Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

750684
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answering body
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: Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to restrict drone access over prisons; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 4266 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>We take a zero tolerance approach to smuggling of contraband into prisons and work closely with the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to ensure those caught are prosecuted.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, a range of methods to counter the threat posed by drones are being trialled and evaluated for their effectiveness across the prison estate.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced new legislation to further strengthen our powers, making it illegal to land a drone in a prison or to use a drone to drop in contraband.</p><p> </p><p>We have had successful prosecutions due to intelligence led operations and working closely with the local police forces to prevent the use of drones to smuggle contraband into prisons.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there has been a total of 35 arrests and 11 convictions of criminals involved in drone activity – resulting in those convicted sentenced to a total of more than 40 years in jail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-19T15:33:53.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:33:53.123Z
star this property answering member
3980
star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
star this property tabling member
3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this