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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Police Cautions (20 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The data on the number of offenders with 15 or more previous cautions or convictions is available on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: English law has had a huge impact, spreading the rule of law around the world. It is the law of choice in over a quarter of jurisdictions. We will be championing our £25 billion legal services industry as a key part of post-Brexit global Britain. We are not aware of any reports that include aggregate data on the contribution that international, including EU, firms make to the UK...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Wales (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The Government has ensured that legal aid for housing advice remains available for all cases in Wales which are in scope and where both the means and merits criteria are met. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) takes active steps to ensure adequate provision of housing advice around Wales, reviewing capacity and accessibility quarterly. At present all procurement areas within Wales have provision, but...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: We will begin reviewing the changes made by LASPO by submitting a post-legislative memorandum of LASPO as a whole to the Justice Select Committee in the coming months. This will provide an initial assessment of the extent to which LASPO met its objectives. We will then begin work on a more substantive review of the reforms of Part 1 and Part 2 LASPO. We are committed to completing this review...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Immigration: Appeals (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The Secretary of State for Justice has visited HM Courts & Tribunal Service operational venues in Central London, Norwich, Maidstone and Bristol. She plans to continue her programme of visits over the coming months.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences against Children (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The Government is committed to commencing section 67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 and will do so as soon as possible.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Law Reporting: Welsh Language (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The detailed service specifications developed by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) for the future provision of court transcription services include a requirement to comply with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Welsh Language Scheme. As part of the tender evaluation process all bidders were required to demonstrate their understanding of the Welsh Language Act and their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: Leading insurers have already publicly committed to pass on savings to consumers through lower premiums. Motor insurance is intensely competitive on price and insurance companies will have little choice but to pass on savings, or risk being priced out of the market. The government will, however, monitor the industry’s reaction to the reforms and will consider further action if required.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Law Reporting: Contracts (15 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: Any proposal to send offshore transcription services under the Framework Agreement for the provision of Court Reporting and Transcription Services must comply with government guidance on the management of any additional security risks associated with the storage, processing or transmission of information offshore and takes account of current European Union requirements to confirm the adequacy...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Children: Custody (14 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The family court already has powers to deal with vexatious applications in respect of children. It is unacceptable that some people use the court process to continue harassment of their ex-partners. When disposing of proceedings under the Children Act 1989 about a child’s upbringing, and whether or not the court makes any order about the child, the court may make an order under...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Systems: Islam (10 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: Community organisations may apply to various Government Departments for a range of grants for particular purposes. Information on whether Sharia councils received such grants over this period could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Immigration: Appeals (9 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: From 1 January 2015 to 30 September 2016 the number and proportion of appeals listed and disposed of taking more than 12 months was 24,319 (20%) in the First-tier Tribunal and 714 (5%) in the Upper Tribunal. HM Courts and Tribunals Service does everything it can to avoid unnecessary delay in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber and has provided an additional 4,950 tribunal sitting days for this...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Systems: Islam (9 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The information requested can be found on the Parliament website in a letter from Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen dated 12 December 2016 and deposited in the House of Lords Library, regarding the Policing and Crime Bill committee stage debate and Sharia councils (reference DEP2016-0912).

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates' Courts: ICT (8 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The Department spent approximately £145,000 developing and testing electronic file covers for magistrates’ courts. This figure includes both supplier and staff costs. These costs were incurred over the period May 2014 to September 2015.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rendition (8 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: We do not hold such information centrally, but the department has no knowledge of any such claim or payment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Brexit (8 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: On 2 February the Government published a White Paper setting out its objectives and plans for the new partnership we want to build with the EU. Following their publication, my Department will place in the Library any public consultations or White Papers it publishes relevant to the United Kingdom’s preparation for a successful exit from the European Union.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Immigration: Appeals (7 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The information requested in not held centrally.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (7 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The government takes animal welfare very seriously and continues to keep the maximum penalties under review.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences against Children (7 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The Government is committed to commencing section 67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 and will do so as soon as possible.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Immigration: Judges (7 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: The number of Immigration and Asylum Chamber judges in post, on 1 April, 2012-2016 are shown in the table below. HMCTS does not collect data on a full-time equivalent basis. Year First-tier Tribunal Upper Tribunal 2016 242 fee-paid 77 salaried 35 fee-paid 42 salaried 2015 286 fee-paid 91 salaried 24 fee-paid 42 salaried 2014 315 fee-paid 111 salaried 30 fee-paid 41 salaried ...


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