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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Housing 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 help people in South Wales that are unable to travel to a housing legal aid provider. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Chris Elmore more like this
star this property uin 270393 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) keeps availability of legal aid providers under constant review, and takes urgent action whenever it has concerns.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA has recently tendered for new face-to-face housing contracts across the 134 housing and debt procurement areas across England and Wales. Contracts commenced on 1 September 2018. As of 31 May 2019, there is at least one provider offering housing and debt services in all but 4 procurement areas. Legal advice is still available in these areas through the Civil Legal Advice telephone service, and the LAA is considering how to secure provision in these areas and will set out next steps shortly.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the Civil Legal Advice telephone service offering legal services in a range of issues to those who need it, we are investing £5m in innovative new technologies to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:54:44.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:54:44.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4572
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1136198
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Courts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sitting days in courts were presided over by a recorder in (a) England, (b) Greater London and (c) Greater Manchester in (i) each of the last three financial years and (ii) the 2019-20 financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 272170 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The number of sittings days sat by recorders in the last three financial years in the requested locations are set out in the table below. These figures cover sitting days by recorders in County, Family and Crown Courts.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017</p></td><td><p>1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018</p></td><td><p>1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018<sup>1</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>30,769</p></td><td><p>30,459</p></td><td><p>16,801</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater London</p></td><td><p>9,578</p></td><td><p>8,907</p></td><td><p>4,566</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater Manchester</p></td><td><p>1,522</p></td><td><p>1,720</p></td><td><p>907</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1 </sup>Note these figures are only for nine months as opposed to the twelve months in the columns for 2016/17 and 2017/18. This is because the latest published data 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>. It is part of the Royal Courts of Justice Annual Tables (which contain at Table 5.2 a breakdown of sitting days by type of work and level of judge)</p><p> </p><p>The data source for these figures are a number of operational systems and as such are liable to change and may not reflect previously published statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Last year Crown Court trial waiting times were at their lowest since 2014, with this year’s allocation of sitting days reflecting this.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:31:06.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:31:06.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1136352
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Waiting Lists 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 longest waiting time was between an application for an employment tribunal and the date of first hearing in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2018 by employment tribunal office. 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 272281 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The longest time between an application for an employment tribunal and the date of first hearing in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2018 can be found in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Maximum waiting time (in weeks) from receipt to first hearing</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>January 12- December 12 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>January 15- December 15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>January 18- December 18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>All Claims <sup>1,2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>All Claims <sup>1,2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>All Claims <sup>1,2</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aberdeen</p></td><td><p><strong>250</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>96</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>142</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p><strong>629</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>387</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>216</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bristol</p></td><td><p><strong>238</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>243</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>135</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cardiff</p></td><td><p><strong>232</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>130</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>146</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dundee</p></td><td><p><strong>146</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>106</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>138</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Edinburgh</p></td><td><p><strong>225</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>183</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>117</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Glasgow</p></td><td><p><strong>197</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>254</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>579</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leeds</p></td><td><p><strong>595</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>275</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>231</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London Central</p></td><td><p><strong>198</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>266</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>209</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p><strong>190</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>206</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>213</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p><strong>475</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>450</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>289</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newcastle</p></td><td><p><strong>573</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>440</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>244</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nottingham</p></td><td><p><strong>287</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>221</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>394</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stratford</p></td><td><p><strong>254</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>283</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>209</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Watford</p></td><td><p><strong>195</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>407</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>344</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p><sup>1</sup> Single claims are made by a sole employee/worker, relating to alleged breaches of employment rights.</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" rowspan="3"><p><sup>2</sup> Multiple claims are where two or more people bring proceedings arising out of the same facts, usually against a common employer. In this instance the lead multiple claim would be listed for hearing. This table provides the maximum listing time for both single and lead multiple claim cases.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Timeliness is impacted by the complexity of a case, each one would be dealt with on it’s own merits and as such, some cases can take longer to progress than others. Claims such as equal pay and discrimination are types of jurisdictions which require longer hearing time and additional case management.</p><p> </p><p>A claim may contain one or more jurisdictional complaint (grounds for the claim). Depending upon the complexity of the jurisdiction this may importantly influence the listing of such claims.</p><p>All data were taken from the Employment Tribunals Central database and as such is management information that is, provisional and subject to change.</p><p> </p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system, and is the best data that is available at the time of publication.</p><p> </p><p>95% of multiple claims are stayed awaiting decision from a lead claim, as these are usually complex claims involving jurisdiction such as equal pay, holiday pay and pensions and it can take some time for these claims to be dealt with. This explains why the oldest claims in the table exceed ten years in length as they spend the majority of this period as a stayed claim.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service has been working with the tribunal’s judiciary to appoint additional judges to increase the capacity and performance of the tribunal. 58 (or 51.5 full time equivalent) salaried employment judges took up positions in England and Wales from April 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:34:49.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:34:49.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1139031
