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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Grants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 252658 on Youth Offending Teams: Grants, what the real terms change was in the value of Youth justice grants allocated to each local authority to fund Youth Offending Teams between 2010-11 and 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276569 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>The real terms change in the value of youth justice grant allocated to each local authority to help fund Youth Offending Teams (YOT) between 2010/11 and 2017/18 is set out in the table below. Published totals for 2018/19 and 2019/20 are not yet available. Data for 2018/19 will shortly be available in aggregate form in the Youth Justice Board’s annual accounts and will be published at YOT level in the annual statistics published in January 2020. Data for 2019/20 will be available one year later.</p><p> </p><p>The overall youth justice grant has reduced by 56% (in real terms) between 2010/11 and 2017/18. This is set against a 69% reduction in the number of First Time Entrant’s into the youth justice system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T15:36:36.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T15:36:36.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name PQ 276569 Table.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title PQ 276569 Table more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138650
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Grants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 252658 on Youth Offending Teams: Grants, what the value was of youth justice grants allocated to each local authority to fund Youth Offending Teams in 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276570 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The value of youth justice grants allocated to each local authority to fund Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) in 2010-2011, is set out in the attached table.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276571 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T16:52:06.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:52:06.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name Table for PQ 276570 and 276571.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Table: Funding paid to YOTs more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138651
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Grants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 252658 on Youth Offending Teams: Grants and with reference to allocation of funding for 2019-20, what the value was of youth justice grants allocated to each local authority to fund Youth Offending Teams in 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276571 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The value of youth justice grants allocated to each local authority to fund Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) in 2010-2011, is set out in the attached table.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276570 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T16:52:06.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:52:06.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name Table for PQ 276570 and 276571.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Table: Funding paid to YOTs more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138652
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trials: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for a not guilty plea trial for an alleged sexual offence in each court in (a) 2011 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276572 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested about Crown Court waiting times can be found in the attached excel document. However, due to small numbers of defendants pleading not guilty to sexual offences at magistrates’ court, we are unable to supply the average time between first listing and trial start date – basing an average on such small numbers can skew the mean and result in the figures being unrepresentative<em>.</em></p><p> </p><p>The overall median waiting time in Crown Courts for defendants in sexual offence cases tends to be higher than that for other offences due to a lower guilty plea rate for these cases. However, from a peak of 25.9 weeks in Quarter three 2018, the average waiting time has fallen by 12% to 22.7 weeks in Quarter one 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Performance, demand and waiting times in the courts are constantly reviewed to balance sitting days with waiting times, disposals and receipts. Resources are adjusted when required. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly. Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court for 2018 have been the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:49:08.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:49:08.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property file name Crown Court Info.xls more like this
unstar this property title Crown Court Info more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138653
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Courts: Recorders more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Recorders sat in each court that was open on the 1 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276573 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We are unable to supply details of how many Recorders sat in each court that was open on 1 May 2019. This is because the latest published data on sitting days only runs to December 2018 and under the Code of Practice for Official Statistics we cannot provide any more recent data until that data (covering 2019) has been published. The data for 2019 will be published in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The latest published data is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:38:55.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:38:55.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138654
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions prison staff in each prison had their pay deducted for not being able to complete a shift as a result of an assault in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276574 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>HMPPS does not deduct pay if an employee is sent home as a result of sickness or if they have been assaulted at work.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS is committed to safeguarding the safety and wellbeing of its staff. A comprehensive occupational health service and employee assistance programme is available to all staff and systems are in place to deal with perpetrators of violence against staff quickly and robustly. Safety remains a top priority and we recently changed the law to double sentences for those that attack our hardworking staff. Additionally, we introduced body-worn cameras and are rolling out PAVA incapacitant spray to keep officers safe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:19:02.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:19:02.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138659
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Mediation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mediators there are in England; and how many mediations by subject have taken place in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Bim Afolami more like this
star this property uin 276592 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the department does not hold information on privately-funded mediation, the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) holds data on family mediation cases in England and Wales that have started and are funded by Legal Aid. This can also be found in Table 7.2 of the Legal Aid statistics:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Family Mediation Starts</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>All Issues</p></td><td><p>Children Only</p></td><td><p>Property &amp; Finance</p></td><td><p>Grand Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>1,919</p></td><td><p>5,001</p></td><td><p>1,172</p></td><td><p>8,092</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,889</p></td><td><p>5,574</p></td><td><p>1,369</p></td><td><p>8,832</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,468</p></td><td><p>5,027</p></td><td><p>1,116</p></td><td><p>7,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>1,141</p></td><td><p>4,270</p></td><td><p>891</p></td><td><p>6,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>1,166</p></td><td><p>4,493</p></td><td><p>856</p></td><td><p>6,515</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Further breakdown of cases and more information can be found in the published Legal Aid statistics: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/legal-aid-statistics-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/legal-aid-statistics-january-to-march-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data on the total number of family mediators. However, Legal Aid funded family mediation must have Family Mediation Council (FMC) accreditation. There are currently 1053 individual mediators accredited by the FMC in England and Wales. The complete list can be found on the FMC register at: <a href="https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/fmc-full-register/" target="_blank">https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/fmc-full-register/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>For civil cases, a list of individual mediators accredited by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) can be found at: <a href="https://civilmediation.org/about/cmc-members-list/" target="_blank">https://civilmediation.org/about/cmc-members-list/</a>. The courts signpost users to mediators that are CMC accredited, but this may not reflect all mediators offering mediation sessions. The department does not hold data on privately-funded mediation for civil cases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:40:42.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:40:42.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
