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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes 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 Justice, what steps his Department is taking to decrease victim attrition rates in criminal cases of sexual assault and rape. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
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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>The Government is committed to tackling the unacceptably high victim attrition rates in sexual violence cases. We know that access to counselling and therapeutic support when and where victims most need it increases victim engagement. That is why in March this year we increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas and by extending it from one to three years, it provides greater security and sustainability for the sector to deliver their essential services. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCC’s to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence, as they are best placed to respond to local needs.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victims Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for all victims of crime, including by increasing the number of Registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a Sub-Group of the CJB to oversee this review and a stakeholder group made up of victim organisations to ensure the inclusion of the victim experience.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1145081
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support survivors of (a) rape, (b) attempted rape and (c) sexual assault through the process of 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 287550 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>Serious sexual violence and rape are horrendous crimes. It is essential that victims and survivors of these crimes have access to support when and where they need it most.</p><p>In accordance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code), a person is entitled to support if they have suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss, which was directly caused by a criminal offence. They are entitled to access victim support services at any time, whether they have reported a crime or not.</p><p>In March this year the Government increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years to specialist sexual violence and abuse support services across England and Wales. This enables these services to provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes to help them cope with and, as far as possible, recover from the effects of crime. Part of this funding will go towards Independent Sexual Violence Adviser’s to provide impartial advocacy for victims of sexual violence and abuse who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCCs to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence.</p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victim’s Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for victims of crime, including by increasing the number of registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital that we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of the Criminal Justice System’s response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a sub-group of the CJB to oversee this review and continue to engage regularly with specialist stakeholders and victim organisations to ensure that the victim experience is central to our work.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1123091
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to encourage victims of attempted rape to report that crime to the police. 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 247665 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 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>Victims of sexual violence and abuse show immense bravery in coming forward, and we want them to have the confidence to report incidents knowing they will get the support they need and that everything will be done to bring offenders to justice.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we have nearly doubled funding for victim support services since 2013, as well as increasing the funding available to specialist rape and sexual abuse services by 10% - up to £24m over the next three years – to help provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes.</p><p> </p><p>We are also taking action through the Government’s Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, backed by £100 million of funding, to support victims and prevent these crimes from happening in the first place. As part of this work we will undertake a review of the criminal justice system’s response to rape and sexual offences to ensure we support survivors through every stage of this process.</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 2019-05-03T13:20:01.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T13:20:01.673Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1123093
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support is available to victims of attempted rape during the process of bringing their case to the police. 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 247666 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 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code), a person is entitled to support if they have suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss, which was directly caused by a criminal offence. They are entitled to access victim support services at any time, whether they have reported a crime or not.</p><p>This year, the Government allocated £24m over the next three years to specialist sexual violence and abuse support services across England and Wales to provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes to help them cope with and, as far as possible, recover from the effects of crime. Part of this funding will go towards Independent Sexual Violence Advisors to provide impartial advocacy for victims of sexual violence and abuse who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police.</p><p>In addition, in the cross-government Victims Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for victims of crime, including by increasing the number of Registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</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 2019-05-03T13:22:19.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T13:22:19.947Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1121968
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Debt Collection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of people who have experienced problems with bailiffs. 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 245754 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is currently reviewing the implementation of reforms, contained in the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and introduced in 2014, which cover how enforcement agents (formerly known as bailiffs) operate.</p><p> </p><p>We recently held a Call for Evidence to inform our review. We asked for information to help us to assess the number of people who have experienced problems with enforcement agents. The Call for Evidence closed on 17 February 2019. We are considering the responses received and plan to publish the government response in the summer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T11:11:45.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T11:11:45.083Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1006016
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are protected in cases where their attacker's restraining order is varied. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 allows the court, upon conviction or acquittal, to make a restraining order for the purpose of protecting the victim from conduct that amounts to harassment or that will cause fear of violence.</p><p>The primary consideration of the court is that restraining orders remain necessary for the purpose of protecting the victim. When an application to vary a restraining order is made, the judiciary must consider the impact on the victim. Any application to vary must be shared with the victim to allow them to give their views before an order can be varied. All decisions on a variation are always communicated to the CPS, the police and the victim so that consideration can be made as to any additional protection that may be required. Departmental procedures require the police to receive notice within 30 minutes of an order being varied, so that they can take immediate steps if that is necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:42:52.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:42:52.533Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
64867
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star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Homicide: Victim Support Schemes more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assistance his Department makes available to families bereaved by homicide. 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 904584 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that families bereaved by homicide get the necessary support. The Ministry of Justice grant funded national Homicide Service provides tailored and intensive support based on families' needs. We also fund a number of organisations that provide peer support and specialist counselling services to the bereaved.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T12:51:13.5013894Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T12:51:13.5013894Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this