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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the recommendation by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate in its <i>Thematic Review of the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Units </i>that all lawyers working at Rape and Serious Sexual Offences units undergo refresher training is implemented. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL5865 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-16more like thismore than 2016-02-16
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring that staff have the tools and skills necessary to prosecute effectively is a CPS priority. A detailed CPS/Police Joint National Rape Action Plan was published in June 2014 which identified a programme of training activity to deliver improvements in investigation and prosecution outcomes. This extensive programme, consisting of a range of face to face specialist training, is currently underway. The programme includes refresher training for all specialist prosecutors undertaking rape and serious sexual offence casework which will be delivered during 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-02-16T15:21:46.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-16T15:21:46.923Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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547
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley remove filter
450504
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take in the light of the finding by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate in its <i>Thematic Review of the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Units </i>that there are inconsistencies in the level of care provided to rape and sexual assault victims by Rape and Serious Sexual Offences units. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL5866 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-16more like thismore than 2016-02-16
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is continually committed to improving the prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences and the quality of the service the CPS provides to victims of these serious crimes. The Thematic Review acknowledges that the CPS has undertaken a considerable amount of work to prioritise the improvement of rape prosecutions and endorses the use of teams of specialist prosecutors to handle all rape and serious sexual offences cases. Ensuring the best possible service is provided to victims will continue to be at the heart of CPS improvement activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-02-16T15:20:48.87Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-16T15:20:48.87Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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547
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley remove filter
1012172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Custody: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children of single parent families would fall within the provisions of article 10(1)(e)(iii) of the draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU in circumstances where the custody of a child has been disputed. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL11699 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>It is the Government’s intention to implement this aspect of the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK by way of the EU Settlement Scheme, which will allow EU citizens living in the UK before we leave the EU to apply for status to remain once the UK has left. However, when determining the custody of a child in the UK whether or not the parent is a single parent is not a relevant factor. It will continue to be the case that the court with jurisdiction will decide on custody (with whom the child is to live and when) on the facts of the individual case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2018-11-29T15:48:13.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T15:48:13.907Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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547
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley remove filter
450507
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have undertaken into the number of legal practitioners who will still be able to provide criminal legal aid services in England and Wales in the light of the decision to abandon proposals to reduce significantly the number of duty solicitors in those countries. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL5869 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
star this property answer text <p>All organisations who bid for own client contracts in 2015 will have the opportunity to bid for criminal legal aid work when we invite applications for replacement contracts later in the year. As my colleague, Lord Faulks, told the House on 28 January, a process of natural consolidation is already taking place in the criminal legal aid market, following the reduction in crime and natural competition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-02-17T16:10:13.46Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T16:10:13.46Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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547
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535897
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Berwyn Prison more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions are being made at HM Prison Berwyn to meet the reasonable requirements of Welsh-speaking prisoners. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL1176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-27more like thismore than 2016-07-27
star this property answer text <p>It is a requirement that all staff at HMP Berwyn must show an understanding of the importance of the Welsh language.</p><p>All prisoners at HMP Berwyn will have access to welsh speaking staff and all material will be bilingual. To help support this, we are currently arranging courses for our staff to ensure they have a good understanding of Wales and working in the Welsh context, which includes a section on language.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-07-27T14:51:10.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-27T14:51:10.607Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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547
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government during the last 12 months, how many prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection were (1) offered places on a training course which could lead to their release, (2) were released following completion of such training courses, and (3) refused to take up a place or dropped out of such courses; and how those figures compare with those for the preceding 12 month period. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL479 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost as central records are not kept for all aspects of the management of prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP).</p><p> </p><p>HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Parole Board will continue to work together to improve the progression of IPP prisoners. This group continue to achieve release in high numbers, with 576 first time IPP releases in 2016, the highest figure since the sentence was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will continue to invest in interventions to assist prisoners to both reduce their risk and demonstrate such progression to the Parole Board. However, it is important to remember that it is not mandatory for IPPs to complete accredited offending behaviour programmes in order to achieve release. Completing an accredited offending behaviour programme is one way in which IPP prisoners may demonstrate that they have reduced their risk of harm and reoffending; other options may include work and employment, education and one to one work with psychologists or prison offender supervisors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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547
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley remove filter