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Works: 761 works in 1,180 publications in 1 language and 3,393 library holdings
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Classifications: KD654, 346.420138
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Judicial and court statistics( )

in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These reports relate to the criminal and civil business of the courts in England and Wales for whose administration the Ministry of Justice is responsible. They also cover the work of some associated offices including the Public Guardianship Office and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Review of civil litigation costs by Great Britain( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government response to the Justice Select Committee's report : justice issues in Europe by Great Britain( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Election day : weekend voting by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Court closure programme : Devon and Cornwall, Avon & Somerset and Gloucester area : impact assessment( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elected second chamber : further reform of the House of Lords by Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This white paper sets out the Government's proposals for a reformed second chamber. It stems from the constructive discussions in a Cross-Party Group on House of Lords Reform, which followed the March 2007 Parliamentary votes on the proposals contained in the February 2007 white paper ("The House of Lords: reform", Cm. 7027, ISBN 9780101702720). The Group reached consensus on a number of key issues, and this paper states where agreement was not reached. The white paper sets the context for decisions on House of Lords reforms and goes on to consider issues around, and options for, electoral systems. The effect of different electoral systems is examined against two scenarios: that the House is either 100 per cent or 80 per cent elected. The paper then looks at the powers of the second chamber. It suggests possible arrangements for any appointed elements, but there are no concrete proposals yet. Finally the white paper addresses other issues around the operation of a reformed second chamber and explores transitional arrangements
The governance of Britain by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This green paper presents the Government's proposals for constitutional renewal. The four main themes are: limiting the power of the executive; making the executive more accountable; re-invigorating democracy; the relationship between the citizen and the state. The Government will surrender or limit powers that should not be exercised exclusively by the executive, including: deploying troops abroad, dissolution/recall of Parliament, ratifying international treaties without decision by Parliament; determining the rules governing entitlement to passports; restricting parliamentary oversight of the intelligence services; choosing bishops; having a say in appointment of judges; and establishing the rules governing the Civil Service. There will also be increased Parliamentary scrutiny of some public appointments, and a review of the role of the Attorney General to ensure the office retains the public's confidence. Proposals to make the executive more accountable include publishing a National Security Strategy, introducing a pre-Queen's Speech consultative process on the legislative programme, simplifying the reporting of Government expenditure, annual Parliamentary debates on the objectives and plans of government departments, and limiting pre-release of official statistics to ministers to 24 hours before publication. For democratic reform, the Government will: develop a substantially or wholly elected House of Lords; better enable local people to hold service providers to account; place a duty on public bodies to involve local people in major decisions; assess merits of giving local communities the ability to apply for devolved or delegated budgets; consult on moving election days to the weekend; complete and publish a review of voting systems; review the provisions that govern the right to protest near Parliament. A consultation to develop a British statement of values, coupled with a review of British citizenship, a Youth Citizenship Commission to look at citizenship education and reducing the voting age, and the consideration of a Bill of Rights and Duties, complete the proposals
Proposed closure of Bourne, Gainsborough, Louth, Sleaford and Stamford Magistrates' Courts( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee report : Freedom of information : Government's proposals for reform by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force in January 2005, providing a general right of access to information held by public authorities in the UK. The current charging scheme for handling FOI requests is £600 for central government and £450 for other public authorities, based on a set rate of £25 per hour for officials' time. Where the estimated cost is below the limit, the information is provided free of charge, but when the limit is exceeded, the public authority can either provide the information for a charge or refuse to provide the information on grounds of lack of cost-effectiveness. This document sets out the Government's reply to the Committee's report (HCP 415, session 2006-07; ISBN 9780215034724) on the Governments proposals to change this system, which seek to include reading time, consideration and consultation time in the calculation of time spent towards the appropriate limit to aggregate non-similar requests made by any person or persons apparently acting together
Breaking the cycle : effective punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing of offenders by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Green Paper sets out plans for fundamental changes to the criminal justice system and addresses the three priorities of punishing offenders, protecting the public and reducing reoffending. It seeks to set out an intelligent sentencing framework, coupled with more effective rehabilitation. Despite a 50% increase in the budget for prisons and managing offenders in the last ten years, almost half of all adult offenders released from custody reoffend within a year as well as 75% of youth custody offenders. These proposed reforms will seek to make prisons places of hard work and industry. There will be a greater use of strenuous, unpaid work as part of a community sentence alongside tagging and curfews. There will also be a greater focus on the enforcement and collection of fines, and a much stronger emphasis on compensation for victims of crime. Six new rehabilitation programmes will be piloted on a payment by results basis. Treatment rather than prison will be the option for the less serious offenders with mental illness and drug dependency. The proposals also seek to introduce more straightforward sentencing alongside greater transparency from the courts. The publication is divided into seven chapters, covering the following areas: punishment and payback; rehabilitating offenders to reduce crime; payment by results; sentencing reform; youth justice and working with communities to reduce crime, along with two annexes
