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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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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 Probation 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 domestic violence training programmes are available for probation staff; and how many probation staff have undertaken domestic violence training in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 208827 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-24more like thismore than 2014-09-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Prior to 1 June 2014 when the National Probation Service (NPS) was set up along with 21 community rehabilitation companies (CRCs), 35 independent Probation Trusts were responsible for commissioning specialist training such as domestic violence for probation staff.</p><p> </p><p>Since June 2014, a new National Probation Training team has been set up for NPS.</p><p> </p><p>Currently, the National Offender Management Service is commissioning a new domestic abuse package to reflect recent changes in practice and ensure a consistent national standard of training. In the interim, the seven NPS divisions are continuing to deliver their own local domestic violence training packages.</p><p> </p><p>Training is also available for probation officers to use a specific tool for assessing the risk of domestic abuse and to case manage offenders subject to domestic violence programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Before June 2014 there were 35 Probation Trusts, which have now been replaced by the NPS and the CRCs. Information is not available centrally on the number of staff in the former probation trusts who have undertaken domestic violence training in the last 12 months as this was held at a local level.</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 2014-09-24T11:57:54.9975514Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-24T11:57:54.9975514Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
76894
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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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 Open Prisons 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 and what proportion of prisoners who were liable for deportation (a) applied for and (b) were refused Category D prison status in each of the last five 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 204755 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 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Prisoners liable to any type of enforcement proceedings are risk assessed very carefully to ensure they are suitable for open conditions. On 13 August 2014 we amended the Prison and YOI Rules so that prisoners who have a Deportation Order served against them and have exhausted their rights of appeal from within the UK can no longer be moved to open conditions or considered for temporary release.</p><p>Prisoners who have not yet been served with a Deportation Order, but are being considered by the Home Office for removal from the UK, are now subject to a more rigorous assessment before being considered for open conditions or temporary release to ensure that they are of very low risk of absconding.</p><p>To provide information on the number and proportion of prisoners who were liable for deportation and had applied for, and were refused Category D/open conditions status in each of the last five years could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2014-09-04T16:45:00.4579281Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:45:00.4579281Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
90363
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Open Prisons: 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 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 more like this
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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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
90361
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Open Prisons: Prisoner Escapes 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 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 more like this
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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
91316
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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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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 Domestic Visits 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, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 711W, on official visits, what domestic visits he has made since January 2013; and what the purpose of each such visit was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 208682 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-24more like thismore than 2014-09-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department is not able to provide this information as it would incur disproportionate cost. The Justice Secretary has been on a significant number of domestic visits in the 18 months since January 2013. This would require extensive diary searches and work to compile the information. The Justice Secretary and members of the Ministerial team regularly visit courts, prisons and probation trusts and other organisations relevant to the Ministry of Justice’s business. The purpose of these visits is to meet frontline staff and stakeholders, discuss their work, and to inform the development of policy.</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 2014-09-24T11:28:40.2682817Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-24T11:28:40.2682817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
89798
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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: Staffordshire more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many repeat offenders in (a) South Staffordshire constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) Wolverhampton were cautioned or sentenced for recordable offences in each of the last five years; and how many and what proportion of total offences were attributable to such offenders in that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
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Gavin Williamson more like this
star this property uin 207309 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 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice’s extract of the Police National Computer (PNC), which is used for analyses of offenders’ criminal histories, only holds information on cautions and convictions given for recordable offences. The information held on MoJ’s extract of the PNC will only allow a breakdown by police force area. To provide you with information at a lower level than this as requested, we would need to contact all courts and police forces in the South Staffordshire constituency, and in the Staffordshire and Wolverhampton areas which could only be done at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice can only provide information on repeat offenders by police force area. Staffordshire police force area would include Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent local authorities, and the West Midlands police force area would include Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton local authorities.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 207310 more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T16:13:04.9132598Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:13:04.9132598Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
89796
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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: Staffordshire 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 repeat juvenile offenders in (a) South Staffordshire constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) Wolverhampton were cautioned or sentenced for recordable offences in each of the last five years; and how many and what proportion of total offences were attributable to such offenders in that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
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Gavin Williamson more like this
star this property uin 207310 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 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice’s extract of the Police National Computer (PNC), which is used for analyses of offenders’ criminal histories, only holds information on cautions and convictions given for recordable offences. The information held on MoJ’s extract of the PNC will only allow a breakdown by police force area. To provide you with information at a lower level than this as requested, we would need to contact all courts and police forces in the South Staffordshire constituency, and in the Staffordshire and Wolverhampton areas which could only be done at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice can only provide information on repeat offenders by police force area. Staffordshire police force area would include Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent local authorities, and the West Midlands police force area would include Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton local authorities.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 207309 more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T16:13:05.022681Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:13:05.022681Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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4108
unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
89803
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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 Offender Management Service 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 much the National Offender Management Service spent on subsidising its retail canteen service contract in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 207330 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 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not subsidise its retail canteen service contract.</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 2014-09-04T16:05:55.1295659Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:05:55.1295659Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
90350
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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
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 Belmarsh Prison 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 waiting time is for a prisoner to be categorised at HM Prison Belmarsh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
star this property uin 207875 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) policy on prisoner categorisation is set out in Prison Service Instruction 40/11 (Categorisation and Re-categorisation of adult male offenders). Policy requires that all adult male prisoners are assigned a security category within four working days of the prison receiving the information required for the assessment.</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 2014-09-10T14:51:55.1956538Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T14:51:55.1956538Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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4003
unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
90351
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Belmarsh Prison 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 average number of days was that a prisoner was held in HM Prison Belmarsh after being categorised as Category D before being moved to another prison in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
star this property uin 207876 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) policy on prisoner categorisation is set out in Prison Service Instruction 40/11 (Categorisation and Re-categorisation of adult male offenders). Policy requires that all adult male prisoners are assigned a security category within four working days of the prison receiving the information required for the assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the average number of days that a Category D prisoner is held in Belmarsh pending allocation to a Category D prison is not held centrally or routinely collated so could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Allocation will, in most cases, take longer than the categorisation process as it is based on a more thorough assessment of individual prisoner risks and sentence management needs. This must be completed before a prisoner is transferred to open conditions. It is not unusual for prisoners who have been recategorised to a lower category to be held in a prison of a higher security category pending further assessment; or, for example, where there is need to complete medical treatment or courses.</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 2014-09-10T15:02:34.16486Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:02:34.16486Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this