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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Birmingham Prison more like this
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, pursuant to the Written Statement of 2 April 2019, Official Report HCWS1475 on HMP Birmingham, if he will list the new approaches that have been delivered by the private sector referred to in that Statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 247133 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>Privately-managed prisons have pioneered the use of modern technology to improve the running of establishments and help promote rehabilitation. This includes the development of in-cell telephony to help prisoners maintain ties with their families; interactive story-time activities between prisoners and their children; and the introduction of electronic kiosks, which allow prisoners to have greater control of managing their day-to-day lives. The use of body-worn video cameras was introduced by private prisons. Private prisons also have excellent facilities as standard, such as showers in cells, which it is not possible to provide in our older prisons.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1125767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Grants more like this
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 total value of Youth justice grants provided to local authorities to fund Youth Offending Teams was in each year since 2010, by council. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 252658 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>Table A attached sets out the total funding the Youth Justice Board (YJB) has given to local authorities in each year from 2009/10 to 2017/18 as published in the 2017/18 annual youth justice statistics (published totals for 2018/19 are not yet available). Table B breaks this down by local authority. The majority of this funding helps support the day-to-day business of Youth Offending Teams (YOTs), but it also includes some discrete additional grants for specific projects or initiatives, for example funding for restorative justice. The annual recorded value of the additional grants is set out in Table C.</p><p> </p><p>Due to a change in reporting processes the additional grants given in 2014/15 and 2015/16 were not included in the published totals in the 2017/18 youth justice statistics. The totals for these years therefore differ between Table A (where the additional grants are not included) and Table B (where they are included).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T17:34:48.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T17:34:48.907Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
attachment
1
file name Tables 252658.docx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1126066
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisoners: Death more like this
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 soon he is informed of deaths in prisons. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253596 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The death of a prisoner or of any other person must be reported immediately to HMPPS HQ by telephone. That report must then be followed up with a written report within 24 hours (or, at weekends, by the following Monday). In the case of a deceased prisoner, the prison must also report the death to the Prisons &amp; Probation Ombudsman in writing, within 24 hours. Reports to HMPPS are sent daily to Ministers’ offices and to the relevant officials in my Department, including the team who oversee the progress of the Ombudsman’s investigations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:44:06.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:44:06.973Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126068
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons more like this
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 much his Department has spent on training prison officers on the use of PAVA spray. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253598 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>We do not hold specific training costs for PAVA training. PAVA training is incorporated into Use of Force training, which is mandatory of all prison officers and as such it is not possible to isolate specific training costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to the rollout of PAVA to support our hardworking prison officers to do their jobs. PAVA is just one part of our approach to improve prison safety. PAVA spray is explicitly for the protection of staff, the protection of those in our care or to facilitate the safe withdrawal of staff. It will be used in exceptional circumstances where a member of staff is faced with serious violence, or the perceived threat of serious violence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:40:30.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:40:30.023Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126069
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Glen Pava Prison and Wellingborough Prison: Contracts more like this
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, when his Department plans to open bids for contracts to operate HMP Wellingborough and HMP Glen Parva. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253599 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The mini competition for the operation of the prison at Wellingborough will be launched this summer following the award of the Prison Operator Framework, which is planned for June 2019</p><p>The launch of the mini competition for the operation of the prison at Glen Parva is anticipated to commence in 2021.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:09:06.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:09:06.543Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisoners: Education more like this
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 criteria his Department will use to judge the effectiveness of the Education and Employment Strategy 2018 in improving education for adult prisoners. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253600 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>Making prison Governors responsible and accountable for the education provision delivered in their individual prisons is a key focus of the strategy. This includes giving them control of their education budgets, deciding on the curriculum to be delivered and playing a role in choosing the provider(s) of their education delivery to best meet the needs of their prisoners.</p><p> </p><p>To measure planned and actual improvements in educational performance, we will assess that the prison infrastructure supports education;</p><ul><li>that prison education is fully integrated into all aspects of prison life;</li><li>that those in custody are assessed at the start and end of their sentences;</li><li>and that providers and their staff work flexibly and collaboratively to deliver high quality educational provision.</li></ul><p>We will also ensure that education is available in every prison; that prisoners all have a personal learning plan linked to their sentence plan; and that provision is suitable to address the needs of the those concerned. Governors will also need to be aware of the needs of their population and commission suitable provision that is linked to local employment needs, so that those released from prison can gain employment.</p><p> </p><p>Progress will be measured via improvements in the Ofsted ratings awarded, ensuring that there is an increase in the percentage of prisons receiving “Good” or “Outstanding” ratings for education delivery.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:42:33.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:33.497Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service more like this
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, with reference paragraph 7.20 of HM Courts & Tribunals Service response to the consultation paper entitled Fit for the future: transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate, what steps he is taking to determine appropriate capacity utilisation of the HM Courts & Tribunals estate; and what the date is for the completion of that analysis. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253542 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is currently investigating how to appropriately evaluate optimum utilisation rates for courts and tribunals, looking at past data on utilisation and performance. We anticipate that this analytical work will be completed prior to the publication of any further proposals regarding the court or tribunal estate.</p><p> </p><p>Maintaining effective access to justice will be the top priority when making decisions about the future of courts and tribunals buildings.</p><p> </p><p>The closure of any court is not taken lightly and, where a service is moved outside the local area, will only follow a full public consultation. To date, courts that have closed have been dilapidated, too close to another or underused. All money raised from the sale of buildings since 2016 has been reinvested back into the justice system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126081
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability more like this
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 court buildings in the south west of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253543 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 40 total courts and tribunals in the South West, none were inaccessible to witnesses, staff or members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, whilst 27 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:39:33.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:39:33.617Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126082
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability more like this
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 court buildings in the south east of England, excluding Greater London, were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253544 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 81 total courts and tribunals in the South East, only 11 were inaccessible to witnesses and members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, none were inaccessible to staff, whilst 39 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>3 of those buildings were temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts, of which 3 were inaccessible for more than one month.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:10:28.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:10:28.15Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126083
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice remove filter
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Courts: Disability more like this
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 court buildings in the Greater London were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253545 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 56 total courts and tribunals in London, only 7 were inaccessible to witnesses and members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, none were inaccessible to staff, whilst 26 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>2 of those buildings were temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts, of which 2 were inaccessible for more than one month.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:06:13.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:06:13.903Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this