38520 - Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme (Answered)

Liz Saville Roberts
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review charges made by the (a) police and (b) NHS for obtaining official documentation when such papers are required for applications for legal aid in cases of domestic abuse.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government is absolutely clear that victims of domestic violence must have access to the help that they need, including access to legal aid.

38522 - Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme (Answered)

Liz Saville Roberts
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision is made within the family justice system to assist victims of domestic abuse in private family law cases who do not have the financial capability to provide documented evidence when applying for legal aid.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government is absolutely clear that victims of domestic violence must have access to the help that they need, including access to legal aid.

38521 - Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme (Answered)

Liz Saville Roberts
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on applicants for legal aid in cases of domestic violence of the requirement that victims provide substantial written evidence; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government is absolutely clear that victims of domestic violence must have access to the help that they need, including access to legal aid.

38519 - Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme (Answered)

Liz Saville Roberts
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of reform of access to legal aid in cases of domestic violence on children; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

When reforming legal aid the government was careful to protect legal aid for the highest priority cases, including those relating to domestic violence and child abuse.

The government is committed to undertaking a post-implementation review of the reforms within 3 to 5 years of their implementation.

39100 - Human Trafficking (Answered)

Sarah Champion
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total value is of legal aid paid to enable victims of human trafficking to bring claims of compensation against their traffickers since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Legal Aid Agency has continued to make funding available to enable victims of human trafficking to bring claims of compensation against their traffickers since the relevant provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force on 31 July 2015.

38830 - Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU (Answered)

William Wragg
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library copies of all letters, leaflets and other material from his Department circulated to (a) stakeholders and (b) members of the public on the EU referendum; what the costs of the production and distribution of that material has been since 1 January 2016; and what he estimates the cost of any further production and distribution of such material will be between 6 May 2016 and 23 June 2016.

Mr Shailesh Vara

39104 - Social Security Benefits: Appeals (Answered)

Mrs Madeleine Moon
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37128, what the average cost is of a First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) appeal hearing.

Mr Shailesh Vara

38782 - Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU (Answered)

Tom Pursglove
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37198, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK have been returned to his Department; and what the postage cost to the Government has been of such returns.

Mr Shailesh Vara

I refer the Hon Member to the Prime Minister's response of 25th May 2016. This information is not collated centrally by the Department.

38485 - Social Security Benefits: Appeals (Answered)

Colleen Fletcher
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-Tier Tribunal Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance and (e) tax credits in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in the latest period for which figures are available.

Mr Shailesh Vara

38484 - Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (Answered)

Colleen Fletcher
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England are waiting for the Tribunals Service to list their Fist-Tier Tribunal Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of personal independence payment.

Mr Shailesh Vara

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