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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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 Royal Albert Hall more like this
house id 2 remove filter
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 18 February (HL13508), when the Attorney General expects to give a decision on the application by the Charity Commission to refer questions concerning the Royal Albert Hall to the Charity Tribunal. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
uin HL15878 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>Last year the Charity Commission wrote to the Attorney General requesting his consent to refer five questions to the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences – i.e. the Royal Albert Hall, which is a registered charity. While the Charity Commission has the power to refer questions to the Tribunal, it may only do so with the consent of the Attorney General, as set out in section 325 of the Charities Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Written Answer HL13508, this is a complex case and careful consideration is being given to the detailed representations made by the Corporation and the Commission. While it is not yet possible to provide an estimate as to when a final decision will be made, a preliminary response from officials is being drawn up setting out initial views and inviting further discussion between the parties. This will be sent to the Commission and the Corporation shortly.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
1651
label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1137934
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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 Criminal Proceedings: Evidence more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes, if any, they plan to make to disclosure procedures operated by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that (1) trials are not disrupted by late or inadequate disclosure, and (2) incursions into the privacy of complainants and witnesses are material and proportionate. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
uin HL17033 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answer text <p>There has been unprecedented joint commitment and focus from the police and the CPS to finding solutions to the problem of getting disclosure right.</p><p> </p><p>Proper disclosure of unused material is vital if there is to be a fair trial. That is why in 2018 the Attorney General published his review, looking at the efficiency and effectiveness of the current disclosure system, including how sensitive data is handled. We are now working hard to implement the recommendations made in the review, and extensive action has already been undertaken to bring about necessary changes. The government remains committed to ensuring that errors in the disclosure process are driven down to their absolute minimum.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T14:20:54.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:20:54.123Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
1138
label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
1139568
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions of brothel owners or managers are (1) pending, and (2) completed, following the removal of women from their premises to Yarl's Wood and other detention centres. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL17215 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions of defendants charged with offences of keeping a brothel or of controlling prostitution. This information could only be obtained by a manual examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>While the CPS does not collect data on defendants prosecuted by specific offence or the outcome of any prosecution, information is available for the number of offences concerning the keeping or management of brothels and controlling prostitution, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts. The table below shows the number of these offences recorded on the CPS’s Case Management System in each financial year over the last ten years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33 }</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33A }</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 52 }</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 53 }</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>64</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>323</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>265</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>135</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>108</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>174</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>203</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>186</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>168</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same victim.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1144155
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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 Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 remove filter
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 30 July (HL17215), whether it is their policy to prosecute brothel owners and managers when women are removed to detention centres from their premises, in view of the probability of offences of trafficking or slavery. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL17643 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.42Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1169304
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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 Offences against Children more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many council officials have been (1) charged with, (2) convicted for, and (3) are awaiting trial for, dereliction of duty for failure to support victims of grooming gangs since 1997. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
uin HL160 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answer text <p>Tackling the sexual exploitation of children remains a top priority for the CPS. Specialist CPS lawyers work closely with police investigators to build strong cases, resulting in many successful prosecutions of complex grooming cases for example in Rochdale, Rotherham, Oxford and Newcastle.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a central record of defendants’ occupations, nor of the specific circumstances under which a person has been charged with an offence. This information could only be obtained by an examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost. The CPS collects data to assist the management of its prosecution functions. The CPS does not collect data that constitutes official statistics as defined in the Statistics and Registration Act 2007.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-20T15:52:29.967Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T15:52:29.967Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3153
label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
1179861
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-02-24more like thismore than 2020-02-24
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 National Fund more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take, if any, in regard to the National Fund. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord De Mauley more like this
