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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Locks and Keys more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of lost keys have required the relocking of prisons since May 2010; and at what cost. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 212348 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Security is paramount within prisons and it is important that the risk of any potential key compromise is addressed as quickly as possible in order to protect the public. When a key/lock incident is reported an immediate investigation is undertaken to assess the risk and unless it is clear that security has not been compromised, then locking mechanisms and keys will be replaced and/or other necessary remedial action will be taken.</p><p> </p><p>A range of procedural and physical measures are used to assist in the secure management of keys in prisons. These increasingly include electronic and biometric systems.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested is provided below.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 - costs of partial/full relocking of prisons due to loss of keys from May 2010 - 29 October 2014:</p><p> </p><p>14/05/2010 Swaleside £95,430</p><p>21/06/2010 Glen Parva £208,329</p><p>04/11/2010 Warren Hill £101,301</p><p>20/12/2010 Ashwell £15,576</p><p>24/10/2011 Birmingham £499,000 <ins class="ministerial">(Paid for by G4S)</ins></p><p>09/01/2012 Maidstone £5,847</p><p>28/02/2014 Lindholme £40,286</p><p>08/05/2014 Haverigg £32,882</p><p>21/07/2014 Highpoint £14, 933</p><p> </p><p>Table 2 – number of reported incidents of lost keys from April 2010 – 31 March 2014:</p><p> </p><p>2010/11 - 62</p><p>2011/12 - 67</p><p>2012/13 – 73</p><p>2013/14 – 35 (* see note below)</p><p> </p><p>* Note: a change in the reporting requirements for key/lock incidents from April 2013 has resulted in a lower “lost keys” figure for 2013/14 in comparison to the three previous years. In addition to keys “lost”, the figures for the three previous years include keys inadvertently taken out of prisons and subsequently returned, but the figure for 2013/14 includes only keys lost, not those inadvertently taken out and returned.</p><p> </p><p><em>The figures quoted have been drawn from live administrative databases and may subsequently be amended. Due care is taken during processing and analysis, but the detail is subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.</em></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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less than 2014-11-03T11:21:01.633Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:21:01.633Z
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less than 2014-11-03T17:23:08.2551012Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:23:08.2551012Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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25520
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
101493
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Locks and Keys 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 incidents of lost keys there have been in prisons in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 212349 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Security is paramount within prisons and it is important that the risk of any potential key compromise is addressed as quickly as possible in order to protect the public. When a key/lock incident is reported an immediate investigation is undertaken to assess the risk and unless it is clear that security has not been compromised, then locking mechanisms and keys will be replaced and/or other necessary remedial action will be taken.</p><p> </p><p>A range of procedural and physical measures are used to assist in the secure management of keys in prisons. These increasingly include electronic and biometric systems.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested is provided below.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 - costs of partial/full relocking of prisons due to loss of keys from May 2010 - 29 October 2014:</p><p> </p><p>14/05/2010 Swaleside £95,430</p><p>21/06/2010 Glen Parva £208,329</p><p>04/11/2010 Warren Hill £101,301</p><p>20/12/2010 Ashwell £15,576</p><p>24/10/2011 Birmingham £499,000 <ins class="ministerial">(Paid for by G4S)</ins></p><p>09/01/2012 Maidstone £5,847</p><p>28/02/2014 Lindholme £40,286</p><p>08/05/2014 Haverigg £32,882</p><p>21/07/2014 Highpoint £14, 933</p><p> </p><p>Table 2 – number of reported incidents of lost keys from April 2010 – 31 March 2014:</p><p> </p><p>2010/11 - 62</p><p>2011/12 - 67</p><p>2012/13 – 73</p><p>2013/14 – 35 (* see note below)</p><p> </p><p>* Note: a change in the reporting requirements for key/lock incidents from April 2013 has resulted in a lower “lost keys” figure for 2013/14 in comparison to the three previous years. In addition to keys “lost”, the figures for the three previous years include keys inadvertently taken out of prisons and subsequently returned, but the figure for 2013/14 includes only keys lost, not those inadvertently taken out and returned.</p><p> </p><p><em>The figures quoted have been drawn from live administrative databases and may subsequently be amended. Due care is taken during processing and analysis, but the detail is subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.</em></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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less than 2014-11-03T11:21:01.78Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:21:01.78Z
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less than 2014-11-03T17:29:21.2681994Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:29:21.2681994Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
100232
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Service 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 sentences were handed down to each employee of the Prison Service found guilty of criminal activity in the workplace in 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not hold records of employees charged with all types of criminal activity.</p><p>Whilst the vast majority of its staff are honest and hard working, NOMS is committed to detecting, deterring and disrupting all corrupt behaviour by individuals working in prisons. A dedicated NOMS Corruption Prevention Unit was set up to ensure staff corruption is identified and tackled. As part of this work NOMS has compiled a central record of staff convicted of criminal offences which meet the NOMS definition of corruption.</p><p> </p><p>The NOMS definition is: Corruption occurs when a person in a position of authority or trust abuses their position for their or another person’s benefit or gain. This would include the misuse of their role in order to plan or commit a criminal act, or a deliberate failure to act to prevent criminal behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>The central record does not therefore include all types of criminality as not all offences meet the definition.