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Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (22 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: There are no central records of the number of prisoners who have self-declared a transgender status.

Written Answers — Justice: Children: Maintenance (21 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The payment of child maintenance and the operation of children arrangements are two separate issues which are both vitally important for separated parents. Children have a right to care and support and parents have a responsibility to provide it, regardless of whether they are separated. There is also great benefit to most children of continued contact with both parents, regardless of the...

Written Answers — Justice: Contact Orders (21 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: Contact centres are intended to be enabling and supportive environments for fathers and mothers, which have children as their focus. Beyond the limitations of opening times, their volunteer nature and the facilities available, there are no intrinsic limits on what a contact centre can offer. Courts may place limits on the type of contact through court orders in which case the contact centre...

Written Answers — Justice: Custody (21 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: Details of the number of times fathers have had access to their children restricted in each of the last five years and the reasons for those restrictions are not held centrally and can be obtained only by manually checking every case file at disproportionate costs.

Written Answers — Justice: Burial (17 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Ministry of Justice does not have operational responsibility for burials and so does not hold the requested information.

Written Answers — Justice: Prisons: Libraries (17 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The average prison libraries spend for each prisoner for 2012-13 (the latest year for which figures are available) is 105 for the male prison estate and 134 for the female prison estate. The combined cost for each prisoner (male and female) is 106. The figures are based on the average male and female population figures for 2012-13 and the designation of prisons into the male...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Deaths of Service Personnel (Inquests) (17 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: Together with the Minister for the Armed Forces, with responsibility for defence personnel, welfare and veterans, I now make our latest joint statement on progress with inquests into the deaths of service personnel on active service overseas. On behalf of the Government and the nation we thank our armed forces for their immense courage, their unshakeable determination, and for their...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (16 July 2014)

Justice: Women offenders: follow-up. 9:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties and Chair of Advisory Board for Female Offenders, Juliet Lyon CBE, Director, Prison Reform Trust, Rachel Halford, Director, Women in Prison and Michael Spurr, Chief Executive Officer, National Offender Management Service

Written Answers — Justice: Government Departments: Freedom of Information (16 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Government publishes detailed statistics on freedom of information requests received by central Government Departments quarterly and annually. These include the number of requests received by Government Departments, the number of requests which received a full answer and the number which did not receive a full answer. The statistics for the last four years can be found on the following...

Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (16 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: It is not possible to report on the number of prisoners with Gender Recognition Certificates or on the number who were born male but now live as female. Section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 prohibits disclosure of the fact that someone has applied for a Gender Recognition Certificate or disclosure of someone's gender prior to the acquisition of the Gender Recognition Certificate....

Written Answers — Justice: Procurement (16 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: Prior to entering these detailed discussions with Shared Services Connected Limited (a joint venture between STERIA and the Cabinet Office) all options were fully evaluated. A business case was developed to evaluate the two Independent Shared Service Centre (ISSC) options, alongside the option to remain a standalone organisation. The business case was informed by proposals from both ISSC...

Written Answers — Justice: Procurement (16 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Ministry of Justice is entering into detailed discussions with Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL) regarding the future delivery of their back office services with the intention of awarding a contract in August 2014. We expect this to bring increased savings and efficiency in back-office functions, provide further benefits across wider Government and offer better value for money to the...

Written Answers — Justice: Procurement (16 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is entering into detailed discussions with Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL) regarding the future delivery of their back office services with the intention of awarding a contract in August 2014. Prior to entering these detailed discussions with SSCL, all options were fully evaluated. A business case was developed to evaluate both Independent Shared Service...

Written Answers — Justice: Procurement (16 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Ministry of Justice is entering into detailed discussions with Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL) regarding the future delivery of their back office services with the intention of awarding a contract in August 2014. We expect this to bring increased savings and efficiency in back-office functions, provide further benefits across wider Government and offer better value for money to...

Written Answers — Justice: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (16 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: I can confirm that in 2013 the Government published a revised Code of Practice for Victims of Crime which sets out the entitlements of victims to support including enhanced support for victims of more serious crime including families bereaved by crime. The Government is making available more funding than ever before to support all victims of crime, almost doubling current funding with a...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Chief Coroner's First Annual Report (15 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: Today I am delighted to be laying and publishing the first annual report to the Lord Chancellor, of the Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, under section 36 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (“the 2009 Act”). The report covers the period from implementation of the 2009 Act’s coroner reforms on 25 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 and it is the first summary of...

Written Answers — Justice: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (15 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: I can confirm that the Government has not commissioned specific research into victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism who reside in Great Britain. In 2012 the Ministry of Justice commissioned and published an Evidence and Practice Review which looked in depth at the needs of victims in England and Wales. This has informed both the commissioning approach to national...

Written Answers — Justice: Care Proceedings (14 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The average time for the disposal of a care or supervision application fell from 42.3 weeks (January to March 2013) to 32.0 weeks (January to March 2014). In the last quarter for which figures are available. Care proceedings timeliness is published and monitored in the Court Statistics Quarterly: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/court-statistics- quarterly-january-to-march-2014...

Written Answers — Justice: Medicine: Research (14 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Government is aware of the concerns raised by representatives of the research community about amendments to the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation which could prevent health research involving personal data from taking place. Many of these concerns centre on amendments to the proposed regulation that have been agreed by the Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE)...

Written Answers — Justice: Road Traffic Offences: Sussex (14 July 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Information Commissioner has regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Justice and other Ministry of Justice Ministers about a range of information rights issues. However, I am not aware that he has raised data protection and freedom of information issues relating to Sussex police's promotion of Operation Crackdown during the course of these discussions.

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