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1137713
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text Whether he plans to allocate additional funding to youth offending teams. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
uin 911816 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We value the vital work Youth Offending Teams do with children who have offended, and the work they do to prevent offending. The Youth Justice Board’s total funding this year for frontline services including Youth Offending Teams is £72.2m. This is greater than last year’s funding, which was £71.6m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Of the £72.2m, £70.7m has been allocated to the core grant for Youth Offending Teams and £1.5m to frontline service improvement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T16:01:26.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:01:26.29Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4122
label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1137667
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Canterbury more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps his Department is taking to improve provision of legal aid for housing cases in Canterbury. more like this
tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
tabling member printed
Rosie Duffield more like this
uin 911819 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>After the latest LAA civil tender the number of offices providing legal aid services has increased by 7% in housing and debt. The LAA reviews the access to services on a regular basis and takes any necessary action to maintain access to those services.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of the 2018 civil contract procurement activity access to providers offering Housing advice in Kent, and specifically the Kent Coast procurement area in which Canterbury falls, has increased.</p><p> </p><p>Following an extensive and open programme of engagement, we recently published our review of LASPO. We announced that we are launching a series of pilots offering early legal advice for an area of social welfare such as housing. These pilots will help us determine the most effective solutions going forward.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T16:19:57.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:19:57.173Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4616
label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
1137665
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Bristol Prison: Safety more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to help ensure a safe regime for (a) staff and (b) prisoners in Horfield prison in Bristol. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 911813 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>An Urgent Notification was invoked at HMP Bristol on 13th June 2019. There has been some progress at HMP Bristol under Special Measures to bolster staff to a sufficient level, reduce illicit drug use and improve living conditions by refurbishing a wing and a number of the showers. However, we know more support is needed. The Secretary of State will publish his response and an initial action plan within 28 calendar days (on 11<sup>th</sup> July) in response to the most serious and urgent concerns raised.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Immediate action has been taken to ensure prisoners can speak to Samaritans on their in-cell phones. In addition, action has been taken to address issues raised regarding the safer custody hotline and prevent issues from recurring, so prisoners’ family and friends can report any concerns about a prisoner’s welfare directly to the prison.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T16:00:18.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:00:18.783Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1137663
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Probate: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the probate system. more like this
tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
uin 911811 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>Waiting times in the probate service have recently increased. However, following urgent action by the courts service, they are now starting to improve.</p><p> </p><p>The temporary delays were the result of more work coming into the system and the impact of the initial move to a new IT system for managing probate work.</p><p> </p><p>Now that move is complete, and the unusually high workload has been dealt with, we expect waiting times to continue to improve – and be back to normal levels in the coming weeks.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:19:12.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:19:12.76Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4073
label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1137668
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prison Officers: Training more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress the Government has made on improving training and support for prison officers. more like this
tabling member constituency South Basildon and East Thurrock more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Metcalfe more like this
uin 911821 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>A delivery review of the Prison Officer Entry Level training (POELT) course has culminated in the development of a Level 3 Custody and Detention Officer Apprenticeship. New learning methodologies will have greater focus on practice of the knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the Prison Officer role whilst also recognising the need for continuous training outside of the classroom. Two checkpoints will be included during this time where Apprentices will return to an L&amp;D centre for further learning.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>This will give new prison officers the confidence to carry out their role safely. The Apprenticeship will be launched in early adopter sites from October 2019. All training is reviewed regularly to ensure it reflects current organisational policies and practices. New courses are developed based on requests from Stakeholders within the organisation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:04:52.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:04:52.133Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4092
label Biography information for Stephen Metcalfe more like this
1137664
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Camp Hill Prison more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress he has made on the sale of the Camp Hill prison site to Isle of Wight Council. more like this
tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Bob Seely more like this
uin 911812 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>We have commissioned a demolition survey of the former prison results should hopefully be available, in late July.</p><p> </p><p>The Camp Hill element of HM Prison Isle of Wight closed on 31 March 2013. In summer 2014, the then Secretary of State decided that the former prison sites at Camp Hill, Reading and Wellingborough would be retained in case they offered a useful contingency option to deal with population pressures. The site was released for disposal on 10 January 2017.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:58:09.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:58:09.123Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4681
