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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Coroners: Government Departments 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 Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) legal advice and (b) representation at inquests for Government Departments in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 275781 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The table below sets out the total amounts billed by the Government Legal Department (GLD) Litigation Group in relation to inquests in which they have been instructed by Government Departments and other public bodies.</p><p>GLD represents most, but not all, Government Departments in litigation. In addition, during parts of the period covered by the table, a small number of Departments (that GLD now acts for in litigation) handled their own litigation (including inquests).</p><p>The amounts are set out by financial year from 2010-11 and are exclusive of VAT. It is not possible to provide a separate breakdown of the totals by reference to legal advice and representation.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010-11</p><p>2011-12</p><p>2012-13</p><p>2013-14</p><p>2014-15</p><p>2015-16</p><p>2016-17</p><p>2017-18</p><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>£2,600,951</p><p>£2,476,100</p><p>£2,621,377</p><p>£3,575,348</p><p>£3,405,809</p><p>£3,883,929</p><p>£4,283,521</p><p>£4,851,059</p><p>£5,783,648</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:21:58.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:21:58.477Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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129156
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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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1109231
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Legal Aid Scheme: Wales 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, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of solicitors qualified to conduct Criminal Legal Aid work in rural Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 240032 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Lord Chancellor (via the Legal Aid Agency) has a duty to ensure that qualifying individuals who require assistance at the police station or the magistrates’ courts and who do not have their own solicitor have access to a Duty Solicitor. The LAA monitors capacity in each duty scheme area based on the number of solicitor organisations in that area, as well as the proportion of duty solicitors each of those organisations engages. There are currently 126 offices contracted to deliver criminal legal aid services in the Wales area. Additionally, across the 16 areas which make up the Duty Solicitor scheme in Wales, there are 260 solicitors listed on the rota who are available to provide advice and assistance. We are confident we have solicitors to fulfil criminal cases and will make sure we continue to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The Legal Aid Agency monitors access to public funding according to the location of the solicitor providing the service. Client location is not reliably captured for the majority of the criminal legal aid scheme and therefore accurate data based on a defendant’s residence is not available. Information on expenditure under criminal legal aid by solicitor offices located in Wales is proactively published, and is available to view at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720217/legal-aid-statistics-crime-provider-area-data-to-mar-2018.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720217/legal-aid-statistics-crime-provider-area-data-to-mar-2018.ods</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 240033 more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T14:56:07.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T14:56:07.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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112749
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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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1109233
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Legal Aid Scheme: Wales 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, what the total amount spent on Criminal Legal Aid was in cases in which the defendant’s place of abode was in Wales in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 240033 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Lord Chancellor (via the Legal Aid Agency) has a duty to ensure that qualifying individuals who require assistance at the police station or the magistrates’ courts and who do not have their own solicitor have access to a Duty Solicitor. The LAA monitors capacity in each duty scheme area based on the number of solicitor organisations in that area, as well as the proportion of duty solicitors each of those organisations engages. There are currently 126 offices contracted to deliver criminal legal aid services in the Wales area. Additionally, across the 16 areas which make up the Duty Solicitor scheme in Wales, there are 260 solicitors listed on the rota who are available to provide advice and assistance. We are confident we have solicitors to fulfil criminal cases and will make sure we continue to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The Legal Aid Agency monitors access to public funding according to the location of the solicitor providing the service. Client location is not reliably captured for the majority of the criminal legal aid scheme and therefore accurate data based on a defendant’s residence is not available. Information on expenditure under criminal legal aid by solicitor offices located in Wales is proactively published, and is available to view at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720217/legal-aid-statistics-crime-provider-area-data-to-mar-2018.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720217/legal-aid-statistics-crime-provider-area-data-to-mar-2018.ods</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 240032 more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T14:56:07.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T14:56:07.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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112740
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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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1109234
