Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1226466
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
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 Rape: 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, with reference to the 2019-20 annual report of the Victims Commissioner, what progress has been made on the joint review by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services into the drop in rape prosecutions. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
tabling member printed
Ellie Reeves more like this
uin 76852 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
answer text <p>Work on the joint inspection by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &amp; Rescue Services (led by the latter) has been delayed by COVID-19. However, a draft framework and methodology have been shared with stakeholders, including the Victims Commissioner, for consultation and an external reference group has been formed with the first virtual meeting to take place on 10<sup>th</sup> August 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Thereafter, it is envisaged that interviews with national leads can commence in August 2020 and fieldwork across six police forces will start in September and continue until the mid-November.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-07-29T11:14:36.217Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:14:36.217Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4620
label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
1249953
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-11-05more like thismore than 2020-11-05
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, what steps she is taking improve the CPS handling of sexual assault cases. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
tabling member printed
Nadia Whittome more like this
uin 112144 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-11-11more like thismore than 2020-11-11
answer text <p>We, and the CPS, are working tirelessly with criminal justice partners to improve the handling of these sensitive cases. Over the last four quarters, we have seen the charging rates in rape cases continue to increase. This year, the CPS has also published its own five-year rape strategy, updated rape legal guidance and training, and continued work to drive forward a joint action plan with the police to improve the handling of these sensitive cases.</p><p>The AGO and the CPS are closely and actively engaged in the cross-Government end-to-end rape review, which will be published later this year. The CPS will address any issues identified in this review openly and honestly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-11-11T12:17:31.447Zmore like thismore than 2020-11-11T12:17:31.447Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4869
label Biography information for Nadia Whittome more like this
1251572
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2020-11-12more like thismore than 2020-11-12
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 Crown Prosecution Service: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 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 prosecutors from the Crown Prosecution Service were furloughed between April 2020 and October 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
uin 114843 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-11-17more like thismore than 2020-11-17
answer text <p>There were no CPS staff placed on furlough during the period April – Oct 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-11-17T14:57:46.347Zmore like thismore than 2020-11-17T14:57:46.347Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4030
label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
1197129
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-05-19more like thismore than 2020-05-19
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 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, whether the oral contribution of the Solicitor General of 22 May 2019, Official Report, column 370 WH, on there being no corresponding legal duty on the defence to disclose information that is harmful to its case was a reference to the potential harm such disclosure might do to an application that a defendant makes for an order to stay the criminal proceeding against them. more like this
tabling member constituency Chesham and Amersham more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
uin 48932 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-02more like thismore than 2020-06-02
answer text <p>There is no duty on the defence to disclose any material or information that may undermine their case in the criminal justice system, including in relation to any application they may make. This is consistent with the fundamental principle that it is for the prosecution to prove its case and not for a defendant to prove their innocence.</p><p> </p><p>All solicitors and barristers are however bound by professional codes of conduct, which include the duty to act with integrity at all times and to uphold the proper administration of justice. The Criminal Procedure Rules and judicial case management are also in place to ensure that any application for a stay of proceedings is fair, both to the prosecution and the defence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Fareham more like this
answering member printed Suella Braverman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-02T12:04:43.447Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-02T12:04:43.447Z
answering member
4475
label Biography information for Suella Braverman more like this
tabling member
18
label Biography information for Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
1234953
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-09-16more like thismore than 2020-09-16
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 more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much compensation has been paid by the Crown Prosecution Service to victims of group-based child sexual exploitation due to a failure to prosecute their attackers in each of the last five years; and how many such cases there have been. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
uin HL8202 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-29more like thismore than 2020-09-29
answer text <p>There have been no cases where compensation has been paid by the Crown Prosecution Service to victims of group-based child sexual exploitation due to a failure to prosecute their attackers in the last five years.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-29T15:13:00.277Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-29T15:13:00.277Z
answering member
4553
label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
tabling member
3153
label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
1235144
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-09-16more like thismore than 2020-09-16
