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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2014 to Question 200960, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for Coventry South to provide the information he omitted to provide in that Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Honourable Member on 3 November with the information he requested in his Question 200960, and apologising for the delay in writing to him.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:21:31.7181985Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:21:31.7181985Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners' Release more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners re-categorised as suitable for Category D who were over two years from their earliest release date were sent to open conditions in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207933 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the Rt hon. Member to the answer my predecessor gave in June. We do not centrally hold data on the number of prisoners transferred from closed to open prisons for the time period requested or the time left to serve at the point of recategorisation and allocation to the open estate. Consequently, the information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, as it would involve a manual trawl through the records of every prisoner transferred to an open prison in the last year to identify if they were over two years from their earliest release date at the point of recategorisation and then allocation to an open prison.</p><p> </p><p>Two years is considered to be the maximum time a prisoner should spend in open conditions. However, assessment of a prisoner’s individual risks and needs may support earlier categorisation to open conditions. Such cases must have the reasons for their categorisation fully documented and confirmed in writing by the Governing Governor.</p><p> </p><p>Categorisation and allocation to open prison is never an automatic progression. Public protection is foremost in the decision making process. Only prisoners who have successfully completed offending behaviour work essential to their risk reduction and whose risks are manageable in conditions of low security will be allocated to an open prison.</p><p /> <p>The earliest date on which an indeterminate sentence prisoner may be released from custody is on completion of his “tariff” – that is, the minimum period to be served in custody, as determined by the Court, for the purposes of retribution and deterrence. These prisoners do not have fixed release dates, so even if the data on transfers was readily available, it would not be possible to identify a length of time left to be served in these cases. The vast majority of indeterminate sentence prisoners will be transferred to open conditions only on a positive recommendation from the independent Parole Board. Where they can show that they have made exceptional progress and where there are no known or documented concerns about their risk of harm or risk of abscond, they may be transferred without a positive recommendation from the Parole Board.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T16:13:42.0161887Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T16:13:42.0161887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoner Escapes 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 prisoners serving sentences in open conditions have previously absconded for their current or previous establishments (a) once, (b) twice, (c) three times and (d) four or more times. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 200960 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Keeping the public safe is our priority. Absconds and escapes have reached record lows under this Government but each incident is taken seriously. Immediate changes have already been ordered to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. Prisoners will no longer be transferred to open conditions or allowed out on temporary release if they have previously absconded, escaped, or attempted to do either.</p><p> </p><p>My officials are currently working to provide the information requested. I will write to you in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T15:37:24.4508706Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:37:24.4508706Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Open Prisons: Prisoner Escapes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many years left to serve has each determinate sentence prisoner who absconded from open conditions in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207932 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Progression to open prison is never automatic and only those prisoners who are assessed as a low risk of harm to the public and a low risk of abscond will be held in open conditions. Prisoners serving longer sentences may be allocated to open prison towards the end of their sentence but only where they have successfully completed relevant offending behaviour work that is judged to have reduced any risks. In the case of ISPs this generally involves a recommendation from the Parole Board. The table below shows how many days each offender had been in open conditions prior to the date of abscond.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Number of days served in open prison prior to absconding, January 2014 to March 2014</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Time since arrival</p></td><td><p>Number of absconders</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>On day of arrival</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1st or 2nd full day</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 days to 7 days</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 days to 30 days</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>31 days to 3 months (90 days)</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 months to 6 months (91 to 182 days)</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 months to 1 year</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Over 1 year</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Figures from April 2014 onwards are not yet available. Over 97% of prisoners who abscond are re-captured and returned to custody.