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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 Jun 2018)

Justice: Prison population 2022. 10:00 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rory Stewart MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice Mike Driver, Chief Financial Officer, Ministry of Justice Justin Russell, Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Ministry of Justice

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (22 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) contracts are currently due to end in 2022. We have been clear that CRCs need to improve, and are in commercial discussions with providers to ensure that we secure the quality of probation services we need. Contracts allow for a range of action to be taken. No decisions have yet been made about the future delivery of probation services once current...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (22 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: We closely monitor Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) performance and hold providers to account for meeting their contractual obligations. Although adjustments made to contracts in 2017 to better reflect the cost of delivering services increased the potential value of CRC contracts by up to £277m, our total spend on CRCs is still expected to be substantially less than the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (22 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: We work closely with probation providers to make sure they meet their contractual obligations and understand any barriers to delivery. Following discussions with Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) and their parent companies, in 2017 we made changes to contracts so that payments to them more accurately reflect the costs of delivering services. This was set out in a written statement...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Sexual Harassment (21 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) takes a zero-tolerance approach to any form of abuse and all HMPPS staff are expected to meet high standards of professional and personal conduct. Failure to maintain the required standards will lead to formal action.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Serco (21 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The total value of contracts that the Ministry of Justice has with Serco, including Private Finance Initiative prison contracts is £3.6bn.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Serco (21 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The Ministry of Justice has been in receipt of the following financial remedies from Serco in relation to failure to meet contractual performance obligations since 2010: We manage all of our contracts with Serco robustly and deal with any performance issues in accordance with the mechanisms of the contracts. Overall our Serco Contracts perform well and the performance management mechanisms in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Serco (21 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The Ministry of Justice has issued the following contractual notices relating to performance issues for Serco contracts since 2010. We manage all of our contracts with Serco robustly and deal with any performance issues in accordance with the mechanisms of the contracts. Overall our Serco Contracts perform well and the performance management mechanisms in our contracts are effective in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation Hostels: West Yorkshire (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: We have undertaken an examination of demand for Approved Premises places across England & Wales, taking account of existing demand and potential future demand. The results of this work will feed into our planning for future provision.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: West Yorkshire (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: It is not the practice to place offenders leaving custody in detention centres to await the availability of a place in Approved Premises.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Restraint Equipment (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: Our hardworking prison officers must have the tools to do their jobs and that’s why we’re rolling out body worn cameras, ‘police-style’ restraints, and trialling pepper spray. We keep a close eye on the threats officers face to make sure they have what they need. We are currently piloting PAVA Spray, this will inform any decision on the further issue of PAVA to prison...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) contracts require Exit Plans to be in place and maintained throughout the life of the contracts. These plans have been prepared in line with good contract management and standard industry practice. The content of the plans are specified in Schedule 24 of the contracts, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-rehabil...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Resignations (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The Ministry of Justice has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Birmingham Prison: Prison Officers (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: Prison officer numbers across the prison estate are at their highest in five years, which is vital to ensuring prisons are safe, secure and decent. We commend all hard-working prison staff who do a vital job in protecting the public every day, often in very challenging, difficult and dangerous circumstances and we want all prison staff to stay and progress their careers. Private providers...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Construction (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The government set out its ambition for a reformed prison estate in the November 2016 Prison Safety and Reform White Paper. This included a commitment to build up to 10,000 modern prison places which will provide the conditions to enable governors to achieve better educational, training and rehabilitation outcomes. We remain committed to our previously announced plans subject to planning...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Amey (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The performance of Amey is measured by the Department through a suite of key performance indicators and other management information. These employ a mix of both quantitative and qualitative measures to monitor Amey’s performance in delivering prison maintenance services. If the contractual performance indicators fall below the minimum acceptable level we will apply financial deductions....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Birmingham Prison: Civil Disorder (20 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: In light of the conclusion of the criminal proceedings in relation to the serious disturbance at HMP Birmingham, and subject to there being no appeals, we have reviewed the position regarding release of the report into the major disturbance at HMP Birmingham. We plan to make the investigation report (suitably redacted to ensure that detailed security and any commercially sensitive...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers (19 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: Prison officers are classified as a uniformed service and are required to respond to emergencies on a daily basis as part of their duties and so may also be classified as “emergency workers” in some instances. The Ministry of Justice defines prison officers as emergency workers only for the purposes Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill which is due to have its second...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (19 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: During 2016 and 2017 we conducted an internal review of the probation system. As a result of this work, we published a written statement to Parliament in July 2017 confirming our commitment to improving the delivery of probation services and outlining changes made to Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) contracts. We are currently in discussions with providers to ensure that we secure the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Smoking (19 Jun 2018)

Rory Stewart: The analysis undertaken was a small-scale internal study of some of the early smoke-free adopter prisons which was used by HM Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) to support the rollout of the smoke-free prisons project. Given this analysis forms part of internal HMPPS management information, there are no plans to publish it.


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