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100038
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which prisons in England and Wales will include a new specialist mental health centre as part of their health care provision. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL2244 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Justice Secretary has recently announced that he has agreed with the Secretary of State for Health that our officials work together to ensure that any prisoner can have mental health treatment equivalent to the best they would receive in the community.</p><p> </p><p>Officials are currently drawing up options for the scope of this work, including consideration of specialist mental health centres within the prison estate. Until these options have been developed, I am unable to say what form they may take and in which prisons they may operate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:15:37.58569Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:15:37.58569Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
100051
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Suicide 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 propose to take in relation to the growth in the number of suicides in prisons in the light of the observations of the Prison Service Ombudsman’s description of the deaths as "utterly unacceptable", as reported in <i>The Guardian</i> on 18 October. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2257 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Every death in custody is a tragedy, and the Government is committed to reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons. All prisons are required to have procedures in place to identify, manage and support people who are at risk of harm to themselves. These procedures include the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process, which is a prisoner-centred, flexible care planning system for prisoners identified as at risk of suicide or self-harm. Prisons are also required to ensure that they have procedures in place to learn from deaths in custody to prevent future occurrences.</p><p> </p><p>We are working hard to understand the reasons for the recent rise in the number of self-inflicted deaths, but there is no simple explanation. Additional resources and support are being provided for safer custody work in prisons, and in particular to improve the consistency of the ACCT system. The National Offender Management Service has also put in place additional staff at regional level to support staff in prisons and to share good practice, and created a dedicated learning and knowledge management team at headquarters which is providing further support for safer custody work.</p><p> </p><p>Data on deaths in custody is published quarterly in the Safety in Custody Statistics Bulletin, available at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:47:01.093719Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:47:01.093719Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1002256
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Slavery: Compensation 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 compensation orders under section 130 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 have been made in respect of offences flagged as modern slavery offences by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last five years; and what was the (1) total, and (2) average amount of those compensation awards. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL11277 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Modern Slavery was introduced as a specific offence as part of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Therefore, data related to this offence is only available from 2015. Centrally held data relates to the number of individuals sentenced to pay compensation for modern slavery offences.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015, there have not been any individuals ordered to pay compensation as part of their sentence for a modern slavery offence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:02:10.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:02:10.307Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1892
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
1002262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 prosecutions of women there have been for non-payment of the BBC licence fee in the last 12 months; how many of those have led to a prison sentence; and what proportion of all women prisoners this represents. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL11283 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There were 98,999 females prosecuted for TV licence evasion in the year ending December 2017, the latest published data.</p><p> </p><p>No prosecutions resulted in a custodial sentence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:41:09.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:41:09.543Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
1002263
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Bail 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 impact of the new procedure in Magistrates' Courts routinely not to provide bailed defendants with written details of their bail conditions and future court dates on the number of defendants who (1) break their bail conditions, and (2) fail to appear at court; and whether they intend to monitor and track the impact of that change. more like this
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Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede more like this
star this property uin HL11284 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The procedural requirement in Magistrates’ Courts for the provision to defendants of written details of their bail conditions, and future court dates, has not changed. The Criminal Procedure Rules require the court to serve notice of a decision about bail on the defendant. This notice can be either personally served on the defendant at court, or sent by post following the hearing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:16:38.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:16:38.16Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3154
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede more like this
1005645
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Probate: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice on 5 November (HCWS1066), what assessment they have made of the estimate by the Institute for Legacy Management that the proposed rise in probate fees could cost charities £10 million a year in lost legacy income. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL11416 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>We acknowledge the benefit of assessing this impact and we are already aware of the assessment made by the Institute for Legacy Management. As far as we are aware, the Institute for Legacy Management have not shared the detail behind their data with us. However, we would be very happy to carefully consider any detail behind the assessment should they be open to sharing this with the department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:50:27.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:50:27.847Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100577
