Gov Written Answer – #wco Justice (Justice: Rape)

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MacTaggart, Fiona raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Family Courts; Legal Aid; Scrutiny

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) what the longest sentence received by a woman prosecuted for (a) perverting the course of justice, (b) perjury and (c) wasting police time was following the withdrawal of a complaint of rape or domestic violence in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) how many prosecutions for offences of rape were discontinued following a withdrawal by the victim between May 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions were discontinued in the same period in 2009;

(3) how many women who have retracted a complaint of rape or domestic violence were prosecuted for (a) wasting police time, (b) perjury and (c) perverting the course of justice between May 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions there were in the same period in 2009;

(4) how many prosecutions for offences of domestic violence were discontinued following a retraction by the victim between May 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions were discontinued in the same period in 2009.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Blunt, Crispin

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-01-24b.35172.h

Published: 24/01/2011 14:00:00
http://www.wheresmydad.org.uk
http://www.thirdchamber.org.uk

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