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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: EU Law (3 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: The information requested is publicly available on the website of the European Commission where the infringement cases for each member state can be found. This includes the infringement and the decision. These records go back to 2002 and can be located at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/applying-eu-law/infringements-pro ceedings/infringement_decisions/?lang_code=en

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: European Convention on Human Rights (28 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: As I told the House on 26th April, the Government’s position on the European Convention of Human Rights remains clear. We cannot rule out withdrawing forever, but our forthcoming proposals do not include it. We are confident that we can replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights and reform our relationship with the Strasbourg Court.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: European Convention on Human Rights (28 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: This Government was elected with a mandate to reform and modernise the UK human rights framework. We engage with all relevant government departments on a regular basis at Ministerial and official level. Reform of the UK’s human rights framework involves careful consideration within government and our proposals will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: UK Membership of EU: Crown Dependencies (27 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man enjoy special arrangements for access to the EU, provided under Protocol 3 to the UK’s Treaty of Accession to the European Community. As set out in the Government’s White Paper: ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’, published on 29 February, the withdrawal process is unprecedented. There is uncertainty about how...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence: Homicide (27 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: The number of offenders sentenced at all courts, with sentencing outcomes and custody rate, for stalking offences, in England and Wales, from 2012 to 2014, can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-sy stem-statistics-quarterly-december-2014 The published information includes small numbers of prosecutions and convictions for this offence before the offence...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Stalking (27 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Government recognises that stalking is an insidious crime that can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families. That is why the coalition Government created specific stalking offences in 2012 and why we continue to look at ways to protect victims of stalking, ensure stalking is recognised early and dealt with effectively and, where an offender is convicted,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU) (27 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Charter is part of the EU Treaties and has the same status. It only applies when the UK is acting within the scope of EU law.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Unmanned Air Vehicles (26 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: The number of offenders found guilty of offences relating to flying a drone, under S 160 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, in England and Wales, in 2014, is two. Each offender was sentenced to a fine. Please note that this figure relates to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Wills (26 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: This Department has no plans to create a national register of wills for England and Wales. Wills may be deposited for safekeeping with the Probate Service, part of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, on payment of the appropriate fee (currently 20). Various private sector bodies, including many legal practitioners, also offer registration and safekeeping services.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Foreign Nationals: Suspended Sentences (25 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: This information is not collected centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: EU External Trade: Canada (25 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: Officials from my department have not held discussions with officials from the Canadian government or the EU on the implications to the UK judicial system of the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (21 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: The information requested is available in the “outcomes by offences” table which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-sy stem-statistics-quarterly-december-2014

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Insurance Companies (19 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: There was no written or other contact between any Ministry of Justice Minister and senior executives at (a) AXA UK, (b) Ageas UK, (c) General Insurance, (d) Direct Line Insurance and (e) Admiral Insurance between 1 September and 26 November 2015. Details of all Ministerial meetings are included in transparency returns which are published quarterly on gov.uk at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (19 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: The government remains concerned about the number and cost of whiplash claims which are out of all proportion to any genuine injury suffered. The Autumn Statement referred to the cost to society of the substantial industry that encourages claims through cold calling and other social nuisances and which increases premiums for consumers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sentencing: Wales (18 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts taking into account all the circumstances of each case. In order to pass a custodial sentence the court must be satisfied that the offence is so serious that neither a fine alone nor a community order can be justified. The number of female offenders sentenced to immediate custody at all courts in Wales, by police force area and with custody...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Road Traffic Offences: Reviews (14 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: Driving offences can have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones. The government is aware of concerns about a number of sentencing issues and is committed to making sure sentencing for driving crimes is proportionate within the context of our wider sentencing framework. It is our intention to commence a consultation in due course which will look at driving offences and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Insolvency (12 Apr 2016)

Dominic Raab: Ministry of Justice officials met Professor Walton and others on 12 October last year to discuss his report, but the Ministry of Justice did not agree with his conclusions. Our changes to no win no fee deals have tackled the increasing costs of litigation. We delayed bringing the law in for insolvency proceedings to allow the industry time to prepare. The no win no fee reforms in Part 2 of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Knives: Crime (31 Mar 2016)

Dominic Raab: We have made no assessment of the effect of non-custodial sentences on the rate of reoffending for those convicted of knife crimes. Sentencing is entirely a matter for our independent judiciary based on all the facts of each case.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Independent Monitoring Boards (31 Mar 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Independent Monitoring Boards are supported by the IMB Secretariat, which is a small team of civil servants based in the Ministry of Justice. The Secretariat staff are involved in supporting the work of IMBs, the National Council and the IMB President, mainly through providing back-office administrative support. Funding for the IMBs is made from within the MoJ budget. The Prisons...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Richard Lewis (31 Mar 2016)

Dominic Raab: By convention, the Secretary of State for Justice only recommends the exercise of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy to grant a free pardon where evidence has come to light which demonstrates conclusively that the convicted individual was innocent and where all of the relevant appeal mechanisms have been exhausted. As far as I am aware, no approach has been made either to the Court of Appeal or...


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