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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders sentenced to immediate custody of up to six months who had not received a previous community order were sentenced in (a) Magistrate's Courts and (b) Crown Courts in (i) 2015; (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017. 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 231411 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The number of offenders sentenced to up to six months who had not received a previous community sentence by court type can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property file name PQ 231411 Table..xlsx more like this
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1565
star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1107782
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Alternatives to Prosecution 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, whether he is taking steps to implement simplified out of court disposals following the 2014 pilot on adult out of court disposals; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 238626 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) allow police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending without recourse to the courts.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to ensuring the most vulnerable offenders can access community-based support, and recognise the benefits of early intervention. So, where an OOCD is appropriate, we encourage the use of disposals which have a condition attached (be that rehabilitative, reparative, punitive or restrictive), which can achieve rapid compensation for victims and/or divert offenders into rehabilitative services to address the root causes of their offending behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>We are working in partnership with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) whose <em>Charging and Out of Court Disposals</em> strategy supports forces moving to the simplified two-tier framework when it is operationally and financially viable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T16:34:46.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:34:46.497Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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1506
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
1107781
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Alternatives to Prosecution: Shoplifting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to make an assessment of the effectiveness of out of court disposals for shop theft; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 238625 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that shoplifting is not a victimless crime. It causes cost and disruption to businesses, as well as damage to communities and consumers. We encourage all victims, including shop workers, to report these crimes to the police so that they can be recorded and dealt with accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>A report by the Centre for Social Justice issued last year concluded that people addicted to heroin and crack cocaine account for 70% of shop thefts. We are committed to ensuring the most vulnerable offenders, including those with drug addictions, are able to access support at the right time. This includes diverting offenders away from custody where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>Out of Court Disposals are one important tool available in addressing shop theft – they allow the police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending. Where an Out of Court Disposal is appropriate, we encourage the use of disposals which have a condition attached (be that rehabilitative, reparative, punitive or restrictive). This can achieve rapid compensation and/or divert vulnerable offenders with substance misuse or mental health issues into rehabilitative services to address the root causes of their offending behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>We pay attention to trends and changes in the use of Out of Court Disposals on an ongoing basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T16:32:47.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:32:47.613Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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1506
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
1087214
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Antisocial Behaviour: Reoffenders 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 the highest number of total previous offences for breach of an anti-social behaviour order or criminal behaviour order was that a person committed before being given an immediate custodial sentence for that offence in each of the last three 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 231414 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take into account all circumstances of the case, including any aggravating and mitigating factors. We are clear that sentencing must match the severity of a crime.</p><p> </p><p>However, sentences should also rehabilitate. There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the highest number of previous cautions and convictions for a selected offence type for a person who received their first immediate custodial sentence for the selected offence type, covering the period year ending September 2016 – year ending September 2018, can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>The data provided in the accompanying response table is sourced from MoJ's extract of the Police National Computer. As benefit fraud offences are not prosecuted by the police, we are unable to answer PQ230707.</p><p> </p><p>Caution should be exercised in drawing general conclusions from this data. By definition these are the very extremes of the system – the individuals with the very most convictions. Most significantly the 2015 study suggests that giving a short custodial sentence to a prolific offender is more, not less, likely to result in them committing another offence after custody, compared to giving them a community sentence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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230698 more like this
230699 more like this
230700 more like this
230701 more like this
230702 more like this
230703 more like this
230704 more like this
230705 more like this
230706 more like this
230707 more like this
231412 more like this
231413 more like this
231415 more like this
231416 more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T17:54:30.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:54:30.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property file name 230698 - 230707; 231412 - 231416 Response Table.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title 230698 - 230707; 231412 - 231416 Response Table more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1041719
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Berwyn Prison: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff (a) resigned, (b) were regraded, (c) were transferred and (d) dismissed from HMP Berwyn in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 208925 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>HMP Berwyn will continue to recruit staff in 2019 and across the estate we have recruited 4,300 additional prison officers since October 2015 - a key measure in turning offender’s lives around.</p><p> </p><p>To boost retention, we have awarded our hardworking prison officers with their highest pay increase for a decade and we’re equipping staff with the tools to do their job safely - rolling out PAVA incapacitant spray and body-worn cameras.</p><p> </p><p>The average staff in post figure for 1 January and 30 September 2018 was 613.</p><p>The number of staff at HMP Berwyn who have resigned, transferred, been dismissed, or have re-graded between 1 January and 30 September 2018 is provided in the table below:</p><p><strong>Table 1: HMPPS staff at HMP Berwyn who have resigned, were re-graded, have transferred<sup>1</sup>, or have been dismissed, 01 January - 30 September 2018</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Headcount of staff</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Resignations</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Re-graded</p></td><td><p>46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transfers</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dismissals</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>1 </sup>Includes transfers to the public sector and other government departments.</p><p>Figures for October – December 2018 will be available on 21 February 2019.</p><p>In the 12 months to 30 September 2018 there were 116 members of staff who joined HMP Berwyn and the number of permanent staff who left was 71. The overall leaving rate for the 12-month period was 12%.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T18:46:29.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T18:46:29.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1055975
