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Steve Reed

Labour (Co-op) - Croydon North

First elected: 29th November 2012

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(since September 2023)

Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
29th Nov 2021 - 4th Sep 2023
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
19th Sep 2021 - 29th Nov 2021
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
6th Apr 2020 - 19th Sep 2021
Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)
24th Jun 2019 - 6th Apr 2020
Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society)
3rd Jul 2017 - 24th Jun 2019
Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society)
3rd Oct 2016 - 3rd Jul 2017
Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)
8th May 2015 - 27th Jun 2016
Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)
7th Oct 2013 - 30th Mar 2015
Public Administration Committee
10th Dec 2012 - 11th Nov 2013


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Steve Reed has voted in 619 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Robert Jenrick (Conservative)
(21 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(21 debate interactions)
Dominic Raab (Conservative)
(14 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Justice
(20 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(16 debate contributions)
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Croydon North Petitions

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If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Steve Reed has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Steve Reed

14th January 2021
Steve Reed signed this EDM on Monday 18th January 2021

Godfrey Colin Cameron

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary security staff and member of the PCS trade union who passed away aged just 55 after contracting covid-19; extends our sincere condolences to his devoted wife Hyacinth, children Leon and …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 114
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd July 2020
Steve Reed signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Town and Country Planning

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 756), dated 20 July 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 July 2020, be annulled.
20 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Liberal Democrat: 3
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Steve Reed, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


1 Urgent Question tabled by Steve Reed

Thursday 11th June 2020

1 Adjournment Debate led by Steve Reed

Wednesday 8th January 2020

2 Bills introduced by Steve Reed


To make provision about the oversight and management of the appropriate use of force in relation to people in mental health units and similar institutions; to make provision about the use of body cameras by police officers in the course of duties in relation to people in mental health units; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 1st November 2018 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to amend Part 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to make provision about maternity and paternity leave for parents of babies born prematurely; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 26th October 2016
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Latest 50 Written Questions

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12th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what percentage of possession of weapon cases were stopped after a defendant had been charged due to a victim no longer supporting the prosecution in each year since 2010.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have a central record showing the number of cases of possessing a weapon which could not proceed because a victim no longer supports the prosecution.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
12th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what percentage of robbery cases stopped after a defendant had been charged due to a victim no longer supporting the case for prosecution in each year since 2010.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have a central record showing the number of robbery cases stopped because a victim no longer supports the prosecution.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
12th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what percentage of possession of weapon cases were stopped after a defendant had been charged due to a victim no longer supporting the case for prosecution in each year since 2010.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have a central record showing the number of cases of possessing a weapon which could not proceed because a victim no longer supports the prosecution.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
12th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what percentage of fraud cases were stopped after a defendant had been charged due to a victim no longer supporting the prosecution in each year since 2010.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have a central record showing the number of fraud cases stopped because a victim no longer supports the prosecution.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
12th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of theft cases were stopped after a defendant had been charged due to a victim no longer supported the prosecution in each year since 2010.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have a central record showing the number of theft cases stopped because a victim no longer supports the prosecution.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
17th Jan 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many people charged with stalking offences had been previously convicted of such offences in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.

The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 created the offence of harassment and latterly, as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, stalking. The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 came into effect on 25 November 2012 and introduced two new offences of stalking, by way of Section 2A and Section 4A, into the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not hold any data which shows the number of defendants charged with and prosecuted for offences of stalking or the number of these who were previously convicted of similar offences. However, management information is held showing the number of offences of stalking in which a prosecution commenced from each year from 2013/14. The table below shows the number of these offences to the latest available year, 2021/22.

