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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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: Working Hours 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 the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) Serious Fraud Office, (b) Government Legal Department, (c) Crown Prosecution Service and (d) HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 188197 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The contracted minimum hours (including meal breaks) for the highest paid member of staff from the Serious Fraud Office, the Government Legal Department, and Crown Prosecution Service are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>SFO</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GLD</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This is in line with the terms and conditions of SCS appointments.</p><p> </p><p>The highest paid member of staff from HM Crown Prosecution service is contracted to work 36 hours a week, not including meal breaks, plus additional hours as may, from time to time, be reasonable and necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:03:36.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Attorney General: Energy 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 Attorney General, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188845 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The quantity of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) and can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The figures are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>(MWh) Megawatt hours</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td><td><p>7,844</p></td><td><p>5,412</p></td><td><p>6,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p>3,115</p></td><td><p>3,579</p></td><td><p>5,586</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002570
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Attorney General: Energy 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 Attorney General, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188846 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) which can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The costs are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gas Spend (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,080,192</p></td><td><p>113,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,008,263</p></td><td><p>96,623</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>968,829</p></td><td><p>83,167</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Attorney General: Billing 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 Attorney General, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 189562 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Wherever possible the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, The Government Legal Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate) let contracts over £10,000 using call-off contracts from frameworks procured by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). These frameworks include provision for payments to sub-contractors within 30 days of receipt of undisputed invoice.</p><p>Central records are not held for procurements partially, or fully, managed outside the procurement service. To confirm that these contracts include provisions for prompt payment of sub-contractor invoices would require a manual check of all procurement records, which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:12:04.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Crown Prosecution Service: Wales 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 Attorney General, whether the Government has plans to close the Crown Prosecution Service office on (a) Greyfriars Road, Cardiff; (b) Wrexham Road, Mold and (c) Grove Place, Swansea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 189821 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service has no plans to close its offices on (a) Greyfriars Road, Cardiff; (b) Wrexham Road, Mold and (c) Grove Place, Swansea.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T14:53:10.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:53:10.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders 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, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 191386 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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: Criminal Proceedings 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 assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 191416 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recent falls in the volume of suspects charged, prosecuted and convicted of rape. The 2017-18 Violence Against Women and Girls report highlighted a 9.1% fall in referrals of rape flagged cases from the police to the CPS and work is being undertaken to understand the reasons behind this trend. Prosecutors are increasingly using the process of Early Investigative Advice to work with the police early to see what can be done to strengthen the prosecution when it is needed.</p><p>Rape investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to a number of factors, including the growth in relevant digital communications evidence. To address the increasing complexity of cases the CPS have introduced new guidance to help police and prosecutors with reasonable lines of inquiry and communications evidence. There has also been a significant recruitment exercise, which was completed to ensure that RASSO units were equipped to meet the substantial increase in the volume of case referrals from the police. Between July 2015 and October 2018, the number of specialist prosecutors in RASSO units rose by 52% from 138 to 210, with overall staffing in these units increasing by more than a third.</p><p>There has been no change of approach or guidance to CPS prosecutors in their commitment towards the prosecution of rape offences. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape and serious sexual offences and that the Code for Crown Prosecutors is properly applied. This includes understanding victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes, and the particular difficulties of cases involving vulnerable witnesses and young people. In 2018-19 the CPS plans to embark upon a project to better understand the evolving nature of sexual behaviours and encounters amongst young people as there are particular challenges in cases involving young adults.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service: Staff 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 the change has been in the number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 191883 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Details of the full time and part time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last two years are shown in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Full Time Personnel</p></td><td><p>Part Time Personnel</p></td><td><p>Totals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>4436</p></td><td><p>1548</p></td><td><p>5984</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>4417</p></td><td><p>1563</p></td><td><p>5980</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Difference</p></td><td><p>-19</p></td><td><p>+15</p></td><td><p>-4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>(Data Source CPS Trent HR Database as at 16/11/18)</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:27:50.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:27:50.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 Dangerous Driving 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 (a) car and (b) HGV drivers involved in an accident with a motorcyclist were charged with careless driving in each year from 2014 to 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 193490 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 creates the offence of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or public place. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants charged with, or prosecuted for these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>As Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 is a specified offence large numbers of careless driving offences are charged and prosecuted by the police with no involvement from the CPS. The CPS only become involved if the defendant pleads not guilty to the offence after which, CPS prosecutors take responsibility for reviewing the case and preparing the trial. Figures on the number of people prosecuted and the outcome of the prosecution of careless or inconsiderate driving offences may be obtained from the official statistics held by the Ministry of Justice.