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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes 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, what steps his Department is taking to decrease victim attrition rates in criminal cases of sexual assault and rape. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 287547 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling the unacceptably high victim attrition rates in sexual violence cases. We know that access to counselling and therapeutic support when and where victims most need it increases victim engagement. That is why in March this year we increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas and by extending it from one to three years, it provides greater security and sustainability for the sector to deliver their essential services. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCC’s to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence, as they are best placed to respond to local needs.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victims Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for all victims of crime, including by increasing the number of Registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a Sub-Group of the CJB to oversee this review and a stakeholder group made up of victim organisations to ensure the inclusion of the victim experience.</p>
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 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1145081
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes 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, what steps his Department is taking to support survivors of (a) rape, (b) attempted rape and (c) sexual assault through the process of trial. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 287550 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Serious sexual violence and rape are horrendous crimes. It is essential that victims and survivors of these crimes have access to support when and where they need it most.</p><p>In accordance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code), a person is entitled to support if they have suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss, which was directly caused by a criminal offence. They are entitled to access victim support services at any time, whether they have reported a crime or not.</p><p>In March this year the Government increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years to specialist sexual violence and abuse support services across England and Wales. This enables these services to provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes to help them cope with and, as far as possible, recover from the effects of crime. Part of this funding will go towards Independent Sexual Violence Adviser’s to provide impartial advocacy for victims of sexual violence and abuse who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCCs to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence.</p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victim’s Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for victims of crime, including by increasing the number of registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital that we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of the Criminal Justice System’s response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a sub-group of the CJB to oversee this review and continue to engage regularly with specialist stakeholders and victim organisations to ensure that the victim experience is central to our work.</p>
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 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1144734
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Driving: Sentencing 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, whether he plans to (a) create an offence of causing serious injury by careless driving and (b) increase the maximum penalties for causing death by dangerous driving. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 286821 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>I refer the honourable member to my response of 3 September to Question 282465.</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 2019-09-09T15:46:43.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:46:43.777Z
star this property answering member
4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1144748
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Fines: Surcharges 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 17 May 2019 to Question 252551, Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273770 and Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 280263, on fines: surcharges, for what reason there was a £1 million difference between the raised and allocated amounts in the 2016-17 financial year; and where that money has been allocated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 286833 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</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 2019-09-09T16:23:19.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:23:19.897Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1144288
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Magistrates' Courts: Tees Valley 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, what meetings his Department has had with Teesside Magistrates Court on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton South more like this
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Dr Paul Williams more like this
star this property uin 286358 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The department is working closely with HMCTS, meeting regularly to consider the impacts on courts and tribunals of leaving the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS is putting in place contingencies, including ensuring that resources and training are in the right place and working with courts on an individual level where appropriate.</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
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less than 2019-09-09T12:56:04.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:56:04.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Williams more like this
1144311
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Contracts 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 29 July 2019 to Question 280394 on Ministry of Justice: Contracts, whether his Department maintains a record of financial remedies paid by each private company his Department holds contracts with. 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 286302 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The department does not hold a central record of financial remedies; however, each instance is recorded with/within individual contract records.</p><p>The MoJ holds providers rigorously to account for their performance and takes action wherever they are falling short. Our contract management teams closely monitor and robustly manage providers to make sure they fulfil their contractual commitments to maintain service delivery, reduce reoffending, protect the public and provide value for money to the taxpayer.</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 2019-09-09T12:59:24.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:59:24.42Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144312
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Judiciary: Occupational Pensions 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, how many complaints on the administration of the Judicial Pensions Scheme by Xafinity Punter Southall have been made under the internal disputes resolution procedure in each year for which information is available. 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 286303 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The number of complaints made is set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Internal Dispute Resolution Complaints Received</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Stage 1 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Stage 2</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/2018</strong></p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/2019</strong></p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019/2020 (YTD)</strong></p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>A single individual may be counted more than once in the figures provided if they had both a Stage 1 and Stage 2 complaint.</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 2019-09-09T15:33:25.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:33:25.207Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144313
