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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Prison Advice and Care Trust 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 discussions they have had with the Catholic Prison Advice and Care Trust in the last five years; and what assessment they have made of the work of that charity. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL9999 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>We have a longstanding relationship with the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), and we recognise the crucial role that they, and other Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, carry out in supporting offenders and delivering rehabilitative services. I am pleased to note, too, that PACT have recently been awarded the contract for the provision of family engagement services for the female estate.</p><p>We will continue to engage with PACT as we take forward Lord Farmer’s recommendations as part of our wider prison reform agenda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:47.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:47:47.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
967483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Convictions 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 information, if any, they have received from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons; and if none, whether they will call for better intelligence sharing about such crimes. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL9975 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 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>There is no information held about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe.</p><p>However, the UK shares relevant information on organised immigration crime (OIC) with partners in source, transit and destination countries for illegal migration. This takes place both on a bilateral basis and through the European Migrant Smuggling Centre within Europol.</p><p>Through the multi-agency Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce, the government is improving the intelligence picture around OIC, modern slavery and human trafficking, undermining the criminal business model and building the capacity of upstream law enforcement partners to tackle the threat.</p><p>The police transformation program includes an analytical team, the Joint Slavery and Trafficking Analysis Centre (JSTAC) which is building and developing the strategic intelligence picture by improving data collection and focused analysis of the information gathered. To aid in international dissemination of information, a seconded national expert to Europol to coordinate activity between UK law enforcement and European counterparts during cross-border investigations has been implemented.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967447
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Families 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 how many Attorney General’s Office policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL9944 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Minsters. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office does not develop its own policy nor has responsibility for any Government policies. As such the department has not had to consider the guidance but would do so if appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T11:14:22.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T11:14:22.4Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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4184
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
967414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Stephen Port 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 criteria were used in the assessment of legal aid support to families involved in the inquests covering the deaths of the victims of Stephen Port. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL9914 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is not aware of having received any applications to date for public funding for representation at an inquest from the families of the victims of Stephen Port.</p><p> </p><p>When assessing such applications in general, the Director of Legal Aid Casework (DLAC) must have regard to the Lord Chancellor’s guidance set out under section 4(3) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offender’s Act (LASPO) 2012. The criteria applied by the Legal Aid Agency are outlined under Section 10 of LASPO. The DLAC must also determine whether an applicant meets the financial eligibility test as provided in the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013, or decide whether to waive financial eligibility and/or contribution to costs in whole or in part, as well as satisfy the merits criteria set out in the Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2013.</p><p> </p><p>An application for legal aid may be submitted to the LAA in order for such a determination to be made.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
967413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Coroners 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 how many instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation for families involved in inquests have taken place in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL9913 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is aware that there have been instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation at inquest proceedings, for example at the inquests into the deaths of those who died in the Birmingham pub bombings and the inquests of the victims of Stephen Port, but the Department does not routinely collect information on instances of crowdfunding.</p><p>We are currently undertaking a review of the provision of legal aid for inquests, due to be published by the end of the year alongside the wider review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
947068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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 National Exhibition Centre 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 contact they have had, if any, with the Birmingham Coroner to establish what is known about the origins of the 20 skinless human bodies being exhibited at the National Exhibition Centre; and whether inquests will be opened to establish the facts involved in their deaths. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL9758 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 2018-08-03more like thismore than 2018-08-03
star this property answer text <p>Coroners are independent judicial office holders and as such it would be inappropriate for Ministers to intervene in or comment upon the decisions of the Birmingham and Solihull Senior Coroner.</p><p><br>The exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre has been licenced by the Human Tissue Authority in line with the provisions of the Human Tissue Act 2004. Responsibility for hosting the exhibition and maintaining ethical standards lies with the National Exhibition Centre.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-08-03T12:07:38.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-03T12:07:38.943Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
945620
