Results 41–60 of 4150 for speaker:Bridget Prentice

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

Bridget Prentice: We are very grateful to Lord Justice Jackson for his far reaching report, which makes significant recommendations for reducing costs in the civil justice system. We are now actively assessing the implications of Sir Rupert's principle recommendations. This is a substantial task and will inevitably take some time. However, we will announce our next steps once this initial analysis is completed.

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Her Majesty's Courts Service (Key Performance Indicators) (15 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following list of key performance indicators has been set for Her Majesty's Courts Service for 2010 to 2011: 1. To commence at least 78 per cent. of cases within the following time scales in the Crown Court: cases that are sent for trial within 26 weeks of sending; cases that are committed for trial within 16 weeks of committal; appeals within 14 weeks of the appeal being lodged; cases...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Coroner System Reform (Consultation) (11 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Government are today publishing a consultation paper to seek views on aspects of policy that will inform the drafting of secondary legislation to be made under part 1 (Coroners Etc) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. Our consultation paper seeks views on the following nine policy areas: The specific types of deaths which should be reported to coroners for investigation. The criteria,...

Written Answers — Justice: Industrial Diseases: Compensation (8 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: We are currently in the process of establishing the Office for Legal Complaints, which is on course to meet the timetable set by Parliament of becoming fully operational by late 2010. As part of this process, the OLC has been ensuring that it understands the landscape of the legal services market, including any possible areas which may generate significant amounts of complaints. The OLC has...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Negligence (4 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Amount spent net of receipts on civil representation together with the value of claims submitted under legal help, under the clinical negligence category of law, in each of the last 10 years is shown in the following table. £ million Civil representation Legal help Expenditure Value of claims submitted 1999-2000 31.0 - 2000-01 34.0 0.7 2001-02 33.7 0.8 ...

Written Answers — Justice: Repossession Orders: Chelmsford (4 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following table shows the numbers of claims leading to orders being made for the repossession of property by mortgage lenders and landlords in the West Chelmsford constituency in each of the last five years. These figures represent the numbers of claims leading to orders being made. This is more accurate than the number of orders, removing the double-counting of instances where a single...

Written Answers — Justice: Juries (2 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following table shows, on a national level basis for each calendar year from 2000 to 2008, 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 Answers — Justice: Juries: Bexley (2 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following table shows, on a national level basis for each calendar year from 2000 to 2008, 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;...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid (2 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The information requested is shown in the following table. Legal help cases started and claims made 2005-06 to 2008-09 Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Procurement area Case starts Volume of claims received Case starts Volume of claims received Case starts Volume of claims received Case starts Volume of claims received Barking and Dagenham...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Office of the Public Guardian (1 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) supports the Public Guardian in discharging his statutory duties under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The following list sets out the key performance targets that have been set for the Office of the Public Guardian for the year 2010-11. KPI 1: Lasting Power of Attorney/Enduring Power of Attorney Register and return 90 per cent. of applications for...

Written Answers — Justice: HM Courts Service: Debt Collection (1 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Currently the total number of civilian enforcement officers (CEOs) employed by HMCS is 497. HMCS are unable to provide the number of CEOs employed in previous years' quarters without incurring a disproportionate cost as the specific information relating to CEOs cannot easily be extracted from information held on total numbers of employees.

Written Answers — Justice: Juries (1 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following table shows, on a national level basis for each calendar year from 2000 to 2008, 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 Answers — Justice: Magistrates' Courts: Fines (1 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The total amount imposed in financial penalties by magistrates courts in England and Wales in each quarter since January 2005 is: Quarter ending Amount imposed (£) March 2005 72,010,873 June 2005 79,893,537 September 2005 76,827,681 December 2005 75,804,360 March 2006 44,796,975 June 2006 52,758,386 September 2006 73,267,726 December 2006 72,474,846 ...

Written Answers — Justice: Office for Legal Complaints (1 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Office for Legal Complaints is currently in the process of setting up the Legal Ombudsman Scheme, which is expected to be in operation in the autumn of 2010, and has spent £1,643,000 of its implementation budget since 1 July 2009, when it was established. This represents an average cost of £235,000 per month. The running costs of the Legal Ombudsman Scheme in its first year of...

Written Answers — Justice: Office for Legal Complaints (1 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: No IT system for managing the complaints system has been installed yet. The Office for Legal Complaints has completed a tendering process for the installation of a case management system and supporting infrastructure. An announcement of the successful outcome of this process is expected to be made shortly.

Written Answers — Justice: Office for Legal Complaints (1 Mar 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Office for Legal Complaints announced its permanent location on Tuesday 23 February. It will be located in the centre of Birmingham in Baskerville House. As required under the Legal Services Act 2007 any commitments for premises undertaken by the OLC within its first five years must be approved by the Lord Chancellor. Ministerial approval for the OLC's preferred premises was given on 10...

Written Answers — Justice: Family Conciliation Services (26 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Ministry of Justice incurs costs in cases involving child contact issues in respect of legal aid and the administration of the courts. Table 1 shows the highest, lowest and average legal aid cost in cases involving child contact for each of the last five years. These cases may include other issues, such as residence, as well as contact. The figures show the gross legal costs paid, and do...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid: Sexual Offences (26 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Any individual charged with a criminal offence has the right to a fair trial, and is also entitled to legal aid if the interests of justice so require and if the relevant financial eligibility criteria are met. The criteria governing eligibility for criminal legal aid take no account of whether or not the applicant has previously been convicted of a criminal offence. Nor do they allow for the...

Written Answers — Justice: Industrial Disputes: Essex (25 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The allocation of claims to an Employment Tribunal office is determined by the postcode of the respondent against whom the claim has been brought. Employment Tribunal claims against respondents based in county of Essex are dealt with by the Bury St. Edmunds, East London and Watford Employment Tribunal offices. Claims against respondents based specifically in the borough of Castle Point are...

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Wales) Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 (24 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Let me begin by congratulating my right hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth on getting the Bill to this stage. I am neither Welsh nor a member of the Church in Wales, but a west-of-Scotland Catholic living in, and representing a constituency in, south-east London; I am not sure where that places me on the spectrum that we have heard about today. However, I think that I can...


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