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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Grants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 252658 on Youth Offending Teams: Grants, what the real terms change was in the value of Youth justice grants allocated to each local authority to fund Youth Offending Teams between 2010-11 and 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276569 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>The real terms change in the value of youth justice grant allocated to each local authority to help fund Youth Offending Teams (YOT) between 2010/11 and 2017/18 is set out in the table below. Published totals for 2018/19 and 2019/20 are not yet available. Data for 2018/19 will shortly be available in aggregate form in the Youth Justice Board’s annual accounts and will be published at YOT level in the annual statistics published in January 2020. Data for 2019/20 will be available one year later.</p><p> </p><p>The overall youth justice grant has reduced by 56% (in real terms) between 2010/11 and 2017/18. This is set against a 69% reduction in the number of First Time Entrant’s into the youth justice system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T15:36:36.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T15:36:36.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name PQ 276569 Table.xlsx more like this
star this property title PQ 276569 Table more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138655
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) level of demand for electricity and (b) electricity generation capacity there will be in the UK in the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Bim Afolami more like this
star this property uin 276589 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>As part of the annual Capacity Market process National Grid: Electricity System Operator (NG:ESO) produce an Electricity Capacity Report (ECR), which makes a 5-year ahead assessment of peak demand for electricity.</p><p> </p><p>This is publicly available information and can be found here: <a href="https://www.emrdeliverybody.com/Capacity%20Markets%20Document%20Library/Electricity%20Capacity%20Report%202019.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.emrdeliverybody.com/Capacity%20Markets%20Document%20Library/Electricity%20Capacity%20Report%202019.pdf</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:36:22.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:36:22.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
1138660
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the amount of woodland there was in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Bim Afolami more like this
star this property uin 276593 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Forestry Commission produces statistics on woodland area in the UK. These are Official Statistics, produced to meet the standard of the Code of Practice for Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Woodland area statistics can be found on the Forest Research website, together with background information at:</p><p><a href="https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/statistics-by-topic/woodland-statistics/" target="_blank">https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/statistics-by-topic/woodland-statistics/</a></p><p> </p><p>The area of woodland for each country since 2010, taken from the published statistics, is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p>Woodland area (millions of hectares)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>England</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Northern Ireland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>UK</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>1.29</p></td><td><p>0.30</p></td><td><p>1.38</p></td><td><p>0.09</p></td><td><p>3.06</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>1.29</p></td><td><p>0.30</p></td><td><p>1.38</p></td><td><p>0.09</p></td><td><p>3.07</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>1.30</p></td><td><p>0.30</p></td><td><p>1.40</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>1.30</p></td><td><p>0.31</p></td><td><p>1.41</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>1.30</p></td><td><p>0.31</p></td><td><p>1.42</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>1.31</p></td><td><p>0.31</p></td><td><p>1.43</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>1.31</p></td><td><p>0.31</p></td><td><p>1.44</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>1.31</p></td><td><p>0.31</p></td><td><p>1.44</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p>1.31</p></td><td><p>0.31</p></td><td><p>1.45</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019</strong></p></td><td><p>1.31</p></td><td><p>0.31</p></td><td><p>1.46</p></td><td><p>0.11</p></td><td><p>3.19</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:58:42.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:58:42.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
1138659
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Mediation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mediators there are in England; and how many mediations by subject have taken place in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Bim Afolami more like this
star this property uin 276592 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the department does not hold information on privately-funded mediation, the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) holds data on family mediation cases in England and Wales that have started and are funded by Legal Aid. This can also be found in Table 7.2 of the Legal Aid statistics:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Family Mediation Starts</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>All Issues</p></td><td><p>Children Only</p></td><td><p>Property &amp; Finance</p></td><td><p>Grand Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>1,919</p></td><td><p>5,001</p></td><td><p>1,172</p></td><td><p>8,092</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,889</p></td><td><p>5,574</p></td><td><p>1,369</p></td><td><p>8,832</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,468</p></td><td><p>5,027</p></td><td><p>1,116</p></td><td><p>7,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>1,141</p></td><td><p>4,270</p></td><td><p>891</p></td><td><p>6,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>1,166</p></td><td><p>4,493</p></td><td><p>856</p></td><td><p>6,515</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Further breakdown of cases and more information can be found in the published Legal Aid statistics: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/legal-aid-statistics-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/legal-aid-statistics-january-to-march-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data on the total number of family mediators. However, Legal Aid funded family mediation must have Family Mediation Council (FMC) accreditation. There are currently 1053 individual mediators accredited by the FMC in England and Wales. The complete list can be found on the FMC register at: <a href="https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/fmc-full-register/" target="_blank">https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/fmc-full-register/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>For civil cases, a list of individual mediators accredited by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) can be found at: <a href="https://civilmediation.org/about/cmc-members-list/" target="_blank">https://civilmediation.org/about/cmc-members-list/</a>. The courts signpost users to mediators that are CMC accredited, but this may not reflect all mediators offering mediation sessions. The department does not hold data on privately-funded mediation for civil cases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:40:42.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:40:42.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