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 { 2A(1) and (4) }

529

676

643

510

921

1,246

1,257

1,326

1,741

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 { 4A(1)(a)(b)(i) and (5) }

65

133

128

83

172

313

331

424

563

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 { 4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) and (5) }

149

294

331

366

523

649

700

762

1,046

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

The figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same complainant. No data are held showing the final outcome or if the charged offence was the substantive charge at finalisation. The official statistics relating to crime and policing are maintained by the Home Office and the official statistics relating to sentencing, criminal court proceedings, offenders brought to justice, the courts and the judiciary are maintained by the Ministry of Justice.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
17th Jan 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many people charged with domestic abuse offences had been previously convicted of such offences in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not hold any data which shows the number of suspects charged with domestic abuse offences after having been previously convicted of similar offences. The CPS does not hold any data on recidivism. Proven reoffending statistics are held, maintained, and published by the Ministry of Justice.

CPS DOMESTIC ABUSE CHARGE VOLUME AND RATE

Financial Year

Charged

% Charged of Legal Decisions

2005-2006

31,392

71.6%

2006-2007

44,917

69.1%

2007-2008

50,089

69.3%

2008-2009

55,509

71.1%

2009-2010

62,087

70.1%

2010-2011

68,927

70.4%

2011-2012

66,186

71.8%

2012-2013

60,190

71.0%

2013-2014

72,905

73.0%

2014-2015

84,711

72.1%

2015-2016

82,158

73.2%

2016-2017

79,417

74.8%

2017-2018

77,726

75.9%

2018-2019

67,469

74.3%

2019-2020

55,567

73.1%

2020-2021

50,838

70.1%

2021-2022

43,836

72.7%

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

The official statistics relating to crime and policing are maintained by the Home Office and the official statistics relating to sentencing, criminal court proceedings, offenders brought to justice, the courts and the judiciary are maintained by the Ministry of Justice.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
15th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions were brought for stalking offences against people previously convicted of stalking in each of the last 30 years for which data is available.

The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 created the offence of harassment and latterly, as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, stalking. The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 came into effect on 25 November 2012 and introduced two new offences of stalking, by way of Section 2A and Section 4A, into the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not hold any data which shows the number of defendants charged with and prosecuted for offences of stalking or the number of these who were previously convicted of similar offences.

However, management information is held showing the number of offences of stalking in which a prosecution commenced from each year from 2013. The table below shows the number of these offences to the latest available year, 2021.

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 { 2A(1) and (4) }

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 { 4A(1)(a)(b)(i) and (5) }

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 { 4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) and (5) }

2013

416

41

103

2014

700

128

258

2015

637

141

337

2016

519

83

336

2017

782

134

490

2018

1,208

290

622

2019

1,260

320

680

2020

1,281

407

743

2021

1,618

488

967

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

The figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same complainant. No data are held showing the final outcome or if the charged offence was the substantive charge at finalisation.

13th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how many people were charged with domestic abuse offences after having being previously convicted of domestic abuse offences in each of the last 30 years for which data is available.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not hold any data which shows the number of suspects charged with domestic abuse offences who have previously been convicted of similar offences.

However, management information is held which shows the number of suspects involved in allegations of domestic abuse where the CPS decided to charge and prosecute in each year from 2006. The table below shows the number and proportion of suspects charged from 2006 to the latest available year, 2021.

Charged

% Charged

2006

42,675

69.8%

2007

49,233

68.7%

2008

54,352

70.6%

2009

60,176

70.7%

2010

68,029

70.1%

2011

67,284

71.1%

2012

60,942

71.9%

2013

68,819

72.3%

2014

83,208

72.3%

2015

82,222

72.9%

2016

80,186

74.1%

2017

79,203

75.8%

2018

70,600

75.0%

2019

57,408

73.4%

2020

52,817

70.8%

2021

43,945

71.8%

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

6th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, whether the Crown Prosecution Service has taken steps to (a) revise its guidance on joint enterprise and (b) consider its approach to gang prosecutions.

The CPS publishes guidance on various matters relating to its criminal prosecutions, which is

available for the public to view on the CPS website.[1] CPS guidance is reviewed and updated periodically, especially when there is a significant change in law or policy.

(a) The CPS has published guidance on the application of the joint enterprise doctrine since 2012. The 2012 guidance, titled Joint Enterprise charging decisions: Principal, secondary and inchoate liability, was published following a public consultation.

