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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
unstar this property hansard heading Courts 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 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 more like this
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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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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140522
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
unstar this property hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform 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, 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 more like this
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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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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Translation Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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 more like this
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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
star this property tabling member
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
unstar this property hansard heading Translation Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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 more like this
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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
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
unstar this property hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform 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, 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 more like this
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
1140567
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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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: China more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum the Home Office has received from Uighurs since 2015; and what proportion of those applications have been successful. 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 279448 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is unable to report on how many applications for asylum from Chinese Uighurs it has received since 2015; and what proportion of those applications have been successful, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl of records and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. We do, however, publish data on those who have been granted asylum in the UK, with main applicants broken down by country of nationality. The latest release, published 24th May 2019, can be found in tab as_01 at volume 1 of the quarterly Immigration Statistics release:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum</a></p><p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). <br>Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.</p><p>Our assessment of the situation for Uighurs in China is set out in the relevant country policy and information note, which is available on the Gov.uk website</p><p>All asylum and human rights claims from Chinese nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 279450 more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140589
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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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: China 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 the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting Uighur asylum seekers the automatic right to remain in the UK. 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 279450 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is unable to report on how many applications for asylum from Chinese Uighurs it has received since 2015; and what proportion of those applications have been successful, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl of records and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. We do, however, publish data on those who have been granted asylum in the UK, with main applicants broken down by country of nationality. The latest release, published 24th May 2019, can be found in tab as_01 at volume 1 of the quarterly Immigration Statistics release:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum</a></p><p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). <br>Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.</p><p>Our assessment of the situation for Uighurs in China is set out in the relevant country policy and information note, which is available on the Gov.uk website</p><p>All asylum and human rights claims from Chinese nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 279448 more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.567Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3924
star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1141772
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar 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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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
1142303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Magistrates Courts: ICT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for how long the Digital Markup system was in place for legal advisers and court associates in magistrates courts; what the cost was of implementing and running that system; and when the Common Platform system will be fully operational. 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 282276 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Digital Mark Up (DMU) system was piloted from 2016, and national roll-out was completed by March 2018. The total cost incurred to the end of 2018/19 was £13.5m. In addition, there are on-going support costs which in 2018/19 were £600k.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to have the common platform system fully operational during 2020/21 but, as with any program, timelines are continually reviewed.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T08:56:58.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T08:56:58.673Z
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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
1142304
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: ICT more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department has collected on satisfaction with IT systems that are used by staff in the criminal justice system; and what research his Department has undertaken on staff user experience of the Common Platform Programme. 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 282277 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 Ministry of Justice does not regularly collect information on staff satisfaction with the IT systems that are currently used within the criminal justice system.</p><p> </p><p>The Common Platform programme is following a clearly defined process for gathering user requirements through phases of discovery, design, development, testing and ongoing iteration. Research into user experience is involved at each step of this process. In the last six months, research has been carried out at a number of courts across England, in addition to court observations, staff interviews, user experience testing and workshops with a wide variety of users across the criminal justice system, including the judiciary, Crown Prosecution Service, defence practitioners and probation services</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:11:03.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:11:03.9Z
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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