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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Fundamental Rights Agency. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) provides assistance and advice on fundamental rights issues to the EU institutions and to Member States when implementing Union law. The FRA is also tasked with promoting fundamental rights within the EU, which it does through the collation, analysis and dissemination of data on fundamental rights across the Member States. As the Balance of Competencies Review in 2014 showed, a small number of UK NGOs have used FRA data to support their work.</p><p> </p><p>The UK contributes to the FRA budget through its contribution to the overall EU budget. The FRA’s budget for 2017 is 22.7 million euro. While civil service time is spent dealing with FRA reports and activities, time costs are not logged on this basis. A UK official attends National Liaison Officer network meetings at the FRA; travel and accommodation expenses for these meetings are covered by the FRA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:15:17.353Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:15:17.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
752433
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the latest figure for self-inflicted deaths in prisons in the UK; and what steps they are taking to reduce them. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL879 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government publishes statistics on deaths in custody quarterly, and updated detailed tables annually. These figures cover only England and Wales. They can be viewed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In the twelve months to June 2017, there were 97 apparent self-inflicted deaths in custody.</p><p> </p><p>Improving safety is a priority for this Government. We are investing £100m a year to strengthen the frontline by recruiting around 2,500 more prison officers by the end of 2018. We are rolling out improved training across the estate for staff on suicide and self-harm reduction and have put in place specialist roles - regional safer custody leads - in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are providing grant funding to the Samaritans to support the prisoner Listener scheme and are providing an additional funding in 2017-18 to fund a number of other projects, including a learning tool for staff and emotional resilience training for prisoners.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
752415
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to report any solicitor firms that have been engaged in fraudulent claims alleging food poisoning of British holidaymakers on holiday overseas to the NCA for investigation of conspiracy and fraud. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL861 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>On 9 July the Government announced the action it is taking to tackle the apparent increase in claims for gastric illness by holidaymakers.</p><p> </p><p>It is for individual regulators including the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Claims Management Regulation Unit to take disciplinary action where rules of conduct have been broken. Regulators can and do refer cases to the police for investigation where they believe that a criminal offence may have been committed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:16:05.4Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:16:05.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
751986
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing strategies in relation to (1) death from natural causes, (2) mental health issues, and (3) suicides for (a) prisoners in general, (b) older prisoners, and (c) prisoners on indeterminate sentences who are held beyond their initial tariff. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL821 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving the support that we offer to prisoners at risk of self-harm or suicide. We expect the most important and effective measures to be the investment of £100 million for recruitment of 2,500 new staff, and the introduction of new offender management arrangements in prisons under which each key worker will have particular responsibility for a small number of prisoners. These will greatly enhance the time and resources available to support prisoners who are at risk.</p><p> </p><p>New training is being rolled out across the estate to support our staff to identify the risks and triggers of suicide and self-harm and understand what they can do to support prisoners at risk. The new training package consists of six sections including awareness training for staff on supporting prisoners with mental health issues.</p><p> </p><p>We have put in place specialist roles (regional safer custody leads) in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are using experts – including providing extra funding for the Samaritans to provide targeted support for prison staff and to prisoners directly.</p><p> </p><p>Other measures are being developed as part of our safety programme, which includes specific strands of work on the early days in custody; the case management of prisoners at risk; improvements to the built environment of prisons; and building hopefulness amongst prisoners, including through family and peer support.</p><p> </p><p><em>Older Prisoners</em></p><p>Elderly and frail prisoners receive support from NHS clinical services and local authority social care, as well as from prison officers. All staff are trained to appropriate professional standards for their contribution to care. Supporting elderly prisoners is covered in entry-level prison officer training. Prison officers are provided with guidance on dementia and also receive advice and guidance from occupational therapists and social workers at a local level. We are working closely with clinical leaders and social care services to improve our understanding of the impacts of dementia across prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to improve our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p><p> </p><p><em>Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners beyond tariff</em></p><p>The release of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) who have completed their tariff is a matter for the independent Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS is focused on giving IPP prisoners the support, opportunities and motivation they need to progress more quickly when they are reviewed by the Parole Board so that they have the best possible prospect for securing release. HMPPS and the Parole Board have implemented a joint action plan, the purpose of which is to deliver further improvements and efficiencies in the effort to help IPP prisoners progress towards release.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751985
