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Business of the House: Clause 10 — Consent to prosecution (7 Apr 2010)

Claire Ward: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. This Bill will bring about a much-needed overhaul of our criminal law as it applies to bribery. With the Bill on the statue book, we can be proud that United Kingdom law in this area will provide a benchmark for other countries, and with it this country will set the gold standard-I used that term in Committee-for our international...

Business of the House: Clause 10 — Consent to prosecution (7 Apr 2010)

Claire Ward: We had a good opportunity in Committee to debate the important issues relating to consent to prosecution. The hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Djanogly) argued in Committee, as he has done here, that the offences under the Bill are sufficiently serious to justify vesting responsibility for consenting to a prosecution to the Attorney-General rather than to the director of the relevant...

Written Answers — Justice: Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (6 Apr 2010)

Claire Ward: The requested information is shown in the following tables: The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences, England and Wales, 2006 to 2008( 1, 2, 3) 2006 2007 Statute Offence description Proceeded against Found guilty Sentenced Proceeded against Found guilty Sentenced 10822 Badgers Act...

Written Answers — Justice: Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties (30 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: It is possible for a parish warden to be accredited under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme. In granting accreditation, the chief officer of the local police force may also grant powers that include a power to issue penalty notices for disorder. Parish council representatives also have powers to issue other fixed penalty notices. The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005...

Written Answers — Justice: Convictions: Hunting Act 2004 (30 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts, and the number of offenders cautioned, in England and Wales for offences under the Hunting Act 2004, from 2005 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the following table. Cautions and court proceedings data for 2009 are planned to be published in the autumn, 2010. The number of defendants...

Written Answers — Justice: Convictions (30 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The following table shows the number of defendants found guilty at all courts for violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary and theft and handling stolen goods, by age group and police force area, England and Wales, from 2005 to 2008. Court proceedings data are not available at parliamentary constituency level. The number of persons found guilty at all courts for...

Written Answers — Justice: Convictions: Badgers (30 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The available information is provided in the following tables. Data for 2009 will be available when Sentencing Statistics 2009 is published later this year. The specific date when a sentence was passed cannot be provided as this would allow an individual to be easily identifiable which is contrary to the Ministry's data protection policy. Information has therefore been provided on the month...

Written Answers — Justice: Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: North West (30 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, in the North West Government office region, by police force area, in 2008 (latest available) is shown in the following table. Court proceedings data are not available at local authority area level. Court data for 2009 are planned for publication in...

Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners (30 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I refer the hon. Member to my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) on 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1346W.

Written Answers — Justice: Television: Licensing (30 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for TV licence evasion in England and Wales 1997 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. Court data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010. Number of persons p roceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for television licence evasion( 1,...

Written Answers — Justice: Human Trafficking: Confiscation Orders (29 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The available information is provided in the following table. The figures shown in the table relate solely to cases recorded on the Ministry of Justice courts proceedings database where an offence of Human trafficking or Drug trafficking was the principal offence for which the offender was sentenced and where the confiscation order was made at the point of sentence. It is possible that a...

Written Answers — Justice: Offenders: Sentencing (29 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: Figures showing the numbers of pre-sentence reports that were issued in the period between 1 April 2009 and 30 September 2009, the latest date for which figures have been published for the offences indicated, are as follows: Number Forging vehicle or driving documents 49 Keeping brothel 13 Loitering/soliciting 7 Procuration 14 Soliciting woman from motor vehicle 1...

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (29 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I have been asked to reply. Records as at 31 December 2009 show that between 1 April and 31 December 2009: (a) three adults referred to the National Referral Mechanism identification process for victims of human trafficking were accommodated by local authorities while awaiting their reasonable grounds decision. (b) no adults were accommodated by local authorities during their reflection...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Second Victims Advisory Panel: March 2010 (25 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I have laid before Parliament an end of tenure report for the Second Victims Advisory Panel that met between July 2006 and July 2009. The report gives details of the panel's work across the period and sets out recommendations they have made. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the panel for their hard work.

Written Answers — Justice: Arrest Warrants: War Crimes (25 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The paper 'Arrest Warrants - Universal Jurisdiction' was placed on the Ministry of Justice website on 17 March. It has been sent to the District Bench (Magistrates' Courts) Legal Committee and to the Jewish Leadership Council, as well as to the persons and bodies listed in my answer of 18 March 2010.

Written Answers — Justice: Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: Convictions (25 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts, found guilty and sentenced at all courts for offences under Section 1 and 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, in London Government Office Region and England in 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. Charging data are not held by the Ministry of Justice, thus prosecutions data have been provided in lieu. Information...

Written Answers — Justice: Victim Support Schemes: Yorkshire and the Humber (25 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: In 2008-09 the North Yorkshire Magistrates Courts Witness Service received £74,354 funding from the Government grant to Victim Support. In the same year the service provided support at magistrates courts in North Yorkshire to 1,905 witnesses.

Written Answers — Home Department: Young Offenders: Greater London (25 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I have been asked to reply. The available information is provided in the following table. Data for 2009 will be available when Sentencing Statistics 2009 is published later this year. The Court Proceedings database does not have data by boroughs. The information provided is for the London criminal justice area. Due to data quality issues we are unable to provide information on breaches from...

Written Answers — Home Department: Young Offenders: Greater London (25 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I have been asked to reply. The available information is provided in the following table. Data for 2009 will be available when Sentencing Statistics 2009 is published later this year. The Courts Proceeding database does not record information on reasons why these orders have been issued, other than the offence committed. Due to data quality issues we are unable to provide information on...

Written Answers — Justice: Prison Sentences (24 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: At the end of June 2009, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 1,875, or 3 per cent. out of a total of 68,375 prisoners serving sentences for fraud and forgery in all prison establishments in England and Wales. While statistics are held on the numbers of prisoners serving sentences for fraud and forgery, they cannot be broken down further to show which of these...


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