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Written Answers — Justice: Juries (25 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The information requested from 1990-2000 for how many people were required for jury service, summoned for jury service, were disqualified and those who refused to undertake jury service are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. This is because the summoning process was undertaken and the records were held manually at each Crown court in England and Wales.

Written Answers — Justice: Repossession Orders: Mortgages (25 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Tables showing the numbers of claims leading to orders being made for the repossession of property by mortgage lenders and landlords in England and Wales by Government Office Region for 2005 to 2009 are shown as follows. The figures are based on the physical locations of the properties which were the subject of the court actions. These figures represent the numbers of claims leading to orders...

Bill Presented — Sustainability of Livestock Farming and Food Production (Strategy): Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Bill [ Lords] (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: With leave of the House, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I shall reply quickly to the hon. Members for North-West Norfolk (Mr. Bellingham) and for Somerton and Frome (Mr. Heath). First, I thank them very much indeed for their kind words, which are much appreciated. I put on record my thanks to both of them and their colleagues, who have served on a variety of Bills with me. They have always been...

Bill Presented — Sustainability of Livestock Farming and Food Production (Strategy): Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Bill [ Lords] (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. It is a great pleasure to guide this Bill through its final stages, because it is a very good example of the valuable, expert work that the Law Commission has done to simplify difficult and technical areas of the law and to make them more accessible and more obviously relevant to ordinary people in ordinary situations. I thank the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Settlements out of Court (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Settlements are primarily matters between the parties to the case. It is a matter, therefore, for the claimant to decide whether to accept an offer at any stage, including, in some cases, before court proceedings have been formally issued. Therefore, we do not hold figures centrally to reflect the number of court cases that end as a result of a settlement out of court.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Settlements out of Court (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I understand my hon. Friend's concerns. Of course, any further investigation into allegations about phone-tapping is really a matter for the Crown Prosecution Service and the police. However, we are aware of the report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, and we are considering our response to that. It has made some very serious recommendations, and we will of course take those on board...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: FOI Request (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I sent a reply to the hon. Gentleman last week. I apologise to him and the House that, because of the depth of consideration required, we were unable to respond within the 20-day statutory period.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: FOI Request (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Our refusal of the hon. Gentleman's request is an entirely legitimate and normal use of the exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act. The correspondence to which he refers is a matter of public record and represents nothing new. We have already provided to the Hutton inquiry, by third parties, a clear expectation that its contents would remain confidential. I reiterate the commitment...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: FOI Request (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I suspect that that is not a matter for me.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: It is the job of the Court of Protection to make that assessment under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The court will look in detail at the individual concerned and take a holistic approach to them. If it so wishes, it may choose to involve experts from across the piece, if appropriate. The hon. Gentleman might be interested to know that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice...

Written Answers — Justice: Lands Tribunal (23 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The information available is shown in the following table. The Ministry of Justice records the total number of leasehold valuation appeals received in a format which includes both requests for leave to appeal and appeals lodged. Figures for (a) and (b) separately could be provided only at disproportionate cost by looking through each case file. In any event, files for cases which have been...

Written Answers — Justice: Juries: North West (22 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following table shows, on a national level basis for each calendar year from 2000-08, the following: (a) how many people have been required for jury service (b) how many people have been supplied to the court for jury service (c) how many people have been deferred from the original date they were summoned for jury service (d) how many people have been excused from jury service (e)...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Capital and Income in Trusts (22 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: In May 2009, the Law Commission of England and Wales published its report: Capital and Income in Trusts: Classification and Apportionment (Law Com no 315). The report makes three legislative recommendations to reform aspects of the law on the classification and apportionment of income and capital in trusts. The purpose of these reforms is to simplify and modernise trust law rules that create...

Written Answers — Justice: Care Proceedings (17 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following table shows the average number of weeks from the date of application to order made for care and supervision cases in England and Wales (where completed cases are counted by child for family proceedings courts and by orders made for County courts). Data are provided by court area, as a local authority area breakdown is unavailable. Data are presented by court type, from 2006-07;...

Written Answers — Justice: Children in Care: Child Trust Fund (17 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: 15.12 per cent. of Child Trust Funds (969) managed by the Official Solicitor have been reallocated to a different provider following concerns about investment performance. At the time of the review of providers, the Official Solicitor acted as the registered contact for 6,076 children's Funds. To date, the Official Solicitor manages 6,406 Funds.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Tribunals (17 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I have been asked to reply. The number of tribunal appeals relating to disability living allowance for each of the last five years is shown in the following table. Financial year Cases disposed of at a hearing April 2005 to March 2006 71,125 April 2006 to March 2007 65,088 April 2007 to March 2008 57,824 April 2008 to March 2009 53,880 April 2009 to February 2010...

Written Answers — Justice: Employment Tribunal Service (16 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The information in the following table shows the number of scheduled hearings in each employment tribunal office and the number of hearings that actually took place in those offices. In each case, the information covers each of the last three complete financial years. For the purposes of this question, the term 'hearing' includes case management discussions, pre-hearing reviews, merits...

Written Answers — Justice: Employment Tribunal Service (16 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Tribunals Service is responsible for administering the work of employment tribunals. Information technology services in respect of those tribunals are provided by a unit within the Ministry of Justice, MOJ ICT (Information Communications Technology), which itself contracts with specialist IT providers. The contracts in place specify levels of service to be delivered, including measures...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid (16 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Services Commission (LSC), like all other public bodies, must work within a fixed budget. However, the LSC is responsive to increased demand for services at local level within that budget. Last year, the LSC increased the number of cases funded of initial civil advice and assistance in areas like debt and housing to over one million in response to the economic downturn-a record...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid (16 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Government are committed to ensuring that the most vulnerable people in society have access to quality, publicly-funded legal advice for family and social welfare issues. This is why we increased expenditure on Legal Help, which covers initial advice and assistance, from £176 million in 2008-09 to £200 million for 2009-10. We have also increased the number of acts of assistance provided...


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