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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 24 May 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Museums and Galleries: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcode location and (c) year of closure of the museums that closed between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 04 June 2018

The department does not systematically collect data on museum closure across the country, given the devolved nature of culture policy, the breadth of operating models in the sector, and the differing measures by which both museums and closures are assessed.

The recently published Mendoza Review found a dynamic and resilient sector, with museums across England adapting and diversifying. Whilst a number of museums have undergone restructuring, with some ceasing operations in recent years, regular new openings, mergers and expansions point to the sector’s vibrancy: 29 new UK applicants gained museum accreditation from Arts Council England over the year 2017-18.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 24 May 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Theatres: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcode location and (c) year of closure of the theatres that closed between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 04 June 2018

The government does not systematically collect data on theatre closures across the country due to the devolved nature of cultural policy and the breadth of operating models in the sector.

The government is committed to ensuring our world class theatre sector continues to thrive across the country and that is why Arts Council England is investing over £100 million of public money into 190 theatres and touring companies over four years.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 21 May 2018
Home Office
Migrant Workers: Deportation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who had held tier 1 (general) visas have been removed from the UK in the last 12 months as a result of a decision based on s322(5) of the Immigration Rules.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 24 May 2018

Data is not held centrally in a way that allows us to give an up to date answer to this question without manually checking individual case records which could only be undertaken at disproportionate cost.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 26 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Public Libraries: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 904216 on Public Libraries: Closures, if he will publish the (a) name and (b) location of the 110 libraries that closed between 2010 and 2016.
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 23 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Accident and Emergency Departments: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many A&E units closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 26 April 2018

Changes to the local NHS services are a matter for the local National Health Service, and form part of the commissioning process. This includes working with local people and with clinicians to ensure that changes are in the best interests of patients. Records of this activity are not held centrally.

Grouped Questions: 137152
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 23 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Hospitals: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 26 April 2018

Changes to the local NHS services are a matter for the local National Health Service, and form part of the commissioning process. This includes working with local people and with clinicians to ensure that changes are in the best interests of patients. Records of this activity are not held centrally.

Grouped Questions: 137151
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 23 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Public Libraries: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 904216, in which constituencies the 110 libraries were that closed between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 26 April 2018

The research undertaken by the Department that identified the approximate number of 110 static public libraries that closed completely from January 2010 - January 2016 does not record the closures by constituency.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 18 April 2018
Treasury
Income Tax
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income tax was paid by constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 23 April 2018

Table 3.15 of HMRC’s personal income statistics provides estimates of the number of taxpayers, total income tax liabilities and median income tax liabilities for each constituency. Individual links to published tables covering tax years 2009‑10 to 2015‑16 are provided below. The figures are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, for which 2015-16 is the latest available year.

2015-16

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694523/NS_Table_3_15_1516.xlsx

2014-15

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610808/NS_Table_3_15_1415.xlsx

2013-14

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510901/Table_3_15_14.xlsx

2012-13

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406897/Table_3_15_13.xls

2011-12

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284864/table3-15-12.xls

2010-11

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259586/table3-15.xls

2009-10

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120605033131/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk//stats/income_distribution/table-3-15-mar2012.xls

The links to the individual tables are published as part of the Personal Income Statistics collection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-tax-by-parliamentary-constituency-2010-to-2011

Further information on the Survey of Personal Incomes can be found on HMRC’s website at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-incomes-statistics

Grouped Questions: 136448 | 136449
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 18 April 2018
Treasury
Taxpayers
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers there were in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 23 April 2018

Table 3.15 of HMRC’s personal income statistics provides estimates of the number of taxpayers, total income tax liabilities and median income tax liabilities for each constituency. Individual links to published tables covering tax years 2009‑10 to 2015‑16 are provided below. The figures are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, for which 2015-16 is the latest available year.