</p><p> </p><p>Absconds have reached record lows under this Government. Abscond levels are down 80% over the last 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>The sentence length at the time of the abscond is not readily available for all absconds in 2013/14. As sentences can change due to further criminal or prison offences it would be necessary to write out to each establishment and analyse each prisoner’s records to determine the remaining sentence length at the time of the abscond. This could only be achieved at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for the number of absconds, by prison, since 1995 are provided in the Prison Digest contained in the Prison and Probation Trusts Performance Statistics. This can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 207931 more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T14:43:47.0439123Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T14:43:47.0439123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Open Prisons: Prisoner Escapes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days each of the offenders who absconded from open conditions in 2014 had served there before they absconded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Progression to open prison is never automatic and only those prisoners who are assessed as a low risk of harm to the public and a low risk of abscond will be held in open conditions. Prisoners serving longer sentences may be allocated to open prison towards the end of their sentence but only where they have successfully completed relevant offending behaviour work that is judged to have reduced any risks. In the case of ISPs this generally involves a recommendation from the Parole Board. The table below shows how many days each offender had been in open conditions prior to the date of abscond.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Number of days served in open prison prior to absconding, January 2014 to March 2014</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Time since arrival</p></td><td><p>Number of absconders</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>On day of arrival</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1st or 2nd full day</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 days to 7 days</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 days to 30 days</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>31 days to 3 months (90 days)</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 months to 6 months (91 to 182 days)</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 months to 1 year</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Over 1 year</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Figures from April 2014 onwards are not yet available. Over 97% of prisoners who abscond are re-captured and returned to custody.</p><p> </p><p>Absconds have reached record lows under this Government. Abscond levels are down 80% over the last 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>The sentence length at the time of the abscond is not readily available for all absconds in 2013/14. As sentences can change due to further criminal or prison offences it would be necessary to write out to each establishment and analyse each prisoner’s records to determine the remaining sentence length at the time of the abscond. This could only be achieved at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for the number of absconds, by prison, since 1995 are provided in the Prison Digest contained in the Prison and Probation Trusts Performance Statistics. This can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 207932 more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T14:43:46.9641157Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T14:43:46.9641157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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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
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star this property hansard heading Prisons: Mobile Phones more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 13 May 2014, Official Report, column 494W, on prisons: mobile telephones, when data on mobile telephones seized in prisons in 2013 will be made available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 200962 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The number of mobile phone and SIM card seizures for the first six months of 2013 was 3398. The data for the whole of 2013 will be available by the end of August 2014, broken down by prison establishment.</p><p> </p><p>One seizure may constitute a handset containing one SIM card or media card, a handset only, or a SIM card only.</p><p> </p><p>All figures provided have been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T15:44:36.173727Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:44:36.173727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what average time was left to be served on a sentence for prisoners serving (a) determinate, (b) indeterminate, (c) life and (d) all sentences moved from closed to open conditions within the prison estate in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 200961 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We do not centrally hold data on the number of prisoners transferred from closed to open prisons for the time period requested – or the type of sentence which they were serving. Consequently, the information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, as it would involve a manual trawl through the records of every prisoner who has formed part of the prison population since 2010, to identify if they had/have ever been held in open conditions during the time period requested.</p><p> </p><p>Determinate sentence prisoners should not generally be moved to open prison if they have more than 2 years to serve to their earliest release date, unless assessment of a prisoner's individual risks and needs support earlier categorisation to open conditions. Such cases must have the reasons for their categorisation fully documented and confirmed in writing by the Governing Governor.</p><p> </p><p>Indeterminate sentence prisoners do not have fixed release dates, so even if the data on transfers was readily available, it would not be possible to identify a length of time left to be served in these cases.</p><p> </p><p>Depending on the length of tariff and the risk they pose, indeterminate sentenced prisoners (ISPs – both those serving life and IPP sentences) move through their sentence via a series of progressive transfers into lower security establishments in the closed estate and then usually into open conditions. ISPs may be considered for transfer to open conditions up to 3 years before the expiry of their minimum tariff. The decision to transfer ISPs to open conditions is a categorisation decision which is a matter for the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may take this decision after seeking advice from the Parole Board - or without seeking advice from the Board, where the prisoners demonstrate exceptional progress.</p><p> </p><p>Placing a prisoner in open conditions serves two main purposes. Firstly, it facilitates the eventual resettlement of prisoners into the community, in conditions more similar to those that they will face in the community than closed conditions can provide. Secondly, it allows for risk to be assessed in order to inform release decisions and, should the prisoner secure release, to inform risk management plans for ongoing supervision in the community. Thus, for many prisoners who have spent a considerable amount of time in custody, this can assist in their successful reintegration in the community and help protect the public. To release these prisoners directly from a closed prison without the resettlement benefits of the open estate could lead to higher levels of post-release re-offending.