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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate the Government has made of the cost to the Ministry of Justice budget of the increased number of litigants in person as a result of the means test threshold not being uprated in line with inflation in (a) civil legal aid since 2008 and (b) criminal legal aid since 2009. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Bambos Charalambous more like this
uin 188145 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>We are currently reviewing the changes made to legal aid as part of the Post-Implementation Review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 and have engaged with over 80 organisations as part of the evidence gathering process. We will use all the evidence we receive as part of our wider work to establish how best we can empower people to resolve their problems in a modern justice system.</p><p> </p><p>Unrepresented parties have always been a feature of the civil and family justice system. Since 2015, the Government has invested £5 million of funding to support litigants in person through a range of measures designed to provide additional information, support and guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T17:00:30.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:00:30.383Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4610
label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1003577
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying the so-called escape fee to the Civil Legal Advice scheme to ensure that advisers are paid above the fixed fees that apply where costs exceed the national fixed fee by a multiplier of three, in line with other parts of the Legal Aid system. more like this
tabling member constituency Gower more like this
tabling member printed
Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
uin 189791 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>There is already an escape fee built into the payment mechanism for the Civil Legal Advice (CLA) scheme. For Discrimination and Special Education Needs cases that fee is set by the service provider, submitted as part of their contract bid and for Family and Housing the LAA set that price at £46 per hour.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:33:27.81Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4623
label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
1003761
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Prison Sentences: Males more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many men were sentenced to prison for less than (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) six months in the first six months of 2018 by Home Office offence code. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 189756 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The total number of offenders sentenced to immediate custody from January to June 2018 for (a) less than 1 month, (b) 1 month to less than 3 months and (c) 3 months to 6 months, broken down by Home Office offence code, can be viewed in Table 1.</p><p> </p><p>Table 2 and Table 3 break this information down by men and women respectively.</p><p> </p><p>Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take into account all circumstances of the case, including any aggravating and mitigating factors.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst there is persuasive evidence that short custodial sentences do not help some offenders turn their backs on crime, protecting the public will always be our top priority. Under this government, the most serious offenders are more likely to go to prison, and for longer, helping protect the public and keep communities safe.</p><p> </p><p>Our message is simple – if you commit a serious offence, you should expect to go to prison. We will not reduce the prison population just to save money.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
189757 more like this
189758 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T17:58:23.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:58:23.423Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
attachment
1
file name Copy of PQs 189756 189757 and 189758 Response Table.xlsx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1003762
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Prison Sentences: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were sentenced to prison for less than (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) six months in the first six months of 2018 by Home Office offence code. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 189757 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The total number of offenders sentenced to immediate custody from January to June 2018 for (a) less than 1 month, (b) 1 month to less than 3 months and (c) 3 months to 6 months, broken down by Home Office offence code, can be viewed in Table 1.</p><p> </p><p>Table 2 and Table 3 break this information down by men and women respectively.</p><p> </p><p>Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take into account all circumstances of the case, including any aggravating and mitigating factors.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst there is persuasive evidence that short custodial sentences do not help some offenders turn their backs on crime, protecting the public will always be our top priority. Under this government, the most serious offenders are more likely to go to prison, and for longer, helping protect the public and keep communities safe.</p><p> </p><p>Our message is simple – if you commit a serious offence, you should expect to go to prison. We will not reduce the prison population just to save money.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
189756 more like this
189758 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T17:58:23.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:58:23.48Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
attachment
1
file name Copy of PQs 189756 189757 and 189758 Response Table.xlsx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1003763
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Prison Sentences more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were sentenced to prison for less than (a) one month, (b) three months an (c) six months in the first six months of 2018 by Home Office offence code. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 189758 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The total number of offenders sentenced to immediate custody from January to June 2018 for (a) less than 1 month, (b) 1 month to less than 3 months and (c) 3 months to 6 months, broken down by Home Office offence code, can be viewed in Table 1.</p><p> </p><p>Table 2 and Table 3 break this information down by men and women respectively.</p><p> </p><p>Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take into account all circumstances of the case, including any aggravating and mitigating factors.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst there is persuasive evidence that short custodial sentences do not help some offenders turn their backs on crime, protecting the public will always be our top priority. Under this government, the most serious offenders are more likely to go to prison, and for longer, helping protect the public and keep communities safe.</p><p> </p><p>Our message is simple – if you commit a serious offence, you should expect to go to prison. We will not reduce the prison population just to save money.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