2015-16

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694523/NS_Table_3_15_1516.xlsx

2014-15

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610808/NS_Table_3_15_1415.xlsx

2013-14

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510901/Table_3_15_14.xlsx

2012-13

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406897/Table_3_15_13.xls

2011-12

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284864/table3-15-12.xls

2010-11

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259586/table3-15.xls

2009-10

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120605033131/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk//stats/income_distribution/table-3-15-mar2012.xls

The links to the individual tables are published as part of the Personal Income Statistics collection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-tax-by-parliamentary-constituency-2010-to-2011

Further information on the Survey of Personal Incomes can be found on HMRC’s website at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-incomes-statistics

Grouped Questions: 136447 | 136449
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 18 April 2018
Treasury
Income Tax
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the median amount of income tax paid in each constituency was in each year from 2010 to 2016.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 23 April 2018

Table 3.15 of HMRC’s personal income statistics provides estimates of the number of taxpayers, total income tax liabilities and median income tax liabilities for each constituency. Individual links to published tables covering tax years 2009‑10 to 2015‑16 are provided below. The figures are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, for which 2015-16 is the latest available year.

2015-16

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694523/NS_Table_3_15_1516.xlsx

2014-15

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610808/NS_Table_3_15_1415.xlsx

2013-14

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510901/Table_3_15_14.xlsx

2012-13

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406897/Table_3_15_13.xls

2011-12

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284864/table3-15-12.xls

2010-11

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259586/table3-15.xls

2009-10

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120605033131/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk//stats/income_distribution/table-3-15-mar2012.xls

The links to the individual tables are published as part of the Personal Income Statistics collection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-tax-by-parliamentary-constituency-2010-to-2011

Further information on the Survey of Personal Incomes can be found on HMRC’s website at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-incomes-statistics

Grouped Questions: 136447 | 136448
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Ministry of Justice
Courts: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 23 April 2018

HM Courts & Tribunals Service does not hold court and tribunal closure information by parliamentary constituency, however, I provide below a list of closures recorded between financial years 2010-11 and 2016-17. In the case of tribunals, we do not hold information centrally for tribunal closures pre-dating 2015.

Courts and tribunals closed during 2010-2011 financial year

Wantage Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2011–2012 financial year

Aberdare County Court

Aberdare Magistrates Court

Abertillery Magistrates Court

Acton Magistrates Court

Alnwick Magistrates Court (FPC)

Amersham Magistrates Court

Ammanford Magistrates Court

Ashford County Court

Ashford Magistrates Court

Balham Youth Court

Barking & Dagenham Magistrates Court

Barry Magistrates Court

Batley & Dewsbury Magistrates Court (FPC)

Bingley (Keighley) Magistrates Court

Bishop Auckland County Court

Bishop Auckland Magistrates Court

Blandford Forum Magistrates Court

Blaydon Magistrates Court

Brentford Magistrates Court

Bridgwater Magistrates Court

Camborne Magistrates Court

Cardigan Magistrates Court

Cheltenham County Court

Chepstow County Court

Chepstow Magistrates Court

Chorley County Court

Cirencester Magistrates Court

Coalville Magistrates Court

Coleford Magistrates Court

Consett County Court

Cromer Magistrates Court

Daventry Magistrates Court

Dewsbury County Court

Didcot Magistrates Court

Ely Magistrates Court

Epping Magistrates Court

Epsom County Court

Epsom Magistrates Court

Evesham County Court

Flint Magistrates Court

Frome Magistrates Court

Goole County Court

Goole Magistrates Court

Gosforth Magistrates Court

Grantham County Court

Gravesend County Court

Grays Magistrates Court

Guisborough (East Langbaurgh) Magistrates Court

Halesowen Magistrates Court

Harlow County Court

Harrow Magistrates Court

Haywards Heath County Court

Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court

Hitchin County Court

Honiton Magistrates Court

Houghton-Le-Spring Magistrates Court

Huntingdon County Court

Ilford County Court

Ilkeston Magistrates Court

Keighley County Court

Kidderminster County Court

Kingston-upon-Thames Magistrates Court

Knowsley Magistrates Court

Lewes Magistrates Court

Liskeard Magistrates Court

Llandovery Magistrates Court

Llangefni Magistrates Court

Llwynypia Magistrates Court

Lowestoft County Court (FPC)

Ludlow County Court

Ludlow Magistrates Court

Lyndhurst Magistrates Court

Market Drayton Magistrates Court

Market Harborough Magistrates Court

Melton Mowbray County Court

Melton Mowbray Magistrates Court

Mid-Sussex (Haywards Heath) Magistrates Court

Newark County Court

Newark Magistrates Court (FPC)

Newbury County Court

Northwich County Court (same building as Mags)

Northwich Magistrates Court (FPC) (same as County)

