Results 1–20 of 2656 for speaker:Mike Freer

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Training (24 May 2024)

Mike Freer: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Black Lives Matter (24 May 2024)

Mike Freer: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme (24 May 2024)

Mike Freer: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Overcrowding (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: Operation Early Dawn is a contingency designed to mitigate impacts across the criminal justice system. We monitor system impacts but we cannot estimate how many court appearances are delayed because of Operation Early Dawn. This data is not collected in our management information systems (because Operation Early Dawn is a contingency). We can confirm that no court sessions were cancelled as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: It is important that the inquest process is as swift and efficient as possible to avoid additional distress for bereaved families at such a difficult time in their lives. Whilst the Ministry of Justice is responsible for coroner law and policy, this Department does not have operational responsibility for coroner services as they are a local service, funded and administered by individual...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: The Government is grateful for the important and valuable work that the Coroners Courts Support Service (CCSS) does in providing practical and emotional support for bereaved families in many coroner areas across England and Wales. This work is key to the Government’s objective of ensuring that the bereaved are placed at the heart of the inquest process. We are keen to see support services...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Duty Solicitors: Finance (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: In responding to the Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review (CLAIR), we boosted the system with upfront investment to address the most urgent concerns. On 29 January, we published a consultation on proposed reforms to the Police Station Fee Scheme and the Youth Court, for which we propose an additional £16 million for police station work and £5.1 million for the Youth Court of funding per...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Immigration: Legal Aid Scheme (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: Legal aid is available for asylum cases, for immigration matters for victims of domestic abuse and modern slavery, for separated migrant children and for immigration detention cases. Once commenced, individuals who receive a removal notice under the Illegal Migration Act (IMA) will have access to merits and means free legal advice in relation to the removal notice. We have taken action to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Administration of Justice (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: Sitting days in courts and tribunals are subject to formal agreement between the Lord Chancellor, Lady Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals via an annual process. This process has not yet concluded for the financial year 2024/25 and therefore sitting day allocations, and the associated budget information, is not yet available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Disability (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: The enablement of the Disability Confident scheme is embedded throughout the employee lifecycle, and the teams that support the employee lifecycle.  This is in line with the Ministry of Justice’s new HR operating model whereby strategic Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) activity is mainstreamed into the department’s HQ People Function.  This approach assures that any related...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Equality (23 May 2024)

Mike Freer: The Government has audited the cost-effectiveness of all equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) activities, through the review of EDI spending announced last June. On 14 May, the Minister without Portfolio made a written statement on the latest findings from the review. In response to these findings, the Cabinet Office is publishing the Civil Service EDI Expenditure Guidance. This includes...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate (22 May 2024)

Mike Freer: HMCTS is focused on increasing outputs to reduce overall timeliness and the outstanding caseload on all types of applications. HMCTS has increased staffing levels, streamlined internal processes and continued to invest in further improving the digital service. More recent Management Information published by HMCTS shows the average mean length of time taken for a grant of probate (following...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Question (21 May 2024)

Mike Freer: HM Courts & Tribunals Service recruited 100 full time equivalent (FTE) staff between June 2022 and June 2023 for the probate service. HMCTS are now holding staffing levels at around 280 FTE compared to 153 FTE in March 2020. This is to maintain the increased volume of grants being issued and providing capacity for a rolling training programme to build the capability of the workforce. More...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 (21 May 2024)

Mike Freer: On 17 July 2023, following a review of the fees that enforcement agents and High Court Enforcement Officers can recover when using the taking control of goods procedure, we announced that we intended to amend the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 to uplift such fees by 5%. We also announced that we would consult on reforms that aimed to encourage earlier and cheaper settlement...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Motor Vehicles (21 May 2024)

Mike Freer: The Government Car service (GCS) provides vehicles to a number of Government departments. Due to logistical and operational reasons, the type of vehicles deployed at each department can vary on a daily or weekly basis. The GCS fleet currently has 122 vehicles, 58 (48%) of which are vehicles made in Britain.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Food (21 May 2024)

Mike Freer: The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) requires all external suppliers who provide food / drink goods or services across the MOJ estate to adhere by the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services (GBS). The GBS can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-procu rement-the-gbs-for-food-and-catering-services/government-buy...

Secure 16 to 19 Academies Bill (17 May 2024)

Mike Freer: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Dr Johnson) for her excellent work on this important Bill, and for navigating it to this point. It is to her great credit that the Bill has such support. It is a sad reality that a small number of children commit offences so serious that there is no option other than to deprive them of their liberty in order to protect the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate (17 May 2024)

Mike Freer: HMCTS remains focused on increasing outputs to reduce overall timeliness on all types of applications. Management information published by HMCTS shows the average mean length of time taken for a grant of probate (following receipt of the documents required) reduced by 3 weeks in March 2024 compared to February 2024. The average timeliness in March was 9 weeks. The first quarter of 2024...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: County Courts: Judgements (17 May 2024)

Mike Freer: This government recognises the importance of having effective routes available to enforce judgment debts. The civil courts offer different enforcement methods that a judgment creditor may apply for to recover money that a court has ordered is owed. These include warrants or writs of control, attachment of earnings, third party debt orders, and charging orders. These processes are individually...


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