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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer 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 Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for an award of employment support allowance to be made to an applicant suffering from cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 262244 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:12:54.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
1127871
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Historic Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the recommendation by Historic Houses to reduce the income tax rate on heritage maintenance funds from 45 per cent to 20 per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 256952 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text The Government already supports historic buildings through a number of favourable tax reliefs for Heritage Maintenance Funds. The Government received representations from Historic Houses as part of a recent consultation on the taxation of trusts. The Government is considering responses to the consultation and will respond in due course. The Government makes tax announcements at fiscal events. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:17:49.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:17:49.873Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1198
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1129828
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Prisoners: Education 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, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) availability and (b) quality of education for adult prisoners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 259892 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We set out our intentions to reform prison education in the Education and Employment Strategy, published in May last year. Our new education programme, designed to improve the quality of prison education and give prisoners a better chance of gaining employment on release, commenced on 1 April. Prison governors are responsible for education provision in their prisons. They control the education budget, decide the curriculum, and have helped to choose the main providers. In addition, our prison education Dynamic Purchasing System allows governors to commission specific, short-term education provision to meet specialised learning needs of individual prisoners, and to commission training to address employers’ particular requirements. This will help prisoners to take full advantage of employment opportunities on release. The new contracts, and increased local and national management of the education providers, will provide better and more immediate information on the quality of the service being delivered and provide a better mechanism for governors to manage performance. We do not hold data on re-offending outcomes in relation to education engagement in the form requested, and could not obtain it without incurring disproportionate cost.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259893 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.653Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1198
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1129829
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Reoffenders 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, what proportion of former prisoners who (a) attended and (b) did not attend education programmes in prison reoffended after release in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 259893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We set out our intentions to reform prison education in the Education and Employment Strategy, published in May last year. Our new education programme, designed to improve the quality of prison education and give prisoners a better chance of gaining employment on release, commenced on 1 April. Prison governors are responsible for education provision in their prisons. They control the education budget, decide the curriculum, and have helped to choose the main providers. In addition, our prison education Dynamic Purchasing System allows governors to commission specific, short-term education provision to meet specialised learning needs of individual prisoners, and to commission training to address employers’ particular requirements. This will help prisoners to take full advantage of employment opportunities on release. The new contracts, and increased local and national management of the education providers, will provide better and more immediate information on the quality of the service being delivered and provide a better mechanism for governors to manage performance. We do not hold data on re-offending outcomes in relation to education engagement in the form requested, and could not obtain it without incurring disproportionate cost.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259892 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:47:34.7Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1198
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1128369
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Electronic Tagging 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 his Department plans to extend the use of GPS tagging to assist with the supervision of certain categories of offenders in the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 257586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Secretary of State for Justice announced in February this year the roll out of GPS location monitoring. A wide range of offenders are eligible for the new tags, including those subject to court-imposed bail, community orders and suspended sentence orders, as well as those on Home Detention Curfew and indeterminate sentenced prisoners released by the Parole Board. We are monitoring the demand for and application of GPS location monitoring tags by decision makers and are considering whether there are additional categories of offenders who would be suitable. No decisions have been made to extend their use further at the current time.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:42:53.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:42:53.997Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1130704
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions 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 Attorney General, what the average number of days taken from a report of rape to a decision to charge was in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 261501 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a record of the average number of days taken from a report of rape to the police through to a decision to charge. Data is, however, held on the average number of days from submission of a rape case by the police to the CPS through to the date of the decision to charge. The CPS works closely with police colleagues to ensure that where individuals are charged, cases have been thoroughly investigated and individuals are properly charged and prosecuted so that the interests of both victims and perpetrators are protected and cases do not collapse mid-trial. The figures provided in the table below include the end to end timeliness from submission to the date of the decision to charge. This comprises of the time when the case was with both police and the CPS. <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong> <strong>Average Number of Calendar Days </strong> <strong>Receipt to Decision to Charge</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Consultations per Suspect</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>1.71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>1.74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p>55</p></td><td><p>1.