Results 1–20 of 968 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Dominic Raab

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Road Traffic Offences: Sentencing (16 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: Sentencing guidelines are issued by the independent Sentencing Council for England and Wales. Following the announcement by the previous Justice Secretary of a government review of driving offences and penalties, the Sentencing Council have paused their review of sentencing guidelines for causing death by driving. The government is aware of concerns about a number of sentencing issues and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Small Claims (15 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Government is determined to crack down on the compensation culture and has announced reforms, including raising the small claims limit, to tackle the problem. These reforms will build on previous measures taken by the MoJ to control costs, tackle fraud, strengthen the medical evidence process and reduce incentives to pursue trivial whiplash claims. 5,000 is considered to be the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crime: Males (13 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: Charging decisions are a matter for the Crown Prosecution Service, and sentencing is a matter for our independent courts. The court may only impose a custodial sentence where it finds that the offence is so serious that neither a community sentence nor a fine alone can be justified. There is no clear definition of a non-violent crime, as both physical and psychological harm can be caused by...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Companies: Criminal Liability (10 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Government is consulting until 10 July on legislation and guidance for a corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion. Separately, The Prime Minister announced on 11 May that the Government will consult on extending the criminal offence of “failure to prevent” to other economic crimes such as fraud and money laundering.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Taxis: Guide Dogs (9 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: It is an offence under section 168 of the Equalities Act 2010 to refuse to take an assistance dog in a taxi or private hire vehicle. The maximum penalty is a level 3 fine (up to 1,000). The number of offenders sentenced at all courts (with fines and average fines specifically identified) for failure to comply with a section 168 duty in relation to an assistance dog for a disabled...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners (6 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Justice publishes, as National Statistics, a projection of the prison population over either (i) the period to the end of the current Spending Review or (ii) 4 years, whichever is longer. The department does not produce longer term projections. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/480031/prison-population-projections-2015-2021 .pdf

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges (6 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Justice is currently undertaking a post-implementation review of the impact of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunals. The review will report in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (6 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: The most recent proven reoffending bulletin can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/proven-reoffending -statistics. A full report with data going back to 2003 can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/519648/proven-reoffending-July-2013-June-2014. xlsx

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Civil Proceedings: Fees and Charges (2 Jun 2016)

Dominic Raab: We keep court fees under regular review.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Suspended Sentences (26 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: Where the court imposes a custodial sentence of two years or less it may suspend the sentence, for up to two years, and also impose one or more community requirements. This is a decision for the independent judiciary. If the offender breaches a suspended sentence order, there is a statutory presumption that the custodial sentence will be given effect, unless it would be unjust to do so in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bill of Rights (26 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: The government was elected with a mandate to reform the UK’s human rights framework. The Crown Dependencies are not part of the UK but are self-governing dependencies of the Crown. This means they have their own directly elected legislative assemblies, administrative, fiscal and legal systems and their own courts of law. Although the Bill of Rights will not apply to the Crown...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate (25 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: The information requested can be found at: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/fee-pr oposals-for-grants-of-probate/consult_view

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate (24 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: The information requested can be found in the consultation document, published at: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/fee-pr oposals-for-grants-of-probate/consult_view

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate (24 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: The information requested can be found in the consultation document, published at: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/fee-pr oposals-for-grants-of-probate/consult_view

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Missing Persons: Guardianship (24 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton on 9 March 2016, which can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-quest ions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-03-01/ 29212/.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges (24 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: Following public consultation, the government introduced fees in Employment Tribunals as a way of reducing the burden on the taxpayer and to encourage parties to seek alternative ways of resolving their disputes. On 11 June 2015, we announced the start of the post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunals. The review will report in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bill of Rights (24 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: We will set out our proposals for a Bill of Rights in due course. We will fully consult on our proposals.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: EU Grants and Loans (23 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: The information requested which relates to projects which have secured funding can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/closed-calls/index_en.ht m. Funding is provided to projects themselves as opposed to countries or government departments; projects may list UK based bodies as an applicant or as a partner in the project.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (12 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: Government data indicates that claims volumes remain at historically high levels. Over a similar period data from the Department for Transport shows accident rates have fallen by around 25%. This is clear evidence that the system is in need of further reform, which is why on 25 November 2015, in his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced new measures to reduce the cost and number of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: EU Law (11 May 2016)

Dominic Raab: I refer the honourable lady to the answer provided by the Minister for the Cabinet Office (36288).


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