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Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Deaths of Service Personnel on Operations Overseas (30 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: My hon. Friend the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans and I present our latest joint statement reporting progress with coroner investigations into the deaths of UK service personnel on active service overseas. We wish as always to pay tribute to our armed forces for the constant courage and skill with which they serve our country. We particularly remember those service...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Written Questions: Government Responses (29 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: I answered Question 202782 on 24 October 2014. The answer can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-quest ions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-06-26/ 202782/ I apologise for the delay in answering this question.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Data Protection (28 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) does not place a legal obligation on data controllers to report breaches of security which result in loss, release or corruption of personal data. However, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made clear that serious breaches should be brought to their attention. The nature of the breach or loss can then be considered together with whether...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (28 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: In accordance with the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 and as part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s ratification process, the Government are laying before Parliament the text of Protocol 15 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, commonly known as the European convention on human rights, under Command...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoner Escapes (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: I apologise for the delay in replying. The table below provides details of index offence and length of sentence of those absconders who are unlawfully at large having absconded between April 2004 and March 2014 (the most recent period that statistics are available). Information prior to April 2004 could only be collated by performing manual checks across different databases and could only be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Custody (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: Establishments must report to their local authority for investigation any suspected cases of abuse or instances where a child is identified as having suffered, or is at risk of, significant harm. If the allegation or concern involves a member of staff, the establishment will report this to the designated officer, whose job it is to investigate concerns involving adults working with children....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Air Travel (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The table below details domestic flights taken on official business booked through the Department’s business travel contracts for each Minister within the Department since May 2010. The Crown Dependencies (Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey and the Isle of Man) although not part of the United Kingdom, fall with the Common Travel Area and as such are treated as domestic flights. Name...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Conditions of Employment (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: In responding to this question we have utilised data provided by our contracted supplier of interim staff who fall into the category above. This data is only available for the last 3 years under contract. Where the interim’s contract spans financial years the spend data is reported for the year in which spend was incurred, all figures are based on total charge rate exc VAT: Year...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Buildings (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Department is committed to disposing of surplus property assets expeditiously and reducing holding costs. The monthly cost of each court building which has been closed but not disposed of since May 2010 is detailed below. The majority of these courts were closed as part of the Court Estate Reform Programme (CERP). CERP is expected to deliver an estimated 99m resource savings plus...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Written Questions (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Ministry of Justice’s internal guidance for answering parliamentary questions was updated and published on the Department’s intranet on 29th September 2014. I will send the hon. Member a copy and also arrange for it to be placed in the Libraries of the House. In addition, the Cabinet Office has produced guidance for civil servants on drafting answers to parliamentary...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judicial Review (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The purpose of an intervention in a judicial review should be to help the court decide the case. Details of interventions made by this department since 2010 are not held centrally.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Trials (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: Data are published in Court Statistics Quarterly showing the number of outstanding trial cases in the Crown Court annually at the end of 2001, and quarterly at the end of each quarter commencing March 2009, including at the end of 30 September. The outstanding number of cases in magistrates’ courts is published broken down by indictable only trial cases, either way trial cases, summary...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: Parties with no legal representation are not a new phenomenon in our courts. Judges are used to helping persons with no legal representation, including explaining procedures and what is expected of them. We have taken steps to help people who either want or have to represent themselves in court, particularly in the family court. On 23 October we announced further support for separating...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Harassment: Sentencing (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA) makes it a criminal offence for someone to pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment (section 2) or causes someone to fear that violence will be used against them (section 4). The PHA was amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to insert two specific offences of stalking - sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Information Commissioner (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Government is committed to making sure that the Information Commissioner has sufficient resource to carry out its statutory duties. The Ministry of Justice works closely with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to keep its enforcement powers under review. Further information about the ICO’s enforcement powers can be found on its website - www.ico.org.uk.

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Family and Civil Cases (Support) (23 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: The Government are committed to making sure that when people separate that they do it in the best possible way. Too many people end up fighting expensive and confrontational court battles when they could be helped to resolve their problems outside of the courts. However when people do end up in court it is imperative that they have the right advice and information. After the major changes to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Staff (23 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: Information on how many full time equivalent staff were employed in each Magistrates' court and Crown court on 1 October in each of the last five years is not centrally held. However, this information is available on an annual basis as at the 31st March which is attached as an annex. Full time equivalent staff (Excel SpreadSheet, 59 KB)

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (22 October 2014)

Procedure: Written Parliamentary question answering performance in 2013-14. 3:05 pm; Room 18, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, Ministry of Justice and James Crawforth, Principal Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Prison Curriculum (Women) (21 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: One of my priorities is to see all women benefit from targeted education and training in prison which meets their needs. This will prepare them in the best way possible for eventual release and future employment opportunities. I have therefore set up a joint initiative between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Ministry of Justice to introduce a tailored curriculum in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cremation (21 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: Although the Ministry of Justice has responsibility for cremation legislation and policy, it does not have operational responsibility for cremations and so does not hold the requested information. The costs involved to obtain the information would be disproportionate.

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