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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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 10 July 2019 to Question 273758 on Courts, what the average length of time was between first court appearance and trial in Bradford Crown Court in each of the last five years. 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 277304 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Please find attached table providing:</p><p>- Average (mean and median) number of days from first listing at the magistrates’ court to main hearing at the Crown Court, for completed Crown Court trial cases at Bradford Crown Court, 2014-2018</p><p>Table - Average number of days first listing to main hearing, for completed Crown Court trial cases in England and Wales, 2014 to 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Year</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Number of defendants with completed cases</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>First listing to trial start date (number of days)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mean</p></td><td><p>Median</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1,347</p></td><td><p>117</p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1,212</p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>106</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1,181</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>121</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>1,071</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>128</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>940</p></td><td><p>156</p></td><td><p>161</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Notes</em></p><p><em>(1) </em><em>Trial is identified based on the “case type” variable (e.g. case_type =T), this is recorded at the point of receipt into the Crown Court and it is possible that not all cases went on to trial.</em></p><p><em>(2) </em><em>Includes cases with an offence to completion time greater than 10 years but excludes a small number of cases with identified data quality issues and breaches. </em></p><p><em>(3) </em><em>Includes all criminal cases which have received a verdict and concluded in the specified time period in the Crown Court. </em></p><p><em>(4) </em><em>Statistics are sources from linked magistrates’ courts and Crown Court administrative data systems - with a match rate of around 95%.</em></p><p><em>(5) </em><em>Only one offence is counted for each defendant in the case. If there is more than one offence per defendant that complete on the same day, a set of validation rules applies to select one offence only and these relate to the longest duration, seriousness and the lowest sequence number of the offence.</em></p><p><em>(6) </em><em>Around 95% of defendants have a main hearing date.</em></p><p><em>(7) </em><em>A median value of 0 indicates that the case had a first listing and was completed on the same day. </em></p><p><em>(8) </em><em>Committal proceedings were abolished nationally on 28 May 2013. Triable either-way cases are now sent rather than committed. </em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:22:14.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:22:14.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1139886
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Probate: Computer Software more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the rollout of new software at probate registries across England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 278565 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The recent, temporary increase in waiting times was caused by a combination of an increased volume of incoming work and the transition to a new case management system. The move to the new system meant that staff had to spend time being trained and familiarising themselves with it. There were also some initial performance issues which have now been resolved.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of June 2019, 93% of users indicated, from five feedback options, that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the online application service provided.</p><p> </p><p>Urgent action has been taken to address the delays which have been experienced in the probate service. Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is increasing staffing levels and further improving the digital service to help reduce waiting times.</p><p> </p><p>Official statistics are not published on the average length of time from receipt of the application to the issue of a grant of probate and letters of administration. HMCTS internal management information, which is not subject to the rigorous quality assurance processes of official statistics, has been used to show the following average times from receipt of an application to a grant being issued:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month and year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Weeks to grant issued </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2019</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2019</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures do not include cases which are waiting for a grant to be issued. The data from April 2019 to June 2019 have been extracted from the HMCTS Reform Core Case Data system, which is a new system in active development, and may not be directly comparable with figures for earlier periods. All figures, especially those for April 2019 to June 2019, are provisional and subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p>Some grants are experiencing delays of between four and six weeks outside of our targets as a result of significant increases in work during March and April and some technology issues which have now been resolved. We have recruited more staff and are now issuing in excess of 1,000 grants a day, which is bringing waiting times down further.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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278566 more like this
278567 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:39:10.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:39:10.73Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1139887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Probate: Computer Software 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 has taken to mitigate the potential effect of the rollout of new software at probate registries across England and Wales on the length of time it takes to obtain grants of probate and letters of administration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 278566 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The recent, temporary increase in waiting times was caused by a combination of an increased volume of incoming work and the transition to a new case management system. The move to the new system meant that staff had to spend time being trained and familiarising themselves with it. There were also some initial performance issues which have now been resolved.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of June 2019, 93% of users indicated, from five feedback options, that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the online application service provided.</p><p> </p><p>Urgent action has been taken to address the delays which have been experienced in the probate service. Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is increasing staffing levels and further improving the digital service to help reduce waiting times.</p><p> </p><p>Official statistics are not published on the average length of time from receipt of the application to the issue of a grant of probate and letters of administration. HMCTS internal management information, which is not subject to the rigorous quality assurance processes of official statistics, has been used to show the following average times from receipt of an application to a grant being issued:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month and year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Weeks to grant issued </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2019</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2019</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures do not include cases which are waiting for a grant to be issued. The data from April 2019 to June 2019 have been extracted from the HMCTS Reform Core Case Data system, which is a new system in active development, and may not be directly comparable with figures for earlier periods. All figures, especially those for April 2019 to June 2019, are provisional and subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p>Some grants are experiencing delays of between four and six weeks outside of our targets as a result of significant increases in work during March and April and some technology issues which have now been resolved. We have recruited more staff and are now issuing in excess of 1,000 grants a day, which is bringing waiting times down further.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
