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star this property date less than 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
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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 hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the level of performance of Community Rehabilitation Companies compared with their predecessors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 183347 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Our reforms to probation mean we are now monitoring around 40,000 offenders who would previously have been released with no supervision at all. We have seen a reduction of two percentage points in the reoffending rates of those supervised by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). We have been clear, however, that overall performance of CRCs needs to improve across a range of areas. We have taken decisive action to stabilise and improve the delivery of probation services, including by investing £22m per year to enhance ‘Through The Gate’ services and introducing minimum standards so that all providers offer monthly face-to-face meetings with offenders during their first 12 months of supervision. In September, we concluded a public consultation on proposals to end current CRC contracts early and introduce new arrangements for delivering probation services that will better integrate public, private and third sector probation providers and improve outcomes. We will bring forward more detailed plans early next year.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2018-11-01T17:26:50.08Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T17:26:50.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Water more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for a forensic water investigation in prison service properties as set out in the Crown Commercial Service’s agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 165545 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-27more like thismore than 2018-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Within the public-sector prison estate, the management of water distribution installations is the responsibility of the respective facilities management providers as part of their existing agreements to provide a range of maintenance services. Within the private-sector prison estate, the management of the water distribution installations is the responsibility of the respective prison operator as part of their existing agreements to operate their prisons. There is currently no plan to procure these services separately from existing agreements through any Crown Commercial Service framework.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2018-07-27T12:20:33.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-27T12:20:33.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Human Rights Act 1998: British Overseas Territories more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on British Overseas Territories of the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 6870 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>We will consider the implications of our Human Rights reform on the British Overseas Territories as we develop our proposals, and we will fully consult on our proposals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T14:06:37.023Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T14:06:37.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Offenders: Rehabilitation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that ex-offenders are helped into work or education upon the completion of their sentence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 33940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
star this property answer text <p>We want prisons to be places of hard work, rigorous education and high ambition, with incentives for prisoners to learn and for prison staff to prioritise education and employment opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>We already work with a wide range of employers in prison through One3One Solutions and engagement by Prison Governors. But we want Governors to do more so we are putting the tools to drive this change in the hands of those at the frontline who best know what works.</p><p> </p><p>We are keen to increase the number of employers who can provide valuable vocational work for offenders while in prison and who are able to offer them support in preparation for release and employment opportunities following their release. I regularly meet businesses across the country, to encourage them to get involved and new businesses are now coming on board as a consequence. The Employers Forum for Reducing Reoffending brings together employers willing to employ offenders and provides a range of advice and support to new employers considering working with offenders and provides business to business mentoring to members of the Forum. We are working with the Department for Work and Pensions to increase the involvement of more businesses. The Prime Minister has also announced changes to recruitment practises across the civil service to ensure that people are considered on their merits and not on their criminal conviction and we want to encourage more employers to do the same.</p><p> </p><p>Separately, the Secretary of State for Justice has commissioned a review of prison education led by Dame Sally Coates.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-04-22T13:57:40.147Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-22T13:57:40.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Kidnapping: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 UK parents have applied for the return of their child from another country under the 1980 Hague Convention in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 219489 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>We take every case of international parental child abduction very seriously and the Government works with other countries to help resolve cases in the best interests of the children involved as quickly as possible.</p><p>The table below shows the number of applications for return received from parents by the Central Authorities for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland in each of the last five years. The Central Authorities do not record the nationality of the applicant. Figures for 2014 have not yet been finalised.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Calendar year</p></td><td><p>England and Wales</p></td><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>214</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>236</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>167</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>214</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>246</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>222</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>243</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Central Authorities are the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit for England and Wales, the Central Business Unit of the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service for Northern Ireland, and the Scottish Government for Scotland.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T13:55:33.193Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T13:55:33.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Prison Governors more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's policy is on increasing the autonomy of prison governors to make decisions about the day-to-day running of their prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 26713 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>We intend to put the tools to drive improvements in how prisons are run in the hands of those at the frontline who know best what works. As the Prime Minister announced on 8 February, we will create 6 new reform prisons to spearhead this, with further change to follow.</p><p>Reform prisons will give Prison Governors the freedom to find better ways of rehabilitating offenders. Reform prisons will have one resource budget and discretion over how they spend it, rather than the current system which means Governors cannot transfer money between different budgets. They will be able to opt out of national contracts and services and choose their own suppliers such as education providers – who they can then hold to account for the quality of the service provided. They will also have much more freedom to tailor their own regimes – for example, deciding on additional visits to support family ties, or the amount of time spend ‘out of cell’ doing purposeful activity.</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 2016-02-25T17:53:26.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T17:53:26.393Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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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
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Self-harm more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of self-harming of people held in the Prison Estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 8539 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>We have put in place a range of measures to support prisoners who are at risk of self-harm or suicide, especially in the early period in custody, when they are at their most vulnerable.</p><p>We have established a Prison Safety programme to support establishments in the implementation of the reforms set out in the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper, including our investment in an additional 2,500 staff who will help deliver consistent, purposeful regimes and allow us to introduce a new key worker role to support better staff-prisoner relationships.</p><p>We are rolling out new training 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. We have put in place specialist roles - regional safer custody teams - 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>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2017-09-13T16:56:20.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T16:56:20.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
674881
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star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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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
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star this property hansard heading Rendition more like this
unstar 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 legal cases related to rendition her Department has defended since 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 60510 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold such information centrally, but the department has no knowledge of any such claim or payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 60507 more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T13:00:59.46Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T13:00:59.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Rendition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much her Department has paid to claimants in (a) cases and (b) settlements of cases relating to rendition since 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 60507 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold such information centrally, but the department has no knowledge of any such claim or payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 60510 more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T13:00:59.4Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T13:00:59.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
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star this property hansard heading Prisons: Visits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of closed-contact visits in prisons to prevent smuggling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 187326 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </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 187327 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this