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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-08more like thismore than 2017-09-08
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Convictions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there were for the offences of (1) gross indecency, (2) attempted gross indecency, (3) buggery, and (4) attempted buggery, in England and Wales from 1987 to 2003. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL1474 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The number of offenders found guilty at all courts of all gross indecency and buggery offences in England and Wales from 1987 to 2003 can be viewed in the table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Offenders found guilty at all courts of selected sexual offences, England and Wales, 1987-2003<sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Buggery</p></td><td><p>Gross Indecency and Indecency between males</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>1,199</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>328</p></td><td><p>1,579</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>1,199</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>241</p></td><td><p>1,324</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>229</p></td><td><p>845</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>213</p></td><td><p>807</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>187</p></td><td><p>592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>189</p></td><td><p>669</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>169</p></td><td><p>565</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>113</p></td><td><p>381</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>404</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>403</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>111</p></td><td><p>295</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>237</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>91</p></td><td><p>267</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>69</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>294</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(1) Includes the following offences: Buggery includes Sexual Offences Act 1967 Section 1(4),3(1),12, Justice and Public Order 1994 sec 143, 144.Sexual offences Act 2000 sec1. Gross Indecency and Indecency between males includes Criminal Justice and Public 1994 Sec 144, Sexual Offences(Amendment) Act 2000 Sec 1, Indecency with Children Act 1960 Sec 1.</p><p>(2) 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.</p><p>(3) 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><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-18T14:15:41.247Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:15:41.247Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
764341
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-02more like thismore than 2017-10-02
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prison Officers: Recruitment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Justice has had with the Prison Officers' Association regarding recruitment and retention in the Prison Service, and when he next plans to meet staff representatives. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Ramsbotham more like this
uin HL1678 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-20more like thismore than 2017-10-20
answer text <p>Much communication has taken place between the Secretary of State and the Prison Officers’ Association through written correspondence. The Secretary of State spoke with the POA on 21 June 2017 and met with them on 29 June 2017 to discuss several important subjects, including Prison Officer recruitment and retention.</p><p> </p><p>The Prisons Minister also plans to meet with the POA on 23 October 2017.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-20T10:25:06.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-20T10:25:06.867Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3744
label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
764343
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-02more like thismore than 2017-10-02
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prison Officers more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Justice intends to implement the ratio of personal responsibility for six prisoners being given to every prison officer, as stated during scrutiny of the Prisons and Courts Bill. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Ramsbotham more like this
uin HL1680 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>We want our prisons to be places where staff and offenders feel safe and where those in our care are challenged and supported to make the most effective use of their time in custody to best prepare them for release.</p><p>This is why we have committed to the introduction of the new Offender Management in Custody (OMiC) model will improve the way in which we case manage offenders through their sentence and on to release.</p><p>We have therefore invested £100m to boost the front line by 2,500 prison officers by the end of December 2018. These additional officers will enable us to rollout the OMiC model. The key worker model is currently being rolled out across the prison estate which started with 11 ‘pathfinder’ prisons, 4 of which have had sufficient numbers of new officers to commence their keyworker sessions.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-18T14:22:29.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:22:29.787Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3744
label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
764344
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-02more like thismore than 2017-10-02
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Offenders: Mental Health Services more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Secretary of State for Justice has made of the current provision of mental health assessments and treatment in the prison and probation systems. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Ramsbotham more like this
uin HL1681 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-20more like thismore than 2017-10-20
answer text <p>We take mental health provision very seriously and are committed to working closely with health partners to ensure that offenders are assessed at the appropriate time and are able to access the treatment and support required for their mental health needs.</p><p>Health services in English prisons are commissioned by NHS England. In the community, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are responsible for commissioning health services, including mental health services, for the general population in their locality, including offenders on probation. NHS England are responsible for making assessments of the current provision of mental health assessments and treatment in the prison systems in England. We are committed to working closely with them to support this responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>Mental Health is devolved to the Welsh Government and NHS Wales. Local Health Boards are commissioned to deliver these services in public sector prisons in Wales, which includes mental health assessments and treatment. There are separate arrangements for the private prison HMP Parc.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-20T10:26:00.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-20T10:26:00.847Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3744
label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
767322
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Dangerous Driving more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there were in 2016 for causing death by driving; and of those, how many resulted in a conviction. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL1740 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
answer text <p>Defendants proceeded against and found guilty at all courts in England and Wales 2016 for offences of causing death by driving are in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Defendants prceeded againt at magistrates' courts and offenders found guilty at all courts of causing death by driving <sup>(1)</sup> in England and Wales 2016 <sup>(2)(3)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offence</p></td><td><p>Procecuted at Magistrates' courts</p></td><td><p>Found guilty<sup>(4)</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01. Causing death by dangerous driving</p></td><td><p>229</p></td><td><p>157</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>02. Causing death by careless driving under influence of drink or drugs</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>03. Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving</p></td><td><p>215</p></td><td><p>225</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>03a. Causing death by driving without due care / consideration while over prescribed limit - specified controlled drug</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>04. Causing death by driving unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>05. Causing death by aggravated vehicle taking</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- ' = Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>(1) defined as Sections 1, 3 (a)(b)(c) Road Traffic Act 1988 and 12A of the Theft Act 1968.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>(2) 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.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>(3) 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>(4) Convictions may exceed prosecutions in a given year because defendants who appear before both courts may be convicted at the Crown Court for a different offence to that for which they were originally proceeded against at magistrates’ court.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ref: PQ HL 1740</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-23T12:29:31.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T12:29:31.32Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
