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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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 Legal Costs 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 costs were of all external counsel in the case of R v Brewer and others. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 201163 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) can only provide costs in respect of prosecution counsel.</p><p> </p><p>The Case of R v Brewer and others concerns 15 defendants who were convicted after trial of an offence contrary to section 1(2)(b) Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 at Chelmsford Crown Court on 10 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The case is ongoing and fees are only paid to counsel at the conclusion of the case. However, it is anticipated that the cost of counsel fees in this case, before the sentencing hearing, to be around £134,000. The case is a graduated fees case and therefore paid in accordance with that scheme. The figure is an estimate only and final fees will be subject to scrutiny in accordance with standard practices of the CPS.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1024819
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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: Disclosure of Information 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 progress he has made on improving disclosure in the criminal justice system. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 202145 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s review of the disclosure system, published last month, sets out practical recommendations and a clear plan of action which will hold the leaders of the criminal justice system to account for delivering in their respective areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Attorney General’s Office is working closely with key agencies who are already delivering changes and improvements to both the system and culture in their respective organisations.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T12:03:01.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:03:01.51Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1027672
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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 Business: Fraud 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 progress his Department has made in ensuring that the UK has adequate corporate criminal liability for economic crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Barking more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
uin 203212 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
answer text <p>The Call for Evidence on Corporate Criminal Liability for Economic Crime contained a number of different options for reform, including a proposal to extend the failure to prevent offence to wider economic crimes other than bribery or tax evasion. The Government’s response is expected to be issued in 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-07T09:00:07.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T09:00:07.287Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
140
label Biography information for Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
1028552
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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: Brexit 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 funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent. more like this
tabling member constituency Tatton more like this
tabling member printed
Esther McVey more like this
uin 203880 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>HM Treasury has already allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">HCWS540</a>, laid on the 13th March. This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers’ Departments did not require additional funding for EU Exit in 2018/19. Planning work for EU Exit is being undertaken within existing resources.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-10T16:16:03.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T16:16:03.19Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
1028660
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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 Road Traffic Offences: 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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 of September 2018 to Question 199279, which motoring offences remain the responsibility of the CPS. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 203777 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service maintains a list of motoring offences available for prosecution. This is set out as Annex 1.</p><p> </p><p>Offences that are specified by The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) Order 1999 have been highlighted within Annex 1. They are commenced by the police in accordance with Section 12 Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980. The DPP has a duty, in accordance with section 3(2)(a) Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, to take over the conduct of proceedings including proceedings for offences that are no longer specified. An offence ceases to be specified if the accused does not plead guilty.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-11T11:34:38.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T11:34:38.823Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
attachment
1
file name 203777 - Annex 1.xlsx more like this
title Annex 1 more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1029353
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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: Staff 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 many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204551 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>The table below shows the number of staff employed by the Attorney General’s Office on 20 December 2018 and 23 June 2016 respectively:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Employment Type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>23 June 2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20 December 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Permanent</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fixed Term</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Loan In</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Secondment In</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agency Worker</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-14T09:04:57.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T09:04:57.42Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1035359
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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 Attorney General: Brexit 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 estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 205326 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office, a small ministerial department, is recruiting four staff members (full time equivalent) specifically to support EU Exit in 2019/20 if the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal. This is in addition to the work ongoing from existing resources.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-14T12:26:03.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T12:26:03.2Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1037156
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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 Offences Against Children: 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, how many cases of sexual abuse of children by sports coaches are currently being prosecuted. more like this
tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
uin 205993 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of defendants who are, or who were, sports coaches. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-14T12:28:46.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T12:28:46.093Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4573
label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
1038535
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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 Brexit 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 provide a written statement to the House on the legal implications of any potential changes the Government may negotiate to the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU in relation to the sovereignty of decision-making by Parliament on the Northern Irish backstop. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 206758 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>The Government understands the legitimate desire of Parliament to understand the legal implications of the Withdrawal Agreement. I have today written to the Prime Minister about an exchange of letters between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission. Given the exceptional circumstances surrounding the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Government's commitment to provide Parliament with information to assist it to understand the Agreement, I have agreed that this letter should be published</p><p>It is available online <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-the-attorney-general-to-the-prime-minister-on-the-northern-ireland-protocol" target="_blank">here</a> and copies have been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2019-01-14T17:37:33.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:37:33.39Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1038943
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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 Barristers: Northern Ireland 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 many people have been appointed as Queen's Counsel in Northern Ireland in the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 207162 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
answer text <p>The appointment of Queen’s Counsel in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter for which the Northern Ireland Department of Justice has responsibility.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-15T09:09:16.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T09:09:16.44Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this