Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1133866
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of cases of suspected rape were given a No Further Action as a result of insufficient evidence to proceed in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 267760 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are devastating crimes that have a profound impact on victims, and are some of the most challenging and complex cases that the CPS deals with. Where evidence submitted by the Police is sufficient to bring charges, the CPS will not hesitate to prosecute these horrific crimes.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a central record to show the overall number of charging decisions where a decision has been made to take No Further Action in cases recorded as rape on the system. The data is shown below broken down by financial year:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>In 2015-16, 31.5% of cases of suspected rape were not prosecuted due to evidential issues (2,162 cases)</p></li><li><p>In 2016-17, 31.2% of cases of suspected rape were not prosecuted due to evidential issues (2,061 cases)</p></li><li><p>In 2017-18, 29.7% of cases of suspected rape were not prosecuted due to evidential issues (1,786 cases)</p></li></ul> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T10:19:33.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:19:33.747Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133678
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Vagrancy Act 1824: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many charges have been brought under the Vagrancy Act 1824 in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 267315 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The data provided below shows the total number of offences in which a prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service commenced at magistrates’ courts under the Vagrancy Act 1824 and associated legislation.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Total Charges under the 1824 Vagrancy Act and associated legislation</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3686</p></td><td><p>3119</p></td><td><p>2660</p></td><td><p>3732</p></td><td><p>3850</p></td><td><p>2958</p></td><td><p>2249</p></td><td><p>1845</p></td><td><p>2146</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information Systems</p><p> </p><p>The figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. An individual defendant may be charged with more than one offence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T09:56:32.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T09:56:32.827Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133384
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of alleged rape were referred to the CPS in each year since 2015-16, and in how many of those cases the CPS pressed charges in each of those years; and what the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c) longest period of time between referral and charging was for those cases. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266848 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Rape is a serious sexual offence which has a profound impact on victims. The CPS works closely with the Police to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated before charges are brought because it is in the interests of both victims and perpetrators that cases do not collapse mid-trial.</p><p> </p><p>Cases involving rape and serious sexual offences are some of the most challenging, complex cases that the CPS deals with. They involve very little corroborative evidence in comparison with other cases, and this can result them taking longer to progress through the system. However, the CPS recognises that these offences are devastating crimes that have a significant impact on victims.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a record of the average number of days taken from referral through to a decision to charge. This data can be seen at annex A. However data is not held on the shortest or longest number of days from submission of a rape case by the police to the CPS through to the date of the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>There are a number of reasons for the steady increase in the average number of days and average number of consultations per case since 2015/16. Police are now more regularly encouraged to seek ‘early investigative advice’ to help determine what evidence is required for charge more often. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. As a result, the CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings which impacts on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p><p> </p><p>There has also been an increase in the complexity of rape cases investigated by the police. Investigations often involve large amounts of electronic material (social media, emails, text messages, video and photographs) which needs to be reviewed by prosecutors before a charging decision can be made. This also impacts on the average number of consultations and timeliness of the pre-charge stage of the case.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:48:06.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:48:06.56Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
attachment
1
file name 266848 - Annex A.docx more like this
title Annex A more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133385
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many Rape and Serious Sexual Offences prosecutors have been available to make Crown Prosecution Service charging decisions in each year since 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266849 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual assault offence (RASSO) cases are among the most sensitive and complex cases prosecuted by the CPS, and they have a profound impact on victims. To address this, CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape cases.</p><p> </p><p>The vast majority of RASSO cases are handled by specialist prosecutors working in either dedicated Area RASSO units or the dedicated CPS charging service CPS Direct. The first dedicated Area RASSO Units were established in 2014. The number of RASSO unit prosecutors and CPS Direct Prosecutors is displayed at Annex A.</p><p> </p><p>A small number of rape and serious sexual offence cases are dealt with by RASSO trained specialist prosecutors in the Central Casework Divisions (CCDs). It is not possible to provide year on year numbers of RASSO trained specialist prosecutors in the CCDs.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:50:29.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:50:29.98Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
attachment
1
file name 266849 - Annex A.docx more like this
title Annex A more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133386
