We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Justice

written question – answered on .

Alert me about debates like this

  • Capita

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department currently spends on contracts with Capita; and how much was spent in each year since 2008.

  • Clothing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have made a claim for evening dress...

  • Community Orders

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged (a) 10 to 15, (b) 16 to 18 and (c) 18 to 21 years and sentenced to community orders were sentenced to (i) unpaid work for up to 300...

  • Conditions of Employment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2013, Official Report, column 93W, on conditions of employment, how many people in his Department were employed on zero...

  • Court of Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases coming before the Court of Protection were later subject to Judicial Review in each year since May 2005; (2) how many decisions of...

  • Court of Protection (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases were considered by the Court of Protection in each year since May 2005; (2) in how many cases the Court of Protection has made a...

  • Courts: Shropshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason changes to the low-level courts structure are being initiated in Shropshire in advance of his Department's review of the future shape of...

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Hardship Fund were rejected due to being received after the four...

  • Criminal Proceedings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average length of time was between a crime being committed and an offender being sentenced in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; (2) what...

  • Death

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions or reported offences there have been under the amended section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 offence of...

  • Domestic Violence (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what definition of the term domestic violence his Department uses for court operational purposes; and which relationships are covered by that term.

  • Driving Offences: Insurance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was raised from fines for driving whilst uninsured in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in each of the last...

  • Driving: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what redress is available to a person whose driving licence is revoked as a result of a court wrongly notifying the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency...

  • Driving: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date East London Magistrates Court notified the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency that the court had wrongly identified Mr Byrne of...

  • Driving: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason East London Magistrates Court did not write to Mr Byrne of Christchurch reinstating his driving licence as soon as it realised on 5 July...

  • Electronic Tagging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how his Department plans to monitor the effectiveness of GPS-style tagging of offenders by private companies; (2) what estimate his Department has...

  • Electronic Tagging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps his Department has taken to monitor the effectiveness in reducing re-offending of the electronic tagging of offenders currently...

  • Electronic Tagging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those who breached the conditions of their tagging and were due to be recalled to prison failed to be recalled in 2012.

  • Electronic Tagging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents there were of tags being incorrectly removed from offenders in 2012.

  • Electronic Tagging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents there were of tags being incorrectly fitted to the wrong person in 2012.

  • Electronic Tagging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will direct his Department to halt the process of contracting out probation services until the forensic audit by PwC and investigation by the...

  • Employment Tribunals Service

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what cost to the public purse has been incurred in the last financial year arising from employment tribunal cases involving claims for equal pay where an...

  • Equality

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for...

  • Family Courts: Rhyl

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on the closure of Rhyl family courts.

  • Family Courts: Rhyl

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to dispose of the Rhyl Family Court building.

  • Family Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he has put in place to promote the availability of new legal aid-funded family mediation since 1 April 2013; (2) what assessment he has...

  • Grant Thornton

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

  • Homicide

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) male and (b) female victims of homicide were acquainted with the principal suspect in their murder in each of the last five years.

  • Homicide: Bail

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been given court bail after being charged with (a) murder and (b) attempted murder in each of the last three years; (2) how...

  • Judicial Review

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to stop weak judicial review cases.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much legal aid has been spent on each of the top 10 per cent of the most costly criminal cases in the last three years.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government's proposed reforms to legal aid funding on provider choice in rural areas.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of public confidence in the legal aid system.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that solicitors working with children are adequately trained in communicating with children in his proposals for legal aid.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the optimum distance of travel to legal firms to enable people to be able to access legal aid.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he will take to ensure that children have access to appropriately qualified solicitors under his proposals for criminal legal aid.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the representation sent to him on 25 June 2013 by the campaign group Liberty, setting out its concerns about the proposals...

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish an age impact assessment of the proposals contained in his Department's consultation, Transforming Legal Aid.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish an equality impact assessment of the proposals contained in his Department's consultation, Transforming Legal Aid.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what meetings with legal aid consultees he has planned; and if he will make a statement on the response to the consultation.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will list all meetings he and Ministers have held as part of the legal aid consultation; and on what dates these meetings took place.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will list all submissions received in response to his recent consultation on legal aid changes and ensure that they are all published.

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if his Department will publish all responses to the recent legal aid consultation.

  • Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what impact assessment he has made of the financial effects of price competitive tendering on legal service provision in Wales.

  • Legal Profession: Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of time a member of the publicly-funded criminal bar waits for payment of invoiced funds; and what the longest length of time...

  • Life Imprisonment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the average length of time served by people sentenced to a life term in prison.

  • Magistrates' Courts: Salford

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how the theft of a network server from Salford magistrates' court in January 2012 took place; who stole the server; what the value of the server was; how...

  • Missing Persons (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what plans he has to review the law relating to presumption of death provisions; (2) what practical assistance is given to those whose loved ones...

  • MITIE Group

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spends on contracts with MITIE; and how much was spent on contracts with MITIE in each year since 2008.

  • Northcote House

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

  • Oakwood Prison

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints from (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff there have been about conditions at HM Prison Oakwood since it first opened.

  • Offenders: Rehabilitation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost will be of creating new posts in the Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service in relation to implementing the...

  • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to HM Courts and Tribunal Service of appeals against personal independence payments.

