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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions brought in the last 10 years under sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E and 29F of the Public Order Act 1986 and under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 have resulted in a guilty verdict. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences under the Public Order Act 1986 and Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5769 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property file name HL5769 5770 - Lord Lester.XLS more like this
star this property title HL5769 & 5770 table refered to in answer. more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
41678
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have been brought in the last 10 years under sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E and 29F of the Public Order Act 1986 and under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences under the Public Order Act 1986 and Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5770 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property file name HL5769 5770 - Lord Lester.XLS more like this
star this property title HL5769 & 5770 table refered to in answer. more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
42554
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women convicted of benefit fraud in each of the last five years received (i) a conditional discharge, (ii) a fine, (iii) a community order and (iv) a suspended prison sentence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions operates a tough series of specific penalties for benefit fraud that run alongside the criminal justice system. The Welfare Reform Act 2012 toughened penalties for those who commit, or attempt to commit benefit fraud. We have introduced a financial administrative penalty as an alternative to prosecution which, for the first time, can be applied to attempted fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also introduced a tougher loss of benefit penalty to restrict benefits to people convicted of benefit fraud or who have accepted an administrative penalty. Benefits can be reduced for periods of 13 weeks, 26 weeks or 3 years, dependent on the number of benefit fraud offences committed within a specified period, where the latest offence results in a conviction.</p><p>Judges make their decisions independently of Government based on the facts of each case. The maximum penalty for fraud is 10 years in prison.</p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court found guilty and sentenced at all courts for offences relating to benefit fraud, with sentencing outcomes and the average custodial sentence length by gender, in England and Wales, from 2008 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 191465 more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
41941
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many UK citizens have been returned to the UK from abroad to serve their custodial sentences under the EU Prisoner Transfer Agreement in each year since that agreement came into force; of what offences they were convicted; what length of custodial sentence they received; and how long they had left to serve in custody at the time of their repatriation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA (The EU PTA) entered into force on 5<sup>th</sup> December 2011.</p><p> </p><p>To date 18 Member States (including the United Kingdom) have implemented the Agreement. The European Court of Justice will have jurisdiction over the measure from 1 December 2014 and Member States may face infraction proceedings if they have not implemented the Agreement by then.</p><p> </p><p>Use of the EU PTA is an early stage and the number of prisoners transferred remains low. However, we expect to see a significant increase in the number of prisoner transferred once the Agreement has been implemented by all Member States.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date 17 prisoners have been transferred to other jurisdictions.</p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the number of prisoners transferred from England and Wales to other EU Member States since the implementation of the EU PTA in December 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Receiving State</p></td><td><p>Year of Transfer</p></td><td><p>Sentence Length</p></td><td><p>Time left to serve in the United Kingdom on the date of transfer</p></td><td><p>Offence Type</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>8 Years</p></td><td><p>1016 days</p></td><td><p>Wounding with intent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>5 years, 5 months</p></td><td><p>634 days</p></td><td><p>Facilitating illegal entry</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>9 Years</p></td><td><p>1135 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Latvia</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>10 years</p></td><td><p>882 days</p></td><td><p>Death by dangerous driving</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malta</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>6 years</p></td><td><p>578 days</p></td><td><p>Sexual offences</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>7 years</p></td><td><p>1043 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>15 years</p></td><td><p>2098 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>10 years</p></td><td><p>1189 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>6 years</p></td><td><p>544 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>5 years, 3 months</p></td><td><p>437 days</p></td><td><p>Sex offences</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>6 years, 6 months</p></td><td><p>793 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>5 years, 6 months</p></td><td><p>608 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>5 years, 6 months</p></td><td><p>638 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection</p></td><td><p>Not applicable</p></td><td><p>Sexual offences</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>4 years, 8 months</p></td><td><p>355 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>7 years</p></td><td><p>705 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>4 years</p></td><td><p>388 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the number of British nationals transferred from other EU Member States to England and Wales since the EU PTA entered into force in December 2011. 10 prisoners have been transferred.