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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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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
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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 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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2018
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751986
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 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 whether they are developing strategies in relation to (1) death from natural causes, (2) mental health issues, and (3) suicides for (a) prisoners in general, (b) older prisoners, and (c) prisoners on indeterminate sentences who are held beyond their initial tariff. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL821 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving the support that we offer to prisoners at risk of self-harm or suicide. We expect the most important and effective measures to be the investment of £100 million for recruitment of 2,500 new staff, and the introduction of new offender management arrangements in prisons under which each key worker will have particular responsibility for a small number of prisoners. These will greatly enhance the time and resources available to support prisoners who are at risk.</p><p> </p><p>New training is being rolled out across the estate to support our staff to identify the risks and triggers of suicide and self-harm and understand what they can do to support prisoners at risk. The new training package consists of six sections including awareness training for staff on supporting prisoners with mental health issues.</p><p> </p><p>We have put in place specialist roles (regional safer custody leads) in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are using experts – including providing extra funding for the Samaritans to provide targeted support for prison staff and to prisoners directly.</p><p> </p><p>Other measures are being developed as part of our safety programme, which includes specific strands of work on the early days in custody; the case management of prisoners at risk; improvements to the built environment of prisons; and building hopefulness amongst prisoners, including through family and peer support.</p><p> </p><p><em>Older Prisoners</em></p><p>Elderly and frail prisoners receive support from NHS clinical services and local authority social care, as well as from prison officers. All staff are trained to appropriate professional standards for their contribution to care. Supporting elderly prisoners is covered in entry-level prison officer training. Prison officers are provided with guidance on dementia and also receive advice and guidance from occupational therapists and social workers at a local level. We are working closely with clinical leaders and social care services to improve our understanding of the impacts of dementia across prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to improve our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p><p> </p><p><em>Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners beyond tariff</em></p><p>The release of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) who have completed their tariff is a matter for the independent Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS is focused on giving IPP prisoners the support, opportunities and motivation they need to progress more quickly when they are reviewed by the Parole Board so that they have the best possible prospect for securing release. HMPPS and the Parole Board have implemented a joint action plan, the purpose of which is to deliver further improvements and efficiencies in the effort to help IPP prisoners progress towards release.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Z
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2018
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751985
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 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 action they will take, and what resources they will provide, to ensure that recommendations they accept from (1) HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, and (2) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, are fully implemented. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL820 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>We take recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman very seriously. We are strengthening performance management and assurance arrangements of prisons, particularly in responding to recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman reports. To ensure that recommendations are acted upon we are putting in place a robust system to track progress on implementation in prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced functional and geographical Group Director roles with more manageable spans of control to provide greater support for governors and empowered governors to make decisions about their prisons so they will be subject to less rigid instructions and can determine how best to spend their allocated budget. Governors will have a greater level of personal responsibility to ensure that recommendations are implemented. [Where recommendations concern safer custody, Regional Safer Custody Leads provide assurance for Prison Group Directors that appropriate action has been taken.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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 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 whether they will ensure that procedures for complaints are made known in full to all prisoners held in Private Managed Prisons. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL785 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 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Privately managed prisons (PMPs) are required to comply with Prison Service Instruction 2/2012 (Prisoner Complaints). This policy requires each establishment to have in place an accessible complaints system that is an effective outlet for dealing with complaints and concerns fairly and humanely. PMPs are also required to comply with PSI 15/2015 (Adult Social Care) in relation to complaints about healthcare provision.</p><p> </p><p>The complaints process in each of the PMPs is advertised and widely used by prisoners. If a prisoner remains unsatisfied with the response within the prison to concerns raised through local procedures, they can also raise a complaint with the Prison and Probation Ombudsman.</p><p> </p><p>The complaints process is closely monitored by HMPPS Controllers to ensure compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:45:18.49Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:45:18.49Z
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2018
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483285
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: France more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have established the current facts concerning access by the UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration to (1) the informal and organised camps for refugees near Calais and Dunkirk, and (2) the Centres d’Accueil for asylum applicants elsewhere in France; and in both cases, whether there is full access during the whole, or only part, of the working week. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL7209 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 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the French authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T10:51:52.367Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T10:51:52.367Z
