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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
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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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
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: 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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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 2019-09-05more 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Departments employ apprentices. 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 221747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>All departments directly employ apprentices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T17:31:46.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T17:31:46.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden 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 2019-02-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Education: 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 Education, how many apprentices are employed in his Department. 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 221748 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>As of 31 January 2019, the Department for Education employed 209 apprentices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T10:09:32.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T10:09:32.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Private Education 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 Education, what proportion of independent schools in England do not meet his Department's independent school standards. 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 222700 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to say how many independent schools are not meeting the standards at any one time. Meeting the standards is a condition of continued registration as an independent school, but the principal means of ascertaining compliance is through the inspection system.</p><p>Independent schools are normally inspected every 3 years and more often if they have been found not to be meeting the standards, until they improve. Therefore, at any one time, a particular school may be awaiting inspection and may or may not be meeting the standards or be under regulatory action and in the process of achieving compliance once again.</p><p>A statement on the regulation of independent schools is published at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulating-independent-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulating-independent-schools</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T17:54:35.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:54:35.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1086795
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Selective Schools Expansion Fund 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 Education, from which of his Department's budgets the Selective School Expansion Fund will be funded. 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 230852 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Selective School Expansion Fund is one of the programmes funded from within the department’s capital budget. New capital funding to support this programme was announced at Autumn Statement 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T17:35:09.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:35:09.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1086796
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Free Schools: Finance 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 Education, whether his Department has allocated any funding for free schools to other policy areas in the past 12 months. 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 230853 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Published budgets represent our best estimate of how money will be spent this year. In-year changes to the delivery of construction programmes, including the free schools programme, do not impact on the overall budget for those programmes. Any change to those estimates is managed within the Department’s overall capital budget.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is investing £23 billion in the school estate in the current Spending Review period (2016-17 to 2020-21), including the free schools programme. There are 443 free schools open across the country. The Department is working with proposers to establish up to a further 263 free schools, and in the 2017 Budget, announced funding towards the cost of approving an additional 110 new schools.</p><p> </p><p>Details on 2018-19 capital budgets can be found in the Department’s ‘Supplementary Estimate’, available at: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Education/Estimates-Memoranda/doe-Supplementary-Estimate-17-19.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Education/Estimates-Memoranda/doe-Supplementary-Estimate-17-19.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T15:28:21.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T15:28:21.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Alternative Education: Finance 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 Education, whether his Department has diverted any funds that had been allocated to the improvement and expansion of alternative provision to other policy areas in the past 12 months. 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 230854 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reforming alternative provision and published the plan ‘Creating opportunity for all: Our vision for alternative provision’ in March 2018. In August the projects funded by the Department’s £4 million alternative provision (AP) Innovation Fund began. The Department also commissioned external research into the AP market and AP practice which was published in October 2018. On 11 March 2019, the Department launched competitions for 2 new AP free schools, having assessed bids from local authorities who had worked in partnership with local schools in their area. The document ‘Creating opportunity for all’ can be found here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713665/Creating_opportunity_for_all_-_AP_roadmap.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713665/Creating_opportunity_for_all_-_AP_roadmap.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>As alternative provision is predominately funded through the high needs funding block of local authorities’ dedicated schools grant, the sector will benefit from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State’s December announcement that an extra £250 million would be allocated for high needs funding. This was on top of the increases already promised, across the current and next financial year, bringing the total to £6.1 billion in 2018/19, and £6.3 billion in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T17:26:01.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:26:01.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this