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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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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 Prison Advice and Care Trust more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Catholic Prison Advice and Care Trust in the last five years; and what assessment they have made of the work of that charity. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL9999 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>We have a longstanding relationship with the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), and we recognise the crucial role that they, and other Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, carry out in supporting offenders and delivering rehabilitative services. I am pleased to note, too, that PACT have recently been awarded the contract for the provision of family engagement services for the female estate.</p><p>We will continue to engage with PACT as we take forward Lord Farmer’s recommendations as part of our wider prison reform agenda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:47.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:47:47.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
967414
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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 Stephen Port more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria were used in the assessment of legal aid support to families involved in the inquests covering the deaths of the victims of Stephen Port. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL9914 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is not aware of having received any applications to date for public funding for representation at an inquest from the families of the victims of Stephen Port.</p><p> </p><p>When assessing such applications in general, the Director of Legal Aid Casework (DLAC) must have regard to the Lord Chancellor’s guidance set out under section 4(3) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offender’s Act (LASPO) 2012. The criteria applied by the Legal Aid Agency are outlined under Section 10 of LASPO. The DLAC must also determine whether an applicant meets the financial eligibility test as provided in the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013, or decide whether to waive financial eligibility and/or contribution to costs in whole or in part, as well as satisfy the merits criteria set out in the Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2013.</p><p> </p><p>An application for legal aid may be submitted to the LAA in order for such a determination to be made.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
967413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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 Coroners more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation for families involved in inquests have taken place in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL9913 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is aware that there have been instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation at inquest proceedings, for example at the inquests into the deaths of those who died in the Birmingham pub bombings and the inquests of the victims of Stephen Port, but the Department does not routinely collect information on instances of crowdfunding.</p><p>We are currently undertaking a review of the provision of legal aid for inquests, due to be published by the end of the year alongside the wider review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3504
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1141548
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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 Special Educational Needs: Appeals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on appellants of First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) hearings being cancelled; and what plans they have to mitigate this impact, including any plans to offer financial compensation. more like this
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Lord Lingfield more like this
star this property uin HL17416 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has assessed the impact on all its customers of hearings being cancelled, and has listened to the views of users at recent user groups.</p><p> </p><p>To mitigate this, the SEND Tribunal has increased the number of administrative staff, legal advisers and judges to reduce the number of cases which are postponed after they have been listed for hearing and is recruiting additional judges.</p><p> </p><p>SEND Tribunals are free to access and use, but where appellants have incurred and can evidence financial loss as a consequence of the postponement of a hearing they may apply for a compensatory payment. Each application for an ex-gratia payment is treated on its own merits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:07.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:07.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lingfield more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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 Custody more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 10 and 11 year olds received a custodial sentence in each of the past 10 years. more like this
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Lord Dholakia more like this
star this property uin HL17393 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Custody should always be a last resort for children. The table below sets out the number of 10 and 11 year olds who have received a custodial sentence since 2009:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Immediate Custody</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This is the latest annual data available from the ‘Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly: December 2018 – Outcomes by Offence data tool’:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:22:28.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:22:28.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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 Custody more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children aged between 10 and 14 years old were held in youth custody in each month in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Dholakia more like this
star this property uin HL17392 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Custody should always be a last resort for children. Statistics on the numbers of children aged between 10 and 14 held in Youth Custody are published regularly as part of the Youth Custody data series and can be found at the following link;</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/youth-custody-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/youth-custody-data</a></p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number children aged between 10 and 14 years old were held in youth custody in each month in the last five years. It should be noted that the data from 2018/19 onwards is currently provisional.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>May</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Jun</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Jul</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Sep</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Oct</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Nov</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Dec</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Jan</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Feb</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Mar</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:22:12.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:22:12.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
