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1127851
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential requirement for public funding to contribute to the construction of Heathrow's third runway. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 256994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answer text <p>The Government is clear that the Northwest Runway scheme at Heathrow will be financed in its entirety by the private sector. Ahead of the decision to designate the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) the Government and its independent expert advisors concluded that, so far as can be assessed at this early stage of the process, Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) is able to privately finance expansion without Government support.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports Commission also concluded that the scheme is financeable without Government support.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-04T14:16:33.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:16:33.237Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1127852
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution 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 Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 on the expansion of Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 256995 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answer text <p>The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its report recommending a new target for the UK of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 on 2 May 2019. We now need to carefully consider this advice and the recommended policy approach for aviation that the CCC will produce later in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement sets out several strict environmental red lines that must be delivered for a third runway to gain development consent. These include no expansion if the applicant cannot demonstrate that the scheme would not materially impact the UK’s ability to meet its carbon reduction targets.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-04T13:46:26.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:46:26.327Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1127853
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Regional Airports: Air Pollution 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 Transport, whether his Department plans to restrict the operation of regional airports to meet UK climate change targets. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 256996 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answer text <p>In its Aviation 2050 consultation, the Government recognises that regional airports are often vital drivers for local economies, providing connectivity, employment, and a hub for local transport schemes. The consultation sets out proposals to ensure the sector grows sustainably, taking measures to mitigate its environmental impacts, including limiting carbon emissions.</p><p>The Government is proposing that applications for future growth will be required to provide a full assessment of emissions, drawing on all feasible, cost-effective measures to limit their climate impact and demonstrating that their project will not have a material impact on the Government’s ability to meet its carbon reductions target.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-04T13:50:19.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:50:19.273Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1127854
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of the level of the proposed penalty to be imposed on Heathrow airport in the event that it does not increase the number of passengers using public transport to access the airport by the time a third runway is operational. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 257091 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answer text <p>The Airports National Policy Statement is clear that any application for development consent must include details of how the applicant will achieve a wide range of mitigations, including public transport mode share targets.</p><p> </p><p>Mitigations included in a Development Consent Order or recommended as a result of examination will become requirements that are enforceable under the Planning Act 2008. The detail of these requirements, including any penalties, will flow from the planning process, but could include financial provision for remedial measures or operating restrictions. A breach of any requirement without reasonable excuse would be a criminal offence, and there are wide-ranging powers for the relevant planning authority to investigate and intervene should there be any breach, including by injunctions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-04T14:22:32.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:22:32.807Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1127855
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Aircraft: Noise 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 Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Public Health England on the effect on health of aircraft noise. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 257092 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answer text <p>Officials from the Department have regular discussions with Public Health England to discuss a range of matters, including issues relating to the effect of aircraft noise on health. Recent discussions include engagement in the development of the Government’s Aviation Strategy and PHE officials sit on the Department’s Airspace and Noise Engagement Group.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials have not had any recent discussions with the Health and Safety Executive.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-04T13:42:58.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:42:58.117Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1128347
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Aviation: Noise 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 Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Public Health England on the effect of aircraft noise on mental health. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 257579 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>Officials from the Department have regular discussions with Public Health England to discuss a range of matters, including issues relating to the effect of aircraft noise on mental health. Recent discussions include engagement in the development of the Government’s Aviation Strategy and PHE officials sit on the Department’s Airspace and Noise Engagement Group.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials have not had any recent discussions with the Health and Safety Executive.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T12:44:42.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:44:42.983Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1128348
