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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offenders: Reoffenders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to reduce reoffending rates amongst young people aged 18-24 in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to reducing reoffending amongst all offenders. We are working to tackle the causes of reoffending through our wider prison reform agenda, the female offender strategy and the education and employment strategy.</p><p>We recognise that young adults are a cohort who may have distinct needs relating to their maturity, alongside other issues they may have in common with the adult offender population. We are committed to developing approaches within the adult system that respond to their particular needs and reduce reoffending.</p><p>The MoJ has appointed a dedicated expert (on secondment from the voluntary sector) to identify best practice across the custodial estate in relation to young adults. This work will scope out areas of specialised practice or approaches that meet the needs of young adults in prisons particularly well.</p><p>The MoJ innovation board has also grant funded The Disabilities Trust to deliver the awareness training and Brain Injury Linkworker service to the two pilot sites in Wales and the four sites in England. The Brain Injury Linkworker service is being qualitatively evaluated, due to report in the autumn.</p><p>We have made a maturity screening tool available to prisons and probation areas via the Segmentation Tool, which enables examination of maturity on a population level. Those who are screened as having low levels of psychosocial maturity and who are considered for the maturity resource pack will take part in a further, collaborative, assessment of their needs, through which they will agree their maturity-related treatment goals.</p><p>For further information, please see <em>Young Adults in the criminal justice system: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2017-19</em> at <a href="https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmjust/1530/153002.htm" target="_blank">https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmjust/1530/153002.htm</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2018-09-18T16:17:11.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T16:17:11.917Z
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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 Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the economic effect of the England Coast Path on each area through which opened sections of that path pass. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 15736 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Annex 4 of the impact assessment which was prepared for the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 included a summary of the estimated social and economic benefits and costs of the coastal access provisions.</p><br /><p>The impact assessment noted that the average annual benefits to people who would make use of the improved access would be £12.35m. This figure would increase over time and from year 20 onwards was estimated at £25.8m per year. The benefits would include the improved health and wellbeing that access to the natural environment would bring. The impact assessment also noted that there would be a benefit to the coastal economy from increased spending in coastal areas where additional visitors were attracted to the area. The assessment suggested that the uplift from increased spending would be on average £6 – £9 per day visitor and £35 – £45 per overnight visitor.</p><br /><p>A copy of the impact assessment is available on the National Archive website.</p><br /><p>As the right of coastal access is implemented throughout England, Natural England will collect and evaluate national and local information about the social and economic benefits of new and improved access.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-11-17T16:03:46.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T16:03:46.377Z
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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 Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas more like this
unstar 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the target date is for completion of the England Coast Path. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 15800 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The coastal access programme has so far opened up 101 miles of our beautiful coastline for everyone to enjoy, boosting local tourism and growing the rural economy.</p><br /><p>The Government is working closely with Natural England to build on the progress already made, with the aim of completing the coastal path around England by 2020. We have approved Natural England’s coastal access proposals for a further 176 miles. By the end of this financial year we expect Natural England to have submitted proposals for another 349 miles and also to be working on proposals for an additional 986 miles.</p><p><br></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 remove filter
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less than 2015-11-17T16:10:58.367Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T16:10:58.367Z
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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 Grahame Morris more like this
971490
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Security more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trained search teams are available to HM Prison Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 172600 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The Prison Service has ten Dedicated Search Teams (DST) consisting of ten Prison Officer operatives managed by Custodial Manager. They are specially trained to complete all types of enhanced searching activity. They are also part of our wider efforts to further boost prison security, alongside the rolling out of body scanners, sniffer dogs and phone-blocking technology. These teams are geographically dispersed and can respond to requests from establishments throughout the prison estate.</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 remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T16:08:27.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T16:08:27.89Z
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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 Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Private Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison officer to prisoner ratio is for prisons outsourced to the private sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 171341 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Regularly updated statistics on the prison population can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-population-figures-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-population-figures-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>HM Prison and Probation workforce statistics are not published for privately managed prisons. This table displays the number of funded posts for Prison Custody Officers at each privately managed prison as of July 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Altcourse</p></td><td><p>Ashfield</p></td><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>Bronzefield</p></td><td><p>Doncaster</p></td><td><p>Dovegate</p></td><td><p>Forest Bank</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>262.12</p></td><td><p>74.6</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>157</p></td><td><p>218.5</p></td><td><p>251.2</p></td><td><p>247</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lowdham Grange</p></td><td><p>Northumberland</p></td><td><p>Oakwood</p></td><td><p>Parc</p></td><td><p>Peterborough</p></td><td><p>Rye Hill</p></td><td><p>Thameside</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>235.5</p></td><td><p>284</p></td><td><p>354</p></td><td><p>333.5</p></td><td><p>145</p></td><td><p>192</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Prison officer numbers are at their highest in five years, which is vital to ensuring prisons are safe, secure and decent. We have recruited over 3,000 new prison officers across the country in the last 18 months to improve safety and help turn offenders’ lives around. The recruitment drive will continue until we reach required levels across the prison estate, ensuring prisons can fulfil their purpose - protecting the public, reducing reoffending and crucially, rehabilitating offenders.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2018-09-11T15:59:59.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T15:59:59.8Z
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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 Grahame Morris more like this
