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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 more like this
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 remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
tabling member
4667
label Biography information for Mike Amesbury 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 more like this
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 remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
previous answer version
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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
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 more like this
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 remove filter
tabling member
4677
label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
1024721
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 Aiding and Abetting 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 assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of the law of joint enterprise and (b) implications for his policies of the Supreme Court decision in R v Jogee 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 202045 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
answer text <p>The Government does not believe that any changes to the law on joint enterprise are currently needed but intend to keep the matter under review.</p><p> </p><p>The law on joint enterprise is not set out in statute but is a common law doctrine. The Supreme Court judgment in <em>R v Jogee</em> amended a specific narrow element of the law in this area and did not call for Parliament to legislate.</p><p> </p><p>It is for our independent courts to interpret the law, as laid down by the Supreme Court. The Crown Prosecution Service has amended its guidance on secondary liability for prosecutors in line with the <em>Jogee</em> judgment and that guidance, published in May this year, aims to provide a clear direction for prosecutors in this area of law.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-21T14:28:52.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T14:28:52.79Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer remove filter
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1027771
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 Aiding and Abetting 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 cases involving a conviction on the grounds of joint enterprise have been referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission since it was established; and of those cases how many people have been given leave to appeal. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 203454 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
answer text <p>The Criminal Cases Review Commission have received 219 applications which they have categorised internally as a joint enterprise case. This categorisation only applies to applications received by the CCRC post the decision made by the Supreme Court in the case of <em>R v Jogee</em> [2016].</p><p> </p><p>Four cases have been referred to the Court of Appeal for further appeal.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-07T15:30:59.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T15:30:59.63Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1015025
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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 Antisemitism: Prosecutions 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 people who have been prosecuted for anti-semitic hate crime in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 195490 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answer text <p>Prosecutions data held by the department record information against offences defined in law. The law does not define an offence specifically of anti-Semitic hate crime, so the requested information is not held. Figures for whether Anti-Semitism was a motivation of other offences that have been prosecuted is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-29T15:30:59.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T15:30:59.697Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer remove filter
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1003648
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Bombings: Birmingham 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 progress has been made on helping families affected by the Birmingham pub bombings in securing legal aid for the upcoming inquest. more like this
tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Knight more like this
uin 189725 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
answer text <p>Legal aid for early legal advice and assistance is available, subject to means and a merits test. Funding for advocacy at inquests may also be available via the Exceptional Case Funding scheme, subject to means and legal criteria.</p><p> </p><p>In January last year, we changed the regulations around inquest funding, the effect of which meant the firm, KRW, representing the majority of the families seeking representation, could apply for funding in this case. Legal aid was provided to KRW, effective in the vast majority of those cases from February 2017.</p><p> </p><p>However, all firms seeking to undertake publicly-funded cases must be accredited. In this case, it was discovered that KRW had not obtained the accreditation, required as a condition of the firm being granted a legal aid contract. The firm’s contract was suspended until the accreditation was achieved.</p><p> </p><p>Accreditation was secured on the 7 December 2018 as a result the Contract suspension was lifted allowing KRW to once more receive public funding for the majority of the families.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-21T14:38:27.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T14:38:27.403Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer remove filter
tabling member
4410
label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this