Results 161–180 of 1125 for speaker:Claire Ward

Public Bill Committee: Bribery Bill [Lords] (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I beg to move, That— (1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday16 March) meet— (a) at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 16 March; (b) at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 18 March; (c) at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 23 March; (d) at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 25 March; (2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 17; Schedules...

Written Answers — Justice: Antisocial Behaviour: York (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The available information is provided in the following table. The data presented in the table are for curfew orders (under Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 S37) given in York courts to offenders as a sentence. Data are not held centrally for the number of curfews issued by courts as part of other sentences such as the requirements of community orders under the Criminal Justice...

Written Answers — Justice: Convictions: York (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number persons found guilty at York magistrates court and York Crown court in 1997 and 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the following table. Court data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010. The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings database cannot identify the time taken between charge and sentence. Number of persons found guilty at York magistrates' court...

Written Answers — Justice: Courts: Video Conferencing (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The evaluation of the Virtual Courts pilot, which began in May 2009, will assess any variation in the costs of operational staff required to administer the process, compared with the traditional court process. It will also consider the costs of the supporting technology. The final report is expected in autumn 2010. The total project costs for the pilot are approximately £5 million. This...

Written Answers — Justice: Custodial Treatment: York (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The available information is provided in the following table: Total custodial sentences in the magistrates court and crown court and the average custodial sentence length (months)( 1) , 1997 to 2008 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Crown court Total sentenced 539 637 659 676 641 643 593 610...

Written Answers — Justice: Dangerous Dogs: Prosecutions (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: Information showing the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts in the Lancashire police force area for selected offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, from 2006 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. Data for 2009 are planned for publication in autumn 2010. Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates...

Written Answers — Justice: Sentencing (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: Suspended sentence orders were introduced in April 2005 to provide the courts with a tougher and more flexible suspended sentence as an alternative to immediate custody, where appropriate. It provides for the court both to suspend the custodial sentence and also to impose community requirements such as curfew, community payback and drug rehabilitation. The Government do not issue guidance to...

Written Answers — Justice: Victim Support Schemes: York (16 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: Data on supporting victims of crime and witnesses who were party to proceedings at court is not available prior to 2001-02. The data in 2001-02 relates to spending by Victim Support to provide support victims and witnesses of crime in court and is only available for York Crown court and the total of those supported in all magistrates courts in North Yorkshire. York magistrates court data was...

Written Answers — Justice: Burglary: Convictions (15 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: Information showing the number of persons found guilty at all courts in the North East Government Office Region (GOR) and England and Wales for domestic burglary offences, from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. Centrally held court proceedings data do not identify the circumstances of each case and it is therefore not possible to separately identify in which areas...

Written Answers — Justice: Crimes of Violence: Convictions (15 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: Information showing the number of persons found guilty at all courts in the north-east Government office region (GOR) and England and Wales for offences of violence against the person, from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) is shown in the following table. Court proceedings data are not available at parliamentary constituency level. Data are given in the table for the north-east GOR in which...

Written Answers — Justice: Drugs: Crime (15 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: Information showing the number of persons found guilty at all courts in the North East Government Office Region (GOR) and England and Wales for drugs offences, from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) can be found in the table. Court proceedings data are not available at parliamentary constituency level. Data are given in the table for the North East GOR in which the Jarrow constituency and South...

Prayers: Marriage (Wales) Bill [ Lords] (12 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: May I first congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Alun Michael) on successfully steering this Bill through its remaining stages in the Commons? It is good to note from the speeches we have heard that it has not only cross-party support cross-denominational support. The Bill seeks to introduce widened "qualifying connections" for couples who wish to get...

Written Answers — Justice: Crimes of Violence: Convictions (12 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number of males and females proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for attempted murder, England and Wales, by police force area, from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) is given in Tables 1 and 2. Court proceedings data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010. The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally. The arrests...

Written Answers — Justice: Driving under Influence: Convictions (12 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for "driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs", by sex and police force area, from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) is shown in tables 1 and 2. Court proceedings data for 2009 are planned to be published in the autumn, 2010. The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for...

Written Answers — Justice: Drugs: Convictions (12 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The number of offenders cautioned, defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts by drug class, sex and police force area, 1997 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in tables 1 and 2 that have been placed in the House Library. Court data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010. The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers...

Written Answers — Justice: Blackmail (11 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The available information is provided in the table as follows: Custodial sentences of at least seven years for blackmail( 1) , 1993-2008 Total 1990 1 1991 5 1992 6 1993 4 1994 4 1995 7 1996 10 1997 8 1998 2 1999 10 2000 5 2001 12 2002 5 2003 5 2004 4 2005 2 2006 18 2007 1 2008 4 (1) S.21 Theft Act 1968. ...

Written Answers — Justice: Youth Custody (11 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: The requested information for 2008 is shown in the following table, data for 2007 have also been supplied. Data for 2009 will become available once Sentencing Statistics 2009 is published in the autumn. This information is also available in Sentencing Statistics 2008 via the following link: http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/sentencingannual.htm Number and percentage of persons...

Law on Assisted Suicide (10 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, West (Ms Hewitt) on securing the debate. The law in this area arouses strong and deeply divided views-across the political divide-the public, the media and many Members of the House. In Parliament the debate has taken place mostly in the other place, and it is therefore good for the House of Commons to have an opportunity to...

Law on Assisted Suicide (10 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I shall discuss the royal commission in a moment. Other possible assisted suicide incidences were covered in exactly the same way by the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the decision on whether to prosecute. The Government remain neutral on that and it will remain a matter for Parliament. Let me return to the factors that the Crown Prosecution Service take into account when...

Written Answers — Home Department: Illegal Immigrants: Greater London (10 Mar 2010)

Claire Ward: I have been asked to reply. The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts in the Metropolitan police force area for offences of employing a person subject to immigration control without permission to work from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) are given in the table as follows. Court proceedings data are not available at local authority area level. Prosecution data for the...


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