Results 101–120 of 4150 for speaker:Bridget Prentice

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection: Powers of Entry (4 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 959W. There are no proposals to repeal the primary legislation that allows for the extension of bailiffs' powers of entry and the use of force by enforcement agents. Neither are there any proposals to repeal the provisions which provide for charging orders to...

Written Answers — Justice: Interpleader Actions (4 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: There are no figures held centrally relating to the number of interpleading actions that were commenced in the High Court. There are also no counts of fee assessment hearings relating to interpleader proceedings in the county courts and High Court. These could be obtained through the examination of individual case files only at disproportionate cost. There are no plans to publish any new...

Written Answers — Justice: Kingston Prison (4 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Services Commission has no record of funding this individual in this case.

Written Answers — Home Department: Social Security Benefits: Fraud (3 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I have been asked to reply. HMCS systems do not identify the value of fines collected for specific offences and this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The total value of all financial penalties collected in each of the HMCS regions and Wales for the last two years is as follows: £ 2007-08 2008-09 London 38,252,467 35,497,811 Midlands 49,334,655...

Written Answers — Justice: Administration of Estates (3 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: We received 33 responses to the consultation: Administration of Estates - Review of the Statutory Legacy (CP 11/05). We published the post-consultation report in August 2008 (CP(R) 11/05). As a result of the consultation, we increased the statutory legacy from £125,000 to £250,000 where the deceased leaves a surviving spouse or civil partner and children and from £200,000 to £450,000...

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection (3 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: There are currently legal proceedings between the Ministry of Justice, the Information Commissioner and another party on this subject.

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (3 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: After preserving or recovering property in a family case with the help of legal aid, clients can ask to defer repayment of their legal aid costs, and instead register a charge on their property. There are 8,239 cases where a charge was attached to property in the last three years and remains open (unpaid). Cases 2006-07 2,050 2007-08 2,272 2008-09 3,917 Total 8,239

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (3 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 263W.

Written Answers — Justice: National Standards for Enforcement Agents (3 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 377-78W. I confirm that a protocol has been introduced setting out the procedure to be taken with vulnerable defaulters including the instruction not to take any action to levy distress without prior reference to the court where the individual falls into one of categories deemed as vulnerable....

Written Answers — Justice: Prosecutions: Television (3 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: In 2008, 5,272 people in Northern Ireland were prosecuted for non-payment of the television licence fee and 4,118 fines imposed. In 2007, 5901 people were prosecuted and 4,464 fines imposed. Corresponding information for 2006 is not available. Information is not collected by local authority area or by constituency. However, the following table shows information for 2007 and 2008 for...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Service Personnel (Inquests) (2 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Bill Rammell), the Minister responsible for the armed forces, and I wish to make the latest in the series of quarterly statements to the House about the inquests of service personnel and others who have died overseas. We continue to hold in the highest possible regard all of our service personnel who are or...

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection (2 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Following a reassessment of the enforcement provisions within the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 I announced, on 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 46WS, that the Government would implement the provisions in part 3 of the Act while not extending bailiffs' powers of entry and the use of force by enforcement agents and the introduction of a new fee structure. As part of the...

Written Answers — Justice: Domestic Violence (2 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: No recent assessment has been undertaken. However in accordance with their contractual obligations, bailiffs are under a duty to check with the court before forcing entry and to assess each incident. The contracts Her Majesty's Courts Service has with private bailiff companies also require these companies to report monthly on the use of search and forced entry powers to HMCS. Under the...

Written Answers — Justice: Employers' Liability: Insurance (2 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor (Mr. Straw) and my noble Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie) met the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum in October 2009 to discuss a number of issues relating to asbestos-related diseases, including issues relating to employers' liability...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Services Commission: Interest Charges (2 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The statutory charge interest rate, like many private loan interest rates, is not linked to the Bank of England rate. The interest rate has been reviewed twice in the past five years. It was set at 8 per cent. (simple interest) on 1 October 2005. On 8 June 2009 a decision was taken to leave the rate unchanged. That decision was explained in a written ministerial statement made by my noble...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Interpreters (Expenditure) (1 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Errors have been identified in the written answers given by the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Garston (Maria Eagle) to the hon. Members for Wycombe (Mr. Goodman) on 9 May 2008, Official Report, c. 1270-71W and for Romsey (Sandra Gidley) on 2 June 2008, Official Report, c. 640-41W and by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for...

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection: Regulation (1 Feb 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I announced on 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 46WS that the Government will produce a consultation paper which will set out its intentions for a package of measures which will address concerns that have been raised about the behaviour of bailiffs and proposals for the regulation of the bailiff industry. It remains the Government's intention to commence this consultation exercise...

Written Answers — Justice: Family Justice Review (28 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Hearing the public's views will be an essential part of the Family Justice Review. The decision on how the public will contribute, whether there will be any public hearings and whether their proceedings will be published, will be taken by the review panel. The review panel will be named shortly. All information relating to the review will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Complaints Service (28 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Complaints Service (LCS) is wholly funded by the Law Society and not the public purse. The Legal Services Act 2007 introduces a new way of handling complaints and establishes the Office for Legal Complaints to provide a single point of entry for all service complaints about providers of regulated legal services. Under current plans, the OLC will become fully operational by the end...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Complaints Service (28 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Complaints Service (LCS) has provided the following information: Average time for consideration of a complaint (days) 2009 93 2008 97 2007 106 2006 131 2005 147


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