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1011448
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons his Department is not running in-house bids for the operation of (a) HMP Wellingborough and (b) HMP Glen Parva. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 194129 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>The Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service will not be bidding in the competition to operate the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva but will instead provide a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. It is right that the prison service focuses on getting the basics right in prisons, however where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds it will act as the provider.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will soon launch a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operator for the new prison at Wellingborough and potentially further prisons will be selected. This process will enable us to undertake rigorous financial and operational assessment of bids put forward by any existing or potential operator to ensure they are of sufficient quality, value and affordability.</p><p> </p><p>As set out on the 26 June at the Justice Select Committee and in the 2017 manifesto, we remain committed to building up to 10,000 modern and decent prison places. The Chancellor reaffirmed this commitment in the Budget, announcing that we intend to build the new prisons at Wellingborough, which is due to open in 2021 and Glen Parva, which we expect to open in 2022, through public capital.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
194130 more like this
194146 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T15:46:12.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:46:12.41Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1011449
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to issue invitations to tender for the operation of (a) HMP Wellingborough and (b) HMP Glen Parva. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 194130 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>The Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service will not be bidding in the competition to operate the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva but will instead provide a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. It is right that the prison service focuses on getting the basics right in prisons, however where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds it will act as the provider.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will soon launch a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operator for the new prison at Wellingborough and potentially further prisons will be selected. This process will enable us to undertake rigorous financial and operational assessment of bids put forward by any existing or potential operator to ensure they are of sufficient quality, value and affordability.</p><p> </p><p>As set out on the 26 June at the Justice Select Committee and in the 2017 manifesto, we remain committed to building up to 10,000 modern and decent prison places. The Chancellor reaffirmed this commitment in the Budget, announcing that we intend to build the new prisons at Wellingborough, which is due to open in 2021 and Glen Parva, which we expect to open in 2022, through public capital.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
194129 more like this
194146 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T15:46:12.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:46:12.477Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1011495
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of running in-house bids for the operation of (a) HMP Wellingborough and (b) HMP Glen Parva. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 194146 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>The Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service will not be bidding in the competition to operate the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva but will instead provide a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. It is right that the prison service focuses on getting the basics right in prisons, however where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds it will act as the provider.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will soon launch a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operator for the new prison at Wellingborough and potentially further prisons will be selected. This process will enable us to undertake rigorous financial and operational assessment of bids put forward by any existing or potential operator to ensure they are of sufficient quality, value and affordability.</p><p> </p><p>As set out on the 26 June at the Justice Select Committee and in the 2017 manifesto, we remain committed to building up to 10,000 modern and decent prison places. The Chancellor reaffirmed this commitment in the Budget, announcing that we intend to build the new prisons at Wellingborough, which is due to open in 2021 and Glen Parva, which we expect to open in 2022, through public capital.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
194129 more like this
194130 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T15:46:12.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:46:12.523Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1020398
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Abortion: Gender Selection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department next plans to publish an assessment of the extent of sex selective abortion in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 199399 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The Department publishes annual sex birth ratio analysis, which provides information on whether there is any evidence for sex selective abortions happening at scale within specific communities in Great Britain. The most recent analysis was published in October 2018 and found no evidence of sex selective abortions occurring in Great Britain over the period 2012 to 2016. The report is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sex-ratios-at-birth-in-great-britain-2012-to-2016--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sex-ratios-at-birth-in-great-britain-2012-to-2016--2</a></p><p> </p><p>The UK National Screening Committee has recommended Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) be a contingent test in the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme only for trisomy 13, 18, 20 and not for any other genetic marker including sex. Plans are currently underway to make the NIPT test available on the National Health Service for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes only.</p><p> </p><p>Sex selection is not one of the lawful grounds for termination of pregnancy. It is illegal for a practitioner to carry out an abortion for that reason alone, unless the certifying practitioners consider that an abortion was justified in relation to at least one of the grounds in the Abortion Act 1967 such as a gender-linked inherited medical condition. Anyone with evidence that sex selective abortion is occurring should report it to the police.</p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
