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Emily Thornberry

Labour - Islington South and Finsbury

First elected: 5th May 2005

Shadow Attorney General

(since November 2021)

1 APPG membership (as of 8 Apr 2024)
Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK
2 Former APPG memberships
Rule of Law, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
6th Apr 2020 - 29th Nov 2021
Shadow Foreign Secretary
27th Jun 2016 - 5th Apr 2020
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
20th Jul 2016 - 6th Oct 2016
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
5th Jan 2016 - 27th Jun 2016
Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)
18th Sep 2015 - 5th Jan 2016
Health and Social Care Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 26th Oct 2015
Shadow Attorney General
7th Oct 2011 - 20th Nov 2014
Shadow Minister (Health)
8th Oct 2010 - 7th Oct 2011
Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)
12th May 2010 - 8th Oct 2010
Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
23rd Oct 2006 - 2nd Nov 2009
Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee
23rd Oct 2006 - 2nd Nov 2009
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee)
1st May 2008 - 22nd Jul 2008
Environmental Audit Committee
12th Jul 2005 - 26th Mar 2007
Draft Legal Services Bill (Joint Committee)
15th May 2006 - 25th Jul 2006


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Emily Thornberry has voted in 606 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Elizabeth Truss (Conservative)
(46 debate interactions)
Greg Hands (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(20 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(15 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for International Trade
(104 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(19 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Trade Bill 2019-21
(6,916 words contributed)
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Islington South and Finsbury Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

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).

Emily Thornberry has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Emily Thornberry

20th May 2021
Emily Thornberry signed this EDM on Monday 7th June 2021

Fire and rehire

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes with alarm the growing number of employers who are dismissing and re-engaging staff on worse pay and terms and conditions, a practice commonly known as fire and rehire; agrees with the Government that such tactics represent an unacceptable abuse of power by rogue bosses, many of …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 35
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
28th February 2018
Emily Thornberry signed this EDM on Tuesday 6th March 2018

SIMEON ANDREWS

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Simeon Andrews, whose advice and assistance has proved invaluable to so many Labour movement comrades and Parliamentary colleagues; pays tribute to his success in creating and co-ordinating several union parliamentary groups and cross-party groups; notes his earlier achievements …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 16 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 39
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 1
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Emily Thornberry, 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 Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Emily Thornberry


A Bill to amend the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 in relation to grants to persons ceasing to hold ministerial and other offices; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Tuesday 27th February 2024

1 Bill co-sponsored by Emily Thornberry

Fur Trade (Prohibition) Bill 2019-21
Sponsor - Taiwo Owatemi (Lab)


Latest 50 Written Questions

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11 Other Department Questions
21st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether any officials, advisers or ministers from her Department have held discussions with representatives of (a) the Qatari government, (b) the consortium led by Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani or (c) Manchester United Football Club on that consortium's proposed takeover of that club.

Officials, advisers and ministers from my department have had no such discussions.

Any purchase of a football club is a matter for the owners and potential purchasers to resolve, including meeting any relevant requirement of the league in which they compete.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
7th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many ministerial red (a) boxes and (b) folders were in use by her Department as of 1 February bearing the inscription Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and how much public money was spent on the procurement of those items.

As of 1 February, 4 ministerial folders bearing the inscription ‘Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’ were in use by the Department. The cost of each folder was £495 (including a £15 delivery fee).

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
23rd Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November to Question 90762 on Equality: Surveys, if she will list the (a) 12 main questions and (b) 28 sub-questions, and the associated answer options associated with each question, that have been included in the 2022 British Social Attitudes Survey at the request of the Equality Hub.

The 12 main questions, 28 sub-questions and associated answer options that the Equality Hub have included in the 2022 British Social Attitudes Survey are in the attached document.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
18th Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the contract awarded by The Equality Hub to the National Centre for Social Research on 10 October under procurement reference CCZZ22A10, what are the 27.5 items proposed for inclusion in the 2022 British Social Attitudes survey.

