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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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 Domestic Abuse 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 guidance his Department has issued on the treatment in the criminal treatment system of women experiencing domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 220702 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic abuse is the worst possible violation of the trust that those in close relationships place in one another. That is why tackling domestic violence and abuse has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are committed to ensuring that victims of this serious crime are considered in all aspects of the criminal justice system, and supported appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>The Victims’ Code was implemented in December 2013. It sets out to criminal justice agencies the enhanced services and support they must provide to victims of the most serious crimes, including victims of domestic violence. This includes providing information on pre-trial therapy and counselling and referral to specialist organisations for support.</p><p>As part of the current pilot of adult out-of-court disposals, the Ministry of Justice has issued guidance to the three participating police forces (Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Leicestershire) setting out how the framework should be used for low-level offences involving domestic violence. The guidance imposes a number of restrictions on the forces and requires them to obtain the victim’s consent for the matter to be dealt with out of court.</p><p>In addition, the National Offender Management Service’s framework <em>Supporting Women offenders who have experienced domestic or sexual violence</em>, published in September 2011, is designed to provide guidance to those working with female offenders in custody and the community. The framework intends to ensure that interventions and services take place within an environment in which women who have been victims of domestic violence are able to both disclose abuse and receive support and advice in a safe, female only environment.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these pieces of guidance, my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department has issued the <em>Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan</em>, which sets out the Government’s approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse, and is supported by guidance to victims, their friends, families, employers and colleagues.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4253
star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
175968
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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 Domestic Abuse: Sentencing 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, how many victims of domestic violence have been imprisoned for contempt of court in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 222123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic violence and abuse is a dreadful crime and has no place in our society. Tackling it has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are determined to support victims in rebuilding their lives and reporting these crimes, and to make sure perpetrators are brought to justice. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies. More recently we have added an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill at Commons Committee stage to create a new offence of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the Court Proceedings Database does not include the circumstances behind each case beyond the description provided in the statute. It is not possible separately to identify from this centrally held information how many people imprisoned for contempt of court have also been victims of a crime. This detailed information may be held on court records but is not reported centrally to the Ministry of Justice. As such, the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4253
star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
225488
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star this property date less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
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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 Restraining Orders 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 restraining orders issued by the courts were breached (a) once, (b) twice and (c) on more than three occasions in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 226455 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>I am replying as the Ministry of Justice has overall responsibility for this legislation. The Government is absolutely clear that stalking and harassment, which cause misery for victims, are totally unacceptable. That is why in 2012 we added to the existing offences in the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (harassment (section 2) and putting people in fear of violence (section 4)) two new specific offences of stalking (section 2A) and stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress (section 4A).</p><p> </p><p>The 1997 Act also gives the courts the option, upon conviction or acquittal for an offence under it, of making a restraining order for the purpose of protecting the victim of an offence, or any other person mentioned in the order, from conduct that amounts to harassment or that will cause fear of violence. Breach of such an order is a criminal offence carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison, or a fine, or both.</p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders convicted on one, two, or three or more occasions, in each of the last five years for which data is available, of breaching a restraining order can be viewed in the table below. These figures have been drawn from an extract of the Police National Computer (PNC) data held by the Department. The PNC holds details of all convictions and cautions given for recordable offences. As with any large scale recording system the PNC is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing so data provided may be subject to revision.<br></p><p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Number of offenders breaching restraining orders<sup>1</sup>, England and Wales<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of restraining order breach offences<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>12 months ending September<sup>4</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3 or more</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,655</p></td><td><p>211</p></td><td><p>71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2,738</p></td><td><p>456</p></td><td><p>138</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>3,638</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>216</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>4,086</p></td><td><p>710</p></td><td><p>221</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>4,822</p></td><td><p>767</p></td><td><p>244</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Data Source</strong>: MoJs copy of the Police National Computer</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><sup>1.</sup> Includes offences covered by:</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of a restraining order under s5 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of restraining Order under s5A of the Sex Offenders Act 1997 (Sexual Offences Prevention Orders replaced restraining orders under s.5A Sex Offenders Act 1997. However, it is possible for cases to still appear where an offender is subject to one of the orders that pre-date the Sexual Offences Act 2003)</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>- Breach of a restraining order on acquittal under s.5A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><sup>2.</sup> England and Wales includes all 43 police force areas and the British Transport Police</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>3.</sup> Where the primary offence on a given occasion was a restraining order breach offence.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>4.</sup> The same offender may appear in multiple years.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p /> <p>The number of restraining orders issued and sentences given for breaches of restraining orders, from 2009 to 2013 (the latest available) in England and Wales, can be viewed in the table below. These figures are taken from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) court proceedings database.</p><p> </p><p /> <p><strong>Number of restraining orders issued and sentences given for breaches of restraining orders, England &amp; Wales, 2009 to 2013<sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p><p /> <p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders issued with a restraining order<sup>(3)(4)(5)</sup></p></td><td><p>5,074</p></td><td><p>10,761</p></td><td><p>19,551</p></td><td><p>20,067</p></td><td><p>20,304</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offenders convicted for breaching a restraining order</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Convicted</p></td><td><p>1,464</p></td><td><p>2,920</p></td><td><p>4,558</p></td><td><p>5,699</p></td><td><p>6,337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>1,329</p></td><td><p>2,798</p></td><td><p>4,431</p></td><td><p>5,608</p></td><td><p>6,194</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>904</p></td><td><p>1,594</p></td><td><p>2,101</p></td><td><p>2,236</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>178</p></td><td><p>381</p></td><td><p>507</p></td><td><p>667</p></td><td><p>822</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>371</p></td><td><p>779</p></td><td><p>1,299</p></td><td><p>1,461</p></td><td><p>1,563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>321</p></td><td><p>469</p></td><td><p>705</p></td><td><p>847</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>237</p></td><td><p>385</p></td><td><p>462</p></td><td><p>469</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with</p></td><td><p>84</p></td><td><p>161</p></td><td><p>158</p></td><td><p>184</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) Includes restraining orders issued on conviction or acquittal.