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star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property 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 rape and other sexual offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North West more like this
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Taiwo Owatemi more like this
star this property uin 14803 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>I regularly engage with the Director of Public Prosecutions on all criminal justice issues, including rape. Rape and sexual offences are devastating crimes that can have a significant and profound impact on victims. All cases are dealt with by specially trained CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences lawyers, and the CPS is committed to bringing perpetrators of these horrific crimes to justice.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS has accepted all recommendations made in the HMCPSI <em>Rape Report, </em>published in December 2019, and a joint action plan with the police is already underway. This work aims to improve performance in key areas including case progression, digital capability and disclosure, and supporting victims.</p><p> </p><p>The ongoing cross-Government review into this complex area will offer comprehensive findings across the whole criminal justice system, and I look forward to its completion</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T13:23:09.197Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T13:23:09.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Taiwo Owatemi more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-02-11more like thismore than 2020-02-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Work Experience more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people aged (a) 16 and under and (b) over 16 years old undertook work experience in his Department in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 714 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-13more like thismore than 2020-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Service aims to increase opportunities for people of all backgrounds and create a Civil Service fit for 21st century Britain through work experience, internships and apprenticeship schemes. However, the confidentially of work undertaken at the Attorney General’s Office makes offering work experience opportunities difficult.</p><p> </p><p>For people aged 16 and under there was the following number of work experience placements:</p><p> </p><p>2017: 0</p><p>2018: 0</p><p>2019: 0</p><p> </p><p>For people over 16 years old there was the following number of work experience placements:</p><p> </p><p>2017: 0</p><p>2018: 0</p><p>2019: 0</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-02-13T17:39:01.587Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-13T17:39:01.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-02-06more like thismore than 2020-02-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how the additional £85 million for the Crown Prosecution Service will be spent; and if he will take steps to make an assessment of the effect of that additional funding on the number of prosecutions taken forward for the offence of rape. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 13533 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-11more like thismore than 2020-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The<br>additional £85 million for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will be spent<br>over two financial years; £5 million in 2019-20 and £80 million in 2020-21. This<br>investment will enable the CPS to respond effectively to the expected increase<br>in caseload resulting from the recruitment of 20,000 new police officers; to<br>better meet their disclosure obligations; to work with investigators to pursue<br>all reasonable lines of inquiry; and to deliver much needed changes to external<br>counsel fees. Investing in the CPS to meet these pressures is essential for<br>justice to be served.</p><p /><p /> <p> </p><p /><p /> <p>The<br>additional resources for disclosure will support the development of stronger<br>cases, including rape offences.</p><p /><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-02-11T17:03:25.243Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-11T17:03:25.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6633 on Prosecutions, how many defendants had prosecutions (a) carried forward and (b) finalised in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 9639 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of defendants whose prosecution is carried forward or waiting to be completed at the end of each year. The table below shows the number of these, in cases where the CPS made a decision to charge, at the end of each year since 2014-15.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-2019</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Defendants Carried Forward</p></td><td><p>87,530</p></td><td><p>77,200</p></td><td><p>69,676</p></td><td><p>59,422</p></td><td><p>53,631</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>Records are also held showing the number of finalised (or resolved) prosecution outcomes (by defendant) where the CPS authorised a charge. The table below provides the volumes of these in each year since 2014-15. The 21% reduction in the number of CPS authorised charges since 2014-15 follows the falling caseload trend. Police charged CPS prosecutions reduced by 28% and total finalised prosecutions by 26% in the same time period.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-2019</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Finalised Prosecution Outcomes</p></td><td><p>233,959</p></td><td><p>234,124</p></td><td><p>223,079</p></td><td><p>211,154</p></td><td><p>183,917</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-02-05T10:07:40.243Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-05T10:07:40.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 9691 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-03more like thismore than 2020-02-03
star this property answer text <p>As of 31 January 2020, there are no apprentices in the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). This is 0% of the total staff employed within the department.</p><p>As of 31 November 2019, there are 39 apprentices in Government Legal Department (GLD). This is 1.53% of the total staff employed within the department.</p><p>As of 31 December 2019, 3.7% of staff employed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are on an apprenticeship scheme.</p><p>As of 31 December 2019, there are 4 apprentices in the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). This is 0.85% of the total staff in the department.</p><p>As of 31 November 2019, there are no apprentices at HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). This is 0% of the total staff employed within the department.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-02-03T17:00:14.723Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-03T17:00:14.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prosecutions: South West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what comparative assessment he has made of (a) the number of cases the CPS agreed to pursue came to court and (b) the average waiting time for those cases to be heard when the CPS was (i) based in Gloucester and (ii) based in Bristol. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gloucester more like this
