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1126318
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Euthanasia: Vulnerable Adults more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the current law permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment has ever been proven inadequate in the courts to protect vulnerable people from being pressured to end their life prematurely. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15678 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>We have not seen evidence from the courts that the current provisions permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining treatment provide inadequate protection for vulnerable people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1126320
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading National Preventive Mechanism more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement the recommendation of the UN Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment that the National Preventive Mechanism be placed on a legislative basis. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15680 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>In 2009, the UK Government established the UK’s independent National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) which currently comprises 21 inspection, visiting and monitoring bodies covering detention places across the UK. The UK continues to comply with its international obligations under the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, under which the NPM was established.</p><p> </p><p>We note the sub-committee on Prevention of Torture’s recommendation, and we continue to explore with the NPM how it may be addressed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:37:28.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:37:28.587Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1126112
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Probation: Staff 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, if he will make an assessment of trends in the level of wellbeing of probation officers; and if he will make a statement. 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 253682 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The National Probation Service (NPS) conducts an annual survey of its staff, which includes questions on well-being (relating to respondents’ life as a whole, not simply their employment) and also their engagement with the NPS. The survey results cover everyone employed by the NPS, both operational and administrative staff. In relation to both well-being and positive engagement, there has been a steady upward trend since the first survey in 2014.</p><p> </p><p>We do not hold comparable data on staff employed by the Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), as the CRCs are responsible for the management of the people they employ.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:32:08.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:32:08.817Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126113
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Probation: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to undertake a review the quality of the clinical supervision provided to probation staff; and if he will make a statement. 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 253683 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Following the expiry of the previous clinical supervision contract in March 2018, an expert group was created comprising representatives of the probation and prison services and psychology to determine the likely future needs of prison and probation staff for clinical support. A new provider was commissioned to deliver the service (now known as Structured Professional Support) in April 2018. Delivery of this service is kept under constant review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:30:54.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:30:54.507Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126319
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Euthanasia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent research from the UK's Assisted Dying Coalition, published on 8 February, which found that more than one person a week now travels from the UK to Switzerland to end their life; and in light of that research, whether they plan to review the UK's assisted dying law. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15679 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>It remains the Government’s view that any change to the law in this area in England and Wales is an issue of conscience and a matter for Parliament to decide rather than one for Government policy.</p><p> </p><p>Parliament has not so far voted to legalise assisted suicide in any circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:29:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:29:24.593Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1126086
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the north east of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 253548 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 51 total courts and tribunals in the North East, only four were inaccessible to witnesses and 3 to members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, none were inaccessible to staff, whilst 34 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts. We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:22:54.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:22:54.7Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126084
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Courts: Disability 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 court buildings in the Midlands were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in the week beginning 6 May 2019; and how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many of those courts were inaccessible to at least one of those groups for (i) more than one week and (ii) more than one month in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 253546 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is committed to ensuring access to courts and tribunals is maintained for staff and service users. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to accommodate those with particular access requirements. Disabled access was typically not factored in when many of our court and tribunal buildings were built. However, we have a number of accessible courts that our criminal justice partners are aware of, and these are used to list cases where a defendant might have accessibility needs.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of our buildings were accessible to the user groups listed during the period in question. Of the 44 total courts and tribunals in the Midlands, none were inaccessible to witnesses, staff or members of the public during the week commencing 6 May 2019, whilst 32 were inaccessible to one very specific user group with disabilities (defendants using custodial facilities).</p><p> </p><p>No buildings were temporarily inaccessible due to broken lifts.</p><p> </p><p>We aim to list cases at suitable venues when there are access needs. Where access issues do arise various mitigations are explored, including video-conferencing from a remote site, the use of judicial or staff lifts, or later start times for those who require longer to travel to court.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015/16, we have invested more than £114m to improve court buildings and, in last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £15m to be spent on improving maintenance and security across the estate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:19:27.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:19:27.703Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126138
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Brexit more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property answer text <p>39 Ministry of Justice staff were seconded to work in other departments since December 2018 as part of the no-deal preparations co-ordinated by Cabinet Office. At the current time, 34 staff have returned, with extensions agreed for the remaining 5 staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:16:33.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:16:33.81Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126110
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation: Third Sector more like this
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25259
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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 future community rehabilitation company contracts will encourage increased levels of involvement of third-sector organisations in delivering probation services. 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 253680 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We want to see a clearer role for a wide range of voluntary sector providers in probation delivery, including local and specialist services. As part of plans for the future of probation set out on 16 May 2019, we will be developing a commercial framework to allow the National Probation Service to directly commission rehabilitation and resettlement services on a scale that encourages the participation of smaller suppliers and is responsive to the needs of local areas.</p><p>It is our intention that up to £280million-worth of such contracts will be tendered to the voluntary and private sectors each year – delivering interventions such as Unpaid Work, accredited programmes, and support to find jobs and housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253679 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.847Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126109
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Probation: Third Sector 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, what steps he is taking to encourage the involvement of third-sector organisations in the delivery of probation services. 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We want to see a clearer role for a wide range of voluntary sector providers in probation delivery, including local and specialist services. As part of plans for the future of probation set out on 16 May 2019, we will be developing a commercial framework to allow the National Probation Service to directly commission rehabilitation and resettlement services on a scale that encourages the participation of smaller suppliers and is responsive to the needs of local areas.</p><p>It is our intention that up to £280million-worth of such contracts will be tendered to the voluntary and private sectors each year – delivering interventions such as Unpaid Work, accredited programmes, and support to find jobs and housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253680 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.797Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this