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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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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 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 offenders sentenced to immediate custody of up to six months who had not received a previous community order were sentenced in (a) Magistrate's Courts and (b) Crown Courts in (i) 2015; (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017. 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 231411 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of offenders sentenced to up to six months who had not received a previous community sentence by court type can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property file name PQ 231411 Table..xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1105232
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Administration of Justice: Females 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 steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for a national network of support services for women in the criminal justice system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 237018 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Female Offender Strategy sets out our vision of fewer women entering the justice system and serving short custodial sentences, and better conditions for those women in custody. Support for women to help them address the often complex needs that underlie their offending is essential to delivering the vision of the female offender strategy. This is why, across government, we are investing £5 million of funding over two years in community provision for women. This funding will help to sustain and enhance existing services, and will create new services where there is currently a gap.</p><p> </p><p>Services such as women’s centres receive funding from a range of sources. We will look at the scope to increase the sustainability of the sector as we take forward implementation of our strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:21:10.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:21:10.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1108787
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Administration of Justice: Rural Areas 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 assessment his Department has made of the ability of people living in rural areas to access justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 239263 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Based on the most recent data available, the table below shows how many firms (and where a firm has multiple branches, the total number of offices) were active in any given year providing legal aid services in criminal matters.</p><p> </p><p>Numbers of both firms and offices have fluctuated due to a number of factors, including mergers and acquisitions, trends in the rates of criminal offending, and the impact of other policies and market conditions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Firms</p></td><td><p>1,861</p></td><td><p>1,722</p></td><td><p>1,656</p></td><td><p>1,603</p></td><td><p>1,517</p></td><td><p>1,512</p></td><td><p>1,388</p></td><td><p>1,314</p></td><td><p>1,271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offices</p></td><td><p>2,598</p></td><td><p>2,415</p></td><td><p>2,338</p></td><td><p>2,282</p></td><td><p>2,172</p></td><td><p>2,240</p></td><td><p>1,991</p></td><td><p>1,998</p></td><td><p>1,921</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Legal Aid Agency measures capacity according to the type of scheme in question. For criminal legal aid, all Criminal Justice System Areas over England and Wales have firms of solicitors operating under a criminal legal aid contract, in addition to approximately 250 Duty Solicitor schemes providing advice and representation in Police Stations and Magistrates courts. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) monitors capacity across criminal legal aid contracts on an ongoing basis. Where issues are identified, the LAA takes action to ensure there is ongoing availability of criminal legal advice for the public.</p><p> </p><p>For civil legal aid, there is at least one firm operating in each ‘Procurement Area’ providing services in every category of law, save for the ‘Housing and Debt’ category. Of the 134 Procurement Areas for this category, 4 do not currently have a provider holding a Housing and Debt contract, representing over 97% coverage across England and Wales. The Legal Aid Agency has since undertaken a further tender to secure provision in the remaining areas. In addition to the Civil Legal Advice Telephone Service, offering legal services in a range of issues to those who need it, we are establishing a £5m innovation fund to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p>
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 239262 more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T16:36:17.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1107782
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star this property date less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Alternatives to Prosecution 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, whether he is taking steps to implement simplified out of court disposals following the 2014 pilot on adult out of court disposals; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 238626 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) allow police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending without recourse to the courts.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to ensuring the most vulnerable offenders can access community-based support, and recognise the benefits of early intervention. So, where an OOCD is appropriate, we encourage the use of disposals which have a condition attached (be that rehabilitative, reparative, punitive or restrictive), which can achieve rapid compensation for victims and/or divert offenders into rehabilitative services to address the root causes of their offending behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>We are working in partnership with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) whose <em>Charging and Out of Court Disposals</em> strategy supports forces moving to the simplified two-tier framework when it is operationally and financially viable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T16:34:46.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:34:46.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
1107781
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star this property date less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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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 Alternatives to Prosecution: Shoplifting 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, whether he is taking steps to make an assessment of the effectiveness of out of court disposals for shop theft; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 238625 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
