House of Lords
Lord Lucas (Conservative)
To ask Her Majesty's Government , following their publication of new National Standards for Enforcement Agents, what steps the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Communities and Local Government will take to ensure that they are adopted by HM Courts and Tribunals Service, local authorities and other public bodies that use bailiffs.
Lord McNally (Minister of State, Justice; Liberal Democrat)
Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals have service contracts with private bailiff companies. These contracts set out the standards of conduct and behaviour required and includes the National Standards for Enforcement Agents.
Alongside this, the Department for Communities and Local Government is reviewing what guidance is provided to local authorities on council tax.
A consultation paper Transforming Bailiff Action published on