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101615
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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 Fraud: Wales 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 fraud prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in Crown Courts in Wales in each of the last five calendar years. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 212436 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the numbers of defendants and the outcome of prosecution proceedings, divided into twelve Principal Offence Categories, including ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p>The category of ‘Fraud and Forgery, includes offences prosecuted by way of the Fraud Act 2006, fraudulently evading income tax, VAT, excise duty or national insurance, bankruptcy offences, money laundering, forgery or using a false instrument and obtaining property, services or pecuniary advantage by deception.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows, in each of the last five calendar years, the number of defendants prosecuted and finalised, in Crown Courts in Wales, where the Principal Offence was categorised as ‘Fraud and Forgery’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total Prosecutions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>163</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Principal Offence Category is assigned at the end of a prosecution to indicate the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged at the time of finalisation. It is not possible to disaggregate the outcomes of individual offences, such as fraud, without undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This table does not include those cases prosecuted by the DWP prosecution teams that merged with the CPS in 2012, as the DWP Cardiff team prosecutes cases in Crown Courts in England, as well as Wales. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of cases prosecuted solely in Wales without incurring a disproportionate cost.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T15:53:50.8523458Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:53:50.8523458Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Sir Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
101616
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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 Sham Marriage: 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, how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought on breaches of immigration law arising from sham marriages in each of the last five financial years. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 212437 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
answer text <p>Offences of breaching immigration law may be prosecuted by way of Section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971 (assisting unlawful immigration to a European Union Member State) or by way of Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act (conspiracy).</p><p>The offence created by Section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971 encompasses both the offence of assisting illegal entry (whether by smuggling someone in a vehicle or by providing false documents for presentation at a port) or by assisting someone to remain by deception (for example, by entering into a sham marriage) which facilitate a breach of the immigration laws. Conspiracies to facilitate breaches of immigration law are charged by way of Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.</p><p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts for assisting unlawful immigration or conspiracy. However it is not possible to disaggregate which of these offences relate to sham marriages rather than other immigration law breaches without reviewing individual case files which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T14:31:53.3374111Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T14:31:53.3374111Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Sir Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
101617
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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 Tesco 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 reports he has received on whether the Serious Fraud Office will apply for additional funding from HM Treasury to finance its investigation into Tesco. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 212438 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has a core budget to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute the most serious and complex cases of fraud, bribery and corruption, and some exceptionally large cases will arise that require additional resources. However it is not in the public interest to specify in detail what resources the SFO intends to dedicate to each case.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T15:56:51.8028748Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:56:51.8028748Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Sir Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
101618
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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 Public Opinion 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 much the Law Officers' Departments spent on (a) focus groups and (b) surveys in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Steve Reed more like this
uin 212493 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>The following table contains the available costs information for internal staff or client surveys which the Law Officer’s Departments commissioned during 2013 and 2014. These costs were all incurred with Survey Monkey.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Subscription costs – Survey Monkey</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Treasury Solicitor’s Department</p></td><td><p>£272</p></td><td><p>£296</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Attorney General’s Office</p></td><td><p>£249</p></td><td><p>£249</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate</p></td><td><p>£203</p></td><td><p>£151</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Serious Fraud Office</p></td><td><p>£299</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not centrally record the number and costs of all surveys and focus groups across the organisation, and to determine this would involve contacting all CPS Areas to manually check their records over the two year period, which would represent a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T15:52:26.1888336Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:52:26.1888336Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Sir Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4268
label Biography information for Steve Reed more like this
101753
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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 Lighting 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, if he will make it his policy to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout the Law Officers' Departments' buildings and sites; if he will estimate the proportion of lighting in the Law Officers' Departments which is LED; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Bob Russell more like this
