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Written Answers — Attorney-General: Crimes of Violence (9 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The following table shows, for the CPS in London, the average number of calendar days which have elapsed since the first decision was sought by the police to the date in which the last decision made was to charge. The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not identify the number of cases referred to it for advice, by the alleged offence(s).   Average time to a...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Homicide (9 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will consider whether there is any new evidence or information within the coroner's proceedings which may have an impact upon any previous CPS decision not to bring criminal charges against an individual(s) or organisation following a conclusion of unlawful killing at an inquest or public inquiry. Where it is found that a further investigation will need to...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Police: Offenders (9 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not identify the number of cases referred to it for advice by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Such information could be obtained only through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Crown Prosecution Service (8 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The information requested is contained in the following table: Number   Barristers Solicitors Witness care 2009-10 853 2,353 228 2012-13 677 1,867 131 2013-14 645 1,771 100 Notes: 1. Data extracted from the CPS HR Database iTrent as at the 31 March in each year. 2. Data may be subject to change due to retrospective changes in the HR database. 3. Data may...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Crown Prosecution Service (8 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The CPS maintains records of the overall value of costs payments made but does not distinguish between the various types of costs order available. To ascertain the types and value of individual costs awards made over the last five years would require a review of each case and this would incur disproportionate cost. The CPS central financial records indicate that the department was required to...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Domestic Violence (8 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: I have made no formal appraisal, but Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidance to prosecutors sets out the circumstances in which witness summonses can best be used in such cases. This guidance is published on the CPS website at: http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/d_to_g/domestic_violence_aide-me moire/#a25 Witness summonses can be effective in ensuring complainants attend court when they would not...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Prosecutions (8 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Crown Prosecution Service intends to publish the number of, and compliance with, judicial directions in prosecution proceedings heard at the Crown court for 2013-14 when they are available. Judicial directions to prosecutors are monitored by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on an individual case basis and there is no central record maintained at present. The information requested in respect...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Domestic Violence (3 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) identify the number of offences in which a prosecution commenced and reached a first hearing in magistrates courts which were flagged as involving domestic violence, rather than the number of defendants or cases prosecuted. The data are accurate only to the extent that the flag has been correctly applied. Offences of perverting the...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Domestic Violence (3 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service do not identify the number of people prosecuted for a breach of a non-molestation order. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Procurement (3 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to her by the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, my right hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Mr Maude), on 2 April 2014, Official Report, column 721W.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Fraud (2 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has brought enforcement actions against 11 corporate defendants in the last 10 years, as set out in the following table. Before 2008, all successful SFO prosecutions were of individuals. The following table shows the fines and civil recovery orders (CROs) in SFO cases involving corporates since then.   Case Penalty1 2008 Balfour Beatty plc...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Working Hours (2 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: Tables containing the information requested where available have been deposited in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Counterfeit Manufacturing: Money (1 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The number of offences charged under section 14(1) and 22 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 that reached a first hearing in magistrates courts in each year since 2008 are:   Make a counterfeit of a protected coin with intent Make a counterfeit of a currency note with intent Total 2008 2 22 24 2009 0 4 4 2010 0 4 4 2011 3 17 20 2012 2 12 14 ...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Female Genital Mutilation (1 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) recognises that appropriate support is vital to ensure that victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) are able to give their evidence effectively in court. The CPS legal guidance advises prosecutors that in all cases of FGM they must ensure that the complainant is aware of the special measures that can be applied for at court, and that applications are...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Female Genital Mutilation (1 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Crown Prosecution Service recognises that more needs to be done to encourage victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) to come forward. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said that the introduction of anonymity for victims of FGM should be considered to encourage more victims to come forward as, given the very personal nature of the offence, very few do so. However, any change...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Prosecutions (1 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Crown Prosecution Service holds no central records of the number of occasions, and for what offence(s), it has recommended that an offence is suitable to be taken into consideration. To obtain details would require a manual exercise of reviewing individual case files to be undertaken at a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Serious Fraud Office (1 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has sought additional funding in relation to three cases in the last two years, and this was granted in full on each occasion. Some additional funding has also been provided in relation to other matters as set out in the recent report of the Justice Committee on the SFO's supplementary estimate for 2013-14.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Service Prosecuting Authority (1 April 2014)

Oliver Heald: There are currently no plans for HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate to carry out an inspection of the Service Prosecution Authority.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Domestic Violence: Prosecutions (27 March 2014)

Oliver Heald: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 13 February 2014, Official Report, column 706W.

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Conditional Cautions (26 March 2014)

Oliver Heald: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) recommended the issuing of a conditional caution in the following number of cases: Conditional cautions   Number 2010-11 6,935 2011-12 4,982 2012-13 3,781 2013-14 478 The number of breaches and the action taken by the CPS are shown as follows:     Non-compliance:   Total breaches Prosecution No...

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