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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Police Cautions 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 cautions have been issued for offences of (a) murder, (b) rape, (c) sexual assault, (d) robbery and (e) burglary in (i) each year between 2010 and 2013 and (ii) each month since January 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
star this property uin 203136 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of offenders (including young people) cautioned, for offences of rape, sexual assault, robbery and burglary, by months in England and Wales from 2010 to 2013 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. There were no cautions administered for murder.</p><p><del class="ministerial">Simple cautions (previously police cautions) are a non-statutory disposal available to the police to dispose of any offence committed by an adult and designed for dealing with low level, mainly first time offending. The Government does not believe that cautions are appropriate for serious offences. We issued new guidelines on 14 November 2014 following a detailed review of how cautions were being used by police forces, and are strengthening the law to prevent cautions being used for serious offences.</del></p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice issues guidance on the process to be followed by the police and the CPS when they are administering simple cautions for adult offenders. This guidance states that the use of a simple caution for indictable only offences, such as rape, should only be given following authorisation by the CPS. These will be cases where there were exceptional circumstances which would mean that it was not in the public interest to prosecute.</p><p> </p><p>The overall number of simple cautions issued has halved since 2007. The cautioning rate, that is, the number of offenders cautioned as a percentage of offenders who were either cautioned or convicted, in 2013 was 20 per cent; this has declined from a peak of 31 per cent in 2007.</p><p>The Government is clear that serious offences should always be brought to court and to ensure that there is increased public confidence in the justice system last year announced limits on the use of simple cautions. These changes restrict the use of cautions for indictable only offences and certain serious either way offences unless there are exceptional circumstances and a senior police officer, as well as the CPS for certain cases, has agreed that a caution should be administered.</p><p>The MOJ guidance on Adult Simple Cautions was amended in November last year to reflect these changes, and we are currently legislating in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to place statutory restrictions around their use.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:20:18.13Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:20:18.13Z
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less than 2014-08-28T11:45:56.4853257Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-28T11:45:56.4853257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name Offenders cautioned(1)(2) for selected offences, by month, England and Wales, 2010-2013(3).xls more like this
star this property title Offenders cautioned for selected offences -2010-13 more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name Offenders cautioned(1)(2) for selected offences, by month, England and Wales, 2010-2013(3).xls more like this
star this property title Offenders cautioned for selected offences -2010-13 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
60619
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Open Prisons more like this
unstar 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 Justice, how many prisoners in an open prison have previously breached a licence condition while released on temporary licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 199722 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Keeping the public safe is our priority. That is why this Government has taken action on both releases on temporary licence (ROTL) and absconds from prison.</p><p> </p><p>We commissioned a fundamental review of ROTL policy and practice last year and, in March, announced a package of measures to ensure that the public was properly protected. We have brought forward some of those measures so that they take effect immediately; particularly with more serious offenders, where the review concluded that an enhanced risk assessment approach should be taken.</p><p> </p><p>Absconds have reached record lows under this Government but each incident is taken seriously. Immediate changes have already been ordered to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. Prisoners will no longer be transferred to open conditions or allowed out on temporary release if they have previously absconded.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">My officials are currently working to provide the information requested. I will write to you in due course. </ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:59:29.377Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:59:29.377Z
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less than 2014-10-09T13:55:00.1025878Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-09T13:55:00.1025878Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Bronzefield Prison 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, whether (a) the prison governor or (b) another official gave permission for the performance of Sister Act in HMP Bronzefield in February and March 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 201121 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Former employees of the Trusts have transferred to the new organisations, namely the National Probation Service (NPS) and the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies. A small number of Chief Executives have taken early retirement or are due to do so over the next few weeks. There have also been a number of departures at Assistant Chief Officer (ACO) level. These were part of the normal turnover of staff; details of these are not held centrally.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">HM Prison Bronzefield is a private (contracted out) prison and therefore any activities in the establishment are the decision of the Director of that prison. The production of the performance of Sister Act was arranged between Sodexo Justice Services and the respective parties. Therefore this is not part of the contractual agreement between Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Sodexo Justice Services.</ins></p> more like this
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 2014-06-23T16:46:18.203more like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:46:18.203
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less than 2014-06-25T12:03:56.2717409Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:03:56.2717409Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
44263
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 customer, user and satisfaction surveys were conducted in the last 12 months in the Ministry of Justice and the agencies that report to it; which of them have been reported to the management board in the last 12 months; and which were commissioned by the management board. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6212 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice and its agencies (the National Offender Management Service, the Legal Aid Agency and the Office of the Public Guardian) have conducted the following customer, user and satisfaction surveys in the last 12 months:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Ministry of Justice:</strong></p><ul><li>Pilot postal and telephone survey with civil court customers</li><li>E-questionnaire with individuals and businesses who have brought commercial cases to the rolls building</li><li>Inclusion of questions in the Crime Survey for England and Wales to explore views and experiences of users of our services</li></ul><p>These surveys were not commissioned by the Executive Committee and the findings from these surveys have not been reported to the Committee.</p><p> </p><p><strong>National Offender Management Service:</strong></p><ul><li>The Offender Management Feedback Questionnaire (OMFQ) survey of offenders under probation supervision</li><li>The Measuring the Quality of Prison Life (MQPL) survey of prisoners</li></ul><p>The results of both surveys are reported to the NOMS Agency Board. The OMFQ was agreed at Director level, and the MQPL surveys are undertaken for many years with the agreement of the NOMS Agency Board.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Office of the Public Guardian:</strong></p><ul><li>Deputy customer satisfaction survey</li><li>Lasting power of attorney (LPA) customer satisfaction survey</li><li>Digital LPA tool user feedback survey – at the end of the online digital application process</li></ul><p>These surveys were commissioned/approved by the OPG Board, and the survey results have been passed to the board.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Legal Aid Agency:</strong></p><ul><li>Client satisfaction surveys with users of the civil legal aid telephone advice service</li><li>Survey to pilot users of the new civil legal aid online system</li><li>Customer service survey of legal aid providers</li><li>Other ad hoc customer satisfaction surveys</li></ul><p>The findings from the surveys with users of the civil legal aid telephone advice service have been reported to the LAA Board. The remaining surveys have not been reported to or commissioned by the LAA Board.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service have not conducted any surveys in the last 12 months.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mendelsohn more like this