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Richard Graham more like this
star this property uin 6660 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-30more like thismore than 2020-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The South West regional area of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) covers three police force areas: Avon &amp; Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and Gloucestershire. The Area is based in Bristol, Exeter and Truro following the closure of the Gloucester office in April 2014. In 2013-14, prior to the closure of the Gloucester office, CPS South West prosecuted 11,826 cases where the CPS had authorised charge. In 2018-19 they prosecuted 9,279. This reduction is consistent with the falling caseload for the CPS nationally.</p><p>The CPS does not hold any records relating to the average waiting time at court. However, data is available showing the average time (in calendar days) from the date the decision to charge a suspect was made to the date the prosecution case was finalised. In 2013-14 this was 140.3 days for CPS South West and 139.2 days in 2018-19. For cases referred by Gloucestershire Police the average time taken between decision to charge and finalised prosecution has dropped from 176.5 days in 2013-14 to 142.5 days in 2018-19.</p><p>The average timeliness of a prosecution case is measured from the date charges are authorised by the CPS to finalisation. The average time includes the period between the date the CPS authorise the charge, to the date the suspect was charged by the police, to date of the first listed hearing and subsequent finalisation of the defendant’s case. It is not possible to disaggregate the average timeliness between these stages. The data includes cases which are completed in magistrates’ courts and, more serious and complex, cases which proceed to the Crown Court. The precise time to charge a defendant is a matter for the police and similarly the time to list a case in court is a matter for HM Courts and Tribunals Service. The length of time cases take in court depends on the nature and complexity of the matters in question and whether matters are admitted or contested by the defendant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-01-30T17:50:36.307Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-30T17:50:36.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Graham more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-10more like thismore than 2020-01-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Restraining Orders: Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effect of restraining orders on the career prospects of defendants who have been acquitted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 1887 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-30more like thismore than 2020-01-30
star this property answer text <p>Restraining orders are civil orders under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, though they may be issued in criminal proceedings. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has not made any assessment of the effect of restraining orders on the career prospects of defendants who have been acquitted. The AGO is not responsible for policy related to assessing the impact of restraining orders, nor is it responsible for the relevant legislation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-01-30T17:46:37.523Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-30T17:46:37.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Trade Unions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation affects the right of recognised unions in his Department to bargaining information as set out in Section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 3814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
star this property answer text <p>This answer is in respect of the Attorney General’s Office, the Government Legal Department, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.</p><p>The introduction of GDPR has not affected the rights of unions in the organisations above in relation to bargaining information provided under section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-01-29T11:19:58.667Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T11:19:58.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department complies with the requirement set out in section 3.1.8 of the Civil Service Management Code that time off with pay for safety representatives will not be set against facility time allowed under existing arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 3825 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
star this property answer text <p>This part of the response is in relation to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Government Legal Department (GLD), and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI).</p><p>The three organisations above, and Government more widely, recognise that there are significant benefits to both employers and employees when organisations and unions work together effectively to deliver high quality public services. Whilst facility time within the public sector must be accountable and represent value for money, departments have an obligation to provide reasonable paid time off to recognised trade union representatives to undertake trade union duties. This includes paid time off for safety representatives as set out in section 3.1.8 of the Civil Service Management Code.</p><p>In line with the legislative obligation, set out in the Trade Union Act (2016), information relating to facility time for relevant union officials is published annually by GLD, with facility time defined by that Act as including time off taken by a relevant union official that is permitted by the official’s employer, including where this arises under “regulations made under section 2(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.</p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (whose HR service is independent of the other Law Officer’s Departments) Facility Time Agreement allows for paid time off for health and safety representatives but that time off is set against the overall level of facility time agreed between the employer and the 3 recognised trade unions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-01-29T11:11:53.137Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T11:11:53.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Social Media more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the CPS has adequate resources to tackle hate crime on social media. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 4726 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is committed to robustly prosecuting online hate crime cases, including offline offences with online elements. The CPS works closely with partners across Government under the hate crime action plan.</p><p> </p><p>On 12 August 2019, the Prime Minister announced an investment of an additional £85 million for the CPS. The work carried out by the CPS is changing, and this new funding will provide the increased capacity to enable the CPS to respond effectively to challenging trends, such as an increase in online crime and the volume of digital evidence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2020-01-27T16:45:59.193Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T16:45:59.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this