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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 Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration 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 assessment they have made of the removal of non-asylum immigration cases from the scope of legal aid on young migrants with limited leave to remain. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL9749 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 2018-07-31more like thismore than 2018-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently undertaking a post-implementation review of the impact of the legal aid changes made under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. An assessment of the impact of recent changes to the provision of legal aid for non-asylum immigration cases will be made as part of the review process.</p><p> </p><p>We have recently announced our intention to amend the scope of legal aid for unaccompanied and separated migrant children. This scope change will be informed by evidence gathered as a result of the review and delivered with the help of a consultative group.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:00:52.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:00:52.4Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
944934
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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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 Corruption 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 closed courts are being used for settlements and penalties relating to financial corruption where a trial has not taken place; and if so, why. more like this
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Lord Rooker more like this
star this property uin HL9717 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 2018-07-31more like thismore than 2018-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Where a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is reached for an economic crime, it must include a declaration in open court that the DPA is in the interests of justice and its terms are fair, reasonable and proportionate. The SFO has entered into 4 DPA’s to date: in each case the final hearing was held in public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T11:56:43.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T11:56:43.18Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
532367
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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 Smuggling: Northern Ireland 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 is the contract value allocated to each Community Rehabilitation Company and what percentage is spent on direct front line delivery staff as opposed to contract management staff. more like this
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Baroness Corston more like this
star this property uin HL964 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The anticipated value of contracts for Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 4 February 2015.</p><p>CRCs are currently undergoing transformation including changes to their workforce. The proportion of cost spent on direct front line staff in the final operating model for each CRC will be different to the proportion of cost at the point of contract award and which will continue to vary from month to month until transformation is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T13:53:45.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T13:53:45.077Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Corston more like this
532366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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 Smuggling: Northern Ireland 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 is the consultation process for the prison sale and building programme. more like this
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Baroness Corston more like this
star this property uin HL963 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>On 9 November 2015, the government announced a £1.3bn investment to reform and modernise the prison estate to make it more efficient, safer and focused on supporting prisoner rehabilitation. As part of this programme the Ministry of Justice will build new prison places while selling ageing, inefficient prisons to free up land for new homes.These new prisons will be designed to enable prisoners to engage with the educational and other rehabilitative services they need in order to turn their lives around and re-join their communities.</p><p> </p><p>We are in the process of finding sites for new prisons, looking at our own and other government departments’ land holdings, contacting Local Authorities and considering other available sites. No decisions have yet been made on the locations of the new prisons. At the time we indicate our intention to proceed with a site we will carry out a public engagement event in the local area, working with the local authority and others to progress the site through the planning permission process.</p><p> </p><p>Following a decision to close a prison and it subsequently being decommissioned the Ministry of Justice will prepare the site for disposal. The Ministry of Justice will work closely with the local authority and others, on future options for the site. Once a decision is made, the MoJ and its advisors will engage with the market and other stakeholders. No decisions have yet been made about prison sales.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T13:53:15.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T13:53:15.357Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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215
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Corston more like this
731088
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 Burial and Cremation 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Burials and Cremations (Scotland) Act 2016 as a possible basis for reform of the law of England and Wales. more like this
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Baroness Meacher more like this
star this property uin HL96 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Scottish legislative framework, among a range of other evidence, is being taken into account in developing burial and cremation policy in England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:15:29.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:15:29.447Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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3810
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Meacher more like this
942035
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 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 when they expect to lay regulations under the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 to enable the provisions of that Act to be implemented. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL9549 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 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to bring the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 into force in July 2019 and will lay the necessary regulations and other secondary legislation before Parliament in time to achieve this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-03T14:32:40.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-03T14:32:40.35Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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2652
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this
942031
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star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
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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: Gambling 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 assessment they have made of the the level of support and care available to problem gamblers in prisons. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL9545 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 2018-07-30more like thismore than 2018-07-30
