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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions remove filter
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh remove filter
star this property uin 266849 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:50:29.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:50:29.98Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property file name 266849 - Annex A.docx more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133386
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh remove filter
star this property uin 266850 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:52:12.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:52:12.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4473
star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this