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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.

Women and Equalities: Discrimination Claims: Tribunal Fees (12 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: Anyone who believes that they were prevented from bringing an employment tribunal claim because they could not afford to pay the fee can make an application to the tribunal for permission to bring a claim out of time. The tribunal would then consider the application and apply the relevant legal criteria.

Women and Equalities: Discrimination Claims: Tribunal Fees (12 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: I apologise, Mr Speaker. With permission, I would like to group questions 4 and 6, and I refer to the answer that I have just given.

Women and Equalities: Discrimination Claims: Tribunal Fees (12 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Supreme Court judgment was clear on fees and we immediately stopped charging fees in response. We are putting in place the detailed arrangements to ensure that those who paid fees are refunded. We will shortly announce the practical detail that the hon. Gentleman is looking for. As I indicated a moment ago, those who could not apply to the tribunal because of the fee will now have the...

Women and Equalities: Discrimination Claims: Tribunal Fees (12 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: We are clear that we are accepting the Supreme Court judgment. If the hon. Gentleman would like to read the judgment, he will see that it makes clear that there can be, in principle, a place for fees in the justice system. We need to strike the right balance between taxpayers subsidising the justice system and those who benefit from it making a contribution, but only when they are able to do so.

Women and Equalities: Discrimination Claims: Tribunal Fees (12 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: First, I join the hon. Lady in extending my condolences and those of the Government to her colleague. In relation to the Supreme Court judgment, I have to correct her. It was the balance of the fees that was an issue, and the judgment made it clear that it was, in principle, possible to have fees, but I am happy to meet the hon. Lady and look at her suggestions.

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (12 Oct 2017)

Dominic Raab: We keep all public order offences under constant review. If the hon. Lady would like to make a submission in relation to that, I would be happy to look at it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Following the Supreme Court judgment on employment tribunal fees of the end of July, we immediately stopped charging them. We are putting in place arrangements to refund those who have paid the fees in the past, and we will announce the practical, detailed arrangements shortly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right that it can be quite an ordeal to go to an employment tribunal—or any tribunal—which is why I pay tribute to the conciliation work of ACAS. We will set out practical arrangements for the reimbursement of those fees. We want to ensure that all the points—particularly about people’s awareness—are properly thought through...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: I thank the Chair of the Select Committee. We will certainly further consider his Committee’s report into this—[Interruption.] The former Chair of the Select Committee—

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: In due course. The cost of employment tribunals last year was £68 million. Only £8 million came from fees; the rest was from taxpayers. It is inherently difficult to balance the contribution required by those who use the justice system against the amount that needs to be borne by the taxpayer, and we recognise that we got that balance wrong. We have ended those fees and are looking...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: We certainly accept the Supreme Court ruling. We think that we got the balance wrong and we have ended the fees. We are looking to ensure not only that we reimburse those affected, but that we learn lessons for the future.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: We will certainly look into all aspects of the various Select Committee reports when charting the way forward.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The hon. and learned Lady makes her point in a typically powerful way. The Supreme Court also recognised that fees can have a role to play. Of course, they do help to secure justice and access to justice by making the necessary resources available. Equally, we recognise that we got the balance wrong. That is why we have taken immediate action to end the fees. We will be coming up with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: We are fully in favour of the principle of devolution. A whole range of justice matters have been devolved, and we will look very carefully at how we get the balance right.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: My hon. Friend makes a strong point and that is certainly something we can look at. Equally, it is fair to say we got the balance wrong on the specific issue of fees. One of the strong elements we are looking to reinforce is the role of ACAS. We have seen that conciliation and the number of cases referred to conciliation have had a strong impact on reducing the number of cases that need to go...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: We have conceded that we got the balance wrong. I am happy to say that I am very sorry for any frustration or deleterious impact that this has caused anyone who has been affected. That is why we are acting so quickly to end the charges and to make sure there are practical arrangements for the reimbursement of anyone affected by these fees.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Child Sexual Exploitation: Sentencing (5 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: We have a robust sentencing framework for all crimes involving child sexual exploitation. The changes made in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 reinforced those punishments, giving the Parole Board a greater role to make sure that serious offenders are released only when it is safe.


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