uin HL1729 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-05more like thismore than 2020-03-05
answer text <p>The National Fund was created in 1928 with the purpose of paying off the entire national debt. At present the fund cannot be used unless it completely clears the national debt, due to the terms of the fund’s charitable trust.</p><p> </p><p>On 22 May 2018 my predecessor made an application to the High Court to vary the terms of the charitable trust so that the National Fund can be used to help pay down the national debt.</p><p> </p><p>It is now for the High Court to decide whether the terms of the charitable trust should be varied. If the application is successful the money in the fund will be paid over to the National Debt Commissioners towards the reduction of the national debt.</p><p> </p><p>A hearing of the claim is due to take place in October.</p><p /><p /> <p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-05T12:24:53.967Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-05T12:24:53.967Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
2202
label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
1182888
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-03-04more like thismore than 2020-03-04
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 Intestacy more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many estates of people that died (1) without known entitled relatives, and (2) without leaving a will, were referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department in (a) 2017–18, and (b) 2018–19; and how many of those were referred by local authorities. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
uin HL2211 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-17more like thismore than 2020-03-17
answer text <p>In 2017-2018 there were 2768 estates referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department of estates where people died without leaving known entitled relatives or a valid will of which 909 were referred by local authorities. There were 2 referrals of estates where the deceased died leaving a valid will which did not dispose of the entire of estate but without leaving known entitled relatives entitled to share in the undisposed residue, neither of which were referred by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018-2019 there were 1971 estates referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department of which 575 were referred by local authorities. There were 3 referrals of estates where the deceased died leaving a valid will which did not dispose of the entire of estate but without leaving known entitled relatives entitled to share in the undisposed residue, none of which were referred by local authorities.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-17T11:35:14.12Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-17T11:35:14.12Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4159
label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1182889
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-03-04more like thismore than 2020-03-04
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 Intestacy more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, referrals to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department have come from (a) local authorities, (b) hospital trusts, (c) coroners, and (d) other organisations and individuals, in (i) 2017–18, and (ii) 2018–19. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
uin HL2212 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-17more like thismore than 2020-03-17
answer text <p>In 2017-2018 there were 2770 estates referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department of which 33% were referred by local authorities, 4% were referred by hospital trusts, 63% by other organisations and individuals. There was one referral by a Coroner’s Office.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018-2019 there were 1974 estates referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department of which 29% were referred by local authorities, 3% were referred by hospital trusts, 68% by other organisations and individuals. There were no referrals by Coroners.</p><p /><p /><p><br></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-17T11:30:14.193Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-17T11:30:14.193Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4159
label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1183431
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
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 National Fund more like this
house id 2 remove filter
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 14 March 2019 (HL14162), what was the outcome of the Attorney General’s application to the High Court on 22 May 2018 to release the assets of the National Fund; and whether that charity’s up-to-date accounts have been filed with the Charity Commission. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
uin HL2334 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-17more like thismore than 2020-03-17
answer text <p>The National Fund was created in 1928 with the purpose of paying off the entire national debt. At present the fund cannot be used unless it completely clears the national debt, due to the terms of the fund’s charitable trust.</p><p> </p><p>On 22 May 2018 the then Attorney General made an application to the High Court to vary the terms of the charitable trust so that the National Fund can be used to help pay down the national debt.</p><p> </p><p>It is now for the High Court to decide whether the terms of the charitable trust should be varied. If the application is successful the money in the fund will be paid over to the National Debt Commissioners towards the reduction of the national debt.</p><p> </p><p>The hearing in the High Court is scheduled for October 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The website of the Charity Commission indicates that the accounts of the National Fund for 05 April 2019 are overdue.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-17T11:36:50.153Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-17T11:36:50.153Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4159
label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1184478
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-03-11more like thismore than 2020-03-11
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 Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued for decisions about prosecuting individuals in relation to female genital mutilation offences. more like this
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Baroness Jenkin of Kennington more like this
uin HL2495 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-17more like thismore than 2020-03-17
answer text <p>The CPS has legal guidance for all prosecutors dealing with potential cases involving female genital mutilation, which it keeps under review. This guidance has recently been revised to reflect the practical challenges in these cases and to provide clarification on piercing and cosmetic surgery. This was done in consultation with key stakeholders and published in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-17T11:37:25.517Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-17T11:37:25.517Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4229
label Biography information for Baroness Jenkin of Kennington more like this