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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what total amount his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
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John Glen more like this
star this property uin 214279 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>(a) This information has already been published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p>(i) <a title="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm" href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm</a></p><p>(ii) <a title="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm" href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm</a></p><p>(iii) <a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm101028/wmstext/101028m0001.htm#10102827000372" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm101028/wmstext/101028m0001.htm#10102827000372</a></p><p> </p><p>(b) To provide the ministerial spend for the other car hire will incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>Under this Government the number of ministerial cars in the Department has fallen from four to one and the cost to the taxpayer reduced by 91%.</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 2015-02-10T13:02:33.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T13:02:33.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
156058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 Reoffenders 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, what proportion of all recalls to prison have been fixed term recalls in each year since their introduction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214735 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>A fixed-term recall is one where an offender on licence is recalled for a 28 day period before being automatically re-released. It is available only to those offenders on licence who are not assessed as presenting a high risk of harm to the public. Offenders who are assessed as presenting a high risk of harm are not eligible to receive a fixed-term recall and will be given a standard recall, under which they can remain in custody, potentially, until the end of their sentence. They will be released before the end of their sentence only if the Parole Board or Secretary of State is satisfied they no longer need to be detained to protect the public.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory provisions for fixed-term recalls were included in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and commenced in July 2008. The provisions were amended by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and commenced in December 2012. The amendments were designed to provide offender managers with additional flexibility to determine whether a fixed-term recall was the appropriate way to respond to an offender’s breach of his licence conditions, notwithstanding that he had been given a fixed-term recall on a previous occasion.</p><p> </p><p>This Government is introducing a new test, in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which must be applied to determine the type of recall given to an offender and to decide whether to re-release a recalled offender. The new test will ensure that any offender who has abused a fixed-term recall previously and persistently and wilfully refused to comply with his licence conditions will not receive a further fixed-term recall. The test will guide offender managers, so that all relevant considerations are taken into account before a decision is taken on the type of recall appropriate to deal with the breach of licence conditions. It will also ensure that a fixed-term recall is given only where we can be satisfied that the offender can be effectively managed when released after 28 days.</p><p> </p><p>The proportion of all recalls to prison that were fixed term given in the calendar years from 2008 is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Calendar year</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>Fixed Term Recall (FTR)</p></td><td><p>Proportion of Total Recalls which were FTRs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014 (to June)</p></td><td><p>8412</p></td><td><p>3569</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>17330</p></td><td><p>7280</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>16481</p></td><td><p>5124</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>16227</p></td><td><p>4532</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>15479<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>4293<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>14,719<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>3,979<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>13,554<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>1,722<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>13%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup> denotes data that has not been published. It has been taken from a live database and as such, it is subject to change.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup> the proportion of recalls which were FTRs in 2008 reflects that the FTR was available only from July 2008.</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 2015-01-19T18:11:48.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T18:11:48.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
star this property tabling member
1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
157084
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-20
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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 CAFCASS more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service staff dealing with child protection cases involving children from minority religious faiths, such as the Charedim, have the necessary expertise to assess the impact of faith on those children when they advise the courts. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL3029 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 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) practitioners are qualified social workers with experience of working with children and families to represent the best interests of children within family proceedings. It is the practitioner's responsibility to identify any diversity issues, including a child or family’s faith, in any case and to assess any safeguarding or welfare issues. Practitioners will analyse each individual child's circumstances, taking account of relevant aspects of the Welfare Checklist in section 1 of the Children Act 1989, when assessing their needs and how these are best met.</p><p> </p><p>Each Cafcass service area has a responsibility to identify the diversity needs of groups of children living in their area who they are working with, and to take action accordingly. Cafcass’ Equality and Diversity Strategy (2013-15) explains how it shares best practice across teams and service areas, collating lessons learnt from a range of sources. Where staff attend training courses, the learning is shared with the rest of the service area and communicated to Cafcass’ group of Diversity Ambassadors. Representatives from local groups are invited to team meetings to discuss the work that they do and practitioners are encouraged to use these groups as a resource when considering casework decisions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T16:02:53.487Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T16:02:53.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
156094
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure effective joint working between his Department and relevant partners before introducing universal credit in new areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 214530 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 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
star this property answer text <p /> <p>As part of our planning process we carry out a thorough internal and external assessment to ensure that Universal Credit can be rolled out safely and securely, and a strong delivery model exists between the department and local partners.</p><p>For example, internal delivery milestones must be checked and agreed to ensure that Jobcentres and their staff are ready to roll out Universal Credit. As part of this process external delivery partners will need to sign and agree a Delivery Partnership Agreement (DPA) to outline what services they will provide and to make available funded support for those who need extra help. In addition local authorities will need to sign and agree a Readiness Certificate to confirm that they are ready to roll out Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-14T16:29:49.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-14T16:29:49.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
