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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Billing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 197330 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T15:03:01.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T15:03:01.3Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1020576
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Hate Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 199928 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T11:00:21.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:00:21.343Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1022987
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 200706 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1023063
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Business: Fraud more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Hollinrake more like this
uin 200738 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T10:58:31.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T10:58:31.617Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4474
label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1023069
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Suicide more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, whether a suicide note is classified as a legal document. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 200564 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T10:55:55.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T10:55:55.64Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
338
label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1023201
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Legal Costs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 201163 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:01:57.2Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1023270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Recruitment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr George Howarth more like this
uin 201132 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office shares its Data Protection Officer with the Government Legal Department (GLD) and HM Crime Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). In line with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Guidance, the role of DPO can be taken by existing Civil Servants. In this instance the DPO function was added to that of the existing roles of Departmental Records Officer and FOI/DPA co-ordinator in the GLD.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T10:01:50.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T10:01:50.993Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1023271
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Complaints more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what complaints procedure is open to members of the public if they wish to complain that (a) his Department’s Data Protection Officer and (b) any staff of his Department is in breach of the Civil Service Code; how many complaints have been made against staff of his Department for breaches of the Civil Service Code in each of the last two years; when, how and by whom those staff have been investigated; and what outcomes of those investigations have been recorded. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr George Howarth more like this
uin 201133 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office publishes its complaints procedure, which is open to members of the public online <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">here</a>. There have been no recorded complaints against AGO staff for breaching the Civil Service Code in the last 2 years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T10:03:03.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T10:03:03.577Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1023272
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Data Protection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, who in his Department holds the position of Senior Information Risk Owner; when and how that official was appointed; what criteria were used to assess the professional qualities and expert knowledge of data protection law and practices of the candidates for that post; and who has held that position in each of the last six years. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr George Howarth more like this
uin 201134 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>The position of Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), in the Attorney General’s Office, is part of the Head of Operations Role. The official was appointed following fair and open completion in 2014 following the guidelines for Senior Civil Service Recruitment. The Head of Operations has held the role of SIRO for the last 6 years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T10:04:11.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T10:04:11.447Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1023869
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Disclosure of Information more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in the criminal justice system. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 908201 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s review of the disclosure system, published last month, sets out practical recommendations and a clear plan of action which will hold the leaders of the criminal justice system to account for delivering in their respective areas.</p><p>I am encouraged that the leaders of the police and prosecution now fully understand the need for change. Together we will make sure that public confidence in the disclosure system is restored.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-13T13:54:27.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:54:27.107Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this