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45822
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information (a) his Department and (b) HM Tribunals Service hold on the gender of people (i) prosecuted and convicted for television licence evasion and (ii) imprisoned for non-payment of a fine for television licence evasion. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194289 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p>No published information is available. The information in the table is taken from a live case management system. As such, it is subject to change and is not checked to the level of Official Statistics. No information is available in respect of socio-economic status of those prosecuted or convicted or imprisoned for non-payment of a fine in respect of television licence evasion. The Government has said that it will examine whether television licence evasion should be decriminalised.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
attachment
1
file name 194289, 194290, 194291 - Bradshaw - Table.XLS more like this
title Table 1 more like this
previous answer version
4249
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
45820
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information (a) his Department and (b) HM Tribunals Service hold on the socio-economic status of people (i) prosecuted and convicted for television licence evasion and (ii) imprisoned for non-payment of a fine for television licence evasion. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194290 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>No published information is available. The information in the table is taken from a live case management system. As such, it is subject to change and is not checked to the level of Official Statistics. No information is available in respect of socio-economic status of those prosecuted or convicted or imprisoned for non-payment of a fine in respect of television licence evasion. The Government has said that it will examine whether television licence evasion should be decriminalised.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
attachment
1
file name 194289, 194290, 194291 - Bradshaw - Table.XLS more like this
title Table 1 more like this
previous answer version
4245
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
45821
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information (a) his Department and (b) HM Tribunals Service hold on the age of people (i) prosecuted and convicted for television licence evasion and (ii) imprisoned for non-payment of a fine for television licence evasion. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194291 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>No published information is available. The information in the table is taken from a live case management system. As such, it is subject to change and is not checked to the level of Official Statistics. No information is available in respect of socio-economic status of those prosecuted or convicted or imprisoned for non-payment of a fine in respect of television licence evasion. The Government has said that it will examine whether television licence evasion should be decriminalised.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
attachment
1
file name 194289, 194290, 194291 - Bradshaw - Table.XLS more like this
title Table 1 more like this
previous answer version
4250
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
48503
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the difference in the number of households benefiting from Energy Company Obligation in 2013 and from the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme in 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 196751 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answer text <p>The latest provisional statistics on Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) showed that around 530,000 measures were installed in 450,000 households through ECO in 2013. The full statistical release can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-deal-and-energy-company-obligation-eco-monthly-statistics-april-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-deal-and-energy-company-obligation-eco-monthly-statistics-april-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>No information was collected on the number of households benefitting from the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) in 2012. Around 2.4 million measures (cavity wall insulations, loft insulations and solid wall insulations) were installed in 2012 through CERT, but more than one of these measures could have been installed in some households. We do not hold information on other measures delivered through CERT by year.</p><p> </p><p>When comparing the two years it is important to bear in mind that the rules for each scheme were different. ECO has focused particularly on the delivery of harder to treat measures which were not the main focus under CERT. CERT delivery in 2012 was also the highest of the five years of CERT as this was the last year of the scheme.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Gregory Barker more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1389
label Biography information for Lord Barker of Battle more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
48508
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he plans to take to ensure that consumers benefit from green deal incentives. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 196750 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answer text <p>The Green Deal Incentives are being designed to be straightforward for customers to understand and take up.</p><p>We will launch a consumer engagement campaign to begin once the incentives become available.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Gregory Barker more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1389
label Biography information for Lord Barker of Battle more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
48504
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the required rate of delivery of household energy efficiency measures required in order to meet carbon emissions reduction targets. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 196749 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answer text <p>The Government published its <em>Energy Efficiency Strategy</em> in 2012, and <em>Fifth Annual Progress Report: Meeting the Carbon Budgets – 2013 Progress Report to Parliament</em> in October 2013:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/65602/6927-energy-efficiency-strategy--the-energy-efficiency.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/65602/6927-energy-efficiency-strategy--the-energy-efficiency.pdf</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/249172/CCC5th.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/249172/CCC5th.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>These set the longer term context for delivering energy efficiency measures into the UK's housing stock, and the potential contribution they can make to delivering our longer term carbon targets.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Gregory Barker more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1389
label Biography information for Lord Barker of Battle more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
63340
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-23
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Mediation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to inform the public of the benefits of mediation. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 201794 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
answer text <p>We are delivering a wide-ranging programme of activity to improve public awareness and to make sure that advice agencies are providing the correct information about family mediation. This includes being very clear that legal aid is still available for mediation, and for legal support for mediation.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken action to update and improve information on our own websites and Gov.UK and we have included an article about mediation in the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) newsletter - aimed at advisors - to clarify that legal aid does remain available for mediation.</p><p> </p><p>We have also written to the mediation profession setting out some of the work we are doing and we continue to work very closely with the Family Mediation Council (FMC) to raise the profile of the court and that of the profession. This has principally included funding and working with the FMC to develop an improved website which can be used as a public signpost to mediation and information services, and developing a marketing ‘toolkit' to support mediators in promoting their services to prospective clients.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