Oswestry County Court

Oswestry Magistrates Court

Penrith County Court (same building as Mags)

Penrith Magistrates Court (same building a County)

Penzance County Court

Penzance Magistrates Court

Pontypool County Court

Poole County Court

Pwllheli Magistrates Court

Rawtenstall County Court

Rawtenstall Magistrates Court

Redditch County Court

Retford Magistrates Court

Rochdale Magistrates Court (FPC)

Rugby County Court

Rugby Magistrates Court

Runcorn County Court

Rutland Magistrates Court

Salford County Court

Salford Magistrates Court (FPC)

Shrewsbury County Court

Sittingbourne Magistrates Court

Skegness County Court

Southport (North Sefton) Magistrates Court

Southport County Court

Stourbridge County Court

Stratford Upon Avon County Court

Sudbury Magistrates Court

Sutton Coldfield Magistrates Court

Sutton Magistrates Court

Swaffham Magistrates Court

Tamworth County Court

Tamworth Magistrates Court

Thetford Magistrates Court

Totnes Magistrates Court

Towcester Magistrates Court

Tynedale (Hexham) Magistrates Court (FPC)

Wellingborough County Court

West Bromwich Magistrates Court

Whitehaven County Court

Whitehaven Magistrates Court

Wimborne Magistrates Court

Wisbech Magistrates Court

Witney Magistrates Court

Woking Magistrates Court

Woolwich Magistrates Court

Worksop County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during year 2012-2013 financial year

Burton Upon Trent County Court

Haringey Magistrates Court

Pontefract County Court

Pontefract Magistrates Court (FPC)

Stoke on Trent Magistrates Court

Selby Magistrates Court

Trowbridge County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2013-2014 financial year

Abergavenny Magistrates' Court

Andover Magistrates Court

Denbigh Magistrates Court

North Liverpool Community Justice Centre

Tower Bridge Magistrates Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2014-15 financial year

Alton Magistrates’ Court

Bracknell Magistrates’ Court

Bury St Edmunds Tribunal

Knutsford Crown Court

Neath Magistrates’ Court

Newcastle Tribunal - Quayside House

Spalding Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2015-2016 financial year

Accrington County Court

Accrington Magistrates' Court

Aldershot & Farnham County Court

Arcade Chambers - Aldershot Tribunal

Basildon Acorn House - Basildon Tribunal

Cambridge RPTS Tribunal

Cambridge Tribunal - Eastbrook House

Chesterfield County Court

Chesterfield St Marys Court - Chesterfield Tribunal

Doncaster Tribunal - Portland Place

Epsom Tribunal

Harrogate County Court

Hereford County Court

Norwich Tribunal - Elliot House

Richmond upon Thames Magistrates' Court

Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court

Solihull Magistrates' Court

The Crescent Centre - Bristol Tribunal

Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court

Worksop Magistrates' Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2016-2017 financial year

Aylesbury Magistrates and County Court

Barnstaple Magistrates' and County Court (Crown part only)

Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

Brecon Law Courts

Bridgend Law Courts

Burton upon Trent Magistrates' Court

Bury St Edmunds Crown & Magistrates' Court

Buxton Magistrates' & County Court

Caerphilly Magistrates' Court

Carmarthen Law Courts (The Guildhall)

Consett Magistrates' Court

Corby Magistrates' Court

Dartford Magistrates' Court

Dolgellau Crown & Magistrates' Court

Doncaster County Court

Dorchester Crown Court (Weymouth & Dorchester Combined)

Durham Elvet House - Durham Tribunal

Fareham Magistrates' Court

Feltham Magistrates' Court

Gloucester Magistrates' Court

Grantham Magistrates' Court

Greenwich Magistrates' Court

Halifax County Court

Halifax Magistrates' Court (Calderdale)

Hammersmith Magistrates' and County Court (County Court Only)

Hartlepool Magistrates' & County Court

Hinckley Magistrates' Court

Kettering Magistrates' Court

King's Lynn County Court

Lowestoft Magistrates' Court

Macclesfield County Court

Macclesfield Magistrates' Court

Middlesbrough Centre North East - Middlesbrough Tribunal

Morpeth & Berwick County Court

Neath and Port Talbot Civil and Family Court

Oldham Magistrates' Court

Ormskirk Magistrates' Court

Pocock Street Tribunals Hearing Centre

Pontypridd Magistrates' Court

Prestatyn Magistrates' Court

Redhill Magistrates' & Reigate County Court

Rhyl County Court

Rotherham Magistrates' & County Court

Runcorn (Halton) Magistrates' Court

Sandwell Magistrates' Court

Scunthorpe Magistrates' & County Court

Skegness Magistrates' Court

Southampton Barrack Block

St Helens Magistrates' Court

Stroud Magistrates' Court

Swansea Crown Court (Guildhall)

