Results 241–260 of 2260 for speaker:Alex Chalk

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Visits (28 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: This Government is committed to reducing reoffending by ensuring that all offenders have the tools they need to turn their backs on crime. Families and friends can be a positive influence on reducing reoffending. Strengthening the ties individuals have with their families and friends is one of the many important factors to successful rehabilitation and reducing intergenerational crime. We...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Records: Disclosure of Information (28 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: We are committed to supporting children in turning their lives around and recognise that having a criminal record can have a significant impact on children, and adults that offended as a child. Youth criminal records are treated differently to adult criminal records in terms of disclosure, as those with convictions received when under 18 are generally disclosed for a shorter period than those...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Females (25 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: We are committed to doing all we can to address the issues around female offending. It is vital that we do so to better protect the public and deliver more effective rehabilitation. This includes supporting women when they are leaving prison. As part of our commitment to eliminate rough sleeping, we are working across Government with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Housing (25 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: We are investing more than £20m in supporting prison leavers at risk of homelessness into temporary accommodation. Individuals released from prison will be provided up to 12 weeks of temporary accommodation and will be supported to secure long-term settled accommodation before the end of that 12-week period. Initially launching in five probation regions, the service will support around 3,000...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (25 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: Following ongoing concerns relating to staffing, safety and on-site operational grip, we have taken the decision to transfer all children at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (STC) to alternative secure accommodation as soon as possible. Work is underway to transfer all children in the coming weeks. We have taken this action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children at Rainsbrook...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Females (25 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: The table below shows the total number of prisoner releases, mean and median time served in prison in days, by releasing prison establishment, for all female prisons in England and Wales, 2018 to 2020. 2018 2019 2020 Prison Total releases Mean time served (days) Median time served (days) Total releases Mean time served (days) Median time served (days) Total releases Mean...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison and Probation Service: Digital Technology (25 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: The work being undertaken in 21/22 has been funded from within our SR20 settlement. Future funding will be subject to the upcoming Spending Review. The work being undertaken in 21/22 has been agreed within current funding. Future funding will be subject to the upcoming Spending Review. Within 2021-22, In Cell Technology will be implemented at 11 Adult prisons; Lindholme, Ranby, Stokeheath...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Abortion: Drugs (25 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: The Ministry of Justice has responsibility for coroner law and policy but individual local authorities have operational responsibility for coroner services. Progress in the investigation of the case is a matter for the Senior Coroner concerned.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Civil Proceedings (25 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: The ex turpi causa non oritur actio doctrine operates in English law so that a claimant will be unable to benefit through the courts for a legal action should it arise from their own illegal act, or an act contrary to public policy. The doctrine is often applied by courts in tort cases to bar recovery by a claimant on public policy grounds – it is an important common law principle that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (24 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: The Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service policy framework 'The Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender' was published in 2019. A routine review of the implementation and effectiveness of this policy is underway. The review will involve consultation with a range of internal and external stakeholders. We are working towards publishing refreshed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Services: Gender Recognition (24 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: The Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service policy framework 'The Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender' was published in 2019. A routine review of the implementation and effectiveness of this policy is underway. The review will involve consultation with a range of internal and external stakeholders. We are working towards publishing refreshed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Death (23 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: The start date and detail of the Law Commission‘s project will be agreed between the Law Commission and this Department and will be announced in due course. The reuse of burial space is a sensitive issue and any changes need careful consideration. The Government welcomes information from burial providers about the circumstances in their area. Information on the reuse of graves in London is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Pregnancy (23 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: We do not currently publish pregnancy data routinely. As part of our fundamental review of policy relating to mothers and expectant mothers in prison, we have committed to providing national pregnancy data in future. Further information on the review, including our findings and resulting reforms regarding data collection, can be found in our summary report published in July 2020:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (22 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: Following ongoing concerns relating to staffing, safety and on-site operational grip, we have taken the decision to transfer all children at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (STC) to alternative secure accommodation as soon as possible. We have taken this action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children at Rainsbrook STC, which remains our priority. Work is underway to transfer...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Homelessness (18 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: We recognise that accommodation is a key priority as it is often the first step in an individual’s resettlement journey. We continue to work with councils and charities to secure suitable accommodation, while investigating long-term solutions to prevent homelessness and help offenders turn their backs on crime. Accommodation outcomes for 2020/21 are due to be published as part of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Females (18 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: We are committed to doing all we can to address the issues around female offending. It is vital that we do so to better protect the public and deliver more effective rehabilitation. This includes supporting women when they are leaving prison. As part of our commitment to eliminate rough sleeping, we are working across Government with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Females (18 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: Accommodation outcomes for 2020/21, broken down by self-declared gender, are due to be published as part of the Community Performance release due to be released in July. We are investing more than £20m in supporting prison leavers at risk of homelessness into temporary accommodation. Individuals released from prison will be provided up to 12 weeks of temporary accommodation and will be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Visits (18 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: Whilst restrictions on physical contact are easing in the community, high-risk and closed environments like prisons, hospitals and care homes are still required to take extra measures to stop infections spreading. In England and Wales almost all establishments have now commenced delivery of Stage 3 of the National Framework, which allows for social visits with social distancing and face...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Berwyn Prison: Drugs (17 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: HMP Berwyn has benefited from the £100 million investment in prisons security announced by the Government in August 2019, receiving one of the new X-ray body scanners that have been installed at 51 prisons across England and Wales. These have detected drugs and contraband that fuel crime in prisons, and which have resulted in over 4800 positive identifications nationally. HMP Berwyn’s drug...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Wales (17 Jun 2021)

Alex Chalk: Due to the nature of the populations, HMP Parc, HMP Berwyn and HMP Usk are the only prisons in Wales where accredited programmes are delivered. We routinely publish figures for delivery of accredited programmes, including completions in custody by establishment. These are available in the HMPPS Annual Digest, the most recent of which can be found in Chapter 6 at the following link:...


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