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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star 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 Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 253551 on Ministry of Justice: telephone services, on what date that helpline was set up; how many calls that helpline received in each month from the date it was set up to 30 April 2019; what promotional material was used to advertise that helpline's use; and whether that helpline is still in use. 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 261502 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The attached table shows the number of calls received by each telephone line, these go back as far as data is available.</p><p> </p><p>The CICA phoneline was set up in 2007/2008. HMCTS centralised its telephone service to go through their Loughborough Contact Centre in 2011. The LAA phonelines have existed in various formats for the past 17 years. OPG do not have the exact date that the phone line was set up. All phonelines are still in use.</p><p> </p><p>All numbers are advertised on relevant department websites and some are included on letterheads and corporate literature.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
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less than 2019-06-28T15:42:53.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:42:53.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name Copy of Table for PQ 261502.xlsx more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132241
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review 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 steps his Department has taken to implement recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review; and what information his Department holds on (a) racial and (b) gender breakdowns of (i) plea and (ii) remand decisions in magistrates' courts in the last 12 months. 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 264756 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review has been implemented. MoJ now publishes both sentencing and offence tools which break data down by demographic characteristics, whilst preserving the privacy of individuals where sample groups are small. This was first implemented in May 2018's Criminal Justice Statistics publication and will be updated annually. Latest versions of these data can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>In relation to the implementation of recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review, research into current processes does not reveal evidence to indicate plea and remand decision data gaps. HMCTS standard operating processes, supported by IT case management systems applying data integrity and validation checks, satisfy the court’s duty under Part 5 of the Criminal Procedure Rules to make records. However, it is true that plea data is not available for a considerable volume of summary only non-imprisonable cases. Unfortunately, this results from a defendant failing to engage with the court process (as opposed to HMCTS failing to record the plea).</p><p> </p><p>One of the ways HMCTS is making it easier for defendants to engage with the court process is for defendants to respond online via the make a plea service. Furthermore, while most defendants arrive in the magistrates’ court on bail or in custody, remand decision data is not available for those cases arriving at court (first hearing) by way of postal requisition, summons or single justice procedure notice because, as a matter of law, these defendants are not on remand.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 264757 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.06Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132242
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review more like this
unstar 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 recent steps have been taken to implement recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review on the Open Justice initiative. 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 264757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review has been implemented. MoJ now publishes both sentencing and offence tools which break data down by demographic characteristics, whilst preserving the privacy of individuals where sample groups are small. This was first implemented in May 2018's Criminal Justice Statistics publication and will be updated annually. Latest versions of these data can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>In relation to the implementation of recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review, research into current processes does not reveal evidence to indicate plea and remand decision data gaps. HMCTS standard operating processes, supported by IT case management systems applying data integrity and validation checks, satisfy the court’s duty under Part 5 of the Criminal Procedure Rules to make records. However, it is true that plea data is not available for a considerable volume of summary only non-imprisonable cases. Unfortunately, this results from a defendant failing to engage with the court process (as opposed to HMCTS failing to record the plea).</p><p> </p><p>One of the ways HMCTS is making it easier for defendants to engage with the court process is for defendants to respond online via the make a plea service. Furthermore, while most defendants arrive in the magistrates’ court on bail or in custody, remand decision data is not available for those cases arriving at court (first hearing) by way of postal requisition, summons or single justice procedure notice because, as a matter of law, these defendants are not on remand.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 264756 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.15Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132244
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review more like this
unstar 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 update to recommendation 10 on page 25 of the Lammy Review, what assessment his Department has made of the cost of each of the pilots in (a) London (North West Borough Command Unit), (b) Surrey, (c) Cumbria and (d) West Yorkshire; and when his Department plans to publish an interim report on the effectiveness of those pilots. 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 264759 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has partnered with police forces, Police and Crime Commissioners and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime in London to develop pilots of a Chance to Change (‘deferred prosecution’) model in London (North West Borough Command Unit), Surrey and West Yorkshire. Cumbria are no longer pursuing a pilot.</p><p> </p><p>Pilots are yet to fully commence, however, once they are operational we will share updates on progress within wider updates on tackling racial disparity work. Pilot areas have been asked to assess the effectiveness of their schemes. Results on effectiveness should include data on reoffending which will not be available until at least 12 months after any period considered, so will not be immediately available.</p><p> </p><p>The department has not made an assessment of the cost of each of the pilots.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T14:39:36.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:39:36.957Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1136198
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sitting days in courts were presided over by a recorder in (a) England, (b) Greater London and (c) Greater Manchester in (i) each of the last three financial years and (ii) the 2019-20 financial year. 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 272170 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The number of sittings days sat by recorders in the last three financial years in the requested locations are set out in the table below. These figures cover sitting days by recorders in County, Family and Crown Courts.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017</p></td><td><p>1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018</p></td><td><p>1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018<sup>1</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>30,769</p></td><td><p>30,459</p></td><td><p>16,801</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater London</p></td><td><p>9,578</p></td><td><p>8,907</p></td><td><p>4,566</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater Manchester</p></td><td><p>1,522</p></td><td><p>1,720</p></td><td><p>907</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1 </sup>Note these figures are only for nine months as opposed to the twelve months in the columns for 2016/17 and 2017/18. This is because the latest published data only runs to December 2018 and under the Code of Practice for Official Statistics we cannot provide any more recent data until that data (covering 2019) has been published. The data for 2019 will be published in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The latest published data is available here. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019</a>. It is part of the Royal Courts of Justice Annual Tables (which contain at Table 5.2 a breakdown of sitting days by type of work and level of judge)</p><p> </p><p>The data source for these figures are a number of operational systems and as such are liable to change and may not reflect previously published statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Last year Crown Court trial waiting times were at their lowest since 2014, with this year’s allocation of sitting days reflecting this.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