1138673
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of not-for-profit legal aid providers that have closed in each year for the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 276509 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The LAA does not hold data on Not For Profit (NfP) organisation closures, only whether they hold a contract to deliver legal aid services. Under the LAA’s contracting regime, an organisation may be contracted to deliver services from one or multiple offices. Contracts may be ended by either party; providers may choose to withdraw from the whole contract, an office or a category of law or the LAA may take action should a provider breach its contract obligations. All contracted providers make their own commercial decisions and withdrawal from a legal aid contract may not be as a result of a closure. For example, NfPs may withdraw from a legal aid contract but continue to operate reliant on other funding, or may choose to consolidate offices but continue to deliver larger volumes of work across a wider area. The table below shows the number of NfP providers (at office level) holding a legal aid contract in any given year. While NfP organisations play a role in helping people access justice, they are not the sole means. We have 1,439 organisations delivering legal aid contracts across the England and Wales – 1,356 of which are with legal firms rather than the not-for-profit sector which includes law centres. We spent £1.6 billion on legal aid last year and in addition to the Civil Legal Advice Telephone service, we are investing £5m in innovative technologies to help people access legal support wherever they are. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="11"><p>Financial Year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019 September</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>596</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>495</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>456</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>395</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>397</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>320</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>311</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>295</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>285</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>233</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>213</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:50:20.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:50:20.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138679
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Tribunals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the tribunal service in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in relation to (i) personal independence payment, (ii) employment and support allowance, (iii) income support, (iv) jobseeker's allowance, (v) tax credits, (vi) universal credit were successful in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
star this property uin 276546 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Information about the volumes, outcomes, and timeliness of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>SSCS appeals are listed into the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. The published data (which can be viewed at the link above) provide information about the outcomes and timeliness of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) appeals for hearing venues covering (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England for the period January – March 2019, the latest period for which data are available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The tables below contain the requested information for (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and (v) Tax Credits:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion<sup>1</sup> of appeals decided in favour of the appellant for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Average length of time to administer appeals (in weeks) for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As at March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) there were a total of 625 PIP<sup>5</sup> appeals waiting to be listed<sup>6</sup> in the Coventry venue; 4660 in the West Midlands<sup>3</sup>; and 35,091 in England<sup>4</sup>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1. </sup>Proportion based on the number of cases found in favour of the appellant at a tribunal hearing, as a percentage of the cases heard at a tribunal hearing</p><p><sup>2. </sup>Includes Working Family Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit.</p><p><sup>3. </sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the West Midlands region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Nuneaton, Stoke, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Worcester.</p><p><sup>4. </sup>Excludes SSCS Scotland Region and Wales Region.</p><p><sup>5. </sup>Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>6. </sup>Appeals waiting to be listed are those awaiting a tribunal hearing date, and may include cases previously adjourned, postponed or those waiting to be reheard as directed by the Upper Tribunal.</p><p>~ Equates to a value of fewer than 5</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data available.</p><p>The data may differ slightly to that of the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit entitlement can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including evidence in the form of oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) cannot comment on decisions made by independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS has been working with the judiciary to reduce waiting times for appeals and has appointed additional judges and panel members. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the Tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and provide a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Information on the new digital service can be found at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals. For ESA (post Work Capability Assessment) to December 2018, 4.1m decisions have been made and of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:15:14.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:15:14.263Z
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unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Tribunals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-Tier Social Security and Child Support appeal in relation to (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance, (e) tax credits, (f) universal credit in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information about the volumes, outcomes, and timeliness of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>SSCS appeals are listed into the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. The published data (which can be viewed at the link above) provide information about the outcomes and timeliness of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) appeals for hearing venues covering (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England for the period January – March 2019, the latest period for which data are available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The tables below contain the requested information for (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and (v) Tax Credits:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion<sup>1</sup> of appeals decided in favour of the appellant for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Average length of time to administer appeals (in weeks) for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As at March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) there were a total of 625 PIP<sup>5</sup> appeals waiting to be listed<sup>6</sup> in the Coventry venue; 4660 in the West Midlands<sup>3</sup>; and 35,091 in England<sup>4</sup>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1. </sup>Proportion based on the number of cases found in favour of the appellant at a tribunal hearing, as a percentage of the cases heard at a tribunal hearing</p><p><sup>2. </sup>Includes Working Family Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit.</p><p><sup>3. </sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the West Midlands region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Nuneaton, Stoke, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Worcester.</p><p><sup>4. </sup>Excludes SSCS Scotland Region and Wales Region.</p><p><sup>5. </sup>Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>6. </sup>Appeals waiting to be listed are those awaiting a tribunal hearing date, and may include cases previously adjourned, postponed or those waiting to be reheard as directed by the Upper Tribunal.</p><p>~ Equates to a value of fewer than 5</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data available.</p><p>The data may differ slightly to that of the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit entitlement can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including evidence in the form of oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) cannot comment on decisions made by independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS has been working with the judiciary to reduce waiting times for appeals and has appointed additional judges and panel members. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the Tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and provide a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Information on the new digital service can be found at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals. For ESA (post Work Capability Assessment) to December 2018, 4.1m decisions have been made and of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
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