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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the update to recommendation 10 on page 25 of the Lammy Review, what assessment his Department has made of the cost of each of the pilots in (a) London (North West Borough Command Unit), (b) Surrey, (c) Cumbria and (d) West Yorkshire; and when his Department plans to publish an interim report on the effectiveness of those pilots. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 264759 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has partnered with police forces, Police and Crime Commissioners and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime in London to develop pilots of a Chance to Change (‘deferred prosecution’) model in London (North West Borough Command Unit), Surrey and West Yorkshire. Cumbria are no longer pursuing a pilot.</p><p> </p><p>Pilots are yet to fully commence, however, once they are operational we will share updates on progress within wider updates on tackling racial disparity work. Pilot areas have been asked to assess the effectiveness of their schemes. Results on effectiveness should include data on reoffending which will not be available until at least 12 months after any period considered, so will not be immediately available.</p><p> </p><p>The department has not made an assessment of the cost of each of the pilots.</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 2019-06-24T14:39:36.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:39:36.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1093450
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star this property date less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
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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 Crown Courts: Equality 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, with reference to his Department's report, Tackling Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: 2018 Update, published in October 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of implementing recommendation 13 on publishing all sentencing remarks in the Crown Court in audio and/or written form. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 235744 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>We welcomed David Lammy MP’s Review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority individuals in the Criminal Justice System when it was published in 2017. We remain committed to taking each recommendation from that review forward in some way.</p><p>Ensuring that the courts are both transparent and comprehensible is essential, and publishing sentencing remarks would enable greater public understanding of sentencing decisions. We continue to consider how recommendation 13 could be taken forward. We are considering how the HMCTS Court Reform Programme and continuing developments in technology could provide new, cost-effective options for taking this forward.</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 2019-04-01T16:45:12.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:45:12.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1105576
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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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 Ministry of Justice: Atos and Microsoft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value is of all current contracts agreed by his Department and (a) Microsoft Corporation and (b) Atos. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 237669 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The total value of all current contracts with Microsoft is £52,312,423.</p><p>The total value of all current contracts with Atos is £182,226,526.</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 2019-04-05T13:47:34.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T13:47:34.157Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1123561
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Digital Technology 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 the cost has been to date of creating facilities for cases to be heard digitally at (a) Pentonville prison, (b) Wormwood Scrubs prison and (c) HM Prison Manchester. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 248642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>Each of the prisons mentioned has a number of Prison Court Video link end points which enable prisoners to take part in court hearings digitally. The cost of installing these end points to the respective prisons was approximately (a) £165,000, (b) £135,000 and (c) £135,000.</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 2019-05-02T16:15:30.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T16:15:30.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132241
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review 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 steps his Department has taken to implement recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review; and what information his Department holds on (a) racial and (b) gender breakdowns of (i) plea and (ii) remand decisions in magistrates' courts in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 264756 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review has been implemented. MoJ now publishes both sentencing and offence tools which break data down by demographic characteristics, whilst preserving the privacy of individuals where sample groups are small. This was first implemented in May 2018's Criminal Justice Statistics publication and will be updated annually. Latest versions of these data can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>In relation to the implementation of recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review, research into current processes does not reveal evidence to indicate plea and remand decision data gaps. HMCTS standard operating processes, supported by IT case management systems applying data integrity and validation checks, satisfy the court’s duty under Part 5 of the Criminal Procedure Rules to make records. However, it is true that plea data is not available for a considerable volume of summary only non-imprisonable cases. Unfortunately, this results from a defendant failing to engage with the court process (as opposed to HMCTS failing to record the plea).</p><p> </p><p>One of the ways HMCTS is making it easier for defendants to engage with the court process is for defendants to respond online via the make a plea service. Furthermore, while most defendants arrive in the magistrates’ court on bail or in custody, remand decision data is not available for those cases arriving at court (first hearing) by way of postal requisition, summons or single justice procedure notice because, as a matter of law, these defendants are not on remand.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 264757 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1132242
