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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 191386 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><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 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences 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, whether he has had discussions with the CPS on removing reference to the merits-based approach from (a) guidance and (b) training materials on rape and sexual offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 266818 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are horrific crimes and can have a devastating impact on victims, and the CPS will always seek to prosecute where there is sufficient evidence to do so. The Attorney General and I regularly discuss issues related to rape and sexual offences with the CPS; however, charging decisions are made independently by the CPS.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no change in policy in how the CPS makes charging decisions in rape cases. Prosecutors in the CPS follow a ‘Code’, which sets out a well-established two stage test that a case must pass before a charge can be made. The first stage of this test is the evidential stage, which considers whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction against each suspect on each charge. That test has remained and continues to remain the same. It applies to every single offence no matter how minor or serious.</p><p> </p><p>The Code that prosecutors follow has never included any specific reference to a merits-based assessment of the realistic prospect of conviction because it is an integral part of the evidential test. The second stage of the test is whether it is in the public interest to proceed with a prosecution, this is considered after the evidential stage is fulfilled.</p><p> </p><p>From 2009, DPP guidance included reference to a merits based approach.</p><p> </p><p>Following an inspection by HMCPSI in 2016, it became clear that including a separate reference to the merits based approach in the guidance was causing confusion leading to the incorrect application of the code test. To avoid this confusion, changes were made to the guidance provided by the DPP to prosecutors, including removing a document on the merits based approach.</p><p> </p><p>Those changes should not have, and did not have any impact on the proper application of the Code test that prosecutors follow when making a decision on whether to charge.</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 2019-06-28T12:06:30.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:06:30.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1145056
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Convictions 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 steps the Government is taking to improve the conviction rate for rape and sexual offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 287542 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:42:25.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:42:25.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1145066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions 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 steps he is taking to increase the number of reported rape and sexual offences that are brought to trial. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 287545 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:42:49.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:42:49.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1145080
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that more reports of rape, attempted rape and sexual offences end in prosecution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 287549 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:43:06.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:43:06.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices 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 apprentices have been hired under the Law Officers' Department's new contract for procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 201525 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Law Officers' Departments do not hold any central records of the number of apprentices who may have been hired by its suppliers. To provide this information would involve contacting numerous companies and would therefore incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T13:43:26.3353378Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T13:43:26.3353378Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Maplin and Toys R Us: Insolvency 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 Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support employees of ToysRUs and Maplin. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 130654 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We have mobilised the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus to work with the companies to understand the level of employee support required. This service is tailored to individuals’ needs to help these workers get back into employment as soon as possible.</p><p>If redundancies are deemed necessary by the administrators, the Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments Service will pay statutory redundancy pay to eligible employees, subject to statutory limits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T15:39:34.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T15:39:34.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Toys R Us: Insolvency 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 Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support employees of ToysRUs as a result of its entering administration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 131120 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>I refer my right hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on 6th March 2018 to Question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-03-01/130654/" target="_blank">130654</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T16:25:15.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T16:25:15.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices 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 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of people who completed apprenticeships went on to get (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 211784 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Information on the employment destinations for apprentices is collected in the Apprenticeship Evaluation Learner Survey 2012-13:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/229998/bis-13-1126-apprenticeship-evaluation-learners.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/229998/bis-13-1126-apprenticeship-evaluation-learners.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Of those apprentices who completed their apprenticeships between 1 and 2 years ago 81% are in full or part-time employment. Of these, 81% are in full-time employment and 16% part-time employment. The hours of the remainder varied too much to make a distinction[1].</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] See page 64 and 65 of the report.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:43:03.3172417Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:43:03.3172417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading New Businesses: Harlow more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new businesses were started in the Harlow constituency in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 214048 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>BankSearch collates data on the number of new business bank accounts opened in Great Britain. This can be used as an indicative measure of business start-up activity and is the most comprehensive source available to the Department. Data goes as far back as 2008.</p><p>The estimated number of business start-ups (rounded) in the Harlow constituency for the years 2008 to 2013 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total estimated number of business start-ups in the Harlow constituency</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>590</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>640</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>670</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: BankSearch, based on the number of new business bank accounts opened.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T11:15:33.017Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T11:15:33.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this