FOI: Costs associated with the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

1) What contribution towards the running costs of the Court of Protection has been made by the Department of Health since 2007? (please give annual breakdown)

2) If HMCTS collects this data, please could you give me a yearly breakdown of the number of Court of Protection heard a) in the high court (family division); b) by circuit judges; c) by district judges.

3) If HMCTS collects this data, please could you give me any estimates on the annual cost of hearing Court of Protection cases a) in the high court (family division); b) by circuit judges; c) by district judges.

4) If it is possible, please could you further break down the estimates for questions 2 and 3 by what proportion of those cases concerned care/welfare (as opposed to property/affairs), and which cases were appeals under the deprivation of liberty safeguards.

5) Please could you give me a yearly breakdown of any additional monies provided to the high court (family division) to absorb the impact of additional Court of Protection cases.

6) Please could you give me a yearly breakdown of the cost of any training on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and deprivation of liberty safeguards provided for: a) judges in the high court (family division); b) circuit judges; c) district judges.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Series

Hutchins, Katrina, Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service

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Dear Ms Series,

 

Please find attached an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Kind regards

Katrina

 

Katrina Hutchins
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HM Courts & Tribunals Service London
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Dear Ms Series,
 
Please find attached the response to your FOI request.
 
Many thanks,
 
 
R.Aldridge
 

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Dear HMCTS,

Thank you for your response. I am afraid I am going to ask you to review this response, however, as I just find it absolutely incredible that you could not hold any data in relation to any of these questions.

It strikes me as possible that the MoJ does not spend any money on judicial training for the MCA; that the MOJ has not allocated any additional monies to the Family Division of the High Court to hear CoP cases. It strikes me as improbable or utterly alarming that the MoJ does not collect data on the number of CoP cases being heard at different levels of the courts, on the cost of hearing those cases, of training judges, or - most alarming still - that it doesn't even know how much money the Department of Health gives it for the running of the Court of Protection. For each question, please could you check whether the answer is that the MoJ is not spending any money on those matters, or that it actually doesn't know whether it is or not.

Yours sincerely,

Lucy Series

Sweeney, Adrian,

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Dear Ms Series,
 
My review of your request has now been completed.  Please see the attached
response.
 
Regards
 
Adrian
 
Adrian Sweeney
Regional Listing Co-ordinator (Acting)
Regional Business Support Manager & KILO
HMCTS, South West Region
DX135610 Exeter 16
 
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Dear Mr Sweeney,

Thank you very much for the time to review my questions, your responses were really helpful.

I realise, reading your response, that the wording of question 4 was unclear - what I meant was whether you could provide me with costings for welfare and DOLS cases - not the number of those cases. (which Mr Batey has, very helpfully, already provided me with) However, I presume that the same resources issue would apply to accessing this information, so I am not requesting a review of this response.

Happy New Year,
Lucy Series

Yours sincerely,

Lucy Series

Sweeney, Adrian,

Dear Ms Series,

Thank you for the feedback, which is most helpful.

Regards

Adrian

Adrian Sweeney
Regional Listing Co-ordinator (Acting)
Regional Business Support Manager & KILO
HMCTS, South West Region
DX135610 Exeter 16

T 01392 331752 I F 01392 331744 I M 07770 657661
E [email address]


SW Regional Office | Lynx House | Pynes Hill Campus | Rydon Lane | Exeter | EX2 5JL | DX 135610 Exeter 16


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