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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
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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 length of time was between first court appearance and trial in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts 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 273758 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The information requested can be found in Table 1 and 2 below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1 - Average number of days first listing to trial start date, for magistrates’ trial cases in England and Wales, excluding those committed to the Crown Court, 2014 to 2018.</strong></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>187,383</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>196,199</p></td><td><p>68</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>179,042</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>171,862</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>173,486</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>46</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Notes</em></p><p><em>(1) </em><em>Trial is identified here based on whether there is a valid “trial start date” entered into the magistrates’ court administrative system (Libra). It is possible that trial cases without valid start dates have been removed from the analysis. </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>Statistics are sourced from linked magistrates’ courts and Crown Court administrative data systems - with a match rate of around 95%.</em></p><p><em>(4) </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 to the longest duration, seriousness and the lowest sequence number of the offence. </em></p><p><em>(5) </em><em>Includes cases completed in the magistrates’ courts during the specified time period, where no further action is required by the magistrates’ court. </em></p><p><em>(6) </em><em>Excludes cases that are committed to the Crown Court. </em></p><p><em>(7) </em><em>From Q2 2015, the figures include Single Justice Procedure cases that were committed within magistrates’ courts in England and Wales, introduced in June 2015. </em></p><p><em>(8) </em><em>Timeliness tables include TFL ATCM (automated track case management) cases which started in April 2017.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2 - Average number of days first listing to main hearing, for completed Crown Court trial cases in England and Wales, 2014 to 2018.</strong></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>76,531</p></td><td><p>138</p></td><td><p>112</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>76,819</p></td><td><p>157</p></td><td><p>121</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>69,563</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>123</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>64,591</p></td><td><p>147</p></td><td><p>124</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>56,738</p></td><td><p>147</p></td><td><p>127</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><p> </p><p>Performance, demand and waiting times in the courts are constantly reviewed to balance sitting days with waiting times, disposals and receipts. Resources are adjusted when required. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly to ensure the backlog of work remains relatively stable. Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court for 2018 have been the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Court and magistrates’ court and will ensure they have the resources they require</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 2019-07-10T16:38:09.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:38:09.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1133587
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
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 redress a victim or witness has if special measures are requested in court but are not subsequently provided. 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 267261 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>There are many statutory protections that support vulnerable victims and witnesses in the criminal courts, for example banning cross examination of rape complainants by the defendant. In addition, a number of special measures can be applied for by the CPS to further support a victim or witness who is intimidated or vulnerable, for example the provision of protective screens.</p><p> </p><p>Such applications are considered by the trial judge. Should circumstances change during the trial it is possible for a late (or second) application to be made. Where applications are refused, it may be possible to appeal at the Court of Appeal or, in certain exceptional circumstances, to seek a judicial review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:17:27.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:17:27.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland 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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the frequency with which courts are closed to the public and press without an order having been granted by the judge. 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 265566 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The arrangements for the admission of the public and the press to a court vary by the jurisdiction of that court, and by the nature of the application being considered. Where a court is under a duty to sit in open court, it has an inherent jurisdiction to sit in private but only if ordered by the presiding judge or magistrates. A court, to which the press or public must be admitted, will not sit in private without a judicial direction. The ability of the court to admit the public and the press may be limited by the physical constraints of the courtroom.</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 2019-06-20T16:12:15.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:12:15.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were rescheduled in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Greater London due to insufficient court space in the months of (i) February, (ii) March and (iii) April 2019. 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 253550 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>Published data for criminal cases show the number of trials which were vacated or ineffective (and therefore do not go ahead) in the criminal courts and for ineffective trials, the reasons why the trial was ineffective. One of these is ‘court administrative issues including a lack of court time and court accommodation failures’, – however it is not possible to identify instances where this is specifically due to reasons of ‘insufficient court space’.</p><p> </p><p>Available data on vacated and ineffective trials is published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>These statistics are currently published up to December 2018. Data for January – March 2019 are due to be published on 27 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Information relating to rescheduled cases and the reasons for them in the civil and family courts are not held by the Ministry of Justice.</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 2019-05-17T11:19:54.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:19:54.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is his policy that (a) HMCTS and (b) any employee or agent of HMCTS collect information from legal representatives attending court on their client's nationality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 171415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Section 86A of the Courts Act 2003, as inserted by Section 162 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, requires defendants appearing in person before a criminal court to state their name, date of birth and nationality when requested to do so by the court. This information may be provided orally or in writing and could be submitted through the defendant’s legal representative at the hearing. HM Courts and Tribunals Service commenced use of this power in November 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T15:46:01.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T15:46:01.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
