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Judicial Review: Local Authorities

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times local authorities in England have been subject to a judicial review of section 17 of the Children Act 2004 in each of the last five years.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for judicial review have been (a) made and (b) successful in each social services authority in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for judicial review have been (a) made and (b) successful in respect of Children Act 2004 responsibilities in each local authority in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for judicial review against local authorities in England related to those authorities' responsibilities under the Children Act 2004 have been (a) made and (b) successful in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister for Equalities (Department for Education), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

HMCTS does not collect data to the level of detail required to identify local authorities or social service authorities, or applications in respect of the Children Act 2004. The information can only be collated at disproportionate cost.

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