156652
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 Sexual Offences: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people under 16 have been convicted of a sexual offence in each police authority in the most recent year available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
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Mr Andrew Turner more like this
star this property uin 215366 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Ministry of Justice</p><p> </p><p>Serious sexual offending by under 16s is unacceptable. As part of the consideration of each young person’s case, the court will look at their background, their reasons for offending, the welfare of the child and any relevant history including time spent in care. It may not always be in the young persons’ interest to severely criminalise low level first time sexual offending, but rather to address the offending behaviour which reduces the risk of reoffending. This is why all youth sentences have a strong rehabilitative element in recognition of a child and young persons’ age and maturity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders aged under 16 found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, in England and Wales, by police force area, in 2013 (latest available) can be viewed in the table below.<br></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2">Offenders under 16 found guilty at all courts of sexual offences, England and Wales, 2013 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Metropolitan Police</td><td>31</td></tr><tr><td>Cumbria</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Lancashire</td><td>9</td></tr><tr><td>Merseyside</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td>Greater Manchester</td><td>14</td></tr><tr><td>Cheshire</td><td>7</td></tr><tr><td>Northumbria</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td>Durham</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>West Yorkshire</td><td>9</td></tr><tr><td>South Yorkshire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Humberside</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Cleveland</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>West Midlands</td><td>13</td></tr><tr><td>Staffordshire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>West Mercia</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td>Warwickshire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Derbyshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Nottinghamshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Lincolnshire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Leicestershire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Northamptonshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Cambridgeshire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Norfolk</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Suffolk</td><td>3</td></tr><tr><td>Bedfordshire</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Hertfordshire</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Essex</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Thames Valley</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>Hampshire</td><td>5</td></tr><tr><td>Kent</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Devon and Cornwall</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Avon and Somerset</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Gloucestershire</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Dorset</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>North Wales</td><td>9</td></tr><tr><td>Gwent</td><td>3</td></tr><tr><td>South Wales</td><td>12</td></tr><tr><td>Dyfed-Powys</td><td>3</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">(1) 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. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">(2) 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.</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</td></tr><tr><td>Ref: PQ 215366</td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T10:28:21.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T10:28:21.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
156397
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 Prisoners' Release more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were transferred from open conditions to closed conditions who had previously (a) absconded or escaped from prison and (b) breached a licence condition whilst released on temporary licence following the recent review of release on temporary licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214968 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In March, we announced a package of measures to ensure that the public was properly protected with respect to the offenders being held in open conditions. Absconds and escapes have reached record lows under this Government, and we take each incident seriously. As a result of a comprehensive review, we have made major changes to tighten the eligibility criteria for open prisons. Prisoners may no longer be transferred to open conditions or allowed out on temporary release if they have previously absconded, escaped, attempted to escape, or if they have failed to return or have re-offended whilst released on temporary licence, unless there are exceptional circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>A total of 115 cases were assessed centrally by a panel comprised of NOMS senior managers, including representation from both prisons and probation. Cases were reviewed where there was a history, on the current sentence, of abscond; escape or attempted escape; or an offence committed whilst on temporary release. 9 of these prisoners were returned to closed conditions as a result. Local risk reviews were directed on a further 14 offenders, with 2 returned to closed conditions following review.</p><p> </p><p>As part of business as usual, open prisons return prisoners to closed conditions where they judge that they can no longer be managed safely in open conditions. Figures for this ongoing process are not included here.</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 2015-02-10T13:21:19.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T13:21:19.667Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
star this property tabling member
1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
156410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 Prisoner Escapes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners who escaped or absconded from prison in the last year for which figures are available had previously escaped or absconded from prison. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214939 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 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In March, we announced a package of measures to ensure that the public was properly protected. Absconds and escapes have reached record lows under this Government, but we take each incident seriously. As a result of a comprehensive review, we have made major changes to tighten the eligibility for open prisons. Prisoners may no longer be transferred to open conditions or allowed out on temporary release if they have previously absconded, escaped, attempted to escape, or if they have failed to return or have re-offended whilst released on temporary licence, unless there are exceptional circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>The change in policy for eligibility for open conditions was not applied retrospectively: the majority of these offenders who were already in open conditions were allowed to remain. However, any prisoners who were assessed to present an unacceptable risk in such conditions in light of their previous non-compliance were returned to closed prisons.</p><p> </p><p>Progression to open prison is never automatic. All prisoners undergo regular, mandatory assessment of their risk of escape or abscond and risk of harm to the public. Only those who are assessed as having an acceptable level of risk for conditions of lower security can be allocated to open prison.</p><p> </p><p>As at 31 March 2014, there were no prisoners held in open prisons who had absconded or escaped on more than one occasion between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>There were 13 prisoners who, in the year ending 31 March 2014, either escaped or absconded from prison, having previously done so between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Data on escapes and absconds, prior to 1 April 2010 could not be obtained except at disproportionate cost due to changes in recording practice.</p><p> </p><p>As part of business as usual, open prisons return prisoners to closed conditions where they judge that they can no longer be managed safely in open conditions. Figures for this ongoing process are not included here.</p><p> </p><p>These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p>