1141523
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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 Young Offenders more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 10 and 11 year olds received a youth caution or criminal conviction in each of the past five years; and what proportion of those children were in care at the time of the caution or criminal conviction. more like this
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Lord Dholakia more like this
star this property uin HL17391 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td>2014</td><td>2015</td><td>2016</td><td>2017</td><td>2018</td></tr><tr><td>Cautions issued</td><td>450</td><td>359</td><td>309</td><td>218</td><td>159</td></tr><tr><td>Convicted</td><td>76</td><td>86</td><td>71</td><td>70</td><td>37</td></tr></tbody></table><p>The table above shows the total number of cautions and convictions issued to 10-11 year olds over the past five calendar years. Published figures do not allow us to distil the number of individuals but instead only the number of cautions/sentences. This is the latest annual data available from the ‘Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly: December 2018 – Outcomes by Offence data tool’: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on looked after children is not held centrally by the Ministry of Justice. However, children supervised by the local Youth Offending Team or in custody will have their needs, including identifying whether they are looked after, assessed and appropriate measures will be put in place to ensure their individual needs are met.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:19:12.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:19:12.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
1141181
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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 Personal Independence Payment: West Yorkshire more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that people in West Yorkshire have waited over 100 weeks for their Personal Independence Payment appeal hearings; and, if there is such a backlog, why. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17364 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>For the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) there were a total of 57<strong><sup>1</sup></strong> appeals where people in West Yorkshire<strong><sup>2</sup></strong> waited more than 100 weeks for their Personal Independence Payment (PIP)<strong><sup>3</sup></strong> appeal hearing. This represents 1.5% of the total number of cases cleared at hearing.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Data includes cases cleared at a Tribunal hearing. A Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) appeal may be captured more than once as a hearing should the original decision be overturned, set aside or an Upper Tribunal re-hearing is granted. The data are based on the time from receipt in HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to the last decision within the period.</p><p><sup>2</sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the West Yorkshire region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield</p><p><sup>3 </sup>PIP (New Claim Appeals), which replaced Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>4</sup>Percentage exceeding 100 wks. is based on the number of cases cleared in over 100 weeks as a percentage of those cleared.</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available. These data may differ slightly from those in the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that appeals are heard as quickly as possible. HMCTS recognises there are delays in the system and it is in the process of recruiting more judicial office holders in order to increase capacity and help to reduce waiting times for appellants. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMCTS has recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals. Information on the new digital service can be found at: www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS is also working with the Department for Work and Pensions to understand what could be done to reduce the number of appeals being submitted to the Tribunal, through their focus on improving decision-making and the mandatory reconsideration process.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:16:53.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:16:53.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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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 Personal Independence Payment: West Yorkshire more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, Personal Independence Payment Appeals have been successful in West Yorkshire in the last 24 months. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number and percentage of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)</strong><sup>1</sup><strong> appeals decided in favour of the appellant in West Yorkshire</strong><sup>2</sup><strong> in the last 24 months for which data are available. </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>No of Decisions in Favour<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>% Decision in Favour<sup>4</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2017 to March 2019</p></td><td><p>4878</p></td><td><p>65%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>PIP (New Claim Appeals), which replaced Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>2</sup>Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to West Yorkshire are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield.</p><p><sup>3</sup>Decisions in favour - those cases where the original decision is revised in favour of the appellant.</p><p><sup>4</sup>Percentage in favour calculated as the number in favour as a percentage of those cleared at a tribunal hearing. Cases cleared at hearing include some withdrawals.</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available. These data may differ slightly from those in the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:16:22.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:16:22.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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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 Tommy Robinson more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the process for reaching the decision that Stephen Yaxley-Lennon should be imprisoned in HMP Belmarsh; whether a Minister was responsible for that decision; and if so, who. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL17224 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>HMP Belmarsh located in South London operates as a Core Local Prison and is responsible for a number of Courts in the area. HMP Belmarsh receives Prisoners from the Central Criminal Court (CCC), Woolwich Crown Court, Bexley Magistrates Court and Greenwich Magistrates Court. As per Court Committal Directions, Mr Yaxley-Lennon, who appeared at the CCC, was allocated to HMP Belmarsh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T15:28:09.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T15:28:09.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this