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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Courts: Video Conferencing 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 proportion of defendants have appeared in court proceedings via video link in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 194183 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of defendants appearing by video link, for the period requested, is set out by year in the table below. <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total Defendants via Video Link</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>59,371</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>80,284</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>91,489</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>86,518</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>87,789</p></td></tr></tbody></table>We are unable to calculate what proportion of defendants appear in court via video link, as HMCTS does not record the total number of defendants who appear in court each year.<ol><li>The data is based on a manual return for Magistrates' and Crown Courts.</li><li>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale manual recording system.</li><li>Data is management information and is not subject to the same level of checks as official statistics.</li><li>Figures shown are for the number of defendants recorded as using video link from a prison or police station for a trial or hearing in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. A single defendant is recorded only once.</li></ol>HMCTS records the number of Magistrates’ and Crown court trials where a video link is used for witnesses and that data is set out in the table below. A single trial may make multiple use of the video link for different witnesses but will only be recorded once.<table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total No of trials/hearings with Witness(s) via Video link</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>8,246</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>9,023</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>10,733</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>10,373</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>11,046</p></td></tr></tbody></table><ol><li>The data are based on a manual return from Magistrates' and Crown Courts.</li><li>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale manual recording system.</li><li>Data are management information and are not subject to the same level of checks as official statistics.</li><li>A single trial or hearing may make multiple use of the video link but will be recorded only once.</li></ol></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194184 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T17:33:25.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T17:33:25.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1011567
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Courts: Video Conferencing 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 164973 on Courts: Video Conferencing, what information HMCTS holds on witnesses who have appeared in court proceedings via video link in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 194184 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of defendants appearing by video link, for the period requested, is set out by year in the table below. <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total Defendants via Video Link</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>59,371</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>80,284</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>91,489</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>86,518</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>87,789</p></td></tr></tbody></table>We are unable to calculate what proportion of defendants appear in court via video link, as HMCTS does not record the total number of defendants who appear in court each year.<ol><li>The data is based on a manual return for Magistrates' and Crown Courts.</li><li>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale manual recording system.</li><li>Data is management information and is not subject to the same level of checks as official statistics.</li><li>Figures shown are for the number of defendants recorded as using video link from a prison or police station for a trial or hearing in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. A single defendant is recorded only once.</li></ol>HMCTS records the number of Magistrates’ and Crown court trials where a video link is used for witnesses and that data is set out in the table below. A single trial may make multiple use of the video link for different witnesses but will only be recorded once.<table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total No of trials/hearings with Witness(s) via Video link</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>8,246</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>9,023</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>10,733</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>10,373</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>11,046</p></td></tr></tbody></table><ol><li>The data are based on a manual return from Magistrates' and Crown Courts.</li><li>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale manual recording system.</li><li>Data are management information and are not subject to the same level of checks as official statistics.</li><li>A single trial or hearing may make multiple use of the video link but will be recorded only once.</li></ol></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194183 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T17:33:26.03Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T17:33:26.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1019486
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Parole 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, on how many occasions parole was (a) granted and (b) refused after the submission of a defence psychology report in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 198348 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and could not be obtained without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are carrying out a full review of the Parole Board Rules, which will build on the work we have already done to increase transparency and ensure victims are better supported.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T15:56:51.03Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T15:56:51.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1019487
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Parole 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of enabling victims to challenge Parole Board decisions to recommend a prisoner's (a) release and (b) transfer to an open prison. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 198349 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>In April this year, the Secretary of State announced a public consultation on the possible reconsideration of parole decisions. The consultation closed on 28 July and we have considered the responses, including the issue of which types of parole decisions should be in scope for any reconsideration mechanism. We will publish the Government’s response in due course alongside the review of the Parole Board Rules which the Secretary of State committed to undertake this year.</p><p> </p><p>I have enormous sympathy for victims of crime, especially where they have been subject to the types of serious offending that often feature in parole cases. I agree that victims need a way to challenge parole decisions which they believe may be flawed without having to take the onerous step of seeking a judicial review. That is why the Government has proposed the creation of a reconsideration mechanism. We must ensure that any approach is fair and proportionate, and avoids creating unnecessary delays and uncertainty for both prisoners and victims.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T15:56:20.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T15:56:20.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1019488
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Coroners 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 criteria is for families of victims to request that an adjourned inquest be resumed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 198350 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Under Schedule 1 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 a coroner may only resume a suspended investigation if they consider that there is sufficient reason to do so. They are unlikely to do so following a criminal trial if the circumstances of the death were established at the trial.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst there is no formal procedure for making such a request, there is no reason why a bereaved family may not ask the coroner to resume a suspended inquest. The decision whether to do so is entirely a matter for the coroner as an independent judicial office holder.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T15:52:45.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T15:52:45.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1019489