grouped question UIN 201795 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-26T16:02:06.4022613Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T16:02:06.4022613Z
answering member
194
label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
63341
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-23
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Mediation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to inform the public of the availability of legal aid for family mediation. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 201795 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
answer text <p>We are delivering a wide-ranging programme of activity to improve public awareness and to make sure that advice agencies are providing the correct information about family mediation. This includes being very clear that legal aid is still available for mediation, and for legal support for mediation.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken action to update and improve information on our own websites and Gov.UK and we have included an article about mediation in the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) newsletter - aimed at advisors - to clarify that legal aid does remain available for mediation.</p><p> </p><p>We have also written to the mediation profession setting out some of the work we are doing and we continue to work very closely with the Family Mediation Council (FMC) to raise the profile of the court and that of the profession. This has principally included funding and working with the FMC to develop an improved website which can be used as a public signpost to mediation and information services, and developing a marketing ‘toolkit' to support mediators in promoting their services to prospective clients.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
grouped question UIN 201794 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-26T16:02:06.4647989Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T16:02:06.4647989Z
answering member
194
label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
63332
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-23
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Mediation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is towards funding the Help with Family Mediation scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 201797 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
answer text <p>There has been a significant decrease in referrals to publicly funded family mediation since April 2013 when the legal aid reforms were implemented. This is in part due to fewer people visiting solicitors who previously would have directed clients to mediation.</p><p> </p><p>Before April 2013, attendance at a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) was a pre-requisite for legal representation for people eligible to obtain public funding. We introduced a statutory MIAM in April 2014 as part of the Children and Families Act. This placed a legal obligation on an applicant to attend a MIAM for the purpose of considering mediation, before being permitted to issue court proceedings in certain private family law matters (children and financial disputes).</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid remains available for mediation (and for legal help with mediation) for those who meet the eligibility criteria. We are keen to encourage mediation as an alternative to court both for those eligible for public funding and for privately funded cases.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware that a small number of mediation services have closed or are in difficulty. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is constantly monitoring the situation to make sure there is sufficient provision for client access to mediation services. While a decline in demand is a contributory factor in mediation service closures, another significant factor is poor and unsustainable business models. There is some evidence that a number of the mediation services which have closed following legal aid reforms were vulnerable to closure before the reforms took effect.</p><p> </p><p>I have convened a Family Mediation Task Force, chaired by David Norgrove, which has considered many of the issues raised by the Member of Parliament for Exeter, including how to reverse the fall in referrals and engage the second party in the mediation process, and incentivising mediators and lawyers to work in partnership to support clients through the resolution of their dispute in compliance with the new legislation. A number of short-term financial options have been considered as well as the long term view for the future of dispute resolution services.</p><p> </p><p>The Taskforce report will be published imminently. The Government will respond to the report in due course.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
grouped question UIN
201782 more like this
201786 more like this
201790 more like this
201799 more like this
201800 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-26T16:26:36.3989211Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T16:26:36.3989211Z
answering member
194
label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
63345
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-23
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Mediation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of introducing a free non-means tested initial mediation information and assessment meeting on the take-up of mediation. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 201790 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
answer text <p>There has been a significant decrease in referrals to publicly funded family mediation since April 2013 when the legal aid reforms were implemented. This is in part due to fewer people visiting solicitors who previously would have directed clients to mediation.</p><p> </p><p>Before April 2013, attendance at a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) was a pre-requisite for legal representation for people eligible to obtain public funding. We introduced a statutory MIAM in April 2014 as part of the Children and Families Act. This placed a legal obligation on an applicant to attend a MIAM for the purpose of considering mediation, before being permitted to issue court proceedings in certain private family law matters (children and financial disputes).</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid remains available for mediation (and for legal help with mediation) for those who meet the eligibility criteria. We are keen to encourage mediation as an alternative to court both for those eligible for public funding and for privately funded cases.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware that a small number of mediation services have closed or are in difficulty. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is constantly monitoring the situation to make sure there is sufficient provision for client access to mediation services. While a decline in demand is a contributory factor in mediation service closures, another significant factor is poor and unsustainable business models. There is some evidence that a number of the mediation services which have closed following legal aid reforms were vulnerable to closure before the reforms took effect.</p><p> </p><p>I have convened a Family Mediation Task Force, chaired by David Norgrove, which has considered many of the issues raised by the Member of Parliament for Exeter, including how to reverse the fall in referrals and engage the second party in the mediation process, and incentivising mediators and lawyers to work in partnership to support clients through the resolution of their dispute in compliance with the new legislation. A number of short-term financial options have been considered as well as the long term view for the future of dispute resolution services.</p><p> </p><p>The Taskforce report will be published imminently. The Government will respond to the report in due course.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
grouped question UIN
201782 more like this
201786 more like this
201797 more like this
201799 more like this
201800 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-26T16:26:36.3040257Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T16:26:36.3040257Z
answering member
194
label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter