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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Paedophilia: Sentencing 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 , what steps he will take to strengthen sentences given to convicted paedophiles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 238391 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Sexual offences perpetrated against children are horrific crimes and the impact of these can have a lasting impact on victims and their families.</p><p> </p><p>Sentencing decisions are taken by our independent courts. They will take such decisions based on the full circumstances of the offence and offender, and consider the relevant sentencing guidelines. The independent Sentencing Council has produced definitive guidelines on sexual offences.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of offences someone can be convicted of if they abuse a child. Life imprisonment is available for the most serious offences, such as the rape of a child under the age of 13. For certain child sexual abuse offences, extended determinate sentences can be imposed for the purposes of public protection. There are no plans to increase maximum penalties available for child sexual abuse offences.</p><p> </p><p>Average custodial sentences for sexual offences overall are increasing, and have gone up from 43 months in 2007 to just under 60 months in 2017. The number of prisoners serving a custodial sentence for a sexual offence has nearly trebled, from 4,795 (in June 1998) to 13,580 (in 2018).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T13:54:01.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T13:54:01.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1055191
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs 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, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 210641 on Prisons: Drugs, what information his Department holds on the number of incidents where staff may have been exposed to psychoactive substances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 217064 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
unstar this property answer text <p>We take all reports of the effects of secondary inhalation of psychoactive substances very seriously as protecting the health and safety of both our prisoners and our staff is our priority.</p><p>We are looking very closely at the information we receive on reported incidents but are currently unable to ascertain reliably whether an incident might be associated with secondary exposure to a psychoactive substance. We are working closely with Public Health England to understand the issue and to ensure that we respond appropriately.</p><p>While we continue to assess the risks posed by secondary exposure, we seek to mitigate any risks as far as possible and have revised our internal guidance on controlling these. The revised guidance will be published shortly and includes information on how to assess and control risk on entry into cells where psychoactive substances have been used, with more detail on specific airborne risks and control methods, and clearer guidance on responding to and investigating exposure.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:53:44.457Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1088775
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Mobile Phones 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, how many (a) CZ long phones and (b) smart phones were confiscated from prisoners in England and Wales during each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 232614 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:59:56.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:59:56.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1130962
star 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
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Family Courts 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 (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 more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262428 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1060635
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Criminal Investigation 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 Serious Further Offence investigations in which the supervising body was (a) the National Probation Service and (b) a Community Rehabilitation Company there have been in each year since 2014; and in how many of those investigations was the new offence (i) murder, (ii) manslaughter, (iii) rape, (iv) violence against the person and (v) sexual assault. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 220995 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 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
unstar this property answer text <p>A Serious Further Offence (SFO) review is undertaken where an offender under statutory supervision in the community is charged with a qualifying offence – a “notification”. Not every notification results in a conviction for an SFO, as charges are changed or dropped prior to the completion of the review.</p><p> </p><p>Serious further offences are rare. Fewer than 0.5% of offenders under statutory supervision are convicted of serious further offences. Nonetheless, every single serious further offence is taken extremely seriously, and in all cases a review is carried out to identify any lessons for the better management of future cases.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides the number of serious further offences (SFOs) investigations (reviews) in which the supervising body was (a) the National Probation Service (NPS) and (b) a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) completed between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2018, by (i) murder, (ii) manslaughter, (iii) rape, (iv) violence against the person and (v) sexual assault. .</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>.<strong>Probation Provider </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SFO Offence</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>a) National Probation Service</p></td><td><p>(i) Murder</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>43</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(ii) Manslaughter</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iii) Rape</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>113</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iv) Violence against the person</p></td><td><p>95</p></td><td><p>105</p></td><td><p>149</p></td><td><p>137</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(v) Sexual assault</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Offences</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>292</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>281</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>362</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>282</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>b) Community Rehabilitation