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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
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
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more 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
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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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
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 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
1024819
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 progress he has made on improving disclosure in the criminal justice system. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 202145 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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> </p><p>The Attorney General’s Office is working closely with key agencies who are already delivering changes and improvements to both the system and culture in their respective organisations.</p><p> </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 2018-12-20T12:03:01.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:03:01.51Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1027672
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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 progress his Department has made in ensuring that the UK has adequate corporate criminal liability for economic crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Barking more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
uin 203212 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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 2019-01-07T09:00:07.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T09:00:07.287Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
140
label Biography information for Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
1028552
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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: Brexit 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, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent. more like this
tabling member constituency Tatton more like this
tabling member printed
Esther McVey more like this
uin 203880 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>HM Treasury has already allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">HCWS540</a>, laid on the 13th March. This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers’ Departments did not require additional funding for EU Exit in 2018/19. Planning work for EU Exit is being undertaken within existing resources.</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 2019-01-10T16:16:03.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T16:16:03.19Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
1028660
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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 Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions 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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 of September 2018 to Question 199279, which motoring offences remain the responsibility of the CPS. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 203777 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service maintains a list of motoring offences available for prosecution. This is set out as Annex 1.</p><p> </p><p>Offences that are specified by The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) Order 1999 have been highlighted within Annex 1. They are commenced by the police in accordance with Section 12 Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980. The DPP has a duty, in accordance with section 3(2)(a) Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, to take over the conduct of proceedings including proceedings for offences that are no longer specified. An offence ceases to be specified if the accused does not plead guilty.</p><p> </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 2019-01-11T11:34:38.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T11:34:38.823Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
attachment
1
file name 203777 - Annex 1.xlsx more like this
title Annex 1 more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1029353
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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: Staff 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, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204551 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>The table below shows the number of staff employed by the Attorney General’s Office on 20 December 2018 and 23 June 2016 respectively:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Employment Type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>23 June 2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20 December 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Permanent</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fixed Term</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Loan In</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Secondment In</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agency Worker</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2019-01-14T09:04:57.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T09:04:57.42Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this