grouped question UIN
199400 more like this
199401 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T11:39:19.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T11:39:19.163Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1020399
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Gender Selection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to ban the use of non-invasive prenatal testing to determine gender. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 199400 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The Department publishes annual sex birth ratio analysis, which provides information on whether there is any evidence for sex selective abortions happening at scale within specific communities in Great Britain. The most recent analysis was published in October 2018 and found no evidence of sex selective abortions occurring in Great Britain over the period 2012 to 2016. The report is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sex-ratios-at-birth-in-great-britain-2012-to-2016--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sex-ratios-at-birth-in-great-britain-2012-to-2016--2</a></p><p> </p><p>The UK National Screening Committee has recommended Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) be a contingent test in the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme only for trisomy 13, 18, 20 and not for any other genetic marker including sex. Plans are currently underway to make the NIPT test available on the National Health Service for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes only.</p><p> </p><p>Sex selection is not one of the lawful grounds for termination of pregnancy. It is illegal for a practitioner to carry out an abortion for that reason alone, unless the certifying practitioners consider that an abortion was justified in relation to at least one of the grounds in the Abortion Act 1967 such as a gender-linked inherited medical condition. Anyone with evidence that sex selective abortion is occurring should report it to the police.</p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
grouped question UIN
199399 more like this
199401 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T11:39:19.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T11:39:19.24Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1020400
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Abortion: Gender Selection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what structures are in place for healthcare professionals in (a) primary care and (b) other settings to raise concerns on sex selective abortion occurring. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 199401 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The Department publishes annual sex birth ratio analysis, which provides information on whether there is any evidence for sex selective abortions happening at scale within specific communities in Great Britain. The most recent analysis was published in October 2018 and found no evidence of sex selective abortions occurring in Great Britain over the period 2012 to 2016. The report is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sex-ratios-at-birth-in-great-britain-2012-to-2016--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sex-ratios-at-birth-in-great-britain-2012-to-2016--2</a></p><p> </p><p>The UK National Screening Committee has recommended Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) be a contingent test in the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme only for trisomy 13, 18, 20 and not for any other genetic marker including sex. Plans are currently underway to make the NIPT test available on the National Health Service for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes only.</p><p> </p><p>Sex selection is not one of the lawful grounds for termination of pregnancy. It is illegal for a practitioner to carry out an abortion for that reason alone, unless the certifying practitioners consider that an abortion was justified in relation to at least one of the grounds in the Abortion Act 1967 such as a gender-linked inherited medical condition. Anyone with evidence that sex selective abortion is occurring should report it to the police.</p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
grouped question UIN
199399 more like this
199400 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T11:39:19.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T11:39:19.287Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1022945
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194146 on Prisons: Contracts, what the estimated cost is of the production of the public-sector benchmark against which potential operators’ bids will be assessed. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 200609 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>As set out in my answer to PQ 194146, the Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) will not be bidding in the competition to operate the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva but will instead provide a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. It is right that the prison service focuses on getting the basics right in prisons, however where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds it will act as the provider.</p><p> </p><p>For the competition for the operation of Wellingborough this work has already been undertaken and informed the specification and affordability threshold for this competition. The affordability threshold is based on the specification that has been set for the competition and an understanding of how the public sector would deliver this specification.</p><p> </p><p>Creation of the affordability threshold and specification was undertaken by the Prison Estate Transformation Programme in conjunction with colleagues across HMPPS, finance, commercial and analytical services and involved staff from a range of grades.</p><p> </p><p>The affordability threshold for the competition for Wellingborough is £299m Net Present Cost in 2019/20 prices. Both the threshold and the specification were published on the Ministry of Justice’s eSourcing portal as part of the competition documentation on 6 December 2018. The specification and affordability threshold for the competition for the operation of Glen Parva will be developed throughout next year.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