278565 more like this
278567 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:39:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:39:10.777Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1139888
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Probate more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken was to obtain grants of probate and letters of administration from probate registries across England and Wales in each month in 2018 and 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 278567 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The recent, temporary increase in waiting times was caused by a combination of an increased volume of incoming work and the transition to a new case management system. The move to the new system meant that staff had to spend time being trained and familiarising themselves with it. There were also some initial performance issues which have now been resolved.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of June 2019, 93% of users indicated, from five feedback options, that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the online application service provided.</p><p> </p><p>Urgent action has been taken to address the delays which have been experienced in the probate service. Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is increasing staffing levels and further improving the digital service to help reduce waiting times.</p><p> </p><p>Official statistics are not published on the average length of time from receipt of the application to the issue of a grant of probate and letters of administration. HMCTS internal management information, which is not subject to the rigorous quality assurance processes of official statistics, has been used to show the following average times from receipt of an application to a grant being issued:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month and year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Weeks to grant issued </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2019</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2019</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures do not include cases which are waiting for a grant to be issued. The data from April 2019 to June 2019 have been extracted from the HMCTS Reform Core Case Data system, which is a new system in active development, and may not be directly comparable with figures for earlier periods. All figures, especially those for April 2019 to June 2019, are provisional and subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p>Some grants are experiencing delays of between four and six weeks outside of our targets as a result of significant increases in work during March and April and some technology issues which have now been resolved. We have recruited more staff and are now issuing in excess of 1,000 grants a day, which is bringing waiting times down further.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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278565 more like this
278566 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:39:10.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:39:10.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many BAME young people were held in young offender institutions and secure units in (a) Wales, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) England and (d) Scotland in the most recent period for which figures are available. 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 278614 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Figures published on 12<sup>th</sup> July 2019 showed that in May of this year, out of a total of 830 children, the ethnicity was known for 811 children, out of which the number of children from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background held within the youth custodial estate was 408 in England and 7 in Wales. Overall, this represents 51% of the youth custodial estate population for which the ethnicity was known across England and Wales. These figures are provisional, and might change as more data is reported.</p><p> </p><p>Snapshots of the youth custody data are published monthly, showing the percentage of children in custody who are from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background. Although there are monthly fluctuations, over the year 2018/19 an average of 48% of children in custody in England and Wales were from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ does not hold figures for Northern Ireland and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>We accepted every recommendation made in David Lammy’s review of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and have since been reviewing fairness of sentence outcomes and working to improve understanding of legal advice and options for Black, Asian and ethnic minority children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:55:20.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:55:20.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have paid Employment Tribunal Fees during the operation of that policy. 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 279092 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>We do not collect information on the number of individual claimants who paid fees in the Employment Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>The number of fee payments received in the Employment Tribunals between 29 July 2013 (when fees were introduced) and 26 July 2017 is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017</a> . Fee payments do not directly correlate to the number of individual claimants because there could be multiple claimants named in single claim.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:41:34.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:41:34.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Recorders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Recorders have sat to hear cases in each year since 2010. 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 279093 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Information on how many Recorders have sat to hear cases in each year has only been held centrally since 2017/18. The below table, however, sets out the number of Recorders in post at 1<sup>st</sup> April of each year since 2010. We expect Recorders in post to have been offered the opportunity to sit.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Recorders<sup>1</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,233</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1,221</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>1,155</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1,196</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1,126</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1,031</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>920</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>830</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>873</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><sup>1 </sup>Figures are at 1st April of each year.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Some Recorders hold more than one judicial appointment. In such cases, the appointment that the judicial office holder undertakes for the majority of their time is known as their primary appointment. In order to avoid double counting of judges, this table shows figures for primary appointments only and as such will not count judges whose appointment as a Recorder is not their primary appointment.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Figures are from the published Judicial Diversity Statistics which can be found here: <a href="https://www.judiciary.uk/publication-type/statistics/" target="_blank">https://www.judiciary.uk/publication-type/statistics/</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Recorders sit mainly in the Crown, County and Family Courts. Figures on court sitting days are published on Gov.uk and the latest information covering 2018 is available here. It is part of the Royal Courts of Justice Annual Tables (which contain at Tables 5.1 and 5.2 a breakdown of sitting days by type of work and level of judge): <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>. This information covers both England and Wales and is published annually.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:44:15.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:44:15.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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