The 27.5 items relate to 12 main questions, 28 sub-questions and associated answer options that the Equality Hub have included in the 2022 British Social Attitudes Survey. They provide useful information on public attitudes on equalities issues including over long-term trends. The questions cover areas of gender, sexuality, disability and social mobility.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
5th Sep 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to Section 109(4) of the Equality Act 2010, whether the provision of mandatory training for civil service staff regarding their obligations under the Equality Act has been cited as a defence against Section 109 proceedings by (a) a Government department and (b) other public sector body since the commencement of that Act.

This information is not held centrally. Proceedings under the Equality Act 2010 are brought against individual Government departments, or the employing public sector body.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
27th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will publish details of the fourteen individuals and organisations appointed as expert advisers on the Social Mobility Commission's Policy and Evidence Advisory Panel under the terms of procurement process reference SMC-2122-35.

The tender exercise for Expert Advisers on the Social Mobility Commission's Policy and Evidence Advisory Panel has concluded. The outcome can be found on the Contracts Finder website: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/notice/aa001085-f74f-4840-a39f-c93c3d1be71a?origin=SearchResults&p=1.

We are unable to publish the names of private individuals contracted at this stage for reasons of data protection. While individual names have been redacted, seven of the Policy & Evidence Advisory Panel members applied through their respective organisations or companies and these details are available on the Contracts Finder website cited above.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
8th Mar 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what remuneration members of the Gender Equality Advisory Council will receive for the work they do on behalf of the UK’s G7 presidency.

Membership of the Gender Equality Advisory Council is voluntary and unpaid.

8th Mar 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent progress the Government has made in contributing to the 2018 G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council’s recommendations (a) 18.1, (b) 28 and (c) 40.

Under the UK G7 Presidency, the Prime Minister has reconvened the Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC). I am delighted to act as Ministerial Lead working with the independent Council and building on the foundations laid by the Canadian and French G7 presidencies, and to champion the core principles of freedom, opportunity, individual humanity and dignity for women around the world.

The Government remains deeply committed to tackling global poverty and helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Despite the economic challenges we face, the UK will remain a major donor spending 0.5 per cent of GNI on Overseas Development Aid (ODA).

The Foreign Secretary’s Strategic Framework for UK ODA announced in the House on 26 November 2020 will see us focus on global challenges where the UK can make the most impact: on climate change and biodiversity; girls’ education; COVID and global health security; on open societies, conflict resolution, humanitarian crises and trade and economic development.

FCDO supports a range of programmes that promote the importance of data to inform policy-making and programme delivery focused on the needs of the most vulnerable. Having joined the Inclusive Data Charter last year, we will produce an Action Plan on improving the quality, quantity, financing, and availability of inclusive and disaggregated data, as well as the capacity and capability to produce and use it.

The Prime Minister has made absolutely clear our continued commitment to stand up for the right of every girl to 12 years of quality education. ODA spending is only one of our tools in achieving our ambitions; this year we will be co-hosting the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment with Kenya and using our G7 Presidency to rally the international community to step up support to girls’ education.

8th Mar 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent progress the Government has made in implementing commitments made under the 2019 Biarritz Partnership for Gender Equality.

This Government is fully committed to fulfilling our obligations under international agreements, and remains steadfast in its commitment to advance gender equality and women and girls’ rights.

Our landmark Domestic Abuse Bill is on track to achieve Royal Assent by the end of April 2021 and represents our determination to tackle this abhorrent crime. We remain determined to better protect and support the victims of abuse and their children and bring perpetrators to justice.

Importantly, provision within this Bill brings us even closer to compliance with the Istanbul Convention and this Government’s commitment to ratifying it, as set out in the most recent annual report on progress towards ratification published by the Home Office in October 2020.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
8th Mar 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to (a) announce a date, (b) confirm a programme and (c) issue invitations for the Government's international Safe To Be Me conference.

This Government is committed to delivering an international LGBT conference that will bring together governments from around the world, international civil society, businesses and Parliamentarians to address the safety of LGBT people at home and abroad.