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Aviation: Noise 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 Transport, what recent discussions he as had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Public Health England on the effect of aircraft noise on the health of communities under proposed flight paths. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 257580 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>Officials from my Department have regular discussions with Public Health England (PHE) to discuss a range of matters, including issues relating to the effect of aircraft noise on the health of communities under proposed flight paths. Recent discussions include engagement in the development of the Government’s Aviation Strategy and PHE officials sit on the Department’s Airspace and Noise Engagement Group.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials have not had any recent discussions with the Health and Safety Executive.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T12:39:07.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:39:07.183Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1129641
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Coal 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of existing coal stocks to meet expected needs for electricity generation before coal is phased out. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 259966 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>The latest statistics are publicly available (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fstatistics%2Fsolid-fuels-and-derived-gases-section-2-energy-trends&amp;data=02%7C01%7Celizabeth.twomey%40beis.gov.uk%7C1e9c4adfd2e34cc9daf108d6e9b48cf2%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636953358993851618&amp;sdata=KafUNWRYL193z1tkjts6rs9aYJyQH%2BQu1rCT7q0xBNU%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Energy Trends table 2.1</a>.)</p><p> </p><p>The government is committed to ending unabated coal power by 2025. As a result of our existing policies, including carbon pricing and our support for renewables, we have already made great headway in reducing our reliance on coal, which fell from 39% of electricity in 2012 to 5% in 2018. There are now regular coal free periods, and in May the UK went without running coal power generation for over two weeks – the longest coal-free period in the country since the 1880s.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:27:55.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:27:55.01Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
previous answer version
121637
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1129642
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Coal 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consideration he has made of the implications of the level of stockpiles of coal for planning decisions on new and proposed coal mining operations, including those currently under consideration or review. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 259967 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Government is committed to clean growth and is taking action to reduce our reliance on coal. We have set out our aim to end electricity generation from unabated coal by 2025 and we are also taking action to reduce coal use in industry and heating.</p><p>Our world leading plans to end electricity generation from unabated coal by 2025 are expected to further this trend, and I am delighted that 30 countries, 22 states and cities, and 28 businesses have signed up to our Powering Past Coal Alliance.</p><p>The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that planning permission should not be granted for the extraction of coal unless the proposal is environmentally acceptable or the national, local or community benefits outweigh its likely impacts. The Framework is a material consideration in the determination of all applications for coal extraction in England. Given my quasi-judicial role in the planning system, it would not be appropriate to comment on the merits of current or future planning applications for coal extraction.</p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
grouped question UIN
259968 more like this
259969 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:55:26.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:55:26.087Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1129643
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Coal 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications of the Committee on Climate Change's report on net zero carbon emissions for (a) current and future planning decisions on coal mines for which approval has recently been granted, recommended or sought, and (b) planning guidelines for new coal mining applications and possible revision of the National Planning Policy Framework. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 259968 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Government is committed to clean growth and is taking action to reduce our reliance on coal. We have set out our aim to end electricity generation from unabated coal by 2025 and we are also taking action to reduce coal use in industry and heating.</p><p>Our world leading plans to end electricity generation from unabated coal by 2025 are expected to further this trend, and I am delighted that 30 countries, 22 states and cities, and 28 businesses have signed up to our Powering Past Coal Alliance.</p><p>The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that planning permission should not be granted for the extraction of coal unless the proposal is environmentally acceptable or the national, local or community benefits outweigh its likely impacts. The Framework is a material consideration in the determination of all applications for coal extraction in England. Given my quasi-judicial role in the planning system, it would not be appropriate to comment on the merits of current or future planning applications for coal extraction.</p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
grouped question UIN
259967 more like this
259969 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:55:26.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:55:26.117Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1129644
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Coal: Opencast Mining 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce urgently a presumption against all applications for deep or opencast coal mines in England. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 259969 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Government is committed to clean growth and is taking action to reduce our reliance on coal. We have set out our aim to end electricity generation from unabated coal by 2025 and we are also taking action to reduce coal use in industry and heating.</p><p>Our world leading plans to end electricity generation from unabated coal by 2025 are expected to further this trend, and I am delighted that 30 countries, 22 states and cities, and 28 businesses have signed up to our Powering Past Coal Alliance.</p><p>The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that planning permission should not be granted for the extraction of coal unless the proposal is environmentally acceptable or the national, local or community benefits outweigh its likely impacts. The Framework is a material consideration in the determination of all applications for coal extraction in England. Given my quasi-judicial role in the planning system, it would not be appropriate to comment on the merits of current or future planning applications for coal extraction.</p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