1138653
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Recorders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Recorders sat in each court that was open on the 1 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276573 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We are unable to supply details of how many Recorders sat in each court that was open on 1 May 2019. This is because the latest published data on sitting days only runs to December 2018 and under the Code of Practice for Official Statistics we cannot provide any more recent data until that data (covering 2019) has been published. The data for 2019 will be published in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The latest published data is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:38:55.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:38:55.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138616
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading School Meals: Vegetarianism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on encouraging schools to expand vegetarian options for school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 276580 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Requirements for School Food Regulations (2014), which came into force in January 2015, regulates the food and drink provided at both lunchtime and at other times of the school day. Beyond this, we believe that headteachers, school governors and caterers are best placed to make decisions about their school food policies, taking into account local circumstances and the needs of their pupils. In doing so, we expect schools to make reasonable adjustments for pupils with particular requirements, for example to reflect dietary and cultural needs. School food policies work best when schools discuss them with parents and pupils, so that parents have the opportunity to raise pupils’ particular dietary needs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:35:32.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:35:32.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1138647
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing Impairment: Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2019 to Question 269620 on Hearing Impairment, what steps his Department has taken to (a) issue and (b) promote commissioning guidance to clinical commissioning groups in relation to people with hearing loss. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 276507 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss Services was published in July 2016. The guidance has been shared with commissioners in England through usual channels. Third sector organisations also promoted the Framework as did hearing loss service providers. A launch event at Portcullis House hosted by the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on deafness and hearing loss was held on 19 July 2019 along with a number of events pre and post publication of the Framework, including a presentation to the British Academy of Audiology and attendance at the NHS Roadshow.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:26:34.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:26:34.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1138681
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Tribunals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appellants are waiting for the Tribunals Service to list their First Tier Tribunal Social Security and Child Support appeal in relation to personal independence payment in (a) Coventry, (b) West Midlands and (c) England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
star this property uin 276548 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Information about the volumes, outcomes, and timeliness of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>SSCS appeals are listed into the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. The published data (which can be viewed at the link above) provide information about the outcomes and timeliness of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) appeals for hearing venues covering (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England for the period January – March 2019, the latest period for which data are available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The tables below contain the requested information for (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and (v) Tax Credits:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion<sup>1</sup> of appeals decided in favour of the appellant for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Average length of time to administer appeals (in weeks) for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As at March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) there were a total of 625 PIP<sup>5</sup> appeals waiting to be listed<sup>6</sup> in the Coventry venue; 4660 in the West Midlands<sup>3</sup>; and 35,091 in England<sup>4</sup>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1. </sup>Proportion based on the number of cases found in favour of the appellant at a tribunal hearing, as a percentage of the cases heard at a tribunal hearing</p><p><sup>2. </sup>Includes Working Family Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit.</p><p><sup>3. </sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the West Midlands region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Nuneaton, Stoke, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Worcester.</p><p><sup>4. </sup>Excludes SSCS Scotland Region and Wales Region.</p><p><sup>5. </sup>Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>6. </sup>Appeals waiting to be listed are those awaiting a tribunal hearing date, and may include cases previously adjourned, postponed or those waiting to be reheard as directed by the Upper Tribunal.</p><p>~ Equates to a value of fewer than 5</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data available.</p><p>The data may differ slightly to that of the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit entitlement can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including evidence in the form of oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) cannot comment on decisions made by independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS has been working with the judiciary to reduce waiting times for appeals and has appointed additional judges and panel members. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the Tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and provide a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Information on the new digital service can be found at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals. For ESA (post Work Capability Assessment) to December 2018, 4.1m decisions have been made and of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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276546 more like this