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 United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 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, whether officials in his Department sought a Ministerial Direction in relation to any aspect of the Internal Market Bill. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 91095 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-21more like thismore than 2020-09-21
answer text <p>There has been no Ministerial Direction requested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Fareham more like this
answering member printed Suella Braverman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-21T16:19:45.117Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-21T16:19:45.117Z
answering member
4475
label Biography information for Suella Braverman more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1249061
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-11-05more like thismore than 2020-11-05
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 Prison Sentences more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the extension to the unduly lenient sentence scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency North Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Selaine Saxby more like this
uin 908176 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-11-05more like thismore than 2020-11-05
answer text <p>The unduly lenient sentence scheme was extended to incorporate further serious offences, in November of last year.</p><p> </p><p>The horrendous crime of stalking involving serious alarm or distress was one of the offences which was added.</p><p> </p><p>I am pleased to tell the House that this extension meant I was able to refer a case recently to the Court of Appeal, one in which the sentence of the offender was more than doubled.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
grouped question UIN 908175 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-11-05T14:24:11.44Zmore like thismore than 2020-11-05T14:24:11.44Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4863
label Biography information for Selaine Saxby more like this
1249060
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-11-05more like thismore than 2020-11-05
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 Prison Sentences more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the extension to the unduly lenient sentence scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
tabling member printed
Henry Smith more like this
uin 908175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-11-05more like thismore than 2020-11-05
answer text <p>The unduly lenient sentence scheme was extended to incorporate further serious offences, in November of last year.</p><p> </p><p>The horrendous crime of stalking involving serious alarm or distress was one of the offences which was added.</p><p> </p><p>I am pleased to tell the House that this extension meant I was able to refer a case recently to the Court of Appeal, one in which the sentence of the offender was more than doubled.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
grouped question UIN 908176 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-11-05T14:24:11.393Zmore like thismore than 2020-11-05T14:24:11.393Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
3960
label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1248949
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-11-04more like thismore than 2020-11-04
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 Sentencing 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 effectiveness of the extension to the unduly lenient sentence scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
tabling member printed
Sir John Hayes more like this
uin 111426 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-11-11more like thismore than 2020-11-11
answer text <p>The unduly lenient sentence scheme allows for sentences passed for the most serious criminal offences to be reviewed by the Court of Appeal, if referred by the Law Officers. The extension of the scheme added further serious offences to the list of those which can be referred.</p><p>In the course of this year, under the extended scheme, I have successfully referred sentences for offences of controlling and coercive behaviour, distributing indecent images of children and, most recently, stalking involving serious alarm or distress, one in which the sentence of the offender was more than doubled.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-11-11T09:43:30.663Zmore like thismore than 2020-11-11T09:43:30.663Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1205287
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-18more like thismore than 2020-06-18
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 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, how many (a) appeals and (b) successful appeals the Government has made against sentences on the basis of undue leniency, in each of the last 20 years. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Richard Holden more like this
uin 61628 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-23more like thismore than 2020-06-23
answer text <p>The statistics from 2000 are provided below. It should be noted that Attorney General’s Office does not hold accurate data prior to 2001 and we are not in possession of the data indicating the number of successful appeals for the year 2000.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Appeals the Government has made against sentences on the basis of undue leniency</p></td><td><p>Successful appeals the Government has made against sentences on the basis of undue leniency</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>Data unavailable</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>147</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>94</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>96</p></td><td><p>78</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>105</p></td><td><p>66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>67</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>144</p></td><td><p>104</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>76</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p>46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>84</p></td><td><p>58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>117</p></td><td><p>94</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>82</p></td><td><p>62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>106</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>102</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>137</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>97</p></td><td><p>63</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-23T14:28:46.527Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-23T14:28:46.527Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4813
label Biography information for Mr Richard Holden more like this