grouped question UIN
259967 more like this
259968 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:55:26.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:55:26.04Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1130091
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Regional Airports: Air Pollution 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2019 to Question 256996 on regional airports: air pollution, what criteria his Department uses to define material impact in determining how a project affects the Government's ability to meet its carbon reductions target. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 260619 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Government recognises that climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face and we are working to ensure the UK takes a leading role in tackling it.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2018 the Government published a green paper consultation for a new aviation strategy, ‘Aviation 2050 – The future of UK aviation’. It commits the Government to ensure that the aviation sector plays its part by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to achieving the UK’s domestic and international climate change obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The green paper also includes a proposal that “<em>planning applications for capacity growth provide a full assessment of emissions, drawing on all feasible, cost-effective measures to limit their climate impact and demonstrate that their project will not have a material impact on the Government’s ability to meet its carbon reduction targets</em>”. However, this proposal is still subject to consultation and is not yet the Government’s policy. The consultation closes on 20 June.</p><p> </p><p>On 2 May the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published advice to government, recommending the UK legislates for a 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions target. We await aviation specific advice from the CCC and will take this into consideration in the development of Aviation 2050, which is due to be published later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:34:16.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:34:16.67Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1136381
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Israel: Refugees 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on recognition of the plight of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 272225 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>​I am yet to discuss this matter with my Israeli counterpart. The history of Jewish migration and displacement in the region is highly complex and cannot be ignored. We acknowledge that the Jewish community has experienced unacceptable suffering. We continue to support the aspiration for a Jewish homeland in the modern state of Israel, just as we support the objective of a viable and sovereign Palestinian state. A peaceful future for the Middle East depends on a peace agreement that offers fair restitution for both sides, and a willingness on the part of all countries in the region to respect the rights of minorities and build inclusive societies which enshrine and uphold those rights.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T15:31:03.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:31:03.027Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1137542
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Tax Avoidance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of disapplying the 2019 Loan Charge to loans made before the Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 received Royal Assent. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 274513 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>An estimate of the cost of amending the loan charge to remove loans made before 2017 is not available. The loan charge was legislated in the Finance (No.2) Act 2017 and is part of a package which was estimated to yield £3.2 billion over five years.</p><p>HMRC have written directly to scheme users identified through their compliance work, IT records and tax return data. This includes individual scheme users, employers and company directors.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC have actively encouraged DR scheme users to come forward through their regular contact with taxpayers, and seek to increase awareness through their series of Spotlight publications, social media activity, and webinars.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC are not aware of any individuals affected whom they have not yet contacted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN 274514 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T08:33:19.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T08:33:19.137Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1137543
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Tax Avoidance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the 2019 Loan Charge that have not been contacted by HMRC. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 274514 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>An estimate of the cost of amending the loan charge to remove loans made before 2017 is not available. The loan charge was legislated in the Finance (No.2) Act 2017 and is part of a package which was estimated to yield £3.2 billion over five years.</p><p>HMRC have written directly to scheme users identified through their compliance work, IT records and tax return data. This includes individual scheme users, employers and company directors.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC have actively encouraged DR scheme users to come forward through their regular contact with taxpayers, and seek to increase awareness through their series of Spotlight publications, social media activity, and webinars.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC are not aware of any individuals affected whom they have not yet contacted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN 274513 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T08:33:19.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T08:33:19.187Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1138078