276547 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:15:14.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:15:14.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
1138680
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Tribunals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-Tier Social Security and Child Support appeal in relation to (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance, (e) tax credits, (f) universal credit in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information about the volumes, outcomes, and timeliness of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>SSCS appeals are listed into the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. The published data (which can be viewed at the link above) provide information about the outcomes and timeliness of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) appeals for hearing venues covering (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England for the period January – March 2019, the latest period for which data are available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The tables below contain the requested information for (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and (v) Tax Credits:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion<sup>1</sup> of appeals decided in favour of the appellant for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Average length of time to administer appeals (in weeks) for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As at March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) there were a total of 625 PIP<sup>5</sup> appeals waiting to be listed<sup>6</sup> in the Coventry venue; 4660 in the West Midlands<sup>3</sup>; and 35,091 in England<sup>4</sup>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1. </sup>Proportion based on the number of cases found in favour of the appellant at a tribunal hearing, as a percentage of the cases heard at a tribunal hearing</p><p><sup>2. </sup>Includes Working Family Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit.</p><p><sup>3. </sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the West Midlands region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Nuneaton, Stoke, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Worcester.</p><p><sup>4. </sup>Excludes SSCS Scotland Region and Wales Region.</p><p><sup>5. </sup>Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>6. </sup>Appeals waiting to be listed are those awaiting a tribunal hearing date, and may include cases previously adjourned, postponed or those waiting to be reheard as directed by the Upper Tribunal.</p><p>~ Equates to a value of fewer than 5</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data available.</p><p>The data may differ slightly to that of the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit entitlement can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including evidence in the form of oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) cannot comment on decisions made by independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS has been working with the judiciary to reduce waiting times for appeals and has appointed additional judges and panel members. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the Tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and provide a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Information on the new digital service can be found at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals. For ESA (post Work Capability Assessment) to December 2018, 4.1m decisions have been made and of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the tribunal service in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in relation to (i) personal independence payment, (ii) employment and support allowance, (iii) income support, (iv) jobseeker's allowance, (v) tax credits, (vi) universal credit were successful in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information about the volumes, outcomes, and timeliness of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>SSCS appeals are listed into the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. The published data (which can be viewed at the link above) provide information about the outcomes and timeliness of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) appeals for hearing venues covering (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England for the period January – March 2019, the latest period for which data are available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The tables below contain the requested information for (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and (v) Tax Credits:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion<sup>1</sup> of appeals decided in favour of the appellant for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Average length of time to administer appeals (in weeks) for the period January to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>IS</p></td><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>Tax Credits<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As at March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) there were a total of 625 PIP<sup>5</sup> appeals waiting to be listed<sup>6</sup> in the Coventry venue; 4660 in the West Midlands<sup>3</sup>; and 35,091 in England<sup>4</sup>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1. </sup>Proportion based on the number of cases found in favour of the appellant at a tribunal hearing, as a percentage of the cases heard at a tribunal hearing</p><p><sup>2. </sup>Includes Working Family Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit.</p><p><sup>3. </sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the West Midlands region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Nuneaton, Stoke, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Worcester.</p><p><sup>4. </sup>Excludes SSCS Scotland Region and Wales Region.</p><p><sup>5. </sup>Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>6. </sup>Appeals waiting to be listed are those awaiting a tribunal hearing date, and may include cases previously adjourned, postponed or those waiting to be reheard as directed by the Upper Tribunal.</p><p>~ Equates to a value of fewer than 5</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data available.</p><p>The data may differ slightly to that of the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit entitlement can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including evidence in the form of oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) cannot comment on decisions made by independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS has been working with the judiciary to reduce waiting times for appeals and has appointed additional judges and panel members. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the Tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and provide a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Information on the new digital service can be found at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals. For ESA (post Work Capability Assessment) to December 2018, 4.1m decisions have been made and of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
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