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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Females more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many females are currently imprisoned in England and Wales serving sentences of less than six months. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>On 31 March 2017, there were 443 women in prison serving an immediate custodial sentence of less than 6 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T13:08:46.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T13:08:46.16Z
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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 Trefgarne more like this
755120
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Convictions more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many persons have been convicted of a sexual offence other than rape in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders found guilty of sexual offences, broken down to those found guilty of rape and of other sexual offences, in England and Wales, from 2012 to 2016 can be viewed in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Offenders found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, England and Wales, 2012 to 2016 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </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><p>Offence</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </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><p>All</p></td><td><p>5,728</p></td><td><p>5,665</p></td><td><p>6,251</p></td><td><p>6,885</p></td><td><p>7,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></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><p>Rape</p></td><td><p>1,145</p></td><td><p>1,121</p></td><td><p>1,164</p></td><td><p>1,297</p></td><td><p>1,352</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Others</p></td><td><p>4,583</p></td><td><p>4,544</p></td><td><p>5,087</p></td><td><p>5,588</p></td><td><p>6,159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </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"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1127 more like this
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less than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.22Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.22Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
755119
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Rape: Convictions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many persons have been convicted of rape in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL1127 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 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders found guilty of sexual offences, broken down to those found guilty of rape and of other sexual offences, in England and Wales, from 2012 to 2016 can be viewed in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Offenders found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, England and Wales, 2012 to 2016 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </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><p>Offence</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </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><p>All</p></td><td><p>5,728</p></td><td><p>5,665</p></td><td><p>6,251</p></td><td><p>6,885</p></td><td><p>7,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></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><p>Rape</p></td><td><p>1,145</p></td><td><p>1,121</p></td><td><p>1,164</p></td><td><p>1,297</p></td><td><p>1,352</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Others</p></td><td><p>4,583</p></td><td><p>4,544</p></td><td><p>5,087</p></td><td><p>5,588</p></td><td><p>6,159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </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"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1128 more like this
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less than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.14Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.14Z
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499
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755156
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Youth Custody more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on Youth Custody Centres, in the light of the Prison Reform Trust report In Care, Out of Trouble, published in May 2016. more like this
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Lord Laming 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 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving standards within the Youth Justice System so that we can not only punish crime effectively but also intervene earlier to help divert young people away from crime. That is why we set out our plans to reform the Youth Justice System in response to Charlie Taylor’s review last December, so that it is better equipped to help young people turn their lives around and play a constructive role in their communities.</p><p> </p><p>The safety and welfare of every young person in custody is our absolute priority and we are clear that more needs to be done to achieve this. We want custody to improve the life chances of children and young people in our care and to deliver improvements to education and health services within youth custody. That’s why we have created a new Youth Custody Service, with an Executive Director for the first time in the Department’s history – to make sure this vital area is given the priority and weight it deserves.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage with key stakeholders and consider their recommendations as this work progresses.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T13:09:43.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T13:09:43.133Z
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751985
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, and what resources they will provide, to ensure that recommendations they accept from (1) HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, and (2) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, are fully implemented. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>We take recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman very seriously. We are strengthening performance management and assurance arrangements of prisons, particularly in responding to recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman reports. To ensure that recommendations are acted upon we are putting in place a robust system to track progress on implementation in prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced functional and geographical Group Director roles with more manageable spans of control to provide greater support for governors and empowered governors to make decisions about their prisons so they will be subject to less rigid instructions and can determine how best to spend their allocated budget. Governors will have a greater level of personal responsibility to ensure that recommendations are implemented. [Where recommendations concern safer custody, Regional Safer Custody Leads provide assurance for Prison Group Directors that appropriate action has been taken.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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2018
