HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Standards

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce wait times for Her Majesties Courts and Tribunals Service.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

It is a procedural requirement across courts and tribunals to deal with the case efficiently and expeditiously. Listing is a judicial responsibility and function, and the judiciary, in consultation with Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service, regularly review performance across all jurisdictions. Appropriate action is taken in response to any emerging issues, including to reduce waiting times if this is needed. This may include changes to the allocation of resources.

Over £1bn is being invested in transforming the courts & tribunal service, making the justice system simpler to access, convenient to use and more efficient to run; using digital technology to bring the processes of justice into the 21st century.

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