News

Legal aid changes will focus help on most vulnerable families and children
Family
12 February 2009
Details of changes to the Family Graduated Fee Scheme.
Prisons Minister David Hanson announces new Welsh prison
David Hanson
05 February 2009
The Dynamex Friction site near Caernarfon in North Wales has been chosen as the location for a new Welsh prison.
Government doubles financial support for bereaved
Funeral
30 January 2009
From Sunday, the financial entitlement for someone whose spouse or civil partner has died without leaving a will has been doubled, with the potential to reach £450,000.

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Judicial appointments


Additional funding to prevent and reduce offending by women
Maria Eagle
03 February 2009
Justice Minister Maria Eagle has today made a written ministerial statement on additional funding to prevent and reduce offending by women.
Inquests into the deaths of service personnel on operations and exercises overseas
Bridget Prentice
02 February 2009
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement about the deaths of servicemen and women overseas.
Independent review recommends halving 30-year rule
30-year rule review logo
29 January 2009
Independent review recommends halving the 30-year rule for public access to government information.

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Annual Law for Journalists Conference
Jack Straw
11 February 2009
Jack Straw has given a speech to the Annual Law for Journalists Conference on openness and the media.
Ensuring confidence and transparency in the electoral system
Michael Wills
10 February 2009
Justice Minister Michael Wills has given a speech on public confidence and transparency in the democratic process to the Association of Electoral Administrators Conference in Brighton.
Legal aid and prisoners
Lord Bach
10 February 2009
Justice Minister Lord Bach has today made a written ministerial statement on a consultation on legal aid and prisoners.

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