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752433
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the latest figure for self-inflicted deaths in prisons in the UK; and what steps they are taking to reduce them. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government publishes statistics on deaths in custody quarterly, and updated detailed tables annually. These figures cover only England and Wales. They can be viewed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In the twelve months to June 2017, there were 97 apparent self-inflicted deaths in custody.</p><p> </p><p>Improving safety is a priority for this Government. We are investing £100m a year to strengthen the frontline by recruiting around 2,500 more prison officers by the end of 2018. We are rolling out improved training across the estate for staff on suicide and self-harm reduction and have put in place specialist roles - regional safer custody leads - in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are providing grant funding to the Samaritans to support the prisoner Listener scheme and are providing an additional funding in 2017-18 to fund a number of other projects, including a learning tool for staff and emotional resilience training for prisoners.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Z
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755138
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Civil Proceedings: Cross Border Cooperation more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish further details about their proposals for future co-operation on civil justice matters with the EU. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>As the Government’s White Paper makes clear, civil judicial cooperation is an important issue, which underpins the resolution of cross-border disputes in the fields of civil and commercial, and family, law; supports the attractiveness of UK laws and UK courts; and contributes to the UK legal and financial services economies.</p><p> </p><p>The UK intends to keep working with others, including stakeholders, in order to ensure a smooth implementation of future arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-08-03T15:55:43.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T15:55:43.387Z
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751986
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing strategies in relation to (1) death from natural causes, (2) mental health issues, and (3) suicides for (a) prisoners in general, (b) older prisoners, and (c) prisoners on indeterminate sentences who are held beyond their initial tariff. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving the support that we offer to prisoners at risk of self-harm or suicide. We expect the most important and effective measures to be the investment of £100 million for recruitment of 2,500 new staff, and the introduction of new offender management arrangements in prisons under which each key worker will have particular responsibility for a small number of prisoners. These will greatly enhance the time and resources available to support prisoners who are at risk.</p><p> </p><p>New training is being rolled out across the estate to support our staff to identify the risks and triggers of suicide and self-harm and understand what they can do to support prisoners at risk. The new training package consists of six sections including awareness training for staff on supporting prisoners with mental health issues.</p><p> </p><p>We have put in place specialist roles (regional safer custody leads) in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are using experts – including providing extra funding for the Samaritans to provide targeted support for prison staff and to prisoners directly.</p><p> </p><p>Other measures are being developed as part of our safety programme, which includes specific strands of work on the early days in custody; the case management of prisoners at risk; improvements to the built environment of prisons; and building hopefulness amongst prisoners, including through family and peer support.</p><p> </p><p><em>Older Prisoners</em></p><p>Elderly and frail prisoners receive support from NHS clinical services and local authority social care, as well as from prison officers. All staff are trained to appropriate professional standards for their contribution to care. Supporting elderly prisoners is covered in entry-level prison officer training. Prison officers are provided with guidance on dementia and also receive advice and guidance from occupational therapists and social workers at a local level. We are working closely with clinical leaders and social care services to improve our understanding of the impacts of dementia across prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to improve our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p><p> </p><p><em>Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners beyond tariff</em></p><p>The release of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) who have completed their tariff is a matter for the independent Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS is focused on giving IPP prisoners the support, opportunities and motivation they need to progress more quickly when they are reviewed by the Parole Board so that they have the best possible prospect for securing release. HMPPS and the Parole Board have implemented a joint action plan, the purpose of which is to deliver further improvements and efficiencies in the effort to help IPP prisoners progress towards release.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Z
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755136
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Convention on Choice of Court Agreements more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to become a signatory to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is currently bound by the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (2005) by virtue of our membership of the EU. The Government recognises the importance of certainty in civil justice matters, and we are considering carefully the range of international agreements on civil judicial cooperation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-08-03T15:20:17.513Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T15:20:17.513Z
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755137
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Convention on Choice of Court Agreements more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will make a public statement on whether they intend to become a signatory to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK is currently bound by the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (2005) by virtue of our membership of the EU. The Government recognises the importance of certainty in civil justice matters, and we are considering carefully the range of international agreements on civil judicial cooperation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-08-03T15:20:17.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T15:20:17.573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this