MP, South Swindon
MP, South Swindon
Robert Buckland occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 created two new offences of stalking by inserting new sections 2A and 4A into the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. The new offences, which are not retrospective, came into force on the 25th of November 2012 and provide further options for prosecutors to consider when selecting charges. Between the introduction of the new stalking offences on the 25th of...
The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a central record of the sex of either complainants or defendants prosecuted in cases where charges of stalking under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 have been brought. Obtaining this information would require a manual review of individual case files which would incur a disproportionate cost.
May I deal first with the new clauses tabled by the right hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd and the hon. Member for Rotherham? New clauses 16 and 22 seek to raise the age threshold for the child abduction offence in section 2 of the Child Abduction Act 1984 from 16 to 18 years. That would bring it into line with the summary offence in section 49 of the Children Act 1989 of abducting a child...
Conservative MP for South Swindon
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
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