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FY 2003/04

FY 2004/05

FY 2005/06

FY 2006/07


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The Home Office is reporting with regard to MOJ properties transferring from the Home Office as part of Machinery of Government changes.

European Court of Human Rights: Legal Costs

Dr. Kumar: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much was spent before October 2000 by the Government in defending cases brought by UK citizens in the European Court of Human Rights. [143437]

Vera Baird: As costs are paid by the lead department and not recorded centrally, the information requested could be collected only at disproportionate cost.

Housing: Prices

Michael Gove: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will publish figures held by the Land Registry for the average price of a (a) domestic dwelling, (b) flat and (c) detached house in each local authority in England in (i) 1997, (ii) 2000 and (iii) the latest period for which figures are available. [143659]

Vera Baird: The data have been placed in the Libraries of the House and contain information collected by Land Registry for the average price of a domestic dwelling (including semi-detached and terraced), flat and detached house in each local authority area in England and Wales in (i) 1997, (ii) 2000 and (iii) the latest period, covering January to March 2007.

Judgments: Debts

Mr. Todd: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether any restrictions are placed on the sale of data relating to court judgments by debt consolidation businesses and debt advice agencies. [141666]

Ms Harman: No restrictions are placed on the sale of data relating to court judgments by debt consolidation and debt advice agencies. In 2006, the Register of Judgments Orders and Fines Regulations 2005 came into force. The regulations provide powers to the Registrar of the Register to refuse access to the Register to any person whom he suspects of using the data for unlawful purposes or in breach of any of the data protection principles as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Legislation: Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many Bills originating in (a) Guernsey, (b) the Isle of Man and (c) Jersey were granted Royal Assent in each year since 1997. [141794]

Ms Harman: The Ministry of Justice does not hold figures for Crown Dependencies legislation receiving Royal Assent prior to 2001.

The figures from February 2001 to May 2007 are as follows:


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Table of Crown Dependency legislation receiving Royal Assent 2001-07
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 To May 2007 Total

Jersey

25

49

47

28

36

32

5

222

Guernsey

21

20

25

13

14

14

3

110

Alderney

4

4

6

1

3

0

0

18

Sark

4

3

4

0

0

3

0

14

Isle of Man

33

2

16

9

6

26

4

96

Total

87

78

98

51

59

75

12

460


Legislation: Guernsey

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many Bills were considered for extension to Guernsey in each year since 1997. [141800]

Ms Harman: The Ministry of Justice does not hold all of the information requested. However, our departmental records show that the Ministry of Justice and before it the Department of Constitutional Affairs has written to the Guernsey authorities on behalf of legislating UK Government Departments on 20 occasions since 1997 where extending a Bill to Guernsey has been considered: on eight occasions in 2004; five occasions in 2005; six occasions in 2006 and once so far in 2007.

Legislation: Isle of Man

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what Bills concerning transport were considered for extension to the Isle of Man in 2006. [141802]

Ms Harman: No Bills concerning transport where there was consideration of extension to the Isle of Man came to the Ministry of Justice (formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs) during 2006.

Members: Correspondence

Mr. Baron: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2007, Official Report, column 1454W, on members: correspondence, when she expects to provide a substantive reply to the Question; and what the reason is for the delay. [143614]

Vera Baird: I have now written to the hon. Member disclosing the list of highest paid barristers from the Community Legal Service (CLS) during 2005-06.

£

Elizabeth Gumbel Q.C.

493,000

Jeremy Rosenblatt

492,000

Sally Bradley Q.C.

422,000

Stephen Knafler

401,000

Anthony Hayden Q.C.

377,000

Paul Storey Q.C.

373,000

Eleanor Hamilton Q.C.

371,000

John Godfrey

371,000

Michael Keehan

312,000

Marcus Scott-Manderson

306,000


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These figures must be interpreted carefully and do not represent the personal earnings of the individuals listed in any one year. There are a number of reasons for this.

A number of other qualifications need to be added to these figures.

Prison Service: Managers

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice which members of HM Prison Service Management Board have close relations in senior management positions within the service; what senior management position is held in each case; what the relationship is with the Management Board member in each case; and if she will make a statement. [143416]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The Governor of HMP Nottingham is the son of the Director General.


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