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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Slavery: Victims 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 his Department made of the number of victims of modern slavery who have been charged with a criminal offence committed in connection to their being a victim of slavery. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 278560 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of cases in which a defendant has been charged with, or prosecuted for a criminal offence where it subsequently becomes known that their actions were the result of their being a victim of modern slavery</p><p> </p><p>The CPS has published clear legal guidance which recognises the principle of non-prosecution of victims of trafficking or slavery. It has delivered training on the steps to be taken, where there is a reason to believe that a suspect or defendant in a criminal case might be a victim. In those circumstances, the prosecutor will consider what further evidence or information might be required and will review whether the prosecution should proceed or not. The guidance sets out that where there is sufficient evidence that the accused is a victim and the conditions provided for in section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 are met, the case should not be charged or proceeded with.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T12:33:41.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T12:33:41.567Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1140413
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Attorney General: Ethnic Groups 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 BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
uin 279042 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The recording of ethnicity is the responsibility of the individual to input via employee self-service. Due to small numbers of staff at each of the requested grades, we have grouped these together in our response below.</p><p> </p><p>Including those on temporary promotion at the grades requested, there are 16 members of staff in scope. Of these, only five have input their ethnicity details onto the HR system. Of these, none have self-identified as being from an ethnic minority background.</p><p> </p><p>AGO supports the Civil Service vision of being recognised as the UK’s most inclusive employer. AGO has two diversity champions and a Diversity &amp; Inclusion Strategy in place that is reviewed by the Executive Board every six months.</p><p> </p><p>AGO is an employer which promotes equality and aims to reflect the diversity of the society in which we live. It is committed to maximising the skills and potential of all its staff. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of disability, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or religion/belief. It also implements blind recruitment to minimise the impact of unconscious bias.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T15:15:53.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:15:53.15Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4253
label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1139742
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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: Working Hours 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 time off in lieu has been taken by staff in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 278364 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office offers a flexi time policy to support time off in lieu on an individual basis. Flexi time is individually agreed with line managers to maintain working hours in line with the Working Time Regulations 1998. As there is no central record of working hours, the Attorney General’s Office has no accurate way to estimate the amount of time off in lieu taken by staff in each of the last five years without disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T12:30:33.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:30:33.707Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1138100
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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 Coroners: Government Departments 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 cost to the public purse of (a) legal advice and (b) representation at inquests for Government Departments in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 275781 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
answer text <p>The table below sets out the total amounts billed by the Government Legal Department (GLD) Litigation Group in relation to inquests in which they have been instructed by Government Departments and other public bodies.</p><p>GLD represents most, but not all, Government Departments in litigation. In addition, during parts of the period covered by the table, a small number of Departments (that GLD now acts for in litigation) handled their own litigation (including inquests).</p><p>The amounts are set out by financial year from 2010-11 and are exclusive of VAT. It is not possible to provide a separate breakdown of the totals by reference to legal advice and representation.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010-11</p><p>2011-12</p><p>2012-13</p><p>2013-14</p><p>2014-15</p><p>2015-16</p><p>2016-17</p><p>2017-18</p><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>£2,600,951</p><p>£2,476,100</p><p>£2,621,377</p><p>£3,575,348</p><p>£3,405,809</p><p>£3,883,929</p><p>£4,283,521</p><p>£4,851,059</p><p>£5,783,648</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-16T14:21:58.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:21:58.477Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
previous answer version
129156
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1137541
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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 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, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the effectiveness of prosecution authorities of the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Andrea Leadsom more like this
uin 274530 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>The UK and EU agree that we need a comprehensive future security partnership that covers key areas of internal security cooperation. We have agreed the outline terms of a comprehensive future security relationship including law enforcement, criminal justice, and judicial cooperation.</p><p>In a no deal scenario, we would move co-operation to alternative, non-EU mechanisms. Broadly speaking, this would mean making more use of Interpol, Council of Europe Conventions, and other forms of co-operation with European partners, such as bilateral channels. Together the Attorney General’s Office, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office are working closely with the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Police, HM Courts and Tribunals Service and Judiciary to ensure that we have plans in place in event of a ‘no deal’.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T08:26:59.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T08:26:59.95Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