</p><p>The CPS does however maintain records of the number of offences in which a CPS prosecution commenced, including offences of careless or inconsiderate driving. The table below shows the number of these offences during each year between 2014 and 2017.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Road Traffic Act 1988 { 3 }</strong></p></td><td><p>11,230</p></td><td><p>9,730</p></td><td><p>9,238</p></td><td><p>8,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is may be the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:33:19.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:33:19.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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 Dementia: 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, what guidance he has published on laying criminal charges against people with dementia. 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 193451 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>All decisions to prosecute made by the Crown Prosecution Service must meet the Full Code Test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. The Code makes it clear that there is a balance to be struck between the public interest in diverting a defendant with significant mental illness such as dementia from the criminal justice system and other public interest factors in favour of prosecution, including the need to safeguard the public.</p><p>The eighth edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors was published in October 2018. Prosecutors are asked to “have regard to whether the suspect is, or was at the time of the offence, affected by any significant mental or physical ill health or disability, as in some circumstances this may mean that it is less likely that a prosecution is required. However, prosecutors will also need to consider how serious the offence was, whether the suspect is likely to re-offend and the need to safeguard the public or those providing care to such persons.”</p><p>The existing CPS legal guidance on prosecuting ‘Mentally Disordered Offenders’ is currently being revised to include specific guidance on prosecuting cases where the suspect suffers from a condition such as dementia. This will be published for public consultation in 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 Crown Prosecution Service: Staff 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 16 October 2018 to Question 175908, how many staff the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) in each region and (b) at CPS Direct as at (i) 30 September 2018 and (ii) 30 September 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 194049 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>As of 30 September 2018, the CPS employed a total of 5,936 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions. A breakdown is provided in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>502</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework Divisions</p></td><td><p>706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>318</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>258</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>456</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>476</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mersey Cheshire</p></td><td><p>235</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>259</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>464</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>251</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>219</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>426</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5936</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>As of 30 September 2008, the CPS employed a total of 8,768 staff across its Area/Regional and HQ functions. A breakdown is provided in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>587</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework</p></td><td><p>233</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>596</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>432</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater Manchester</p></td><td><p>498</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lancashire &amp; Cumbria</p></td><td><p>331</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>1367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>385</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North &amp; West Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>415</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>462</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>444</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>370</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>311</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,768</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(Data Source Trent HR Database as at 22/11/2018)</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T11:39:51.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T11:39:51.817Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1011647
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answering body
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 Crown Prosecution Service: Staff 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 Attorney General, pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175908, during the same period what the change has been in the overall case load for the Crown Prosecution Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 194050 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the volumes of completed prosecutions, or caseload, as a count of the number of defendants. The table below shows the number of prosecutions for both the 12 months ending September 2008 and September 2018 and the change in both volume and percent.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2008 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2018 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Volume Change </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Change % </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CPS Prosecution Caseload </strong></p></td><td><p>1,051,047</p></td><td><p>511,090</p></td><td><p>-539,957</p></td><td><p>-51.4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(Data Source: Case Management Information System)</p><p> </p><p>The types of cases prosecuted by the CPS have changed significantly in the period between 2008 and 2018. Prosecutions for more serious and complex cases have risen, including a 5% increase in homicide, a 17% increase in fraud and forgery and a 28% increase in sexual offences cases. During the same period, minor motoring cases have fallen by 74% as responsibility for prosecuting some of these cases has transferred to the police.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T11:45:47.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T11:45:47.67Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answering body
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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions 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 Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions have been achieved by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service for high-end money laundering in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 194668 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </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></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</strong></p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two individuals unsuccessfully prosecuted was legally qualified.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194669 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.12Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answering body
