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These initiatives were driven by Lord Thomas of Gresford, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Lord Thomas of Gresford has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Lord Thomas of Gresford has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
Lord Thomas of Gresford has not introduced any legislation before Parliament
Lord Thomas of Gresford has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
Since 2003, Her Majesty's Government has received in excess of 1,330 claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas. These claims arise from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Cyprus Emergency in the late 1950s.
The claims received focus predominately on alleged unlawful detention but many incorporate allegations of mistreatment at the hands of British military personnel. Any payment of compensation in settlement of claims received would have been made by the Ministry of Defence.
We are currently unable to provide with certainty a breakdown of the claims as requested due to the current restrictions and lack of access to data. The process of collating the information will take some time and will require going through historical records. In addition, any information provided would be on a provisional basis as confirmation would require cross-reference with paper records.
All claims received are considered under the principles of common law and dealt with on a strict legal liability case. If, following an investigation, it is found that there is substance to the allegations and there has been negligence on our part, compensation is paid. This pertains to any claim regardless of the location.
The Government has not commissioned Kantar Group to survey public attitudes towards the independence of the judiciary and the justice system.
I can say with confidence that our judges are renowned around the world for their excellence and impartiality.