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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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 Disasters 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 implementing the commitment in the Queen's Speech 2017 to introduce an independent public advocate who will act for bereaved families after a public disaster and support them at public inquests; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood remove filter
tabling member printed
Maria Eagle more like this
uin 246937 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Government conducted a consultation on our proposals for an Independent Public Advocate (IPA) which concluded on the 3rd December 2018. We are considering the response to those proposals and will be publishing our plans for establishing the IPA in due course.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-29T10:04:54.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T10:04:54.267Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
483
label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
1133273
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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 Personal Independence Payment: Merseyside 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 waiting time has been in Merseyside for personal independence payment tribunal appeals in each of the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood remove filter
tabling member printed
Maria Eagle more like this
uin 266776 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Information about waiting times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support - SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Average waiting times<sup>1</sup> for PIP<sup>2</sup> appeals in Merseyside<sup>3</sup> between April 2018 to March 2019 (the latest 12 month period for which data are available) is included in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Waiting time (in weeks)<sup>4</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2018</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2018</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019<sup>p</sup></p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2019<sup>p</sup></p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019<sup>p</sup></p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup> 1 </sup>Waiting time is interpreted as average clearance time – time taken from appeal receipt to outcome</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><sup>2. </sup>Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><sup>3. </sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the Merseyside region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Birkenhead, Liverpool &amp; St Helens</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><sup>4. </sup>Includes all cases cleared both with and without a tribunal hearing, in line with the published statistics</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>p </sup>Provisional data which are subject to change.</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><p> </p><p>In order to respond to a general increase in appeal receipts, HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has been working with the judiciary to reduce waiting times for appeals and has appointed additional judges and panel members. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and provide a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Information on the new digital service can be found at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures for PIP (to December 2018) indicate that since it was introduced, 3.9 million decisions have been made. Of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at tribunals.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:49:52.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:49:52.343Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
483
label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
1122674
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Public Authority (Accountability) Bill 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 the Home Department, if he will take steps to introduce the provisions set out in the Public Authority (Accountability) Bill recommended by the Rt RevJames Jones KBE in his report, The patronising disposition of unaccountable power: a report to ensure the pain and suffering of the Hillsborough families is not repeated, published on 1 November 2017, HC 511; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood remove filter
tabling member printed
Maria Eagle more like this
uin 246938 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Rt Rev James Jones KBE's 2017 report recommended that consideration be given to the Public Authority (Accountability) Bill &quot;once the Law Commission's work on Misconduct in Public Office is complete, and government has agreed the detail of the reform the Commission sets out&quot;.</p><p>The Law Commission's work is currently on-going. Once the review of Misconduct in Public Office is complete, Government will consider and respond to the Law Commission's conclusions. The Government will also provide a full response to the 2017 report in due course, following the conclusion of the ongoing criminal proceedings.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T13:20:12.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:20:12.157Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
483
label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this