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Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Justice Update (20 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: When the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor on 26 July, the Government took immediate steps to stop charging fees in the Employment Tribunals. We also said that we would bring forward detailed arrangements to refund people who had paid fees. We will today be launching the first phase of the refund scheme. We will use this first phase, which will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Hearing Impaired (19 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: There have been no discussions between Ministers in the Ministry of Justice and the Minister for Women and Equalities on the issue of deaf jurors.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: European Protection Orders (19 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The table below shows the numbers of “European Protection Orders” made in England and Wales pursuant to Directive 2011/999/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the European Protection Order. Criminal justice is devolved so data for Scotland and Northern Ireland are not included. The citizenship status of the protected person is not collected...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Proceedings (19 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: I am clear that we need to look across the entire family justice system to make sure it is delivering the best outcomes for children and families, and protecting its most vulnerable users. We are working to consider what further changes are needed and will bring forward our proposals in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Violence (19 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: This information is published on a quarterly basis as part of the Legal Aid Agency’s National Statistics, the most recent of which (covering the most recent six complete financial years) are reproduced below: Financial Year Applications in the ‘Domestic Violence’ category 2011-12 17,652 2012-13 17,405 2013-14 16,925 2014-15 15,665 2015-16 14,754 ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) currently uses private contractors known as Approved Enforcement Agencies (AEA) to undertake some of its enforcement functions. The work that HMCTS civilian enforcement officers do is already undertaken by these Agencies in many areas of England and Wales, where there are established links with the police. No discussions have taken place...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Independent Police Complaints Commission (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The information requested is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Chief Scientific Advisers (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The department’s Director of Analytical Services also acts in capacity as the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Ministry of Justice. The Secretary of State has met with the Director on one occasion and with Ministers on three occasions over this time period.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Package Holidays: Compensation (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Government is committed to taking action to address the issue of package holiday personal injury claims and announced a package of measures on 9 July 2017. As part of this, we published a Call for Evidence on 13 October 2017, the responses to which will inform future decisions. In addition, the Claims Management Regulator and the Solicitors Regulation Authority have taken significant...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Education (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for our independent courts, taking into account the circumstances of the case and relevant sentencing guidelines, which are published by the independent Sentencing Council. Sentencing Guidelines assist sentencers in determining the seriousness of an offence, considering the offender’s culpability and the harm caused, and any aggravating and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Hearing Impaired (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Jury Central Summoning Bureau is not aware at point of summons of any potential disabilities. Replies to summonses, where this information is provided to the Jury Central Summoning Bureau, are only kept for twelve months. Reviewing these replies would not provide data for the five years requested and would not provide a complete data set (as telephone and email responses are not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Brexit (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The UK's departure from the European Union impacts upon most areas of departmental business. Staff within the Department’s Global Britain Directorate lead on providing advice to Ministers on EU Exit and exit-related issues. However, members of staff across the Department also provide advice and analysis on EU Exit issues as required. Given the interactions between EU exit work and the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates: Warrington (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Independence Payment: Wrexham (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The information requested is set out in the table below. Year1 Wrexham2 - PIP3 Average Clearance Times (weeks) 4 2016-2017 20.1 2015-2016 15.6 2014-2015 12.8 2013-20145 3.4 The table shows information in the financial year April to March.First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) appeals for Wrexham constituents are heard in the Wrexham venue. 3 Personal...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Government said, following the Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of R (Unison) v the Lord Chancellor, that it would put in place as soon as possible arrangements to refund those people who had paid fees in the Employment Tribunals. We will announce the detailed arrangements shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: HMCTS currently has a contract with a number of Approved Enforcement Agencies (AEAs) for the execution of criminal warrants and orders and this includes the warrants of control. The table below is the information recorded for the current contract which commenced in December 2009. This data is restricted to warrants of control relating to criminal cases only. These warrants are normally issued...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Arrest Warrants (18 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The table below illustrates the total numbers of arrest warrants issued to HMCTS Civilian Enforcement Officers, the police and the Approved Enforcement Agencies to be executed during each of the last three years. 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 Financial arrest 145,373 207,322 213,773 Community Penalty Breach Warrant 20,266 16,736 17,317 Total 165,639 224,058 231,090 It...

Dangerous Driving involving Death: Sentencing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: It is a great pleasure, as ever, to speak under your doughty chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I begin in the customary manner by congratulating the hon. Member for Cardiff West (Kevin Brennan) on securing this debate on sentencing for causing death by dangerous driving offences. I know that many colleagues here will have dealt with tragic cases in their constituencies; we have heard, movingly, of...

Dangerous Driving involving Death: Sentencing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: My hon. Friend is right. I remember his tenacious campaign on that subject from my early days as a Justice Minister. As well as empowering the courts, the change sends a message that will have an effect, right through the system, on the raw power available to a sentencing court. It will have a knock-on effect on the Sentencing Council and its ability to assess and consider whether further...

Dangerous Driving involving Death: Sentencing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. As we develop these proposals, I look forward to working with him and other hon. Members across the House. It is the very least that the victims and their families deserve. Question put and agreed to.


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