MA Consultation Responses

The MA regularly responds to consultations from government and other agencies to represent the views of magistrates

Responses are listed in reverse date order, to view a response just click on the relevant title.
 

2020

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport consultation on decriminalising TV licence evasion 31 03 2020

President of the Family Division consultation on Transparency in Family Court 12 03 2020

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s call for evidence on the use of the Section 45 Modern Slavery statutory defence 02 03 2020

Home Office consultation on unauthorised encampments 03 03 2020

Family Procedure Rules Committee consultation on draft rules for delegated powers 

Sentencing Council's Firearms Offences Consultation 14 1 20

2019

Family Justice Council consultation on Domestic Abuse Draft Best Practice Guidance 30 12 19

Public Accounts Committee Transforming Courts and Tribunals progress review inquiry 11 10 19

Children and Young People in Custody 30 09 19

Working Group proposals on Private Law 30 09 19

Working Group proposals on Public Law 30 09 19

Home Office consultation on Knife Crime Prevention Order guidance 24 09 19

MoJ consultation on the Victims' Code 11 09 19

Family Review Panel call for evidence on cases involving domestic abuse 26 08 19

The Proposed Future Model for Probation: A Draft Operating Blueprint 08 08 19

Sentencing Council consultation on mental health conditions and disorders 09 07 19

Criminal Procedure Rules Committee on delegated powers rules 04 07 19

Sentencing Council guidelines on arson and criminal 02 07 19

Presidents Draft Guidance as to Reporting in the Family Courts 30 06 19

CPS consultation on mental conditions and disorders MA response 04 06 19

HMIP core inspection 2019 08 04 19

HM Inspector of Probation inspection framework and programmes 29 03 19

Court and Tribunal Reforms Inquiry 06 03 19

Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill Scrutiny 15 02 19

Law Commission Automated Vehicles 08 02 19

Government proposals to introduce Knife Crime Prevention Orders 05 02 19

Follow-up to the Role of the Magistracy Inquiry response 30 01 19

Transforming Justice Report: Path of little resistance: is pre-trial detention of children really a last resort? 08 01 19

2018

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 13 12 18

Revised national standard for children in the youth justice system 26 11 18

New cycling offences response 31 10 18

Inquiry into right to family life 15 10 18

Strengthening probation, building confidence 21 09 18

Consultation on the Code for Crown Prosecutors 17 09 18

Search warrants consultation 06 09 18

Sentencing Council consultation on a general guideline for sentencing offences 11 09 18

Inquiry into serious violence 16 08 18

Public Order Offences Guidelines consultation 08 08 18

Inquiry into Domestic Abuse response 04 07 18

Draft guidelines for arson and criminal damage response 26 06 18

Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments response 14 06 18

Judicial Ways of Working: Crime 14 06 18

Judicial Ways of Working: Family 14 06 18

Commission on Justice in Wales 04 06 18

Public Accounts Committee Inquiry Transforming Courts and Tribunals 31 05 18

Transforming the response to domestic abuse 31 05 18

Second Batch of Standard Family Orders 16 04 18

HMIP inspection framework and programmes consultation 15 04 18

Justice Select Committee inquiry into disclosure of evidence in criminal cases 30 03 18

Fit for the future: transforming the court and tribunal estate 27 03 18

New sentencing guideline on bladed articles and offensive weapons offences 05 03 18

Future structures of legal operations response 13 02 18

Bach Report response 12 02 18

Law Commisssion Sentencing Code consultation 25 01 18

Supported Housing Consultation 22 01 18

Mental Health Act Independent Review 22 01 18

2017

Sentencing Council consultation on Bladed Articles and Offensive Weapons Guidelines 05 01 17

Taylor review 01 03 17

Sentencing Council consultation on Breach Offences Guideline 25 01 17

Youth Court Protocol 01 02 17

Sentencing Council consultation on Intimidatory offences and domestic abuse 30 06 17

Sentencing Council consultation on Child Cruelty 11 09 17

Transforming Rehabilitation Inquiry 16 11 17

Mechanisms and Governance for Overseeing the Recruitment and Conduct of Justices of the Peace consultation 20 11 17

2016

Justice Select Committee Inquiry into the Role of the Magistracy 16 01 16

Sentencing Council consultation on Imposition of community and custodial sentences 23 02 16

Bach Commission into Access to Justice 28 04 16

Consultation on Transforming our Justice System 10 11 16

2015

National Consultation on Court Closures 07 10 2015