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2018
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855415
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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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 Reparation by Offenders 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 intend to promote the practice of restorative justice for all levels of crime, with a view to reducing custodial sentences and re-offending. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6021 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>I refer the honourable member to the answer given to PQ HL5791 on 8 March 2018.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>The Ministry of Justice supports the provision of good quality, victim-focused restorative justice as one of a range of measures to help victims cope and recover from crime. The Ministry of Justice also supports the availability of restorative justice to offenders because of its potential to reduce the frequency of reoffending and so contribute to their rehabilitation.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with prison and probation services and Police and Crime Commissioners to provide a supportive environment to deliver restorative justice to achieve these ends.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T16:22:02.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T16:22:02.837Z
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2018
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450628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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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 Legal Aid Scheme 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 will reinstate legal aid for qualifying UK residents seeking to re-unite with their immediate family members from overseas; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5929 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 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
star this property answer text <p>Our limited legal aid resources should be available for the highest priority cases and to the most financially vulnerable. There are no plans to change the legal aid arrangements for family reunion. As with all cases outside the scope of legal aid, exceptional funding may be available where required under ECHR or EU law.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance to support applications for family reunion is available from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). UKVI issue guidance to help applicants, and the types of evidence requested to accompany an application - such as marriage and birth certificates - will usually be straightforward to collate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-02-17T15:10:26.447Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T15:10:26.447Z
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2018
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846829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
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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 Reparation by Offenders 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, further to the answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 22 February, whether they will actively promote the practice of restorative justice for all levels of crime. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5791 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the provision of good quality, victim focussed restorative justice to help victims cope and recover from the effects of crime.</p><p> </p><p>We have made progress against the Ministry of Justice’s current Action Plan on Restorative Justice, published last year. This plan sets out the measures we are taking to raise awareness of restorative justice and seeks to allow victims of crime access to quality restorative justice services no matter the crime committed against them or where they live in England and Wales. With rigorous risk assessment and ongoing safeguarding in place, restorative justice carried out by experienced and skilled practitioners, can benefit victims’ recovery.</p><p> </p><p>Legislation provides for courts to defer sentence to allow restorative activities to take place, and in other circumstances to form part of a community sentence as a restorative justice requirement. In all instances, this may only be imposed where all parties involved in the activity consent and where the activity provides opportunity for the victim to have their say. We are clear however, that restorative justice should be used alongside formal criminal justice processes, and not as a substitute to a criminal justice system response.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T16:04:42.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T16:04:42.887Z
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4538
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2018
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706884
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners' Release more like this
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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 consideration they are giving to releasing prisoners who have spent 40 or more years in custody. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5737 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 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
star this property answer text <p>Any prisoner who has not been released from a sentence imposed 40 or more years ago will be serving a sentence of life imprisonment. As such, their release is a matter for the independent Parole Board who must be satisfied that their detention is no longer necessary for the protection of the public. There is also a power for the Secretary of State executively to release a prisoner if exceptional circumstances exist which justify release on compassionate grounds. If such a prisoner were to make an application for compassionate release it would be considered on its individual merits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-03-13T15:08:44.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-13T15:08:44.377Z
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2018
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706883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
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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 Peter Chester 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 why Peter Chester, prisoner A9675AA, who is detained in HM Prison Full Sutton, is still waiting for the oral hearing for his parole review which was due in December 2016; and why an urgent dental appointment for him was delayed by two months. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5736 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 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Mr Chester has an ongoing parole review. The listing of oral hearings is a matter for the independent Parole Board and the Secretary of State has no powers to intervene.</p><p> </p><p>The delay to Mr Chester’s urgent dental appointment was the result of an administrative error and an appointment has since been scheduled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-03-15T10:42:00.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-15T10:42:00.857Z
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4538
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2018
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