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Written Answers — Attorney General: Hare Coursing: Prosecutions (24 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: Offences of hare coursing may be prosecuted using offences created by the Game Act 1831, the Night Poaching Act 1828 and the Hunting Act 2004. The CPS does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions for offences of hare coursing. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Public Sector: Misconduct (19 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The Solicitor General communicated his decision to officials on the morning of 24 December 2021. Where a referral is made to this office by a victim, their family or a Member of Parliament, the Law Officers communicate the outcome of their decision in writing. This case was referred by members of the public. Due to the volume of referrals received, we are unable to provide individual...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Disability: Crimes of Violence (18 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: A National Scrutiny Panel on Disability Hate Crime was convened by the CPS in March 2021. The Panel consisted of community stakeholders, academics and police. Discussion focused on a deep-dive into the handling of disability hate crime cases. As a result, the CPS will this month circulate a bulletin to all prosecutors. This will highlight key findings, lessons and top tips arising from the...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Serious Fraud Office (18 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The details of the review, including the intended timescales and the terms of reference, will be published once they have been agreed. I am committed to ensuring that this review is conducted as quickly as possible.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Consultants (14 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The Attorney General’s Office has not had any financial contracts or meetings with Clifford Chance LLP, FTI Consulting or Fenchurch Advisory Partners. Details of Government contracts above £10,000 are published on Contracts Finder: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search. Details of ministerial meetings are published quarterly and can be found on GOV.UK

Written Answers — Attorney General: Sentencing: Appeals (13 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: There is no legal obligation to publish updates on the outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals. The updates prepared by officials are checked manually and it is not always possible to meet the Attorney General’s aspiration for weekly editions, especially over the Christmas and New Year period. The Department does not hold information on the average length of time for updates

Written Answers — Attorney General: Crown Prosecution Service: South East (11 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) published a report on CPS South East on 12 October 2021. The report found that the Area made strong charging decisions, and handled disclosure issues and victim and witness issues well. In addition, the report found that the quality of the Area’s RASSO casework was particularly good. HMCPSI will conduct a follow-up inspection...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Buildings (10 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The total floor area of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is as follows: 2006- 2016 - 20 Victoria street – 371m2 (approx.*) 2017- 2021- The Sanctuary – 432m2 2021 - Petty France 639m2** * Estimate based on floors occupied in a shared building, the department cannot locate total AGO allocation in this building so figure may not include meeting rooms and storage areas. ** Increase...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Public Sector: Misconduct (10 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The Solicitor General communicated his decision to officials on the morning of 24 December 2021.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Barristers: Public Appointments (10 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The legal profession in England and Wales is independent of Government and is regulated by approved regulators, for which the Legal Services Board (LSB) has oversight responsibility. The approved regulators and LSB are independent of Government. Data on the trends of the number of people called to the bar in England and Wales, broken down by gender, ethnicity and age, provided by the Bar...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Hamas (10 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The CPS recognises the vital work undertaken by civil society to provide humanitarian relief and to promote peacebuilding efforts overseas and that this can take place within a backdrop of instability and fluid governance arrangements, including heavily sanctioned countries or in countries/regions where proscribed terrorist groups are active. While there are no plans to issue guidance...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Question (6 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: Requesting data from social media platforms for use in criminal investigations – which may of course lead to the CPS bringing charges – is an investigative matter for the police, who will have to decide if that’s an appropriate line of inquiry. Where investigators are unable to obtain data held overseas themselves, CPS prosecutors may draft and issue requests for Mutual Legal...

Attorney General: Violence against Women and Girls/Hate Crimes: Successful Prosecutions (6 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising that question. He is absolutely right, and that is why we have rolled out an increased number of independent sexual violence advisers. That is why we are rolling out a victims code, because complainants—

Attorney General: Criminal Justice System: Disclosure between Parties (6 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: Effective disclosure is a vital part of the criminal justice process, and it is inseparable from the right to a fair trial. The Attorney General is now undertaking the first annual review of the disclosure guidelines to ensure that this complex area is continually monitored and that issues that can have such profound implications for securing justice for victims are identified and resolved.

Attorney General: Criminal Justice System: Disclosure between Parties (6 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: I am very grateful to my hon. Friend for once again raising a really powerful point. In my discussions with police officers up and down the country, this issue of redaction has arisen again and again, and he is right that this is creating a serious administrative burden that absorbs resources that could profitably be deployed elsewhere. That is why I can assure him that this issue is...

Attorney General: Criminal Justice System: Disclosure between Parties (6 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The hon. Lady is absolutely right. It is incredibly important that when complainants are brave enough to make these allegations, they are not then subject to intrusive, unnecessary and disproportionate disclosure inquiries. Getting that balance right is extremely difficult. There is clear guidance in the Attorney General’s guidelines, and the case of Bater-James and Sultan Mohammed is there...

Attorney General: Criminal Justice System: Disclosure between Parties (6 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his question and for his kind welcome. That judgment was a significant one and we take it extremely seriously, but he is wrong to say that there was a delay, because the Attorney General moved very swiftly to institute a far-ranging and sweeping inquiry. That will take place, and it will take its time because we will need to consider extremely carefully...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Trials (5 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: Neither the Attorney General nor the Crown Prosecution Service set maximum limits for the amount of time a criminal case should await trial.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Trials (21 Dec 2021)

Alex Chalk: Neither the Attorney General nor the Crown Prosecution Service set maximum limits for the number of criminal cases awaiting trial.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Crown Prosecution Service: Staff (20 Dec 2021)

Alex Chalk: The number of prosecutors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are as follows: Year*** CPS Prosecutor Headcount 31/12/2016 2623 31/12/2017 2634 31/12/2018 2694 31/12/2019 2800 31/12/2020 3025 30/11/3021 3118 *The data has been extracted from the CPS Oracle HR database and is accurate at point of enquiry on 14th December 2021. Consequent changes to data input may mean...


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