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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Probate: Computer Software more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 2 September 2019 to Question 284794 on Probate: Computer Software, what steps he is taking to ensure applicants can give feedback on their satisfaction with the probate application process after a grant has been issued. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
star this property uin 1080 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Probate Services provided by Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have been designed and developed incorporating user feedback. The user satisfaction rate measured at the time the customer submits their application (the point at which they finish their interaction with our online process) remains consistent at 92%.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS welcomes customer views throughout their interaction with its services, including after the application has been made. The agency’s formal complaints and praise procedure is available for this purpose and customers can engage with it at the court, on the phone, or online at GOV.UK. Feedback is used to inform ongoing service improvement. In respect of probate HMCTS received feedback from applicants on their concerns in a number of ways. The agency has recruited more staff to address a peak of workload and is now issuing in excess of 1,000 grants a day, which has led to reductions in waiting times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:14:37.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:14:37.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp 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 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 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 remove filter
star this property uin 198350 more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Working Links who hold the contract to supervise offenders on supervision in Wales and South West England has ceased to trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
star this property uin 221803 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the written statement the Secretary of State made to the House on 18 February. Our central priority is of course to protect the public, ensuring that we have the right supervision of offenders in place, and that probation staff are supported in their important work.</p><p> </p><p>Working Links (Employment) Limited and its three Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC): Wales CRC; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC; and Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC went into administration on 14 February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>As a part of its contingency approach to this pending event the MOJ undertook a competitive process inviting participation from all those CRCs that could take on the additional services in Wales and the South West without breaching the 25% Market Share Cap applied in the original Transforming Rehabilitation procurement in 2014. This led to the selection of Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) CRC as our preferred provider with whom we then conducted detailed commercial negotiations prior to entering into contract on Friday 15 February.</p><p> </p><p>In line with plans for future probation delivery in Wales, we intend for offender management services in Wales to be transferred to HMPPS before the end of the current contractual period and we will work with KSS to accelerate this process. We will announce plans later this year for the future of the probation system as a whole, following termination of CRC contracts in 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 221805 more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar 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 date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that employees of Working Links in Wales and South West England will continue to be paid if their employer ceases to trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the written statement the Secrtary of State made to the House on 18 February. Our central priority is of course to protect the public, ensuring that we have the right supervision of offenders in place, and that probation staff are supported in their important work.</p><p> </p><p>You will be aware that Working Links (Employment) Limited and its three Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC): Wales CRC; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC; and Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC went into administration on 14 February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>In order to maintain service continuity, we transferred the services previously provided by the Working Links’ CRCs to Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC (owned by Seetec) on 15 February 2019. Provision is in place to ensure that all former Working Links CRC staff will be paid as normal this month.</p><p> </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 2019-02-21T16:42:14.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:42:14.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether in the event of Working Links ceasing to trade there will be a tendering process for the continued supervision of offenders in Wales and the South West of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the written statement the Secretary of State made to the House on 18 February. Our central priority is of course to protect the public, ensuring that we have the right supervision of offenders in place, and that probation staff are supported in their important work.</p><p> </p><p>Working Links (Employment) Limited and its three Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC): Wales CRC; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC; and Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC went into administration on 14 February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>As a part of its contingency approach to this pending event the MOJ undertook a competitive process inviting participation from all those CRCs that could take on the additional services in Wales and the South West without breaching the 25% Market Share Cap applied in the original Transforming Rehabilitation procurement in 2014. This led to the selection of Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) CRC as our preferred provider with whom we then conducted detailed commercial negotiations prior to entering into contract on Friday 15 February.</p><p> </p><p>In line with plans for future probation delivery in Wales, we intend for offender management services in Wales to be transferred to HMPPS before the end of the current contractual period and we will work with KSS to accelerate this process. We will announce plans later this year for the future of the probation system as a whole, following termination of CRC contracts in 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 221803 more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 Prisoners' Release: Housing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tents were given to prisoners on discharge from jails in England and Wales in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is vital that everyone leaving prison has somewhere stable and secure to live. Having somewhere stable to live acts as a platform for ex-offenders to be able to access the services and support needed to turn their back on crime for good.</p><p> </p><p>We do not hold the data requested since it not our policy to issue tents to service users.