</p><p> </p><p>There were 23 convictions for corruption-related offences during 2013. A breakdown of the different sentences is provided below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sentences</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 years 6 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 years imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 years imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year 9 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year 4 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year 1 month imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10 months imprisonment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 month custodial sentence suspended for 2 years.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11 months custodial sentence suspended for a year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 months custodial sentence suspended for 12 months, 200 hours community service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 months custodial sentence suspended for 2 years and a 6 month residency order</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 months custodial sentence suspended for 2 years</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 months custodial sentence suspended for 2 years, 100 hours unpaid work</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 months Community Order, 150 hours unpaid work</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>100 hours community service and 12 months probation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community Order. Ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 to complainants</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number of convictions by year for corruption-related offences is shown in the table below. The number of convictions has remained broadly constant over the last five years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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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less than 2014-11-03T16:49:47.1461112Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:49:47.1461112Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
100479
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Abuse 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 much his Department spends each year on legal aid to support women suffering from domestic abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 211432 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, when people applied for legal aid they were not asked to declare whether domestic violence had occurred. Since 2013, applications for legal aid do not routinely request this information as it is not required. Therefore the data requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>People seeking protective injunctions, like restraining orders, remain eligible for legal aid. Legal aid also remains available in private family cases that involve domestic violence. We have listened closely to any concerns about how the system has been operating, and made changes in response, such as making it easier to prove abuse and so get legal aid.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:08:52.1959293Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:08:52.1959293Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
100480
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Stalking 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 further training is planned for (a) the probation service, (b) magistrates and (c) judges on the new stalking laws. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211540 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong>(a)</strong> The National Probation Service is a new organisation that has only been in existence since June 2014. The Professional Skills Training team are in the process of putting together the national training plan and stalking awareness will be part of this.</p><p> </p><p>(<strong>b</strong>) &amp; <strong>(c)</strong> The responsibility for judicial training for courts judiciary lies with the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary and is exercised through the Judicial College. Magistrates sit with legal advisers in court who advise them on the law.</p><p> </p><p>The new stalking laws came from the amendments made to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The Judicial College provides regular updates to judges and legal advisers on any changes to the law via a jurisdictional electronic internal newsletter, and did so in respect of these provisions in June 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office also issued a circular [Ref: 018/2012] on the new provisions in October 2012. This was issued to the Association Of Chief Police Officers (in England And Wales And Northern Ireland), Association Of Magisterial Officers, Central Council Of Magistrates Courts, Justices Clerks Society, Law Society, Magistrates Association, Ministry of Justice, and the Judicial College.</p><p> </p><p>In addition the Justices Clerks Society also issued a circular to their members outlining the new provisions in December 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College regularly assesses judicial training needs and how to meet them. Ultimately, judges use the law to make independent decisions based on the evidence and information provided to them in court.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:40:29.0494846Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:40:29.0494846Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100486
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pornography: Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with internet service providers about bringing forward legislative proposals to tackle revenge porn websites. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 211554 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is creating, in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, a new criminal offence which targets those who disclose private sexual photographs and films without consent and with intent to cause distress.</p><p>The Internet Services Providers Association took part in an online discussion hosted by the Ministry of Justice during its development. Mike Penning MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, has also discussed the issue of revenge porn with internet service providers during discussions of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, of which he is one of the joint chairs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:33:59.6806258Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:33:59.6806258Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
100487