1136194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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 Sexual 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, how he will ensure that the Criminal Justice Board review of how rape and sexual violence cases are handled across the criminal justice system provides independent scrutiny of CPS case handling. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockport more like this
tabling member printed
Ann Coffey more like this
uin 272118 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are horrific crimes, which can have a significant and profound impact on victims.</p><p>I recognise that there is real current concern around the criminal justice response to rape and serious sexual offences. The Government’s Review provides an opportunity to identify areas, from the beginning to the end of the criminal justice process, where the police, CPS and HM Courts and Tribunals Service can improve practice and outcomes in cases involving these offences. The CPS will work with partners across the criminal justice system to address any issues that are highlighted as a result of the Review.</p><p>All those involved in the Review, including the AGO and the CPS, are committed to ensuring that the Review is conducted with the requisite degree of openness and independence as to enable the public to have full confidence in its final findings.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T14:52:47.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:52:47.887Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
458
label Biography information for Ann Coffey more like this
1136712
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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: Overtime 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 amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 272746 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office does not pay overtime, however the department does offer a flexi time policy to support time off in lieu on an individual basis. Flexi time is individually agreed with line managers to maintain working hours in line with the Working Time Regulations 1998. As there is no central record of working hours, the Attorney General’s Office has no accurate way to estimate any potential unpaid overtime worked by staff in the last 24 months without disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T16:02:07.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:02:07.993Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1135935
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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 Prosecutions: Hyperactivity 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 steps his Department is taking with the legal profession to raise awareness of ADHD in the decision-making process on prosecutions. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 271599 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>The Law Officers superintend the Crown Prosecution Service which has recently held a public consultation on its legal guidance on prosecuting offenders with mental health conditions and disorders, to ensure the decision-making process is as well-informed as possible.</p><p>As part of that consultation, which closed on 4 June, the CPS will consider how best to reflect the responses received concerning ADHD in its legal guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T16:00:47.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:00:47.907Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1133867
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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: Travel 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 his Department's policy is on the reimbursement of travel expenses to people who have been in the criminal justice system. more like this
tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
tabling member printed
David Hanson more like this
uin 267721 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
answer text <p>It is essential that victims are supported in the criminal justice system, and the Government has made this a key priority. The reimbursement of travel expenses can be made to those who have been called as a witness in the Criminal Justice System.</p><p> </p><p>The payment of expenses and allowances to prosecution witnesses, where the Crown Prosecution Service is the prosecuting authority, is governed by the Crown Prosecution Service (Witnesses’ etc. Allowances) Regulations 1988. Full guidance on expenses and allowances for prosecution witnesses can be found here: <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/witness-expenses-and-allowances" target="_blank">https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/witness-expenses-and-allowances</a></p><p> </p><p>The rates or scales of expenses for defence witnesses are determined by the Ministry of Justice. The payment of expenses incurred by those called as a witness on behalf of a defendant are set out in Regulations made under Sections 19 and 20 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985. Full guidance on expenses and allowances can be found here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/592291/guide-allowances-under-part-v-costs-criminal-cases-general-september-2016.doc" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/592291/guide-allowances-under-part-v-costs-criminal-cases-general-september-2016.doc</a>. In addition, any acquitted defendant whose costs are ordered by a court to be paid out of central funds may be allowed the same travelling and subsistence allowances as if they attended to give evidence (i.e. an ordinary witness subsistence allowance, plus travelling expenses).</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-05T10:35:20.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T10:35:20.527Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
533
label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
1134935
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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 Terrorism: 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, what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving individuals supporting terrorism abroad. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 269685 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answer text <p>The CPS has a strong record of bringing successful prosecutions in terrorism cases, and works closely with Counter Terrorism policing and partners to help build strong cases.</p><p> </p><p>Where individuals provide support to terrorism abroad, for example by funding terrorism, they should expect to be investigated by the police and prosecuted by the CPS if the evidential and public interest tests in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met.</p><p> </p><p>Where crimes are committed abroad, Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2006 provides the courts with extra-territorial jurisdiction in relation to a number of terrorism offences so that if an individual were to commit one of these offences in a foreign country, they would be liable under UK law in the same way as if they had committed the offence in the UK. As the nature of terrorism has evolved, section 17 has been amended to include further offences. The CPS strongly supported these legislative provisions to strengthen our ability to prosecute offenders.</p>
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this