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Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Duty Free Allowances more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a return of duty free would see the return of allowances and see an end to personal duty paid goods coming in from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 203929 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The issues around duty-free are complex, with a range of possible approaches. The government is clear that tax is a sovereign matter and that it will be open to the UK government and Parliament to decide to change its policy in the future, subject to any negotiations with the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor made clear at the Treasury Select Committee on 5 November that there are no plans at the moment to review the duty-free situation, when asked about the possible reintroduction of duty-free after March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:27:18.65Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1028703
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Private Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, for what reason HM Prison and Probation workforce statistics are not published for privately-managed 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 203956 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated, the contracts between the Department and all private prison providers require the Contractor to be responsible for all staffing matters, including ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons. There is no requirement in the contracts to inform the Department of staffing levels in privately managed prisons, nor agree those levels with the Department. There have been no changes made to the required staffing information since 2012. The Government does not publish workforce statistics on prison custody officers in post at any privately managed prison.</p><p> </p><p>Each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) whose role it is to monitor performance at the prison across a range of indicators. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed with the provider, and, where necessary, appropriate action is taken in accordance with the contract. If the contract management team are concerned that outcomes are affected by problems related to staffing, based on local intelligence the controller observes on site, then this will form part of contract management processes and procedures and dialogue will be had with the provider. If we require outcomes to be improved we will expect that action by the provider will address any matters of staffing, such as levels of attrition.</p><p> </p><p>We hold both public and private sector prisons to account for the outcomes they deliver.</p><p> </p><p>As the Department does not currently collect workforce data from private prison providers, to publish these or require the provider to do so would require significant changes to the contracts of all private prison providers and we currently have no plans to do this.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November, this Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. As part of the competition process, we will undertake rigorous operational and financial assessments of bids put forward, including staffing commitments. The performance of all providers is, and will continue to be, robustly managed and contracts for the operation of new prisons will not be awarded unless bids meet quality and value for money thresholds.</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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203957 more like this
203958 more like this
203959 more like this
203960 more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.31Z
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4137
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 more like this
1028704
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Private Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, when the last time HM Prison and Probation workforce statistics on prison custody officers were published for privately-managed 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 203957 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated, the contracts between the Department and all private prison providers require the Contractor to be responsible for all staffing matters, including ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons. There is no requirement in the contracts to inform the Department of staffing levels in privately managed prisons, nor agree those levels with the Department. There have been no changes made to the required staffing information since 2012. The Government does not publish workforce statistics on prison custody officers in post at any privately managed prison.</p><p> </p><p>Each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) whose role it is to monitor performance at the prison across a range of indicators. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed with the provider, and, where necessary, appropriate action is taken in accordance with the contract. If the contract management team are concerned that outcomes are affected by problems related to staffing, based on local intelligence the controller observes on site, then this will form part of contract management processes and procedures and dialogue will be had with the provider. If we require outcomes to be improved we will expect that action by the provider will address any matters of staffing, such as levels of attrition.</p><p> </p><p>We hold both public and private sector prisons to account for the outcomes they deliver.</p><p> </p><p>As the Department does not currently collect workforce data from private prison providers, to publish these or require the provider to do so would require significant changes to the contracts of all private prison providers and we currently have no plans to do this.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November, this Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. As part of the competition process, we will undertake rigorous operational and financial assessments of bids put forward, including staffing commitments. The performance of all providers is, and will continue to be, robustly managed and contracts for the operation of new prisons will not be awarded unless bids meet quality and value for money thresholds.</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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203956 more like this
203958 more like this
203959 more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.387Z
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4137
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 more like this
1028705
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Private Sector more like this
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unstar 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 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, what information his Department holds on staffing numbers for privately-managed 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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated, the contracts between the Department and all private prison providers require the Contractor to be responsible for all staffing matters, including ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons. There is no requirement in the contracts to inform the Department of staffing levels in privately managed prisons, nor agree those levels with the Department. There have been no changes made to the required staffing information since 2012. The Government does not publish workforce statistics on prison custody officers in post at any privately managed prison.</p><p> </p><p>Each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) whose role it is to monitor performance at the prison across a range of indicators. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed with the provider, and, where necessary, appropriate action is taken in accordance with the contract. If the contract management team are concerned that outcomes are affected by problems related to staffing, based on local intelligence the controller observes on site, then this will form part of contract management processes and procedures and dialogue will be had with the provider. If we require outcomes to be improved we will expect that action by the provider will address any matters of staffing, such as levels of attrition.</p><p> </p><p>We hold both public and private sector prisons to account for the outcomes they deliver.</p><p> </p><p>As the Department does not currently collect workforce data from private prison providers, to publish these or require the provider to do so would require significant changes to the contracts of all private prison providers and we currently have no plans to do this.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November, this Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. As part of the competition process, we will undertake rigorous operational and financial assessments of bids put forward, including staffing commitments. The performance of all providers is, and will continue to be, robustly managed and contracts for the operation of new prisons will not be awarded unless bids meet quality and value for money thresholds.</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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203956 more like this