star this property answer text <p>Although associated with offending in some individuals, gambling is not a risk factor that has been frequently identified in the prison or probation population in England and Wales. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) does not hold official estimates of numbers of prisoners serving sentences in connection with gambling-related harm.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS commissions providers to deliver a broad range of high quality, accredited, interventions to address the particular risks and needs of offenders. All prisoners irrespective of their sentence length are screened on entering prison for issues including debt and offered a package of support in prisons and on release to address their offending based on individual circumstances. Support available to problem gamblers includes debt advice but could also include referral to specialist organisations such as Gamblers Anonymous or Gamcare, as well as services provided through the chaplaincy and the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) such as money management courses.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, all prisoners are seen by healthcare services on reception and can be referred to mental health and addiction services to help address problem gambling.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9544 more like this
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less than 2018-07-30T12:27:41.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-30T12:27:41.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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3318
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
942030
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Gambling: Crime 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 estimate they have made of the number of people with prison sentences in connection with gambling-related harm. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL9544 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 2018-07-30more like thismore than 2018-07-30
star this property answer text <p>Although associated with offending in some individuals, gambling is not a risk factor that has been frequently identified in the prison or probation population in England and Wales. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) does not hold official estimates of numbers of prisoners serving sentences in connection with gambling-related harm.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS commissions providers to deliver a broad range of high quality, accredited, interventions to address the particular risks and needs of offenders. All prisoners irrespective of their sentence length are screened on entering prison for issues including debt and offered a package of support in prisons and on release to address their offending based on individual circumstances. Support available to problem gamblers includes debt advice but could also include referral to specialist organisations such as Gamblers Anonymous or Gamcare, as well as services provided through the chaplaincy and the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) such as money management courses.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, all prisoners are seen by healthcare services on reception and can be referred to mental health and addiction services to help address problem gambling.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9545 more like this
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less than 2018-07-30T12:27:41.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-30T12:27:41.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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3318
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
940109
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star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Reviews 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 how many independent reviews the Attorney General's Office has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was the total cost of those reviews. more like this
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Lord Watts more like this
star this property uin HL9524 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 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In the last year, no independent reviews have been commissioned into the policy or administration of the Attorney General’s Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T16:42:01.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T16:42:01.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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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 Ministry of Justice: Reviews 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 how many independent reviews the Ministry of Justice has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was the total cost of those reviews. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Watts more like this
star this property uin HL9523 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 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice does not keep a central record of information on commissioning of independent reviews into policy or administration. To collate this information from across the Department would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-20T11:28:50.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-20T11:28:50.68Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watts more like this
532353
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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 Higher Education: Pay 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 plan to support the development and introduction of pre-appointment training for those from under-represented groups seeking judicial appointments. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL950 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving judicial diversity and co-ordinates this effort through the Judicial Diversity Forum, a cross-stakeholder group with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the judiciary and legal profession.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial Diversity Forum replaced the Judicial Diversity Taskforce in 2014 as the body responsible for encouraging judicial diversity; it has implemented a number of schemes to help improve judicial diversity. Recent examples include the 100 plus Diversity and Community Relations Judges doing invaluable work with the community to expel myths about working for the judiciary and interact with schools, universities and the legal professions. There is also a Judicial Mentoring Scheme where judges volunteer to be mentors; providing invaluable advice and guidance to those from under-represented groups seeking a judicial appointment or those wishing to progress in their judicial career.</p><p> </p><p>Data on judicial appointments are published regularly on gov.uk. The below figures show how many candidates were recommended by the JAC for judicial appointment in each of the past six years and how many of those were (1) from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, (2) women and (3) disabled. As these figures are JAC recommendations, they may include a small number of candidates that do not go on to be appointed.</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong>2010</strong>- 759 candidates were recommended out of which 75 (10%) were from BAME, 309 (41%) were women and 41 (5%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2011</strong>- 894 candidates were recommended out of which 91 (10%) were from BAME backgrounds, 406 (45%) were women and 34 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2012</strong>- 371 candidates were recommended out of which 48 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 152 (41%) were women and 22 (6%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2013</strong>- 572 candidates were recommended out of which 38 (7%) were from BAME backgrounds, 303 (53%) were women and 81 (14%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2014</strong>- 312 candidates were recommended out of which 40 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 134 (43%) were women and 11 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2015</strong>- 319 candidates were recommended out of which 28 (9%) were from BAME backgrounds, 143 (45%) were women and 10 (3%) were disabled.