971491
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Crimes of Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the underlying causes of violence within HM Prisons Service; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 172601 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has recently published a summary of the evidence base from a number of countries on prison violence. This examines evidence of which prisoners are most likely to commit violence, when and where incidents are likely to occur, and what the strongest drivers of prison violence are. The study concluded that in addition to imported characteristics specific to individual prisoners, lower rates of assault are associated with legitimate and consistent regimes, better physical conditions, together with greater availability of meaningful activity within the prison. The study is available on GOV.UK at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/understanding-prison-violence-a-rapid-evidence-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/understanding-prison-violence-a-rapid-evidence-assessment</a></p><p> </p><p>Our assessment of the increase in violence in prisons in England and Wales in recent years is that key drivers in our own system include poor staff-prisoner relationships in some prisons, lack of purposeful activity, and changes in the nature of the illicit economy in prisons (for example the significant increase in the use of psychoactive substances). We are taking significant steps to address these drivers.</p><p> </p><p>Across the prison estate, we are improving staff-prisoner relationships and regimes through recruiting an extra 3,500 staff and using these extra numbers to move to a new key worker model. This model will enable prison officers to mentor, challenge and support a small caseload of prisoners. The increased staffing levels will also support prisons to run full and consistent regimes. We are working to restrict supply of drugs, reduce demand and build recovery through a Drugs Taskforce working with law enforcement and health partners across government. The Taskforce is developing a national Drug Strategy, underpinned by advice and guidance that will support the whole of the estate.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these estate-wide measures, we are investing £10 million in 10 prisons to trial new approaches to improve standards and security, to serve as a model of excellence for the rest of the estate to follow. Under the programme, governors at each prison will be provided with new scanners capable of detecting packages inside bodies, and sniffer dogs trained to detect new psychoactive substances. Further investment will go into repairing basic infrastructure such as broken windows. Management will train and support staff to set the highest expectations for prisoners and challenge disruptive and violent behaviour fairly, consistently and firmly to restore order and control.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T16:10:57.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T16:10:57.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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969091
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Prison Sentences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) six month and (b) 12 month prison sentences on reducing reoffending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>There is persuasive evidence that short custodial sentences are less effective, in terms of rehabilitation than community sentences, which in certain circumstances, are more effective in reducing reoffending, and therefore keeping the public safe. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders (around 3 percentage points).</p><p> </p><p>We will therefore be looking at what more we can do to emphasise that short custodial sentences should be viewed as a last resort. We also want to ensure that the public and judiciary have confidence in non-custodial sentences, such as effective community orders, which directly tackle the causes of reoffending, addressing offenders’ needs such as mental health and alcohol or drug abuse.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T15:27:46.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T15:27:46.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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969092
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Prison Sentences 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 reoffending rate for people receiving a prison sentence of less than 12 months in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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star this property uin 171345 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>This information is published as part of the Proven Reoffending Statistics and can be found on gov.uk. The latest publication can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/728733/proven-reoffending-jul16-sep16-3-monthly.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/728733/proven-reoffending-jul16-sep16-3-monthly.ods</a></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 remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T16:06:00.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T16:06:00.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Hunting: County Durham more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have (a) gone to trial and (b) been successfully prosecuted for breaches of the Hunting Act 2004 in County Durham in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The number of defendants<sup>(1)</sup> prosecuted and the outcomes of those prosecutions for offences under the Hunting Act 2004 in County Durham over the last five years can be found in the Court Outcomes by Police Force Area data tool in the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733996/court-outcomes-by-pfa-2017-update.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733996/court-outcomes-by-pfa-2017-update.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><ul><li>Select ‘Durham’ from ‘Police Force Area’.</li><li>Select ‘121A Offences under Hunting Act 2004’ in Offence.</li><li>For the number of prosecutions, filter ‘Court Type’ by ’02: Magistrates Court’.</li><li>Filter by ‘outcomes’, or for the number of convictions remove filtering from ‘Court Type’, and select ’01: Convicted’ from ‘Convicted/Not Convicted’.</li></ul><p> </p><p>These figures are provided on a principal offence basis. When a defendant has been prosecuted for two or more offences, the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty would be imposed.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Police Force Area refers to the location where the defendant was dealt with, not where the offence was committed.</p><p> </p><p><sup>(1)</sup>Figures are published by defendants prosecuted, rather than trials.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2018-11-22T14:51:03.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T14:51:03.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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971492
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make (a) legal aid and (b) a legal advice and guidance helpline available for people representing themselves in civil court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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star this property uin 172602 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The ability of everyone to resolve their legal issues is vital to a just society. We are committed to ensuring legal aid and other forms of legal support are available to those who need it.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently undertaking a post-implementation review of the impact of the legal aid changes made under Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) and remains committed to publishing the findings by the end of this year.</p><p> </p><p>One of the reforms introduced as part of LASPO included the introduction of the mandatory telephone gateway for civil/family matters. This is currently being reviewed to ensure that it fulfils its implementation objectives to provide accessible legal advice.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside the post-implementation review of LASPO, the Government is looking to the future to establish how best we can empower people to resolve their problems in a modern justice system.</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 remove filter
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less than 2018-09-18T16:11:25.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T16:11:25.43Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this