Tameside Magistrates' & County Court (County Part Only)

Taunton Blackdown House - Taunton Tribunal

Tottenham Magistrates' Court

Trafford Magistrates' Court & Altrincham County Court

Tunbridge Wells County Court

Wakefield & Pontefract Magistrates' Court

Warrington Combined Court (County Part Only)

Warrington Magistrates' Court

West Berkshire Magistrates' Court (Newbury)

Weymouth & Dorchester Combined Court Offices (Westwey House)

Wrexham Rhyd Broughton (Tribunal)

Yate Magistrates' Court (North Avon)

Yeovil County Court

Grouped Questions: 136451
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 18 April 2018
Ministry of Justice
Tribunals: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tribunals have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 23 April 2018

HM Courts & Tribunals Service does not hold court and tribunal closure information by parliamentary constituency, however, I provide below a list of closures recorded between financial years 2010-11 and 2016-17. In the case of tribunals, we do not hold information centrally for tribunal closures pre-dating 2015.

Courts and tribunals closed during 2010-2011 financial year

Wantage Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2011–2012 financial year

Aberdare County Court

Aberdare Magistrates Court

Abertillery Magistrates Court

Acton Magistrates Court

Alnwick Magistrates Court (FPC)

Amersham Magistrates Court

Ammanford Magistrates Court

Ashford County Court

Ashford Magistrates Court

Balham Youth Court

Barking & Dagenham Magistrates Court

Barry Magistrates Court

Batley & Dewsbury Magistrates Court (FPC)

Bingley (Keighley) Magistrates Court

Bishop Auckland County Court

Bishop Auckland Magistrates Court

Blandford Forum Magistrates Court

Blaydon Magistrates Court

Brentford Magistrates Court

Bridgwater Magistrates Court

Camborne Magistrates Court

Cardigan Magistrates Court

Cheltenham County Court

Chepstow County Court

Chepstow Magistrates Court

Chorley County Court

Cirencester Magistrates Court

Coalville Magistrates Court

Coleford Magistrates Court

Consett County Court

Cromer Magistrates Court

Daventry Magistrates Court

Dewsbury County Court

Didcot Magistrates Court

Ely Magistrates Court

Epping Magistrates Court

Epsom County Court

Epsom Magistrates Court

Evesham County Court

Flint Magistrates Court

Frome Magistrates Court

Goole County Court

Goole Magistrates Court

Gosforth Magistrates Court

Grantham County Court

Gravesend County Court

Grays Magistrates Court

Guisborough (East Langbaurgh) Magistrates Court

Halesowen Magistrates Court

Harlow County Court

Harrow Magistrates Court

Haywards Heath County Court

Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court

Hitchin County Court

Honiton Magistrates Court

Houghton-Le-Spring Magistrates Court

Huntingdon County Court

Ilford County Court

Ilkeston Magistrates Court

Keighley County Court

Kidderminster County Court

Kingston-upon-Thames Magistrates Court

Knowsley Magistrates Court

Lewes Magistrates Court

Liskeard Magistrates Court

Llandovery Magistrates Court

Llangefni Magistrates Court

Llwynypia Magistrates Court

Lowestoft County Court (FPC)

Ludlow County Court

Ludlow Magistrates Court

Lyndhurst Magistrates Court

Market Drayton Magistrates Court

Market Harborough Magistrates Court

Melton Mowbray County Court

Melton Mowbray Magistrates Court

Mid-Sussex (Haywards Heath) Magistrates Court

Newark County Court

Newark Magistrates Court (FPC)

Newbury County Court

Northwich County Court (same building as Mags)

Northwich Magistrates Court (FPC) (same as County)

Oswestry County Court

Oswestry Magistrates Court

Penrith County Court (same building as Mags)

Penrith Magistrates Court (same building a County)

