Results 1–20 of 175 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Edward Argar

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners: South East (18 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: The Ministry of Justice does not have operational responsibility for the coroner service and only collects certain information from coroners, for example the number of deaths reported to them and the number of inquests and post-mortem examinations held. The Ministry does not collect information on the time taken for a body to be released to the family.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Public Appointments (14 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: The Government is committed to social mobility and we are committed to creating an organisation in which everybody can thrive. The Ministry of Justice does not currently hold data on the socio-economic background of staff appointed to senior positions but in line with the rest of the civil service is considering how best to implement the measures published in June...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Peers (14 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: We do not hold a central record of all those who hold roles, either paid or unpaid, who are members of the House of Lords

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Mobile Phones (14 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: No mobile phone applications have been developed by the MoJ in the last 3 years, and as a result there have been no development costs to the public purse.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Court of Protection (14 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: Data on timeliness of applications within the Court of Protection is not collected or held centrally within MOJ.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Buildings (14 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: Between 9 February and 9 March Dr Phillip Lee MP spent 8 days in the Ministry of Justice; David Gauke MP 12 days; Lucy Frazer MP 15 days and Rory Stewart MP 9 days. Lord Keen has a dual role as Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson in the House of Lords, as such, he spent 4 days in the department on Ministry of Justice business. All ministers are required to split their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation (13 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: We are determined to make sure every victim gets the compensation to which they are entitled. The Justice Secretary announced, in the cross-government victims strategy published yesterday [on 10 September], a full review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to ensure it reflects the changing nature of crime and can better support victims. The review will consider how the Scheme might...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Addictions: Mental Capacity (11 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: The Mental Capacity Assessment requires a two-stage test of capacity. Stage 1. Is there an impairment of, or disturbance in the functioning of a person's mind or brain? This could be due to long-term conditions such as mental illness, dementia, or more temporary states such as confusion, unconsciousness, or the effects of drugs or alcohol and Stage 2. Is the impairment or disturbance...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Sports (11 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: Sport and physical activity in prison can help to build prisoner’s confidence, provide purposeful activity and support engagement with rehabilitation when prisoners are preparing for release. There are measures in place to monitor the effectiveness and participation levels of physical education (PE) across the prison estate, and the standards of sports and activities are monitored by...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Women's Centres (11 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: We are working with local and national partners to develop a pilot for ‘residential women’s centres’ in at least five sites across England and Wales. Over the next few months, we are undertaking an initial engagement process with stakeholders and potential providers and partners to refine the design and delivery model for the pilot. This will support our co-design approach...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence (10 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: I am only able to respond in relation to special measures that are available in criminal justice, family and civil proceedings in England and Wales. In the criminal courts, complainants of offences which involve domestic abuse are eligible for special measures as ‘intimidated witnesses’ if the quality of their evidence is likely to be diminished by reason of fear or distress as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Females (7 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: We had been developing a business case for the community prisons for women before moving to a community based approach and had not finalised a cost for these prisons. The evidence base on reoffending has continued to evolve and change. We continue to work with the model set out in Baroness Corston’s report, A review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crime: Nottinghamshire (7 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: The government is committed to making sure that victims of crime have access to a broad range of support services, to help them cope with and, as far as possible, recover from the effects of crime. In 2017/18 we spent £97m to fund support services for victims of crime, we are forecast to spend broadly the same in 2018-19. The Ministry of Justice provides approximately £68m of this...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Speech and Language Disorders: Children (7 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: We recognise that young people with speech and language difficulties are particularly vulnerable. We are seeking to ensure that practitioners who work with children and young people in settings with a known high prevalence of speech, language and communication needs are trained in recognising and responding appropriately to communication needs, and ensuring access to speech and language...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Buildings (7 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: Between 10 March and 10 April Dr Phillip Lee MP spent 7 days in the Ministry of Justice; David Gauke MP 12 days; Lucy Frazer MP 12 days and Rory Stewart MP 7 days. Lord Keen has a dual role as Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson in the House of Lords, as such, he spent 3 days in the department on Ministry of Justice business. All ministers are required to split their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques (7 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: The Government has committed to review the use of pain-inducing techniques in systems of restraint used on those under the age of 18 years in custodial and escort situations. We are finalising the scope and timetable for the review, which we expect to be agreed shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (7 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: The Ministry of Justice does not hold this information. Since 1 April 2013 coroners have been required to send a copy of all their reports to prevent future deaths to the Chief Coroner. In most cases the Chief Coroner will publish the reports and responses on his website at the following address although he is not obliged to do so: https://www.judiciary.uk/related-offices-and-bodies/office-c...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Women's Residential Centres (4 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: We are working with local and national partners to develop a pilot for ‘residential women’s centres’ in at least five sites across England and Wales. We want to ensure that the models we test are appropriate for their local context. This may require multiple local partners, including those from statutory and voluntary sectors, working together. Therefore, at this stage the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Women's Centres: Finance (31 Aug 2018)

Edward Argar: Information for women’s centre funding between 2009/10 and 2013/14 can be found in the table attached. Financial information has been drawn from a number of sources and represents the best available data. A key commitment of the Government’s Female Offender Strategy, published on 27th June 2018, is the investment of £5 million of cross-Government funding over two years in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Fees and Charges (31 Aug 2018)

Edward Argar: The Department is exploring options for developing a professional register for probation staff. This work is in the early scoping stages and no decisions have been made on how the register will be funded.


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