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Sentencing State</p></td><td><p>Year of Transfer</p></td><td><p>Sentence Length</p></td><td><p>Time left to serve in custody following transfer</p></td><td><p>Offence Type</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>3 years, 11 months</p></td><td><p>415 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>5 years</p></td><td><p>476 days</p></td><td><p>Human Trafficking</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>8 years</p></td><td><p>1195 days</p></td><td><p>Sexual Offences</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>14 years</p></td><td><p>1324 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>3 years</p></td><td><p>146 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2 years</p></td><td><p>124 days</p></td><td><p>Fraud</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>5 year, 4 months</p></td><td><p>974 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>9 years, 6 months</p></td><td><p>1617 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2 years, 10 months</p></td><td><p>267 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>15 years, 4 months</p></td><td><p>1847 days</p></td><td><p>Drugs</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>*The figures given in the attached tables relate to England and Wales only. The transfer of prisoners to Scotland and to Northern Ireland is a devolved matter, and is therefore the responsibility of the relevant Minister. </em></p><p> </p><p><em>**The numbers reported here are drawn from a Prison Service Case Tracking System. Care is taken when processing these cases but the figures may be subject to inaccuracies associated with any recording system.</em></p><p>All foreign national offenders (FNOs) sentenced to custody are referred to the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Office" target="_blank">Home Office</a> for them to consider deportation at the earliest possible opportunity.</p><p>The Prisoner Transfer process is just one mechanism for removing Foreign National Offenders. The number of FNOs deported under the Early Removal Scheme (ERS) has increased under this Government. In 2013, we removed nearly 2,000 FNOs under ERS and under the Tariff Expired Removal Scheme (TERS), which was introduced in May 2012, we have removed 231 FNOs to date.</p><p>Whereas this Government has begun to reduce the foreign national population in prison since 2010, between 1997 and 2010, the number of foreign nationals in our prisons more than doubled</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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191086 more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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1577
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41020
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many absconds from prison there have been, by month and category of prisoner, since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>Releases in error are taken very seriously and action has been taken to tighten processes and focus managers' attention in this area. Releases in error are infrequent and all incidents are subject to investigation.The majority of prisoners released in error are returned to custody quickly. In the 12 months to September 2013 there were 46 releases in error from prison, which equated to 0.06% of all discharges from prison. This compares to 68 in 2009-10.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of prisoners who have not subsequently returned to custody following a release in error from prison between May 2010 and September 2013 and broken down by the security category recorded on the National Offender Management Information System. This information is accurate as of 4 March 2014.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1 Number of prisoners not subsequently returned to custody following release in error from prison between May 2010 and September 2013, by category</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Category</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category C</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female (Closed)</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is important to note that not all prisoners released in error will be unlawfully at large and subject to recall. For example, they may be unconvicted prisoners released in error whose cases have been concluded since their release without a custodial sentence.</p><p> </p><p><em>These figures have been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. </em></p><p> </p><p><em>The number of releases in error may change should further incidents be reported.</em></p><p> </p><p>The number of absconds has come down sharply from a level of 947 in 2002-3 to 204 in 2012-13.</p><p> </p><p>Table 2 provides a breakdown of the number of absconds, by month between May 2010 and March 2013. Table 3 shows the number of absconders still unlawfully at large, by category, having absconded between May 2010 and March 2013. It is not possible to provide details of absconds by category of prisoner. The category of prisoner at time of release in error is not recorded in incident reports and live data shows details of the current security category only; it has therefore only been possible to provide the category of those who are currently unlawfully at large (table 3). Prisoners held in immigration removal centres are not subject to security categorisation. Over 97% of prisoners who abscond are re-captured and returned to custody. On re-capture the prisoner will be returned to a closed prison and referred to the police for consideration for prosecution for having been unlawfully at large.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2 Number of absconds between May 2010 and March 2013, by month </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of absconds</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 10</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 10</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 10</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 10</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 10</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 10</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 10</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 10</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 11</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 11</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 11</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 11</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 11</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 11</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 11</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 11</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 11</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 11</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 11</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 11</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 12</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 12</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 12</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 12</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 12</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 12</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 12</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 12</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 12</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 12</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 12</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 12</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 13</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 13</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 13</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Table 3 Number of prisoners unlawfully at large following abscond between May 2010 and March 2013, by category</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Category</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>D</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not categorised</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>These figures have been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. </em></p><p> </p><p>Escapes from transit include escapes from Prison Service and Contractor Escorts. The majority of escorts take place without incident and escapes whilst in transit are rare; there have been 10 since May 2010. This should be seen in relation to the 871,802 prisoners handled by the escort service in 2012-13 alone.