Safe To Be Me: A Global Equality Conference was planned to take place in London between 27 and 29 May 2020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference had to be postponed. We are considering a variety of alternative options on how we can address this commitment in a way that is fit-for-purpose and safe for our delegates. We will be announcing the rescheduled dates shortly, followed by the programme and invitations in due course.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
7th Mar 2024
To ask the Attorney General, whether any costs were incurred by the Government Legal Department in relation to the libel action pursued by Professor Kate Sang against the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, following her letter of 23 October 2023 to UK Research and Innovation on that organisation's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion board.

In line with normal Government Legal Department charging arrangements, any costs in relation to this matter have been or will be borne by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

Robert Courts
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
7th Mar 2024
To ask the Attorney General, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions the Law Officers have been informed that ministers in other Government departments are the defendants in a libel action in (a) their personal capacity, (b) their official position and (c) both since 19 December 2019.

I cannot answer your question as to do so would be in breach of the Law Officers’ Convention.

Paragraph 2.13 of the Ministerial Code clearly states that the fact that the Law Officers have advised or have not advised and the content of their advice must not be disclosed outside Government without their authority.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
23rd Jan 2024
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2023 to Question 9197 on Attorney General: Written Questions, for what reason her Department has been unable to answer the Questions within the usual time period.

I responded to your questions 6773 and 6774 on 24 January 2024. Please accept my apologies for the delay.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
15th Jan 2024
To ask the Attorney General, when she expects the Government Legal Department to publish its gender pay gap report for the financial year 2022-23.

The Government Legal Department will publish its gender pay gap report for the financial year 2022-23 by 30 March 2024.

Robert Courts
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
11th Jan 2024
To ask the Attorney General, when she plans to respond to Questions 6773 and 6774 on Attorney General: Redundancy Pay, tabled by the hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury on 13 December 2023.

The Attorney General's Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
13th Dec 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2023 to Question 4982, whether the three other severance payments to Ministers made since 2015 were recorded in her Department's annual reports and accounts.

I would like to thank the Rt Hon Member for bringing this matter to our attention. Due to an oversight in the administrative process by officials, these three payments were not disclosed in the 2022-23 HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor Annual Report and Accounts. The payments will be properly reflected in the 2023-24 HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor Annual Report and Accounts, in line with prevailing guidance on departmental accounts.

In the interests of transparency, I can confirm that in the 2022-23 period, the following payments were made:

My right hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk) - £14,490 (August 2022)

My hon. Friend the Member for Eddisbury (Edward Timpson) - £14,490 (October 2022)

My right hon. Friend the Member for Northampton North (Sir Michael Ellis) - £23,612 (November 2022)

All three severance payments were made under the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991, which provides for severance payments to Ministers who cease to hold office and are not reappointed to the government within 3 weeks. This reflects the lack of any notice period when Ministers leave government.

I would note that such statutory provisions have existed across governments of all political colours.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
4th Dec 2023
To ask the Attorney General, whether any severance payments have been made by her Department to Ministers other than to the Rt hon. Member for Torridge and West Devon since 1 January 2015.

Apart from the severance payment made to the Rt Hon. Member for Torridge and West Devon, the Attorney General’s Office has made three other severance payments since 2015.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
23rd Oct 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2022 to Question 107061 on Attorney General: Incentives, how much the Government Legal Department spent on purchasing non-cash vouchers for staff as reward and recognition bonuses in 2022-23.

Purchasing non-cash vouchers as reward and recognition bonuses for staff is standard practice across Government.

The Government Legal Department spent £240,605 on purchasing non-cash vouchers for staff as reward and recognition bonuses in 2022-23.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
18th Oct 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what estimate she has made of the total costs incurred by the Serious Fraud Office in pursuing the cases dropped on 24 August 2023 against (a) the Alpha and Green Park Group of companies, (b) ENRC and (c) Rio Tinto.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) does not disclose the costs associated with its cases as this risks prejudicing the administration of justice and is against the public interest. Information on how the SFO uses resources is published in aggregate in its Annual Report and Accounts.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
19th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, on how many working days did the Crown Prosecution Service’s case management system experience (a) planned and (b) unplanned outages that prevented staff from accessing the system between 1 April and 30 September 2023.

