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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current mean waiting time for Personal Independence Payment appeals; how that differs from the mean waiting time for the previous year; and, if the mean waiting time has risen compared to the previous year, what are the reasons for that rise. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL16119 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Current and comparative mean waiting times<sup>1</sup> for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 18<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>31 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 17</p></td><td><p>25 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Waiting time is interpreted as average clearance time - time taken from appeal receipt to outcome.</p><p>2. The latest period for which data are available</p><p>The volume of appeals against decisions on PIP has built up since it was introduced as a new benefit, incrementally over time, from 2013. As the number of appeals has increased, so has the average waiting time for an appeal outcome.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p>Waiting times can fluctuate temporarily and geographically, owing to a number of variable factors, including volumes of benefit decisions made locally, availability of medical/disability members, venue capacity and the complexity of the issue in dispute. Any disparity in waiting times is monitored and investigated locally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1132307
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Peers: Writs of Summons more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many writs of summons were sent to Peers in (1) each region of England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in 2017. more like this
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Lord Farmer more like this
star this property uin HL16376 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Following the dissolution of Parliament for the General Election in 2017, a total of 823 writs of summons were sent to Peers in the UK and Northern<br>Ireland.</p><p>Information on the number of writs issued by region is no longer held by the Crown Office, which is responsible for issuing the writs. Writs are issued to Preferred contact addresses provided by Peers to the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:47:36.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:47:36.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Farmer more like this
1132642
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 National Preventive Mechanism more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 4 June (HL15680), what is their response to the recommendations on the National Preventive Mechanism, made in the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee against Torture following its most recent periodic review of the UK. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16420 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to comply with its obligations under the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, under which we established the independent National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in 2009.</p><p> </p><p>We note the recommendations made by the UN Committee Against Torture in relation to the NPM. We expect to provide a response on those issues as part of the next periodic report to the Committee Against Torture in May 2023.</p><p> </p><p>We will explore with the NPM how the issues raised by the Committee may be addressed. The department facilitates the laying in Parliament of the annual report of the NPM and acknowledges the helpful recommendations that it contains. The latest Written Ministerial Statement to this effect was laid before Parliament on 29 January 2019 (HLWS1249).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:53:13.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:53:13.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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' Release more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the target times for (1) approving, and (2) completing, applications for Release on Temporary Licence for each prison in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL16492 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We recently made changes so that Governors can consider release on temporary licence (ROTL) earlier and in more cases, and prisoners can enter the workplace sooner. By providing opportunities to work, learn and build family ties, temporary release from prison helps ensure offenders do not return to crime when they leave prison.</p><p> </p><p>ROTL must be a standing item in sentence planning meetings, starting with the one immediately before the offender becomes eligible to be considered for day release or after arriving in open conditions. An outline ROTL plan for the remainder of the sentence should be in place as soon as possible and no later than 8 weeks after arrival in open conditions, which is where we expect the majority of ROTL.</p><p> </p><p>Governors must ensure that all necessary risk assessments and security arrangements are actioned before ROTL is approved and takes place. This includes consultation with probation services and external agencies and allowing victims the opportunity to make representations about conditions to be attached to any release. Guidance to practitioners allows four weeks for this consultation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:38:04.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:38:04.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Offenders: Homelessness more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the number of people being released homeless from prisons in England more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL16493 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice understands that It is vital that everyone leaving prison has somewhere safe, stable and secure to live.</p><p>Through the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, we will invest up to £6.4 milion in a pilot scheme to support individuals released from three prisons, namely Bristol, Leeds and Pentonville. Following a mobilisation period, we expect services to commence later this summer. This is a concrete step in our commitment to tackling rough sleeping.</p><p>Since the commencement on 1 October of the duty to refer service users who may be homeless, or threatened with homelessness, to the local authority, there has been a steady flow of referrals from prisons and probation providers. We will continue to promote this duty, and to support prisons and probation providers to ensure it is carried out effectively.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:29:30.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:29:30.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Special Educational Needs: Appeals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) has sufficient (1) resources, and (2) judges, to cope with the number of cases before it; and what plans they have to (a) provide more resources, and (b) increase the number of judges, where they have found these to be insufficient. more like this
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Lord Lingfield more like this
star this property uin HL16500 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Special Educational Needs and Disability jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal (“the SEND Tribunal”) has seen a 50% increase in appeals over a 3-year period. In response to this, the SEND Tribunal has increased the number of administrative staff from 25 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) members of staff in May 2016, to 43.5 FTE in May 2019. The Legal Advisers team has also increased from 2.6 FTE at the beginning of 2018, to 4.6 FTE in June 2019.</p><p>10 new judges were assigned to SEND in September 2018 and a further exercise will be launched in September 2019 for an additional 20 fee paid judges. Parallel to this, HMCTS and the judiciary have been working closely with the Judicial Appointments Commission to recruit judges. In March 2019 21 new fee paid Judges were successfully recruited.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:33:42.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:33:42.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lingfield more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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: Foreign Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently in UK prisons are not EU citizens. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL16530 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>As at 31 March 2019, 5,153 Foreign National Offenders from non-EU countries were held in prisons in England and Wales (including the Prison Service run Immigration Removal Centre). As at 31 March 2019, the total prison population was 82,634 at which point prisoners from non-EU countries made up 6% of the total prison population.</p><p> </p><p>The number of non-EU Foreign National Offenders held in prisons in Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for the devolved administrations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T13:21:36.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T13:21:36.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Civil Servants: Convictions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants in (1) HM Treasury, (2) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (3) the Ministry of Defence, have been convicted in open court and sentenced to prison for offences in connection with their official duties, in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL16546 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Detailed information on the occupation of the defendant may be held on individual court records. To be able to identify these cases, we would have to access and search individual court records which would be of disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T12:57:24.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T12:57:24.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Islamist Extremism in Prisons, Probation and Youth Justice Review more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing the actions they set out in their response to Ian Acheson’s Review of Islamist extremism in prisons, probation and youth justice, published on 22 August 2016. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL16557 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government has delivered against all of the actions it agreed to implement in its response to the Acheson Review. For example, Separation Centres were established to allow greater separation and specialised management of extremists who pose the highest risk to other prisoners. Over 22,000 prison staff, including all new recruits since January 2017, have received enhanced extremism awareness training, covering all forms of ideology. Arrangements are in place to systematically remove extremist literature from prisons, and tightened vetting arrangements for prisoner-facing staff, including the Chaplaincy, are now standard procedure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:39:27.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:39:27.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
1133807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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: Radicalism more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the level of radicalising influence by Islamist extremists in prisons in England and Wales; and what estimate they have made of the number of prisoners who have been radicalised in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL16558 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>We are currently managing around 650 individuals in prison and probation through a counter terrorism specialist case management process, ranging from convicted terrorists to those we have identified as showing signs of extremist views or vulnerabilities. We have around 50% more terrorist related prisoners in prisons in England and Wales than we did three years ago.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of cases are Islamist extremist (approximately 80%). However, there continues to be a significant rise in Right Wing Terrorism (RWT) cases across the country; the number of Right-Wing offenders in custody rose from 4% of the total Terrorism Act (TACT) / TACT-related cohort in 2015 to 14% in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We do not produce an estimate of the number of offenders who might have been radicalised, nor do we produce a single assessment of the level of radicalising influence by extremists of any ideology. We take the threat of radicalisation and extremism very seriously and this is a key part of our work to improve safety in our prisons. We deal with the risks that individual prisoners present on a case-by-case basis, working closely with law enforcement partners.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:52:26.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:52:26.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this