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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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 more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued on the treatment in the criminal treatment system of women experiencing domestic violence. more like this
tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
uin 220702 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
answer text <p /> <p>Domestic abuse is the worst possible violation of the trust that those in close relationships place in one another. That is why tackling domestic violence and abuse has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are committed to ensuring that victims of this serious crime are considered in all aspects of the criminal justice system, and supported appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>The Victims’ Code was implemented in December 2013. It sets out to criminal justice agencies the enhanced services and support they must provide to victims of the most serious crimes, including victims of domestic violence. This includes providing information on pre-trial therapy and counselling and referral to specialist organisations for support.</p><p>As part of the current pilot of adult out-of-court disposals, the Ministry of Justice has issued guidance to the three participating police forces (Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Leicestershire) setting out how the framework should be used for low-level offences involving domestic violence. The guidance imposes a number of restrictions on the forces and requires them to obtain the victim’s consent for the matter to be dealt with out of court.</p><p>In addition, the National Offender Management Service’s framework <em>Supporting Women offenders who have experienced domestic or sexual violence</em>, published in September 2011, is designed to provide guidance to those working with female offenders in custody and the community. The framework intends to ensure that interventions and services take place within an environment in which women who have been victims of domestic violence are able to both disclose abuse and receive support and advice in a safe, female only environment.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these pieces of guidance, my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department has issued the <em>Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan</em>, which sets out the Government’s approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse, and is supported by guidance to victims, their friends, families, employers and colleagues.</p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4253
label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
170511
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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 more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many specialist domestic violence courts have closed since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
uin 218706 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
answer text <p /> <p>From April 2010 Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) took responsibility for the governance and performance management of the 143 accredited Specialist Domestic Violence Courts (SDVCs) across England and Wales. As of March 2014 there were 137 accredited SDVCs. However, the closure of SDVCs in some areas does not necessarily mean that provision in that area has ceased, as many of the SDVC systems cover a number of courthouses. Closure of an SDVC in one courthouse would simply mean that the case would be heard in another accredited courthouse within the Local Justice Area.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS remains committed to a partnership approach to supporting domestic violence victims going through the Criminal Justice Process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-06T17:14:11.517Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T17:14:11.517Z
answering member
1496
label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
tabling member
1516
label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
172822
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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 more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Question 217822, tabled on 9 December 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
uin 220164 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Question 217822 was answered on 13 January 2015. The answer can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-12-09/217822/</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-13T17:30:04.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:30:04.72Z
answering member
1496
label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
tabling member
1516
label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
172820
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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 more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to Question 217807, tabled on 9 December 2014, when he plans to answer Question 213688, tabled on 6 November 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
uin 220162 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Questions 217807 and 213688 were answered on 8 January 2015. The answers can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688</a></p>
answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Z
answering member
1496
label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
tabling member
1516
label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
167612
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were "simply not true" (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord McAvoy more like this
uin HL3387 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
attachment
1
file name Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF more like this
title Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 more like this
tabling member
4158
label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
170553
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Public Health Funerals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of paupers' funerals in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) England and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last four years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
tabling member printed
Pamela Nash more like this
uin 218762 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3909
label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
166611
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Public Health Funerals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 216270 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
169011
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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 more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Question 213688, tabled by the hon. Member for Hammersmith on 6 November 2014 for answer on 11 November. more like this
tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
uin 217807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
answer text <p /> <p>Question 213688 was answered on 8 January 2015 but I have reproduced it here, for ease.</p><p> </p><p>Without incurring disproportionate cost it is not readily possible to distinguish those judicial review cases which were successfully brought against specific policies or measures from the total number of judicial review cases which were successfully brought against the Ministry of Justice.</p><p> </p><p>My letter dated 7 January 2015 answering Question 211301 (which can also be found in the Libraries of the Houses and on www.parliament.uk) sets out the numbers of judicial review cases successfully brought against the Ministry of Justice in each year from 2010 to 2012.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-08T12:06:33.047Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:06:33.047Z
answering member
1496
label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
tabling member
1516
label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
166639
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out any forecasts of the level of child poverty between now and 2020; and if so, whether they will be made public. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
uin HL3230 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
answer text <p /> <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
grouped question UIN HL3231 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
4308
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
173486
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Funeral Payments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216270, whether the average payment made by the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme is intended to cover the whole cost of a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral; by what methodology he has assessed the total cost of such a funeral; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 220516 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
answer text <p /> <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment has from its creation, as the claim form and guidance makes clear, provided help towards the cost of funerals for eligible claimants. This includes those necessary costs of burial or cremation, which will be met in full and a significant contribution of up to £700 towards other costs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this