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884170
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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 Genocide: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Crown Prosecution Service has charged individuals with the crime of genocide; and how many convictions were ultimately secured. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL6855 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service has to date not charged any individual with the crime of genocide.</p><p>There have been a small number of prosecutions for international crimes by the CPS, including those of Anthony Sawonuik who was convicted of war crimes from World War II and Faryadi Sarwar Zardad who was convicted of torture and hostage taking as a result of offences committed in Afghanistan.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-04-30T16:08:39.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:08:39.053Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
884169
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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 Crimes against Humanity: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Crown Prosecution Service has used (1) the International Criminal Court Act 2001, and (2) the Coroner’s and Justice Act 2009, on the basis of universal jurisdiction; what were those cases; and what were the offences the individuals were charged and convicted for. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL6854 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service has to date not prosecuted any individual on the basis of universal jurisdiction for offences contrary to the International Criminal Court Act 2001 and the Coroner’s and Justice Act 2009.</p><p>There have been a small number of prosecutions for international crimes by the CPS, including those of Anthony Sawonuik who was convicted of war crimes from World War II and Faryadi Sarwar Zardad who was convicted of torture and hostage taking as a result of offences committed in Afghanistan.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-04-30T16:08:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:08:17.617Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
45993
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions for VAT carousel fraud have taken place in the United Kingdom over the last six years. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
uin HL6471 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service do not identify the number of prosecutions for fraud cases known as VAT carousel fraud. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
630
label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
tabling member
4286
label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
867238
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
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 Shareholders: Russia more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any action by the Serious Fraud Office against major Russian shareholders of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Falkner of Margravine more like this
uin HL6445 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
answer text <p>As and when criminal allegations are brought to the attention of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) they are assessed in the context of the SFO's statutory remit to investigate, and where appropriate, prosecute the top tier of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption cases, particularly where such offending is capable of impacting on the UK's and City of London's reputation as a safe place to do business. If appropriate, any relevant matters would be considered for criminal or civil investigation/recovery. However, in line with its normal policy, which is designed to safeguard the investigative process, the SFO can neither confirm nor deny whether or not it is taking some type of action against any Russian shareholders.</p><p> </p><p>Whenever it is possible to release information without prejudice to an investigation the SFO will publish details on its website of cases formally adopted for criminal investigation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-29T11:16:57.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T11:16:57.45Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3670
label Biography information for Baroness Falkner of Margravine more like this
454680
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
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 Prosecutions: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have an agreement or understanding with Sinn Fein (1) not to bring to court republicans on charges relating to tax fraud in South Armagh, or (2) to bring to court members of the Army who were on duty on Bloody Sunday and who now live in Great Britain. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Laird more like this
uin HL6430 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
answer text <p>The government does not have any such agreements or understandings in place with Sinn Fein.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-04T12:11:00.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-04T12:11:00.487Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
2479
label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
862937
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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 Crown Prosecution Service more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are employed by the Crown Prosecution Service; and how many (a) men, and (b) women, hold senior posts. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
uin HL6385 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
answer text <p>As at 28 February 2018 the Crown Prosecution Service employed (1) 2,083 men and (2) 3,987 women. In senior posts (graded at Senior Civil Service or equivalent) the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) 34 men and (b) 40 women, with women making up 54% of the workforce in these grades.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:12:01.847Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
713696
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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 Corporate Manslaughter: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 March (HL5640), whether the legal guidance for prosecutors concerning the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, as set out on the Crown Prosecution Service’s website at 14 March, is current; and whether the Special Crime Unit in the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, CPS Headquarters, continues to maintain an overview of corporate manslaughter cases, as set out in the penultimate paragraph of that advice. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Knight of Weymouth more like this
uin HL6293 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service’s publicly available legal guidance concerning corporate manslaughter accurately reflects the CPS’s policy on prosecuting for this offence. The guidance includes a requirement for cases to which the guidance may ultimately apply to be referred to the Special Crime Unit of the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-04-03T13:08:46.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-03T13:08:46.397Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4160
label Biography information for Lord Knight of Weymouth more like this
44583
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will instruct the Crown Prosecution Service to bring prosecutions relating to all cases of female genital mutilation reported in London since 2009. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL6240 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is committed to tackling cases of female genital mutilation (FGM), however it can only prosecute cases referred to it by the police which meet both of the tests outlined in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.</p><p>The Code sets out a two stage test which must be applied when deciding whether a case should be prosecuted. The first stage is the evidential test which requires prosecutors to be satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction. If the evidential stage of the test is met prosecutors must then go on to identify the relevant public interest factors tending for and against the prosecution in order to form an overall assessment of whether a prosecution is in the public interest.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
630
label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
453537
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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 Mark Pearson more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 19 February (HL5998) regarding the case of Mark Pearson, who in the Crown Prosecution Service made the decision to present to the court a video that was run at half the normal speed. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL6239 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
answer text <p>In the case concerned there was no video evidence. The police created a disc containing a series of still images with gaps of around a second in time. The timing of each image was clearly shown. The disc was served on the defence but was not played in court by the prosecution. The defence adduced their own disc as part of their case. The prosecution did not rely on the still images because at the trial the identification of the defendant was not in issue.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-04T12:04:40.033Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-04T12:04:40.033Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
453536
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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 Trials more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 19 February (HL5998), whether there are any circumstances under which the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) may alter the speed at which video evidence is shown in court, and if so, whether the CPS is obliged to inform the court that the speed of the video evidence has been altered. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL6238 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
answer text <p>Video evidence is routinely examined in court during criminal trials either frame by frame or at different speeds in order to aid the court’s understanding. In the case of image stills, time stamps can be used to indicate the passage of time between images. Both defence and prosecution lawyers are under a professional duty not to mislead the court.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-04T12:04:10.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-04T12:04:10.857Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this