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1000222
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of closed-contact visits in prisons to prevent smuggling. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187326 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 187327 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000223
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Video Conferencing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the merits of using video technology to allow relatives and friends to speak to convicted prisoners at appointed times. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187327 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 187326 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000236
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Ministry of Justice secures extra £52 million for targeted expenditure, published on 30 October 2018, how much of the £30 million allocated to prisons this financial year will be spent on (a) staff, (b) maintenance, (c) new equipment, (d) training and (e) other categories of spending. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 187363 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The additional funding for targeted expenditure is intended to be spent on maintenance and safety in our prisons. The Department is currently working on allocating the exact split of funding across the prison service, and consequently, we do not have the funding broken down by the category of spend you have requested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T16:57:14.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:57:14.373Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1000237
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Capital Investment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total additional funding allocated to his Department for capital expenditure in Budget 2018 was. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 187364 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In Budget 2018, the Ministry of Justice received £52m additional funding, for which the allocation between resource and capital will be confirmed within the Supplementary Estimate.</p><p> </p><p>This will fund £30m of further improvements to safety, security and decency, £15 million on the maintenance and security of our court buildings, and another £6.5 million to be invested across the wider justice system, including a further £1.5 million for the Parole Board to boost its operational capacity.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury have also committed to funding the cost of building a new prison at Glen Parva in Leicestershire.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
187365 more like this
188116 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:32:27.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:32:27.573Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1000238
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total additional funding allocated to his Department for resource expenditure in Budget 2018 was. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 187365 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In Budget 2018, the Ministry of Justice received £52m additional funding, for which the allocation between resource and capital will be confirmed within the Supplementary Estimate.</p><p> </p><p>This will fund £30m of further improvements to safety, security and decency, £15 million on the maintenance and security of our court buildings, and another £6.5 million to be invested across the wider justice system, including a further £1.5 million for the Parole Board to boost its operational capacity.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury have also committed to funding the cost of building a new prison at Glen Parva in Leicestershire.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
187364 more like this
188116 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:32:27.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:32:27.637Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1000240
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Secretary of State launches dedicated strategy to 'break the cycle' of female offending, published on 27 June 2018, how many of the bids received by his Department for the £3.5m grant competition for community services and multi-agency, whole system approaches have come from companies and organisations that are currently under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office for overcharging his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 187367 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office is an independent Government organisation and as such the MoJ is not necessarily informed of ongoing investigations and has no control over any investigations or timescales of such</p><p> </p><p>It would not be appropriate for the MoJ to comment on any ongoing investigation by the Serious Fraud office or to prejudge any potential outcome in any award decisions as such activities are subject to the Public Contracts Regulations and are published in accordance with standard practice.</p><p> </p><p>Since January 2011 details of central government contracts above the value of £10,000, including details of suppliers to whom contracts have been awarded, are published on Contracts Finder. Contracts published prior to 26 February 2015 can be viewed at: https://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive Those published after 26 February 2015 can be viewed at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search</a></p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:31:03.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:31:03.6Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1000286
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees in relation to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 187302 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has not incurred any expenditure on consultancy related to EU Exit from July-16 to date.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:19:55.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:19:55.257Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1001914
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Capital Investment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, to which programmes the £1.3 billion of capital spending on prisons announced following the 2015 spending review has been allocated. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 188115 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>As set out on the 26 June at the Justice Select Committee and in the 2017 manifesto, we remain committed to building up to 10,000 modern and decent prison places to replace old, expensive and unsuitable accommodation. We will deliver this through a combination of both new prisons and the reconfiguration of existing establishments, to enable governors to achieve better outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>While our ambition remains the same, the way that we will deliver this programme has changed meaning that a direct comparison to the £1.3 billion figure is not appropriate. As the Chancellor set out in the budget on 30 October, we now intend to build the first two prisons through public capital at Wellingborough, which is due to open in 2021 and Glen Parva, which we expect to open in 2022 and we continue to explore funding options for the remaining prison places. We are planning to launch a competition later this year to establish a framework from which the operators of the new prisons will be chosen.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T17:28:52.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:28:52.527Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1001915
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Capital Investment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what changes have been made to his Department's capital expenditure plans as a result of Budget 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 188116 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In Budget 2018, the Ministry of Justice received £52m additional funding, for which the allocation between resource and capital will be confirmed within the Supplementary Estimate.</p><p> </p><p>This will fund £30m of further improvements to safety, security and decency, £15 million on the maintenance and security of our court buildings, and another £6.5 million to be invested across the wider justice system, including a further £1.5 million for the Parole Board to boost its operational capacity.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury have also committed to funding the cost of building a new prison at Glen Parva in Leicestershire.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
187364 more like this
187365 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:32:27.7Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:32:27.7Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1001931
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions the illegal use of drones in the vicinity of the prison estate has resulted in convictions in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 188007 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>We are taking decisive steps to tackle the use of drones as a supply route for criminals to bring contraband, including drugs and mobile phones, into prisons. Last year we launched Operation Trenton, a specialist team of Prison Service and Police investigators, to work together to intercept drones and track down the criminals behind them.</p><p>It is not possible to identify from centrally held data which convictions secured under the Prison Act 1952 relate specifically to drones. However, we believe that at least 45 people have been convicted of illicit drone activity, with those sentenced serving a total of more than 140 years in prison. On 26 October, following the largest investigation of its kind, an organised criminal gang of 15 were collectively sentenced to nearly 40 years in prison for using drones to drop drugs into a number of prisons. The ringleader, Lee Anslow, received a sentence of 10 years, the highest single sentence for drone-related activity to date.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border remove filter
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:37:47.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:37:47.713Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this