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1148475
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Juries more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that hon. Members are not prevented from participating in business in the House due to jury service responsibilities. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Trial by jury is fundamental to our world leading justice system and serving as a juror is one of the most important civic duties that anyone can be asked to perform.</p><p> </p><p>The Jury Manual identifies that MPs who seek excusal on the grounds of parliamentary duties should be deferred in the first instance. This allows them to identify a more convenient time and strikes a sensible balance, ensuring that MPs are able to carry out their crucial role in this place.</p><p> </p><p>If an MP feels that it is inappropriate to serve in his own constituency, he or she should be allowed to serve elsewhere.</p><p> </p><p>Any individual requests for jury service to be deferred would be a matter for our independent judiciary</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
1148474
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Accommodation more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to increase prison capacity. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 912615 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has made clear his focus on tackling crime and announced in August an investment of up to £2.5 billion to transform the prison estate and provide 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>Our recent Spending Round settlement provides the funding for MoJ to begin delivering this commitment and outline planning permission has been approved for a new prison at Full Sutton.</p><p> </p><p>The 10,000 places are additional to the 3,500 places, which we have begun at Wellingborough; that we will start building at Glen Parva next year, and; that we have already built at HMP Stocken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1148473
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of drugs being smuggled into prisons. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
star this property uin 912614 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>One of the first things the Lord Chancellor did was to visit HMP Leeds with the Prime Minister where they set out our focus on tackling crime, investing up to £2.5 billion transforming the prison estate and providing 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>At HMP Leeds there is an X-ray body scanner installed there to identify items internally concealed on prisoners. HMP Wakefield also has an X-ray body scanner. At HMP New Hall in our women’s estate, the drug threat is different and staff there have worked hard to respond to the inspection report published in April. They have put in place an updated local drug strategy, do more suspicion-led drug testing and store medications in line with clinical guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>We have previously invested £70 million to improve safety, security and decency in prisons. We use body, property, cell and area searches across the estate, aided by dedicated search teams and drug detection dogs.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in August, we will be spending a further £100 million on prison security. Airport-style security, including X-ray scanners, will be put into prisons across the estate to help stop contraband such as drugs from getting in.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4426
star this property label Biography information for Paula Sherriff more like this
1148472
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Rule of Law more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the rule of law. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 912613 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor meet regularly and discuss a range of matters. The Lord Chancellor has sworn an oath to respect the rule of law and to defend the judiciary. It is an oath he takes very seriously. The government will always abide by the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Z
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4503
star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1148471
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Prison Sentences more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than six months in reducing reoffending. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington more like this
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 912610 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Sentencing must match the severity of the crime. Whilst there is evidence that short sentences do not help some offenders turn their backs on crime, protecting the public will always be our priority.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our recent review, we have considered changes to sentencing for prolific offenders which could help break the cycle of reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>We know that these offenders generally have multiple and complex needs which are linked to their offending behaviour, in particular drugs, alcohol and mental health needs. Solutions will often lie in effective community sentences.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to bring forward a comprehensive package of reforms, including to community penalties to ensure they both punish and tackle the underlying drivers of offending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Z
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4503
star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
1148470
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans he has to help reduce reoffending. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
star this property uin 912609 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to reducing reoffending by ensuring that all offenders have the tools they need to turn their backs on crime.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we are focusing our efforts on supporting offenders to address any health and wellbeing issues; raise their levels of educations attainment and skills; get a job; and rebuild or reinforce their relationships.</p><p> </p><p>We also know that a concerted cross-government effort is required to address reoffending. For example we recently entered into a National Partnership Agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions, to set out how departments will work together to improve offenders’ chances of securing work and integrate into the community on release from prison.</p><p> </p><p>We know that in 39% of violent incidents victims believed alcohol was a factor. We are introducing an Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement, giving courts the power to impose a ban on drinking alcohol as part of a community order where alcohol was a factor in the offending.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1137668
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Training more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What progress the Government has made on improving training and support for prison officers. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Basildon and East Thurrock more like this
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Stephen Metcalfe more like this
star this property uin 911821 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>A delivery review of the Prison Officer Entry Level training (POELT) course has culminated in the development of a Level 3 Custody and Detention Officer Apprenticeship. New learning methodologies will have greater focus on practice of the knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the Prison Officer role whilst also recognising the need for continuous training outside of the classroom. Two checkpoints will be included during this time where Apprentices will return to an L&amp;D centre for further learning.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>This will give new prison officers the confidence to carry out their role safely. The Apprenticeship will be launched in early adopter sites from October 2019. All training is reviewed regularly to ensure it reflects current organisational policies and practices. New courses are developed based on requests from Stakeholders within the organisation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:04:52.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:04:52.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Metcalfe more like this
1137667
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Canterbury more like this
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star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to improve provision of legal aid for housing cases in Canterbury. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 911819 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>After the latest LAA civil tender the number of offices providing legal aid services has increased by 7% in housing and debt. The LAA reviews the access to services on a regular basis and takes any necessary action to maintain access to those services.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of the 2018 civil contract procurement activity access to providers offering Housing advice in Kent, and specifically the Kent Coast procurement area in which Canterbury falls, has increased.</p><p> </p><p>Following an extensive and open programme of engagement, we recently published our review of LASPO. We announced that we are launching a series of pilots offering early legal advice for an area of social welfare such as housing. These pilots will help us determine the most effective solutions going forward.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:19:57.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:19:57.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
1137713
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Finance more like this
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star this property question text Whether he plans to allocate additional funding to youth offending teams. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 911816 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We value the vital work Youth Offending Teams do with children who have offended, and the work they do to prevent offending. The Youth Justice Board’s total funding this year for frontline services including Youth Offending Teams is £72.2m. This is greater than last year’s funding, which was £71.6m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Of the £72.2m, £70.7m has been allocated to the core grant for Youth Offending Teams and £1.5m to frontline service improvement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:01:26.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:01:26.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1137666
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Sentencing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text If he will review sentencing policy for prolific offenders. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 911814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We are looking to take forward reform of short custodial sentences. We know that offenders serving short sentences often have long offending histories, as well as multiple and complex needs. In cases of the most persistent offenders, the evidence shows they are 36% more likely to re-offend where they have received a short custodial sentence rather than a court order. Community penalties can address underlying behaviour, answer mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:03:15.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:03:15.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this