The Government response to the Committee on Standards in Public Life's eleventh report : Review of the Electoral Commission by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A government response to Cm7006
Proposals for the reform of legal aid in England and Wales by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights and responsibilities : developing our constitutional framework by Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This green paper addresses the central constitutional question of the relationship between the citizen and the state. It considers how this relationship might best be defined in the context of rights, responsibilities and values, and examines a range of options for drawing up a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Bills of Rights all over the world have demonstrated great symbolic and cultural importance, as well as legal effect, and can act as an anchor in times of change and uncertainty. The paper considers responsibilities from an historical and practical perspective. It outlines the case for change: social and economic change has encouraged the rise of a less deferential, more consumerist public. It questions how to encourage and promote responsibility alongside the protection of individual rights. Particular sections examine criminal justice, education and the family, and examples in international and national instruments. The development of rights is also described from an historical perspective, and the paper discusses potential candidates for inclusion in any future Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, exploring options in relation to: the criminal justice system, including victims of crime; equality; good administration; social justice and the welfare state; healthcare; children; living within environmental limits. The legal effect of such a Bill, and how it might be enforced, is then discussed
Family justice in view by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The June 2007 consultation paper "Confidence & Confidentiality: Openness in Family Courts - A New Approach (Cm. 7131)" closed on 1 October 2007. This command paper presents the post-consultation paper for the June 2007 consultation paper
Confidence and confidentiality : openness in family courts--a new approach by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most family court proceedings are held in private but this confidentiality has attracted criticism, leading to accusations secrecy, bias or injustice. In 2006 the Government proposed to allow the media into family courts by right but this provoked opposition from organisations representing young. As a result the Government will not take the proposal forward. Instead it wants to pursue a course of providing more and better information about the workings of the courts and wants to consult on a number of proposals including: providing better information about the way decisions were reached in cases of public interest; making the judgement, or a summary of the judgement available to families; changing the rules on disclosure of information; developing an online information source; allowing the media to apply to attend specific cases; changing the law on who might attend adoption proceedings
Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals by Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second annual report to Parliament on the extent to which Law Commission proposals have been implemented by the Government. The Government's focus on dealing with the economic situation has meant that proposals not seen as requiring immediate action have been delayed. Two uncontroversial changes have proceeded under the new House of Lords procedure introduced by the Law Commission Act 2009, resulting in the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 and the Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill. And the Commission's proposals regarding the forfeiture rule and the law of succession have also been implemented through the Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Act 2011 which came into force on 1 February 2012. A total of 18 other proposals have not yet been implemented and the report details the situation of each, including plans for implementation. The Government has decided not to implement two proposals - intoxication and criminal liability, and the illegality defence - and explains its reasoning for those decisions
Party finance and expenditure in the United Kingdom : the Government's proposals by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents the Government's proposals on party funding, which follow the broad approach outlined by Sir Hayden Phillips in his report "Strengthening democracy: fair and sustainable funding of political parties" (2007, ISBN 9780108507113). It also takes account of the Constitutional Affairs Committee report "Party funding: first report of session 2006-07" (HC 163-I, ISBN 9780215031853) and the Committee on Standards in Public Life's (CSPL) "Review of the Electoral Commission" (Cm. 7006, ISBN 9780101700627). The Government proposes: to clarify the Electoral Commission's role as an effective regulator of party funding and campaign expenditure; to provide it with a widened range of sanctions and investigatory powers and to change the various bars and rules on the appointment of Commissioners and recruitment of staff if they have recently been involved in political activity; to increase the number of Commissioners to ten. The Government also agrees with the CSPL recommendation that responsibility for setting electoral boundaries should be removed from the Commission and the Boundary Committee for England should become an independent body. It is widely agreed that perceived 'excessive' spending by political parties is a cause of public concern, and the Government will update and broaden the definition of campaign spending, and aim for the agreement of all parties based on Sir Hayden's package of proposals for comprehensive spending limits. The paper also reviews the case for a donation cap and public funding of political parties. A cap of £50,000 had been suggested by Sir Hayden, but the Government believes a lower limit would be appropriate. Greater transparency on donations is essential. On public funding, the Government acknowledges the wide differences of opinion on how best to achieve reform, and does not intend to legislate until some consensus is reached with all parties
Crown Court means testing : supplementary impact assessment( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Deprivation of liberty safeguards : Mental Capacity Act 2005 : code of practice to supplement the main Mental Capacity Act 2005 code of practice : issued by the Lord Chancellor on 26 August 2008 in accordance with sections 42 and 43 of the Act
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Government response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee report : Freedom of information : Government's proposals for reformRights and responsibilities : developing our constitutional frameworkFamily justice in view