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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Games more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate matters related to the sale and purchase of BHS. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL561 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-21more like thismore than 2016-06-21
star this property answer text In all cases decisions to investigate are made by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, who acts independently. In respect of BHS, the SFO has confirmed that it is reviewing material in its possession. If the Director considers there are reasonable grounds to suspect serious or complex fraud which meets his Statement of Principle, he will open a formal criminal investigation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2016-06-21T12:52:35.183Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-21T12:52:35.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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712018
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the rationale behind the new rates for grant of probate announced in the budget. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL6156 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out its rationale for reforming the fees for grants of probate in its response to consultation on the fees published on Friday 24 February.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to providing a modern, world-leading justice system which is proportionate and accessible. The best way to protect access to justice is with a properly funded courts and tribunals service.</p><p> </p><p>Fees are necessary to support an effective courts and tribunals system that supports victims and vulnerable people, and is easy for ordinary people to use. In 2015/16, the Government spent around £1.9 billion on our courts and tribunals and recovered only around £700m through fees and other income. We do not believe that the taxpayer should continue to meet all of this cost.</p><p> </p><p>A key change will be the threshold under which no fee is payable increasing from £5,000 to £50,000. More than half of estates in England and Wales will pay no probate fees. The fees will be implemented on a banded structure, increasing in line with estate values, meaning higher fees are paid by those who can afford to do so. Over 90 per cent of estates will pay £1,000 or less for this service and no one will pay more than 1 per cent of the total estate in fees.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-03-27T11:16:24.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-27T11:16:24.603Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the law on bribery and improper inducements. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL213 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no current plans to review the law on bribery and improper inducements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-10T13:52:09.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T13:52:09.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the value of a deceased person’s estate and the cost of grant of probate; and whether the increases in the latter announced in the Budget represent the costs associated with the grant or will raise a surplus in addition to those costs. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL5997 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>On Friday 24 February 2017, after careful consideration of responses to consultation, the Government announced its intention to introduce a new banded system of fees for grants of probate, subject to Parliamentary approval. The original Government consultation and the response can both be found on the Ministry of Justice consultation hub website.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015/16, the Government spent around £1.9 billion on our courts and tribunals and recovered only around £700m through fees and other income.</p><p> </p><p>The new probate fees are fair and proportionate in that they are linked to the value of the estate. Our plan to raise the threshold under which no probate fee is payable from £5,000 to £50,000 will ensure that more than half of estates will pay no fee at all. No one will pay more than 1% of the total estate value in fees.</p><p> </p><p>Parliament has given the Lord Chancellor the power, through section 180 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, to set court and tribunal fees above the cost of the service. All of the additional income that the fees will raise must be reinvested back into our courts and tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to providing a modern, world-leading justice system which is proportionate and accessible. Fees are necessary to support an effective courts and tribunals system that supports victims and vulnerable people, and is easy for ordinary people to use.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-03-21T15:24:12.26Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T15:24:12.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Accommodation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of (1) the current capacity of the prison system, and (2) the current number of prisoners. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL5832 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>As of Friday 17 March, the latest published data, the prison population was 85,501 and useable operational capacity was 86,585, indicating headroom of 1,084 places.</p><p> </p><p>We will always have enough prison places for those sent to us by the courts and will aim to deal with the prison population in a way that gives the taxpayer the best possible value for money. The Justice Secretary has launched wholesale reforms to transform all prisons into places of safety and reform where offenders are supported to turn their backs on crime for good.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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less than 2017-03-20T13:39:44.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T13:39:44.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners remove filter