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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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, how many offenders sentenced to immediate custody of up to six months who had not received a previous community order were sentenced in (a) Magistrate's Courts and (b) Crown Courts in (i) 2015; (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 231411 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders sentenced to up to six months who had not received a previous community sentence by court type can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property file name PQ 231411 Table..xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Autism and Learning Disability 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 how many times the Court of Protection has ordered the termination of a pregnancy in a woman with a learning disability or autism in the last ten years; and on how many occasions this has been against the wishes of the woman or her family. more like this
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Baroness Hollins more like this
star this property uin HL16694 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally and could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:48:10.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:48:10.543Z
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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 Baroness Hollins more like this
1134671
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Mental Illness 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 Court of Appeal ruling overturning the decision of the Court of Protection to allow a mentally ill woman to be given an abortion against her wishes; what implications they consider that case to have for the rights of those with learning disabilities to become parents; and what steps, if any, they intend to take in the light of the Court of Appeal's ruling. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16638 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This is an extremely difficult and sensitive case, and the Government will consider the Court of Appeal judgment carefully.</p><p> </p><p>The Court of Protection hears cases about some of the most vulnerable people in society, making decisions about personal welfare – including serious medical treatment - where the person lacks capacity to do so for themselves. In doing so it must follow the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). In particular the MCA stipulates that decisions must be in the person’s best interests, taking into account all the circumstances of the case, including the wishes, feelings, beliefs and values of the person, and must be the least restrictive of their rights and freedoms.</p><p> </p><p>It is right that such serious and difficult decisions – particularly where there is disagreement about what is in the person’s best interests - are made by the independent judiciary.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory MCA Code of Practice provides practical guidance on the operation of the MCA and is currently under review. We have sought input from a range of interested stakeholders through a call for evidence in January and propose to consult on a revised Code towards the end of this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:30:53.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:30:53.66Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1167129
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice 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, how many adjournments have taken place in each month in 2019 in the (a) criminal, (b) civil and (c) family courts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 7111 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The information sought in respect (a) criminal and (b) civil courts is provided in the table below. The equivalent information for (c), the family courts, could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Cases Adjourned January to June 19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Magistrates</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Crown</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Civil</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-19</p></td><td><p>53,671</p></td><td><p>13,529</p></td><td><p>2,843</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-19</p></td><td><p>46,389</p></td><td><p>12,472</p></td><td><p>2,521</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-19</p></td><td><p>48,881</p></td><td><p>13,383</p></td><td><p>2,586</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-19</p></td><td><p>48,844</p></td><td><p>13,204</p></td><td><p>2,706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-19</p></td><td><p>51,143</p></td><td><p>13,967</p></td><td><p>2,868</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-19</p></td><td><p>47,813</p></td><td><p>12,545</p></td><td><p>2,628</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p>Data are: (i) taken from a live management information system and can change over time; (ii) management information and are not subject to the same level of checks as official statistics; and (iii) the most recent available and, therefore, might differ slightly from any previously published information.</p><p>Data are provided to June 2019, the most recent period for which official statistics have been published.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:34:08.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:34:08.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice 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 What assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes in courts staffing and courts closures on access to justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 910445 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 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T16:35:26.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:35:26.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice and Prisons: Mental Health Services 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, if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of any pilot projects undertaken by his Department on the use of mindfulness-based therapies in prisons and the justice system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 286131 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Mindfulness-based therapy techniques are used in prisons in England and Wales. A summary of evidence relating to the impact of mindfulness on people in prison and on probation has been published and can be found at the following link; <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mindfulness-in-prison-and-probation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mindfulness-in-prison-and-probation</a> In addition to this, HMPPS Wales commissioned 2 studies in 2016 evaluating the impact of a mindfulness intervention at HMP Parc, Wales and within the National Probation Service Wales. Both staff and offenders took part in these studies. The research was led by Swansea University and the full reports, alongside a report from findings in the community, will be published later this year.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Our work on mindfulness is just part of our efforts to reduce recidivism and improve the prison estate. Over the past 3 years, we have invested £100m to provide additional Prison Officers to improve frontline safety, security and rehabilitation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 286125 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:35:55.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:35:55.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star 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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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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for a national network of support services for women in the criminal justice system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 237018 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Female Offender Strategy sets out our vision of fewer women entering the justice system and serving short custodial sentences, and better conditions for those women in custody. Support for women to help them address the often complex needs that underlie their offending is essential to delivering the vision of the female offender strategy. This is why, across government, we are investing £5 million of funding over two years in community provision for women. This funding will help to sustain and enhance existing services, and will create new services where there is currently a gap.</p><p> </p><p>Services such as women’s centres receive funding from a range of sources. We will look at the scope to increase the sustainability of the sector as we take forward implementation of our strategy.</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 2019-04-03T16:21:10.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:21:10.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1108787
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice: Rural Areas 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 assessment his Department has made of the ability of people living in rural areas to access justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 239263 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property 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>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property 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
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1125061
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Age of Criminal Responsibility 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, with reference to the report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission of 7 May 2019, Torture in the UK: update report, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 251270 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>We have no current plans to change the age of criminal responsibility. We believe that setting the age at 10 provides flexibility in dealing with young offenders and allows for early intervention in a child’s life with the aim of preventing subsequent offending. That is why there are a range of options available to the police to resolve offences and put in place interventions to prevent further offending. Furthermore, the particular needs of a child will be identified through assessment by the local multi-agency youth offending team who can refer them on to other services for further investigation and support.</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 2019-05-13T16:32:59.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:32:59.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this