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Written Answers — House of Lords: Equality (30 Oct 2007)

Lord Low of Dalston: ...'s Government: In what cases in the past five years the Secretary of State for Justice, or the Home Secretary before the creation of the Ministry of Justice, has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit alleging discrimination in any of Her Majesty's Prisons on the grounds of (a) race, (b) sex, and (c) disability; and what were the outcomes of those cases.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Defamation ( 1 Jun 2022)

Tom Pursglove: The Government published a consultation paper (and call for evidence) in March 2022 setting out options for reform in defamation law and other areas of litigation subject to Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) which are designed to inhibit public interest activities. We are determined to address the challenges this aggressive litigation presents. We are currently...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Leasehold: Solicitors (27 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The legal profession is independent of government. Solicitors have a duty under their Code of Conduct to act in the best interests of each client, protect client money and assets, and not allow their independence to be compromised. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is aware that concerns have been raised in the media that solicitors are being recommended to buyers by property developers,...

Written Answers — Defence: Sonar 2087 ( 5 Dec 2002)

Dr Lewis Moonie: ...Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted in 2000 was the first EIA of Sonar 2087. It was carried out as part of the Assessment Phase of that project. It took account of legal advice provided by a lawyer who is an internationally recognised authority on the Law of the Sea. We also commissioned an independent review of the EIA, the legal aspects of which were conducted by a second distinguished...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Use of Private Sector Lawyers ( 8 Feb 2000)

Lord Williams of Mostyn: ...only to Northern Ireland are drafted by the Office of the Legislative Counsel in Belfast by arrangement with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. Since May 1997, a total of four private sector lawyers have been employed at various times to assist with the drafting of legislation being prepared by the OPC or by the Inland Revenue Rewrite project. All four had acquired the necessary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fire Safety (16 Mar 2011)

Baroness Hanham: Fire protection standards for new buildings in England and Wales are set out in building regulations which are the responsibility of my department. There are separate provisions in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Fire safety standards for ships, on the UK Ship Register, are the responsibility of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency which is sponsored by the Department for Transport. Design and...

Written Answers — Defence: HMS Sheffield: Board of Inquiry (25 Jan 2007)

Mike Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the evidential basis was for the conclusions of the HMS Sheffield Board of Inquiry that (a) (Annex A-1 para 10) neither Sea Dart nor 4.5 inch Mk 8 engaged the missile or the firing aircraft, 4.5 inch alarm procedure was not used and (b) (para 11) Weapons were neither manned nor loaded; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Justice: Departments: Press (10 Sep 2007)

Michael Wills: ...Review Estates Gazette European Human Rights Law Review European Intellectual Property Review European Law Review Eurosource Evening Standard Family Law Journal Financial Times Fire Fire Safety Engineering Firefighter Freedom of Information Journal German Times Government Opportunities Green's Employment Law Bulletin Guardian Health Service Journal House Magazine House...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Solicitors: Sanctions (10 Jun 2022)

James Cartlidge: the Legal Services Act 2007, the legal profession in England and Wales operates independently of the government. Regulation of legal services is independent of the professions and government. Lawyers are required to follow strict procedures when transacting with sanctioned individuals. Those individuals are required to obtain a licence from the Office of Financial Sanctions...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Depleted Uranium (27 Feb 2001)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: The DU firing test programme in the United Kingdom is subject to regulation under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993, which the Ministry of Defence follows voluntarily, and the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, which is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive. The Environment Agency in England and and Wales and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency in Scotland also are...

Written Answers — Defence: HMS Boxer and HMS Brave ( 8 Jul 2002)

Adam Ingram: ...process, significant quantities of material have been returned to Ministry of Defence stores to assist with fulfilling fleet shortage requirements. The platforms are designated for CINCFLEET High Seas Firing (i.e. Hulk Targets) in 2003–05.

Written Answers — Home Department: Miscarriages of Justice (19 Oct 2006)

Gerry Sutcliffe: ...of justice which operated until 19 April 2006, is for the independent assessor. The current assessor is Lord Brennan, QC, who is experienced in the assessment of such claims. Home Office lawyers, the Treasury Solicitor and, as necessary, independent counsel advise Home Office Ministers about alternative dispute resolution.

Written Answers — Defence: Aircraft Carriers (21 Jul 2010)

Nick Harvey: holding answer 19 July 2010 Royal Navy aircraft carriers operate as a sea base to embark a wide range of military capabilities, including fast jet aircraft, helicopters, ground troops and special forces elements. When land bases are unavailable or when host nation support has been denied, Royal Navy carriers make a significant contribution to multi-national sea-based forces by providing a...

Written Answers — Advocate-General: Departmental Costs (25 Jan 2002)

Dr Lynda Clark: ...was £883,326; and in 2000–01 it was £1,265,215. Approximately half of the costs of the office relates to work on litigation and advisory work including the preparation of Bills carried out by lawyers from the Office of the Solicitor to the Advocate-General on behalf of Government Departments other than the Advocate- General.

Written Answers — Transport: Shipping Industry (15 Oct 2002)

Mr David Jamieson: The Secretary of State met NUMAST to discuss cover by fire services at sea, social conditions on UK registered ships, and seafarer training. Earlier this year, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State met NUMAST to discuss social conditions on UK registered ships. The Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has also met NUMAST to discuss issues arising from the Report of the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Orders and Regulations (26 Sep 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the quality of all legislation emanating from the Department seriously and endeavour to keep to a minimum the need for correcting instruments. We have a system in place for appropriate 2nd and 3rd lawyer checks by senior lawyers; we provide regular legal awareness training and guidance for policy officials in making statutory instruments and actively engage with interested persons or...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Ministry of Justice: Monitoring (19 Oct 2022)

Michael Tomlinson: ...", and both are underpinned by Framework Agreements published on Oversight of the GLD is underpinned by a Framework Agreement, and by a protocol in the case of HMCPSI. The Treasury Solicitor is the Permanent Secretary of the GLD and the GLD's own guidance in respect of undertakings is to "avoid giving undertakings unless strictly necessary", and that if it is absolutely necessary...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Lawyers ( 9 Oct 2006)

Derek Twigg: holding answer 13 September 2006 The work of civilian lawyers employed in the Ministry of Defence is to provide legal support and services to the Department across the range of its activities and business. The particular requirements of the Department for legal advice are necessarily dependent on the circumstances prevailing at any one time. The summary description of the current work of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Fraud ( 7 Jan 2019)

Clive Betts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) reports of suspicious (i) e-mails, (ii) text messages and (iii) phone calls asking for personal information or threatening a lawsuit were received by HMRC, (b) individuals believed to have been responsible for those communications were (i) identified, (ii) charged and (iii) convicted, (c) HMRC staff were deployed to investigate phishing...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Economic Crime: Civil Proceedings (21 Mar 2022)

Lord Callanan: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister is giving Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (‘SLAPPs’) and libel reform in UK courts urgent consideration in light of reports that Russia and its allies may be funding litigation against free speech in the UK. Urgent consideration is being given what action can be taken across government to prevent acts by domestic or hostile...

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