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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-01-26more like thismore than 2021-01-26
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service: Coronavirus more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of CPS staff have had to self-isolate as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and what the (a) role and (b) staffing grade of those staff is. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
tabling member printed
Ellie Reeves more like this
uin 143867 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-02-03more like thismore than 2021-02-03
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (‘CPS’) holds data on staff who have been absent due to COVID-19 and received Special Leave with Pay. The Table below summarises that data, with the column labelled ‘Special Leave With Pay – Other reasons’ including those who have self-isolated. This column shows that 253 staff (approximately 3.8% of the workforce) fall within this category. However, in general, those who have self-isolated will predominantly have continued to work remotely and will not have needed to take time away from the workplace. <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p>Special Leave with pay-Caring responsibilities (number of staff)</p></td><td><p>Special Leave with pay-Other reasons (number of staff)</p></td><td><p>Special Leave with pay-respiratory (number of staff)</p></td><td><p><strong>Totals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of grade</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>69.23%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A2</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>66</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>1130</p></td><td><p>10.44%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B2</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>10.77%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B3</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>207</p></td><td><p>12.56%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Crown Advocate</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>194</p></td><td><p>5.67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Crown Prosecutor</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level D</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>163</p></td><td><p>8.59%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level E</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>1.59%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Legal Manager 1</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>290</p></td><td><p>6.55%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Legal Manager 2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Paralegal Assistant</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>13.46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Paralegal Business Manager</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>109</p></td><td><p>10.09%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Paralegal Officer</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p>609</p></td><td><p>9.69%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Crown Prosecutor</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>176</p></td><td><p>1726</p></td><td><p>10.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Specialist Prosecutor</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>211</p></td><td><p>17.06%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Specialist Prosecutor</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>18.75%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Legal Manager/SCS</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p>2.47%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AP</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>9.22%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B1/Legal Trainee/EO</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>89</p></td><td><p>735</p></td><td><p>12.11%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>402</strong> <strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>253 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong> <strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>665</strong> <strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6594</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10.08%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-02-03T15:39:55.563Zmore like thismore than 2021-02-03T15:39:55.563Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4620
label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
1226466
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-20more like thismore than 2020-07-20
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the 2019-20 annual report of the Victims Commissioner, what progress has been made on the joint review by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services into the drop in rape prosecutions. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
tabling member printed
Ellie Reeves more like this
uin 76852 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-07-29more like thismore than 2020-07-29
answer text <p>Work on the joint inspection by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &amp; Rescue Services (led by the latter) has been delayed by COVID-19. However, a draft framework and methodology have been shared with stakeholders, including the Victims Commissioner, for consultation and an external reference group has been formed with the first virtual meeting to take place on 10<sup>th</sup> August 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Thereafter, it is envisaged that interviews with national leads can commence in August 2020 and fieldwork across six police forces will start in September and continue until the mid-November.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-07-29T11:14:36.217Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-29T11:14:36.217Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4620
label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
1341425
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-06-28more like thismore than 2021-06-28
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Trials more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, for what reason does the CPS withdraw its support for rape cases going to full trial after a trial date has been set. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 23267 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-06more like thismore than 2021-07-06
answer text <p>When deciding whether to prosecute a criminal case, prosecutors must follow the Code for Crown Prosecutors. This is the starting point for every decision they make and requires prosecutors to apply two key tests: the evidential test and the public interest test.</p><p> </p><p>Prosecutors have a continuous duty to review cases, and there are a range of reasons that may mean a case no longer meets the Code test. The most common changes that result in a discontinuance include new undermining evidence, existing evidence being ruled as inadmissible, and victim withdrawal from proceedings.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS is committed to improving victims’ confidence in and experience of the criminal justice process. The CPS is working tirelessly with its cross-government and criminal justice partners to make sure victims are supported from the moment they report a rape or sexual assault through the criminal justice process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-06T13:51:47.573Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-06T13:51:47.573Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1249953
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-11-05more like thismore than 2020-11-05
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking improve the CPS handling of sexual assault cases. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
tabling member printed
Nadia Whittome more like this
uin 112144 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-11-11more like thismore than 2020-11-11
