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Sexual Harassment

Question for Attorney General

UIN 112789, tabled on 13 November 2017

To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on cases involving sexual harassment.

Answered on

16 November 2017

I have regular discussions with the Director of Public Prosecutions on a variety of issues

Sexual harassment covers a wide range of conduct. Some cases will meet the threshold for sexual or other offences which are investigated by the police.

When the CPS receives a file from the police it will review the evidence in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors in order to establish if there is a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest. Where both stages of this test are met a prosecution will be brought.

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