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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many lawyers have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted by the (i) the Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service for high-end money laundering in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 194669 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </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></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</strong></p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two individuals unsuccessfully prosecuted was legally qualified.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194668 more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.187Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1013068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answering body
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 Crown Prosecution Service: Staff 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 Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 191883, what the change was in the number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service between (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 195034 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Details of the full time and part time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in 2012/13 and 2017/18 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Full Time Personnel</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Part Time Personnel</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Totals</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p>5468</p></td><td><p>1861</p></td><td><p>7329</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>4417</p></td><td><p>1563</p></td><td><p>5980</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Difference</strong></p></td><td><p>-1051</p></td><td><p>-298</p></td><td><p>-1349</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>(Data Source CPS Trent HR Database as at 26/11/18)</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T11:20:37.25Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T11:20:37.25Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answering body
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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions 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 Attorney General, how many accountants have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for high-end money laundering by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 195059 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two people who was prosecuted but acquitted was a qualified accountant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:48:33.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:48:33.693Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1013112
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answering body
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 Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions 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 Attorney General, how many estate agents have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for high-end money laundering by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 195060 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:49:33.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:49:33.973Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answering body
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 Police: Crimes of Violence 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 Attorney General, how many police officers have been charged with (a) grievous bodily harm or (b) actual bodily harm by the Crown Prosecution Service and then acquitted after a trial in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 195659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The offences of grievous and actual bodily harm are created by the Offences against the Person Act 1861. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of defendants charged with, or prosecuted for these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>While the CPS does not hold a central record of defendants prosecuted by specific offences, records are held reporting the number of defendants, identified as being persons serving with the police, who are assigned the Principal Offence Category ‘Offences against the Person’ at finalisation. Persons serving with the police are defined as, and include, police staff, community support officers and contracted escort and detention officers in addition to serving police officers. These figures are identified by way of a monitoring flag, administered by a member of staff highlighting it as a “Police complaint” case.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of prosecuted defendants, flagged as being persons serving with the police and whose Principal Offence Category was identified as ‘Offences against the Person’, in each of the last five years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></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></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Defendants Prosecuted</strong></p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>94</p></td><td><p>92</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Trials </strong></p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Convicted after Trial </strong></p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Acquitted after Trial </strong></p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% Acquitted </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>58%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>62%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>54%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T12:35:18.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T12:35:18.807Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answering body
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: Billing 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 Attorney General, whether his Department holds data on the proportion of contracts issued by (a) his Department and (b) contractors to his Department that include provisions to impose that any payment due to a subcontractor be made no later than 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 197330 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) keeps a central database of contracts it issues. All contracts issued since 2015 that permit subcontracting have contained such provisions.</p><p>The Government Legal Department (GLD), Attorney General’s Office (AGO), HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not centrally hold this data. To calculate or estimate this would involve a manual check of contracts held and this would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>For future exercises with an anticipated contract value above £5 million per annum, the CPS will apply the requirements of Procurement Policy Note 04/18 (published 29 November 2018). This requires departments to include ‘prompt payment’ questions in the selection of future suppliers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T15:03:01.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T15:03:01.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1019411
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 Knives: Crime 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 estimate his Department has made of the proportion of knife related incidents that have not resulted in a successful prosecution in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of cases relating to knife crime incidents that have not resulted in a successful prosecution. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>National figures on selected offences involving a knife or sharp instrument may be obtained from the <em>Crime in England and Wales Bulletin Tables</em> published by the Office of National Statistics.</p><p>National figures on the numbers of prosecutions and outcomes for specific criminal offences including possession of weapons may be obtained from the official statistics published by the Ministry of Justice.</p><p>Prosecutions for knife related incidents may be brought by way of Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 which provides for the offence of possession of a bladed or pointed article in a public place or Section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953 which makes the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place an offence.</p><p>The information held by CPS on such offences is limited to the number of offences in which a CPS prosecution was charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. The tables below show the number of these offences for England and Wales and the West Midlands CPS Area.