label Biography information for Mr Bob Seely more like this
1137880
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading British Nationality Act 1981 more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 10 May 2019 to Question 15353 on British Nationality, what assessment he has made of the merits of amending the British Nationality Act 1981. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 275146 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
answer text <p>We recognise the difficulties which current British nationality law presents for some British Overseas Territory citizen parents who wish to pass on their citizenship to their children We have engaged with the British Overseas Territories to seek their views on this. We are considering what legislative options might be available to make any changes should this be desired.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T09:46:01.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T09:46:01.31Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1137728
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government is providing to victims of (a) domestic and (b) sexual abuse. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 275191 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling all forms of violence against women and girls. Since 2016 we have pledged increased funding of £100m to support victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).</p><p>The funding has been used for specific services for victims and survivors of sexual violence. This includes £12.5m provided by the Ministry of Justice, of which £7.2m was allocated to 97 rape support services across England and Wales and £4.7m to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to deliver local support services for victims of Child Sexual Abuse across England and Wales.</p><p>From April 2019, rape and sexual abuse support services received an £800,000 increase in funding, allowing them to help more victims of sexual violence including recent and non-recent child sexual abuse. This funding, now totalling £24 million over the next three years, will help provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes. We have also provided £150,000 per year core grant funding to national third sector organisations who support victims of rape and sexual violence since 2011.</p><p>We are also supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse through the £17m VAWG Transformation Fund. From 2017 to 2020, the Government is funding 41 local areas to promote early intervention and prevention.</p><p>In addition funding has been allocated across a range of projects focused on supporting those affected by domestic abuse including; £8m specifically for children; £2m for female offenders; and £2m to improve the health service response to domestic abuse.</p><p>In November 2018, we announced £22m to provide over 2,220 new beds in refuges and other safe accommodation – supporting more than 19,000 survivors with a safe space to rebuild their lives.</p><p>There are a range of other Government funding sources which are supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse including; the £15m Police Transformation Fund; the £9m Tampon Tax Fund; the £16.9m Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund; £27m of funding to support 47 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in England and; £63m of annual funding to PCCs for Victims Services.</p><p>The Government has also recently committed to provide over £1m of funding per year, until 2021/22, for the seven national helplines which provide support to victims of domestic abuse, victims of stalking, perpetrators of abuse, victims of revenge porn and victims of honour-based abuse.</p><p>As part of the Government’s continued commitment to tackle VAWG, this year we have published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill and the VAWG strategy refresh.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T16:33:14.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:33:14.01Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1137760
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Deportation: Human Trafficking more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department provides to young people that were victims of trafficking after they have been returned to their country of origin. more like this
tabling member constituency Doncaster North more like this
tabling member printed
Edward Miliband more like this
uin 275162 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
answer text <p>All confirmed victims of modern slavery who have no right to reside in the UK, or who are seeking or have sought asylum, are entitled to use the Voluntary Return Service funded by the Home Office. Individuals will receive a tailored package of support, which can include flights, help with travel documents, medical assistance and financial and reintegration support.</p><p>Arrangements for children to be returned to their country of origin, where this is in the best interests of the child, can be made by local authorities who have the legal responsibility for those children. A child’s wishes (for example to be reunited with family) as well as any safeguarding or trafficking risks will be considered in the round as part of the best interest’s decision.</p><p>The Home Office is also working with other governments and NGOs to make sure that when victims do decide to return home, they continue to access the support they need to prevent re-trafficking. For example, The Salvation Army has signed an MoU with La Strada Foundation in Poland to facilitate cooperation to support the safe return of Polish victims and their dependents.</p><p>The Home Office is also funding support and reintegration assistance to victims of trafficking in Nigeria and Vietnam, which includes support for those returning from the UK, and a similar programme is under development in Albania.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-16T11:04:04.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T11:04:04.157Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1510
label Biography information for Edward Miliband more like this
1137751
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Police: Privacy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure the criteria used for Police watch lists does not intrude on individual privacy. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 275115 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>For the recent live facial recognition trials, police have compiled bespoke watch lists of individuals depending on the needs of the deployment. This includes people wanted for serious offences, those banned from attending the event, or known criminals that operate in a crowded space.</p><p>The police’s selection of images that are used to compile watch lists is governed by data protection legislation and human rights law.</p><p>The National Police Chiefs’ Council is currently drafting operational advice to police forces on the conduct of trials, including the creation of watch lists. The Facial Images and New Biometrics Oversight and Advisory Board will review the advice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T15:34:14.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:34:14.833Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this