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Birmingham Prison: G4S more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether G4S will resume management of HMP Birmingham once the safety standards of the prison have improved; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 217442 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>We regard well-run prisons as fundamental to the proper functioning of our justice system, and a vital part of our reform plans. Private providers continue to play an important role in the prison estate. The ability for G4S to take back control of the prison will not happen until we are assured that it would be safe to do so and that the issues which gave rise to the step-in have been remedied and are not likely to reoccur. The decision to return the prison to G4S control will be determined by their capacity to safely manage the prison and maintain a trajectory of improvement across a range of issues. We have therefore taken the decision to extend the step-in until the summer, when the position will be reviewed. This will provide time for the changes we are making to bed in, for improvements to gather pace, and for a conclusion to be reached on the longer-term future of the prison.</p><p> </p><p>Our priority is the safety of the prisoners, and ultimately the safety of the public.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T14:57:29.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:57:29.637Z
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star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1064436
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Birmingham Prison: G4S more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February to Question 217442 on Birmingham Prison: G4S, whether G4S (a) was required to pay any forfeitures as a result of the step-in and (b) paid during the period of the step-in. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 223961 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>Any additional costs incurred to HMPPS as a result of the step-in action, including HMPPS staff and for cells taken out of operational use, are being claimed from G4S in accordance with the terms of our contract with them. The details of that claim are commercially restricted.</p><p> </p><p>While we are confident that the action taken at HMP Birmingham has begun to arrest the decline and brought signs of improvement, as I have said previously, we will not return the prison to G4S control until we are assured that it the issues which gave rise to the step-in have been remedied and are not likely to recur. We have decided to extend the step-in and the position will be reviewed again in summer 2019. We will not hand the prison back to G4S unless we are completely satisfied it is safe to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223962 more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:24:08.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:24:08.2Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1064437
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Birmingham Prison: G4S more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February to Question 217442 on Birmingham Prison: G4S, what assessment he has made of the capacity of G4S to fulfil the terms of its contract to run that prison. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 223962 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>Any additional costs incurred to HMPPS as a result of the step-in action, including HMPPS staff and for cells taken out of operational use, are being claimed from G4S in accordance with the terms of our contract with them. The details of that claim are commercially restricted.</p><p> </p><p>While we are confident that the action taken at HMP Birmingham has begun to arrest the decline and brought signs of improvement, as I have said previously, we will not return the prison to G4S control until we are assured that it the issues which gave rise to the step-in have been remedied and are not likely to recur. We have decided to extend the step-in and the position will be reviewed again in summer 2019. We will not hand the prison back to G4S unless we are completely satisfied it is safe to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223961 more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:24:08.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:24:08.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Burglary: Sentencing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of people convicted of burglary offences for the first time that were handed down custodial sentences in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 242008 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>4,239 people - both adults and youths - who had no previous convictions for burglary offences were convicted of a burglary offence in year ending September 2018, of which 2,306 (54%) received a custodial sentence. A custodial sentence includes both immediate custody and suspended sentence orders.</p><p>Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for our independent courts, taking into account the particular circumstances of the offence and offender, and following any relevant sentencing guidelines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T16:19:56.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T16:19:56.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Cannabis: Misuse more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) cautioned for cannabis possession offences in each police authority area in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb more like this
star this property uin 222733 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>As per your previous question (PQ 157684 from 27/06/2018), data is available up to December 2017, and data for the year ending December 2018 will be published in May. Therefore, the response is the same as before:</p><p> </p><p>(a) The number of people prosecuted for cannabis possession in each police authority has been published up to December 2017 and can be found in the ‘Court Outcomes by Police Force Area data tool’, available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733996/court-outcomes-by-pfa-2017-update.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733996/court-outcomes-by-pfa-2017-update.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Select court type: ‘02: Magistrates Court’</p><p> </p><p>Select offence: ’92E.01 Possession of a controlled drug - Class B (cannabis)’ and ‘92E.02 Possession of a controlled drug – Class C (cannabis)’ in the ‘Offence’ filter. The number of people proceeded against by police force area can be found in the table.</p><p> </p><p>(b) The number of people cautioned for cannabis possession in each police authority can be found in the table attached.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T16:52:21.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T16:52:21.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property file name Copy of PQ222733 table.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Aformentioned Table more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this