Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|9 Oct 2017, 3:03 p.m.||Family Courts: Perjury||Andrew Bridgen|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women were prosecuted for perjury in the family court in 2016.
Answer (Dominic Raab)
10 men and 6 women were prosecuted for perjury in the family court in England and Wales in 2016.
This information was obtained from a manual review of court case files that centrally held data indicated may be relevant, and as such has not been through the same quality assurance processes as for routinely published data.
These figures relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.