Penzance County Court

Penzance Magistrates Court

Pontypool County Court

Poole County Court

Pwllheli Magistrates Court

Rawtenstall County Court

Rawtenstall Magistrates Court

Redditch County Court

Retford Magistrates Court

Rochdale Magistrates Court (FPC)

Rugby County Court

Rugby Magistrates Court

Runcorn County Court

Rutland Magistrates Court

Salford County Court

Salford Magistrates Court (FPC)

Shrewsbury County Court

Sittingbourne Magistrates Court

Skegness County Court

Southport (North Sefton) Magistrates Court

Southport County Court

Stourbridge County Court

Stratford Upon Avon County Court

Sudbury Magistrates Court

Sutton Coldfield Magistrates Court

Sutton Magistrates Court

Swaffham Magistrates Court

Tamworth County Court

Tamworth Magistrates Court

Thetford Magistrates Court

Totnes Magistrates Court

Towcester Magistrates Court

Tynedale (Hexham) Magistrates Court (FPC)

Wellingborough County Court

West Bromwich Magistrates Court

Whitehaven County Court

Whitehaven Magistrates Court

Wimborne Magistrates Court

Wisbech Magistrates Court

Witney Magistrates Court

Woking Magistrates Court

Woolwich Magistrates Court

Worksop County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during year 2012-2013 financial year

Burton Upon Trent County Court

Haringey Magistrates Court

Pontefract County Court

Pontefract Magistrates Court (FPC)

Stoke on Trent Magistrates Court

Selby Magistrates Court

Trowbridge County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2013-2014 financial year

Abergavenny Magistrates' Court

Andover Magistrates Court

Denbigh Magistrates Court

North Liverpool Community Justice Centre

Tower Bridge Magistrates Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2014-15 financial year

Alton Magistrates’ Court

Bracknell Magistrates’ Court

Bury St Edmunds Tribunal

Knutsford Crown Court

Neath Magistrates’ Court

Newcastle Tribunal - Quayside House

Spalding Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2015-2016 financial year

Accrington County Court

Accrington Magistrates' Court

Aldershot & Farnham County Court

Arcade Chambers - Aldershot Tribunal

Basildon Acorn House - Basildon Tribunal

Cambridge RPTS Tribunal

Cambridge Tribunal - Eastbrook House

Chesterfield County Court

Chesterfield St Marys Court - Chesterfield Tribunal

Doncaster Tribunal - Portland Place

Epsom Tribunal

Harrogate County Court

Hereford County Court

Norwich Tribunal - Elliot House

Richmond upon Thames Magistrates' Court

Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court

Solihull Magistrates' Court

The Crescent Centre - Bristol Tribunal

Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court

Worksop Magistrates' Court

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Grouped Questions: 136450
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 March 2018
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer 13 March 2018 to Question 131298 on Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre; of the 98 reports made by a medical practitioner under Rule 35 in Yarl's Wood during Q3 of 2017, how many caseworker reviews of the appropriateness of continued detention led to a detainee's release from detention.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 21 March 2018

Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 sets out the process by which doctors in immigration removal centres must report to the Home Office cases in which they have concerns that:

  • a detainee’s health is likely to be injuriously affected by detention (35(1));
  • a detainee is suspected of having suicidal intentions (35(2)); or
  • a detainee may have been the victim of torture (35(3)).

On receipt of a Rule 35 report, the Home Office caseworker must review the appropriateness of the detainee’s continued detention in conjunction with consideration of the adults at risk in immigration detention policy.

The total number of releases from all Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) because of Rule 35 during Q3 2017 is 102 and is published as part of the Transparency publication under the category ‘Reports made by a medical practitioner under Rule 35 by place of detention’. This can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data

Management information indicates that of the 102 total releases in Q3 2017, 26 of these were from Yarl’s Wood IRC. This information has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics and as internal management information is subject to change.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many of the 148 arrivals into the UK from Greece under the Dublin Regulation in Q4 of 2017 were children.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 21 March 2018

The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims.

The Home Office published comprehensive data on the number of transfers into the UK from other Dublin states as part of the most recent quarterly Immigration Statistics release on 22/02/2018. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables

The published statistics are broken down by each article of the Regulation and it is Article 8 which outlines the criteria for the Member State responsible for examining the asylum claims for unaccompanied minors.