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Table 1 - England &amp; Wales</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></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></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal Justice Act 1988 { 139 }</p></td><td><p>12,717</p></td><td><p>12,641</p></td><td><p>10,483</p></td><td><p>11,090</p></td><td><p>11,712</p></td><td><p>13,261</p></td><td><p>15,204</p></td><td><p>16,619</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prevention of Crime Act 1953 { 1 }</p></td><td><p>12,387</p></td><td><p>11,272</p></td><td><p>9,460</p></td><td><p>8,846</p></td><td><p>9,018</p></td><td><p>9,821</p></td><td><p>10,789</p></td><td><p>10,906</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Table 2 - West Midlands CPS Area</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></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></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal Justice Act 1988 { 139 }</p></td><td><p>1,147</p></td><td><p>1,259</p></td><td><p>1,036</p></td><td><p>1,078</p></td><td><p>1,145</p></td><td><p>1,455</p></td><td><p>1,676</p></td><td><p>1,890</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prevention of Crime Act 1953 { 1 }</p></td><td><p>1,123</p></td><td><p>1,054</p></td><td><p>822</p></td><td><p>877</p></td><td><p>914</p></td><td><p>994</p></td><td><p>1,158</p></td><td><p>1,183</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T17:32:34.517Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T17:32:34.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Brexit: Legal Opinion more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department will publish the full legal advice on the EU Withdrawal Agreement before the House votes on the Motion to approve that Agreement on 11 December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A copy of the final advice that the Attorney General provided to Cabinet on 14 November on the legal effect of the Withdrawal Agreement was published on 5 December. Copies have been placed in both libraries of the House and can be found online <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exiting-the-eu-publication-of-legal-advice" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194050 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, how many minor motoring cases were transferred to the police in the same period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (the 1985 Act) provides that the DPP had a duty to take over the conduct of all criminal proceedings, save for specified proceedings.</p><p> </p><p>Specified proceedings are designated by Section 3(3) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 and the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) Order 1999 (the 1999 order) and include most motoring offences which are commenced by the police in accordance with Section 12 Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the following motoring offences were added to the list of specified proceedings:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>No</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Section</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Statute</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Offence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1.</p></td><td><p>s.3</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Careless and inconsiderate driving</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2.</p></td><td><p>s.35</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Failing to comply with a traffic direction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3.</p></td><td><p>s.163</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Failing to stop a motor vehicle or bicycle when required to do so by the police</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4.</p></td><td><p>s.170</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Failing to stop, report an accident or give information or documents when required to do so</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) holds no record of the number of these motoring cases that were prosecuted by the police.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does however maintain a central record of the volumes of completed prosecutions, assigned the Principal Offence Category ‘Motoring Offences’, as a count of the number of defendants.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows that the number of these prosecutions has fallen between 2008 and 2018 as a likely result of the additional motoring offences having been added to the list of specified proceedings.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2008</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year Ending September 2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Volume change</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Change</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Motoring Offences Prosecution Caseload</p></td><td><p>379,837</p></td><td><p>99,331</p></td><td><p>-280,506</p></td><td><p>-73.8%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Data Source: Case Management Information System</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:13:58.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:13:58.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property file name 199279 and 199280 Annex 1 - Steve McCabe.doc more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe 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 Crown Prosecution Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194050 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what other types of case were transferred to the police in the same period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (the 1985 Act) provides that the DPP had a duty to take over the conduct of all criminal proceedings, save for specified proceedings.</p><p> </p><p>Specified proceedings are designated by Section 3(3) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 and the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) Order 1999 (the 1999 order) and include most motoring offences which are commenced by the police in accordance with Section 12 Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 by serving with the summons either a statement of facts about the offence or a copy of the written statements.</p><p> </p><p>The 1999 order also provides that proceedings cease to be specified when a court begins to receive evidence. At that stage the duty for a prosecutor to conduct the proceedings engages.</p><p> </p><p>Annex 1 provides the full list of offences falling within The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (specified proceedings) Order 1999) and including all amendments to date.</p><p> </p><p>During the 2008 – 2018 period the following offences were added to the list of specified proceedings as follows:</p><p> </p><p>Offences added in 2012:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>No</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Section</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Statute</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Offence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1.</p></td><td><p>s.3</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Careless and inconsiderate driving</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2.</p></td><td><p>s.35</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Failing to comply with a traffic direction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3.</p></td><td><p>s.163</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Failing to stop a motor vehicle or bicycle when required to do so by the police</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4.</p></td><td><p>s.170</p></td><td><p>Road Traffic Act 1988</p></td><td><p>Failing to stop, report an accident or give information or documents when required to do so</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5.</p></td><td><p>s.1(1)</p></td><td><p>Criminal Damage Act 1971</p></td><td><p>Criminal damage where the value of the property involved is no more than £5,000 (not including arson)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6.</p></td><td><p>s.12</p></td><td><p>Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001</p></td><td><p>Consumption of alcohol in a designated public place</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7.