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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government during the last 12 months, how many prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection were (1) offered places on a training course which could lead to their release, (2) were released following completion of such training courses, and (3) refused to take up a place or dropped out of such courses; and how those figures compare with those for the preceding 12 month period. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost as central records are not kept for all aspects of the management of prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP).</p><p> </p><p>HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Parole Board will continue to work together to improve the progression of IPP prisoners. This group continue to achieve release in high numbers, with 576 first time IPP releases in 2016, the highest figure since the sentence was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will continue to invest in interventions to assist prisoners to both reduce their risk and demonstrate such progression to the Parole Board. However, it is important to remember that it is not mandatory for IPPs to complete accredited offending behaviour programmes in order to achieve release. Completing an accredited offending behaviour programme is one way in which IPP prisoners may demonstrate that they have reduced their risk of harm and reoffending; other options may include work and employment, education and one to one work with psychologists or prison offender supervisors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure the safety of boys aged 18 and under detained by Feltham Young Offenders Institution following Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons' assessment that "Feltham A is, quite simply, not safe for either staff or boys." more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Safety in prisons and young offender institutions is fundamental to the proper functioning of our justice system and addressing safety concerns is at the heart of our reform plans. We are committed to reforming youth custody so that it is safer for both young people and staff and better equipped to help young people turn their lives around.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons' inspection took place from 23 January to 3 February 2017. The findings highlighted a need for improvement in the youth custodial estate and we are continuing to take robust action to address the issues identified. At Feltham A, which holds boys aged 15 to 18, we have implemented a range of measures to improve safety including:</p><ul><li>We are recruiting additional staff at Feltham as part of our overall reform to improve safety and rehabilitation.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are providing young people with a personalised officer to work with on a weekly basis to develop goal-orientated plans, delivered as part of the Custody Support Plan roll-out.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are progressing with a conflict resolution model to resolve issues between young people in our care.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are putting in place a revised core day which will facilitate nine hours out of room to effectively occupy the young people in our care.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We continue to deliver a suite of group and one to one interventions and facilitators have now been trained in Anger Replacement therapy which will be delivered to young people</li></ul><p>starting in July 2017.</p><p> </p><ul><li>A new approach to the use of special accommodation has been introduced with the use of a cool down room with appropriate furnishings as an alternative intervention to separation.</li></ul><p> </p><p>In addition, funding has been allocated for the refurbishment of the Enhanced Support Unit for young people with exceptionally complex needs that are unlikely to respond to mainstream services.</p><p>We are confident that we are taking proper and considered action in delivering changes to improve safety and outcomes for the young people in our care at HMP Feltham.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:18:55.073Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:18:55.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
751985
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, and what resources they will provide, to ensure that recommendations they accept from (1) HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, and (2) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, are fully implemented. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>We take recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman very seriously. We are strengthening performance management and assurance arrangements of prisons, particularly in responding to recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman reports. To ensure that recommendations are acted upon we are putting in place a robust system to track progress on implementation in prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced functional and geographical Group Director roles with more manageable spans of control to provide greater support for governors and empowered governors to make decisions about their prisons so they will be subject to less rigid instructions and can determine how best to spend their allocated budget. Governors will have a greater level of personal responsibility to ensure that recommendations are implemented. [Where recommendations concern safer custody, Regional Safer Custody Leads provide assurance for Prison Group Directors that appropriate action has been taken.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what date GeoAmey commenced its contract to run secure escort services for children and young people; what was (1) the value of that contract, and (2) the duration of that contract; and who is responsible within Government for overseeing the delivery of the contract. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL582 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>GeoAmey commenced the provision of Secure Escort Services for Children and Young People from 1 July 2016. The annual value of the service is estimated to be in the region of £3.2 - 3.7m according to the volume of services provided. The duration of the provision of the services is 1 July 2016 to 28 August 2018, with options to further extend the contract by three further periods of twelve months. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the contract alongside the Ministry of Justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:17:46.627Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:17:46.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Fundamental Rights Agency. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL904 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) provides assistance and advice on fundamental rights issues to the EU institutions and to Member States when implementing Union law. The FRA is also tasked with promoting fundamental rights within the EU, which it does through the collation, analysis and dissemination of data on fundamental rights across the Member States. As the Balance of Competencies Review in 2014 showed, a small number of UK NGOs have used FRA data to support their work.</p><p> </p><p>The UK contributes to the FRA budget through its contribution to the overall EU budget. The FRA’s budget for 2017 is 22.7 million euro. While civil service time is spent dealing with FRA reports and activities, time costs are not logged on this basis. A UK official attends National Liaison Officer network meetings at the FRA; travel and accommodation expenses for these meetings are covered by the FRA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:15:17.353Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:15:17.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
