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unstar this property date less than 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
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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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000222
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unstar 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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Visits more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 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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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000223
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar 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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Video Conferencing 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 assessment he has made of the merits of using video technology to allow relatives and friends to speak to convicted prisoners at appointed times. 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 187327 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 187326 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
994127
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unstar this property date less than 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
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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 Alternatives to Prison more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps his Department is taking to increase public confidence in non-custodial sentences. 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 183419 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 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The sentencing framework gives courts the flexibility to select community order requirements which are a robust alternative to custody, and are tailored to address the specific issues that contribute to reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>Probation services are vital to the effective delivery of community sentences. In July we published the consultation <em>Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence </em>setting out the Government’s vision for improving probation including proposals to promote meaningful unpaid work schemes which both make reparation to communities and equip offenders with employment-related skills and experience. The action we propose to take will ensure that courts and the public can be confident that offenders sentenced to community and suspended sentence orders will be properly supervised, receive the rehabilitative support they need and that appropriate action is taken if offenders fail to comply with requirements.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to actively explore many other options to improve non-custodial sentences, including better electronic tagging.</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 2018-11-01T17:05:41.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T17:05:41.4Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1052182
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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: Water 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, what progress his Department's Estates Directorate has made in analysing water usage and associated costs on 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 215163 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 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice undertook a review of water use, and associated costs, on the prison estate, in 2018. This has informed the development and application of good, typical and poor water efficiency benchmarks for prisons; and water reduction targets have now been set for all prisons. In addition, more detailed consumption data is being provided to prison Governors to facilitate improved water management at site level.</p><p>In-depth audits of the ten highest water consuming prisons will be carried out in February 2019; and the Department has developed a Water Strategy which it intends to publish in Spring 2019.</p><p>The Department is also re-procuring water services contract this year. This contract will provide for the installation of automatic meter reading (‘smart meters’) to enable improved monitoring and targeting of excessive water consumption.</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 2019-02-05T18:45:09.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T18:45:09.917Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
776055
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unstar this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Sustainable Development 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 International Development, what plans the Government has to demonstrate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the next 12 months. 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 109108 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 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Following the publication of the Government’s report on how it is delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in March, it is now embedding the SDGs in Single Departmental Plans. Over the next few months, these will be updated to reflect the Government’s new priorities. A public version will be published on GOV.UK and Departments’ contributions to the delivery of the SDGs will be reported publicly in their Annual Report and Accounts.<em>The Government will announce in due course when it will showcase its work by presenting a Voluntary National Review at the United Nations. </em></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 2017-10-30T15:17:34.627Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-30T15:17:34.627Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this