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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Zoos 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 assessment they have made of the implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, which sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos, implements the EC Zoos Directive in Great Britain. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which have powers to check compliance with zoo licences, to impose conditions and to take action. Ultimately this could mean closing part, or all, of a zoo if the requirements of the legislation are not met. This in turn ensures our compliance with the Directive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to concerns about how local authorities were carrying out this role, Defra commissioned research into local authority implementation of the Act. The 2011 report, which looked at the period 2008-2010, found no serious problems and indeed there was evidence of significant improvements in a number of areas during this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report made suggestions for further improvements, such as updating guidance and zoo inspection report forms. These, together with the majority of the suggestions, have been actioned and we continue to work to make further improvements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
90933
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe 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 consideration they have given to presenting a case to the International Criminal Court to bring charges against President Mugabe for genocide and crimes against humanity. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1859 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 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe is not a party to the Rome Statute so the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over events which have taken place in that country.</p><p>For the ICC's Prosecutor to be able to initiate an investigation in these circumstances either the Government of Zimbabwe would have to voluntarily accept the ICC’s jurisdiction, or a referral from the UN Security Council would be required.</p><p>Under the Rome Statute the Security Council can only refer a situation to the ICC; it cannot refer the case of any specific individual.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T10:48:29.3022435Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T10:48:29.3022435Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
100092
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to help workers on zero hours contracts who desire regular, contracted employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211362 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Flexible Working Regulations, brought in on 30 June, all employees with 26 continuous weeks of service have the right to request flexible working from their employer. Individuals on zero hours contracts, who are employees, can request a change in their contracts, which could also include a request to move to a fixed hours contract.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
91568
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff the Wales Office employs on zero hour contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pontypridd more like this
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Owen Smith more like this
star this property uin 208893 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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Wales Office does not have any staff employed on zero hour contracts.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T11:44:09.0818804Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T11:44:09.0818804Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Owen Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to maintain the level of youth services provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
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Ian Mearns more like this
star this property uin 905304 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working to offer practical support to the youth sector at a time when local authorities continue to make difficult decisions on how to deliver services. This support focuses on promoting delivery models for innovative services, including mutuals, and better measurement of the impact of youth services on the lives of young people.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Braintree more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Brooks Newmark more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:47:48.9253405Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:47:48.9253405Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Brooks Newmark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Mearns more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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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 Youth Justice more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the national youth justice budget was in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 208784 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 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I refer my honourable member to a previous answer of 26 November 2013 to question 176385, HC Deb 26 Nov 2013: Column 234W, which provides the Youth Justice Board’s budget for the past five years:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm131126/text/131126w0003.htm#13112677002849" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm131126/text/131126w0003.htm#13112677002849</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-12T08:58:55.8518819Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T08:58:55.8518819Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Engagement Fund 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, in the light of the number of young people from the gypsy and traveller communities not in education, training or employment, what steps they are taking to ensure that the Youth Engagement Fund will benefit people from those communities. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL1625 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 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The £16m cross-government Youth Engagement Fund aims to support up to 18,000 of the most disadvantaged young people in England to improve their educational achievement, increase their employability and reduce their risk of offending. This includes young people from the gypsy and traveller communities. The Fund does not prescribe which particular groups of young people bidders should work with.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:31:45.4076154Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:31:45.4076154Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Youth Custody more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of child abuse have been reported in youth custody environments in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 203470 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Establishments must report to their local authority for investigation any suspected cases of abuse or instances where a child is identified as having suffered, or is at risk of, significant harm. If the allegation or concern involves a member of staff, the establishment will report this to the designated officer, whose job it is to investigate concerns involving adults working with children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Arrangements for the governance of child protection referrals are agreed between the establishment and the local authority, through Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards. Data on the referrals made through this process are collected locally and monitored in line with the agreed protocols.