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star this property registered interest false more like this
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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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 more like this
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3813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth 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
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
star this property house id 2 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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 more like this
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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
star this property house id 2 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 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
star this property uin HL820 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 2017-07-27more 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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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751129
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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
star this property house id 2 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 intend to prepare a strategy for older prisoners; and if so, when it will be published. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL726 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 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>At the end of March this year, there were just over 13,000 prisoners over the age of 50 in England and Wales, being 16% of the total prison population. This represents a 5% increase since March 2016 and 40% since March 2012.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to enhance our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have therefore set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking on expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:46:33.107Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
750264
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Wigan 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, where the funding will come from for the building of the proposed prison at Hindley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 3731 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 2017-09-25more like thismore than 2017-09-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The proposed redevelopment of Hindley prison is part of the £1.3 billion investment to reform and modernise the prison estate by replacing ageing and ineffective prisons with up to 10,000 modern prison places. The oldest and most inadequate local prisons will be considered for closure and the receipts will be used to fund this transformation programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2017-09-25T14:07:38.913Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-25T14:07:38.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
750278
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation 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, when the review into the Sex Offender Treatment Programme was commissioned; and which Minister commissioned that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 3724 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 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The recently published study in to Core Sex Offender Treatment Programmes was commissioned in December 2014 by the then MOJ Director of Analysis as part of ongoing evaluative work undertaken by the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T16:03:32.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T16:03:32.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this