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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Smuggling 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 49 of Budget 2018, what progress he has made on the establishment of a UK-wide Anti-Illicit Trade Group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 274536 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Following the recommendations in the report of the APPG on Illicit Trade, the Government announced, at Budget 2018, the establishment of a new UK-wide Anti-Illicit Trade Group.</p><p> </p><p>Officials are currently working to establish a first meeting of the new Group and further announcements will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:11:29.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:11:29.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1134455
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Compensation 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 many prisoners have received compensation for being assaulted by a fellow prisoner in each of the last three years, and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 269059 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of prisoners who have received damages for a prisoner on prisoner assault claim</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>Figure unavailable as 2018/19 litigation data is still being verified.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures in the table have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p><p> </p><p>Violence in prisons remains unacceptably high but there are early signs that we are making progress. Eight of the jails involved in the ‘10 Prisons Project’ saw falls in the final quarter of 2018 – four of them by more than 25% - while the number of assaults across the estate reduced by 11%.</p><p> </p><p>Across the prison estate we have invested an additional £70m in a raft of measures designed to improve safety, security and decency - including body-scanners, enhanced searches and new investigative teams - while the 4,700 additional staff we have recruited since October 2016 are making a real difference.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans for a further statement at this time.</p>
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 2019-07-01T16:46:42.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:46:42.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1134548
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Gates 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, which prisons contain an electronic gate with at least one safety feature disengaged; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 269060 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. Last year, all automated gates across the prison estate were inspected and serviced to ensure that they were in good working order. Following those inspections, each gate was left with the relevant safety features working properly.</p><p> </p><p>Our maintenance providers are instructed to test the operation of all such gates at least once a month, including the relevant safety features. We will continue to monitor their work closely to ensure that the maintenance of gates does not fall short of the standard required.</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 2019-07-01T16:38:34.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:38:34.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1137549
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals 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, what the target waiting time is for benefit tribunals; and what the timeframe is for that target to be met. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 274534 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has not set a target waiting time for benefit appeals to be heard in the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) jurisdiction. This is because waiting times fluctuate geographically owing to a number of factors including venue capacity, the volumes of benefit decisions made locally, the complexity of the case and the availability of panel members. Furthermore, the listing of appeals, including consideration of whether a hearing should be expedited, is a function of the Tribunal’s judiciary. There are also no targets for staffing levels for medical members, disability qualified members or judges in the SSCS jurisdiction. Levels are set based on forecast receipts to the SSCS jurisdiction, outstanding workload, and venue capacity.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HCMTS) is taking positive steps to reduce the waiting time for appeals to be heard in the SSCS jurisdiction. In 2018, 232 medical members and 118 disability-qualified members were additionally appointed to the SSCS jurisdiction and an extra 129 fee-paid judges have recently been appointed. The SSCS jurisdiction will also benefit from 100 salaried judges and 170 fee-paid judges being recruited across tribunals more widely. In addition, HMCTS is developing a new digital system with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Case-management “triage” sessions are also being conducted, with the aim of reducing the number of cases that need to progress to an oral hearing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274535 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T17:10:49.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T17:10:49.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1137550
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals 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, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February to Question 221635, what the target staffing levels are for (a) medical members, (b) disability qualified members and (c) judges in the social security and child support jurisdiction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 274535 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has not set a target waiting time for benefit appeals to be heard in the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) jurisdiction. This is because waiting times fluctuate geographically owing to a number of factors including venue capacity, the volumes of benefit decisions made locally, the complexity of the case and the availability of panel members. Furthermore, the listing of appeals, including consideration of whether a hearing should be expedited, is a function of the Tribunal’s judiciary. There are also no targets for staffing levels for medical members, disability qualified members or judges in the SSCS jurisdiction. Levels are set based on forecast receipts to the SSCS jurisdiction, outstanding workload, and venue capacity.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HCMTS) is taking positive steps to reduce the waiting time for appeals to be heard in the SSCS jurisdiction. In 2018, 232 medical members and 118 disability-qualified members were additionally appointed to the SSCS jurisdiction and an extra 129 fee-paid judges have recently been appointed. The SSCS jurisdiction will also benefit from 100 salaried judges and 170 fee-paid judges being recruited across tribunals more widely. In addition, HMCTS is developing a new digital system with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Case-management “triage” sessions are also being conducted, with the aim of reducing the number of cases that need to progress to an oral hearing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274534 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T17:10:49.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T17:10:49.07Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1147755
