Results 13641–13660 of 13916 for speaker:Rosie Winterton

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Queen's Counsel (19 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: Statistics held by the General Council of the Bar show that as at 7 November 2001, out of a total of 1,086 Queen's Counsel, 23 men and two women have stated that they are members of ethnic minority communities, although these statements are voluntary and not definitive.

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Asylum Appeals (19 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: In total an additional £80 million has been granted to the Community Legal Service Fund for the three year period 2001–02 to 2003–04 to meet the additional pressures that result from the Government's plans for speeding up the asylum process and reducing the backlog of cases. That sum represents 29 per cent. of the total additional money granted to the Department for asylum...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Lord Chancellor's Apartments (13 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: Since March 1998 there have been about 150 charitable receptions in the Lord Chancellor's official residence. The following figures are a break down of the amount of money raised for charity between March 1998 and October 2001. Financial year(13) £ 1997–98 541,650 1998–99 472,279 1999–2000 368,715 2000–01 711,667 2001–02 2,281,000 ...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Terence MacSwiney (13 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: Records relating to Terence MacSwiney have been transferred to the Public Record Office by the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police and the Judge Advocate General's Office. Those that were closed under the guidelines that obtained before the 'Open Government' White paper 1993 (Cm 2290) will now be reviewed by the transferring departments under current guidelines. This is in accordance with...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Money Claims (12 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The Lord Chancellor has no current plans to change the law on joint or joint and several liability. However, under the general case management powers of the court, the trial judge may consolidate proceedings or direct a separate trial of any issue for the purpose of managing the case and furthering the overriding objective of the Civil Procedure Rules of enabling the courts to deal with cases...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Departmental Publications (9 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The information requested is not readily available. I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as the information has been collated.

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Judiciary (8 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The relevant data are not readily available in the form requested and I will write to my hon. Friend. Statistics from the Judicial Appointments Annual Report for 2000–01 show the overall average years in practice at the time of appointment for the main competitions held was 21.0 years for both barristers and solicitors. Figures from the Bar Council show that 10.8 per cent. of barristers...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Judiciary (8 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The total number of QCs appointed to the judiciary in open competitions in 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01 was 36, 35 and 53 respectively. Information on the gender breakdown is not readily to hand but I will write to my hon. Friend with the information.

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Judiciary (8 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The total number of solicitors appointed to the judiciary in open competitions in 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01 was 294, 211 and 277 respectively. Information on the gender breakdown is not readily to hand but I will write to my hon. Friend with the information.

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Judiciary (8 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The information in the form requested is not readily available. Circuit judges are not generally appointed to sit exclusively in the Crown court. Many sit also in civil and family work and the balance of time spent sitting in the Crown court will vary between appointees and from one year to the next. The average age of candidates approved for appointment for the Circuit Bench in 2000–01...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Judiciary (8 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: Information about marital status and children is not specifically sought from candidates and therefore no records are held. Members of the legal profession, irrespective of their background or personal circumstances are encouraged to apply for judicial office. Candidates are appointed on merit against the published criteria for appointment.

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Judiciary (8 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: Information about employment breaks to care for children is not specifically sought from applicants for judicial office; therefore there are no records available.

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Judiciary (8 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The Lord Chancellor is not aware of a specific demand for such creche facilities. The Lord Chancellor gives general encouragement to women to apply for judicial office. With this in mind, among the initiatives he has introduced are a permanent part-time working facility and flexible part-time sitting arrangements for those who have had career breaks for family reasons. In addition the lower...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Islamic Marriages (7 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The recognition in the UK of a marriage which has taken place overseas can be determined only by a court. I understand, however, that generally such marriages would be recognised here as valid provided that they complied with the law of the country where they took place and the couple had the legal capacity to marry each other. There is currently no provision in law for marriages which take...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Census Information (7 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: The general public will be able to view the 1901 census in two ways. First, online over the internet at www.census.pro.gov.uk. This innovation will greatly increase ease of access and is expected to attract a wider range of users. Secondly, as with earlier census records, it will be available on microfiche at local record offices and libraries and a full set of fiche for England and Wales...

Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department: Children and Family Services (6 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: CAFCASS is a new organisation that brings together the Family Court Welfare Service, the Children's Division of the Official Solicitor and the local authority panels of guardians ad litem in one unified service. It began only on 1 April 2001. Since the inception of CAFCASS, the dispute over the guardians' contractual terms has taken a vast amount of time and effort and has diverted attention...

Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department: Children and Family Services (6 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: My hon. Friend is right to say that there have been difficulties with self-employed guardians. We are consulting every self-employed guardian on the issue of self-employment. He will be interested to know that CAFCASS has accepted the National Association of Guardians Ad Litem and Reporting Officers proposal that the consultation process be led by an independent chairman and that the results...

Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department: Children and Family Services (6 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: I reiterate that, throughout, our central concern has been to provide a good service to vulnerable people. All who are involved with CAFCASS share that aim. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman is aware that CAFCASS is a non-departmental public body, and as such it is governed by a framework document. Over and above that, it is a publicly funded body. It is fully accountable to the Public...

Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department: Children and Family Services (6 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: I know that my hon. Friend is extremely concerned about that situation. He gave figures for panel managers; my figures show that, actually, 16 panel managers will have left the service by the end of December, but that includes a number who will have retired and some who have been promoted. My hon. Friend may be interested to know that of the 729 guardians who were self-employed on 1 April,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department: Children and Family Services (6 Nov 2001)

Rosie Winterton: I will of course listen to representations, particularly from professionals in the field. However, when the service was set up, it was widely accepted that bringing all the disparate groups together in one unified service was the best way forward for vulnerable children. I will of course listen to representations, but evidence from independent assessments shows that, on the ground, the...


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