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Mental Health Services 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the mental health of prisoners. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 275743 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answer text <p>NHS England and NHS Improvement are currently working across the entire criminal justice pathway to develop and improve services for offenders with mental health difficulties.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with partners to intervene at the earliest opportunity to ensure that offenders receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.</p><p> </p><p>Liaison and Diversion Services operate in police stations and courts to identify and assess people with vulnerabilities including mental health issues. Where that individual is subsequently sent to prison the receiving prison will have the relevant information of the individual’s mental health needs to inform the reception healthcare staff so that they can implement appropriate interventions as soon as possible after they arrive.</p><p> </p><p>Health services are available across the estate where assessment identifies treatment needs.</p><p> </p><p>The service specification for prison mental health services was reviewed in 2017-18. This review, led by clinicians in conjunction with stakeholders and informed by experts with experience, was published in March 2018, with all new services being commissioned against it from April 2018. The new specification includes the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network for Prison Mental Health Services standards, ensuring equity of quality across the estate.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England and NHS Improvement are currently consulting on revised Transfer and Remission guidance to ensure that new clinically developed timescales are set which ensure timely and appropriate access to mental health treatment in hospital when necessary, in a clinically safe and well managed way. The consultation ends on 19 July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan committed to a new service to support people leaving custody to remain engaged with community-based healthcare services. The reconnect service will support continuity of care when people return to the community.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-15T13:33:03.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:33:03.727Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1138079
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Prisoners: Mental Illness 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 Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the prison population with mental health problems. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 275744 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answer text <p>No estimate has been made of the proportion of the prison health population with mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p>Currently a closed system is used to record clinical data in prisons. The Health and Justice Information Service system, being rolled out between 2018-20, will have the ability to share information with community healthcare services; this is integral to the collection of relevant data that is quality assured and robust.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-15T13:33:41.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:33:41.877Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1131230
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the increase in council tax arrears since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>Council tax arrears reported by local authorities in England for 2014-15 to 2017-18 can be found in Table 7 of the 'Collection rates for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England' statistical release. The link to the latest table is <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1131231
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Debt Collection 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Citizens Advice Costs of Collection report finding that council tax collection practices are adding nearly half a billion pounds a year to personal debt. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263137 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>I am aware of concerns of charities, debt advice bodies and local councils about council tax debt. That is why my Department is engaging with, and reviewing evidence compiled by these bodies with a view to making council tax debt collection fairer, more efficient and compassionate. Following these discussions we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope for further reforms.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1131232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Non-payment 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992 to remove the sanction of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263138 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Government is currently engaging with a range of stakeholders to consider how to improve council tax collection. Following those discussions, we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope of further reforms. The Government is clear that imprisonment should only ever be the last resort for non-payment of council tax. Before a magistrates’ court commits someone to prison for failure to pay their council tax, it must inquire as to the debtor’s means, and satisfy itself that failure to pay is due to “wilful refusal or culpable neglect”. This is to prevent persons who are genuinely unable to pay their council tax from being committed to prison.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:38:21.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:38:21.303Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1126077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service 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, with reference paragraph 7.20 of HM Courts & Tribunals Service response to the consultation paper entitled Fit for the future: transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate, what steps he is taking to determine appropriate capacity utilisation of the HM Courts & Tribunals estate; and what the date is for the completion of that analysis. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253542 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is currently investigating how to appropriately evaluate optimum utilisation rates for courts and tribunals, looking at past data on utilisation and performance. We anticipate that this analytical work will be completed prior to the publication of any further proposals regarding the court or tribunal estate.</p><p> </p><p>Maintaining effective access to justice will be the top priority when making decisions about the future of courts and tribunals buildings.</p><p> </p><p>The closure of any court is not taken lightly and, where a service is moved outside the local area, will only follow a full public consultation. To date, courts that have closed have been dilapidated, too close to another or underused. All money raised from the sale of buildings since 2016 has been reinvested back into the justice system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126081
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the south west of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253543 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 40 total courts and tribunals in the South West, none were inaccessible to witnesses, staff or members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, whilst 27 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:39:33.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:39:33.617Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126082
