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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Courts: Working Hours 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 estimate he has made of the number of days sat by Crown Courts in England in the financial years (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The number of days sat by Crown Courts in England in the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 are set out in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Days sat</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>104,647</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>103,338</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/2018</p></td><td><p>98,616</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Note: Cases include all case types (e.g. trials, appeals, sentences etc.)</em></p><p><em>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale management system and is the best data that is available.</em></p><p> </p><p>Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court in 2018 were the lowest since 2014 - despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases - and the number of trial cases in hand is the lowest since 2000. We continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Court to ensure it has the resources it requires.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T16:32:27.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:32:27.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1130675
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 253551 on Ministry of Justice: telephone services, on what date that helpline was set up; how many calls that helpline received in each month from the date it was set up to 30 April 2019; what promotional material was used to advertise that helpline's use; and whether that helpline is still in use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 261502 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The attached table shows the number of calls received by each telephone line, these go back as far as data is available.</p><p> </p><p>The CICA phoneline was set up in 2007/2008. HMCTS centralised its telephone service to go through their Loughborough Contact Centre in 2011. The LAA phonelines have existed in various formats for the past 17 years. OPG do not have the exact date that the phone line was set up. All phonelines are still in use.</p><p> </p><p>All numbers are advertised on relevant department websites and some are included on letterheads and corporate literature.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T15:42:53.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:42:53.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name Copy of Table for PQ 261502.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1130491
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Courts: Attendance 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, how many Failure to Appear warrants were issued (a) in each year between 2014 and 2018 and (b) from 1 January to 30 April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 261185 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) published its response to the consultation Fit for the future: transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate on 10 May 2019.</p><p>Figures on Failure To Attend warrants for the period 2011 to 2017 appear on page 16 of that response: -</p><p>Magistrates Courts – Failure to Attend Warrants (FTA)</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><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><strong>National</strong></p></td><td><p>115,490</p></td><td><p>109,521</p></td><td><p>95,234</p></td><td><p>94,540</p></td><td><p>92,983</p></td><td><p>92,862</p></td><td><p>93,317</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: Figures are for warrants issued in Criminal Proceedings for failing to attend Court, as well as those issued for failing to comply with the requirements of a Community Order. Figures are based on cases rather than defendants which means that where a defendant has more than one case for which a warrant is issued, each instance will be counted. Data is based on the most serious offence type on a case when it is registered on the HMCTS Libra Case Management system, and where a warrant is issued at different hearings for the same case, each issuance will be counted.</p><p>The full document can be found on GOV.UK at:<br>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/800874/hmcts-fit-for-the-future-consultation-response.pdf</p><p>The number of Failure to Attend warrants for 2018, and those between January and April 2019, will be published later this year.</p><p>The Ministry of Justice and HMCTS are developing a consistent statistical measure of Failure to Appear warrants and will be publishing a time series of these figures alongside MoJ court statistics later this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:08:22.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:08:22.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1129087
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Courts: Working Hours 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 estimate he has made of the number of days (a) crown courts and (b) magistrates courts in England (i) sat in 2018 and (ii) are expected to sit 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 259164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The number of days sat in the Crown Court in England in the calendar year 2018 was 97,431 days.</p><p> </p><p>The number of sessions sat in magistrates’ courts in England in the calendar year 2018 was 208,711. We don’t count days sat in the magistrates’ court and instead count sessions. A session is usually half a day in length.</p><p> </p><p>We estimate that we will sit around 79,000 days in the Crown Court and around 215,000 sessions in the magistrates’ courts in England in the financial year 2019/20. These estimates are based on how much resource is required to deal with the number of cases expected to be received in 2019/20 and reflect demand in the Crown Court.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Court and magistrates’ court and will ensure they have the resources they require.</p><p> </p><p>Waiting times for trials in 2018 were the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T16:18:15.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:18:15.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1129089
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Homicide: Sentencing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of sentence was for (a) white, (b) BAME and (c) traveller defendants convicted of murder in (i) 2017, (ii) 2018 and (iii) 2019 up to April 30. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 259165 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Every offender convicted of murder must be given a life sentence as this sentence is fixed by law.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice does not hold full information on the tariff period (the minimum period that must be spent in custody) set by the court when imposing a mandatory life sentence. Information may be held in individual court records but to be able to identify these cases we would have to access individual court records which would be of disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the average custodial sentence length (in months) for offenders has been published by the Ministry of Justice up to December 2018 and can be filtered by ethnicity. However, in the case of murder this simply shows a life sentence. This information can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Filter by ‘Offence’ as required.</p><p> </p><p>For ethnicity breakdowns, filter by ‘Ethnicity’ for the required ethnicity.</p><p> </p><p>Ethnicity information is provided using a 5+1 classification (based on the 2011 census classification) and is therefore not available for “traveller” defendants.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:28:48.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:28:48.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1128388
