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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL20 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Language Services contracts commenced on 31 October 2016, with thebigword appointed as providers of spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation as well as translation and transcription services.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts is four years with up to three one-year extensions available.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts with thebigword is due to expire on 30th October 2020. The first option to extend for one-year has been agreed for translation and transcription services, and has also been approved for spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation services.</p><p> </p><p>The future of the contract, including the possibility of further extensions, is currently being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with <i>thebigword</i>; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4606 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>All our new language service contracts contain robust performance and charging provisions which are designed to ensure the value for money and affordability of the services provided by the department's suppliers. However, we have not felt it appropriate to set a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters, which is a demand-led service, given the importance we attach to the provision of such support to those who most need it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the contract with <i>thebigword</i> for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4607 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of high quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>Bookings are classified depending on their complexity level, namely: ‘standard’, ‘complex’ and ‘complex written’. These complexity levels were determined by each Commissioning Body.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that the contract sets out the minimum level of qualification and experience a language professional is required to have in order to work on each complexity level of booking. Details of these qualifications can be found at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by <i>thebigword</i> to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4611 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>To ensure a high and consistent level of fulfilment across all geographical areas and in rare languages, thebigword have partnered with a number of subcontractors, namely: Global Language Services Limited, Cintra Translations Limited, Debonair Languages Ltd, Supreme Linguistic Services Ltd, Mango Spice Language Solutions, J-anne Interpreting and Translation Service Limited, Global Translation Services and Language River.</p><p> </p><p>Thebigword must ensure that its subcontracts contain obligations no less onerous on the sub-contractor than those imposed on them by the Ministry, including those relating to quality and performance standards. Thebigword are also responsible for carrying out audits to ensure subcontractor adherence to the contract service specification.</p><p> </p><p>All language professionals provided by thebigword, whether directly or via subcontractor, will be subject to ongoing quality assurance provided by The Language Shop. This includes a programme of 'spot checks' of interpreters undertaking assignments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
680946
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star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice: Travellers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations by the Traveller Movement in its report <i>Overlooked and Overrepresented: Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in the youth justice system, </i>to address the poorer outcomes for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in youth justice, and in particular the case for the Youth Justice Board to update its ethnicity data collection system to include Gypsy and Traveller categories. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL5072 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
star this property answer text <p>We have made clear that, outcomes for children in custody are not good enough. This is evident for all young offenders, including those who identify as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT).</p><p> </p><p>It is noteworthy, however, that in the 2015/16 ‘Children in Custody’ report that describes the number of GRT children in young offender institutions (YOI), that participation in education, work or vocational or skills training in custody is higher for those identifying as GRT in YOIs when compared to the rest of the cohort.</p><p> </p><p>In December we set out our response to Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system and how we will improve outcomes for young people across the youth custodial estate. Measures include developing a new pre-apprenticeship pathway to ensure that all children and young people are in education, training or employment on their release, boosting the number of front line staff in YOIs and developing two ‘secure schools’ with a particular focus on education and health.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is keen in principle to move to the 18+1 ethnicity monitoring system from the 2011 Census and is examining the requirements and dependencies with existing IT systems and identifying the feasibility and indicative costs of moving to the revised classification system.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-02-09T15:44:19.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T15:44:19.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice: Travellers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to enable the identification of Gypsies and Travellers in the youth justice system so that data can be gathered. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL2866 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-09more like thismore than 2016-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The Youth Justice Board and HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) publish an annual report on ‘Children in Custody’ that monitors the number of gypsy, traveller and Romany (GRT) children in youth offenders’ institutions and secure training centres. The reports are available on the HMIP website.</p><p> </p><p>Secure Children’s Homes are monitored by Ofsted rather than HMIP and are therefore not included in this report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-11-09T15:27:51.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-09T15:27:51.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 13 February (HL5075), when they expect the feasibility assessment to be completed, and whether cost will be the sole consideration for implementing the change. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL5425 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is planning to stipulate the future collection of ethnicity data based on the ‘18+1’ ethnicity categories used in the 2011 Census (which includes ‘Gypsy or Irish Traveller’ as a separate category) as part of its Annual Data Recording Guidance. This guidance will be issued to Local Authority Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) by the start of the new reporting year in April 2017. Once this guidance is issued, YOTs, the YJB and the secure estate will need to make changes to their various IT systems. This requires updating over 150 systems and the technical standards between them.</p><p> </p><p>The YJB estimate that the changes will be implemented by spring 2018. These changes will enable YOTs to report using 18+1 data on all young people receiving a new order, whether or not they were previously known to the YOT.</p><p> </p><p>We will consider dependencies with existing IT systems, both within the youth justice system and with other local IT systems, and identify the feasibility and indicative costs as part of this process.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-03-06T15:37:43.063Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T15:37:43.063Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
680949
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star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have consulted, or had representations from, the National Police Chiefs’ Council on the merits of updating the ethnicity data collection used in the youth justice system to include the 2011 Census ethnic group classifications. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL5075 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-13more like thismore than 2017-02-13
star this property answer text <p>Following a letter received from the National Police Chief’s Council lead for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller issues, in December we responded by acknowledging their interest and to confirm that the Youth Justice Board (YJB) are keen in principle to move to the 18+1 ethnicity monitoring system from the 2011 Census.</p><p> </p><p>The YJB is examining the requirements and dependencies with existing IT systems and identifying the feasibility and indicative costs of moving to the revised classification system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-02-13T16:39:03.763Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-13T16:39:03.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice System Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the Taylor Review of the Youth Justice System. more like this
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Lord Cormack more like this
star this property uin HL3310 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Ministers are currently considering Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system. We intend to publish the final report and the government’s plans for reform of the youth justice system before the end of this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T17:41:41.023Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T17:41:41.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Cormack more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-14more like thismore than 2016-09-14
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice System Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the final report of the review of the youth justice system will be published. more like this
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Lord Ramsbotham more like this
star this property uin HL1924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-28more like thismore than 2016-09-28
star this property answer text <p>The estimated total cost of the review of the youth justice system is £350,000. This figure is subject to audit at the end of the 2016-17 financial year and may change.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers are currently considering Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system. The final report and the government’s plans for reform of the youth justice system will be published later in the autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1925 more like this
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less than 2016-09-28T12:10:09.18Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-28T12:10:09.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this