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star this property date less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Recruitment 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 how many more prison officers are currently needed in the UK; how they plan to recruit the necessary prison officers; and what success the Unlocked programme has had in contributing to increasing recruitment. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL8219 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Following their introduction in July 2015, there have been 222 applications and 205 orders made for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders, up to 31 December 2017.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">In this period no breaches of an FGM Protection order have been dealt with in the criminal courts. In the Family Courts, proceedings for breach would be dealt with as a contempt of court matter and are not recorded separately. The information could therefore only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Statistics on FGM Protection Orders are publicly available as part of the Family Courts Statistics Quarterly series at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly. The next publication of Family Court Statistics Quarterly is due on 28 June 2018. This will provide data up to the end of March 2018.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As part of the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper published in November 2016, the Government committed to an increase of 2,500 Prison Officers by the end of 2018.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Between the end of October 2016 (the closest data point in time to when the commitment was made) and the end of March 2018, the number of Band 3 to 5 prison officers (headcount) increased from 18,713 to 21,824; a net increase of 3,111.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">It is anticipated that 90 per cent of the new recruits will be on the landings by the summer and all of them will be operational by the end of the year.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The first cohort of 52 graduates from the Unlocked scheme, which encourages the brightest graduates to consider a career in HMPPS, entered the HMPPS workforce in August last year – 15% higher than had been anticipated. Due to the popularity of the programme, up to 115 candidates will be recruited for the 2018 cohort. They are due to join the service in July 2018.”</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Under the Prison Safety and Reform agenda, Governors have been given greater responsibility for workforce planning and determining their local organisational structure. This includes the number of officers they employ and Governors can implement changes to shift arrangements and resource deployment providing they remain within the agreed funding envelope.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This empowerment of the Governor’s position is intended to enable them to make best use of resources to support prison safety and develop strategies to reduce reoffending. HMPPS does not set workforce planning arrangements for Scotland and Northern Ireland, as this is a matter for devolved Governments.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The recruitment drive continues across the prison estate, with the same urgency that has secured this remarkable influx of new staff.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T13:56:34.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T13:56:34.983Z
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less than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading National Fund 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 progress they have made in enabling the National Fund charity to make appropriate donations; and whether they intend to apply to the courts for a scheme allowing the Fund to be used for its original purpose. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL4465 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The National Fund was created in 1928 with an initial anonymous donation of £500,000 with the aim of eventually extinguishing the national debt. It has accumulated significant funds through further donations and income over the years, as set out in the <strong><ins class="ministerial">attached </ins></strong>chart <del class="ministerial">below</del>. It is currently estimated to be worth over £460 million.</p><p>The terms of the deed of Trust for the National Fund are such that the Trustees are required to accumulate the net income and profits of the trust fund until the value of the fund along with its accumulated income, when added to the value of any other funds applicable for the same purpose, is sufficient to discharge the entirety of the National Debt. Given the terms of the trust, the money is currently ‘locked’ in the fund.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office is working with the Charity Commission and the Fund’s trustees to help resolve this legally complicated matter.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T14:42:46.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T14:42:46.04Z
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less than 2018-05-16T10:48:18.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-16T10:48:18.387Z
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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 Chart 2.pdf more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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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 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Females 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 women currently in prison are aged (1) under 21, (2) 21–30, (3) 31–35, (4) 36–40, (5) 41–50, (6) 51–60, and (7) over 60, years old. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL17748 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:</ins><br /></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Age</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Under 21</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">115</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">21-30</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,011</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">31-35</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">696</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">36-40</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">690</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">41-50</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">784</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">51-60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">366</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Over 60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">108</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:41.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:41.72Z
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less than 2019-09-26T16:47:00.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T16:47:00.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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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 Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Prisons 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 how many times the courts in England and Wales used prison as a place of safety in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL17747 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">Prison may be used as a ‘place of safety’ if the court is satisfied that an individual should be kept in custody for his/her own protection. This is set out under the Bail Act 1976.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Specifically, for individuals with serious mental illness, the Mental Health Act 1983 sets out that a person may be remanded in custody for between 7 and 28 days awaiting available treatment and detention in hospital.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Ministry of Justice does not hold data on either of the circumstances set out. The decision to remand is taken by the individual sentencing court, and reasons for remand are not recorded centrally.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is clear that those suffering from a mental disorder of a nature or degree that warrants treatment and detention in hospital (i.e. a severe mental disorder) should be able to access that treatment as quickly as possible. Our forthcoming response to the independent review of the Mental Health Act will address the recommendation in that context around prison as a ‘place of safety’.</ins><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:17.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:17.727Z
