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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Attorney General more like this
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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 Prison Sentences: Hampshire 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, what proportion of requests to his Department in relation to a custodial sentence from people in Hampshire fall outside of the unduly lenient sentence scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 1073 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>In 2018, of the 20 requests that were received for sentences handed down in Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton Crown Court, 9 fell out of the remit of the scheme. Therefore 45% fell outside the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>In 2019, to date, of the 16 requests that were received for the sentences handed down in Winchester and Southampton Crown Court, 6 fell out of the remit of the scheme. Therefore 38% fell outside the scheme.</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 2019-10-24T15:01:31.053Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Attorney General: Jainism and Zoroastrianism 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, when representatives of the (a) Jain and (b) Zoroastrian community were invited to national events organised by his Department in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 3523 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Jain and Zoroastrian communities of this country have made, and continue to make a positive contribution to life in the United Kingdom. The Government values this contribution enormously.</p><p> </p><p>The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has not organised any national events in the last two years where it has invited representatives of the Jain or Zoroastrian communities. The AGO is a small and specialised Ministerial Department that does not commonly organise national events. The AGO will endeavour to invite representatives of the Jain and Zoroastrian communities to relevant events.</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 2019-10-30T16:28:45.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T16:28:45.283Z
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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 Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Prison Sentences 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2019 to Question 1073 on Prison sentences: Hampshire, whether he plans to extend the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme to ensure fewer custodial cases fall outside of its remit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 6460 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>On 29 October 2019 the Government added 14 new offences to the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme. This latest extension to the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme means that perpetrators of some of the most heinous crimes such as sex offences against children and vulnerable adults and controlling and coercive behaviour could have their sentences increased, bringing some comfort to victims and their families.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to monitor the scheme to consider any further extensions.</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 2019-11-04T17:48:26.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:48:26.887Z
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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 Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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: International Men's Day 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, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 6315 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As part of the Diversity and Inclusion programme of work run in the department, the AGO will be hosting an internal bake sale on International Men’s Day 2019. This event will raise awareness both of the contributions men make to society, and the challenges that they face. It will also be an opportunity for the department to raise money in support of Prostate Cancer UK.</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 2019-11-04T17:49:06.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:49:06.173Z
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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 Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-12-19more like thismore than 2019-12-19
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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 David Duckenfield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the (a) first, (b) second and (c) third prosecution against Mr David Duckenfield on manslaughter in relation to the Hillsborough tragedy; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Sir Christopher Chope more like this
star this property uin 31 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
star this property answer text <p>This was a complex and harrowing case. Every effort was made to build a robust case for prosecution, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the case was handled by a team of experienced specialist prosecutors.</p><p> </p><p>As it involved the prosecution of more than one defendant, it is not possible to state definitively the total costs in relation to the prosecution of David Duckenfield alone. In June 2017, David Duckenfield, the police commander in charge of safety during the Hillsborough stadium disaster, was charged with gross negligence manslaughter. At trial in April 2019, the jury was unable to reach a verdict against David Duckenfield, while a second defendant, Graham Mackrell, was convicted of a health and safety offence. In November 2019, after a retrial at Preston Crown Court, the jury found David Duckenfield not guilty.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS estimates the cost of legal counsel fees and other prosecution costs for the prosecution of both David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell to be approximately £1.97 million. CPS records do not capture the cost of the time spent by internal CPS staff on this case.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS cannot comment on costs incurred by the police, HM Courts and Tribunals, or any other partners in this case. Nor can the CPS comment on the private prosecution referred to in the question, which was brought against David Duckenfield by the Hillsborough Family Support Group in 2000.</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 2020-01-07T13:09:39.253Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-07T13:09:39.253Z
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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 Sir Christopher Chope more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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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 Katelyn Dawson more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will undertake a review of the decision by the CPS not to prosecute the driver responsible for the death of 15-year-old school girl Katelyn Dawson. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