</p><p> </p><p>Keeping the public safe is our priority. That is why this Government has taken action on both releases on temporary licence (ROTL) and absconds from prison. We commissioned a fundamental review of ROTL policy and practice last year and, in March, announced a package of measures to ensure that the public was properly protected. We have brought forward some of those measures so that they begin to take effect immediately; particularly with more serious offenders, where the review concluded that an enhanced risk assessment approach should be taken.</p><p> </p><p>The public have understandable concerns about the failure of some prisoners to return from temporary release from open prison. Keeping the public safe is our priority and we will not allow the actions of a small minority of offenders to undermine public confidence in the prison system. The number of temporary release failures remains very low; less that one failure in every 1,000 releases and about five in every 100,000 releases involving alleged offending, but we take each and every incident seriously. The Government has already ordered immediate changes to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. With immediate effect, prisoners will no longer be transferred to open conditions if they have previously absconded from open prisons; or if they have failed to return or reoffended whilst released on temporary licence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T14:08:36.5109478Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T14:08:36.5109478Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
90357
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star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Open Prisons more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Category D long-sentenced prisoners who have more than two years left to serve to earliest release date are currently in open conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207934 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>As at 30 June 2014, there were 24 determinate sentence prisoners held in open conditions with more than two years left to serve before their earliest release date and 18 indeterminate sentence prisoners in open conditions with more than two years left to serve before their tariff expiry[1].</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Those prisoners with at least two more years left before their earliest release will either be serving a determinate sentence of four years or more, or an indeterminate sentence with a minimum tariff of two years or more. The earliest date on which an indeterminate sentence prisoner (ISP) may be released from custody is on completion of “tariff” – that is, the minimum period to be served in custody, as determined by the Court, for the purposes of retribution and deterrence.</p><p>Progression to open conditions is never automatic and only follows a satisfactory assessment of the prisoner’s reduction in risk to a level that is manageable in conditions of lower security. The assessment will take account of issues including successful completion of any offending behaviour programmes identified as essential to the risk reduction process and any security intelligence or other information that provides evidence of the prisoner’s trustworthiness for open conditions. For determinate sentence prisoners, this assessment is carried out by an operational manager in the holding prison. For ISPs, it generally involves a recommendation by the independent Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>Once allocated to open prison, prisoners continue to be monitored and are returned to closed prison immediately if there are any concerns about their suitability for such conditions.</p><p> </p><p>When a prisoner moves to the less rigid structure of open conditions an assessment of how the prisoner will adapt to increasing responsibility. For many prisoners, in particular those such as life sentence prisoners, who have spent a considerable amount of time in custody; these can be important components for successful reintegration in the community and therefore a mechanism to help protect the public by reducing the likelihood of reoffending.</p><br /><p>[1] Please note that these figures do not include prisoners held in open conditions in non-predominant function open prisons, nor those held in open sites that are part of multi-site establishments performing different functions, nor those held in small (under 50 place) open units at predominant function closed prisons. Women and young adults are included in the figures.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:00:33.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:00:33.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prison Accommodation: West Midlands 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 future demand for prison places in the West Midlands; and what assessment he has made of the capacity of West Midlands prisons to meet that future demand. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Decisions on the future demand for prison places in the West Midlands will depend on population trends and projections over the coming years.</p><p> </p><p>This Government will always ensure that we have enough prison places for those sent to us by the courts, including those in the West Midlands. We continue to modernise the prison estate so that it delivers best value for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>We have a long term strategy for managing the prison estate which will provide around 3000 more adult male prison places than we inherited from the previous Government. We also have a range of contingencies available to manage temporary or unexpected increases in the population.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we will have delivered around 500 more places across the prison estate by April 2015 through small scale investments. This includes 10 places at HMP Hewell and 12 places at HMP Stoke Heath in the West Midlands.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T13:26:26.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T13:26:26.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service 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 the implementation of the introduction of fees for employment tribunals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 215285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Fees were implemented in the Employment tribunals on 29 July 2013. The implementation project for fees was delivered on time and to budget, and around 70% of employment tribunal claims are now received on-line.</p><p> </p><p>Fees are part of the Government’s broader package of Employment reforms. In particular, we want to encourage people to avoid long drawn out disputes which emotionally damage workers and financially damage businesses. From 6 May, anyone contemplating bringing a claim to the Employment tribunals must first consider ACAS conciliation, which is provided free of charge. The early results are encouraging.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to undertaking a review of Employment tribunal fees and we will be bringing forward our plans on the scope and timing of the review in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:16:45.367Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:16:45.367Z
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