752415
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to report any solicitor firms that have been engaged in fraudulent claims alleging food poisoning of British holidaymakers on holiday overseas to the NCA for investigation of conspiracy and fraud. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL861 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>On 9 July the Government announced the action it is taking to tackle the apparent increase in claims for gastric illness by holidaymakers.</p><p> </p><p>It is for individual regulators including the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Claims Management Regulation Unit to take disciplinary action where rules of conduct have been broken. Regulators can and do refer cases to the police for investigation where they believe that a criminal offence may have been committed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:16:05.4Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:16:05.4Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether the Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint techniques were adapted for use on younger and smaller children, prior to escort custody officers being trained and authorised to use them on children travelling to and from secure training centres and secure children's homes. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint (MMPR) has been specifically developed for use by staff working with children and young people in custody. It has been designed so that physical restraint is avoided as far as possible by recognising young people’s behaviour, and by using a range of de-escalation, diversion and behaviour management techniques to help them deal with it effectively and appropriately. MMPR was initially used in secure training centres, and is now being operationally used by the Youth Justice Board’s secure escort provider, who escort children to and from court, secure training centres, and secure children’s homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:18:14.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:18:14.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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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 Youth Justice Board: Serco more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether the secure escort services for children and young people contract between the Youth Justice Board and Serco was terminated early; and if so, for what reasons. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Secure Escort Services for Children and Young People (SESCYP) Contract ended early on 30 June 2016. This was mutually agreed between the Ministry of Justice and the contractor, Serco plc.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:17:26.453Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:17:26.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2475
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751986
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing strategies in relation to (1) death from natural causes, (2) mental health issues, and (3) suicides for (a) prisoners in general, (b) older prisoners, and (c) prisoners on indeterminate sentences who are held beyond their initial tariff. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving the support that we offer to prisoners at risk of self-harm or suicide. We expect the most important and effective measures to be the investment of £100 million for recruitment of 2,500 new staff, and the introduction of new offender management arrangements in prisons under which each key worker will have particular responsibility for a small number of prisoners. These will greatly enhance the time and resources available to support prisoners who are at risk.</p><p> </p><p>New training is being rolled out across the estate to support our staff to identify the risks and triggers of suicide and self-harm and understand what they can do to support prisoners at risk. The new training package consists of six sections including awareness training for staff on supporting prisoners with mental health issues.</p><p> </p><p>We have put in place specialist roles (regional safer custody leads) in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are using experts – including providing extra funding for the Samaritans to provide targeted support for prison staff and to prisoners directly.</p><p> </p><p>Other measures are being developed as part of our safety programme, which includes specific strands of work on the early days in custody; the case management of prisoners at risk; improvements to the built environment of prisons; and building hopefulness amongst prisoners, including through family and peer support.</p><p> </p><p><em>Older Prisoners</em></p><p>Elderly and frail prisoners receive support from NHS clinical services and local authority social care, as well as from prison officers. All staff are trained to appropriate professional standards for their contribution to care. Supporting elderly prisoners is covered in entry-level prison officer training. Prison officers are provided with guidance on dementia and also receive advice and guidance from occupational therapists and social workers at a local level. We are working closely with clinical leaders and social care services to improve our understanding of the impacts of dementia across prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to improve our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p><p> </p><p><em>Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners beyond tariff</em></p><p>The release of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) who have completed their tariff is a matter for the independent Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS is focused on giving IPP prisoners the support, opportunities and motivation they need to progress more quickly when they are reviewed by the Parole Board so that they have the best possible prospect for securing release. HMPPS and the Parole Board have implemented a joint action plan, the purpose of which is to deliver further improvements and efficiencies in the effort to help IPP prisoners progress towards release.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
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751129
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to prepare a strategy for older prisoners; and if so, when it will be published. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>At the end of March this year, there were just over 13,000 prisoners over the age of 50 in England and Wales, being 16% of the total prison population. This represents a 5% increase since March 2016 and 40% since March 2012.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to enhance our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have therefore set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking on expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:46:33.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:46:33.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this