Companies</p></td><td><p>(i) Murder</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(ii) Manslaughter</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iii) Rape</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>132</p></td><td><p>73</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(iv) Violence against the person</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(v) Sexual assault</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Offences</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>202</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>235</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>273</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>211</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Total Reviews received</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>494</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>516</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>635</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>493</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><ol><li><p>Rape includes; rape, rape of a child under 13, attempted rape, assault by penetration and intercourse with a child under 13</p></li><li><p>Violence against the person includes; attempt or conspiracy to commit murder, other offences resulting in death, and all other SFO qualifying offences that are classified as violent</p></li><li><p>Sexual assault includes; all other SFO qualifying sexual offences</p></li><li><p>Under the Offender Rehabilitation Act (ORA) 2014 offenders serving short prison sentences are now released on licence. As a direct and predicted result, there has been an increase in the number of SFO notifications as a result of ORA. This does not mean that a greater proportion of offenders under statutory probation supervision are being charged with SFOs. The increase plateaued in 2017.</p></li><li><p>The number of ORA cases only includes those cases that would not have previously fallen in scope of the SFO procedures as mentioned above. Cases that were sentenced to an ORA sentence of less than 12 months, but who were previously and concurrently subject to probation intervention, have not been captured within this figure. For example, the offender was subject to a community order, when he was further sentenced to under 12 month sentence under ORA. If the CO was active at the time of the SFO, it would have qualified regardless of the ORA sentence, so has not been counted in the ORA numbers.</p></li><li><p>Data Sources and Quality .We have drawn these figures from administrative IT systems which, as with some large-scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p></li></ol><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T14:21:02.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:21:02.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Probation: Disciplinary Proceedings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of disciplinary cases in which probation officers were placed under investigation for (a) less than one month, (b) between one and three months, (c) between three and six months, (d) between six and twelve months and (e) over twelve months resulted in proceedings for (i) misconduct and (ii) gross misconduct in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 268590 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Table 1a: Proportion of Conduct and Discipline cases<sup>1</sup>, involving Probation Officers<sup>2</sup>, which progressed to misconduct proceedings, by length of investigation<sup>3</sup>, 2015/16 to 2017/18</strong> <table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than one month</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>From one up to three months</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>From three up to six months</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>From six up to twelve months</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Over 12 months</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>Table 1b: Proportion of Conduct and Discipline cases<sup>1</sup>, involving Probation Officers<sup>3</sup>, which progressed to gross misconduct proceedings, by length of investigation<sup>3</sup>, 2015/16 to 2017/18</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than one month</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>From one up to three months</p></td><td><p>64%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>From three up to six months</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>From six up to twelve months</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Over 12 months</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr></tbody></table>Notes: 1. A case is defined as a unique combination of case and individual member of staff. Where more than one member of staff is involved in a single case these are counted separately in this table. Equally staff involved in more than one case during the year are counted multiple times. 2. Qualified band 4 probation officers only. Figures exclude Senior Probation Officers<ol start="3"><li>Staff with no end date in the data, indicating open cases, have been excluded</li></ol>‘-‘ Indicates there were no cases.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Investigations follow the conduct and discipline policy, which ensures that they are carried out fairly, and are also robust.</p><p>Investigations into staff conduct are designed to establish the truth of the case and to determine whether conduct and discipline action is recommended. An investigation may result in no case to answer, and would not result in a penalty. Where there is a case to answer a conduct and discipline case imposes a penalty on a member of staff for wrong-doing if the allegation is found proven.</p>
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 2019-07-01T16:21:45.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:21:45.793Z
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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 remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more 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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Homicide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of homicides were committed by people on (a) parole and (b) a life licence in England and Wales in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Probation Serious Further Offence (SFO) Review Procedures, the National Probation Service (NPS) or Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) must undertake a review where an offender under statutory supervision in the community is charged with a qualifying offence – a “notification”. Not every notification results in a conviction for an SFO.</p><p> </p><p>SFOs are rare. Less than 0.1% of offenders under statutory supervision are convicted of murder, and less than 0.5% convicted of any SFO. Nonetheless, every single SFO is taken extremely seriously, and in all cases a review is carried out to identify any lessons for the better management of future cases.