189756 more like this
189757 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T17:58:23.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:58:23.513Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
attachment
1
file name Copy of PQs 189756 189757 and 189758 Response Table.xlsx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1003766
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Birmingham Prison: Prisoners' Transfers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2018 to Question 178353 on Birmingham Prison: Prisoners' Transfers, how many of the 300 prisoners moved out of HMP Birmingham at that time went to each other prison in England and Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 189761 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>As set out in my response to PQ178535, one of the measures Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) implemented after stepping in to run HM Prison Birmingham was to temporarily reduce the operational capacity by 300 places. The capacity reduction was not immediate and was delivered over time with the gradual reduction of the prison’s population through a combination of: end of sentence releases, diversion of court allocations to other prisons in the region and routine allocations of sentenced prisoners to other establishments as part of their sentence progression as is normal for a prison with a ‘local’ function.</p><p>Men who were transferred were subject to the same criteria as all prison moves, taking into account a range of factors such as security category, resettlement needs and release address, offending behaviour needs and personal circumstances.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:38:19.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:38:19.593Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1005722
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Administration of Justice: Older People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking help older people maintain access to services in a modernising court system. more like this
tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
tabling member printed
Giles Watling more like this
uin 190522 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Ensuring access to justice is a fundamental principle of the Government and judiciary’s £1bn reform programme to transform our courts and tribunals system. The reform programme aims to expand the ways users can resolve their justice needs, while maintaining and improving traditional methods for those who need them. We are designing the reformed services to be accessible for all, including older users, and to provide users with options on how they can interact with our services as well as access appropriate support, should they need to do so.</p><p> </p><p>Many users will be able to benefit from new digital services and, if needed, will be able to seek telephone or face to face support to help them to use these. This ‘assisted digital’ support is currently in place for the ‘Application’ stage for our reformed services for Divorce, Civil Money Claims, Social Security &amp; Child Support Tribunal, Probate and the Single Justice Service. Where assisted digital support is not appropriate or sufficient, users will continue to be able to use traditional methods, such as paper forms, which are also being improved and made more accessible.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:38:06.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:38:06.95Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4677
label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
1005880
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Prisons: South Yorkshire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Ministry of Justice secures extra £52 million for targeted expenditure, published in 30 October 2018, how much of the £52 million for targeted expenditure is planned to be allocated to help reduce violence in prisons in South Yorkshire. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 190477 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The Department is currently working on allocating the exact split of the additional £52m investment across its estate, including how much will be assigned to improve safety and security. Consequently, we do not yet have the level of detail split by prison.</p><p>We have committed to spending £30m on improvements to the safety and decency of our prison estate, enhancing security and tackling drugs through roll out of body scanners, and accelerating our digital capability which includes development of mobile phone blocking technology. This is on top of the £40m announced over the summer, meaning a total of £70m is already being directed to tackling drugs and violence, and improving the basic conditions of our prisons. including targeted investment in our 10 priority prisons, which includes six prisons in Yorkshire.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T18:42:32.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T18:42:32.747Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
previous answer version
85153
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1005891
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Family Courts: Domestic Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State last visited a family court in his official capacity. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190433 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>As the Minister responsible for family justice, Lucy Frazer frequently visits a variety of courts. Most recently on 22nd October, she visited the Central Family Court to see the workings of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) that sits there.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:39:02.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:39:02.353Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1005994
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
hansard heading Prison Sentences more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on the review of sentences for public protection; and how many cases have been reviewed to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 190780 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Whilst HMPPS is focused on giving all IPP prisoners opportunities to progress towards release, public protection is our priority. According to management information held by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), over 1,300 case reviews of prisoners serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) have been completed to date. These are psychology-led reviews designed to help post-tariff IPP prisoners, who have had at least two previous unsuccessful parole reviews and who have never been to open conditions or been released into the community. For this particular cohort, as of August this year, 131 such prisoners have subsequently achieved release, with a further 252 achieving a move to open conditions. More generally, HMPPS have been working to improve the management and progression of IPP prisoners for some time, which is evident in the increasing number of overall releases we have seen in recent years: 576 in 2016 and 616 last year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T17:47:26.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:47:26.92Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this