T15:25:26.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T15:25:26.257Z
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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 Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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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 Sexual Offences: Prosecutions 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 steps they plan to take to ensure that the recommendation by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate in its <i>Thematic Review of the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Units </i>that all lawyers working at Rape and Serious Sexual Offences units undergo refresher training is implemented. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL5865 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-16more like thismore than 2016-02-16
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring that staff have the tools and skills necessary to prosecute effectively is a CPS priority. A detailed CPS/Police Joint National Rape Action Plan was published in June 2014 which identified a programme of training activity to deliver improvements in investigation and prosecution outcomes. This extensive programme, consisting of a range of face to face specialist training, is currently underway. The programme includes refresher training for all specialist prosecutors undertaking rape and serious sexual offence casework which will be delivered during 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-02-16T15:21:46.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-16T15:21:46.923Z
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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 Wigley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
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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 Duchy of Cornwall: Taxation 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 Attorney General or other counsel have reviewed the taxation of the income from the Duchy of Cornwall within the last 30 years. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL3853 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is the department with principal responsibility for reviewing individual tax affairs. They do not comment on the affairs of identifiable taxpayers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-12-20T17:48:28.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T17:48:28.58Z
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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 Berkeley more like this