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1143561
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of change in the level of the rate of prosecution for rape. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 284972 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences being charged and prosecuted in England and Wales is a cause for concern and we are determined to do everything we can to ensure these appalling crimes are tackled effectively. As a result of concerning outcomes for complainants, the National Criminal Justice Board has commissioned a Review into the criminal justice response to adult rape and serious sexual offences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:12:10.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:12:10.477Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1141821
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for a decision in the appeal stage of a personal independence payment application for those transferring from disability living allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281696 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Waiting times for appeals against decisions made about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>The average time for a decision to be made in the appeal stage of a PIP application for those transferring from disability living allowance in the period April 2018 to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available) is 35 weeks<sup> 1</sup></p><p> </p><ol><li>Data include cases cleared with and without a Tribunal hearing. An SSCS appeal may be captured more than once as a clearance should the original decision be overturned, set aside or if an Upper Tribunal re-hearing is granted. The data are based on the time from receipt in HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to the last decision within the input period.</li></ol><p> </p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available. The data are a subset of official statistics extracted from the case management system on a different date.</p><p> </p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T08:53:46.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T08:53:46.733Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1142050
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Sentencing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing the sentence guidelines for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 282281 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Currently, there is no sentencing guideline for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm (GBH). This offence is covered by common law and separate to the offences related to causing or inflicting GBH.</p><p> </p><p>It is for the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, which is independent of government, to develop sentencing guidelines and monitor their use. The Sentencing Council are in the process of reviewing the definitive guideline on assault offences, and anticipate issuing a consultation on a revised guideline in early 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The Assault guideline and evaluation are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/publications/?type=publications&amp;s=&amp;cat=&amp;topic=assault&amp;year" target="_blank">https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/publications/?type=publications&amp;s=&amp;cat=&amp;topic=assault&amp;year</a>=</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T09:00:04.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:00:04.16Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1142392
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Administration of Justice: Artificial Intelligence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Law Society’s recommendation that the Government create (a) a statutory code of practice for the use of algorithms in the justice system and (b) a national register of algorithms in the justice system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 282346 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>We have noted the Law Society of England and Wales’ report with interest. We recognise the importance of ethics when designing AI systems for use in the criminal justice system. The Government is committed to the better use and management of data and algorithmic tools.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T09:02:31.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:02:31.077Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1144288
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Magistrates' Courts: Tees Valley more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings his Department has had with Teesside Magistrates Court on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton South more like this
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Dr Paul Williams more like this
star this property uin 286358 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The department is working closely with HMCTS, meeting regularly to consider the impacts on courts and tribunals of leaving the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS is putting in place contingencies, including ensuring that resources and training are in the right place and working with courts on an individual level where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:56:04.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:56:04.257Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Williams more like this
1143184
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on the Government's review of the handling of rape and sexual violence cases across the criminal justice system; what resources have been allocated to that review; and what steps her Department has taken to improve access to counselling and therapeutic support for people who have reported rape to the police in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
star this property uin 284636 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>a) The decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged and prosecuted has, rightly, been the subject of public scrutiny and concern. It is essential that we grasp this issue, which is why the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of the Criminal Justice System’s (CJS) response to serious sexual violence and rape where the victim is over 18. We have established a Sub-Group of the CJB to oversee this review.</p><p> </p><p>The review is now well underway. The Cabinet Office have concluded initial analysis to identify key areas that merit further investigation. We are now gathering evidence and data from key groups and agencies across the CJS to enable us to better understand how handling and outcomes for rape cases could be improved. We continue to engage regularly with specialist stakeholders and victim organisations to ensure that the victim experience is central to our work.</p><p> </p><p>We have committed to publish a cross-system action plan at the conclusion of the review in Spring 2020. In efforts to accelerate the review, we will develop a set of interim recommendations before the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>b) The review is being conducted by a cross-Government team comprised of officials from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office and Crown Prosecution Service, with support from the National Policing Lead for Adult Sexual Offences.</p><p> </p><p>c) Rape is a horrendous crime. It is essential that victims of rape have access to support when and where they need it most. In March this year we increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCCs to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:08:42.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:08:42.943Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
1141622
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who appealed benefits decisions in Doncaster in the last 12 months were successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Doncaster North more like this
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Edward Miliband more like this
star this property uin 281662 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information about the outcomes of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit, typically on a person’s entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment, can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service cannot comment on decisions made by the independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since Personal Independence Payment was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>Between April 2014 and December 2018, 4.1 million Employment and Support Allowance (post Work Capability Assessment) decisions have been made. Of these, 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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281663 more like this
281664 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T08:45:59.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T08:45:59.643Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
1510
unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Miliband more like this
1141623
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who appealed benefits decisions were successful in their appeal in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Doncaster North more like this
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Edward Miliband more like this
star this property uin 281663 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information about the outcomes of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit, typically on a person’s entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment, can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service cannot comment on decisions made by the independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since Personal Independence Payment was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>Between April 2014 and December 2018, 4.1 million Employment and Support Allowance (post Work Capability Assessment) decisions have been made. Of these, 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
281662 more like this
281664 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T08:45:59.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T08:45:59.69Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
1510
unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Miliband more like this
1141624
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of benefits appeals resulted in a decision being overturned in each Government region in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Doncaster North more like this
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Edward Miliband more like this
star this property uin 281664 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information about the outcomes of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on benefit, typically on a person’s entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment, can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service cannot comment on decisions made by the independent tribunal judiciary.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since Personal Independence Payment was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>Between April 2014 and December 2018, 4.1 million Employment and Support Allowance (post Work Capability Assessment) decisions have been made. Of these, 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
281662 more like this
281663 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T08:45:59.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T08:45:59.74Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
1510
unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Miliband more like this
1143824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prosecutions: West Midlands more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to (a) tackle the backlog of serious court cases in the West Midlands, (b) ensure the capacity of Crown Prosecution Service lawyers to prosecute and (c) increase the court time available for those cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 285093 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The number of outstanding cases in the crown court in the West Midlands Local Criminal Justice Area, has reduced over the last 5 years by almost 50%. The published data for the West Midlands shows the number of outstanding crown court cases from end of March 2015 to end of March 2019</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Period</p></td><td><p>Number of outstanding cases</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2015</p></td><td><p>2504</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2016</p></td><td><p>2153</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2017</p></td><td><p>1777</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>1527</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>1267</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The amount of court time available is determined by the allocation of sitting days to each Region and in turn to each court. There are robust case progression systems in place to ensure that cases are ready for trial and that time estimates for the length of trial are accurate. Listing decisions are ultimately the function of the judiciary but HMCTS staff work closely to support the judiciary particularly with the management of custody cases. HMCTS is unable to answer point b in relation to CPS resources, as this would be the responsibility of the Attorney General’s Office.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:10:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:10:14.73Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this