The guidance was revised in 2018, to reflect a significant change in the law brought about by the Supreme Court’s decision in R v Jogee. The revisions were informed by another public consultation and the title of the guidance was changed to Secondary Liability: charging decisions on principals and accessories, to reflect the terminology used by the Court.

The guidance was revised further in 2019, following a stakeholder consultation. The main revision related to guidance in respect of children and persons with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues.

(b) The CPS guidance ‘Decision making in ‘gang’ related offences' is regularly reviewed and was last updated in November 2021. The guidance urges caution about the use of the word ‘gang’, explaining how it can properly be deployed in a prosecution, where substantiated by the evidence and relevant to a matter in issue in the proceedings. In drafting the guidance, the CPS assessed the potential effect of using ‘gang’ in proceedings and identified that the term is used in legislation and by criminal justice partners.

The guidance clearly sets out that, given the negative connotations of the term ‘gang’, prosecutors should not refer to a group as a ‘gang’ in proceedings unless there is evidence to support the assertion. However, prosecutors must also ensure that where there is admissible evidence of gang membership, the case is put on a basis that reflects the often very serious gravity of the offending.

[1] https://www.cps.gov.uk/prosecution-guidance

6th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, if she will publish the data her Department holds on the number of cases in the last 12 months where all identifying information is redacted from case information passed to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police to allow race-blind decisions.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has delivered all but one of the CPS recommendations in the Lammy review into ‘Black and Ethnic Minority Representation in the Criminal Justice System’.

The Lammy Review recommended that the CPS introduce ‘race-blind’ charging decisions, whereby identifiers of ethnicity are removed from material considered by the police when reaching a charging decision. The CPS rejected this recommendation as it was operationally not feasible. They instead committed to publishing data on ethnicity and charging decisions to monitor disproportionality as part of quarterly performance data.

The data for Q4 2021-22 will be published on the CPS website on 21 July 2022.

6th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, whether the Crown Prosecution Service has taken steps to examine how Modern Slavery legislation can be further used to (a) protect the public and (b) prevent the exploitation of vulnerable young men and women.

I am pleased to report that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has had considerable success in using Modern Slavery legislation to increase prosecutions of modern slavery cases involving the criminal and sexual exploitation of vulnerable young people.

Prosecutors work closely with law enforcement and give early investigative stage in all cases of modern slavery to build robust cases with the aim of lessening or removing the need to rely solely upon the evidence of vulnerable victims. The CPS will try to build victimless prosecutions where possible and has obtained convictions without reliance on the victim’s evidence.

The CPS will also, where possible, apply for Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders (STPOs) on conviction of a defendant. This enhances the court’s ability to place restrictions on individuals, ensuring that even after they have served their sentence any future risk of similar criminality is effectively managed. In cases involving unconvicted defendants, the CPS will also work with law enforcement agencies to obtain Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders (STROs) where there is a risk of harm to potential victims or to the public.

22nd Apr 2022
To ask the Attorney General, what the (a) total number and (b) proportion of prosecutions in each offence group is in each (i) region and (ii) local justice area of England and Wales that have stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn in each of the last five years.

The total number and proportion of prosecutions for cases that have stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn, is not publicly available for each crime type by region and local justice area of England and Wales, in the format that has been requested. Figures for victim attrition for all crime by region are included in the local criminal justice scorecards, which can be found at www.criminal-justice-scorecard.justice.gov.uk/.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
21st Apr 2022
To ask the Attorney General, what steps her Department is taking to increase prosecution rates for fraud.

Tackling Fraud is a top priority for this government and requires a sophisticated multi-agency approach, coordinating with domestic and international partners. As prosecuting agencies, both the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) play a vital part in that response.

Last year the CPS published its first ever Economic Crime Strategy, which affirms its commitment to improve criminal justice outcomes in this area and support victims. In the year ending September 2021, the CPS prosecuted 7,609 defendants, in cases where Fraud and Forgery was recorded as the principal offence. The conviction rate was 84.9%.