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Stalking 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 magistrates in England and Wales have been given training on the new laws on stalking to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211545 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The responsibility for the training of Magistrates lies with the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary and is exercised through the Judicial College.</p><p> </p><p>Magistrates sit with legal advisers in court who advise them on the law. The Judicial College is not responsible for teaching and updating Legal Advisers on the law. However, reference to any relevant law will be made at training events for the topics being covered.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College provides regular updates to Legal Advisers on any changes to the law via a jurisdictional electronic internal newsletter and did so in respect of these provisions in June 2012. In addition, the Home Office also issued a circular [Ref: 018/2012] on the new provisions in October 2012, and the Justices Clerks Society issued a circular to their members outlining the new provisions in December 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College regularly assesses judicial training needs and how to meet them. Ultimately, magistrates use the law to make independent decisions based on the evidence and information provided to them in court.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:34:59.5617791Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:34:59.5617791Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1481
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100488
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Stalking 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 judges in England and Wales have been given training on the new laws on stalking to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211546 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The responsibility for the training of judges lies with the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary and is exercised through the Judicial College.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College is not responsible for teaching and updating judges on the law; judges are professional lawyers and are expected to keep themselves up to date. However, reference to any relevant law will be made at training events for the topics covered. The Judicial College provides regular updates to judges on any changes to the law via a jurisdictional electronic internal newsletter and did so in respect of these provisions in June 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Judicial College regularly assesses judicial training needs and how to meet them. Ultimately, judges use the law to make independent decisions based on the evidence and information provided to them in court.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:12:46.7188301Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:12:46.7188301Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1481
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100489
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Stalking 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 people have been convicted under the provisions of section 4a of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; and how many such people received a custodial sentence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 211535 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The stalking offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress), have been available from 25 November 2012. The section 2A offence has a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine, and the section 4A offence has a maximum penalty of 5 years’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>The number of people convicted under sections 2A and 4A in 2012 and 2013 and those receiving custodial sentence can be viewed at the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty and sentenced to immediate custody at all courts of offences under Sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, England and Wales, 2012 to 2013<sup>1,2,3</sup></em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Section of Act</em></p></td><td><p><em>Outcome</em></p></td><td><p><em>2012</em></p></td><td><p><em>2013</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Section 2A<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>293</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>196</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>192</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>up to 12 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>12 to 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>over 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Section 4A<sup>5</sup></p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>154</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>up to 12 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>12 to 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>over 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>1</sup> The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. <sup>2</sup> Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. <sup>3</sup> The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year. <sup>4</sup> Pursue course of conduct in breach of S.1(1) of the Act which amounts to stalking. <sup>5</sup> Stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm and distress. <em>Note:</em> Offences introduced 25 November 2012. <em>Source:</em> Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted under the provisions of section 2A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; and how many such people received a custodial sentence. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The stalking offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress), have been available from 25 November 2012. The section 2A offence has a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine, and the section 4A offence has a maximum penalty of 5 years’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>The number of people convicted under sections 2A and 4A in 2012 and 2013 and those receiving custodial sentence can be viewed at the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty and sentenced to immediate custody at all courts of offences under Sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, England and Wales, 2012 to 2013<sup>1,2,3</sup></em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Section of Act</em></p></td><td><p><em>Outcome</em></p></td><td><p><em>2012</em></p></td><td><p><em>2013</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Section 2A<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>293</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>196</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>192</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>up to 12 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>12 to 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>over 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Section 4A<sup>5</sup></p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>154</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><em>Of which:</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>up to 12 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>12 to 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>over 24 months</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>1</sup> The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. <sup>2</sup> Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. <sup>3</sup> The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year. <sup>4</sup> Pursue course of conduct in breach of S.1(1) of the Act which amounts to stalking. <sup>5</sup> Stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm and distress. <em>Note:</em> Offences introduced 25 November 2012. <em>Source:</em> Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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