uin 212618 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>The Law Officers’ Departments are committed to reducing their energy usage and where it is cost effective to do would consider replacing lighting with LED systems. However there are currently no plans to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout the Law Officers' Departments' buildings and sites, most of which are leasehold.</p><p>At present, neither of the buildings currently occupied by the Attorney General’s Office or Serious Fraud Office have any LED lighting, and the Treasury Solicitor’s Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate only have LED lighting in the lift lobby area of their main building.</p><p>The CPS have replaced the lighting on one floor of their headquarters building with an LED system, but do not hold a central record of the technical specifications of the lighting systems in use in all of its buildings. To verify the details of all lighting systems would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p>The Law Officers’ Departments reduced CO2 emissions by 29% in 2012/13 exceeding the Greening Government Commitment (GGC) target to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2014/15 compared to 2009/10.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T15:49:51.2487079Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:49:51.2487079Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Sir Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
35
label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
106192
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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 Fraud: 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, how many successful prosecutions have been made for non-benefit-related fraud in each year since 2009; and how many such prosecutions were for offences against an individual victim. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
tabling member printed
Julie Hilling more like this
uin 213310 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a separate record of the outcome of prosecution proceedings by specific offences, such as non-benefit frauds, or where the offences prosecuted concerned one victim. To obtain this information would involve undertaking a manual search of case records which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T11:35:59.6418191Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:35:59.6418191Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Sir Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
3925
label Biography information for Julie Hilling more like this
106335
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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 Cybercrime 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 cyber-crime cases the Crown Prosecution Service has prosecuted since 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lucas more like this
uin 213190 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given by the Attorney General on the 6<sup>th</sup> November to question 213370 from the Hon. Member for Bolton West.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T11:31:27.1162966Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:31:27.1162966Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Sir Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
106349
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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 Sexting: Children 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 cases including the sending of a nude or sexually explicit electronic image of an individual under the age of 18 where the perpetrator of the crime is under the age of 18 have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service in the last three years; how many such cases have been taken forward for prosecution; and how many such prosecutions have been successful. more like this
tabling member constituency Basingstoke more like this
tabling member printed
Maria Miller more like this
uin 213364 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not collect specific data on suspects referred to the CPS for a charging decision where the sending of sexually explicit images of children is alleged. However, data is available to indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts, for offences of involving indecent images of children.</p><p> </p><p>The two main offence provisions for the prosecution of offences relating to indecent images of children are section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (making, distributing, showing or advertising indecent images of children) and section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (possession of indecent images of children).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the number of offences charged by way of the above legislation, in each of the last three years, in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </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></tr><tr><td><p>Protection of Children Act 1978 { 1 }</p></td><td><p>15,599</p></td><td><p>14,694</p></td><td><p>15,574</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal Justice Act 1988 { 160 }</p></td><td><p>3,885</p></td><td><p>3,849</p></td><td><p>4,265</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to disaggregate offences which relate to indecent images sent by way of an electronic device as opposed to other indecent image offences, cases where a conviction was obtained or the age of the perpetrator without reviewing individual case files incurring disproportionate cost.</p>
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-07T11:21:16.4071204Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T11:21:16.4071204Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Sir Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
1480
label Biography information for Dame Maria Miller more like this
106388
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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 Cybercrime: 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, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2014, to Question 212020, how many successful prosecutions were made for cybercrimes in each year since 2009. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
tabling member printed
Julie Hilling more like this
uin 213370 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service does not centrally record the number of prosecutions initiated, or those which resulted in a successful outcome, relating to cyber or cyber-enabled crime. A number of offences may involve the use of a computer or a network in the commission of the offence. To obtain details of the number of cases where defendants were alleged to have been involved in cyber or cyber-enabled crimes would require a manual review of individual case files to be undertaken which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T14:41:56.5621019Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T14:41:56.5621019Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Sir Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
3925
label Biography information for Julie Hilling more like this
142062
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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 Buildings 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 buildings owned by the Law Officers' Departments have been sold in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
tabling member printed
Valerie Vaz more like this
uin 213770 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Law Officers’ Departments have not sold any buildings since 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T11:37:51.2052463Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:37:51.2052463Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Sir Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
4076
label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this