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of rape and serious sexual offence cases did not result in CPS charging advice (a) within 28 days, (b) within 2 months, (c) within 3 months, (d) within 4 months, (e) within 5 months, (f) in over 6 months and (g) in over 12 months of being referred to the CPS by the police in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266850 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are devastating crimes that have a profound impact on victims. Cases involving rape and serious sexual offences are some of the most challenging and complex cases that the CPS deals with. They involve very little corroborative evidence in comparison with other cases which can result in them taking longer to progress through the system. Where evidence submitted by the Police is sufficient to bring charges, the CPS will not hesitate to prosecute. The CPS works closely with the Police to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated before charges are brought because it is in the interests of both victims and perpetrators that cases do not collapse mid-trial.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a record of the number of days between referral and a non-charging outcome. However, the CPS does maintain a record of the average number of days taken from referral through to a decision to charge, and this data can be found in answer 266848.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:52:12.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:52:12.243Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132159
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Randox Testing Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of cases of forensic manipulation at Randox that resulted in a conviction being overturned; and in how many of those cases had a custodial sentence already been served. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 264437 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answer text <p>There is an ongoing investigation into data manipulation at Randox Testing Services. The Crown Prosecution Service will continue to support this process to ensure that fairness and transparency in the system is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service can only comment on cases that it is responsible for prosecuting. For the cases which it prosecutes, the Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a central record of the number of cases of forensic manipulation at Randox that resulted in a conviction being overturned or a record of how many of those cases involved a custodial sentence. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-20T14:01:35.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:01:35.983Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132234
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Randox Testing Services: more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prosecutions dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service as a result of data manipulation of forensic toxicology at Randox. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 264786 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>There is an ongoing investigation into data manipulation at Randox Testing Services. The Crown Prosecution Service will continue to support this process to ensure that fairness and transparency in the system is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions that were dropped as a result of data manipulation of forensic toxicology at Randox. This could only be obtained through a manual search of case records, at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T09:26:10.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:26:10.437Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
964779
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to improve prosecution rates for child exploitation. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 169545 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
answer text <p>Child exploitation can take many forms and include sexual exploitation and wider criminal activity.</p><p>Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a priority for the CPS. Specialist CPS lawyers, who have had bespoke training, continue to work closely with police investigators in order to build stronger cases, which can be both contact and online offending.</p><p>Child Sexual Exploitation is often associated with ‘County Lines’ criminal activity. The CPS has published a County Lines typology which provides an overview of the approach to be taken in criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to this type of offending. The typology guides police and prosecutors on evidential matters, as well as how to manage and support victims.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-10T14:22:40.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T14:22:40.723Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
808798
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Serious Fraud Office: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many times and for what reasons blockbuster funding requests from the Serious Fraud Office have been denied since 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 119907 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
answer text <p>There have been eight blockbuster funding applications since 2010, all of which have been approved by the Treasury. Funding for these cases is provided from the reserve. Total reserve funding by year from 2012-13 is:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>£000s</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£000s</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£000s</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£000s</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>-</strong></p></td><td><p>5,000</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>10,000</p></td><td><p>10,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6,735</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>23,237</p></td><td><p>18,000</p></td><td><p>7,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6,735</p></td><td><p>24,000</p></td><td><p>25,237</p></td><td><p>28,000</p></td><td><p>17,500</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All of these blockbuster funded cases are still under active investigation and it is not possible for operational reasons to provide a breakdown of how the funding is allocated in each case.</p><p>Reserve funding for years prior to 2016-17 also covers the costs of the SFO’s civil litigation cases.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-21T11:02:04.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T11:02:04.587Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
756905
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General remove filter
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Emergency Services: Dangerous Driving more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what plans he has to update guidance issued to prosecutors on charging emergency service drivers with careless or dangerous driving. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 8122 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) issues legal guidance to prosecutors on road traffic offences. The CPS Road Traffic legal guidance as a whole is in the process of being updated. However the specific guidance in relation to the charging of drivers of emergency service vehicles and drivers in emergencies is felt to be current and comprehensive. As such there are no plans at present to update this section of the guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-12T07:20:09.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T07:20:09.207Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this