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Legal Representation: Wales 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 people represented themselves at (a) magistrates and (b) Crown courts in Wales in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 240034 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department publishes County Court, Family Court and Crown Court figures on defendants or parties with no (or unknown) representation. These data do not represent the number of litigants in person, however, because a party may be without representation for only part of a case. Information on unrepresented defendants in Magistrates’ Courts is not held centrally.</p><p>The Ministry of Justice holds data on representation status at (a) first hearing and (b) any hearing for defendants dealt with in the Crown Court, and the latest available data is published here for England and Wales combined: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-annual-january-to-march-2018. Data specifically for Wales is shown in the following tables.</p><p><strong>Representation status, at first hearing, of defendants dealt with in the Crown Court, Wales, annually 2014 - 2017</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="3"><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Total number <br> of defendants</strong></p></td><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Representation status at first hearing</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Known represention<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>No advocate representation/ unknown<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>Percentage</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>Percentage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p><strong>5,368</strong></p></td><td><p>5,175</p></td><td><p><em>96%</em></p></td><td><p>193</p></td><td><p><em>4%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p><strong>5,677</strong></p></td><td><p>5,433</p></td><td><p><em>96%</em></p></td><td><p>244</p></td><td><p><em>4%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p><strong>4,759</strong></p></td><td><p>4,587</p></td><td><p><em>96%</em></p></td><td><p>172</p></td><td><p><em>4%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p><strong>4,343</strong></p></td><td><p>4,244</p></td><td><p><em>98%</em></p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p><em>2%</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Representation status, any hearing, of defendants dealt with in the Crown Court, Wales, annually 2014 – 2017</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="3"><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Total number <br> of defendants</strong></p></td><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Representation status at any hearing<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Known represention<sup>4</sup></strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>No advocate representation/ unknown<sup>5</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>Percentage</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>Percentage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p><strong>5,368</strong></p></td><td><p>5,351</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p><strong>5,677</strong></p></td><td><p>5,655</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p><strong>4,759</strong></p></td><td><p>4,729</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p><strong>4,343</strong></p></td><td><p>4,313</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Notes</p><p>1) Includes defendants who were known to be represented by an advocate or solicitor at first hearing.</p><p>2) Includes defendants who did not have an advocate recorded at the first hearing and defendants whose advocate representation was unknown.</p><p>3) These figures do not indicate how many hearings, within a trial, had representation.</p><p>4) Includes defendants who were known to be represented by an advocate or solicitor at any hearing.</p><p>5) Includes defendants who did not have an advocate recorded at any hearing and defendants whose advocate representation was unknown.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T15:06:41.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T15:06:41.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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112741
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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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1108786
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Legal Aid Scheme 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, what assessment his Department has made of the number of solicitors’ firms accepting Criminal Legal Aid cases in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 239262 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Based on the most recent data available, the table below shows how many firms (and where a firm has multiple branches, the total number of offices) were active in any given year providing legal aid services in criminal matters.</p><p> </p><p>Numbers of both firms and offices have fluctuated due to a number of factors, including mergers and acquisitions, trends in the rates of criminal offending, and the impact of other policies and market conditions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Firms</p></td><td><p>1,861</p></td><td><p>1,722</p></td><td><p>1,656</p></td><td><p>1,603</p></td><td><p>1,517</p></td><td><p>1,512</p></td><td><p>1,388</p></td><td><p>1,314</p></td><td><p>1,271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offices</p></td><td><p>2,598</p></td><td><p>2,415</p></td><td><p>2,338</p></td><td><p>2,282</p></td><td><p>2,172</p></td><td><p>2,240</p></td><td><p>1,991</p></td><td><p>1,998</p></td><td><p>1,921</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Legal Aid Agency measures capacity according to the type of scheme in question. For criminal legal aid, all Criminal Justice System Areas over England and Wales have firms of solicitors operating under a criminal legal aid contract, in addition to approximately 250 Duty Solicitor schemes providing advice and representation in Police Stations and Magistrates courts. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) monitors capacity across criminal legal aid contracts on an ongoing basis. Where issues are identified, the LAA takes action to ensure there is ongoing availability of criminal legal advice for the public.</p><p> </p><p>For civil legal aid, there is at least one firm operating in each ‘Procurement Area’ providing services in every category of law, save for the ‘Housing and Debt’ category. Of the 134 Procurement Areas for this category, 4 do not currently have a provider holding a Housing and Debt contract, representing over 97% coverage across England and Wales. The Legal Aid Agency has since undertaken a further tender to secure provision in the remaining areas. In addition to the Civil Legal Advice Telephone Service, offering legal services in a range of issues to those who need it, we are establishing a £5m innovation fund to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 239263 more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1108787