Planned outages

There were two planned outages on working days, namely 25th April and 27th June.

Further, there was a planned outage on the weekend of Saturday 19th August to Sunday 20th August, which included an outage during the CPS core working hours of Saturday morning.

Unplanned outages

There were three unplanned outages, namely on the 4th August, 16th August, and 17th August.

Further, there were two periods on the 20th June and 15th August of degraded service. During these periods some users were not able to log in to the system.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
19th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, if she will publish a list of the (a) dates when the case management system experienced its ten longest outages, (b) the number of hours the case management system could not be used on each date and (c) whether each outage was (i) planned or (ii) unplanned between 1 April and 30 September 2023.

Planned outages are normally scheduled outside the CPS core working hours (Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm and Saturday 8am – 1pm) to minimise impact.

The table below sets out:

a) Days and dates when the case management system (CMS) experienced its ten longest outages;

b) The number of hours the case management system could not be used on each date; and

c) whether each outage was planned or unplanned.

Outage Start

Outage End

Duration (Hrs/Mins)

Planned / Unplanned

Sunday 23/04/2023 08:00

23/04/2023 13:00

05:00

Planned

Tuesday 25/04/2023 19:15

25/04/2023 23:30

04:15

Planned

Thursday 11/05/2023 19:00

11/05/2023 20:00

01:00

Unplanned

Wednesday 07/06/2023 19:15

07/06/2023 20:45

01:30

Planned

Tuesday 27/06/2023 17:30

27/06/2023 21:30

04:00

Planned

Tuesday 11/07/2023 19:15

12/07/2023 00:15

05:00

Planned

Friday 04/08/2023 17:36

04/08/2023 20:28

02:52

Unplanned

Sunday 06/08/2023 08:00

06/08/2023 13:30

05:30

Planned

Wednesday 16/08/2023 13:00

16/08/2023 15:11

02:11

Unplanned

Saturday 19/08/2023 14:00

20/08/2023 19:00

29:00

Planned

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship, (b) stalking and (c) harassment and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) causing death by dangerous driving or (b) causing death by careless driving whilst over the prescribed limit and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021/22 and (ii) 2022/23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs or (b) conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) wounding or (b) wounding with intent and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) assault occasioning actual bodily harm or (b) causing grievous bodily harm with intent and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) sexual activity with a child or (b) making an indecent image of a child and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) rape of a child under 13 or (b) sexual assault of a child under 13 and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) rape or (b) sexual assault and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) murder or (b) manslaughter and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many times defendants were informed that they had been charged with (a) robbery, (b) conspiracy to commit robbery, (c) burglary and (d) conspiracy to commit burglary and given a date and time to appear in court by a Postal Requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in financial years (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
4th Sep 2023
To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions defendants were informed that they (a) had been charged with an (i) indictable and (ii) either-way offence and (b) given a date and time to appear in court via a postal requisition letter from the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales in the (A) 2021-22 and (B) 2022-23 financial year.

The Police issue all postal requisition letters following Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice to charge, and have sole responsibility for decisions on, and issue of, postal requisition letters. The CPS does not hold the relevant data.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
17th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to Recommendation 9 of the Joint Inspectorate’s Phase Two report into the police and Crown Prosecution Service response to rape published in February 2022, in how many and what proportion of rape cases resulting in a conviction in the 2022-23 financial year was there no record of the victim (a) making and (b) actively declining the option to make a victim personal statement prior to sentencing.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have a central record of the number of victim personal statements made, updated or where a victim declined to provide one.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
17th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to Recommendation 9 of the Joint Inspectorate’s Phase Two report into the police and Crown Prosecution Service response to rape, published in February 2022, in how many and what proportion of rape cases resulting in a conviction in the 2022-23 financial year did the victim (a) make a victim personal statement prior to trial, (b) make or update a victim personal statement between trial and sentencing and (c) actively decline the option to make a victim personal statement.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have a central record of the number of victim personal statements made, updated or where a victim declined to provide one.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
17th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many people were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service as prosecutors on 30 June; and how many of those had (a) been in post for at least twelve months and (b) prosecuted at least one case before the (i) magistrates court and (ii) crown court between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023.

