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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar 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 Harassment remove filter
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 people have been charged to date under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211307 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 2014-10-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a separate record of the number of people charged and prosecuted for stalking under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged for harassment using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4.</p><p> </p><p>The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 does not provide a definitive list of behaviors that would allow for a prosecution for either harassment or stalking and CPS prosecutors determine the most appropriate charges in any given prosecution based on the facts of the case.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:09:19.207728Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:09:19.207728Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many harassment cases were reported to the police in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 214310 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T16:40:15.187Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:40:15.187Z
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1556
star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property file name PQ 214310 ONS 400.pdf more like this
star this property title ONS Letter to Member - Harassment Cases more like this
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1481
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
176511
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many reports of harassment have been recorded by police forces in England and Wales in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 222420 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 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T16:11:05.35Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T16:11:05.35Z
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1556
star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property file name PQ-22242.PDF more like this
star this property title ONS Letter to Member - Reports of Harassment more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
506647
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many harassment warning notices were issued by police forces in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people who received such notices were subsequently prosecuted for harassment offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dartford more like this
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Gareth Johnson more like this
star this property uin 32982 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 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collected centrally. The issuance of Police Information Notices (PINs) is an operational matter for police forces. Responsibility for the publication of information relating to PINs rests with Chief Constables.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-13T16:09:01.137Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T16:09:01.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3970
unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Johnson more like this
892273
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the guidance on Police Information Notices in the Authorised Professional Practice guidance on harassment and stalking to be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 138564 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 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The College of Policing has produced updated guidance on investigating stalking and harassment, including the use of Police Information Notices by the police, which is currently being reviewed. It is expected that the College will publish this guidance shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T13:58:33.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T13:58:33.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, when new guidance for the operation of Police Information Notices will be issued. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 290567 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Stalking and Harassment, Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills, and the College of Policing, wrote to Chief Constables in April 2019 recommending that all police forces in England and Wales stop using Police Information Notices (PINs) with immediate effect. An evaluation of any gap created by this policy decision will be conducted in May 2020.</p><p>Following a recommendation from the Independent Office for Police Conduct in September 2019, DCC Mills wrote to all Chief Constables again, inviting them, if they had not done so before, to consider withdrawing PINs within their policing area with immediate effect. He also asked them, once PINs had been withdrawn, to satisfy themselves that PINs or their equivalent were not still being used by officers when responding to stalking and harassment offences.</p><p>As they are non-legislative tools, the Home Office does not collect information centrally on the number of PINs issued. Responsibility for the publication of information by a police force sits with the Chief Constable.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 290568 more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:10:47.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:10:47.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Police Information Notices have been issued by each constabulary in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 290568 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Stalking and Harassment, Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills, and the College of Policing, wrote to Chief Constables in April 2019 recommending that all police forces in England and Wales stop using Police Information Notices (PINs) with immediate effect. An evaluation of any gap created by this policy decision will be conducted in May 2020.</p><p>Following a recommendation from the Independent Office for Police Conduct in September 2019, DCC Mills wrote to all Chief Constables again, inviting them, if they had not done so before, to consider withdrawing PINs within their policing area with immediate effect. He also asked them, once PINs had been withdrawn, to satisfy themselves that PINs or their equivalent were not still being used by officers when responding to stalking and harassment offences.</p><p>As they are non-legislative tools, the Home Office does not collect information centrally on the number of PINs issued. Responsibility for the publication of information by a police force sits with the Chief Constable.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 290567 more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:10:47.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:10:47.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many harassment warnings each police force in England issued in the most recent financial year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 36661 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 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collected centrally. The issuance of Harassment Warning Notices, also known as Police Information Notices (PINs), is an operational matter for Chief Constables. Responsibility for the publication of information relating to PINs rests with Chief Constables.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T12:17:18.867Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T12:17:18.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
100235
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, of the people who have been charged under (a) section 2A and (b) section 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, how many have so far (a) received a custodial sentence, (b) received a non-custodial sentence, (c) not proceeded with and (d) still pending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211308 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The stalking offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress), have been available from 25 November 2012. The two stalking offences provide further options for prosecutors when considering charges relating to harassing behaviour. The section 2A offence has a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine, and the section 4A offence has a maximum penalty of 5 years’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>A court dealing with a person convicted of any offence, including those under sections 2, 2A, 4 or 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, may make a restraining order prohibiting the defendant from doing anything described in the order. This order can be made in addition to a custodial sentence or other sentence. The order can be especially useful in preventing continued stalking and harassment by defendants, including those who are given sentences of imprisonment. Breach of a restraining order has a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>Sentencing in individual cases is entirely a matter for our independent courts, taking account of all the circumstances of each case.</p><p> </p><p>The number of restraining orders issued at all courts and those found guilty of breach of a restraining order under the Protection of Harassment Act 1997 in England and Wales from 2011 to 2013 (latest available) can be viewed in table 1.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court, found guilty and sentenced at all courts, with sentencing breakdown, for selected offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, in England &amp; Wales, from 2012 to 2013, can be viewed in table 2. The Ministry of Justice does not hold figures on cases not yet dealt with.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property file name Table 1 - Number of Restraining Orders.xls more like this
star this property title Number of Restraining Orders more like this
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star this property file name Table 2 - Defendants proceeded against.xls more like this
star this property title Defendants proceeded against more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211306 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:06:48.419009Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:06:48.419009Z
star this property answering member
1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
star this property tabling member
549
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
100237
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment remove filter
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 Secretary of State for Justice, how many restraining orders were issued by the courts under the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013; and how many of those restraining orders were (i) breached or (ii) enforced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211306 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The stalking offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress), have been available from 25 November 2012. The two stalking offences provide further options for prosecutors when considering charges relating to harassing behaviour. The section 2A offence has a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine, and the section 4A offence has a maximum penalty of 5 years’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>A court dealing with a person convicted of any offence, including those under sections 2, 2A, 4 or 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, may make a restraining order prohibiting the defendant from doing anything described in the order. This order can be made in addition to a custodial sentence or other sentence. The order can be especially useful in preventing continued stalking and harassment by defendants, including those who are given sentences of imprisonment. Breach of a restraining order has a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>Sentencing in individual cases is entirely a matter for our independent courts, taking account of all the circumstances of each case.</p><p> </p><p>The number of restraining orders issued at all courts and those found guilty of breach of a restraining order under the Protection of Harassment Act 1997 in England and Wales from 2011 to 2013 (latest available) can be viewed in table 1.</p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court, found guilty and sentenced at all courts, with sentencing breakdown, for selected offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, in England &amp; Wales, from 2012 to 2013, can be viewed in table 2. The Ministry of Justice does not hold figures on cases not yet dealt with.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property file name Table 1 - Number of Restraining Orders.xls more like this
star this property title Number of Restraining Orders more like this
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star this property file name Table 2 - Defendants proceeded against.xls more like this
star this property title Defendants proceeded against more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211308 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:06:48.153431Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:06:48.153431Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
star this property tabling member
549
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this