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1133564
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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: Discrimination 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 steps he is taking to ensure victims of discrimination are able to access the legal representation they require. 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 267211 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We have specifically protected legal aid, both for initial advice and representation, subject to the statutory means and merits tests, for civil legal services provided in relation to contravention of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Publicly funded advice continues to be available for Employment Tribunal discrimination claims, and publicly funded advice and representation is available in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the civil courts more generally.</p><p> </p><p>Our Legal Aid Support Action Plan, published in February, has also committed to improving the access victims of discrimination have to state-funded legal representation. This includes reinstating immediate access to face-to-face legal advice in discrimination cases, reviewing legal aid means testing, and improving the Exceptional Case Funding scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:20:25.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:20:25.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133584
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 CAFCASS 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 family court advisers were employed by Cafcass in each year from 2010 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
unstar this property uin 267259 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The number of family court advisers who were employed by Cafcass in each year from 2010 to date:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month and Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Family Court Advisors </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2010</p></td><td><p>1120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2011</p></td><td><p>1116</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2012</p></td><td><p>1163</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2013</p></td><td><p>1198</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2014</p></td><td><p>1226</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2015</p></td><td><p>1200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2016</p></td><td><p>1192</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2017</p></td><td><p>1146</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>1295</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>1337</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:27:56.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:27:56.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133729
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Employment Tribunals Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 he has taken to reduce the average time taken to conclude a claim before an employment tribunal. 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 267351 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service has been working with the tribunal’s judiciary to appoint additional judges to increase the capacity and performance of the tribunal. 58 (51.5 full time equivalent) salaried employment judges took up positions from April 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:34:13.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:34:13.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1133731
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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: Coroners 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 applications were granted or part granted on behalf of bereaved families for Exceptional Case Funding for legal representation under the public interest test at inquests in 2017/18. 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 267353 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>This information could only be retrieved at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:19:14.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:19:14.137Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1133212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Council Tax: Non-payment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who received a custodial sentence for council tax debt were women in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 266691 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The number of women and men admitted to prison for ‘Non-Payment: Community charge / Council Tax’ can be viewed in Table A2.12 at the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796916/receptions-2018.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796916/receptions-2018.ods</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:47:21.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:47:21.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1133273
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Merseyside more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time has been in Merseyside for personal independence payment tribunal appeals in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 266776 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 thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Information about waiting times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support - SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Average waiting times<sup>1</sup> for PIP<sup>2</sup> appeals in Merseyside<sup>3</sup> between April 2018 to March 2019 (the latest 12 month period for which data are available) is included in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Waiting time (in weeks)<sup>4</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2018</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2018</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019<sup>p</sup></p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2019<sup>p</sup></p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019<sup>p</sup></p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup> 1 </sup>Waiting time is interpreted as average clearance time – time taken from appeal receipt to outcome</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><sup>2. </sup>Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><sup>3. </sup>SSCS data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to the Merseyside region are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Birkenhead, Liverpool &amp; St Helens</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><sup>4. </sup>Includes all cases cleared both with and without a tribunal hearing, in line with the published statistics</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>p </sup>Provisional data which are subject to change.</p><p> </p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p> </p><p>In order to respond to a general increase in appeal receipts, HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has been working with the judiciary to reduce waiting times for appeals and has appointed additional judges and panel members. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and provide a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Information on the new digital service can be found at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures for PIP (to December 2018) indicate that since it was introduced, 3.9 million decisions have been made. Of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at tribunals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:49:52.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:49:52.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
1133366
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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: Finance 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 much funding has been provided by the Department for Work and Pensions towards the cost of Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service in each of the last four years; and what proportion of the cost of the First Tier Tribunal (Social Security & Child Support) that funding represented in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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Rushanara Ali more like this
unstar this property uin 266835 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) is responsible for the cost of administering First Tier Tribunals (SSCS). The tribunals hear appeals against decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions on a range of benefits. The Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) contribute towards the cost of Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment appeals. The HMCTS gross cost of administering the tribunal and DWP income received for the last four years are detailed in the table below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>First Tier Tribunal (Social Security &amp; Child Support)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£000s</strong></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></tr><tr><td><p>Total Direct Expenditure</p></td><td><p>71,380</p></td><td><p>78,040</p></td><td><p>88,124</p></td><td><p>100,022</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Income from Department for Work and Pensions</p></td><td><p>11,000</p></td><td><p>16,000</p></td><td><p>12,433</p></td><td><p>29,156</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Proportion of Income to Expenditure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>21%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>29%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:51:13.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:51:13.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
1133395
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Probate: Winchester more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) personal and (b) solicitor applications for probate to the Winchester registry office had been outstanding on 17 June 2019 for more than (i) 10 days and (ii) 10 weeks; and when that backlog of cases will have been resolved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Sir Christopher Chope more like this
unstar this property uin 266621 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The volume of outstanding probate cases at the Winchester Registry Office on 17 June was as follows: -</p><p> </p><p>Personal Applications</p><ul><li>997 more than 10 days</li><li>250 more than 10 weeks</li></ul><p> </p><p>Solicitors Applications</p><ul><li>3274 more than 10 days</li><li>211 more than 10 weeks</li></ul><p> </p><p>Cases outstanding for more than 10 weeks will include those in which the circumstances are beyond the Probate Service’s control. For example, applicants may be still waiting for their inheritance tax forms from Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs, or they may not have accounted for all executors named in the will. These requirements must be satisfied before the grant is issued.</p><p> </p><p>Urgent action has been taken to address delays - staffing has been increased and the digital service further improved to reduce the waiting times in order to return performance to normal levels as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:47:36.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:47:36.367Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1133397
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 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 reasons for the increase in the target time for dealing with probate applications; and what regulatory impact assessment he has made of the effect of those changes on (a) applicants and (b) solicitors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Sir Christopher Chope more like this
unstar this property uin 266622 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 thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>There are no prescribed target times for dealing with probate applications. The recent increase in waiting times has been caused by a combination of an increased volume of incoming work and the transition to a new case management IT system. The move to the new system meant that staff had to spend time being trained and familiarising themselves with the system – which also had some initial performance issues that have been addressed.</p><p> </p><p>The change to the new case management system resulted in part from the expansion of the online probate service which was enabled by the 2018 amendments to the non-contentious probate rules. The Explanatory Memorandum for the 2018 Order amending the rules provided an assessment of the impact of the reforms. The memorandum explained that a formal impact assessment was not required as the aggregate impact of the measures was expected to be well below the £5million per annum financial threshold.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:48:10.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:48:10.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1133403
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Probate: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to waive probate fees in cases where applications are not processed within ten days through no fault of the applicant; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Sir Christopher Chope more like this
unstar this property uin 266623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>There are no statutory requirements or public commitments from Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service in relation to the timeframe for issuing grants of probate. There is a cost to the provision of grants of probate and it is appropriate that this cost is mainly recovered through the application fee, rather than the burden falling to the tax payer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:48:21.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:48:21.83Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this