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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children 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 carried out any forecasts of the level of child poverty between now and 2020; and if so, whether they will be made public. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3230 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3231 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
166640
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children 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 calculated the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit policy changes announced to date since May 2010. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3231 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3230 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
155549
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what total amount his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
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John Glen more like this
star this property uin 214279 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>(a) This information has already been published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p>(i) <a title="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm" href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm</a></p><p>(ii) <a title="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm" href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm</a></p><p>(iii) <a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm101028/wmstext/101028m0001.htm#10102827000372" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm101028/wmstext/101028m0001.htm#10102827000372</a></p><p> </p><p>(b) To provide the ministerial spend for the other car hire will incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>Under this Government the number of ministerial cars in the Department has fallen from four to one and the cost to the taxpayer reduced by 91%.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T13:02:33.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T13:02:33.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
156058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Reoffenders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of all recalls to prison have been fixed term recalls in each year since their introduction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214735 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>A fixed-term recall is one where an offender on licence is recalled for a 28 day period before being automatically re-released. It is available only to those offenders on licence who are not assessed as presenting a high risk of harm to the public. Offenders who are assessed as presenting a high risk of harm are not eligible to receive a fixed-term recall and will be given a standard recall, under which they can remain in custody, potentially, until the end of their sentence. They will be released before the end of their sentence only if the Parole Board or Secretary of State is satisfied they no longer need to be detained to protect the public.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory provisions for fixed-term recalls were included in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and commenced in July 2008. The provisions were amended by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and commenced in December 2012. The amendments were designed to provide offender managers with additional flexibility to determine whether a fixed-term recall was the appropriate way to respond to an offender’s breach of his licence conditions, notwithstanding that he had been given a fixed-term recall on a previous occasion.</p><p> </p><p>This Government is introducing a new test, in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which must be applied to determine the type of recall given to an offender and to decide whether to re-release a recalled offender. The new test will ensure that any offender who has abused a fixed-term recall previously and persistently and wilfully refused to comply with his licence conditions will not receive a further fixed-term recall. The test will guide offender managers, so that all relevant considerations are taken into account before a decision is taken on the type of recall appropriate to deal with the breach of licence conditions. It will also ensure that a fixed-term recall is given only where we can be satisfied that the offender can be effectively managed when released after 28 days.</p><p> </p><p>The proportion of all recalls to prison that were fixed term given in the calendar years from 2008 is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Calendar year</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>Fixed Term Recall (FTR)</p></td><td><p>Proportion of Total Recalls which were FTRs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014 (to June)</p></td><td><p>8412</p></td><td><p>3569</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>17330</p></td><td><p>7280</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>16481</p></td><td><p>5124</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>16227</p></td><td><p>4532</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>15479<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>4293<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>14,719<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>3,979<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>13,554<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>1,722<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>13%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup> denotes data that has not been published. It has been taken from a live database and as such, it is subject to change.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup> the proportion of recalls which were FTRs in 2008 reflects that the FTR was available only from July 2008.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T18:11:48.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T18:11:48.447Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
166104
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Fraud 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 in how many localities, and at what cost, they have contracted with bus companies or public transport bodies to display advertisements on buses calling on people who know "benefit cheats" to inform the Department for Work and Pensions. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL3162 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Advertising on buses was targeted in 25 local authority areas at a cost of £219,786.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T16:40:33.423Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T16:40:33.423Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
157084
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 CAFCASS 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 what steps they are taking to ensure that Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service staff dealing with child protection cases involving children from minority religious faiths, such as the Charedim, have the necessary expertise to assess the impact of faith on those children when they advise the courts. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL3029 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) practitioners are qualified social workers with experience of working with children and families to represent the best interests of children within family proceedings. It is the practitioner's responsibility to identify any diversity issues, including a child or family’s faith, in any case and to assess any safeguarding or welfare issues. Practitioners will analyse each individual child's circumstances, taking account of relevant aspects of the Welfare Checklist in section 1 of the Children Act 1989, when assessing their needs and how these are best met.</p><p> </p><p>Each Cafcass service area has a responsibility to identify the diversity needs of groups of children living in their area who they are working with, and to take action accordingly. Cafcass’ Equality and Diversity Strategy (2013-15) explains how it shares best practice across teams and service areas, collating lessons learnt from a range of sources. Where staff attend training courses, the learning is shared with the rest of the service area and communicated to Cafcass’ group of Diversity Ambassadors. Representatives from local groups are invited to team meetings to discuss the work that they do and practitioners are encouraged to use these groups as a resource when considering casework decisions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T16:02:53.487Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T16:02:53.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
