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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the (a) positive and (b) negative effects of serving a witness summons on a complainant in a court case involving alleged domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 194675 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>I have made no formal appraisal, but Crown prosecution Service (CPS) guidance to prosecutors sets out the circumstances in which witness summonses can best be used in such cases. This guidance is published on the CPS website at: <a href="http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/d_to_g/domestic_violence_aide-memoire/#a25" target="_blank">http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/d_to_g/domestic_violence_aide-memoire/#a25</a></p><p>Witness summonses can be effective in ensuring complainants attend court when they would not otherwise do so. They can also support victims who are concerned about how a voluntary decision to attend court might be perceived by ‘removing' the pressure of making that decision for them. Where a victim attends as a result of a witness summons, there is often a guilty plea.</p><p>However, it is also possible that a witness will still not attend, or may come to court but refuse to give evidence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) men and (b) women have been (i) investigated, (ii) given an administrative penalty, (iii) given a caution and (iv) convicted in court for benefit fraud since the prosecution of such cases was transferred to the Law Officers' Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 197836 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Allegations of benefit fraud are investigated by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Administrative penalties are financial penalties, which can be offered as an alternative to prosecution, where there has been no previous fraud penalty of any form. These are issued by the DWP and Local Authorities. Cautions are issued by the Police.</p><p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) identify the number of offences in which a prosecution commenced and, reached a first hearing in magistrates' courts, rather than the number of defendants prosecuted and convicted or their gender.</p><p>No central records of the prosecution outcomes of offences are held by the CPS. To obtain details of the number of people prosecuted for and convicted of offences of benefit fraud, which can be charged under various sections of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, Section 35 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 or the Fraud Act 2006, including their gender, would require a manual exercise of reviewing individual case files to be undertaken at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>Furthermore, cases of benefit fraud are also prosecuted by Local Authorities so any data the CPS can glean from a manual exercise would not provide a complete record.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald 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 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what programmes which receive funding from his Department are available solely to (a) men and (b) women. more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 194407 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information required to provide a full response to the question could not be collated within the timeframe available. I will write to the honourable member providing a full reply in due course</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes 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 remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders sentenced to immediate custody of up to six months who had not received a previous community order were sentenced in (a) Magistrate's Courts and (b) Crown Courts in (i) 2015; (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 231411 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders sentenced to up to six months who had not received a previous community sentence by court type can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property file name PQ 231411 Table..xlsx 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 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of victims who took part in the research used in the report Everyone's business; Improving the police response to domestic abuse were (a) male and (b) female. more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 194674 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As part of its inspection of the police response to domestic violence and <br>abuse, which was the basis for the report &quot;Everyone's business: Improving the <br>police response to domestic abuse&quot;, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary <br>(HMIC) held focus groups and interviews with 80 victims, of which six were male.<br><br>HMIC also circulated an electronic self-completion victim survey to inform its <br>inspection. 532 victims of domestic abuse completed the survey, of which 483 <br>were female, 39 were male and ten preferred not to disclose their gender.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 576W, on Equality and Human Rights Commission, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance referred to in the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Equality and Diversity Workforce Report 2010-11 which has been provided to all managers on how to manage a diverse workforce through organisational change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 197889 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an independent body and is responsible for its own staff management, including diversity training. The guidance papers requested are internal documents that were not intended for wider publication. However, I have asked the EHRC to send copies to the Hon Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance currently issued to managers at the Equality and Human Rights Commission on managing a diverse workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 197840 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an independent body and is responsible for its own staff management, including diversity training. The guidance papers requested are internal documents that were not intended for wider publication. However, I have asked the EHRC to send copies to the Hon Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost was of a (a) jury trial at the Crown Court for (i) either way offences sent by magistrates where their sentencing powers were not deemed sufficient, (ii) either way offences where the defendant has chosen to elect jury trial and (iii) indictable only offences and (b) trial in a magistrates' court for (i) summary only offences and (ii) either way offences in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 191282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not currently available in full. An analysis of criminal court costs is based on average timings from Activity Based Costing allocations models. Some of the timings in the models are based on a timing survey, conducted in a representative sample of courts. Undertaking a new survey to support an analysis of costs in a different way to that currently available could only be achieved at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Some of the information is available. There are a number of different ways costs of cases can be estimated, depending on how indirect costs are apportioned. Estimates below are based on 2012/13 costs (up-rated to 2013/14 prices).</p><p> </p><p>Costs at the Crown Court are analysed by offence type (criminal damage, burglary, drug offences etc) rather than by how the offence has come to be heard in the Crown Court. Estimates are based on average trial lengths – individual trials for any given case may be longer or shorter. The lower and upper trial cost estimates shown below are the weighted average of upper and lower estimates for all either way or indictable offence types.</p><p>Summary offences in the magistrates' court have been split into motoring and non-motoring offence types.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Estimated Average Costs </strong></p></td><td><p>Lower</p></td><td><p>Higher</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>In the Crown Court (Either way or indictable trial in the Crown Court)</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Committed for trial</p></td><td><p><strong>£5,500</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£6,400</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sent for trail</p></td><td><p><strong>£9,500</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£10,500</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>In the Magistrates Court</p></td><td><p>Lower</p></td><td><p>Higher</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Summary motoring trial</p></td><td><p><strong>£500</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£600</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Summary non-motoring trial</p></td><td><p><strong>£1,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,300</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Either way trial in the magistrates' court</p></td><td><p><strong>£1,300</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,700</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures do not include legal aid costs.</p><p> </p><p>Costs shown to the nearest £100<ins>.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
42289
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants charged with each offence type were sent to the Crown Court for sentence by magistrates in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 191271 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The answers to both questions are contained in the following tables:</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 191270 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property file name 191270, 191271.doc more like this
star this property title Table 1&2 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost was of an either way office case dealt with at the Crown Court where (a) a guilty plea was entered at the magistrates' court and (b) a guilty plea was entered on the day of trial at the Crown Court in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 191272 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of different ways costs of cases can be estimated, depending on how indirect costs are apportioned, resulting in a range of cost estimates for these cases. The latest period for which data is available is 2012/13 (up-rated to 2013/14 prices).</p><p>a) The cost of an either way guilty plea entered at the Magistrates Court is estimated to be between £210 and £270 (to the nearest £10).</p><p>b) A guilty plea entered on the day of a trial at the Crown court would result in a cracked trial. The cost of a cracked trial in the Crown court is estimated to be between £1,200 and £2,000 (to the nearest £100).</p><p>These figures do not include legal aid costs.</p><p>Sentencing Council Guidelines to the judiciary encourage early guilty pleas by setting out a scale of ‘credit' for a guilty plea to be applied that varies from a reduction of one third in any sentence for an early plea, to 10% for a guilty plea entered at the point of trial.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this