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Edward Argar

Conservative MP for Charnwood (8 May 2015 – current)

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Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) (9 Sep 2019)

...(From The Public Whip)Aye Diane Abbott Debbie Abrahams Rushanara Ali Heidi Allen Rosena Allin-Khan Mike Amesbury Tonia Antoniazzi Jon Ashworth Adrian Bailey Hannah Bardell Kevin Barron Guto Bebb Margaret Beckett Hilary Benn Luciana Berger Clive Betts Mhairi Black Ian Blackford Kirsty Blackman Roberta Blackman-Woods Paul Blomfield Nicholas Boles Tracy Brabin Ben Bradshaw Tom Brake Kevin...

Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2) (9 Sep 2019)

Division number 445 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams Bim Afolami Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan David Amess Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Ian Austin Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Henry Bellingham Paul Beresford Jake Berry Bob Blackman Crispin Blunt Peter Bone Peter Bottomley Andrew Bowie Ben Bradley Karen...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: Information about the outcomes of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at: Decisions on benefit, typically on a person’s entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment, can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including oral testimony, may be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: Waiting times for appeals against decisions made about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are published at: The average time for a decision to be made in the appeal stage of a PIP application for those transferring from disability living allowance in the period April 2018 to March 2019 (the latest period for which data are available)...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crimes of Violence: Sentencing (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: Currently, there is no sentencing guideline for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm (GBH). This offence is covered by common law and separate to the offences related to causing or inflicting GBH. It is for the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, which is independent of government, to develop sentencing guidelines and monitor their use. The Sentencing Council are in the process...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: ICT (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: HMCTS is committed to ensuring that Common Platform maintains and improves the level of access to justice across the criminal justice system. A key part of Reform design is engaging with users to understand their needs and develop a system that offers greater engagement opportunities for example by providing an additional route for users to engage through a digital process. The Ministry of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates Courts: ICT (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: The Digital Mark Up (DMU) system was piloted from 2016, and national roll-out was completed by March 2018. The total cost incurred to the end of 2018/19 was £13.5m. In addition, there are on-going support costs which in 2018/19 were £600k. We aim to have the common platform system fully operational during 2020/21 but, as with any program, timelines are continually reviewed.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Administration of Justice: Artificial Intelligence (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: We have noted the Law Society of England and Wales’ report with interest. We recognise the importance of ethics when designing AI systems for use in the criminal justice system. The Government is committed to the better use and management of data and algorithmic tools.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Translation Services (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them. As part of the new generation of language service contracts which began on 31 October 2016, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has appointed 'The Language Shop' (part of the London Borough of Newham) to provide independent quality...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Catering (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: The Department does not hold central records for expenditure on refreshments. However, the following restrictions apply to all staff with effect from August 2010: No lunches, tea or coffees can be ordered for any internal meeting (i.e. a meeting between MoJ staff). Water is freely available in our offices. For all external meetings (i.e. a meeting between MoJ staff and external...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Travel (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Computer Software (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: To release any information may assist in determining the effectiveness of a future cyber attack and could compromise measures to protect government systems. If those systems are attacked it could lead to the loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability of government information and/or personal data. Providing information which could lead to a crime being committed and/or the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sexual Offences (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: a) The decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged and prosecuted has, rightly, been the subject of public scrutiny and concern. It is essential that we grasp this issue, which is why the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of the Criminal Justice System’s (CJS) response to serious sexual violence...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Travel (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: In the 2018 calendar year, the ministers’ private offices spend on air and rail travel was: Air (standard/economy class) – £12,935.60 Air (business/first class) – £4005.60 Rail (standard class) – £16,730.70 Rail (first class) – None Total - £33,671.90

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Prosecutions (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: We recognise that the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences being charged and prosecuted in England and Wales is a cause for concern and we are determined to do everything we can to ensure these appalling crimes are tackled effectively. As a result of concerning outcomes for complainants, the National Criminal Justice Board has commissioned a Review into the criminal...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: The Ministry of Justice is to undertake an overarching evaluation of the Reform programme to understand the effect of reform on access to justice. This will include surveys of court users across criminal, civil, family, and tribunal jurisdictions. An interim report is expected in Summer 2021. Information on the overarching evaluation was published in the Ministry of Justice response to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prosecutions: West Midlands (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: The number of outstanding cases in the crown court in the West Midlands Local Criminal Justice Area, has reduced over the last 5 years by almost 50%. The published data for the West Midlands shows the number of outstanding crown court cases from end of March 2015 to end of March 2019 Period Number of outstanding cases March 2015 2504 March 2016 2153 March 2017 1777 March 2018...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Fixed Penalties (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: Penalty Notices for Disorder are one type of Out of Court Disposal, which allow police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending without recourse to the courts. The responsibility lies with Police forces regarding the retention of data. These records must be regularly reviewed to ensure that they remain necessary for a policing purpose, and are adequate and up to date....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates' Courts: Tees Valley (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: The department is working closely with HMCTS, meeting regularly to consider the impacts on courts and tribunals of leaving the EU without a deal. HMCTS is putting in place contingencies, including ensuring that resources and training are in the right place and working with courts on an individual level where appropriate.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Contracts (9 Sep 2019)

Edward Argar: The department does not hold a central record of financial remedies; however, each instance is recorded with/within individual contract records. The MoJ holds providers rigorously to account for their performance and takes action wherever they are falling short. Our contract management teams closely monitor and robustly manage providers to make sure they fulfil their contractual commitments...

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