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|Persons convicted for racially aggravated offences by ethnicity( 1) at all courts 2006( 2)|
|(1) The ethnicity classification used here is the standard 4+1 classification as used in the 2001 Census.|
(2 )Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Criminal Justice Evidence and Analysis Unit - Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
Bridget Prentice: The Tribunals Service inherited a network of hearing venues of varying quality across the UK. Many of these venues are in the same towns/cities. An examination of venue usage showed a substantial under-utilisation of courtrooms in many areas. The Tribunal Service aims to rationalise this network to unify services and operate more efficiently, by introducing a network of multi-jurisdictional hearing centres which more accurately reflect the varying demand of appeal caseload across the UK.
|Tribunals Service venue rationalisation undertaken prior to 1 June 2008|
A daily hire is a non permanent venue hired when appeal demand for a particular area dictates.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which tribunal venues are scheduled for closure under the Tribunals Service venue rationalisation programme as at 1 June 2008; and what the planned date of each such closure is. 
Bridget Prentice: The Tribunals Service has inherited a network of hearing venues of varying quality across the UK, many of which were in the same towns and cities. An examination of venue usage showed a substantial under-utilisation of courtrooms in many areas. The Tribunal Service aims to rationalise this network to unify services and operate more efficiently, by introducing a high quality network of multi-jurisdictional hearing centres which more accurately reflect the varying demand of appeal caseload across the UK.
The proposed future network multi-jurisdictional hearing centres and the associated rationalisation plans have not yet been finalised and are currently subject to internal consultations and funding approval. The internal consultation process is due to be finalised by the end of the summer.
Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the level of demand for the services provided by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental bodies to be provided in the Welsh language; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Wills: A survey conducted across the Ministry of Justice and a sample of our agencies and non-departmental bodies show variable levels of demand for service provision in the Welsh language, depending in part on the services provided and whether they are provided directly in Wales. The following table gives further information.
In accordance with the Welsh Language Act 1993, the Ministry of Justice has prepared a Welsh Language Scheme, which will be put out to public consultation once it has been cleared by the Welsh Language Board. It will be formally adopted, with any necessary changes, after consultation has been completed.
In the period before the Welsh language policy is formally adopted, the Department, in the conduct of its public business in Wales, applies the principle that the English and Welsh languages should be treated on a basis of equality so far as is appropriate in the circumstances and reasonably practicable.
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