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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence: Court Orders (20 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The maximum penalty for breach of a restraining order is 5 years in prison. There are no current plans to increase this though we are determined to do more to tackle Domestic Abuse more broadly as set out in the Queen’s Speech.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Prosecutions (20 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The average length of time by stage for rape offences completed in each Crown Court in England and Wales 2011-2016 is shown in the attached table. Timeliness data for 2009-10 are not available. Table 1 - Mean number of days taken from offence to completion for rape cases completed in the Crown Court in England and Wales by Crown Court, 2011-2016. Table 1 (Excel SpreadSheet, 93 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Small Claims: Personal Injury (20 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: On 23 February 2017 the Government published details of reforms relating to road traffic accident-related personal injury claims in its response to the ‘Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (‘whiplash’) Claims Process consultation - https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/reform ing-soft-tissue-injury-claims/, which sets out reforms to increase the small claims...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Elections: ICT (20 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: There are no immediate plans to do so. The process for serving election Writs is set out in the Representation of the People Act 1983. However, the Government continues to work with the Law Commissions, as well as other stakeholders such as the Electoral Commission, to streamline the electoral process.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Independence Payment: North Wales (20 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The average waiting time for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeal date in North Wales is not 34 weeks. That is the average clearance time for such appeals in the latest period for which data are available (April to June 2017). The average clearance time is the time taken from appeal receipt to final outcome and may include cases which have more than one hearing. PIP appeals are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation: Sexual Offences (20 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) does not hold information about how many victims of sexual abuse have been refused compensation since 1996 because they had a criminal conviction related to the coercion aspect of the grooming process. It has only been mandatory for applicants to provide an indication of the type of incident for which they are claiming compensation since 1...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Fringe Benefits (20 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Within the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and its non-departmental public bodies: a) 1,536 staff are in receipt of Excess Fares Allowance; b) 51 staff are in receipt of High Mileage Allowance; and c) There are currently 0 staff in receipt of subsidised healthcare benefits. The MoJ, including HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) pay an Excess Fares Allowance in respect of home to work travel...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Swindon (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Improvement works are planned at both Swindon Magistrates’ Court and Swindon Combined Court. The works will improve how services are currently delivered to court users in the Swindon area, and will also enable the receipt of additional workloads following the planned closure of Chippenham Law Courts. We expect this work to be completed by summer 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: I am currently considering the planned post-implementation review of recent legal aid reforms. I will make an announcement in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: I am currently considering the planned post-implementation review of recent legal aid reforms. I will make an announcement in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Recordings (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Court Act of 2003 Part 4 (54) provides the court security officer acting in the execution of his duty with the power to ask a person to surrender an article that may be evidence or in relation to an offence. It is an offence to take a photograph or recording in court and therefore the person will be asked to surrender the device by the court security officer. If this takes place within a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Recordings (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The Court Act of 2003, Part 4 (52) provides the court security officer acting in the execution of his duty with the powers to search any person who is in a court building, and any article in their possession. If a person is thought to have used a device to take a photograph or recording in court, and they refuse to surrender that device, the court security officer may search that person. If...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bail (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Reliable information on the proportion of foreign and British national defendants of each sex and ethnic group who were refused bail or sentenced to immediate custody could only be provided at disproportionate cost because court proceedings data does not include information on nationality.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Chichester (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) Officials are assessing options for the provision of suitable alternative court provision for Chichester and a decision on the options will be made in due course. Chichester Combined Court remains open and will not close until this provision is in place.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Trials (14 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Trials (13 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Data on the proportion of trials for alleged rape offences that did not go ahead on the scheduled day in the Crown Court can be found in the attached table: Table 1 - Effectiveness of Crown Court trials for rape offences in England and Wales, by Crown Court, 2009 - 2016. This shows the proportion of alleged rape trials that were effective (where the trial commences on the day it is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judges: Training (12 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 the responsibility for judicial training rests with the Lord Chief Justice and is exercised through the Judicial College. Since 2002, all judges who hear cases involving serious sexual offences have to be first authorised and are required to attend the specialist training provided by the Judicial College before hearing such cases. Listing, which is a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges (12 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The information requested is not held.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences (12 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: Sentencing is a matter for our independent judiciary, who decide whether a custodial sentence is justified and for how long, based on the law, sentencing guidelines and the circumstances of the case. In order to improve the rehabilitation of those serving short custodial sentences, the Offender Rehabilitation Act (2014) introduced supervision on release for offenders serving under 12 months...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Domestic Violence (12 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: As part of Special Measures introduced under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 vulnerable and intimidated witnesses can give their evidence and be cross examined by video link remote from the court room or from another location away from the court building. Victims of domestic abuse have access to special measures if they are fearful or distressed. In such cases, they would...


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