</li></ul><p>The Government acknowledges that within the judiciary there is an under-representation of women, those who are disabled and those from a BAME background. However, recent statistics show some improvement which suggests ongoing diversity initiatives, co-ordinated by the Forum, are beginning to have an impact:</p><p> </p><p>1) 12% of judges across Courts and Tribunals under 50 years of age are from a BAME background (around 14% of the UK population are from BAME groups).</p><p>2) JAC Official Statistics from April 2015 to March 2016 showed women made up 45% of those recommended for appointment overall (140 of 308 recommendations).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T13:55:32.987Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T13:55:32.987Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
940075
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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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 Prisons and Young Offender Institutions: Inspections 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 action they are taking to help prisons and young offender institutions implement the recommendations of inspection reports. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL9490 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has given a commitment to improve the implementation of action plans that address the agreed recommendations in HMI Prisons inspection reports.</p><p>The Operational and System Assurance Group (OSAG) established last year, works with prisons to agree, submit and publish their action plan following an HMI Prisons inspection report. OSAG assesses progress against the agreed action plans in establishments of concern, such as those subject to the Urgent Notification process.</p><p>HMPPS have introduced new management structures including Prison Group Directors and Executive Directors. They will be responsible for ensuring that assessments are made on progress against implementation of HMI Prisons recommendations for those establishments not assessed by OSAG.</p><p>Prison Group Directors provide oversight and additional support, as required, to prisons. Depending on the recommendation, specialist support will be provided from the Safety Team and wider Prison Improvement programme. The Youth Custody Service has its own arrangements in place to support establishments in meeting recommendations from HMIP inspection reports.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the important role played by Inspectors and we are grateful for their recommendations. The Prisons Minister has agreed funding for HMIP to carry out follow-up inspections in the most serious cases. The Chief Inspector has welcomed this in his report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:58:25.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:58:25.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
532352
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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 Bath University: Pay 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 resources they have provided for diversity and equality initiatives in the judiciary; and what assessment they have made of the success of those initiatives to date. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL949 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving judicial diversity and co-ordinates this effort through the Judicial Diversity Forum, a cross-stakeholder group with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the judiciary and legal profession.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial Diversity Forum replaced the Judicial Diversity Taskforce in 2014 as the body responsible for encouraging judicial diversity; it has implemented a number of schemes to help improve judicial diversity. Recent examples include the 100 plus Diversity and Community Relations Judges doing invaluable work with the community to expel myths about working for the judiciary and interact with schools, universities and the legal professions. There is also a Judicial Mentoring Scheme where judges volunteer to be mentors; providing invaluable advice and guidance to those from under-represented groups seeking a judicial appointment or those wishing to progress in their judicial career.</p><p> </p><p>Data on judicial appointments are published regularly on gov.uk. The below figures show how many candidates were recommended by the JAC for judicial appointment in each of the past six years and how many of those were (1) from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, (2) women and (3) disabled. As these figures are JAC recommendations, they may include a small number of candidates that do not go on to be appointed.</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong>2010</strong>- 759 candidates were recommended out of which 75 (10%) were from BAME, 309 (41%) were women and 41 (5%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2011</strong>- 894 candidates were recommended out of which 91 (10%) were from BAME backgrounds, 406 (45%) were women and 34 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2012</strong>- 371 candidates were recommended out of which 48 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 152 (41%) were women and 22 (6%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2013</strong>- 572 candidates were recommended out of which 38 (7%) were from BAME backgrounds, 303 (53%) were women and 81 (14%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2014</strong>- 312 candidates were recommended out of which 40 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 134 (43%) were women and 11 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2015</strong>- 319 candidates were recommended out of which 28 (9%) were from BAME backgrounds, 143 (45%) were women and 10 (3%) were disabled.</li></ul><p>The Government acknowledges that within the judiciary there is an under-representation of women, those who are disabled and those from a BAME background. However, recent statistics show some improvement which suggests ongoing diversity initiatives, co-ordinated by the Forum, are beginning to have an impact:</p><p> </p><p>1) 12% of judges across Courts and Tribunals under 50 years of age are from a BAME background (around 14% of the UK population are from BAME groups).</p><p>2) JAC Official Statistics from April 2015 to March 2016 showed women made up 45% of those recommended for appointment overall (140 of 308 recommendations).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL950 more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T13:55:32.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T13:55:32.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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2170
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
940067
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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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 Pornography: Children 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 how many (1) prosecutions, and (2) convictions have been made under section 62 of the Coroner and Justice Act 2009 in the last five financial years. more like this
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
