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.

2018

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

Public Order Offences Guidelines consultation 08 08 18

Draft guidelines for arson and criminal damage response 26 06 18

Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments response 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

2017

Flexible Operating Hours Pilots Prospectus response 27 11 17

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

Transforming Rehabilitation Inquiry response 16 11 17

Appraisal Review consultation response 01 11 17

Sentencing Child Cruelty consultation response 11 09 17

Bar Standards Board Rule Change consultation response 07 09 17

Intimidatory offences and domestic abuse response 30 06 17

Prisons and Courts Bill - 20 03 17

Breach Offences Guideline consultation response 25 01 17

Bladed articles and offensive weapons guidelines response 05 01 17

Taylor Review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales response - 01 03 17

2016

Legal leadership response - 20 12 16

Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system draft guideline response - 11 11 16

Transforming Our Justice System MA Response - 10 11 16

Sentencing of youths draft guideline response - 03 08 16

National MA response to Welsh LJA merger consultation - 02 08 16

McKenzie Friends consultation response - 08 06 16

Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea guideline response - 04 05 16

Deregulation consultation response - 28 04 16

Bach Commission into Access to Justice response - 28 04 16

Proposed amendment to bundles practice direction response - 01 03 16

Draft adoption guidance on listing final hearing response - 01 03 16

Live links and telephone conferences in court draft rules - 25 02 16

Imposition of community and custodial sentences - 23 02 16

Introducing a stalking protection order - 29 01 16

2015

Court Closure Consultation - 07 10 15

The MA has responded to all eight HMCTS consultations relating to proposed court closures in England and Wales - the national consultation as well as each regional consultation. The regional responses were produced in collaboration with the relevant MA branches. In addition to the regional responses, some MA branches have produced specific responses to specific court closures. The regional responses reflect the agreed MA position but do not necessarily include all the detail in the specific responses.

MA response to England and Wales national court closure proposals

MA response to London court closure proposals

MA response to the North West court closure proposals

MA response to South East court closure proposals

MA response to Midlands court closure proposals

MA response to South West court closure proposals

MA response to North East court closure proposals

MA response to Wales court closure proposals


Young adult offenders inquiry response - 30 09 15

Children and vulnerable witnesses response - 25 09 15

Special guardianship orders response - 18 09 15

Proposal to reduce YJB expenditure response - 16 09 15

Sanctions for Procedural Default response - 11 08 15

Keeping children in care out of trouble response - 04 08 15 

Allocation guideline consultation response - 30 07 15

No voice unheard consultation response - 29 05 15 

Dangerous dogs consultation response - 08 06 15 

Health and safety and food offences consultation response - 18 02 15

Offences against the person consultation response - 11 02 15

Police bail consultation response - 06 02 15

Survey on litigants in person and unrepresented defendants - 13 01 15 

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