Results 1–20 of 2484 for speaker:Rory Stewart

Justice Committee (22 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: This is an historic opportunity. I think that this is the first time in more than 200 years of our Prison Service that we have had an individual prison debated on the Floor of the House. I pay tribute to the Justice Committee for bringing the matter forward. The situation in Liverpool prison was, as the Chairman of the Select Committee has pointed out, genuinely shocking. It is very...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (22 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: The breakdown of the number of people recalled following parole release by the Parole Board: Sentence Type Year (1) Determinate IPP Life 2010 - 34 95 2011 - 60 118 2012(2) - 123 124 2013 - 240 174 2014 - 332 201 2015 4 363 212 2016 19 482 212 (1) The figures provided are for offenders recalled in each full year from 2010 to 2016 whose first...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (22 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: The number of offenders sentenced to indeterminate sentences and released by the Parole Board, once they had completed their tariff, and who have gone on to re-offend, can be found in the Quarterly Proven Re-Offending Statistics published by the MoJ . Table: Adult proven reoffending data, by custodial sentence length1 2013 2014 2015 2016 Q1 3 Indeterminate sentence for public...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Visits (22 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: All prisons are expected to facilitate requests from nursing mothers to breastfeed their child during the course of a prison visit and must make every possible effort to accommodate these requests. There is currently no central policy which sets out detailed arrangements for breastfeeding mothers who are visiting prisons and decisions on such matters are made locally. However, Prison Service...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme (22 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: We recognise the difficulties for families in maintaining contact when a parent is in prison, as well as the importance of avoiding, wherever possible, any detrimental impact on children. All convicted prisoners are statutorily entitled to the same minimum number of social visits, that is two visits in every 28-day period. Some prisons also run family days where children of prisoners can...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bedford Prison (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 28 November 2017. The correct answer should have been: During 2016, there were 26 instances of additional days awarded as a punishment following an adjudication at HM Prison Bedford, totalling 411 additional days.The number of additional days awarded to prisoners at HM Prison Bedford as a result of adjudications in 2016 was...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Since opening in Spring 2017, there have been a total of 46 rooms rendered out of use due to damage by their occupants at HMP Berwyn. As of Friday 09 February 2018 the current number of rooms rendered out of use is 16.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Published workforce statistics show that there were a total of 583 full time equivalent staff in post at HMP Berwyn as at 30 September 2017. The number of band 2-5 staff at HMP Berwyn who have resigned, transferred, been dismissed, or have re-graded since its opening is provided in the table below: Table 1: Number of band 2-5 staff at HMP Berwyn who have resigned, transferred, been...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Capita (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Contracts do not include fines and penalties as these are not recognised in English Law. The term used is ‘Financial remedies’ and this is what the PQ has been interpreted to request. Providers achieve the majority of their contractual targets. However, we will not hesitate to take action where standards fall short. Contracts set out a strict performance framework, consisting of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Procurement (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: The attached table details each contract held by the Ministry of Justice with strategic suppliers and the total value. All contracts are awarded as per EU Public Contract Regulations following comprehensive processes as required. We have robust measures in place to monitor the performance of our contracts. Non-commercially sensitive information on contracts worth over £10,000 with MOJ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Gov Facility Services (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Consultations meetings have taken place with trade unions and other employee organizations over the past 3 weeks. We have been working closely with all interested parties, to ensure that the prison facilities management services continue to be delivered and prisons operate normally.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Gov Facility Services (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Some Government Facility Services Limited employees are likely to be covered by TUPE though this assessment can only be undertaken at the point of transfer.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Gov Facility Services (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Gov Facility Services Limited will be an arms-length body of the Ministry of Justice. The Board has initially been drawn from existing senior Civil Servants within the Ministry of Justice who have experience of operating a commercial business, prison sector experience and related property experience. It will also consist with an independent board member that is a senior Civil Servant not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Gov Facility Services (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: No historic financial liabilities were taken over by the Ministry of Justice and/or Gov Facility Services Limited from Carillion. The Department has incurred costs when forming Gov Facility Service Limited which were covered by the approved contingency plan. The only financial liabilities created by the agreement between Carillion and GFSL relate to the purchase of plant and equipment owned...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Amey (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: To date no changes have been made to the contract with Amey. Our immediate priority is to stabilise and improve service delivery under the existing arrangements. The focus of the reset is on securing improvements to the operational delivery of the contracts with Amey including through strengthened contract management and oversight.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Amey and Carillion (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Facilities management services were contracted at the following prisons: a) Carillion Establishments b) Amey Establishments Blantyre House Deerbolt Cookham Wood Durham Dover (Now closed) Frankland East Sutton Park Holme House Ford Kirklivington Grange Lewes Low Newton Maidstone Buckley Hall Rochester Garth Elmely Haverigg Stanford Hill Hindley Swaleside...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Amey and Carillion (21 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: The Ministry of Justice records defects of the contract where there have been deficiencies in the service delivered by contractors. These are flagged to the contractor so that they can correct them in a timely manner. We keep all our contracts under a robust monitoring system. Defects have been reported to Carillion 578 and Amey 299 times since the start of the contract in June 2015.

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

Rory Stewart: Please see the attached table. The repair completion rate has been interpreted as the percentage of reactive maintenance tasks responded to and satisfactorily rectified in month in accordance with the corresponding service level. Private providers play an important role in maintaining the prison estate. Performance of all providers, including adherence to reactive maintenance, is closely...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Vocational Guidance (20 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: We are working to put in place an alternative approach to commissioning information, advice and guidance as part of our wider reforms of education - one that will encourage more joined up delivery of learning and employment guidance and support. This will support the prisoner from the beginning of their sentence and throughout their journey. With the experienced Offender Learning and Skills...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: G4S (20 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: Contracts do not include fines and penalties as these are not recognised in English Law. The term used is ‘Financial remedies’ and this is what the PQ has been interpreted to request. The Ministry of Justice regards well-run prisons as fundamental to the proper functioning of our justice system, and a vital part of our reform plans. Privately managed prison providers achieve the...


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