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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar 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 Probate: Fees and Charges 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, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the application-processing performance of the Probate Service of changes to the fees structure in 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 277183 remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Full consideration has been given to the effect of the proposed fees structure for grant of probate applications on receipts and subsequently on processing performance. We would expect an increase in the number of applications received prior to the introduction of the new fees, which would be partly offset by a decline in receipts post-introduction.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2019 there was a significant increase of probate applications ahead of the anticipated implementation of the new fee structure but, as the fees were not introduced as planned, the high volume of receipts continued into April.</p><p> </p><p>Urgent action has been taken to address the delays which have been experienced in the probate service. Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service is increasing staffing levels and further improving the digital service to help reduce waiting times.</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 2019-07-18T09:23:33.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:23:33.433Z
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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 Priti Patel more like this