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, which courts in the UK have been visited by Ministers of his Department since the beginning of the 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 134560 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The list of Ministers and which courts they have visited is given in the table below. Lord Keen has not visited any courts.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>David Gauke</p></td><td><p>1 February 2018</p></td><td><p>Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>David Gauke</p></td><td><p>13 February 2018</p></td><td><p>Oxford Combined Court</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>David Gauke</p></td><td><p>19 February 2018</p></td><td><p>Arnhem House, Leicester</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rory Stewart OBE</p></td><td><p>1 February 2018</p></td><td><p>Woolwich Crown Court</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dr Phillip Lee</p></td><td><p>26 January 2018</p></td><td><p>Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lucy Frazer QC</p></td><td><p>1 February 2018</p></td><td><p>Bromley Magistrates’ Court and Woolwich Crown Court</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lucy Frazer QC</p></td><td><p>8 March 2018</p></td><td><p>Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T16:37:22.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T16:37:22.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
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 assessment they have made of the maximum acceptable (1) distance, and (2) travel time, for witnesses and parties to get to their nearest (a) Magistrates' Court, (b) County Court, and (c) Crown Court. more like this
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Lord Lisvane more like this
star this property uin HL5640 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>On 18 January 2018, HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service published a consultation document, <em>Fit for the future: transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate </em>(<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/fit-for-the-future-transforming-the-court-and-tribunal-estate" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/fit-for-the-future-transforming-the-court-and-tribunal-estate</a>) inviting views on the proposed future strategy and approach to court and tribunal estate reform in England and Wales. The consultation contains the proposal that nearly all users should be able to attend a hearing on time and return within in a day, by public transport if necessary. The document also includes a national assessment of journey times for court users travelling to Magistrates’, County and Crown courts. The consultation is open until 29 March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Ongoing investment in the transformation and modernisation of our courts and tribunals will enable the use of technology, such as video links and online services. These will improve access to justice by reducing the need to attend court in person.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T17:02:18.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T17:02:18.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lisvane more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
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, with reference to paragraph 5.21 on page 49 of his Department's consultation, Fit for the future: transforming the court and tribunal estate, what the evidential basis is for the conclusion that the proposed strategy will have no direct impact on service delivery. 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 126335 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 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>In the recently published; <em>Fit for the Future: transforming the court and tribunal estate </em>consultation document, HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) set out its proposed future strategy and approach to court and tribunal estate reform. This was set within the wider context of work to modernise services, and outlined the ways in which technology and new ways of working can be utilised to make the justice system more accessible, efficient and flexible.</p><p> </p><p>The paragraph referred to relates to equalities assessments. These assessments are made when there are specific and measureable proposals against which assessments can be made. The strategic consultation published invites views on our proposed principles which will guide future decisions on the estate but it does not contain specific proposals for changes to the estate. We will conduct equalities assessments on any future specific proposals when we consult publicly on such changes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bracknell more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T17:07:08.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T17:07:08.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have appeared in court (a) via video link and (b) in person by (i) age, (ii) ethnicity and (iii) gender in the last 12 months. 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 120986 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 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. To identify both volumes of court appearances by video and in person, with details of age, ethnicity and gender individual court records would need to be checked manually.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2018-01-08T17:49:45.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T17:49:45.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
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, when he will publish a draft Courts Bill. 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 118744 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to introducing legislation to modernise the courts system, as soon as parliamentary time allows. There are no current plans to publish the Bill in draft.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2017-12-15T12:34:17.267Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T12:34:17.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this