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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Charities (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The information requested is shown in the two tables at Annex A. Figures are based on provider offices, with the location of each office used for the regional breakdown. The list of not-for-profit organisations are those as at June 2017. Work carried out via the Civil Legal Advice telephone service is not included. Figures for 2011/12 onwards are published at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: Last year we spent £1.6bn on legal aid, just under a quarter of the Ministry of Justice’s budget. Maintaining access to justice remains absolutely vital and continues to be at the heart of our reforms. On 30 October, the Lord Chancellor announced the post-implementation review of the legal aid changes made by, and following, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence: Convictions (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: In 2016, there were 32 summary convictions for the offence of controlling and coercive behaviour under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015. Of these 32, seven were committed to the Crown Court for sentence. Of the remaining 25 which were sentenced in the magistrates’ court; four were given an immediate custodial sentence and three of these cases received the maximum term available...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence: Convictions (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: In 2016, there were 27 convictions on indictment for the offence of controlling and coercive behaviour under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015. The Crown Court handed down 24 sentences of immediate custody. None of these were for the 5-year maximum. There were no cases where a fine was imposed. These are cases where the coercive and controlling offence was the principal offence. Where...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment: Discrimination (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The tables below show the number of Employment Tribunal claims disposed of at hearing, by outcome, for each financial year from April 2012 to March 2017, where the main jurisdiction was a discrimination complaint1. Financial Year April 2012 - March 2013 Main Jurisdiction Complaint Successful at hearing Unsuccessful at hearing 2 Age discrimination 16 112 Disability...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Orders (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: Under section 152 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, a court is required, before considering imposing a custodial sentence, to be satisfied that the offence is so serious that only a custodial sentence can be justified. In 2016 the independent Sentencing Council issued a guideline on the imposition of community and custodial sentences, to clarify the appropriate circumstances for imposing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Orders (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: Changes in the mix of offences coming to court and the fall in number of defendants appearing before court are key factors in overall decreased numbers of community sentences. As a proportion of prosecutions, the change in community sentences for theft and drug offences since 2011 is similar to the overall change across all offence groups. We have not made any assessment of reasons behind...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: At the same time as our announcement to abandon an 8.75% fee cut for litigators, we outlined our targeted plans to address a substantial rise in costs under the Litigators’ Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) spent on pages of prosecution evidence (PPE). The element of the fee which is determined by the number of PPE is less of a factor in the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) than...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Supreme Court (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: There are no plans to make changes to the operation or the administration of the Supreme Court as a result of the UK leaving the EU. We are engaging with both the Supreme Court and the judiciary to ensure that our courts are prepared for any effects of leaving the EU.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs (20 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: A variety of products have been available for some time to assist different types of litigant with the costs of claims, including court fees, such as after the event insurance. Third party litigation funding is typically used as a form of funding in very high value commercial litigation. Support for paying court fees is available for people bringing courts and tribunals proceedings through...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Telephone Services (17 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: Figures are provided for the full financial years of 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 with data given for each of the Civil Legal Advice Mandatory Gateway categories of Debt, Discrimination and Education. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) does not hold data on the number of calls received per category but does record the number of cases per category; a case can have more than one call. This...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: County Courts: Judgements (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Civil Procedure Rules require claimants to take reasonable steps to ascertain the defendant’s correct details, including their current address. Claimants must sign a statement of truth confirming that the details in their claim are true. Proceedings may be brought against anyone who makes a false statement in a document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences: Scotland (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: Sentencing law in Scotland is different from that in England and Wales, and is devolved to the Scottish Government. In England and Wales, unlike in Scotland, we already have a requirement in law that custody should be reserved for the most serious offences. Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, a court is required, before considering imposing any kind of custodial sentence, to be satisfied...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Universal Credit (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Assisted Prison Visits Scheme (APVS) provides financial assistance to prisoners’ close relatives, partners or sole visitors who meet qualifying rules on income. Those in receipt of Universal Credit are eligible for the scheme if their income does not exceed £1,250 a month, and those in receipt of Working Tax and Child Tax Credits are eligible if their annual household income...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Brexit (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The UK's departure from the European Union impacts upon most areas of departmental business. Whilst staff within the Department’s Global Britain Directorate lead on providing advice to Ministers on EU Exit and exit-related issues, a number of staff across the department also provide advice and analysis on EU Exit issues as required. Given the interactions between EU exit work and the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Representation (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Department publishes County Court, Family Court and Crown Court figures on defendants or parties with no (or unknown) representation. This data does not represent the number of litigants in person, however, because a party may be without representation for only part of a case or may be entitled to legal help but not full representation. Information on unrepresented defendants in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Older People (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The number of custodial sentences issued to offenders aged 60 or over, by requested breakdown of sentence length, in England and Wales, in 2016 (latest available), are in the table below: Custodial sentences issued to offenders aged 60 or over, England and Wales, 2016(1)(2) Sentence length Age 60 to 69 70 to 79 80 to 89 90 + Up to and including six months 531 74 6 - Over...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: We are carefully considering all responses to the consultation, and will publish our response in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Debt Collection (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: HM Courts and Tribunals Service are in the process of re-procuring existing services provided by Approved Enforcement Agencies (AEA) for the execution of criminal enforcement warrants. That procurement process is also exploring the potential to further extend the volume of arrest warrants executed by AEA. As part of the re-tendering process a decision was made to explore the possibility of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Companies: Criminal Liability (16 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Secretary of State for Justice has had no discussions with the Law Commission on reviewing the UK’s corporate liability regime.


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