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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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
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 responses the Law Commission received from existing leaseholders to the consultation entitled, Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease, published in September 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
tabling member printed
Maria Eagle more like this
uin 213957 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>The Commission received over 1,100 responses to the consultation on enfranchisement reform.</p><p>These responses are from a wide range of interested stakeholders including lawyers, surveyors, leaseholders, landlords, and representative groups.</p><p>The Commission has not yet categorised the 1,100 consultation responses to enable them to identify how many responses are from leaseholders. The Commission’s initial estimate is that around three-quarters of responses are from leaseholders. <br> <br>It is Law Commission policy to publish a full analysis of consultation responses for all its projects, so this information will be published in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T12:17:50.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:17:50.063Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
483
label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
1019521
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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 Administration of Justice 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 the Government is taking to ensure that access to justice is maintained after the implementation period of the Withdrawal Agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 198178 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
answer text <p>The ability of individuals to resolve their legal problems is vital to the rule of law and the government will continue its commitment to maintain access to justice.</p><p> </p><p>The Political Declaration establishes the parameters of an ambitious, broad and flexible future partnership between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU). This includes a commitment to explore options for a new agreement on family judicial cooperation. It also sets out the ambition for a future security partnership, which will provide for comprehensive, close, balanced and reciprocal law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.</p><p> </p><p>We have also reached agreement with the EU on how existing civil and criminal judicial cooperation cases will be brought to their conclusion in the event that we are unable to reach an agreement on a satisfactory future relationship at the end of the implementation period.</p><ul><li>On civil, we have broadly agreed with the EU that if proceedings are started ahead of the end of the implementation period, they will be concluded under the existing EU rules and that subsequent judgments in those proceedings will also be enforced.</li></ul><ul><li>On criminal, any request for judicial cooperation before the end of the Implementation Period, under the EU measures that remain in force during the IP, will proceed until it is concluded under the applicable EU rules. This applies both to requests accepted by the UK and those requests made by the UK to remaining member states.</li></ul>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-11T12:28:39.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T12:28:39.667Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
338
label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1027467
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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 Administration of Justice more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in the number of court (a) staff and (b) closures on access to justice. more like this
tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Amesbury more like this
uin 908262 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>Providing effective access to justice is at the heart of all decisions the Government makes regarding our justice system. We are committed to making sure that our court and tribunal services can be accessed by those that need to do so.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS staffing levels are appropriate to make sure that effective access to justice is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>All court closures are subject to public consultation and the responses received are considered carefully before final decisions are made. Impact Assessments are published alongside the consultations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T17:08:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T17:08:37.8Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4667
label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1122317
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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 Administration of Justice more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes in courts staffing and courts closures on access to justice. more like this
tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
tabling member printed
Liz McInnes more like this
uin 910445 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>Any decision to close a court is not taken lightly, but in circumstances where 41% of our courts operated in 2016-17 at half their available capacity and where we are investing £1 billion in courts and bringing them up to date, the Ministry of Justice has to think carefully about where our court resources are most effectively and efficiently spent.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T16:35:26.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:35:26.29Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4342
label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1061104
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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 Administration of Justice: Finance 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 assessment he has made of the effect on the criminal justice system of reductions to his Departmental's budget. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 221555 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
answer text <p>We are focused on ensuring that we continue to deliver justice in a modernised criminal justice system, and are delivering this through investment and effective management of the system.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing £1billion to provide a court system that is accessible to all, works better for everyone, and will ensure our courts are fit for the future. We also spent £1.6bn on legal aid last year alone, more than half of which was on criminal legal aid, and are now making changes to ensure it is available into the future and continues to play an important role in supporting access to justice. We are also working closely with the Attorney General’s Office and Home Office to ensure that all the agencies involved in the criminal justice system have a shared overview of the challenges, opportunities and reforms facing it and an effective forum for tackling these through the Criminal Justice Board.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-22T14:25:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:25:01.177Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1061105
