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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 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, for which offences the Crown Prosecution Service routinely monitors the number and proportion of cases that fail because of victim issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212435 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The CPS defendant case outcome records include an allocation of a reason for each unsuccessful outcome, including the number which did not proceed because of victim issues. These records are centrally collated under the following twelve Principal Offence Categories.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Homicide</p><p> </p><p>Offences against the person</p><p> </p><p>Sexual offences</p><p> </p><p>Burglary</p><p> </p><p>Robbery</p><p> </p><p>Theft and handling</p><p> </p><p>Fraud and forgery</p><p> </p><p>Criminal damage</p><p> </p><p>Drugs offences</p><p> </p><p>Public order offences</p><p> </p><p>Motoring offences</p><p> </p><p>All other offences</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 2014-11-19T12:38:15.123Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:38:15.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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101615
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Fraud: 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, how many fraud prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in Crown Courts in Wales in each of the last five calendar years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212436 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the numbers of defendants and the outcome of prosecution proceedings, divided into twelve Principal Offence Categories, including ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p>The category of ‘Fraud and Forgery, includes offences prosecuted by way of the Fraud Act 2006, fraudulently evading income tax, VAT, excise duty or national insurance, bankruptcy offences, money laundering, forgery or using a false instrument and obtaining property, services or pecuniary advantage by deception.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows, in each of the last five calendar years, the number of defendants prosecuted and finalised, in Crown Courts in Wales, where the Principal Offence was categorised as ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total Prosecutions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>163</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Principal Offence Category is assigned at the end of a prosecution to indicate the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged at the time of finalisation. It is not possible to disaggregate the outcomes of individual offences, such as fraud, without undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This table does not include those cases prosecuted by the DWP prosecution teams that merged with the CPS in 2012, as the DWP Cardiff team prosecutes cases in Crown Courts in England, as well as Wales. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of cases prosecuted solely in Wales without incurring a disproportionate cost.</p>
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 2014-11-05T15:53:50.8523458Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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101617
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Tesco 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 reports he has received on whether the Serious Fraud Office will apply for additional funding from HM Treasury to finance its investigation into Tesco. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 212438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has a core budget to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute the most serious and complex cases of fraud, bribery and corruption, and some exceptionally large cases will arise that require additional resources. However it is not in the public interest to specify in detail what resources the SFO intends to dedicate to each 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 2014-11-05T15:56:51.8028748Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:56:51.8028748Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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155387
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 Fraud: 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, how many fraud prosecutions were carried out in England and Wales in each Crown Prosecution Service business area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 214293 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of defendants prosecuted and finalised in 2013-14 by the Crown Prosecution Service in each business area and the Central Casework Division, where the Principal Offence was categorised as ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The category of ‘Fraud and Forgery, comprises a number of offences including offences prosecuted by way of the Fraud Act 2006, fraudulently evading income tax, VAT, excise duty or national insurance, bankruptcy offences, money laundering, forgery or using a false instrument and obtaining property, services or pecuniary advantage by deception.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>426</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>683</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>3,196</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>528</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>577</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>931</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>762</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>558</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames and Chiltern</p></td><td><p>802</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>449</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>824</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>933</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework Division</p></td><td><p>6,803</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong><strong> &amp; Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18,042</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Central Casework Division includes ‘Fraud and Forgery’ prosecutions previously undertaken by the prosecution function of the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Principal Offence Category is assigned at the end of a prosecution to indicate the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged at the time of finalisation. It is not possible to disaggregate the outcomes of individual offences, such as fraud, without undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p>
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 2014-11-17T15:32:39.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T15:32:39.17Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
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155390
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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
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star this property hansard heading Illegal Immigrants: Employment 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, how many prosecutions under section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 have been (a) brought and (b) successful in each year since the introduction of that offence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 214408 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts.</p><p> </p><p>Section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 creates the offence of knowingly employing an adult subject to immigration control who has not been granted leave to enter or remain or whose leave to remain is invalid, has ceased to have effect or is subject to a condition preventing him from accepting the employment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the number of offences in each year since the introduction of the offence, charged by way of Section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Offences Charged</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to disaggregate which of these offences resulted in a successful outcome without reviewing individual case files which would incur disproportionate cost.</p>
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 2014-11-17T15:33:53.963Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T15:33:53.963Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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156123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 Prosecutions more like this
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 Attorney General, whether the Serious Fraud Office has concluded any deferred prosecution agreements with any companies charged with fraud or corruption offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 214476 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) became available to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on 24 February 2014. To date the SFO has not concluded any DPAs.</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 2014-11-19T12:44:14.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:44:14.387Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
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star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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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 Minimum Wage: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of suspected non-compliance with minimum wage legislation were referred to the CPS in each of the last five years; and how many such referrals led to a prosecution in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 16852 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Data held centrally by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), together with information provided by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which has responsibility for enforcing the law in relation to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), shows that there were three cases which were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by HMRC in the financial year 2010 – 2011, of which two resulted in prosecution. No referrals were made in the financial years 2011 – 2012 and 2012 – 2013. No cases were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by HMRC in 2013 – 2014 and two cases were referred in 2014 – 2015, of which one resulted in prosecution. One case has been referred in this financial year (2015-2016), which is currently under consideration.</p><p>The majority of employers identified as paying below the National Minimum Wage pay arrears on receipt of a formal Notice of Underpayment. Where they do not do so, HMRC pursues recovery through the civil courts. For deliberate non-compliance or obstructive behaviour HMRC operates a policy of selective and exemplary criminal investigation action as part of a wider enforcement strategy.</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 2015-11-23T13:42:29.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T13:42:29.447Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
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428972
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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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 Minimum Wage: 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 employers were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of a criminal offence by the Crown Prosecution Service for non-compliance with minimum wage legislation in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 16870 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Data held centrally by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), together with information provided by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which has responsibility for enforcing the law in relation to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), shows that in the financial year 2010 – 2011, no employers were charged with a criminal offence for non-compliance with minimum wage legislation but one employer was convicted from an earlier charge. One charge was made in the financial year 2011 – 2012 and one conviction was made in 2012 – 2013. No cases were charged or convicted in 2013 – 2014 and one case was charged in 2014 – 2015.</p><br /><p>The majority of employers identified as paying below the National Minimum Wage pay arrears on receipt of a formal Notice of Underpayment. Where they do not do so, HMRC pursues recovery through the civil courts. For deliberate non-compliance or obstructive behaviour HMRC operates a policy of selective and exemplary criminal investigation action as part of a wider enforcement strategy.</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 2015-11-24T11:49:14.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T11:49:14.257Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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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 Minimum Wage: 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 Crown Prosecution Service staff worked on (a) referrals for suspected non-compliance with minimum wage legislation and (b) prosecutions for non-compliance with minimum wage legislation in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 16871 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
unstar this property answer text <p>All cases referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the purposes of considering a prosecution for an offence contrary to national minimum wage legislation, are dealt with by the Specialist Fraud Division. The number of people dealing with such cases at any given time depends on the number of cases received and how they are allocated.</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 2015-11-24T11:50:08.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T11:50:08.95Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
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star this property date less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
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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 Fraud 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 24 November 2015 to Question 16871, what the budget allocated to the Specialist Fraud Division was in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 18484 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The budget allocated to the Specialist Fraud Division in each of the last six years was:</p><br /><p>2009/10 - £7.3m</p><p>2010/11 - £23.4m</p><p>2011/12 - £22.1m</p><p>2012/13 - £26.8m</p><p>2013/14 - £25.6m</p><p>2014/15 - £23.6m</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 2015-12-07T15:35:41.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T15:35:41.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter