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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government during the last 12 months, how many prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection were (1) offered places on a training course which could lead to their release, (2) were released following completion of such training courses, and (3) refused to take up a place or dropped out of such courses; and how those figures compare with those for the preceding 12 month period. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost as central records are not kept for all aspects of the management of prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP).</p><p> </p><p>HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Parole Board will continue to work together to improve the progression of IPP prisoners. This group continue to achieve release in high numbers, with 576 first time IPP releases in 2016, the highest figure since the sentence was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will continue to invest in interventions to assist prisoners to both reduce their risk and demonstrate such progression to the Parole Board. However, it is important to remember that it is not mandatory for IPPs to complete accredited offending behaviour programmes in order to achieve release. Completing an accredited offending behaviour programme is one way in which IPP prisoners may demonstrate that they have reduced their risk of harm and reoffending; other options may include work and employment, education and one to one work with psychologists or prison offender supervisors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
753952
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Females more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many females are currently imprisoned in England and Wales serving sentences of less than six months. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL1097 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>On 31 March 2017, there were 443 women in prison serving an immediate custodial sentence of less than 6 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T13:08:46.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T13:08:46.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
755120
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Convictions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many persons have been convicted of a sexual offence other than rape in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL1128 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders found guilty of sexual offences, broken down to those found guilty of rape and of other sexual offences, in England and Wales, from 2012 to 2016 can be viewed in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Offenders found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, England and Wales, 2012 to 2016 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offence</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>5,728</p></td><td><p>5,665</p></td><td><p>6,251</p></td><td><p>6,885</p></td><td><p>7,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rape</p></td><td><p>1,145</p></td><td><p>1,121</p></td><td><p>1,164</p></td><td><p>1,297</p></td><td><p>1,352</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Others</p></td><td><p>4,583</p></td><td><p>4,544</p></td><td><p>5,087</p></td><td><p>5,588</p></td><td><p>6,159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1127 more like this
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less than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.22Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
star this property hansard heading Rape: Convictions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many persons have been convicted of rape in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL1127 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders found guilty of sexual offences, broken down to those found guilty of rape and of other sexual offences, in England and Wales, from 2012 to 2016 can be viewed in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Offenders found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, England and Wales, 2012 to 2016 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offence</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>5,728</p></td><td><p>5,665</p></td><td><p>6,251</p></td><td><p>6,885</p></td><td><p>7,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rape</p></td><td><p>1,145</p></td><td><p>1,121</p></td><td><p>1,164</p></td><td><p>1,297</p></td><td><p>1,352</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Others</p></td><td><p>4,583</p></td><td><p>4,544</p></td><td><p>5,087</p></td><td><p>5,588</p></td><td><p>6,159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1128 more like this
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less than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.14Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T15:05:03.14Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure the safety of boys aged 18 and under detained by Feltham Young Offenders Institution following Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons' assessment that "Feltham A is, quite simply, not safe for either staff or boys." more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL585 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Safety in prisons and young offender institutions is fundamental to the proper functioning of our justice system and addressing safety concerns is at the heart of our reform plans. We are committed to reforming youth custody so that it is safer for both young people and staff and better equipped to help young people turn their lives around.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons' inspection took place from 23 January to 3 February 2017. The findings highlighted a need for improvement in the youth custodial estate and we are continuing to take robust action to address the issues identified. At Feltham A, which holds boys aged 15 to 18, we have implemented a range of measures to improve safety including:</p><ul><li>We are recruiting additional staff at Feltham as part of our overall reform to improve safety and rehabilitation.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are providing young people with a personalised officer to work with on a weekly basis to develop goal-orientated plans, delivered as part of the Custody Support Plan roll-out.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are progressing with a conflict resolution model to resolve issues between young people in our care.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are putting in place a revised core day which will facilitate nine hours out of room to effectively occupy the young people in our care.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We continue to deliver a suite of group and one to one interventions and facilitators have now been trained in Anger Replacement therapy which will be delivered to young people</li></ul><p>starting in July 2017.</p><p> </p><ul><li>A new approach to the use of special accommodation has been introduced with the use of a cool down room with appropriate furnishings as an alternative intervention to separation.