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Written Answers — Justice: Cemeteries (6 Apr 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Our current guidance reminds burial ground managers not to discriminate in the way common graves are provided in cemeteries and encourages them to be treated with as much sensitivity and respect as any other graves.

Written Answers — Justice: Tribunals: Disability Living Allowance (6 Apr 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Tribunals Service is only able to provide figures for each administrative area from 2007-08. Prior to this, disability living allowance appeals were administered by the Appeals Service, an agency of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The DWP is unable to break down its figures in the way the hon. Member has requested. The First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support has...

Written Answers — Justice: Burial (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The data requested are not held centrally.

Written Answers — Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: Rules of Procedure (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The revised civil procedure rules relating to unpaid employment tribunal awards are due to come into effect on 6 April 2010.

Written Answers — Justice: Funerals: Local Authorities (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: We have not made any such estimate, the information is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Justice: HM Courts Service: Debt Collection (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The number of court enforcement officers employed by HM Courts Service in each financial year is shown in the following table. Total 2005 561 2006 575 2007 541 2008 492 2009 497

Written Answers — Justice: HM Courts Service: Debt Collection (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The number of court enforcement officers employed by HM Courts Service by regions between 2005-09 is shown in the following table. Region (a) 2005 (b) 2006 (c) 2007 (d) 2008 (e) 2009 London Region 98 95 87 78 71 Midlands Region 104 108 103 101 99 North East Region 109 118 113 105 94 North West Region 82 81 92 90 85 South East Region 56 53 51...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid: Gurkhas (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Services Commission records the number of claims from providers for immigration cases but not in greater detail. There is therefore no record of the number of ex-Gurkhas granted legal aid in respect of their application to settle in the UK or the legal aid costs involved in their application. However immigration entry clearance applications funded through legal aid are paid at a...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid: Gurkhas (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Services Commission is responsible for monitoring the standard of publicly funded legal advice provided under the legal aid scheme by contracted suppliers. This includes strict contract quality standards, audit and peer review. The firm Howe and Co. holds a contract with the Legal Services Commission and would be expected to comply with requirements administered by the Law Society...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid: Gurkhas (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Lord Bach the Minister responsible for Legal Aid in England and Wales met Legal Services Commission (LSC) officials on this subject on 10 and 25 March 2010. LSC officials interviewed staff from Howe and Co. to ensure that the firm has acted in accordance with the terms of its contract and the provisions of the Funding Code.

Written Answers — Justice: Wills (30 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: There are no specific initiatives currently under way to increase the number of people who make wills. Nonetheless, we encourage people to do so by keeping the process relatively straightforward and inexpensive and by providing information about how it can be done on government websites, such as those of Her Majesty's Courts Service, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and Directgov.

Written Answers — Solicitor-General: Government Departments: Judicial Review (29 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I have been asked to reply. The cases where challenges by way of judicial review were upheld against Government Departments following substantive hearings, as set out in the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 1 March 2010, are as follows: 2007 Secretary of State for Defence Challenge against orders of Secretary of State "stopping up" two footpaths and setting out...

Written Answers — Justice: Courts: Aberystwyth (29 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The HMCS Asset Management Committee approved the Aberystwyth court building scheme to proceed to Full Business Case on 24 March 2010. It is hoped that a further announcement will be made in summer 2010.

Written Answers — Justice: Departmental Telephone Services (29 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Of the helplines listed in my earlier answer, contracts have been awarded in respect of the following services: the Community Legal Advice helpline, Criminal Defence Service Direct, the Duty Solicitor Call Centre, the National Mediation Helpline, the Family Mediation Helpline and the Nacro Resettlement Plus helpline.

Written Answers — Justice: Departmental Translation Service (29 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Ministry of Justice was formed on 9 May 2007. Information is available for two complete financial years, 2007-08 and 2008-09. Data for 2009-10 will be available in summer when annual accounts have been prepared and audited. Expenditure on translation services in Ribble Valley and Lancashire by the Department and its agencies. There has been no expenditure recorded within Ribble Valley...

Written Answers — Justice: EC Action: Children (29 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Eight EU member states are already Contracting States to the Convention. Council Decision 2008/431/EC authorised the UK and other remaining EU member states to ratify or accede to the convention, and requires the simultaneous deposit of their instruments of ratification or accession, if possible before 5 June 2010. In November 2009 the UK expected to conclude its legislative process by June...

Written Answers — Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: York (29 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The information requested is either no longer held, or is not collated centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. In relation to information on cases in 1997, while the Tribunals Service continues to hold certain statistical data, it is not possible to interrogate those data on the basis of, for example, residency of one or more of the parties involved. The case details...

Written Answers — Justice: Pleural Plaques (29 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Detailed arrangements for the extra-statutory payment scheme on pleural plaques are in the process of being finalised and will be announced in due course. In the meantime, a helpline has been set up to provide information and advice for people inquiring as to whether they qualify for a payment under this scheme. The helpline number is 020 3334 3334.

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Employment Tribunal Awards and ACAS Settlements (25 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Today, I am announcing measures that build upon the current provisions for enforcement of awards from employment tribunals in the courts. The High Court Enforcement Officers Association has agreed that a number of its members will take part in a scheme, to be known as Employment Tribunal Fast Track, that will assist successful claimant enforce their employment tribunal awards anywhere in...

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection: Regulation (25 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The consultation paper "Debt Management Schemes-delivering effective and balanced solutions for debtors and creditors", published on 18 September 2009, looked at the current operation of the debt management market. It sought views on whether any changes were needed in this area and, if so, what those changes should be. The consultation paper set out three broad options. First, to continue...


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