</p></td><td><p>s.91</p></td><td><p>Criminal Justice Act 1967</p></td><td><p>Disorderly behaviour while drunk in a public place</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8.</p></td><td><p>s.12</p></td><td><p>Licensing Act 1872</p></td><td><p>Being drunk in a highway, other public place or licensed premises</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9.</p></td><td><p>s.63B(8)</p></td><td><p>Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984</p></td><td><p>Failing to give a sample for the purposes of testing for the presence of Class A drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10.</p></td><td><p>s.12(3) and 14(3)</p></td><td><p>Drugs Act 2005</p></td><td><p>Failing to attend an assessment following testing for the presence of Class A drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11.</p></td><td><p>s.55 and 56</p></td><td><p>British Transport Commission Act 1949</p></td><td><p>Trespassing or throwing stones on the railway</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12.</p></td><td><p>s.49</p></td><td><p>Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004</p></td><td><p>Knowingly giving a false alarm of fire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>13.</p></td><td><p>s.5</p></td><td><p>Public Order Act 1986</p></td><td><p>Behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14.</p></td><td><p>s.11</p></td><td><p>Fireworks Act 2003</p></td><td><p>Contravention of a prohibition or failure to comply with a requirement imposed by or under fireworks regulations or making false statements</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15.</p></td><td><p>s.80</p></td><td><p>Explosives Act 1875</p></td><td><p>Throwing fireworks in a thoroughfare</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16.</p></td><td><p>s.87(1)</p></td><td><p>Environmental Protection Act 1990</p></td><td><p>Depositing and leaving litter</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Offences added in 2014:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>No</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Section</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Statute</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Offence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1.</p></td><td><p>s.1</p></td><td><p>Theft Act 1968 (but only if the offence constitutes low-value shoplifting within the meaning of section 22A(3) of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980)</p></td><td><p>Theft (Shoplifting where the value of the stolen goods is worth £200 or less)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:14:55.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:14:55.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hate Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of cases of alleged hate crimes ending before going to court as a result of such complaints being withdrawn. 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 199928 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>In 2017-18, the number of non-convictions due to complainant retraction was 188, down from 198 the previous year. This accounted for 1.3% of all completed hate crime prosecutions. The Crown Prosecution Service is working closely with criminal justice partners to ensure the support offered to complainants and witnesses in hate crime cases is tailored to meet their individual needs.</p><p>The majority of hate crime prosecutions (75.4%) result in a guilty plea from defendants, reducing the need for complainants and witnesses to give evidence in court. However, where live evidence is required, the CPS is committed to supporting them to give their best evidence. This includes consideration of whether they would benefit from special measures such as giving evidence behind a screen or via a video link.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T11:00:21.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:00:21.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions he has received requests to refer an individual sentence to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency in each of the last five years; and on how many of those occasions was the request granted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 200706 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The following table contains the number of requests to refer an individual sentence to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency between 2014 and 2018:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018 to date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Requests to review sentences</p></td><td><p>676</p></td><td><p>713</p></td><td><p>837</p></td><td><p>943</p></td><td><p>1015*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Referrals CA</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>138**</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentences increased</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>102</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>79</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* 57 cases still under consideration</p><p>** 27 referrals to CA still to be heard</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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star this property hansard heading Business: Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussion he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on proposals to reform the law on corporate liability for economic crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 200738 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Call for Evidence on Corporate Criminal Liability for Economic Crime contained a number of different options for reform, including a proposal to extend the failure to prevent offence to wider economic crimes other than bribery or tax evasion. The Government’s response is expected to be issued in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T10:58:31.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T10:58:31.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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star this property hansard heading Suicide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether a suicide note is classified as a legal document. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 200564 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office is not responsible for determining the legal status of any document. The legal status of a document would depend on a number of factors including the context it was being presented in.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T10:55:55.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T10:55:55.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 Legal Costs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the costs were of all external counsel in the case of R v Brewer and others. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) can only provide costs in respect of prosecution counsel.</p><p> </p><p>The Case of R v Brewer and others concerns 15 defendants who were convicted after trial of an offence contrary to section 1(2)(b) Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 at Chelmsford Crown Court on 10 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The case is ongoing and fees are only paid to counsel at the conclusion of the case. However, it is anticipated that the cost of counsel fees in this case, before the sentencing hearing, to be around £134,000. The case is a graduated fees case and therefore paid in accordance with that scheme. The figure is an estimate only and final fees will be subject to scrutiny in accordance with standard practices of the CPS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recruitment process his Department followed when appointing its Data Protection Officer (DPO); how that position was advertised; how many candidates applied for that post; what criteria were used to assess the candidates' (i) professional qualities and expert knowledge of data protection law and practices and (ii) their ability to fulfil the tasks referred to in Article 39 of the General Data Protection Regulation; who was appointed as DPO for his Department; when and where his Department has published its DPO's contact details; and what lines of reporting exist within his Department in respect of its DPO. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 201132 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18