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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Birmingham Prison more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 247133 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1123082
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Crimes of Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) assaults and (b) serious assaults on staff were recorded in each prison in each quarter from 2010 to 2018 by the type of weapon used. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 247719 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Data for the numbers of assaults and serious assaults in each prison, broken down by type of weapon and type of injury, is set out in the attached tables. The figures are presented by calendar year rather than by quarter. This is because analysis at the level of detail requested produces many results of 5 or fewer. Disclosure-proofing to reduce the risk of identification, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, requires such low numbers to be suppressed. Even at the annual level, some such values have had to be suppressed.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking unprecedented action to improve safety in prisons. We have recruited over 4,700 more prison officers since October 2016, and we now have the greatest number in post since early 2012. The Challenge, Support and Intervention Plan case management process for prisoners at risk of violence has been mandated for all prisons to help staff to manage violent prisoners and those identified as posing a raised risk of being violent.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing an extra £70 million to improve safety, security and decency, and equipping officers with PAVA incapacitant spray and body-worn cameras to help prevent serious harm to staff and prisoners when dealing with violent incidents. We are improving perimeter security and introducing new x-ray scanners, drug-detection dogs and dedicated search teams to address the supply of drugs that we know are fuelling much of the violence in custody.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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unstar this property file name Copy of PQ 247719-20 Imran Hussain MP table 1 weapons.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property file name Copy of PQ 247719-20 Imran Hussain MP table 2 serious injuries.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property file name Copy of PQ 247719-20 Imran Hussain MP table 3 minor injuries.xlsx more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T15:17:52.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:17:52.03Z
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less than 2019-07-03T12:20:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:20:42.437Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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125923
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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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1123083
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Crimes of Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) assaults and (b) serious assaults on staff were recorded in each prison in each quarter from 2010 to 2018 by the type of injury inflicted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 247720 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Data for the numbers of assaults and serious assaults in each prison, broken down by type of weapon and type of injury, is set out in the attached tables. The figures are presented by calendar year rather than by quarter. This is because analysis at the level of detail requested produces many results of 5 or fewer. Disclosure-proofing to reduce the risk of identification, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, requires such low numbers to be suppressed. Even at the annual level, some such values have had to be suppressed.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking unprecedented action to improve safety in prisons. We have recruited over 4,700 more prison officers since October 2016, and we now have the greatest number in post since early 2012. The Challenge, Support and Intervention Plan case management process for prisoners at risk of violence has been mandated for all prisons to help staff to manage violent prisoners and those identified as posing a raised risk of being violent.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing an extra £70 million to improve safety, security and decency, and equipping officers with PAVA incapacitant spray and body-worn cameras to help prevent serious harm to staff and prisoners when dealing with violent incidents. We are improving perimeter security and introducing new x-ray scanners, drug-detection dogs and dedicated search teams to address the supply of drugs that we know are fuelling much of the violence in custody.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 247719 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T15:17:51.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:17:51.987Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Death more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how soon he is informed of deaths in prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 253596 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T15:44:06.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:44:06.973Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 253598 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T15:40:30.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:40:30.023Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126069
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Glen Pava Prison and Wellingborough Prison: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 253599 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T16:09:06.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:09:06.543Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126070
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Education more like this
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25259
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star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 253600 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property 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>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T15:42:33.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:33.497Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126095
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Probation: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that staff delivering probation services through (a) private companies and (b) the National Probation Service are treated equally in terms of (i) pay and (ii) terms and conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253668 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The NPS implemented a modernised pay structure in 2018. This was agreed with the recognised Probation Trade Unions. As separate employers, it is a matter for CRCs to agree with the Trade Unions any changes to pay or terms and conditions for their staff.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T15:00:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:00:03.837Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126097
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken in relation to poor performance by community rehabilitation companies in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253669 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The performance of all CRCs is robustly managed by the department and we will not hesitate to take action if standards fall short. Contract Management teams rigorously monitor performance across all CRCs. Where poor performance has been identified; relevant contractual levers are applied including service credits and performance improvement plans to drive up the performance standards as required. As of July 2018, there were 35 specific improvement plans in place across 15 of the CRCs and covering 10 service metrics.</p><p> </p><p>On 16 May 2019 the Government made an announcement by setting out plans for the future of probation in England and Wales. From spring 2021, our reforms will see a stronger role for the National Probation Service in managing all offenders, greater voluntary sector involvement in rehabilitation, and the private sector leading where it has specialist experience and can support innovation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T16:13:18.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:13:18.697Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126098
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies: Fines more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many financial penalties his Department has issued to community rehabilitation companies as a result of poor performance; and what the value was of those penalties in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253670 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Having agreed to terminate CRC contracts early, we now expect expenditure on CRCs to be approximately £1.4 billion less in total than originally expected over the shortened lifetime of the contracts.</p><p>Between July 2015 and March 2018, £7.4m of financial penalties (known as service credits) were levied in total across all Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). As referenced in the National Audit Office report of 1 March 2019, £4.1m was applied and paid back to the Department and £3.3m was re-invested back into services by the CRCs.</p><p>Our starting presumption is that penalties are applied if accrued by CRCs for under-performance. Penalties have not been applied where we have agreed that factors out of the control of the CRC have led to the under-performance, or where a recalculation has shown that penalties should not have been triggered. On relevant occasions where it has been considered appropriate not to apply the penalties, we have sought to agree a reinvestment of the value of the penalty back into the delivery of services.</p><p>Contract Management Teams continue to closely monitor and robustly manage CRCs to ensure that they fulfil their contractual commitments and deliver value-for-money for the taxpayer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 253671 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:44:09.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:44:09.067Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this