Results 161–180 of 4150 for speaker:Bridget Prentice

Written Answers — Justice: Family Law Act 1996 (12 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following tables show the number of occupation orders applied for, and the number of occupation orders granted, in each court area in each year since 2003. The data are taken from the HMCS FamilyMan database and the applications figures do not include applications for arrest warrants. Occupation orders applied for in England and Wales, by court a rea, 2003 - 08 Area 2003 2004...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Services Commission: Chesterfield (12 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The information requested is shown in the following tables. Matter starts for the last five years Figures for the number of new matter starts allocated in the categories specified for the last five years are shown in the table. The figures shown include all solicitor and not-for-profit offices in Chesterfield. Data 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Community care 15...

Written Answers — Justice: Non-molestation Orders (12 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The following tables show the number of non-molestation orders applied for, and the number of non-molestation orders granted, in each court area in each year since 2003. The data are taken from the HMCS FamilyMan database and the applications figures do not include applications for arrest warrants. Non-molestation orders applied for in England and Wales, by court area, 2003 - 08 Area...

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection (11 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: In considering the extension of credit and debit card facilities to remaining regions within HMCS the opinions of various groups within the debt industry (eg the Citizens Advice Bureau) were sought. Those consulted expressed some concern that accepting credit card payments for a debt, particularly one which may have arisen from a consumer credit debt, may exacerbate a debtor's difficulties....

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection (11 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The national roll out of credit and debit card facilities is currently under consideration. The timetable for the introduction of these facilities has not yet been finalised.

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection (11 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The national roll out of credit and debit card facilities is currently under consideration. The timetable for the introduction of these facilities has not yet been finalised. The evaluation report will be published during the spring.

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid (11 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The information requested is not available in the time required. I will write to the hon. Member for North-West Norfolk once the information becomes available.

Written Answers — Justice: Council Tax: Non-payment (7 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The table shows the number of applications for council tax and business rate liability orders made within each accounting centre in 2008-09. The figures have been extracted from the intranet fees accounting system (IFAS). Fee income and volume are captured by accounting centres in IFAS. Some accounting centres comprise of more than one magistrates court. However, some of these accounting...

Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection (7 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Credit card judgment debts are treated as any other civil judgment debt for the purposes of enforcement, subject to any challenges the debtor makes in respect of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (as amended by Consumer Credit Act 2006). However consumer credit debts remain in the county court for execution and they cannot be transferred up to the High Court for enforcement by a High Court...

Written Answers — Justice: Iraq Committee of Inquiry (7 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I refer the hon. Lady to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office (Angela E. Smith) on 14 December 2009, Official Report, columns 840-41W. The Ministry of Justice is in the process of providing the Iraq Inquiry with all the documents and electronic information it holds which has been requested to date. This information spans every level of...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Advice and Assistance (7 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Legal Services Commission chose the period April 2009 to August 2009 as this was the most up to date information available from legal aid providers when a review was undertaken in September 2009.

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid: Finance (7 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I refer the hon. Member to my written ministerial statement of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 141WS, in which my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (Lord Bach) announced the publication of a partial response to the consultation on Legal Aid Funding Reforms. A total of 435 responses were received. There are no plans to publish the responses to the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 (7 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 received Royal Assent on 12 December 2009. On 5 January 2010, I made an order on behalf of the Lord Chancellor bringing the remaining provisions of the Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 into effect on 6 April 2010.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Children: Social Services (6 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I have been asked to reply. The table shows the number of care orders applied for in the family courts of England and Wales in each month between November 2008 and September 2009, the last month for which figures have been published. Statistics on public law applications are published on a quarterly basis by the Ministry of Justice in the statistical bulletin 'Court Statistics Quarterly' and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Cases (5 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I, too, add my condolences to the family of David Taylor, who was indeed an excellent parliamentarian. The court has no power to end cases for administrative reasons. From July to September last year, of the 45,500 magistrates court trials, 44 per cent. went ahead as scheduled, 38 per cent. were cracked-in other words, the defendant pleaded guilty on day one-and 18 per cent. did not go...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Cases (5 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: The hon. Gentleman makes a reasonable point: 18 per cent. is still too high. However, that figure of 18 per cent. is significantly down on the percentage seven or eight years ago. The figures then were 23.7 per cent. in the Crown court, down to 13 per cent. in the latest figures, and 31 per cent. in the magistrates courts, down to 18 per cent., as I have just mentioned. We are absolutely...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Cases (5 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: I do not think that it is for me to comment on what the DPP says going around the country; that is a matter for him. If he has concerns about Opposition policies, perhaps it is right that he raises them so that people can then make a proper judgment. However, I say to the hon. Gentleman, again, that bureaucratic reasons do not stop cases going to trial. In the majority of cases, the reason is...

Written Answers — Justice: Clayton v. Clayton (5 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: This new legislation provides a comprehensive solution to the issue of how we increase the transparency of family courts, rather than merely addressing individual issues. Allowing the media to report the detail of family proceedings is being balanced by giving indefinite anonymity to the children and families involved. The legislation includes provisions to allow the courts to lift...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid: Human Trafficking (5 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: Civil legal aid is available to anyone who qualifies, including victims of human trafficking, provided the case is within the scope of the scheme. Each application is assessed on an individual basis to justify the grant of public funding, being subject to statutory tests of the applicant's financial means and the legal merits of the case.

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Mortgages (Power of Sale and Residential Property) (5 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: EWHC 2327 (Ch). The consultation paper proposes that lenders be legally required to seek a possession or sale order from the courts, or obtain the agreement of the borrower, before selling the borrower's home to settle the outstanding mortgage debt. This will guarantee homeowners the opportunity to access the protections available from the court before their home is sold or repossessed. This...


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