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4 shows the number of escapes in transit, in each month between May 2010 and March 2013. All these prisoners have subsequently been recaptured.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 4 Month and category of prisoners who escaped in transit between May 2010 and March 2013</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Category</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 10</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 11</p></td><td><p>Cat B</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 11</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 11</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 11</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 11</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 12</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 12</p></td><td><p>Potential Category A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 12</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November12</p></td><td><p>Uncategorised</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of both escapes and absconds have reduced significantly in recent years. Figures for the number of escapes and absconds since 1995 are provided in the Prison Digest contained in the Prison and Probation Trusts Performance Statistics. This can be found at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225234/prison-performance-digest-12-13.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225234/prison-performance-digest-12-13.xls</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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190140 more like this
190263 more like this
190287 more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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42276
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star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many activity spaces per prisoner there were in (a) adult male prisons, (b) adult female prisons, (c) youth male prisons and (d) youth female prisons on 1 March (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013 in (A) the prison estate and (B) each prison. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested is not available centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>However, the number of activity spaces agreed within each public sector prison establishment's Service Level Agreement for 2013-14 is published at the following location: <a href="http://www.justice.gov.uk/information-access-rights/transparency-data/prison-service-level-agreement-and-probation-trust-contracts" target="_blank">http://www.justice.gov.uk/information-access-rights/transparency-data/prison-service-level-agreement-and-probation-trust-contracts</a>.</p><p> </p><p>These documents are a historical record of the public sector prison Service Level Agreements at the point at which they took effect. These agreements remain subject to change, through formal procedures, throughout the year.</p><p> </p><p>Work in prisons is a key priority to ensure prisoners are engaged purposefully while they are in custody. It also gives them the opportunity to learn skills and a work ethic which can increase their chances of finding employment on release, a key element to reducing reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>Our reforms to the Incentives and Earned Privileges national policy framework came into effect in adult prisons on 1 November 2013. Prisoners will be expected to engage in purposeful activity, as well as demonstrate a commitment towards their rehabilitation, reduce their risk of reoffending, behave well and help others if they are to earn privileges.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prisoners working in industrial activity in public sector prisons increased from around 8,600 in 2010-11 to around 9,700 in 2012-13. This delivered an increase in the total hours worked in industrial activities from 10.6 million hours to 13.1 million hours. In addition there are substantial numbers of prisoners who work to keep prisons running on tasks such as cooking, serving meals, maintenance and cleaning.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) magistrates' courts, (b) County courts and (c) County Court money claims centres use higher-rate telephone numbers. more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information held centrally on how many and what proportion of (a) magistrates' courts, (b) County courts and (c) County Court money claims centres use higher-rate telephone numbers is as follows:</p><p>(a) Magistrates' courts: 33 out of 330 courts</p><p>(b) County Courts: 17 out of 216 courts</p><p>(c) The County Court Bulk Centre in Northampton which centrally</p><p>manages money claims, also uses higher rate telephone numbers.</p><p>Some of the individual numbers are used for more than one court.</p><p>As stated in previous answers to parliamentary questions, the Department's approach is not to use 084 or 087 for non-geographic numbers and instead, wherever possible, to assign 0300 numbers, for which the tariff is similar to calling an 01 or 02 (geographic) number, whether the caller is using a fixed line or a mobile phone —see: <a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130423/text/130423w0004.htm#130423w0004. htm_wqn27" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130423/text/130423w0004.htm#130423w0004. htm_wqn27</a></p><p>and</p><p><a href="http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?ids2013-11-20a.175002.h&amp;s=Vaz+0845#g175002.q0" target="_blank">http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?ids2013-11-20a.175002.h&amp;s=Vaz+0845#g175002.q0</a></p><p>The number of 08 numbers used by the department has fallen by 55% since December 2009.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women convicted of benefit fraud in each of the last five years received a prison sentence; and what the average prison sentence was for those of each gender so convicted. more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions operates a tough series of specific penalties for benefit fraud that run alongside the criminal justice system. The Welfare Reform Act 2012 toughened penalties for those who commit, or attempt to commit benefit fraud. We have introduced a financial administrative penalty as an alternative to prosecution which, for the first time, can be applied to attempted fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also introduced a tougher loss of benefit penalty to restrict benefits to people convicted of benefit fraud or who have accepted an administrative penalty. Benefits can be reduced for periods of 13 weeks, 26 weeks or 3 years, dependent on the number of benefit fraud offences committed within a specified period, where the latest offence results in a conviction.</p><p>Judges make their decisions independently of Government based on the facts of each case. The maximum penalty for fraud is 10 years in prison.</p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court found guilty and sentenced at all courts for offences relating to benefit fraud, with sentencing outcomes and the average custodial sentence length by gender, in England and Wales, from 2008 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thismore than 2014-01-30
