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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Universal Credit: Disability 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 estimate he has made of the average waiting time for an appeal for universal credit by a tribunal for people with a disability in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 278907 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Waiting times for appeals against decisions made about Universal Credit (UC) are published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>The specific information requested is not held: Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service does not record whether UC appeals have been made by people with a disability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:20:25.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:20:25.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1140295
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answering body
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 Universal Credit: Appeals 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 introduce targets for the waiting time for a universal credit appeal case to be heard by a tribunal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 278908 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We do not have targets for waiting times. The listing of appeals, including consideration of whether a hearing should be expedited, is a judicial function.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, MoJ are working to reduce waiting times for appeals by increasing judicial resource. This includes recruiting up to 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. Once this is completed we expect more cases to be listed, improving the throughput in the Tribunal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:17:04.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:17:04.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1140405
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Social Security Benefits: Appeals 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 disability qualified members of tribunals there are and what the qualifications are for those roles; and if he will she make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
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Dame Louise Ellman more like this
unstar this property uin 278914 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>As of 1 April 2019, there were 450 disability members in post across the First-tier Tribunal. This represents a significant increase from 358 members as of 1 April 2018. This information is taken from the Judicial Diversity statistics published at <a href="http://www.judiciary.uk/publications/judicial-diversity-statistics-2019" target="_blank">www.judiciary.uk/publications/judicial-diversity-statistics-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>In terms of qualifications, the relevant statutory requirement is that “a person who is experienced in dealing with the physical or mental needs of disabled persons because they –</p><p>(a) work with disabled persons in a professional or voluntary capacity; or</p><p>(b) are themselves disabled.”</p><p> </p><p>This is set out at <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/2692" target="_blank">www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/2692</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:27:33.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:27:33.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
1139855
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Legal Aid Scheme 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of uprating the financial thresholds for legal aid eligibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
unstar this property uin 278403 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>On 7 February 2019, the Government published its Legal Support Action Plan in which it announced a comprehensive review of the wider legal aid eligibility regime. The review will study the income and capital thresholds for legal aid entitlement and assess the effectiveness with which the means testing arrangements appropriately protect access to justice, particularly with respect to those who are vulnerable.</p><p> </p><p>The review is expected to conclude by Summer 2020 after which we will publish a full consultation paper setting out our future policy proposals in this area. We will seek to implement any final recommendations as soon as practicable following public consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:47:25.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:47:25.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1139895
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Magistrates 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 Leadership Magistrates there were by (a) gender, (b) age, (c) ethnicity, (d) socio-economic background and (e) who have declared a disability in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 278554 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Judicial leadership appointments are a matter for the judiciary.</p><p>There are eight leadership magistrates; one national leadership magistrate and seven regional leadership magistrates. Disclosure of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic background and disability is not possible due to the potential for individuals to be identifiable as a result of the small numbers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:22:52.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:22:52.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1139905
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Legal Aid Scheme 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 total Government expenditure on legal aid has been since 1989 in (a) nominal and (b) real terms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 278557 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The tables below show total Government expenditure on legal aid between 2005-6 and 2018-19 in nominal and real terms The information requested is not available for the period prior to 2005-6 as each series is presented as far back in time as it can be produced on a basis that is comparable with the most recent figures. Beyond this, measures of overall expenditure may not be directly comparable because the way legal aid is administered and public money is managed and accounted for have changed. In February, the government published the Legal Support Action Plan which committed to a number of changes to legal aid, including improving the Exceptional Case Funding scheme, expanding the scope of legal aid to all special guardianship orders in private family law, and removing the means test for those with parental responsibility who wish to oppose adoption and placement orders. In addition, we are reviewing the legal aid means testing framework to ensure that those who need legal aid are able to access it into the future. The Ministry of Justice, aims to complete the review by Summer 2020. <strong>RDEL - nominal terms (£m)</strong> <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial<br> Year</strong></p></td><td><p>Criminal legal aid</p></td><td><p>Civil <br> legal aid</p></td><td><p>Central Funds</p></td><td><p><strong>Total <br> legal aid</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>843</p></td><td><p>69</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,112 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>1,190</p></td><td><p>777</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,020 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>1,203</p></td><td><p>824</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,092 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>1,172</p></td><td><p>903</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,148 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>1,101</p></td><td><p>961</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,150 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>1,175</p></td><td><p>1,026</p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,279 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1,115</p></td><td><p>966</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,182 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>995</p></td><td><p>946</p></td><td><p>98</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,039 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>967</p></td><td><p>825</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,873 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>889</p></td><td><p>685</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,637 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>861</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,511 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>863</p></td><td><p>646</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,554 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>891</p></td><td><p>678</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,619 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>879</p></td><td><p>731</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,657 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>RDEL - real terms (2018-19 prices) (£m)</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial<br> Year</strong></p></td><td><p>Criminal legal aid</p></td><td><p>Civil <br> legal aid</p></td><td><p>Central <br> Funds</p></td><td><p><strong>Total <br> legal aid</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>1,534</p></td><td><p>1,077</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,699 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>1,478</p></td><td><p>965</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,508 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>1,458</p></td><td><p>998</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,535 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>1,382</p></td><td><p>1,065</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,534 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>1,280</p></td><td><p>1,117</p></td><td><p>103</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,500 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>1,342</p></td><td><p>1,171</p></td><td><p>89</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,602 