</p><p> </p><p>We have interpreted ‘parole’ to mean offenders subject to indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) released by the Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 below sets out the number of offenders convicted of murder, who at the time they committed the offence were being supervised on a) an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection and b) life licence in England and Wales between 2016 and 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Table 2</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>a) Offenders supervised on an IPP sentence</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>b) Offenders supervised on life licence</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><ol><li>The data provided are provisional figures subject to change when any outstanding cases are concluded at court.</li><li>There were no other serious further offences of homicide such as manslaughter or infanticide.</li><li>The data also includes cases where the offender committed suicide or died prior to any trial, where a Court has ruled that they were responsible.</li><li>Data is not included on any determinate sentence prisoner either released automatically or released by the parole board early from an extended determinate sentence or following recall.</li><li>Data Sources and Quality .We have drawn these figures from administrative IT systems which, as with some large-scale recording systems, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing</li></ol><p> </p><p>We are not able to present the number of murders committed by offenders subject to probation supervision as a proportion of all murders and homicides, as there are differences in the way the respective data sets are produced. Published Homicide Index data are based on the year when the offence was recorded as a crime, not when the offence took place or when the case was heard in court. SFO data are first recorded when the notification, usually triggered by the court appearance, is received by the SFO Team in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. However, in some cases it will be the following year(s) when the offender is convicted of the SFO</p>
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 2019-06-28T13:33:58.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:33:58.57Z
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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 remove filter
1105016
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of legal aid applications in discrimination cases were referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team, in the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 236588 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong>236582</strong>: The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) complaints procedure is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure</a>. Complaints may be made by an applicant for funding, their legal representative, their MP, or anyone else involved in the case. Complaints are counted separately as they pass through the stages of the process. Data for the most recent five completed financial years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number responded to</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3,446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>3,727</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3,234</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>236585,236586 &amp; 236587:</strong> The Legal Aid Agency measures and monitors its performance via a number of key performance indicators and corporate targets. For the processing of civil legal aid applications, this target has changed within the last five years. It is therefore not possible to answer these questions in precisely the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA remained within the target for each reporting month between April 2014 and December 2018. Details of how these targets changed within the requested time period, and a breakdown by the categories of law enquired about, are included within the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Target - % within working days</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Housing</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Discrimination</p></td><td><p>Annual performance across all civil legal aid applications</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19*</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td><td><p>56%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*(to Dec 2018)</p><p> </p><p>The target for 2018-19 (onwards) also includes the amount of time taken by providers, as well as LAA caseworkers, thus referring to an “end-to-end” process. This is reflected in the figures for this financial year shown above. Previous targets referred to LAA caseworker time-taken only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236588:</strong> the LAA’s published statistics are separated into quarters for each financial year. The most recent period available is July-September 2018. During that time, four applications for a legal aid certificate in the Discrimination category of law were received. Of those, one application was referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team for a determination.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236589, 236590, 236591, 236592:</strong> Case volumes for the LAA are published on a quarterly basis at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. These show the number of matters started at the ‘Legal Help’ stage, where the application process is devolved to the provider, and applications and grants for a legal aid certificate, where this is determined by the LAA. Therefore it is not possible to comment on the grant rate of Legal Help matters as only successful applications are referred to us.</p><p>Table 6.1 of the aforesaid published statistics shows the number of applications for a legal aid certificate which were made in each period, and of those the volume which were granted. Please note that an application may not proceed to being granted for a variety of reasons, for example being withdrawn, abandoned, rejected for administrative reasons, or refused where the relevant funding criteria were not met.</p><p> </p><p>Table 5.1 of the published statistics show the number of matters opened at the Legal Help level by category of law during the period enquired about.</p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of legal aid applications in discrimination cases were successful in each of the last five years. