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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Rape: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of reported rape cases that were passed to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police forces of England and Wales were returned to the police for further evidence to be gathered in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 266227 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Rape is a horrific crime which has a significant and profound impact on victims. It is vital to ensure that cases are investigated thoroughly in order to bring them to justice. To achieve this, it is necessary in many cases to seek further information before a prosecutor is able to determine whether or not to charge. This process ensures that cases are as robust as possible once they reach the court.</p><p>In 2017-18, cases were referred back to the Police for 61% of suspects in cases recorded as rape in the system. Whilst one situation where the CPS may refer a case back to the Police is to request further evidence, it could also be in instances when the Police have sought ‘early investigative advice’ from the CPS to assist in determining the evidence required for a charge. It is not possible to separate cases where the CPS has requested further evidence and when the Police have sought early investigative advice.</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 2019-06-24T15:26:16.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:26:16.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
1132935
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Rape: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of reported rape cases in 2017-18 passed to the CPS by the police forces of England and Wales were returned to the police for further evidence to be gathered, and were not subsequently returned to the CPS with that further evidence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 266233 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>The CPS recognises that rape and serious sexual offences have a significant and profound impact on victims. It is vital to ensure that cases are investigated thoroughly in order to bring them to justice. To achieve this, it is necessary in many cases to seek further information before a prosecutor is able to determine whether or not to charge. In such cases, an action plan requesting further evidence will be provided to the police by the CPS.</p><p> </p><p>When the Police are unable to respond to the action plan, the case is administratively finalised. This is an administrative process where cases are closed on the CPS’s Case Management System if, after reminders from the CPS, the Police do not submit further information. Such cases may be reopened if, at a later date, new material is provided to the CPS by the Police enabling them to decide whether to charge.</p><p> </p><p>The Police may also seek ‘early investigative advice’ from the CPS to assist in determining the evidence required for a charge. In these cases the CPS may also administratively finalise a case if after receiving CPS advice, the Police do not re-submit the case.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017/18, 22% of all rape cases referred to the CPS were administratively finalised.</p>
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 2019-06-24T16:34:49.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:34:49.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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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 Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, if he will review Norman James' case as raised in the letter from the hon. Member for Torfaen of 15 June 2015 to take account of recent developments in that case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 22400 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <p>My office has no plans to conduct a review into this matter. The specific allegations raised by Mr James are ones that would be more appropriate to the police to investigate rather than the Crown Prosecution Service for which I am answerable to this House and which in any event does not have any investigatory powers.<strong><br> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T15:48:21.433Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T15:48:21.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
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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 Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2016 to Question 22400, if he will meet the hon. Member for Torfaen to discuss the case of Norman James. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 26354 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 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answer text <p>I am happy to meet any Honourable Member where appropriate to discuss any issues for which I am accountable to this House. However, in this case I do not believe that a meeting would serve a particular purpose as I am accountable only for the decisions of the Crown Prosecution Service, and the specific allegations raised by Mr James are ones that would be more appropriate for the police to investigate. As I pointed out in my previous answer the CPS has no investigatory powers in this regard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T16:21:46.93Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T16:21:46.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
638048
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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 Crown Prosecution Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the staff budget of the Crown Prosecution Service was in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 53463 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>The staff budget of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), in each year since 2010, is given below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Staff Budgets £’000s</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>737,667</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>372,627</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>361,278</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>347,260</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>313,169</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>291,472</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T16:37:17.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T16:37:17.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
638049
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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 Crown Prosecution Service: Temporary Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how much the Crown Prosecution Service spent on agency staff in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 53465 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>In the last full financial year, 2015-16, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spent £7,842,489 on agency staff.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T16:39:05.847Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T16:39:05.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
638050