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Judiciary: Occupational Pensions 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, what the total cost is to his Department of the administration of the Judicial Pensions Scheme by Xafinity Punter Southall in each year for which information is available. 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 286304 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The annual cost to the department of the administration of the Judicial Pensions Scheme by Xafinity Punter Southall for the last five financial years is set out in the table below.</p><p>The reason for the lower level of spend in 2014-15 was that the contract started in January 2015.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost to MOJ</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£208,964.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£633,059.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£906,178.17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£ 989,518.51</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>£ 701,072.02</p></td></tr></tbody></table> 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 2019-09-09T16:31:51.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:31:51.74Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144316
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Trials: Waiting Lists more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 were the (a) mean and (b) median waiting times in weeks for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea in each Crown Court in England and Wales in (i) 2010 and (ii) 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 286307 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The information requested about Crown Court waiting times for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea in 2010 and 2018 can be found in the attached excel document.</p><p> </p><p>Last year saw a 12% reduction in Crown Court trial cases and the allocation of sitting days reflects this. Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court for 2018 have been the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases.</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 appropriate. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly. The abolition of committal hearings in 2013 transferred the file preparation period from the magistrates’ court to the Crown Court and so comparisons between pre-2013 data and post-2013 data do not compare like with like.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Courts and will ensure they have the resources they require.</p>
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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star this property file name Copy of PQ 286307 Annex A.xlsx more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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star this property file name PQ 286307 Annex B.DOCX more like this
star this property title Annex B more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:55:58.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:55:58.833Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144317
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Trials: Homicide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what were the (a) mean and (b) median waiting times in weeks for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea for a murder charge in each Crown Court in England and Wales in (i) 2010 and (ii) 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 286308 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The information requested about Crown Court waiting times for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea for a murder charge in 2010 and 2018 can be found in the attached excel document.</p><p> </p><p>Last year saw a 12% reduction in Crown Court trial cases and the allocation of sitting days reflects this. Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court for 2018 have been the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases.</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 appropriate. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly. The abolition of committal hearings in 2013 transferred the file preparation period from the magistrates’ court to the Crown Court and so comparisons between pre-2013 data and post-2013 data do not compare like with like.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Courts and will ensure they have the resources they require.</p>
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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star this property file name Copy of PQ 286308 Annex A.xlsx more like this
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star this property file name PQ 286308 Annex B.DOCX more like this
star this property title Annex B more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:00:35.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:00:35.223Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144351
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Magistrates' Courts: Closures 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, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of magistrates courts closures on (a) waiting times for cases to be heard and (b) the frequency with which cases are adjourned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 286362 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service monitors waiting times and the proportion of cases which are completed at first hearing. There is no indication that either have been adversely affected by the closure of magistrates’ courts since 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The closure of a court is subject to public consultation and a decision to close is not taken lightly. In every case, the Lord Chancellor will only agree to close a court when satisfied that effective access to justice can be maintained.</p><p> </p><p>We are reinvesting every penny raised from selling these underused buildings into modernising the justice system to provide swifter and easier access to justice for all</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 2019-09-09T13:31:35.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:31:35.593Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
star this property tabling member
4667
star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1144447
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Crown Courts: Bradford 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 2 August 2019 to Question 277304 on Bradford Crown Court, for what reason the number of days from first listing to trial date increased; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce that number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 286161 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The number of cases listed for trial at Bradford Crown Court has remained relatively static over the last five years. However, the number of more serious cases received by Bradford Crown Court in the same period have increased. These types of cases, by the very nature of their seriousness, generally take more court time to deal with.</p><p> </p><p>In the last five years Bradford has also seen a substantial increase in the number of appeals that it receives, as Bradford Magistrates’ Court deals with all the road traffic work from across West Yorkshire and therefore any appeals that arise from those cases go through Bradford Crown Court.</p><p> </p><p>In order to reduce the delays, work is being done in liaison with partner agencies to review trial cases at an early stage and floating trials are being monitored to ensure all action is being taken to start the trial on the day. Workload and sitting days continue to be closely monitored.</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 2019-09-09T15:39:09.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:39:09.177Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1144449