As at 30 June 2023, there were (a) 113 Asscociate Prosecutors and (b) 235 Crown Prosecutors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). In total, there were 3304 people employed by the CPS as proseuctors on 30 June 2023, with 3040 in post for at least 12 months. The CPS manages its workforce data systems separately from its prosecution casework and the response would require disproportionate and significant manual input. *Data extracted is accurate at point of enquiry on 18 July 2023. Consequent changes to data input may mean that this data will change at some point in the future.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
17th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many people were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service as (a) an associate prosecutor and (b) a crown prosecutor as of 30 June 2023.

As at 30 June 2023, there were (a) 113 Asscociate Prosecutors and (b) 235 Crown Prosecutors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). In total, there were 3304 people employed by the CPS as proseuctors on 30 June 2023, with 3040 in post for at least 12 months. The CPS manages its workforce data systems separately from its prosecution casework and the response would require disproportionate and significant manual input. *Data extracted is accurate at point of enquiry on 18 July 2023. Consequent changes to data input may mean that this data will change at some point in the future.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
13th Jul 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2023 to Question 125375 on Stalking, how many prosecutions were commenced into offences of stalking in financial year 2022/23.

The data for the financial year 2022/23 will be available from 20 July 2023 on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) website in line with CPS quarterly data publications.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
19th May 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many staff in the Government Legal Department received public sector equality training in the period between (a) 13 February 2020 to 2 August 2022, (b) 3 August 2022 to 6 September 2022, and (c) 7 September 2022 to 15 May 2023.

Training on the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and other elements of equality law is provided to GLD staff in a range of formats, including live training sessions and on demand video content and e-learning modules.

The table below provides the total number of individuals recorded as having engaged with all formats of training during the time periods in question.

Time period

Number of individuals

13 February 2020 to 2 August 2022

637

3 August 2022 to 6 September 2022

6

7 September 2022 to 15 May 2023

178

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
30th Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2023 to Question 166164 on Government Departments: Staff, what the overall rating out of 100 recorded was in the most recent Leesman office surveys undertaken by the (a) Crown Prosecution Service, (b) Government Legal Department and (c) Serious Fraud Office.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not undertake Leesman surveys. Any such office surveys are completed by the Government Property Agency (GPA). The Government Legal Department (GLD) holds no data on this. At the time of the last survey, none of the core GLD buildings were managed by the GPA. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) scored 52.7 out of 100 on the latest Leesman Office survey.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
23rd Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what proportion of the difference between the figure provided in that answer for the number of prosecutors employed in the Crown Prosecution Service regions as of 31 December 2019 (2,009) and the figure provided in the answer of 20 December 2021 to Question 90844 for the total number of prosecutors employed by the CPS on the same date (2,800) is accounted for by the inclusion in the latter figure of prosecutors employed in the CPS Direct and CPS Central Casework divisions.

The total of 2,800 in the answer to question 90844 includes 414 prosecutors (including managers) employed in CPS Direct and CPS Central Casework Divisions.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
23rd Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what proportion of the difference between the figure provided in that answer (2,182) for the number of prosecutors employed in the Crown Prosecution Service regions as of 31 December 2020 and the figure provided in the answer of 20 December 2021 to Question 90844 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff for the total number of prosecutors employed by the CPS on the same date (3,025) is accounted for by the inclusion in the latter figure of prosecutors employed in the CPS Direct and CPS Central Casework divisions.

The total 3,025 in answer to question 90844 includes 436 prosecutors (including managers) employed in CPS Direct and CPS Central Casework Divisions

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
23rd Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: South West, what proportion of the difference between the figure provided in that Answer for the number of prosecutors employed in the Crown Prosecution Service regions as of 31 December 2021 (2,230) and the figure provided in the Answer of 20 December 2021 to Question 90844 for the total number of prosecutors employed by the CPS on the same date (3,118) is accounted for by the inclusion in the latter figure of prosecutors employed in the CPS Direct and CPS Central Casework divisions.