156094
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure effective joint working between his Department and relevant partners before introducing universal credit in new areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 214530 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
star this property answer text <p /> <p>As part of our planning process we carry out a thorough internal and external assessment to ensure that Universal Credit can be rolled out safely and securely, and a strong delivery model exists between the department and local partners.</p><p>For example, internal delivery milestones must be checked and agreed to ensure that Jobcentres and their staff are ready to roll out Universal Credit. As part of this process external delivery partners will need to sign and agree a Delivery Partnership Agreement (DPA) to outline what services they will provide and to make available funded support for those who need extra help. In addition local authorities will need to sign and agree a Readiness Certificate to confirm that they are ready to roll out Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-14T16:29:49.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-14T16:29:49.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
156652
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Sexual Offences: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people under 16 have been convicted of a sexual offence in each police authority in the most recent year available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
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Mr Andrew Turner more like this
star this property uin 215366 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Ministry of Justice</p><p> </p><p>Serious sexual offending by under 16s is unacceptable. As part of the consideration of each young person’s case, the court will look at their background, their reasons for offending, the welfare of the child and any relevant history including time spent in care. It may not always be in the young persons’ interest to severely criminalise low level first time sexual offending, but rather to address the offending behaviour which reduces the risk of reoffending. This is why all youth sentences have a strong rehabilitative element in recognition of a child and young persons’ age and maturity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders aged under 16 found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, in England and Wales, by police force area, in 2013 (latest available) can be viewed in the table below.<br></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2">Offenders under 16 found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, England and Wales, 2013 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Metropolitan Police</td><td>31</td></tr><tr><td>Cumbria</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Lancashire</td><td>9</td></tr><tr><td>Merseyside</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td>Greater Manchester</td><td>14</td></tr><tr><td>Cheshire</td><td>7</td></tr><tr><td>Northumbria</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td>Durham</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>West Yorkshire</td><td>9</td></tr><tr><td>South Yorkshire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Humberside</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Cleveland</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>West Midlands</td><td>13</td></tr><tr><td>Staffordshire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>West Mercia</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td>Warwickshire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Derbyshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Nottinghamshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Lincolnshire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Leicestershire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Northamptonshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Cambridgeshire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Norfolk</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Suffolk</td><td>3</td></tr><tr><td>Bedfordshire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Hertfordshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Essex</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Thames Valley</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Hampshire</td><td>5</td></tr><tr><td>Kent</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Devon and Cornwall</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Avon and Somerset</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Gloucestershire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Dorset</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>North Wales</td><td>9</td></tr><tr><td>Gwent</td><td>3</td></tr><tr><td>South Wales</td><td>12</td></tr><tr><td>Dyfed-Powys</td><td>3</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</td></tr><tr><td>Ref: PQ 215366</td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T10:28:21.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T10:28:21.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
166621
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Magna Carta 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 funding they are making available to organisations marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta; and how those funds will be used. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL3212 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In March this year the Chancellor of the Exchequer provided a direct grant of £1 million to the Magna Carta Trust to support the celebration of the 800<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Applications for funding were invited by the Trust and a list of projects that were successful is available at: <a href="http://magnacarta800th.com/projects/" target="_blank">http://magnacarta800th.com/projects/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the direct grant of £1 million, Magna Carta projects have benefited from awards totalling £21.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Successful projects range from £502,900 awarded to Salisbury Cathedral’s ‘Engaging with Magna Carta’ programme to £7,400 for the Walkern History Society’s self guided history trail.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice has also provided four members of staff to support the development of the Global Law Summit, to be held in February next year, a world-class legal conference which will address the continuing relevance of Magna Carta to modern-world legal and business issues.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T17:02:15.35Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T17:02:15.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
156397
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Prisoners' Release more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were transferred from open conditions to closed conditions who had previously (a) absconded or escaped from prison and (b) breached a licence condition whilst released on temporary licence following the recent review of release on temporary licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214968 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In March, we announced a package of measures to ensure that the public was properly protected with respect to the offenders being held in open conditions. Absconds and escapes have reached record lows under this Government, and we take each incident seriously. As a result of a comprehensive review, we have made major changes to tighten the eligibility criteria for open prisons. Prisoners may no longer be transferred to open conditions or allowed out on temporary release if they have previously absconded, escaped, attempted to escape, or if they have failed to return or have re-offended whilst released on temporary licence, unless there are exceptional circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>A total of 115 cases were assessed centrally by a panel comprised of NOMS senior managers, including representation from both prisons and probation. Cases were reviewed where there was a history, on the current sentence, of abscond; escape or attempted escape; or an offence committed whilst on temporary release. 9 of these prisoners were returned to closed conditions as a result. Local risk reviews were directed on a further 14 offenders, with 2 returned to closed conditions following review.</p><p> </p><p>As part of business as usual, open prisons return prisoners to closed conditions where they judge that they can no longer be managed safely in open conditions. Figures for this ongoing process are not included here.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this