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, and what resources they will provide, to ensure that recommendations they accept from (1) HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, and (2) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, are fully implemented. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We take recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman very seriously. We are strengthening performance management and assurance arrangements of prisons, particularly in responding to recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman reports. To ensure that recommendations are acted upon we are putting in place a robust system to track progress on implementation in prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced functional and geographical Group Director roles with more manageable spans of control to provide greater support for governors and empowered governors to make decisions about their prisons so they will be subject to less rigid instructions and can determine how best to spend their allocated budget. Governors will have a greater level of personal responsibility to ensure that recommendations are implemented. [Where recommendations concern safer custody, Regional Safer Custody Leads provide assurance for Prison Group Directors that appropriate action has been taken.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie remove filter
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751188
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that procedures for complaints are made known in full to all prisoners held in Private Managed Prisons. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL785 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Privately managed prisons (PMPs) are required to comply with Prison Service Instruction 2/2012 (Prisoner Complaints). This policy requires each establishment to have in place an accessible complaints system that is an effective outlet for dealing with complaints and concerns fairly and humanely. PMPs are also required to comply with PSI 15/2015 (Adult Social Care) in relation to complaints about healthcare provision.</p><p> </p><p>The complaints process in each of the PMPs is advertised and widely used by prisoners. If a prisoner remains unsatisfied with the response within the prison to concerns raised through local procedures, they can also raise a complaint with the Prison and Probation Ombudsman.</p><p> </p><p>The complaints process is closely monitored by HMPPS Controllers to ensure compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:45:18.49Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:45:18.49Z
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
731048
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to address the concerns raised by the joint report of HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, An Inspection of Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Prisoners Serving 12 Months or More. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL56 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
unstar this property answer text <p>As part of our review of the probation system we have been looking at Through-the-Gate services, including the issues raised by the HMI Probations report. The review has now concluded and we will be publishing our findings in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:20:50.74Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:20:50.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
748025
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government during the last 12 months, how many prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection were (1) offered places on a training course which could lead to their release, (2) were released following completion of such training courses, and (3) refused to take up a place or dropped out of such courses; and how those figures compare with those for the preceding 12 month period. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL479 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost as central records are not kept for all aspects of the management of prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP).</p><p> </p><p>HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Parole Board will continue to work together to improve the progression of IPP prisoners. This group continue to achieve release in high numbers, with 576 first time IPP releases in 2016, the highest figure since the sentence was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will continue to invest in interventions to assist prisoners to both reduce their risk and demonstrate such progression to the Parole Board. However, it is important to remember that it is not mandatory for IPPs to complete accredited offending behaviour programmes in order to achieve release. Completing an accredited offending behaviour programme is one way in which IPP prisoners may demonstrate that they have reduced their risk of harm and reoffending; other options may include work and employment, education and one to one work with psychologists or prison offender supervisors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
747414
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether all government funded bodies are required to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe guidelines on human rights, and if so who monitors their compliance. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL378 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Under international law, the United Kingdom has undertaken to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights. The Human Rights Act 1998 gives further effect in domestic law to certain rights and freedoms drawn from the Convention, called the Convention rights. Section 6(1) of the Act makes it unlawful for a public authority to act in a way which is incompatible with a Convention right. Under section 6(3), “public authority” is defined as including a court or tribunal, and “any person certain of whose function are functions of a public nature”; but does not include either House of Parliament or a person exercising functions in connection with proceedings in Parliament. Section 73(2) of the Care Act 2011 additionally specifies that a provider of regulated care and support that has been arranged or paid for by a local authority or Health and Social Care trust is also to be taken as exercising a function of a public nature for the purposes of the Human Rights Act. Any allegation that a public authority has acted incompatibly with a Convention right may be brought to court as specified in section 7 of the Act.</p><p> </p><p>Guidelines produced by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe are not legally binding.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T15:17:45.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T15:17:45.207Z
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
747378
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to extend the remit of the proposed public advocate in cases of public disaster to other areas of bereavement and its consequences. more like this
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Lord Eames more like this
star this property uin HL342 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>We will consult in the autumn on detailed proposals as to the Independent Public Advocate’s powers, duties and functions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T15:17:13.36Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T15:17:13.36Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Eames more like this