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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 more like this
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 more like this
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 more like this
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
remove maximum value filtermore 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
1132798
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Police: Procurement more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the police force prices for goods and services in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016; and whether there is a policing-specific rate of inflation. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266144 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>The data for 2015 and 2016 has been published at <a href="https://www.police.uk%20" target="_blank">https://www.police.uk </a>and is published by individual Force.</p><p>There is no police specific rate of inflation applied to the commonly bought items.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T15:09:26.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:09:26.56Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132893
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Youth Endowment Fund more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) force area, (b) projects and (c) funding allocated by the Youth Endowment Fund from its inception to 18 June 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266193 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>In March 2019, the Home Secretary announced the award of a £200m endowment to the charity Impetus, to establish the Youth Endowment Fund. Applied over ten years, the funding will be used by the Youth Endowment Fund to support interventions steering children and young people away from involvement in crime and violence and to find, generate and apply best available evidence about which approaches are most successful.</p><p>The Youth Endowment Fund has been established to operate independently of Government, and publishes information about its activities here: <a href="https://impetus.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund.%20" target="_blank">https://impetus.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund. </a></p><p>The £200m endowment was awarded at the end of March by way of a Grant Agreement. Since this award, Impetus has rapidly been establishing the Youth Endowment Fund’s operations and has launched its first call for proposals. This is an open call, to fund and evaluate interventions primarily targeting young people aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. This first funding round opened on the 28 May and will close on the 23 July, at which point applications will be assessed. As such, no projects have yet been awarded funding and no bids have been rejected. Further information about this first funding round can be found here: <a href="https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund.%20" target="_blank">https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund. </a></p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 266195 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:19:42.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:19:42.003Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132895
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Youth Endowment Fund more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) force area, (b) project and (c) cost of each of the rejected bids to the Youth Endowment Fund from its inception to 18 June 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266195 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>In March 2019, the Home Secretary announced the award of a £200m endowment to the charity Impetus, to establish the Youth Endowment Fund. Applied over ten years, the funding will be used by the Youth Endowment Fund to support interventions steering children and young people away from involvement in crime and violence and to find, generate and apply best available evidence about which approaches are most successful.</p><p>The Youth Endowment Fund has been established to operate independently of Government, and publishes information about its activities here: <a href="https://impetus.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund.%20" target="_blank">https://impetus.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund. </a></p><p>The £200m endowment was awarded at the end of March by way of a Grant Agreement. Since this award, Impetus has rapidly been establishing the Youth Endowment Fund’s operations and has launched its first call for proposals. This is an open call, to fund and evaluate interventions primarily targeting young people aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. This first funding round opened on the 28 May and will close on the 23 July, at which point applications will be assessed. As such, no projects have yet been awarded funding and no bids have been rejected. Further information about this first funding round can be found here: <a href="https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund.%20" target="_blank">https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund. </a></p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 266193 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:19:42.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:19:42.06Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132896
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Crime Prevention: 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the press release of 18 June 2019 entitled Home Office allocates £35 million to Police and Crime Commissioners in 18 local areas, whether any areas requesting funding for a violence reduction unit had their bid rejected. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266196 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>As announced on 18 June, the £35 million VRU funding has been provisionally allocated to Police and Crime Commissioners in 18 local areas experiencing the highest volumes of serious violence. Funding has provisionally been allocated with reference to data on hospital admissions relating to injury with a sharp object.</p><p>These areas have been notified of their provisional allocations and have been invited to submit a light-touch application form, setting out their proposals for spend. Once received, the Home Office will review applications to ensure consistency with funding requirements before the final awards are confirmed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T15:15:04.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:15:04.92Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132954
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Gangs and Knives: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the press release of 22 February 2019 entitled £9.8 million fund to confront knife and gang crime culture, how many families in each project area have been assisted by the fund; and what support they have received. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 266245 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>The Troubled Families Programme is a £920 million programme to help up to 400,000 families with multiple and complex needs, including those at risk of becoming involved in crime and serious violence. The Supporting Families Against Youth Crime Fund has provided a further £9.8 million to help 21 places further enhance how their local Troubled Families Programme helps tackle youth violence and gangs. Each of the projects are designed to respond directly to the needs of their community and so the support provided to families varies in each local area. They include diversionary activities such as boxing and residential courses, resilience building, out of hours mentors, conflict resolution and whole family counselling. Local areas awarded funding will provide monitoring data later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T15:13:25.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:13:25.107Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice 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 Secretary of State for Justice, how many criminal cases have been referred to the Court of Appeal for review as a result of data manipulation at Randox Testing Services; and what was the outcome of those cases. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 264784 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>The latest figures show that four road traffic cases have been taken to the Court of Appeal, of which one case was overturned, one resulted in a reduction in sentence, one appeal was unsuccessful, and the fourth is still to be decided. Re-testing has so far identified no impact on other criminal offences, such as sexual offences, violence, or homicide. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) co-ordinates the national re-testing operation, and is responsible for providing regular updates.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:44:15.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:15.053Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this