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review 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 recent steps have been taken to implement recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review on the Open Justice initiative. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 264757 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Recommendation 12 of the Lammy Review has been implemented. MoJ now publishes both sentencing and offence tools which break data down by demographic characteristics, whilst preserving the privacy of individuals where sample groups are small. This was first implemented in May 2018's Criminal Justice Statistics publication and will be updated annually. Latest versions of these data can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>In relation to the implementation of recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review, research into current processes does not reveal evidence to indicate plea and remand decision data gaps. HMCTS standard operating processes, supported by IT case management systems applying data integrity and validation checks, satisfy the court’s duty under Part 5 of the Criminal Procedure Rules to make records. However, it is true that plea data is not available for a considerable volume of summary only non-imprisonable cases. Unfortunately, this results from a defendant failing to engage with the court process (as opposed to HMCTS failing to record the plea).</p><p> </p><p>One of the ways HMCTS is making it easier for defendants to engage with the court process is for defendants to respond online via the make a plea service. Furthermore, while most defendants arrive in the magistrates’ court on bail or in custody, remand decision data is not available for those cases arriving at court (first hearing) by way of postal requisition, summons or single justice procedure notice because, as a matter of law, these defendants are not on remand.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 264756 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:44:04.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Trials: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) BAME and (b) white defendants who enter guilty pleas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 254792 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of guilty pleas (where plea was known) has slowly been declining, from 74% in 2014 to 69% for white defendants, and from 61% in 2014 to 57% for BAME defendants in 2018.</p><p>Data is only available for defendants dealt with at Crown Court (not all defendants) for indictable offences.</p><p>The proportion of defendants who entered a guilty plea by ethnicity (2008 – 2018) can be found in the Crown court data tool at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802313/crown-court-tool-2018.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802313/crown-court-tool-2018.xlsx</a></p><ul><li>Remove the ‘Values’ field from Rows</li><li>Drag the ‘Ethnicity’ field into Rows</li><li>Drag the ‘Total for Trial’ field into Values</li><li>Filter to ’01: Guilty Plea’ in the ‘Plea at Crown Court’ field for the number of defendants that entered a guilty plea</li><li>Filter to ’01: Guilty Plea’ and ’02: Not Guilty plea’ in the ‘Plea at Crown Court’ field number of defendants that entered a plea overall (where plea was known)</li><li>The number of BAME defendants can be defined by combining ’02: Black’, ’03: Asian’, ’04: Mixed’ and ’05: Chinese and other’ rows. The number of white defendants who entered a guilty plea each year can be found in the ‘01: White’ row.</li><li>The proportion of defendants who entered a guilty plea can be found by dividing the number of guilty pleas by the number of overall pleas for the relevant ethnicity rows.</li></ul>
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 2019-05-22T16:46:56.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:46:56.967Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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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: Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of drugs smuggled into prisons by drones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 164970 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Drones are one of a number of ways through which criminals attempt to bring contraband, such as drugs, into prisons. As a result, and because not every instance is detected, we cannot reliably estimate the proportion brought into prisons through drones.</p><p> </p><p>Our security counter-measures are targeted at every stage of these criminal enterprises. Last year we launched Operation Trenton, a specialist team of Prison Service and Police investigators, to work together to intercept drones and track down the criminals behind them. To date, there have been at least 30 convictions related to drone activity, with those sentenced serving a total of more than 100 years in prison. We are also putting in place physical counter-measure such as netting and providing prison-specific vulnerability assessments to those establishments that have experienced a high number of drone incursions.</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 2018-07-25T14:02:31.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T14:02:31.22Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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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 Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of granting anonymity to female and male victims of image-based sexual abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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unstar this property uin 164967 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that image-based sexual abuse, such as the behaviour criminalised by section 33 of the Criminal Justice Act 2015, is a terrible abuse of trust, and that it may leave victims feeling humiliated and degraded.</p><p> </p><p>We do not consider, however, that it is necessary to extend to complainants in section 33 cases the automatic prohibition on identification that applies, exceptionally, to sexual offences under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992. In respect of a witness in any criminal case there is the possibility of applying to the courts for reporting restrictions to provide lifetime protection from being identified in the media; such restrictions will be considered if the quality of the witness’s evidence is likely to be diminished as a result of fear or distress at the possibility of being publicly identified. Special measures, such as giving evidence away from the court room or from behind a screen, are also available.</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 2018-07-25T14:01:40.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T14:01:40.207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
943858
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in staffing levels in prisons over the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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unstar this property uin 165528 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Information on prison staffing levels can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of March 2018, 21,041 FTE prison officers were in post; representing increases of 2,638 (14.3%) compared to 31 March 2017 and 1,116 (5.6%) since 31 December 2017.</p><p> </p><p>This is the highest number of officers in post since 31 May 2013. Over the previous year, 5,244 Band 3 officers were appointed; representing an increase of 125.8% compared to the 12 months to 31 March 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Our recruitment drive continues and will continue until we reach required levels across the prison estate, which is vital to ensuring prisons are safe, secure and decent.</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 2018-07-26T11:48:44.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T11:48:44.727Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this