star this property uin HL9482 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of prosecutions and convictions under section 62 of the Coroner and Justice Act 2009 for the financial years from 2012/13 to 2016/17 can be found in the table below. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Number of prosecutions and convictions under Section 62 of the Coroner and Justice Act 2009, possession of prohibited image of a child, 2012/13 to 2016/17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prosecutions</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Convictions</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr></tbody></table>A defendant who appears before both magistrates’ court and Crown Court may not do so within the same year, meaning for a given year convictions may exceed prosecutions or sentences may not equal convictions. Defendants who appear before both courts may be convicted at the Crown Court for a different offence to that for which they were originally proceeded against at magistrates’ court.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:59:23.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:59:23.8Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
3610
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
532351
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answering body
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 Higher Education: Pay 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 how many judges have been appointed in each of the past six years; and how many of those were (1) from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, (2) women, and (3) disabled. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL948 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving judicial diversity and co-ordinates this effort through the Judicial Diversity Forum, a cross-stakeholder group with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the judiciary and legal profession.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial Diversity Forum replaced the Judicial Diversity Taskforce in 2014 as the body responsible for encouraging judicial diversity; it has implemented a number of schemes to help improve judicial diversity. Recent examples include the 100 plus Diversity and Community Relations Judges doing invaluable work with the community to expel myths about working for the judiciary and interact with schools, universities and the legal professions. There is also a Judicial Mentoring Scheme where judges volunteer to be mentors; providing invaluable advice and guidance to those from under-represented groups seeking a judicial appointment or those wishing to progress in their judicial career.</p><p> </p><p>Data on judicial appointments are published regularly on gov.uk. The below figures show how many candidates were recommended by the JAC for judicial appointment in each of the past six years and how many of those were (1) from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, (2) women and (3) disabled. As these figures are JAC recommendations, they may include a small number of candidates that do not go on to be appointed.</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong>2010</strong>- 759 candidates were recommended out of which 75 (10%) were from BAME, 309 (41%) were women and 41 (5%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2011</strong>- 894 candidates were recommended out of which 91 (10%) were from BAME backgrounds, 406 (45%) were women and 34 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2012</strong>- 371 candidates were recommended out of which 48 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 152 (41%) were women and 22 (6%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2013</strong>- 572 candidates were recommended out of which 38 (7%) were from BAME backgrounds, 303 (53%) were women and 81 (14%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2014</strong>- 312 candidates were recommended out of which 40 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 134 (43%) were women and 11 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2015</strong>- 319 candidates were recommended out of which 28 (9%) were from BAME backgrounds, 143 (45%) were women and 10 (3%) were disabled.</li></ul><p>The Government acknowledges that within the judiciary there is an under-representation of women, those who are disabled and those from a BAME background. However, recent statistics show some improvement which suggests ongoing diversity initiatives, co-ordinated by the Forum, are beginning to have an impact:</p><p> </p><p>1) 12% of judges across Courts and Tribunals under 50 years of age are from a BAME background (around 14% of the UK population are from BAME groups).</p><p>2) JAC Official Statistics from April 2015 to March 2016 showed women made up 45% of those recommended for appointment overall (140 of 308 recommendations).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL947 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-07-18T13:55:32.847Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T13:55:32.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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2170
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
940056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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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 Prison Officers: Termination of Employment 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 how many prison officers have left HM Prison Service in each of the last three years for reasons other than reaching retirement age. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL9471 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The number of band 3-5 prison officers who have left HM Prison Service by reason for leaving in each of the last three years is presented in table 1 below. This information can also be found in table 11b in the latest set of HMPPS workforce statistics at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2018</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 1: Band 3-5 prison officer leavers (headcount), by reason for leaving, 12 months ending 31 March 2016 to 12 months ending 31 March 2018</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Headcount</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Reason for leaving</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12 months ending 31 Mar 2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12 months ending 31 Mar 2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12 months ending 31 Mar 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Resignation</p></td><td><p>596</p></td><td><p>859</p></td><td><p>1,244</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medical retirement</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>142</p></td><td><p>109</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Death</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Voluntary Exit<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Voluntary Redundancy</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Compulsory Redundancy</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dismissal Other</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dismissal - Conduct</p></td><td><p>64</p></td><td><p>57</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dismissal - Poor performance</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dismissal - Unsatisfactory attendance/Medical Inefficiency<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>324</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>151</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transfer to other Government dept.