Andrew Bridgen Written Questions

3 Questions to Ministry of Justice tabled by Andrew Bridgen


Date Title Questioner
18 Oct 2017, 2:52 p.m. Package Holidays: Compensation Andrew Bridgen

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on plans to tackle bogus holiday sickness claims.

Answer (Dominic Raab)

The Government is committed to taking action to address the issue of package holiday personal injury claims and announced a package of measures on 9 July 2017. As part of this, we published a Call for Evidence on 13 October 2017, the responses to which will inform future decisions. In addition, the Claims Management Regulator and the Solicitors Regulation Authority have taken significant steps to deal with abuses in this area. The travel industry itself also has a vital role to play and is taking steps to address the issues around package holiday claims.

9 Oct 2017, 3:03 p.m. Family Courts: Perjury Andrew Bridgen

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women were prosecuted for perjury in the family court in 2016.

Answer (Dominic Raab)

10 men and 6 women were prosecuted for perjury in the family court in England and Wales in 2016.

This information was obtained from a manual review of court case files that centrally held data indicated may be relevant, and as such has not been through the same quality assurance processes as for routinely published data.

These figures relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

11 Sep 2017, 4:52 p.m. Family Courts: Perjury Andrew Bridgen

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for perjury in the family court in each year since 2007, by gender.

Answer (Dominic Raab)

The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.