</li></ul><p> </p><p>In addition, funding has been allocated for the refurbishment of the Enhanced Support Unit for young people with exceptionally complex needs that are unlikely to respond to mainstream services.</p><p>We are confident that we are taking proper and considered action in delivering changes to improve safety and outcomes for the young people in our care at HMP Feltham.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:18:55.073Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:18:55.073Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Youth Custody more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on Youth Custody Centres, in the light of the Prison Reform Trust report In Care, Out of Trouble, published in May 2016. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL1164 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving standards within the Youth Justice System so that we can not only punish crime effectively but also intervene earlier to help divert young people away from crime. That is why we set out our plans to reform the Youth Justice System in response to Charlie Taylor’s review last December, so that it is better equipped to help young people turn their lives around and play a constructive role in their communities.</p><p> </p><p>The safety and welfare of every young person in custody is our absolute priority and we are clear that more needs to be done to achieve this. We want custody to improve the life chances of children and young people in our care and to deliver improvements to education and health services within youth custody. That’s why we have created a new Youth Custody Service, with an Executive Director for the first time in the Department’s history – to make sure this vital area is given the priority and weight it deserves.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage with key stakeholders and consider their recommendations as this work progresses.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T13:09:43.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T13:09:43.133Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
751985
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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
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what are the principal rules relating to young children visiting their parents in prison. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL26 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>As set out in our 2016 White Paper on Prison Safety and Reform, we are committed to giving prisoners the support and help they need to maintain and strengthen family ties.</p><p> </p><p>Lord Farmer was commissioned to undertake a review of family engagement, and to make proposals that will augment the Prison Safety and Reform agenda. The Ministry of Justice will consider his findings in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Visits, where appropriate, by children to their parent in prison are central to maintaining the relationship during the sentence. Ethos, statutory entitlement and practices are detailed in secondary legislation and in Prison Service Instructions, as follows:</p><p> </p><p>Prison Rules 1999, Rule 4 - ‘Outside Contacts‘, requires Governors to encourage and assist prisoners to maintain relations with persons and agencies outside of the prison which may, in the opinion of the Governor, best promote the interests of his family and own social rehabilitation. Rule 35 ‘Personal Letters and Visits’ sets out the statutory entitlement to visits and Governors may allow an additional privilege under Rule 8.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Service Instruction 16/2011 ‘Providing Visits and Services to Visitors’ sets out, among other things, guidelines to prisons on the management of family visits.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Governors are accountable for the safeguarding and welfare of children during prison visits. This is set out through the statutory framework under the Children Act 2004. Prison Service Instruction 15/2011 ‘Management of Security at Visits’ requires social visits to be conducted in a manner which ensures the safeguarding of children and provides arrangements for this.</p><p>Prisoners can earn additional visits by demonstrating good behaviour and commitment to their rehabilitation; this is detailed in Prison Service Instruction 30/2013 ‘Incentives and Earned Privileges’.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:27:48.473Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:27:48.473Z
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733195
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of deterrent sentences in reducing knife crime. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL189 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The government continues to monitor sentencing for bladed and offensive weapon offences and will keep under review the effectiveness of changes in the law relating to knives and offensive weapons.</p><p> </p><p>The latest knife possession sentencing quarterly statistics bulletin was published on 8 June 2017 and is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/617646/knife-possession-sentencing-quarterly-jan-mar-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/617646/knife-possession-sentencing-quarterly-jan-mar-2017.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In regard to repeat offending for knife possession offences, the latest statistics show that 86% of adult repeat offenders received a custodial sentence. This figure increased by 2 percentage points when compared to the same quarter in the previous year for offenders convicted under section 22 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (minimum sentence of 6 months for a second or subsequent knife possession offence). The number of repeat knife possession sentencing occasions increased from 837 in Q1 2016 to an estimated 1,129 cases Q1 2017. Those offenders receiving an immediate custodial sentence had an average sentence length of 7.2 months.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:31:27.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:31:27.143Z
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star this property file name PQ HL189 knife possession sentencing quarterly jan-mar 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title Knife Posession sentencing quarterly jan-mar 2017 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Burial and Cremation more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Burials and Cremations (Scotland) Act 2016 as a possible basis for reform of the law of England and Wales. more like this
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Baroness Meacher more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Scottish legislative framework, among a range of other evidence, is being taken into account in developing burial and cremation policy in England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:15:29.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:15:29.447Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Meacher more like this