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice works very closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to improve the accommodation opportunities for those with a history of offending. This includes supporting the delivery of the Rough Sleeping Strategy, which was published in August 2018. As part of this Strategy, the Government is investing £6.4M in a joint pilot to support individuals who have served 12 months or less in custody, and who are at risk of being released as homeless, to secure and maintain accommodation. The two departments are also working together through their membership of the cross-government Reducing Reoffending Board and the cross-government Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Taskforce.</p><p> </p><p>Since 1 October 2018, Prisons and Probation providers have been subject to a legal ‘Duty to Refer’ anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to the Local Authority. This change means that offenders will receive meaningful housing assistance at an earlier stage, irrespective of their priority need.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, with the introduction of the enhanced Through the Gate specification to come into effect from 1st April 2019, CRC’s will have the responsibility of ensuring that accommodation needs are addressed for cohorts under their supervision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 232613 more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T13:38:33.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:38:33.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 Offenders: Housing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tents were issued to people under the supervision of Community Rehabilitation Companies in England and Wales in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is vital that everyone leaving prison has somewhere stable and secure to live. Having somewhere stable to live acts as a platform for ex-offenders to be able to access the services and support needed to turn their back on crime for good.</p><p> </p><p>We do not hold the data requested since it not our policy to issue tents to service users.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice works very closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to improve the accommodation opportunities for those with a history of offending. This includes supporting the delivery of the Rough Sleeping Strategy, which was published in August 2018. As part of this Strategy, the Government is investing £6.4M in a joint pilot to support individuals who have served 12 months or less in custody, and who are at risk of being released as homeless, to secure and maintain accommodation. The two departments are also working together through their membership of the cross-government Reducing Reoffending Board and the cross-government Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Taskforce.</p><p> </p><p>Since 1 October 2018, Prisons and Probation providers have been subject to a legal ‘Duty to Refer’ anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to the Local Authority. This change means that offenders will receive meaningful housing assistance at an earlier stage, irrespective of their priority need.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, with the introduction of the enhanced Through the Gate specification to come into effect from 1st April 2019, CRC’s will have the responsibility of ensuring that accommodation needs are addressed for cohorts under their supervision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 232612 more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T13:38:33.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:38:33.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what lessons have been learned from recent prison officer recruitment campaigns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>As part of the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper, published in November 2016, the Government announced an intention to increase prison officer numbers by 2,500 by the end of 2018. The target was achieved ahead of schedule in March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The recruitment campaign facilitated a number of improvements and lessons learned have been applied across the department. Key to the success of the prison officer campaign was the:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team</li><li>Data led strategic approach that drove efficiencies</li><li>HMRC reference checks that reduced time in security vetting checks</li><li>Use of Civil Service Success Profiles which provided a better understanding of the role with a clearer definition of what success looks like</li></ul><p>We continue to work on increasing the diversity of new recruits and ensure that the right people with the right skills are attracted to the careers available across the department.</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 2019-03-22T13:46:03.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:46:03.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional resources he has provided to prison governors in the last 12 months to help them foster a good working environment for their staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
star this property uin 232619 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>For prisons to be effective, we must get the basics right. This means prisons that are decent, with clean wings and humane living conditions. Last summer, we announced we would be investing £30 million in prisons to enhance safety, security and decency across the estate. As announced in the 2018 Budget, an additional £30 million is also being spent on prisons this financial year on top of the £30 million announced in July. This is going towards further improvements to safety, security and decency on top of those already announced.</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 have recruited over 4,700 new prison officers across the country since October 2016 to improve safety and help turn offenders’ lives around. 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><p> </p><p>As part of the Offender Management in Custody model (OMiC), Key Worker roles are being introduced to support the rehabilitative culture and relationship between Prison Officers and prisoners.</p>
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 2019-03-22T13:31:38.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:31:38.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken in the last 12 months to improve physical conditions in prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>We are getting the basics right through our commitment to deliver up to 10,000 uncrowded decent prison places providing the physical conditions for governors to achieve better educational, training and rehabilitative outcomes. Alongside this, the current estate is being reconfigured so that prisoners will be held in the right place at the right time in their custodial journey to support their rehabilitation.</p><p> </p><p>We are undertaking a rolling programme of capital investment to improve the physical condition of prisons. This includes projects at HMP Isle of Wight to improve the heating and upgrade the night sanitation; at HMP Bristol to deliver a new education block; and replacement of windows and cell doors at HMP Liverpool.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, last summer we announced an investment of £30 million in prisons to enhance safety, security and decency across the estate. This included a £16m investment in improving the fabric of prisons, targeting those with the most pressing maintenance issues so that we begin to bring them back up to acceptable standards. With this funding we have delivered refurbishments of cells, showers and serveries at a number of prisons including HMPs Liverpool, Wandsworth and Wormwood Scrubs.</p>
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 2019-03-22T13:53:10.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:53:10.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter