Posts Tagged ‘Justice’

Gov Written Answer – Justice (Justice: Access to Legal Redress)

28/04/2011

George, Andrew raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Equality; Family Courts; Legal Aid; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to ensure equal access to legal redress.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-29a.49342.h

Published: 29/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – Justice (Cabinet Office: Commission on a Bill of Rights)

28/04/2011

Harper, Mark raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice;

The Government have established an independent Commission to investigate the creation of a UK Bill of Rights, fulfilling a commitment made in our programme for government. The Commission will explore a range of issues surrounding human rights law in the UK and will also play an advisory role on our continuing work to press for reform of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. …

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2011-03-18b.31WS.7

Published: 18/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – Justice (Justice: Contact Orders)

28/04/2011

Raab, Dominic raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Family Courts; NRP Rights; Parenting

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many contact orders under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 issued to fathers in respect of their children were issued in response to the breach of an existing contact order in each year since 2000;

(2) how many contact orders under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 were issued to fathers in respect of their children in each year since 2000;

(3) how many (a) parents and (b) fathers applied to court in respect of (i) one breach and (ii) three or more breaches of a contact order issued under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 in each year since 2000;

(4) how many contact orders under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 were issued in response to the breach of an existing contact order in each year since 2000.

Comment by #wco: via Tom Jones Posted on 31 Mar 2011 6:45 pm

Paragraph 5.35 of the Norgrove interim report
(31/3/11) states that

“In 2010 there were nearly 1000 applications for enforcement orders in respect of contact orders. In the same year, only 55 orders were made. Over the same period, there were 13 applications for financial compensation, with only four orders made.”

That of course discounts all the parents who went back to court for a fresh order, or those who couldn’t afford £90 and a day in court to apply and lose. With a 0.5% chance of any order being made, who can blame them?

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-17a.47358.h

Published: 17/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Justice (Justice: Rape)

30/01/2011

MacTaggart, Fiona raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Family Courts; Legal Aid; Scrutiny

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) what the longest sentence received by a woman prosecuted for (a) perverting the course of justice, (b) perjury and (c) wasting police time was following the withdrawal of a complaint of rape or domestic violence in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) how many prosecutions for offences of rape were discontinued following a withdrawal by the victim between May 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions were discontinued in the same period in 2009;

(3) how many women who have retracted a complaint of rape or domestic violence were prosecuted for (a) wasting police time, (b) perjury and (c) perverting the course of justice between May 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions there were in the same period in 2009;

(4) how many prosecutions for offences of domestic violence were discontinued following a retraction by the victim between May 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions were discontinued in the same period in 2009.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Blunt, Crispin

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-01-24b.35172.h

Published: 24/01/2011 14:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Justice (Rape: Offences Against The Administration of Justice)

30/01/2011

MacTaggart, Fiona raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Scrutiny

To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2010 Official Report, column 447W, to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North, on rape: offences against the administration of justice, if he will consider the merits of collecting data on the number of women prosecuted for (a) perverting the course of justice, (b) perjury and (c) wasting police time following the withdrawal of a complaint of rape or domestic violence.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Grieve, Dominic

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-01-24b.35169.h

Published: 24/01/2011 14:00:00
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Gov Early Day Motion (EDM) – #wco Justice (EDM 1194: Justice for All Campaign)

02/01/2011

Fovargue, Yvonne raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Equality; Family Courts

That this House welcomes the Justice for All campaign launched in the House of Commons on 12 January 2011; supports the aims of the campaign which are to raise awareness of the vital importance of advice and representation on legal matters for the most vulnerable in our society and to ensure that everyone is treated fairly under the law, no matter who they are, how much money they have or where they live; recognises that the strength of feeling is reflected in the fact that the campaign is a broad coalition of legal and advice agencies, trades unions, charities, community groups and members of the public; regrets that the reduction in spending on legal aid, through restrictions in scope and eligibility and the blanket 10 per cent. cut in the lower fee paid to providers of legal services, is having a detrimental effect on access to justice and on the well-being of the most vulnerable people; questions the real cost savings to the public purse that this budget reduction will achieve, given that early advice on legal matters saves money by keeping families together in their homes, and in work and education; believes that free, independent advice and representation on legal matters is essential to achieve justice for all; and calls on the Government to rethink the provision of legal services for the poorest in society.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: campaign@justice-for-all.org.uk

More information can be read at:
http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=42206&SESSION=905

http://www.justice-for-all.org.uk/

Published: 14/12/2010 13:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Justice (Education: Children’s Commissioner Review)

21/12/2010

Teather, Sarah raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Childcare; Equality; Family Courts; NRP Rights; Parenting

This Government are a proud signatory of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), are committed to its implementation, and believe it is vital that children and young people have a strong, independent advocate to champion their interests and views and promote their rights. …

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2010-12-06a.5WS.1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_Committee_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child

Published: 06/12/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Justice (Education: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)

30/11/2010

Brooke, Annette raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Childcare; Equality; Family Courts; NRP Rights; Parenting

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) if he will prepare an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in England;

(2) whether his Department has made specific budgetary provision for co-ordinating the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Comment by #wco: Ratified in Dec 1991, yet we still do not have enforceable children’s rights in Family Court.

As stated: In many jurisdictions, properly implementing the Convention requires an overhaul of child custody and guardianship laws, or, at the very least, a creative approach within the existing laws. The Convention acknowledges that every child has certain basic rights, including the right to life, his or her own name and identity, to be raised by his or her parents within a family or cultural grouping, and to have a relationship with both parents, even if they are separated.

Other Contacts: Teather, Sarah

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-25a.20263.h

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_Convention_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child

Published: 25/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Justice (House of Lords: Courts Service and Tribunals Service)

21/10/2010

Clarke, Kenneth raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Legislation; Scrutiny

I am announcing today proposals to bring the tribunals judiciary in England and Wales under the overall leadership of the Lord Chief Justice. The changes require primary legislation and I hope to include them in a Bill as soon as parliamentary time allows. …

Comment by #wco:
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Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2010-10-05a.2.0

Published: 05/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Justice (Home Dept: Investigatory Powers Tribunal)

21/10/2010

Chishti, Rehman raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; CMEC-CSA; Justice; NRP Rights; Scrutiny

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

Comment by #wco:
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Other Contacts: Herbert, Nick

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-10-18a.16578.h

http://www.ipt-uk.com/

Published: 18/10/2010 00:00:00
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