767350
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of Community Rehabilitation Companies; and what evidence they have to demonstrate that part-privatisation of the probation services is keeping the public safe and turning discharged prisoners' lives around. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Ouseley more like this
uin HL1768 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
answer text <p>We closely monitor and robustly manage Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) to make sure they fulfil their contractual commitments and deliver effective probation services.</p><p> </p><p>Data on CRC performance against service levels are published quarterly, with the latest data published in July: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-and-annual-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-and-annual-2016-to-2017</a>. The first set of final reoffending data for offenders supervised by CRCs will be published later this month and thereafter data will be published quarterly.</p><p> </p><p>We have already taken action to change CRC contracts so they can focus on critical operational services, and we continue to work with them to ensure they protect the public and rehabilitate offenders.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-19T14:57:57.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T14:57:57.17Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
2170
label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
767352
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals will be refunded employment tribunal fees, following the decision of the Supreme Court in R v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51; and what is the estimated cost of those refunds. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Ouseley more like this
uin HL1770 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
answer text <p>We do not collect centrally information on the number of individual claimants and respondents who paid a fee in the Employment Tribunals. The number of fee payments received in the Employment Tribunals between 29 July 2013 (when fees were introduced) and 30 June 2017 is published at the following location: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2017-and-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2017-and-2016-to-2017</a>. These statistics are updated quarterly.</p><p>The estimated cost of Employment Tribunals fees refunds, including interest, is £33m.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-19T13:04:22.24Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T13:04:22.24Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
2170
label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
767957
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Detainees more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK citizens are currently held in prisons in England and Wales (1) in detention without charge, and (2) without a date set for trial; and how many non-UK EU citizens are similarly detained. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Tebbit more like this
uin HL1876 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-20more like thismore than 2017-10-20
answer text <p>UK citizens are not normally detained in prison without charge. The number of UK citizens on remand awaiting trial as of 30 June 2017 was 5,242. It is not possible to state the numbers of these individuals who do not have a date set for trial because this data is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Individuals who are subject to extradition for charges brought by other jurisdictions can be held in prison pending extradition. As at 30 June 2017, the number of people in prison pending extradition was 105, of which 84 were non-UK EU nationals.</p><p>Foreign National Offenders (FNOs) who have served a sentence may continue to be held in prison beyond their sentence end date under immigration powers pending removal from the United Kingdom. As at 30 June 2017, the number of FNOs held in prison under immigration powers was 448 (including 122 non-UK EU nationals).</p><p> </p><p>The Government is absolutely committed to increasing the number of FNOs removed from our prisons, and any foreign national who comes to our country and is sentenced to prison should be in no doubt of our determination to deport them. Increasing removals is one of our top priorities and all FNOs sentenced to custody are referred to the Home Office at the earliest opportunity to be considered for deportation.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-20T10:24:45.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-20T10:24:45.977Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
952
label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
769219
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisoners more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials are responsible for allocating sentenced persons to individual prisons; and who is responsible for ensuring that those sentenced are held as near as possible to their next of kin. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL1953 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
answer text <p>There are complex and wide-ranging issues involved in transferring prisoners, and allocation decisions must reflect both the specific needs and circumstances of the prisoner, as well as the operating environment and range of services at the receiving prison.</p><p> </p><p>Allocation decisions are taken by offender management units in each prison, with the number of staff in each unit dependent on the size and function of the prison. In taking allocation decisions, offender management units consult with a wide range of officials including healthcare staff, security staff, and the receiving establishment.</p><p> </p><p>Allocations decisions include consideration of closeness to home and family, alongside other factors such as time left to serve, categorisation, and the identified offending behaviour requirements set out in the prisoner’s sentence plan.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-10-19T14:58:35.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T14:58:35.027Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
782453
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government under what authority the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has agreed a definition of racially and religiously aggravated crime that is wider than the legal definition under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003, as indicated in the CPS Public statement on prosecuting racist and religious hate crime published in August. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Vinson more like this
uin HL2876 more like this
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
answer text <p>In order to charge and prosecute hate crimes, the CPS uses the legal definition provided by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003. The shared police and CPS definition of hate crime is based on the perception of the victim or any other person and allows for case flagging and monitoring as well as appropriate victim support, it does not affect the charge.</p><p>This flagging definition comes from the recommended definition in the Macpherson report which was published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson Report found a lack of confidence within communities that hate crime was being treated seriously by the police and Criminal Justice System and recommended that the definition of a racist incident should be, ‘any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person’. Putting the victim’s perception at the heart of the definition gives a clear signal that, once flagged as a hate crime, an appropriate investigation will follow and evidence to support the law on hostility will be proactively sought. The definition seeks to encourage victims to report and to increase confidence in the Criminal Justice System.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Z
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less than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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22806
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
answering member 4538
tabling member
1807
label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this