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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 Government Legal Department more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the annual budget was for the Government Legal Department and the former Treasury Solicitor's Department in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 53466 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The annual budget for the Government Legal Department and the former Treasury Solicitor’s Department can be found in the published Parliamentary Supply Estimates for HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor, which also contains provision for the Attorney General’s Office and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, which can be found on <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-main-estimates" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-main-estimates</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The budget for the Government Legal Department (GLD), formerly the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSD), can be found in each Estimate in Part II: Subhead detail Row A. There are separate budgets for Resources and Capital.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The resource budget is to cover the Government Legal Department’s costs which are not recovered from clients, specifically the costs of public interest casework (time and disbursements) on behalf of the Attorney General’s Office and the Government Legal Service (GLS) Secretariat (up to and including 2015-16).</p><p> </p><p>Supplementary Estimates for HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor were taken in 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2010-11. Supplementary Estimates are used to seek additional resources, capital and/or cash or to reallocate existing resources and capital to new activities. These can be found on <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-supplementary-estimates" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-supplementary-estimates</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T16:39:43.323Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T16:39:43.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4479
unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
638051
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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 Crown Prosecution Service more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, in what proportion of cases the Crown Prosecution Service used (a) in-house lawyers and (b) independent barristers in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 53467 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cases are not prosecuted exclusively by in-house lawyers or independent barristers. Many cases are transferred between in-house and self-employed advocates. Therefore it is not possible to report on the proportion of cases prosecuted solely by one type of advocate or the other.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does record the proportion of work undertaken across the 13 CPS Areas in the Crown Court and High Court by in-house and self-employed advocates by value, in accordance with the prosecution fee schemes. Data for the last 6 years is contained in table 1.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>TABLE 1 - Proportion of the work undertaken in the Crown Court by in-house and self-employed advocates by value </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Estimated in-house advocate costs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure on external advocates</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of in-house costs (%)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of external costs (%)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>20,020,236</p></td><td><p>134,194,870</p></td><td><p>13.0%</p></td><td><p>87.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>20,787,591</p></td><td><p>111,041,044</p></td><td><p>13.5%</p></td><td><p>84.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>20,286,293</p></td><td><p>110,608,524</p></td><td><p>13.2%</p></td><td><p>84.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>21,759,812</p></td><td><p>114,606,542</p></td><td><p>14.1%</p></td><td><p>84.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>15,932,453</p></td><td><p>118,557,077</p></td><td><p>10.3%</p></td><td><p>88.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>14,953,333</p></td><td><p>132,024,999</p></td><td><p>9.7%</p></td><td><p>89.8%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: CIS Crown Advocacy &amp; Finance modules</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the magistrates’ courts the CPS collects data on half-day court sessions conducted by in-house advocates (Associate Prosecutors, Crown Prosecutors and Senior Crown Prosecutors) and external advocates (Agents). Data for the last 6 years is contained in table 2.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>TABLE 2 – The number of half-day court sessions conducted by in-house and external advocates </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Lawyer Sessions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AP Sessions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AP2 Sessions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Agent Sessions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Covered by Agents %</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>198,798</p></td><td><p>103,626</p></td><td><p>4,358</p></td><td><p>33,033</p></td><td><p>9.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>175,670</p></td><td><p>93,715</p></td><td><p>7,257</p></td><td><p>27,892</p></td><td><p>9.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>132,932</p></td><td><p>76,515</p></td><td><p>8,181</p></td><td><p>55,703</p></td><td><p>20.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>115,717</p></td><td><p>64,239</p></td><td><p>5,781</p></td><td><p>66,717</p></td><td><p>26.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>104,098</p></td><td><p>57,450</p></td><td><p>4,030</p></td><td><p>63,295</p></td><td><p>27.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>101,156</p></td><td><p>51,914</p></td><td><p>3,368</p></td><td><p>65,675</p></td><td><p>29.6%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: CIS Manpower module</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T16:38:13.947Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T16:38:13.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4479
unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
638052
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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 Barristers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how much (a) the Government Legal Department, (b) the Attorney General's Office and (c) HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate spent on counsel fees to independent barristers in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 53489 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Government Legal Department (GLD) provides legal services to other government departments and instructs external barristers on their behalf. The amount paid by GLD to external barristers for such services in the 12 months from October 2015 to September 2016 was £25.1m. These charges are recharged to the client departments.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the GLD, Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) made the following payments to external Counsel for their own cases in the same period:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GLD</p></td><td><p>33,584</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AGO</p></td><td><p>131,150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMCPSI</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>164,734</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The amount paid to barristers in one financial year is not necessarily reflective of the work carried out during that year. Payment may sometimes take place some time after the work has been done and so fees paid in one financial year may relate to an aggregate of work done over more than one year.</p><p> </p><p>All the figures listed exclude VAT (individuals must pay the VAT to HM Revenue and Customs) but are inclusive of disbursements incurred such as travelling costs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T12:40:21.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T12:40:21.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
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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
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star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Temporary Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many agency staff the Government Legal Department employed at what cost in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 53587 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-25more like thismore than 2016-11-25
star this property answer text <p>In 2015-16, the Government Legal Department employed the full time equivalent of 175 agency and contracted staff at a cost of £9,231,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-11-25T09:32:48.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-25T09:32:48.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this