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders 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 arrangements are in place to identify whether a person recalled to custody has (1) a learning disability, and (2) an IQ of less than 80. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL2314 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>No specific screening is carried out by probation staff for low IQ or for learning disability. However, the Offender Assessment System (OASys) makes specific reference to whether learning difficulties have been disclosed; in addition, it invites the offender manager to consider whether there is any evidence of speech, language or communication difficulties, as well as how these might be addressed. Each offender on licence will also have a risk management plan and sentence plan, where any learning difficulties should be identified and considered.</p><p> </p><p>During recall considerations, an offender manager must consider whether the offender’s behaviour indicates that they present an increased “risk of serious harm” (in terms of the OASys classifications) to the public or an imminent risk of further offences being committed. Recall must also be considered in cases where contact between the offender manager and the offender has broken down. Consideration may be given to the context and intent of the behaviour that breached the licence. Thus, the offender manager must consider whether the offender understood sufficiently the breached condition and its implications. Alternatively, the offender manager should consider whether the breach arose as a result of a lack of support. In considering these things, the offender manager should take into account learning difficulties, disabilities or a low IQ.</p><p> </p><p>We plan to introduce the ‘Basic Custody Screening Tool’ (BCST) to all prisons in January as part of the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. Once this has rolled out, all offenders entering custody, including all those recalled to custody, will be asked whether they have a learning difficulty or disability; and if so, to specify the nature of the difficulty or disability. The answers will inform their resettlement plan.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:23:53.7998595Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:23:53.7998595Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
100578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parole 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 arrangements are in place to ensure reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities who are released from custody on licence so that the licence conditions are (1) necessary, and (2) proportionate. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL2315 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All offenders released from custody on licence are subject to six standard conditions. There are no exceptions. The standard licence conditions include requirements to keep in touch with their supervising officer, to seek permission prior to obtaining employment or moving address, and restrictions on travel outside the UK.</p><p> </p><p>It is also possible for additional conditions or restrictions to be placed upon the licence - for example, to prevent the offender in question from contacting a previous victim, or from visiting certain locations or premises. Any additional condition must be justified as being necessary for the effective management of the offender in question, as well as being proportionate to the risk the offender poses.</p><p> </p><p>The process for requesting and approving any additional conditions is the same for all offenders released on licence, so that the supervising officer may have specific regard to any offender with learning disabilities. If the supervising officer who manages the case considers that additional conditions are necessary and proportionate, they must request these of the Governing Governor of the releasing prison, or the Parole Board, whoever has responsibility for release in that case. The decision on whether to include such conditions rests with that authority.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:35:25.0177596Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:35:25.0177596Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
100579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parole 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 arrangements are in place to ensure that, when a person with learning disabilities is released from custody on licence, the person understands (1) the licence conditions, (2) what is expected of them, and (3) the implications of non-compliance. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL2316 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All those due to be released on licence must have explained to them the conditions of their licence, what they are required to do upon release, and the implications of non-compliance. This is explained by a member of the prison staff prior to release, with the offender asked to sign their licence to confirm that they have understood this. It is explained again following release, by their supervising officer from the probation service responsible for managing their licence. These requirements are set out clearly in Prison Service Instruction 18/2014, and Probation Instruction 11/2014.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Ministry of Justice has produced an ‘easy read’ guide to licences to enable staff to explain the licence conditions to those who have learning disabilities in as clear a way as possible. These documents contain simple text and illustrations to help the understanding of an offender who may otherwise have difficulty comprehending the requirements made of them on release.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:32:28.0799629Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:32:28.0799629Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
100603
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Suicide more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of suicides in HM prisons. more like this
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Lord Clinton-Davis more like this
star this property uin HL2334 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Every death in custody is a tragedy, and the Government is committed to reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons. All prisons are required to have procedures in place to identify, manage and support people who are at risk of harm to themselves. These procedures include the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process, which is a prisoner-centred, flexible care planning system for prisoners identified as at risk of suicide or self-harm. Prisons are also required to ensure that they have procedures in place to learn from deaths in custody to prevent future occurrences.</p><p> </p><p>We are working hard to understand the reasons for the recent rise in the number of self-inflicted deaths, but there is no simple explanation. Additional resources and support are being provided for safer custody work in prisons, and in particular to improve the consistency of the ACCT system. The National Offender Management Service has also put in place additional staff at regional level to support staff in prisons and to share good practice, and created a dedicated learning and knowledge management team at headquarters which is providing further support for safer custody work.</p><p> </p><p>Data on deaths in custody is published quarterly in the Safety in Custody Statistics Bulletin, available at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:46:36.7179963Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:46:36.7179963Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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1116
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clinton-Davis more like this