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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
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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trends in the number of cases of alleged hate crimes ending before going to court as a result of such complaints being withdrawn.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
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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
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answering member
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label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter