Results 1–20 of 604 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lucy Frazer

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Succession: Dispute Resolution (14 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The department supports the use of ADR in all appropriate cases and will be carefully considering the report of the Civil Justice Council on the greater use of ADR in the civil justice system in general when it is published later this year. The Ministry of Justice has no plans to carry out an assessment of the merits of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) procedures, such as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Civil Proceedings: Low Incomes (13 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The Government has a responsibility to ensure access to justice. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Our fee remission scheme, Help with Fees, is a crucial element of our fees strategy. We are considering whether the scheme needs to be adapted following the Unison judgment. We are exploring how to ensure access to justice whilst protecting the Department’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Brexit (13 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: HM Treasury has already allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (13 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The number of people prosecuted and convicted for offences under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and offences under the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 for each police authority area in 2017 can be found in the tables. Table fpr PQ 172463-64 (Excel SpreadSheet, 10.93 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Knives: Children (13 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The number of defendants prosecuted for selling a bladed article to a person under 18 years of age in the last five years can be found in the Criminal Justice Statistics Outcomes by Offence tool in the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/707811/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017.xlsx Select offence: ‘195 Criminal Justice Act 1988...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection: Regulation (13 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The Government intends to launch a call for evidence in the Autumn, to evaluate the enforcement agent reforms introduced by the Tribunals, Court and Enforcement Act 2007. Evidence received from the call for evidence will be used to inform our assessment of the current regulation of the industry, and options for further reform.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (13 Sep 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: Law Centres (12 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The ability of individuals to resolve their legal problems is vital to a just society. We are committed to ensuring that legal aid and legal support are available to those who need it most. The Government recognises the work that Law Centres do in the local community, and supports Law Centres through both grant funding and through legal aid contracts. We will continue to engage with Law...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Private Prosecutions (12 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The information could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Data held centrally by the Ministry of Justice does not identify whether a prosecution is private.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates (12 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: In England and Wales, as workloads have reduced and efficiencies have been delivered, the number of magistrates has reduced from 25,155 on 1 April 2012 to 15,003 on 1 April 2018. The corresponding figures for Northumbria are, 901 on 1 April 2012 to 421 on 1 April 2018. Information on the number of magistrates from 2015 to date can be found at:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates: Training (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The training of magistrates is subject to the approval and supervision of the judiciary through the Judicial College. The Judicial College identifies the compulsory and essential minimum requirements for annual training plans, as well as any new or additional training needs. HM Courts and Tribunals Service (“HMCTS”) fund this training. It has been possible to reduce the cost of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Civil Proceedings (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The information is not held centrally as case information is not recorded by the categories in question.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Harassment: Court Orders (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The information on civil restraining orders requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The information requested on civil restraining orders granted for both England and Wales can be found at -https://www.gov.uk/guidance/civil-restraint-orders--2

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Security Guards (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: Security personnel are not employed to assist with the administrative processing of tribunal cases; this is undertaken by dedicated administrative staff. Contracted security personnel are, however, deployed to ensure the security and safety of all persons who work in and attend tribunal premises, and undertake specific duties including searching the public on entry and responding to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) collects data on the number of statement requests recorded as having been with a Judge for over 28 days; the average age of those statements; the age of the oldest one; and the percentage of statements requested in relation to the number of cases cleared. HMCTS has received correspondence from the Department for Work and Pensions, and from Members...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Arrest Warrants (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The information requested can be only be partially provided. Existing case management systems do not capture this level of detail and manual systems which record this information were only introduced in December 2016. Financial Arrest and Breach Warrants allocated to CEOs Year Warrant Type 16/17 [1] 17/18 18/19[2] Bail 651 1043 487 No Bail 21165 43514...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Arrest Warrants (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The information requested can be only be partially provided. Existing case management systems do not capture this level of detail and manual systems which capture this specific information were only introduced in April 2015. Arrest Warrants Allocated to Approved Enforcement Agents Financial Year Warrant Type 15/16[1] 16/17 17/18 18/19[2] Bail 9067 17456...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Arrest Warrants (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The information requested can be only be partially provided. Existing case management systems do not capture this level of detail and manual systems which record this specific information were only introduced in April 2015. Additionally, data can only be provided for existing providers, these are; Marston, Collectica, Swift and Excel. Arrest Warrants allocated to Marston Financial...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Arrest Warrants (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: The Ministry of Justice has recently conducted a procurement competition relating to the provision of HMCTS Approved Enforcement Agency services, including bail, no bail and arrest warrants. The conduct and outcome of that process is currently subject to legal proceedings. As a result, the Ministry of Justice has not yet entered into any new contract(s) for AEA services with bidders....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Churches: Repairs and Maintenance (11 Sep 2018)

Lucy Frazer: Under its Thirteenth Programme, the Law Commission is to consider the legal status of chancel repair liability in England and Wales where that liability is not evident from the land register. The Law Commission is not considering the wider question of whether chancel repair liability should be abolished and the Government has no plans to make a further assessment of the need for reform of...


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