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Liaison — Motion to Agree (27 March 2014)

Lord McNally: ...detail, but the general feeling of the Committee was that the terms of reference would need to be considered carefully. The subject is a large and important one, and Members felt that it was unlikely that justice could be done to such a complex issue in the parliamentary time available before the 2015 election”. However, the report to the House refers in no way to that discussion. I...

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (11 March 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, first I declare an interest as chairman designate of the Youth Justice Board. I am breaking a promise that I made to myself not to intervene in MoJ legislation after leaving the Front Bench. However, I do so here because of unfinished business. When I spoke last, I warned the House that the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, was defective, and so it proved to be. I also...

The Future of the Civil Service — Motion to Take Note (16 January 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I echo the tribute paid by the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, to the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy. In 2010 I returned to Whitehall as the Minister of State for Justice after a gap of some 31 years, having served as a special adviser to the late Lord Callaghan in the Foreign Office and Number 10 from 1974 to 1979. I am often asked what my impressions were of working again with our Civil...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (17 December 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice is committed to improving the quality and access to apprenticeships. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) currently employs one externally recruited apprentice. For data protection reasons, NOMS is not able to give any age information of this member of staff. From 1 April 2013 to 1 November 2013, a total of 370 existing NOMS staff enrolled onto an...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Management Information Reports (17 December 2013)

Lord McNally: Monthly management information is produced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Executive Committee (ExCo), which comprises all Directors General; the Chief Executives of NOMS, HMCTS and LAA; and is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, reviews the MoJ Performance Dashboard monthly. This contains performance information on MoJ overall and each of the Department’s agencies in relation to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (16 December 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice is committed to improving the quality of and access to apprenticeships. FIMCTS currently employs six apprentices as part of the Civil Service Fast Track apprenticeship scheme. All six started in September 2013 and are between the ages of 18-21. In total the MoJ took on 11 Fast Track Apprentices in September 2013; all between the ages of 18-21. The scheme aims to...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council (12 December 2013)

Lord McNally: The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling MP) and my Right Honourable Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May MP) attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. David Ford MLA, Justice Minister for the Northern Ireland Assembly also attended. The following items were discussed....

Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding) Order 2013 — Motion to Annul (11 December 2013)

Lord McNally: ...of occasions, been promoted above my abilities in terms of legal qualifications. I have been referred to this evening as “learned” and I was recently introduced, at a conference, as “Lord Justice McNally”. My more mundane task this evening is to set out the Government’s position on the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and the...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (7th Day) (11 December 2013)

Lord McNally: ...recommendation. I turn now to the amendments in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Beecham. Amendments 95AA and 95AB seek to require the Lord Chancellor to have regard to the principle of “access to justice” when setting fees. I can wholeheartedly agree with the noble Lord that this is an important consideration. However, the Lord Chancellor is already under a duty to do exactly...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (7th Day) (11 December 2013)

Lord McNally: ...it considers that it would be unreasonable to do so. While the court would still need to order the surcharge in respect of the juvenile, there are a number of options open to it when it comes to payment. In this vein, the Justices’ Clerks’ Society issued a circular to its members in June this year outlining some of these approaches. These could include inquiring as to any...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Legal Aid (9 December 2013)

Lord McNally: ...we published an Equalities Statement (Annex F) and seven Impact Assessments which together form our analysis of the impact of these proposals. They can be found online here: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/transf orming-legal-aid-next-steps

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rape (9 December 2013)

Lord McNally: The Government is committed to supporting victims of rape and sexual abuse. From 2011 the Ministry of Justice has provided nearly 4m per year to support 77 Rape Support Centres, including commissioning and opening 13 new Rape Support Centres in areas of need, with a further 2 new centres planned for 2014/15. This is part of the Coalition Commitment to provide stable funding for rape...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Insurance: Whiplash Claims (4 December 2013)

Lord McNally: .... The Government does not consider it necessary to differentiate between types of personal injury claim and has no plans to introduce a different time limit for whiplash cases. The Ministry of Justice has received data from the Department for Work and Pensions on the number of registered motor liability claims since 2009. The data shows that over this period claims arising from...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council (4 December 2013)

Lord McNally: The Justice and Home Office Affairs (JHA) Council is due to be held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling) and my Right Honourable Friend, the Home Secretary (Theresa May) intend to attend on behalf of the United Kingdom. The following items will be discussed. The Council will begin in Mixed Committee with Norway,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crime: Hate Crime (3 December 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database holds information on defendants proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for criminal offences in England and Wales. This database holds information on offences provided by the statutes under which proceedings are brought, but not all the specific circumstances of each case. Whilst there are a number of ‘hate crime’ offences...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Offender Management Service: Volunteers (28 November 2013)

Lord McNally: ...and toolkits for engaging specific groups of offenders. The project’s objectives meant the work was not set up to be evaluated and consequently there is no evaluation to be shared. The Ministry of Justice has recently published a rapid evidence assessment on intermediate outcomes of mentoring interventions, a summary of which can be found on the gov.uk website. The justmentoring...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Television Licence Fee: Court Proceedings (28 November 2013)

Lord McNally: ...at all courts for installing or using a television receiver without paying the appropriate fee, in England and Wales, from 2010 to 2012, can be viewed in the table. Data reported to the Ministry of Justice covers England and Wales. Data for Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for the respective devolved administrations. Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court and found...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Criminal Justice: Compensation (26 November 2013)

Lord McNally: ...provided addresses the Noble Baroness’s questions (1), (2), (4) and (5) All applications for compensation following the quashing of convictions are considered under section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. In England and Wales, the Secretary of State for Justice (formerly the Secretary of State for the Home Department) determines applications under section 133. Since this...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Alcohol (25 November 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice records spend on Gifts and Hospitality, but not at a level of detail which would allow spend on alcohol to be isolated if this had occurred. The table below shows the spend on hospitality for MoJ core and agencies since 2008/2009. The total amount spent on hospitality, external lunches and dinners, and refreshments has fallen significantly since 2008/2009. HMCTS ...

Sentencing Council: Guidelines — Question (20 November 2013)

Lord McNally: My Lords, the Sentencing Council is a product of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. I believe that that is a very good piece of legislation, because it places an obligation on courts, when sentencing for offences, to follow the guidelines of the Sentencing Council unless, “it would be contrary to the interests of justice to do so”. What that does, I hope—this was the...