answer text <p>We, and the CPS, are working tirelessly with criminal justice partners to improve the handling of these sensitive cases. Over the last four quarters, we have seen the charging rates in rape cases continue to increase. This year, the CPS has also published its own five-year rape strategy, updated rape legal guidance and training, and continued work to drive forward a joint action plan with the police to improve the handling of these sensitive cases.</p><p>The AGO and the CPS are closely and actively engaged in the cross-Government end-to-end rape review, which will be published later this year. The CPS will address any issues identified in this review openly and honestly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-11-11T12:17:31.447Zmore like thismore than 2020-11-11T12:17:31.447Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4869
label Biography information for Nadia Whittome more like this
1311838
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-04-23more like thismore than 2021-04-23
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of victims that contacted the CPS to make a unduly lenient sentence referral had that referral rejected for being outside the 28 day time limit from the point of sentencing. more like this
tabling member constituency Hove more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Kyle more like this
uin 186192 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-04-28more like thismore than 2021-04-28
answer text <p>Unfortunately, the CPS does not hold this information. The 28-day statutory time limit is absolute; the statute provides no power to extend or to apply for leave to refer sentences to the Court of Appeal out of time. I very much welcome the introduction of the new Victim’s Code which was introduced on 1 April 2021 and which places an obligation on Witness Care Officers to notify victims about the unduly lenient sentence scheme.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-04-28T08:19:59.527Zmore like thismore than 2021-04-28T08:19:59.527Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4505
label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1258699
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-12-07more like thismore than 2020-12-07
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Food: Advertising more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the legal basis to extending the scope of the public consultation for an online advertising ban of foods high in fat, salt or sugar to communication and marketing restrictions to brands’ and companies’ own websites and social media channels. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 125949 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-12-15more like thismore than 2020-12-15
answer text <p>This policy is led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).</p><p> </p><p>The Law Officers regularly meet ministerial colleagues to discuss important issues of common interest.</p><p> </p><p>However, it is a fundamental and longstanding principle of our system of government that the fact that the Law Officers have advised (or not advised) and the content of any such advice is, by convention, not disclosed outside Government, without their consent.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-12-15T13:43:53.187Zmore like thismore than 2020-12-15T13:43:53.187Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1342686
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-01more like thismore than 2021-07-01
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to increase the number of prosecutions relating to domestic violence. more like this
tabling member constituency Pontypridd more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Davies-Jones more like this
uin 902039 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-01more like thismore than 2021-07-01
answer text <p>This Government has introduced the landmark Domestic Abuse Act 2021.</p><p>Coordinated multi-agency action and supporting victims are key components of the CPS’s ambitious programme of work published in January, which will help narrow the disparity between reporting and criminal justice outcomes.</p><p>The CPS recently hosted a virtual domestic abuse conference with the police and the courts, sharing best practice and innovation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
grouped question UIN 902037 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-01T16:54:12Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-01T16:54:12Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4849
label Biography information for Alex Davies-Jones more like this
1342687
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-01more like thismore than 2021-07-01
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to increase the number of prosecutions relating to domestic violence. more like this
tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Nichols more like this
uin 902037 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-01more like thismore than 2021-07-01
answer text <p>This Government has introduced the landmark Domestic Abuse Act 2021.</p><p>Coordinated multi-agency action and supporting victims are key components of the CPS’s ambitious programme of work published in January, which will help narrow the disparity between reporting and criminal justice outcomes.</p><p>The CPS recently hosted a virtual domestic abuse conference with the police and the courts, sharing best practice and innovation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
grouped question UIN 902039 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-01T16:54:11.957Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-01T16:54:11.957Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4799
label Biography information for Charlotte Nichols more like this
1271050
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-12-14more like thismore than 2020-12-14
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to support the criminal justice system's ability to prosecute perpetrators of coercive and controlling behaviour. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
tabling member printed
Jessica Morden more like this
uin 128906 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-12-22more like thismore than 2020-12-22
answer text <p>This Government and the Crown Prosecution Service take cases of domestic abuse extremely seriously.</p><p> </p><p>Since the introduction of the Serious Crime Act 2015, which created an offence of coercive and controlling behaviour, the number of domestic abuse prosecutions have increased.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS has developed an ambitious twelve-month programme of work to help narrow the disparity between domestic abuse reporting and criminal justice outcomes, including, sharing best practice and revising guidance to support effective case handling of coercive and controlling behaviour crimes.</p><p> </p><p>It is essential that perpetrators, victims and their families know and understand that the criminal justice system remains open and is prioritising cases with high risk domestic abuse victims.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-12-22T10:22:36.497Zmore like thismore than 2020-12-22T10:22:36.497Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
1548
label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
1251572
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2020-11-12more like thismore than 2020-11-12
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Crown Prosecution Service: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutors from the Crown Prosecution Service were furloughed between April 2020 and October 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
uin 114843 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-11-17more like thismore than 2020-11-17
answer text <p>There were no CPS staff placed on furlough during the period April – Oct 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-11-17T14:57:46.347Zmore like thismore than 2020-11-17T14:57:46.347Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4030
label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this