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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Law Officers: Disclosure of Information more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 8 January (HL4364), whether there have been instances where the advice of the law officers has been shared with Parliament in the last 30 years. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL4943 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>There have been rare instances in the past where a Minister has shared legal advice with Parliament. However, the policy of successive Governments (in line with Constitutional convention) remains that we do not comment on advice that may or may not have been given by the Law Officers, other than in exceptional circumstances and with the Law Officers’ consent.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:41:07.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:41:07.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Evidence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HL Deb, col 1220), whether the Attorney General will personally supervise the review of the digital evidence consent form; and whether the views of police and crime commissioners were taken into account in the development of that form. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL15684 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The digital evidence consent forms are overseen by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, and they will continue to engage with victims’ groups and the Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure that the right approach is being taken. A draft of the form was issued to a number of stakeholders during development, and this included the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The Attorney General will be issuing new Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure in the winter. These Guidelines will assist prosecutors and investigators in ensuring that privacy and data protection considerations are properly considered in disclosure practice and procedure.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Serious Fraud Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Serious Fraud Office. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL5807 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The current Director has returned the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to its original role and purpose of tackling the topmost tier of fraud, bribery and corruption cases with a greater emphasis on those that harm the UK’s reputation as a safe place to do business.</p><p> </p><p>The follow-up report to the 2012 inspection carried out by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate was published in November 2014. It provides a snapshot of the SFO in 2013 and made clear that a “considerable amount of work had been done” to address the recommendations of the inspection, and that “There has been genuine commitment from managers and staff alike to review and update processes and structures and to improve every aspect of case handling, from intelligence gathering and analysis, to casework management and disclosure handling”.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T13:03:28.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T13:03:28.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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
star this property hansard heading Serious Fraud Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their supervision of the Serious Fraud Office is exercised; and what recent assessment they have made of the performance of the Office. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL1677 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s supervision of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is exercised principally through the Attorney General’s superintendence of that department, and in accordance with the Protocol between the Attorney General and the Prosecuting Departments of July 2009.</p><p>The Attorney General meets regularly with the Director of the SFO and receives reports on the SFO’s work. In addition HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has power to inspect the SFO under section 149 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which came into force on 2 June 2014.</p><p>HMCPSI conducted an inspection of the SFO at the request of the Director SFO in 2012, and reported in November 2012. It has carried out a follow up inspection and is due to report on that later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T10:44:38.6775441Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:44:38.6775441Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to prosecutions of high profile sex abuse cases, and (2) the financial resources available to the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out such prosecutions; and what, if any, plans the Crown Prosecution Service has to amend its procedures and practices in relation to such prosecutions. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL5808 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) considers all cases that are referred by investigators according to the same test, as set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. In 2013/14, the CPS prosecuted 12,445 sexual offence cases, of which 9,104 resulted in a conviction, a conviction rate of 73.2%. This was an increase on the previous year when the conviction rate was 72.4% .</p><p> </p><p>In order to ensure that there are sufficient resources to prosecute sexual offence cases, the CPS continues to work closely with Her Majesty’s Treasury and criminal justice system partners to analyse and manage the impact of increasing volumes. This is in addition to a range of activity to further prioritise sexual offence cases such as the establishment of Rape and Serious Sexual Offence (RASSO) Units in every region and the publication of legal guidance to further support effective prosecutions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T13:10:44.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T13:10:44.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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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
star this property hansard heading Trials: Disclosure of Information more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Attorney General's review of disclosure procedures included a review of prosecutions in magistrates' courts; and if so, when they were included. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL5299 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s review of disclosure is a review of the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in the criminal justice system, including specifically how processes and policies are implemented by prosecution and defence practitioners, police officers and investigators.</p><p>The review will consider evidence under the following cross-cutting themes:</p><p>a) Processes within ‘volume’ cases (within the Crown Courts and Magistrates’ Courts) and ‘complex cases’ including economic crime;</p><p>b) Guidance, including any Codes of Practices, Protocols or Guidelines and legislation;</p><p>c) Case management, including initiatives such as ‘Transforming Summary Justice’, ‘Better Case Management’ and ‘Digital Casework’; and</p><p>d) Capabilities across criminal justice system including staffing, training, existing tools and digital technology.</p><p>The scope of the review is wide and has always included disclosure in magistrates’ courts. The Terms of Reference will be published on the Attorney General’s Office website.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-12T15:26:06.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T15:26:06.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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
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star this property hansard heading Charities more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the Attorney General's duties, as the guardian of public interests, in respect of the supervision of charities; and whether the Attorney General has had any discussions with the Charity Commission as regards the use of the finances of the Rowntree Foundations. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL5600 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s responsibilities, on behalf of the Crown as parens patriae, include representing charity generally, or the beneficiaries of a particular charity, before the courts. The regulation of charities is a matter for the Charity Commission. The Attorney General’s Office does not hold any records of discussions between the Attorney General and the Charity Commission about the finances of the Rowntree Foundations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-18T13:49:07.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T13:49:07.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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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
star this property hansard heading Trials: Disclosure of Information more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Attorney General received a letter from the Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission on the issue of disclosure of evidence; and whether that correspondence can, and will, be published. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL5300 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office received a letter regarding disclosure in criminal proceedings from the Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission on 7 July 2016. The text of the letter is published on their website ccrc.gov.uk. It highlighted that particular attention would be drawn to the issue in their annual report published later that month.</p><p>In April 2016 the Attorney General wrote to the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorates supporting a proposal for a joint thematic inspection of disclosure as one of the most important issues in the trial process and a vital component of a fair trial.</p><p>The CCRC letter was drawn to the attention of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service to assist preparation for the joint inspection of disclosure which was carried out between January and July 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-12T15:49:11.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T15:49:11.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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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
star this property hansard heading Trials: Disclosure of Information more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they received the Joint Inspectorate report into disclosure of evidence; and when the Attorney General launched his review of the rules and guidance relating to the disclosure of evidence. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL5297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office received a copy of the Report of the Joint Inspection of the Disclosure of Unused Material in Volume Crown Court Cases from HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate on 4<sup>th</sup> July 2017.</p><p>The findings, and updates on progress against the report’s recommendations, were discussed at regular superintendence meetings with the Director of Public Prosecutions.</p><p>The Attorney General’s review was scoped and planned over subsequent months and the review team commenced work on the review itself on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2017.</p><p>On 11<sup>th</sup> December 2017 in a written ministerial statement on economic crime and anti-corruption [HLWS325], the Home Secretary formally announced that there would be a review of disclosure procedures led by the Attorney General.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-12T15:20:27.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T15:20:27.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Terrorism: Prosecutions more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General will ask HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out an inquiry into the decision not to prosecute for the Arndale Centre plot, and invite him to publish his findings. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon remove filter
star this property uin HL5599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General has no plans to ask HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service to carry out an inquiry into the decision not to prosecute for the Arndale Centre plot. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) concluded that there was insufficient evidence that was admissible in a criminal court in this jurisdiction to afford a realistic prospect of conviction. The Attorney General has no reason to doubt the CPS’s conclusion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T13:50:45.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:50:45.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this