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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions 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 under what authority the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has agreed a definition of racially and religiously aggravated crime that is wider than the legal definition under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003, as indicated in the CPS Public statement on prosecuting racist and religious hate crime published in August. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL2876 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>In order to charge and prosecute hate crimes, the CPS uses the legal definition provided by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Criminal Justice Act 2003. The shared police and CPS definition of hate crime is based on the perception of the victim or any other person and allows for case flagging and monitoring as well as appropriate victim support, it does not affect the charge.</p><p>This flagging definition comes from the recommended definition in the Macpherson report which was published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson Report found a lack of confidence within communities that hate crime was being treated seriously by the police and Criminal Justice System and recommended that the definition of a racist incident should be, ‘any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person’. Putting the victim’s perception at the heart of the definition gives a clear signal that, once flagged as a hate crime, an appropriate investigation will follow and evidence to support the law on hostility will be proactively sought. The definition seeks to encourage victims to report and to increase confidence in the Criminal Justice System.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T16:44:23.703Z
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less than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T11:19:23.603Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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22806
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property answering member 4538
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
794238
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 have been prosecuted for the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving in the past 12 months. more like this
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Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL3556 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 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2016, the most recent period for which figures are available, 12,853 defendants were proceeded against at magistrates courts in England and Wales for using or causing others to use a handheld mobile phone whilst driving.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T16:45:19.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T16:45:19.19Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-24more like thismore than 2017-11-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether they have any evidence that drones have been used to smuggle items into HM Prisons; and what counter measures are available. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL3588 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 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>We know that drones are used to smuggle prohibited articles and illicit substances into prison, including mobile phones, Class A drugs and psychoactive substances. They present a significant threat to the safety and security of our prisons as they can carry up to 2kg worth of contraband.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking decisive steps to tackle the use of drones as a supply route for organised criminals to bring drugs and mobile phones into prisons. In April 2017, we announced the launch of Operation Trenton, a specialist team of police and Prison Service investigators, to work together to intercept drones and track down the criminals behind them. Additionally, we are carrying out a series of intelligence-led operations to disrupt drones as they enter prison airspace. This tactic has already been used successfully in several establishments. These targeted counter measures are used alongside a range of security measures in place across the estate to stop items coming into prison, including surveillance, detection dogs, body scanners and intelligence-led searches.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there have been at least 17 convictions related to drone activity, with those convicted sentenced to a total of more than 50 years in prison.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working closely with government partners on the UK’s response to the drone threat and the development of counter drone technology, including the piloting of technical counter measures to block signals. This is keeping the Prison Service at the forefront of the work being progressed nationally and internationally to stop the criminal use of drones.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T16:07:14.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T16:07:14.327Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Oakhill Secure Training Centre more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether they plan to review the contract held by G4S to operate Oakhill Secure Training Centre, following the report published by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission on 21 November, which concluded that the overall functioning of Oakhill Secure Training Centre was inadequate. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL3559 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 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ofsted inspection report on Oakhill Secure Training Centre is completely unacceptable and we have taken urgent action to address the concerns raised by Ofsted. A new interim Director, with extensive experience, has been appointed at Oakhill and an experienced HMPPS Governor has been brought in to provide extra scrutiny.</p><p> </p><p>We are robustly monitoring performance against the contract and are clear that we will take further steps, if needed, to improve delivery.</p><p> </p><p>More widely across the estate, we are investing £64 million to reform youth custody and increase staffing, to improve safety and reduce violence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T16:44:56.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T16:44:56.503Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this