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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Prisons more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision, if any, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service has made for courts to sit in prisons when a prisoner refuses either to attend court or to take part in a video link between a prison and a court. more like this
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Lord Beith more like this
star this property uin HL15948 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>A decision that a court should sit within a prison when a defendant refuses to attend court in person or by video link is for the judiciary. If such a decision is made HMCTS , in conjunction with HMPPS Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service makes the necessary arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The Court has no legal power to direct a prison officer (including a Governor) to use force or to compel a prisoner to attend court.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T16:42:07.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T16:42:07.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beith more like this
1128147
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to decrease waiting times for Personal Independence Payment tribunal appeals. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL15961 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>It is important that appeals are heard as quickly as possible. The Ministry of Justice recognises that there are delays in the system and is in the process of recruiting more judicial office holders in order to increase capacity and help to reduce waiting times for appellants. In the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) jurisdiction, 225 new medical members and 119 disability-qualified members have recently been appointed and are now hearing cases. The SSCS jurisdiction will also benefit from the fact that 250 fee-paid judges and 100 salaried judges are being recruited across tribunals more widely. In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and providing a better service for all parties to the proceedings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:53:03.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:53:03.917Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
1128066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 21 May (HL Deb, col 1863), what consideration they have given to providing (1) separate waiting facilities for the parties, and (2) facilities to enable the giving of evidence by screen or video link, for court cases relating to domestic abuse. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL15915 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>From context we have assumed the honourable member is asking about the family courts.</p><p> </p><p>(1) In family courts, vulnerable parties and witnesses may request the use of a separate entrance and waiting area. Where dedicated separate entrances or waiting areas are not available, court staff will make alternative arrangements wherever possible.</p><p> </p><p>(2) In the family court over 300 protective screens have been provided over the last two years to ensure that vulnerable parties and witnesses can be shielded from an alleged abuser in the courtroom. Video links may also be used either from a secure location within the court building or from a remote location. Use of these facilities must be approved by the Judge. Use of telephone hearings for without notice Family Law Act injunction hearings is being encouraged to avoid the need for victims of domestic abuse to attend court.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined that the family courts should never be used to further or perpetrate abuse. The Government announced on 21 May 2019 the establishment of an expert panel to gather evidence of how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences. Once formed, it is intended that the panel will report within three months.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:23:08.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:23:08.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1127983
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Resignations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the number of prison officers resigning within 12 months of taking up their posts; and whether those reasons include the level of violence in UK prisons. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15868 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The huge number of officers we have recently recruited inevitably means there are more staff - and more leavers with less than one years' experience. Attached is a table containing reason for leaving and grade. (Table i)</p><p> </p><p>We are working hard to retain staff, giving staff the biggest pay increase in a decade last year and by providing additional training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:00:03.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:00:03.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property file name Table i.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table (i) more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127993
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Albert Hall more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 February (HL13508), when the Attorney General expects to give a decision on the application by the Charity Commission to refer questions concerning the Royal Albert Hall to the Charity Tribunal. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL15878 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Last year the Charity Commission wrote to the Attorney General requesting his consent to refer five questions to the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences – i.e. the Royal Albert Hall, which is a registered charity. While the Charity Commission has the power to refer questions to the Tribunal, it may only do so with the consent of the Attorney General, as set out in section 325 of the Charities Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Written Answer HL13508, this is a complex case and careful consideration is being given to the detailed representations made by the Corporation and the Commission. While it is not yet possible to provide an estimate as to when a final decision will be made, a preliminary response from officials is being drawn up setting out initial views and inviting further discussion between the parties. This will be sent to the Commission and the Corporation shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1127258
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 10 May (HL15362), if such data on the waiting times for appeal hearings on Personal Independence Payment claims are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost, how they determine whether (1) claims are being dealt with in a timely manner, and (2) the resources allocated to deal with appeals are adequate to meet the backlog of appeal claims. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15811 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-31more like thismore than 2019-05-31
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) closely monitors waiting times. However, HMCTS does not keep data on waiting times within the specific and localised timeframes cited in the earlier question, answered on 10 May (HL15362), to which this question refers – namely, (1) up to six months, (2) six to 12 months, (3) 12 to 24 months, and (4) over 24 months. Information about volumes and waiting times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals is published by the Ministry of Justice in the Tribunals and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly. HMCTS receives a bi-annual forecast of expected appeals from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and that informs our resourcing plans as well as informing judicial recruitment. Additional fee-paid judicial office holders have been recruited: 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 118 disability qualified members and up to 232 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></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1126997
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Secure Accommodation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many criminal justice placements have been (1) available, and (2) filled, in secure children's homes in each month in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15758 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is published on gov.uk and is provided in the tables attached with this answer.</p><p> </p><p>Following remand or sentencing, the Youth Custody Service (YCS) decides where children should be placed and this will be either at a secure training centre, secure children’s home or under-18 young offender institution (for young males only).</p><p> </p><p>The placement decision is based on the information provided by youth offending teams (YOTs). The YCS’s Placement Team will contact YOTs to make sure the needs, risks and circumstances of each young person has been taken into account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T13:59:37.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T13:59:37.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property file name Table for HL15758.docx more like this
star this property title Table for HL15758 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Sentences more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, currently serving indeterminate prison sentences have exceeded the tariff relating to the crime for which they were originally convicted. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL15788 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The following table gives the unreleased IPP and life sentence prison population as at 31 March 2019 as well as showing how many prisoners, in each sentence category and according to gender, remain in custody beyond the expiry of their original tariff or are still serving their tariff period.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>IPP</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Life</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total population</p></td><td><p>2,403</p></td><td><p>7,038</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Post-tariff total</p></td><td><p>2,198</p></td><td><p>1,784</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Post-tariff male</p></td><td><p>2,155</p></td><td><p>1756</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Post-tariff female</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pre-tariff total</p></td><td><p>204</p></td><td><p>5,041</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pre-tariff male</p></td><td><p>204</p></td><td><p>4,780</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pre-tariff female</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>261</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tariff expiry date not available*</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>213</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* Includes cases where a confirmed tariff expiry date has yet to be received and any unmatched records. As with any large-scale recording system, administrative IT systems are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T14:00:09.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T14:00:09.927Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1126318
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Euthanasia: Vulnerable Adults more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the current law permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment has ever been proven inadequate in the courts to protect vulnerable people from being pressured to end their life prematurely. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15678 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We have not seen evidence from the courts that the current provisions permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining treatment provide inadequate protection for vulnerable people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1126319
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Euthanasia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent research from the UK's Assisted Dying Coalition, published on 8 February, which found that more than one person a week now travels from the UK to Switzerland to end their life; and in light of that research, whether they plan to review the UK's assisted dying law. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15679 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>It remains the Government’s view that any change to the law in this area in England and Wales is an issue of conscience and a matter for Parliament to decide rather than one for Government policy.</p><p> </p><p>Parliament has not so far voted to legalise assisted suicide in any circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:29:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:29:24.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this