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Ministry of Justice more like this
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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 Open Prisons 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, how many prisoners are serving custodial sentences in open prisons, broken down by the most serious offence for which they were imprisoned, in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
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Mr Graham Brady more like this
star this property uin 212354 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The below table provides the number of prisoners serving both determinate and indeterminate sentences currently residing in open prisons, by offence group.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Prisoners serving a custodial sentence in open prisons </strong><strong>by offence group, as at 30 September 2014, England and Wales</strong></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>30-Sep-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Violence against the person</p></td><td><p>1,131</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual offences</p></td><td><p>285</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Robbery</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burglary</p></td><td><p>289</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Theft and handling</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fraud and forgery</p></td><td><p>253</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Drug offences</p></td><td><p>1,153</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Motoring offences</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other offences</p></td><td><p>467</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offence not recorded</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>All</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4,147</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Note: </strong></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>This information does not include:</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Category D prisoners held in non predominant function open prisons</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Category D prisoners held in open sites that are part of multi-site establishments performing different functions</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Category D prisoners held in small (under 50 place) open units at predominant function closed prisons</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p><p> </p><p>There are two means by which indeterminate sentenced prisoners (ISPs – both those serving life and indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPPs)) – are considered for transfer to open conditions. The principal means is by way of a positive recommendation from the independent Parole Board, which falls to officials either to accept or reject on behalf of the Secretary of State, under agreed delegated authority and in accordance with policy agreed by the Secretary of State. However, ISPs may also apply to progress to open conditions without a positive recommendation from the Parole Board being sought, where they can show exceptional progress in reducing their risk. Each application is determined on its merits under agreed delegated authority by officials in the Offender Management and Public Protection Group in the Ministry of Justice.</p><p> </p><p>Determinate sentenced prisoners are assessed for their suitability for open conditions by experienced prison staff with relevant input from offender managers and other professionals within the prison. The assessment will consider the extent to which the prisoner has reduced identified risks and any intelligence or other information that provides evidence of the prisoner’s trustworthiness for conditions of very low security. Determinate sentence prisoners should not generally be moved to open prison if they have more than two years to serve to their earliest release date, unless assessment of a prisoner’s individual risks and needs support earlier categorisation to open conditions. Such cases must have the reasons for their categorisation fully documented and confirmed in writing by the Governing Governor.</p><p> </p><p>All those located in open conditions have been rigorously risk assessed and their risks have been deemed manageable in open conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The public have understandable concerns about the failure of a small minority of prisoners to return from temporary release from open prison. Keeping the public safe is our priority and we will not allow the actions of these offenders to undermine public confidence in the prison system. The number of temporary release failures remains very low; less that one failure in every 1,000 temporary releases and about five in every 100,000 temporary releases involving alleged offending, but we take each and every incident seriously. The Government has already ordered immediate changes to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. Prisoners are now no longer eligible for transfer to open conditions if they have previously absconded from open prisons, or if they have failed to return or reoffended whilst released on temporary licence, unless there are exceptional circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:10:47.607866Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Industrial Health and Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to encourage employer best practice in relation to employee wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Dr Julian Huppert more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>To support employers to take up best practice, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), working with my department, has published online guidance to managers on the practical steps they can take to enhance the wellbeing of their staff. This guidance was drawn from material gathered in research into the relationship between worker wellbeing and business performance published by my department on 29 October 2014. This can be found at: <a href="http://www.acas.org.uk/workplacewellbeing" target="_blank">www.acas.org.uk/workplacewellbeing</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>That research shows that workplaces with “highly satisfied” employees have higher labour productivity, higher quality of output, and higher overall performance. I continue to support private sector led initiatives such as Engage for Success. More information can be found about Engage for Success at: <a href="http://www.engageforsuccess.org/" target="_blank">www.engageforsuccess.org</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:04:39.0518047Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this