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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
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star this property hansard heading Fraud: Wales more like this
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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
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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 thismore than 2014-11-05T15:53:50.8523458Z
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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