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>1.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p>1.80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>1.97</p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There are a number of reasons for the steady increase in the average number of days and average number of consultations per case since 2010/11. The number of consultations between CPS prosecutors and police investigators is important. Consultations allow for a close examination of the evidence thus ensuring the case is strong. Clearly, the more consultations that take place, the longer the time between receipt of the case and the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>Police are now encouraged to seek early investigative advice more often and in particular in rape and serious sexual offences cases. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. As a result, fewer cases are dropped after the defendant has been charged. With the increase in early investigative advice, CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings and this will invariably impact on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p><p> </p><p>There has also been an increase in the complexity of rape cases investigated by the police. Investigations often involve large amounts of electronic material (social media, emails, text messages, video and photographs) which needs to be reviewed by prosecutors before a charging decision can be made. This also impacts on the average number of consultations and timeliness of the pre-charge stage of the case.</p><p> </p><p>CPS prosecutors work closely with police colleagues to build strong cases which can be brought before the courts. Increased complexity has been evidenced over time by the rise in the average number of consultations with the police. Since 2010/11, the number has increased from 1.71 to 1.98 consultations per case, a rise of 16%.</p><p> </p><p>Changes have now been made to the Casework Management System to provide for a more sophisticated level of reporting. In future, CPS will be able to report the timeliness for each individual consultation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T08:28:06.887Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
1129873
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Prison Officers Association 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 recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Prison Officers Association's role in gross misconduct hearings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 260001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>No assessment has been made.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Prison Officers Association have an independent and entirely legitimate role in representing members in grades for whom they hold recognition rights in disciplinary hearings. It is not for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service to make an assessment of how effective they are in discharging this responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:46:06.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:46:06.04Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1129853
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Prisoners' Release: Homelessness 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 individuals serving custodial sentences were released homeless in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
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Carolyn Harris more like this
star this property uin 260063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>It is vital that everyone leaving prison has somewhere safe and secure to live. Having somewhere stable to live acts as a platform for ex-offenders to be able to access the services and support needed to turn their back on crime for good. In 2017/18, 2,690 prisoners were released to rough sleeping and 8,139 were released to other forms of homelessness, together accounting for 15.8% of the total number of releases (68,632).<strong> <br> </strong>Published statistics for 2017/18 showing the accommodation status for offenders released during this period can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-mi-update-to-march-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/community-performance-quarterly-mi-update-to-march-2018</a><br> <br> Statistics covering 2018/19 will be published on 25 July 2019<strong>.</strong> As part of the Government initiative to reduce and ultimately eliminate rough sleeping across England, we are investing up to £6.4 million over two years in a pilot scheme to help ex-offenders into accommodation from three prisons, namely Bristol, Pentonville and Leeds. The pilots will focus on male prisoners who have served shorter sentences, who have been identified as having a risk of homelessness. Contracts have now been awarded in the three areas and, following a mobilisation period, we expect services to commence in Summer of this year. This is a concrete step in our commitment to tackling rough sleeping.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:42:13.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:42:13.75Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1128989
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 National Probation Service for England and Wales: Labour Turnover 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 rate of staff turnover has been at the National Probation Service in each year since 2015. 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 259135 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Information on staff joining and leaving the National Probation Service (NPS) is provided in the Workforce Statistics Bulletin published quarterly by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. The latest bulletin was published on 16 May. Prior to June 2017, this information was provided in the National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin. The quarterly bulletins, which include annual data, can be accessed at the following link:</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-offender-management-service-workforce-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-offender-management-service-workforce-statistics</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:58:07.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:58:07.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1130066
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Prisons: Drugs 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, whether his Department has commissioned research into the effects of second-hand intoxication of prison staff by new psychoactive substances; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 260706 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Her Majesty’s Prison &amp; Probation Service has commenced research into the effects of second-hand exposure of prison staff to psychoactive substances. Initial research is focused on post-exposure testing of staff across ten prisons and it has been agreed that the testing programme will be expanded to include a further 10 prisons.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T11:53:20.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:53:20.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this