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749249
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2475
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749246
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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
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 date GeoAmey commenced its contract to run secure escort services for children and young people; what was (1) the value of that contract, and (2) the duration of that contract; and who is responsible within Government for overseeing the delivery of the contract. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL582 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>GeoAmey commenced the provision of Secure Escort Services for Children and Young People from 1 July 2016. The annual value of the service is estimated to be in the region of £3.2 - 3.7m according to the volume of services provided. The duration of the provision of the services is 1 July 2016 to 28 August 2018, with options to further extend the contract by three further periods of twelve months. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the contract alongside the Ministry of Justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:17:46.627Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:17:46.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2475
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749247
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 whether the Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint techniques were adapted for use on younger and smaller children, prior to escort custody officers being trained and authorised to use them on children travelling to and from secure training centres and secure children's homes. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL583 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint (MMPR) has been specifically developed for use by staff working with children and young people in custody. It has been designed so that physical restraint is avoided as far as possible by recognising young people’s behaviour, and by using a range of de-escalation, diversion and behaviour management techniques to help them deal with it effectively and appropriately. MMPR was initially used in secure training centres, and is now being operationally used by the Youth Justice Board’s secure escort provider, who escort children to and from court, secure training centres, and secure children’s homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:18:14.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:18:14.533Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2475
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749245
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Board: Serco 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 whether the secure escort services for children and young people contract between the Youth Justice Board and Serco was terminated early; and if so, for what reasons. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL581 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Secure Escort Services for Children and Young People (SESCYP) Contract ended early on 30 June 2016. This was mutually agreed between the Ministry of Justice and the contractor, Serco plc.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:17:26.453Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:17:26.453Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2475
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46996
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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25277
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 have taken to respond to the recommendation by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in his recent report on HMP Belmarsh that not all cells in the High Security Unit and Special Security Unit were equipped with furniture and furnishings in line with the Prison Service's operating standards for such units. more like this
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Baroness Stern 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 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>1. The prisoner regime includes a programme to allow access to the library once a week for those not attending education. The implementation of New Ways of Working, which includes the introduction of a new Core Day, will increase the opportunity for prisoners to access the library.</p><p> </p><p>2. All in use cells on the High Security Unit / Special Secure Unit are appropriately furnished in compliance with national guidelines, which are also included as part of the unit's operating standards. The cells are also equipped to the specification required for accommodating Category A prisoners. The accommodation on the unit is inspected monthly, to ensure compliance and to maintain decency; this system is audited.</p><p> </p><p><em>3. </em>The Governor has a programme of visits throughout the establishment; this includes visits to the HSU / SSU. The requirement for a weekly visit is completed by the Governor or the Deputy Governor, and the visits will ensure that all prisoners and staff are frequently seen and any emerging issues are heard and noted. These visits are now recorded for audit and inspection purposes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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HL6603 more like this
HL6605 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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1916
star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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2475
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46995
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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25277
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 have taken to respond to the recommendation by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in his recent report on HMP Belmarsh that the library should increase its opening hours so that all prisoners have access to it. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL6603 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 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>1. The prisoner regime includes a programme to allow access to the library once a week for those not attending education. The implementation of New Ways of Working, which includes the introduction of a new Core Day, will increase the opportunity for prisoners to access the library.</p><p> </p><p>2. All in use cells on the High Security Unit / Special Secure Unit are appropriately furnished in compliance with national guidelines, which are also included as part of the unit's operating standards. The cells are also equipped to the specification required for accommodating Category A prisoners. The accommodation on the unit is inspected monthly, to ensure compliance and to maintain decency; this system is audited.</p><p> </p><p><em>3. </em>The Governor has a programme of visits throughout the establishment; this includes visits to the HSU / SSU. The requirement for a weekly visit is completed by the Governor or the Deputy Governor, and the visits will ensure that all prisoners and staff are frequently seen and any emerging issues are heard and noted. These visits are now recorded for audit and inspection purposes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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HL6604 more like this
HL6605 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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1916
star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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2475
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46997
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in his recent report on HMP Belmarsh that the requirement in the operating standards for the Governor to visit the High Security Unit and the Special Security Unit once a week had not been met. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL6605 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 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>1. The prisoner regime includes a programme to allow access to the library once a week for those not attending education. The implementation of New Ways of Working, which includes the introduction of a new Core Day, will increase the opportunity for prisoners to access the library.</p><p> </p><p>2. All in use cells on the High Security Unit / Special Secure Unit are appropriately furnished in compliance with national guidelines, which are also included as part of the unit's operating standards. The cells are also equipped to the specification required for accommodating Category A prisoners. The accommodation on the unit is inspected monthly, to ensure compliance and to maintain decency; this system is audited.</p><p> </p><p><em>3. </em>The Governor has a programme of visits throughout the establishment; this includes visits to the HSU / SSU. The requirement for a weekly visit is completed by the Governor or the Deputy Governor, and the visits will ensure that all prisoners and staff are frequently seen and any emerging issues are heard and noted. These visits are now recorded for audit and inspection purposes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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HL6603 more like this
HL6604 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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1916
star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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2475
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46998
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in his recent report on HMP Belmarsh that there was no evidence that the quarterly health reviews of all prisoners in the High Security Unit and the Special Security Unit required by the operating standards had been carried out. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL6606 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The HSU / SSU is visited daily by a nurse who will speak with every prisoner to establish whether there are any issues. The GP will visit the unit weekly (as a minimum). As part of the HMIP Action Plan that is being developed the Operating Standards are currently under review which will address the issue regarding quarterly reviews.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The reference in the report was regarding one prisoner who was seen with discipline staff present; the privacy and dignity of prisoners is taken very seriously within HMP Belmarsh, however this must be balanced against the risk that the individual poses to others. Prisoners will be seen without escorting staff unless the risk is deemed to be too high, this is an exceptional circumstance rather than the rule.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6607 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2475
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47000
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in his report on HMP Pentonville that Home Office input on immigration matters relating to foreign prisoners was inadequate. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL6608 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 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office and the National Offender Management Service work closely together to ensure that foreign national prisoners are identified, and where appropriate, removed from the country at the earliest opportunity. Regular discussions take place between Governors and Home Office officials to assess the level of immigration support required to achieve this.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Chief Inspector's report, Home Office resources at HMP Pentonville have been increased. Immigration Officers now attend the prison on a total of 30 days per month and intend to be present on every weekday. Since 29<sup>th</sup> March they have also attended on Saturdays.</p><p> </p><p>Immigration Officers hold induction and documentation interviews and hold regular general immigration surgeries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2475
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46999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons about the medical treatment in the High Security Unit and Special Security unit in HMP Belmarsh that led to his recommendation that patients "should receive confidential medical consultations and treatment that preserves privacy and dignity, unless risk assessment suggests otherwise". more like this
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Baroness Stern 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The HSU / SSU is visited daily by a nurse who will speak with every prisoner to establish whether there are any issues. The GP will visit the unit weekly (as a minimum). As part of the HMIP Action Plan that is being developed the Operating Standards are currently under review which will address the issue regarding quarterly reviews.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The reference in the report was regarding one prisoner who was seen with discipline staff present; the privacy and dignity of prisoners is taken very seriously within HMP Belmarsh, however this must be balanced against the risk that the individual poses to others. Prisoners will be seen without escorting staff unless the risk is deemed to be too high, this is an exceptional circumstance rather than the rule.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6606 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2475
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern remove filter