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unstar this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Stalking 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a public statement of support for (a) survivors of stalking and (b) National Stalking Awareness Week. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk 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>Stalking is a deeply disturbing crime which can leave its victims living in fear for years. That is why we introduced new legislation in 2012 which made stalking an offence in its own right.</p><p>The latest published figures on stalking show that this legislation is taking effect. In 2014-15, over 1,100 prosecutions were commenced under the new offences, a rise of nearly 50% from the previous year. The number of referrals by the police to the CPS, the number of convictions and the number of custodial sentences have also risen. However, legislation is not always enough and we are determined to provide all victims of stalking with the protection and support that they need.</p><p>The Home Office is currently considering the results of a public consultation on the possible introduction of a Stalking Protection Order aimed at providing immediate and earlier protection for victims.</p><p>We welcome National Stalking Awareness Week and the opportunity to bring attention to these crimes. As part of the dedicated funding to tackle violence against women and girls we provide support to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust for its National Stalking Helpline.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this