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Cameras 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, if he will ensure that courts view any body worn footage available in cases (a) of assaulting an emergency worker and (b) involving a police officer before the offender is sentenced; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 286162 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that emergency workers on the front line have the full protection of the law.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence obtained from body worn video footage is admissible in court and, where available, can be used to support the prosecution’s case during trial.</p><p> </p><p>If a defendant enters a guilty plea, the prosecution can invite the court to view footage taken from a body worn camera, alongside any victim impact statements, before sentencing. The court would have full discretion in determining whether to accept or reject the request.</p><p> </p><p>The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 doubled the maximum penalty for those who assault emergency workers from six to 12 months in prison. Under the Act a court must also consider, for a range of offences, the fact that the offence was committed against an emergency worker as an aggravating factor meriting a more severe sentence.</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 2019-09-09T14:00:22.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:00:22.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Remand in Custody 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, in (a) how many and (b) what proportion of cases involving common assault was a defendant remanded in custody prior to their trial in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of defendants dealt with for common assault and their remand status at different points of court proceedings can be found in the “Remands: Magistrates’ Court data tool” and the “Remands: Crown Court data tool” at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p>To obtain the requested data, carry out the following steps:</p><ul><li>In both tools filter ‘Offence’ for: “105 Common assault and battery”</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Remand status’ as required – for remand status prior to trial in the magistrates’ court, use the “Remand status with Police” variable</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Convicted / not convicted’ as required</li><li>In both tolls filter ‘Sentenced / not sentenced’ as required</li><li>In the Crown Court tool filter ‘Plea’ as required (plea is only available at Crown Court)</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Outcome’ for “Immediate custody” as required</li><li>For calculations for defendants dealt with entirely at the magistrates’ court, filter ‘Outcome’ to exclude the following: “Failure to appear”, “Committed for trial” and “Committed for sentence”</li><li>For calculations for defendants dealt with at the Crown Court, filter ‘Outcome’ to exclude: “Failure to appear”.</li></ul>
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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286164 more like this
286165 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:51:33.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:51:33.633Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Remand in Custody 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, in (a) how many and (b) what proportion of cases involving common assault was a defendant found guilty or pleaded guilty after being remanded in custody prior to their trial in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of defendants dealt with for common assault and their remand status at different points of court proceedings can be found in the “Remands: Magistrates’ Court data tool” and the “Remands: Crown Court data tool” at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p>To obtain the requested data, carry out the following steps:</p><ul><li>In both tools filter ‘Offence’ for: “105 Common assault and battery”</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Remand status’ as required – for remand status prior to trial in the magistrates’ court, use the “Remand status with Police” variable</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Convicted / not convicted’ as required</li><li>In both tolls filter ‘Sentenced / not sentenced’ as required</li><li>In the Crown Court tool filter ‘Plea’ as required (plea is only available at Crown Court)</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Outcome’ for “Immediate custody” as required</li><li>For calculations for defendants dealt with entirely at the magistrates’ court, filter ‘Outcome’ to exclude the following: “Failure to appear”, “Committed for trial” and “Committed for sentence”</li><li>For calculations for defendants dealt with at the Crown Court, filter ‘Outcome’ to exclude: “Failure to appear”.</li></ul>
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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286163 more like this
286165 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:51:33.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:51:33.697Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Crimes against the Person: Sentencing 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, in (a) how many and (b) what proportion of cases involving common assault was a defendant sentenced to a term of imprisonment after being remanded in custody prior to their trial in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of defendants dealt with for common assault and their remand status at different points of court proceedings can be found in the “Remands: Magistrates’ Court data tool” and the “Remands: Crown Court data tool” at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p>To obtain the requested data, carry out the following steps:</p><ul><li>In both tools filter ‘Offence’ for: “105 Common assault and battery”</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Remand status’ as required – for remand status prior to trial in the magistrates’ court, use the “Remand status with Police” variable</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Convicted / not convicted’ as required</li><li>In both tolls filter ‘Sentenced / not sentenced’ as required</li><li>In the Crown Court tool filter ‘Plea’ as required (plea is only available at Crown Court)</li><li>In both tools filter ‘Outcome’ for “Immediate custody” as required</li><li>For calculations for defendants dealt with entirely at the magistrates’ court, filter ‘Outcome’ to exclude the following: “Failure to appear”, “Committed for trial” and “Committed for sentence”</li><li>For calculations for defendants dealt with at the Crown Court, filter ‘Outcome’ to exclude: “Failure to appear”.</li></ul>
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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286163 more like this
286164 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:51:33.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:51:33.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Translation Services more like this
star this property house id 1 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 15 July 2019 to Question 275723, whether his Department collects information on user satisfaction of translation services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the new generation of language service contracts which began on 31 October 2016, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has appointed 'The Language Shop' (part of the London Borough of Newham) to provide independent quality assurance of the services provided under the other contracts, including those awarded to the thebigword Ltd. As part of that assurance, The Language Shop also investigate complaints and specific concerns throughout the contract period and conduct regular customer satisfaction surveys of MOJ users. The results of the surveys are discussed at quarterly quality board meetings and are fed back to the suppliers to improve the service provided. These services help to ensure the ongoing delivery of high-quality language services to the department and her agencies.</p><p> </p><p>Details of the statistics of complaints received are published quarterly on the gov.uk website and are available to the public.</p>