Taking into account judicial resolutions such as DPAs, the SFO’s successful judicial outcomes rate is 85% by case and 50% by defendant over the past four financial years [2018/19 – 2021/22].

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
21st Mar 2022
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to her Answer of 28 February 2022 to Question 128272, on Fraud: Criminal Investigation, how many prosecutions for fraud and forgery were dropped in each (a) region of the country and (b) local justice area in each of the last five years.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of defendants whose prosecution was dropped where the Principal Offence Category allocated at finalisation was Fraud and Forgery. This information can be further disaggregated to show the number in each CPS Area and further into each Local Criminal Justice Area.

The tables below show the number of defendants allocated the Principal Offence of Fraud and Forgery whose prosecution was dropped during each of the last five years.

(a) Fraud and Forgery Prosecutions Dropped in each CPS Regional Area

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

Cymru Wales

60

44

62

56

32

Eastern

82

47

54

41

47

East Midlands

92

78

89

76

80

London North

172

124

118

109

78

London South

201

163

135

113

79

Merseyside & Cheshire

38

44

80

82

55

North East

61

70

47

33

31

North West

59

75

72

48

31

South East

76

53

55

41

35

South West

49

43

39

28

45

Thames and Chiltern

72

74

75

48

31

Wessex

51

32

79

98

67

West Midlands

161

154

149

93

95

Yorkshire & Humberside

92

85

79

69

68

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

The table above excludes prosecutions dealt with by the central specialist casework teams.

(b) Fraud and Forgery Prosecutions Dropped in each Criminal Justice Area

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

Avon & Somerset

20

12

22

14

20

Cambridgeshire

8

5

14

7

11

Cheshire

10

21

13

15

11

Cleveland and Durham

23

22

20

11

17

Cumbria

6

4

7

6

3

Derbyshire

27

15

21

19

22

Devon & Cornwall

21

24

14

10

16

Dorset

10

8

6

7

8

Dyfed-Powys

9

5

6

4

3

East Midlands

63

63

68

51

58

Essex

47

30

16

14

20

Gloucestershire

7

7

3

4

9

Greater Manchester

35

48

38

25

14

Gwent

11

4

9

10

0

Hampshire

28

18

25

23

7

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

37

34

48

25

14

Humberside

12

11

16

15

18

Kent

31

21

19

18

14

Lancashire

17

24

28

16

19

London

397

302

274

248

156

Merseyside

30

21

25

22

12

Norfolk and Suffolk

24

13

20

18

17

North Wales

15

8

13

12

6

North Yorkshire

17

10

10

8

9

Northumbria

37

48

32

22

14

South Wales

29

27

27

9

15

South Yorkshire

18

20

28

11

13

Staffordshire

22

26

16

5

8

Surrey

29

14

18

7

14

Sussex

18

15

15

15

7

Thames Valley

38

39

27

21

16

Warwickshire

19

8

5

4

3

West Mercia

16

23

29

14

9

West Midlands

47

39

30

18

22

West Yorkshire

45

47

38

33

29

Wiltshire

9

7

12

3

6

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

The table above excludes prosecutions originating from other investigatory authorities such as the Department of Work and Pensions or HM Revenue and Customs.

The Fraud and Forgery category includes offences created by the Fraud Act 2006, forgery or copying false instruments, bribery, money laundering, bankruptcy offences and cheating the public revenue. It is not possible to separately report prosecution outcomes by the individual offences allocated to this category.

During the last five years, the CPS has prosecuted 67,817 defendants for fraud and forgery offences and convictions have been obtained against 58,671 (86.5%) of these defendants.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
18th Mar 2022
To ask the Attorney General, what the (a) total number and (b) proportion of prosecutions of each type of crime in each (i) region and (ii) local justice area of England and Wales is that have stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn in each of the last five years.