203957 more like this
203959 more like this
203960 more like this
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203962 more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.45Z
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4137
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 more like this
1028707
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Private Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, who within his Department is responsible for ensuring that Contractors for privately-managed prisons maintain the number of trained staff necessary to discharge the requirements of the contract. 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 203959 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated, the contracts between the Department and all private prison providers require the Contractor to be responsible for all staffing matters, including ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons. There is no requirement in the contracts to inform the Department of staffing levels in privately managed prisons, nor agree those levels with the Department. There have been no changes made to the required staffing information since 2012. The Government does not publish workforce statistics on prison custody officers in post at any privately managed prison.</p><p> </p><p>Each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) whose role it is to monitor performance at the prison across a range of indicators. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed with the provider, and, where necessary, appropriate action is taken in accordance with the contract. If the contract management team are concerned that outcomes are affected by problems related to staffing, based on local intelligence the controller observes on site, then this will form part of contract management processes and procedures and dialogue will be had with the provider. If we require outcomes to be improved we will expect that action by the provider will address any matters of staffing, such as levels of attrition.</p><p> </p><p>We hold both public and private sector prisons to account for the outcomes they deliver.</p><p> </p><p>As the Department does not currently collect workforce data from private prison providers, to publish these or require the provider to do so would require significant changes to the contracts of all private prison providers and we currently have no plans to do this.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November, this Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. As part of the competition process, we will undertake rigorous operational and financial assessments of bids put forward, including staffing commitments. The performance of all providers is, and will continue to be, robustly managed and contracts for the operation of new prisons will not be awarded unless bids meet quality and value for money thresholds.</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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203956 more like this
203957 more like this
203958 more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.497Z
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4137
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 more like this
1028708
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Private Sector more like this
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25259
unstar 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 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, who within his Department is responsible for ensuring that privately-managed prison establishments are operated safely and securely. 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 203960 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated, the contracts between the Department and all private prison providers require the Contractor to be responsible for all staffing matters, including ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons. There is no requirement in the contracts to inform the Department of staffing levels in privately managed prisons, nor agree those levels with the Department. There have been no changes made to the required staffing information since 2012. The Government does not publish workforce statistics on prison custody officers in post at any privately managed prison.</p><p> </p><p>Each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) whose role it is to monitor performance at the prison across a range of indicators. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed with the provider, and, where necessary, appropriate action is taken in accordance with the contract. If the contract management team are concerned that outcomes are affected by problems related to staffing, based on local intelligence the controller observes on site, then this will form part of contract management processes and procedures and dialogue will be had with the provider. If we require outcomes to be improved we will expect that action by the provider will address any matters of staffing, such as levels of attrition.</p><p> </p><p>We hold both public and private sector prisons to account for the outcomes they deliver.</p><p> </p><p>As the Department does not currently collect workforce data from private prison providers, to publish these or require the provider to do so would require significant changes to the contracts of all private prison providers and we currently have no plans to do this.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November, this Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. As part of the competition process, we will undertake rigorous operational and financial assessments of bids put forward, including staffing commitments. The performance of all providers is, and will continue to be, robustly managed and contracts for the operation of new prisons will not be awarded unless bids meet quality and value for money thresholds.</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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203956 more like this
203957 more like this
203958 more like this
203959 more like this
203961 more like this
203962 more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.56Z
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4137
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 more like this
1028710
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Private Sector more like this
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unstar 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 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, for what reasons operators of privately-managed prisons are not required to meet the same transparency standards as those required for publicly operated 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