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Child protection referrals can cover a range of incidents, including complaints made by young people about any aspect of their treatment in custody. It is not possible centrally to determine how many of these referrals relate to particular concerns.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Youth Justice Board (YJB) requires each establishment to demonstrate how it fulfils its statutory safeguarding duty and undertakes a monitoring function to assure itself of performance against statutory responsibilities. Service specifications clearly reinforce and reflect the requirement that establishments and their LSCB will reach agreement on how they work together<em>.</em> This agreement will include how establishments must report to their local authority for the investigation of any suspected cases of abuse or instances where a child is identified as having suffered, or is at risk of, significant harm.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is supported by robust independent inspections by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for all under 18 YOIs, which take place annually, and by HMI Prisons, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in Secure Training Centre’s (STCs), and by Ofsted in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The inspectorates will speak to young people and staff, review documents and observe practice. They will also engage with other partners, including local authorities, in order to fully test partnership working and delivery of child protection arrangements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The YJB’s established relationships with these inspectorates ensures that they are made aware of any systemic issues or concerns within a particular establishment, and are then able to subsequently take appropriate action.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The YJB augments inspection findings and the outcome of local authority audits with its own assurance monitoring to identify any trends and concerns within the youth secure estate. In all cases the YJB interrogates findings and any identified or emerging trends, and takes appropriate action where necessary, including:</p><p> </p><p>· the YJB’s own referral to local authorities for investigation;</p><p> </p><p>· requests to inspectorates to instigate urgent reviews and</p><p> </p><p>· the requirement that establishments/providers instigate action plans for service improvement.</p><p>The YJB continues to monitor the progress of these actions, in order to ensure its statutory responsibilities for maintaining the safety and well being of children in custody are fulfilled.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:48:10.9112993Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:48:10.9112993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Youth Custody 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 how many children currently in (1) secure children's homes, (2) young offenders' institutions, and (3) secure training centres, have previous convictions. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL1178 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
unstar this property answer text <p>Reducing reoffending and better rehabilitation of young offenders are key priorities for the Government and we are committed to providing young people with the support they need to achieve this.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) holds information on previous convictions for young people who offend, but this is not held by individual establishment or by sector for the youth secure estate.</p><p> </p><p>The Youth Justice Board (YJB) Placements Team holds the assessment record of each young person currently in custody, which would indicate whether or not they have a previous conviction. However, this is management information used to inform individual custody placement decisions. It is not intended for official reporting purposes and is not therefore of the same nature as offending history data published in the MoJ official statistics report: ‘Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly Bulletin’, which is sourced from the Police National Computer (PNC).</p><p> </p><p>Statistics on offending history for juvenile offenders are published by the MoJ on a quarterly basis in the ‘Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly Bulletin’ at the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly-december-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly-december-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>The MoJ and YJB are investigating the feasibility of linking between YJB administrative systems and the PNC to establish offending history by secure estate sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-07-30T11:23:32.4413801Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T11:23:32.4413801Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
78289
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Youth Custody 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 the reoffending rate is for children who have served sentences in (1) secure children's homes, (2) young offenders' institutions, and (3) secure training centres. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL1179 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>Reducing reoffending and better rehabilitation of young offenders are key priorities for the Government In January 2014 we set out our plans to transform youth custody and put education at the heart of detention, to equip young people in custody with the skills, qualifications and self-discipline they need to build a life free from crime and become productive, hardworking members of the community.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics on proven re-offending for juvenile offenders are published by the Ministry of Justice on a quarterly basis in the ‘Proven Re-offending Statistics Quarterly Bulletin’ at the link below:</p><p> </p><p><em><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proven-reoffending-statistics-quarterly-statistics-july-2011-to-june-2012" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/proven-reoffending-statistics-quarterly-statistics-july-2011-to-june-2012</a></em></p><p> </p><p>The latest proven re-offending rates[1] for juvenile offenders in England and Wales who were released from the youth custodial estate, by individual establishment, can be found in Table 23 of the Proven Re-offending Statistics Quarterly Bulletin, July 2011 to June 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Different establishments cater for offenders with different risks and needs, so these figures should not be used to compare re-offending across establishments.</p><br /><p>[1] A proven re-offence is defined as any offence committed in a one year follow-up period that leads to a court conviction, caution, reprimand or warning in the one year follow-up or within a further six month waiting period to allow the offence to be proven in court</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-07-30T11:29:20.5112672Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T11:29:20.5112672Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this