44578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 much has been paid in legal aid fees over the last five years to law firms Public Interest Lawyers and Leigh Day to conduct cases alleging abuse by British soldiers. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6235 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) cannot separately identify legal aid cases for those Iraqis alleging abuse by British Soldiers without disproportionate costs. Legal aid cases are not systematically recorded against nationality or cause of action.</p><p> </p><p>Leigh Day have not acted under legal aid in these types of cases. Public Interest Lawyers have acted for Iraqi clients under legal aid in cases seeking investigations into deaths and mistreatment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The net payments to Public Interest Lawyers over the past five years were:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>£628,527.75</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£267,433.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£439,268.02</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£331,238.85</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£54,387.48</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>These payments cover all work undertaken by the firm under legal aid. The payments made will be offset by recoupment on successful cases where the opponent has paid the costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
44579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 plan to take steps to recover legal aid payments to the firm Public Interest Lawyers following their statement on 20 March that there was no evidence that British soldiers had murdered 20 Iraqis. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6236 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Legal aid is not funding the Al-Sweady Inquiry. There are therefore no plans to recover payments made from legal aid to Public Interest Lawyers following their statement on 20 March.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 March, at the Al-Sweady Inquiry into the most serious allegations against British soldiers in the Iraq War, lawyers representing Iraqi families withdrew their claim that the troops had killed unarmed civilians they had captured and brought back to an army base.</p><p> </p><p>The inquiry continues and the statement on 20 March does not mean that the inquiry has been abandoned.</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid was provided for an action prior to the Inquiry. Legal aid was provided to Iraqi applicants to seek an independent and effective investigation into deaths and torture or inhumane and degrading treatment in relation to the incident at checkpoint Danny Boy in Iraq in May 2004. As a result of these proceedings, the Secretary of State for Defence decided to hold the Al-Sweady Inquiry. This action was therefore successful in its aim.</p><p> </p><p>The Inquiry is not yet complete and the Chairman's report is not due to be published until later in the year. Public Interest Lawyers's statement refers to part only of the allegations made and the Ministry of Justice awaits the Inquiry Report before commenting further.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
44580
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 plan to investigate United Kingdom law firms pursuing claims of unfounded abuse by British soldiers. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6237 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There are no plans to investigate the firms as they are not funded under the legal aid regulations or their contract with the Lord Chancellor in the Al-Sweady inquiry. It would not be reasonable to investigate the firms under their contract in relation to a matter arising outside their contract.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
44584
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 migrants detained in HM Prison The Verne from 24 March will have access to (1) Rule 35 procedures to determine whether their health would be damaged by detention, for example, due to a history of torture, (2) mobile telephones and the internet, (3) the ability to receive telephone calls from solicitors, family and friends, and (4) on-site legal advice surgeries; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6241 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>HM Prison The Verne started taking immigration detainees as scheduled from 24 March 2014. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) will retain The Verne as a prison in the short term. Its designation as a prison will be reviewed later this year, with the intention of completing the re-designation to an immigration removal centre by the end of September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>While The Verne retains its designation as a prison it will be governed by Prison Rules rather than Detention Centre Rules. As The Verne is not governed by Detention Centre Rules, Rule 35 of those rules is not applicable.</p><p> </p><p>Detainees held at The Verne will be treated in the same way as other detainees held within the prison estate. As such they will not have access to mobile telephones or the internet, nor will they be able to receive telephone calls. They will, however, be able to make telephone calls and will have access to both social and legal visits.</p><p> </p><p>There is a dedicated Home Office Immigration Enforcement Team on site who will see detainees routinely on induction and upon request. In addition, independent immigration advice will be provided by Migrant Help.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
44881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 the Lord Chancellor considers that the rehabilitation and behaviour of prisoners will be encouraged by preventing them receiving books by post. more like this
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Lord Fellowes more like this
star this property uin HL6284 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Up to 12 books may be held by prisoners in their cell at any one time. Prisoners may have additional books stored locally at the prison. Every prison has a library, to which every prisoner has access.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have not made any policy changes specifically about the availability of books in prisons. The changes to the Incentives and Earned Privileges national policy framework we introduced last year in relation to parcels were introduced to ensure consistency across the estate and to make sure that security can be maintained. There have always been controls on the sending of parcels into prisons, and allowing parcels to be sent in unrestricted would be operationally unmanageable and would lead to a significant risk of drugs and other illicit items being smuggled into prisons.</p><p> </p><p>The National Offender Management Service works closely with the Shannon Trust to support schemes such as 'Toe by Toe', which includes peer mentoring to improve reading levels.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Fellowes more like this
44917
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 is their assessment of the Law Society's practice note on drawing up wills which are compliant with Sharia law. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL6320 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Sharia law has no jurisdiction in England and Wales and the Government has no intention to change this position.</p><p> </p><p>The Law Society's practice note gives guidance to solicitors preparing wills under the law of England and Wales. It is a fundamental principle of this law that testators are, by making a valid will, able to leave their property to whomsoever they wish, subject only to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The practice note does not and cannot change the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this