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Mr. Blunt: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department which Department is paying the salary of Lord Saville of Newdigate; what the total capitation cost for a Lord Justice of his seniority was in 2001; and how much has been paid to him during the time the Saville Inquiry has been sitting. 
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Consolidated Fund and the payments are administered by HM Treasury. The current annual salary for a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary is £157,699.
In addition to his salary, Lord Saville has been paid expenses allowance of £50 per day for each day that he has been in Londonderry engaged in the Inquiry. To date Lord Saville has been paid £9,700 in respect of this daily allowance. This allowance is paid from a budget held by the Northern Ireland Office.
Ms Rosie Winterton: Judgment was delivered in the High Court in Belfast on 30 January 2001 In the Matter of an Application by Bairbre de Brun and Martin McGuinness for judicial review. Copies of the judgment have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: This answer covers the Headquarters of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including associated offices), the Court Service, Public Guardianship Office, Land Registry, Public Record Office, Northern Ireland Court Service, Legal Services Commission and the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service. No industrial action has been taken in the Departments, agencies and NDPBs for which the Lord Chancellor has responsibility in any of the last four years, with exception of the Land Registry, which lost 170 days due to industrial action in April 2001.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: This answer covers the Headquarters of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including Associated Offices), the Court Service, Public Guardianship Office, Land Registry, Public Record Office, Northern Ireland Court Service, Legal Services Commission and the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS).
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19992000: 12 staff spent 216 days on union duties at a cost of £16,080.
199899: Nine staff spent 163 days on union duties at a cost of £11,552.
199798: 10 staff spent 179 days on union duties at a cost of £12,077. Court Service
19992000: 27 staff spent 4,517 days on union duties at a cost of £447,472.
199899: 28 staff spent 4,331 days on union duties at a cost of £429,046.
199798: 28 staff spent 4,419 days on union duties at a cost of £411,017. Public Guardianship Office
The details show the total hours spent by staff given special leave to undertake union duties. Because the Land Registry is a Trading Fund the allocations do not draw on public funds; the costs are met from fees paid by customers.
19902000: 154 staff spent a total of 1,322 days on union duties.
199899: 152 staff spent a total of 1,545 days on union duties.
199798: 158 staff spent a total of 1,646 days on union duties. Public Record Office
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Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS)
Mr. Wills: There are two types of non-custodial sentences: fines and community penalties. If a community penalty is breached the offender is brought back before the court for whatever action the court deems appropriate. This could mean that the court imposes further hours on the order or an additional condition. Alternatively it could result in the order being revoked and the offender instead receiving a term of imprisonment if such a sentence was available for the original offence. 1,398 community penalties were revoked in the west midlands in the year 2000.
A fine may be cancelled (remitted) in whole or in part by the courts if circumstances have changed since the conviction. A large proportion of financial penalties cancelled are where a defaulter is imprisoned for wilful refusal or culpable neglect to pay, or where a defaulter is already serving a prison term for a separate offence.
Statistics on the number of fines cancelled are not kept. The value of all impositions, including fines, cancelled in the West Midlands Magistrates Courts Committee area amounted to £7,643,470 in the year ending September 2001.
Miss Widdecombe: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will seek to change the rules of court to permit (a) the Court of Appeal to correct an order of the court if it can be shown that the Lord Justices reached their conclusion inappropriately and (b) a right of appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal where it over-ruled the original decision of the court; and under what powers the Court Service may reject or delay an application for an appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling. 
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The Court Service does not reject any application which is properly made and is within the Court's jurisdiction. When any application to the Court is listed for hearing is a case management decision, usually made by a member of the Court's listing staff acting under general instruction from the Court.
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