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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
unstar 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 house id 1 more like this
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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star 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 remove filter
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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
1107782
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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 Alternatives to Prosecution more like this
star 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, 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
star 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 remove filter
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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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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
1107781
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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 Alternatives to Prosecution: Shoplifting more like this
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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
star 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 remove filter
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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
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
unstar 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 Antisocial Behaviour: Reoffenders 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 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
star 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 remove filter
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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
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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
1110396
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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
unstar 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 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
star 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 remove filter
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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
1092107
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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 Community Orders 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 the highest number was of previous community orders given to an offender sentenced to immediate custody for a new offence of six months 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 234712 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 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The highest number of previous community orders given to an offender sentenced to immediate custody for a new offence of six months in each of the last three years 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>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2019-03-29T13:40:24.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T13:40:24.317Z
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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 Copy of PQ 234712 table.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1105468
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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
unstar 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 Community Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of increasing the use of community service rather than short term prison sentences for minor offences. 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 237660 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
star this property answer text <p>There is a strong case to abolish sentences of six months or less, with some exceptions. We are therefore exploring options to restrict the use of short custodial sentences, but we have not at this stage reached any conclusions.</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>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>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2019-04-01T22:29:30.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T22:29:30.247Z
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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 David Simpson more like this
1122861
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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 Community Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which individuals have the power to alter a curfew that is the subject of a community order. 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 246980 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>Only Courts have the power to vary a curfew that has been imposed as part of a community order.</p><p> </p><p>Curfew is one of the range of community requirements which can be imposed as part of a community order, so the offender is required to be in a particular place at certain times. If the court makes a community order that includes a curfew requirement, it must also impose an electronic monitoring requirement (unless there are particular reasons for not doing so), the purpose of which is to promote and monitor compliance. A curfew can be imposed for a daily maximum of 16 hours per day and for the maximum requirement duration of 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>The National Probation Service can commence enforcement proceedings for alleged violations of a curfew. If enforcement proceedings are commenced and the court finds that the offender has breached their curfew, one of the sanctions the court can apply is to make the order more onerous which could include varying the curfew by extending the daily curfew hours or the overall length of the curfew requirement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2019-05-01T18:55:57.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T18:55:57.01Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1092089
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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 Community Rehabilitation Companies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Community Rehabilitation Companies in delivering resettlement plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 234674 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 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The latest performance statistics can be found in the ‘Community Performance Quarterly Management Information Release: update to September 2018’ on Gov.uk at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-update-to-september-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-update-to-september-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>These figures show that CRC performance against target for completion of resettlement plans was at 95.5% for this period.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has acted decisively in response to issues with CRC performance by bringing forward the end of CRC contracts and consulting on a range of proposals to better integrate probation provision. The contract changes we agreed with CRCs last year include £22m per year in additional funding for Through The Gate services, which will mean approximately 500 more staff working with offenders in prison after April 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We have launched a consultation on proposals to introduce more effective future delivery arrangements. We want to learn from what has worked well and what hasn’t and better integrate public, private and third sector providers in future arrangements. Our changes will put in place a more stable and resilient probation system, which works effectively to protect the public and tackle reoffending.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2019-03-29T17:10:40.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T17:10:40.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
1110285
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
unstar 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 Community Rehabilitation Companies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what action he has taken against the Community Rehabilitation Companies that have failed to deliver a quality service; and whether such companies will still be able to bid for future contracts despite this failure. 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 242167 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
star this property answer text <p>I have been clear that probation services need to improve. We have taken decisive action by ending current Community Rehabilitation Company contracts early, investing in improvements to Through the Gate services and conducting a consultation on future arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to hold Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) to their contractual obligations using a variety of levers. These include putting in place action plans for all CRCs where concerns relating to quality have been identified by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service or Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, and applying service credits where appropriate for underperformance on any one of 12 Service Levels focusing on particular aspects of delivery.</p><p> </p><p>We will award contracts to those best placed to deliver them. Any bidder in a future competition will need to provide evidence of their ability to deliver probation services.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-04-11T16:35:55.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T16:35:55.457Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this