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Judicial and court statistics( )

in English and held by 48 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 31 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 28 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

Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals by Great Britain( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 22 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
Proposed closure of Nelson County Court( Book )

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

Election day : weekend voting by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 18 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
Responding to human rights judgements : report to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government's response to human rights judgements 2011-12 by Great Britain( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 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
Punishment and reform : effective community sentences by Great Britain( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 2010 green paper, Breaking the cycle (Cm. 7972, ISBN 9780101797221), the Government set out plans for overhauling the way sentences served in the community are used, to increase the public's confidence in them and to tackle the continuing problem of reoffending. This consultation explores in more detail how that can be achieved and sets out proposals for radical reforms to the way in which sentences served in the community operate. Victims and society have a right to expect that wrongdoing results in punishment, and that they will be protected from further reoffending. Ultimately the goal must be to reduce crime and see fewer victims. Community orders need to be demanding and rigorously enforced so that they are as punitive and effective as a custodial sentence. The Government is clear that short prison sentences have their place, and this consultation does not seek to replace them with community sentences. But where an offender is on the cusp of custody, sentencers should have a genuine choice. Views are sought here on how that can be done through a tough package of requirements. A Consultation on effective probation services is publishing simultaneously (Cm. 8333, ISBN 9780101833325)
The governance of Britain by Great Britain( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 14 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
Party finance and expenditure in the United Kingdom : the Government's proposals by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 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
Proposal on the provision of courts services in Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire by Great Britain( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family justice review : interim report by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legal framework of family justice in England and Wales is strong. Its principles are right, in particular the starting point that the welfare of children must be paramount. Every year 500,000 parents and children are involved in the system. But the system is under great strain: cases take far too long (the average case took 53 weeks in 2010); too many private law disputes end up in court; the system lacks coherence; there is growing mistrust leading to layers of checking and scrutiny; little mutual learning or feedback; a worrying lack of IT and management information. The Review's recommendations aim: to bring greater coherence through organisational change and better management; making the system more able to cope with current and future pressures; to reduce duplication of scrutiny to the appropriate level; and to divert more issues away from the courts. The chapters of the review cover: the current system; the proposed Family Justice Service; public law; private law; financial implications and implementation; and there are eighteen annexes. The proposals are now out for consultation, with the final report due in autumn 2011
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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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Rights and responsibilities : developing our constitutional frameworkFamily justice in view