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the south east of England, excluding Greater London, were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253544 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 81 total courts and tribunals in the South East, only 11 were inaccessible to witnesses and members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, none were inaccessible to staff, whilst 39 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>3 of those buildings were temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts, of which 3 were inaccessible for more than one month.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:10:28.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:10:28.15Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126083
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the Greater London were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253545 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 56 total courts and tribunals in London, only 7 were inaccessible to witnesses and members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, none were inaccessible to staff, whilst 26 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>2 of those buildings were temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts, of which 2 were inaccessible for more than one month.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:06:13.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:06:13.903Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126084
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the Midlands were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253546 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 44 total courts and tribunals in the Midlands, none were inaccessible to witnesses, staff or members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, whilst 32 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:19:27.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:19:27.703Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126085
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the north west of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253547 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 45 total courts and tribunals in the North West, only 4 were inaccessible to witnesses or members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, none were inaccessible to staff, whilst 25 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:02:28.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:02:28.573Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126086
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the north east of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253548 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 51 total courts and tribunals in the North East, only four were inaccessible to witnesses and 3 to members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, none were inaccessible to staff, whilst 34 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts. We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:22:54.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:22:54.7Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126087
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in Wales were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many courts were inaccessible to at least one of these groups for (i) more than one week, and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253549 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 27 total courts and tribunals in the Wales, none were inaccessible to witnesses, staff or members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, whilst 11 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:44:03.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:44:03.13Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126089
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services 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 the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249921 on Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services, how many calls did each of those helplines receive in the last year. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253551 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The table below includes the number of calls received from May 2018 – April 2019.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ministry of Justice</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of Calls</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Public Enquiry Line</p></td><td><p>30,223</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>HMCTS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of Calls</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Divorce</p></td><td><p>550,338</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Employment and Tax Tribunals</p></td><td><p>40,940</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Family and Civil</p></td><td><p>468,118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Immigration and Asylum</p></td><td><p>139,669</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- London Magistrates</p></td><td><p>154,420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Money Claims</p></td><td><p>265,653</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Probate</p></td><td><p>13,360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Single Justice System</p></td><td><p>39,971</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Social Security Child Support</p></td><td><p>478,163</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Video Hearings</p></td><td><p>453</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>HMPPS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of Calls</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Public Enquiry Line</p></td><td><p>15,644</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of Calls</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Customer Service Centre</p></td><td><p>182,496</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Office of the Public Guardian</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of Calls</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Call Centre Helpline</p></td><td><p>361,749</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Legal Aid Agency</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of Calls</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Crime Contact Centre</p></td><td><p>116,079</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Civil Contact Centre</p></td><td><p>165,954</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Civil Legal Advice</p></td><td><p>55,340</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:34:06.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:34:06.703Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126970
