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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
answering body
Ministry of Justice remove filter
answering dept id 54 remove filter
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
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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
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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
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answering member
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label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter