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unstar this property answer text <p>My discussions about the establishment of a Panel on Parading in the Twaddell/Ardoyne area of North Belfast are ongoing. I have recently written to the Executive parties seeking their thoughts on possible panel membership and am awaiting responses.</p><p>I would urge political parties and others with an involvement in the dispute to engage constructively with this process.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This Government takes recovery and enforcement of financial impositions very seriously and remains committed to finding new ways to encourage payment of impositions and to trace those who do not pay. This is why there has been a year on year increase in the amount of financial penalties collected over the last three years.</p><p> </p><p>When it appears to HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that an offender is normally resident in another EU country HMCTS can transfer road traffic offence fines, imposed by courts in this country, to other EU jurisdictions for enforcement under the EU Framework Decision on Mutual Recognition of Financial Penalties (MRFP). The Framework Decision obliges Member States to take over enforcement of eligible fines imposed by other Member States’ courts, where the offender is resident or has assets in the enforcing state. All monies collected however are retained by the enforcing Member State.</p><p> </p><p>Where the offender is resident in a non EU country or in one not included in the MRFP Framework there is no mechanism for HMCTS to be able to recover the amounts outstanding.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to identify the value of fines outstanding which relate to motoring offences for offenders who live overseas without incurring disproportionate cost as this information could only be obtained by a manual search of all live fine accounts.</p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>The purpose of an intervention in a judicial review should be to help the court decide the case.</p><p>Details of interventions made by this department since 2010 are not held centrally.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is considering the judgment handed down by the High Court on 2 October. We will set out the next steps in due course.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Data are published in Court Statistics Quarterly showing the number of outstanding trial cases in the Crown Court annually at the end of 2001, and quarterly at the end of each quarter commencing March 2009, including at the end of 30 September. The outstanding number of cases in magistrates’ courts is published broken down by indictable only trial cases, either way trial cases, summary motoring cases and summary non-motoring cases from the quarter ending June 2012. This data set was created in April 2012 so data is not available prior to that date. Prior to this, completed proceedings were published for magistrates’ courts. The data does not distinguish between trial cases still awaiting their trial and those who have either pleaded guilty or been convicted and are awaiting sentence. Court Statistics Quarterly is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/court-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/court-statistics-quarterly</a> Data to September 2014 is due to be published on 18 December 2014.</p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>I am expecting the review to report back to the Secretary of State for Justice by the end of October 2014 and we anticipate publishing it shortly thereafter.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It has not been possible to access this information within the time limit but I will provide an answer in due course.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>I am expecting the review to report back to the Secretary of State for Justice by the end of October 2014 and we anticipate publishing it shortly thereafter.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Parties with no legal representation are not a new phenomenon in our courts. Judges are used to helping persons with no legal representation, including explaining procedures and what is expected of them. We have taken steps to help people who either want or have to represent themselves in court, particularly in the family court. On 23 October we announced further support for separating parents and court users in civil and family courts.</p><p>The new support will include:</p><p>· Improving online information so that it is accurate, engaging and easy to find.</p><p>· A new strategy, funded by the Ministry of Justice, and agreed with the legal and advice sectors which will help to increase legal and practical support for litigants in person in the civil and family courts.</p><p>· A new <em>‘Supporting separating parents in dispute helpline’</em> pilot run by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) to test a more joined-up and tailored out-of-court service.</p><p>This package of support will help provide separating couples and court users with the information, advice and guidance they need to help settle disputes in the most appropriate and proportionate way.</p><p> </p><p>However, it has not been possible to answer the question within the timeframe as the information is being assembled from a variety of sources, but I will write to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available. A copy of the letter will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The review team, which includes the Chair of the review - Stephen Phillips QC MP, the advisors assisting him and the two secretariat staff, have attended fourteen meetings since 14 July 2014.</p><p> </p><p>These include an oral evidence session, a visit to HMP Manchester and Cheshire and Greater Manchester CRC and a meeting to discuss progress between the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Stephen Phillips QC MP and myself – Mike Penning MP.</p> more like this