200610 more like this
200611 more like this
200612 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.19Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1022946
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194146 on Prisons: Contracts, what the estimated timetable is for the production of the public sector benchmark against which potential operators’ bids will be assessed. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 200610 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>As set out in my answer to PQ 194146, the Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) will not be bidding in the competition to operate the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva but will instead provide a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. It is right that the prison service focuses on getting the basics right in prisons, however where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds it will act as the provider.</p><p> </p><p>For the competition for the operation of Wellingborough this work has already been undertaken and informed the specification and affordability threshold for this competition. The affordability threshold is based on the specification that has been set for the competition and an understanding of how the public sector would deliver this specification.</p><p> </p><p>Creation of the affordability threshold and specification was undertaken by the Prison Estate Transformation Programme in conjunction with colleagues across HMPPS, finance, commercial and analytical services and involved staff from a range of grades.</p><p> </p><p>The affordability threshold for the competition for Wellingborough is £299m Net Present Cost in 2019/20 prices. Both the threshold and the specification were published on the Ministry of Justice’s eSourcing portal as part of the competition documentation on 6 December 2018. The specification and affordability threshold for the competition for the operation of Glen Parva will be developed throughout next year.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
200609 more like this
200611 more like this
200612 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.253Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1022947
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194146 on Prisons: Contracts, how many staff of each grade have been tasked with the production of the public sector benchmark against which potential operators’ bids will be assessed. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 200611 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>As set out in my answer to PQ 194146, the Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) will not be bidding in the competition to operate the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva but will instead provide a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. It is right that the prison service focuses on getting the basics right in prisons, however where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds it will act as the provider.</p><p> </p><p>For the competition for the operation of Wellingborough this work has already been undertaken and informed the specification and affordability threshold for this competition. The affordability threshold is based on the specification that has been set for the competition and an understanding of how the public sector would deliver this specification.</p><p> </p><p>Creation of the affordability threshold and specification was undertaken by the Prison Estate Transformation Programme in conjunction with colleagues across HMPPS, finance, commercial and analytical services and involved staff from a range of grades.</p><p> </p><p>The affordability threshold for the competition for Wellingborough is £299m Net Present Cost in 2019/20 prices. Both the threshold and the specification were published on the Ministry of Justice’s eSourcing portal as part of the competition documentation on 6 December 2018. The specification and affordability threshold for the competition for the operation of Glen Parva will be developed throughout next year.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
200609 more like this
200610 more like this
200612 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.3Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1022948
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194146 on Prisons: Contracts, whether he plans to publish the public sector benchmark which against potential operators’ bids are to be assessed once the competition process has been completed. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon remove filter
uin 200612 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>As set out in my answer to PQ 194146, the Government is committed to a diverse market of prison operators and competition for custodial services remains an important way of achieving that and driving quality of operations and innovation across the system. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) will not be bidding in the competition to operate the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva but will instead provide a ‘public sector benchmark’, against which potential operators’ bids can be assessed. It is right that the prison service focuses on getting the basics right in prisons, however where bids do not meet sufficient quality or value for money thresholds it will act as the provider.</p><p> </p><p>For the competition for the operation of Wellingborough this work has already been undertaken and informed the specification and affordability threshold for this competition. The affordability threshold is based on the specification that has been set for the competition and an understanding of how the public sector would deliver this specification.</p><p> </p><p>Creation of the affordability threshold and specification was undertaken by the Prison Estate Transformation Programme in conjunction with colleagues across HMPPS, finance, commercial and analytical services and involved staff from a range of grades.</p><p> </p><p>The affordability threshold for the competition for Wellingborough is £299m Net Present Cost in 2019/20 prices. Both the threshold and the specification were published on the Ministry of Justice’s eSourcing portal as part of the competition documentation on 6 December 2018. The specification and affordability threshold for the competition for the operation of Glen Parva will be developed throughout next year.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
200609 more like this
200610 more like this
200611 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:09:24.347Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this