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Reoffenders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Serious Further Offence investigations in which the supervising body was (a) the National Probation Service and (b) a Community Rehabilitation Company there were in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 198351 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>A Serious Further Offence (SFO) review is undertaken where an offender under statutory supervision in the community is charged with a qualifying offence – a “notification”. Not every offender charged with an SFO will eventually be convicted of an SFO.</p><p> </p><p>Serious further offences are rare. Fewer than 0.5% of offenders under statutory supervision are convicted of serious further offences. Nonetheless, every single serious further offence is taken extremely seriously, and in all cases a review is carried out to identify any lessons for the better management of future cases.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides the number of serious further offences (SFOs) investigations (reviews) in which the supervising body was (a) the National Probation Service (NPS) and (b) a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) completed between April 2015 and November 2018</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td><td><p>2018-2019 (YTD)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NPS</p></td><td><p>285</p></td><td><p>281</p></td><td><p>358</p></td><td><p>184</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CRCs</p></td><td><p>222</p></td><td><p>234</p></td><td><p>269</p></td><td><p>129</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><strong>507</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>515 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>627 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>313 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. The numbers for 2016-2017 differ slightly from those published in PQ 2737. Since we produced the data for that PQ, there have been updates recorded on the database e.g. as a result of quality assurance which can result in clarification that the case did not meet the SFO criteria or revision and resubmission of reviews on a different date.</p><p>2. We are unable to provide data for 2014-15 in this format as the data includes reviews completed by the former Probation Trusts.</p><p> </p><p>The findings of SFO reviews are made available to victims or the families of victims following conviction for the most serious offences</p><p> </p><p>SFO reviews completed on cases notified on or after 1 April 2018 are shared in full including conclusions and recommendations, with a) the victim and b) the families of a victim of homicide. Minor redactions may be required - for example, to protect third party data.</p><p> </p><p>Conclusions and recommendations from SFO reviews notified prior to 1 April 2018 are shared in a Victim Summary Report (VSR) which reflects the findings of the full review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198352 more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T16:44:59.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:44:59.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property tabling member
4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1019490
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Homicide more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the (a) conclusions and (b) recommendations from Serious Further Offence investigations are made available to (a) the victim and (b) families of a victim of homicide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 198352 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>A Serious Further Offence (SFO) review is undertaken where an offender under statutory supervision in the community is charged with a qualifying offence – a “notification”. Not every offender charged with an SFO will eventually be convicted of an SFO.</p><p> </p><p>Serious further offences are rare. Fewer than 0.5% of offenders under statutory supervision are convicted of serious further offences. Nonetheless, every single serious further offence is taken extremely seriously, and in all cases a review is carried out to identify any lessons for the better management of future cases.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides the number of serious further offences (SFOs) investigations (reviews) in which the supervising body was (a) the National Probation Service (NPS) and (b) a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) completed between April 2015 and November 2018</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td><td><p>2018-2019 (YTD)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NPS</p></td><td><p>285</p></td><td><p>281</p></td><td><p>358</p></td><td><p>184</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CRCs</p></td><td><p>222</p></td><td><p>234</p></td><td><p>269</p></td><td><p>129</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><strong>507</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>515 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>627 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>313 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. The numbers for 2016-2017 differ slightly from those published in PQ 2737. Since we produced the data for that PQ, there have been updates recorded on the database e.g. as a result of quality assurance which can result in clarification that the case did not meet the SFO criteria or revision and resubmission of reviews on a different date.</p><p>2. We are unable to provide data for 2014-15 in this format as the data includes reviews completed by the former Probation Trusts.</p><p> </p><p>The findings of SFO reviews are made available to victims or the families of victims following conviction for the most serious offences</p><p> </p><p>SFO reviews completed on cases notified on or after 1 April 2018 are shared in full including conclusions and recommendations, with a) the victim and b) the families of a victim of homicide. Minor redactions may be required - for example, to protect third party data.</p><p> </p><p>Conclusions and recommendations from SFO reviews notified prior to 1 April 2018 are shared in a Victim Summary Report (VSR) which reflects the findings of the full review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198351 more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T16:44:59.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:44:59.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1019905
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Enforcement 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 was money was spent from the public purse on the cancelled procurement process for Approved Enforcement Agency service that started in August 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 198912 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The total cost for the Approved Enforcement Agencies AEA procurement exercise for the period from 1.08.2017 to 30.11.2018 is £475,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T18:00:37.603Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:00:37.603Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property tabling member
4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
1020624
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Private Sector 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 many and what proportion of prison officers working in each prison were employed by the private sector in each of the last eight years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 199897 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Prison and Probation workforce statistics (which contains staffing figures in public sector prisons but not in privately managed prisons) are published quarterly. The latest publication can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hm-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-september-2018</p><p> </p><p>I have attached tables showing the number of funded posts at each privately managed prison and the number of Prison Officers present in Public Sector Prisons. It should be noted that as with all HR databases, extracts are taken at a fixed point in time to ensure consistency of reporting. However, the database itself is dynamic and where updates to the database are made late, subsequent to the taking of the extract, these updates will not be reflected in figures produced by the extract. For this reason, HR data are unlikely to be precisely accurate.</p><p> </p><p>Prison officer numbers are at their highest in five years, which is vital to ensuring prisons are safe, secure and decent. We now have over 4,300 additional staff in post compared to October 2016. The recruitment drive will continue until we reach required levels across the prison estate, ensuring prisons can fulfil their purpose - protecting the public, reducing reoffending and crucially, rehabilitating offenders.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T12:05:04.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T12:05:04.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property file name PQ 199897 Prison Officers.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Crimes of Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the different categories of assaults that occur in prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 199898 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We publish extensive data about assaults. The most recent can be seen in <em>Assaults in prison custody 2000 to 2017</em>, at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-custody-quarterly-update-to-june-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-custody-quarterly-update-to-june-2018</a>.</p><p>That spreadsheet includes breakdowns by seriousness, assailant/victim type, weapons used and injuries sustained, as well as various demographic and offence and sentence-related factors. It also provides figures for each prison.</p><p> </p><p>In order to improve safety, we have recruited 4,300 new prison officers over the last two years, with 1,400 more due to begin training soon. We are investing an extra £70 million to improve safety, security and decency, and we are equipping officers with PAVA incapacitant spray to help prevent serious harm to staff and prisoners when dealing with violent incidents. We are also tackling the drugs that we know are fuelling much of the violence in custody. This includes spending on new x-ray scanners, drug-detection dogs, phone-blocking technology and dedicated search teams.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government supported the recent Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act, which increases sentences for those who attack emergency workers, including prison officers.</p>
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