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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 Trials: Ethnic Groups 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 recent estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) BAME and (b) white defendants who enter guilty pleas. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 254792 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The proportion of guilty pleas (where plea was known) has slowly been declining, from 74% in 2014 to 69% for white defendants, and from 61% in 2014 to 57% for BAME defendants in 2018.</p><p>Data is only available for defendants dealt with at Crown Court (not all defendants) for indictable offences.</p><p>The proportion of defendants who entered a guilty plea by ethnicity (2008 – 2018) can be found in the Crown court data tool at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802313/crown-court-tool-2018.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802313/crown-court-tool-2018.xlsx</a></p><ul><li>Remove the ‘Values’ field from Rows</li><li>Drag the ‘Ethnicity’ field into Rows</li><li>Drag the ‘Total for Trial’ field into Values</li><li>Filter to ’01: Guilty Plea’ in the ‘Plea at Crown Court’ field for the number of defendants that entered a guilty plea</li><li>Filter to ’01: Guilty Plea’ and ’02: Not Guilty plea’ in the ‘Plea at Crown Court’ field number of defendants that entered a plea overall (where plea was known)</li><li>The number of BAME defendants can be defined by combining ’02: Black’, ’03: Asian’, ’04: Mixed’ and ’05: Chinese and other’ rows. The number of white defendants who entered a guilty plea each year can be found in the ‘01: White’ row.</li><li>The proportion of defendants who entered a guilty plea can be found by dividing the number of guilty pleas by the number of overall pleas for the relevant ethnicity rows.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:46:56.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:46:56.967Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1128388
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sri Lanka: Terrorism 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on protection for the Muslim community from retaliatory attacks in that country; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 257499 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answer text <p>The Government has made a number of representations to the Sri Lankan authorities regarding the protection of the Muslim community and other minorities in Sri Lanka. In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks we urged the Sri Lankan government, faith and community leaders to lead an inclusive response to the attacks that brought different communities and faith groups together, and ensured the protection of minorities.</p><p>The Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, visited Sri Lanka on 2-3 May and met with President Sirisena, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and a number of faith leaders to underline this message. Lord Ahmad and I have raised the issue of protection for minority groups with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner, and our High Commission in Colombo has continued to raise concerns with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, including following the outbreaks of violence against Muslim communities on 13 May.</p><p>I addressed the House on this matter on 14 May, and our High Commission also joined an EU statement on 16 May calling on political, religious and other community leaders to make every effort to promote understanding and harmony between communities.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1129087
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 Courts: Working Hours 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 estimate he has made of the number of days (a) crown courts and (b) magistrates courts in England (i) sat in 2018 and (ii) are expected to sit 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 259164 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The number of days sat in the Crown Court in England in the calendar year 2018 was 97,431 days.</p><p> </p><p>The number of sessions sat in magistrates’ courts in England in the calendar year 2018 was 208,711. We don’t count days sat in the magistrates’ court and instead count sessions. A session is usually half a day in length.</p><p> </p><p>We estimate that we will sit around 79,000 days in the Crown Court and around 215,000 sessions in the magistrates’ courts in England in the financial year 2019/20. These estimates are based on how much resource is required to deal with the number of cases expected to be received in 2019/20 and reflect demand in the Crown Court.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Court and magistrates’ court and will ensure they have the resources they require.</p><p> </p><p>Waiting times for trials in 2018 were the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T16:18:15.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:18:15.603Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1129089
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 Homicide: Sentencing 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 the average length of sentence was for (a) white, (b) BAME and (c) traveller defendants convicted of murder in (i) 2017, (ii) 2018 and (iii) 2019 up to April 30. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 259165 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>Every offender convicted of murder must be given a life sentence as this sentence is fixed by law.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice does not hold full information on the tariff period (the minimum period that must be spent in custody) set by the court when imposing a mandatory life sentence. Information may be held in individual court records but to be able to identify these cases we would have to access individual court records which would be of disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the average custodial sentence length (in months) for offenders has been published by the Ministry of Justice up to December 2018 and can be filtered by ethnicity. However, in the case of murder this simply shows a life sentence. This information can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Filter by ‘Offence’ as required.</p><p> </p><p>For ethnicity breakdowns, filter by ‘Ethnicity’ for the required ethnicity.</p><p> </p><p>Ethnicity information is provided using a 5+1 classification (based on the 2011 census classification) and is therefore not available for “traveller” defendants.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T14:28:48.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:28:48.087Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1130491
