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Administrative Burdens: Courts

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken to reduce administrative burdens on courts. (263764)

We continually look for ways to reduce administrative burden so that court resources can be focused on activities that make a real difference to the public. We are currently implementing lean ways of working to ensure that unproductive activity is removed from all our processes. In the magistrates courts CJSSS has reduced the average number of hearings and therefore administrative tasks across the criminal justice system. We are also ensuring that more of our services from the civil courts are available online through systems such as money claims online and possession claims online.