The total of 3,118 in the answer to question 90844 includes 438 prosecutors (including managers) employed in CPS Direct and CPS Central Casework Divisions. The figures were not from the same date. As stated in answer to question 90844, the data was correct as of 30 November 2021. As stated in answer to question 16370, the data was correct as of 31 December 2021.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
23rd Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2023 to Question 163750 on Crown Prosecution Service: South West, what accounts for the difference between the figure provided in that answer for the total number of prosecutors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service as of 31 December 2022 (2,703) and the equivalent figure provided in the Answer of 13 February 2023 to Question 139145 (2,389).

They are not equivalent figures. As stated in answer to Question 163750, the grand total was 2,703. Whereas the table in answer to Question 139145 gave a breakdown and not a grand total. In addition to the 2,389 prosecutors in that table are Crown Advocates; Associate Prosecutors; and qualified and experienced prosecutors in corporate roles such as legal trainers. Further, as stated in answer to Question 163750, consequential changes to data input may mean that the data will change at some point in the future.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
13th Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutors and (b) other staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the Wessex CPS area as of 31 December (i) 2010, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2019, (iv) 2020, (v) 2021 and (vi) 2022.

The responses to parliamentary questions 163738-163750 have been grouped. The data provided includes all staff grades full time equivalent posts and has been extracted from the CPS Oracle HR database. It is accurate at point of enquiry on 20 March 2023. Consequent changes to data input may mean that this data will change at some point in the future. Data is unavailable for 2010 and 2012 as we do not retain detailed data such as business unit specific information for more than 6 years. Due to the size of the data available, it is presented on a separate document.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
13th Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutors and (b) other staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the Thames and Chiltern CPS area as of 31 December (i) 2010, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2019, (iv) 2020, (v) 2021 and (vi) 2022.

The responses to parliamentary questions 163738-163750 have been grouped. The data provided includes all staff grades full time equivalent posts and has been extracted from the CPS Oracle HR database. It is accurate at point of enquiry on 20 March 2023. Consequent changes to data input may mean that this data will change at some point in the future. Data is unavailable for 2010 and 2012 as we do not retain detailed data such as business unit specific information for more than 6 years. Due to the size of the data available, it is presented on a separate document.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
13th Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutors and (b) other staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the South West CPS area as of 31 December (i) 2010, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2019, (iv) 2020, (v) 2021 and (vi) 2022.

The responses to parliamentary questions 163738-163750 have been grouped. The data provided includes all staff grades full time equivalent posts and has been extracted from the CPS Oracle HR database. It is accurate at point of enquiry on 20 March 2023. Consequent changes to data input may mean that this data will change at some point in the future. Data is unavailable for 2010 and 2012 as we do not retain detailed data such as business unit specific information for more than 6 years. Due to the size of the data available, it is presented on a separate document.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
13th Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutors and (b) other staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the South East CPS area on 31 December (i) 2010, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2019, (iv) 2020, (v) 2021 and (vi) 2022.

The responses to parliamentary questions 163738-163750 have been grouped. The data provided includes all staff grades full time equivalent posts and has been extracted from the CPS Oracle HR database. It is accurate at point of enquiry on 20 March 2023. Consequent changes to data input may mean that this data will change at some point in the future. Data is unavailable for 2010 and 2012 as we do not retain detailed data such as business unit specific information for more than 6 years. Due to the size of the data available, it is presented on a separate document.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
13th Mar 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutors and (b) other staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the North West CPS area on 31 December (i) 2010, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2019, (iv) 2020, (v) 2021 and (vi) 2022.

The responses to parliamentary questions 163738-163750 have been grouped. The data provided includes all staff grades full time equivalent posts and has been extracted from the CPS Oracle HR database. It is accurate at point of enquiry on 20 March 2023. Consequent changes to data input may mean that this data will change at some point in the future. Data is unavailable for 2010 and 2012 as we do not retain detailed data such as business unit specific information for more than 6 years. Due to the size of the data available, it is presented on a separate document.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)