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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Probate 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 estimate he has made of the average length of time for probate to be granted in the last (a) three months and (b) financial year. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
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Simon Hart more like this
star this property uin 265484 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Official statistics are not published on the average length of time from receipt of the application to the issue of a grant of probate. Internal management information, which is not subject to the rigorous quality assurance processes of official statistics, however shows that in the last financial year (2018/2019) the average time was three weeks.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst timeliness data are not yet available for the last three months, it is clear that waiting times have increased. Urgent action has been taken to address these temporary delays, staffing has been increased and the digital service further improved, and as a result waiting times are starting to reduce.</p><p> </p><p>There are no prescribed target times for dealing with probate applications. The recent increase in waiting times has been caused by a combination of an increased volume of incoming work and the transition to a new case management IT system. The move to the new system meant that staff had to spend time being trained and familiarising themselves with the system – which also had some initial performance issues that have been addressed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:38:49.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:38:49.987Z
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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 Simon Hart more like this
1132398
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Julian Assange 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 the procedure was for (a) public and (b) press access to the extradition hearing for Julian Assange; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 265565 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>This was an open hearing, accessible to both the press and public.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Extra chairs were laid out to accommodate as many people as possible in the court room. As is usual in high-profile cases, a ticketing system was in place to allocate seats to the media.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There were, however, more people wishing to observe the hearing than there were seats available, meaning that not everyone could be accommodated on this occasion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:10:40.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:10:40.677Z
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3926
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
1132399
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 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 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
unstar 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 remove filter
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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3926
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
1132400
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Divorce 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 average waiting time was for a response from each HMCTS divorce centre (a) on 17 June 2019, (b) in 2015 and (c) in 2010. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 265567 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The regional divorce units were set up in 2015.</p><p>The average period of time from receipt to issue of the decree nisi is currently:</p><p> </p><p>Midlands 27.6 weeks</p><p>North East 29.7 weeks</p><p>North west 29.1 weeks</p><p>Wales 28.5 weeks</p><p>South east 41 weeks</p><p>South west 26.8 weeks</p><p> </p><p>In June 2015 it was:</p><p>Midlands 24 weeks</p><p>North East 21 weeks</p><p>North West 23.8 weeks</p><p>Wales 22 weeks</p><p>South East 24.7 weeks</p><p>South west 21.4 weeks</p><p> </p><p>We have increased the number of sitting days and recruited extra judges and magistrates to meet increased demand in the family courts. In the South East, staff shortages in Bury St Edmunds Divorce Centre led to some delays, and the centre is now fully staffed and performance is improving.</p><p>Divorce can be a deeply distressing time which is why a new online divorce application was introduced as part of the £1 billion Reform programme. Separating couples can fill in simplified forms, submit documents and pay online - leading to significantly fewer errors and an easier, cheaper application process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:20:28.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:20:28.553Z
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3926
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
1132401
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Staff 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 and what proportion of HMCTS staff were agency staff by staffing band in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 265568 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 number of agency staff in HMCTS was 2,737 as of March 2018, which was 14.6%. The earliest held comparable data is from 2016 and shows 1,569, which was 8.5% of the staffing numbers. This shows an increase of 1,168, 6.1 percentage points, over this period. The following table shows a breakdown by grade as requested.</p><p> </p><p>We were unable to provide data from 2010 as HMCTS did not exist in its current form until 2011. Prior to this there were multiple business units that held their own people data. We are unable to obtain agency data from HR systems prior to 2016. As with any large data system, there are also likely to be some inaccuracies.</p><p> </p><p>Over the period of Reform, we expect the shape and size of the organisation to change. As part of this we are reducing our staffing levels and expect the future skills of our people to change. The HMCTS workforce strategy during this period is to increase the capability of our staff, whilst simultaneously increasing our workforce flexibility through the increased usage of contingent labour. This is in order to reduce redundancy costs and protect the jobs of longer serving, permanent staff. The required staffing level needed across each of our HMCTS sites is monitored closely, and proactive recruitment undertaken to ensure these levels are maintained.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:11:43.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:11:43.42Z
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3926
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
1132416
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Marriage: Humanism 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 steps the Government has taken to legally recognise humanist marriages in England and Wales. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 265572 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced in last year’s Budget that it would to ask the Law Commission to undertake a wider review of marriage ceremonies. We want to make marriage more accessible and meaningful and give couples greater choice in how they can celebrate their commitment. This includes greater flexibility for different faiths and for non-religious belief organisations.</p><p> </p><p>We have been finalising the terms of reference for the review and will announce these shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:15:46.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:15:46.87Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1132578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Debt Collection 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of regulations on the conduct of bailiffs in protecting children and families from the harm of aggressive debt collection practices. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 265611 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is currently reviewing the implementation of reforms, contained in the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and introduced in 2014, which govern how enforcement agents (formerly known as bailiffs) operate. The overarching aim of the reforms was to provide more protection to people against aggressive enforcement action, whilst still ensuring that debts can be collected effectively.</p><p> </p><p>We have held a Call for Evidence to inform our review, which closed in February 2019. We are considering the responses received and plan to respond in the summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:25:48.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:25:48.177Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1132226
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Randox Testing Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many criminal cases have been referred to the Court of Appeal for review as a result of data manipulation at Randox Testing Services; and what was the outcome of those cases. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 264784 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The latest figures show that four road traffic cases have been taken to the Court of Appeal, of which one case was overturned, one resulted in a reduction in sentence, one appeal was unsuccessful, and the fourth is still to be decided. Re-testing has so far identified no impact on other criminal offences, such as sexual offences, violence, or homicide. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) co-ordinates the national re-testing operation, and is responsible for providing regular updates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:44:15.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:15.053Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132232
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Randox Testing Services: Compensation 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 information his Department holds on whether damages have been paid to people as a result of manipulation of forensic toxicology results at Randox. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 264785 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is unable to comment on compensation payments relating to the manipulation of forensic toxicology results at Randox until the criminal investigation into this matter is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:51:05.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:51:05.853Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132243
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Youth Justice Board more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the demographic breakdown of Youth Justice Boards in the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 264758 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>This demographic information relates to the Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales. Youth Justice is a devolved matter in the rest of the UK. The data below summarises YJB’s staff composition as at 31 March 2019. <strong>All staff by gender</strong> <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Gender</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>58%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>All staff by ethnicity</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ethnicity</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BAME</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not specified</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>100%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>All staff by age</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Age</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>25-34</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>35-44</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45-54</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>55-64</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65 +</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UNKNOWN</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>100%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>All </strong><strong>staff by disability</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Percentage of staff who consider themselves disabled</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>The data below summarises YJB’s Board member composition as at 1 January 2018. <strong>Board members including the Chair by gender</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Gender</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>73%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>100%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>Board members including the Chair by ethnicity</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ethnicity</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BAME</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>91%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not specified</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>100%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>Board members <em>excluding</em> the Chair by age</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Age</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>26-35</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>36-45</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>46-55</p></td><td><p>30%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>56-65</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>100%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>Board members including the chair by disability</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Percentage of staff who consider themselves disabled</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:46:27.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:46:27.117Z
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3926
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