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 2015-02-03T10:01:35.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T10:01:35.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
155537
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will ensure that as much of the construction and fitting-out work as possible at the new North Wales prison is carried out by locally-based contractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
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Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 214292 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Lend Lease has committed to spending £30 million with local businesses and that at least 50% of the entire workforce will be recruited from within a 50 mile radius, with a target of 70%. Under the contractual arrangements in place, Lend Lease are required to report to the MoJ how much of the contract is being spent with companies within a 25 and 50 mile radius of the prison site.</p><p> </p><p>A number of supplier engagement events have been held where local businesses were able to meet constructors. Opportunities have been advertised on Business Wales and Sell2Wales using a dedicated North Wales project page.</p><p> </p><p>The North Wales Prison Employment, Skills and Engagement Committee is being created to focus on enabling the delivery of apprenticeships, training and local employment and work placement days. A Learning and Development Academy for supply chain, SME’s and local businesses and local people is also being set up to improve skills and secure tenders.</p><p> </p><p>To date over £1.1m has been spent with local businesses as part of the early works at the prison site.</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 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
156391
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 Terrorism: Prisoners' Release more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners convicted of terrorist-related offences have been released on temporary licence in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214943 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 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Release on temporary licence is not an entitlement and each prisoner is rigorously risk-assessed before they are allowed to be released on ROTL. All prisoners must wait until the latter part of their sentence for resettlement ROTL, and those convicted of terrorism-related offences are subject to the tougher, Restricted ROTL process that the Government introduced last year.</p><p>In the period January 2010 to 14 November 2014 15 prisoners convicted of a Terrorism Act offence or of an offence that was terrorism-related, where the motivation stemmed from an extreme ideology, were released on temporary licence.</p><p>The 15 prisoners represent a range of ideologies and contain a number of animal rights activists.</p> more like this
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 2015-01-20T10:01:22.333Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T10:01:22.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times a sentence has been altered under section 155 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 in the last five years; and what the (a) offence, (b) sentencing variation and (c) reason for the sentence being altered was in each case. more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Section 155 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Courts Act 2000 provides for the Crown Court to vary or rescind a sentence imposed, or other order made, by the Crown Court within 56 days of the original sentence being made. The power to vary is primarily to rectify small technical errors and not to allow for a fundamental change of mind.</p><p>The number of sentences which were varied in Crown Court trials the last five years is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Number of Crown Court sentences recorded as replaced on CREST, by offence group</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Offence Group</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>09/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burglary</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>189</p></td><td><p>182</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>129</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal damage</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Drug offences</p></td><td><p>304</p></td><td><p>436</p></td><td><p>495</p></td><td><p>472</p></td><td><p>407</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fraud and forgery</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>333</p></td><td><p>312</p></td><td><p>349</p></td><td><p>228</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Indictable motoring offences</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other indictable offences</p></td><td><p>344</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>604</p></td><td><p>359</p></td><td><p>294</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Robbery</p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>147</p></td><td><p>164</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>97</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual offences</p></td><td><p>313</p></td><td><p>243</p></td><td><p>236</p></td><td><p>284</p></td><td><p>191</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Summary Motoring Offences</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Summary Non-motoring Offences</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>104</p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p>99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Theft and handling stolen goods</p></td><td><p>193</p></td><td><p>282</p></td><td><p>303</p></td><td><p>205</p></td><td><p>256</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Violence against the person</p></td><td><p>282</p></td><td><p>387</p></td><td><p>390</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>268</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,073</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,812</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,921</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,496</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,044</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>Notes:</em></strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>1. The above figures only relate to cases committed or sent for trial.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>2. The above figures relate to actual sentences replaced; they do not relate to the number of defendants involved.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>3. The data were extracted from CREST, the Crown Court case management system specifically to answer this question.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>4. The data are management information and not subject to the same level of checks as Official Statistics.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The fact a sentence has been replaced is recorded on the Crown Court case management system, CREST. Whilst the new sentence will also be recorded it is not possible to link the two for every offence to calculate the variation. The reason for the sentence being varied is not recorded on CREST and can only be found by manually checking case files at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
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