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Fires 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 assessment he has made of the trends in the number of fire events in prisons in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 293568 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We will never compromise on the safety of those in our care, and staff are trained to respond to emergency situations in a timely, appropriate manner. The Government is taking unprecedented action to improve safety in custody. We have invested significantly in increased staff numbers, recruiting an additional 4,366 (full time equivalent) prison officers between October 2016 and June 2019, surpassing our original target of 2,500. We will continue to recruit officers to ensure prisons are safe and decent.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides the numbers of all fires in prisons between 2016 – 2018. Data prior to 2016 was not collected centrally and, as such, no reliable data before that time exists. However, the figures below show a significant fall in the number of fires in 2018, which coincides with the implementation of smoke free prisons and our actions to improve safety in custody.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of fires</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Reduction as a percentage of previous year’s total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Data not available</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>Data not available</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2,314</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2,287</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>1,517</p></td><td><p>50.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 293574 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T14:47:25.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T14:47:25.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1147756
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Fires more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether vape pens have been used to start fires in prisons; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 293569 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>There is evidence, as part of wider data collected on fires in prisons, which confirms vape pens have been used as a source of ignition.</p><p> </p><p>We will never compromise on the safety of those in our care, and staff are trained to respond to emergency situations in a timely, appropriate manner. The Government is taking unprecedented action to improve safety in custody. We have invested significantly in increase staff numbers, recruiting an additional 4,366 (full time equivalent) prison officers between October 2016 and June 2019, surpassing our original target of 2,500. We will continue to recruit officers to ensure prisons are safe and decent.</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 2019-10-07T16:22:38.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:22:38.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1147758
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Arson more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many national prison arson reduction workshops have been held in each of the last 12 quarters; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 293570 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We will never compromise on the safety of those in our care, and staff are trained to respond to emergency situations in a timely, appropriate manner. The Government is taking unprecedented action to improve safety in custody. We have invested significantly in increasing staff numbers, recruiting an additional 4,366 (full time equivalent) prison officers between October 2016 and June 2019, surpassing our original target of 2,500. We will continue to recruit officers to ensure prisons are safe and decent.</p><p> </p><p>The continued reduction of fires across the prison estate is of significant importance to HMPPS with an inaugural national arson reduction workshop held in April 2019. The objectives of the workshop were to develop national good practice to prevent fire setting, and to form an Arson Reduction Working Group. The Working Group met in June and will meet again this month.</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 2019-10-07T16:17:45.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:17:45.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1147761
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Fire Prevention 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 enforcement notices have been issued in relation to prison fire safety arrangements in each of the last 12 quarters; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 293571 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The table below provides the numbers of enforcement notices have been issued in relation to prison fire safety arrangements in each of the last 12 quarters.</p><p>We take any such enforcement notices seriously and produce an action plan to ensure that compliance is quickly achieved whenever they are issued.</p><p>We are taking urgent action to improve safety and decency in our prisons, including spending up to £2.5 billion to create a modern and efficient estate fit for the future.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Quarter 1 </strong> <strong>(Jan- Mar)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Quarter 2 </strong> <strong>(Apr-Jun)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Quarter 3 </strong> <strong>(Jul-Sep)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Quarter 4 </strong> <strong>(Oct-Dec)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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 2019-10-07T16:09:18.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:09:18.233Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1147763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Fire Prevention 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 many audits of prisons for maintenance of fire safety equipment have returned a finding of (a) amber-red and (b) red in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 293572 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the importance of ensuring good quality of fire safety equipment, and since June 2016 Level 2 audits have been carried out at all 111 HMPPS prison establishments for the two fire Statutory and Mandatory Compliance Standards. Previously Service Providers had been responsible for assuring compliance, however accurate information for this period is not held.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides the numbers of prisons which currently have amber/red and red ratings for maintenance of fire safety equipment. Actions plans have been put in place to improve the condition of equipment at all these prisons.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Amber/red Sites</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Red Sites</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fire alarm rating</strong></p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fire protection equipment rating</strong></p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table> 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
star this property grouped question UIN 293573 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:17:34.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:17:34.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this