Results 701–720 of 980 for speaker:Lord Wolfson of Tredegar

Libel and Defamation Cases: Cost to Public Funds - Question (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I agree with the noble Lord that the law is well balanced. We think that the Defamation Act 2013 is working well. I thought I heard the noble Lord say that Section 9 applies where a claimant is domiciled outside the UK, but I think that it is actually where the defendant is so domiciled. With that small correction, I agree with the noble Lord.

Libel and Defamation Cases: Cost to Public Funds - Question (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, as I have said, the 2013 Act is regarded as working well and there are no current plans to reform or revise it. However, we will always consider a review if significant problems are demonstrated. Indeed, the 2013 Act itself was a response to such concerns and problems. Obviously, it is inevitable that libel cases will still be brought, but we consider that the Act gives the courts a...

Libel and Defamation Cases: Cost to Public Funds - Question (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, the response from the Foreign Office was absolutely right. Legislation imposes proportionate sanctions where warranted, but restricting access to justice is something else. When it comes to payment of costs awarded against such people, I can say to the noble Lord from experience that there are ways in which such costs can be ordered and paid, but one has to be very careful in such...

Libel and Defamation Cases: Cost to Public Funds - Question (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, the short answer is yes. I would disagree with noble Lord in only one respect; that is, when he calls it alternative dispute resolution. We should not see these forms of dispute resolution as being alternative in the sense of being somewhat outré or unusual. They should be absolutely at the forefront of our civil justice system, and indeed, we are making changes throughout our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Terrorism: Prison Sentences (11 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: As reported in the latest statistics released on gov.uk, there were 184 persons serving custodial sentences for terrorist offences in Great Britain (as of 31 December 2020). A further 25 were being held on remand, ahead of trial or sentencing. Those in custody are assessed according to their individual risk and rehabilitation needs and are held in various prisons across the estate. We do not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Rehabilitation (10 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: National data on all prisoner enrolments (starts) and completions of prison delivered accredited offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) is collected and published annually. The latest available data goes up to and includes March 2019. Data up to and including March 2020 is due to be published shortly by the Ministry of Justice. This data will include some individuals who may have attended more...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Homicide: Sentencing (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The average length of the minimum term (sometimes known as a ‘tariff’) for life sentences for murder convictions since 2000 is as follows: Year of Sentence Average minimum term (years) 2000 13 2001 13 2002 13 2003 13 2004 14 2005 15 2006 17 2007 15 2008 17 2009 17 2010 19 2011 18 2012 20 2013 20 2014 20 2015 20 2016 20 2017 20 ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Coronavirus (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The safety of our staff and those under our supervision remains a top priority, and testing is an important element of our overall set of measures to limit the importation of infection into and between prisons. We have therefore been working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS, and health authority colleagues in England and Wales since last summer on providing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offender Assessment System: Life Imprisonment (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The (1) total number and (2) proportion of life sentence prisoners currently in custody, who have an up to date Offender Assessment System (OASys) assessment, is shown in the following table: Number of life sentence prisoners currently in Custody Number with an OASys record able to be matched Number of those identified within OASys with an up to date assessment Percentage of those...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Defamation: Northern Ireland (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The civil law of defamation is a devolved issue in Northern Ireland. As such, the development of, or any reform to, the law in this area is a matter for the Northern Ireland Executive and Northern Ireland Assembly to consider. I note that the Northern Ireland Minister for Finance, Conor Murphy MLA, updated the Assembly late last year and that work is underway in his department to review...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Interpreters (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Ministry of Justice is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a suite of high- quality language service contracts, that meet the needs of all those that require them. The contracts have a clearly defined list of qualifications, skills, experience and vetting requirements interpreters must meet, which have been designed to meet the needs of the justice system. These are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill (HL) (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Government will bring forward legislation to establish the provisions of the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill when parliamentary time allows.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sexual Offences: Gender Recognition (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: In the courts proceedings database we use binary sex rather than gender, because the binary classification better reflects how individuals are generally reported or managed through the CJS. Sex refers to whether someone is male or female based on their physiology, with ‘gender’ representing a social construct or sense of self that takes a wider range of forms. For example, prisons are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Metals: Licensing (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Ministry of Justice holds data on prosecutions and convictions for offences relating to scrap metal dealers up to December 2020. Information on scrap metal dealers failing to hold a licence cannot be split by site or mobile collectors as this is not specified in legislation; prosecutions and convictions for failing to hold a licence can be found in the attached table, along with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Coronavirus (3 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The total number of staff in Public Sector and Youth Custody Prisons who have declared that they have received their first COVID-19 vaccination, as at midday 21 May 2021, was 10,612. The total number of staff in Public Sector and Youth Custody Prisons who have declared that they have received their second COVID-19 vaccination, as at midday 21 May 2021, was 2,508. For prisoners in England as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offenders: Mental Health Services (3 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: During the pandemic our priority has been to protect children in custody and the staff who support them. While the measures we have put in place have been successful in doing this, they have also necessarily, but regrettably, resulted in more limited regimes for young people, who now spend on average around five hours out of room each day in our under 18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs)....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Driving: Disqualification (3 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: HMCTS records case management information about circumstances where there are grounds for mitigating the normal consequences of a driving conviction, but does not categorise specific data under ‘exceptional hardship’. In the Crown and magistrates’ courts there were 83,581 cases with no disqualification due to mitigating circumstances for the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2020....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Television Licences: Non-payment (3 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Ministry of Justice holds data on prosecutions for TV licence evasion up to December 2020. Since the free TV licence was abolished in August 2020, there have been no prosecutions for defendants aged over 75 years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Restraint Techniques: Children (3 Jun 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: There are two settings in which a child aged 16 or under may be handcuffed: through interaction with the Police, or within a secure setting overseen by the Youth Custody Service. Owing to the way in which police use of force data is collected, data is recorded on the number of times a tactic was used, not the number of unique events or people involved in incidents. 36,279 police handcuffing...


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