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated, the contracts between the Department and all private prison providers require the Contractor to be responsible for all staffing matters, including ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons. There is no requirement in the contracts to inform the Department of staffing levels in privately managed prisons, nor agree those levels with the Department. There have been no changes made to the required staffing information since 2012. The Government does not publish workforce statistics on prison custody officers in post at any privately managed prison.</p><p> </p><p>Each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) whose role it is to monitor performance at the prison across a range of indicators. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed with the provider, and, where necessary, appropriate action is taken in accordance with the contract. If the contract management team are concerned that outcomes are affected by problems related to staffing, based on local intelligence the controller observes on site, then this will form part of contract management processes and procedures and dialogue will be had with the provider. If we require outcomes to be improved we will expect that action by the provider will address any matters of staffing, such as levels of attrition.</p><p> </p><p>We hold both public and private sector prisons to account for the outcomes they deliver.</p><p> </p><p>As the Department does not currently collect workforce data from private prison providers, to publish these or require the provider to do so would require significant changes to the contracts of all private prison providers and we currently have no plans to do this.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November, this Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. As part of the competition process, we will undertake rigorous operational and financial assessments of bids put forward, including staffing commitments. The performance of all providers is, and will continue to be, robustly managed and contracts for the operation of new prisons will not be awarded unless bids meet quality and value for money thresholds.</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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203956 more like this
203957 more like this
203958 more like this
203959 more like this
203960 more like this
203962 more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.607Z
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4137
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 more like this
1028711
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Private Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of requiring operators of privately-managed prison to publish the same workforce data as publicly operated 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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated, the contracts between the Department and all private prison providers require the Contractor to be responsible for all staffing matters, including ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons. There is no requirement in the contracts to inform the Department of staffing levels in privately managed prisons, nor agree those levels with the Department. There have been no changes made to the required staffing information since 2012. The Government does not publish workforce statistics on prison custody officers in post at any privately managed prison.</p><p> </p><p>Each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) whose role it is to monitor performance at the prison across a range of indicators. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed with the provider, and, where necessary, appropriate action is taken in accordance with the contract. If the contract management team are concerned that outcomes are affected by problems related to staffing, based on local intelligence the controller observes on site, then this will form part of contract management processes and procedures and dialogue will be had with the provider. If we require outcomes to be improved we will expect that action by the provider will address any matters of staffing, such as levels of attrition.</p><p> </p><p>We hold both public and private sector prisons to account for the outcomes they deliver.</p><p> </p><p>As the Department does not currently collect workforce data from private prison providers, to publish these or require the provider to do so would require significant changes to the contracts of all private prison providers and we currently have no plans to do this.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November, this Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. As part of the competition process, we will undertake rigorous operational and financial assessments of bids put forward, including staffing commitments. The performance of all providers is, and will continue to be, robustly managed and contracts for the operation of new prisons will not be awarded unless bids meet quality and value for money thresholds.</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
203956 more like this
203957 more like this
203958 more like this
203959 more like this
203960 more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:44:19.247Z
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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 more like this
1028724
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 199452 on Prisons: Standards, how much of the identified spending was allocated to each of the 10 prisons in that project in each month. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 203943 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>Further to the Secretary of State for Justice’s answer to Question 199452, where he provided a monthly breakdown of the £10m funding allocation for the 10 Prisons Project, from start of September 2018 to end of March 2019, Annex A breaks down the funding allocation by each of the 10 prisons.</p><p> </p><p>The funding allocation differs slightly between prisons, due to the Department flexing and reprioritising funding where it is needed most in our prisons, to tackle violence and abusive behaviour, increase our security against drugs, and provide additional investment in leadership. The funding has remained broadly consistent at c£1m per prison.</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 2019-01-11T14:48:55.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:48:55.793Z
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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 203943 Annex A.doc more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1028725
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196269, on Prisons: Contracts, if he will publish the review that concluded that establishing an internal bid team was unnecessarily complex. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 203944 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently launched a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operators of the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva will be selected.</p><p>Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) will not be bidding in the competition. The Department has recently responded to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request and confirmed that it considers the information relating to the decision of HMPPS not bidding in the competition to be exempt from disclosure under the 2000 FOI Act on the grounds of development of government policy and commercial sensitivities.</p><p>However, the competition will use a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which the quality and cost of potential operators’ bids will be assessed. The public sector benchmark was developed in consultation with subject matter experts across HMPPS and directly informed the delivery requirements including cost and quality thresholds that form part of the draft contractual documentation for the competition. Where bids received do not meet these thresholds, there will be no contract award and the public sector will act as the provider.</p><p>The MoJ will, in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations and relevant Government policies, take into consideration the past record and performance of companies involved in the tender process before considering any bids. We will make sure that the tender process ensures that the companies bidding for any of the contracts to operate new prisons have the capability, credibility, legitimacy and capacity to run the contracts effectively. The evaluation methodology included in the framework competition documentation has been designed to establish the most robust bids based on published quality, value and affordability criteria, and compared to a public sector comparator for each call off contract. Following the conclusion of the tender process any contract awarded will be published.</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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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this