star this property answer text <p>This is indeed a tragic case and I offer my sincere condolences to Katelyn Dawson’s family and friends. This case has been reviewed multiple times, culminating in an independent review by senior external Counsel which found that the case should not be prosecuted.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS determined not to bring proceedings against the driver of the vehicle as he had passed out at the wheel due to an unforeseeable medical condition. Under the Victim’s Right to Review (VRR), Katelyn’s family asked the CPS to reconsider the decision. The Chief Crown Prosecutor personally reviewed the original decision, as the first stage of the VRR process. The Chief Crown Prosecutor upheld the original decision. The Appeals and Review Unit then reviewed the case. A further independent review was then carried out by a Specialist Prosecutor. Senior Counsel external to the CPS was also instructed due to the highly sensitive nature of the case and the unusual circumstances. This second entirely independent review also concluded that the case should not be prosecuted.</p><p> </p><p>A clear and independent process is already in place to ensure victims’ rights are supported and protected and was fully operative in this case. It would therefore not be right for me to interfere with that independent process.</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 2020-01-14T15:52:14.42Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-14T15:52:14.42Z
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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 2020-01-10more 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 Dangerous Driving: Victim Support Schemes 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, if he will commission an inquiry into the adequacy of support services for families of victims of dangerous driving during prosecutions for that offence. 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 1886 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Supporting victims and witnesses throughout the criminal justice system is a key priority for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). In cases where death has been caused by dangerous driving the CPS offers an enhanced service to bereaved families, meeting with them at crucial stages of the criminal justice process to explain the anticipated progress of the case and what is to be expected at each court hearing. The CPS commitment to bereaved families is incorporated in the Victims’ Code.</p><p>Where a victim or a bereaved family, in a dangerous driving case, is not satisfied with a decision by the CPS not to charge they can seek a review under the CPS Victims Right to Review Scheme. This scheme allows for an independent review of such decisions, which can confirm or overturn them. Bereaved families will be offered a meeting at the end of the review process to discuss the outcome.</p><p>The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code) outlines the services victims are entitled to receive, including updates on the progress of their case during an investigation or prosecution. The Government will be consulting shortly on changes to the Victims’ Code, in line with the commitment in its cross-government Victims Strategy.</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 2020-01-16T16:38:15.323Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T16:38:15.323Z
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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 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Convictions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to improve conviction rates for rape and sexual offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Rape is a devastating offence that can have a significant and profound impact on victims, and the CPS is committed to bringing perpetrators of these horrific crimes to justice. The CPS welcomes and accepts all recommendations made in HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate’s ‘Rape Inspection’ report, published in December 2019, and joint work with the police is already underway to make improvements. This work covers a range of areas, including case progression, digital capability and disclosure, expertise, supporting victims, and stakeholder engagement.</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 2020-01-16T15:51:01.457Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T15:51:01.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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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 Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to increase the number of reported rape and sexual offences that are brought to trial. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The reduction in suspects charged in rape and serious sexual offence cases is a cause of concern. Both Government and the CPS are committed to exploring what improvements can be made to the handling of these horrific cases and making progress in this area.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS welcomes and has accepted all recommendations made in HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate’s ‘Rape Inspection’ report, published in December 2019, and a joint action plan with the police is already underway to make improvements. The ongoing cross-Government review into this complex area will also offer comprehensive findings across the whole criminal justice system, and I look forward to its completion. The CPS will address any issues highlighted by the review openly and honestly.</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 2020-01-16T15:49:23.79Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T15:49:23.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of cases of suspected rape were given No Further Action as a result of insufficient evidence to proceed in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of suspects, flagged as rape suspects, referred to prosecutors for a pre-charge decision and the number of decisions not to prosecute suspects following the charging decision.</p><p>The table below shows the volume and percentage of legal decisions not to prosecute for evidential reasons in each year from 2016/17 to 2018/19.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2016-2017</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2017-2018</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2018-2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Legal Decision: No Further Action: Evidential</p></td><td><p>2061</p></td><td><p>31.2%</p></td><td><p>1786</p></td><td><p>29.7</p></td><td><p>1816</p></td><td><p>35.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: Case Management Information System</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 2020-01-16T16:33:08.413Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T16:33:08.413Z
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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 Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this