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many confiscation orders (a) were issued and (b) went uncollected in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The value of confiscation orders imposed and the amounts outstanding for those orders, both with and without interest, as at 30 January 2014, for the calendar years from 2010 onwards, are set out in the Table A below. The volume of orders imposed and those that remain outstanding is in Table B</p><p><strong>Table A</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Value of Confiscation Orders Imposed</p></td><td><p>Order Balance Remaining to Collect Excluding Interest</p><p>As at 30/01/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>£276,143,735</p></td><td><p>£167,176,784</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£187,128,205</p></td><td><p>£73,910,472</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£271,998,720</p></td><td><p>£162,286,156</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£245,728,131</p></td><td><p>£176,875,895</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£980,998,791</p></td><td><p>£580,249,307</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table B</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Volume of Confiscation Orders Imposed</p></td><td><p>Volume of Orders with an Order Balance Remaining to Collect Excluding Interest</p><p>As at 30/01/2014</p></td><td><p>Total Volume of Orders to Collect Including Interest</p><p>As at 30/01/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>6,214</p></td><td><p>915</p></td><td><p>2,289</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>6,286</p></td><td><p>1,065</p></td><td><p>2,342</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>6,458</p></td><td><p>1,386</p></td><td><p>2,399</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>6,139</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>3,141</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>25,097</p></td><td><p>5,866</p></td><td><p>10,171</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Confiscation orders are one of the key mechanisms available to the Government to deprive criminals of the proceeds of their crimes. The value of the order imposed, which is often very high, is based on the criminal benefit attributed to the crime and may, therefore, exceed the value of realisable assets that are known to the Court at the time of imposition. Crucially, an outstanding order stops the criminal benefitting from the proceeds of crime and ensures that, if the assets are discovered in the future, they can be seized.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and other enforcement agencies take the issue of recovering criminal assets very seriously and are working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide.</p><p> </p><p>Although, as the Enforcement Authority, HMCTS owns the debt, it is not always the lead enforcement agency. HMCTS tends to lead on the high volume, low value orders. Prosecution agencies, including the CPS and the Serious Fraud Office, lead on enforcement where they have put Restraint Orders on the defendant's property to protect the asset, or where the professional expertise of an Enforcement Receiver will be required to enforce the confiscation order.</p><p> </p><p>All outstanding amounts are actively pursued using a range of enforcement tools open to us. A confiscation order is a life time order and only amounts up to £50 can be written off. Default sentences of up to 10 years in prison are activated for non payment. Serving the default sentence does not cancel the debt and we will continue to pursue the amount owed. Interest is added to the order balance outstanding at the rate of 8% per annum. The fact that interest accrues at such a high rate and amounts over £50 cannot be written off, contribute to the increasing level of debt. At the end of December 2013, the total amount outstanding was £1.47 billion, of which £372 million was interest alone. At the end of December 2013, including interest £24 million is owed by defendants who are deceased and a further £86 million is owed by defendants who have been deported. Even for those that are deported we still try to actively pursue the defendants assets held abroad, but we rely on the cooperation of overseas enforcement agencies, which is often not forthcoming. The Agencies responsible for enforcement are building better relationships with overseas authorities and engage specialist forensic teams to track down hidden assets.</p><p> </p><p>The amount defendants repaid from their criminal activity across all agencies reached an all time high during 2012/13, with a total of £133.1 million recovered. That represented a 7% increase on the £124.1 million recovered during 2011/12. The total amount recovered has increased for the last four consecutive years and once again we are on course to have another record breaking year this financial year. For the 2013/14 financial year, at the end of December 2013, £102.8 million had been recovered, which is an increase of 2% on the £100.5 million that was collected up to December 2012. Since 2008/09, when £98.8 Million was recovered, the amount collected from criminals has increased by 35%.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS is seeking a commercial partner to help increase collections, reduce enforcement costs and importantly, ensure more criminals pay. A new national system has been implemented to manage the collection of fixed penalty notices, with all of the Police Forces having transferred to the new platform by June 2013.The continuing improvement the Agencies are making combined with our future plans will ensure that more criminals pay and that taxpayers get better value for money.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants (a) elected jury trial at the Crown Court for either way offences where magistrates had accepted jurisdiction and deemed the case to be suitable for summary trial and (b) were sent to the Crown Court for trial by magistrates declining jurisdiction over the case in each of the last three years. more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The answers to both questions are contained in the following tables:</p> more like this
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