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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Service Prosecuting Authority more like this
star 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 times the Law Officers met the Director of the Services Prosecution Authority in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 219886 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text The Law Officers have met the Directors of the Service Prosecuting Authority regularly since 2010. However, as has been the case with successive administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T12:20:09.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T12:20:09.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Eleanor De Freitas more like this
star 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 the Director of Public Prosecutions on the review into the death of Eleanor de Freitas. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 216213 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text The Attorney General and I have regular discussions with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on a wide range of criminal matters and this has recently included the case involving Eleanor de Freitas. The DPP has made clear that she is looking at the detail surrounding the case and will be addressing the family’s concerns fully and directly. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:56:10.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:56:10.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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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 Evidence more like this
star 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 assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of hearsay evidence in court proceedings in reducing the number of unsuccessful cases due to victim or witness issues; and what estimate he has made of the number of cases where hearsay evidence has been used by prosecutors in each year since 2010-11. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 16836 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 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutors will apply to admit hearsay evidence where they consider it appropriate to do so and the legislation permits. However, the CPS does not record information on the number of cases where hearsay evidence has been used in the course of criminal proceedings. It follows, therefore, that no assessment of the effectiveness of the use of hearsay evidence in court proceedings in reducing the number of unsuccessful cases due to victim or witness issues is routinely conducted. 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 2015-11-23T09:36:38.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T09:36:38.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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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 Contempt of Court more like this
star 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 recent steps he has taken to promote awareness of the laws on contempt of court among social media users. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 224010 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 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Where appropriate the Attorney General and I publish online the warnings about potentially prejudicial reporting that Attorneys General had previously only given to the mainstream media. My office also sends tweets warning social media users of the risks of being in contempt of court.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Attorney General has recently issued advice to social media users and others that identifying a victim in a sexual offence case is a criminal offence.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We continue to look at whether there is anything more that can be done to raise awareness in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T12:49:20.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T12:49:20.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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
star 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, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce a right of appeal against a charging decision of the Crown Prosecution Service on the grounds that it is unduly lenient. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>Where a suspect is charged by the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) with a criminal offence, there are no plans to introduce a general right of appeal relating to the offence charged on the ground that it is too lenient. There are already a number of mechanisms in place to assess the quality of prosecutors’ decision making including external reviews by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and internal CPS processes such as Individual Quality Assessments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Every charging decision made by the CPS must be in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors (“the Code”). Unless the Threshold Test is applied, there must be sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and it must be in the public interest to prosecute every offence charged. The Code requires that charges are selected which reflect the seriousness and extent of the offending, enable the case to be presented in a clear and simple way and give the courts adequate powers to sentence. The Code also makes it clear that review is a continuing process and that prosecutors must take account of any change in circumstances that develops as the case progresses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Victims can currently exercise their rights under the CPS Victims’ Right to Review scheme. This scheme enables victims to request a review of a CPS decision made after 5<sup>th</sup> June 2013 not to bring charges, to discontinue proceedings, offer no evidence or leave certain charges to “lie on file”. In those cases where it has not been possible to resolve the issue to the victim’s satisfaction at a local level, the decision is independently reviewed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T11:43:01.09Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T11:43:01.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Contempt of Court more like this
star 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 his policy is on the circumstances in which his Department should pursue a case of contempt of court, and when such action should be pursued by a private individual. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
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Lilian Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 8308 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>When the Attorney General or Solicitor General is asked to consider bringing contempt proceedings each case is reviewed on its own merits. The Law Officer considering the case has to be satisfied that there is a realistic prospect of proving in the High Court that a contempt has been committed and, if so, that it is in the public interest to institute proceedings. It is important that the Law Officer exercises discretion in this area to ensure that he only brings proceedings where he is satisfied that both the evidential and public interest considerations are met.</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 2015-09-07T09:33:19.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T09:33:19.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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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 Victims Liaison Unit more like this
star 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 functions of Crown Prosecution Service victim liaison units are; and how their performance is monitored. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Islington North more like this
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 221913 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 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Victim Liaison Units are responsible for:</p><p> </p><p>i. informing victims of decisions, made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), to stop proceedings or substantially alter a charge;</p><p> </p><p>ii. the administration of the Victims’ Right to Review scheme and other CPS victim focused schemes; and</p><p> </p><p>iii. managing complaints and feedback received.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Assurance processes are in place locally to ensure the quality of the service provided by each Victim Liaison Unit. Performance monitoring is undertaken using a number of bespoke IT systems.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T16:38:43.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T16:38:43.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
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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 Money Laundering: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate his Department has made of the number of its senior civil servants who will potentially fall under the provisions of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive, 2015/849; and what assessment he has made of which of his Department's agencies or other public bodies will potentially be classed as holding a prominent public function for the purposes of that directive. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Broxbourne more like this
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Mr Charles Walker more like this
star this property uin 31824 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 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
star this property answer text <p>Under the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which will be transposed into national law by June 2017, a politically exposed person is one who has been entrusted with a prominent public function domestically or by a foreign country. This would include some senior civil servants, such as ambassadors and chargés d'affaires. The Government's view is that the Directive permits a risk-based approach to the identification of whether an individual is a politically exposed person and, when identified, the Directive enables the application of different degrees of enhanced measures to reflect the risks posed. The Government will be setting out this view in a consultation which will be published shortly.</p><p>The changes proposed under the Directive should not prevent any individual in this category from gaining or maintaining access to financial services. The Treasury regularly raises these issues with financial institutions and the regulator, and encourages financial institutions to take a proportionate, risk-based approach when applying these measures.</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 2016-03-24T11:29:15.38Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T11:29:15.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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 Sentencing: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the reason was for not pursuing each case of sentences considered to be unduly lenient but not pursued in the Court of Appeal in the last five years; and what the offence committed in each case was. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214032 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>This information is not collated centrally and obtaining it would require my office to manually consider each file over the last 5 years which would involve a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T10:51:03.55Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T10:51:03.55Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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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 Attorney General: Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for the Law Officers Departments from the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 6655 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>This government is the first government to introduce a compulsory National Living Wage as of April 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All employers, including government departments, will be required to comply with the new National Living Wage of £7.20/ph for those aged 25 and above, as set out in the Budget, which is expected to reach £9 p/h by 2020.</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 2015-07-21T09:17:13.36Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T09:17:13.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this