Results 141–160 of 4150 for speaker:Bridget Prentice

Written Answers — Justice: National Standards for Enforcement Agents (25 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The National Standards for Enforcement Agents was published in May 2002, and copies were placed in the Libraries of both Houses, at its launch on 8 May 2002, Official Report, column 252W.

Written Answers — Justice: Standards Board for England: Finance (25 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The direct budget for the Adjudication Panel for England(1) for 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 is £306,275. This excludes all overhead costs-such as Estates, IT, Finance, Policy. These are budgeted for separately within the overall Tribunals Service management structure. The budget for 2010-11 is not yet finalised. However, it is expected to be at a similar level to 2009-10, adjusted for...

Public Bill Committee: Children, Schools and Families Bill: Written evidence to be reported to the House (21 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: You must have principles of some sort.

Petition — Badman Report (Sherwood): Ex Parte Applications (Family Courts) (20 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Walton (Mr. Kilfoyle) on securing this debate on a subject about which he is clearly passionate. It affects people at a most vulnerable time in their lives, and I know how strongly he feels about the way in which private disputes concerning children are resolved in our court system. The way in which ex parte relief is obtained in family...

Petition — Badman Report (Sherwood): Ex Parte Applications (Family Courts) (20 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I shall come on to that point in some detail. My hon. Friend gave some examples of occasions when ex parte applications have to be heard. Sometimes it is because the individual cannot be found, but more often in domestic violence cases, it is because an abused woman needs the protection of the courts speedily. Generally, applications are heard with neither party in attendance, although that...

Petition — Badman Report (Sherwood): Ex Parte Applications (Family Courts) (20 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I will give way to the hon. Gentleman, but I am conscious of the time.

Petition — Badman Report (Sherwood): Ex Parte Applications (Family Courts) (20 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I will have to think about whether it would be appropriate for the review to do that. I promise the hon. Gentleman and my hon. Friend that I will look into that. As my hon. Friend knows, I was in touch with the president of the family division about this case when he raised it with me before. At that time, the president felt that no further guidance was needed. I will go back to him and ask...

Written Answers — Justice: Powers of Entry (20 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost by manually interrogating court records.

Public Bill Committee: Children, Schools and Families Bill (19 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I have a very simple question. Do any of you think that only people with a first or a 2:1 should be funded to become teachers?

Written Answers — Justice: Burges Salmon Solicitors: Complaints (19 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Since answering the hon. Member's last question on this matter on 6 July 2009, Official Report , column 608W, I have received further representations that relate to the provision of advice in respect of mortgages and other financial matters by Burges Salmon LLP and the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) subsequent investigation. As you will appreciate from my answer in July,...

Written Answers — Justice: Burges Salmon Solicitors: Complaints (19 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Since answering the hon. Member's last question 6 July 2009, Official Report, column 608W, I have answered a parliamentary question from the hon. Member for North Cornwall (Dan Rogerson) 16 October 2009, Official R eport, column 1189W and received further representations from Members of Parliament and a member of the general public regarding the conduct of Burges Salmon LLP and the...

Written Answers — Justice: Cremation (19 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: We currently have no plans to issue guidance on what should be done with retained cremation ashes. Regulation 30 of the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008, which came into force on 1 January 2009, sets out the duties of cremation authorities in respect of the disposal of ashes. Although a number of representations on this subject were received by the Ministry of Justice in 2008...

Written Answers — Justice: Expert Evidence: Costs (19 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Services Commission (LSC) does not record centrally the amounts paid to expert witnesses in legally aided cases. As this information is not readily available it could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, following a file sampling exercise, it is estimated that in 2007-08 the LSC spent around £125 million gross on experts' fees in legally aided criminal and civil...

Written Answers — Justice: Courts: Interpreters (18 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I apologise for the delay. However, during the collation of the information requested, we identified that inconsistent answers had been given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Justice (Maria Eagle) to the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr. Goodman) on 9 May 2008, Official Report, columns 1270- 71W and the hon. Member for Romsey (Sandra Gidley) on 2 June 2008, Official Report,...

Written Answers — Justice: EC Immigration (18 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I refer the hon. Member to the written statement made by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor (Mr. Straw) on 16 December 2009, Official Report, columns 140-41WS.

Written Answers — Justice: Iraq Committee of Inquiry (18 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: My right hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office (Angela E. Smith) has answered on behalf of all Departments. Her answer was published on 14 December 2009, Official Report, columns 840-41W.

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid (18 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Services Commission manages individual case contracts on all very high cost criminal cases for trials lasting 41 days or over. The costs are agreed between the service providers and the LSC at each stage. The LSC also manages civil cases where the costs are likely to exceed £25,000 under individual case contracts. Expenditure on criminal and civil very high cost cases is shown in...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Systems: Islam (18 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Sharia councils do not describe themselves as 'courts' as they do not have powers to enforce their decisions. Sharia councils are not part of the court system in England and Wales, and are not unified under one system. Marriages conducted under sharia law are not legally recognised in England and Wales unless they also comply with the provisions of the Marriage Act 1949. The English and Welsh...

Written Answers — Justice: Defamation (13 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: In response to concerns about the possibility that our libel laws are having a chilling effect on freedom of expression, the Government are setting up a working group to examine issues relating to the substantive law on libel. The terms of reference of this group are "to consider whether the law of libel, including the law relating to libel tourism, in England and Wales needs reform, and if...

Written Answers — Justice: Defamation (13 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Government indicated in the response to the consultation 'Controlling costs in defamation proceedings', published on 24 September 2009, that we would be monitoring the effect of the pilot and considering what further measures are needed to control costs in this area. The impact assessment further confirmed that the costs budgeting pilot would be reviewed after six months and that the...


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