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on protection for the Muslim community from retaliatory attacks in that country; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 257499 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made a number of representations to the Sri Lankan authorities regarding the protection of the Muslim community and other minorities in Sri Lanka. In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks we urged the Sri Lankan government, faith and community leaders to lead an inclusive response to the attacks that brought different communities and faith groups together, and ensured the protection of minorities.</p><p>The Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, visited Sri Lanka on 2-3 May and met with President Sirisena, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and a number of faith leaders to underline this message. Lord Ahmad and I have raised the issue of protection for minority groups with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner, and our High Commission in Colombo has continued to raise concerns with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, including following the outbreaks of violence against Muslim communities on 13 May.</p><p>I addressed the House on this matter on 14 May, and our High Commission also joined an EU statement on 16 May calling on political, religious and other community leaders to make every effort to promote understanding and harmony between communities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126889
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Consultants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 231973 on HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Consultants, for what reason the figure for the total spend by the HM Courts and Tribunals Service on consultancy in 2016-17 provided in that Answer differs from the total figure for that expenditure published on page 47 of the HM Courts & Tribunals Service Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 254791 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The previous parliamentary question 231973 asked for total spend on consultancy in 2016-17, so the figures provided were extracted from the Bravo contract system which reports all spend that has been invoiced during the reporting period.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17 are prepared on an accruals basis - this is when the cost is recognised within the relevant period in which the department derives the benefit of the services acquired or consume the goods purchased, regardless of when invoices are received or payment was made – and is the reason why the Answer to Question 231973 differs.</p><p> </p><p>The Annual Report &amp; Accounts are prepared in accordance with accounting standards and are subject to audit.</p><p> </p><p>By making use of consultants, the department can save on salary, national insurance and pension costs associated with permanently employing individuals whose skills may not be needed after a set period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:09:42.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:09:42.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126970
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Trials: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) BAME and (b) white defendants who enter guilty pleas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 254792 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of guilty pleas (where plea was known) has slowly been declining, from 74% in 2014 to 69% for white defendants, and from 61% in 2014 to 57% for BAME defendants in 2018.</p><p>Data is only available for defendants dealt with at Crown Court (not all defendants) for indictable offences.</p><p>The proportion of defendants who entered a guilty plea by ethnicity (2008 – 2018) can be found in the Crown court data tool at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802313/crown-court-tool-2018.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802313/crown-court-tool-2018.xlsx</a></p><ul><li>Remove the ‘Values’ field from Rows</li><li>Drag the ‘Ethnicity’ field into Rows</li><li>Drag the ‘Total for Trial’ field into Values</li><li>Filter to ’01: Guilty Plea’ in the ‘Plea at Crown Court’ field for the number of defendants that entered a guilty plea</li><li>Filter to ’01: Guilty Plea’ and ’02: Not Guilty plea’ in the ‘Plea at Crown Court’ field number of defendants that entered a plea overall (where plea was known)</li><li>The number of BAME defendants can be defined by combining ’02: Black’, ’03: Asian’, ’04: Mixed’ and ’05: Chinese and other’ rows. The number of white defendants who entered a guilty plea each year can be found in the ‘01: White’ row.</li><li>The proportion of defendants who entered a guilty plea can be found by dividing the number of guilty pleas by the number of overall pleas for the relevant ethnicity rows.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:46:56.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:46:56.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126077
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 HM Courts and Tribunals Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference paragraph 7.20 of HM Courts & Tribunals Service response to the consultation paper entitled Fit for the future: transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate, what steps he is taking to determine appropriate capacity utilisation of the HM Courts & Tribunals estate; and what the date is for the completion of that analysis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is currently investigating how to appropriately evaluate optimum utilisation rates for courts and tribunals, looking at past data on utilisation and performance. We anticipate that this analytical work will be completed prior to the publication of any further proposals regarding the court or tribunal estate.</p><p> </p><p>Maintaining effective access to justice will be the top priority when making decisions about the future of courts and tribunals buildings.</p><p> </p><p>The closure of any court is not taken lightly and, where a service is moved outside the local area, will only follow a full public consultation. To date, courts that have closed have been dilapidated, too close to another or underused. All money raised from the sale of buildings since 2016 has been reinvested back into the justice system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126081
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Courts: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in the south west of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 40 total courts and tribunals in the South West, none were inaccessible to witnesses, staff or members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, whilst 27 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:39:33.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:39:33.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this