The total number and proportion of prosecutions for cases that have stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn, is not publicly available for each crime type by region and local justice area of England and Wales, in the format that has been requested. Figures for victim attrition for all crime by region are included in the local criminal justice scorecards, which can be found at www.criminal-justice-scorecard.justice.gov.uk/.This shows that the percentage of prosecutions that are stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn ranges from 11% in South West to 26% in North East in Q3 2021.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
14th Mar 2022
To ask the Attorney General, what assessment her Department has made of the potential cost to Secretary of State for Justice's Department of the Crown Prosecution Service converting a broader background of lawyers into solicitors via the Prosecutors Pathway Programme.

The Prosecutor Pathway Programme provides a unique career and development route for our people into the legal profession and ultimately that of a qualified criminal lawyer trained and suitable for deployment in the role of Crown Prosecutor. This sponsored programme seeks to promote development opportunity for those who might otherwise have been unable to consider a career in law due to socio-economic, cultural, or early life opportunities and assure an inclusive and diverse profession for the future.

The Crown Prosecution Service has not made any assessment of the potential cost to the Secretary of State for Justice’s Department through its use of the Prosecutor Pathway Programme.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
23rd Feb 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how many fraud cases have been discontinued in each of the last five years.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of cases of fraud which have been discontinued. This information could only be obtained by an examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.

While no data is held reporting the number of cases of fraud prosecuted, records are collated providing the number of defendants whose prosecution was completed where the case was marked as ‘Fraud and Forgery’.

During the last five years, the CPS has prosecuted 67,817 defendants for fraud and forgery offences and convictions have been obtained against 58,671 (86.5%) of these defendants.

The table below shows the number of defendants with cases marked as ‘Fraud and Forgery’ where the prosecution was dropped during each of the last five years.

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

Prosecutions Dropped

1,639

1,556

1,433

1,056

811

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

The Fraud and Forgery category includes offences created by the Fraud Act 2006, forgery or copying false instruments, bribery, money laundering, bankruptcy offences and cheating the public revenue. It is not possible to separately report prosecution outcomes by the individual offences allocated to this category.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
18th Feb 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of prosecutions have been suspended once charges have been made as a result of a victim (a) not providing evidence or (b) withdrawing in each of the last five years.

The below table sets out the number and percentage of Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cases over the last five years where a non-conviction outcome occurred due to complainant/victim issue.

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

Complainant/Victim Issues

20,774

17,811

15,399

11,713

9,609

% of Total Prosecutions

3.5%

3.3%

3.1%

2.6%

2.6%

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

Non-conviction outcomes involving complainant/Victim issues occur when one or all of the following apply: failure to attend or refusal to be called to give evidence, withdrawal of a complaint, including cases where complainants/victims have been intimidated but it is inappropriate to compel them to attend court and if the evidence of a complainant/victim fails to support the prosecution of the defendant, including issues of credibility, but there has been no retraction.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
25th Jan 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions have been brought against individuals or groups of individuals for charges of fraud involving the coronavirus bounce back loan scheme since the launch of that scheme.

The CPS Case Management System does not capture specific data on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
9th Mar 2020
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 757, on Slavery: Prosecutions, how many prosecutions there have been involving child victims under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in each year since 2015.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) records all offences charged under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and within those, the offences that involve child abuse are flagged. Since the Act came into force and up to the end of September 2019, the number of Modern Slavery Act offences flagged as child abuse is as follows:

  • 2015-2016: 1
  • 2016-2017: 21
  • 2017-2018: 26
  • 2018-2019: 8
  • April-Sept 2019: 3

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

There is no indication of the number of individual defendants prosecuted for these offences, the final outcome of the prosecution proceeding, or if the charged offence was the substantive charge at the time of finalisation. It is often the case that defendants will be prosecuted for more than one offence in the same set of proceedings.

9th Mar 2020
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020, to Question 757, on Slavery: Prosecutions, if her Department will publish annually the number of prosecutions that take place under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of cases involving child victims.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) publishes a detailed breakdown of prosecutions for all cases flagged as modern slavery and child abuse within the 2018-19 Violence against Women and Girls Report. This is supplemented by the quarterly Data Bulletins, which are available on the CPS Website.

