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1050554
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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 Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands 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 each Department in the CPS in the West Midlands on (a) 30 May 2010 and (b) 30 September 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 213935 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>(a) As of 30 June 2010* a total of 794 staff were employed within what was the Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands Group.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS Staffordshire</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>129</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS Warwickshire</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>35</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS West Mercia</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>133</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>CPS West Midlands</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>497</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>794</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(b) As of 30 September 2018 a total of 422 staff were employed within the Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands. Each constituent Unit (Department) of the Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands is shown below:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Area Business Centre</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>14</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Complex Casework Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>23</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Crown Court Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>171</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Magistrates Court Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>158</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands Management Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>17</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>West Midlands RASSO Unit</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>39</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>422</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Note</strong>: * CPS HR management information in relation to staff in post is only available from June 2010. (Data Source Trent HR Database as at 31.01.2019)</p><p> </p><p>Following an organisational restructure in 2011, the separate Areas of Crown Prosecution Service Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands combined under a single Chief Crown Prosecutor leadership to form the Area of Crown Prosecution Service West Midlands.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T16:12:59.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:12:59.9Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1050551
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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 Crown Prosecution Service: 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 each department within the CPS on (a) 30 May 2010 and (b) 30 September 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 213934 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>(a) As of 30 June 2010*, the Crown Prosecution Service employed a total of 8,569 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>574</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework</p></td><td><p>530</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>153</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>547</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>419</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West Group</p></td><td><p>772</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>1278</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>355</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>347</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside Group</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>439</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>441</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>368</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands group</p></td><td><p>794</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,569</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Note</strong>: *CPS HR management information in relation to staff in post is only available from June 2010. (Data Source Trent HR Database as at 31.01.2019)</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(b) As of 30 September 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service employed a total of 5,936 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>502</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Central Casework Divisions</p></td><td><p>706</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>181</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>275</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>318</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>258</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>456</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>476</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Mersey Cheshire</p></td><td><p>235</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>259</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>464</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>219</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>217</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>422</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>426</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5936</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T16:09:37.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:09:37.443Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1125592
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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 Rape: 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 recent assessment he has made of the effect on victims of rape of CPS rape and sexual offence legal guidance in relation to disclosure of medical records and counselling notes. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 252498 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>All complainants are entitled to protection from unnecessary and unjustified invasion of their private lives. Medical records and counselling notes will routinely engage an individual’s Article 8 ECHR right to privacy.</p><p> </p><p>CPS guidance is clear that where it is a reasonable line of enquiry in the investigation, the police should obtain the complainant’s informed consent to gain access to these records and, in the limited circumstances where it is appropriate, to enable disclosure of material to the defence. Where records amount to unused material, prosecutors will robustly apply the relevant statutory provisions when deciding whether such material should be disclosed to the defence.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS is working with the police and stakeholders to ensure complainants are aware of why their records are required and how they will be used to allow them to make an informed decision.</p><p> </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 2019-05-16T14:49:01.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:49:01.12Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1060024
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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: Data Protection 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 publish the (a) names and (b) grades of officials in his Department that are responsible for ensuring that his Department complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr George Howarth more like this
uin 220100 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>All staff take responsibility within their roles for complying with the Attorney General’s Office obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. Two grade 6 officers, one grade 7 officer, and one HEO took specific responsibility for ensuring that the Attorney General’s Office was, in line with Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s guidelines, ready for the implementation date of 25<sup>th</sup> May 2018.</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 2019-02-20T09:27:22.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T09:27:22.477Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1056995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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 Sentencing: Appeals 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 criminal convictions he has referred to the Court of Appeal as being unduly lenient in the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
tabling member printed
Sir John Hayes more like this
uin 218755 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Annual data for the cases that have been referred to the Court of Appeal are publicly available for the years 2014-2016 on the gov.uk website at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics?departments%5B%5D=attorney-generals-office" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics?departments%5B%5D=attorney-generals-office</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017, 173 cases were referred to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, 140 cases were referred to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient, although two of those cases are yet to be heard.</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 2019-02-14T09:56:24.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T09:56:24.277Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1128365
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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 Armed Forces: 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 Secretary of State for Defence on legal protections for armed forces personnel and veterans. more like this
tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
tabling member printed
Nia Griffith more like this
uin 257488 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>As a consequence of the long-standing Law Officers’ Convention, the Attorney General does not confirm whether advice has been provided to Ministerial colleagues on any particular issue, or the content of any advice that has been given. Policy responsibility for this matter lies with the Secretary of State for Defence.</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 2019-06-05T08:32:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:32:56.627Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
1541
label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1047655
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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 Bhanu Choudhrie and Sudhir Choudhrie 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 to ensure that SFO investigations into (a) Sudhir Choudhrie and (b) Bhanu Choudhrie are (i) compliant with legislation and (ii) receive all relevant information. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins more like this
uin 212291 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>As highlighted in the answer given on 24 January to PQ <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-01-21/210434/" target="_blank">210434</a> the SFO can neither confirm nor deny if these individuals are subject to any investigation. The SFO carries out all of its work in compliance with legislation.</p><p>The SFO also works collaboratively with law enforcement and regulatory partners to combat serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and share information, both in the UK and abroad. This includes membership of the newly launched multi-agency National Economic Crime Centre which was set up by the Government following the 2017 Economic Crime Review to ensure a more effective law enforcement response to economic crime.</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 2019-01-31T14:28:41.457Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1104715
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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 Extradition: USA more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the The Attorney General, for what reasons three former Credit Suisse employees, Andrew James Pearse, Surjan Singh and Detelina Vaneva Subeva who are subject to an extradition request from US authorities, have not been charged under UK law. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
uin 236253 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>Charging decisions are matters for the Directors of the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office, who act independently. Such decisions are made by applying the Code for Crown Prosecutors. I cannot comment on individual cases.</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 2019-04-02T10:30:50.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T10:30:50.58Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
304
label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1059995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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: Data Protection 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, prior to the formal notification to the Information Commissioner's Office of Paul Woods' appointment as the Data Protection Officer in his Department, who else was appointed to that role; and for what periods of time those appointments were made. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr George Howarth more like this
uin 220098 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>Data Protection compliance at the Attorney General’s Office was managed as part of a wider role in the office and was in place from April 2015. There were no DPOs required before May 2018.</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 2019-02-18T09:28:16.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:28:16.027Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1061087
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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 Crown Prosecution Service: Standards 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 data his Department holds on the average length of time taken by the Crown Prosecution Service to deliver early investigative advice in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 221799 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>During 2017/18 the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) took an average of 28 calendar days from the receipt of a request for early investigative advice to complete the consultation and provide a response to the police. Responses to the police may take longer depending on the complexity of the case in question.</p><p> </p><p>The facility to capture and report this information through the CPS Case Management Information System was introduced on the 1<sup>st</sup> April 2017.</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 2019-02-19T09:43:18.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T09:43:18.247Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this