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1,257</p></td><td><p>1,088</p></td><td><p>113</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,458 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,045</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,252 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>1,048</p></td><td><p>895</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,031 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>952</p></td><td><p>734</p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,753 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>915</p></td><td><p>638</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,605 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>897</p></td><td><p>671</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,614 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>908</p></td><td><p>691</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,649 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>879</p></td><td><p>731</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,657 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>Note: 2018 - 19 prices are based on the deflator series published by the ONS on 28 June 2019. RDEL (Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit) is current expenditure from within the annual Departmental Expenditure Limits that are set by the Treasury for each government department, and is used in the MoJ and LAA Annual Report &amp; Accounts. It aims to measure the value of all work carried out in each period, regardless of whether it is on cases that have finished. RDEL excludes AME (hence so do the budgeting measures shown in the table). AME (Annually-Managed Expenditure) broadly covers unpredictable or uncontrollable expenditure. In legal aid terms this is work in progress where the payment date is unknown. It can be negative for individual years. In 2013-14, responsibility for Central Funds spending transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Legal Aid Agency. From October 2014 a new administrative system has enabled these statistics to be based on the general ledger prior to accounting adjustments, and therefore from 2015-16 they are no longer identical to the RDEL figures.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:34:52.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:34:52.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1139927
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Sexual Offences Act 2003 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the review of the definition of positions of trust in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 will conclude in the summer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>I recognise that there are concerns about those who might abuse their position of power over a 16 or 17-year-old to pressure them into engaging in a sexual relationship. Such behaviour is very likely to be caught by the robust laws we already have in place. Any sexual activity with a child under 16 is a criminal offence, regardless of whether consent is given. Any non-consensual sexual activity is also a crime, whatever the age of the victim and whatever the relationship between the victim and perpetrator.</p><p> </p><p>However, we remain absolutely committed to protecting children and young people from sexual abuse and we want to ensure that existing offences are being used effectively to tackle this behaviour, and that those working with young people understand their responsibilities and act appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>My department, working closely with colleagues across government, is taking forward a review of the existing law, to check that that it is working effectively and ensuring young people are protected.</p><p> </p><p>I shall consider the findings of that review carefully.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278518 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:47:53.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:47:53.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1139928
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Sexual Offences Act 2003 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether positions of trust as defined in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 will be extended to cover all adults with power and authority over young people as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
unstar this property uin 278518 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>I recognise that there are concerns about those who might abuse their position of power over a 16 or 17-year-old to pressure them into engaging in a sexual relationship. Such behaviour is very likely to be caught by the robust laws we already have in place. Any sexual activity with a child under 16 is a criminal offence, regardless of whether consent is given. Any non-consensual sexual activity is also a crime, whatever the age of the victim and whatever the relationship between the victim and perpetrator.</p><p> </p><p>However, we remain absolutely committed to protecting children and young people from sexual abuse and we want to ensure that existing offences are being used effectively to tackle this behaviour, and that those working with young people understand their responsibilities and act appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>My department, working closely with colleagues across government, is taking forward a review of the existing law, to check that that it is working effectively and ensuring young people are protected.</p><p> </p><p>I shall consider the findings of that review carefully.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278517 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:47:54.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:47:54.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1138964
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Probate more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Probate Service in processing applications for probate in 2019; how he measures that performance; and how long it took on average to process a probate application in each of the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
unstar this property uin 277181 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Official statistics are not published on the average length of time from receipt of the application to the issue of a grant of probate. Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) internal management information, which is not subject to the rigorous quality assurance processes of official statistics, has been used to show the following average times from receipt of an application to a grant being issued:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month and year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Weeks to grant issued </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2019</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2019</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures do not include cases which are waiting for a grant to be issued. The data from April 2019 to June 2019 have been extracted from the HMCTS Reform Core Case Data system, which is a new system in active development, and may not be directly comparable with figures for earlier periods. All figures, especially those for April 2019 to June 2019, are provisional and subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p>Some grants are experiencing delays of between four and six weeks outside of our targets as a result of significant increases in work during March and April and some technology issues which have now been resolved. We have recruited more staff and are now issuing in excess of 1,000 grants a day, which is bringing waiting times down further.</p><p> </p><p>Urgent action has been taken to address the delays which have been experienced in the probate service. Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is increasing staffing levels and further improving the digital service to help reduce waiting times.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Probate more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to reduce the time taken to process applications for probate; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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Priti Patel 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Official statistics are not published on the average length of time from receipt of the application to the issue of a grant of probate. Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) internal management information, which is not subject to the rigorous quality assurance processes of official statistics, has been used to show the following average times from receipt of an application to a grant being issued:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month and year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Weeks to grant issued </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2017</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2019</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2019</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2019</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures do not include cases which are waiting for a grant to be issued. The data from April 2019 to June 2019 have been extracted from the HMCTS Reform Core Case Data system, which is a new system in active development, and may not be directly comparable with figures for earlier periods. All figures, especially those for April 2019 to June 2019, are provisional and subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p>Some grants are experiencing delays of between four and six weeks outside of our targets as a result of significant increases in work during March and April and some technology issues which have now been resolved. We have recruited more staff and are now issuing in excess of 1,000 grants a day, which is bringing waiting times down further.</p><p> </p><p>Urgent action has been taken to address the delays which have been experienced in the probate service. Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is increasing staffing levels and further improving the digital service to help reduce waiting times.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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