The CPS reviews their data publication policy periodically throughout the year and at the beginning of the financial year. As part of this review the CPS will consider what data it will publish in 2020/21.

11th Feb 2020
To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions there have been under the Modern Slavery Act since 2015 for cases involving child victims.

The CPS records all offences charged under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and within those, the offences that involve child abuse are flagged. Since the Act came into force and up to the end of September 2019, the CPS has prosecuted 59 Modern Slavery Act offences involving child abuse.

Cases referred to the CPS by the police as modern slavery are often prosecuted under other legislation. The CPS has prosecuted 209 defendants for human trafficking offences involving child abuse, from 2015/16 to September 2019.

There is no indication of the number of individual defendants prosecuted for these offences or the final outcome of the prosecution proceeding or if the charged offence was the substantive charge at the time of finalisation. It is often the case that defendants will be prosecuted for more than one offence in the same set of proceedings.

29th Jan 2020
To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

As of 31 January 2020, there are no apprentices in the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). This is 0% of the total staff employed within the department.

As of 31 November 2019, there are 39 apprentices in Government Legal Department (GLD). This is 1.53% of the total staff employed within the department.

As of 31 December 2019, 3.7% of staff employed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are on an apprenticeship scheme.

As of 31 December 2019, there are 4 apprentices in the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). This is 0.85% of the total staff in the department.

As of 31 November 2019, there are no apprentices at HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). This is 0% of the total staff employed within the department.

12th Apr 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Q25 of the evidence given by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) to the EFRA Committee on 26 March 2024, HC 163, whether the Prime Minister has asked the Cabinet Office to investigate the compliance of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with the Ministerial Code.

I have been asked to reply.

I refer the hon. Member to the full statement by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs during his appearance at that Select Committee meeting (questions 25 to 27). The Secretary of State has recused himself from these matters. It is not uncommon for Ministers to balance their work as a constituency MP with their roles as Ministers, and there are established processes which support that.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
8th Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the total number of (a) farming and (b) growing businesses that have gone out of business in each year since 2010.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the Hon gentleman’s Parliamentary Question of 8th February is attached.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
18th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to provide an Answer to Question 98786 tabled by the hon. Member for Croydon North on 29 November 2022.

A response to the hon. Member’s question of 29 November 2022 was deposited in the House Libraries on 14 December 2022. However, due to an administrative error this was not sent to the hon. Member and the response to Question 98786 was not updated on the Parliament website.

I would like to apologise to the hon. Member for this error and assure him that it has been addressed and a copy of this response has been submitted to Parliament. Cabinet Office officials are also reviewing practices to ensure this type of administrative error does not happen again.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
17th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of individuals listed in each complaint about the conduct of the Rt. Hon. Member for Esher and Walton.

I refer the Hon Member to PQ99865. It would not be appropriate to comment on an ongoing independent investigation.

30th Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department holds any records of a formal complaint being made about the conduct of the Rt. Hon. Member for Esher and Walton.

I refer the Hon Member to PQ92230. The Prime Minister has appointed Adam Tolley KC to conduct an independent investigation into formal complaints which have been made about the conduct of the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, the Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

The Terms of Reference for the investigation have been published on gov.uk.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1119738/2022.11.23_Terms_of_Reference_-_Investigation.pdf

Following the establishment of the independent investigation, and the Cabinet Office receiving a further formal complaint relating to Mr Raab's conduct at the Department for Exiting the European Union, the Prime Minister has additionally asked the investigator to establish the specific facts surrounding this complaint, in line with the Terms of Reference for the existing investigation.

19th Jul 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his timescale is for the publication of the Levelling Up White Paper.

We will publish a landmark Levelling Up White Paper later this year, articulating how bold new policy interventions will improve opportunity and boost livelihoods across the country as we recover from the pandemic.

