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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of closed-contact visits in prisons to prevent smuggling. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187326 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 187327 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
171200
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison visitors have been arrested in each of the last four years; and how many of those arrested have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of an offence. more like this
tabling member constituency Burton more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Griffiths more like this
uin 219261 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answer text <p>Records of visitors arrested and of subsequent prosecutions and/or convictions are not held centrally. To provide this information would involve requesting and examining any information held locally at all prison establishments which could only be achieved at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T17:26:10.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:26:10.157Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
3936
label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
436833
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons allow children to take school books in with them when visiting. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
uin 19473 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-14T14:27:28.023Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T14:27:28.023Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
4030
label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
437214
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many visits have been made by one or more children to a parent in custody in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
tabling member printed
Wayne David more like this
uin 19647 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-15T13:01:51.38Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T13:01:51.38Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
1398
label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
437218
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is on prison visit booking lines (a) in each prison and (b) overall. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
uin 19507 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-15T12:57:23.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T12:57:23.95Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
4030
label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
450268
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) drugs of each type and (b) other items were confiscated from visitors to each prison in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
tabling member printed
Andy Slaughter more like this
uin 25586 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
answer text <p>We have a range of security measures and searching techniques to prevent smuggling into prisons and to detect items of contraband including drugs. We have legislated to make smuggling New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) into prison illegal, use specially trained dogs to detect illicit drugs and will evaluate the use of Body Scanners to reveal drugs concealed within the body.</p><p> </p><p>We refer all visitors to prisons found in possession of drugs to the police. We also use closed visits, where the prisoner and visitor are prevented from physical contact, to deal with visitors and prisoners who smuggle or are suspected of conveying drugs through visits.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number and type of drugs confiscated from visitors in each prison for the period 01 October 2015 to 31 December 2015. Prior to 01 October 2015 the Incident Reporting System (IRS) did not specifically record who possessed the drugs found.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of incidents where drugs were found in visitor's possession, October to December 2015, by establishment and drug type</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Establishment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Drug type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of incidents<sup>12</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aylesbury</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>NPS: Black Mamba</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Brinsford</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bristol</p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bullingdon</p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cardiff</p></td><td><p>Amphetamines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Buprenorphine/Subutex</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Heroin</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Channings Wood</p></td><td><p>Heroin</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chelmsford</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coldingley</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Doncaster</p></td><td><p>Amphetamines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dovegate</p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elmley</p></td><td><p>Cocaine</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Featherstone</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feltham</p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Forest Bank</p></td><td><p>NPS: Black Mamba</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guys Marsh</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Haverigg</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>High Down</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Highpoint</p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hewell</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Steroids</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holme House</p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Humber</p></td><td><p>Amphetamines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lancaster Farms</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leeds</p></td><td><p>Amphetamines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Cocaine</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lindholme</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lowdham Grange</p></td><td><p>Cannabis Plant</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Moorland</p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morton Hall</p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Hall</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northumberland</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norwich</p></td><td><p>Heroin</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oakwood</p></td><td><p>Heroin</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Onley</p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Steroids</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parc</p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peterborough Male</p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peterborough Female</p></td><td><p>Crack</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Heroin</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ranby</p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Risley</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rochester</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Crack</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stoke Heath</p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Mount</p></td><td><p>Cannabis</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Heroin</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Verne</p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wayland</p></td><td><p>NPS: Spice</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wymott</p></td><td><p>NPS: Other</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>(1) Number of incidents where each drug type were found.</p><p>(2) Where establishment is not listed, no confiscations were reported in the period</p><p><strong>Data Sources and Quality</strong><br> These figures have been drawn from the NOMS Incident Reporting System. Care is taken when processing and analysing the returns but the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.</p>
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-08T17:57:26.703Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-08T17:57:26.703Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
1516
label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
453820
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to prevent family and legal visits being cancelled in prisons in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 27765 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
answer text <p>Maintaining family ties, including through visits, plays a vital role in helping prisoners turn away from crime.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All convicted prisoners are entitled to a minimum of two visits every 28 days and this has not changed since 1992. Extra visits can also be granted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Public Sector Prisons benchmark provides prisons with a core day and staffing resource to deliver all required activities and services. Part of the benchmark provision is the delivery of social and legal visits and there is an expectation that these are critical activities which will not be cancelled.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-25T17:23:03.31Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T17:23:03.31Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
767646
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on assisted prison visits of the system going online. more like this
tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
uin 106748 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
answer text <p>‘<strong>Help with Prison Visits’</strong> is a new digital service, launched in June 2017, that administers the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme in addition to the paper process. It has been essential to develop an alternative payment method for our most vulnerable claimants as giro cheques have been discontinued.</p><p>We have been monitoring and improving the service since it was launched and plan to evaluate implementation more fully in the New Year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-17T16:39:25.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T16:39:25.853Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4316
label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
843546
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department provides on the provision of nursing rooms in prisons for the use by breastfeeding mothers who attend domestic visits. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 127887 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
answer text <p>All prisons are expected to facilitate requests from nursing mothers to breastfeed their child during the course of a prison visit and must make every possible effort to accommodate these requests.</p><p>There is currently no central policy which sets out detailed arrangements for breastfeeding mothers who are visiting prisons and decisions on such matters are made locally. However, Prison Service Instruction 16/2011 (Providing Visits and Services to Visitors) requires prisons to take account of, inter alia, the needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers when leaving and returning to a prison establishment during a visit.</p><p>Information on the nursing facilities available at prisons across the prison estate is not centrally held and could be obtained only at disproportionate costs.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 127888 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-22T17:32:15.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T17:32:15.887Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
843547
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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 Prisons: Visits remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of prisons that provide nursing rooms for the use by breastfeeding mothers who attend domestic visits. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 127888 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
answer text <p>All prisons are expected to facilitate requests from nursing mothers to breastfeed their child during the course of a prison visit and must make every possible effort to accommodate these requests.</p><p>There is currently no central policy which sets out detailed arrangements for breastfeeding mothers who are visiting prisons and decisions on such matters are made locally. However, Prison Service Instruction 16/2011 (Providing Visits and Services to Visitors) requires prisons to take account of, inter alia, the needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers when leaving and returning to a prison establishment during a visit.</p><p>Information on the nursing facilities available at prisons across the prison estate is not centrally held and could be obtained only at disproportionate costs.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 127887 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-22T17:32:15.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T17:32:15.997Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this