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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 Administration of Justice: Finance 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 representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding of the criminal justice system in the forthcoming Government spending review. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 221556 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>As we move towards the forthcoming Spending Review, the Secretary of State is considering closely the most important areas to focus on over the next 5 years to provide an effective and fair justice system, safe and decent prisons, and stable, effective probation services that protect the public and reduce reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>My officials and the Ministerial team are continuing to work closely with HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and partners in other government departments to ensure we have an appropriate and sustainable funding strategy for the MoJ that enables us to deliver our desired outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to delivering an efficient and effective criminal justice system while playing our part in contributing to the government’s wider fiscal objectives. We will continue to work with my colleagues, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to deliver this.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-25T17:44:32.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:44:32.063Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
previous answer version
103971
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1079548
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
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 Administration 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 the public purse of the probation and courts IT systems failure that occurred in January 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 227391 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
answer text <p>The financial impact(s) on operations following the IT outage are still being assessed, therefore at this stage the Ministry of Justice cannot provide an estimate of the cost to the public purse.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-06T17:50:23.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T17:50:23.37Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1079549
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
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 Administration 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 proportion of estimated cost to the public purse of the probation and courts IT systems failure in January 2019 has been recovered from IT suppliers. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 227392 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answer text <p>The financial impact(s) on operations following the IT outage are still being assessed, therefore at this stage the Ministry of Justice cannot provide an estimate of the cost to the public purse. We continue to work to leverage remedies available under the contract with our supplier, but at this stage cannot state how much will be recovered.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-11T17:28:46.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:28:46.813Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1005722
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 Administration of Justice: Older People 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 the Government is taking help older people maintain access to services in a modernising court system. more like this
tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
tabling member printed
Giles Watling more like this
uin 190522 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Ensuring access to justice is a fundamental principle of the Government and judiciary’s £1bn reform programme to transform our courts and tribunals system. The reform programme aims to expand the ways users can resolve their justice needs, while maintaining and improving traditional methods for those who need them. We are designing the reformed services to be accessible for all, including older users, and to provide users with options on how they can interact with our services as well as access appropriate support, should they need to do so.</p><p> </p><p>Many users will be able to benefit from new digital services and, if needed, will be able to seek telephone or face to face support to help them to use these. This ‘assisted digital’ support is currently in place for the ‘Application’ stage for our reformed services for Divorce, Civil Money Claims, Social Security &amp; Child Support Tribunal, Probate and the Single Justice Service. Where assisted digital support is not appropriate or sufficient, users will continue to be able to use traditional methods, such as paper forms, which are also being improved and made more accessible.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:38:06.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:38:06.95Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4677
label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
1108787
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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 Administration of Justice: Rural Areas 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 assessment his Department has made of the ability of people living in rural areas to access justice. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 239263 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
answer text <p>Based on the most recent data available, the table below shows how many firms (and where a firm has multiple branches, the total number of offices) were active in any given year providing legal aid services in criminal matters.</p><p> </p><p>Numbers of both firms and offices have fluctuated due to a number of factors, including mergers and acquisitions, trends in the rates of criminal offending, and the impact of other policies and market conditions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Firms</p></td><td><p>1,861</p></td><td><p>1,722</p></td><td><p>1,656</p></td><td><p>1,603</p></td><td><p>1,517</p></td><td><p>1,512</p></td><td><p>1,388</p></td><td><p>1,314</p></td><td><p>1,271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offices</p></td><td><p>2,598</p></td><td><p>2,415</p></td><td><p>2,338</p></td><td><p>2,282</p></td><td><p>2,172</p></td><td><p>2,240</p></td><td><p>1,991</p></td><td><p>1,998</p></td><td><p>1,921</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Legal Aid Agency measures capacity according to the type of scheme in question. For criminal legal aid, all Criminal Justice System Areas over England and Wales have firms of solicitors operating under a criminal legal aid contract, in addition to approximately 250 Duty Solicitor schemes providing advice and representation in Police Stations and Magistrates courts. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) monitors capacity across criminal legal aid contracts on an ongoing basis. Where issues are identified, the LAA takes action to ensure there is ongoing availability of criminal legal advice for the public.</p><p> </p><p>For civil legal aid, there is at least one firm operating in each ‘Procurement Area’ providing services in every category of law, save for the ‘Housing and Debt’ category. Of the 134 Procurement Areas for this category, 4 do not currently have a provider holding a Housing and Debt contract, representing over 97% coverage across England and Wales. The Legal Aid Agency has since undertaken a further tender to secure provision in the remaining areas. In addition to the Civil Legal Advice Telephone Service, offering legal services in a range of issues to those who need it, we are establishing a £5m innovation fund to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
grouped question UIN 239262 more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.77Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this