unstar this property answer text <p>We recognise that shoplifting is not a victimless crime. It causes cost and disruption to businesses, as well as damage to communities and consumers. We encourage all victims, including shop workers, to report these crimes to the police so that they can be recorded and dealt with accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>A report by the Centre for Social Justice issued last year concluded that people addicted to heroin and crack cocaine account for 70% of shop thefts. We are committed to ensuring the most vulnerable offenders, including those with drug addictions, are able to access support at the right time. This includes diverting offenders away from custody where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>Out of Court Disposals are one important tool available in addressing shop theft – they allow the police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending. Where an Out of Court Disposal is appropriate, we encourage the use of disposals which have a condition attached (be that rehabilitative, reparative, punitive or restrictive). This can achieve rapid compensation and/or divert vulnerable offenders with substance misuse or mental health issues into rehabilitative services to address the root causes of their offending behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>We pay attention to trends and changes in the use of Out of Court Disposals on an ongoing basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T16:32:47.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:32:47.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
1105829
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Animal Welfare: Convictions 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 were found guilty of animal cruelty in England and Wales in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018. more like this
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
star this property uin HL14915 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has published data on the number of people found guilty of animal cruelty in England and Wales up to December 2017. Data up to December 2018 will be published on 16 May 2019.</p><p>The number of offenders convicted of animal cruelty offences in 2017 was 809.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:42:37.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:42:37.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
1087214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Antisocial Behaviour: Reoffenders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of total previous offences for breach of an anti-social behaviour order or criminal behaviour order was that a person committed before being given an immediate custodial sentence for that offence 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 231414 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take into account all circumstances of the case, including any aggravating and mitigating factors. We are clear that sentencing must match the severity of a crime.</p><p> </p><p>However, sentences should also rehabilitate. There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the highest number of previous cautions and convictions for a selected offence type for a person who received their first immediate custodial sentence for the selected offence type, covering the period year ending September 2016 – year ending September 2018, can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>The data provided in the accompanying response table is sourced from MoJ's extract of the Police National Computer. As benefit fraud offences are not prosecuted by the police, we are unable to answer PQ230707.</p><p> </p><p>Caution should be exercised in drawing general conclusions from this data. By definition these are the very extremes of the system – the individuals with the very most convictions. Most significantly the 2015 study suggests that giving a short custodial sentence to a prolific offender is more, not less, likely to result in them committing another offence after custody, compared to giving them a community sentence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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230698 more like this
230699 more like this
230700 more like this
230701 more like this
230702 more like this
230703 more like this
230704 more like this
230705 more like this
230706 more like this
230707 more like this
231412 more like this
231413 more like this
231415 more like this
231416 more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T17:54:30.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:54:30.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property file name 230698 - 230707; 231412 - 231416 Response Table.xlsx more like this
star this property title 230698 - 230707; 231412 - 231416 Response Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1105467
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Antisocial Behaviour: Young People 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 much funding his Department allocates to measures designed to prevent and tackle antisocial behaviour among young people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 237659 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) play an important role in preventing offending and reoffending by children, which encompasses anti-social behaviour. The Ministry of Justice provided £71.6 million to YOTs through the Youth Justice Board’s (YJB) annual grant in 2018/2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:59:07.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:59:07.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1090520
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Berwyn Prison 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 the investigation by the Financial Times into the operation of HM Prison Berwyn, published on 6 March. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL14617 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>HMP Berwyn has been operating well since it opened and represents a key part of our investment to reform and modernise the prison estate.</p><p>We are increasing the population at Berwyn at a measured rate that ensures the safety of prisoners and staff. As with any new prison there have been planning and implementation issues which we have worked hard to resolve, and we know there will be more to do as we move towards full occupancy.</p><p>Lessons learned from Berwyn, along with our extensive consultation of stakeholders and prison design experts, will shape our approach as we develop an estate that can improve rehabilitation and create safe and secure environments for staff and offenders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T16:40:47.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:40:47.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1110396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Burglary: Sentencing 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 estimate his Department has made of the percentage of people convicted of burglary offences for the first time that were handed down custodial sentences in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 242008 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 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
unstar this property answer text <p>4,239 people - both adults and youths - who had no previous convictions for burglary offences were convicted of a burglary offence in year ending September 2018, of which 2,306 (54%) received a custodial sentence. A custodial sentence includes both immediate custody and suspended sentence orders.</p><p>Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for our independent courts, taking into account the particular circumstances of the offence and offender, and following any relevant sentencing guidelines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T16:19:56.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T16:19:56.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this