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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to decrease victim attrition rates in criminal cases of sexual assault and rape. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
unstar this property uin 287547 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling the unacceptably high victim attrition rates in sexual violence cases. We know that access to counselling and therapeutic support when and where victims most need it increases victim engagement. That is why in March this year we increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas and by extending it from one to three years, it provides greater security and sustainability for the sector to deliver their essential services. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCC’s to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence, as they are best placed to respond to local needs.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victims Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for all victims of crime, including by increasing the number of Registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a Sub-Group of the CJB to oversee this review and a stakeholder group made up of victim organisations to ensure the inclusion of the victim experience.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1145081
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support survivors of (a) rape, (b) attempted rape and (c) sexual assault through the process of trial. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
unstar this property uin 287550 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Serious sexual violence and rape are horrendous crimes. It is essential that victims and survivors of these crimes have access to support when and where they need it most.</p><p>In accordance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code), a person is entitled to support if they have suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss, which was directly caused by a criminal offence. They are entitled to access victim support services at any time, whether they have reported a crime or not.</p><p>In March this year the Government increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years to specialist sexual violence and abuse support services across England and Wales. This enables these services to provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes to help them cope with and, as far as possible, recover from the effects of crime. Part of this funding will go towards Independent Sexual Violence Adviser’s to provide impartial advocacy for victims of sexual violence and abuse who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCCs to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence.</p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victim’s Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for victims of crime, including by increasing the number of registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital that we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of the Criminal Justice System’s response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a sub-group of the CJB to oversee this review and continue to engage regularly with specialist stakeholders and victim organisations to ensure that the victim experience is central to our work.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1144734
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Driving: Sentencing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to (a) create an offence of causing serious injury by careless driving and (b) increase the maximum penalties for causing death by dangerous driving. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 286821 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>I refer the honourable member to my response of 3 September to Question 282465.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:46:43.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:46:43.777Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1144748
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Fines: Surcharges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2019 to Question 252551, Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273770 and Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 280263, on fines: surcharges, for what reason there was a £1 million difference between the raised and allocated amounts in the 2016-17 financial year; and where that money has been allocated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 286833 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:23:19.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:23:19.897Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1144288
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Magistrates' Courts: Tees Valley more like this
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, what meetings his Department has had with Teesside Magistrates Court on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton South more like this
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Dr Paul Williams more like this
unstar this property uin 286358 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The department is working closely with HMCTS, meeting regularly to consider the impacts on courts and tribunals of leaving the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS is putting in place contingencies, including ensuring that resources and training are in the right place and working with courts on an individual level where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:56:04.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:56:04.257Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4666
star this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Williams more like this
1144311
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Ministry of Justice: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 280394 on Ministry of Justice: Contracts, whether his Department maintains a record of financial remedies paid by each private company his Department holds contracts with. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 286302 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The department does not hold a central record of financial remedies; however, each instance is recorded with/within individual contract records.</p><p>The MoJ holds providers rigorously to account for their performance and takes action wherever they are falling short. Our contract management teams closely monitor and robustly manage providers to make sure they fulfil their contractual commitments to maintain service delivery, reduce reoffending, protect the public and provide value for money to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:59:24.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:59:24.42Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144312
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Judiciary: Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints on the administration of the Judicial Pensions Scheme by Xafinity Punter Southall have been made under the internal disputes resolution procedure in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 286303 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The number of complaints made is set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Internal Dispute Resolution Complaints Received</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Stage 1 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Stage 2</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/2018</strong></p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/2019</strong></p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019/2020 (YTD)</strong></p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>A single individual may be counted more than once in the figures provided if they had both a Stage 1 and Stage 2 complaint.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:33:25.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:33:25.207Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144313
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Judiciary: Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost is to his Department of the administration of the Judicial Pensions Scheme by Xafinity Punter Southall in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 286304 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The annual cost to the department of the administration of the Judicial Pensions Scheme by Xafinity Punter Southall for the last five financial years is set out in the table below.</p><p>The reason for the lower level of spend in 2014-15 was that the contract started in January 2015.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost to MOJ</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£208,964.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£633,059.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£906,178.17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£ 989,518.51</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>£ 701,072.02</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:31:51.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:31:51.74Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144316
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Trials: Waiting Lists more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what were the (a) mean and (b) median waiting times in weeks for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea in each Crown Court in England and Wales in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 286307 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The information requested about Crown Court waiting times for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea in 2010 and 2018 can be found in the attached excel document.</p><p> </p><p>Last year saw a 12% reduction in Crown Court trial cases and the allocation of sitting days reflects this. 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>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 appropriate. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly. The abolition of committal hearings in 2013 transferred the file preparation period from the magistrates’ court to the Crown Court and so comparisons between pre-2013 data and post-2013 data do not compare like with like.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Courts and will ensure they have the resources they require.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name Copy of PQ 286307 Annex A.xlsx more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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star this property file name PQ 286307 Annex B.DOCX more like this
star this property title Annex B more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:55:58.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:55:58.833Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1144317
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Trials: Homicide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what were the (a) mean and (b) median waiting times in weeks for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea for a murder charge in each Crown Court in England and Wales in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 286308 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The information requested about Crown Court waiting times for trials where the defendants entered a not guilty plea for a murder charge in 2010 and 2018 can be found in the attached excel document.</p><p> </p><p>Last year saw a 12% reduction in Crown Court trial cases and the allocation of sitting days reflects this. 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>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 appropriate. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly. The abolition of committal hearings in 2013 transferred the file preparation period from the magistrates’ court to the Crown Court and so comparisons between pre-2013 data and post-2013 data do not compare like with like.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Courts and will ensure they have the resources they require.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name Copy of PQ 286308 Annex A.xlsx more like this
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star this property file name PQ 286308 Annex B.DOCX more like this
star this property title Annex B more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:00:35.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:00:35.223Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this