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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm (20 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 18 September 2018 Reducing levels of assault and self-harm in prisons is a top priority for the Ministry of Justice. We are investing across the prison estate in extra staff, training and security measures so that we can provide full and purposeful regimes, improve staff-prisoner relationships and reduce the impact of drugs. Prisons with a high absolute...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm (20 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 18 September 2018 Reducing levels of assault and self-harm in prisons is a top priority for the Ministry of Justice. We are investing across the prison estate in extra staff, training and security measures so that we can provide full and purposeful regimes, improve staff-prisoner relationships and reduce the impact of drugs. Prisons with a high absolute...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Sick Leave (20 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 18 September 2018 The number of staff recorded on a leave of absence from work for mental health reasons in each 12-month period of the last eight years is tabled below. Sickness absence in MOJ staff due to mental and behavioural disorders1, 12 months to March 2013 to 12 months to 31 March 2018 Date: Total working days2 lost due to mental &...

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

Rory Stewart: HM Prison and Probation do not hold data on the number of Prison Custody Officers certified. This table displays the number of funded posts at each privately managed prison for January, for each year where data is available. Prison 2018 2017 2012 2010 HMP Ashfield 173.35 152 Not Available Not Available HMP Birmingham 501 499.5 521 HMP Bronzefield 352.66 332.79 355...

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

Rory Stewart: HM Prison and Probation do not hold data on the number of Prison Custody Officers certified. This table displays the number of funded posts at at HMP/YOI Parc for January each year. Prison 2018 2017 2012 2010 HMP YOI Parc 721.04 718.3 653 593 Operators of privately managed prisons are required to deliver sufficient recruitment and training of staff to ensure they maintain a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Private Sector (18 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: HM Prison and Probation do not hold data on the number of staff certified under Section 89 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991. This table displays the number of funded posts at each privately managed prison for January in each year where data is available. Prison 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Altcourse 416.21 393.21 393 433 424 Ashfield 173.35 152 165 169 171 Birmingham 501...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme (18 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: The ability of everyone to resolve their legal issues is vital to a just society. We are committed to ensuring legal aid and other forms of legal support are available to those who need it. The Government is currently undertaking a post-implementation review of the impact of the legal aid changes made under Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) and remains...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offenders: Reoffenders (18 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: The government is committed to reducing reoffending amongst all offenders. We are working to tackle the causes of reoffending through our wider prison reform agenda, the female offender strategy and the education and employment strategy. We recognise that young adults are a cohort who may have distinct needs relating to their maturity, alongside other issues they may have in common with the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (18 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: We have published data on reoffending after release from individual prisons here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/676622/prison-youth-accomm-probation-data-tool -jan16-mar16.xlsx Due to data quality issues this data is only available until September 2015. Work is ongoing to improve the quality of this information, with the aim that we can resume...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: Following the report of the Zahid Mubarek inquiry, all new cells were fitted with fixed furniture. HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Berwyn has been designed to hold prisoners securely in uncrowded accommodation. Therefore, Berwyn accommodates its population across a mix of single and double occupancy cells. All prisoners on arrival are risk assessed for their suitability to share...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Zahid Mubarek Inquiry (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: 71 of the 88 recommendations made in the report of the Zahid Mubarek inquiry were implemented in full. Of the remaining recommendations, 15 were either partially implemented or superseded by other developments. Two were rejected at the time of implementation. Action to improve prison safety and security continues alongside reforms to overhaul the system to focus on the rehabilitation of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: HMP Berwyn in Wrexham, North Wales opened on 27 February 2017, and when fully operational, will create 2,106 modern and efficient prison places holding category C men. The latest data for Berwyn (published July 2018) shows a population of 1,136 and is currently ramping up its population as part of its safe mobilisation. As with any new prison, there has been a deliberate phased population...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: As with any new prison, there has been a deliberate phased population increase at Berwyn since opening which continues to rise month on month. No assessment has been made of the potential merits of converting HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Berwyn to a single-occupancy cell prison as we continue to plan on the basis that the establishment will hold 2,106 prisoners in a combination of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: On Friday 27 July 2018 (the closest date to 31 July for which data is available), 533 double cells and 407 single cells were occupied at HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Berwyn. On the same day there were 163 unoccupied single cells in the prison. Since opening Berwyn has been increasing its capacity each week as staffing levels and regime have allowed in order to maintain...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: At HMP Berwyn, all prisoners upon arrival are risk assessed for their suitability to share cell and allocated accordingly. When required, risk assessments will be reviewed appropriately. Subject to the risk assessment, some residents choose to cell share for the duration of their time in custody.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: The following areas/provision of purposeful activity have been implemented between February 2017 and the present day within HMP Berwyn. These activities have developed alongside the ramp up of residents into HMP Berwyn and availability will continue to increase as the population grows. Core Provision:Key WorkerLibrary (Wrexham Council) - General Provision - Story Book DadsChaplaincy -...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison: Staff (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: The number of staff employed at each HMPPS pay band in Berwyn since March 2017 is shown in the table below: Berwyn Prison Staff by HMPPS Pay Bands 31/03/2017 to 30/06/2018 (Full time equivalent) HMPPS Bands 31/03/2017 30/06/2017 30/09/2017 31/12/2017 31/03/2018 30/06/2018 Band 2 65 64 69 69 82 80 Band 3 248 320 385 403...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons (17 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: Through the Government’s Prison Estate Transformation Programme we are getting the basics right by building decent prisons to improve rehabilitation and create safe and secure environments for staff and offenders. The department is committed to delivering up to 10,000 modern prison places providing the physical conditions for Governors to achieve better educational, training and...

Bedford Prison (13 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: May I begin by paying tribute to the hon. Gentleman for bringing forward this urgent question? We spoke briefly on the telephone yesterday. I know that he is a champion of the interests of the people of Bedford and Bedford prison, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to discuss this in more detail. I begin by setting the broader context of what is happening at Bedford prison and then...

Bedford Prison (13 Sep 2018)

Rory Stewart: My apologies for taking up so much of the House’s time on this issue. To return in my final minute to the serious issues that we are dealing with today, this is about decency, drugs and violence. Dealing with violence fundamentally has to be about having the right training and support for the prison officers on the landing. They need the right legitimate authority to challenge acts of...


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