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong>236582</strong>: The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) complaints procedure is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure</a>. Complaints may be made by an applicant for funding, their legal representative, their MP, or anyone else involved in the case. Complaints are counted separately as they pass through the stages of the process. Data for the most recent five completed financial years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number responded to</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3,446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>3,727</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3,234</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>236585,236586 &amp; 236587:</strong> The Legal Aid Agency measures and monitors its performance via a number of key performance indicators and corporate targets. For the processing of civil legal aid applications, this target has changed within the last five years. It is therefore not possible to answer these questions in precisely the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA remained within the target for each reporting month between April 2014 and December 2018. Details of how these targets changed within the requested time period, and a breakdown by the categories of law enquired about, are included within the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Target - % within working days</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Housing</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Discrimination</p></td><td><p>Annual performance across all civil legal aid applications</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19*</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td><td><p>56%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*(to Dec 2018)</p><p> </p><p>The target for 2018-19 (onwards) also includes the amount of time taken by providers, as well as LAA caseworkers, thus referring to an “end-to-end” process. This is reflected in the figures for this financial year shown above. Previous targets referred to LAA caseworker time-taken only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236588:</strong> the LAA’s published statistics are separated into quarters for each financial year. The most recent period available is July-September 2018. During that time, four applications for a legal aid certificate in the Discrimination category of law were received. Of those, one application was referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team for a determination.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236589, 236590, 236591, 236592:</strong> Case volumes for the LAA are published on a quarterly basis at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. These show the number of matters started at the ‘Legal Help’ stage, where the application process is devolved to the provider, and applications and grants for a legal aid certificate, where this is determined by the LAA. Therefore it is not possible to comment on the grant rate of Legal Help matters as only successful applications are referred to us.</p><p>Table 6.1 of the aforesaid published statistics shows the number of applications for a legal aid certificate which were made in each period, and of those the volume which were granted. Please note that an application may not proceed to being granted for a variety of reasons, for example being withdrawn, abandoned, rejected for administrative reasons, or refused where the relevant funding criteria were not met.</p><p> </p><p>Table 5.1 of the published statistics show the number of matters opened at the Legal Help level by category of law during the period enquired about.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong>236582</strong>: The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) complaints procedure is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure</a>. Complaints may be made by an applicant for funding, their legal representative, their MP, or anyone else involved in the case. Complaints are counted separately as they pass through the stages of the process. Data for the most recent five completed financial years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number responded to</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3,446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>3,727</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3,234</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>236585,236586 &amp; 236587:</strong> The Legal Aid Agency measures and monitors its performance via a number of key performance indicators and corporate targets. For the processing of civil legal aid applications, this target has changed within the last five years. It is therefore not possible to answer these questions in precisely the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA remained within the target for each reporting month between April 2014 and December 2018. Details of how these targets changed within the requested time period, and a breakdown by the categories of law enquired about, are included within the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Target - % within working days</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Housing</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Discrimination</p></td><td><p>Annual performance across all civil legal aid applications</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19*</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td><td><p>56%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*(to Dec 2018)</p><p> </p><p>The target for 2018-19 (onwards) also includes the amount of time taken by providers, as well as LAA caseworkers, thus referring to an “end-to-end” process. This is reflected in the figures for this financial year shown above. Previous targets referred to LAA caseworker time-taken only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236588:</strong> the LAA’s published statistics are separated into quarters for each financial year. The most recent period available is July-September 2018. During that time, four applications for a legal aid certificate in the Discrimination category of law were received. Of those, one application was referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team for a determination.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236589, 236590, 236591, 236592:</strong> Case volumes for the LAA are published on a quarterly basis at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. These show the number of matters started at the ‘Legal Help’ stage, where the application process is devolved to the provider, and applications and grants for a legal aid certificate, where this is determined by the LAA. Therefore it is not possible to comment on the grant rate of Legal Help matters as only successful applications are referred to us.</p><p>Table 6.1 of the aforesaid published statistics shows the number of applications for a legal aid certificate which were made in each period, and of those the volume which were granted. Please note that an application may not proceed to being granted for a variety of reasons, for example being withdrawn, abandoned, rejected for administrative reasons, or refused where the relevant funding criteria were not met.</p><p> </p><p>Table 5.1 of the published statistics show the number of matters opened at the Legal Help level by category of law during the period enquired about.</p><p> </p>
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