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Still the Government can't answer how many have been convicted

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Antony Steen asked the Home office how many of the 125 taken to court from penatmeter II were convicted. He also asked why the other 400ish have not been take to court. The Home Office have no idea how many were convicted and what they were convicted of. Of the 400 not prosecuted, for human trafficking lack of evidence, and then a long obtuse reply stating they may have been convicted for other offenses.

With the massive form filling the police and courts have to do to meet government guidlines, I would have though this information would have been readily to hand.

The CPS's records do not show how many of the 125 prosecutions have resulted in conviction or the sentence passed. Cases from Operation Pentameter II are at different stages in the criminal justice system. However, the impact of Operation Pentameter II on the numbers of prosecutions for human trafficking will be considered as part of the overall

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2008-11-13a.235542.h&s=prostitution#g235542.r0

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2008-11-13a.235646.h&s=prostitution#g235646.r0

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It might just be that if they released the actual figures their case for linking all prostitution with human trafficking would be reduced & therefore Jacqui Smith; bit of a coincidence that she should be Home Secretary, might have her proposed legislation get less consideration than she thinks it deserves.

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The other question, still not answered, is what did Pentameter 2 cost. This was asked in the House of Lords, but the minister ducked the question.

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