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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to implement the recommendations made in the Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham from 1997 to 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 207398 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon.Members to the written statement made on 10 September, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 37WS, in which my rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Eric Pickles), indicated his intention to write to leaders of principal councils asking them to consider the implications of the Jay report for their own authority. In the event he wrote jointly with my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education (Nicky Morgan) on 24 September with copies to Chairmen of all Health and Wellbeing Boards in England. A copy of this letter can be seen at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/358979/140924_-_Rotherham_letter_joint_final.pdf.</p><p> </p><p>My rt. hon. Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has also written in similar terms to Chief Constables with copies to Police and Crime Commissioners.</p><p> </p><p>Copies of both letters are attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 207872 more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:36:24.3744319Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:36:24.3744319Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property file name 207398 McCabe.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Letters from DCLG/DfE and Home Office more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Employment 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 prisoners in each prison in England and Wales were working in industrial activity in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 207329 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Work in prisons is a key priority to ensure prisoners are engaged in real work whilst they are in custody. It also gives them the opportunity to learn skills and a work ethic which can increase their chances of finding employment on release, a key element to reducing reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prisoners working in industrial activity reported by public sector prisons increased from around 8,600 in 2010-11 (the first year for which figures are available) to around 9,900 in 2013-14. This delivered an increase in the total hours worked in industrial activities from 10.6 million hours to 14.2 million hours, as published in the <em>National Offender Management Service Annual Report 2013-14: Management Information Addendum </em> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Private sector prisons have also been supporting this agenda and have reported that they delivered over 1½ million prisoner working hours in commercial and industrial workshops in 2012-13 which provided work for over 1,200 prisoners.</p><p> </p><p>An establishment-level breakdown of the average number of prisoners is set out in the table attached for the years 2010-11 to 2013-14, alongside the average population and the proportion of population that were working in industrial activities at each public sector prison site.</p><p> </p><p>The variation between levels of industrial activity at each site is influenced by a number of factors, chiefly by the category and role of the prison and the types of prisoner available to work. For example the transient nature of the prisoner population in local establishments, as well as the requirements of commercial customers, mean that this is a more challenging, and often less suitable environment into which to introduce work.</p><p> </p><p>The physical capacity of prisons – primarily available space and operating environment – is an additional limiting factor. Many prisoners were built without large work shops.</p><p> </p><p>These differences in capacity and capability are reflected in prison Service Level Agreements and in the performance framework; establishments with higher capacity and capability to deliver industrial activity will have higher target hours and this will carry a higher weighting in the prison rating system than for establishments with lower levels of capacity.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to industrial work, prisoners also take part in a large number of other activities including education, training and offending behaviour programmes. There are also a large number of prisoners who work in areas that contribute to the upkeep of the prison, for example food preparation and serving as well as cleaning.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Rule 31 (1) specifies that a convicted prisoner shall be required to do useful work for not more than 10 hours a day and arrangements shall be made to allow prisoners to work, where possible, outside the cells and in association with one another.</p><p> </p><p>The regime in prisons is changing for convicted prisoners as NOMS implements the benchmark core day and the opportunities it provides to extend the working day as well as the potential to increase time in other activities including education. To support this, recreational activities will take place outside the main working part of the day.</p><p> </p><p>Under our reforms to the Incentives and Earned Privileges national policy framework, came into effect in adult prisons on 1 November 2013, prisoners are expected to engage in purposeful activity, as well as demonstrate a commitment towards their rehabilitation, reduce their risk of reoffending, behave well and help others if they are to earn privileges.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:49:57.67678Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:49:57.67678Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property file name Prisoners Working in Industrial Activities.xls more like this
unstar this property title Prisoners Working in Industrial Activities more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this