It is important to note that the full data set includes children transferred as dependent family members under other articles of the Regulation, however a breakdown of these families by age is not published.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many requests for transfer into the UK under the Dublin Regulation in 2017 were refused; and for what reasons those requests were refused.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 March 2018

The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing EU mechanism to determine Member States’ responsibilities for examining asylum claims.

Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, regularly publishes data on transfers under the Dublin Regulation which includes data on formal request refusals . The 2017 data publication is expected to be published shortly. The latest publication can be found here:

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Dublin_statistics_on_countries_responsible_for_asylum_application

The Dublin III Regulation clearly sets out the acceptance criteria for requests and where these are not met the request will be refused.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 March 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131303, of the 55 pregnant women detained in the immigration detention estate in 2017, how many were subsequently (a) released back into the community and (b) granted refugee or humanitarian protection status.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 March 2018

As my earlier answer of 12 March 2018 to the honourable member stated, it may not always be appropriate for healthcare professionals to disclose confidential medical information that the patient has asked not to be disclosed.

Subject to these limitations, Home Office management information indicates that 53 pregnant women were detained in the immigration detention estate in 2017, of which 43 were granted temporary admission and released into the community. Of those pregnant women released, 3 sought refugee or humanitarian protection status following release and 2 applications were then granted. These statistics have been taken from a live operational database. As such, numbers may change as information on that system is updated.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 March 2018
Home Office
Crime: Victims
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government funding has been made available to people who have experienced (a) child sexual exploitation, (b) domestic abuse and domestic violence, (c) sexual violence and sexual exploitation and (d) modern slavery in each of the last five years .
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 19 March 2018

The previous Government provided £40 million of dedicated funding for domestic and sexual violence services between 2011 and 2015 equating to £10 million per year. This funding was extended until April 2016, supplemented by an additional £10 million for refuges and a £3.5 million fund to boost the provision of domestic violence services including refuges.

In 2016 we published our Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy in which the Government committed to provide £80 million to support victims of VAWG over the spending period, supplemented by an additional £20 million for domestic abuse services announced in the 2017 Budget.

This increased dedicated funding of £100 million to support VAWG victims has been supplemented by additional funds from other Government departments including £15 million from the Police Transformation Fund, £9 million from the Tampon Tax Fund, £16.9 millions from the Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund, £27m from NHS England to fund 47 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in England, jointly with the police and local authorities, and £63m annually from MoJ to PCCs for Victims Services.

Between 2015-2018 the Government has provided £7 million per year for funding for non-statutory organisations supporting victims and survivors of sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse.

Government funding that has been made available to people who have experienced modern slavery in the last 5 years can be found in the annual report available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery.pdf

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 06 March 2018
Women and Equalities
Presidents Club
Commons
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission plans to investigate the Artista agency as a result of reports relating to the Presidents Club fundraising dinner of 18 January 2018; and whether the Government has had discussions with any other statutory body on undertaking such an investigation.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 14 March 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to Artista about the reports relating to the Presidents' Club dinner and will consider next steps in light of Artista's response.

The Government has not had discussions with other statutory bodies about such an investigation.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 06 March 2018
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reviews of a person's detention in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre have been triggered by Rule 35 reports since 2015.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 13 March 2018

Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 sets out the process by which doctors in immigration removal centres must report to the Home Office cases in which they have concerns that:

  • a detainee’s health is likely to be injuriously affected by detention (35(1));
  • a detainee is suspected of having suicidal intentions (35(2)); or
  • a detainee may have been the victim of torture (35(3)).

On receipt of a Rule 35 report, the Home Office caseworker must review the appropriateness of the detainee’s continued detention in conjunction with consideration of the adults at risk in immigration detention policy.

As a consequence the number of Rule 35 reports received in any IRC is equivalent to the number of case reviews that have taken place.

The data is published as part of the Transparency publication under the category ‘Reports made by a medical practitioner under Rule 35 by place of detention’. The data is published every quarter and can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 06 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Dublin Regulation take charge requests were received by the her Department in 2017; from which EU member states those requests were received in that same period; and how many of those requests were accepted by her Department in that same period.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 13 March 2018

The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims.

The Home Office published comprehensive data on both the number of requests to transfer asylum applicants and number of actual transfers into the UK from other Dublin states as part of the most recent quarterly Immigration Statistics release on 22/02/2018. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables

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