  • Prisoner Corruption Unit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which periods the Prisoner Corruption Unit has been without an overall manager since 2008.

  • Prisoner Corruption Unit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent officials worked in the prison corruption unit on 1 June (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

  • Prisoners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the extent to which prison governors can exercise discretion in awarding extra privileges to prisoners.

  • Prisoners' Release

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners wrongly released were still at large in each of the last three years; and what crimes they committed in each such year; (2) of...

  • Prisoners' Release

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been released on parole licence in each of the last three years.

  • Prisoners: EU Nationals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many nationals of other EU member states are held in UK prisons (a) in total and (b) by country of origin.

  • Prisoners: Older People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment his Department has made of the needs of older prisoners compared to younger inmates; (2) what assessment he has made of the number...

  • Prisoners: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 25 April 2013, Official Report, column 1314W, on prisoners: pay, how much was spent per head on prisoners' earnings in...

  • Prisoners: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the required level of performance and effort required by HM Prison Service is in any given activity in order to secure eligibility for the...

  • Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) cost per place and (b) cost per prisoner was in (i) publicly run and (ii) privately run prisons in (A) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12 and (C) 2012-13.

  • Prisoners: Personal Records

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoner records in each prison establishment in England and Wales have gone missing in each year since 2008.

  • Prisons

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what arrangements were made for the disposal of equipment, furniture and other assets belonging to HMP (a) Shepton Mallet, (b) Kingston, (c)...

  • Prisons: Boxing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what advice his Department issues on the provision of boxing in prisons and young offenders' institutions.

  • Prisons: Crimes of Violence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many assaults against prison staff in the (a) youth estate and (b) adult estate there were in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012.

  • Prisons: Drugs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of smuggling drugs and contraband into prisons were committed by (a) prison staff and (b) non-prison staff in 2012.

  • Prisons: Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the two most recent Ofsted inspection findings were on the standard of prison education, by prison.

  • Prisons: Food (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of food procured by prisons came from UK food producers in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Prisons: Private Sector

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was paid to private contractors for running each privately run prison in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and how much is budgeted to...

  • Prisons: Visits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff were employed to perform security checks on inmates and visitors entering prisons in each prison in England and Wales, in each year from...

  • Prisons: Wales

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who will be responsible for making the application for planning permission for the North Wales prison.

  • Probation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) in the event of probation outsourcing in England and Wales, whether he expects a reduction in staff in the probation service as a result of the...

  • Probation: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on how many members of the public have attended each meeting of the Essex Probation Board in each of the last 12...

  • Probation: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what directorate within his Department has policy responsibility for Essex probation trust; how many officials of each civil service grade are employed...

  • Probation: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps Essex Probation Trust (EPT) (a) have taken and (b) plans to take in each of the next two years to increase its cost-effectiveness; what...

  • Probation: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the response from Essex probation trust to each request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, where the...

  • Probation: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff employed by Essex probation trust were (a) suspended and (b) dismissed for misusing the Government procurement card in the last 12 months;...

  • Probation: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of Essex Probation Trust's government procurement card transaction data including (a) the date of transaction, (b)...

  • Probation: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent reports he has received of the morale of probation officers in the Essex probation trust area; and if he will make a statement.

  • Property

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) location and (b) value is of any property his Department owns in Scotland.

  • Reoffenders: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps Essex Probation Trust (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in each of the next two years to reduce reoffending in (i) Southend-on-Sea...

  • Reparation by Offenders

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether consent is required before sentenced criminals undertake restorative justice processes.

  • Rspca

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he made to the RSPCA after paragraph 96 of the Adult Court Bench Book was amended in 2010.

  • Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of any material his Department has distributed to schools in the last five years.

  • Serco

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department currently spends on contracts with Serco; and how much was spent in each year since 2008.

  • Shoplifting

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those sentenced for retail theft as of 21 May 2013 had more than (a) one, (b) two, (c) five and (d) 10 prior convictions.

  • Shoplifting

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many penalty notices were issued for retail theft of under £200 in each of the last five years; and how many notices were subsequently paid in full.

  • Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c) staff training in...

  • Translation Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much his Department saved through the contract for interpreters and translation services in (a) February 2012 and (b) May 2013; (2) what the...

  • Trials

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the annual costs to the court system of litigants in person.

  • Trials

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts were awaiting trial on 1 January (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013; (2)...

  • Young Offender Institutions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many governors (a) Feltham, (b) Ashfield, (c) Cookham Wood, (d) Downview, (e) Eastwood Park, (f) Hindley, (g) New Hall, (h) Parc, (i) Warren Hill,...

  • Young Offender Institutions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) staff and (b) young offenders there were in (i) Feltham, (ii) Ashfield, (iii) Cookham Wood, (iv) Downview, (v) Eastwood Park, (vi) Hindley,...

  • Young Offender Institutions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) education and (b) work places were available to young people in (i) Feltham, (ii) Ashfield, (iii) Cookham Wood, (iv) Downview, (v) Eastwood...

  • Young Offenders

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people currently held in the secure children’s estate are of no fixed abode.

  • Youth Custody

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which secure youth establishments have (a) been closed, (b) been decommissioned and (c) had their use altered, by capacity of establishment, since 1997.

  • Youth Custody

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) capacity and (b) population of the secure youth estate was in each year since 1997.