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Administration of Justice: Rural Areas 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, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of people living in rural areas to access justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 239263 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Based on the most recent data available, the table below shows how many firms (and where a firm has multiple branches, the total number of offices) were active in any given year providing legal aid services in criminal matters.</p><p> </p><p>Numbers of both firms and offices have fluctuated due to a number of factors, including mergers and acquisitions, trends in the rates of criminal offending, and the impact of other policies and market conditions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Firms</p></td><td><p>1,861</p></td><td><p>1,722</p></td><td><p>1,656</p></td><td><p>1,603</p></td><td><p>1,517</p></td><td><p>1,512</p></td><td><p>1,388</p></td><td><p>1,314</p></td><td><p>1,271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offices</p></td><td><p>2,598</p></td><td><p>2,415</p></td><td><p>2,338</p></td><td><p>2,282</p></td><td><p>2,172</p></td><td><p>2,240</p></td><td><p>1,991</p></td><td><p>1,998</p></td><td><p>1,921</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Legal Aid Agency measures capacity according to the type of scheme in question. For criminal legal aid, all Criminal Justice System Areas over England and Wales have firms of solicitors operating under a criminal legal aid contract, in addition to approximately 250 Duty Solicitor schemes providing advice and representation in Police Stations and Magistrates courts. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) monitors capacity across criminal legal aid contracts on an ongoing basis. Where issues are identified, the LAA takes action to ensure there is ongoing availability of criminal legal advice for the public.</p><p> </p><p>For civil legal aid, there is at least one firm operating in each ‘Procurement Area’ providing services in every category of law, save for the ‘Housing and Debt’ category. Of the 134 Procurement Areas for this category, 4 do not currently have a provider holding a Housing and Debt contract, representing over 97% coverage across England and Wales. The Legal Aid Agency has since undertaken a further tender to secure provision in the remaining areas. In addition to the Civil Legal Advice Telephone Service, offering legal services in a range of issues to those who need it, we are establishing a £5m innovation fund to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 239262 more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1050626
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Magistrates' Courts: Closures 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 effect of magistrates’ court closures on access to justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 214135 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The decision to close a court is never taken lightly. In the case of each magistrates’ court closure, we undertook a public consultation exercise and considered the responses we received very carefully. The Lord Chancellor only agreed to close the court when satisfied that effective access to justice would be maintained when the court closed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T17:42:08.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:42:08.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1050627
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Legal Profession 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, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of leaving the EU on the UK’s legal sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 214136 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Leaving the single market will have implications for market access and some UK and EU service suppliers will not enjoy the same rights as they do today. The Political Declaration outlines the EU and the UK’s commitment to, among other things, ambitious arrangements for services and investment that go well beyond WTO commitments, and build on recent EU FTAs.</p><p> </p><p>Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. Alongside this the Government is also accelerating no deal preparations to ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality. The technical notice <em>providing services including those of a qualified professional if there's no Brexit deal</em>, published by the Government on 12 October 2018 sets out the implications of a no deal exit for EEA legal professionals and business owners in the UK. An impact assessment was published alongside the SI implementing these changes.</p><p> </p><p>As outlined in the EU Commission technical notice published on 21 June 2018, in a no deal scenario the rights of practice, ownership and establishment of UK nationals and businesses in the EU will be governed by the national policies and rules of individual member states.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T17:32:36.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:32:36.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1050628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Magistrates' Courts: Witnesses more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of non-appearances by (a) defendants and (b) witnesses in magistrates’ courts over the last three years. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>There are two main sources of data on defendants failing to appear (FTA). Data on trials where the defendant fails to appear in the magistrates’ court shows that there has been an increase between 2015 and 2017. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>FTA</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>63141</p></td><td><p>65922</p></td><td><p>67411</p></td></tr></tbody></table>In the same time period there has been little change in the total number of warrants issued for failure to attend in magistrates’ courts for all hearings.<table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Numbers of FTA warrants issued</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>92983</p></td><td><p>92862</p></td><td><p>93317</p></td></tr></tbody></table>Figures for warrants are broader, including warrants that relate not only to trials but also all other hearings and those issued for failure to comply with the requirements of an order or breach on summons in relation to an order. Analysts in HMCTS and MoJ have confirmed we cannot be sure of the causes of changes in FTA. Data on non-appearance of witnesses is not held by the Ministry of Justice or HMCTS.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T18:23:28.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T18:23:28.217Z
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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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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Offences Against Children: Sports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions of Section 21 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to include Council funded sports coaches within the occupations classified as a position of trust. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Any sexual activity with a child under 16 is a criminal offence, regardless of whether consent is given. Any non-consensual sexual activity is also a crime, whatever the age of the victim and whatever the relationship between the victim and perpetrator.</p><p> </p><p>Where a manipulative offender grooms a child prior to them reaching the age of consent and then engages in a sexual relationship with them when they are over 16, this could be prosecuted under offences such as Section 15a of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.</p><p> </p><p>We remain absolutely committed to protecting children and young people from sexual abuse and we already have a wide range of criminal offences under which to prosecute and sentence those who carry out such acts. We continue to keep this under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:48:45.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:48:45.44Z
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star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this