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less than 2019-09-26T16:46:27.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T16:46:27.607Z
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-sentence Reports: Females 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 how many women sentenced in (1) the magistrates courts, and (2) the Crown Courts, in England and Wales did not have a pre-sentence report prepared for them in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL17746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:</ins><br /></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Age</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Under 21</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">115</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">21-30</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,011</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">31-35</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">696</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">36-40</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">690</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">41-50</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">784</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">51-60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">366</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Over 60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">108</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:26:55.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:26:55.53Z
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less than 2019-09-26T16:46:47.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T16:46:47.93Z
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Advice and Care Trust 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 discussions they have had with the Catholic Prison Advice and Care Trust in the last five years; and what assessment they have made of the work of that charity. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL9999 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>We have a longstanding relationship with the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), and we recognise the crucial role that they, and other Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, carry out in supporting offenders and delivering rehabilitative services. I am pleased to note, too, that PACT have recently been awarded the contract for the provision of family engagement services for the female estate.</p><p>We will continue to engage with PACT as we take forward Lord Farmer’s recommendations as part of our wider prison reform agenda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:47.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:47:47.893Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Convictions 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 information, if any, they have received from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons; and if none, whether they will call for better intelligence sharing about such crimes. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL9975 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 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>There is no information held about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe.</p><p>However, the UK shares relevant information on organised immigration crime (OIC) with partners in source, transit and destination countries for illegal migration. This takes place both on a bilateral basis and through the European Migrant Smuggling Centre within Europol.</p><p>Through the multi-agency Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce, the government is improving the intelligence picture around OIC, modern slavery and human trafficking, undermining the criminal business model and building the capacity of upstream law enforcement partners to tackle the threat.</p><p>The police transformation program includes an analytical team, the Joint Slavery and Trafficking Analysis Centre (JSTAC) which is building and developing the strategic intelligence picture by improving data collection and focused analysis of the information gathered. To aid in international dissemination of information, a seconded national expert to Europol to coordinate activity between UK law enforcement and European counterparts during cross-border investigations has been implemented.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967447
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Families 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 how many Attorney General’s Office policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL9944 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Minsters. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office does not develop its own policy nor has responsibility for any Government policies. As such the department has not had to consider the guidance but would do so if appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T11:14:22.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T11:14:22.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Stephen Port more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria were used in the assessment of legal aid support to families involved in the inquests covering the deaths of the victims of Stephen Port. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL9914 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is not aware of having received any applications to date for public funding for representation at an inquest from the families of the victims of Stephen Port.</p><p> </p><p>When assessing such applications in general, the Director of Legal Aid Casework (DLAC) must have regard to the Lord Chancellor’s guidance set out under section 4(3) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offender’s Act (LASPO) 2012. The criteria applied by the Legal Aid Agency are outlined under Section 10 of LASPO. The DLAC must also determine whether an applicant meets the financial eligibility test as provided in the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013, or decide whether to waive financial eligibility and/or contribution to costs in whole or in part, as well as satisfy the merits criteria set out in the Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2013.</p><p> </p><p>An application for legal aid may be submitted to the LAA in order for such a determination to be made.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Coroners more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation for families involved in inquests have taken place in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL9913 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is aware that there have been instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation at inquest proceedings, for example at the inquests into the deaths of those who died in the Birmingham pub bombings and the inquests of the victims of Stephen Port, but the Department does not routinely collect information on instances of crowdfunding.</p><p>We are currently undertaking a review of the provision of legal aid for inquests, due to be published by the end of the year alongside the wider review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this