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 2019-09-09T14:18:44.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:18:44.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Catering more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on refreshments in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 284312 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold central records for expenditure on refreshments. However, the following restrictions apply to all staff with effect from August 2010:</p><p> </p><ul><li>No lunches, tea or coffees can be ordered for any internal meeting (i.e. a meeting between MoJ staff). Water is freely available in our offices.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>For all external meetings (i.e. a meeting between MoJ staff and external stakeholders), lunch, tea and coffee purchases require Director-level sign-off and are only allowed in exceptional circumstances.</li></ul><p> </p><p>To provide information on departmental expenditure on refreshments would involve disproportionate cost.</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 2019-09-09T12:52:25.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:52:25.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Travel 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 much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 284337 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</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 2019-09-09T16:15:31.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:15:31.11Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Computer Software more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many computers use the (a) Windows XP and (b) Windows 7 operating system in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>To release any information may assist in determining the effectiveness of a future cyber attack and could compromise measures to protect government systems. If those systems are attacked it could lead to the loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability of government information and/or personal data.</p><p> </p><p>Providing information which could lead to a crime being committed and/or the disruption to the delivery of justice services is not in the public interest.</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 2019-09-09T14:12:34.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:12:34.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for personal independence payment appeals to be decided at HM Courts & Tribunals Service Ashford. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 284487 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice expects appeal hearings to take place as quickly as possible and is carrying out a series of initiatives to increase capacity which will help reduce waiting times for appellants in Ashford. Since September 2018, three additional judges have been allocated to Ashford as their primary venue and three further judges have been allocated to Ashford as their secondary venue. Furthermore, from November this year the capacity at the Ashford venue will increase from three hearing rooms to four on a daily basis and from August 2019, appeals to be heard at the Ashford venue can now be heard at a new venue in Hastings, depending on the appellant’s postcode.</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 2019-09-05T15:50:18.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:50:18.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Unsolicited Goods and Services: Vulnerable Adults more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that vulnerable people are protected from aggressive or unsolicited sales techniques in the legal services sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 284832 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The direct regulation of the legal profession in England and Wales is independent of Government. Regulators in the legal services sector, such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, have strict rules on how individuals and firms should deliver their services. Individuals should approach the relevant regulator directly if they have any specific concerns, and further details can be found on their respective websites.</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 2019-09-05T15:46:10.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:46:10.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on the Government's review of the handling of rape and sexual violence cases across the criminal justice system; what resources have been allocated to that review; and what steps her Department has taken to improve access to counselling and therapeutic support for people who have reported rape to the police in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
star this property uin 284636 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>a) The decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged and prosecuted has, rightly, been the subject of public scrutiny and concern. It is essential that we grasp this issue, which is why the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of the Criminal Justice System’s (CJS) response to serious sexual violence and rape where the victim is over 18. We have established a Sub-Group of the CJB to oversee this review.</p><p> </p><p>The review is now well underway. The Cabinet Office have concluded initial analysis to identify key areas that merit further investigation. We are now gathering evidence and data from key groups and agencies across the CJS to enable us to better understand how handling and outcomes for rape cases could be improved. We continue to engage regularly with specialist stakeholders and victim organisations to ensure that the victim experience is central to our work.</p><p> </p><p>We have committed to publish a cross-system action plan at the conclusion of the review in Spring 2020. In efforts to accelerate the review, we will develop a set of interim recommendations before the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>b) The review is being conducted by a cross-Government team comprised of officials from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office and Crown Prosecution Service, with support from the National Policing Lead for Adult Sexual Offences.</p><p> </p><p>c) Rape is a horrendous crime. It is essential that victims of rape have access to support when and where they need it most. In March this year we increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCCs to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence.</p>
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 2019-09-09T13:08:42.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:08:42.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Kirklevington Grange Prison: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings his Department has had with Kirklevington prison on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton South more like this
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Dr Paul Williams more like this
star this property uin 284877 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The department is working closely and meets regularly with HMPPS to consider the impacts on prisons of leaving the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>Preparations include ensuring that our food and retail contracts have alternative arrangements in case of disruption through ports; working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care to make sure that the supply of health products to prisoners is not disrupted; and co-operating with other government departments to prepare for other contingencies.</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 2019-09-05T15:41:53.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:41:53.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Williams more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate: Computer Software more like this
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