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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Custody more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL1164 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie 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 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to address the concerns raised by the joint report of HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, An Inspection of Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Prisoners Serving 12 Months or More. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL56 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>As part of our review of the probation system we have been looking at Through-the-Gate services, including the issues raised by the HMI Probations report. The review has now concluded and we will be publishing our findings in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:20:50.74Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:20:50.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2079
star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
818599
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star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Orders more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many community sentences were handed down in each year from 2008 to 2016; and what action they are taking in response to reported reductions in the number of such sentences handed down. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL4476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of community sentences handed down in each year from 2008 to 2016 can be viewed in the attached table and also on the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/614418/cjs-outcomes-by-offence-tool-2016.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/614418/cjs-outcomes-by-offence-tool-2016.xlsx</a> Our data shows that between 2008 and 2016, the number of community orders issued fell by 46%. The fall in number of defendants appearing before court and changes in the mix of offences coming to court are key factors in overall decreased numbers of community sentences. The sentencing framework already gives courts the flexibility to select community order requirements which are a robust alternative to custody, and are tailored to address the specific issues that contribute to reoffending. We are committed to ensuring that community penalties are tough, effective and command the confidence of sentencers. <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="10"><p><strong>Total number of community sentences handed down in each year, England and Wales, 2008 - 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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="4"><p>Total community sentences</p></td><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>190,172</p></td><td><p>195,977</p></td><td><p>189,333</p></td><td><p>177,603</p></td><td><p>151,183</p></td><td><p>126,535</p></td><td><p>112,638</p></td><td><p>114,286</p></td><td><p>102,938</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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="10"><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.</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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="10"><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><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><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="5"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</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><strong>Ref: HL4476</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><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></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T12:22:17.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T12:22:17.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading MTCnovo more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many offenders have failed to keep appointments with probation officers employed by MTC Novo. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL2583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The table below displays the number of offenders managed by an MTC Novo Provider (London Community Rehabilitation Company and Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company) with an absence recorded on nDelius (the national case management system for Probation) during the period of 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017. This data is not limited to contact with Probation Officers and includes all categories of enforceable contacts, including Unpaid Work, Accredited Programmes and other interventions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Thames Valley CRC</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>London CRC</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>All MTC Novo</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Acceptable Absence</p></td><td><p>2,624</p></td><td><p>10,584</p></td><td><p><strong>13,208</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unacceptable Absence</p></td><td><p>1,405</p></td><td><p>10,680</p></td><td><p><strong>12,085</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Attendance Not Recorded</p></td><td><p>776</p></td><td><p>1,785</p></td><td><p><strong>2,561</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Offenders managed</strong></p></td><td><p>4,133</p></td><td><p>23,248</p></td><td><p><strong>27,381</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Absences are categorised as Acceptable or Unacceptable. Acceptable absences include contacts that have been cancelled for administrative reasons (for example, 15 days of Unpaid Work, which is typical for a 100 hours order, originally booked to be worked on a Thursday but later changed to a Wednesday to reflect childcare arrangements for an offender would count as 15 Acceptable Absences), as well as circumstances where an offender has provided good reasons for their failure to attend (for example, a letter from a GP to prove ill health).</p><p> </p><p>Our policy is clear that offenders who fail to comply more than once with their order (without an acceptable explanation), should be subject to breach proceedings. We enforce this requirement robustly with all providers of Probation services.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-09T13:29:58.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T13:29:58.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Alternatives to Prison more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the courts have robust and reliable non-custodial sentences available to them. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL2584 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The sentencing framework already gives courts the flexibility to select community order requirements which are a robust alternative to custody, and are tailored to address the specific issues that contribute to reoffending. We are committed to ensuring that community penalties are tough, effective and command the confidence of sentencers, and are continuing to explore further improvements that could be made to probation services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-09T13:30:26.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T13:30:26.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Standards more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take following critical reports by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and Probation; and in particular, whether they intend to review the management of the prison service. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL5019 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to driving improvement throughout our prison and probation services and the role of HM Inspectorates of Prisons and Probation is critical in ensuring that there is an objective and challenging assessment of our criminal justice systems.</p><p>The Government therefore takes HM Inspectorate of Prisons and Probation reports seriously and created a new unit within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) in August 2017 that is responsible for responding to their recommendations. We have also committed to publishing the action plan responses to HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) reports as a step towards greater transparency.</p><p>In addition, in October 2017, we introduced quarterly meetings between senior officials in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and HMPPS and the Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP) to explore how to make better use of HMIP recommendations.</p><p>We have further bolstered this commitment by the introduction of an ‘Urgent Notification’ (UN) process which allows HMCIP to directly notify the Secretary of State on matters of serious concern observed during inspections. The Secretary of State then has 28 days to issue a response.</p><p>New structures are being put in place from April 2018 to manage prisons which increases the number of Prison Groups meaning the Prison Group Directors have smaller commands in order to increase their oversight and create more operational grip.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T12:08:37.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T12:08:37.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation: Standards more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take following critical reports by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and Probation; and in particular, whether they intend to review the management of the probation service. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL5020 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>We take the views of our independent inspectorates very seriously. We have established a team in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to ensure that agreed recommendations are implemented swiftly and lessons are learned. Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) and the National Probation Service (NPS) develop action plans in response to the inspection reports and HMPPS closely monitors their implementation.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that CRC performance needs to improve. We have already changed contracts so that payments to CRCs more accurately reflect the costs of delivering services to offenders, and we are discussing with providers further improvements we might make to services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:25:52.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:25:52.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the proposal by the President of the Family Division that children should be dealt with in new "problem-solving" courts. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL2938 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice works with other departments to achieve the best outcomes for children both outside and within the court process. We are committed to ensuring that young people in the youth justice system receive the support they need to prevent them from committing further offences, with youth offending teams leading a multi-agency approach involving the courts, children’s services and other local services as appropriate. We recognise that problem-solving approaches can provide alternatives to a traditional court process, and may lead to improved outcomes for children and their families. We are supportive of such approaches in family proceedings, for example Family Drug and Alcohol Courts and the current piloting of settlement conferences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T17:50:11.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T17:50:11.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Custody more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of children and young people in custody on the prison estate. more like this
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Lord Laming remove filter
star this property uin HL2056 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The principal aim of the youth justice system is to prevent offending by children and young people. Since the peak in youth proven offending in 2006/07, the average number of under-18s in youth custody has decreased by 70% from 2,915 to 869 in 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>The sentencing framework for young people provides for robust alternatives to custody in the form of community-based sentences: referral orders and youth rehabilitation orders (including youth rehabilitation orders with intensive supervision and surveillance). Custody should always be a measure of last resort and be the shortest term commensurate with the seriousness of the offence. The main custodial sentence for children and young people, the Detention and Training Order, is not available for children under 12 years old and any case that warrants one of less than four months must result in a non‑custodial sentence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-10-30T17:11:45.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-30T17:11:45.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this