Announcements 2008

January

Inquests into the deaths of servicemen in operations and exercises overseas
31 January 2008
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement about the inquests into the deaths of servicemen and women overseas.


Written ministerial statement on prison policy
31 January 2008
Jack Straw has made a written ministerial statement on the government's prison policy.


Latest statistics
31 January 2008
Details of the latest statistical updates, including statistics on the population in custody, end of custody licence releases, probation, sentencing, and women and the criminal justice system.


Reorganisation of the Ministry of Justice
29 January 2008
Jack Straw has made a written ministerial statement in which he has announced a new structure for the Ministry of Justice.


Written ministerial statement on the government's review of voting systems
24 January 2008
Justice Minister Michael Wills has made a written ministerial statement on the publication of the government's review of voting systems.


Joint statement by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice on a partnership model for the operation of Her Majesty's Courts Service
23 January 2008
The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice have today issued a joint statement on a partnership model for the operations of Her Majesty's Courts Service, the text of which has been issued to Parliament by way of a written ministerial statement.


Guide to the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2007
21 January 2008
The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has made new rules about case management; a new procedure for applying in criminal cases for an anti-social behaviour order or other civil behaviour order; and new rules about appeals or references to the House of Lords.


Appointment of the first chief executive of the Supreme Court
18 January 2008
Jack Straw, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, today announced that Ms Jenny Rowe will become the first Chief Executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom upon its creation in late 2009.


Alternative dispute resolution: annual pledge report 2006/07
15 January 2008
The Annual Pledge Report monitors the effectiveness of the government's commitment to using alternative dispute resolution across government departments and agencies.


Greater London Authority relevant registration officers order
08 January 2008
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice made the Greater London Authority (Relevant Registration Officers) Order 2007 on 18 December 2007. The Order appoints 14 local authority registration officers to act as relevant registration officers in the GLA elections.


Oral statement on industrial relations in the prison service
07 January 2008
Jack Straw has made an oral statement to the House of Commons on industrial relations in the prison service.


Restrictions on strike action for prison officers in EU and OECD countries
07 January 2008
A paper outlining restrictions on strike action for prison officers in European Union (EU) member countries and countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


Written ministerial statement: court fees in public law family proceedings
07 January 2008
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement on a consultation on court fees in child care and adoption proceedings.


Civil Procedure Rule Committee Freedom of Information Scheme
02 January 2008
The civil procedure rule committee has published its freedom of information scheme.