12th May 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to include proposals on devolution in the proposed White Paper on levelling up.

Levelling Up is at the heart of this government’s agenda to build back better after the pandemic and to deliver for citizens in every part of the UK. The detail of bold new policy interventions to improve livelihoods and opportunity in every part of the UK will be published later in the year, as part of our landmark Levelling Up White Paper.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
20th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021, to Question 179137, on Regional Planning and Development: Public Opinion, whether his Department has commissioned work to be undertaken by external polling and communications agencies into public attitudes on the Government's Levelling Up agenda.

I refer the hon. Member to my response to PQ179137, answered on 15 April 2021 which confirmed that details of departmental expenditure and contracts are published on GOV.UK.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
16th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish records of all activities undertaken by Crown Representatives as part of the work of his Department.

Crown Representatives help the government to act as a single customer. They work across departments to:

  • ensure a single and strategic view of the government’s needs is communicated to the market;

  • identify areas for cost savings or operational improvements;

  • act as a point of focus for cross-cutting supplier-related issues.

Crown Representatives cover all sectors of service provision including small and medium enterprises, voluntary sector organisations, mutually owned organisations, large suppliers and specific sectors. All Crown Representatives complete Conflict of Interest declarations every six months.

Information about the Crown Representative programme, including a list of the current Crown Representatives and strategic suppliers is available on GOV.UK here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-suppliers

We will write to the hon. Member with further information and place a copy of the letter in the House Library.



Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
12th Apr 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish research commissioned by the Government and undertaken by external polling and communications agencies into public attitudes on the levelling up agenda.

As has been the case with successive administrations, Government routinely works with suppliers to provide polling and market research work so as to understand public attitudes and behaviours to inform policy-making. Details of departmental expenditure and contracts are published on GOV.UK.

Cabinet Office does not hold this information centrally.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is his Department's policy that elections scheduled for May 2021 go ahead as planned.

Primary legislation states that the elections will go ahead in May 2021.

We continue to work closely with the electoral community, including electoral suppliers, and public health bodies to resolve challenges and ensure everyone will be able to cast their vote safely and securely - and in a way of their choosing.

Measures are planned to support absent voting at short notice. Guidance will be published in good time ahead of the polls and this matter will be kept under review. The House will be kept updated.

The Government has also engaged with the Parliamentary Parties Panel to ensure that views from political parties are taken on board.

22nd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on the use of non-disclosure agreements in the civil service for settling cases involving racial discrimination or abuse grievances.

The Cabinet Office publishes guidance on the use of confidentiality clauses in the Civil Service. This is publicly available here. It makes clear that such clauses should not be used to prevent staff from raising or discussing allegations of bullying, harassment or discrimination.

As part of the Government's evidence for the Women and Equalities Committee report on the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrminination cases, we provided details on the number of non-disclosure agreements used in the Civil Service including those that were used in cases of alleged discrimination. This represents the latest data we have available.

22nd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-disclosure agreements have been used by each Government department for settling grievance cases in each of the last five years.

The Cabinet Office publishes guidance on the use of confidentiality clauses in the Civil Service. This is publicly available here. It makes clear that such clauses should not be used to prevent staff from raising or discussing allegations of bullying, harassment or discrimination.

As part of the Government's evidence for the Women and Equalities Committee report on the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrminination cases, we provided details on the number of non-disclosure agreements used in the Civil Service including those that were used in cases of alleged discrimination. This represents the latest data we have available.

22nd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, many non-disclosure agreements have been used by each Government department for settling discrimination cases in each of the last five years.

The Cabinet Office publishes guidance on the use of confidentiality clauses in the Civil Service. This is publicly available here. It makes clear that such clauses should not be used to prevent staff from raising or discussing allegations of bullying, harassment or discrimination.

As part of the Government's evidence for the Women and Equalities Committee report on the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrminination cases, we provided details on the number of non-disclosure agreements used in the Civil Service including those that were used in cases of alleged discrimination. This represents the latest data we have available.

