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Tribunals: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 29223, tabled on 13 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government's response to covid-19, what his policy is on the potential postponement of tribunals for cases appealing decisions by the (a) the Department of Work and Pensions and (b) Home Office; and what steps he is taking to reduce the risk of vulnerable claimants involved in those cases from contracting covid-19 through attending tribunals.

Answered on

18 March 2020

MOJ and HMCTS are working closely with the Tribunals judiciary during the present COVID-19 outbreak. HMCTS has set out its priorities for managing the response to the coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-courts-and-tribunals-planning-and-preparation

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