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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The Ministry of Justice has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Proceedings: Evidence (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: I refer the honourable member to the answer given by the Attorney General on March 7th of this year to a parliamentary question posed by Thangam Debonnaire MP on this topic; and to the answer I gave on March 14th of this year to a question posed by the honourable member for Ashfield. I reiterate what I said in March: this is an issue that the Government takes extremely seriously. Compliance...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Small Claims: Legal Representation (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: In the 12 months to March 2018, the most recent period for which data are available, 42,682 people self-represented in the small claims court. Note: These data are a subset of published statistics (table 1.6) available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/714288/civil-justice-stats-main-tables-jan-mar -2018.xlsx and the caveat at footnote 2 of those...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Child Contact Centres (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The Government is not responsible for funding the child contact centre sector. However, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) provides small value annual grants to supported child contact centres run by the voluntary sector, where such centres seek financial assistance. This funding not only helps such centres to remain viable but may be used to develop the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: Latest figures indicate that since Personal Independent Payment was introduced, more than 3.1 million decisions have been made, and of these 4% have been overturned. In order to respond to a general increase in appeal receipts, HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has been working with the Tribunal’s judiciary both to appoint additional judges and panel members, and to take...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Companies: Ownership (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The Crown Dependencies are not part of the UK. They are self-governing Dependencies of the Crown with their own legislative assemblies, administrative, fiscal and legal systems and courts of law. The Ministry of Justice manages the constitutional relationship between the UK and the Crown Dependencies. Ministers and officials routinely discuss a range of matters relevant to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: Latest figures indicate that since PIP was introduced, more than 3.1 million decisions have been made, and of these 4% have been overturned. For ESA 4% have been overturned at tribunals. The information requested is set out in the table below: England1 Financial Years April- March Personal Independence Payment (PIP)2 Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)3 Universal Credit4 ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given to PQ 160749 on the 9th July.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Sunderland (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: I wrote to the Hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South on 10 July 2018 providing an update on the outcome of the deliberations of the Property Board.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (16 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The legal aid scheme is monitored by the number of cases funded, as opposed to the number of people who have been in receipt of that funding. This is because one individual may receive legal aid on multiple occasions. A secured statutory charge exists in favour of the Legal Aid Agency in 24,880 cases as at 31st March 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Werrington Young Offender Institution: Education (13 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: Ofsted are statutorily responsible for assessing the effectiveness of education provision in prisons, and their latest assessment of these prisons can be found in the most recently published HM Inspectorate of Prisons reports as follows: Werrington: https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/wp-conten t/uploads/sites/4/2018/06/Werrington-Web-2018-1.pdf Deerbolt:...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Member for Walthamstow has campaigned hard on a number of issues, including this one. I am grateful to her for her interesting and thoughtful speech and for giving us the opportunity to discuss these issues. Upskirting is a terrible crime and an horrific invasion of privacy for those affected, and it is right that offenders are appropriately punished. Creating a specific upskirting...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady raises an interesting and broad issue. It is a conversation that we need to have and that it is good to have, but the question before us today is the legislation and the appropriateness of the measures we are putting forward in this Bill, which is about upskirting. It is a narrow issue. I recognise her frustration and desire to raise the issues she cares about in a broad sense...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: That is a good point to make, as my hon. Friend’s points generally are. When we legislate, it is important that we do so with care. We should legislate when we have done a proper review of the issues we are legislating on and bring in appropriate measures within the confines of the Bill under discussion.

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady says she is a Back-Bench MP and so does not have the power or ability to change laws, but let us remember how this legislation came before the House. It was a private Member’s Bill brought forward by a Back-Bench MP. The Government have supported the Bill because it is the right Bill to take forward. It identifies a gap in the law, and we are bringing it forward. I would...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: Just to clarify, the guidance I was talking about is the guidance in relation to upskirting—that is what is being updated. The Government always keep matters under review. We keep criminal law under review. I am sure that the Home Office, where matters affect it, also keeps issues under review. While I recognise the intent behind the amendments, I ask the hon. Lady not to press them.

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: I reiterate that the Government are introducing this Bill to protect victims. That is absolutely why we have sought to introduce this legislation swiftly. The amendment seeks to create an additional offence of disclosing the upskirt image, where such an image is caught by the Bill. It would create two defences to this offence, which are the same as those created by the other amendments tabled...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady makes a good point. DCMS is looking at this issue. Its report will come forward in due course and then we will need to consider it—both its scope and whether there is anything else that needs to be considered. Sharing images is a wide issue and the Government are very aware that they need to consider new technologies, how they are affecting women and children, the issue...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: It is an honour and a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Buck. I am grateful to the hon. Lady for providing an opportunity to discuss this important issue, and I appreciate the impact that this activity can have on the individuals affected. I am also grateful to my right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke; I know she spent much time considering the Bill, including giving up...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Voyeurism: additional offences (12 Jul 2018)

Lucy Frazer: I was going to come on to those issues. Does the hon. Lady mind if I deal with them in a moment? I will deal with how motivation will be proven in a moment, but I will just finish the point about the breadth of the provisions. A number of criticisms have been made; I have mentioned the one about journalists, but there are others. It has been said that the Bill will not catch those who carry...


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