17th Jun 2020
To ask the Prime Minister, how many times and on what dates he has met with Richard Desmond since he became Prime Minister.

Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on gov.uk.

17th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list all meetings the Prime Minister has had with donors to the Conservative Party since he became Prime Minister.

Ministers publish details of their government meetings with external individuals and organisations on GOV.UK.

The Government does not collate details of whether such individuals or organisations have made donations to any political party in the past.

This would not be a material consideration in deciding whether to hold any meeting, nor with the topics discussed.

15th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Cabinet Secretary is undertaking an inquiry into the circumstances by which the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government made his decision on the Westferry Printworks development, PA/18/01877/A1 on 14 January 2020.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has yesterday published a comprehensive statement to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on the manner in which the Westferry planning appeal was determined, and released a comprehensive collection of associated documents into the public domain; and I also refer the Hon. Member to the Secretary of State’s speech in the Opposition Day Debate.

The Cabinet Secretary has not undertaken an investigation; he has written to the Hon. Member in relation to this matter in reply to his letter. Given the Hon. Member publicly released his original letter, I am placing a copy of this reply in the Libraries of the House.

20th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on which dates data on people who are medically extremely vulnerable to covid-19 and should therefore be shielded has been provided to local authorities; and the details of how many individuals were provided on each occasion.

The Government Digital Service (GDS) - acting as the data controller for the shielded patient list (SPL) (ie persons who are medically extremely vulnerable to covid-19), as supplied by the NHS - has provided data of individuals on this list to local authorities. GDS initially provided data from the ‘registered list’ to local authorities in late March. From 2 April GDS provided the entire SPL, which was updated by the NHS on 9 April and 6 May, and then on a rolling basis.

Individual local authorities are only able to access SPL records where the postcode matches their relevant area.

The number of NHS SPL individuals was 2,232,175 as at 26 May 2020 and the number of 'registered list' individuals was 1,190,213 as at 26 May 2020. Note that the ‘registered list’ is broadly a subset of the SPL, not additional to it.

4th Mar 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has submitted a witness statement to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in Module Five in his capacity as a previous (a) Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and (b) Mayor of London.

The Inquiries Act 2005 empowers the Chair of an Inquiry to require the production of evidence, including from witnesses. The Prime Minister has received no requests for a witness statement from the Chair of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The London Fire Commissioner (which replaced LFEPA in 2017) is a core participant in the Inquiry.

4th Mar 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contingency plans he has in place for the elections on 7 May 2020 in the event of a covid-19 outbreak.

The Government continues to assess the impact of Covid-19 and is reviewing any implications for the delivery of public services on an ongoing basis. Our approach has been, and will continue to be, guided by the evidence and latest advice from medical experts, including the Chief Medical Officer.

We are currently working to facilitate the local, mayoral, and Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 7 May going ahead as planned.

We will of course continue to monitor the situation, and we are developing our responses and contingency plans as necessary.

31st Jan 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of staff employed by the Department for Exiting the European Union were apprentices.

Data regarding the number of apprentices in each Government Department is published yearly as part of routine Government transparency. The most recent report was published in September 2019, covering the 2018-2019 financial year, and can be found on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-apprenticeship-data-2018-to-2019

29th Jan 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of staff employed by No. 10 Downing Street are apprentices.

Data regarding the number of apprentices in each Government Department is published yearly as part of routine Government transparency. The most recent report was published in September 2019, covering the 2018-2019 financial year, and can be found on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-apprenticeship-data-2018-to-2019

20th Dec 2019
To ask the Prime Minister, which ministers attended the meeting with SPAC Nation at Downing Street on 9 May 2018.

Details of ministerial meetings are published and available on the gov.uk website; no such Ministerial meeting took place.

20th Dec 2019
To ask the Prime Minister, what the purpose was of the visit by SPAC Nation to Downing Street on 9 May 2018.

Details of ministerial meetings are published and available on the gov.uk website; no such Ministerial meeting took place.