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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 Courts: Attendance 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 Failure to Appear warrants were issued (a) in each year between 2014 and 2018 and (b) from 1 January to 30 April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 261185 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) published its response to the consultation Fit for the future: transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate on 10 May 2019.</p><p>Figures on Failure To Attend warrants for the period 2011 to 2017 appear on page 16 of that response: -</p><p>Magistrates Courts – Failure to Attend Warrants (FTA)</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>National</strong></p></td><td><p>115,490</p></td><td><p>109,521</p></td><td><p>95,234</p></td><td><p>94,540</p></td><td><p>92,983</p></td><td><p>92,862</p></td><td><p>93,317</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: Figures are for warrants issued in Criminal Proceedings for failing to attend Court, as well as those issued for failing to comply with the requirements of a Community Order. Figures are based on cases rather than defendants which means that where a defendant has more than one case for which a warrant is issued, each instance will be counted. Data is based on the most serious offence type on a case when it is registered on the HMCTS Libra Case Management system, and where a warrant is issued at different hearings for the same case, each issuance will be counted.</p><p>The full document can be found on GOV.UK at:<br>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/800874/hmcts-fit-for-the-future-consultation-response.pdf</p><p>The number of Failure to Attend warrants for 2018, and those between January and April 2019, will be published later this year.</p><p>The Ministry of Justice and HMCTS are developing a consistent statistical measure of Failure to Appear warrants and will be publishing a time series of these figures alongside MoJ court statistics later this year.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:08:22.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:08:22.667Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1130675
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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: Telephone Services 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 the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 253551 on Ministry of Justice: telephone services, on what date that helpline was set up; how many calls that helpline received in each month from the date it was set up to 30 April 2019; what promotional material was used to advertise that helpline's use; and whether that helpline is still in use. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 261502 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answer text <p>The attached table shows the number of calls received by each telephone line, these go back as far as data is available.</p><p> </p><p>The CICA phoneline was set up in 2007/2008. HMCTS centralised its telephone service to go through their Loughborough Contact Centre in 2011. The LAA phonelines have existed in various formats for the past 17 years. OPG do not have the exact date that the phone line was set up. All phonelines are still in use.</p><p> </p><p>All numbers are advertised on relevant department websites and some are included on letterheads and corporate literature.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-28T15:42:53.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:42:53.907Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
attachment
1
file name Copy of Table for PQ 261502.xlsx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1131705
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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 more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: ICT 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 estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the IT problems experienced in the week commencing 21 January 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 263788 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is continuing discussions with its Suppliers in relation to the outage. Due to the ongoing nature of these discussions it is not possible to provide any information pertaining to the quantification of costs, at this time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-21T13:28:21.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T13:28:21.277Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1131799
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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 more like this
hansard heading Courts: Working Hours 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 estimate he has made of the number of days sat by Crown Courts in England in the financial years (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 263789 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>The number of days sat by Crown Courts in England in the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 are set out in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Days sat</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>104,647</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>103,338</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/2018</p></td><td><p>98,616</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Note: Cases include all case types (e.g. trials, appeals, sentences etc.)</em></p><p><em>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale management system and is the best data that is available.</em></p><p> </p><p>Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court in 2018 were the lowest since 2014 - despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases - and the number of trial cases in hand is the lowest since 2000. We continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Court to ensure it has the resources it requires.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T16:32:27.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:32:27.76Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1131835
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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 more like this
hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform 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 the total spending was on (a) academic research and (b) public consultations undertaken by his Department to inform the HMCTS reform programme in each financial year since 2011-12. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 263790 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>HMCTS and the Ministry of Justice have undertaken a number of formal written consultation exercises since the Reform Programme began in 2016. This included the Ministry of Justice consultation on the Reform Programme entitled Transforming our Justice System, which set out the Government’s broad approach to reform and sought views on three specific sets of proposals: the assisted digital strategy; automatic online conviction and statutory standard penalty; and tribunal panel composition.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS has spent the following amounts on academic research for evaluation of reform:</p><p> </p><p>2016/17: £220,000 for research on the Citizen user Experience</p><p>2017/18: £50,000 for research on the Professional User Experience</p><p>2017/18: £40,000 for a survey of SSCS appellants digital capability</p><p>2018/19: £49,000 for LSE evaluation of video hearings in tax</p><p>2018/19: £47,976 for research on Flexible Operating Hours</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS undertakes public consultation when reorganising estate or closing a tribunal building. This work is conducted by civil servants alongside other duties and it is not possible to capture an accurate assessment of the time and cost spent on this.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T15:36:55.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:36:55.72Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132240
