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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Open Prisons more like this
unstar 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 indeterminate sentenced prisoners were held in open prisons in the years ending 31 March (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 206954 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 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of indeterminate sentenced prisoners held in open prisons in England and Wales, for financial years 2012 - 2014, can be found in table 1.</p><p> </p><p>A life sentence is mandatory on conviction for murder. Under a life sentence, and an indeterminate sentence for public protection (IPP), the court determines the minimum period to be served in prison for the purposes of punishment and deterrence. Prisoners serving these indeterminate sentences have no automatic right to be released. If released they are subject to recall for the rest of their life or, in the case of an offender serving an IPP, for at least 10 years. Public protection is the priority and the release of indeterminate sentence prisoners once they have served their minimum term is entirely a matter for the Parole Board.</p><p>Progression to open conditions is never automatic and only follows a satisfactory assessment of risk, generally involving the independent Parole Board in the case of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences.</p><p>The Parole Board may recommend such prisoners for open conditions if, for example: they have successfully completed any offending behaviour programmes identified in their sentence plan as essential to the risk reduction process; their behaviour in custody is such that it is considered that a move is appropriate; and their risks are manageable in open conditions.</p><p>Once allocated to open prison, prisoners continue to be monitored and are returned to closed prison immediately if there are any concerns about their suitability for low security conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Open prisons have been used since 1936, because they are the most effective means of ensuring that prisoners are suitably risk-assessed before they are released into the community under appropriate licence conditions. When a prisoner moves to the less rigid structure of open conditions an assessment can be made in a relatively safe environment of how the prisoner will adapt to increasing responsibility. For many prisoners, in particular those such as life sentence prisoners, who have spent a considerable amount of time in custody; these are essential components for successful reintegration in the community and therefore an important factor in protecting the public.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T16:35:02.57Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:35:02.57Z
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less than 2014-12-04T11:34:33.497Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T11:34:33.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property file name PQ 206954 - table.pdf more like this
star this property title Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners in open prisons more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Police Cautions more like this
unstar 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, for what types of indictable-only offence a caution was issued in each year since 2009; and how many cautions were issued for each type of offence in that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 206955 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial"></ins><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This Government has taken action to end the cautions culture and to make sure serious offenders do not receive penalties seen as soft options. The use of cautions is at its lowest point for thirty years.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are changing the law to ban simple cautions for all of the indictable only offences - the most serious criminal offences which must be tried in the Crown Court, including rape, manslaughter and robbery. We are also banning simple cautions for possession of a knife or offensive weapon, supplying Class A drugs and a range of sexual offences against children. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Further, we announced proposals in November 2014 for a new out of court disposal framework that would see an end to cautions and warnings and would require offenders to take actions to comply with their disposals. Elements of this new framework are being piloted in Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and Leicestershire before a decision is taken on whether to implement the new framework across England and Wales. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Ministry of Justice issues guidance on the process to be followed by the police when they are administering simple cautions for adult offenders. The latest guidance, issued in November 2013 following the Simple Cautions Review, states that the use of a simple caution for indictable-only offences, such as rape, should only be given following authorisation by a senior police officer of at least the rank of Superintendent and the Crown Prosecution Service. These will be cases where there are exceptional circumstances which would mean that it is not in the public interest to prosecute.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> Latest information on cautions issued by offence type is publicly available online at the Ministry of Justice’s statistics portal. This data is contained in Q2.3 of the Out of Court Disposals table: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-september-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-september-2014</a></ins></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Simple cautions are a non-statutory disposal available to the police to dispose of any offence committed by an adult and designed for dealing with low level, mainly first time offending. The Ministry of Justice issues guidance on the process to be followed by the police and the CPS when they are administering simple cautions for adult offenders. This guidance states that the use of a simple caution for indictable only offences should only be given following authorisation by the CPS. These will be cases where there were exceptional circumstances which would mean that it was not in the public interest to prosecute.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Since 2007 the overall number of simple cautions issued has halved. The cautioning rate, that is, the number of offenders cautioned as a percentage of offenders who were either cautioned or convicted, in 2013 was 20 per cent; which has declined from a peak of 31 per cent in 2007.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T15:19:10.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T15:19:10.067Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:55:13.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:55:13.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
star this property attachment
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star this property file name 206955 - table.xls more like this
star this property title number of indictable only cautions issued 2009-13 more like this
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18652
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Bail more like this
unstar 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 has been collected in sureties when defendants breached their bail conditions and a surety had been given on their behalf before bail was granted in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 208509 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The following surety monies have been collected when defendants breached their bail conditions and a surety had been given before bail was granted:</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014: £247,834.46</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013: £739,192.35</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012: £433,398.54</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The value of bail monies forfeited in 2013-14 is lower than the value of forfeitures in 2012-13 due to a lower number of bail terms being breached.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The following surety monies have been collected when defendants breached their bail conditions and a surety had been given before bail was granted:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014: £14,251.10</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013: £16,952.50</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012: £57,771.86</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">A surety is a promise (by a third party) to pay a sum of money should a defendant fail to surrender to the court when ordered to do so. Where a bail surety is agreed as a condition of bail and the defendant subsequently fails to attend, the court can make an order to forfeit all or part of these sums. Unpaid sureties are subject to enforcement action in the same way as unpaid fines.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The value of sureties collected in 2011-12 was particularly high due to a higher than usual number of defendants failing to surrender to the court when ordered to do so following the period of civil unrest in August 2011.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T12:59:44.05Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:59:44.05Z
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less than 2015-01-13T12:58:29.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T12:58:29.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies remove filter