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less than 2019-08-02T14:31:06.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:31:06.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140522
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2019 to Question 263790 on HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform, whether the academic research for evaluation of reform was made publicly available; and what plans he has for further research on that topic in the current financial year. 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 279404 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The following academic research for evaluation of reform is publicly available:</p><p> </p><p>Research on the Citizen User Experience: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmcts-citizen-user-experience-research" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmcts-citizen-user-experience-research</a></p><p> </p><p>London School of Economics evaluation of video hearings in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber):</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementing-video-hearings-party-to-state-a-process-evaluation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementing-video-hearings-party-to-state-a-process-evaluation</a></p><p> </p><p>We expect to publish the research on the Professional User Experience and on Social Security and Child Support appellants’ digital capability within the next six months.</p><p> </p><p>Flexible Operating Hours is an ongoing project and we anticipate that research will be published upon completion. On 19<sup>th</sup> July, the evaluation plan for the HMCTS flexible operating hours pilot was published and is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flexible-operating-hours-evaluation-plan-and-summary" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flexible-operating-hours-evaluation-plan-and-summary</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to undertake an overarching evaluation of the courts and tribunals modernisation programme. This will take into account existing data and management information, and further qualitative and quantitative research which we are planning to commission for the evaluation. We are planning to begin commissioning for this research shortly. We are aiming to publish the interim report of our evaluation during the course of the reform programme in 2021, and we will publish a final evaluation report following completion of the programme.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 279442 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:51:49.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:51:49.79Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140526
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Translation Services 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, pursuant to Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275723, what the total spend of his Department was on translation services (a) in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2018. 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 279405 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>This question has been interpreted to mean costs for all language services, both translators, and interpreters provided in a court setting, and for printed materials available in HMCTS buildings.</p><p> </p><p>The spend by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service on courts translations services was as follows,</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Total Cost (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial year 2017-18</p></td><td><p>11,487,719.68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year 2018-19</p></td><td><p>11,000,690.76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2019 – 30 Jun 2019</p></td><td><p>3,670,157.83</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures do not include any expenditure related to central funds as these are not included in the accounts for HM Courts and Tribunals Service.</p><p> </p><p>Our most recent statistics show language service requests are at their highest since the new contract was introduced in 2016 the clear majority were fulfilled. It is vital that victims, witnesses and defendants understand what is happening in court to ensure justice is done, and we will always take steps to ensure a qualified interpreter is provided when needed.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
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less than 2019-08-02T14:17:37.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:17:37.583Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140527
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Translation Services more like this
unstar 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, pursuant the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275723 on Translation Services, how much funding was allocated to each provider of translation services in each financial year since 2010-11. 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 279412 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>HMCTS do not allocate funding by supplier for any type of expenditure, so would not be able to provide details on how much was allocated for translation services by supplier.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
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less than 2019-08-02T14:48:03.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:48:03.273Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140561
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2019 to Question 263790 on HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform, whether the (a) content of and (b) responses to the Social Security and Child Support digital capability survey will be made publicly available. 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 279442 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The following academic research for evaluation of reform is publicly available:</p><p> </p><p>Research on the Citizen User Experience: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmcts-citizen-user-experience-research" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmcts-citizen-user-experience-research</a></p><p> </p><p>London School of Economics evaluation of video hearings in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber):</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementing-video-hearings-party-to-state-a-process-evaluation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementing-video-hearings-party-to-state-a-process-evaluation</a></p><p> </p><p>We expect to publish the research on the Professional User Experience and on Social Security and Child Support appellants’ digital capability within the next six months.</p><p> </p><p>Flexible Operating Hours is an ongoing project and we anticipate that research will be published upon completion. On 19<sup>th</sup> July, the evaluation plan for the HMCTS flexible operating hours pilot was published and is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flexible-operating-hours-evaluation-plan-and-summary" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flexible-operating-hours-evaluation-plan-and-summary</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to undertake an overarching evaluation of the courts and tribunals modernisation programme. This will take into account existing data and management information, and further qualitative and quantitative research which we are planning to commission for the evaluation. We are planning to begin commissioning for this research shortly. We are aiming to publish the interim report of our evaluation during the course of the reform programme in 2021, and we will publish a final evaluation report following completion of the programme.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 279404 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T14:51:49.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:51:49.85Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1141772
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Overtime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of overtime for staff responding to IT problems in January 2019; and whether his Department has changed IT suppliers as a result of those problems. 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 281689 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The MoJ has considered the cost to the public purse for overtime for staff responding to the IT problems in January 2019, but we are discussing these costs with the IT providers and are unable to release the information until those discussions have concluded.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The IT supplier for MOJ (including HMCTS) has not been changed.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:20:51.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:20:51.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this