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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Family Courts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many private law cases were referred to the Family Courts in which (a) both, (b) one and (c) neither parent or carer were represented by a solicitor in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262429 more like this
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star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of unrepresented parties in private law Children Act case starts are shown in the table below: <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><p><strong>Table 1:</strong> Annual number of private law cases starting in Family Courts in England and Wales from 2014 to 2018 in which both, one or neither party had legal representation</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Total number of cases started</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Parties with legal representation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Both applicant and respondent</p></td><td><p>Either applicant or respondent</p></td><td><p>Neither applicant nor respondent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p><strong> 42,114 </strong></p></td><td><p>7,424</p></td><td><p>18,630</p></td><td><p>16,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p><strong> 43,347 </strong></p></td><td><p>7,654</p></td><td><p>18,500</p></td><td><p>17,193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p><strong> 48,246 </strong></p></td><td><p>8,262</p></td><td><p>20,048</p></td><td><p>19,936</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p><strong> 50,652 </strong></p></td><td><p>8,303</p></td><td><p>20,497</p></td><td><p>21,852</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p><strong> 51,672 </strong></p></td><td><p>8,561</p></td><td><p>20,346</p></td><td><p>22,765</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>1) An applicant party is considered 'represented' if at least one applicant has a recorded representative. Likewise for respondents.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>2) Parties in private law cases are usually the parents or people with parental responsibility for the child/children involved. Others, including grandparents and carers, can apply after gaining permission from the court.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>3) Private law adoptions are not included</p></td></tr></tbody></table>Since 2015, we have invested almost £6.5million in a support strategy for unrepresented parties. This provides practical support and information as well as routes to free or more affordable legal advice. Public funding remains available for parents in public law Children Act proceedings where a local authority seeks an order to place a child in care or under its supervision, and in private law Children Act cases where there is evidence of domestic or child abuse.<table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></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 2019-06-18T16:30:36.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:30:36.553Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1131042
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Berwyn Prison more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to ensure that the capacity at HMP Berwyn is fully utilised. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262449 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are increasing the population at Berwyn at a measured rate that ensures the safety of prisoners and staff. As with any new prison, there has been a deliberate phased population increase at Berwyn since opening.</p><p> </p><p>Berwyn is already operating as a large prison so we are regularly reviewing plans to ensure its increase in population is done safely whilst maintaining good order and control.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:51:55.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:51:55.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1131045
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Berwyn Prison 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 discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the (a) suitability of prisoners located at HMP Berwyn, (b) prospect of moving additional prisoners to HMP Berwyn to fill its capacity and (c) criteria for deciding which prisoners are located at HMP Berwyn. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262452 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Welsh Government was one of many parties on the Programme Board which approved the business case for HMP Berwyn with HM Treasury. This was both during the phase of creating the plans and during mobilisation of the prison. Discussions in these meetings included the nature of the population of Berwyn.</p><p> </p><p>HMP Berwyn is a Category C prison with Reception, Training and Resettlement functions serving Wales, North Wales and the North West of England. There are plans to introduce a Remand function in 2019/20. HMP Berwyn meets the needs of the courts and the prison population for Mid and North Wales, and the North West of England to enable men to be geographically close to home. There are no plans to change the category of HMP Berwyn.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS Wales regularly meets the Welsh Government to discuss a range of justice issues, including the performance and operations of all Welsh prisons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:59:07.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:59:07.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1130962
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Family Courts 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, how many (a) public and (b) private law cases were referred to the Family Courts in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262428 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Statistics for the number of public and private Law case applications referred to the family courts in the each of the last five years is published in the Family Court Statistics Quarterly, and is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/family-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018</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 2019-06-18T09:44:52.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T09:44:52.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1131043
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Berwyn Prison more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department applies when deciding which prisoners are located at HMP Berwyn; and what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of that criteria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262450 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMP Berwyn is a Category C training and resettlement prison and when fully rolled out it will also have a reception and remand function for prisoners from mid Wales, North Wales and the North West of England. In doing so it will meet the needs of the courts and the prison population for Mid and North Wales and enable men to be closer to home geographically. Berwyn will also serve as a training prison for men from across England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:01:24.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:01:24.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1131044
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Berwyn Prison more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the suitability of prisoners located at HMP Berwyn. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262451 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMP Berwyn currently holds convicted, category C male prisoners. The men located at the prison are assessed in terms of their risk of escape and risk to the public, and as with any other category C prison.</p><p> </p><p>HMP Berwyn holds offenders from Mid to North Wales and North-West England that fall under these criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:56:47.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:56:47.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this