</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>72</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Public sector transfer<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>~</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>43</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total (excl. retirements)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,258</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,553</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,791</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Retirements</p></td><td><p>286</p></td><td><p>281</p></td><td><p>297</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>All band 3-5 officer leavers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,544</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,834</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,088</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><sup>1</sup> This can be offered where the organisation wishes to reduce staff numbers by offering an early exit scheme or an early exit package to an individual. There is no compulsion on individuals to accept the offer.</p><p><sup>2 </sup>Since January 2017, information regarding dismissals as a result of medical inefficiencies have been recorded as unsatisfactory attendances. Therefore, these categories have been combined.</p><p><sup>3</sup> Public sector transfers include healthcare staff transferring to NHS employment. These staff continue to work within establishments but under a different employer.</p><p><sup>4</sup> The 'Other' category largely consists of fixed-term appointments coming to the end of their contract. Reductions in this category reflect the fall in recruitment since 2009, including fixed-term staff.</p><p> </p><p>~ denotes suppressed values of 2 or fewer or other values which would allow values of 2 or fewer to be derived by subtraction. Low numbers are suppressed to prevent disclosure in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T13:00:41.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T13:00:41.367Z
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
940055
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star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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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 Prison Officers 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 how many prison officers were in post on 1 January 2017 in (1) prisons managed by HM Prison Service, and (2) prisons managed by contractors; and how many of those in each category are still in post. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL9470 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>On 31 December 2016 (the closest data point available) there were 17,687¹ prison officers in bands 3 to 5 in post in public sector prisons in England and Wales. Of these, 15,170<sup>2</sup> were still in post on 31 March 2018.</p><p>The latest Information on prison staffing levels can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2018</a>.</p><p>There are no comparable figures for privately managed prisons. The provision of management information relating to the number of officers in privately managed prisons is not a contractual requirement. Private providers continue to play an important role in the prison estate providing safe, decent and secure services, in line with HMPPS performance standards.</p><p><sup>1</sup> Excludes band 3-5 officers who are based in HQ and area services. These are band 3 to 5 officers who have not been allocated to a prison and are mainly officers who are on detached duty with no fixed location or are POELT trainers. It may also include a few staff redeploying from closing establishments who are allocated to an area office in the HR database before being reallocated to a prison in the database.</p><p><sup>2</sup> This includes staff who may have left and returned at any point after 31 December 2016 and before 31 March 2018, and therefore may not reflect continuous service.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:51:18.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:51:18.85Z
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4538
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
532350
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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 Bath University: Pay 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 assessment they have made of progress towards achieving a more diverse judiciary in the last six years. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving judicial diversity and co-ordinates this effort through the Judicial Diversity Forum, a cross-stakeholder group with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the judiciary and legal profession.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial Diversity Forum replaced the Judicial Diversity Taskforce in 2014 as the body responsible for encouraging judicial diversity; it has implemented a number of schemes to help improve judicial diversity. Recent examples include the 100 plus Diversity and Community Relations Judges doing invaluable work with the community to expel myths about working for the judiciary and interact with schools, universities and the legal professions. There is also a Judicial Mentoring Scheme where judges volunteer to be mentors; providing invaluable advice and guidance to those from under-represented groups seeking a judicial appointment or those wishing to progress in their judicial career.</p><p> </p><p>Data on judicial appointments are published regularly on gov.uk. The below figures show how many candidates were recommended by the JAC for judicial appointment in each of the past six years and how many of those were (1) from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, (2) women and (3) disabled. As these figures are JAC recommendations, they may include a small number of candidates that do not go on to be appointed.</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong>2010</strong>- 759 candidates were recommended out of which 75 (10%) were from BAME, 309 (41%) were women and 41 (5%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2011</strong>- 894 candidates were recommended out of which 91 (10%) were from BAME backgrounds, 406 (45%) were women and 34 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2012</strong>- 371 candidates were recommended out of which 48 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 152 (41%) were women and 22 (6%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2013</strong>- 572 candidates were recommended out of which 38 (7%) were from BAME backgrounds, 303 (53%) were women and 81 (14%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2014</strong>- 312 candidates were recommended out of which 40 (13%) were from BAME backgrounds, 134 (43%) were women and 11 (4%) were disabled.</li><li><strong>2015</strong>- 319 candidates were recommended out of which 28 (9%) were from BAME backgrounds, 143 (45%) were women and 10 (3%) were disabled.</li></ul><p>The Government acknowledges that within the judiciary there is an under-representation of women, those who are disabled and those from a BAME background. However, recent statistics show some improvement which suggests ongoing diversity initiatives, co-ordinated by the Forum, are beginning to have an impact:</p><p> </p><p>1) 12% of judges across Courts and Tribunals under 50 years of age are from a BAME background (around 14% of the UK population are from BAME groups).</p><p>2) JAC Official Statistics from April 2015 to March 2016 showed women made up 45% of those recommended for appointment overall (140 of 308 recommendations).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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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 what percentage of judges who sit in the High Court of England and Wales are (1) women, and (2) women from ethnic minority backgrounds. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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