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>(4) Issued under either S.5 Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or S.5A Sex Offenders Act 1997.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders replaced restraining orders under s.5A Sex Offenders Act 1997 and Sex Offender Orders under s.2 Crime and Disorder Act 1998. However, it is possible for cases to still appear where an offender is subject to one of the orders that pre-date the Sexual Offences Act 2003.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PQ: 226457</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p /> <p>Court proceedings data for 2014 are planned for publication in May 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Figures taken from the PNC database will differ from figures taken from the MoJ court proceedings database. Hence, police recorded crime and court proceedings data are not directly comparable.</p><p> </p><p>As the Violence Against Women and Girls Report (Home Office, 2015) notes: “Increases in reporting of domestic abuse incidents indicate that victims have more confidence in the criminal justice system. Prosecutions for domestic abuse have increased while out of court disposals for domestic abuse at the pre-charge stage have reached their lowest levels, and we have seen increases in the volume of prosecutions and conviction rate for all VAWG offences. These figures are showing that not only are victims more confident in coming forward – the criminal justice system is delivering improved outcomes for them.”</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226457 more like this
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less than 2015-03-12T17:30:07.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T17:30:07.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
172822
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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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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: Written Questions 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, when he plans to answer Question 217822, tabled on 9 December 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 220164 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Question 217822 was answered on 13 January 2015. The answer can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-12-09/217822/</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T17:30:04.72Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
172820
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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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: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to Question 217807, tabled on 9 December 2014, when he plans to answer Question 213688, tabled on 6 November 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 220162 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Questions 217807 and 213688 were answered on 8 January 2015. The answers can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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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 Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Abuse more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse access legal aid for family cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 222992 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Legal aid in England and Wales is available to victims of domestic violence where they need it to help break free from the abusive relationship. Access to legal aid for protective injunctions to prevent domestic violence remains identical to that prior to the legal aid reforms. These matters continue to be funded without the need for evidence. In private family law cases (such as child or financial arrangements) legal aid continues to be available where there is evidence of domestic violence or child abuse - the list of acceptable evidence is wide and comprehensive.</p><p> </p><p>In a recent judgment, the High Court found that the domestic violence evidential requirements are lawful and reflect the intention of Parliament in providing legal aid for those victims of domestic violence who require assistance because they will be intimidated or materially disadvantaged by having to face their abuser in court.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T17:37:33.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:37:33.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Domestic Abuse 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 Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to publicise the jobseeker's allowance Domestic Violence Easement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 223652 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Since the Domestic Violence easement was introduced we have worked with stakeholders and DWP staff to raise awareness of it. Information on the Domestic Violence easement is available on Gov.uk and we have worked with stakeholders to ensure that they are aware and understand how the easement works. We also issued a poster to stakeholders which explains the easement and can be printed and distributed to anyone who wishes to know more about it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Funeral Payments 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216270, whether the average payment made by the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme is intended to cover the whole cost of a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral; by what methodology he has assessed the total cost of such a funeral; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 220516 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment has from its creation, as the claim form and guidance makes clear, provided help towards the cost of funerals for eligible claimants. This includes those necessary costs of burial or cremation, which will be met in full and a significant contribution of up to £700 towards other costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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 Family Courts: Domestic Abuse 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 practice directions are in place on the allocation of judges in civic and family courts to domestic violence cases; and how many judges on average are involved in such cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 220701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The allocation of judges in Family Court cases involving domestic violence is governed by Part 5 of the Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) Rules 2014, which came into force on 22nd April 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made</a></p><p>The allocation process for applications and proceedings in domestic violence cases (set out in Part 5 of the Rules) is governed by whether the application is being brought under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996.</p><p>Domestic violence cases brought to the Family Court under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996 can therefore be heard by any judge sitting in the Family Court. We do not collect data on how many of the Family Court judges are involved in domestic violence cases.</p><p>Practice Direction 12J (Child Arrangements and Contact Orders: Domestic Violence and Harm) sets out what the Family Court should do in any case in which it is “alleged or admitted, or there is other reason to believe, that the child or a party has experienced domestic violence or abuse perpetrated by another party or that there is a risk of such violence or abuse”;</p><p><a href="https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j" target="_blank">https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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 Domestic Abuse: Lancashire 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, how many domestic violence trials in each magistrates' and Crown court in Lancashire in 2014 (a) collapsed and (b) were postponed due to the complainant not being present. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 225139 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested in relation to both the magistrates’ courts and Crown Court is not held centrally and could only be provided by accessing and examining individual files at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Computerised data is available on the number of adult trials which did not proceed because a prosecution witness did not attend. However it is not possible to filter down that information to domestic violence trials or to the non attendance of the complainant in domestic violence cases as the computer recording systems for the magistrates’ and Crown court do not break down trial data into specific types of cases or types of witnesses (complainant or other).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-03-04T10:23:22.403Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-04T10:23:22.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this