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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 Race and Ethnicity Board 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 people are members of the Race and Ethnicity Board that was established as a result of the Lammy Review; how many hours the members of that Board have worked in the last 12 months; what the budget is of that Board; and whether the Budget has remained the same in each year since that Board was established. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 264755 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>As part of the Government’s response to the Lammy Review, we have set up a Race and Ethnicity Board to oversee progress on the recommendations, and the wider agenda of race disparity. The Board currently has circa 22 members and is chaired by the Ministry of Justice Director General for Policy, Communications and Analysis. Membership of the Board includes senior level representation from departmental policy groups (from Ministry of Justice and other government departments), operational bodies such as HM Prison and Probation Service, HM Courts and Tribunal Service, and the Crown Prosecution Service, and external members. It is not possible to isolate individual time spent on race disparity work, as the board members hold these positions as part of their wider work responsibilities. However, the board was set up in January 2018 and has since met on a quarterly basis. The board does not have a dedicated budget as work is resourced separately by the various organisations responsible for actions to address racial disparities.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T16:04:02.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:04:02.05Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132241
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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 Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review 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 steps his Department has taken to implement recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review; and what information his Department holds on (a) racial and (b) gender breakdowns of (i) plea and (ii) remand decisions in magistrates' courts in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 264756 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review has been implemented. MoJ now publishes both sentencing and offence tools which break data down by demographic characteristics, whilst preserving the privacy of individuals where sample groups are small. This was first implemented in May 2018's Criminal Justice Statistics publication and will be updated annually. Latest versions of these data can be found at <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>In relation to the implementation of recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review, research into current processes does not reveal evidence to indicate plea and remand decision data gaps. HMCTS standard operating processes, supported by IT case management systems applying data integrity and validation checks, satisfy the court’s duty under Part 5 of the Criminal Procedure Rules to make records. However, it is true that plea data is not available for a considerable volume of summary only non-imprisonable cases. Unfortunately, this results from a defendant failing to engage with the court process (as opposed to HMCTS failing to record the plea).</p><p> </p><p>One of the ways HMCTS is making it easier for defendants to engage with the court process is for defendants to respond online via the make a plea service. Furthermore, while most defendants arrive in the magistrates’ court on bail or in custody, remand decision data is not available for those cases arriving at court (first hearing) by way of postal requisition, summons or single justice procedure notice because, as a matter of law, these defendants are not on remand.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
grouped question UIN 264757 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.06Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132242
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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 Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review 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 recent steps have been taken to implement recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review on the Open Justice initiative. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 264757 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review has been implemented. MoJ now publishes both sentencing and offence tools which break data down by demographic characteristics, whilst preserving the privacy of individuals where sample groups are small. This was first implemented in May 2018's Criminal Justice Statistics publication and will be updated annually. Latest versions of these data can be found at <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>In relation to the implementation of recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review, research into current processes does not reveal evidence to indicate plea and remand decision data gaps. HMCTS standard operating processes, supported by IT case management systems applying data integrity and validation checks, satisfy the court’s duty under Part 5 of the Criminal Procedure Rules to make records. However, it is true that plea data is not available for a considerable volume of summary only non-imprisonable cases. Unfortunately, this results from a defendant failing to engage with the court process (as opposed to HMCTS failing to record the plea).</p><p> </p><p>One of the ways HMCTS is making it easier for defendants to engage with the court process is for defendants to respond online via the make a plea service. Furthermore, while most defendants arrive in the magistrates’ court on bail or in custody, remand decision data is not available for those cases arriving at court (first hearing) by way of postal requisition, summons or single justice procedure notice because, as a matter of law, these defendants are not on remand.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
grouped question UIN 264756 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.15Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132243
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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 Youth Justice Board 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 information his Department holds on the demographic breakdown of Youth Justice Boards in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 264758 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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&g